Psa. 84:2 π Zeph. 1:12 π Mt. 11:12 π Lk. 9:62
“...The kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.” ( Mt. 11:12; top )
The totally surrendered Christians who refuse to compromise the word of God and who earnestly press on toward God's calling of oneness with Him are desperate to rid themselves of all sin and intensely pray for the offers of the world to have no value to them.
These are not seeking any spiritual gifts, nor are they proclaiming, “I am the righteousness of God,” for they have died enough to self to see their poverty and with desperate tenacity cry out like David, “My heart and my flesh cries out for the living God!” ( Psa. 84:2; top ) They are violent spiritually by refusing the exaltations of denominational offices and the comfortable thoughts of retirement programs; and mortify everything less than an intense searching of Almighty God and to be zealously obedient to God’s will, moment by moment.
These breathe with John Knox, “Give me Scotland or I die!”
This violence of refusing nothing less than “loving God with all your heart and all your mind” doesn’t produce weekend revivals, but moves God to implement great outpourings of divine light upon great populations of desperately sinful people so that the fulfillment of the destruction of darkness from the souls of men liberates whole cultures, not only from Satan but from the hands of unholy men.
A denominational pastor recently said that many Christians had told him that there was more to God than what he had experienced; however after seeking more of God he admittingly backed off because the battle to eliminate besetting sins became too intense. He has since left the ministry.
“No man having put his hand to the plow and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.” ( Lk. 9:62; top )
God be merciful to us in this grave hour!
Mediocrity never pleases God!
In the Scripture it is always “go for broke”!
Zeph. 1:12 : “I will punish the men who are stagnant in spirit, who say in their hearts, the Lord will not do good or evil.” (top)
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