PAULINE REVELATIONS 65

KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 6:12″ Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses”.

This verse (1st Timothy 6:12)reveals the real fight of Christians. Our fight is not against demons. Demons work to ground our faith but we must work to keep our faith active.  So long as your faith is active no devil can stop you. (Mark 9:23). All things are possible to Him that has faith.

Every child of God must focus on building his faith strong in the Lord. It is your faith that overcomes the world, including devils and Satan himself (1st John 5:4). Our key scripture says we must fight the good fight of faith. It is a good fight. It is the kind of fight that gets you hooked up to God and brings His help and power to you.

A look at our key scripture from the Greek give different meaning for the two words fight. The first fight is”agonizomai” in the Greek language, and it means “to enter into a contest” and the second fight is *”agon”*which means a place of a fight or an ‘assembly’ as an arena for a contest. What that scripture suggests is that as a Christian you are in an arena for a fight and you have no option but to fight. Many children of God are doing nothing about their faith and as a result the enemy is having the advantage over them.

To fight the good fight of faith means to keep your faith alive and active against contrary situations that seek to put you down. The essence of the fight of faith is not to cast away your confidence in the Lord in times of trials and difficulty. Hebrews 10:35,”Cast not away therefore your confidence which hath great recompense of reward”. Our faith is expected to triumph in every encounter that we may face. We are advised not to cast away our confidence, but fight to maintain our faith.

 We engage in this fight as we feed on the word of God and declare with our mouth what the Bible says about that particular situation and then take a stand on what the scripture says.   It could be a persecution of your faith; you must maintain your declarations of the scriptures to keep your faith standing. It could be any other challenge that the enemy may raise against you. In all these declare God’s word boldly to yourself and the devil, keep your faith alive and you would ultimately triumph.  Do not complain and murmur. If you do so, it would be suicidal to your faith.

  CONFESSION

I keep my faith active and alive in all times of challenges by declaring God’s word to myself and the situation.My faith continually triumphs over all difficulties.

FURTHER STUDIES.

1 John 5:4 ” For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith”.

Hebrews 11:33-34 ” Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises,stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens”.

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