By Pastor Terrance Jones
From the moment John stepped onto the scene until now, the realm of heaven’s kingdom is bursting forth, and passionate people have taken hold of its power.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a place like no other. It is literally the absolute fullness of God Himself in every way imaginable and unimaginable. In the Old Testament God would reveal Himself in different ways at different times. But, when John the Baptist stepped on the scene everything changed because, he began to make way for The One who would break open the gates of heaven into the world. When Jesus died on the cross the veil that covered the holy of holies was split into two. Jesus descended to heaven and sent the personification of heaven’s atmosphere, The Holy Spirit. In Acts 2 The Holy Ghost came upon the 120 in the upper room and from that point forward mankind has been in the earthly ministry of The Holy Spirit. Since that day heaven has been open and available for His church to access at any time. Here is a quote from Vincent’s World Studies on this scripture:
“This was proved by the multitudes who followed Christ and thronged the doors where he was, and would have taken him by force (the same word) and made him a king (John 6:15). The word take by force means literally to snatch away, carry off. It is often used in the classics of plundering. Meyer renders, Those who use violent efforts, drag it to themselves. So Tynd., They that make violence pull it unto them. Christ speaks of believers. They seize upon the kingdom and make it their own. The Rev., men of violence, is too strong, since it describes a class of habitually and characteristically violent men; whereas the violence in this case is the result of a special and exceptional impulse.”
So, there you have it, the power of God is there for the taking of all of His children. It has been made available to us by Jesus. The question is, are you going to aggressively grab hold of the power that God has given us access to? The way things are currently going in this world today there is really no other way for a Christian to live. Actually, there never was. Remember, He saves the best for last. So, if He poured out His Spirit in the magnitude that He did in the first century, how much for the last century. God wants to work through each and every one of us to fulfill His plans and purposes for this last generation. But it will not happen in your life if you have a passive attitude. Breakthrough is just a step away and the ones who passionately seek after it will get it. Let’s make every effort to obtain all that heaven has to offer.