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S Spencer's Matthew Chapter 11 comment on 3/15/2023, 7:11pm...

Hi Cheryl.

I will share my view.

In Luke 1:16-17 an Angel tells Johns father, "Zacharias". That he would have a son And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

John the baptist had a great crowd and devout followers and he preached the coming of their expected Messiah and King.

The pressing multitudes that had followed John continued to follow Jesus' (Luke 5:15, Luke 12:1).

In the context of this chapter we have Jesus authenticating John's ministry.


Mathew 11:12.

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

Let's look at the word violence in this text.


Transliteration: biaz

Pronunciation: bee-ad'-zo

Definition: From G970; to force that is (reflexively) to crowd oneself (into) or (passively) TO BE SEIZED: - PRESS SUFFER VIOLENCE

The pressing multitudes that had followed John continued to follow Jesus' (Luke 5:15, Luke 12:1).

This is what Jesus is saying "The kingdom of God suffers violence." Pointing to the huge crowds that followed John and that were now following Him, Jesus likens them to an invading army surrounding a city to capture it.

Look at Luke's account.

Luke 16:16.

The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

( From the days of John the Baptist until now," there has been an extraordinary rush of people pressing in from all sides eager to hear the gospel that they resembled an army trying to besiege a city.)

Matthew 11:14 he says;

"And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come."

I hope this helps.

God bless.


Ruby Lea Read's Matthew Chapter 11 comment on 3/15/2023, 8:25am...


Matthew 11:12 Until the days of John the baptist till NOW the kingdom of heaven suffereth VIOLENCE, and the VIOLENT shall take IT by FORCE.

Yesterday was NOW, yesterday: Today is NOW, TODAY; and tomorrow will be NOW when it gets here.

The last day in God's word: IS ALWAYS NOW, it's been going on NOW for 2000 years. When you read and study God's Word, it is always in the sense of NOW.

The kingdom of heaven is CHRIST IN YOU, this was possible by the VIOLENCE Christ suffer for ALL mankind on the cross.

Violence has been happening "NOW" for 2000 years; NOW, today, earthquakes, pestilence, wars, death and destruction; NOW, today.

This is THE WAY God causes his people to TURN TO HIM, no one seeks him when things are going good.

Psalms 72 :14 He shall redeemer their body from DECEIT and VIOLENCE (by death on THE CROSS: you and Christ DIED THERE): and precious shall be their blood in his sight.

Revelation 18:21 The mighty angel (Christ is the angel of the Lord) and he shall take up a STONE (Christ is that stone), and cast IT (Christ) into the SEA (of humanity), saying, WITH VIOLENCE shall that great city of Babylon (your held captive in BABYLON) be thrown down (you and Christ) were crucified, and shall be found no more at all (you and Christ were resurrected as ONE NEW CREATION.

There was ONLY ONE BODY raised at the resurrection. Christ's BODY; by the spirit of the Father, was RESURRECTED.

You were married to Christ by that resurrection, you became ONE, you are NOW the body of Christ.

When you depart this body of DUST:

1 Corinthians 15:54 ... this mortal (body of dust) SHALL PUT ON IMMORTALITY .....

1 Timothy 6:16 ..... Christ ONLY hath IMMORTALITY ..... dwelling in the light ......

Death is SWALLOWED UP in VICTORY .....you have become the IMAGE of CHRIST: to be forever a SON OF GOD.

God bless YOU!


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