Luke 11:21, 22 “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.”
The text of Luke 11:21, 22 speaks of a strong man overcoming the devil and spoiling his goods. That strong man is Jesus Christ and He overcame the devil, stripped him of his armour, and spoiled his goods. He has no power over the Christian because of the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ. In His work of Redemption on the Cross Colossians 2:15 says about Jesus that , “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Remember that Adam in his Fall turned the dominion he had over to satan who became the god of this world system. In that context we can say that Jesus took the battle right into the enemy’s camp, allowed him home field advantage, and still whipped him making an open shame of him. This is the nature of the Spirit that flows from the Cross and Resurrection. This is same Spirit of the Resurrection that dwells in us Romans 8:11.
I do not believe Jesus intended the Church to be on the defensive slithering around in cowardly defeat trying to keep out of the devil’s sight. When Jesus talked of delivering someone bound by demon power and from the strong man who had him bound, He said a stronger one would come upon him, overcome him, and take all his armor. That sounds pretty aggressive and being on the offense to me. The Great Commission was 100% attack and being on the offensive. You don’t score points on defense but on offense. Let’s quit playing defense, get on the offense, preach the Gospel, heal the sick, and deliver the oppressed.
This is the same Spirit in Jesus who prevailed against the gates of hell, raised Him from the dead, and anointed us with power to be His witnesses. His Resurrection power ought to put us on the move and going everywhere to set people free. It is not Scriptural to wait for the sinners to contact us the saints. It’s time to take the initiative in contacting people.