1. FUEL FOR THE FIRE OF GOD – By Ron McGatlin
The worldwide powerful move of the love and fire of God will not primarily be fueled by the current on-fire, kingdom-minded people of God. THEY WILL BE THE IGNITERS OF THE FIRE.
HOWEVER, THE GREAT GLORIOUS LOVE FIRE IS COMING FROM THE IGNITED DRY WOOD AND DEAD FOLIAGE OF THE RELIGIOUS MASSES.
The coming great worldwide powerful revival that leads to the kingdom of God on earth is primarily fueled by the currently cold and lukewarm religious people.
The cold hard religious are those who by strong and even murderous force coerce and control the people as they build armies and seek to control the world. They hold fast to their religious traditions of some truth mixed with traditions of men infested with doctrines of demons. (Matthew 24:12, 13:15, 23:13) (1 Timothy 4:1-3) (Mark 7:6-9) (Colossians 2:8-10).
The lukewarm are neither hot (on fire and in love with God) nor are they cold but are nonchalantly considering the things of God as only a portion of their primarily self-focused lives. As they continue their religious traditions, their first focus is their own comfort and pleasure. They do not seek first the awesome reality of the kingdom of God on earth by the Spirit of God. (Revelation 3:14-20).
IGNITION AND EXPLOSIVE WIND BLOWN FIRE
Along with the severe pressure of life-changing events, small fires of kingdom Spirit fire will ignite in some of the dry tinder of the disappointed suffering religious people. Their dry parched lives become desperate for the reality of the love and power of God in and among them by the Spirit.
Probably about one third of the desperately religious people will turn to God and become a great move of God. Abandoning their past, they will flow in the supernatural love and power of Almighty God through Christ by the Holy Spirit. They along with any of the secularists who will turn to God will become the fuel of the great awakening bringing forth the kingdom of God in this world as it is in heaven.
About two thirds of the cold and the lukewarm religious people who will NOT turn to God with their whole hearts will be taken out along with the anti-Christ type secularist.
“And it shall come to pass in all the land,”
Says the Lord,
“That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
But one-third shall be left in it:
I will bring the one-third through the fire,
Will refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
I will say, ‘This is My people’;
And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”
“See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying,
“Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since WE ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.” Hebrews 12:25-29.
Beyond the removal of the tares by the holy angels, the sons of God will shine forth as the sun in the awakening to the reality of the love and power of God in Christ by the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 13, 37-43).
GOD’S ALL-CONSUMING PURE HOLY LOVE
Father God does not desire and did not design failure and death for mankind. Neither did He design us as robots without the opportunity to choose to love Him as His own children with opportunity for full inheritance rights on earth. Dominion over this world was given into Adam’s hands to govern in accordance with the plan and purpose of God.
It is only by the willful act of disregarding God and His provision for us in Christ Jesus that man chooses another dreadful destiny. Death and suffering are never the desire of the love of God. However, because of the failure and hard-heartedness of man, death and suffering are used as a force to turn the world to full redemption and return mankind to the rightful place as Sons of God to rule and reign with Him on earth. (Romans 2:5) (Hebrews 3:15).
The enemy of God, although defeated at the cross, remains on earth through the willful turning of man from Father God. The devil has no power on earth except that allowed to him by mankind.
That is not to say that every person suffers because of His own lack or disobedience. The suffering of Christ were not because of His own lack or disobedience. Christ suffered for others, for us. We now also partake of His sufferings; the sufferings of Christ are being fulfilled in us. (Colossians 1:24) (1 Peter 3:12-14)
Just as God gave Christ the grace and willingness to endure, God also gives us the willingness and grace to endure the sufferings of Christ for the same reasons, for the redemption of this world to the kingdom of our God. Grace is the greatest empowerment of God to be and do that which mortal man could never be and do alone. (Philippians 4:13) (2 Timothy 2:10).
God’s love is total and for every person. God is not willing that any should perish. He is long-suffering and merciful. He has sent every possible word and deed seeking that all would turn to full redemption and restoration through Christ Jesus. Father God has left nothing undone that could draw all man to Himself by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 3:9) (James 5:11).
The drastic severe times are the last resort. They are an outpouring of the LOVE of God for His people. Many will turn to God in the desperate times of extreme change. The greatest harvest and turning of mankind in all of history is just ahead of us and is already beginning. (Revelation 14:14-16).
The enemy’s strongholds upon the minds and hearts of many will be broken off them. Their minds will be renewed and hearts made pure as a new creation. The kingdom of God that was previously hidden from multitudes in religious and secular blindness from the enemy will be clearly seen and experienced by them.
