Wounded in Battle


Many think spiritual warfare is just saying some prayers they have learned.

I think military veterans will understand this better than other people.


Classic Warfare

Classic warfare is fought by soldiers, who risk physical harm and even their lives to defend their position.

They may be on the attack, or on the defense.

They may return from battle with limbs missing, or damaged internal organs.

They have to be willing to pay a price.

But it does not end there.

They may have to return to the battle and fight again, and again, knowing that each time, they face tremendous loss and danger.

Yet they re-enter the fight, because others depend on them.

They know what to do, what to look for, and mistakes to avoid.

It takes intelligence, planning, resilience, and determination to win, and stay alive.

No matter how much they already know, or how good they are, they still have to keep training, and stay in good physical condition for the next battle.

They always need courage, and the willingness to lose everything for their cause


Spiritual Warfare

Prayer is a good start in spiritual warfare.

But it is not the only thing required.

Most prayer is weak, and not fervent, and I encourage people to really put their heart into it.

God knows our hearts, and Satan can read our behavior.

We cannot stop at just prayer to change circumstances.

WE have to be willing to fight, and take action in the physical world to bring about a change.

We have to stand up for what is right.

We have to be willing to risk everything, and suffer losses of many kinds.

WE may lose our family’s love.

We may lose our job.

We may lose our health.

We may lose all our savings.

We may lose property.

We may lose our home or car.

We may lose our reputation, and be the object of slander.

We may lose our friends.

We may be gossiped about and shunned by others.

We may also feel abandoned by God, when left all alone in our struggle.

Those that are not willing to risk it all are not willing to win.

We have to have courage, and be willing to be outnumbered, attacked and hurt.

Those we are defending may be useless, or weak and abandon us.

We have to endure when there is no one to support us, or others give up, and make us to all the work.

We have to keep our minds focused on the battle, and have a strategy to win.

We need to keep our faith, and depend on the Lord, even when he does not seem to be there.

We have to look at our losses as battle wounds, and keep going, or we will fail spiritually.


Some people in spiritual warfare do lose their lives.

They are martyrs for their faith.

They seem to have lost, but somehow, because of them, some others have been saved.

They gave all they had.


Getting victory

Any warfare is dangerous and will hurt you.

Efforts must not be confined to prayer only.

Action is required.

You must go the extra mile and do what is necessary to confront the enemy.

God bless you, and I hope you have the victory you need.

Remember, to win, expect to get wounded, because the enemy fights back.

And remember, you may lose, or get wounded, that others will win.


25 Responses to “Wounded in Battle”

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  2. This must be the price we have to pay to be in the battle? I could say I relate but this is an understatement. Dear Lord, let us not forget you have already won, Victory is ours in YOU.

    • we may have to pay this price…..or be prepared to do so….

      of course, we have victory in Jesus, but remember the early saints were all martyred

  3. Yes, and we have to know this is [ not] our home, we are just passing through. Setting our will to pay the ultimate price for our real home=Heaven awaits…

  4. I am a retired police officer and during the academy there was a segment of class called “officer survival.” Different things would get thrown at us from being attacked while sweeping (police sweeping) 🙂 through a building; a riot; some sort of devastation circumstance, a sniper, etc., different scenarios were played out. Everybody died at least once during this segment. We were supposedly learning our “limits.”

    While still on the force many “experts” wondered why it is that a “bad guy” can get shot several times and still get up and keep fighting or running. Whereas a cop seems to get shot once and dies. They traced it partially back to this class in the academy. In some circumstances police officers were taught – “You get shot = you die.”

    They stopped teaching that segment and focused more on, “Even if you are wounded, you live.”

    I agree with Susan in that God has already won. Every battle fought and lost means we are that much closer to a battle being won, and, eventually, the war. I am reminded of the “Armor of God Prayer” which you posted on your site not that long ago.

    Many blessings.

    • Denise,

      The Armor of God Prayer,


      incorporates lines of an effective prayer, written by US Army Chaplin O’Neill for Gen. George Patton and answered by Almighty God.

      On Dec. 8, 1944 Patton turned to O’Neill to write a prayer.

      “Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies, and establish Thy justice among men and nations. Amen.”

      O’Neill typed the prayer onto an index card, and on the flip side typed a Christmas greeting from Patton. Patton ordered 250,000 copies of the card printed and distributed to every man in the 3rd Army….

      Within hours of distribution of the index card – the prayer was answered. The weather miraculously cleared. When the Germans launched their final attack against Allied Forces, the Battle of the Bulge, Patton swung his men north toward the town of Bastogne, where German forces surrounded American troops from the First Army. On Dec. 26, he broke through the German defenses and relieved Bastogne. The complete account is written by the Chaplin O’Neill within this link below.


      Here is another motivational message by Pastor Cindye Coates M.Div.

      “I am a soldier in the army of my God! The Lord Jesus Christ is my Commanding Officer! The Holy Bible is my code of conduct! Faith, prayer and the word are my weapons of warfare!

      I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire!

      I am a volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity!

      I will either retire in this army at the rapture or die in this Army; But I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, Or pushed out! I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable! If my God needs me,I am there!

      I am a soldier! I am not a baby! I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up!

      I am a soldier! No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me or lure me! I am a soldier! I am not a wimp! I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name and building His kingdom! No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts! I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for or catered to! I am committed! I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around! I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside!

      I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit! When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing! If I end up with nothing, I will still come out even!

      I will win! My God will supply all my needs! I am more than a conqueror!

