Apr 9, 2018   //   by Tina McCrea   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on PRESSING-IN INTO THE INFINITE LOVE

One of the days this week, I just woke up with an old song that says, “He has turned my mourning into dancing” You have turned my sorrow into joy and it also says, “I feel the sweetness of His love, Piercing my darkness, I see the bright and morning sun, as it ushers in His joyful gladness.” As I kept singing this song I felt like the enemy was being pushed back from stealing my joy that morning and power was being released on my life to be victorious. I have seen that the enemy is always after our joy and when he removes that joy from us, he comes with frustrations and we become miserable all day. He brings worries of this life which we can’t resolve and he makes us doubt the Word
and make it unfruitful.

Jesus has made it clear that entering the Kingdom of God is not passive. The Kingdom must be deliberately sought, pressed into, taken hold of. Though sometimes we might feel overwhelmed, overtaken but we must always know that the Lord of all Hosts is on our side. We are not alone and He gives us the strength to fight.

The Gospels of Matthew and Luke have passages of scripture to support:

  1. Seeking First His Kingdom (Matthew 6:24, 33 (AMP) 24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].  33  But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.
  2. Asking, seeking, knocking (Matthew 7:7-8) 7  Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. 8  For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened.
  3. Forcing one’s way into the Kingdom (Matthew 11:12) 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize]. Luke 16:16 16  The Law and the [writings of the] Prophets were proclaimed until John; since then the gospel of the kingdom of God has been and continues to be preached, and everyone tries forcefully to go into it.

I really like these scriptures because they teach us that we are to do something, we need to be active when it’s about the Kingdom of God. I am trying to say that when we woke up we are constantly being destructed with everyday life and we lose focus. Oh my Lord! I just don’t know how many times I have lost focus..but thanks be to our God and Savior who keeps bringing us back into focus. The woman with the issue of blood had a determination inside of her to reach out to the hem of Jesus’ garment, she did not care about the crowds, and that determination became the Spiritual Force that made her touch Jesus. What is it that you are going through?


Press-In! Have a Positive Attitude and just forget about past failures, Press-In, into the infinite love of God and you will receive unspeakable joy, deliverance, healing, restoration, revival, salvation, hope and a future. Jesus is waiting for you.  If you let Him come into your life this season as we remember of His death and resurrection.


Pastor Tabeth Sithole, Without A Trace Ministries Leader


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