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Worldwide Kingdom Awakening News and Views
Published by Ron & Barbara McGatlin - Basileia Publishing
In This Edition
1. Releasing Control - Receiving Power
2. A Living Word for Your Spirit
3. The Kingdom of the Heart - Video
4. Top News Headlines
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1. Releasing Control – Receiving Power
By Ron McGatlin
- Love purifies.
- Love brings holiness and righteousness.
- Holiness and righteousness bring faith and power.
- Faith and power bring the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth.
The God kind of love comes ONLY through intimate relationship with God by the Spirit.
All true love originates in God. God is love. It is not possible to have love apart from God. God in us is love from heaven come to earth.
The power that produced the supernatural miracles through Christ Jesus while in His natural body on earth was the direct result of intimate connection with Father by the Spirit. Being born the Son of God allowed Him to enter into intimate oneness with Father without the restraints of the sin heritage of Adam. However, Jesus did no miracles until after the Holy Spirit came to rest and remained on Him, when the Father spoke from heaven and proclaimed Him a mature Son with the full inheritance of the Father.
Men, women, boys, and girls are entering into intimate oneness with God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. This is not a knowledge thing; this is a real spiritual supernatural intimate relationship with Spirit God. God’s love is purifying a people in our day that we may be endued with power to transform our world into the kingdom of God on earth.
Through true intimate spiritual oneness with God we release control of our lives to Him. Total control of our lives is turned over to God allowing Him to live in our bodies, so that He can use all of this marvelous complex equipment that is called our bodies as a place for Him to live and work from in the earth to fill the earth with the glory of heaven on earth. Until we lose control we can never fully experience the love and power of God flowing through our bodies to the world.
Centuries ago we took control and lost the power.
The powerless church systems of the past were often places of sometimes subtle but usually strong control. Organizational hierarchy established foundational covenantal rules based on biblical interpretation that defined the doctrines, beliefs, and subsequently the behavior of the people who were members of the specific church system. The behavior and rules were affirmed, strengthened, and to varying degrees enforced by the hierarchical governing systems.
In the early twentieth century the gifts of the Spirit began to be restored to the people of God in a fresh outpouring of Pentecostal-type experience. Great opposition developed from the leaders of the existing church systems, who did not receive the fresh move of restoration from God. The ground-swell movement from the people eventually became so strong that some existing systems began to adjust to at least a replica of the free worship and ministry style of the fresh move of God.
Eventually new hierarchical religious systems formed that were based in the Pentecostal/Charismatic style worship and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The new systems began to impose the same human government form of control as the previous powerless religious systems. New denominations were formed that soon began to revert back toward the systems of the old lifeless order. The systems of man-made governance were like a wet blanket applied to the fire of the Holy Spirit. Eventually only the form and terminology remained of the fading love and power of the outpourings of the Spirit of God.
Another System Developed
Independent church governance structures based upon a one-man senior pastor ruling through a group of associate pastors grew into place. For the most part, the “senior pastor” and his family maintained full control over the entire church or ministry; in most cases this included ownership of all the assets of the organization through an independent non-profit type corporation. Some of these pastor-ruled style churches became mega churches with thousands of members. Many people within the structure of these mega churches sought for favor of the “senior pastor” and the associate pastors in an attempt to be elevated into places of service to the congregation.
God, in His mercy, has worked as much as possible in all of the various man-made systems that formed from the spiritual outpourings of freshly restored revelation of the works of the Holy Spirit. However, man’s rule limited and eventually eroded the works of the Holy Spirit in most, if not all, of them.
