RECEIVING THE MASTER KEY OF THE KINGDOM
By Ron McGatlin
In the supernatural Spirit reality of the kingdom of God, there is one master key that enables the workings of all other keys of the kingdom to function to unlock the treasures of the kingdom reality. The treasures of the kingdom cannot be fully expressed to the world without the master key.
Knowing about this key is not enough. It must be possessed by, or perhaps more accurately, it must possess the person seeking to bring forth the kingdom of heaven in this world.
All of the gift attributes and keys of authority that God has prepared for man to use to redeem and reclaim Planet Earth will not work properly without the master key. The master key by which all other keys to the kingdom work is the PURE HOLY LOVE OF GOD.
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, 13.
“For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which WORKS BY LOVE.” Galatians 5:6.
Some who begin to hear the word of the kingdom may believe that they have all the love of God that they need, and indeed every person is totally loved by God. Yet, even believers who have some love for God and seek to serve Him by trying to minister to the needs of His people are discovering that their love is mixed with seeking to meet their own needs.
The Passion of Love
Love for God that is mixed with self-needs or personal desires has not yet encountered the deep all-consuming passion of God. This passionless love will not cause us to completely lay down our lives for God in order to receive the fullness of His love within us. If there are yet other little gods that occupy a portion of our hearts and lives, we will not experience complete oneness with God in Christ by the Holy Spirit.
For most of us some traumatic event or events must occur that breaks down our connections and dependencies on our other little gods. The breaking down of our other gods is much like a death experience when that which we were living for and drawing life from falls away.
To ever know the fullness of the pure holy love of God filling and abiding within us empowering the greater gifts of God in our lives, we must experience the loss of our other gods. Beyond the pain of the loss of our life passing away comes the ecstasy of the resurrection life of Jesus becoming our new life. Christ fully abiding within us causes us to have the same inheritance from Father God as Christ Jesus the Son of God. (Rom 8:14-17).
Then and only then are we ready to encounter and experience the magnificence of the overpowering, all-consuming, passionate LOVE of God in us and with us. Our hearts are melted with desire to pour ourselves out to Him without concern for this life. Pleasing Him and responding to His total passionate love for us is the most important thing in our lives. Nothing else matters more to us than our being melted together with Him and with one another in the most passionate love that has ever been.
We live and breathe for Him. We have no life without Him. We are complete in Him and know no lack in life. We are totally consumed in His loving presence.
Experiencing Spirit Love
God is Spirit and must be experienced in the Spirit. Each person who comes to this place of abandoning the gods of this fallen world to return to oneness with Spirit God may have different Spirit encounters and experiences with God. In these encounters we are transformed and completed in His perfect love.
In my own personal experiences two encounters stand out above the others as pivotal in losing my life to receive His. I will attempt to very briefly share two of the life changing Spirit encounters in my life.
Later in my life experience, after being born again for many years and later filled or baptized in the Holy Spirit, I had seen my past life along with all that was important to me fall away. I had tried hard to stay alive and retain some semblance of the life that was passing away. I continued to fail at saving my life. I did not realize at the time that I was fighting against God who was helping me to remove my other little gods.
I had begun to hear some deeper things of God but was only beginning to realize that, maybe, just maybe, I did not really love people. I had a desire to love God and really wanted to love people, but I realized that I really did not.
I was in the Spirit alone laying down praying when I asked God to fill me with His love. I was taken to a place before the rolling boiling fire of God. It was not a hot fire but a living fire before me on the likeness of a platform of glass with gold banisters on either side. I stood before the fire amazed. The voice of God spoke to me from the fire and told me to move to my left, which was toward the right side of the fire, and to kneel down.
The Lord stepped out of the fire with a large sword in His hand. His appearance was a pure very bright white light. I could not see His features but only the very bright pure white light. The Lord spoke, “Receive your anointing.” He then touched me with the big sword on each shoulder and then on the top of my head. I felt a sizzle as the sword touched my head. I was not afraid, but it was an awesome experience. Then the Lord went back into the boiling fire.
