Jesus warned that violent people try to take the Kingdom by force. Then, at the end of that same chapter, He invites us to take up His yoke, which is easy and light. A teacher’s yoke is his interpretation and application of Scripture. Jesus gave us the option of trying to do this by force or by believing what He taught and modeled about God!
You don’t see Jesus or the apostles fighting the devil over every issue. That very mentality is based on unbelief about Jesus’ total victory over the devil at the resurrection. It makes us feel that we are victims instead of overcomers. It keeps our attention focused on a source outside of ourselves instead of on Christ in us.
The only war we are to wage is the good fight of faith, the war that goes on in our mind and the struggle with the flesh. When the believer takes all the time and attention they’re focusing on the devil and outside conflict and spends that time in prayer, worship and meditating on the Word, he or she will discover that all those battles arose from our heart and mind.
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