January 30, 2017

Advancing Forcefully

Hebrew 2:1-4  NIRV

1 So we must pay more careful attention to what we have heard. Then we will not drift away from it.

2 Even the message God spoke through angels had to be obeyed. Every time people broke the Law, they were punished. Every time they didn't obey, they were punished.

3 Then how will we escape if we don't pay attention to God's great salvation? The Lord first announced that salvation. Those who heard him gave us the message about it.

4 God gave witness to it through signs and wonders. He gave witness through different kinds of miracles. He also gave witness through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He gave them out as it pleased him.

  • We need to pay careful attention to the things our Pastor & God-appointed Messengers tell us. 
  • God allows miracles, signs and wonders to work through those with the Gifts of the Spirit as HE pleases.  It is nothing that we do on our own accord. 

SO… how do we get to the place that miracles, signs and wonders work inn and through us?

Matthew 11:12, KJV, "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. "

  • The Kingdom of Heaven or the Kingdom of God represents the power and authority of God.

  • The phrase "suffereth violence" is defined as "coming with force and power".  And the word "violent" means strong or forceful.

  • The New International Reader's Version says, "Since the days of John the Baptist, the kingdom of heaven has been advancing with force. And forceful people are taking hold of it."

From the days of John the Baptist until now… this very moment… the power and authority of God has been forcefully advancing!  And, there are those who are forcefully grabbing ahold of it.  But, doing this, His power and authority begins to overtake them and their thoughts and actions.  And they start owning it.  And, the miracles, signs and wonders that are promised in the last days SHALL manifest themselves in and through them.

Are you going to just stay in your comfort zone?  Are you going to allow your circumstances hold you back?  Or are you going to step out and step it up and forcefully grab ahold of the power of God?!  The time is now!  It is time to start advancing forcefully with His power and authority!  Miracles, signs and wonders await!  I challenge you to move!

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