We are nearing the goal or end of a journey. We are now at a fresh new place on the long journey of becoming Spirit Sons in a new Spirit city whose builder and maker is God – a Spirit city coming down from Heaven – a pattern city to guide the world in the ways of Heaven on Planet Earth – a spiritual place where Spirit God dwells unhindered among and within His people on earth.
My dear friends, the change of this new place is eminent and so much greater than where we have been and what we have known that it is in the category of indescribable. A beautiful spiritual description in parabolic natural terms is written in the Book of Revelation, Chapters 21 and 22. The Spirit city of New Jerusalem is the act of living in “Spirit-reality” in and with God. It is life in the Spirit now coming down from heaven. Many of us are entering this place in which nothing that defiles can ever enter or exist (Revelation 21:27). All that God has done with man from the beginning was headed toward this place of New Jerusalem, Bride of Christ life on earth.
From the days of old, this time or place has been in the spirits and minds of God’s called out chosen foundational pioneers who searched for this city to rule and reign in the land of God’s promise.
This epic journey is documented and prophesied in the Bible. Many men and women have portions of their life’s works or words recorded in God-given writings of history and prophecy as well as living words of wisdom that have charted the past and chartered the course to the final goal of the plan and works of God in and with man.
Here are a few of the names of some of those who have done great works in this journey:
Abraham presented the fathering and the movement toward that which was to come.
Moses’ life and works painted a huge mural of the characteristics of the life and journey from the beginning that gives foundational definition to the design of God.
Joshua added the final strokes to the painting of Moses and pictured the victory of God with His people.
Elijah, Isaiah, and all the prophets of old gave detail pictures of that which God was and is doing.
King David, the Shepherd King gave clearer definition and fathering of the nature and specifics of that which God was doing.
All that had gone before was pointing toward the coming of Christ Jesus and His kingdom on earth. Though John the Baptist was in the New Testament, he was the last of the Old Testament order of prophets looking forward to Christ. John came in the spirit of Elijah (Matthew 11:13-14). He announced and introduced Christ Jesus and His kingdom come to earth which finished his personal work.
Christ Jesus gave birth to the reality of Spirit God abiding in man and not only showed the way but became “The Way” – the seed and sprout of the Kingdom of God ruling city of God among and within man. The beginning of the New Covenant – the new creation man in the New Jerusalem City of God ruling the new creation world on Planet Earth.
Christ Jesus is the first born of many Sons whom He is bringing to glory. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings, (Hebrews 2:10).
After the cross, resurrection, ascension, and the promised coming of the empowering Holy Spirit at Pentecost, Peter, James, and John with the rest of the twelve “apostles of the Lamb” along with Paul the apostle to the Gentiles carried the gospel of Christ and His kingdom to all the known world at that time. Christ was working with them by the Holy Spirit. “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen,” (Matthew 16:20).
The Spirit of Christ by the Holy Ghost was working in and with the first century Disciples of Christ with supernatural signs and wonders that touched the known world with the truth of the good news (gospel) of the Kingdom of God come to earth in Christ Jesus. Supernatural miracles demonstrated the Kingdom of God and the reality of Christ to the people and multitudes believed in Christ Jesus.
The awesome church of the first century after a few centuries became religious and lost the Holy Spirit power and guidance. The gospel of the kingdom was lost to the many intellectual doctrines of man’s reasoning of scripture without the Holy Spirit’s powerful work and guidance.
THE SPIRIT POWER RETURNED
In recent centuries the power and the guidance of the Holy Spirit / Holy Ghost began to be restored to all who would receive it. The return of the greater fullness of the Holy Spirit has opened the way for the revelation of God’s kingdom in man on earth to be restored. The work of the Holy Spirit includes bringing the Spirit of Christ to abide within the people of God.
The character and nature of Christ Jesus can now abide within us by the Spirit of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit. “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
The predominant characteristic of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is LOVE. “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love,” (1 John 4:8).
The power of God is by His love: unconditional, total love that consumes all evil, erases all faults, removes all sin, and brings us into perfect alignment with the ways and plans of God. All the law is fulfilled by love. All miracle-working power from God flows by love. All striving and stress is removed by love. Love removes all sin and takes away the desire or tendency to sin. Righteousness is generated by love. Peace flows by love. Faith works by love. The Kingdom of God is formed and held together by love. Without love there is no Kingdom of God on earth.
Natural Man Does Not Receive the Things of the Spirit
A natural human being cannot know or experience the reality of the love of God apart from the Holy Spirit. He or she may know some things about the love of God and may experience some of the results of God’s love. However, until he or she experiences the Holy Spirit pouring the fullness of the love of God into his or her heart and life, it is impossible to know the all-consuming power of love that burns out all impurities and removes all fear and all need – thus causing us to abide in perfect peace with life abundant to give to all others around us.
We cannot be deeply offended. Discernment and understanding are greatly increased. Gifts of the Spirit are abundant to minister to others and never used for show or personal gain. Works of faith are effortless and limited only to what God is saying and doing.
Religion has nothing to do with the real love and power of the peace of God that flows supernaturally in and through the people of God. Religious systems are one of the greatest hindrances to the all-consuming love transporting us into the New Jerusalem city of God. Religious spirits are powerful and can be erroneously accepted as the works of God. Always the people entrapped in religion believe that their religion and its leaders are light from God and that the spirits working around them are from God. When in truth they are spirits of darkness posing as angels of light.
The Christian religion is often a mixture of truth and light mixed with deceit and darkness. The intentions of the people and the leaders are almost always good and noble, at least as they begin to seek to serve God and His people. Yet, sometimes there is such strife and difficulties in trying to carry the burdens of the people that the good intentions become failures that must remain covered with pretense to preserve their standing with the people.
We will remain eternally grateful for the truth and light of the Christian religion that has done so much in bringing many people to salvation in Christ in the past centuries. At the same time many are being made whole and becoming completely healed from the deceit and darkness that invaded the Christian religion long ago. Massive healing instantly takes place when religious doctrines and negative experiences are consumed and washed away by the all-consuming LOVE of God pouring into God’s people in this last move of God that has no end.
THE LAST MOVE OF GOD THAT WILL NOT END
Beyond the revivals and outpourings of the past decades comes an incomparable unnamed uncontrollable sovereign supernatural underground grassroots Spirit explosion of LOVE that changes the face of the earth. God will do through love what the tyrants of this world have attempted through fascism, brutal evil force, and psychological manipulations including religious tyrants.
All of the remaining world will be gathered under one Head, the Lord and King of all, Christ Jesus. One Spirit will prevail across the land in the hearts and lives of the people of Planet Earth. The Holy Spirit of God shall fill every heart with pure holy love from heaven changing the nature of the people of the world that will affect every aspect of life on earth.
The thousands of scattered kingdom forerunners will bring forth the love of God by the Spirit of God in the people around them, and the whole world will be filled with the glory or nature of God on earth as it is in heaven.
All the elements of the world will be affected. The animals will be restored to what they were in the Garden of Eden. The vegetation of the earth will again prosper greatly, and the fruit of the land shall be great on the planet that will be known as the planet of love, the Kingdom of God.
Dear Friends, this move begins now with you and me and others scattered across the world who are being consumed by the love of God and are receiving the word of the kingdom with great joy.
Much of the world and its systems will crash and burn, but the Kingdom of God is forever and of its increase there is no end.
LOVE NEVER FAILS!
~ 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.|