Most, if not all of the people reading this know or firmly believe that God has the Power and Wisdom to change the entire world to be, “as it is in Heaven.”
Why then is it that the world is so NOT filled with “on earth as it is in Heaven?”
This Truth may shock you, but please read on past this next statement: God does not have the Authority — though He has the Power and Wisdom to change the world.
He does not have clear Authority without man, because He has chosen to give dominion on earth to mankind.
God gave His created son Adam dominion on earth. All mankind was in Adam and recipient of the word God spoke giving authority of dominion on earth to mankind.
God cannot and will not go back on His Word. The Word of God is unchangeable and stands forever. Should it be changed by His denying His Word, He would not be the infallible God of all creation in Heaven and on Earth.
The full appropriation of the Power and Wisdom of God to change the world is in the hands of mankind.
The world groans in waiting for the sons of God to simply believe the word of God.
“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” Romans 8:19-22.
As long as man believes that it is up to God to do something else more than He has already done to change the world, it will remain unchanged.
The Deception of Man
The enemy has assisted man in devising many narratives of deception misusing the written word to confuse and blind the minds of people.
Multitudes of religions and denominations, are very zealous in defending their particular religious doctrine.
Teachings that contain a mixture of truth and doctrines of demons have become traditions of man passed from generation to generation.
Thus, most if not all religious mindsets are caused to believe that God must do some other work before the world can become, “on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Through false narratives the mindset of the world is that the works of God in Christ Jesus are incomplete and that Jesus must come back in some future day to complete the work of changing the world into The Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven.
The biggest and worst lies of the devil always contain a measure of truth but completely twist the narrative into a lie to kill, steal and destroy.
Yes, Christ Jesus is the Savior and the King of this world. He came to save the world.
And yes, man can do nothing to save or change the world to “as it is in Heaven” within himself without God.
John 3:16-17 says:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the WORLD through Him might be saved.”
The saving of the world is the changing of the world. Jesus spoke clearly that changing the world involved changing mankind.
Saving and changing mankind was and is the key to saving and changing the world into The Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven. (Matthew 6:10).
Man lost the power and wisdom of God when Adam lost access to intimacy with God in the Garden of Eden. However, the authority to have dominion in the world could not be taken back from him.
Man for millennia has been using his dominion to bring forth the works and ways of the devil more than the one true God.
For the last two millennia Christ Jesus has made the way for mankind to return to using his dominion authority to bring forth The Kingdom of God on earth. Jesus came preaching, “Repent — for The Kingdom of God is at hand.”
Christ Jesus at the cross and in His resurrection from the dead, ascension to the right hand of Father God and return in The Holy Spirit at Pentecost made the way for The Kingdom of God to fully return to earth.
The Kingdom of God was on earth in Christ Jesus. He promised with assurance before He left the earth that some of the disciple standing before Him would not taste death till they would see Him coming in His Kingdom.
“Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom.” Matthew 16:28.
This all came to pass at Pentecost. The kingdom returned to earth in Christ Jesus our LORD, Savior and King and now abides in His mature sons in The Holy Spirit.
As the people of God receive this truth, the full manifestation of King Jesus rules on earth changing our world to as it is in Heaven.
The beginnings of The Kingdom of God were clearly evidenced in the awesome miraculous events of Christ in The Holy Spirit working in the disciples in the days of and after this event at Pentecost. (Acts 2-3).
This was and is today the work of God in Christ that now indwells those who believe with His Power and Wisdom to change the world.
Christ living in mankind by The Holy Spirit has the authority to release the works of Christ Jesus our Lord and King into the world.
Man in Christ and Christ in man by the Spirit of God, now has the authority to release all the power and wisdom of God from Heaven on earth to completely redeem the world and restore it to the Garden of Eden lifestyle on earth as it is in Heaven. (John 17:20-23, John 14:18-20).
King Jesus Coming (Manifesting) in His Kingdom
Yes, Christ is returning in His manifest presence, in and with mankind, to save or change the world.
The full manifestation of Christ Jesus; Savior, Lord and King on earth awaits only the believing of mankind of the word of God. The Christ filled mature sons of God are the true Body of Christ upon which the HEAD Christ Jesus fully rests, and the government of His kingdom shall forever be upon His shoulders, the upper portion of His Body.
When God’s people hear the truth of the Word of God in Christ and truly BELIEVE, then they will humble themselves, pray, seek the face of God and turn from their wicked ways and then all the power and wisdom of God will be released to change the world. (2 Chronicles 7:13-14).
Man’s believing begins with trusting God.
Trust begins with Love.
Love begins with Acquaintance and Experience.
Being in Love with God comes through experiencing His Presence in and with us in true real-life experiences together in Spirit God.
Praising God with word in song, music, shout and dance are great entrances into His manifest presence with you.
God abides in His praise.
Praise Him in your heart and mind always. Worship Him with all your life in all your days and nights, praying always.
Read and meditate His written Word.
Talk to Him and ask to hear Him speaking to you.
Seeking Him and His loving presence are ways to get acquainted and fall in love with God in His presence and His word.
Be filled with The Spirit of God by setting your affection, your mind on things above and not on things on earth.
Only being in LOVE with GOD positions us to completely TRUST and BELIEVE God and His Word. Christ Jesus is the living Word of God within us by The Holy Spirit.
Christ Jesus in us by The Holy Spirit is the source of an abundant life of righteousness, peace and joy that cannot be had any other way. Jesus is the way the truth and the life. (Colossians 1:26-27, Romans 14:17, John 14:6).
Finding Your Joy in This Life
There is a way to a real place of true JOY in this life now on earth. There really is everyday life in this world without stress of the pain of disappointment and the weariness of striving to endure and to overcome?
Life without being involved in the great purpose of God for all mankind and His plan and purpose for your life is always going to be filled with failure and lack no matter how much we accomplish in achieving or obtaining things of this world apart from God.
Only falling in love with God and seeking to do our part in establishing His kingdom of love in our lives and on the earth will bring great peace and joy into our lives and to the lives of others we touch.
There is no fear, no worry, no stress in love with God.
“…Seek first The Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33.
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.