FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
“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.”1 Timothy 6:12
The saddest thing that can happen to a man is to be in a war and not be aware. Such man will not only be reckless or careless but also sadly, may end up as a casualty in war!
You must not be such man, I dare say, YOU ARE NOT SUCH MAN!
We are in a fight, don’t be ignorant about that, the world may try to disguise and excuse such but it’s the truth. Someone said the biggest trick the devil did was to make people think he doesn’t exist. This is not to give the devil any more than he is worth, he is a defeated enemy and under the feet of the man in Christ but he is the god of this world and he knows his time is short. If we must evangelize, we must have a radical commitment to reaching all men with the Gospel of Christ, making them realise what God has done for them in Christ and they can therefore live victoriously over the devil. Again, I say, we are in a thug of war. Can you see that now?
The word of God in Ephesians 6:13 admonishes us to “Therefore take up the WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
We can’t be taking up the ARMOUR OF GOD for a beauty pageant? That will be folly!
We have been enlisted to the army of God, we ought to fight a good fight, not to entangle ourselves with the mundane things of life only and civilian affairs. We are in a contest against ideologies, mindsets, philosophies, trends that locks people out of faith in Jesus and commitment to the same. On the contrary we are rebuilders of the broken walls of Jerusalem, in other words whenever we enter into a region we setup or restore the influence of the kingdom of God and it’s philosophies, seeking to make it gain ground. In medieval times the way Kings expand their territory is by warring against other nations and subduing it. That way such places become part of their kingdom.
Don’t be casual about your place in that office, school, society etc. Recognise your identity as a soldier in army of God. You must go about your daily activities with such kingdom mindset, ready to stand for the Gospel, ready to put a halt on the activities and wiles of the enemy, ready to fight the good fight of Faith.
Further reading: Ephesians 6:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:1-7, 2 Corinthians 10:3
CONFESSION: DEAR LORD, THANK YOU FOR ENLISTING ME IN YOUR ARMY. I AM A TERROR TO THE CAMP OF THE DEVIL AND HIS PLANS, I STAND AS A KINGDOM WARRIOR, FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH.