In This Issue
1. Spirit Call to Rally Now – Part 3 – The Ark of God’s Presence
2. The Resting Place Video
3. News Headlines
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- Spirit Call to Rally Now Part 3 – The Ark of God’s Presence
By Ron McGatlin
The greater freshly revealed mysteries from God are uncovering greater light and increasing personal manifestation of the presence of God within and upon His people.
In this season of heaven’s kingdom descending upon and arising from within the people of God, it seems that every week, if not every day, fresh reality of the presence of God is being made known to His people.
This is the New Testament or New Covenant fullness of the Ark of the Presence of God of the Old Testament. The Ark of the Presence or Covenant was the abiding or resting place of the manifest presence of God on earth in the Old Testament.
After the fall of Adam the presence of God was not within or continuously upon any person on earth until the baptism of Jesus.
Before Jesus the Ark was a very special way for God to be with His people and brought great blessing, protection, and safety to them. When the Ark was taken by a nation of ungodly people it brought trouble and disease among them until it was returned to the people of God.
At the baptism of Jesus, God tore the heavens open (opened heaven), and the Spirit descended upon Jesus and as a dove and sat upon Him and remained. The presence of God was permanently upon and within Jesus, a human being. At that moment, Jesus became the Ark or place of abiding for Spirit God on earth. God of all creation was in Jesus and upon Him continuously by God’s Holy Spirit.
The word “ark” is defined in the Miriam Webster Dictionary online as “something that affords protection and safety” and “the sacred chest representing to the Hebrews the presence of God among them.”
Noah’s Ark and Today
God had Noah to build a floating ark that saved and protected the people and animals from the flood. The flood cleansed the earth of all that had raised itself against God and had refused to hear and obey His word and His way. Every person that was corrupt in their minds and hearts and would not come to God died in the flood.
In this current season of cleansing judgment that begins with the house of God and then is upon the rest of the world, God has provided and is now revealing His Ark of protection and safety.
The Ark of God for us today is the personification and embodiment of the manifest presence of God upon and within His people through Christ Jesus by the Spirit of God.
Plainly speaking, there is no assurance of any other way to survive and prosper in this season of severe transition. It is only by the manifest presence of God that the will of God and the kingdom of God actually come forth on earth in and upon His people.
The church buildings and the Christian religion afford no protection or safety without the reality of the manifest presence of God upon the people. Religion is not the ark of God. We may wish that it was or may even believe that it is. However, the ark is not the building, and neither is it the system or the dogma of ritualistic doctrines of liturgy. The ark is the Spirit of God Almighty resting upon and within the humble people of God, the mature Sons of God.
Spirit Governance, the End of Secularism
Yes, God is everywhere and in all things. By Him all things were created, and all things consist by Him. The Spirit of God is within all true believers of Jesus as savior. However, the manifest presence of Almighty God does not rest UPON every believer.
When the manifest presence of God rests like a dove upon us, the Spirit of Christ within us arises to do the works of Jesus, the greater things that Jesus promised.
Natural everyday life becomes an extraordinary adventure of the life of God flowing through us to the world around us. Everything we do wherever we go is saturated with God, and all things are possible to us.
Secularism and other “isms” stole the things of this life (the kingdom of God on earth) by creating a division between God and life in this world. Secular democracy became an open invitation for the enemy anti-Christ spirit to take authority over the people and attempt to remove God and Christ Jesus from the face of the earth.
God cannot successfully be separated from any part of life. The only lasting successful governance for all areas of life in this world is the kingship of Christ Jesus, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, present within and upon us by the Spirit of God.
The ark of God contains the living seed of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven, much like Noah’s ark contained the seed to replenish the earth.
The flood of anti-Christ driven marauding armies are given power to destroy as the flood did in Noah’s day. Those who are in the ark will be spared alive on earth as the seed of the kingdom of God to replenish the earth.
Let me be very clear, not all believers are in the ark of His manifest presence upon them. Yes, they have the potential to be so. They may also have assurance of eternal life. However, the dove of the manifest presence of God may not be resting upon them, and therefore they are not in the ark of His manifest presence that will deliver them in this life to remain on earth as seeds of the kingdom age beyond the cleansing judgments.
If we do not have the fullness of the kingdom of God within and UPON us now in the manifest presence of God by the Spirit of God resting upon us, we are not in the ark of His presence and may not endure to become the living seed of the kingdom to replenish the earth. Indeed, redeemed believers will become part of the cloud of witnesses in eternal heaven. Again, all true believers have the earnest of the Holy Spirit within them, but not all true believers have the manifest presence of God resting upon them by the Spirit of God.
How far must this destruction and death go?
Can it be stopped, and should it be stopped? Is it possible even at this late stage to stop the devastation? Is there hope for the nations to remain and become a part of the kingdom?
The earth must be cleansed of that which is not of God to make place for the kingdom of God on earth. There are at least two ways that the earth can be cleansed. People and nations decide which method pertains to them.
In the Old Testament, when Jonah was sent to Nineveh to proclaim the judgment of God upon that evil ungodly nation, the leadership of the nation responded and led the nation into repentance, and Jonah’s words of cleansing judgment did not come to pass in that generation.
The nation was cleansed by turning to God, and judgment was no longer necessary to cleanse their land at that time. The people and the nation survived and prospered by turning from their wicked ways unto God and His ways.
In a similar manner, this whole thing today could be completely changed in a movement of people and nations turning to God. But that would mean turning away from false religions and secular independence unto the living God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit of God.
Personally, I believe that God has provided major occasions of Spirit outpourings touching and drawing His people in recent history. In some of these occasions, many thousands have turned to God and began their journey toward the real kingdom of God functioning in their lives and flowing from them into the world around them.
