Nicely done, Mr Giles. Do not forget what He also told those who would harm the least of His children-"better for them a millstone be hung round their necks and they be dropped into the sea...' (sic).
It's no accident that the Church on earth is called the Church Militant. We ARE in a battle, but we don't fight against flesh and blood, but against the powers and principalities of the air (Eph 6.12). When Christ returns to end it all and usher in the Eternal State, only then will the Church be the Church at Rest. It is that for which believers long.
Come quickly, Lord Jesus!