TOPIC: WHY YOU MUST FIGHT 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 good fight of faith is a must for everyone called a believer in Christ Jesus! The moment you profess the Lord Jesus Christ, the battle line has been drawn. Today, we shall be looking at why the good fight of faith.
Why the good fight of faith?
1. The good fight of faith is part of your calling as a Christian(1Tim.6:12).
From our anchor scripture observed the clause “whereunto thou art also called,”- meaning you were called into it as a believer the moment you are called into discipleship with Christ, the battle line has been drawn. Your flesh(fallen nature) will rise up against your decision, Satan(principalities and powers) will rise up and even the world system will fight you.
2. Because of your confession (profession) for Jesus(1Tim.6:12); The moment you profess or confessed the Lordship of Jesus over your life, you did it before many witnesses, referred to as cloud of witnesses.
The cloud of witnesses are people you must not disappoint.Let me quickly inform you of those who witnessed your confession or public declaration for Jesus:
A. Heaven: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, angels and the elders who have run the race ahead of us were all present.
B. Earth. The person leading you to Christ at that time and if it is a church service or crusade, every other person in attendance.
C. Hell: the devil and his demons. They saw you when you made the declaration of surrendering to Jesus.
All of these put together are referred to as cloud of witnesses:
Hebrews 12: 1. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
3. The good fight of faith is a must because your Eternal life depends on it (1Tim.6:12).
The day you made your confession for Jesus, the enemy placed a bet on your life and he set the battle to ensure you loose your faith. You must fight to retain it. If you finally win the battle, God is glorified and you lay hold on eternal life.
Beloved, don’t joke with your faith, there is constant battle from hell to make sure you lose it.
Some of the challenges of life you are experiencing are for the sake of your faith! Some experience delay in different categories (in getting married, in having children, in getting a job,in getting established in life etc).
For some it is financial challenge, emotional challenge, hardship, sickness and disease, etc. Don’t think the stagnation you are experiencing is ordinary!
It is orchestrated from hell to frustrate you out of the faith. You were supposed to be promoted yet no way, all these, just to mention few of the cases, is where the devil takes the matter of fighting your faith to. In all of these the Bible said:
James 1: 2. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
There’s ultimately, a crown of life waiting for anyone who will win this battle. Apostle Paul fought and won:
2 Timothy 4: 7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith :
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! Make a decision of where to spend eternity today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord I receive grace to fight the good fight of faith in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy the grace to win every battle that is currently challenging your faith recieve it now in Jesus name.
– You are a victor not a victim because you are born of God, you are victorious. Those issues that are currently challenging your faith, you shall overcome them all in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you real good.