The Battle Is Already Won


12 Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him. ~2 Samuel 10:12

The Lord goes before us in every battle and knows all aspects of the conflict and the scope, in which it is fought. What makes us not only successful but a great soldier is trusting him with the outcome of the battle. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times this was true in my experience overseas serving in both Iraq and Afganistan. I have seen death and hardship during my time on this earth. More than any man should bear witness. Yet in every battle, the Lord was there, and here I am while many others are not. The plans for all were already set in motion long before we stepped foot on the battleground.

Knowing that our days are numbered (Job 14:5), helps me to realize the importance of following the Great Commission by Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20). My present walk with the Lord has sparked so many changes in my life. I am eager to share the Gospel message fearlessly with all because I try to want the same thing as God – that no man should perish (2 Peter 3:9). I know God goes before me into this spiritual battle that we are all part.

Are you of good courage? Are you courageous before other believers? Get into the battle – we know it’s already won, but we need to do our best to lead those on the losing side to follow Jesus and be victorious with us.

Horacio Berrones

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