“The Militant Messenger” By Bishop TD Jakes

Matthew 8:5-12… 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


The following are my notes from what was a prophetic, definitive, and confirming moment in my spirit, these are not quotes, how ever this is what I received and what it meant to me…I AM…++Joshua Paul -Metropolitan


  • 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 into 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


  • 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 will “Adapt & Overcome!”…++Joshua Paul – Metropolitan

Thank you Bishop TD Jakes for a powerful message minster to the world of Christians in Spiritual Warfare!

DISCLAIMER: This post has been modified to acknowledge the source of it’s inspiration, previously not acknowledged. It is not intended to insinuate any direct affiliation or validation by Bishop TD Jakes or TD Jakes Ministries of Promised Land Ministries. It is merely an important matter of integrity to acknowledge the source of inspiration and demonstrate appreciation for this message that thoroughly Blessed and encouraged me at a STRATEGIC time in my life.

Strategic Spiritual Warfare - by Joshua Paul

++Joshua Paul – Metropolitan

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