The Fight is Already Fixed

07rdv-saddam-statue-iraq-anniversary-superJumboOn the 2nd day of the war, our battalion had to convoy from Kuwait into southern Iraq. Our battalion commander had given us a great speech prior to our departure and we were motivated to proceed forward to accomplish our missions. We weren’t nervous nor worried about the upcoming mission because we had trained together and our leaders were worthy of following. Eventually we departed on our mission to assist in the war effort against the enemy. When we took our first break during the convoy, everyone walked throughout the many vehicles trying to check on one another. It was a great feeling to witness the brotherhood and love for one another as we entered the danger zone. The focus remained on the mission and every soldier remained aware and ready to engage the enemy if need be. This provided for a high level of security throughout our battalion. We eventually reached southern Iraq where we set up base operations and provided support to all warfighters until we redeployed. Our mission was as significant as all other warfighters because all of us were on one accord to defeat the enemy. Being behind enemy lines was not a scary place for us because we believed that we were already victorious! We believed that no matter what the enemy used against us it wouldn’t be enough to defeat us because our training, skill-sets, dedication, and teamwork were unmatched. We felt like the fight was already fixed for us to win and it remains that way today.

In boxing they use the term “the fight was fixed” to highlight the fact that the fight had been arranged for a specific fighter to win. That is how American military personnel feel when we go to war for our country. Sometimes it seems unfair because we already know that we are going to win. It’s in our hearts and minds. This is how we see it in the bible too. Let’s take a look in the bible to how God’s children fights are fixed for their victories.

Abraham (Genesis 14) led 318 highly trained men to fight against four kings whom had captured his nephew Lot. Abraham’s men were highly trained and they had God with them which made it impossible for them to lose. With God, the fight was already fixed for Abraham and his men to be victorious.

Joshua was chosen by God to lead His chosen people into the Promise Land. God eventually told Joshua, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.” (Joshua 1:6) God told Joshua those things because the fight was already fixed for Joshua and God’s chosen people to be victorious.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 3:8-30) refused to bow down as ordered by the king. They were threatened with death and eventually thrown into the fiery furnace. Although they faced certain death, they still didn’t change their hearts and minds. God knew their hearts and faith and when they were thrown into the fiery furnace they survived without any harm because that fight was already fixed and they were victorious.

Elijah (1 Kings 18:20-40) was the Almighty God’s prophet and he went up against the false prophet of king Ahab. The king, queen, and the people believed in the 450 false prophets and none thought that Elijah would win this fight. Elijah gave the false prophets the first opportunity to show the power of their god and their god didn’t show up but the Almighty God of Elijah did, allowing Elijah to be victorious. With the Almighty God, the fight was already fixed for Elijah to defeat the false prophets.

In the Gospels, Jesus died on the cross for our sins and defeated Satan. Christ Jesus suffered before and while He was on the cross but He knew the suffering would stop and He was going to win the fight. Christ Jesus knew He was going to be victorious because the fight was already fixed.

warriorToday all believers must remember that the fight is already fixed for God’s children to win our battles. Some of our battles involve the flesh but most of them are spiritual in nature. Most of the time people can’t see or do not look past the flesh thus they have no clue of the real war that is taking place. Since we know that we (in our flesh) can’t win spiritual battles, we have to call upon our Lord & Savior so that He can continue winning our spiritual battles for us. We are victorious because we are in the hand of God.

I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me,is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” – John 10:28-30

The love that God has for us, belief in Jesus, and our faith will allow us to always remain victorious. Call on the mighty name of Jesus today because the fight is already fixed!

Calvin Brown
Calvin Brown is an Ordained Non-Denomination minister at Shechaniah River Church in Newport News, Virginia. He retired from the Army in 2009 after serving 20 years as an enlisted Soldier. During his active duty service, he participated in many major military campaigns such as deployments to Somalia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan and received numerous awards to include two Bronze Stars. He attained his Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies at Saint Leo University, Florida. Calvin currently lives in Hampton, Virginia.