Faith Requires A Fight

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12

Faith requires us to fight doubt, fear and anxiety. We have to fight to see the light in the midst of the darkness. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5

After Jesus had fasted for 40 days and was led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted; he faced a fight against his faith. Just like us Satan bombarded him with half truths and false doctrines. He tempted him to throw himself off a cliff and reminded him that God promised to give his angels charge to bear him up. What a suicide mission. Then he tempts Jesus with idolatry and promised him the world if he bowed down and worshipped him. This joker does not even own the world and look at what he gives to people who gain the world anyway; they loose their souls. Food was the final temptation because he knew that Jesus was hungry from his fast. Matthew 4:1-11

Although Jesus was hungry and tired from his fast, he stood firm on the word of a God and resisted the Devil. It was his knowledge in the word of God and his confidence in God’s ability to help him that kept Jesus standing in faith. His faith kept him strong as he spent this time in prayer and fasting to strengthen his faith and to prepare for his mission.

Faith also acts as a shield against the weapons that the enemy throws at us daily. In addition to the other weapons that we armour ourselves with, we have the weapon of faith to help in our fight. “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;” Ephesians‬ ‭6:16‬

Life is not easy and facing challenges is not for the faint of heart. But if we do not fight we cannot win. Our fight is set and when we fight not in our own strength but through the spirit of God then we are destined to win. So stand on the word of God and fight the good fight of faith.

A.P.-Y.

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