(Note: I believe this is an important word of understanding the times we are in. It is a bit long but please set aside the time to read in carefully and to watch the video link included. Brother Ron)
The voices of modern day prophets may seem to be contradicting each other. Some seem to be speaking of and expecting a great “fire of revival” to be poured out on America and other western nations, while others seem to be seeing great and terrible destruction and devastation of a great “fire of judgment” upon the same nations.
There are calls to pray for America, a call for God to intervene and pour out a great revival restoring the people of the land to godly sanity, while others proclaim the soon coming tyrannous takeover through economic failure and militant force, from within and without, destroying the nation under powerful judgments of God.
These descriptive statements may well be overly generalized, but they do represent the theme of the two seemingly different camps of prophetic word coming forth in this day. NEITHER MESSAGE BY ITSELF IS COMPLETE AND CORRECT. BOTH ARE TRUE THEMES OF GOD’S WORD TO AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN NATIONS and certainly have much to do with all the nations of the world.
God is both encouraging and warning His people.
My heart breaks as I sense the heart of God for this nation of the United States of America and other chosen nations that once honored God along with all the nations of the world that have been touched with the word and works of God in recent centuries.
God has greatly blessed America over the past couple of centuries. In numerous powerful outpourings upon the people, God has spoken clearly and demonstrated His love and power over and over again. Great works of repentance resulted in some of the great moves and works of God. Multitudes have come to Christ Jesus and given their lives to serve God. In powerful moves of the past, the Holy Spirit of God has been poured out without measure in demonstration of mighty miracles of healing and deliverance to bring the people to true holiness and mature faith in God.
Just as one example, please, before reading on, watch this video from a witness of some of the miracle works God has done in demonstrating His love and power to the people of America.
God has sent Spirit gifted men and women to bring salvation, healing, deliverance, power, and wisdom to His people. He has revealed the powerful work of the Holy Spirit and the reality of His kingdom unto people in America.
God blessed America to become the most powerful nation on earth and a great force to restrain evil in the world and bring freedom to multitudes. He blessed America to have the best living conditions in the world – a place where its people could live and prosper in freedom. God gave America and its alias victory in two major world wars. God has greatly blessed America in recent history.
YET WHAT IS AMERICA DOING WITH GOD NOW?
Some of the gifted men who received and flowed in the miracle working power of God have merchandised the word and works of God to gather riches for themselves. Many people have used their God given freedom and prosperity to seek the immoral pleasures of the fallen world to consume upon their own lust. The door was left open for angels of darkness posing as angels of light to plant dead religion and introduce “new age” and occult beliefs and practices in the lives of many people who were looking for God. The spirit of anti-Christ has invaded and eroded the true faith of the people of the nation to turn the works of God upside down.
It seems impossible that after God has done all these mighty works and much more for America, that this nation has been led to turn away from Him and even outlaw God in schools and government and is now beginning to persecute believers while seeking to completely eliminate the name of Jesus, a nation that is turning into violent, immoral, and ungodly people who no longer love God but love darkness.
What more can God do?
Because He loves us, He will turn us back to sanity by pulling back His blessing on the nation and allowing an enemy to rise up and take away the peace and prosperity of the nation. A people are rising up in other parts of the world and within this nation to kill, steal, and destroy in the nation that has turned away from God, not for punishment but for correction and cleansing. A mighty people who love and serve God will arise from the ashes. A nation of pure and holy men and women to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. In brief, this is: “What more God can do.”
It would do little or no good for God to do again the things that He has already done for the nation. There is no value in bringing more miracles of healing with peace and prosperity to this nation. It simply will not change the nation, just as it did not change the whole nation in the past. However, it did work and will work to establish a holy and pure kingdom people apart from the masses of people during and after the cleansing judgments cleanse the land – it will cause a harvest of many souls coming to God.
THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN PURE AND HOLY OUTPOURINGS OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD AT LEVELS RARELY, IF EVER BEFORE SEEN ON EARTH, WILL MANIFEST AMONG THE MATURING PEOPLE OF GOD. WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, THE GREAT CATACLYSMIC APOCALYPTIC EVENTS OF SEVERE DEVASTATING CLEANSING JUDGMENT WILL PURGE AND DESTROY ALL THAT GOD HAS NOT BUILT IN THE LAND.
God Will Have a People
God will have a people filled with the life of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit through whom the work of redemption and restoration of Planet Earth into the Kingdom of God will be manifest across the entire world. This is the manifestation of the “finished work” that Jesus saw in the Spirit on the Cross.
The King’s Marriage Feast a Kingdom Parable:
The King of heaven has prepared the feast of His kingdom life on earth and invited many. Those invited have mocked His invitation and persecuted and murdered the servants who He has sent to invite them to the gathering feast of His Kingdom life on earth – the marriage of His Son to His Bride. The King is now sending forth judgment on those who have refused His invitation to come to the marriage feast of the kingdom he has prepared for them now on earth – those who spitefully treated and killed His messengers. The King is now inviting you and me to come into the kingdom wedding feast.
“And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’ 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, and another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests,” Matthew 22:1-10.
This parable is about more than being born again. Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God, the gospel (good news) of the kingdom. His message was not about joining the church or getting saved to go to heaven. The good news (gospel) of the kingdom is about a marriage of Jesus to His Bride and not about a courtship or visitation. It is about a marriage, a becoming one Spirit and one flesh with Christ Jesus.
This parable is about the life of oneness with God. The life in which there is no separation between God and man through Christ Jesus in us and us in Him bringing forth His life and His rule (kingdom) on earth as it is in heaven. It is the Kingdom of God lifestyle now on earth as mature Sons of God restoring the kingdoms of this world to the kingdoms of our God.
The offer is here and now to lose our lives and put on His life and leave our own activities of our own life to answer the King’s invitation to come fully into the marriage feast. Everything is prepared and ready. Those who were first invited have refused and now you and I are invited to feast with the King in His kingdom reality.
Again this does not refer to getting saved and going to heaven when we die. It is very sad but very true that much of the Christian church has not yet matured to the point of accepting this wedding feast invitation to live the Kingdom of God reality of life now in this world by the power of Christ Jesus in us by the Holy Spirit. They may all be in heaven after death as they have believed. However, many are missing the Kingdom of God life now – the life of heaven in them coming to earth invading this world with the kingdom of heaven.
The Kingdom of God is not an option that can be refused now in this time of the wedding feast that is happening in this season of “Tabernacles” on earth, God and man becoming one as the Bride of God in Christ Jesus.
The Kingdom of God could not come forth in the generations behind us. There had to be a maturing of the collective people of God to receive the revelation of the kingdom. For centuries God’s people have been suffering the pains of growth as layer after layer of truth has restored the awareness of the words of Christ Jesus that the Kingdom of God is at hand and within us, we who are the temple of God on earth.
The great mystery of the ages is “Christ in you the hope of glory”. The hope of glory is now becoming the reality of glory in His kingdom people now at the prepared marriage feast of the Son and His Bride on earth.
Do not allow religious doctrines and theologies devised by men to keep us from the marriage feast. If allowed, these immature and incomplete teachings from the past can cloud our understanding and shroud the awareness of the life of the Kingdom of God.
Father God, in the name of Jesus, open our spiritual eyes and awaken us to the fullness of Your kingdom life now. We choose to open our spiritual eyes and ears to see and hear the truth of Your kingdom life now …..
~ 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.|