The Fight is Rigged
Fight the good fight of faith. I Timothy 6:12a (KJV)
I don’t know about you, but in my book, the only good fight is one that you win. And that is exactly the kind of fight we are expected to fight. The fight of faith is fixed- it’s rigged. It’s a set-up in our favor. Jesus has already beat up on the devil and won.
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15 (KJV)
Let’s read that in a couple different versions so we get the full effect of what Paul was saying.
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal procession], having triumphed over them through the cross. Colossians 2:15 (Amplified Bible, AMP)
Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his! Colossians 2:15 (The Passion Translation, TPT)
He disarmed those who once ruled over us—those who had overpowered us. Like captives of war, He put them on display to the world to show His victory over them by means of the cross. Colossians 2:15 (The Voice, VOICE)
Jesus stripped the devil of his authority to rule over us. When we wage war against the enemy in the name of Jesus, it is like having a gun fight with an unarmed opponent. Yeah, the devil likes to talk a big talk, but when the chips are down, he must flee because we have been given the authority that he once got from Adam. Just as the Lord told Jehoshaphat in II Chronicles, we don’t have to do the fighting. The battle has been won on our behalf.
You will not have to fight this battle. Just stand there and watch the Lord save you. Judah and Jerusalem, don’t be afraid. Don’t worry, because the Lord is with you. So go out to stand against those people tomorrow.’” II Chronicles 20:17 (Easy-to-Read Version, ERV)
Isn’t it great to win every time? That’s what happens to us because the fight is rigged in our favor.
A while back, Jim came across a confession from Creflo Dollar Ministries that is very powerful, and I am going to use it to close our post today. I hope you will adopt it as a part of your daily confession.
I Win Everyday!
I WIN over every battle all the time, and my God always causes me to triumph. Failure is not final, and I won’t stop until I WIN. I’m more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. My victory is guaranteed because the shed blood of Jesus gives me a right to win in every area of my life. I WIN in my marriage. I WIN in my finances. I WIN on my job. I WIN over unemployment. I WIN over negative emotion. I WIN in my physical body. I WIN! I WIN! I WIN! I Declare these words and it is so, in the name of Jesus. Amen!