Pursuing God is realizing more and more that He has been pursuing you all along.
“Beloved. I have been pursuing you your entire life, My Child.
I AM He who seeks and saves the lost. I AM not passive, but I AM passionate about you!
I RENT the heavens and came down to you, My Love. In one MIGHTY Act for all time, at the Cross, I made you Mine.
You pursue Me because I first pursued you. And now Dear One, I have given you My Spirit.
I have given you FIRE POWER and though the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, the VIOLENT take it by force.
You are My Warrior and know this, Dear One of Mine, I AM in violent pursuit of your enemies.
The mountains quake and the nations tremble at My Presence. Watch and see the awesome things I AM doing for you, My Child.
My Violent rushing Wind is blowing on your behalf, just speak forth My Word and My Name.
Do not be afraid of this present storm, Beloved. Bring it to the enemy. You ARE the Storm.
You SHALL pursue after the enemy in the power of My Might! Not by your might, nor by your own power, but by My Spirit, this shall be accomplished.
Pursue, My Warrior, for you shall surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”
REND: Tear, rip, split:to separate forcibly. Pulling apart by force; a pulling apart in one rapid uninterrupted motion. REND implies very VIOLENT ruthless severing or sundering.
VIOLENT: Bible Dictionary: Strong; Powerful; moving or acting with physical strength; urged or driven with force; as a VIOLENT WIND; (see Acts 2:2 below) Matthew contains the adjective biastai, which can mean “Heroic Enthusiast”. Awe-inspiring, awesome, Mighty, One.
“Oh that You would REND the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at Your Presence as when FIRE kindles brushwood and the FIRE causes water to boil; to make Your Name known to Your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at Your Presence! When You did awesome things that we did not look for, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your Presence,” Isaiah 64:1-3.
“When Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He yielded up His spirit. At that moment the VEIL of the temple was RENT in two from top to bottom,” Matthew 27:50-51.
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He has consecrated for us, through the VEIL, that is to say, His flesh,” Hebrews 10:19-20.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers VIOLENCE, and the VIOLENT take it by force,” Matthew 11:12.
“And suddenly a sound like a VIOLENT rushing WIND came out of heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them dividing tongues as of FIRE and sat upon each one of them,” Acts 2:2-3.
“So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all,” 1 Samuel 30:8.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry