In This Issue
1. Spirit Call to Rally Now – Part 2
2. Fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose
3. News Headlines
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1. Spirit Call to Rally Now – Part 2
God’s Presence Dissolving Darkness
By Ron McGatlin – For part one go HERE.
True prophets of God must speak the deeper mysteries underlying that which is seen.
Key words of light are emerging through the darkness that for many is clouding the gates of deeper Spirit life revelation.
Key words of light will open treasures of Spirit reality to save and restore from death and destruction to life and glory – from scorched earth and ashes to the garden of God.
Spiritual darkness or light is seen from a perspective in the heart. Depending upon the internal perspective, that which one sees as light may actually be darkness. To another with a truly godly perspective, light is accurately seen as light and darkness is seen as darkness. That which is seen as light to a godly person may be seen as darkness to another person who has a darkened mind.
Spiritually speaking, darkness is not a real thing within itself. Darkness is only the absence of Light.
Truth is Light. Spiritual darkness is the absence of Truth. Christ Jesus is the Truth, the light of the world. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
The urgent trumpet blowing from God is a call to rally together to the LIGHT that dissolves the darkness that is shrouding the gates of revelation.
Please be patient with me as we look at some of the current conditions and some of what God is not saying and what God is saying in this word. Some reading this may not yet have ears to hear some of what is said, and that is okay. However, please just pass on by something if you as yet do not have ears to hear it and keep on reading. That part may just not be for you at this time. We each are different parts of the body and therefore will hear the part we need for who we are in Him and where we are in Him at the moment.
There is a great darkness upon much of the hearts and minds of the people of the world including many Christians. The darkness has blinded their eyes to the revelation of deeper truth. They see as light the darkness that is consuming their lives, their families, their nations and that threatens to release upon them the vilest and most murderous regime of evil bondage of death and devastation that probably many of us have never known or even heard of in our lifetimes.
The enemy’s plan is to cause an uprising of marauding hordes of screaming evil spirit driven masses killing, stealing, burning, raping, and destroying everything we valued in life. The enemy’s objective is to destroy the name of Jesus and stop the advancing of the kingdom of God on earth.
When we see with our natural eyes the evil forces arising from within and from outside our nations, it may be too late to humble ourselves and turn from our darkened selfish pleasure seeking ways in order to save our nations. However, it will not be too late for the kingdom of heaven. The kingdom of God will never be defeated and will eventually fill the earth with the rule of the love and the authority of God in King Jesus. It is the nations, especially the western nations that are in danger of being lost, not the kingdom of God.
God is not saying here today to rise up against this great evil attacking our nations. He is not saying today to suit up and get out our swords and spiritually or naturally attack the armies that are arising against us and our nations. These armies of evil destruction are the result of our real problem. They are not our first problem. The call to rally has to do with attacking our primary problem that allows all of the others to exist.
In the current general condition of the church, all of the spiritual or natural warfare we could muster would be no match against the fierce enemy’s religious/political forces seeking to rule the world.
Our problem is the general spiritual condition of the church and subsequently the people of our nations.
Fragmented into hundreds of thousands of sectarian groups, divided asunder in religious systems that are contaminated with fallen world ways and void of the manifest presence of God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, we lack the power of the presence of God to be light and salt – the Truth and the Light to enlighten the darkened world and dissolve the darkness with the Truth and the Light (Christ Jesus).
God is also not saying for us to get our doctrines straightened out and come into agreement. The lack of unity is also a result or symptom of our real problem.
God is not saying to press for unity among the fragmented church. Disunity and division is only a result of our deeper real problem. There is no intellectual or human reasoning or striving that will bring about Spirit unity.
God is saying for us (all believers) to rally together in the one thing, the one reality that will clear the darkness away: RALLY TOGETHER TO THE NAME OF JESUS! Rally under the One Name, the one thing that is the TRUTH and the LIGHT.
IN THIS HOUR, GOD IS CALLING FOR EVERY PERSON WHO SEEKS TO FOLLOW CHRIST JESUS TO RALLY TOGETHER AS ONE VOICE AND CRY OUT TO GOD!
