THE SERVANT GENERAL
REJOICING IN VICTORY
Holy warriors are part of the armies of the living God. Their
Commander-in-Chief, Jesus, has already won victory on the
cross. He is the Holy One, who is the powerful King of kings.
“His right hand and holy arm have won the victory.”
(Ps 98:1b). His troops share in that victory.
intends that victory, the triumph of good over evil, to be
extended throughout the whole world. This is done through
the proclamation of the gospel of salvation, which is the
work of evangelization. So He sends out His holy warriors
under orders. “For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I
have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be an
instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
work of evangelization is worldwide. It is to the very peripheries.
Thus God’s saving action is intended to reach everyone.
“The Lord has made his victory known; has revealed his
triumph in the sight of the nations” (Ps 98:2).
holy warriors do what they are supposed to do, then the gospel
will be proclaimed to the ends of the earth. Then many who
are captives of the evil one will be brought back into the
Kingdom of light. “All the ends of the earth have seen
the victory of our God.” (Ps 98:3b). Then will there
be great rejoicing throughout the whole world. “Shout
with joy to the Lord, all the earth; break into song; sing
praise.” (Ps 98:4).
holy warriors, graced by God, obedient to the Commander-in-Chief,
empowered by the Holy Spirit, can only rejoice in the bountiful
harvest. Beset by oppression and persecution (Acts 13:50),
they persevere and carry on, empowered and filled with great
joy. “The disciples were filled with joy and the holy
Spirit.” (Acts 13:52).