- Written by Paul Jake Tolentino (UPC-Tondo Church)
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Advance His Kingdom – Fighting the War
Bro. Paul Jake Tolentino (UPC-Tondo Church)
“No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” Mark 3:27
The English word advance in the Merriam-Webster dictionary means the following:
verb / ad-vance / \əd-ˈvan(t)s\
: to move forward
: to move (someone or something) forward
But if you have background on war histories, battle strategies, and even the board game chess – you know that the word advance is also a common military term. In a military perspective, the word advance means the forward movement of a unit toward the enemy. So when we declare we are advancing His Kingdom, we just don’t mean we are progressing the cause of the Kingdom, or we are just moving forward for the kingdom. When we are advancing the kingdom, or furthering the kingdom, that actually involves marching against enemy lines, subduing enemy strongholds, pushing against enemy boundaries and seizing enemy lands. It is simply a declaration of an all-out-war.
So the truth is, advancing His kingdom is not just about spreading the cause, nor just moving forward and telling everybody it’s a joy to be a Christian. Advancing the kingdom means preparing, positioning and engaging yourself in a war of conquering territories.