Fighting The Good Fight

By Pastor Alton Trimble

Manna For Today: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fighting The Good Fight

Matthew 11:12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Have you noticed that everything that is good and right involves a struggle or fight for it? People have always had to fight for what’s right. Wrong has always been quicker, easier and cheaper but good and right are slower, more difficult and costly.

1. Abraham fought for Lot, his family and friends.

2. Joseph fought for his life then for Egypt and his own family.

3. Joshua fought to possess the Promised Land.

4. Gideon fought to free his people from bondage.

5. Samson fought the Philistines’ rule and control.

6. David fought to protect sheep then to protect the people of God and to lead God’s people.

7. Nehemiah fought to rebuild the city of Jerusalem and God’s temple.

8. Paul fought attempts on his life and religious spirits to bring the good news of the New Testament to the Gentiles.

9. Jesus fought religion, demons, Satan and some of His own disciples to provide us eternal salvation.

10. Theologian Martin Luther fought the tradition of men to bring us faith.

11. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought to bring another level of righteousness to the United States of America and the world.

God is a God of war. The Bible is a book of battles. The Christian life is a fight of faith.

What good or right thing are you willing to fight for?

Pray and ask your Father where you should be waging war right now.

Peace and blessings!

5 thoughts on “Fighting The Good Fight

  1. Teri Allard

    Amen PT!

    There are many good or right things I’m you willing to fight for. It seems like this is a constant battle. Everyday it feels like I’m swinging a sword of righteousness from the left then to the right. In almost every direction there is evil or wrong doing; or people who need an advocate.

    Father, today I pray and ask you where should I be waging war right now? In which direction is the evil or wrong doing or defenseless? Help me to see what battle I need to fight. I am willing to put on your whole armor and do what needs to be done.

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  2. Don Sullivan

    Father keep battle ready and give me the wisdom to fight when You want me to. Let me continuously fight for Your cause and purpose, in Jesus Mighty And Matchless name, Amen

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  3. Michael

    Amen!
    I know that I am fighting the good fight and I am using God’s weapons to win. I have the helmet of salvation, the belt of truth, the breast plate of righteousness, the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit. I am suited and ready to go each day.

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  4. Father guide me in battle for your victory. Help me to be strong in you and the power of your might. Help me press and not get weary . Help them to press and not get weary. In Jesus mighty name.

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  5. raineawarren

    Amen PT!
    We are God’s Soldiers, we’ve been armed with God given strengthened to fight the Good battles against evil and unrighteousness. Sundays after church service I often hear “This Means War” by Pastor C Jenkins. Wow, what a song! I’m always encouraged! Especially when he says…

    “I got satan on my trail, but I’m singing all is well. He’s attacking everyday, but I’m watching while I Pray! No matter the attack, I want turn back!” “THIS MEANS WAR!, THIS MEANS WAR!” GREAT ANTHEM! God is helping me recognize the fight needed to reconcile with family and fight for the rights of the downtrodden. I do realize we’re all going through something, God Bless Us, however I’m claiming the Victory..Always!

    P.S. Please google/youtube the song, You’ll turn it up! It’s just an awesome uplifting song, Amen!

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