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1. THE WAY OF LOVE
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1. THE WAY OF LOVE
By Ron McGatlin
The beauty of holiness flows from Jesus penetrating, purifying, and filling our being with His pure holy love. Our hearts are melted and our lives emptied of self. We are undone in His presence of all-consuming love. Everything within our souls that is not of Him is dissolved in the powerful pure white fire of His passionate love.
Joy is so intense that our emotions are exploding with adoration for the majestic King of Glory with us, the one who loves and loves and loves us. All natural life seems to pull away in the moment of our entrance into the place of His presence with us. What else can we do but follow Him wherever He leads. What else can we do but serve Him in any way He desires. His will has completely become our will as we yield to the filling of our being with the love and life of the King of glory, the one desire of our hungering hearts. (Psalm 24:7).
Healing is in His presence.
The accusations and rejection of those we loved who have turned against us no longer hurt us. The corruption and tragedies of the world are far from us. All pain from the wounds of past life are no longer with us. The draw of the temptations of the past are of non-effect upon us. The need to be respected and accepted of man is completely evaporated by the love in His all-consuming presence. The tears from our painful past are washed away in His presence. (Rev 21:4).
Forgiveness for any and all who have ever harmed or hurt us is easy and effortless. The substance of His pure love assures our hearts that there is no lack in His ever fulfilling love in His presence. The precious love of King Jesus is forever with us in the Holy Spirit of His presence now and forever. His pure love is always fresh and new. His presence is never stale and never fades.
Loving God and His people becomes the joy of our lives, and loving our enemies is effortless in the ecstasy of the presence of Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah, our Lord, Savior and King.
The devil and the fallen world cannot understand the love of God in us.
The world hates us because they perceive the pure holy love in us as an evil threat to their life of darkness and self-seeking evil desires that is in them from their father the devil. (John 8:44).
Even many religious Christians who are infected to some degree with the ways of the fallen world and filled with religious form and rituals cannot understand the pure holy love of His presence in us. In an effort to make themselves feel better about themselves and to defend their doctrines, they may search relentlessly for some flaw or past sin to use to condemn and discredit our character. Any shred or appearance of a shadow that they can find becomes blown up way out of proportion to use as accusation for deformation for those who abide in the presence of God’s love. If they cannot find any thread of evidence to use for accusation they will invent something out of their own hearts and use that to discredit us and affect other seekers to turn them away from the presence of God. Some of the most effective enemies of the real kingdom of God can be those of our own household. (Mat 10:34-39).
Religious people without the loving presence of Christ Jesus in the Holy Spirit can be deceived and oppressed by twisted darkness. The enemy can come to them disguised as angels of light and deceive them. (2 Cor 11:14). They may wear any one of many different labels of the religions of the world including Christianity. Some of the religionists claim to be non-religious such as the atheist, agnostics, secularist, Satanist, and many other man-made and demon inspired “non-religious” philosophies of darkness.
Boiling it all down, there is only one major distinction of separation and that is those who truly follow Jesus and those who do not. It is as simple as sheep and goats.
Dear friends, it is not our place to try to get people to come into our camp or our group. The main issue is not what religious group or camp anyone is in. The thing that really matters is whether we are truly followers of Christ Jesus or not. IT IS THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND HIS LOVE IN US THAT DRAWS US TO WILLINGLY LEAVE ALL ELSE TO FOLLOW JESUS.
Following Jesus is not another camp or group to join up with. JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. HE IS THE ONLY WAY AND DOES NOT RESPECT ANY LABELS OR GROUPS BUT TRANSCENDS THEM ALL TO INDWELL ANYONE WHO WILL RECEIVE AND FOLLOW HIM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Jesus loves all mankind and died on a cross and rose again to save and abide with all who will receive Him and His perfect love. In fact, God loves the entire world including Planet Earth and all that is on it. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son for the redemption and restoration of mankind and the world. (John 3: 16-17).
All the religions of this world without the presence of Christ Jesus are as sounding brass or clanging symbols. Anyone anywhere who loves and follows Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah is a true son of the living God Almighty. Anyone under any label who does not know and love Jesus and does not follow Him are not sons of God and have no part with Him. These are those who may have performed many religious works who are turned away from entering into the reality of the kingdom of God now on earth with the fateful words of Jesus, “I never knew you, depart from me.” (Mat 7:21-23).
Religious form without the presence of God is powerless, “Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! — Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth, 2 Timothy 3: 5, 7.”
Christian religious form without power has its base conceptual roots in the old covenant that was replaced or upgraded when the new covenant in Christ Jesus was established. Under the old covenant without the presence of God abiding within the people, they could not intimately relate to Father God. They were given forms and rituals that showed their allegiance to God until the blood of Jesus had fully paid the price of redemption at the cross.
The new covenant fully replaced the old by the life, death, resurrection, ascension, and return at Pentecost of Christ Jesus our Lord, Savior, and King to dwell within His people by the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is the implementer of the new covenant of the presence of Christ Jesus in the people of God on earth. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Rom 14:17).
The gospel (good news) of the kingdom of God returned to earth in Christ Jesus the King. The kingdom of God, kingdom of heaven, is fully evident on earth in the presence of Christ Jesus in and among His people now on earth. As the “people of His presence” increase upon the earth, so it is that, in direct proportion, the earth is returning to the kingdom of heaven on earth.
Religion can never advance the kingdom of God. The kingdom is advanced in the relationship of mankind with Father God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. Kingdom advancement in the world is from within the people of God. The overcoming, consuming glorious LOVE of God in the hearts and souls of His people is the source of the kingdom of God / kingdom of Christ Jesus / kingdom of heaven on earth as it is in heaven.
The end of the Babylonian style captivity of the world is in sight.
The vast Babylonian style evil world order that has risen up against God can and will be dissolved in the presence of God with and within His people. As the pure holy Sons of God stand high upon the mountain of the joy of the Lord and praise God in heaven and on earth, the authority of God is released to destroy evil with the Love of God flowing out to a desperate world.
Because this true Body is coming forth, the dissolution of the evil regime is at hand. The powers of darkness are now in the process of being uncovered and fully exposed. In a fearful panic, the enemy is going all out in an attempt to destroy all true followers of Christ Jesus from off the face of the earth. The darkness is insanely raging and screaming forth its madness of vileness and evil to steal and kill Christ and His kingdom from the hearts of man on earth. In their insanity the darkness is exposed and will be utterly dissolved in the fire of the pure holy LOVE and POWER of God coming forth in the people of God in the generation of joy coming forth on earth.
We each have our part now in loving and following Jesus so that our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren can inherit the fullness of the completed work of LOVE in our world as the New Jerusalem Bride of Christ pattern of heaven’s life reigns on earth to show forth the glory of God to all creation.
Praise God for the glorious reality of being a part of the generation of the realization of His presence of love and power abiding in and among His people on earth! This is the day that the LORD has made. Rejoice and be glad in the day that is “Miracle Made” for the “Generation of Joy.”