The Fight

“Heaven is a place of complete victory and glorious triumph. This is the battlefield; there is the triumphal procession. This is the land of the sword and the spear; that is the land of the wreath and the crown. This is the land of the garment rolled in blood and the dust of the fight; that is the land of the trumpet’s joyful sound— that is the place of the white robe and of the shout of conquest. Oh, what a thrill of joy shall shoot through the hearts of all the blessed when their conquests shall be complete in heaven, when death itself, the last of foes, shall be slain— when Satan shall be dragged captive at the chariot wheels of Christ— when He shall have overthrown sin and trampled corruption as the mire of the streets— when the great shout of universal victory shall rise from the hearts of all the redeemed!”

—Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.


  1. Wonderful words this morning.

    All I could think when I read was, “I can’t wait!”

    Have a great day brother Jon.

  2. Bless you, sister. As you go forth in battle today, wrestling with and overcoming principalities and powers by the Word of His truth and the grace of His goodness, each fiery dart quenched and every swing of the Sword of the Spirit presents a view of the triumphant victory that awaits on the other side of glory; for since, having our feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, and having done all, we do stand; and therefore, we are unmoved by the onslaught, and then we may catch yet another glimpse of the glory that will be revealed to us and through us and in us and about us in that day– the blessed joy of the very real and eternal presence of our Master–

    that to see Him face to face, there is fullness of joy in His presence and pleasure in even the slightest glimpse of Him at the right hand of Majesty;

    that, though we desire steadfast faith now, wearing His grace as frontals on our forehead, and His statutes engraved upon our hearts, in that day, there will be no sighing, no resigning, no retreat, no reserve– with not a single thought of ever turning to the right or to the left as to remove our eyes from His glorious visage and His unspeakable countenance;

    that with those blessed meditations, the reality of eternity surrounds me in this present temporal realm, and although we may suffer hatred from the world, offense and injury from sinful men, sickness and disease in the corruptions of the fall, and having done all by His grace, I stand also by His grace, and pray with the desire He has placed in me to be with Him.

    What a day, glorious day, that will be!

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