God is saying that now is the time for all Christians of every tribe and every tongue and every denomination or sect to RALLY UNDER THE ONE NAME OF JESUS AND PRAY. Forget about who they are or what they are or what they might or might not believe. If they honor Jesus, if they name the name of Jesus and seek to follow Him, rally together with them one and all and pray together.
When we do this the darkness that shrouds the gates of revelation in the people will begin to fade away. The revelation of what is truly going on and who we really are in JESUS will be clearly seen. The people of God will be able to see that there is one banner, one flag over all of us, and it is the banner of LOVE, the LOVE of CHRIST JESUS filling our hearts. Vast armies of angels will be released to defeat all enemies of TRUTH and the LIGHT, and His glory shall fill the earth.
Let me be perfectly clear, the powerful anti-Christ marauders will continue to subversively infiltrate and eventually arise with severe violence to overrun the nations of the world destroying all Christian religion, unless we make some major changes now. God has made a way to avoid this devastation. It is possible that the plan and work of God could be accomplished in a much less painful manner.
The first step in avoiding some of the most severe devastation and possibly saving our nations is for all believers to lay down their Christian religious church system teachings and rally together with all other believers to worship Jesus and cry out to God to change us by His Spirit.
Multitudes gathering in stadiums, open fields, in homes, businesses, empty warehouse buildings, in the town common, or wherever to worship God and bow at the feet of Jesus and at His bidding arising to be embraced by Him to become one with Jesus in intimate relationship. I am talking about entering into the fullness of Spirit in and with God without religious form or formality or religious prejudice. God will meet with us like He has never been able to do in our religious system church structure that divided us and hindered true Spirit growth into the supernatural Spirit reality of the kingdom of God. The greatest mystery of God’s LOVE will come upon us and rise up within us that will change us and endue us with His power and wisdom.
Great revelations of love, power, and wisdom will bring God’s strategies for the equipping and empowering of all who “will” turn to God and His Truth and Light (JESUS) with their whole hearts. There shall nothing remain that lifts itself against God and His one pure holy Bride on earth. The kingdom of God on earth shall reign and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
All of the differences will be dissolved in the glorious results of all of us rallying under the one name: JESUS. We don’t get together to absolve differences; we gather together with ALL who name the name of Jesus to PRAY and to seek Him in His manifest presence.
The presence of God in and among His people is the complete resolution of all that comes against or hinders the kingdom of God in our lives and in the world. Access to all the provisions of heaven are open and available to us in His manifest presence in us and among us to complete all He has given us to be and to do.
The presence of God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit is the New Covenant equivalence of the Ark of God in the Old Covenant.
More about the ark of His presence in the next article. To be continued.
2. Fulfilling God’s Eternal Purpose
By Duane Stewart
The message from God in this the hour of great restoration is for the people of God to repent and turn away from sin, including those hidden sins of the heart.
The trumpet of God, which sounded out through His raised up ministry, is the method God has and is now using to give the Christian Community every opportunity to turn from their sins. The meaning of a refusal in hearing and obeying His call is resulting in a pouring out of God’s judgment to both cleanse the earth and restore His people. The purpose in judgment for restoration is that each vessel would finally begin to know that God and His ways alone are to be the Lord of our lives. In this desire, God continues to cry out, turn from your sins to a life of holiness, and begin to know God.
In walking in the ways of God, a pathway of life, joy and wholeness replace that life of corruption, immorality and spiritual death. Scripture shows us a promised time of restoration to a people for the spiritual blessings of God is destined to inhabit the people of God. Ezek. 28:25-26 speaks to us of such a promise, “Thus says the Lord God: when I have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered [throughout many of today’s religious organizations and denominational church’s], and am hollowed in them in the sight of the nations, then they will dwell in their own land which I gave to My servant Jacob. And they will dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards; yes, they will dwell securely, when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God”.
As God’s people put on the holiness of God this scripture above declares that all the nations shall behold them. God is declaring that He would increase them in all areas of life as they dwell in the safety of His arms. These shall build houses and plant vineyards in the fruitfulness of God’s eternal purpose. Meanwhile, even as we are beholding the downfall of the nations all over the earth today, God’s judgment shall rest upon all who have treated the true Christian Community with contempt. Understand that this contempt has, until judgment purifies the house of God, worked from within the camp as well as without.
God’s purpose in purifying His house with holiness is that through His House He might judge the nations. Thus, with judgment beginning in the house of the Lord, judgment is to then extend to the ends of the earth that all may come to this realization, that all, with every knee bowing, may know that He alone is God. For this cause, God is re-establishing His house. He is again cleansing a people in the righteousness of God, that He might dwell in them in the full measure of their calling and that they might dwell in Him.
This confirms the truth that even though they have dwelt in the earth realm, with the world contaminating the Christian Community, judgment removes all source of contamination in such a way, that they no longer have a mind-set and life-style of being strangers and foreigners, but have now become the established citizens in the household of God. Eph. 2:19, “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God”. Paul again speaks of a citizenship that is not of this world, but is one that when completely committed unto will progressively bring change until the whole man in spirit, soul and body benefits. Phil. 3:20-21, “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things to Himself”.
With our citizenship being one of heavenly realms, we need to consider just what it means to those who move in life as citizens of the kingdom of God.
The restoration of the true Christian Community shall cause the glory of God to manifest itself in measures of an unlimited degree. From out of Zion the appearance of this, remnant people of God in the glory of their God, become a people without walls.
The structured systems of religion, which have made prisoners of God’s people behind manufactured walls that create boundaries of limitations, knows a removal as God surrounds them as a wall of fire. Zech. 2:4-5, “who said to him, run, speak to this young man, saying: Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst”. A wall of protection, a sense of total security as God Himself purifies with fire all those who would enter this glorious dimension in God, with increase in those who abide within. The nations around about shall, because of judgment, look toward the people of God, His city, while seeing God’s glory abound in the inhabitants with continual increase.
What a place of joy, nothing unclean or corrupt shall enter into such a presence because the Lord of Glory abides therein. This people are the sold out citizens who belong to God and gather for no other reason or name but the name (the nature) of the Lord Jesus Christ. This kingdom has but one King, called the King of kings and Lord of lords. While many kings live in this kingdom, one King reigns over all things. Thus, restoration time is come, a people knowing this time of renewing, as God fulfills all that for which He has purposed. Acts 15:14, “Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name”.
Can we not now testify of a change and the shifting which is taking place within a responding people? Are you, as an individual, becoming more and more aware that life as usual is neither completing nor fulfilling the longing within for more of God? Could this desire be the Spirit of God moving within to bring total change within the soul?
When God speaks to us about a people raised up in His name, He is speaking more in light of His nature formed within that it might manifest the nature of God in the earth. For this reason, God so freely declares in Matt. 18:20 that His nature manifests from within a yielded people as they come together. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name [nature], I am in the midst of them”.
The kingdom of God dwellers are those people who follow none other but the Holy Spirit’s leading whose sole purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ, the head of this many member body of people.
The Holy Spirit’s method of glorifying Christ Jesus is to guide His people into all truth. Truth heard, received and yielded unto causes the transformation needed, allowing this people to stand in the glorious presence of God.
John declares in chapter 16 verse 13 that this Holy Spirit, sent forth from God, would lead this people into the truth as quickened by God. “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come”.
Is it not so, that to the ones led by the Spirit of God, they become the sons of God? This means that this remnant people are not only hearing one voice, but they are following only that one voice. John 10:14-16, “I am the good shepherd and I know my sheep, and am known by my own. As the Father knows me, even so, I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear my voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd”. Could this not be both the Jews and the Gentiles who have received of the Father through the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ, to make up one house?
