Summary: don’t turn back and run, you’ve already come too far.
Keep on the firing line.
Soldier. I am a soldier in the ARMY of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct.
Faith, Prayer, and the word of God are my weapons of warfare.
I’ve been taught and trained by the holy spirit.
Tried by adversity, and tested by fire.
I am a volunteer in this ARMY, and I’m enlisted for eternity.
I will either retire at the rapture, or die in this ARMY, but I will not get out, sell out, be talked out or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable, and ready. If my God can use me, I am there. If he needs me anywhere I am there. I am a soldier, not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, or pumped up. I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, bribe me, allure me, or visit me. I AM NOT A WIMP. No one has to send me cards flowers or gifts. I do not need to be cuddled, cared for or catered to. I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around. I can’t be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I can’t lose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me in this ARMY I had nothing, If I end up with nothing, I will still be ahead. I WILL WIN. My God has and will continue to supply all of my needs. I am more than a conqourer. I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. Devils cannot defeat me, people can’t dissolusion me, weather can’t wear me, sickness cannot stop me, battles can’t defeat me, money can’t buy me, and Hell cannot handle me!!!! I am a soldier. Even death can’t destroy me. When my commander calls me from this battlefield, he will promote me, and I will reign with him. I am a soldier in this ARMY, and I am marching claiming victory. I will not give up or turn around. I am a soldier marching heaven bound, & here I stand…….. WILL YOU STAND WITH ME?
Rom.8:37-39 Nay, In all these things, we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul said in Eph. 6- We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
God wanted us to know therefore, that this “easy” Christian life, would not be so easy. We are more than conquerors, but there is still a fight. You’ve got to fight.
While in this fight, we need to keep our weapon at the ready position, locked and loaded, and ready to roll.
Is. 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
Notice the end of this scripture said their righteousness is of me, We are in right standing through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, not by any thing that we did. How dare you think that you are any better than any one else, we are saved by grace.
Our righteousness is from God. Paul said to put on the breastplate of righteousness. Having a breastplate on protects your heart physically.
As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual.
When we put on the fact that our heart is covered by the breastplate of his righteousness, it will protect our well being.
Phil. 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer, and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall keep your heart, when you are in prayer, not in worry. Your heart will be protected when you are focused on God who is our solution, not focused on the problem.
A trick of the enemy is to try and deceive you to make you think that what you are going through, is your final destination. But I’m here to tell you do not confuse what you are going through, with where you are going to.
I may be down, but I’m not out. I’m coming out of this.
Fear is the enemy of faith, and the assassination of greatness. The enemy wants to keep you down and out, Jn. 10:10