From Pastor’s Thoughts: The Fight of Faith Part 1

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The Fight of Faith

Part 1

Wednesday April 15th, 2020

Numbers 13

As we continue to persevere through this current season, it is time that we discuss the importance of fighting the good fight of faith. In the Old Testament, God told Moses to send out spies into Canaan, the land He had promised to the Israelites. Moses sent out twelve spies, but ten returned to the camp downtrodden and discouraged. They said, “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large… We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are” (Num 13:27,31).

Given today’s circumstances, you may be feeling like the ten spies returning to Moses. It is easy to look at the ever-growing chaos outside and consider the enemy we are facing, and then measure ourselves and our abilities against it. But when we do that, we become discouraged and hopeless, just as the ten spies were.

The other two spies, Caleb and Joshua, returned with a spirit of faith. “Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, ‘We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it’” (Num 13:30). They understood that their victory was in God, not in themselves, and it is exactly the same for us right now.

1 Timothy 6:12 says, “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” Church, right now, we need to fight the good fight of faith. This means, believing in God’s strength instead of being intimidated by our circumstances, and trusting that He will conquer anything that stands in our way.

Today, be encouraged to fight the fight of faith! Pray ceaselessly and endure with great strength. As Caleb said, “We can certainly do it!”

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