By Ron McGatlin
Our hearts and lives are changed in His glorious presence. The fire of His love permeates our souls cleansing, renewing, and empowering us to become agents of change in this world. His precious written word fills our hearts with understanding and wisdom from His heart.
There is no greater life than Christ Jesus abiding within us on earth and our simultaneously abiding in Him at the right hand of the throne of God by the Holy Spirit. (John 15:1-16) (Rev 3:21). This life in the Spirit is well worth our figuratively selling all that we have to purchase this field of hidden treasure, this one perfect pearl. (Mat 13:44-46). Christ Jesus in His people by the Holy Spirit is changing this world into the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
The Dark Side of the Changing World
Deep unnatural fear has come upon many of the people who are of this present world in this day of the Lord. A certain inner gnawing fear and surging feelings of panic are arising in the hearts of those pitiable souls, who through cunning deception by spirits of darkness, have been led to fiercely fight to protect their darkened pleasure-seeking, self-focused lifestyles of false entitlements.
The very core of their current foundation and systems of darkened humanistic godless life is in danger of being overcome and dissolved by the pure holy light of God.
Their king and his kingdom of darkness were defeated in Christ Jesus at the cross and resurrection over two thousand years ago. The false life of spiritual darkness and inverted intellectual foundational understanding has only been allowed to exist by the failures of the church to remain intimately connected to and empowered by Christ Jesus in us by the Holy Spirit of God.
The awakening “ekklesia” outside the derailed church systems is arising in the power and love of Spirit God to again bring life and the light of God to rule and reign on earth. The return of the light and love of God is bringing an end to the supremacy of the darkness of humanism that brought in an anti-Christ spirit to rule in the people of this world.
What seems to the deceived people to be horrible tyranny and death to their lives is in reality the opportunity to leave their past stressful oppression and darkness and enter into the true life of love, righteousness, peace, and joy in God by the Holy Spirit. It is the opportunity to submit to the one true King, Christ Jesus, and their Heavenly Father who created them and loves them and has for them the greatest and most beautiful life, more than they can even ask or think.
The joy of the Lord is the arising of His people from past reclusion and powerlessness into the purity of holy love that lifts the spirits of men into the heavenly places of excited joy and trust in the empowerment of Christ in them by the Holy Spirit – thus receiving the authority of Glory from heaven to flow God’s love into the world – thus bringing cleansing from the past corruption and implanting the new reality of heaven on earth.
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising, Isa 60: 1-3.
The great brightness of the light of heaven will draw multitudes of sons and daughters from out of the darkness of the fallen world into the glorious light of the mountain of God that is above all the mountains of authority and influence in this world. Spirit light drives out spirit darkness and releases the blessings of God’s love and design for life in this world. (Isa 60: 4-7) (Isa 2: 1-3).
The Great Divide
All of the masses of people that have the mark of God’s spark of life in them will come toward the mountain of light. All who do not have this spark of life in them will flee from the mountain of light. This has now begun in this day. A Day of the Lord is upon us.
As this great light increases, the darkness flees and concentrates or groups together and becomes even darker and more filled with the drive to attack and destroy the light of the holy mountain of God. This is a great divide or separation.
Judgment has begun at the house of God and will increase in intensity to drive people from their darkness and into the glorious light of God.
Those who will not come to the light but rather choose to die defending their darkness and attacking the light will endure great and severe judgment. Nothing will be left standing against God. All that lifts itself against the pure holy love of God will be dissolved. All will be bowed before God. THE LORD ALONE WILL BE EXALTED IN THIS DAY! (Isa 2: 6-22).
SPIRIT FAMILY OF LOVE
Today is our day to be made HOLY. This is the time to flow with the separation of God from all evil by being completely consumed in the pure love relationship with God becoming one in the Spirit, with Father God in Christ Jesus.
Allow the ending of relationships that hinder our being one with God. We must not cling to past situations and relationships that are in darkness. There was a time to walk with sinners (those walking in darkness). However, this is not the time to cling to that which God is ending.
Move toward and ascend the mountain of the light of God. Do not tarry. Come out from among the darkness. Shake of the darkness from you and wipe the dust off your feet, for you are moving upon holy ground and nothing that defiles may enter this New Jerusalem of the holy mountain of God. (2 Cor 6:14-18).
Our Spirit family is coming together now in this time. As we are separated from the darkness and come into His marvelous light of Spirit life, our Spirit family is being connected by His pure holy LOVE. We are truly being brought into our family of heaven on earth. Spirit God is with us and is calling us to come to him and abide as His sons and daughters. FATHER GOD WANTS HIS FAMILY TOGETHER WITH HIM NOW.
“Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty,” 2 Corinthians 6:17-18.
The kingdom of God is a family established by love, held together by love, and works by love.
