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TOPIC: THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6: 12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! The christian life is a life of battles. And majority of these battles center around our faith. Today, we shall be looking at “what is the fight of faith?”
*What is the good fight of faith?*
1. It is a fight to challenge the word of God that you have received.(Gen.3: 1-15); It was the moment Adam received a word of instruction (Gen.2:16-17), that the devil came.
*Genesis 3: 1. Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?*
He came in a subtle way to find out what God had told Adam and his wife Eve. But out of foolishness, Eve let the cat out of the bag(Gen.3:3), and that became a weapon in the hands of the enemy to challenge her trust and believe in God(Gen.3:4-5).
Beloved, the reason why you have not been able to make a head way with your faith is because the word given to you that should form the basis of your hope and faith is often lost to the devil, either due to negligence or lack of knowledge of the devices of the devil. Jesus teaching us along this line said:
*Luke 8: 11. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.*
The seed is the word of God. So when the seed is planted on the soil of our hearts, it doesn’t produce results until it germinates and forms a tree. However, the seed is often stolen before it can germinate.
Beloved, it is possible to be in a ministry where faith is preached yet your faith is suffering a setback because the word that should birth faith in you is often lost immediately you receive them.
Beloved, the devil may not come in a serpent form now but he is still much in operation. That voice that comes to talk to your mind after a powerful service in the presence of God, telling you, “are you sure of what you heard?”, it is the voice of the devil. He is out for you to doubt what you just received. You might think it is your mind wondering until you begin to answer the devil’s questions in your mind. As a clever creature, the devil’s aim is to plant other seeds in your mind that will make you doubt what God has told you.
In Jesus’ ministry, the devil did not come until the word was released to him;
Matthew 3: 17. And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
In Matthew chapter 4, the devil came to challenge that word spoken to Jesus.
Matthew 4: 3. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Beloved, there are endless battles over your life, know for sure, there’s a prophecy hanging to be fulfilled. The fight of faith therefore is a fight to challenge prophecy and every word of God that has ever come to you in any format.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. The determinant factor of where to spend eternity is what you do with the word sent to you.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I receive grace never to give out your instructions to me in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy the word shall work for you today in the name of Jesus.
– Receive wisdom to silence every voice of the adversary speaking to your mind daily in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.