"Now, from the days of John the baptist hitherto, the kingdom of
the heavens is being violently forced and the violent are snatching
it." (Matthew 11:12 CLT)
This is not speaking of La-z-boy sitting, bon-bon eating, latest newsletter
reading "Kingdom" Christians folks. This bespeaks of a people who walk in a
place of Kingdom authority, and exercise that authority wherever they
This "authority" can be exercised anywhere, saints, wherever
there are things (even spirits) and people that are not in full
subjection to the Lord Himself. This is speaking about our walk in the
grocery store, at the doctors office, and even about things and people
in our own homes or on our streets. We don't have to be sent
out into "the mission field" to be violently snatching the Kingdom. WE ARE
IN THE MISSION FIELD WHEREVER WE GO, and we will be there UNTIL the
kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of our God and of His Christ.
I don't see that that has happened yet, do you?
Some of the teachings that I've been hearing lately about God's "sons" not
being distracted or detracted from "filling up with light" by ministering
to the least, the lost, and the poor is a bunch of selfish nonsense, if you
ask me. No one is going to get me to believe that God's plan is
for His children all over the world to be held in bondage to sin
and death while His so called "deliverers" sit around all
day preaching to one another about all the wonderful things that they are
going to do someday.
I gotta tell ya, I can't stomach much more of that kind-of
"kingdom" stuff anymore. There's a whole world out there that is crying
out for a manifestation of Christ, and God is giving them just
that, when He finally finds someone who is
REALLY willing to sacrifice their life so that they might be
a blessing to other people. You cannot live a sacrificed life unto the Lord
for the sake of blessing other people and not manifest Christ. You just can't
(and believe me, you don't need all the latest and greatest "revelations" to
manifest Him either).
Let me end this letter in this way, on a personal note for all of
The beginning of "violently seizing the Kingdom," begins with
being utterly violent toward our own self wants and needs and
comforts. We can't be married to the things of self and the world, not
even our own creature comforts, NOT EVEN OUR OWN MINISTRY, and
be those who are truly SNATCHING the Kingdom of God. Elijah, John
the baptist, and certainly Jesus Himself are all patterns
for TRUE Kingdom snatchers.
Just where are the true Kingdom snatchers today, eh? Where are