“The Militant Messenger”
A prophetic Moment that I had to share from one of my vicarious mentors, I pray it speaks to you as it was confirmation for me:
“The Militant Messenger”
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof:but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me:and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness:there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth
key vs 7 – I will come and heal him
the militant, radical Jesus, is not passive but aggressive
he is a militant radical, yoke breaking, radical god, A MILITANT MESSENGER
He came to set the world on edge
i did not come to fit in or be in your circle
where ever i operate i am going to cause disruption
when he came into a city he turned it upside
they hunted and tried to destroy him because he did not fit
he is an abolitionist fighting for freedom
it was radical for jesus to say i will come into your house
previous to this when he healed the leper by touching him
he broke the law by touching the leper, the untouchables
if he had played by the rules of the traditional church,
we would have all gone to hell
the clean priest touched the unclean man
the law said he became defiled by touching the unclean
in other words they traded places
Jesus is saying i can take the blunt of your blow
i can take the disgrace of your crisis – “Trading Places”
you don’t have to break the law, “I did”
you have been trained to keep a law that Jesus broke
He made the rules, so He could break the rules
He is a militant = military
the rules wont stop me from getting to you
I am Lord over your situation
It was a militant act of defiance
He is the God of “Better Things” for us
The centurion (military commander of soldiers) comes to see Jesus
The soldier came to his Commander, meeting on the basis of His authority
we live in a world where their is no respect for authority
when you have no respect for authority we have chaos
America has lost its respect for authority
everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes
You can not be a leader and always comply
if you are going to be a real leader you have to go where others have not
TRAILBLAZERS – go beyond the boundaries
My servant is sick with palsy
palsy = a head condition that affects the body
my mind gives a command that my body does not obey
authority talking to an authority about a body in rebellion
the ultimate betrayal is when your body betrays
it’s one thing to invade my country, my house, but my body?!
Jesus said i will go into his house
Lord you are not supposed to go into his house
it is not kosher, they are gentiles, its against the rules
but Jesus was a militant messenger, and he said I will come the house
Jesus will come into your house, thee is some mess going on
but He will come into your house
we need a God that will get in our face and challenge us
challenge us and teach us how to live
He is willing to me int o your hood
whether you are intellectual or illiterate the Lord will find a way to reach you
God will find a way to come into your house
the centurion I may not understand the Pentateuch, but i understand authority
one boss knows another one
when you are a boss i don’t need your business card, i know you are authority
Do you know who your Boss is?
He is Lord, He is Greater, He is High and lifted up
He Is Lord Of All!
God is Boss! Boss over your life, finances, body, marriage, and your friends
He is the Boss over the president, the courtroom, and your situation
why worship a God that you don’t see as BOSS!
and if you do see Him as Boss, why get up from praying and doubt?!
He is a Military Boss!
If The Boss says I am free, I am free
If the Boss says I am getting up, you cant hold me down!
I am God’s Business!
If He justifies me, you cant curse me, it is God that Justifies!
I serve notice on every devil, every sickness, every disease
you have to go!
My God is Boss, He is Militant, He Is A Radical God!
My healing, my prosperity is God’s Business
If God wants to bless me and He does
Not a devil in hell can stop it!
The Lord said He Is Going To Have The Last WORD over your life
He has the Last Word, after the doctor, after the judge
God has the last WORD!
PROPHECY = “A change is coming in your house!” this day
God has declared I will come into your house!
No weapon that is formed against you, shall be able to prosper
Every tongue that rises against you SHALL be CONDEMNED!
You don’t look good on paper, but God is going to make you look good!
He Is A Militant Messenger!
The Centurion Commander was outside of the covenant
But in Luke it says that this Roman Centurion so loved the children of Israel
that he built them a synagogue before he ever got in trouble
and The Lord says because you considered my house when things were good
I will remember your house in the time of your trouble!
If you take care of God’s house, God will take care of yours!
What he made happen for God, God now would make happen for Him!
The Centurion said you know they will attack you if you come in my house.
The contrast of Methodology
previously the leper was given a muted miracle through a touch
now the same God stands in the middle of the road and speaks a WORD
God has a moving WORD, He speaks it here and it goes out and reaches
The WORD is on the move! It will not return void
The WORD is on the way to your house right now!
It is moving!
The Bible says that Jesus marveled at his faith
only two times did he marvel, and neither persons were of the house of Israel
nether were a part of the Tradition of Church
He said I have not found a greater faith in the House of Israel
Sometimes when you have been around so long, you know too much to receive
when you take people for granted you cant appreciate who they are to you
YOU ARE THE MOST POTENT when you are APPRECIATED!
those who take for granted what they have been exposed to, are losing it
losing it to people who will appreciate you
when the palsy was healed, control was regained for what was out of control
no re disconnect
i got my mind back in order through His WORD!
He sent His WORD and it healed!
God said His Healing anointing is going out right now!
He is bringing alignment into your circumstances
the whole text is military
He Is A Militant Messenger!
(A REVOLUTIONARY, TRAILBLAZER, “Adapt & Overcome!”)…++Joshua Paul