HOW TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH
"Fight the good fight of faith"
(1 Timothy 6:12)
Faith is a fight, but faith is a good fight.
Faith is a good fight because faith is a winning fight.
Faith is a force that overcomes the world. (1John 5:4)
1.You need to know the character and nature of God. Psalm 136:1
You need to know that God is not mad at you. God is love. What does love
do? Love forgives. Love heals. Loves gives. Love provides. Love blesses.
God is a good God. God is good – all the time.
2.You need to know that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6) Years ago a prominent female minister shared with me how she overcame a life threatening affliction. I'll never forget her words. "I got so close to Jesus, I just got healed." God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him – not church, not ministry, not good works, not power, not honor, not glory – but Him.
3.You need to know that healing is part of your salvation. (Isaiah 53: 4-5) God gives us total salvation: righteousness for our nature, peace for our mind, and healing for our body. God is our healer. (Exodus 15:26) God heals all our diseases. (Psalm 103:2,3)
4. You need to know that healing belongs to you. (Matthew 8:16-17) (1Peter 2:24) Jesus took our infirmities. Jesus bore our sicknesses. With His stripes we were healed. The words took, bore, and were, are past tense terms. That means the time of the action has already taken place. God is not thinking about doing something to heal you. God has already provided you with healing.
5.You need to know that it is God's will to heal you. (Matthew 6:10) There is no sickness in heaven. Therefore it cannot be God's will for you to be sick while on earth. When the leper came to Jesus (Matthew 8:2-3), he said to Him, "I know you can heal me, but will you?" Jesus said, "I will". Jesus said yes! It is my will to heal you! It was His will then, and it is His will now. How many will God heal? Acts 10:38 says that Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil.
6.You need to know that healing is part of your abundant life in Christ. (John 10:10) This scripture is the great dividing line. It tells you what Satan wants for you, and it tells you what God wants for you. All sickness comes from Satan. It comes to steal, kill and destroy you. But Jesus came to give you abundant life. Abundant life includes abundant health.
7.You need to know that God desires to freely give you all good things. (Romans 8:32) All the benefits and blessings of God's Kingdom are free! It's all about grace – unearned, unmerited, undeserved favor. You have eternal favor with God. Grace means you are loved, valued, accepted, and forgiven forever.
8.You need to know that God's resurrection power dwells in you. (Romans 8:11) Healing is a simple and easy thing for God because the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, and the same Holy Spirit that performed all the miracles in the Bible, is the same Holy Spirit that dwells in your body today.
9.You need to know the power of God's healing word. (Proverbs 4:20-22) It's not about doctrine. It's not about theology. It's not about condemnation. It's not about history. It's not about church. It's not about religion. God's word is about life and health. It's about health for all your flesh.
10.You need to know the reality of your righteousness in Christ. (Romans 5:17) Salvation is the gift of righteousness. Romans 5:1 says God has declared you righteous. In God's Kingdom you do not have to earn your righteousness, it is yours NOW! That means you are worthy to be healed NOW! That means you are good enough to be healed NOW!