Matt 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. (NKJ)
There is a need for force (taking, plucking, pulling).
The reason for force is because we have an adversary.
1 Pet 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal 2 Cor 10:3-5
The reason for force is because of resistance / There is a resistance to the advancement of the purposes of God.
There is a real enemy, but he is defeated
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
When there is a frontal advancement, there will be adversity to stop that if possible.
The normal attacks of the enemy. When you identify these, you and thwart them before they wound you.
Using our circumstances against is is usually the first thing the enemy does to DISTRACT us, and he starts in the MIND.
4) Loss of vision
How to overcome when, not if, the attacks come.
With the Word of God
We need each other
Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (NKJ)
Heb. 3:13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
1 Cor 14:31 For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.
Heb 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Don’t get disconnected from your destiny, get aggressive against the devil!
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