We have the victory; but keep fighting.
We have the victory but we still have to fight.
We have the victory:
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 5:4 for whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith.
We have to fight:
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Joshua was told by God, “do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand…”(10:8) They marched all night and arrived upon them suddenly (10:9) …the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as afar as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword. (10:11)
Although the victory is won, we still need to suit up and show up for the battle to enjoy the fruits of victory.
Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have two married children and four grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.