His “Coat of Arms”


The other day a sister wrote to me telling me of a dream she had that I was helping her to stand against enemy forces. In response to that email, I wrote to her about “His coat of arms.” In which later afterwards, I got to thinking about His coat of arms. What a glory it is to be fitted with this garment. I picture it. What other better, safer place is this than under the protection of our Father’s love. His coat is more than a sheet of metal protecting our heart and chest. His is a banner of love, a banner of grace. Exclaiming to the evil around that we are His and belong to no other. That “they” cannot come in.

“A Coat of Arms or Family Crest has long been a symbol of a family’s identity and values. Originally used to identify warriors dressed in armor, each knight chose symbols and colors to represent his family or clan. These family crests or coats of arms have been passed down throughout generations.”

Rom_13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Rom_13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
1Co_15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

When righteousness is his coat of arms, salvation is his crest. – Matthew Henry

Holiness to the Lord shall be written on the harness of their chariot-horses, as great men have sometimes their coat of arms with their motto painted on their coaches; every gentleman shall take the high priest’s motto for his, and glory in it, and make it a memento to himself not to do any thing unworthy of it. – Matthew Henry

“I am thy servant.” David the king professeth himself one of God’s pensioners. Paul, when he would blaze his coat of arms, and set forth his best heraldry, he doth not call himself Paul, an Hebrew of the Hebrews, or Paul of the tribe of Benjamin, but Paul “a servant of Christ”: Rom_1:1. Theodosius thought it a greater dignity to be God’s servant than to be an emperor. Christ himself, who is equal with his Father, yet is not ashamed of the title servant: Isa_53:11. Every servant of God is a son, every subject a prince: it is more honour to serve God than to have kings to serve us: the angels in heaven are servitors to the saints. – Thomas Watson.

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