I heard, “The Dread Champions are rising up for such a time as this!” and “You are the Arrows in the King’s Bow” and “The enemy is living on ‘borrowed time.'”
“Beloved. You have been in training, My Warrior. You have learned to depend on MY Strength. You have learned that only My Grace is sufficient to defeat your foes.
You have trudged through the mud so that you could stand on the Mountain of Victory. Those weapons the enemy sent against you only served to make you stronger.
Warrior training is hard at times, Dear One. I know that. But I have kept your feet from slipping. I have placed your feet upon the Rock, and you shall not be moved.
You have been chosen for such a time as this. The enemy is living on borrowed time. He knows his time is short, but do not fear. I AM your Dread Champion.
As I AM, so are you in this world. You also are a dread champion. You are like an Arrow hidden in the King’s Quiver. You are a Mighty Weapon hidden in My Hand.
You are hidden in Christ. Your mouth has become a sharp sword and you have become a polished Arrow in My Holy Arsenol. I have trained your hands for battle; your arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You are like Elisha, calling forth The LORD’s Arrows of Victory. SUDDENLY, your enemy shall be no more! You shall strike the enemy with My Word until he falls.
Do not doubt yourself, My Warrior. You are MORE than a conqueror through Him who loves you. My throne endures forever and ever. Ride forth in victory on behalf of truth and humility and justice; through you MY Right Hand shall do awesome deeds.
My Arrows shall pierce the hearts of the King’s foes, and nations shall fall beneath your feet.”
POLISHED (ARROW) : Strong’s Hebrew 1305 and 2671: to purify, select, chose, purge, cleanse or make bright, tested and proven. To show oneself pure, just, kind.
BORROWED TIME : A length of time that will end soon or suddenly, bringing any activity, situation, or fortunes associated with it to an end as well.
DREAD CHAMPION : Strong’s Hebrew 6184 “awe-inspiring, terror-striking” and 1368: “Hero; Mighty One, Valiant Warrior, Strong Man”
“He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; and He has also made Me a POLISHED ARROW, He has hidden Me in His quiver,” Isaiah 49:2.
“He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze,” Psalm 18:34.
“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.
“Open the east window,” said Elisha. So he opened it and Elisha said, “Shoot!” So he shot. And Elisha declared: “This is the LORD’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram, for you shall strike the Arameans in Aphek until you have put an end to them,” ” 2 Kings 13:17.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry