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River city church podcast pastor, brian, gibson shield of faith recorded wednesday, january, 24th, 2007, 7 p.M. Service as well say this I love my bible. It’s a good book say this bring me the word of god there’s nothing else like it. I love this book more than the sopranos, more than desperate housewives more than sex in the city. More than anything else, thank you for your word. Henderson Kentucky Church In jesus, name, amen, amen, amen, you know, i, like mafia shows. Do you know that I’m going to go ahead and get it to you? I can’t watch him anymore until they get cleaned up and they put them like on a any or something like that would have taken all of the not all the foul stuff, but most of the foul stuff out of it. So anyway, let me know you need to watch what you want. You’ll notice that I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a cultureor in the middle of america and the media influences people. Is that right tell you what hollywood doesn’t write just entertained you and and all of us it comes. You see it now, they’re, not there. Just entertain you you no no novelist or writer or anyone worth their salt right simply to entertain. You know why people write somebody say to influence yeah. If you read something I’ve written I haven’t Henderson Kentucky Church written to entertain you in on sunday mornings, when I prepare sermon, sure there might be an entertaining aspect, two of them, but i, don’t do it to entertain you I do want to influence you understand that happens whenever you’re watching something whenever you’re reading something whenever you’re listening to something you are being in fluent but I say that said, don’t be conformed to the world. You know I’m concerned about a few things with our young people, not just young people, but old people. You look at the amount of hours that america watches the television and I watch. The television I’m I’m, not I’m, not telling you throw out your tv’s or anything like that. You come to my house and there’s a tv in my living room. I will try to hide it from you or anything like that. I watched television, but let me say this:we watch hours and Henderson Kentucky Church hours of television I think the average american has like three other child I think the last thing I heard was like 3 hours a day, 3 hours, so it’s like 3 hours since i. Let me tell you what a television is? It’s a tell of vision in life. They have no drive. Have no goals have no purpose. They have no vision left in there. Why? Because they can mindlessly sit in front of the television and they can watch somebody else’s life. They can watch somebody else’s success, they can watch somebody else’s drive and they never have to have it in their own life. It’s a dangerous thing. Television can be a dream. Stealer. Do you know that video games can be a dream? Stealer I got 30 year old friends, I play xbox every night like they’re 12, so I come on man. Wake up, don’t join, join the real world with the rest of what god called you to be to be a man, not a child, not that xbox is all bad either I’m. Just saying anything except like that. To begin to rob you of your destiny of your calling of your drive and I’m, looking for guys and and young ladies who want to go after something a man for the church of the lord jesus christ needs all right. That is, there’s a little bit of ranting on my parts:today chapter, 6 I’m, going to minister on the topic of vision out of the life of joseph. Whenever I’m done with this series on faith, I’ve been teaching on sunday morning, I’m excited about it’s going to be good. Henderson Kentucky Church She got a preview there tonight, alright ephesians chapter 6 we’re tonight, we’ve been going through the full armor of god and we’re going to begin reading in about verse. Let’s start in about verse, 30 and the topic tonight is going to be the shield of faith. That’s where we’re at all right, ephesians, chapter 6, verse, 13! Here we go there for take up the whole armor of god that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and, having done all to stand, stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness Henderson Kentucky Church having shots or feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace, above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is the word of god, praying always with all prayer and supplication, in the spirit being watchful. To this end, with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints father, I pray that your bible would speak to these people tonight, you’re holy spirit would anoint the preaching of the word in jesus, mighty name of the apostle paul and he’s talking about a roman soldier talk about the gear. That’s on the roman soldier. Any talks about important parts of a christian faith in warfare. We enter into it through there. The first thing he talks about is what talks about the. What’s the talk about Henderson Kentucky Church nobody said the belt talks about the belt of truth. That’s the first thing a soldier would put on second thing:he talks about is what breastplate of righteousness that you would have a breastplate on. That would stop maybe a mortal blow from coming from a sword into your vital organs. Thursday he talks about is having your feet. Shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, talks about understanding the gospel walking in it and living in it. 