Updated: Oct 7, 2021
But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; they will not overcome me. They will be greatly shamed, for they will not succeed. Jeremiah 20:11 ESV
This week we will be wrapping up our Seven Battlefields series by focusing on victory through the lenses of Warrior, Lover, Teacher and King. Today we focus on the life lens of warrior. First, a definition from Webster’s dictionary: warrior – an attributive noun defined as a person engaged or experienced in warfare; a person engaged in some struggle or conflict.
Some of you reading this DBO have personal experience engaging in combat warfare associated with military or government service. A sincere thank you for both your service and your sacrifice, which includes that of your families.
All of you reading this DBO have personal experience engaging in some struggle or conflict. God is Lord, and as Jeremiah 20:11 above states, he is a Warrior. God’s Word states that man is created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26). This means, by definition, we are all warriors.
Do you look at and live life with the knowledge that you are and were made to be a warrior? God made you to be engaged in struggle and conflict as He made you in His image. He is engaged in struggle and conflict because He made this world. He has a plan to work all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Jesus tells us in John 16:33 that “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” I John 5:4-5 states “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
As a warrior in this world, claim the victory that is yours through Christ Jesus our Lord!
Daily Battle Order:
Look at the world around you, both in your personal sphere and in the greater sphere of the earth itself. We are surrounded with conflict. For those who know the Lord God as Savior, He is with you as a “dread warrior.” This is great assurance for He is greater than all the struggle or conflict that we face (I John 4:4).
His purpose and plan are being worked out through the struggle and conflict of this world. The good news is that the Lord has equipped you to be a warrior in the midst of the conflict and He has not left you alone. He is with you, and you also have brothers together with you, like the The Joshua Commission. Reach out, brother, encouragement is near!
Tomorrow we will focus on looking at and living life through the lens of lover.