It is my prayer today that this morning’s writing will help us better understanding how to apply God’s Word in our everyday situations.
Remember this…there is never a need to ever fight the devil, for Jesus already defeated the devil.
In 1 Timothy 6:12, Paul tells us to “fight the good fight of faith.” Faith is what is needed in our life at all times.
Some say, “I’m going to fight sin.” There is no need to do that, either, for Jesus has the very cure for sin and that is JESUS.
…as stated in Hebrews 9:26, “If that had been necessary, he would have had to die again and again, ever since the world began. But no! He came once for all time, at the end of the age, to remove the power of sin forever by his sacrificial death for us.”
Yes, His blood was shed for all to believe and receive; Jesus came to be both Lord and Savior, for those near and far off. His blood covers a multitude of sins.
He sacrificed Himself to put away sin…so, there really isn’t a sin problem; just a sinner problem, for when you get the sinner to Jesus, Jesus cures that.
So the ONLY FIGHT that the Christian needs to fight is the “good fight of faith.” Jesus, already provided all we need to live the Christian life. Read His Word, believe His Word and by faith, receive in your heart what His Word is saying, LIFE.
Yes, keep the faith!
There are enemies in this fight of faith. Let’s take a look at some of them to better understand how to ACT on God’s Word. Apply God’s Word and Do God’s Word.
Hindrances to Faith: A lack of knowledge of God’s Word.
Romans 10:17 “Yet faith comes from listening to this message of good news—the Good News about Christ.”
So we can say that what people actually need is knowledge of God’s Word…allow the Word to enter into you mind, body and soul; believe the Word, than faith automatically comes.
Trying to believe: So many times you hear Christians say that they are “trying to have faith” or “trying to believe.” All that is necessary is to ACT on what God says in His Word. For if we know that the Word of God is true and act on it, according to God’s will it will become a reality in our lives.
Yes, acting on what we know…the very truth of the Word of God, the knowledge of the Word of God. When the light of God’s Word is revealed there comes faith.
As David states in Psalms 119:130, as your words are taught, they give light; even the simple can understand them.
Get the Word of God in you and you will be changed…faith will increase, as you believe you will receive. FAITH is simply acting on God’s Word. Another way to put it, FAITH is acting like God’s Word is true.
Mental Agreement: To mental agree on that, the Bible is true, does no good until you act on or apply it. When you act on God’s Word for yourself, it is only then, that it becomes a reality to you. For it is only when you act on God’s Word that you are exercising FAITH.
For example: you can hold to the death, burial and resurrection truth of Jesus Christ as a great doctrine, but it will not mean a thing to you until you can believe in your heart and say with your mouth, “Jesus went to the cross for me. Jesus died for me. Jesus was raised from the dead for me! Jesus arose victorious over death, hell, and the grave for me…yes, He did it all for me!
Yes, Jesus arose victorious over Satan therefore Satan has no dominion over me! Yes, I am free! Free from sin. There is NO place for Satan in my life!
With that said, do not allow any sin to have part of your life.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,