SHIELD OF FAITH
Ephesians 6:16 ” In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
The Scene: Faith shield- Church colors representing: 1)Yellow, eternal life in heaven. 2) Blue, baptism into the body of Christ. 3) White, forgiveness of sin by the Father. 4) Green, growth in the knowledge of God. 5) Purple, the cross of JesusChrist. 6) Black, sin.
Three vertical bars representing the Trinity: the black swirl around the shield; the presence of temptation to sin lurking around God’s people, looking for a weakness so that sin can come into our lives, to steal, kill and destroy. (See John 10:10)
Faith leads to trust; and that trust in God’s promises leads true believers to righteousness, if we will act there upon.
Romans 4:13,16 ” It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. Therefore the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring– not only those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham.”
Righteousness is the result of walking the walk and talking the talk, which takes the true believers in Jesus Christ on the path to maturity and upward in purity. Victory in righteousness is the goal.
Psalm 37:29 ” The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.”
To begin this walk of faith requires patience, perseverance and commitment to follow Jesus Christ, where ever He takes us.
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