Be patient, says the LORD. Stand straight and tall at attention and wait for My command. Keep your eyes upon Me and away from the enemy that is plotting evil against you. His advancements toward you will not be to his advantage. His plans will work against him and his strategies will fail. For I Am your Captain, and I cannot be overcome by the enemy. Your enemies are My enemies, and you will not be overrun or spoiled or taken into captivity. You are MY servants, and I did not set you free to return to bondage and servitude to the enemy that rages against you, says the LORD.
Open up your eyes and see that there are more on your side than are against you, says the LORD of hosts. For I have sent My angels to surround you and fight for you, and you need not fear. I have clad you with My armor, given you My shield, and My infallible sword. The enemy cannot out power you and he will fall into his own traps, trip himself up on the stones that he hurls against you and plunge head first into his own pit that he has prepared for you. Await My command, for I will clear the way and give the orders. Your steps that I command will be straight forward, productive and steady. The battle is always Mine, and I never lose any battle or war. I will always cause you to triumph in Me, and you will never face defeat as you obey My voice and follow My lead. For I Am your Commander in Chief, says the LORD.