God is Pouring out His Spirit to Establish His Kingdom
In the last twenty years of the twentieth century and the first part of the twenty first century, the revelation of the gospel of the kingdom began to be restored to God’s people. The beginnings of the revelation of the gospel of the kingdom of God came forth in pure-hearted men of God largely “outside the camp” of the existing systems. The “Christ-in-you” generation of purified holy people of God becoming the bride of Christ, the spiritual wife of God, is being formed and prepared to bring forth the intensely bright light of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Sovereignly, a relatively few mature men of God scattered across the world, who had gone through much of the previous moves of God, were arrested by the Spirit of God and individually set apart to receive the revelation of the gospel of the kingdom as Jesus and the first-century disciples had proclaimed and demonstrated it. Most of the body of Christ is now in the process of beginning to hear the greater gospel of the kingdom that was seeded into the earth through these men.
The blinders imposed by the man-made systems that hide the fullness of the Spirit and the word of the gospel of the kingdom are beginning to be removed. Many are now seeing that Christ is in them by the Holy Spirit to do the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. The same works that Christ did in His natural body in the first century are beginning to come forth through the kingdom people of God. Even greater works will be done as Christ works from within the many members of His body on earth.
Many are called but few are chosen.
All people are called to repent and turn to the cross of Jesus to lose their past life and receive the promise of the Father - the life of God in them by the Holy Spirit filling and saturating them with the life of God replacing their old life. However, many are not choosing to allow their lives to become living sacrifices unto God.
Only those who willingly lay down their lives as living sacrifices at God’s altar of His mercy’s forgiveness and grace’s empowerment are chosen. Only those emptied of self and who abandon the control of their own lives to the Holy Spirit are chosen. Only those who come to the wedding wearing the proper garment are allowed to attend the marriage feast of intimate oneness with the Bride Groom (Mat 22:9-14). In the parable of the wedding feast many are invited but few are chosen. The chosen are those who come to the feast wearing the proper garment. These are the chosen ones who can be a part of the wedding (intimately relating to the King).
I do not believe this is all about being saved or lost as far as going to heaven after we die. I believe this is much more about coming into the fullness of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven now in this day of the manifesting kingdom of God.
Luke 24:49 "Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."
The word translated “endued” in the above verse means to be clothed, to sink down into clothing. The Holy Spirit baptism is the power of the Spirit coming upon us – submerging us in the Spirit of God (Acts 1:4-5, 8). This is the garment that we must wear to intimately relate to God in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings love that leads to holiness and righteousness which brings faith and power. The Holy Spirit coming upon us clothes us with righteousness, faith, and power.
Acts 1:8: "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Holy Spirit-Empowered Kingdom
The spiritual outpouring of the love and power of God is being sent from heaven to earth to prepare a holy people of righteousness to do the supernatural work of receiving the kingdom of God from heaven and bringing it forth on earth. Layer by layer God is restoring mankind with the attributes of God dwelling within.
God is choosing the nobodies and the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. Not many who are mighty and noble in the natural are chosen. It is the work of the Holy Spirit come upon and within the simple people of God and not the work of the greatest minds and strongest bodies that is bringing forth the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
The reality of the Holy Spirit abundant life within and upon us releases the supernatural power of God through Christ Jesus living and ruling in our bodies where we once lived. This awesome unexplainable brightness of joy and peace exploding and flooding our being within reduces us to love. Knowing, experiencing His life of righteousness and brilliant light of actually being one with God burns away all our previous pride of life and all needs.
We are completely healed and made whole in His powerful presence within and upon us. Pure and holy humility along with unreserved power absolutely flow from us having great effect on the world around us. Evil must flee as the power of God in Christ by the Spirit is poured out of us to all around us. There is no need for acting humble or trying from our understanding to be like Jesus or act holy and pious. It is an unavoidable result of truly becoming one Spirit and one body with God.
We have entered the beginning of the season of the manifestation of the kingdom of God on earth from heaven within the hearts and lives of His people flowing out to the world. These are times of intense love and power poured out upon the children with gentleness and as a lion’s roar toward evil.
God is separating the sheep for inheritance of the kingdom.
This is not a season for half-way and uncertain proclamations of peace and agreement with unbelief, doubt, and every work of evil. Lines are being drawn by God separating the sheep from the goats. The pretenders are being separated from the real – the stiff necked from those who willingly give up their past lives of mixture of religion mingled with pride and lust for the things of this world. Separation is taking place between those in whom the Spirit of God rules and those who are not truly becoming living sacrifices.
