I Heard “Fight for The Vision” – By Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua

Royal Life
Daily Devotional & Prophecy
August 4, 2020.

Fight for The Vision

It is a pivotal moment of the good fight. It is as though a lot of hearts should ask, where is the fulfilment of your words upon us? But God is doing great things amidst the mist. Faith and Patience are key to seeing these promises fulfilled in our lives in this hour of warfare.

Yes, we are still on the subject of spiritual warfare. We saw in our previous discussion that warfare in Christendom is a matter of knowledge. That the battle has already been won. They are no new victories. We are only led in the victory of Christ for us.

Our warfare is called the good fight of faith.

1 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 witnesses.

Why is it called the good fight of faith?
It is called a fight of faith because it just a fight of what you believe. The wrong knowledge of scripture is the root of most of our problems. How God sees us, who he has said we are in him is not optional but pivotal if we must walk in the victory of Christ. For there is an image perverter waring against the law of our minds daily.

Now a lot of Christians engage in a thing we have imbibed into spiritual warfare called Destroying Territorial Strong Holds before we can preach the Gospel or do any divine work in a particular area. Many are afraid to live in some places in the name of territorial demons.

This is unscriptural, we fully discussed what warfare is in our previous discussion. The strong holds mentioned coming against us are a matter of what we believe, a matter of knowledge. Imaginations and thoughts contrary to God’s word are the Strong Holds. This false doctrine itself is a strong hold to many that have believed it.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Now if wrong knowledge is the strong hold, how do you destroy strong holds in a city?

You simply go with the right knowledge. The Gospel of Christ. You go with the word of God for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes.

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

People with this idea of territorial strong holds spend years praying over a city without stepping out. I don’t know whether they expect angels to go preach the gospel. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. The gospel is what will save a city not sitting down and praying unscriptural prayers.

Imagine Jesus sending his disciples to go ahead of him to a city, to take one month to break the territorial demonic strongholds before he could have access to enter the city to preach. Where is that practised in scripture? Not by Jesus, not by the apostles if you understand warfare. That idea itself is the strong hold.

The devil knows better that most of us, he does not need to live unbelievers and hide up in the air as a territorial demon even though he is the prince of the power of the air, he lives right within the unbeliever. All unbelievers carry the nature of the devil.

Ephesians 2:2-3
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Now observe this statement in the first verse “the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience”. He does need to hang out in the air as territorial strong hold, he is right inside of the unbeliver, they share the same nature as you can see, “and were by nature the children of wrath”

So now what is he doing in the lives of unbelievers?

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Ah that you may see it. The unbeliever’s mind is the target of the enemy. How do you get them out of spiritual blindness? Prayer is good but light is what dispels darkness. You can pray not for a territorial demon but for the power of God to fall on their hearts, that the Lord opens their hearts to receive the gospel. But remember the gospel is what will save them, even if the power is broken and they are still empty their minds will still be filled up again with the darkness of the enemy.

Forget about territorial demons, your next door neighbour if he is not saved, has the devil sitting right in his heart; this is why we must step out;

Romans 10:14, 17
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?..So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

I am aware of the lady Diana doctrine coined out of Paul’s persecution at Ephesus in the nineteenth chapter of Acts. I do not know where they got it from even in that passage. There is no place where Paul went back and began to pray against territorial demons. The more they came against the Apostle, the more he pushed through with the gospel. Not with breaking territorial strong holds but with the gospel of Jesus. He knew better. The gospel is the solution.

This was not just at Ephesus, the Apostles kept on fighting persecution everywhere they went because we are promised persecution. It makes the gospel real.

The world needs the light of the gospel. Arise and shine and see nations changed.

In an encounter with the Lord, I saw a Christian with a remote control in his hand as he tried to turn on a television. I saw a dark image on the outside as it tried to put off the television. I saw him fighting to put on the television….

1 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 witnesses.

Then the Lord said ” Fight for the Vision, fight the good fight of faith. I have already given you eternal life when you called upon my name.

Do not be afraid, the enemy wants to put off my call upon you, but lay hold on eternal life and keep on your good profession faith for unto life were you called.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.

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