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. (1 Timothy 6:12).
Have you ever seen eternal life? Or can you describe what it looks like? The answers are obvious, yet the scripture above tells us to lay hold on it. How can you hold on something that is intangible? The answer is provided in the same verse: “lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession (or confession). " You lay hold on eternal life through your confessions of faith!
When the scriptures tell us to “lay hold" on eternal life, it is not suggesting that eternal life is trying to escape from you. The fact is that the circumstances of life will try to make you doubt the presence of that life. That is why he tells you to “lay hold" on it. For example, if sickness attacks your body, you may not feel like somebody who has eternal life; this is why you must insist on that life dominating the outer man. This is where your confessions of faith come in. The way to “lay hold" on your healing is by declaring that you are healed and healthy, irrespective of how your body feels.
The same thing applies to other areas of your life in Christ; you lay hold on your prosperity with your confessions. You lay hold on your greatness with your confessions. You re-echo everything that God has said concerning you in His Word. All that are associated with the eternal life you have received are things you do not see with your physical eyes, that is why you have to lay hold on them by faith.
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