Next the voice of the Father spoke again and told me to move to my right to the left side of the fire in front of me. Then two great hands appeared in the fire. They of were a golden white color. One hand held what looked like a beaker filled with liquid fire and the other hand held something that looked like a test tube. He said, “I am going to fill you with my love.” He began to slowly pour the liquid fire from the beaker into the test tube. As the liquid fire began to be slowly poured into the test tube my feet were filled with the liquid fire of His love. As He continued to pour, the level of liquid fire filled my legs and on up my body. As the level of liquid love reached my shoulders it flowed down my arms to my hands and began to flow a stream out each of my fingertips. I spoke out and said. “Father, it is being wasted.” He replied, “Do not be concerned; there is an endless supply. Be sloppy with it.”
As the liquid fire of love continued up my neck and head, it reached my eyes and began to flow two small streams one out of each of my eyes just as it had from my fingertips. Father said, “I have filled you with my love. Everyone you touch can receive from it. Everyone who looks into your eyes can see my love. Be faithful with it, and give it away freely.”
I was not always as faithful with this awesome life changing gift from God as I should have been. I thought that there could never be an encounter with God that would be greater than this. I was wrong about that. God knew that I still had need of more to fully carry the gift of His love.
I would return to this place before the fire of God from time to time and receive more direction and correction in my miraculous life experience. Among many great victorious experiences, I found that not everyone wanted the pure love of God. Especially some religious leaders who were afraid of it. I think because it was beyond the normal and a threat to their religious structure.
The Next Encounter That Broke my Heart Forever
A number of years later I was on the floor on my face at the altar in the “World Revival Church,” formerly the “Smithton Outpouring.” I was in the Spirit before the fire of God again when suddenly an urge came to me in my spirit that I had never had before. I wanted to be in the fire and not before it. I spoke to Father, “Father, I want to be in the fire with you and not just standing before the fire.” Instantly I was in the heart of God. I was aware of His thoughts and feelings, experiencing them with Him. I was also aware that Christ Jesus and Holy Spirit were there, but they were all only one God. There was no distinction in the three. They were all one in the heart of God.
I was aware of the extreme unthinkable super passionate love God has for all of His people. Every human being is totally and completely loved by God. This was overwhelming and brings tears to my eyes even as I write this today. His totally unconditional love for every person is beyond description. This was life-changing, but this next part is what broke my heart forever.
I became aware that this greatest passionate love of God for us leads to great God sized PAIN in the heart of God. OH MY GOD! I felt His pain there with Him in His heart. I never before thought that God could even have pain. Much less the most intense pain beyond human understanding.
The source of the pain in the heart of God is the rejection of His love by the object of His great love. Yes, we human beings as we ignore Him or turn our backs to His great love are the cause of the pain in the heart of God.
I saw the flow of His perfect love and provision flowing out toward all people. Yet, many turned from Him and even shook their fist at Him.
As human beings made in the image of God, we know that people who you do not love cannot hurt you. It is the people who you love that can cause pain in you as they reject your love and turn away from you. God has the most extreme and intense passionate love for His people, and therefore actually experiences the most extreme intense pain in His heart by the turning away of His people.
I saw as the strife, curses, and words of hatred, unbelief, rejection and rebellion came up to Him, there was great pain beyond measure in His heart. When His created people who He loves hated and stirred up strife against one another and especially as they wounded and killed those who were responding to His great love and provision, there was unbelievable pain in His heart.
Then I saw beautiful gifts like golden treasure boxes coming up to Him in the prayers of adoration, worship, praise, and words as gifts bringing great joy and fulfillment in His heart.
Also as His love in His people flowed between one another on earth, He received great blessing in His heart.
I never knew how much my just ignoring Him and much more not fully showing His love to others hurt his heart. Also I never really knew before how it blessed God when I praised and worshiped Him and was so very thankful to Him for all of His provisions and love from heaven on earth.
In total brokenness I told Him, “Father God, I am so sorry for all the times that I have hurt Your heart. God, I never want to hurt You again.”
I am compelled by His great love to lay down my life before Him, to give myself to pleasing and blessing Him for all of my days here on earth.
God is Jealous for You
God has great jealousy, in a good way, for His people. He is not willing to share His people with other gods. His great passion will bring action to end our infatuation with our other little gods.
God will come in person and manifest the greatest life ever to any people who will receive His love and greatly honor, praise, and worship Him with a truly thankful heart of true total love for Him. Our lives, families, tribes, and nations must fall in love with the one who loves us and stop hurting His heart and start causing great joy in His heart.
“LOVE ME AND MY PEOPLE, AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM,” Says the Lord God Almighty.