Not only do we have an enemy to fight, but we must fight the good fight of faith, because in his sovereignty, wisdom and love, the Lord takes us through many hard things to conform us to the likeness of his Son. Jesus told his disciples:. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John We WILL have tribulation. Believers suffer in all kinds of ways.
Believers will be persecuted in various ways. We will be sinned against by both unbelievers and believers. We will love and receive hatred in return. We will be accused of things unjustly. We will be misunderstood. We will get sick. We will be rejected, even at times by those we love. And in these times of suffering we have to fight. We have to fight, especially to hold fast to our Lord in faith. We have to fight to believe his word. We have to fight not to believe the lies of the enemy.
We have to fight to have joy and peace. We have to fight to trust the Lord. We have to fight to keep going. We have to fight to love our enemies, to do good to those who abuse us, to bless those who curse us.
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We have to fight not to grow cold in our love for Jesus. Paul tells us in Ephesians :. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.
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To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. We need his might. We need to depend on Jesus 24 hours a day, calling out to him, asking him to help us, asking him for his strength.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Humble yourself. Cry out to God! This is too big for God. This is how we fight the good fight of faith. By fighting to believe them. As we said earlier, by humbling ourselves before God, by casting all our anxieties on him.
By constantly asking God to help us. We need to pray for strength. We need to pray for joy. To pray for wisdom and guidance. To pray for God to deliver us from temptation and evil. To pray that God will help us love those who hurt us. Stanley personal. The Flesh and the Spirit. Witness Lee. Walk with Me. Dennis E. The Beginner's Guide to the Gift of Prophecy. Jack Deere. Jesus Now. Frank Viola. Psalm the Supremacy of God's Word. Ron Hirschhorn.
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