The only true conqueror who shall be crowned in the end is he who continues until war's trumpet is blown no more.... Christian, wear your shield close to your armor and cry earnestly to God, that by His Spirit you may endure to the end.
This is such a good reminder of our purpose here on earth. We are soldier's in Christ's army, as 2 Timothy 2: 3-4 reminds us.
"Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the One who enlisted him as a soldier."
Also, Ephesians 6: 10-11 reiterates this fact, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil."
This week, may we not lose sight of our King's banner, but may we in all diligence and steadfastness seek to conquer the domains of darkness and spread forth His glorious light; in His strength, for His glory!