|The Needless Battle|
The Battle of New Orleans, from the War of 1812, has been called "the needless battle." That's because the war was already over by the time it was fought. A peace treaty between the Americans and British had been signed 15 days earlier, but the news, in those days of slow communication, didn't reach the battlefield in time. About 1,500 soldiers were killed or wounded in this "needless battle."
In the same way, Jesus has already won the spiritual war for us. But unless we hear that Good News, and accept it by faith, it won't do us any goodwe’ll keep falling in needless battles.
Reference: The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, "War of 1812," pp. 31, 33