Perhaps the greatest deception since Eve was tricked into eating the forbidden fruit has taken place in the United States of America and in much of the rest of the world. Once the most powerful nation on earth that stood against tyranny in the world and provided the best opportunity for free and safe life to multitudes has now been deceived into severe degradation. Powerful tools have been employed to destroy the moral fiber of the people and erode the foundation of the nation.
We praise God that all is not lost yet and the foundation, though damaged, remains and can be fully restored by the Spirit of God pouring out upon a people desperately in need of the fullness of God’s love and power.
Modern media and educational systems have greatly enhanced the ability of the perpetrators to plant an entirely different belief system in the minds of the people. Beginning as small children a different new godless mindset has been formed that, in its fully-grown state, is exactly opposite and contrary to the truth and values of God who had made this nation strong.
My personal lifetime happens to have spanned probably the most rapid portion of the decent of this national degradation and at the same time the greatest restoration of the real gospel of the kingdom since the first century. The degradation did not begin in my lifetime but certainly has made its most rapid decent as the vast media developments have become the most powerful tools ever known to change minds and alter behavior in the people of the world. Neither did the restoration of the gospel of the kingdom begin in my lifetime, but it has made in my lifetime the greatest advances since Jesus and His disciples proclaimed it.
The great strengths of the nation are used as the tools of its own destruction. Much like the enemy was able to use our own commercial airplanes to destroy our own Twin Towers buildings. And our own pilot training schools trained the men to pilot the planes. In the same way the enemy is using our people and our own ingenuity as our destroyers. In a nutshell the people have been turned away from the strong influence of God to guide their lives.
Without the close leadership of God, regrettable bad decisions have led to weakness and vulnerability that opened the way for bad leadership to control the most powerful positions of influence in all areas of the nation. That which was once a nation of strong, virtuous, peace-loving people has become infected with violence, bent on evil aggression, and unable to discern darkness and light. Children are subversively being trained to be godless, unloving, and immoral people steeped in entitlement and violence.
One of the cries of the people of God is, where are the strong leaders to turn our people back to God? Where are the powerful men and women who can make a difference from the family level to the highest governments of the land? There is great need for strong godly heroes to lead and encourage the people who know God to arise, throw off the mindsets pressed upon them by the deceivers, and encourage the people of the land.
Real Change Is on the Way
God is taking His pure and holy people into a season of LOVE that heals and changes wayward deceived people into powerful people of God to bring forth His ways and His kingdom on earth. God is raising up men and women to supernaturally bring forth the presence of God to change the hearts of the people and destroy the false kingdom of darkness from the nations of the world.
There is a great love affair developing between a new breed of kingdom leaders and God who will impart from heaven the pure LOVE of God into their hearts and lives, thus releasing the supernatural POWER of God to encourage and empower the people of the land.
The LOVE of God is the only source of power that can change the hearts of the people and subsequently change the land. The pure holy love of God is fully available to dwell in His people. Christ Jesus dwelling in us by the Holy Spirit is the source of the love and power of God dwelling in us. The love of Jesus in us motivates us and empowers us with all that is needed to change our lives and eventually the entire world. As we are fully connected and walk in the love of God, the powers of heaven are released to destroy evil kingdoms in the world and bring forth the Kingdom of God.
Jesus’ love motivates us to purity. Our desires are to be, to have, and to do according to His will. No other needs can drive us. He is all we need. His will and ways are always righteous obedience to the Father.
This great mystery of the power of love can transform harlotry to purity. The love of Jesus can change a rebellious, adulterous bride into a faithful, purified bride without spot or blemish. Jesus, by the love relationship, becomes one flesh with His bride and is manifest in her so that His life becomes flesh on the earth. As His presence appears within us and is revealed through us, we become as He is; we are purified and empowered.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish,” Ephesians 5:25-27,29-32.
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
“If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. We love Him because He first loved us,” 1 John 4:12b-13,16, and 19.
Paramount Transformational Power
There is no power greater than the power of love. Nothing else can transform the world. No other power or force can overpower love. Nothing can neutralize the inherent power flowing within love. Every work of evil in man can be neutralized by love. Nothing can conquer love, and there is nothing that love cannot conquer.
God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him. Every aspect of man’s life in the world can be transformed by love. Every burdensome weight and stressful oppression of man can be fully relieved by love. In a very practical and real way, the love of God in a person will transform his or her life. The love of God in a large number of people will transform areas of the world. The love of God in all people will transform the entire world. In a real and practical way, the world can be transformed into the Kingdom of God.
It is impossible to abide in God and His love and not be a transforming agent in the world.
Mankind is designed to abide in God and His love and God in him. Great emptiness characterizes the lives of people whose inherent need for God’s love is unfulfilled. The neediness in mankind can never be fulfilled without love. The desperate need for more and more of something to fill the emptiness leads to competition, greed, strife, fear, pride, and every negative, stressful, destructive force known to man. The entire world becomes filled with strife. War is everywhere and every person competes against others. All of the problems of the world stem from this basic lack of love in mankind.
Can we see how God’s love in man can alleviate all need and stop all strife of the world? No more wars, no more crime, and eventually no more sickness, no more disease.
Some would say, “Yes, but it is not possible for man to love and live this way,” and they would almost be right. Until Jesus came, man had failed to abide with God in His love. Christ Jesus did what others did not do. He lived as one with God in the Holy Spirit.
The GOOD NEWS is that Christ Jesus can now live in people by the Holy Spirit. Thus, the potential now exists for all people to have Christ’s life abiding within. Through Christ all can now abide in God and His love.
We can now bring the paramount, transforming power of God’s love into practical reality in the world through Christ in us by the Holy Spirit. Christ in His people can destroy the works of the devil.
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil,” 1 John 3:8.
The greatest mystery of the Kingdom of God is the transformational power of love.
The world has already been greatly changed by the love of God expressed in the cross of Christ Jesus and His return in the Holy Spirit to indwell His people. No other person in all of our world’s history has had as great a transformational effect as Christ Jesus. No other person can transform the world into the kingdoms of our God.
Now, the LIFE OF JESUS is set to transform every area of life in the world. Through Christ Jesus living in us, the world can be transformed. By LOVE, people filled with Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, can transform individuals, families, businesses, schools, media, cities, nations, and the world.
Today and in the days ahead, the old world is passing away and a new redeemed world is being created – a world where the Kingdom of God has fully come and the will of God is done on earth as it is in heaven.
“So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” Luke 11:2.
~ 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.