“Because we are not fighting for victory but from victory, we already know how the war is going to end as far as who is going to win. We know the victory is won before we ever begin. That means that when we fight, we’re not trying to win the victory. We are enforcing the victory that Jesus has already secured.”
By James Holland Sr.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
If you are misinformed, you will not see the proper results which you desire, even if your intentions are good.
After the treaty that ended World War II was signed, pockets of guerrilla warriors continued to fight on hundreds of islands throughout the Pacific region. The bullets were just as real, and the casualties were just as dead. In the same way, Satan continues to fight even after Jesus has won the victory.
Because we are not fighting for victory but from victory, we already know how the war is going to end as far as who is going to win. We know the victory is won before we ever begin. That means that when we fight, we’re not trying to win the victory. We are enforcing the victory that Jesus has already secured.
Here’s another example of being misinformed. At the onset of the Civil War, the general mind-set in the North was anything but realistic. It is recorded that crowds of civilians followed the troops to the first great battle, carrying picnic lunches, and prepared for an outing such as many would prepare today to go to a sporting event. The thought of real warfare was the furthest thing from their minds. Very few had any idea of the pain and suffering that would follow in the years to come.
It was warm that first day as the Northern soldiers marched toward their first confrontation with the South, and many of them began to lay aside their gear because it was too cumbersome on such a hot day. Some soldiers arrived at the front without ammunition and other necessary supplies needed for battle. Many walked at their own pace rather than trying to keep up with their companies. During that first battle, the North was badly defeated because they had not prepared for a real battle. There was little thought given to actual training or troop discipline. The strategy was merely to “just show up and win the battle.”