The GoodFight of Faith !

pilgrims progress 1Are we not more than Conquerors through Him . . . ?

“O LORD my God (Elohim – Mighty One), in Thee do I put my trust. Save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver . . . !”
Psalm 7:1-2     “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on Eternal Life . . . which Life is in His Son ! . . .whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession (confession of faith) before many witnesses . . . . That ye might walk worthy of God, Who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory !”I Timothy 6:12, I John 5:11 & I Thessalonians 2:12

How many of the LORD’s children are crying out for deliverance now, as never before. How many are looking at the clouds of darkness and the storm which is gathering around them. And how many are asking in desperation, How long O LORD, how long ?

     How many are faced today with perplexities, questioning and doubts? Not only are God’s children wrestling for victories in our own Christian walk, but many are also battling for the physical needs of their families, ministries, and homes.
But are we battling in our own flesh, or are we fighting the good fight of faith ?

     We are told, that we are to let faith pierce the darkness of the hosts of evil. Let faith stretch, and reach up to the very gates of heaven. And just as did Jacob on that dark night so long ago when he wrestled with the Angel and prevailed. Let us lay hold upon our Saviour’s promised Word, nothing wavering, and refuse to let Him go without His Blessing . . . !     ref: Genesis 32:24-30

“Casting all your cares upon Him; for He careth for you ___________ ! Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary (ha Satan, the accuser) the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith !”                                                                                    I Peter 5:7-8

Whom resist, steadfast in faith !
     “For he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the Truth . . . Thy Word is Truth ! . . . Because there is no Truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it !”              John 8:44

    When he speaks he lies; it is falsehood, because when he speaks it is from his own heart . . . and not from the Word of God (Elohim), which Liveth and abideth forever !

O generation (offspring) of  vipers (a poisonous serpent), how can ye being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh !”                                                     Matthew 12:34

     It is for this very reason that David cried out unto the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), O LORD, “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee . . . !”  And  “whatsoever is not of faith is sin.”       Psalm 119:11 & Romans 14:23
For this is the victory which overcometh this world, even our faith !” “And faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God !”    I John 5:4 & Romans 10:17

     And this is exactly what the LORD is saying to us through the apostle Peter and John, through king David, and all the holy prophets of old. He is giving to each of us His children, the very key to every victory, and the power to conquer every foe . . . For out of the heart the mouth speaketh !

Yea, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love It (the Word) shall eat the fruit thereof . . .

     For a man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled !”     Proverbs 18:20-21

O taste and see that the LORD is good: Blessed is that man that trusteth in Him !”     Psalm 34:7-8

     For “the mouth of the righteous speaketh Wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment (the Divine law). The law of his God is in his heart; and none of his steps shall slide !”                                        Psalm 37:30-31

For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me (and you) free from the law of sin (faithlessness) and death . . .”                                                                                                              Romans 8:2

     And it is for this reason that the Lord Jesus Christ (Adoni Yehushua ha Moshiac) gives us this Spirit-filled Word of admonition and strength through the apostle Peter. “Casting all your cares upon Him; for He careth for you ___________ ! Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith !”

Whom resist, steadfast in faith !

     The LORD not only encourages us, but verily Commands us, as One Who has already conquered all of the powers of darkness. And His Own victory, He desires above all else that we learn to make our own. For every one of His commands are a Promise !

     Appropriated and made our very own by faith alone in the One Who has promised. And Jesus (Yehushua) assures us, “It is the Spirit that quickeneth (renews Life); the flesh profited nothing. The Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are verily Life !”     John 6:63

     And He tells us again through the apostle Paul, “The righteousness which is of (by) faith speaketh on this wise . . . The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is the Word of faith which we preach.

     That if thou shalt confess (speak out loud) with thy mouth the Lord Jesus (that Jesus is Lord, that He is the Sovereign King, and that He reigns !), and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be Saved !

Saved (G4982) = delivered, healed, preserved, protected

     For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession (profession, to speak aloud) is made unto Salvation. For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed !

. . . For the same Lord (Sovereign King) is rich unto all that call upon Him !”     Romans 10:6-12

Salvation (G4991) = deliverance, rescue, healed, made free

 

How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not yet believed? And how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher (a herald, some one who will proclaim)? And how shall they proclaim, except they be sent?

     As it is written . . . All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore . . . Into all the world, and proclaim the Glad Tidings to every creature. And he that believeth and is baptized (with the Spirit) shall be Saved . . . !”                                  
Romans 10:14-15, Matthew 28:18-19, Mark 16:15-18 & ref: Titus 3:4-6

As it is written . . . How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of them that bringeth good tidings (the gospel), that publisheth Peace (Shalom); that bringeth Glad Tidings of good, that proclaimed Salvation (H3444-Yesh-oo-aw); that saith unto Zion . . . . Thy God Reigneth  . . . !”                                                                                                       Isaiah 52:1-10

Sing, O daughter of Zion; Shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem . . . Now we beseech you brethren . . . Rejoice evermore ! Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of GOD in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit . . . !

Zephaniah 3:14-17 & I Thessalonians 5:16-19

     For the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy. For the King of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst (heart) of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more . . . and greater is He that is in us, than he that is in this world ! . . .           ref: I John 4:4

     In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem (My city and My people which are called by My name), Fear thou not! and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack . . . for God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind . . . And let this mind be in you, which was in Christ Jesus . . . Who being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient even unto death, even the death of the cross . . . !

II Timothy 1:7 & Philippians 2:5-8

     For the LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save (deliver, set free, heal, rescue). He will rejoice over thee ___________ with joy; He will rest in His love, and He will joy over thee with singing !”

     “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice ! . . . Be anxious (careful, full of worry) for nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto GOD. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus !”             Philippians 4:4-7

Submit yourselves therefore unto GOD (surrender your will unto His). Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh unto God, and He will draw nigh unto you ! . . . Cleanse your hands ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded . . . for how long halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be God, then follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him . . . Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up !”

James 4:7-10 & I Kings 18:21

For without Me, ye can do nothing . . . But we can do all things through Christ (Anointing) Who strengthens us ! . . . If ye abide in Me (The Word), and My Words . . . which are Spirit and Life . . . abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you !”                         John 15:5-7, Philippians 4:13, John 6:63

 

“Finally, my brethren, Be strong in the Lord (Adoni – the Sovereign King), and in the power of His might . . . which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His Own right hand in the heavens . . . For heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool . . . For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in GOD . . .   Ephesians 6:10-18, 1:20, Isaiah 66:1 & Colossians 3:3

Therefore put on the whole armour of God (Divinity, Deity) . . . Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ ! . . . that ye may be able to stand against the wiles (guile, deceit, trickery) of the devil.

     For we wrestle not against flesh and blood (not even your own), but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in the heavens . . . The prince of the powers of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience . . . !                                       

Romans 13:14 & Ephesians 2:2

     Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand (stand against) in the evil day, and having done all, to stand !

Stand therefore, having your loins (hips, kidneys) girt about with Truth . . .the Word of God ! . . . and having on the Breastplate of righteousness . . . With a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled (anointed with the blood of the Lamb) from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure Water . . . For now ye are clean, through the Word that I have spoken unto you ! . . .             Hebrews 10:22 & John 15:3

     And your feet shod with the preparation (ointment, anointing) of the Glad Tidings of  Peace . . . For He is our peace, Who hath made both (God and man) One . . . That they all may be one, as Thou Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be One (Ehk-awd) in Us: so that the world may believe that Thou has sent Me . . . Sanctify them through Thy Truth, Thy Word is Truth (Verity, Verily So)! . . .
Ephesians 2:14, John 17:21 & 17


For all things are of (by) God, Who hath reconciled us to Himself by Christ Jesus, and hath given unto us the ministry (service) of reconciliation. To wit (that is), that God (Who is Spirit) was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the Word of recon-ciliation !                                                                                                                        II Corinthians 5:18

And above all, taking the shield of faith . . . for faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God ! . . . Wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts (arrows) of the wicked . . .

     And take the helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit . . . For the Words that I speak, they are Spirit and they are Life !”

Romans 10:17 & John 6:63

And they overcame him (ha Satan – the accuser) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony; and they loved not their own lives unto the death . . . !”                   Revelation 12:11 & ref: Leviticus 17:10-11

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of GOD, and (by) the faith of Jesus ! . . . And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and I saw them that had gotten the victory over the beast . . . Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ ! . . . and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand upon the sea of glass, having the harps of GOD.

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Thy works, LORD God Almighty (Yehuwah El’ Shaddai) . . . !

For Thou also hast wrought all our works in us . . . Christ in you, the hope of glory !”

Revelation 14:12, 15:1-3, Isaiah 26:12 & Colossians 1:27

We pray that these exceeding great and precious Promises will bless you today !   And remember always to speak His Word in the face of all darkness, doubt and fear.
your brother and sister,
Eric & Sarah Wilson – Isaiah Ministries

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