Love Is War| Hillsong United | Praise And Worship

Love Is War| Hillsong United | Praise And Worship

Love Is War| Hillsong United | Praise And Worship.



Love Is War Lyrics



In Your justice and Your mercy
Heaven walked the broken road
Here to fight this sinner’s battle
Here to make my fall Your own


Turn my eyes to see Your face
As all my fears surrender
Hold my heart within this grace
Where burden turns to wonder


I will fight to follow
I will fight for love
Throw my life forever
To the triumph of the Son


Let Your love be my companion
In the war against my pride
Long to break all vain obsession
Till You’re all that I desire


Turn my eyes to see Your face
As all my fears surrender
Hold my heart within this grace
Where burden turns to wonder


I will fight to follow
I will fight for love
Throw my life forever
To the triumph of the Son


And I know Your love has won it all
You took the fall
To embrace my sorrows
I know You took the fight
You came and died but the grave was borrowed
I know You stood again
So I can stand with a life to follow
In the light of Your name


Turn my eyes to see Your face
As all my fears surrender
Hold my heart within this grace
Where burden turns to wonder


I will fight to follow
I will fight for love
Throw my life forever
To the triumph of the Son


And I know Your love has won it all
You took the fall
To embrace my sorrows
I know You took the fight
You came and died but the grave was borrowed
I know You stood again
So I can stand with a life to follow
In the light of Your name


And I know Your love has won it all
You took the fall
To embrace my sorrows
I know You took the fight
You came and died but the grave was borrowed
I know You stood again
So I can stand with a life to follow
In the light of Your name





Artist:  Hillsong United

Song Writers:  Joel Houston

Album: Zion

Released: 2012

Genre: Christian Gospel







Timothy



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Spiritual Warfare.



Belt Of Truth.



Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist. 

Ephesians 6:14


Truth is deeper than just being honest. It means being sincere in your intentions and actions too.Telling the truth also takes Humility.Pride does not flow with Truth.







In human anatomy the area from the waist down is a sensitive area.On the human body, this area includes the reproductive parts, organs, thighs and legs.Any damage to our reproductive system can lead to infertility which ultimately leads to un-productivity.



As believers, we need to be productive. We need to multiple.Whether that multiplication includes talents, skills, wealth, families or any endeavors we find ourselves engaging in.Wearing your belt of truth firmly around your waist, will guard your production and even speed of production.



Don’t allow the enemy to bring famine, drought and hunger into your life through lies, dishonesty, pride and untruthfulness. Truth is life giving and there is life stored in your productive parts.We know the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy.




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"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness." (Ephesians 6:14) The Apostle Paul compares spiritual armor to the armor of the Roman soldier of this time. He begins by mentioning the truth as our loins girt, what is it? The truth of the word (John 17:17) is our first defensive weapon to destroy every lie of the devil and religion in order to be free from the influence of the thief because every lie you allow in your life gives authority to the father of lies on you. Let the truth set you free in the name of Jesus (John 8: 31-32) #s Wisdom4everyday#wisdomformife#jesuschrist#holyspirit#john#apostle#soldier#truth#lies#beltoftruth#gospel

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All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

John 10:8-10


If the enemy destroy’s you through untruthfulness, then he restricts and curtails your productivity and multiplication. We also know that the devil is the father of lies and there is no truth in him.



Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”

John 8:42-47






Therefore, if we are to distinguish ourselves and set ourselves apart as children of the light, then we have to train ourselves and learn to live in truth.It’s very important and imperative to. And when we find ourselves having any difficulties in living truthfully, let’s ask Jesus for help to live in truth like he does because Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life.



Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6


Truth Is Life. Jesus Is Truth.




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✝️ Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. ‭‭🔥Ephesians‬ ‭6:11-17‬🔥 . . . #fullarmorofgod #fullarmor #schemesofthedevil #schemes #devil #God #fleshandblood #powers #forcesofdarkness #spiritualforces #wickedness #standfirm #girdyourloins #truth #breastplate #breastplateofrighteousness #shodyourfeet #gospelofpeace #gospel #🛡#shieldoffaith #flamingarrows #evilone #helmetofsalvation #swordofthespirit #🗡 #⚔️ #wordofGod #bible #📖

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Let’s Live Victoriously By Embracing Truth



Elijah



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Spiritual Warfare.



