We are in the fight of our lives,but thanks be to God, we already have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ,according to 1 Corinthians 15:57. What kind of fight are we in ? A faith fight,and I Timothy 6:12 advises us to,”Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses”.
How do we fight ?
Hebrews 12:1-2 says,
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. However, we must fight with confidence,as I Corinthians 9:26-27 says,”Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified”.
Most people think that when they accept Jesus Christ then life gets easy, and it’s all rosy and peachy; But I must inform you, that it is not so. The minute you accept God’s special gift to us, then you are automatically delivered to the front line of the battle between good and evil, right and wrong, morality and immorality, life and death. There is no time to relax, take a break or give up. We are soldiers in God’s Army,and
that’s why we are told in
2 Timothy 2:3-7, 10-13
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things. Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. Also as soldiers,1 Peter 5:8 tells us, to be sober and vigilant, because the enemy is trying to take us out, and diminish or ruin our chances of getting to heaven. The question is: Are you going to let him? Are you going to give up? Are you ready and willing to fight? Remember we are already victorious through Jesus Christ, He made us more than conquerors, just read all of Romans 8:1-39 and start walking and talking like a victor and not a victim. So that at the end of this life on earth we can say like Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7-8,” I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing”.
Listen,We all get to that point in life where we feel like the troubles, trials, evil, misfortunes and the whole world is on our shoulders and we just want to quit, or lay down, but we must remember what Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28, it says, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This is the time we get to rest, but not stop fighting, as long as we are on earth we will be fighting for our lives. My friends all we need to do is remember that we have the advantage and the upper hand. This is why 2 Timothy 2:15 advises us to study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. You can’t fight if you don’t have the word of God in you to know your enemy and to know how to fight. Do you know who or what you are fighting? Are you equipped to fight? Are you familiar with your weapons?
God tells us how to fight in Ephesians 6:11-18 , which says,“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles (tricks) of the devil (enemy). For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places; Therefore take the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Stand therefore, having your lions girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God, praying always with all prayer and supplication for all saints.”
As fighters we must learn to endure hardship as good soldiers of Jesus Christ as we see in 2 Timothy 2:3-4, “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ; No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please Him who enlisted him as a soldier.” It’s the fight of our lives, but it will be worth it, Jesus went through the fight of His life for us, and now He sits at the right hand of God interceding for us, as Romans 8:34 and 1 John 2:1 tells us. Also Jesus said, in John 14:3 that He has gone to prepare a place for us, and will come again, and receive us unto Himself, so that where He is we will also be.” That’s enough to keep me fighting, because I have no intention of going to hell. Where are you going? What’s your intentions? Heaven or hell.
If you are not in a fight for you life then the devil has you exactly where he wants you, so there is no need for him to bother you. If you are in a fight hold your head up and keep on fighting for great is your reward in Heaven. However if you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ, and you want to be in a relationship with God, don’t delay in going to the top of this blog, then click on to the salvation page, and follow the instructions. You will enjoy this fight the battle is already won.
I give God the Glory, Praise, Honor, and Thanks for this privilege, of Him using me to minister to you. I pray that He will give you the spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding in whatever language you speak and regardless of your race, color, or creed to receive His message and obey it, in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I pray. Amen. Remember it is His blood that cleanses us from all unrighteousness, so I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over everyone’s life to saturate every heart and mind so that they can see, hear and understand the sacrifice that Jesus made for us, through love.