Fight The Good Fight Of Faith!

Posted By on June 12, 2019

hey what's up guys this brother Dave it's a beautiful day I want to say God is good listen often you heard the message in Christianity of fighting the good fight or in other words fighting the good fight of faith so I want to encourage you today not only encourage you but equip you with some scriptures to bring into remembrance just how important it is and and what a privilege what a privilege it is for us as children of God who are born again and brought into God's family through His Son Jesus Christ that we get to partake in the divine assignment to advance his message advance his truth and advance uh-uh-uh-uh-uh his word unto the law so that they may turn to Christ and be saved as well it is a privilege to be as Paul calls it an ambassador for Christ it's a privilege to be as what Jesus would call a disciple of God you see when we get saved then we become children of God we begin to feed ourselves as we know nothing we began to feed ourselves with the Word of God and filling our spirit with the troops and the things of God and that will equip us and empower us to then go out fighting this good fight of faith becoming an effective witness and effective disciple and effective ambassador so to speak so I want to equip you today with a few scriptures to not only encourage you but to show you how important it is to be a partaker in this divine assignment given to the children of God to go and share Jesus with the people and go and share the truth of God's Word with the people amen so I want to start in the book of Hebrews chapter 6 verse 10 look what it says it says for God is not unrighteous God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love God is not unrighteous to forget your work and your labor of love which you have shown toward his name and that you have minister to the Saints and do minister so not only whatever giftings God gives us not only do we use them to edify and minister to other believers but we also go out and use them to reach the loss and the Bible says in Hebrews 6:10 that God is not unrighteous to forget your labor and war of love everything that you do with the right heart intent that is to glorify God God will not forget you my friend so stay encouraged keep fighting the good fight listen God will reward our labor and work of love we do what we do to glorify his name and and to follow him as best as we can he will not forget us there will be rewards given at the judgment seat of Christ and and and we ought to you know understand that and therefore like I said understand how vital it is that we continue to fight this good fight of faith now a second one it's in the Book of Psalms let's go to the Book of Psalms really quickly chapter 27 okay I just want to read a few scriptures here to kind of encourage those of you who are watching this who maybe get anxiety or maybe you get mocked or or you know ridiculed or maybe you just find it very hard to find the courage to go out and and fight the good fight of faith and I want you to know that through the Lord and through the power of his word you can overcome that listen David had many enemies David was often having to pray to the Lord for protection and in God will not only have done it for David but he will do it for you and I listen Psalms 27 I want to read a few verses just to give you some strength and encouragement for as you go out and fight the good fight it says the Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear the Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid amen verse 2 when the wicked even my enemies and my foes come upon me to eat up my flesh they stumbled and fell in other words God was there protecting David bursaries though a host should encamp against me my heart shall not fear through war the war shall rise against me and this will I be confident in what in the protection of the Lord amen Almighty God is protective hand verse for one thing I I desired of the Lord that I that will I seek after that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to behold sorry the wind blew it it says to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple verse 5 this is key for in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion in the secret of his Tabernacle shall he hide me he shall set me up upon a rock and now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me therefore will I offer in his tavern in his Tabernacle sacrifices of joy I will sing yay I will sing praises unto the Lord you see when we go out as God's children as ambassadors and disciples and witnesses and we encounter situations that could be fearful for some people it could be you know social anxiety or for other people it could be persecution from those who hate God different religions or different groups and movements could be anything but you have to know that the Lord will protect these children the Lord will shield you from those enemies now I'm not saying that all the time you know you're not going to be mocked or or harmed or attacked that's a risk that we take but it's a risk that's very minuscule compared to the overall joy the Bible says in Romans that that anything on this life that we encounter or experience cannot even closely compared to the joy that we will have when we are with our Father in heaven amen and so you just have to remember to stand on the power of the word especially if you are in evangelism or if you are into a local fellowship or a community service type ministry you always want to pray for the Lord's hand of protection on you wherever you go as David said even though the enemy's wooden camp around him the Lord will lift him up on the rock and you know that rock is Jesus Christ where he'll be able to look down upon his enemies and he shall not fear for the Lord is his protector now another one for those of you who have not yet to go out you you desire excuse me you desire in your heart you desire in your spirit to get involved to go out there and share Christ you've been in the word you've been in that quiet time with God you've been in that secret place learning and and eating the Word of God and getting it into your heart and now you're getting ready you want to go out and share it you want to go out and testify you want to go out and witness but you haven't quite got there yet I wanna I want you to understand that when you became a child of God and you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise until the reed a until the day of redemption as a purchased possession of God you have been given power you were empowered to go and be a witness for Christ go to the book of Acts go to the book of Acts in chapter 1 verse 8 look what it says but ye shall receive power after the Holy Spirit is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me you shall be witnesses unto me unto both in Jerusalem in all of Judea and watch this in Samaria and where else and unto the uttermost parts of the earth listen when we become born-again children of God the Holy Spirit will empower us to be witnesses for Christ the Holy Spirit will empower us to be partakers in fighting this good fight but I want to suggest to you before you run out there unequip they're unprepared remember that you have to crawl