Tonight’s message came from Isaiah 43:2, Matthew 11:12 and Luke 16:16
Pastor reminded and encouraged us: Wherever there is rule and order, there is chaos because the enemy hates order. Sometimes we don’t recognize what we have until the attack indicates we were effective. The enemy doesn’t attack when there aren’t spoils.
Luke 16:16 reads:
The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it (KJV).
Press your way into the kingdom with praise. Resist the attacks of the enemy as more than conquerors. Proclaim kingdom, God’s rule in your life. To advance in the kingdom, preach and press to possess what God has promised you. We must have unity in body, mind and spirit. For this we need an earnest heart believing that ‘when we pass through the waters, He will be with us’.
He will counsel and guide in the night season (Ps 16:7).
Proclaim the message of the kingdom with passion: Satan, you are not running things here. God is sovereign and rules [through us] in the kingdom of men! I am set up to win, therefore I will:
- Pursue in prayer
- Be willing to have confrontation with demonic forces.
- Expect the miraculous. Declare, I am the miracle in the making. [Nothing and no one can block my blessing, not even me.]
- Have a burning heart to evangelize as instructed in Luke 7:22.
Love the position God has placed us in. Come against every spirit of intimidation today in the name of Jesus. Prepare for warfare. Bind and loose with the authority Christ Jesus has given us – confidently, as Jesus responded, knowing his fate, in Luke 13:31-32:
He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal’ (NIV).
When we know our Shepherd and our place in His flock, forever forgiven, we will press and possess (Colossians 2:13) . Press past the pain of this world, unbelief, spiritual indolence. God’s grace is sufficient for our success even when He doesn’t remove the thorn from our side!
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified (KJV).