In This Issue
1. SPIRIT CONSUMMATION – By Ronald D McGatlin
The Lord does not have a lot of respect for theology. He told me in my time with Him this morning that theology was heavily infested with a “Martha syndrome.” That means it is very busy about many things on many fronts from history to eschatology, while ignoring the one most important thing. The one most important thing is being with Him in the Spirit, knowing Him, hearing His loving voice in Spirit to spirit communication and fellowship.
To know God and His love is to intimately relate to Christ Jesus in the Spirit. All things that we need to know are available for us to know in Him. Only by Christ in us can we have the MIND OF CHRIST. Spirit Christ within us will teach us the Word of God.
The written word recorded in the Bible will be taught to us as pure and clear confirmation by the Spirit. Pure “theology” is knowing Christ Jesus first hand by the Spirit. Man-made theology is an intellectual pursuit of studying about God. Because it is an intellectual pursuit, it is subject to the many views of man’s interpretations and human translations of the Bible word. Therefore, it causes much religious divisions and separations.
Dressing up man-made theology and calling it a spiritual work does not make it so. Rather it makes a deceptive mixture much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing that gains the confidence of the sheep and leads them to no good end. Religious divisions within Christianity are the direct product of intellectual study of biblical words without the fullness of Spirit God love relationship in Christ and Christ in us.
Most, if not all, denominations at their origin received some part or parts of revealed truth from Spirit God. To that one part or parts of truth, intellectually discerned doctrines or teachings were added to fill out our circle of understanding. Once these teachings become traditions ingrained in the people, they will be strongly defended to the point of separation and even war with other groups that may have, among their mixture, the true light in that specific area of our erroneous interpretations. (1 John 2:27).
The kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven can never be achieved by intellectual human understanding apart from a personal intimate relationship with Spirit God. Heavenly wisdom is imparted by the Spirit of God in us.
(1 Corinthians 2:9-16).
We as natural human beings cannot judge Spirit things with our human intellect. To judge Spirit things with intellectual discernment of the Bible always leads to deception, division, and lack. We must judge or discern the Bible by the Spirit. Spirit God is the author and interpreter of His written word. The Spirit and the original written word of God cannot disagree. Only through human interpretations and translations can there be disagreement with the Bible and Spirit God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
SPIRIT IS GREATER THAN NATURAL
All creation emanates from and continues to exist by SPIRIT God Almighty.
All visible creation is dependent upon Spirit God and is created, ruled, and governed by the WORD of Spirit God. Visible creation on earth is involved with time and therefore is considered temporal.
Spirit God is eternal and therefore can create and sustain eternal as well as temporal things.
Visible or temporal creation is in a continuous state of change. Eternal creation is consummated in Spirit God and changes only by the spoken word from God. The spoken word of God brings the rule of eternity into the temporal or time affected creation.
Mankind is a unique creation that was created in the image and likeness of God as sons and daughters of God. Life in Adam and Eve was to be everlasting and continuously renewable.
In the likeness of God mankind had the free will choice to choose to obey God and live or to disobey God and die. Adam was warned by Father God to not eat of one specific tree in the garden. He told Adam that the day you eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall surely die.
There can be no death or decay in the eternal. When Adam ate of that tree, Adam and Eve’s lives on earth became temporal and death passed upon all mankind.
Through the one man death came to all mankind. So also through the one man, Christ Jesus, the free gift of life is available to all mankind. In Christ Jesus and Christ in us, we now have eternal life. (Romans 5:12-20). There is abundant life now and forever. The sting of death is removed and the life of the kingdom of God is available to us now and forever.
Eternal life is first in the Spirit to be experienced by those who live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:16-25) (Romans 8:9-11).
Our spirit being has put on immortality as it was changed in the moment when the Spirit God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit came to abide in our “spirit being” that then became a “Spirit being” in a mortal body here on earth. We wait for the change of our body as well to put on immortality in the twinkling of an eye at the last trumpet.
“So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’ The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:54-57.
We now have a responsibility to keep this body pure by the power and love of Spirit God within us. Our body is the temple of God on earth (1Cor 6:19). Keeping our bodies pure is not too big a job for Spirit God who abides us and in whom we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28). However, keeping our bodies pure does require our agreement and participation to live and walk in the Spirit. Draw near to God within us and RESIST the enemy. (James 4:7-10).
LIFTED TO A HIGHER LIFE
Our Spirit life is securely seated or resting upon the authority and power of the throne of Spirit God in Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah. We no longer live by bread of this natural life alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. We live by the Bread of Life, Christ Jesus, the Word of God. (Matthew 4:4) (John 6:51).
Spirit God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit does not abide in darkness of evil. He transforms a willing vessel into temples of pure holy light in which He abides. God dwells with the humble who willingly yield their all into His hands for His good pleasure to do with as He pleases.
“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.’” Isaiah 57:15.
How far away is that HIGH AND HOLY PLACE? Is it not as near as Christ in us by the Holy Spirit? Is it not a part of that which God has prepared for those that love Him, that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of (natural) man? BUT THAT GOD HAS REVEALED TO US THROUGH HIS SPIRIT.
It is Spirit consummation of all things in heaven and on earth in Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah that perfectly finishes the Spirit Kingdom of God manifested on earth as it is in heaven. Live by the Spirit and walk in the Spirit, and experience the consummated kingdom of heaven reality now and forever.
GOD’S LOVE NEVER FAILS!
function, while fulfilling purpose? Could it be, as scripture says, we are appointed to specific works prepared for us on earth; works prepared before the foundation of the earth? Could it be that Man was actually assigned a time and place on earth, fulfilling a specific purpose in a particular arena (mountain)?
What we are seeing after three years of spiritual trial and error, and enough discouragement to throw in the towel, is the very beginning of a flowing, functioning, body; where each part has a heart to serve others. Is the many-membered Body Of Christ now seeing first evidences of a ‘coming together,’ an actual functioning BODY? A Bride without spot or wrinkle? What is happening here is happening worldwide in many different spheres.
We are seeing the strength of any one individual is multiplied exponentially when connected to something greater than self. Individuals connected to other individuals, flowing in common purpose have massive ability; capabilities rise beyond former boundaries – old ceilings become new floors. Accomplishments, previously unattainable, become readily available – the strength and power of the moving herd possessing momentum, knowledge, confidence, ability. The weakest link is suddenly emboldened by ‘group power.’ A rising tide lifts all boats.
A body is designed to function well unless some part ceases to exist or is broken or sick. Accordingly, the exception to this exciting ‘rising tide’ phenomenon is individuals seeking personal (physical) rights while foregoing their personal (spiritual) responsibility to the greater good. A team is not a team when individuals deviate from the structure and flow of the team; when individuals prefer self at the expense of the whole a cancer forms. We, as a team, have battled this cross current in the past: Perhaps for the first time, Coastal Solar is experiencing an organic flow as each part lends his/her strength to help another. This sowing among individuals; this unselfish willingness to aid another, is creating an invisible flow producing opportunity and better results with less toil. Unity is to God what division is to the devil: Unity is to strength what division is to weakness. Great unity, great power. Recognize your tools; serve each other, help each other – sow, sow, sow! Freely give and it will freely be given you. Find your connection (and remember), this is not connecting for the sake of connecting, but rather ‘connecting in common purpose and function.’ Purpose ignites function just as connection ignites purpose. Find those you are destined to join and you will find your destiny!
I am called to the mountain of ‘business and finance,’ hence my connection to others in that sphere. To recognize the callings that each possesses, and to honor that as such, is the beginning of a forming functioning body. For years businessmen were called ‘secular’ and treated like second class citizens, whose only mission was work hard and bring money to Church. The Church, for the most part, is awakening to this 2nd Day, Church Age perspective; recognizing a changing of spiritual eras – the 2nd Day is now the Third Day, The Church Age in now The Kingdom Age, just as we’ve passed from Pentecost into Tabernacles. It is no longer me and God, just God in me (the Hope of Glory). We are one, the Body is one; we flow in unity and unison – a functioning Body connected to the Head (Christ).
There are two distinct things happening prophetically at this moment in history around the world:
- The borders of many nations around the world are being closed to outside Christian influence. This is in preparation for internal persecution of national believers. This persecution by governments is meant, from their viewpoint, to limit and ultimately eliminate outside Christian ministries.
Governments are going to continue to persecute, arrest and imprison national believers with their goal being to totally eliminate all Christian work in their nations.
National believers will be shut off from international connections and communications so much so that believers of each nation will be totally dependent upon the Lord for His provision and empowerment for the persecution and purifying that is coming.
This is the primary reason that the believers of these persecuted nations must begin now to completely trust the Lord for His provision as their resource, rather than depending upon believers of other nations to provide for their needs.
- God is going to show Himself strong, on behalf of His remnant people who are the true and faithful believers. And as the persecution intensifies, God will miraculously make provision for His children. As the early New Testament Ekklesia was persecuted and purified, all true believers today in these nations will go through persecution and experience the same cleansing and purifying.
This purifying and cleansing will result in a miraculous spreading of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God within these nations and unto the ends of the earth. And instead of true believers decreasing in numbers, as is now believed by the opposing governments, there will be an increased growth in the numbers of His remnant people who will be prepared and empowered by the Holy Spirit to take the Gospel of His Kingdom to the uttermost part of the earth.
Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and THEN SHALL THE END COME!”
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
Humbly submitted, by Dan Hubbell, His servant
4. News Headlines
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