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 –1Timothy 6:12
The Gospel of Jesus Christ which has been committed to us is still largely unknown and misunderstood by many, even Christians. This accounts for the failure, lack, poverty, frustrations, sicknesses, and other challenges that many face: where they have a conflict between what the Word says, and their own personal experiences. This causes questions to arise in their hearts. It’s like someone who finds some terrible symptoms of sickness welling up in his body and wonders why there’s no change, in spite of what he knows and believes in the Word. He may have shouted the Word, spoken kindly, fasted about the situation, sowed seeds, and even prayed all manner of prayers, yet nothing changed. Now, he’s wondering, “What am I doing wrong; what am I supposed to do that I’m not doing?”
The first thing you need to realize is that the Bible does tell us that there’s a fight of faith: “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” (1Timothy 6:12). He didn’t say God will fight it for you; rather “Fight!” he tells you! God has done all for us, all we need today is to fight the fight of faith. The fight of faith is the unleashing of your faith on the rebellious circumstances of time to compel changes to correspond with your stubborn faith proclamations. The Word of God is real and true, but that doesn’t mean the experiences of your life will automatically line up with the Word! You’re the one to make them so; as Jesus often said, “thy faith hath made thee whole.”
You’re the one to subdue and exercise dominion over the circumstances and forces that come against you. The Word never fails; so stick with the Word, and your testimonies and praise reports will be inevitable, for the Lord will see to it that your faith in His Word prevails.
As I unleash my faith today, it produces tremendous results against contrary circumstances. The Word of faith is in my heart and in my mouth. Therefore, by my proclamations of faith, I prevail over and subdue every challenging situation, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Further Study: 1 John 5:4; 2Corinthians 4:13