quotes tagged with 'battle'

There is no other way to heaven except by way of courageous warfare. This is the way ordained by God: “And I will put enmity” (Gen. 3:15). You have chosen this way when you entered into the kingdom of Christ and placed yourself under His banner. Or on the other hand: you must either sever yourself from the covenant, as a villain walk from this ensign, and relinquish God, heaven, and everything else; or you must courageously engage in battle in order thus to conquer the devil and his cohorts, the world and all that is in it, as well as sin and all its lusts.

The crown of glory must be worth so much to you; so precious must spiritual life and fellowship with God be to you, and such pleasure must you find in the will of God, that you will be willing to battle valiantly all the days of your life. Do not let this weigh heavily upon your heart, thinking, “Must I be in arms and engage in warfare my entire lifetime? That is indeed a distasteful way and there is no way whereby I will persevere.” Yes, heaven must be that precious to you; or else you must not relinquish it.

Be it known, however, that to battle courageously is not such a heavy task as you allow yourself to believe. To always battle and succumb, or always to be equally matched in force, causing the outcome of the battle to be in doubt, is indeed a heavy task. It is a joyous task, however, to conquer as you are fighting, to proceed while conquering one city after another, and to humiliate the enemy battle after battle. Such will be the case if you but conduct yourself courageously, commensurate with you strength—be it that you battle as a child, a young man, or a man. You are so fearful of the battle because you do not proceed courageously, instead, due to your laxity, carelessness and lack of seriousness you give the enemy the opportunity to get the advantage over you. This makes them more courageous and you become weaker. Therefore, lift yourself up in the ways of the Lord and courageously engage yourself. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Author: Wilhelmus À Brakel, Source: The Christian's Reasonable Service, Volume 3, pg. 342Saved by tabe218 in battle spiritualwarfare deyoung courageous 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If your sword is too short, take one step forward.

Author: Samauri saying, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war battle proverb fighting EDS 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There's no such thing as a crowded battlefield. Battlefields are lonely places.

Author: LtGen Alfred M. Gray, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in war battle lonely EDS battlefield alfredmgray 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The soldier, above all men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training [sacrifice]. In battle, in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in His own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of divine help that alone can sustain him. However horrible the instances of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country, is the noblest development of mankind.

Author: Douglas MacArthur, Source: "Reminiscences," page 424Saved by ImaWriterIII in sacrifice war danger douglasmacarthur character battle courage soldier death 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Today you cannot effectively fight for freedom and not be attacked, and those who think they can are deceiving themselves. While I do not believe in stepping out of the path of duty to pick up a cross I do not need, a man is a coward who refuses to pick up a cross that clearly lies within his path.

A man must not only stand for the right principles, but he must also fight for them. Those who fight for principle can be proud of the friends they've gained and the enemies they've earned.

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: The Christ and the Constitution, God, Family, Country: Our Three Great Loyalties, Deseret Book, 1974, p. 332Saved by cboyack in liberty freedom principle battle activism protest warinheaven 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
No son or daughter of our Heavenly Father can afford to partake of things that will weaken the mind, the body, or the eternal spirit. These include drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and pornography. You cannot be involved in immoral activity. You cannot do these things and be valiant as warriors in the cause of the Lord in the great, everlasting contest that goes on for the souls of our Father's children.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "An Unending Conflict, a Victory Assured," Ensign, June 2007, 8Saved by cboyack in war sin battle morality temptation army worthy worthiness purity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are two powers on the earth and in the midst of the inhabitants of the earth—the power of God and the power of the devil.. In our history we have had some very peculiar experiences. When God has had a people on the earth, it matters not in what age, Lucifer, the son of the morning, and the millions of fallen spirits that were cast out of heaven, have warred against God, against Christ, against the work of God, and against the people of God. And they are not backward in doing it in our day and generation. Whenever the Lord set His hand to perform any work, those powers labored to overthrow it.
Author: Wilford Woodruff, Source: History of the Church, 6:222Saved by cboyack in devil satan power opposition battle struggle 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The men of the priesthood, with the daughters of God who are our companions and allies, are all part of the army of the Lord. We must be united. An army that is disorganized will not be victorious. It is imperative that we close ranks, that we march together as one. We cannot have division among us and expect victory. We cannot have disloyalty and expect unity. We cannot be unclean and expect the help of Almighty.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "An Unending Conflict, a Victory Assured," Ensign, June 2007, 6Saved by cboyack in church war priesthood opposition battle division victory struggle unity army worthiness conflict 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Notwithstanding the present strength of the Church, it seems that we are constantly under attack from one quarter or another. But we go on. We must go on. We have gone forward, and we will continue to go forward. In some seasons the issues are major. At other times they are only local skirmishes. But they are all part of a pattern.
Author: Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: "An Unending Conflict, a Victory Assured," Ensign, June 2007, 6Saved by cboyack in church war opposition battle struggle conflict attack 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? Oh, be not weary of well-doing. Go on in the name of God and in the power of His might.
Author: John Wesley, Source: http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/wesley/wilber.stmSaved by cboyack in devil fight war strength foreordination opposition battle protection good 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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