The Leverage Daily Devotional 13-12-18
Fighting the Good Fight of Faith
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.”
1 John 5:4 “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
The Word of God tells us in our opening verse to fight the good fight of faith, meaning that if it is not of faith, it is not the good fight. Any fight whose outcome is not certainly positive or is not in one’s favour is not a good fight. The fight of faith is the good fight because its outcome is in the favour of the one who engages in it. There are no losses in any good fight, but wins. The fight of faith is always for wins and victories, not losses and defeats. The fight of faith is good; it’s a won fight. We already have the victory. We are fighting from the side of victory. We are fighting from victory to establish the victory of Christ which has been given to us in the substitutionary work of Jesus Christ for us. We have the victory over sin, satan, lack, devils, sicknesses and diseases in the Name of Jesus Christ.
The Word enjoins the believer to fight the good fight of faith because it is only faith that guarantees success and increase. 1 John 5:4 tells us, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” It takes faith alone to overcome this world, therefore we need to be responsive to the Word of God in faith or confidence of what Christ has wrought for us; because it is the Word that imparts faith. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Faith only responds to the Word, not to feelings, not circumstances or situations. The Bible faith believes and responds to the Word alone. The good fight of faith is a fight of the Word in your spirit, prevailing over crooked circumstances; it is the fight of the evidence of God’s Word against the odds of sensual evidences that are contrary to the Word. The good fight of faith requires that you take a stand on the Word and for the Word; you make the Word your position and banner. You will always win when you stand on the Word of God. Beloved, refuse to allow the devil overwhelm you with the torrents of contrary sensual evidences to the Word. Fight the good fight of faith, as you put the Word in your mouth against the devil and his cohorts. Stand your ground in the victory that the Lord Jesus has wrought for you in His substitutionary work. That is the fight of faith.
My Solid Front (Confession):In the Name of Jesus, I set my heart to be excellent in all things, for the Greater One is on the inside of me. I make graceful progress in all my endeavours. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION:ISAIAH 51:1-2; ISAIAH 60:22
Source: The Leverage Daily Devotional