Are you a threat to the kingdom of darkness?
If satan and his demons had a board meeting and your name came before the board, what would they say? Would they say that you are one of their biggest threats to their kingdom, and as a result they must keep many demons harassing and opposing you?
Or would they say, “Gentlemen, this person poses no threat to our kingdom and our plans. Leave him alone. He needs no help from us.”
The truth is, there are millions of church-going believers sitting in pews Sunday after Sunday who pose little threat to the kingdom of darkness.
At our church, Lighthouse Assembly of God, we have been teaching on Ephesians 6:10-20, which reminds us that our battles are not with people (Ephesians 6:12), though we may think they always are, but against the kingdom of darkness. If we truly believe that we war against rulers and principalities that cannot be seen, then we must realize that their mandate is to hinder any believer who is seeking to walk in the fullness of God. Thus we must keep in mind that “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 Jn. 4:4b KJV).
If you are seeking to fully follow the Lord, you can experience serious harassment from the enemy. God permits temptation because it drives us deeper into the soil of God. These times reveal God’s power to keep us and walk us through the temptations.
Our message becomes fruitful when it is born out of obedience and trust in His name. Do not consider it strange if you find yourself fighting major battles the more obedient you become to the Master. God desires each of us to become a feared enemy of hell in order to affect satan’s domain. When you begin to feel harassed, chances are you are beginning to affect the kingdom of darkness, and satan doesn’t like this. Conversely, if you’re not being harassed by demonic forces, then perhaps you’re not being a major threat to the kingdom of darkness.
It is important to know, when we are facing serious battles for our souls that we are on the winning side. The Bible calls us “more than conquerors” for we serve the God of “more than enough” or the El-Shaddai. God is for us, and nothing that is against us can ever succeed. You may get hurt emotionally, financially, relationally, and in every other area of your life, but you will not be defeated. You will win! If Jesus is in your life, he is greater than any opposition you may ever encounter.
Seek whole-heartedly after God and become a threat to the kingdom of darkness. Let the kingdom of light shine through you putting out the darkness around you. What is in you will affect what is trying to come on you. Others will see that God is good, and they’re lives will be impacted forever while your life is blessed by the God you serve.
Make it a Great Day!
The Rev. Alex Colón is pastor of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Gallipolis, Ohio. Online at www.lagohio.org.