I heard, “Beloved, I AM your Champion!”
I just see a Warrior of God on his knees. He doesn’t even have the strength to get up on his feet . Tears are running down his face. He feels all hope has been lost.
He feels like a boxer who is constantly getting punched by an opponent who is much stronger than he is. He sinks to the floor in exhaustion; He thinks this is it, he is finally down for the count. BUT GOD!
I see Jesus, our Dread Champion step in and take his place. Oh, and then, EVERYTHING CHANGES!
“Beloved. Fear not, I AM your Champion, My Child. I know you have faced more battles than many.
I AM who I say that I AM. I AM He who reigns over ALL. I AM the King of kings and LORD of Lords.
No one can dethrone Me, My Warrior. I AM He who took your place and defeated the enemy once and for ALL TIME! IT IS FINISHED! The devil is down for the count! He flees in My Presence!
You are a Child of God. I AM the Reigning Champion. Forever and ever I reign. My Kingdom is forever — and you shall reign with Me — even in this life, Dear One.
My Grace is sufficient for you, My Power is made perfect in your weakness.
You will not have to fight in this battle. It is Mine. I have got you. The Son of God was manifested to destroy the works of the devil.
Look at Me, My Child. Be confident that I AM He who is All Powerful. My Word is Truth. I AM He who cannot lie.
I AM with you as your Dread Champion; therefore your persecutors will stumble and not prevail.
They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, with an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.
Oh, My Warrior. You are never alone. You are not on the battlefield alone. There are many more for you than against you.
I AM with you always. Hear the Trumpet Call. It is My Voice. The Voice of your Commander.
Be strong and of good courage, Oh My Valiant One. Do not fear, for I AM with you; do not be afraid, for I AM your God.
I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My Righteous Right Hand.
Hear the Sound of Worship leading My Army. Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.
Your LORD thunders from heaven, and the Most High utters His voice, hailstones and coals of fire.
He sends out His arrows and scatters the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquishes them at His rebuke, and at the blast of the Breath of His nostrils.
I AM drawing you out of the deep waters. You shall not drown in your troubles and sorrows and pain.
I take you as My own. I draw you out of many waters. I shall deliver you from your strong enemy, and from those evil ones who are too strong for you.
I will contend with those who contend with you. And I will save your children. I will save you.
For I stand in your place. You will rise again even stronger, My Child. For I have armed you with My Strength.
Still your heart, My Warrior and know that I AM God. Though the enemy confronts you in the day of your calamity, your Champion is always your support.
This day, I AM bringing you through into a broad place; into the Spacious Place of Yah — into My Secret Place of Shalom Peace.
I AM the Prince of Peace. I deliver you because I delight in you.
Fear not, Just breathe, Beloved. Your God is with you as the Dread Champion . Vengeance is Mine; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly.
Look no further for your Hero, My Warrior.
Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you!
IT IS FINISHED!”
DOWN FOR THE COUNT : In boxing, defeated by being knocked to the canvas and unable to rise.
CHAMPION : Someone who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition. A person who fights on behalf of someone else. Advocate, Defender. One showing superior skill or ability. A person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place.
DREAD : Strong’s Hebrew 6184: Awe-inspiring, terror-striking, awesome, terrifying, ruthless, mighty
CHAMPION : Strong’s Hebrew 1368: champion, great, helper, hero, mighty Man, Mighty One. Mighty warrior, Strong Man, valiant warrior,
BROAD PLACE : “Of pasture (Psalm 23): Hosea 4:16 (in simile); figurative of freedom from distress and anxiety, 2 Samuel 22:20 = Psalm 18:20; Psalm 31:9; Psalm 118:5, A spacious place of Yah, i.e. extraordinarily spacious.”
“But the LORD is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have failed, With an everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.” Jeremiah 20:11
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
“For the Lord your God goes with you to fight on your behalf against your enemies to give you victory.” Deuteronomy 20:4
“Vengeance is Mine; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; for their day of disaster is near, and their doom is coming quickly.” Deuteronomy 32:35
“I brought you from the ends of the earth and called you from its farthest corners. I said, ‘You are My servant.’ I have chosen and not rejected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My Righteous Right Hand. Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.” Isaiah 41:9-11
“And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.” Deuteronomy 20:1-4
“What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
“But He said to me, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me. That is why, for the sake of Christ, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
”For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive an abundance of Grace and of the Gift of Righteousness reign in life through the one Man, Jesus Christ!” Romans 5:17
“In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, because He was angry.
Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; coals were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down with darkness under His feet. And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind.
He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
From the brightness before Him, The Lord thundered from heaven, and the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them. Then the channels of the sea were seen, the foundations of the world were uncovered at Your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.”
He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.” Psalm 18:6-19
~ Deborah Waldron Fry