Hope Is Proactive – Part 4

A sermon by Ps. Ronald Politton on August 27, 2017

Being proactive means being prepared to face certain situations. We pray for God’s blessings and favors upon us but we still need to be prepared. Things happen even those that we don’t want to happen. What actions that we can do to become proactive in God?

Matthew 24:3-14

When there are pressures and challenges coming onto you, will you stay the course of your faith? Be proactive to prepare yourself to face the opposition that is coming your way.

1 Peter 5:8-11

The Secret Service has a duty to protect the president. They are always alert regardless of their surrounding situation. They never consider any situation as safe so they always take precaution and pay attention to their surrounding. As Christians, the Bible tells us to always be on our guard because the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Our mentality should be like a bouncing ball. The more we are thrown down, the higher we bounce up. Guard your heart to stand against our enemy. We are strong because God has given us His power. We have a strong God and we need to believe that His greatness is with us through anything. Put on the full armor of God. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, authorities, and the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. The devil has power because he is the king of his own kingdom and is able to defeat us. We cannot overcome the devil with good thoughts or good deeds. We can only overcome them by the power of the Lord.

Pray for a discernment spirit as you intercede for your family, workplace, community, or country. We need to fight against the spirits that are controlling them. Our fight is not against flesh but there are spirits in the heavenly realm that take dominion. Ephesians says withstand, stand the ground, and stand armed with full armor of God.

Everything that God has given us is so that we can go and share the Gospel with other people. Wear the belt of truth of God that will hold your core, put on the breastplate of righteousness to protect your heart and character, counter the devil’s arrows with your faith in the Lord, take the helmet of salvation to protect your mind, and use the Word of God as the executioner or decision maker of your life. Do these in prayers to God. God gave us power and He made us His children. He’s teaching us to be proactive so that we can prepare ourselves of what’s ahead of us.