“I AM A SOLDIER”
(by Pastor Jimmy Toney)
I AM A SOLDIER in the army of my God. The Lord is my Commanding Officer. The Bible is my code of conduct. Praise, prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare. I have been taught by the Spirit. I have been trained by experience, tried by adversity, tested by fire. I am a volunteer in this army. I am enlisted for eternity. I will either retire at the rapture or die in the battle. But, I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or let anybody push me out. I am faithful. I am reliable. I am capable. I am dependable. If God needs me, I am there. He can use me because I will be there.
I AM A SOLDIER. I am not a baby. I don’t need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up, or propped up. I AM A SOLDIER. Nobody has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me or hire me. I AM A SOLDIER. No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, candy, or give me handouts. I don’t need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for or catered to. I AM A SOLDIER. I am not a wimp. I am in my place. I am saluting my King. I am obeying His orders. I am praising His Name. I am building His kingdom. I AM A SOLDIER. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around. I cannot be discouraged enough to push me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. So, if I end up with nothing, I win either way.
I AM A SOLDIER in the army of the Lord. My God will and has supplied all of my needs. I am more than a conqueror. I will triumph. I can do all things through Christ. Devils cannot defeat me. People cannot pervert me. Weather cannot weary me. Sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot manipulate me. Governments cannot silence me. Hell cannot handle me. I AM A SOLDIER in the army and I am marching, claiming victory. I will not give up. I will not turn around. I AM A SOLDIER.
Pastor Jimmy Toney
The Pentecostals of Gainesville
(Excerpts taken from a message by Pastor Jimmy Toney entitled “Forward…MARCH,” preached on December 31, 2020 during Watch Night Service)
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