“The Good Fight of Faith”
Amp Phil 2:12 Work out (cultivate, carry out to the goal, and fully complete) your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling.
AMP Philem 1:6 That the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good thing that is ours in our identification with Christ Jesus and unto his glory
FAITH IS ALWAYS THE IGNITER
1 Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH HAS A CONFESSION THAT GOES WITH IT
13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
JESUS BEFORE PILOT
John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” 37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Heb 11:13 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. 15 And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.
2 Cor 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak,
Ps 116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: 11 I said in my haste, All men are liars. 12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.
8 For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling. 9 I shall walk before the Lord In the land of the living.
The spirit of faith enables you to overcome any situation of life.
THERE ARE TWO INGREDIENTS INVOLVED IN THE SPIRIT OF FAITH.
1. BELIEVE – FACE LIFE WITH AN ATTITUDE!
YOU WALK AND TALK DIFFERENT
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH WILL TAKE THE WHINNING OUT OF YOUR VOICE
2. SPEAK – I BELIEVE AND SPEAK
THE LIFE OF DAVID AND PAUL
DAVID HEARS THE GIANT HOLLERING AT GOD’S COVENANT PEOPLE… DAVID STARTS TALKING BACK TO THE GIANT.
WHEN YOU’RE FACING A DIFFICULTY IN LIFE YOU HAVE TO SAY WHAT YOU BELIEVE.
THE ATTITUDE OF FAITH; IS BELIEVING THAT IF GOD IS FOR YOU WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU…
Rom 8:31 “WHAT SHALL WE SAY TO THESE…”
THE WORD SPOKEN TO YOU MUST BE SPOKEN THROUGH YOU!
Acts 27 Paul is in the 3rd day of a14 day storm – God gives him a word…
He gives a word in storm to use against enemy or your circumstance