Mark 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man, and then he will spoil his house.
In most of the armed robberies I heard about back home, the first thing the robbers do is to tie up the security guard who is considered ‘the strong man’ in charge of protecting that location. This is done because however frail such a person may look, there is always the possibility of potentially doing something to thwart their efforts hence all the robbers ensure that precaution is taken before anything else.
When it comes to guarding the possessions given to us by God, we cannot dare stand by like statues while others plunder them. We have to put on our game faces and prepare to defend them even if our defence means going on the offensive to force our way into certain locations and situations.
We are often tempted to believe that the magnitude of opposition we will encounter is directly proportional to the immediate success we are fighting for, but the truth is the magnitude of opposition relates to what we stand to potentially gain or become.
My dear, the forces that will rise against you do so not only because of where you are now, but where you are on your way to. Though your battles may appear to be for your present, it is your tomorrow that is being decided. Do not put your hands up in surrender- stand your ground in the name of the Lord and do battle because victory is already yours.
Remember # the greater your opposition, then the bigger the future which awaits you.