Checklist for a Good Fight
Timothy 6:12, Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many
INTRODUCTION: A good fight is one that you win. In the faith fight, anytime you lose, it means you
or someone else didnt get their need met. Failures
are not יְהוָה - made. They are man-made and
usually are a result of either a lack of knowledge, or not acting on what we know. We can win in this fight. We are called to win. Use this checklist (especially before you pray). You are a winner, in Yeshua name.
#1: Recognize the source of the
opposition as being Satan - and stand your ground.
3:22-26; Mattityahu (Matthew) 14:22,23; Luke 13:16
Objective: Steal the Word
best way and easiest way to dig up a tree is when its a seed.
Day of Power
- Ephesians 6:13 (Philips), Therefore you must wear the whole armor of
that you may be able to resist evil in its day of power, and that even when you have
fought to a standstill you may still stand your ground.
major realm of attack is the unrenewed mind.
- II Corinthians 4:4
are geared to keep you from thinking accurately. A
mind under pressure does not think soberly.
Fight is NOT a Bluff It Is
a Sure Thing.
#2: Be sure the promises of יְהוָה - the scriptures - cover the things you ask for and are believing for.
you overstep the boundaries of יְהוָה ís Word, you have no basis for confident
Yochanan (1 John) 5:14,15
- Presumption: An overstepping of proper bounds.
had established their boundaries by their own words: Bmidbar (Numbers) 13:26 - 14:2;
leads into destruction because its source is PRIDE.
Bet (2 Kings) 5:1-15
Kefa (2 Peter) 1:3,4
world creates desires it cannot fulfill. The
Word never creates a desire that יְהוָה cannot fulfill.
1:37 (ASV), For no word from
be void of power.
Corinthians 1:20, For all the promises
of יְהוָה in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of יְהוָה by us.
promises and principles of יְהוָה never will violate the character and integrity of
- יְהוָה s
Promises are Not Witchcraft
(Proverbs) 18:22 (You cannot use this or any other scripture to make someone do what you
(John) 16:23,24 (You cannot use this as a basis for coveting the possessions of other.)
#3: Be sure you are not living in sin -
practicing wrong doing.
Yochanan (1 John) 1:7-9
there is sin in your life and you lie to yourself (יְהוָה already knows), you open the door
to other deceptions and works of Satan.
will stop faith.
Kefa (1 Peter) 3:7
I Corinthians 11:31,
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
let Satan condemn you of past sins you have received forgiveness of.
you do wrong, then face up to it.
may come and persist, but thoughts not put to word or action die unborn.
(James) 4:1-3 (Amp), What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts
(quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that
are ever warring in your bodily members? You
are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become
murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as
your hearts are concerned.] You burn with
envy and anger and are not able to obtain[the gratification, the contentment and the
happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You
do not have because you do not ask. [Or] you
do ask [יְהוָה for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and
evil, selfish motives. Your intention
is, [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures.
(Psalm) 66:18, If I regard iniquity in my heart, the L-rd will not hear me.
Regarding iniquity in the heart is the reason for many unanswered prayers. The writer says, If I had seen iniquity in my
heart and encouraged it; if I had pretended to be what I was not; and if I had loved
iniquity while I professed to pray and be sorry for my sin, the L-rd (Heb. Adonai, my
prop, Stay and Supporter) would not have heard me. I
would have been left without His help and support in my time of trouble.
#4: Be sure no doubt or unbelief is
permitted in your life.
threefold bold confession
a Good Report
continual bold confession will convince you of and maintain for you the reality of
what the promises have said.
- Promise: a basis for expectancy
Jews (Hebrews) 13:5,6
evil report is one that disagrees with what יְהוָה has said.
Your Thought Life
- Faith will not work in your heart with doubts in your head. You CANNOT allow them to persist.
are governed by observations, association and teaching
people that are negative or argumentative.
read books or listen to tapes or preachers who you know will not minister faith to you.
allow a mental picture of defeat to persist in your mind
#5: Sincerely desire the benefit you
is your desire for you, not
Do Not Receive Because They are Not Sincere Enough to Maintain Their Fight of Faith. At the First Sign of Opposition or Having to Wait,
said, If youre not willing to stand very long, it will take forever. If youre willing to stand forever, it
wont take very long.
People are Not Sincere About Serving יְהוָה . Faith
is Just a Means to Get What They Want.
#6: Make sure you have asked; asked
in faith, nothing wavering and asked believing that what is asked is yours.
(Matthew) 7:7-11 -- the Key Word to the Prayer of Petition is...ASK
Dake Annotated Bible,
If wicked fathers see to it that their children get what they ask and that they are
fed, clothed, happy, prosperous, healed, protected, and free from suffering, to the
fullest extent of their ability, HOW MUCH
MORE, will the Heavenly Father, do for His children...that ask Him.
- Mark 11:24 -- (Rules for Asking)
prayers have different rules.
#7: Count the thing done that you
have asked for.
vs. Feelings (Acts 12:1-16)
are fine till you come to things of the spiritual realm, or when those feelings contradict
יְהוָה s Word.
Like יְהוָה (Romans 4:17-22)
calls the things which be not AS though they were.
- Pitfall: Calling things that are as though they are not. (That is as ignoring the situation. Treating it as though it doesnt exist.)
CALLS -- it calls things to come.
- example: If the dog is not there and you want it, call it.
- example: If healing is not there
and you want it, call it.
- example: If money is not there and you want it, call it.
Faith is not ignoring the situation, but using
spiritual principles and power to change things.
law will control and change things
(James) 4:7 (deliverance)
#8: Give glory to
יְהוָה , even before
it comes into manifestation.
faith - giving glory to יְהוָה and being fully persuaded.
people undo their prayers by what they do next.
keeps around an atmosphere of faith.
Smith Wigglesworth said,
If you pray seven times for any one thing, you prayed six times in unbelief.
- II Corinthians 4:18
begins in the unseen realm to produce the answer.
(Daniel)s answer began the day he prayed.
#9: Act as though you have
is Always a Way to Act Your Faith (Yaakov (James) 1:22)
the whine out of your voice.
cloak represented his blindness
on what you know, not on what I know.
is a Sin
(1 Peter) 5:6,7
#10: Walk in love.
11:24-26 (Faith will not work in an
Corinthians 13 (Amp)
Assignment: Memorize I Corinthians 11:31, 32
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