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 Timothy 6:12
Throughout the New Testament scriptures, the only fight we’re told to fight is the fight of faith; and the Bible clearly states that it’s a good fight. This means it’s a worthy fight to be fought; more so, we’re on the winning side (Romans 8:28, 37; 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14).
The flesh (Galatians 5:24), the world and its systems (John 16:33), the devil and his cohorts (Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14-15) have all been overcome for us by the Lord Jesus. Now, the only thing left for you to do is to appropriate all that Christ has accomplished on your behalf. This means that you see what He has given you and hold onto them in spite of everything that your physical senses can otherwise perceive. This is the fight of faith. It is the fight you face when you stand on God’s Word and refuse to observe or consider anything contrary (Jonah 2:8; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18). “For WHATSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD OVERCOMETH THE WORLD: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even OUR FAITH.” (1 John 5:4)
Let me explain further with this illustration: Someone has been healed through the power of the Word, but somehow, he begins to feel some familiar symptoms in his body. Then the devil begins to taunt him, saying, “Are you really sure you’re healed? If you were healed, why are you feeling those pains? You’re still sick; why don’t you just admit it and stop deceiving yourself?”
Thoughts like this are missiles the devil fires at your mind, and Paul said in Ephesians 6:16 that you quench them with the shield of faith. This is where the fight of faith comes in, and God expects you to fight it because it’s a good fight. He has assured you of the victory! “…this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4). Use the weapon He has given you (His Word), “…take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17)
If the symptoms ever come back, all you have to do is say, “I was healed in the Name of Jesus and I remain healed!” (1 Peter 2:24). When you talk like that, you wouldn’t be testifying to your feelings but to the Word of God. The Bible says, “…Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Resist the devil with your faith-filled words, and he will necessarily flee. Revelation 12:11 says “…they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and BY THE WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY”. That’s your victory in the fight of faith.
For more, please read and study: 2 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:57
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Proclamation of Faith
I walk by faith and not by what I see, feel or hear. I cannot be discouraged or defeated because greater is he that is in me than the devil that is in the world. I am born of God and I have overcome the world and its evil system by my faith. Therefore, I take hold of my health, peace, prosperity, success and everything that’s mine in Christ Jesus.