THE FIGHT OF FAITH 1 Timothy 6:11-16
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” (v12)
Once believers understand their authority in Christ and begin to appropriate the finished work of the cross they will understand. Believers don’t have to overpower and overcome the devil or wrestle him in their own strength. We only “wrestle” demonic forces by our faith in God’s Word from a position of victory seated with Christ because we have authority over demons in Christ. If you are a believer, you are in Christ and you have authority over satanic forces now. You don’t have to labour to attain authority over Satanic forces now. You don’t have to labour to attain authority over Satan because Jesus provided that in your redemption by defeating those principalities and powers for you. So you are not coming to prayer with the idea that you have to whip principalities and powers. Jesus did that for you on the cross. Yes, these principalities and powers try to come against our lives. But these same principalities and powers that people in the Old Testament had such a struggle with – Jesus defeated them under the New Testament and put them to naught. This is the wisdom of God, not the wisdom of the dethroned powers of this world who try to blind our eyes to our victorious position in Christ (1 Corinthians 2:6, Colossians 2:15) So when you come to prayer, always pray from the understanding that the same principalities and powers the Bible says we wrestle against in Ephesians 6:12 were thoroughly defeated, dethroned and stripped of their authority (Colossians 2:15) (Kenneth E. Hagin)
PRAYER LINE: Father, thank You for fighting and stripping the enemies of their authority by Jesus Christ on the cross.
Hope that has its foundation in God will not crumble under pressures of life.