Thursday, February 25, 2010

Taken by Force, Violence

“…And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize--share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion]…” Matthew 11:12 AMP (italics and emphasis mine)

I have often wondered what exactly Jesus meant when He spoke of Kingdom suffering violence and that the violent shall take it by force? was He advocating physical violence? or was He speaking of spiritual violence. I am more inclined to believe on the latter; Apostle Paul speaks of the weapons of our warfare being spiritual and not carnal (2 Cor 10:4). Until the end of times, there is a constant warfare in the spirit realm.

The second we pass from the Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God, all hell break loose. Satan attacks our mind, health, wealth, everything he can. His chief aim is to get us to go back to his kingdom. The secret is, he is a defeated foe and when we submit to God and “resist (FIGHT BACK, GO AGAINST, refuse, say no to, go contrary to) him” he shall flee. But we have to resist (violence?), God (or the Holy Spirit) will not do it for us (James 4:7)

I believe in prosperity for I believe in God, for He gives me power to get wealth © TJ Kyara


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