Fight the Good Fight of Faith

Fight of Faith

Keep fighting the GOOD fight, keep letting your light shine.

Here comes another dose of Music Monday 🙂

This week let us focus on fighting the good fight! Key word being GOOD.

Who said Christians can’t fight? Look at the story of David and Goliath. Fighting for victory in Jesus is the only fight we should be apart of.

The apostle Paul writes, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Eph 6:12

Life in this world is a fight – a wrestling match if you would between believers and unbelievers. We have allowed too many negative connotations of the term “fight” hold us back from speaking out on matters God is adamant about. However, the good fight of faith allows our light to shine. We as believers need to bring a new, better way of looking at a fight. We must fight alongside God with our faith throwing the punches at the enemy. We mustn’t back down to the unbelievers voice that may be louder or more powerful, we must both keep fighting to keep the faith and fight with our faith to bring glory to His name. It will not be easy – it will be a struggle, a wrestling match, a fight. We must persevere – we must continue on in the faith – the stakes are high – eternal, in fact!

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses” – 1 Timothy 6:12

There are two branching concepts to this fight:
Fight to keep the Faith.
There is a sense in which every one of us must keep on pursuing faith. We mustn’t be content in the faith we have thinking the faith we have will remain in our hearts and is all we need without a fight against the forces of unbelief. If we begin to coast in our Christian life, or begin to let our guard down in thinking that some past act of faith will be enough without any struggle to persevere then we will be put to shame on judgment day.

We read in 2 Timothy 4:7 that at the very end of Paul’s life he has “fought the good fight, [he has] finished the race, [he has] kept the faith.” Fighting the fight of faith, finishing the race, and keeping faith all mean the same thing. Fighting the fight of faith is the struggle to keep the faith in a world of uncertainty. It’s a struggle that a true Christian never finally abandons until they attain the crown of righteousness from the Lord. So the first meaning of the term “fight of faith,” is the fight to maintain faith, and it comes from  2 Timothy 4:7.

Fight with Faith as a weapon of victory.
The fight of faith is not just a fight to maintain faith (as seen above); it is also a fight to use faith as a weapon for attaining victory for the Kingdom of God. So, in this fight with faith we attain the ultimate medal, the crown of eternal life.

This week’s song is Good Fight by Unspoken

Lyrics:
Until you stop breathing
Until you stop bleeding
Until your heart stops kick-drum beating
When it’s hard times
When it’s long days
And the enemy is right up in your face
When your back’s against the ropes and you’re feeling all alone

Keep fighting the good fight (Never give up, never give up)
Keep letting your light shine (Holding it high as long as you live)
‘Cause I’m never gonna leave you
Always gonna see you through to the other side
Keep fighting the good fight, fighting the good, fighting the good fight, good fight

Even in the road blocks (yeah)
Even through the rough spots
When you’re feeling you’ve given all that you’ve got
I’m with you in the next step
Giving you in the next breath
I’ll be the voice saying “You’re gonna make it”
When you’re out there on your own
You are never alone

Keep fighting the good fight (Keep fighting the good fight) (Never give up, never give up)
Keep letting your light shine (Keep letting your light shine) (Holding it high as long as you live)
‘Cause I’m never gonna leave you
Always gonna see you through to the other side
Keep fighting the good fight, fighting the good, fighting the good fight, good fight

Just keep on singing (Keep on singing)
And keep on dancing (Just keep on dancing)
Joy will be your banner
And My love will be your anthem
And you may never know what your tomorrow holds
But you can know that I am holding your tomorrow

Keep fighting the good fight
Keep letting your light shine
Keep fighting the good fight (Keep fighting the good fight) (Never give up, never give up)
Keep letting your light shine (Keep letting your light shine) (Holding it high as long as you live)
‘Cause I’m never gonna leave you
Always gonna see you through to the other side
Keep fighting the good fight, fighting the good, fighting the good fight, good fight

Fighting the good fight

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