Sandals Of Peace.



And your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.

Ephesians 6:15


Who in this world doesn’t want peace? We crave for it. Whether as believers or non believers. I remember the speech President Donald Trump’s gave when he officially recognized Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and he spoke about the world wanting peace.




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Especially considering the middle east conflict and the spiritual significance of events going on there.



Everyone in the world is speaking peace but the truth of the matter is that the world and everything in it can not give us peace.
In fact Jesus must have astonished his listeners when he told them that he had not come to bring peace but a sword.



“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’

Matthew 10:34-36






Kind of surprising since he is the Prince of Peace, right? Actually it is not surprising because in another passage Jesus promises to give his followers peace. The kind of peace the world can never give anyone. The kind of peace that cannot be negotiated, bought or sold. Only he as the prince of peace has the ability to give it.



Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27






And he is also that gospel of peace. When we preach Jesus to the world, we are in essence offering them Peace through the the Prince of peace. It is the same with the Beatitudes when Jesus speaks of the peacemakers. If we are peacemakers, we shall not only be blessed but we shall also be called son’s of God. How amazing is that?



Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:9



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Let us always be ready to give people peace when they are faced with chaos, uncertainty, war and instability. Let’s give people Jesus, wherever and whenever we find them. The world is in desperate need of real peace. Let’s therefore put on our sandals of peace: run, sprint, jog, walk to give the world the Prince of Peace.



For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


Be A Peacemaker. Let’s Live In The Peace Of Jesus.



Elijah



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Spiritual Warfare.


Shield Of Faith.



In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

Ephesians 6:16.


Faith, Jesus once said even the size of a mustard seed can move a mulberry tree and I strongly believe this.



“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,” the Lord said, “you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Luke 17:6






Apostle Paul also wrote that without Faith, we cannot please God:



But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6


The devil is always throwing darts and arrows at believers. In fact, that is why the verse in Ephesians 6:16 says you need to have your shield of faith in every situation. You can never ever leave your shield of Faith behind. Never! Doesn’t matter what situation of life you find yourself in. Good, bad, sad, happy, sick, healthy, rich, poor.




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In every situation, you have to have your shield of Faith.
The devil found Job in a rich, happy state when he started attacking him and he didn’t stop there. He carried on throwing flaming arrows at him even after he had lost everything.



However tough the situation you find yourself in, however dire the circumstances, however tempting to throw your hands in the air and start calling God a liar and feeling like quitting, I urge you, I beseech you to never lose your faith.



Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare
Shield of faith in full armor of God for Spiritual warfare.

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Because the moment you lose your Faith in Jesus, you have lost the battle and war. See, it’s Jesus who gives us victory during this war. Yes, we are soldiers but he is the commander in chief. We take directions from him. He leads and we follow.




So, if you lose faith in your commander in chief, you have inadvertently surrendered to the enemy and joined the other camp.
See, in this spiritual battle, there are only two sides.
Good and Evil. God and the Devil. There is no middle ground.







You either have full trust and Faith in Jesus or you don’t have faith in him. There is no gray, murky shady area.



I pray you take your faith seriously. I pray you always have your shield with you. So that when the devil comes with lies, slander, gossip, accusations, sickness, poverty, loss, grief, betrayal etc, you can quench and extinguish all his arrows so that nothing happens to you and you grow stronger in your faith and move from glory to glory.



Let’s Live Victoriously In Jesus. Take Your Shield Of Faith Every Where You Go.









Elijah



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Spiritual Warfare:



The Breast Plate Of Righteousness



What is the importance of the Breastplate of Righteousness as one of the components of the whole armor of God?


The breastplate of righteousness is the part of the full armor of God that guards and protects your heart and soul from dangerous manipulations that the enemy tries to implant.


I’m sure some of you have met situations and people who try to manipulate you by using your emotions to try and make you stumble in your spiritual walk.


Righteousness gives you confidence when the enemy tries to carry out a smear campaign against your character which you know is secured in Jesus Christ.


When you sense the devil tempting you to throw away everything you know about Jesus and to start worrying because things seem to be getting worse instead of better, putting on your breastplate of righteousness is what helps you not to worry. Because you remember that life is about seasons. The seeds of good and righteousness you sow today will reap a plentiful harvest in future.



But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:33-34


So, despite all the manipulations of the enemy to deter you from running your race of Faith, you persevere and hold onto trusting that Jesus knows best. Jesus will always know best.



Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness

Ephesians 6:14


Breastplate of Righteousness Full of Armor of God Spiritual Warfare
Breastplate of Righteousness Full of Armor of God Spiritual Warfare.


If your righteousness is under attack right now and you are wavering in your faith and If for one reason or the other you are feeling discouraged and anxious about the cares of the world, I encourage you to listen to the song, “You’re gonna be ok” by Brian and Jenn Johnson of Bethel Music and I pray it encourages you and let’s you know that whatever it is, “You’re gonna be ok“.



Brian & Jenn Johnson



You’re Gonna Be Ok Lyrics



I know it’s all you’ve got to just, be strong
And it’s a fight just to keep it together, together
I know you think, that you are too far gone
But hope is never lost
Hope is never lost

.

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go

.
Just take, one step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness 
You’re gonna be ok        

.
I know your heart is heavy from those nights
Just remember that you’re a fighter, a fighter
You never know just what tomorrow holds
And you’re stronger than you know
Stronger than you know

.
Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go 

.
Just take, one step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness
One step, closer 
Put one foot in front of the other
You’ll, get through this 
Just follow the light in the darkness
You’re gonna be ok        

.
And when the night, is closing in
Don’t give up and don’t give in
This won’t last, it’s not the end, it’s not the end
You’re gonna be ok
When the night, is closing in
Don’t give up and don’t give in
This won’t last, it’s not the end, it’s not the end
You’re gonna be ok



Please wear your breastplate of righteousness and let no enemy manipulate you into taking it off.



Elijah



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Unfortunately many people don’t know that we are in a war every second of every day.  Many people are oblivious to the forces battling around them. This is no ordinary war. It’s a ferociously dangerous war for the souls, minds, hearts and spirits of men. 


And it’s a war that has been raging from the dawn of mankind. Some believers erroneously believe they have no enemy. Some who know they have an enemy think the enemy they are fighting is weak.


Well, the enemies we fight are not weak. They are powerful. But as believers in Jesus Christ we take strength and power in the knowledge that Jesus conquered the devil.





Jesus gave us authority over satan and his agents.



And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 

19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

Luke 10:18-20


But that authority and power is useless if we don’t engage and use it. We have to know who we are in Christ and to take up our rightful places of dominion.



The full armor of God Apostle Paul wrote about in Ephesians 6:10-18 has been the subject of many sermons. And the components of the armor need to be known by every believer. When I personally think of the Armor of God, it points me to one man.



The Man Jesus Christ of Nazareth.



Every piece of Armor speaks of Jesus and his preeminence. So every time I put on my Armor I know I’m wearing Jesus Christ from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet.



Let me illustrate:



Truth like a belt around your waist.


Jesus is the Truth.



Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6


Righteousness like armor on your chest.


Jesus is our Righteousness.



But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us — our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption

1 Corinthians 1:30






Feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.


Jesus is the Prince of Peace.



For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


Shield of faith.


Jesus the source and perfecter of our faith.



Keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

Hebrews 12:2


Helmet of salvation.


Jesus our Salvation.



After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him, 10 and He was declared by God a high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

Hebrews 5:9-10


Sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word.


Jesus the Word.



The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14






Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil.  12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.  13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day,  and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, 15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace. 16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God’s word. 18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

Ephesians 6:10-18


Take Up Your Armor and Let Us Rush Into Battle Certain Of Victory In Jesus’s Name.



Elijah



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– How do we reconcile a Holy Faith with death and killing?
– How do we reconcile Love with war, conflict, and suffering?
– How do we reconcile Hope with apparently desperate, forlorn situations?
– How do the these seemingly contrasting paradigms fit together?


These are some of the questions believers are often privately faced with or externally asked when the controversial topic of war and conflict comes up. In a world riddled with increasing violence, fear, rage and sin, how does one keep their faith steadfast, their hope alive and their love strong?


Memorial day is upon us, and it’s a day where Americans pay tribute and honor the memory and sacrifice of the multitude of men and women who have lost their lives in battle trying to defend the freedoms and liberties of its citizens.


Remembering fallen heroes, and being mindful their sacrifices and services has nothing to do with consenting and siding with politics, governments, and religion. Rather, its’s being appreciative that among us once walked and lived courageous women and men who were willing to pay the sacrifice for the sake of others. It’s recognizing this bravery and gallantry of people who thought of others above self.


Memorial day dates back to the American civil war with the practice of placing flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers to commemorate and pay tribute recollecting the service and ultimate sacrifice of departed soldiers. We don’t like war because it’s painful and with it comes death, loss, grief, suffering, and devastation. Even after such a ravaging and disastrous outcome, it leaves survivors scarred for life.


And yet, many of us find ourselves in the middle of a conflict. We find ourselves attacked without provocation. Most of us want peaceful lives and stability. We want to enjoy life and be happy and make wonderful memories with our families. War and conflict take that away from us.


Despite our distaste for war, many times we can’t really avoid it or run away from it because from time to time the enemy will attack us in our safe abodes as we are minding our own businesses and living our lives. Other times, we are born into hostilities and fightings whose origins we had nothing to do with. Many of the valiant men and women who fight our battles have nothing to do with the wars they find themselves fighting in faraway places away from family and home.


Therefore, voluntarily or involuntarily, we often find our loved ones, ourselves, our spouses, our parents, our, friends, our children joining the armed forces and the military. Confrontation with these challenging and despondent realities is tough and yet we have to find ways of reconciling the various effects and consequences of war like pain, chaos, devastation with our lives, our faith, our values, our hopes, our dreams.


For some, finding ways to cope with loss, deal with grief, keep faith strong, manage pain, hope for better, love broken survivors and even extending love to enemies is often a challenging and difficult thing and many have found themselves spiraling into depression, PTSD, and constant anxiety if not offered the proper support systems.


Consequently, as we reflect on some of these things, we should never take for granted the liberties and privileges we enjoy daily. Because these gifts were provided by the utterly expensive and invaluable sacrifice of others. These reflections should therefore prompt us to accord the right honor and esteem for these services.


We should also recall that there are countless families affected by the departure of their loved ones to the battlefields. There are some families grieving the loss of loved ones who have since passed on and yet there are other families that are clinging to hope that their cherished ones fighting will return home safe, healthy, uninjured and sound.


However, honoring the memory and service of fallen soldiers during memorial day should go deeper and further for believers. It should also be a time that helps us give thought to  and contemplate our own mortality, inadequacy, fragility, imperfection and the spiritual battle that has been going on for ages but seems to be intensifying of late. It should also be a reminder to us that we are nothing without God and we need him daily to help us make it through the various trials, tribulations, hardships, temptations that life is bound to bring our way.


As the Spiritual warfare heightens, burgeons and attacks from the enemy keep coming in various forms of; sickness, poverty, discomfort, suffering, disappointments, loss, shortages, anguish, despair, torment, torture, pain, confusion, turmoil etc. let us hold fast to our faith remembering that God our father is in ultimate control and he protects and covers us by his constant mercies, compassion, love and kindness. And going further to extend these virtues to others around us.


In light of all this, we collected the Bible verses below to help strengthen faith, give hope and offer love for the moments and times we find ourselves attacked and facing  war, conflict, devastation, disagreement, fighting, battle, destruction and hostilities.


Strengthening your Faith


Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:9

Boosting your Hope


And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; 3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. 4 I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. 5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid; 6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me; 7 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

2 Samuel 22:2-7

Enhancing your hope


Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. 5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. 6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

Psalms 27:3-6

Uplifting your hope


Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Psalms 33:20-22

Increasing your hope


The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalms 34:18

Invigorating your hope


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

Psalms 46:1-3

Encouraging you to love


Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalms 82:3-4

Motivating you to love


The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Proverbs 10:7

Spurring your faith


To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-9

Reviving your hope


For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

Isaiah 66:12-14

Restoring your hope


As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

Isaiah 66:13-14

Revitalizing your faith


Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

John 11:25-26

Assisting you to love


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

Emboldening your faith


Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Fueling your hope


Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Fortifying your faith


Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Ephesians 6:11-13

Firing up your faith


Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 2:3

Urging you to have faith, hope and love


But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-16


Elijah


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