God has no bad plans for you.
Every day is a day in which God loves you and me — a day to experience His love and commune with Him in The Spirit — a day to be overcome in His presence and melt into one with Him in fervent love — a day to sit at His feet and absorb the wisdom and peace of His Words.
God is calling this day, “Come My People come to Me and rest in My love and provision. You who are lonely, you who are tired, you who are in need come to Me and find rest for your soul and peace in your life.
I long for your undivided affection. I desire to infuse you with strength, wisdom, and all you need to be and do heavenly works.”
LORD God, I pray, please, forgive me. I have done harm to You, myself, and others.
How could I have been so foolish in busying myself in endeavors of vastly less value and not have been still in your presence feeling and sharing your life-giving love.
The meaning of life is lost as it fades into shadows of darkness in the day in which I have not been with You.
What should be simple tasks become difficult. I feel the pressures of life closing in and soon I allow thoughts of fear. My faith is weakened and my joy fades as my hope turns into doubt.
We must not neglect communing with God in The Spirit. The Kingdom of God is in The Spirit. It is a Spiritual Kingdom that flows into our lives and out to the world.
“For the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,” Romans 14:17.
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit,” Galatians 5:25.
A kingdom people are arising — a people who live and walk in the Spirit — a people who commune with God daily and carry His attributes of love, wisdom, peace, and power wherever they go — a people without fear and who will not be deceived or led astray — a people holy and pure who love God above all else and seek His kingdom with their whole hearts.
Do not be deceived; God is not mocked.
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit The Kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of The LORD Jesus and by The Spirit of our God,” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
“Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame,” 1 Corinthians 15:33-34.
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap,” Galatians 6:7-10.
“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves,” James 1:16-22.
“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed The Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His,” Romans 8:9.
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you,” Romans 8:11.
Human Goodness Posing as Godliness
We are entering a season when many will be deceived by human goodness posing as godliness.
True Kingdom disciples live and walk in communion with God in the Spirit and will not be deceived.
True righteousness from God is imparted into us as we commune with Him. His righteousness includes heavenly wisdom, love, peace, and power — the life and attributes of Christ.
The arising deception of human good is a marriage between the political and a new brand of “spirituality” based on man’s view of good without The Spirit of God.
It will have a widespread appeal and acceptance. Many will come to believe that it is indeed the kingdom that God had in mind all along.
It is the fruit of the tree of knowledge (human understanding) of good and evil. Human goodness is pleasant to the eyes, good food and desirable to make us worldly wise.
“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate,” Genesis 3:6.
Much of the world will have been torn and stressed by wars, natural disasters, and economic devastation and will be ready for extreme change toward a better life and will readily accept the good-sounding philosophies and changes of the new brand of political spirituality and its moral values based in human thinking enhanced by a different spirit.
The new political “spirituality” will have a focus on the well-being of the people and the planet more than empire building.
The new spirituality will view God as a generic force for good that may have many names and forms among different people.
Unity is attempted as all concepts and forms of God are accepted and seen as the same. Hope will be increased among many people.
Peace will increase as a polarized world begins to lessen national or tribal identities and take on a more one-world identity.
Economies will seek a common level of more equal distribution of resources. The new political/spiritual leaders will appear as saviors and deliverers to the masses of hurting people.
Eventually anything or anyone who walks in the Spirit and has a biblical view of God and morality will be seen as an evil elitist enemy of the new human-good system.
The one thing that will always distinguish this system from God’s Kingdom is that it will never give true recognition, honor, or worship to JESUS as the Son of God.
The political/ spiritual human good is really “good and evil. ” It is from the same old tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
It is man seeking to rule the world with good and evil by his own understanding apart from The Spirit of God.
This new age goodness that has been with us for a long time will achieve great respect as it is joined with the political governments to attempt to unify the world under one system of “human-good” rule.
This will produce a season of good times, but they will be reasonably short-lived and will usher in much of the biblical prophetic events written in the Book of Revelation.
The remnant of holy men and women who live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit of God will not be deceived. Most of the people of the western world, including the old church systems and many Christians, will be deceived by this very cunning work.
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect,” Matthew 24:24.
At the same time all of this is going on, an army of mostly unseen kingdom-of-God people will become more purified and fully prepared to bring forth the reality of the true Kingdom of God and His righteousness to rule and reign with Christ.
The supernatural works of Christ Jesus flowing through the Holy Spirit will transform the true saints of this time into mighty men of God — mature sons of God moving upon the earth with supernatural works of God bringing healing and restoration to bring forth beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning.
“To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations,” Isaiah 61:3-4.
“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.
“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek The Kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you The Kingdom,” Luke 12:29-32.
Thank you Jesus, Amen!
First Published in 2008
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.