Everybody wants the Change, but Who wants the Violence?

Matthew 11:11

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

The Necessity of Violence

When you look through the Bible and thru church history, God’s definition of “one accord” and the unity that it takes for true change in communities, cities, and cultures is very different from ours…

Unfortunately real unity and real change usually only comes thru violence.

There are two types of violence that bring real lasting change:

spiritual violence: such as prayer, fasting, obedience, and preaching an unpopular message of repentance

natural violence: such as war, natural disaster or heavy persecution

Unfortunately, as humans we tend to avoid spiritual violence, settle for political hand-shaking and shortcuts, and then end up with natural violence in our cities and communities.

Is there anyone ready to embrace the spiritual violence that brings real change before its too late?

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