ARISING TO NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
By Ron McGatlin
The great next move of God is flowing now like a very deep river that hardly appears to be moving on the surface but is actually moving massive amounts of water causing enormous change unseen and unnoticed by the busy world. Unlike many previous moves, there is little or no appeal to the more surface or shallow needs or desires of immature or casual believers and unbelievers. This is a Spirit move directly into the hearts and spirits of those who are becoming deeply in love with God.
A new generation of life is arising in this day. The two thousand year old seed planted by Father God in Christ Jesus is now maturing to bear the fruit of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit in the kingdom of heaven on earth. This new arising generation is in direct conflict with the masses of confused people who have been tricked by a massive deceptive ungodly scheme of the enemy of God and man.
The enemy has clandestinely planted evil seeds of darkness among the precious heavenly seed of God in God’s field of Planet Earth. Both the seed from God and the seed from the enemy sprouted and grew. The sprouting plants looked the same until the plants began to bear fruit. In this season of maturation, in our world today, the fruit of the seed of the enemy is becoming blatantly visible by the extreme contrast with the maturing fruit of God’s seed in His people. (Mat 13:24-30)
The seed of the kingdom of heaven sown on earth in Christ Jesus is maturing into the glorious fruitful harvest of mature sons of God in the image and likeness of Christ. These maturing sons are actually filled with the living Spirit of Christ. They are carriers of His life and the promise of the fullness of the glorious kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
A NEW SEASON
Many believers and theologians have anticipated this season and surmised as to what it might look like. Many have said something like this, “We know it is coming, but we do not know how it will look.” Some thought that it would be like the early American revivals of entire towns turning to God in repentance to avoid hell’s fire and to make it into heaven when they died. In the more recent past, some expected it to be like the great healing Pentecostal revivals of the early 1900s. Others have anticipated it to be a glorified continuation of the great Holy Spirit outpourings and renewals of the 1990s with their glorious Charismatic outpourings of Holy Spirit miraculous manifestations and powerful, excited corporate worship.
These and other seasons of God’s moving upon and with man were as great waves of the presence of God restoring fresh life of God into a sleeping and mostly dry religious but needy people. Each wave came rolling in bringing a tide of the restored workings of God most often called revival. Then each wave would ebb back out into the ocean of God’s provision leaving man with a season to absorb and adjust to the restored reality of God.
Before too long another wave of God would roll in with even more of God’s life rolling in to restore us to a more mature level of His original design of life in us. Often the people of the previous wave strongly resisted the next new wave. After the previous wave had ebbed some people would attempt to keep the same intensity going by human effort without God’s Spirit working with them. This almost always resulted in a religious system being built by the efforts of man attempting to continue the same works of God. Then when the next wave came rolling in, it would not fit in the box they had built from the past wave’s concepts and their own human ideas. Therefore the new wave was often rejected by the old.
God is revealing today that all of His previous moves were and are important parts of the restoration of the reality of God in and with His people in this season in history of the TABERNACLE OF GOD IN AND WITH MAN BY HIS SPIRIT. “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.’” Revelation 21:3.
The Final Preparation of Tabernacle of Spirit God in and with Us
GOD IS BRINGING TO LIGHT WHO WE REALLY ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS CREATED IN HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS AND FILLED WITH THE BREATH OF HIS LIFE, HIS SPIRIT. (Gen 1:26) (Gen 2:7).
WE ARE SPIRIT BEINGS WHO LIVE IN AN EARTHLY BODY AND HAVE A SOUL. (1 Thes 5:23).
We are designed to be the temple of God here on earth – the carriers of Christ to do the works of God on earth and to rule and reign with Christ on earth. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1Corinthians 6:19.
The Spirit Wave that Has No End is the Tabernacle of God with and within Man.
This mighty wave of God is the wave of God that saturates the whole earth with the Son of God life of God’s kingdom of heaven coming forth on earth. This wave is the wave of God that does not ebb. Though it may not always be visible to the world, it will never fail but shall remain the increasing kingdom of our God on the shoulders of the Body of Christ Jesus the one and only Head of the Body, and of the increase of His kingdom there shall be no end, no ebb, forever. (Isa 9:6-7).
A SPIRIT WORK FOR A NATURAL WORLD
The reality that we are Spirit beings who live in a body and have a soul is being experienced within us in this wave of God.
As Spirit beings carrying the life of Christ in our bodies we have power and authority to restore and rebuild the world to the design of the kingdom of God.
Christ in us is not plagued by sin and has full connection and instant access to the throne of God in heaven. Literally the fullness of God dwells in us, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (John 17:20-23). Our ONE God rests as Head upon His Body connected to every cell of His body as we move in complete perfection of unity in obedience to every command and desire from our Head, King Jesus the Christ, Adonai, Messiah, Lord of all. (Eph 1:22).
All of the supernatural works done by Christ Jesus and His disciples in the New Testament can now be done and even greater works will be done by Christ in His holy purified Body on earth. (John 14:11-12). Our mission and purpose is to restore the earth and all that is on it to the New Jerusalem order of life in the KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
Literally the POWER of the fullness of God works in us through Christ in us by faith rooted and grounded in love. We are strengthened with might through His Spirit in us – more than we can even ask or think according to the power that works in us.
Paul in writing to all generations in Christ Jesus said it this way: “14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the RICHES OF HIS GLORY, to be STRENGTHENED WITH MIGHT THROUGH HIS SPIRIT IN THE INNER MAN, 17 that CHRIST MAY DWELL IN YOUR HEARTS through faith; that you, being ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to KNOW THE LOVE OF CHRIST which passes knowledge; that you may be FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD. 20 Now to Him who is able to do EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK, according to THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to ALL GENERATIONS, forever and ever. Amen,” Ephesians 3:14-21.
ARISE IN THE POWER OF HIS LOVE
Arise in the Spirit of Christ and bring forth the Spirit that raised Christ Jesus from the dead that dwells within your inner being. (Rom 8:11).
You are the sons and daughters of the living God and King of this world, endowed with the life of Father God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit that has consumed your life.
This is your season while the breath of God is within you to stand in the power of His might to rebuke the devil from his stolen false rule in this world.
Spirit God in you will roar with the pure holy love of heavens light that forever destroys darkness and restores the JOY of the LORD, empowering the pure holy people of God to rebuild the old ruins and show forth the glory of God to all creation.
Though the mountains crumble and the seas cover the land as fires of destruction devour all that is not of God across the earth, the glory of God shall rest upon you as you stand in the Spirit, live by the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit.
In Christ our eternal life is now. The abundant life of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit is abundant life now and forever. Death is overcome in victory and has no sting for those who live in the Spirit of the living God. We are not our own. We are bought with a price and have become one Spirit and one flesh, bone of his bone, in Christ Jesus and Christ in us. (1 Cor 6:17) (Eph 5:30-32).
God is love and His perfect love in us has removed all fear and wipes away our tears. (1 John 4:18).
The JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH. Arise in the SPIRIT that overcomes the world. (John 16:33).
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.