This is one of the most exciting promises from God to His people! We live in a world that is full of darkness and getting darker but our mighty God promises that we will plunder the Kingdom of darkness!
We have a very real enemy who hates God, His plans and us, His people. The enemy knows that we have been given everything we need to rescue people out of his hands so he does everything he can to keep us off the battlefield. If he can convince us that we do not need to fight or that it’s just too risky, then he wins before it begins! He knows that if we get a glimpse of the power of God in us, he is in serious trouble!
There are treasures in darkness to be won! There are people who are lost and in bondage that can be released and redeemed if only we take the light into the darkness! Don’t be afraid of the dark but dispel it! Matthew 5:14 says, “You are the light of the world!” If you never take the light into dark places what is the point in being here? You are not here to insulate yourself in a bless me club, “but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” Daniel 11:32
God deserves everything He paid for on the cross! He deserves every soul released from darkness and He deserves to have a church that is free and He longs to see the people He loves so much living in the the light and power He has given.
Is it dangerous and costly? Kind of. Will you lose some battles? Most likely. I’ve taken a lot of hits but not as many as the enemy has. That is true for anyone who enters this battle. It’s so worth it. If you are to be free yourself, you will have to fight. If you are to rescue others out of darkness, it will require that you enter into the battle. There is no such thing as a life of ease when it comes to following Jesus. He said to count the cost.
I’ve counted the cost. I’ve seen that the price to follow Jesus and to join Him in doing great exploits is high. I know that it will continue to cost everything as long as I live but one minute in His presence reminds me that He is worth it. He is our great reward and He paid the highest price for us. We don’t deserve Him, yet He adores us and invites us to join Him to share in the spoils.