The Spirit of God coming and resting upon the kingdom of God people has brought fear and oppression to the anti-Christ spirit-driven people. This fear has stirred and inflamed them to try to destroy the name of Jesus and His kingdom from the earth. Tolerance and agreement from high ranking depraved national leaders has released, encouraged, and strengthened the surging hordes of marauding anti-Christ armies to arise and aggressively move upon the nations of the world.
God is calling now for the people of God to rally together under the one name of Jesus and cry out to God to be changed into the kingdom people that can demonstrate the supernatural manifest presence (the ark of God) among the people of the world. This is the opportunity for the great harvest of this world.
Dear friends, we have not come this way before.
The crossing over of the great river into the new land of promise, the kingdom of God on earth is before us. As Moses crossed the Red Sea and Joshua crossed the Jordan, the great crossing is before us into the fullness of King Jesus (Yeshua) and His Kingdom. Fresh revelation and impartation of massive supernatural Spirit love, faith, power, and wisdom from the manifest presence of Almighty God resting upon His kingdom people is the way of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
In Noah’s ark only a seed was miraculously saved from the flood of judgment to replenish the world after the flood. In Moses’ crossing a whole nation miraculously walked through the sea on dry land. They walked out of national bondage and into a wilderness. After forty years in the wilderness in Joshua’s crossing of the Jordan River, a conquering nation miraculously walked across on dry land to take and occupy the Promised Land.
THE MIRACULOUS CROSSING INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH
This crossing is the called out heavenly kingdom nation taken from many nations led by Christ Jesus miraculously walking through the “flood” of judgment on dry land into the Spirit reality of the Promised Land of the kingdom of God on earth.
Jesus and His saints are coming through!
- The Resting Place Video
This is a link to a one hour very helpful video message by Bill Johnson on the Presence of God.
It is deep and very full of Spirit revelation. It may be good to take it piece at a time and meditate upon it before moving on to the next point.
3. News Headlines
|Super Bowl QB Cam Newton counts a Godly heritage, exhibits uneven path to glory – 2/4/2016
When Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton walked away relatively unscathed from a horrible accident that rolled his truck in December 2014, he offered praise to God. Newton had grown up with God. His father, Cecil Newton, is a bishop overseeing five Pentecostal churches in Georgia. Things in Cam’s personal life have not always gone so well.
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|Lawsuit: Public School Forced My Child to Convert to Islam – 2/4/2016
(Maryland)—[Reprinted with permission from Todd Starnes/Fox News] A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.
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|House Fails to Override Veto to Defund Planned Parenthood – 2/4/2016
Republican lawmakers launched another effort to repeal Obama’s signature healthcare law. Tuesday’s vote was an attempt to override Obama’s veto last month on a bill to gut Obamacare and end federal payments to Planned Parenthood. GOP lawmakers did not have the necessary two-thirds majority to override a presidential veto.
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|Jesus appears to Muslim family, tells them He is sending a man to tell them more – 2/4/2016
Tyler Connell has documented a dramatic move of God among Muslim refugees. In the past months, he and his team visited Harvard, MIT, Iowa State, Clemson, and the University of Georgia. “In every stop we saw the presence of Jesus break in to these college campuses and touch students, bodies healed, people saved, and people giving their lives to serve in the mission field.”
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|On anniversary of Azusa Street revival, Lou Engle hopes to fill L.A. Coliseum, see another great awakening – 2/4/2016
The Azusa Call set for April 9th at the LA Coliseum will be the culmination of dreams, visions, and prophecies that inspired Lou Engle to take a giant leap of faith in his hunger for revival to sweep the world. He hopes 120,000 will join together for a day of worship and prayer and that a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit could be unleashed as at Azusa Street in 1906.”
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|Muslims Kill four Christians, kidnap others, burn Christians houses and wounded some in Raid on Village in Coastal Kenya – 2/4/2016
Al Shabaab rebels killed at least four Christians, beheading one. The Al Shabaab militants attacked only the Christians. “I could not understand them, so they shot me in my hand, but I managed to escape while a neighbor who was with me was being beheaded. As I fled for my life bleeding, I could see two houses burning.” “This is the third time the area has been attacked”
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|Nepal: Blockade continues, crisis worsens three million children could starve – 2/4/2016
Conditions created by India’s September blockade are worsening. The people of Nepal can barely get any fuel, food, or medicine. “They’ve gone from over 300 fuel trucks a day coming across the border to less than five.” “The UN is warning that three million children could starve.” India began its blockade after the Hindu kingdom adopted a secular constitution.
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|Serbian Christian survived bombings, became best tennis player in the world – 2/4/2016
A Christian of deep faith, grew up playing tennis in Belgrade when NATO imposed an embargo and bombed the city during the Kosovo War in 1999, causing great shortages of food. “We started the war living in fear, but somewhere during the course of the bombings, something changed in me, in my family, in my people. We decided to stop being afraid. We stopped hiding.”
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|Boauké, Ivory Coast – Heaven Rejoicing – CfaN Crusade Report – 1/29/2016
I am so amazed by the level of hunger and expectancy in this small place. As I preached, there was an overwhelming response from the people who were hanging on every word. A paralyzed man stood to his feet and began to walk for the first time in seven years! Jesus touched people of every religion indiscriminately. I’m sure there is great rejoicing in Heaven tonight.
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|News From British Isles, Ireland, Europe and Worldwide – 1/29/2016
Storm Gertrude: thousands without power – No home for persecuted Pakistani Christians – Scotland: Trypraying – Mali: Swiss nun kidnapped by British Muslim? – Germany: police and internal security – Australia: national call to prayer – Ethiopia: worst drought in fifty years – South Africa: worst drought on record – North Korea – South Sudan: urgent support needed – More>
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