Thursday, July 12, 2018


Matthew 11:12 says this:

12 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—a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion].

This sounds at first like a negative thing, but it isn't, actually! This is a picture of a people who refuse to be denied the knowledge of the ONE in whom they have come to believe. This IS the attitude that each of us must have if we truly desire the deeper things of God! Wisdom and knowledge do NOT just fall on someone because they are born again, or because they go to church. It does not even just come because we listen to teaching or attend special meetings. It is a heart attitude that is required to gain this precious knowledge and understanding! Look at Paul's attitude in Philippians 3:10:

10 [For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection AMP

God has hidden the Wisdom and knowledge in His Word FOR us, not from us. But it takes nothing less than the attitude of Paul, going after it with everything that is within us, to obtain this precious knowledge so that we can walk in the fullness of our New (and better) Covenant! Let's get busy going after all that HE has provided for us, and then telling the world about the ONE Who provides it all! AMEN! Here is Hillsong UNITED with that very song! "Tell The World":

Shalom in Him!