I would like to think that when I pronounce the benediction at the end of our church services, I am sending dangerous people back into their natural habitat to wreak havoc on the Enemy.
-Mark Batterson, Wild Goose Chase
I get this statement.
I understand the man that doesn’t want to lead His people deeper into safe, “Thank you for coming. See you next week” territory. I understand the desire to advance against the enemy, even at the risk of safety. At the heart of this blog and my ministry over the years are Jesus’ own words about building a church that would devastate the very gates of Hell… a church that the Enemy cannot stop.
“But I work with a bunch of kids…” you say.
“But I’m only a volunteer…” you say.
“But our church is really struggling…”
“But we’re not very big and have a really small budget…”
“But I’m just a kid…”
Who is your God? Who is it that is really fueling your life and your ministry and your church? Who are you really pursuing?
If you are pursuing God, know this: He has made you dangerous to the enemy. He is enough to tear down the gates of Hell that are keeping people from Him. He is enough to rescue people you love from the addictions and ego that tear them away. He is enough to keep you from the one who would destroy you. And He is enough to resuscitate the lifeless shell left when His people are afflicted with a hope-starved apathy.
Will you dare to trust Him and step into the fray?