A Good Fight
July 15, 2020

“Dear Lord, so far I’ve done all right. I haven’t gossiped, haven’t lost my temper, haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or overindulgent.  I’m really glad about that.  But in a few minutes God, I’m going to get out of bed.  And from then on, I’m going to need a lot more help!” (Anonymous)

Being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not easy.  In fact, it requires a fight.  The moment we get out of bed and put our feet on the floor, we have to decide whether or not we walk in victory or defeat, walk in faith or fear, disobedience, or obedience.  It is a daily struggle of putting our fleshly sinful nature in check and making it submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  Also, we must take authority over demonic forces that come against us, our families, and our communities.  Lastly, we must stand boldly in faith amid a worldly system that is antichrist and denounces biblical principles.


The good news is we operate from a position of victory!  Jesus did the hard work of defeating the devil.  He finished everything that would be needed for us to be triumphant. Also, he gave us access to the throne of grace, to receive what we need to be able to hold our ground and enforce the victory that already belongs to us.  “And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” – Colossians 2:15

In addition, in God’s kingdom, there are weapons to assist us in walking in victory.  Through studying the Word, praying, and getting quiet before the Lord, the Holy Spirit will download the strategies we need.  According to 2 Corinthians 10:4“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”

We are not powerless in Christ but must preserve in the faith.  Apostle Paul exhorts in I Timothy 6:12 saying, “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.”

“Lord, I exalt your holy and magnificent name.  You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  You are all-powerful.  I stand in awe of who you are.  Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross so that I could be saved, healed, and whole.  Remind me to reject opposing thoughts that are against your truth found in the Bible.  Give me a desire to study, love, and apply your Word to my life.  Help me to live by faith and fight the good fight of faith by trusting in you, yielding to the Holy Spirit, and obeying your Word.  In Jesus’ name – Amen.”

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