Spiritually speaking there is a time to bow low with face to the ground. And there is a time to stand tall with face toward heaven and hands lifted high.
The glory of the LORD is coming down in the presence of God in and amongst His people now in this time. Even in the midst of great darkness, the light of God’s glorious presence will shine brighter in the purified hearts and lives of His kingdom people.
Upon coming into close proximity with the reality of the glorious presence of God, the first reaction of people with impurities in their hearts and lives is the “fear of God.” The fear of God is the BEGINNING of wisdom. It is not the final state of the wisdom of God. There is always a worshipful respect for God. However, His perfect love removes fear and replaces it with an intimate love relationship as a pure-hearted holy child of Father God.
Every person with impurities, whether born again or not, seeing and experiencing the living manifested presence of God will respond to the fear of the awesomeness of God by either submitting to Him or running from Him. Those who pull away from Him will often later attack and seek to do away with the people of His presence. Those who will repent for the impurities in their hearts and lives will bow low before Him with their faces toward the ground. They may have already been “saved” and on their way to heaven through the blood of Jesus. However, that is not the issue here.
The issue is that the blood of Jesus actually does cleanse us from ALL sin, not just positional but in the practical reality of our lives now. That is more than a free ticket to heaven when we die. The issue is being emptied and cleansed of all sin and self-lordship that hinders the full will of God from being done in our lives on earth. The issue is being one with God, becoming of His nature and character to establish His kingdom on earth. The issue is becoming fully one with Christ Jesus and losing all self-ownership. Becoming one body, one Spirit with Jesus, bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh.
Taking up Our Cross
Through our repentance of laying down our lives before Him, we really do experience taking up our cross and being truly crucified with Him. The life we live beyond that point is not our life but His resurrected life in us. We take on His blood line. His DNA is imprinted in every cell of our bodies. THERE ARE NO IMPURITIES IN HIS LIFE in us. We are set free through our crucifixion and made alive in the resurrected life of Christ Jesus in us by the Holy Spirit.
The time of bowing low with face to the ground and the time of standing tall before His presence with face toward heaven and hands lifted high might be within one day for an individual or it may be a process over time. However, for a group either a family, tribe, or nation it may be a longer season as the individuals must come together spiritually into one accord. All must bow low before the Lord in one accord. Otherwise there must be separation. The division will be between those who will bow and those who will not bow unto the Lord God. The sheep will be divided from the goats.
The person or nation who will come to the glorious presence of God and bow low unto God will afterward be able to stand tall in the presence of God to receive and show forth the fullness of His glory.
Can America and Other Nations Be Saved?
For the sake of a pure remnant of seed people within the nation, the inevitable judgment of a wayward nation may find mercy to restrain the judgment for a season. However, if over time the seed finds no good soil in which to grow in the nation, the judgment will come. God loves the world and His people too much to see it continue in the devastation of ungodliness forever. The ungodly nation will come to an abrupt end.
The nation of America and other nations will be saved if they will bow in repentance and arise to stand tall in the presence and strength of God.
This is not complicated. And of course this is not about a religious form or formula. It is the spiritual work of God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit preparing His manifest sons to restore the Garden of Eden life on earth and all that was lost in Adam, the Kingdom of God functioning on earth.
The judgment of the darkness contains the mercy of God.
“O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy,” Habakkuk 3:2.
Everything in the world must eventually bear the imprint of the glory of God. Every knee must bow and every tongue confess the glory of God, either in submission or in judgment. In the fullness of God’s kingdom on earth, all of the world must be in perfect alignment with the imprint of God’s glory.
Righteousness is perfect alignment with the will and ways of God.
The weight of the glory of God must mold the entire world into the brilliance of the glory of God’s righteousness. Nothing that defiles will be allowed in the fullness of kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
Man’s continued rebellion of turning unto his own ways apart from God must be corrected. God has poured out His love and bountiful provisions and yet many have turned away from Him. Extreme pressure through severe judgment contains both the wrath and the mercy of God in providing the final opportunity for multitudes of rebellious people infected with darkness to turn to God and be cleansed. If allowed to continue without God’s corrective cleansing judgment, the earth cannot become the Kingdom of God.
People infected with darkness see darkness as enlightenment. They see light as inhibiting darkness.
The religious people of the first century saw Jesus and His message as darkness because they were infected with darkness. Jesus said they were of their father the devil.
“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do,”John 8:42-44.
Many religious people and the systems they have built and followed have been infested with darkness for many centuries. This is why religion has failed to see and prevent the darkness invading our nations and taking them over. This is why religious systems are tolerating and in some cases embracing the darkness. The failure of the nation of America is directly attributed to the failure of the religious systems to manifest the imprint of the glory of God on earth. This is also why judgment has already begun at the “house of God.”
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”1 Peter 4:17.
We can fully trust that everything God has ever done or will ever do is righteous and good in the whole scheme of all knowledge and wisdom.
Some folks want to blame the devil for all that they consider to be bad. And certainly the devil has a part in the underlying cause of the evil situations. However, THE REAL AND FINAL BLAME FOR THE CLEANSING JUDGMENTS FROM GOD IS THE REBELLIOUSNESS AND DISOBEDIENCE OF MANKIND and specifically the rejection of being formed in the love and glory of the image of God.
God has fully provided everything that mankind needs to withstand the temptations of the devil and to completely rid the world of his evil ways of deception. The devil is defeated and even a small child has the potential of total power over him in Christ Jesus. It is totally man’s fault and especially the redeemed people who have the power of God available to them that the world is in such darkness and defeat by the enemy of God and man.
It is the love and mercy of God that is sending judgment to cleanse and eventually restore mankind back to the full image of God to rule and reign with Him in His kingdom on earth.
If we are seeking to keep our affluent lifestyles or our nations and cultures, we are missing the mark and seeking the wrong kingdom. However, if we will seek the Kingdom of God and His righteous way of being and doing with our whole hearts, all these things will be added to us.
God is lifting His hedge of protection from America and other nations because He simply cannot protect and empower the works of darkness.
His protection to preserve the righteous in spots and separated groups within the nations will remain in place. The seed will be preserved. However, everything must change. Life as we have known it in the past will not exist in the future. All evil mixtures of darkness and light will be dissolved. There will be pure light completely separate from total evil darkness.
The pure light people will eventually stand tall in the supernatural strength of Almighty God. Then the people of darkness and all that lifts itself against God will be dissolved. The Kingdom of God shall reign on earth as in heaven.
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom,”Luke 12:32.
~ 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.|