The most dangerous Christian in the world is not the one who knows the Bible frontwards and backwards, the firebrand preacher, or even the most uncompromising believer. The most dangerous Christian is the one who has entered into the cooperative process with Jesus and has allowed Him to touch every part of their soul.
The most dangerous Christian is not the strong willed, nor the smartest, nor the most gifted. He or she is the one who has learned to be loved by God and remain in His love, and to love others as he or she has been loved. The one who loves their enemies is more potent than those who are able to easily destroy them.
The most dangerous Christian is a little child, for they have no guile, no pretenses, they haven’t yet learned to be cynical or passive-aggressive. They’re not unforgiving or judgmental, their love is unconditional, they’re vulnerable, totally trusting those who have care over their souls.
4 Whoever continually humbles himself to become like this little child is the greatest one in heaven’s kingdom realm. (Matt.18:4 TPT)
Jesus was a threat to the devil on the earth, but not because of His divine power. Yes, Jesus is God the Son. But the fact of the matter is, Jesus did NOTHING in His own power. Jesus was a threat because He laid down His life; because He did nothing except what He saw the Father do.
19 So Jesus said, “I speak to you eternal truth. The Son is unable to do anything from himself or through his own initiative. I only do the works that I see the Father doing, for the Son does the same works as his Father. (John 5:19 TPT*)
Jesus was a threat because Satan had no hooks in Him. He couldn’t trigger Him. No areas of unhealed wounds with which to project onto others. No hypocrisy or virtue-signaling. Nothing with which the enemy could use from a wounded soul.
30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me (John 14:30 NIV*)
Jesus’ arrival was the ultimate handwriting on the wall for the god of this world. He was the prophet telling Belshazzar, “God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end. You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.” (Dan.5:26-27)
Satan’s Babylonian construct called “this world” will one day fall forever (Rev.18), but it already has fallen in the hearts of those who have learned to live above this “Matrix,” for they live from heaven to earth (Phil.3:20), empowered through Christ’s life in them (Gal.2:20).
They don’t fight for victory, they fight from victory. They don’t just believe in Jesus, they believe like Jesus.
This is why Christians who have a transcactional relationship with Jesus are no theat to this world system. In fact, they’re still eating from the wrong Adamic tree. They’re still thinking spiritual maturity has something to do what they know instead of Who they know.
They have yet to learn that all transformation is experiential and relational; the rest is just empty religion.
When Jesus declared that Satan’s rule had come to an end, He was talking about a completely new way of living. He was inaugarating what Dallas Willard used to call His “subversive kingdom.” It’s a people who’ve learned to stop eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and now eat from the Tree of Life.
This kingdom invasion means the end of Satan’s kingdom on the earth wherever it is made manifest.
14 God always makes his grace visible in Christ, who includes us as partners of his endless triumph. Through our yielded lives he spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere we go. 15 We have become the unmistakable aroma of the victory of the Anointed One to God—a perfume of life to those being saved and the odor of death to those who are perishing. (2 Cor.2:14 TPT)
These Christians are dangerous to the evil and the brokenness in this world because Jesus is dangerous to the evil and the brokenness of this world. Amen.
…because as he is, so are we in this world. (1 John 4:17b)