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THE BATTLE BELONGS TO GOD
Thus says the LORD to you: “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of thi great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.__2 Chronicles 20:15__
The elect people of God will stand before men in official position, who do not make the Word of God their guide and counsellor, but who follow their unconsecrated, undisciplined impulses. Those who taken a position to be loyal and true, to do the commandments of God, will understand by their own experience that they have adversaries who are moved by a power from beneath. … Christ’s disciples, like their Master, will be followed by continual temptation. But Christ is their refuge, as He was the refuge of the importunate widow. …
He who dwelleth in the heavenly sanctuary judgeth righteously. His pleasure is more in His church, struggling with temptation here below, than in the imposing host of heavenly angels that surround His throne. Those who wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, are His special care. …
The General of armies, with His angels that excel in strength, is with His people on the field of battle. The adversary of souls is determined to oppose all who plant their feet on the platform of eternal truth, who in this perilous time uplift the banner on which is inscribed, The commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. But rest assured that Christ fights with His army. He Himself leads His followers to the battle. In this hour of peril be steadfast. Christ will renew the strength of every faithful soldier. (Manuscript 33, March 9, 1898)
As long as we fight the good fight and through the power of the Holy Spirit, keep the commandments, of God and have the faith of Jesus, we can claim the promise in His Word: “He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).