A military campaign must fulfill two objectives. The first is to conquer and subdue the enemy. The second is to occupy the disputed territory. The occupation is considered the more difficult task. In a foreign land surrounded by the enemy, without support you can be quickly overrun and driven out.
Our spiritual battle is similar. Jesus has conquered sin and death (Romans 5:21) but we must occupy until He comes again. In this war, we are more than conquerors. Jesus has won the victory and the Holy Spirit now occupies us. We are surrounded by the enemy but we are not alone. We will never lose our support for He will never leave nor forsake us. We live in hostile territory but be of good cheer, for He has overcome the world.
Occupying till He comes,
Pastor Rod Harris