His love never fails, and His kingdom never ends.
2. Receiving a New Name
By Duane Stewart
In the world of today in which we live an event is taking place among a people. This event shall have a supernatural effect upon all creation. This event shall be a time of separation, which in dramatic contrast will reveal those who have the “seal of God” upon their minds from those who have the “mark of the beast” within their minds. Rev. 7:3 declares, “Saying, do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads”.
This seal as coming from God, is the invisible sign of God’s protection. It is for the overcomers, those sealed in their foreheads who receive all that comes with the work of redemption, the adoption, the placing as a son. Rom. 8:23, “Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body”.
We groan from within because while knowing progressive salvation in our souls, our bodies are still subject to pain. Vessels that have a blessed hope from God. This hope causes man to look forward to our resurrected bodies that are free from physical frailty.
Let us remember Jacob, the son of Isaac, whose nature changed when God touched his thigh. The touching of the thigh speaks of his strength. When God touched him, Jacob was never to walk in his own strength again. With staff in hand, Jacob’s nature changed from one of being Jacob the schemer to Israel the prince of God.
This types out for us a people of today who shall come and are coming to the end of their own strength. In this place of becoming weak in oneself, we instead lean upon a heavenly staff, wherein we abide in God’s strength. This speaks of losing our old nature by the receiving of a new name, which is a new nature. Rev. 2:17b, “… And I will give him [overcomer] a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it”.
This new name refers to the imputed character of Christ. Again, remember that in Israel’s feast, there was a “white stone” given to the individuals that were released from bondage in the “year of Jubilee”, receiving full proof of redemption, a new name, a new nature.
In considering the overcomers, those sealed in their foreheads; we can consider the truth that they shall have a distinguishing mark. These will not just walk in a new, more recent, updated set of doctrinal laws. These shall leave behind the realm of natural concepts and walk into the realm of spiritual realities.
A time of reality concerning a people that shall worship God in Spirit and in Truth. True worship is not a mere form or ceremony, but a spiritual reality that is in harmony with the nature of God. These who overcome have discovered that in cultivating a relationship with Him, God wants a continuous fellowship of worship. These are those who walk is union with Him as He dwells within.
By considering King David, the King appointed by God over Israel, we see a type of those who come into the maturity of perfection. Compared to King Saul, the King man chose, we see that while David was anointed three times as King, Saul, who is a type of the flesh man was anointed but once.
David’s anointing came as He was maturing into the calling and ministry of God’s purpose. A pathway of continual growth until fullness came forth. First, as Samuel anointed David when as a lad, David watched over his father’s sheep with this representing the outer court anointing. Second, after Saul’s death they anointed David as King over the tribe of Judah, which represents the Holy place (Holy Spirits baptism) anointing. Then thirdly, they anointed David over the whole House of Israel as King, which represents the Holy of Holies, the anointing that is without measure. John 3:34, For He Whom God has sent speak the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure”.
Jesus in receiving the Spirit in fullness, with nothing held back, He alone has universal authority. However, since the endowment of the Holy Spirit has been given to “He whom God has sent”, these sent ones likewise receive a similar unlimited resource of the Holy Spirits fullness by their obedience to Jesus and His sacrifice. It is this Holy of Holies anointing which God has promised that He would restore. Acts 15:16-17, “After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David [Holy of Holies tent on Mt. Zion], which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; so that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things”.
As we continue to observe the Word, we also see that these redeemed ones are the fulfillment of the type given by Jacob’s son Benjamin. At the time of his birth his mother died, leaving him with no earthly mother. At her death, she called his name Ben-Omi that has the meaning of “son of my sorrow”. However, Jacob responded by calling his name Benjamin that means “son of the right hand”. He was Joseph’s (type of Jesus) only full brother and was born in the inheritance line as “my right hand”. This becomes important when in later years, during the time of a great famine; Jacob’s sons went to Egypt for food and Joseph’s cup was found in Benjamin’s sack, a cup that was placed there as the result of Joseph doing. This speaks to us of a people who are willing to share in Christ’s sufferings and anointing.
Matt. 20:22, “But Jesus answered and said, you do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? ….”. The cup refers to Jesus’ death and judgment against sin. This baptism speaks of immersion into divinely appointed sufferings. To those so willing to share “Joseph’s cup”, these shall rule and reign with Christ. 2 Tim. 2:12, “If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us”.
Benjamin, the youngest of Jacob’s sons, represents those who receive the promise of fulfillment. These shall come into the fullness of the inheritance. These redeemed ones, coming forth as the feet company of the body of Christ shall know full victory. 1 Cor. 15:26-27a, “the last enemy that will be destroyed is death, for he has put all things under His feet. ….”.