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After that, he says some key words. He says, above all, everybody say of the utmost importance, yeah above all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench Henderson Kentucky Church extinguish all the fiery darts of the wicked one tonight were talking about the shield of faith he’s talking about this roman shield. Here’s what it would look like it was a shield that would go up to about my neck and go down to about my shin it. It’s a little larger shield shield you would find in the near east. It wasn’t necessarily handy in the midst of hand-to-hand combat with a sword, but this is what they would use. This kind of shield for what they would first come out to battle in rome would line up with their enemies. Have you seen the movie gladiator you seen that seen those guys light up these different arrows and before that would come out to war. Everybody begins to shoot into the end of the enemy’s camp up in the air. I think there was a scene like that on braveheart to put in gladiator I can’t remember if it has it there, Henderson Kentucky Church but you’ll see these guys these soldiers getting tight formation. All the sudden bet, that’s important. Somebody say formation:they getting tight formation whenever they begin the fire off arrows. They get really tight together and ever got a hold up their shield and they get down and their whole clothes together and whatever those fire arrows begin, the fall. They have protection from that onslaught of their enemy through the shield. Alright paul says that are shield of faith brings us protection in the midst of the onslaught of the enemy. Let me tell you this:whenever you’re in tight formation with other believers, you have a less chance of getting hit by a fiery darts of the enemy think about if I’m out there, in the middle of a million arrows coming down and I have a sore and I’m all by myself with nobody else rate with the shield of faith raised up beside me, so I can get hit from the side. But if I’m in the middle of the formation of roman soldiers, hey I’ve got a lot better chance of standing up in the midst of the fight. Let me say this to you:born-again, believers or or or or anyone you need to be in the house of god. Henderson Kentucky Church You know this is the place where we get in a tight formation. The lord is designed this church to be just that for people around him that we might come together in the midst of times of trial and tribulation, and whenever the devil was fired upon you and you got somebody right beside you with the shield of faith held up and if you get hit, they can pull that arrow out and help you hold up. The other side of your shield are y’all happy to be in the church and then let’s clap our hands. Thank the lord he’s given us. His shirt me tell you this christians, don’t last long outside of their tight formation. Do you know that I just found it to be true? I watch people I watch their life. They get the idea that they don’t need to be planted in a local body and they’re on a crash course. They’re headed for disaster, don’t know, don’t know when Henderson Kentucky Church it’ll be but I know it’s coming. I always know some people get to spiritual to be a part of the local church. They get to spiritual me, a part of the local church and they’re. So you know prophetic or whatever. In their own mind, they can’t be in a local body and they began floating here and there and it’s not long. You can watch their family, their family start to get struck. That’s floaty, christians, don’t last long, weird spirituality, that does not have a base and isn’t comfortable being surrounded by a group of believers that their accountable to they don’t last long, somebody say a tight formation, very important that the next thing I want I want you to see how he talks about the shield of faith. It’s something that we have to raise up ourselves. He says you taking up the shield of faith. Somebody say this and I’m involved in the fight with the enemy. Not like this. You can’t just lay down all of your arms lay down your shield lay down in the midst of of a fire and a fight whenever the arrows are coming at you and say things like this. If you ever heard anybody say things like this, it’s just hard to keep Henderson Kentucky Church safe when all this stuff stuff coming my way for anybody say that, having a hard time keeping my face with all this stuff stuff in my wife well right here we have a picture of arrows coming our way in the air. Don’t we and when does he say we need to take up the shield of faith more than ever right, then buddy say it’s now comes for protection as a source of protection. Faith in the lord jesus christ is a source of protection for your life. Faith does many things faith unlocks all of the doors that you need to walk through to be successful in the christian life number one faith is the means. The substance of things hoped for faith is what promising you a better future out here in front of you, faith is the substance, brings the vision and the dream in your heart to pack. Faith is a force that moves mountains. A man jesus said whoever says Henderson Kentucky Church to this mountain be removed. The cast in the sea doesn’t doubt those things he says but believe the things he says will come to pass. He will have whatever he says. Faith is. The fourth phase is also your protection.
Somebody say my protection. You need protection, you know, I can think of Henderson Kentucky Church miraculous moments of protection. In my life and in my wife life thinking back to a story, we were living in tulsa, oklahoma jesse. Had me up, a living I was on the second floor of an apartment complex, but she likes anyway later on the third floor, better because it in vaulted ceilings and and I’ll fireplace that we never turned on so I moved all the furniture up there one morning praying in those apartment complexes. As my as my custom is yeah, I pray daily and I’m praying in the spirit, glossolalia, sprayer and tongue, read about it all throughout the bible. Henderson Kentucky Church On their friend doing my thing, you Know:i’m praying for my family, praying for friends, praying that I would be a witness wherever I go, just praying and all the sudden I saw a vision. In my spirit, I saw a picture flash of an attack that was coming my way, and this is what I saw you know the holy spirit still speaks to men today. Do you know that you’ll speak to you I’m? Nobody special speak to anybody. It’ll take time to listen to it, but the holy spirit soft in the most ignored person in the room, often the most ignored person in the room is always present, but but but not often listen to or or talk to so I’m. Listening to the lord in the lord shows me something I see jessie walking down those steps, my watch. Yes, he is walking down those steps in that morning, they’re there been snowing, there been ice, falling and I saw her in my spirits lip sore feet go out from under her saw her head hit, one of those concrete steps and my vision ended with seeing blood on the concrete. How many? No that’s not something I want to see, then stop to the attack of the enemy. So I stopped for a moment, not prayed. I said:okay lord. You showed me this for a reason:i bind in jesus name. Any accident would come against my family lord I believe song angels will hold us up last week, natural foot upon a stone, I believe the bible says the glory of the lord is my rear guard. Lord I believe that there’s a Henderson Kentucky Church bloodline around my wife, father, just like there was whenever israel was in egypt’s. Nothing can come past that bloodline, I’ll pray for protection. Do you ever pray for protection? Y’all too I’ll pray for protection for your wife, your family, your children, yourself, people around you., like that I left that day went to school and work. Did my things came back that night and jessie meet me after come in the door? It’s just brian, one of the craziest things happen to me. You won’t believe what happened to me today. I said I better already know. What do you mean? I said you were? You were walking down the steps weren’t you she said. Yes, I was and I slipped backwards and something called me and sent me back. My feet know the bible says:angels hold you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone, the god can, let you see things coming your way, get you prepared to get up the shield of faith and stop the onslaught of the enemy against your life. You know what there might be something coming against your life and not. Let me tell you what I’ll stop it shield face shield of faith. The bible says it. Does this? Look it quenches, everybody say:extinguishes yeah, it extinguishes the fiery darts of the wicked one touches. The devil wants to start a fire in your life. First thing he wants to do. He wants to stick you with an arrow that that’s not fun. Is it has a plan for your life? He comes to Henderson Kentucky Church steal, kill and destroy you hear people say god has loves. You has a wonderful plan for your life, it’s very true, but the devil hates you and has a horrible plan for your life. The devil wants to stick you with an arrow number one and he wants to light a fire in your life, a bad kind of fire. The bible says the shield of faith will extinguish. It will put out all of the fiery darts the wicked one that looked down at the texture of its inverse 16. Does it say some of the fiery darts? What what does it say? It says it says all of the fiery darts means every attack of the enemy can be stopped via the force of faith. Is that pretty good news turnover in isaiah, chapter 54, verse, 17, show me something here very quickly:isaiah chapter 54, verse 17 says this no weapon formed against. You shall prosper and every tongue that rises against you in judgement. You shall condemn. This. Is the heritage of the servants of the lord and their righteousness is from me says the lord? Are you a servant of the lord yeah? Is this your heritage, a man if you’re a servant of the lord, the bible says no weapon formed against you would ever prosper doesn’t mean that the weapon won’t ever be formed, doesn’t mean that you won’t ever be a tax doesn’t mean that the enemy will never throw an arrow in your direction. It says that none of those attempts by the hand of the devil will prosper. Somebody say I believe that yeah, Henderson Kentucky Church it’s good news. The shield of faith exists to keep those weapons coming your way from prosperous. Let me help you for a moment about how to get up the shield of faith. Aren’t. He says all of these. All of these when you raise up your shield able to extinguish the fiery darts of the wicked one. It’s the greek word, baillos I believe, and that word simply means it is an arrow that is flaming. Henderson Kentucky Church
You say, you’ve got to be ready before the day of battle, Henderson Kentucky Church you’re going to have your shield up just right. Do you know that it’s hard for people to wait for the middle of a war, to learn how to use a shield to believe that I think our guys in iraq right now would have a hard time it if they’re out there and they’re running all the different, the different routes that go up and down the roads. Looking for a the bombs that are placed looking for possible and surgeons. Looking for things like that, and all of a sudden, they get struck with some sort of weapon gets struck with some sort of bomb and everybody’s got to jump out of the midst of the vehicle there in, and they don’t know how to operate. The weapon nobody’s ever show them that sound ridiculous to you, a soldier in the midst of all that doesn’t know how to operate as weapon sounds ridiculous done it when it be ridiculous. If those roman soldiers Henderson Kentucky Church wear out in the midst of of fire falling on them from heaven and they didn’t know what to do, they didn’t know how to get into a formation will be ridiculous, so you got to be ready for the day of the battle before you ever get there. Sometimes it’s too late, I hate to say this:it’s never too late. Never to let me say it like this:it becomes much harder for someone to fight the fight of faith whenever they show up in the middle of his fight and they’ve never been taught how to box at all. It’s a lot tougher for them to win like that. You put the word of god in your heart today. Put the word of god in your heart. When you don’t need it so it’ll be there when you do need it a man and if you get it in your heart today, you need to get the word on healing in your heart today, even when you’re healthy, it only makes sense get the word in your heart on marriage it if you’re, single and you’ve never had to build a good marriage. You want one. It only makes sense right now, if you don’t have any money, but you want some y’all to get the word in your heart on how to manage your a man. Does that make sense you can prepare for the battle before you ever get their turn over to joshua chapter 1, verse, 8, joshua, chapter 1, verse, 8, the word of god faith in the word of god is what makes us stand in the midst of the battle. Let me show you what god told joshua here says this book. This book of the law shall Henderson Kentucky Church not depart from your mouth, but you should meditate on it day and night, but you might observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous and then you will have good success. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth. Where does faith come from hearing? What faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of god? That’s romans chapter 10, verse, 17. You want to be ready to hold up the shield of faith whenever the fights on you better already know something about the word of god. The word of god is what verse faith in your heart. You know you can’t cry and get more faith. Some people use the sound will go down the altar I’m going to try and believe god. You know he’s going to increase my faith in this and that puts primal. Do you nothing in the kingdom of god god? Doesn’t answer simply just crying tears? He answers whenever people come by faith in the word, and the word of god is what builds faith you’ll be the first person you have to get the word in your heart. How do you do that right here says this book of the law shall not depart from your mouth. You Henderson Kentucky Church shouldn’t let the word of the lord leave your mouth, everybody say:get, it, in, my, mouth, it’s a powerful tool to get the word of god in your mouth. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth every day. You want to fight. You want to find the scripture and say it to yourself. What do you say that word? It’s like this you’re loading, a weapon in the spiritual realm. Do you know it? Never you get a scripture and just talk it. Here’s a scripture, psalms 68, verse, 17 daily. He loads me with benefits. Good word in it. I’ll say it again daily. He loads me with benefits, say one more time daily. He loads me with benefits. What’s that one more time daily, he loads me with benefits. You got to get up in the morning and begin to talk the bible just like that. To yourself see some people have heard the word of god. Some people have been around somebody else to teaches the word of god, but they never put the word of god in their mouth and because it’s never been in their mouth. They haven’t spoken much and hasn’t gotten down in their heart in the face building room and that they just kill this middle of the word. They have like a middle of knowledgement together, that’s right, but it never becomes a reality to them. If you’ll get the word in your heart, you’ll be loading. Your gun, you’ll be ready for the wharf. It’ll be right here on the inside of you and the moment you see those darts coming from the heaven at that moment, you’ll be able to get your shield of faith up high because you’ve meditated in the work and it’s in your heart. Where meditation look back down with your text, it means this.
It means he says it’s. The book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you should meditate Henderson Kentucky Church on it day and night. Somebody say all the time yeah day and meditation means to mutter to order to repeat things, to keep saying something over and over and over and over so I can get people to do this. I can change their lives. This one simple thing that will change your life. You’ll learn to put the word of god in your mouth and get it in your heart. You won’t need to come, find somebody else to pray for you all the time whenever you have a problem. Do you know that you get the word in your heart and you won’t always be looking for somebody else to encourage you or entify. You you’ll be able to do it yourself by that word. That’s already on the inside of you. Whenever you get in the battle that looks like all, hell is breaking loose and it looks like your life’s about to fall apart and it looks like the enemies coming at you from 17 different directions at that moment. If the words on the end of the inside of your heart, I guarantee, you it’ll, begin to jump up out of you and then begin to speak to you and will be going to change our situation, and it doesn’t matter if the doctor says you have. Cancer doesn’t matter Henderson Kentucky Church for doctor, says your hiv positive. Whatever that bad report comes to give boom right up out of your spirit, don’t know by his stripes I’m healed right right there. It is whatever the whole ship looks like it’s sinking would have got to come up and say:no, no, no we’re still afloat so I faith work, that’s the way, faith works in a battle, everything is life and death. Do you know that in a battle things are life and death and in the real world people deal with life and death? The truth is it’s bigger than just life and death of miss her. Some military men talk about making decisions and the decisions are life and death. But do you know what, whatever you talk about, the kingdom of god and a kingdom warfare its eternal life and eternal death, and it gets raced everybody’s all in it? It’s on right there. It’s life and death turn on the proverbs chapter, 18, verse, 20, proverbs, chapter 18, verse, 20, just teach about faith and some of the workings of face tonight. Proverbs chapter 18, verse, 20 in yet you know, you’ll say that to you more your password on proverbs chapter 18 verse:where is it? Okay, a man stomach should be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth from the produce of his lips. He should be filled a man’s, a man stomach to be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth from the produce of his lips. He shall be filled. How does a man’s stomach get a filter from his mouth? Everybody says mouth. What’s coming out of your mouth matters, you know you’re walking into what’s coming out of your mouth to me tomorrow, whatever you believe in your heart, you’ll begin to say out of your mouth out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks and words are powerful. We Henderson Kentucky Church say if you think your life stinks, and you say my life stinks all of the time and your negative person. You start talk like that. You know what your life going to. Do. It’s going to stink, it’s going to smell so bad. It won’t just bother. You it’ll bother everybody around you, cuz you’re, going to eat the fruit of your lips, look back, down, 2, verse, 21! He takes it up a nanny, a little bit higher. He says, death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit attack of the enemy flaming dark. Coming at you right there you Henderson Kentucky Church have, you have a possibility of dying in that instance. If you do, you have the right thing on your tongue. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. It’s right there. It’s here boom, it speaks it stopped. It comes out in the world of the war begins to speak to that situation, and things begin to change. Let me say this:you are created in the image of god genesis. It says this all the trinities there together in the book of genesis, and they say let us make man in our image after our likeness and let them have dominion, somebody Say:i’m, made, in, his, image yeah. She part of being made in the image of god makes you different than the rest of creation. In many different ways. I mean angels are impressive beans that powers are far superior to many of our powers and if you came into contact with one of them and saw them and in a real physical, since it would feel your sphere in all their impressive, but they’re not created in the image of god. Your created in the image of god, created in the image of god means you’ve been given a certain part of creative power. You know that god is the creator in his nature and part Henderson Kentucky Church of being made in the in the image of god means you at some certain level have creative power. Your creative creativity is given to those who are who are made in the image of god. Now, don’t take it just in one sense. People talk a lot today about creativity in the church, restoring the arts to the church, painting and music, and that’s great I’m all for creating those things and I think god for people who do but some of your creating other things right now say somebody been getting. Creative power might be creating a business, a man that makes sense. Henderson Kentucky Church
You were creating a family right now, taking a wife you taking a husband, maybe you’re, raising some children, you’re creating a home, stop giving you a portion of creative power, you’re, creating relationships, you’re, creating friendship, some Henderson Kentucky Church people are, are creating enemies, see we’ve been given creative power to certain extent and out whenever god starts creating. What does he use to create everything we see today? Uses words? Doesn’t he and the lord said? Let there be what-and there was what he did, what he said. It happened prophet isaiah said that he was the lord who would declare the end from the beginning and it released creative power and we’re standing in the midst of the word of the lord right now, the world that we live in the air that we breathe, the water doesn’t consume the dry land or the stars fall upon us. It’s all because of god’s word being spoken. Tell you this Henderson Kentucky Church whenever you get up as a born-again believer as a christian, a little christ, that’s one created in the image of god and begin to release, faith words and begin to speak over your life and speak v over your business and speak over your family and speak against the enemy. Whenever he brings his fiery darts at you get that shield of faith up high, you can stop the onslaught of the enemy and han I’m here, glad god’s, given that to us and then, let’s give him a hand, clap tonight praise the name of the lord. If I can get people to get this in their heart, the shield of faith, it turns everything around going to stand up on your feet with me tonight and praise the name of the lord praise, the name of the lord father i. Thank you that you are helping us lord. You are helping us learn about the faith. Lifestyle for the bible says the just shall live by faith. I think you did. It is a lifestyle or we want to embrace it. We want to walk and if we want to live in, it, I think you father that we’ve been given protection by your hand, and we can raise up the shield of faith with which you will quench all the fiery darts of the Henderson Kentucky Church wicked one. All the fiery darts of the wicked one are being quenched right now. Lord we raise up the shield of faith. We raise up the shield of faith we’re here together in our formation father, tight together here in the word of god i, believe world that we’re being trained to raise up the shield of faith that all the fiery darts of the wicked one or being extinguished. Lord I believe right now, father bit bit problems robert attacks that weapons that have been formed against my brothers and sisters that they are not prospering, where we believe the word of isaiah chapter 54, verse, 17. This is the heritage of the righteous brother. We would live above the attack of the enemy tonight. Lord I say that you bless these people that you make them the peculiar people of faith little, that they have everything that you promised them I believe for that in jesus, mighty name right now. If there’s anyone in here with eyes, closed head about anyone I’m here, never embrace the face beside their is the faith the bible says. What is it? It’s faith in the death burial, resurrection of jesus christ, true repentance of your sins, Henderson Kentucky Church believing that he bled and he died for. You want to tell you that faith in that name, the name of jesus, put you on a path to heaven and not to help put you in a place of blessing and not cursing faith in the name of jesus will make you clean embrace that faith 8 or 9 years ago now the lord set me free clean me up changed my life, who do the same for you. He’ll do the same for you you’re near, and you need to do that tonight. So I need to get right with the lord. Just raise your hand up right now, under the sound of my voice. Raise your hand up. Anyone in here send out I want to be part of this, a thief, a thief, a thief:a father, I pray that you would make this house a landmark for salvation in jesus name as a shepherd. Now I bless these people, ask that you would guide them and leave them and protect them and prosper them in the city, bring them back to this place. In the mighty max wilson of jesus, christ of nazareth, I pray and the church said:amen, amen, amen, the lord, a handclap, fun teaching you tonight, you guys are just missed. You don’t want to miss this weekend by the way, there’s going to be a there’s going to be something something going around here. You want to see this weekend. Alright, so we’ll see you saturday or sunday god bless. You
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