"They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb..and they loved not their lives even unto death." (Revelation 12:11)
"...The greatest things are always hedged about by the hardest things, and we, too, shall find mountains and forests and chariots of iron. Hardship is the price of coronation. Triumphal arches are not woven out of rose blossoms and silken cords, but of hard blows and bloody scars. The very hardships that you are enduring in your life today are given you by the Master for the explicit purpose of enabling you to win your crown."
The day how long;
Faint not! Fight on!
Tomorrow comes the song."
(both excerpts from Streams in the Desert, Cowman)