As believers in Jesus Christ, we are engaged in spiritual warfare with unseen wicked forces. To overcome our enemy in the power of the Holy Spirit, we must remain determined in our confidence in God & determine never to accept defeat.
A story from the Korean War illustrates this attitude.
As enemy forces advanced, Baker Company was cut off from the rest of their unit.
For several hours no word was heard, even though headquarters repeatedly tried to communicate with the missing troops.
Finally a faint signal was received. Straining to hear, the corpsman asked, "Baker Company, do you read me?"
"This is Baker Company," came the reply.
"What is your situation?" asked the corpsman.
"The enemy is to the east of us, the enemy is to the west of us, the enemy is to the north of us, the enemy is to the south of us."
Then after a brief pause, the sergeant from Baker Company said with determination, "The enemy is not going to get away from us now!"
Although surrounded & outnumbered, he was thinking of victory, not defeat.
- Our Daily Bread (aksermonillustrations.blogspot.in)
“When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, 'he's so big, we can never kill him.' But David looked at the same giant and thought, 'he is so big, I can't miss him’.” - Dale Turner.
1Jn 4:4 (GW): “Dear children, you belong to God. So you have won the victory over these people, because the one who is in you is GREATER than the one who is in the world.”