Blog 38 / Our High Calling

The Battle Is the Lord’s

“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands”
(1 Sam 17:47 NIV).

As God’s people, we are engaged in a battle being waged in the heavenly realm between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness.  At stake are the souls of men, women and children who Christ has redeemed with His blood. They are being held captive by Satan who demands their worship and total allegiance, and who blinds their eyes to the Gospel.

God’s people enter the battle to proclaim our Lord’s mandate of freedom for the captives (Isa 61:1) so they can know that, in Christ, they can be free from the dominion of sin. More importantly, their worship and allegiance to Christ will bring Him the honor due His Name.

So, with everything at stake in this battle, God has equipped His people with the spiritual weapons needed for the fight. He trains our hands for war; He subdues the enemy; and takes full responsibility for the outcome of the battle. We need never be overwhelmed by how formidable our enemy may seem. The battle is the Lord’s.

Our part in the battle is to show up and be available to God. And like David, when he confronted Goliath, we dare not depend on earthly tactics or earthly weapons or earthly armor for the fight. Spiritual warfare needs spiritual weapons and God has put those at our disposal. Even a sling shot becomes a spiritual weapon when it is made available to God.

 We also need to sing God’s praises. Like Paul and Silas did in jail. And like the GRN staff has been exhorted to do since the work began. The staff has sung God’s praises and rejoiced in the Lord countless times before they saw any visible answers to prayer. The answers always came, but usually not before God let the staff go through times of testing and waiting to learn deeper lessons of faith.

And trials and testings have always added spiritual backbone to the work, and strengthened us for the fight. Praise His holy Name!


Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1