You’re bloodied, wounded, and limping through a valley of bodies lying in agony around you. On the battle field, it would seem like nothing is going right as you look at the needless sacrifice. Where is the humanity? Where is the hope?
In the spiritual kingdom, few know what this battle field looks like. One draw-back is, its invisible to our physical eyes. Many critics deny it’s existence, but I urge you, look with a different perspective. Let us see with your spiritual understanding.
Ephesians 6:12; For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
God almighty maker of the universe has rallied a remnant of believers, only because they were the ones listening. The war-maker and enemy of mankind laughs at his effort. “How dare you defy me with this puny army.”
The beleaguered group winces at his condescension. Then– out of the rocks and smoke a man steps forward. He wears the stripes of his office on his back. The great general, the commander, and the victor Jesus Christ. He tosses the cross he bore to the ground and points to his enemy.
“That’s enough!” his voice booms across the pillage.
Shackles appear and clamp on the tyrant’s hands, waist, and head; yanking him to the ground.
John 10:10b; The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly!
Jesus Christ looks to his men and all who lay on that field of misery,
John 14:6; Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 8:32; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:36; If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
The clouds part and a voice projects;
Romans 10:9-11; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. (suffer dishonor)
The troops look up and find peace. They accept, in multitudes, the hope and truth.
1 John 1:3; Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
What is the taste of victory like for a Christian?
Galatians 5: 22-23, 25; But the fruit (taste of victory) of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 25. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.