Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1 Timothy 6:12

1 Timothy 6:12 – Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

       “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” This is our fight. It’s not in the physical, but in your mind. We have to look at the things in our life that appear real and believe something different. Faith is taking hold of the victory that looks impossible.
       If we already have something or can see it in the natural we don’t need faith to receive it. That’s why Paul describes faith as a fight. We may have to fight against what all our senses are telling us.
       Take the second part of this verse for example: “Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.” Is eternal life something that we can see? No. In our eyes we see people get born, get old, and die. That’s the progression of life as we can see it in the natural. We can feel ourselves getting older and our bodies not working the same as they used too.
       We can’t see what happens to a person after death. There is no evidence that anything happens to them, but we know different. Faith is believing in life after death. It is taking hold of the eternal life to which we were called when we received Christ in our lives.
You don’t have to do anything for it, except believe. Jesus already has the victory. Eternal life is already waiting for you. Take hold of it by faith, no matter what the world tells you.

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