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).

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. He then tempted 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 of 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).

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). 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. Stand on the word of God and fight the good fight of faith.

A.P.-Y.

19 thoughts on “Faith Requires A Fight

  1. Wonderful piece, indeed half truths and incomplete doactrines is one of the believers’ pandemic .
    You see people aggressively advocating for something which when you ask questions questions you find them wanting.

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  2. Girl Anneta, the fight never stops! We must remain steadfast in our faith, because when the enemy brings the fight to our doorsteps just for the heck of it, we got to be ready to make ’em back down, because they will get beat down! Great post! 🤗💖😊

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  3. “…3For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled…”
    2 Corinthians 10:3-6

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