“In returning and rest shall you be saved;
in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”
The warfare of the saints on earth is to believe that there is no warfare, that Jesus is the only real warrior, and that he has already fought and won the battle. The warfare is to rest, to trust God, to wait until the victory that Christ has already won for us is made manifest. It will come – Jesus will bring it with him when he comes – and our trial in this life, the real warfare of all children of God, has nothing to do with politics or military conflict. Rather, our warfare is to overcome the spirits of doubt around us and to live joyfully in hope in the midst of a dark world filled with unbelief.