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Old notes taken mostly from my personal time with God. We're moving house again, so, I guess we're back to being, literally, pilgrims on the Rough Roads of Planet Earth. (Photo taken on a road to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, North Auckland, NZ, Dec 2009.)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Aggressive People Find the Kingdom of God




Matt 11:12

12From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. (NIV)

12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. (KJV)


Luke 16:16
16"The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John. Since that time, the good news of the kingdom of God is being preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it.


-----> We need to get "violent" to find God and His kingdom. Put in more effort, that's what it means. Spend more time reading His word, praying, seriously praying, even fasting. This is what others call "spiritual warfare."


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