The powers of Heaven are poised to fuel the fires of holy purification in every heart that completely turns to God.
All things are possible to God, and with God it is true that a nation can be born or reborn in a day. The vast resources of all heaven and earth are available to the broken-hearted humble lovers of God.
Falling in love with God is the one key that unlocks supernatural Spirit reality for any living human being.
In this day of world turbulence, the way to truly falling in love with Almighty God in Christ Jesus is through a broken heart. In our human brokenness we are coming into awareness of the intense passionate love that God has for each of us.
Love crushes and washes away all resistance and unbelief in our heart and life.
Realizing the full flow of God’s intensely passionate, unending love for each of us will completely purify us from our spirit core to every microbe of our soul and body.
When we fall in love with God, the only thing that really matters to us is the pure holy oneness that we have with Him. Our hearts are melted together with His, and our intense desire is to do nothing that would in any way displease Him and to be and do everything that pleases Him.
Perfect obedience flows from perfect love.
The release of total power and wisdom flows from perfect obedience through Love. The birthing of a nation or a world to God is through broken hearts captivated by the love of God. A broken heart and a contrite spirit, God will not despise, (Psalm 51:17).
This is all a purely Holy Spirit work of Christ Jesus. Jesus was crucified and rose from the grave to become a life-giving Spirit to bring the pure life of God from heaven into every heart and life that will receive Him.
Adversity that wrecks our natural lives may be the tool that first brings us to a broken heart that is ready to meet Spirit God and receive the intimate passionate love that captures our hearts and conquerors our world. The cross always precedes the resurrection life of glory.
We enter the kingdom of heaven reality life by doing the will of the Father. “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven,” Matthew 7:21.
However, we do not come to God by obedience. We are drawn to God by His love. God’s love for us and in us produces the obedience that enters us into the supernatural Spirit life of the kingdom.
The source of all Kingdom of Heaven quality of life in this world is through obedience produced by being in love with God. The Kingdom of God is established on earth by love that produces our doing the will of Father God.
The Turbulent Season of Adversity
The adversity crashing upon our world is a partly the work of heavenly harvesters gathering the tares in preparation for the great sickle in God’s hand harvesting the world for the Kingdom of God on earth. The purified holy sons of God are the hands of God, the Body of Christ, empowered to harvest the souls of the people and the nations.
Yes, the devil and his deceived servants have devious plans for establishing the kingdom of darkness.
Yes, it appears that their diabolic plans are working and will soon cause their victory. And every child of God who focuses on the upheavals and turmoil stirred by the deceived leaders of nations actually can be overcome and inadvertently become a part of the fray of evil violence and hateful words.
Yes, the media news is one of the greatest tools in the devils hand that the deceived leaders are using to pit one segment of the population against another in a planned effort to cause total breakdown and martial law in the nations.
The plot includes completely removing the name of Jesus and anything to do with the one true God from the once godly nations.
We must understand that nothing about this evil plan is bigger than God.
Look Up From the Fray to the Glory
The direction that we look is the direction we will go. I remember once years ago when I lived on a cattle farm in East Texas. I was working on the barn with seasoned oak lumber and posts with a large hammer and big barn nails.
As I was driving one of the big nails in the hardened timber I happened to think, “Wow my thumb is really close to the nail that I was driving with big heavy blows of the hammer. As soon as I thought that my eyes went to my thumb as the next blow was coming down. WOW! WHAT PAIN!
The big hammer went exactly where I was looking instead of the nail head that I intended to hit. Our intentions may not guide us as much as where we look; what we look at and listen to is where we will go.
We will not arrive at the glory of God on earth if we are looking at the evil works the devil is doing and listening to the cunningly written words that speak things like, “everybody just be nice,” while at the same time fanning the flames of anarchy with inflammatory words and graphic video played over and over again stirring evil emotions of hatred, violence, and anarchy. That hammer will hit our thumb for sure if we keep our eyes on it.
