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BY: Marc McMahon

We are warriors in the modern day, with roots spiritual in every way. We are wisdom ruled, rarely fooled, and have never been seen afraid. We fight for those who can no longer fight for themselves our commander is seated on high in the heavenly realms. With the wink of his eye or the bat of a brow, we saddle our steeds and begin to descend down.

We are mounted on great white horses, who have eyes that shimmer like diamonds, but with the shape of a pearl, flaring nostrils breathing fire. With ears pinned back, our horses can feel our mission, they feel the adrenalin rushing through our veins and they can feel our hearts beat inside of theirs, we are one, and we're sent to attack.

As riders, we sit high proud to represent heaven's throne, eyes purple with our Majesty's glory. You cannot see our faces just the long flaming brunette hair that flys back behind. Like wind strewn flames blowing from atop the trees of a fire, set deep within a forest.

Our enemy is elusive in all that he does, a host of darkness desperately trying to invade the light. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12)

We go by many names, we are called Soldiers in the Army of God, Stigma Fighters, and the disease of addictions worse nightmare. Survivors who have seen, heard and lived through the torment that the demon of substance abuse has in store for all who dare cross its path.

We are one-time P.O.W.'s from the war every addict faces on a daily basis. Our lives have been spared by our king because hell hath no fury like recovering addicts running back into the pit to rescue one of their own. We will not be shaken, intimidated, or turned back for any reason. We have seen the very best fear tactic's Satan has in his bag of horror, yet we volunteered to ride against him in battle any time there is a need.

We fight from our heart and our greatest weapon is Love, the very thing our opponent fights so hard to make sure we can no longer feel. For he knows that with Love, all things are possible. Once our hearts are saturated with it, we will become the army causes him to "cringe every time he hears our boots marching towards him to do battle." 

We are relentless in our pursuit of the still suffering addict and we will not stop until this addiction is gone. We are the light that went into the darkness that caused the darkness, to comprehendeth it not. We are the warriors, Soldiers claiming peace, for the glory of our Lord!  Saddle up my friends, it's time to ride. Soldier on.

The Spiritual Soldiers Creed; "I have been pressed down but not crushed, persecuted not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed. I am blessed beyond the curse for his promise will endure, and his joy is going to be my strength." (2nd Corinthians 4: 8-12)

Be blessed. my friends!


About the Author: Marc is a 48-year-old Author, Speaker, and Soldier in a war to loosen the grasp that Substance Abuse has on our society. He is a Father, Son, and friend to all those seeking refuge from this incorrigible disease. Marc resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest where he enjoys, writing, hiking, and kicking the disease of addiction in the teeth, every chance he gets. As Marc always likes to say, “be blessed, my friends!”



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