Arise into the Spirit Far Above the Fray
By Ron McGatlin
The call from the Spirit realm in heaven is to come up here. The word from the Spirit realm of those on earth is ARISE; go up into the Spirit realm of heaven.
The tumultuous conditions on earth draw us into the fray as long as we remain at ground level. When we are drawn into it, we become part of the noise of clashing swords or clanging cymbals or quacking ducks. In other words, we become part of the problem rather than a part of changing the situation.
God has a much higher place for us in the Spirit realm. In this season God is taking many who are willing to lay down their natural lives with its mindsets and ways and set their hearts and minds on higher things that are far above the lower life of the natural strife of this fallen world.
In the Spirit we can actually experience powerful supernatural solutions to situations that are unsolvable from the natural realm.
Supernatural Spirit Reality is the power to transform us and our world. It is the God given design for ruling and reigning in this world. It is God’s way of peace on earth through the power of LOVE. All the works of the enemy are dissolved by the pure holy love of God flowing through the sons and daughters of God. The people of God living and breathing on Planet Earth now have the potential to change the world in this current season of transformation.
It is well to remember that Spirit God supernaturally created us and all created beings and things heavenly and earthly with a spoken word.
Add to that truth the fact that He loves us and abides in us, and we become potentially even more powerful to change the world.
The reality of these truths gives us great confidence in the now available power of the Spirit supernatural reality of God.
The Loss of Supernatural Spirit Reality
Over the past centuries of history, Christians have tended to lose their respect for the reality of Spirit supernatural life experience in favor of scientific intellectual natural human views of life on earth. This loss became a part of the reason for the failure of the Christian religion to have a strong effect on the mountains of influence in this world.
Supernatural Spirit life has been seen by many people including Christians as a mystery at best and as foolishness or insanity at the worst. It is difficult for many to hear that the overcoming of natural problems often rest in Spirit solutions that appear to be supernatural or mysterious to them. However, these very real solutions are the normal ways of Spirit God to whom all things are possible.
The Return of the Supernatural Spirit Life Reality
We have entered the season of the restoration of intimate love relationship with God. The reality of becoming as one with Spirit God by the indwelling Spirit of Christ Jesus in the Holy Spirit of God is now here for those who believe. Spirit eyes and ears are being opened to experience the heavenly realm. In the Spirit, hearing and seeing what God is saying and doing empowers us to release the will of God into this world.
The seeing eyes of Spirit God from the lofty place with God in the Spirit realm enables us to see what is really going on and what the real answers are to the tumult and strife of a world that has turned away from its one true God for many self-made other gods.
Wasting Our Time on Earth
Pursuing natural fallen world human solutions is wasting our time here on earth. We become a part of the fray to our own loss.
Sadly for man and God, many Christian believers have lost and are losing the potential of their lives here on earth even while having a great hope of heaven after this life. Yet, they have failed to see the mission of God to bring heaven’s ways to this life now on earth.
Entanglement and entitlement are the culprits that have stolen at least a portion of the now lives of many if not most believers:
1) Entanglement with many other gods created by the hearts and minds of deceived believers who are void of the life-giving Spirit supernatural reality of God.
2) Entitlement to independent self-rule and self-pleasuring lives without regard and due diligence to the one true God who made them.
They may be trusting God for heaven in the afterlife but seeking their own way apart from God in this life. While seeking independence from God in this life many have filled their lives with other pursuits. They are attempting to fill the void in their lives created by the lack of the supernatural Spirit life of God. In so doing many other gods are formed from created things.
Spectator SPORTS is only one of the major gods of many American Christians. Unknowingly, they look to their favorite team and some of the players as super heroes. Young people often look to their sports super heroes as role models for their lives. Many adults are seriously discouraged when their team loses a big game or series. Then they are greatly alive when they win the big one or the championship. Their lives are tied to the sport or sports of their choice.
Another major god today is prescription drugs that make them feel good and lifts their spirit for a short season. These are often used for pain killers during surgery or severe injury. However, many people become dependent upon the drug for their sense of well-being. Sometimes when the prescriptions are no longer available, they may begin looking for illegal supplies of drugs.
These are just two major created things that people make idols of in their lives. Almost anything can become an idol. Every form of activity or thing that human beings depend on to make their lives feel more self-satisfied or self-pleasured that is not sent to them from God is based in their need for more reality of supernatural Spirit life in God.
The unfulfilled need for more of God becomes lust, greed, and competitive striving to get what they want or feel they need.
When they are getting what they want, they feel pride and can become arrogant with a “better than others” attitude because they are winning. However, if they do not get what they want, if they are losing, then many forms of fear begin to drive them. The fear becomes things like coveting, greed, jealously, inferiority, sadness, depression, anger, hatred, and other disorders that cause strife and stress.
Those things that have replaced God have become the gods that drive the lives of the people into a form of insanity or loss of real understanding of life, themselves, and the world around them. Their Spirit eyes are blinded and ears are closed. They neither see nor hear the one true Spirit God. (Mat 13:14-16).
When something or someone of God rises up in the Spirit of God near the people, they are driven by their false gods to experience great fear and are traumatically affected. The false gods in them rise up in great anger and hatred striving against what they see as mean evil hatred against them. Their inverted minds see evil and darkness as good and light. They see the light of God as darkness and evil.
They then become open to and readily accept the occult evil works of darkness and are greatly intrigued by the evil supernatural world of every form of witchcraft and sorcery. Supernatural evil villains of darkness become their super heroes. Blood lust, war, and sexual lust become their mental playground. If you think that sounds too strong, ask God to open your Spirit eyes and watch American television for a while.
The Current World Transformation
The people of God in the past century began to return to the reality of intimacy with the living God in a love relationship of Spirit reality. In the current decades the supernatural Spirit reality is manifesting in lives and groups of sincere real worship and praise in the presence of God lifting people into heavenly places with God.
The presence and power of God began to have a powerful influence of good on the people of the land. This has caused a strong reaction of fear in the false gods of darkness that drive the people wild. Many deceived people are rising up together in a great attempt to destroy the works of God on earth. The powerful move of God is a great threat to the existence of their ungodly way of life.
Yes, we are now entering the full out destruction of the evil works of the enemy on earth and the beginning of the arising of the pure Holy Spirit reality of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
There is something that could be called a rapturous Spirit arising into the heavenly Spirit realm taking place in this season. Many are being lifted into the inner courts and throne room of God in the Spirit. The sons and daughters of God are being prepared to move in the supernatural Spirit reality to complete the redemption and restoration of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.