I see Warriors lined up for battle. Their scars are many, but have caused them to be stronger than they were before. Their hearts have been pierced many times by the enemy’s arrows, yet they have been mended and made new by the Hand of their Maker.
They have been knocked down by circumstance but picked up by their Savior’s Loving Hand. Their courage is raw and their tenacity is unrelenting. Fear has been cast out by Perfect Love.
Their courage is steadfast and their loyalty is unwavering. Their faces look ahead at their Leader and the warm Wind of the Spirit is blowing the banners over their heads.
The Commander is with them, sitting on a white horse. He is a Mighty Warrior and His banner over them is LOVE. The Lord is with them as their Dread Champion and His Name is Faithful and True. He has on His thigh written,”The King of kings, and the Lord of lords.”
He has drawn a line in the sand and told the enemy he can go no farther. And now the enemy sees what he is up against. What he meant for evil is being turned against him. He has a look of terror on his face that cannot be described.
The Day of Recompense is at Hand. Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come and save you.”
“The LORD replied, “Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it,” Habakkuk 1:5.
“Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish,” Isaiah 29:14.
“It is Mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time …… Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, for the time when the enemy’s foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly … The LORD will have compassion on His servants, When He sees that their strength is gone, And there is none remaining,” Deuteronomy 32:35.
“And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS,” Revelation 19:16.
“But the LORD is with me like a Dread Champion; like a Mighty Warrior; 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. Yet, O LORD of Hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause,” Jeremiah 20:11-12.
“Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you,” Isaiah 35:4.
~Deborah Waldron Fry