Paul said, “Fight the good fight of faith.” This world is a battle-ground of spiritual forces. If we are spiritual beings, it is impossible that we should hold ourselves neutral and stand apart from those forces that are in conflict. We must stand on one side or the other of the battle array. Jesus has said, “He that is not with me is against me.” Since we must be in the conflict whether we will to be or not, it behooves us to be on the right side. When we know that we are on the right side, then the thing of greatest importance to us is the method of our warfare. Since we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities and powers of evil, it is not strange that our weapons should be “not carnal” weapons, which are effective against material foes, but those spiritual weapons that are “mighty through God.”
Faith is the mightiest of all weapons. When our spirits are armed with faith, we may go confidently into any battle. We may have expectation of winning. We may know before we fight that victory is ours. We may face our adversary with calm confidence and with a consciousness of an indwelling power that is greater than his power. Has not God said, “Greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”? If our faith claims that to be so, then God will make it so to us.We must have faith in God. He is our leader. The army that does not have confidence in the ability and courage of its leader is half defeated before it goes into battle.
You must also have confidence in your weapons. Our weapons are “mighty through God,” we are told. God has told you how to win; and just as surely as you follow his instructions and trust in him for results, he will cause you to wear the victor’s crown. Our cause is a righteous one. Have faith in that cause, and know that right must triumph. Do not consider defeat at all. Let your faith mount up, and say: “I can win, and I will win. In God I will conquer.” Throw away your doubts. Make an end of them. Trust in God. His Word is true. You can believe it if you will, and believing it, you shall be more than conqueror through him that loves you.