Fight the good fight of faith.
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, a happy and warm welcome to you!
The subject verse (1 Timothy 6:12) is a famous verse where the Apostle Paul gives the final charge to his co-worker Timothy. This verse is remarkably very true in every sense. It talks about the fight for sustaining the faith for God. Every child of God will be required to fight all throughout his life on earth. Although this fight may or may not be like the traditional or physical fight; but more involved from the spiritual realm. Yes, people may get involved in the physical fight because of one’s faith. May be it could be in the events of persecution against the children of God.
Whether there are any war or not in this world, there is the spiritual warfare which is going on and on for centuries. In fact this spiritual war is going on from the fall of Adam and Eve. In this warfare, the whole of the mankind is involved. Those who were before us fought the war, and we are continuing to fight and also those will come after us, will also fight. We are all soldiers fighting to be faithful to God and His will. This fight is with the adversary, the satan, his principalities and powers. That is why we are asked to put on the full Armor of God, for our fight is with the satan and his associates. As the below verses of the Scriptures says:
11. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Ephesians 6:11-12
Therefore brethren, let us put on the whole Armor of God and stand against the tactics of the adversary. Moreover, let us not loosen our grip for eternal life and guard our good confessions that we made in front of many witnesses. All these we cannot do by our own strength, but with the power our Emmanuel, God with us, Yes, by our Lord Jesus who dwells in us, guides and protects us all throughout of our lives. All for the glory of the Almighty God alone. In Jesus matchless name. Amen.