One crucial statement that Jesus made when He was on earth was recorded in Mathew 11:12 which says, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”
This statement of Jesus really indicates that this kingdom suffers violence, but only the violent take their destiny and inheritance by force. This means that there are certain things that belong to us in redemption that may never reach our hands unless we take them by force.
In reality, there are people, who even for them to drink a cup of water, they have to fight for it. That is why it is said that life is not fair, it does not offer us what we deserve but what we demand.
That is the major reason that you see some people who are born again and destined to be great in life, but they ended up living life as paupers because they failed to fight for their destiny and take their destiny by force.
Some people also are denied of their inheritance in redemption, and for that reason, they are buffeted and suffer various afflictions at the hands of the devil because they fail to realize that they have to fight for their destiny but instead, they accept whatever the devil throws at them.
Other people are victims and casualties in life because they are defensive in their spiritual warfare. As we can see in reality, in any battle or football competition, the troop or football team that plays defensive often lose the match because they sometimes make a mistake in their defense.
That is to say, as long as we are defending instead of attacking in the battles of life, we will continue to be harassed and intimidated by the devil. Rather, we are to realize that the only language the devil understands is the language of force.
In other words, we are to follow the words of Jesus and become aggressive or violent as to take our destiny by force. As long as we are aggressive or violent and take the battle to the enemy’s territory, it is then the devil will be in check, and we will take our destiny by force.
However, the only way we can be violent and take it by force is by arming ourselves with adequate knowledge and understanding. The book of Proverbs 11:9b says, “But through knowledge, the righteous will be delivered”.
Apostle Paul, who understands the reality of spiritual warfare, equally said in 2 Corinthians 2:11 which says, “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices”.
Ignorance of the devices of the devil is the bane of Christianity, as many Christians who ought to engage in spiritual warfare are busy embracing and romancing with the devil, our mortal enemy.
The devil specializes in using the pleasure of sin and wordily entertainments to trap them by providing them with the pleasures of sin, with $exual pleasures coming first.
While writing this article, two people in the bible that easily come to mind is Joseph, which we shall use as number one example. The devil tried to trap Joseph using $exual pleasure of sin with Potipher’s wife.
However, Joseph because he was mindful of his destiny vehemently refused, saying it is wickedness against God. This can be seen in Genesis 39. It was for that purpose that the destiny of Joseph, which he wanted to destroy, failed.
The second person was Joshua, the high priest, which can be seen in Zechariah 3:1-4. Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.
The reason Satan was standing at his right hand to oppose him was that Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.
The angel answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him, He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”
I sighted these two examples to show you that the reason most people cannot be violent as to take their destiny by force is that they are clothed with filthy garments as the devil had polluted their spirit man with $exual pleasures of sin.
It is for that reason that I weep for many genuine men of God that the devil has totally drained of their anointing and incapacitated them spiritually using daughters of Jezebel who seduced and slept with them, thereby draining their anointing.
These daughters of Jezebel, often when they could not succeed in sleeping and draining or polluting the anointing of these men of God, will come up in the social media and try to blackmail such men of God by accusing them of sleeping with them.
Please realize that your own anointing can also be drained or polluted by believing the false accusations of these daughters of Jezebel because your spirit man gets polluted immediately you get offended against these men of God.
Moreover, the ministry of any man of God you are offended in can never be a blessing to you. So be careful that these daughters of Jezebel don’t poison your mind against such men of God.
Finally, I wish to point out that what will enable us to be violent or aggressive in spiritual warfare is to help us guard against the devil from corrupting our spirit man through $exual pleasures of sin.
Please be very conscious, “the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”. Will, you be violent or aggressive as to take your destiny by force.? Shalom!