Short Stories

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Jesus is with Me and so is His Army

By. Glenda Palma

As I walk through the valleys of the shadow of death, my strength fails me. Inside I feel defeated and incapable of continuing to walk. The war is getting very intense and it seems to be cornering me. I cry with great agony and struggle to keep fighting. I must keep fighting no matter how hard it may become to fight.

My enemy has attacked my weakest point. He has attacked my loved ones. As I see them in chains, my heart becomes troubled. The enemy captures them and laughs as he sees me in great pain. With my last ounce of strength, I fall down on my knees and cry out to Jesus. I have no more strength in me and my weakness is all I have left. I need Jesus to come to my aid. Only Jesus can raise me and make me strong as a mountain. Jesus is able to make my strength as solid as a rock.

In a sudden instant, Jesus Christ comes in a form of a sword. He cuts down the army that surrounds me. All my foes fall down at once. They fall at my right and at my left, but none comes near me.  Angels walk toward me and hand me the sword. They give me the most powerful weapon against my enemy. The angels of God dress me in amour. I am now dressed and prepared to go into war.

All of a sudden from the heavens, I hear a mighty voice speak to me and say,“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them. Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land – against the kings of Judah its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord (Jer 1:17-19). Then Jesus stretches His mighty hand, lifts up my head, and puts me to stand firm on my feet. He sends me into war, but this time I am ready. This time I will fight back and make war against my enemy. I will cause him to tremble and flee. I will laugh at his fear and weakness.

I now have the full armour of Christ and His holy word as my sword. I am now a soldier of light and truth. I will not spare any of my enemies, but will put them to destruction before the eyes of all. I will fight for those the enemy has captured and set them free from slavery. Jesus is with me and He leads me. I shall not fear nor be troubled. I thirst to drink of the cup of victory, but first I must fight the good fight. Blood has been shed for me to be forgiven, therefore my song will be lifted to the Lord.

I see the Lord stretch out His hand once again. I see before me a hand full of blood and scars. It seems to have been beaten and nearly broken. The Lord speaks to me with a voice so soft and comforting. He tells me, “But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth” (Is 53:5-7). At that instant, I fell to my knees and cried with my whole heart poured out. All I could do was cry. His voice came to me once again; “Every drop of blood was worth shedding just to be with you my child. When I would open my eyes all I could see was your face. Do not be afraid to go into battle for this war is mine. I am with you my child”. Alleluia! praise to the almighty God!

I see a great army of God with His full armour on and with His word as their sword. I may go into the battle alone, but there is an army behind me. I walk through valleys low, but I am not alone. Jesus is with me and so is His army. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all” (Is. 41:10-12).