What I am about to tell you is the grandest news that has the power to transform your life! Ready for it? You are covered.
The phrase “I’ve got your back” originated from a time of war: “I got your six” was a phrase used during WW1 between pilots who flew the biplanes. When a pilot would advance upon an enemy to attack (and often would have to attack from the back to shoot out the pilot) the other nearby pilot would tell him “I got your six”, with “six” describing the position behind. So it would quite literally mean “I got your back”. The comrade would cover the pilot as he went in to shoot the enemy.
Did you know the Holy Spirit has a message for you as a believer today? He whispers to you “I got your back”.
And unlike the mere human form of “covering someone’s back” when the Holy Spirit covers us we couldn’t be in a better place!
When we live for God and aren’t afraid to be bold and stand up for Truth it can often make a target on our back. The enemy would like nothing more than to shoot us down. Remember John 10:10?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
But don’t forgot the second part of the verse–
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
This life is provided by His Son– by the sacrifice of Jesus’s blood for us.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.Ephesians 2:13
We, friends, are brought close by the blood of the Lamb. If we belong to Christ, if we have accepted Him as Savior and have confessed our sin, He completely covers us. Completely hides us. Keeps us safe.
No, that doesn’t mean we won’t hear the storm raging. It doesn’t mean the rain won’t pelt down. It doesn’t mean that we are instantly delivered from the horrors of this world… but it does mean we are COVERED. We are safe in the ark, much like Noah, when the rest of the world scoffed and followed their own pleasures, those who chose the Lord (Noah and his family) survived and rode out the storm. They still were “in the storm” but they were completely covered, safe, and protected, delivered (see Genesis 6-8).
The same is true of us. This world sure can get stormy, can’t it? Values and morals have been thrown to the wayside and it seems sickness, lack, and devastation has hit everywhere. Come quickly Lord Jesus! But as we await our Savior, we do not need to live in fear, worry, or terror… we are covered by the Blood of the Lamb.
During a difficult season of my life I remember thinking, “Why didn’t God spare me from that?” In my own limited mindset I believed that “true” deliverance or protection would mean not even having to walk through pain or hardship, but the truth of the matter is, even when I felt terrified, alone, and like I would not make it through, God was protecting me, faithfully delivering me.
I was scared by the storm all around, but truthfully, I was safe and secure inside the “ark” where no thing was able to steal, kill or destroy me. It sure felt like I was being destroyed at the time, but in actuality, I was feeling the effects of this world and terrified by it, but I was truly in the Father’s hand and He would not let anything separate me from Him or His power. I was, and am, completely covered! And you are too!
Let the Holy Spirit minister to your heart through the word about the power of Jesus’ blood and how you are, without a doubt, covered by God’s protection. He will bring you through— just like Noah who, with his family, arrived safely on the dry ground after 40 days and 40 nights in the storm.
You are protected.
You are completely covered.
He’s got your back.
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My Prayer: God, we thank you that we are completely covered in you. You have our back! I pray for my friends, that in the times of the storm they would not grow weary but look to Your strength and protection. May they know and believe without a shadow of a doubt that all they need is completely provided in you and through your Holy Spirit. May You help us be inspired to be like Noah, who lived in the light and protection of you, Almighty God, and You showed up for him and delivered him just as in fact you are doing for us. We look to you for our deliverance and protection! Amen.
Be encouraged this week- you are completely covered! You are His!
Until next time,