Whether you understand it or not, you are in a war. Will you remember that you are fighting from victory and not for victory? Stand firm knowing that I have already won!


The Bible tells us we are laborers together with God. With this mind, let’s look at one way partnering with God empowers us to be dangerous to the enemy.

People who partner with God are empowered to be more than a conqueror. Remember, if He empowers us, that doesn’t mean He does something for us, but that He removes all obstacles so that we can do something for ourselves.

I would rather be empowered than enslaved, but that’s just me. Our nation is going to hell in a hand basket because everyone wants free stuff. Our culture is declining quickly because people do not respect how they’ve been empowered to act. They don’t mind being enslaved to the rest of us as long as they have this, this and this.

Our appreciation for empowerment is a Kingdom understanding. It would be the equivalent of me sending you to college and paying your tuition, but I can’t make you go to class. I can’t make you pass or choose your major, though I’ve empowered you to become educated.

That is exactly the state of the Body of Christ. We are so empowered and yet we act like we’re not responsible for anything. We take care of our household while our neighbor struggles in darkness. Our churches build gymnasiums while millions perish in chains. People are going to a Christ-less eternity while we refuse to be empowered, to act.

Be responsible for your empowerment. Partner with God to conquer poverty, disease, hunger, sexual slavery, racial division, depression, addiction and loneliness. Conquer hell and its demons by bringing the One True God into the battle. He’s a man of war!

For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.       – 1 Corinthians 3:9

From my sermon series MILK AND HONEY