we must fight to the finish
Nov 6, 2019, 3:56 PM
This morning, November 6th, 2019 the Lord brought back to my memory a dream I had many years ago.
"Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world." (John 16:33)
In this dream I was standing next to the Lord in a massive military command center. We were standing at a large viewing window looking
outward. I was clothed in military clothing. The atmosphere within the room was intense with communication activity and purposed intent. The Lord was updating me on the war and explaining to me various strategies of the battle that was raging on the outside. In the skies, too numerous to count were fighter jets and other super-charged space style craft. The battle had a kinda ‘stars wars’ look and feel to it. Almost surreal, but very very real at the same time. At no time did I sense any concern or fear within myself, or in the atmosphere of the room. I actually felt a heightened presence of confidence within myself and exuding from the others in the command room. Without words, we all attributed this deep confidence to the Lord. It was as though we were one in spirit. Also known among those of us who were present in the command center and those engaged in the battle in the skies was that we were the victors of the war, but that we must fight to the finish. [end of dream]
My thoughts and understanding of the dream…
The battle taking place in the skies points to the nature of our enemy being spiritual (Ephesian 6:12). The Lord by my side clearly shows the Lord is with us, though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we fear no evil; the Lord is with us; His rod and staff comfort us (Psalm 23) He gives us His confidence and His strength (1 John 4:4; Psalm 144:2).
Wearing military clothing represents being prepared for warfare; called to service. We put on the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) as instructed in the Bible; hence we follow the Lord’s orders (Luke 6:46-49). We put the shoes of His Peace on our feet; the Belt of His Truth around our loins; the Breastplate of His Righteousness upon our chests; the Helmet of His Salvation on our heads; we lift up the Shield of His Faith by which we are able to quench every fiery dart of the enemy; and we wield the Sword of the Spirit (which is His Word) by speaking; declaring; proclaiming; prophecying and praying His Word – prayers in our own understanding and prayers in tongues that the Holy Spirit prays for us.
The Lord updating me on the war and explaining battle strategies to me clearly speaks to the Lord training each of us for battle and informing us of what we need to know. “Blessed be the Lord my Rock; who trains my hands for war and my fingers for battle.” (Psalm 144:1; 2 Corinthians 2:11)
We trust in the Lord; our confidence is in Him. (Psalm 144:2; Psalm 37:5)
We win the war. (Revelation 12:11; John 16:33: 1 Corinthians 15:57; Psalm 44:7)
1 JOHN 4:4
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In
the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the
3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou
anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I
will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil.
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.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on
the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is
the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and
watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”
“And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will
shew you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the
foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently
upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a
foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did
beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was
“Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my
fingers to fight:
2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my
shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.”
2 CORINTHIANS 2:11
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his
“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to
“Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against
the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and
verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy
judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because
of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked
devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they
shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt
diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in
the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his
13 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. 14
The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down
the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. 15
Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be
16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the
18 The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall
be for ever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine
they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be as
the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth
mercy, and giveth.
22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be
cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord
upholdeth him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous
forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are
preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. 30
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. 32
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is
34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit
the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a
green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he
could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the
wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength
in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them
from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.”
“And they overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word
of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
1 CORINTHIANS 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus
“But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that
“We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work
thou didst in their days, in the times of old.
2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them;
how thou didst afflict the people, and cast them out.
3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did
their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light
of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
4 Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
5 Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we
tread them under that rise up against us.
6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
7 But thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that
8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah.”