This great event is taking place in the world today; those that move into the supernatural realm, like Joseph, shall take their place of rulership. Remember Joseph, the dreamer, the one who dreamed of rulership. It is unto this dreamer that all the brothers finally come. Why, it was because of a famine in the land. A time of famine is also upon the land today, not just a famine for natural food, but also a famine for that which is spiritual, the lack of hearing or understanding Gods revealed word. Amos 8:11, “Behold, the days are coming, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord”.
Let us remember that Joseph, whose brothers despised him, sold him and supposed him to be dead. In meeting Him during this famine, Joseph was not at first recognized. Likewise, the carnal church of today shall not recognize the Christ, at first, as He comes to be manifest in His corporate body. Nevertheless, like Joseph’s brothers, the carnal church shall finally know Christ as He comes into His corporate body. A promise is, that God shall reveal the Christ through this body of redeemed one’s. Matt. 23:39, “For I say to you, you shall see me no more till you say, blessed is He who comes in the name [nature] of the Lord”.
A time of redemption is now come upon the church, a time of the coming forth of the redeemed one’s is upon us. All is groaning and in travail. A famine, the lack of the pure, true revelation of God’s Word has come. People are running to and fro looking and longing, desiring for some relief, some type of fulfillment.
Some are seeking to know the truth and the truth has come to them. He is appearing as these redeemed one’s make their appearance, anointed to reveal the full stature of Christ. Rom. 8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only they, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body”.
Thus, the question asked. Where is your heart? What is your name (nature)? Are you willing to receive and manifest the Christ nature?
By Marsha Burns
Many of you, My people, need to extricate yourself from the past and begin again. Start over on a foundation of righteousness and peace. The things that have held you back are things that you must let go of before you can move on. Examine your attachment to that which is not good for you and see if pride is an underlying factor. Humility is necessary to progression, says the Lord. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Small Straws in a Soft Wind
4. News Headlines
Why George Washington Was Not a Deist, but a Practicing Christian – Feb 22, 2017 | News “He speaks of Jesus as ‘the Divine Author of our blessed Religion.’ He gives the phrase divinity to Him, and then finally, he calls the Bible, the ‘Word of God.’” Mark Martin : Feb 22, 2017 : CBN News [CBN News] On … George…
This U.S. Representative was Brave Enough to Go See Syria’s Devastation – Feb 22, 2017 | News “Syrian Christians won’t speak publicly about how they feel about the Assad regime because they fear retribution, but privately they’ll tell you that they fared pretty well under Assad; they’ve been free to worship in their churches without…
General McMaster “Won’t Hold Back” as National Security Advisor – Feb 21, 2017 | News H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s surprise pick for national security advisor, will speak his mind and not worry if he ruffles feathers at the White House, A well-known historian gives Americans a peek into President Trump’s pick for National Security…
A Look at Spirituality Inside the U.S. Senate with Chaplain Barry Black: One Senator Led 13 Heads of State to Christ – Feb 21, 2017 | News “What happens when you start praying without ceasing, which means being constantly aware of the presence of God, is you see the power.” “We have one senator who has led 13 African heads of state to Jesus Christ,” -Senate Chaplain Barry Black…
Why Melania Trump Leading the Public in the Lord’s Prayer at a Rally in Florida Was an Historic Event – Feb 21, 2017 | News We just witnessed Melania Trump’s finest moment as first lady so far. “…if we are to have any hope of turning this nation around we desperately need the favor of God, and that is why what Melania Trump did was so important.” -Michael Snyder…
In France Now, If You Run a Pro-Life Website You’ll be Sentenced to Two-Years in PRISON! – Feb 20, 2017 | News Any person or group aiming to call public attention to the dangers and risks of abortion will be potentially at risk of prosecution. The French National Assembly has adopted legislation to make what it calls “spreading misleading information” about…
Norma McCorvey, The “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade Who Became Pro-Life, Dies at 69: “It Was the Biggest Mistake of My Life” – Feb 20, 2017 | News “I’m not a lesbian. I’m just a child in Christ now. I was the Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade, but Jane Roe has been laid to rest. I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie [and] I am dedicated to spending the rest…
Haley Confronts UN Security Council’s Israel Bias After Her First Meeting [WATCH] – Feb 20, 2017 | News After attending her first monthly Security Council meeting, new US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told members of the press that the United States would no longer “turn a blind eye” to the blatant anti-Israel bias at the international organization. “The first thing…
Breaking! U.S. House Votes to Overturn Obama Regulation Forcing States to Fund Planned Parenthood – Feb 17, 2017 | News “Obama’s legacy of forcing Americans to finance the abortion industry is being steadily dismantled by our new pro-life President and the pro-life Congress. We look forward to swift passage of this resolution in the Senate so that it can receive President Trump’s…
Voter Fraud? Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Are Illegally Registered to Vote – Feb 17, 2017 | News [The Washington Times] The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers……