Memorial Day is here. For most of our families the main focus is a three day weekend. But the original observance was to pray for peace and remember those who gave their lives to defend our freedom. Soldiers pay a very high price, even if they return from war. Today, if you get the opportunity, thank a soldier for their participation in the military.
Oh beloved, you are a soldier in the army of the Lord. You’ve been gallantly serving Him without expecting much for your service. But God wants you to know every battle you’ve been in has been noted in heaven. Every skirmish of the faith has been duly seen by heaven’s army. Each time the enemy has thrown a grenade of sorrow, condemnation or rejection your way God has been totally aware. The King of heaven’s army is with you always. You’re no mere foot soldier, barely making it through this life, dodging bullets and hoping you don’t lose your life. No beloved, you are a high officer of great renown. And heaven doesn’t have a memorial towards your losses. No heaven rejoices as it records all your victories! For each battle you have been through has been total victory! It might look blood, you might have been severely wounded, but you have been victorious. It’s your destiny to live in victory! You’ve got the best weapons, far greater than any weapons money can buy! You’ve got the praises of God in your mouth! The enemy hates this so He runs each time you praise the Lord. You’ve got the two edged sword of faith and the Word of God in your hand! Wield it without fear. And beloved, don’t ever apologize to the enemy when he condemns you. He is a pure enemy and without remorse he will seek to kill, steal and destroy. But your Commander, Jesus Christ, has come to give you life and even more abundant living that you’d ever know on your own! Victory, Overcoming Victory, is always yours through Christ. No one, not anyone, can defeat you because you belong to God and you are a child of His Kingdom!
God loves you and He’s for you! What a rousing defeat was rendered at the Cross! You are walking in the parade of victor’s as you live and move and have your being totally watched over in the Light of God’s Kingdom of Love!
I John 3:8 The one who practices sin [separating himself from God, and offending Him by acts of disobedience, indifference, or rebellion] is of the devil [and takes his inner character and moral values from him, not God]; for the devil has sinned and violated God’s law from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
Colossians 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son
Revelation 17:14 These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.
Romans 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
1 John 5:4 For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.