God’s love strengthens the godliness in people. Human compassion seeking to replicate God’s love can strengthen the evil in people. Pure and Holy discernment comes from a pure heart that has become one with Christ Jesus. True love of God for His people does not support evil but sets His people free to walk in purity of His holiness in righteousness, peace, and joy of His love.
2. A Living Word for Your Spirit
By Wade Taylor
God created all that was created in "six days" and on the "seventh day," He rested. Each of these days was an indeterminate period of time in which a particular aspect of creation was accomplished.
Peter limited these days to specific time periods by saying, "a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day."
Of this time, "six days" relates to man's time, and the "seventh day," to the Millennial Kingdom of God. The first four, "thousand year days" relate to the Old Testament, and the next two, "thousand year days," to the Church Age.
This time (six days) came to an end in the year 2000, and the time of transition into the Millennial Kingdom of God (seventh day) began.
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me... He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." Revelation 3:20, 22
This "door" is at the end of the Church Age and is at the point of transition from the Church Age into the Millennial Kingdom Age. This is a conditional promise to those who have a "hearing ear."
The Apostle John was transported from his time, to the end of the Church Age, and he heard the voice of the Lord, knocking.
"After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must be hereafter." Revelation 4:1
It is very important to notice that this door opened only when John heard the voice of the Lord knocking, and responded (After this I looked). The result of a right response is being able to hear "things which must be hereafter." Jesus is yet knocking on the door of our temple, seeking those who will hear and respond. Thus, our ability to hear spiritually is very important.
When Jesus was twelve years old, He went into the temple of His day and time, and astounded all those who heard Him (Luke 2:42-47). When Jesus becomes twelve years old in His corporate body, He will again come into the temple. This time, He will come within the temple that we have become.
"Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?" I Corinthians 3:16
During this year, 2012, when Jesus becomes twelve years old in His corporate body, He will begin to come within His present day temple (us).
"When He shall come to be glorified in His saints...." II Thessalonians 1:10
All that Jesus did in a single body, during His first coming, He will again do through a corporate body, in the progression of His second coming.
The end-time visitation of our Lord is about to begin, as the final judgments have been delayed.
"Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you. And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising." Isaiah 60:1-2
In the Old Testament, the glory came "upon." In the New Testament, the glory comes "within."
May each of us who desire our Lord's best, separate ourselves from all that could hinder our hearing the Lord's knock upon our spirit.
If we respond, as John responded, Jesus will come within our "temple" to affect the world of our day and time, beyond anything that has ever been seen.
And the Gentiles (unsaved) shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising."
The greatest visitation ever is about to begin.
