If an evil spirit can afflict the world with a virus pandemic that brings death, surely the Spirit of God can infect the world with a viral kingdom awakening that brings life?
If the powers of darkness can cause a worldwide coalition of duped human beings to attempt to steal the governance of the nations, surely God Almighty can arise in His people in whom Christ Jesus abides to establish the true kingdom of God on earth?
So, why do you think that the true King and His Kingdom must wait to be brought forth on earth?
I see nothing in the Bible that indicates that God does not will and desire that His Kingdom reign on earth.
In this down-time of introspection, something exciting is happening within God’s people.
In this season, God is revealing further truth of the written word regarding the coming of The Kingdom of God on earth.
He is especially uncovering more in the area of the coming of Christ Jesus on earth and especially about the nature of this paramount event.
Probably the most common answer as to why The Kingdom is not yet manifest, is that most Christians believe that we must wait for the future bodily return of Christ Jesus to establish His Kingdom rule on earth.
It is deeply ingrained in the minds of believers in most, if not all, of the many denominations of the Christian religion that The Kingdom of God on earth must wait until Christ Jesus bodily returns to earth sometime in the future.
Christian religious leaders firmly believe they can prove this belief by the written words of God in the Bible.
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Think about this: According to the belief that The Kingdom fullness must wait for a future event from God, then it is God who is holding back the release of His Kingdom.
Therefore, it is God’s fault that the kingdom of darkness that is increasingly continuing to kill, steal, and destroy on earth is not stopped.
That says something like this. “When God gets ready or at some future set time, He will send Jesus back to earth and then Jesus will set up His Kingdom and stop the powerful kingdom of darkness with all of its diseases, viruses, strife, wars, poverty, immorality, and every devilish thing.”
Certainly this is NOT the case. God is not holding back the release of His Kingdom on earth.
In fact, the belief of this erroneous doctrine in mankind is hindering the coming forth of the fullness of The Kingdom of God on earth.
The limited understanding of Spirit matters and the twisting work of religious spirits have distorted the truth that is clearly written in the Bible.
Scripture refers to these false teachings as “doctrines of demons” that have become traditions of man. (1 Timothy 4, Mark 7:9,13, Colossians 2:8).
God is NOT Holding Back His Kingdom on Earth
God in Christ Jesus has done everything and provided all that is needed for His Kingdom from Heaven to fully reign on Earth.
There is nothing more on God’s part that needs to be done for the fullness of His Kingdom to reign on earth.
The lack of the fullness of The Kingdom of God on earth is on man’s part.
An enemy spirit has blinded our minds and prevented us from seeing the potential of the fullness of The Gospel of The Kingdom available in this life now. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).
“3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4.
The Awakening of Mankind to the Kingdom of God
Christ Jesus fully defeated Satan and all the powers of darkness at the cross. He arose from the tomb the victor over all the works of sin and darkness.
He ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father’s throne. (Ephesians 1:15-23, 2:6, 3:20, John 10:10, 1 John 3:8).
Earlier Jesus had told His followers that He was going away and that He was coming back to them. He further told them that they would see Him coming in His Kingdom but that the world would not see Him.
What is Jesus actually saying to His followers who were there with Him at the time?
Was He speaking the truth to them or not?
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.”John 14:12 emphasis added.
15“If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — 17 The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.18I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
19“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.20At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you,” John 14:15-20 emphasis added.
“You have heard Me say to you, ‘I AM going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I AM going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I,”John 14:28 emphasis added.
Natural men with natural eyes would not see Him. Natural eyes can see natural man but cannot see Spirit. The man Christ Jesus became a life giving Spirit, (1 Corinthians 15:45).
God is Spirit
Jesus was Spirit while with the Father in heaven before His first coming as a babe born of a virgin.
Father God is Spirit and His Son was Spirit with the Father in heaven. Spirit Son of God came from heaven to earth to become a man as the “Son of Man.”
Spirit Son of God was born in a body as a human being to fulfill the law by a sinless life and become the final blood sacrifice for the sin of mankind.
After His resurrection and just before His ascension, Jesus instructed His followers to remain in Jerusalem to be endued with power, (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8).
The Promise of the Father Fulfilled
Jesus had told them of the promise of the Father of Christ Jesus coming back to be in them by The Holy Spirit to empower them and comfort them. Jesus said that He would not leave them as orphans but that He would come to them and be in them.
Christ Jesus returned to earth at Pentecost as a life giving Spirit, in The Holy Spirit to be formed in the spirit and soul of those who receive Him.
He now dwells in a many membered body of believers on earth to finish the work of establishing His Kingdom on earth.
Father God in Christ abiding in those who abide in Him is the living Christ on earth with full authority and power to stop allowing the devil to continue his work on earth and bring forth the works and ways of God from heaven.
Believing the Truth Releases the Fullness of Kingdom
The true Gospel of the kingdom is spreading across the world unseen by the natural eye like yeast in dough.
The sudden awakening to the reality of Christ in the multitudes of believers is the worldwide “lightning strike” of the coming of Christ seen around the world.
The resurrected and ascended Christ Jesus of the cross who came back as the promise of the Father to abide in His followers in The Holy Spirit has spread unseen by the world to explode as the glorious light of the kingdom of God on earth.
This is the fullness manifestation or coming forth of Christ on earth establishing His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.
The worldwide movement of Spirit Christ Jesus on earth suddenly being seen in the unveiled minds of pure-hearted believers made ready through the end of their past ways of life is the much anticipated coming of Christ Jesus the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Christ Jesus first came as a human baby born of the body of a virgin without earthly father from the seed of God by Holy Spirit.
Christ Jesus has come and is coming forth the second time as the SPIRIT KING OF GLORY born of the body of a virgin body redeemed purified holy Bride “ekklesia,” without earthly father from the seed of God by Holy Spirit.
As truly SPIRIT BEINGS living in earthly bodies, SPIRIT CHRIST is more real and more intimately related to us than He was in His earthly body with the disciples in the first century.
This is far greater than Jesus in his human body coming back as if to do again what he has already finished!
This is by far the greatest awakening of man on planet earth ever!
Back to the Bible
In this season of the very significant transition of the world, truly one of the most important things that we can do is to go back to the Bible to rediscover the foundational reality of all truth. We need to hear directly from the author of the Bible, The Holy Spirit.
It is not enough to go back to the Bible believing that we already know the truth of what is meant by what is written.
Our religious or secular education and training about what the Bible says from people who have been trained by someone’s program or system of theology will not align with truth revealed by The Holy Spirit from the Bible.
Intimately knowing God and being known by God in Christ by The Holy Spirit can guide us into all truth. Reading the Bible through religious colored glasses or mindsets will cause us to not receive clearly the truth of the written word.
We Have Not Because We Ask Not
Earnestly ask The Holy Spirit to enlighten your heart to receive the truth of the written word.
Ask The Holy Spirit to reveal the hidden mysteries of God’s word to you.
Ask and read and then wait or meditate on what God is saying to you from the written word.
Ask, and you shall receive; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
Compare scripture with scripture, and connect with others who are truly seeking truth in this same way.
Don’t be afraid to read what The Word says with The Holy Spirit’s guidance and believe that it means what it says, rather than give it some religious or secular interpretation to make it fit someone’s religious or secular system.
For example, when Jesus was talking face to face with His Disciples and said to them, “I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.”
Jesus truly meant what He said. He meant that He would come back to them. He did not only just mean that He would return thousands of years later to some of their descendants or mankind in general.
And again when Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom,” He did not mean just some time way off in the future.
Also, He was not referring to the vision of Jesus transfigured talking with Moses and Elijah. That was certainly a glorious moment confirming Jesus as the Son of God.
However, in no way was that Jesus coming in His Kingdom. He meant that some of them standing there would not taste death before they saw Him coming in His Kingdom on earth.
It indeed came to pass just as Jesus said. They were alive and present to witness Christ Jesus come to earth in His Kingdom in The Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
They were filled with the Spirit and demonstrated the marvelous works of Christ Jesus. This was the initial coming of the kingdom that has grown by the Spirit unseen by natural man to explode as worldwide lightning from heaven in this season now upon us. (Acts Chapters 1 and 2, Acts 3:17-26).
If you can truly hear what this is saying the most exciting part of your life is before you now. This is probably a portion of the greatest times ever to be alive and walking with God in the Spirit.
Let the LOVE of Spirit Christ fill your spirit, soul and body.
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.