Anyone who enjoys boxing wants to see a GOOD FIGHT.
Some have even accused some matches of being FIXED. No one wants to watch or pay for a fight that isn’t good or competitive…so, if it’s fixed, it has to look like a REAL fight. In a fixed fight, the person who is going to win has already been decided, but to camouflage the arrangement, the predestined winner will APPEAR to lose a few rounds…but he or she keeps on fighting because they no that no matter how it looks to everyone else…they are promised the victory.
Those of us in Christ are in a fixed fight, we’ve just been ordained to LOSE a few rounds so that it’s a good fight.
Yes, the devil is a strong adversary that has to be taken seriously. Yes, unfortunately we’ve all lost a few rounds with him, and will lose some more…
Some we lost through concession…we just didn’t fight hard enough.
Some we lost because we weren’t properly prepared through studying the word enough…
Some we lost because we didn’t rest between rounds enough as we’ve been commanded…
Some we lost because we didn’t take our enemy serious enough…
Some we lost because we just weren’t strong enough…
Some it LOOKED like we lost, but we really didn’t (just like Jesus on the cross)
But, remember this…our victory is promised throughout the bible.
Matthew 24:13 (KJV)
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
Colossians 1:13 (NKJV)
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Revelation 3:21 (NKJV)
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Revelation 20:10 (NKJV)
The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
We’re guaranteed the victory…we just have to stay in the fight!