Wade E Taylor
3. The Kingdom of the Heart - Video
THE KINGDOM OF THE HEART -Video - Kriston Couchey
4. Top News Headlines
A prayer movement among children and youth - 2/7/2012
One of the most exciting developments globally is the emerging prayer movement among children and teenagers. In many nations God is pouring out His Spirit of intercession on a new generation, leading to changed lives and a dramatic advance of his Kingdom in new places.Stories of how God uses children and teenagers in prayer is recorded. Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38966&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Former Muslim raised from the dead shocked her neighbors, won many to Christ - Her experience in heaven - 2/10/2012
Her Muslim neighbors and relatives grieved the loss of this relatively young mother of nine children. But after mourning her death for 12 hours, God brought a miracle that touched many lives. A missionary began to pray. ‘Fatuma, be raised…I ask you in the name of the Lord, come to life… “Fatuma, be raised in the name of Jesus!” Suddenly, Fatuma sat up in the bed. Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38983&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Bishop Eddie Long, Rabbi Messer Apologize for Offensive ‘King’ Ceremony - 2/7/2012
Bishop Eddie Long has apologized for a bizarre ceremony in late January in which a Messianic rabbi crowned him as “king.” "The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive to the Jewish community,"The ritualistic service was posted on YouTube and went viral. More than 650,000 people have viewed the video.Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38965&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Israeli PM: Hamas Deal Makes Peace Impossible - 2/7/2012
The Israeli-Palestinian negotiating process may have suffered its final blow this week. Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas announced they reached yet another agreement. "Hamas is an enemy of peace. It's an Iranian-backed terror organization committed to Israel's destruction." It refuses to abandon terrorism. It continues to arm itself for even deadlier terrorism." Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38968&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Iran concerned over spread of Christianity in Malaysia - 2/7/2012
The ruling Islamic Regime of Iran is not only worried about the growth of Christianity inside the country, but is also concerned about the increase in Malays towards Christianity. "The minister of Islamic affairs expressed his concern over the growth of Christianity among Malays" "Instead of new rules, all efforts should be made to enforce current rules more strongly." Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38969&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Sudan: Samaritan's Purse Bible College Bombed - 2/7/2012
Samaritan's Purse has announced that a Bible school that they support, was destroyed on February 1, 2012, in the latest bombing raid to hit South Kordofan, an oil-rich Sudanese province that borders the newly created independent country of South Sudan. At least eight bombs were dropped in the area Wednesday during the school's first day of classes. Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38970&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Christian worker says, although illegal, temple prostitution is still alive in parts of India - 2/7/2012
Once dedicated a girl is considered to be married to the goddess and is never allowed to marry a man. When the girl reaches physical maturity, she is forced to begin her life as a prostitute. A devadasis who discovers a relationship with Christ becomes a powerful witness in her community against the practice that enslaved her and for the Savior who set her free. Read On: http://christian%20worker%20says,%20although%20illegal,%20te mple%20prostitution%20is%20still%20alive%20in%20parts%20of%2 0india/
Freedom of Expression Suppressed by Islamists in Egypt as Christian Billionaire's Trial Draws Near - 2/10/2012
The court hearing of Egyptian Christian telecom mogul billionaire Naguib Sawiris, who was accused of "insulting Islam" last month, is scheduled to reopen on Saturday. Sawiris' hearing follows the prison sentence of Egyptian actor Adel Imam who was tried on similar charges last week. The two cases underline concerns about freedom of expression in Egypt. Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38982&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Muslim Council in Egypt Evicts 8 Christian Families, Seizes Their Property - 2/10/2012
Copts were stunned after hearing the news of the eviction of the "top Copt" in their community, whose wealth is estimated at more than 20,000,000 Egyptian pounds. "There is a feeling of humiliation and being completely at the mercy of the radical Muslims," Muslims insisted that the whole Coptic population of 62 families must be deported. Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38984&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
News From British Isles, Ireland. Europe and Worldwide - 2/10/2012
World Prayer Assembly Indonesia - Christian marriages have a higher chance of success - Christians banned from sharing their beliefs by ASA - Graham Kendrick to lead prayer and praise event for men - Event to alert Christians to growing secularism - Belarus: Online petition launched for religious freedom - Greece: Archbishop warns of social upheaval - Much More> Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38989&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Victoria's Secret Model Quits to 'Honor the Lord' - 2/10/2012
Becoming a Victoria's Secret "angel" is a big deal in the modeling industry -- but it wasn't enough for Kylie Bisutti to forget her Heavenly Father. The 21-year-old model recently decided to leave one of America's most well-known lingerie companies because showing off her body left her feeling convicted. She said her husband has been very supportive of her decision. Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38987&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Pastor's Death in the Pulpit Punctuated Final Message - 2/10/2012
Bishop Thoroughgood had just finished his sermon entitled "I Am Here to Do Battle," when he sat down in his seat behind the pulpit and collapsed. The New Jerusalem Church leader passed away moments after encouraging his congregation to get right with God. "If you're going to do battle with the devil, you better know Jesus and have a focused relationship with the Lord," Read On: http://www.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38985&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
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