By Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin

Fight the good fight of faith… 1 Tim. 6:12

The only fight the Christian is called upon to fight is the fight of faith.

If you’re in any other kind of fight, you’re in the wrong fight!

There’s no need to fight the Devil – Jesus has already defeated him. There’s no need fighting sin – Jesus is the cure for sin. But there is a fight (and therefore enemies, or hindrances) to faith.

The greatest enemy to faith is a lack of understanding God’s Word. In fact, all hindrances to faith center on this lack of knowledge; because you cannot believe or have faith beyond your actual knowledge of the Word of God.

However, your faith will automatically grow as your understanding of God’s Word grows (Rom. 10:17). If your faith is not growing, it’s because your knowledge of God’s Word is not growing. And you cannot grow or develop spiritually if you are not growing in faith.

The best resolution you can make today is that in the upcoming year, your knowledge of God’s Word will grow.

Then give yourself to the study of the Word! It will automatically follow that your faith will grow. Hence, you will grow and develop spiritually.

Confession: In the upcoming year, my faith will grow. I am determined that my knowledge of God’s Word will grow. My understanding of God’s Word will grow. Therefore, faith will come, and my faith will grow. I will grow and develop spiritually this year!

Copyright © Kenneth Hagin Ministries  – Used by Permission


  1. I bless God for this kind of teaching Word of God. Since i read Kenneth E. Hagin, all my understanding of the Word has changer. Glory to Jesus !

  2. This is the answer to all of our problems in life. Jesus has already defeated our enemy. But our enemy wants us to doubt Jesus. There is a war going on in our minds. And Jesus has given us the weapons to win. His NAME. HIS SPIRIT in us. HIS WORD. And our faith. Peter walked on water as long as his eyes were on Jesus. He only began to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus and focused on the problems around him.FOCUS ON JESUS AND FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH. We’ve already won. HIS last words before dying for us on Calvary were “IT IS FINISHED “. Amen!

    1. The Lord said to me,”You receive.”
      For I asked him,”What does it mean it is finished?”

  3. Absolutely right. We tend to think that we do not need to labor for faith to come. It takes effort (work) to pick one’s bible and study on purpose.

  4. I wish you were still living now that I get to know always bless with your word of God’s knowledge

  5. This is powerful and uplifting. I always thank God for this man

  6. I determine to improve my studies life, o God of Rev Hagin help me

  7. It’s a little confusing because you have said it takes work to build faith but here Hagin says by hearing the word faith builds automatically. I guess it’s semantics. Steve

    1. Author

      Steve – In a sense it is semantics, in that we are both talking about pretty much the same thing – getting into the Word of God and getting the Word of God into you. This article is about knowing the will of God, and that knowing that will comes from knowing the Word of God. That takes time and work.

      The other side of knowing the will of God is knowing His personal will for you beyond the general will of the Bible. This takes seeking and prayer, which is work. Kenneth Hagin spent years and years in Bible study and seeking God. Whether one calls this work or not, it still takes discipline and effort.

      One minor difference maybe, is that I am a little more demanding on ‘hearing from God’ for faith and Kenneth Hagin at times has said basically, ‘just choose to stand on the word of God and believe.’ But I think even in this he would say that there is a work of God’s grace.

      Do the things you know to do in God, and yes faith will just come. Doing those things though is the ‘work of God.’ Good question! Rex

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