Fighting the Good Fight

Where’s your battleground these days? Is it mental, physical, or emotional? Amid the tumult of political, cultural, and personal wars, it all boils down to the battle between good and evil. Wherever the storms of life toss you, there is no struggle that should overtake you as a Christian because all of them have already been won in Christ.

Ephesians 6:12 tells us, “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.”

Apostle Paul instructed Timothy that his business was to be a soldier for the Lord by faith and to continue fighting “the good fight”—to defend the gospel and to thwart Satan and those who did not regard the gospel above the law as did the false teachers. By using the sword of the spirit and the belt of truth, we can be mighty in our pursuit to overcome the enemy, particularly when we are wearing the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, and our feet covered with the “preparation of the gospel of peace.”

Using the strength of the Lord is the only way to win a battle. Artful words can make some good points, but ultimately it’s by his spirit that hearts are changed. Those who engage in battles for the Lord are sure of victory. By his grace, the gift of the crown of life, righteousness, glory, and exultation along with the Wreath Imperishable will be ours in heaven. We will always win when we put on Christ because God already fought the ultimate battle—and won. What more victory do we need?