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1. ARISING TO NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
2. Learn From Your Future
3. News Headlines
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1. 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.
2. Learn From Your FutureBy Clay Sikes
Many (as with little birds) little birds) are being encouraged to leave the comfort of the nest (comfort zones), and learn to fly. There are new opportunities, new ways, new ideas, new vocations, new adventures, new relationships for those who will leap out in faith. These words are pearls of wisdom for those who feel that nudge.Letting go (of the past) means to ‘Let Come.’ Surrendering control (traditional mindsets) allows God to bring the ‘new thing’ forward, into reality, into your life. Death produces life – let the old (traditional ways) die, such that the new can come forth (John 12:24). Complete surrender is the gateway to your deepest purpose upon earth. Death to the current phase of life (and way of thinking) is introduction to ‘the new’ that God desires to bring forth.“Fear not little flock, it is your Fathers pleasure to give you the kingdom” Luke 12:32. Never ever underestimate the power of the “little” when infused with God appointed purpose. You ARE NOT a grasshopper as the ten spies saw themselves in comparison to giants in the promised land). Only Joshua and Caleb saw themselves as “well able to take the land.”Ignorance often comes disguised as tradition – let go of all reflective thinking from past experiences (this is how most of us think), and begin learning from the future (what God shows you is coming). God has an investment in your future – give Him quality time to share it with you. Quality, quiet time (meditation) will birth new vision – His plan for your life. Begin to plan, learn, and focus from your future, and be ‘not’ tied to learning ONLY from the past. Quiet time with God is quality time that provides ‘glimpses’ of His plan in your life; and yes…it takes both faith and courage to step into this.Be aware of ‘what’ is seeking to emerge ‘through you.’ It is in His presence that we discover who and what we were put on earth to do – His presence extends (us) beyond self, beyond the present, into the future, bringing the future into the present. God’s last name is not “Gonna” anymore – His last name is “IS.” The Church as a whole has often referred to God ‘in the future.’ Everything seems tied to the future, but “Now faith is…” Moses said, “one day, some day, just not today.” Joshua said, “Let us go up and ‘take it’ for we are well able.”Transition, transformation, metamorphosis is taking place in the Body of Christ, as the fragmented, ill functioning, divided Body, is now converging, first in small functioning cells, then into whole parts, and ultimately an entire functioning Body, joined (united) to the head (Jesus). What is the mountain of your calling? Scale it and become who and what you are called to be and do. Become like Joshua/Caleb who saw their enemy as food, who believed God and “took the land.”
Man’s systems are failing on a global basis. We are being called to shift our entire dependency upon God, His Way, His Kingdom government. Those with ears to hear have a part to play in this shift. The ‘new thing’ being released in the earth is the government of the Kingdom. As a citizen of this government, you, as an ambassador are ‘called’ to share Kingdom solutions to man’s failing systems; to awaken the earth to a new dynamic on earth as it is in heaven.
Awaken to what is trying to emerge ‘through you.’ Awaken to your future – think, plan, and focus on what lies ahead, not what is behind. Ask and it will be given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened. Your future awaits ‘awakening’ to it; give ear to the prophetic voice within, to the prophetic voices around you.
As stated, in the Church Age (as with Moses) the “promised land” was one day, someday, just not today. In the Kingdom Age that we now live, it is as with Joshua and Caleb – “Now faith is.” It is our land and we can “take it.” Your future is now if you can see it, and if you can, join what you see the Father doing because in so doing you will touch destiny and fulfill your God appointed purpose.
3. News HeadlinesRussian Armada Enters Mediterranean En Route to Syria – 11/3/2016
A Russian naval contingency led by the missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has arrived in the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. “Last week, our ship-borne air strike force made a passage through the eastern Atlantic into the Mediterranean Sea. On October 27-29, support vessels replenished the naval group with all types of supplies to the required level.”
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|Russell Wilson, Ciara Expecting Baby, “The Greatest Blessing of All,” Continue to Honor God with Marriage – 11/3/2016
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, have announced they are expecting their first baby after publicly committing to saving sex for marriage. The 31-year-old singer took to Instagram to share her happy news with her followers earlier this week, posting a black-and-white photo of Wilson cradling her baby belly.
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|Miraculous accounts of God stirring in Syria – 11/3/2016
Last week, rebels in Aleppo launched a new series of attacks against Syrian forces to retake parts of the city. Neither side is following humanitarian guides, and more than 30 civilians were killed over the weekend, ten were children. For believers who stay in Syria, if you aren’t killed by the shrapnel of war, you could be killed as a religious minority by ISIS militants.
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|Chicago Cubs Ben Zobrist Shares Christian Faith: ‘We All Need Christ’ – Chicago Cubs End 108-Year Drought – 11/3/2016
Yesterday the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8 to 7 to clinch the World Series title. This is the first time the Cubs have won the World Series since 1908. Ben Zobrist was named the MVP of the 2016 World Series. Last year, he won a World Series title with the Kansas City Royals, and this year he has the won another World Series with the Cubs. “We all need Christ.”
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|Why Did Pastor Saeed Abedini Just Cast His Vote for Donald Trump? – 11/3/2016
“Last year, on the same day, I was sick and in chains for Christ, and now I can vote to choose my next president. And most amazingly, I can vote for someone that I know fought for me and called my name many times. He met my family and gave them a $10,000 gift. I think his ideas are more Biblical than Hilary’s.” He also accused Hilary Clinton of failing to help him at all.
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|New Rule from White House Aimed at Charities is yet Another Threat to Religious Liberty – 11/3/2016
A new rule from the Obama administration threatens to take away federal contracts from religious relief organizations and charities if they discriminate against LGBT people in providing services. Relief agencies may now be required to open their women’s shower and sleeping facilities to biological males who self-identify as women.
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|Federal Judge Rebukes President Obama for Taking More Muslim Refugees Than Christians from Syria – 11/3/2016
“It is well‐documented that refugees to the US are not representative of that war‐torn area. Perhaps 10 percent of the population of Syria is Christian, and yet less than one‐half of 1 percent of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States this year are Christian …There has not been explanation for this perplexing discrepancy.” -Judge Daniel Manion
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|Despite Anti-Terrorism Law, the Gospel is Still Transforming Russia – 11/3/2016
When Russia’s anti-terrorism law went into effect in July of this year, many grieved because they knew that the law would become an anti-missionary. The law is already being used in an attempt to silence Christians, especially pastors. “Christians in Russia, and throughout Eurasia refuse to be silent, and they are courageously proclaiming, ‘We must obey God rather than men…
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|Nigeria: More than 48 Christians killed by Muslim Fulani Herdsmen in Kaduna Massacres – 11/3/2016
Some 40 Christians were killed on October 15th, in the town Godogodo located in northern Nigeria. Their attackers were Muslim Fulani herdsman. They burn down houses and shot Christians only two hours after a Morning Star News reporting team had left the area investigating the September attack that they had reported in which eight were killed.
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|Afghanistan: Heroes of the faith – New Christians in Afghanistan aren’t just deciding to follow Christ. – 11/3/2016
“The Islamic doctrine is clear and incontrovertible that a person who comes to faith and leaves Islam should be killed. This is not up for discussion in Islam.” “Only by having faith, like Christ had at Gethsemane, are they going to be able to come to faith in Christ and sustain themselves through persecution — which will come,”
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