Lift up your eyes to what God is doing and saying. Fill your hearts and minds with the truth of God and praise Him with thanksgiving, acknowledge Him in all your ways. God will use for good that which the enemy means for evil.
This manipulation that is being used to insight anarchy in the people of our nations is being exposed as people are awakened by love and turning to God with their whole hearts. Those who have even a tiny spark from God in them will turn to the one who loves them and has the power to finish the work that He has begun in us and in our nations.
“Set your mind (your affection) on things above, not on things on the earth,” Colossians 3:2.
Part 2: The Mystery of the Riches of His Glory
Wisdom and understanding of the season of strife and anarchy attacking our lives and our nations and what God is calling upon us to do about it is perfectly described in the book of Colossians.
I pray for everyone reading this to have ears to hear what Spirit God is saying to us in this day.
“Christ in you the hope of glory” is a great mystery that is being further revealed in this season. “The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Colossians 1:26-27.
The Way of Glory Is the Reality of Christ in Us.
Many Christians have not yet truly experienced the extraordinary supernatural life of Christ by the Holy Spirit manifesting His life and glory in and through their lives. However, God in Christ Jesus has already completely provided the way.
In these times of political and economic upheaval, God’s love draws us to quickly lift our eyes from natural life of self-fulfillment and personal need to the life and ways of God. The way of Christ in us requires that we turn fully toward Him with open faces allowing Him to actually take ownership of every part of our being.
As Christ moves into us and begins to cleanse our hearts and lives by implanting His pure love, righteousness, peace, and joy into us, His life completely replaces our old life.
Our part is to focus on and set our minds upon things of the Spirit far above the adversity and chaos of the evil strife and godless activity from the depraved minds and actions of the deceived servants of the anti-Christ spirit attacking the world.
Set your mind (your affection) on things above, not on things on the earth, (Colossians 3:2).
Here is what Christ will do in us by the Holy Spirit with our agreement:
- Focus on things of the Spirit.
1 “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
In verse 4 the word translated “appears” means to make manifest or visible that which was hidden. This refers to Christ becoming manifest in us now in this life.
When Christ is manifest in us filling us with His life, we become dead to our old life. We simply agree with Christ doing the things written below in and through us. Our part in this is that we must agree.
It is Christ by the Holy Spirit that does the work of changing us and the world. Yet, He will not fill us with His life and take over in our lives without our willingly surrendering to Him and His way in the Holy Spirit.
- The end of our old man.
5 “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”
- This is why the world is in chaos and turmoil today.
6 “Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.”
- Christ in us putting off the ways of the old man.
8 “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,”
- The beginning of the new man of Christ within.
10 “and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.”
- Christ in us putting on us the ways of the new man.
12 “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.
14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
God is doing a quick but deep work in this harvest season. Those who enter into the field of harvest now in the last few hours of the day will get the same reward as those who entered at the beginning of the day. The last will be first, and the first last, (Matthew 20:1-16).
“The plowman will overtake the reaper as the time is shortened,” Amos 9:13, Matthew 24:22.
In this harvest time it is not time to re-try the old methods of teaching: here a little and there a little and then fall over backwards as the old religious forms without power did, (Isaiah 28:13).
Let our teaching be with powerful demonstration of the works of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. Let the impartations be of the meat of the word by the Spirit. Start your teaching or book at the ending. Fewer words and more Spirit and Truth from the Life and the Way, Christ Jesus, by the Spirit.
“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful,” Colossians 3:14-15.
Be made whole in His love,
~ Ron McGatlin
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Ron McGatlin Ron has over 62 years of seeking to serve God in ministry and business. Barbara has served in pastoral and Christian education positions for over 10 years. They currently make their home in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, USA. Ron has written 5 books on revival and the in-breaking kingdom and continues to write powerful apostolic/prophetic articles published weekly in the OpenHeaven.com Digest.