      I will always triumph! I can do all things through Christ! Devils cannot defeat me! People cannot disillusion me! Weather cannot weary me! Sickness cannot stop me! Battles cannot beat me! Money cannot buy me! Governments cannot silence me and HELL CANNOT HANDLE ME! I am a soldier!

      Even death cannot destroy me! For when my commander calls me from this. battlefield, He will promote me to a captain and then bring me back to rule this world with Him! I am a soldier, in the army, and I’m marching, claiming victory!

      I will not give up! I will not turn around! I am a soldier, marching heaven bound! Here I stand! WILL YOU STAND WITH ME?”

      “Choose this day whom you will serve…. But as for me and my house, We will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).

      Victory is ours, through Christ Jesus our Lord.

      Psalm 20

      • ten thousand christians like this could not be defeated in battle by the combined forces of this world. needless to say; lucifer will say clear of these stormtroopers of god.

  5. good comments so far.

    I pray we all have victory

  6. http://terrybennettministries.com/word.html
    terry Bennett’s Teachings

  7. Believers who are really in the thickest of spiritual warfare are those who live in the Middle-East countries, such as Syria. They are losing their lives in the most horrendous ways. ‘Rescue Christians’, a ministry of Walid Shoebat, is the only Christian ministry that is physically rescuing those it can, but it desperately needs our monetary help, for those that can afford to, here in the prosperous west. Please help support the efforts of Walid and be among the ‘sheep’ people/nations that have come to the aid of the suffering believer. You can support by donating directly to http://www.rescuechristians.org, where 100% of your hard-earned money goes to help save the people, or you could order my ground-breaking prophetic research series “Sealed Till the Time of the End” from http://www.deborahjeanstearn.com and/or my online spiritual Hebrew course from http://foundationalhebrew.weebly.com. 50% of the profits from the sale of these goes directly to Rescue Christians, who I represent.

  8. Denise,

    You may appreciate “Patton’s Speech” if you can identify the enemy as “demonic” and get past the “sob” and other military language.

    I for one will not be sitting in Heaven saying “I shoveled horse manure” during the last days when facing the enemy, thank you Lord.

    Look for a post/reply with an excellent article regarding a soldier in The Lord’s Army.


    • When I worked in law enforcement, I was also an FTO (field training officer). New recruits would be assigned to me on patrol and the first thing I would do is have them put all their training manuals in the trunk. Then I asked them to tell me about themselves. After awhile I would share with them that whenever they responded to a call, especially when going into a “hot” call they would be bringing two things with them: their faith; and their family. Most of what they would need to handle the call would be found in those. (Not much in the training manual!) Yes, manuals have purpose and establish order, etc. But if they could enter their hearts and draw on their faith, they would return to their family.

  9. more soldiers, spiritual and physical, need to be like
    MSG Roy Benevidez

    • It shames me to think that men of this caliber are now on the terrorist list according to army briefings put in the same category as kkk and other groups. The fight was for God and country, now it is for God…………

  10. as it is written; faith without works is dead. how many people think they are going to enter into heaven because they simply went to an alter, and went to a church? how many will the lord say to; i wish thou were cold or hot but because you are lukewarm i will spew thee out of my mouth, how many shall say on judgement day; lord,lord, have we not cast out devils in thy name? and the lord shall reply; depart from me i never knew you. sit around christians are of no value to god or christ. the lost do not go to churches, therefore god has sent us into the world.

  11. if you are fearful of losing your friends,you are not worthy of me. if you are fearful of losing your job because you work for the goverment and will not say a prayer while working, thou art not worthy of me. if you here someone speaking evil of me and speak not back unto them, you are not worthy of me. if thou see someone in need and it is within your power to help them and you do not, thou art not worthy of me. i have given you power from the holy ghost, if thou shalt not use it, thou art not worthy of me. i have given you seed to spread, if thou will not use it thou art not worthy of me. for i am the lord god. i change not, my judgement is true and it cutteth as a two edged sword. i have not sent you to sit in a building . i have sent you to do my work. if thou shalt not do my work i shall remove thee from thy place and your name shall not be found in my books.

  12. 10 For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver.

    11 You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs.

    12 You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.

    13 I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you–

    14 vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.

    15 I will sacrifice fat animals to you and an offering of rams; I will offer bulls and goats. “Selah”

    16 Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.

    17 I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue.

    18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;

    19 but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.

    20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!

  13. Dear Marianne – As I needed a to hear the Voice of God. I just ran down a few posts not paying much attention as my mind was engulfed in my Wife’s condition and mine as well. I had been praying before I ever open any of these posts.

    I pray for my Wife all the time. And I read the scriptures above and it helped me and touched my heart and I just claim them for my wife and I. Until you have gone through trials that seem to never end at times. When you need a REAL MIRACLE God knows my and our hearts. I will print out the above scriptures and put them on my wall. And read them to my wife.

    Lord bless you and Thank you Jesus for your healing power.


    PS -And I thank you Dear Lord this day for what I have read and it was very, very encouraging to say the lest.

  14. the post above; is why god has all of us here.

  15. There were too many comments here, for me to read ’em all… but this was one terrific article, and needs to be spread around. A lot of believers do not even KNOW we are in a war, and are really shocked when they get shot at! I agree w/ virtually everything in this, except for “willingness to give up our health”..why? Jesus paid for that on the cross, and we shouldn’t give that up any more than we would our salvation: it’s a package deal. Yes, we do get sick and some die; but that does not 1) place guilt on those of us (myself included) who are dealing w/ health issues nor 2) change His atoning work on our behalf, including provision for healing. We carry OUR cross (much of the above list); not His (the things He carried for us). Otherwise, great article, and it really helped me clarify some of what we’re dealing with here in s. central Texas.

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