Taking A Spoil
There is a principle in the martial arts in that when the enemy
comes to attack, it is an opportunity to take a spoil. We also can
see this principle of taking a spoil when the enemy comes to attack in
In II Chronicles 14, when Zerah, the Ethiopian, came to attack
Asa, king of Judah, Asa prepared for the battle. However, before
he went into battle in the name of the Lord, he first sought God, asked
for God's help, and put the battle into God's hands. He not only
defeated the enemy, he also pursued the enemy to take much spoil.
In II Chronicles 20, three warring nations came up to attack Jehoshaphat
and Jehoshaphat's army was far outnumbered. He fasted and sought
God. Then he obeyed God by placing his singers before his army to
praise God. When the singers began to praise God, God set ambushments
against the enemies and gave the victory to Jehoshaphat. It took
the people three days just to gather the spoil.
The devil came to crucify our Lord Jesus, but Jesus over came
all the powers of darkness through his resurrection and took the spoil
according to Isaiah 53:12.
Has the enemy come to attack you? It is an opportunity for
you to submit yourself to God, resist the enemy and take a spoil.
We are to be more than just conquerors, we are to take a spoil.