I heard, “You are My Warriors of Endurance, My Soldiers of Courage forged from the fires of adversity.”
“Beloved. Do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is come upon you to try you, as though some strange thing has happened to you.
In this circumstance you share in the sufferings of Christ so that My Glory will be revealed in you.
The enemy has attempted to put a target on your back because you are a threat to the kingdom of darkness. But fear not, My Child. Almighty God stands with you.
I make you as bold as a Lion. You face your fear head on. You are one who will not back down. You do not give up. You have set your face like flint. You are My Strong and Courageous One.
This is the hardest of all things, Beloved, to learn to stand in spite of the opposition. Many are called but few are chosen. But you are My Chosen. You are My Soldiers of Endurance.
Though the enemy goes about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, your LORD stands by you and strengthens you. And I will rescue you from EVERY evil action and bring you safely into My Heavenly Kingdom.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, My Warrior; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for The LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
For I AM He who delivers you from the hand of the enemy and I WILL NOT forsake you in your time of need but MY GLORY shall BURST FORTH upon the scene and many shall be astonished and marvel and know that I AM God and there is no other.
For all of creation is waiting in eager expectation for the revelation of My Sons and Daughters. Now is your time, Beloved.
The memory of the hardships and suffering shall fade away in the Marvelous Light of My Glory coming upon you and being revealed in you and you shall be glad with exceeding joy.
Behold, I AM coming soon, and My Reward is with Me.”
COURAGEOUS : The ability to do something that frightens one. Strength in the face of pain or grief. Bravery, valor, fearlessness, intrepidity, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness, dauntlessness
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for The LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not comparable to the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the revelation of the sons of God.…” Romans 8:18-19.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be sober-minded and alert. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.…” 1 Peter 5:7-9.
“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His GLORY is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.” 1 Peter 4:12-13 BSB
“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:6-7 NKJV
“But The LORD stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message would be fully proclaimed, and all the Gentiles would hear it. So I was delivered from the mouth of the lion. And The LORD will rescue me from every evil action and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom . To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.…” 2 Timothy 4:17-18.
“David added, “The LORD, who delivered me from the claws of the lion and the bear, will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” “Go,” said Saul, “and may The LORD be with you.”” 1 Samuel 17:37.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4.
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5.
“Behold, I AM coming soon, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last.” Revelation 22:12-13.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry