God lovingly and wonderfully meets with us where we are to take us to where He is going.
Spirit God works inside our being to guide and change us by changing the desires of our hearts.
Spirit God infiltrates our spirit being with His desires, thoughts, feelings, and urgings that bring guidance and purpose into our lives.
Within the Garden Room of our hearts, He meets with us as He first met with Adam in the Garden of Eden.
This wonderful life is for all who are redeemed through faith in the blood of the cross of Christ Jesus and restored by the resurrected life of Christ Jesus within by the Holy Spirit.
It is for everyone who is permeated in spirit, soul, and body with the love work of grace of Father God in Christ by the Holy Spirit.
Our life is no longer ours. We are bought with a price and become as willing bond servants until fully matured as Sons of God doing the business of Heavenly Father on earth.
Personal and Corporate Body Maturity
Individual personal and generational maturing precedes worldwide corporate body advancement in the plan of God.
God’s purpose for the church-emphasis age has been and continues to be the wonderful new birth and growing up process of the people of God.
The process begins with being born again as babes in Christ and moves on to being Spirit filled Jesus followers or grown up believers.
This is the preparation of mature sons and daughters to rule and reign in the Kingdom of God now on Planet Earth.
The Kingdom age is the great shift of the prepared mature worldwide corporate body moving from training preparation to actually doing the business of the Father.
The business of the Father is more than being trained or training children.
Certainly it is always a major portion of a father’s work to train children.
However, the purpose of all the training is to actually do the business of ruling and reigning on Planet Earth.
The business of the Father now is the restoration of the planet to the Garden of Eden – New Jerusalem – Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Preparing to do the Business of God
Doing the business of God is meeting the needs of mankind and the world around us. It is doing business in all areas of provision and governance in this life.
It is to have loving dominion over the things on this earth – to tend the Garden according to the will and plan of our Heavenly Father.
Governing according to the word, ways, and Spirit guidance of God is partaking of the tree of life and not from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the intellectual understandings of the minds of man apart from God.
In summary God’s purpose for the church emphasis age was and is to birth and prepare children to become adults to become His vessels to restore the Kingdom of God, to rule and reign in all of life on earth.
Doing the Business of God in the Kingdom Age
The now kingdom age emphasis for the worldwide corporate body is ruling and reigning by doing the business of providing for the needs of mankind and all that is on or in Planet Earth.
We are God’s stewards or managers of His creation on earth.
Doing the business of God includes providing for the three realms of mankind and the world around us. Man is spirit, soul (mind, will and emotions), and body.
God is vitally interested in the whole person. God’s Kingdom business is meeting the needs of the spirits, souls, and bodies of the people.
We really cannot separate the three areas of human beings except for understanding purposes.
Meeting the needs of mankind in these three areas is always dealing with one undivided whole human being.
Therefore, meeting the needs of mankind in the different areas of activity have much overlap.
That means that one specialized activity of need meeting will overlap with others.
For example, that which meets a spiritual need also affects the soul and body need, etc.
Providing for the needs of the spirit is largely done by that which we call ministry type things, such as reconnecting the spirit of man to Spirit God by introduction to Jesus as savior and LORD, biblical training, prayer, Holy Spirit infilling, and communion with the living Father God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, and more.
Providing for the needs of the soul includes things like education, encouragement, relationships, experiencing love in practical life, trusting in God, gift and skill development, physical and technical understanding, wisdom, demonstrating the love and power of God in the creative production process, knowing and receiving directly from God and more.
Body needs include things like,
- food, growing preparation and distributing food,
- clean water, production and distribution,
- housing, from producing and manufacturing building materials to construction and marketing,
- transportation, of goods and people,
- management skills,
- energy, generating or producing and refining and distributing,
- clothing, producing fiber and other raw materials manufacturing and distributing clothing articles,
- financial services, and more.
In the kingdom of God reality on earth, God is totally engaged and involved in all areas of life on earth.
God cares just as much about meeting the need of His children in one area of need as another. They are all essential.
The Kingdom is much greater than the current religious expressions of church that is mostly separated from two of the three basic areas of needs of mankind.
The Takeover by Godless Secularism
A devious evil work came through demonic enhancement of the godless philosophy of secularism and humanism which come from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Over time godless secularism and humanism gradually invaded and consumed the minds and hearts of the people.
This caused false interpretations of God’s ways and word to devise erroneous religious doctrines.
These false doctrines caused the churches to withdraw from their rightful place of leadership and pattern setting in meeting the needs of mankind in all three areas.
The Holy Spirit withdrew when the churches allowed secularism and humanism to gradually take over its place of meeting the body and soul needs of mankind. In so doing the deeper fullness of the work of the Holy Spirit was lost to the religious churches leaving them to be a powerless, loveless shell of humanistic religion having only a form of God.
The development and training of the minds and hearts of the generations of people were given over to ungodly secularism and humanism apart from God.
The religious church systems became self-focused with a firm belief that the world was not savable.
The hope of the church became to die and go to heaven or to be taken out of the world into paradise while the planet would be destroyed by fire.
This was and is total abandonment from the reality of the kingdom of God on earth and the empowerment of God by His love and grace to redeem and restore the world to the Garden of Eden lifestyle that God designed for mankind on earth in the beginning.
Kingdom Apostolic Foundation
In the first century Jesus brought forth the foundation of the kingdom OUTSIDE the religious structure of the day.
The restored foundation of the kingdom of God is again being discovered outside the religious structures of this current day of the LORD.
For this purpose kingdom apostolic workers are again bringing forth the work of Christ Jesus establishing the truth of the gospel of the Kingdom outside the main stream religious structures.
This is in full opposition to the false ungodly anti-Christ stronghold of secularism and humanism that has invaded and taken over the minds and hearts of the people and subsequently the governance of the nations.
The Unimaginable Unprecedented Metamorphosis
Obviously, there will be great change in the structure of life on earth as it is reformed from where it has been into where God is taking us.
Much of the old will be done away with so that the new heavens around earth and the newly restored world can come forth in and through the hearts and minds of the people over the entire world.
There are not words to convey the unthinkable magnitude and magnificence of the beyond-supernatural works of heaven’s intervention dissolving all that is not of God and glorifying all that God has done and is doing to furnish the earth with the life and ways of Heaven. God will dwell with His Bride called the city of God on earth. (Read Revelation 21).
[The New Jerusalem] “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.’” Revelation 21:9.
That which God is doing is beyond all we can ask or think. It has not entered the minds of men but is only revealed by Spirit God it whom He fully dwells.
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
Love never fails and His kingdom never ends.
Be made whole in His love,
~ Ron McGatlin
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Ron McGatlin Ron has over 55 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.