before you walk and in that crawling season you want to ingest as much as the Word of God as you can you want to study as the Bible says study to show yourselves approve as a workman unto God who need not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth listen I know you see the ministries I know you see the people serving I know you see the action and you want to be part of that but the most important vital thing I could ever tell you that the best piece of wisdom I can ever share with you is to make sure you have enough wilderness time with God and His Word absorb the word learn the word get the word not only from your head but into your heart and absorb it as much as you can because the more you do that the more you spend with God in the wilderness learning of him in his word the more equipped and the more powerful you will be when you do go out and begin to witness unto the world about Jesus Christ amen so remember when you become a child of God the Holy Ghost will give you power to be a witness but don't run before you walk don't walk before you crawl get along with God get into your wilderness season and absorb his word until you are a very confident in the understanding and the study of the Bible and then you'll be more than prepared to go out and begin to witness be an ambassador and be a disciple to share Jesus Christ with the lost world now finally I want to tell you let's go to Roman's go to the book of Romans and we're gonna look in Chapter 12 let me find Romans chapter 12 Romans chapter 12 I don't want you to get discouraged I want you to be encouraged amen Romans chapter 12 look what it says I'm gonna read verses 3 and 4 in Romans 12 it says for I say through the grace given unto me to every man that is among you not to think of himself more highly listen not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think but to think soberly according as God had dealt to every man the measure of faith now watch this verse 4 for as we meaning the believers that the children of God we have many members in one body there's differences within us we are all united in Christ we are all born again of the same spirit through the same gospel and we all have the same word of God but we don't have the same skill sets we don't have the same talents we don't have the same spiritual gifts and so look what it says for as we have many members in one body and all members have not the same office so we being many are one body in Christ and every one members one of another so what he's saying here is look you may be great in this area you may be strong in this area while others may not so what you ought to do is come together when you go out to witness when you go out to serve when you go out to teach and preach or when you go out to just just love on people you ought to get with somebody who who has a different skillset let's say let's say one of you is very good at evangelizing one of you is very good at presenting the gospel the the one isn't quite so good at that but the other one is very good at intercessory prayer the other one is very good at discerning the need at the time and you guys coupled together let's say like a hand and a foot or an eye and an ear go out together you guys will be more beneficial do you understand what I'm saying so it's always good to try to partner up with somebody in the body of Christ who has a different skill set than you different gift things than you and that way you guys can accompany one another and it may be more beneficial Jesus never sent any of the disciples out necessarily by themselves he asked them to go two by two or more because I don't know exactly why Jesus would do that but I believe that it's because you know when there's more than one that there's there's more ability to meet certain needs whatever it is you know there's more ability to minister to that person or reach that person and and you know and and on top of that you're not alone I know a certain like Apostle Paul he went alone many places but Jesus sent His disciples out in twos so I think that Romans 12 4 tells us that there's many different members of the body and that we all have different giftings and skill sets so that when we go out to fight this good fight of course you can fight it by yourself but I think it's beneficial okay I think it's beneficial to get with other brothers and sisters who have different giftings and skillsets and go out together you know like then the leg can't work without the knee you know the arm can't work without the elbow oh you know like the mouth can speak but without the eyes it doesn't know where to speak you see so what I'm trying to get at is that if you're going to go in a group it's a good idea and you should you should embrace other people's talents and skills and use them together beneficially to be able to more effectively minister the Word of God and the witness of Christ and to serve others who are yet to know our Lord so listen fighting the good fight of faith it's a vital part of our walk it's a vital part of our walk and it's a very rewarding part of our walk not only is it rewarding for our growth spiritually but it's also rewarding for our heavenly treasures that we store for our eternal rewards that we can earn at the judgment seat of Christ because remember God said in Hebrews 6 your labor and work of love in his name he will not forget so remember no matter what you do for the Lord make sure you're doing it for the Lord no matter where you have skills or strengths or talents use them for the glory of God remember to keep your heart in the right place God will look unto the motives of our heart God is not interested in people that use his name for their self advancement God is not interested in people that use his name for their self glory God is not interested in people who use his name for their own selfish motives God is interested in those who use his name with the right intent and motive of their heart to not only advance his word and the truth of his son but to those who go out and serve in love and bring glory to his name that is what pleases the father when we fight the good fight of faith and move on to service unto our Lord god bless you guys I hope this helped you in some way hope you're encouraged if so click the bell to receive notifications go ahead and subscribe if you haven't already and please share this with at least one or two friends hopefully this message can reach them as well god bless each and every one of you till next time it's brother Dave y'all keep fighting the good fight god is good

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  1. It is a true privilege for us to preach the gospel. Sadly, too few professing Christians are doing so these days, because they are too busy working for money. And they can't do that at the same time they serve God. People need to be single-minded about who they want to serve: God, or mammon. (Matthew 6:24)

  2. Amen brother Dave, thank you for this wonderful word of encouragement many of us are getting worn out, my reward is the fact He is going to let me in to be with Him and my loved ones !!! That's all I need thank you precious Jesus ! God bless you brother, love and peace sis Sherry


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