Why are you downcast, My Warrior Bride, and why so disturbed within your soul?
Turn your thoughts once again to your Beloved Bridegroom and King. Take heart, Dear One. The needy will not be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.
For My eyes are on those whose hope is in My unfailing love. Know this, My Child, that though your tribulations and afflictions may have been numerous, I shall deliver you from them all.
You overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of your testimony. This Word is sure, Dear One.
Your sufferings have produced in you perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. I AM your Hope. And this Hope does not disappoint, because I have poured out My love into your heart by My Spirit.
This is My promise to you, Beloved. I AM the God who cannot lie. As you wait in Hope, in eager expectation, I AM renewing your strength.
You shall soar on wings as eagles; you shall run and not grow weary, you shall walk and not faint. I go before you in all My Strength and Glory.
I AM with you and stand beside you as a dread Champion, as a Great Warrior, as the Mighty Terrible One feared by the enemy. You are NEVER alone in your fight, Beloved.
I AM at your head. The LORD is with you, mighty warrior! We shall break through the enemy’s gates together and they shall NOT prevail against you!
“For I have heard the whispering of many, “Terror on every side!…” 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 20:10.
“But the LORD is with me as a MIGHTY TERRIBLE ONE: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten,” Jeremiah 20:10.
“But the LORD stands beside me like a GREAT WARRIOR. Before Him my persecutors will stumble. They cannot defeat me,” Jeremiah 20:10.
“But the LORD is with me like a FEARSOME WARRIOR. Therefore, those who pursue me will stumble and won’t prevail.,” Jeremiah 20:10.
“But Yahweh is with me as an AWESOME MIGHTY ONE, therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be utterly disappointed, because they have not dealt wisely, even with an everlasting dishonor which shall never be forgotten,” Jeremiah 20:10.
“The One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their King will pass through before them, the LORD at their head,” Malachi 2:13.
“But the needy will not be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish,” Psalm 9:18.
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD,” Psalm 31:24.
“But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love!” Psalm 33:18.
“Then a war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his angels. And the great dragon was hurled down — the ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ.
For the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, he who accuses them day and night before our God.
They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives so as to shy away from death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea; with great fury the devil has come down to you,” Revelation 12:7-12.
~Deborah Waldron Fry