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  • IVAN on Matthew 11:12
    FROM THE DAYS OF JOHN.....UNTIL..
    THIS VERSE CLEARLY INDICATES AN INITIATION POINT FROM WHICH THE KINGDOM BEGAN TO SUFFER VIOLENCE:

    QI: WHAT OBTAINED PREVIOUS TO THIS EVENT AS PERTAINS VIOLENCE TO THE KINGDOM?
    AI: MY BELIEF IS THAT THE VERSE SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED IN THE WIDER CONTEXT OF THE AGE OLD BATTLE OF GOOD AND EVIL BUT RATHER IN THE CONTEXT OF SOMETHING WHICH WAS POSSIBLE FROM THE TIME OF JOHN. THAT IS THE MESSAGE OF JOHN THAT THE POSSIBILITY NOW EXISTED FOR MANKIND TO ACCESS THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITH ALL THE MERITS OF SONSHIP, INHERITANCE THROUGH FORGIVENESS, POWER, AUTHORITY AND RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. THIS WAS A RADICAL REDEFINING OF THE OPERATIONAL MODE OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF LAW AND RITUALS WHICH PREVIOUSLY EXISTED TILL THEN.

    FORCEFUL MEN LAY HOLD OF IT:

    THIS CLEARLY INDICATES THE NEED OF CONCERTED EFFORT REPRESENTED IN EG. CONSTANCY, DEFERMENT OF LEGITIMATE CARES, DENYING OF SELF ETC. IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH, BUT IT IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE; REMEMBER FORCEFUL MEN ARE TAKING HOLD OF IT. IN A PERSONAL DIMENSION KINGDOM CAN BE VIEWED AS THE RULERSHIP OF GOD IN OUR DIMENSIONS OF LIFE! WE CAN THEREFORE NOW CHALLENGE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE, LACK, SINCERE FRIENSHIPS, SELF PERFECTION AFTER GOD (AS HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT) ETC. A WORLD OF POSSIBLITIES BY ACCESSING GODLY RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE WITH THE SPIRIT OF OLD MODELS LIKE JOSHUA AND CALEB


 

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