JESUS GAVE YOU:
1 – power (authority, force, ability, mastery, jurisdiction) over unclean (foul) spirits, to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease,
2 – power (ability) to heal sicknesses, and to cast out (expel) devils:
3 – power (mastery) over unclean spirits;
4 – power (force) and authority (ability) over all devils, and to cure (heal) diseases.
5 – power (ability, force, competency, mastery) to tread (trample, stomp) on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power (forces) of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you (you will remain completely unharmed).
As a Christian you have ALL this power, authority, ability, force, mastery, jurisdiction, and competency over ALL the forces and power of the enemy. Our enemy does NOT want you to know this or to operate in it.
How do you do 1 Timothy 6:12 and “Fight the good fight of faith?” YOU FIGHT. It is a fight of faith – OF FAITH.
A good fight is one YOU win. Thus the good fight of faith simply means “fighting to hold on to your faith” in what you are believing for, no matter what it looks like or feels like.
To “fight the good fight of faith” does not mean to “stoically hang in there” while all hell is breaking loose in your life and you’re being beaten up by the devil. It’s not to “grin and bear it”.
Take sickness and disease. You find and read scriptures that talk about Jesus going around and healing every one of every disease. Why? Because “faith comes to you by hearing (and hearing and hearing) the Word of God”. It comes when you hear it preached at a church service or when you listen to faith podcasts – or even hearing yourself speaking that Word to yourself through confessions and declarations.
The more you study those scriptures, the more your faith builds up to believe for healing. Then you can fight and hold on to your faith. You absolutely cannot fight without a foundation of faith and the Word of God IN you.
Your fight part comes as you stand on the promise of that healing. You fight to quit letting the devil steal your healing away from you. You may feel horrid. All symptoms in your body may scream, “YOU’RE SICK, YOU’RE SICK, YOU’RE SICK!! QUIT LYING TO YOURSELF!”
You are NOT the sick trying to get healed. You are “the healed” and the devil is trying to steal it. He comes to destroy that healing by bringing you sickness and trying to get you to accept it.
THAT SICKNESS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU. It is not yours, it is the devils. Quit accepting it. Give it back to him in your authority to do so (and quit saying “MY” sickness. Don’t personalize it.).
The good fight says, “I refuse to accept this sickness and disease trying to overtake me! The Bible says that healing is mine. The devil is not going to steal it from me. No one is going to talk me out of it. It belongs to me. Today, right now, I receive my healing!”
Then don’t back off. Once you’ve said that, don’t ever say anything contrary to it. Don’t be moved by time or symptoms (or friends talking and questioning).
When the devil comes back (and he will) to whisper in your ear, “You are going to die! You’re not going to get your healing” – laugh at him! Literally!! (Proverbs 17:22)
Say, “Too late! I’ve already gotten it. I received my healing last week. It’s mine and you can’t steal it”!
Just keep fighting. Refuse to give up. Keep reading (and standing on) healing scriptures to keep your faith built up. Keep doing what God tells you to do and your healing WILL manifest. YOU win!!