The most glorious, peaceful, and fulfilling life of joy on earth is life in the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
The glorious Kingdom of God and His righteous way of life is now available on earth. The radiant peace of pure holy LOVE flows from heaven to bubble up from within the hearts of God’s Spirit people, (John 7:38-39).
The deep river of Spirit life flows effortlessly into the hearts of His people cleansing every spot and smoothing out every wrinkle, healing every wound, removing every disease and darkness of the soul, and restoring our spirits to His Spirit, His heavenly life becoming our life here on earth.
The fountain of His life becomes as springs of living water from deep within that flows out from His people becoming a river of life to cleanse, heal, and deliver the earth restoring the world to the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, (John 4:14). There is no other plan of God; there is no backup idea or plan B.
All other plans perpetrated by man and the devil are doomed to fail, (Matthew 5:13). There is nothing that man can build apart from God that shall stand. Even the cunningly devised mixtures of building using the name of God and seeking to employ His kingdom principles without Him and His love will eventually utterly fall to the ground and be burned into ashes. A life or a nation built upon the foundation of the name of God mixed with the ways of the fallen world will crumble, (Matthew 7:24-27).
A New Creation
The true kingdom Spirit River of the pure holy love of God is bringing forth a new earth and new heavens around the earth, filled with the glory of God and void of the false kingdom of darkness.
Yes, the same Planet made new just as a person’s life filled with Christ Jesus by the Spirit of God is A NEW CREATION, so this world and the heavens around it are becoming a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17).
As JD King recently wrote, “God is making all things new, He is not making all new things.”
The Word of the Kingdom
The Word of the kingdom sowed into the world is changing the people and the world. The word of the kingdom is good news.
Jesus is the Word. The preaching of the gospel of the Kingdom that Jesus proclaimed and demonstrated absolutely without exception changes the world. Jesus did not just preach the gospel of salvation. He really did preach and demonstrate the gospel of the Kingdom of God on earth, (Matthew 9:35).
When the Spirit finds good ground enough to receive the seed of the word of the Kingdom and it begins to grow, life as it was before absolutely cannot continue unchanged, (Matthew 13:18-23).
The life structure and understandings – both natural and religious – of our past life cannot carry or sustain the word of the real kingdom. Jesus spoke of this as putting new wine into old wineskins and said that it would not work, but the old wine skin would burst and all the new wine would spill out, (Matthew 9:16-17).
Not everyone will receive and grow the seed of the word of the kingdom to maturity.
Those who cannot or will not receive and grow the kingdom seed in their hearts will reject, despise, and greatly fear those who are growing the kingdom seed. They will usually abruptly separate from them or cast them out from their local congregations.
The devil will raise up strong opposition to seek to kill, steal, and destroy the word of the Kingdom and all who carry the seed of the real Kingdom of God, (John 16:2).
In the time of transition religious leaders often fear the pure love and the word of the kingdom flowing from the humble people carrying the seed of the Kingdom, (Acts 5:33,40). They may see them as threats to take over their church because the people are drawn to their love and word of the kingdom in them. Political leaders will often see them as a threat to the nation and their structure of governance. They will join the effort to either marginalize the Kingdom people or wipe them off the face of the earth.
Thus the entire world is divided into those who possess the true kingdom and those who do not and will not. This is why Jesus said that he had come to bring a sword of division, (Matthew 10:34-36). He also said that the kingdom suffers violence and violent men take it by force, (Matthew 11:12).
The devil does not oppose all religion but always opposes the real kingdom of God.
The devil is not strongly bothered by a gospel that only proclaims heaven after death and not in this life, because this allows him and his people to continue to steal, kill, and destroy in this life now in the world, (John 10:10).
The gospel of the kingdom that brings forth heaven and its ways of life into this world puts an end to the works of the already defeated devil in this world.
The devil is also is not bothered by a watered down powerless presentation of the kingdom as only having been in the past or will be in the future, (2 Timothy 3:5). It is the proclamation and coming forth of the kingdom of God now on earth in the people of God that will appropriate the finished work of Christ Jesus for the total removal of the devil and his false kingdom from Planet Earth, (Colossians 2:15, Luke 10:19).
The Snare of Natural Wisdom
Many today who have heard the Word of the Kingdom are struggling with disappointment and failure, because the old wine skin of natural wisdom and understanding into which they received the Word of the Kingdom is bursting and spilling out.
Perhaps one of the most difficult places to be, is to see and taste the real Word of the Kingdom and then not be able to fully enter it or to sustain it.
If this is you, be of good cheer; the answer is here and God has not abandoned you forever. For many people life has become unbearably difficult and painful. If the glorious life of the kingdom seems unreachable or unsustainable; it is because the old wineskin is being discarded or crucified that the new order of life in the Kingdom can flow into a fresh new container.
Yes, you may have thought that had already been done when you turned to Christ Jesus as Savior or when you received the baptism or fullness of the Holy Spirit life of Christ or at some other point. However, the strong wineskin of natural-mindedness has never been completely dislodged from its hold on your life.
The natural mind simply cannot receive and grow the Spirit Kingdom forth in our hearts and lives and subsequently into the world around us.
Most of us have been so trained in natural mindedness and so called “rational understanding,” that the Spirit reality cannot be fully seated on the throne of our lives.
There is a vast difference in Spirit wisdom and natural analytical reasoning in which we have been trained through most of our education to employ and trust in our lives. This way of natural life is erroneously employed and applauded in most western Christian religious training and secular educational systems, (1 Corinthians 2:14 and 1 Corinthians 3:19).
Because the Spirit of God has been removed from secular education, a spiritual vacuum has been created and the devil has crept in to fill that void with the ways of the kingdom of darkness and through it is killing, stealing, and destroying the children of our world.
The real Kingdom is like a wrecking ball to our old natural lives.
Hearing the Word of the Kingdom in the framework of our natural understanding always wrecks our previous lives in our old wineskins of mixture of the word of God and the ways of the fallen world.
God is waiting for His people to turn from their past religious and natural mindedness to the Spirit life of becoming one with God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. His pure love is cleansing us of our past and filling us with the glorious wisdom of His Spirit life of LOVE, righteousness, peace, and joy, (Romans 14:17).
It is an all or nothing deal that we are facing. God is patient as we come through a process of realizing that the kingdom of God is all or nothing. Our God is a consuming fire, (Hebrews 12:28, Deuteronomy 4:24).
Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit is the power for our change. Our part is to decide to allow our old life to pass away and seek God and His kingdom with our WHOLE HEART, (Matthew 10:39).
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength,” Mark 12:30.
To be Spirit-minded is life and peace; to be naturally-minded is death and strife. The choice is to lay our lives upon the altar of the Spirit of God and not upon the altar of a religion or of the natural mind, but only at the altar of God by the SPIRIT.
The life of Christ Jesus by the Spirit will become the life within us and our old lives will no longer stand in the way of the fullness of the brilliant light and love of the kingdom of God to truly be our only life in this world as it is in heaven.
“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace,” Romans 8:6.
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all,” Ephesians 4:1-6.
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.