I heard these Words in my prayer closet today: “The violent take the Kingdom by force.”
In this season, I believe we must come “pressing” to obtain the blessing, as if we would take it by violence.
We can see this powerful principle demonstrated in the gospels, before any great miracle or breakthrough came we see men and woman becoming as the “violent.” They “pressed” upon Jesus with violence and walls were demolished, mountains were leveled, valleys were filled, battles were won, the demonized were delivered, the dead were raised to life and miracles were birthed.
With such “earnestness” and “violence,” many people pressed around about Him. They placed a “demand” upon Him where the Anointing flowed through Him.
“And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, ‘Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.’
But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came to Him and kept asking Him, saying, ‘Send her away, for she is shouting out after us.’ But He answered and said, ‘I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.’ But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, ‘Lord, help me!’
And He answered and said, ‘It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.’
‘Yes, Lord,”‘ she said, ‘but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.’
Then Jesus answered, ‘Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.’ And her daughter was healed from that very hour,” Matthew 15;22-28.
This women was a Canaanite; she was considered a low life, (a dog) in the eyes of many. She was worthless and insignificant.
We see that even those close to Jesus rejected and disrespected her.
Yet being of great faith and being as the “violent” she “placed a demand on the anointing!” She pressed in and came to bow at the feet of Jesus. She humbled herself in front of all those that had overlooked her and rejected her. She knelt before Jesus and cried out, “Lord please help me.”
After she is on the ground bowing before Him, Jesus calls her a dog! “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But AGAIN we see this desperate woman placing a demand on His anointing she says! “Yes, Lord,” but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
Then Jesus replied. “Woman, GREAT is your faith. Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
This woman knew how to place a demand on the anointing of god, she knew how to take what was already promised to her. This woman walked in true kingdom identity, nothing stopped her “Pressing in” for the blessing!
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed!!”
Today I pray that we, too, may walk in True Kingdom Identity and Authority – “pressing for the blessing”.
Yes, pressing in to TAKE what is rightfully ours through inheritance. May we become so “dissatisfied” with the state of our hearts and minds that we press into, wrestle with, contend for and become as the “violent” that will NOT STOP until we see the manifestation and fulfillment of His Promises to us.
I prophesy in this hour: You will become as the violent that will press in for more of what God has for you.
You will walk in greater revelation and humility, you will become bolder in your prayers and you will have a greater expectation for that which He has already provided, purposed and predestined for you!
I Declare: Nothing will halt or hinder you from receiving the INCREASE, ABUNDANCE AND BREAKTHROUGH that God has promised to give you!
So let us;
Keep meditating .
Keep focused and fixed.
Keep forgetting the former things.
Keep remembering his righteousness .
Keep giving grace.
Keep making peace.
Keep mercy around our neck!
Blessings to you all.
~ by Veronika West