When I was a seminary professor, I came back to my office on campus after having taken a long break for the summer.

I was walking through the hallways, and I ran into a colleague of mine.

“How was your summer?” I asked him.

“Great!” he answered.

“What did you do?”

“Well, two weeks ago I fought the battle of Gettysburg.”

Now this was in 1998. I said, “I thought the battle had been fought a long time ago.”

He told me that he was a Civil War reenactor. He and others would go to historic battlefields, dress in Union or Confederate uniforms with authentic gear and weapons, camp  out in tents, and systematically recreate famous battles.

He loved it. It was a wonderful hobby and learning experience for him.

But the Battle of Gettysburg was fought and finished in 1863.

There’s really no need to keep fighting that battle.

The battle for your soul has been fought and won on the cross of Calvary.

The battle against sin and hell has been fought and won by King Jesus!

His authority is your victory …

…To instruct you in the way you should go.

…To deliver you from the power of the enemy.

…To restore you for service and faithfulness.

…To empower you for access to God in prayer.

Friend, if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you don’t stand in defeat. You stand in victory.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!

Suggested Bible Reading

1 John 5

Prayer Guide 

Today as you pray …

Think about those battles of sin you are attempting to fight and trust that God has already conquered the enemy.

Ask the Lord to give you confidence in the work of the cross and Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

Praise God that by being in Jesus Christ, we can overcome this world.