The Father’s house is a house with but one head. God’s purpose is not to have many kingdoms but one kingdom made up of many members. These members are members that make up His kingdom with each one putting all things beneath Christ (their) feet. Eph. 1:22-23, “And He put all things under His feet [head and body], and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all”.
God’s intent is that the church will be the present physical presence of Christ in the earth. The church, filled with Him by the Holy Spirit; they represent Christ to society as they manifest God’s love, life and power.
The love of God is the fruit that is maturing within the vessels that are becoming the truth of Christ. Eph. 4:15, “but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head – Christ”. Is this not speaking of growth individually as well as collectively, a maturing of the body of Christ?
Likewise, the sounding out that is coming forth from Christ and His body is a cry for the fullness to come, a cry for change in not only spirit, but also the soul and body. This is making up a people who will manifest Christ in all the earth as a saved people who are complete in Him. Eph. 5:23b, “Also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body”. A people appearing that move in a like spirit of leadership, the spirit of self-giving and devotion to Christ.
Another attribute of these victorious people is that they are a people joined to Christ. Let us remember that the Christ is not only a head but also a body with many members, meaning that a sense of unity prevails in all things among the body of Christ to glorify God in all the earth. 1 Cor 6:17 declares that Christ true church is of but one spirit, “But he, who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him”. Thus, a purifying agent whose purpose is to continually sanctify the body of Christ in the pureness of God, a people who give of themselves in spirit, soul and body while keeping themselves clean from all other spirits which are motivated by the spirit of this world. A relationship with God is a union that remains pure from all other relationships.
In belonging to Christ and Christ alone, we now see people who recognize and devote themselves to the fact that we belong to Him and Him alone. We know we came from a fallen nature and have been purchased with a price. This people own no one and no other but Christ owns him or her.
Note and pray for understanding in that which Paul shares with us in 1 Cor. 7:23 when declaring, “You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men”.
Consider how much our ancestor’s affect us in our way of thinking. Is this, our thinking, a teaching that has remained as a tradition only? Lest we forget, let us remember, the ways of God are a part of those who progressively God matures them in the things of God.
This means, for us, that the understood truth of our ancestor’s is not to be our stopping place, but just a stepping stone, a launching pad to higher heights and deeper depths in the mysteries of God. The mysteries of God are that which He desires to open unto a maturing people called to establish God’s kingdom in the whole earth. Slavery to man has been abolished in Christ that we might become willing bond slaves to Him and Him alone.
Another established truth of the kingdom of God is that this kingdom people have no other life to live but the life of Christ. That is, He lives in and through them as they become a crucified people who now live, but now their life is His and His alone.
The error of much of the Christian Community is that they seek to gain salvation by their works. Works of the law or flesh becomes an offense to God when the only means to Him is through the cross. The work of the cross accomplishes that which the law could never do, that is, the cross slays the old Adamic nature and the Holy Spirit births a new nature from within, which is the spirit of Christ’s resurrection.
That is, God begins through the workings of the cross, to write His nature upon our hearts, our soul, that we might naturally manifest the like-kind nature of God. For this cause, Paul leaves us with this reality in Gal. 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me”.
The word “flesh” in this scripture is the Greek word “SARX” and in its idiomatic use, the word indicates “the human race. In an ethical and spiritual sense, it speaks of the lower nature of a person, the seat and vehicle of sinful desires”. It is this flesh, even though we live in a world controlled by it now, our flesh has been crucified, set aside that Christ might live in us.
In this, we can agree with God’s word and roll up our sleeves, put the mind of Christ in gear, and receive the gift that comes to us through the resurrected Jesus Christ. No need for us to slip back into the old ways of an evil nature, but by staying obedient vessels, we become cemented into the way of life that is shaped by God’s life alone, a life full of energy that manifest His holiness.
Is this not God’s desire for all the Christian Community, to be holy as God declares, “Be holy for I am holy”. In this God helps man in every area of his make-up, as we become dependent upon Him in all things, while making Him our source in the spirit of obedience. Thus the kingdom of God is come, and lives in us that He might be manifest in all the earth, fulfilling God’s eternal purpose.
3. News Headlines
|First Interview With Saeed Abedini: Freed Pastor Prayed Without Ceasing in Prison – 1/28/2016
“The best thing I could do over there was pray.” (Saeed Abedini, an Iranian-American Pastor who was just freed from Iranian imprisonment after years of captivity there under accusations that his faith undermined the Iran government. He was there to establish a Christian orphanage for the people. He is resting at the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina.
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|In Burma, God’s Kingdom is expanding – 1/28/2016
In spite of steep mountains, opposition, and a new law stipulating that the government must approve all religious conversions, an indigenous ministry leader in Burma (Myanmar) said the Holy Spirit has not slowed down. “God is moving fast in our country, more than ever before, to the few elect among the Burmese and the Karen animists.
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|Four Presidential Candidates Outraged at Indictment of Planned Parenthood Investigators – 1/28/2016
A vast array of the pro-life movement—including four Republican presidential candidates, have expressed their shock and outrage that the group behind the undercover Planned Parenthood videos have been indicted. A grand jury announced that it would not charge Planned Parenthood with selling human organs—but charged the investigators that exposed the heinous activities.
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|From a Seed Born in Jesus’ Day: A “Modern-Day Methuselah – 1/28/2016
Methuselah is considered to have been the oldest living man in the Bible, It is only appropriate, then, that a date palm that sprouted from a 2,000-year-old seed in southern Israel carries the same name. Seven years ago, a male date palm sprouted from an ancient seed from the time of Jesus. The now-mature Methuselah at its home on Kibbutz Ketura.
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|Ark Encounter Theme Park Wins Victory over Religious Discrimination – 1/28/2016
A federal judge says Kentucky can’t block the Ark Encounter theme park from taking part in a sales tax rebate program just because the park “advances religion.” Kentucky wasn’t going to let the park featuring a life-size recreation of Noah’s Ark enjoy the tax rebate because of developer’s religious beliefs, purpose, and message. “I rejoice in the court’s decision today.”
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|The Truth Behind Attendance at March for Life: Media Downplays Numbers Again – 1/27/2016
Contrary to the New York Times, there were vastly more than “hundreds” at the Washington March for Life 2016, and more than the vague “thousands” indicated by the Washington Post. Given this year’s historic winter weather threat, organizers were delighted that at least 40-50 thousands of pro-life supporters still stayed to march the full length of the march route.
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|Another Proud Palestinian Parent – “I am proud of my son,” said the father of a 16-year-old – 1/27/2016
What was it that young Morad did which so pleased his father? What Morad did to bring honor to the Adais family was that he broke into the home of a young Israeli Jewish mother of six and brutally stabbed her to death. Not that the elder Adais is the exception. On the contrary, his response is the rule in Palestinian society.
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|The Stigma of Having Leprosy – He found Jesus just the right time. – 1/27/2016
Because the leprosy had been eating away at the nerves in his right leg, doctors amputated Balwant’s leg at the knee. He was now weak, unable to work and unable to afford the medical treatments. He thought that death would resolve all his problems. In the midst of this misery, Balwant met Gospel for Asia-supported pastor Daha and three Sisters of Compassion.
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|Call to Pray for Australia – National Day of Prayer and Fasting Sunday 7 February 2016 – 1/25/2016
“We have a vision for Australia where our children can flourish and play safely in the streets. Where happy marriages produce happy families and build a strong and vibrant nation for the greater good of all; where the contribution to the local community and nation by people of faith and the church is valued.” A day for Christians and churches of denominations to unite toge…
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|News From British Isles, Ireland, Europe and Worldwide – 1/22/2016
Alabama to uphold marriage amendment – Iran releases Pastor Saeed Abedini – Christians in Parliament prayer requests – Birmingham church leaders oppose anti-Islam march – Germany: 200+ arrested attacking anti-islamisation rally – Iran: Nuclear pact – Pakistan: pastors’ and prayer leaders’ gathering – Cuba: unprecedented church crackdown – Hezbollah has Russian weapons >
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