Paul writes to Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:12 says, “ Fight the good fight of faith”. The one and only fight that we, as believers have to fight all our lives is the fight of faith. Some says that they are fighting sickness and disease. Well, they don’t have to. We don’t fight sickness. We just receive our healing. Some say they are fighting the devil. We are not any match for the devil. Jesus has already fought the victory for us. The only fight a believer is called to fight is the ‘fight of faith’.
If there is a fight then there should be enemies to fight against.We may call it hinderances.
Rom 10:17, “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God”. Many compare themselves with someone who has faith and confess that they do not have faith. You cannot get faith by praying for faith. Lack of faith is because of lack of knowledge of the scripture. Lack of knowledge of scripture is because of lack of word. If you and I take time to feed on the word of God and listen to good teaching then we will have faith. Faith will come to your spirit as you feed on the Word of God. Lack of knowledge will hold us in bondage. Faith will grow with understanding of the word. Hallelujah!
Our place in Christ and Christ’s place in us is something that every believer should be aware of. When you notice the words, “In Christ”, “In whom” and “In Him” , make sure you understand what it stands for. 2 Cor 5:17 says, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” New creation means we have the newness of Christ on the inside of us. Many don’t know that they are new creations. Because they have always had this “old sinner” syndrome in them. They know that their sins are forgiven. We are not just forgiven sinners. We are not mere church members. We are “new creations”. We have the nature of God in our spirits. We are joint heirs. When we know who we are in Christ, it makes all the difference.
Our knowledge of the righteousness in Christ contributes to faith. Ps 32 says Blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven. God did not make a unrighteous new creature but a righteous new creature. 2 Cor 5:21, “we might become the righteousness of God in Christ”. Say “I am the righteousness of God in Christ”. We are the righteousness of God. 1 John 1:9 declares, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness Hallelujah to Jesus. You and I are the righteousness of God in Christ.
We have the right to use the name of the Lord Jesus: Whatsoever you ask the Father in My name, My Father will do it. When we know what that name will do, we can overcome the devil in every situation. Name of Jesus brings victory in your life.
Lack of acting on the word is a great hindrance to faith. Some try to believe the word. The Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart”. “What has God said” is what we should ask and put it to action all that the word says. Ask this question to yourself, “Have I acted like that verse of scripture was true”.
Heb 4:14 says, “…Let us hold fast our confession”. Our faith keeps pace with our confession. Romans 10:10,”Confession brings salvation to you. Mark 11:23, “…Whosoever say to the mountain”. We become what we confess. Some always talk about their lack of money, lack of ability, lack of this and lack of that. There is a spiritual law “Our confession rule us”. Look at the woman with an issue of blood. Mark 5:28 says, “For she said …”. vs 34 says, “your faith has made you well. Remember your faith has the ability to make you well.
What is the area in your life that you are not happy about? God’s word is the answer. You are a new creature. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You have the right to use the name of Jesus in that situation. Take the word of God and begin to act on it. Make is your confession. Then, you will see that your faith has the ability to make you well.
May the Lord enable you to fight the good fight of faith in Jesus name. Amen.