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05-02-12 / The Violent Take It By Force

05-02-12 / The Violent Take It By Force

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

 

"SHOUT UNTO GOD" by Hillsong


Lyrics to "SHOUT UNTO GOD" by Hillsong

First, I want to give thanks to God, who has been EXTREMELY faithful to me and my wife as we have been working so diligently to promote the music and seek to get some new open doors.  We have been praying daily for God to have favor on us, and I want to let you know that God has been giving us favor with the venues.  I look forward to many open doors in the near future thanks to Him.

Today, I leave you with this - what is it that you want out of life?  Your dreams, your ambitions, your desires...are you seeing them come to pass?  God may have put a dream in your heart that you have not seen come to fruition yet - are you praying for it to come to pass?  Consider the words of Jesus in the above scripture - "...the violent take it by force...".  The devil is DEFINITELY waging a war of violence against the saints, seeking to kill, steal and destroy anything holy and good within us.  Are you fighting back?

God gave you tools to WAR against Satan - PRAYER, THE WORD OF GOD, FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, etc.  I encourage you to read Ephesians 6 about the armor of God.  For some of you, this is the 10,000+ time you have read it, and for some of you, this verse is brand new.  EITHER WAY, it is important to remember - WE ARE AT WAR!!!

Ephesians 6:11-18 /  11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

If you believe, ye shall receive.  God bless!

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