Overcomer #11 – What God Says About You
During the American Civil War, a soldier was shot in the arm during a battle in Tennessee. His captain saw that he was wounded and ordered him: “Give me your gun, private, and go to the rear of the battle!”
The private handed over his rifle and ran toward the north, seeking safety. But after covering 200-300 yards, he came upon another skirmish. Then he ran to the east and into another part of the battle. Then he ran west but encountered more fighting there.
Finally, he ran back to the front lines, shouting: “Give me back my gun, captain. There is no rear to this battle!”
We can face spiritual struggles – being accused and questioned day and night (Revelation 12:10) – and feel that there is no rear to the battle.
• The accuser questions our faith, making us doubt whether we are Christians. “A good Christian would never do or say or think what you just did!”
• The accuser questions our testimony, trying to discredit us. “No wonder your friends and relatives are rejecting you!”
• The accuser questions our walk, condemning us as unholy. “You sinned again!”
• The accuser questions our personhood, demoralizing our position in Christ. “You’re a nobody!”
During World War II, U.S. General George Patton and his troops were engaged in a successful counterattack of German forces under General Erwin Rommel.
In the thick of the battle, Patton cried out, “I read your book, Rommel! I read your book!” Infantry Attacks described Rommel’s military tactics during in World War I. Having read his book, Patton knew what to expect and planned his moves accordingly.
Jesus called the accuser “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). He authored no book, but God fully exposed our enemy’s tactics in the Bible. Read it, and plan your defense.
• Being created by God, you have significance and a purpose for living.
• Being a child of God, you have security in Christ.
• Being a member of God’s family, you have a sense of belonging.
And so much more. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us!” (1 John 3:1).
God speaks the truth in his Word. There you find what God says about you.
~ Pastor Dave