“…for a living dog is better than a dead lion.” – Ecclesiastes 9:4
Read : Ephesians 6:10-13; Ephesians 1:18-22
A good fight is one in which the winner was determined even before the contest began. The Bible talks about the good fight of faith for all believers because Jesus already guaranteed victory for us. We simply show up to take the crown which already has our name on. Of course our adversary will try to put up a fight so he does not appear like an easy walk-over. But that is what he really is. Growing up as a child in Nigeria, West-Africa, one of the skills I learned and perfected through my mother was killing, dressing, and cooking chicken. One of the startling observations I always made when killing a chicken was that long after the head had been taken off, and the blood shed, they were usually still very active and sometimes even aggressive! Understanding that I had already killed it, gave me the assurance that I could not be hurt by all the aggressive activity I observed in the ‘dead’ chicken. Now that is exactly the way the devil is: He is a ‘slaughtered chicken’ with a lot of aggressive activity. He can’t hurt you or stop you. So go out and enjoy the benefits of your covenant with God. Use your faith, and walk in the victory that you have been given in Christ Jesus!