The love from God and for God will fill our hearts and minds to overflowing, and all the world will be ruled and guided by the pure, holy, all-consuming love of God.
THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
Just as mankind becomes a NEW CREATION when Christ Jesus abides within by the Holy Spirit, the world including the earth and the heavens around earth become a new creation as God again fully rules on earth as in heaven. (2 Corinthians 5:17) (Isaiah 65:17).
Literally man is reNEWed to God’s original design and purpose. So also the earth and all that is in it and around it is reNEWed to the plan and purpose of God. This is the kingdom or rule or governance of God on earth in and through mankind. There is not further need for the opposing force of the devil, and he will no longer have any authority to deceive and torment in this world. (Revelation 20:1-2) (Isaiah 9:5-7).
The Garden of Eden lifestyle will rule again on earth, and the presence of God will permanently dwell with mankind as the light of the world from the City of God, the New Jerusalem, that is even now forming in the Spirit realm will manifest fully into this world. (Revelation 21:2-5).
THE NOW SPIRIT REALITY OF KINGDOM
As the kingdom is revealed in the cleansed purified hearts of God’s people, the reality of the kingdom begins to manifest in and around the people. The kingdom reality is coming into place in the world in the hearts of the people of God. The potential of the kingdom of God has been on earth since the return of Christ in the Holy Spirit to indwell believers. (Colossians 1:26-27) (Luke 17:21) (John 14:17-20) (Acts 1:4-8).
The kingdom was in Christ Jesus when He was on earth as a man. After the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension to God, Christ returned to earth in the Holy Spirit and again the kingdom was on earth in the new body of Christ, the called out people of God filled with the indwelling Christ by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus instructed not to look here or there for the kingdom of God, for it is within you. The manifesting of the kingdom is within and is to flow out into the world around us. So that everywhere the people who are manifesting the kingdom go the influence of the kingdom of heaven begins to transform the world.
The presence of God in Christ by the Spirit has all of the potential that Christ had in his earthly body and more, because multitudes of believers filled with Christ by the Spirit can do the works of Christ all across this world at the same time.
The within kingdom is becoming the kingdom of God in this world. The people are now coming into place thus preparing the way for the release of the holy angels to remove the tares and bring forth the great harvest that leads to the fullness of the kingdom of heaven on earth as it is in heaven.
Walking in the reality of the kingdom now is experiencing the love of God in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit while yet existing in the valley of the shadow of death in the present evil in this world. We are no longer captivated in fear of evil or death or any other creature. Knowing that by the Christ in us by the Holy Spirit we have all power over the power of the enemy. (Psalm 23) (Luke 10:19).
We now live the victorious kingdom life in all situations of life in this world. Our lives are not our own. We were crucified with Christ, and we no longer live but Christ lives in us where we once lived. All things are now possible to us, and nothing of the will of God is impossible to us. (Romans 8:31-39) (Galatians 2:20) (Matthew 19:26).
“Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.” Phillipians 4:4.
At this momentous hour of history we, the people of God, are poised at a crossroads.
We are being called to make significant and possibly tough choices that have the potential to shape the future.
We have been positioned in the doorway of destiny, the door of beginnings and of endings.
Things are being wrapped up in our lives; doors are closing and loose ends are being tied – a season is being completed.
As the door closes behind us, we stand in anticipation of an era of strength now opening up before us.
It’s a time of purpose being released and of destiny being called forth into fruition.
This is the time to stake your ground and to set your face with resolve to build and finish well.
In this hour of great possibilities and maturity realized, God has graced it with wisdom and understanding.
A rising is taking place!
I have been hearing certain words resounding in my spirit of late – two of which are “rise” and “rising”. When checking the definitions of words, I will usually receive more revelation from the Lord. “Rising” means: “Going up, increasing, or going upward; advancing to maturity or high standing; approaching a higher level, or grade. To increase, to get up from a lying position, be restored to life, move to a higher position.” These definitions all represent this notable hour and the Lord’s work in a people completed for glory.
There is a rising coming for the Body of Christ – a rising within Him, in His ways and in His love to be free in Christ. We are rising up in the glory of the Son. A “rising” can also mean a revolution or revolt – it is time to rise up and push back the powers of darkness trying to encroach and violate our lives! (Photo via Unsplash)
“So may all Your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love You be like the sun when it rises in its strength…” (Judges 5:31)
We are being called to rise up, like Deborah, and take our places in history; to rise up, like Jael, and seize the day. We are being called to rise to the occasion for which we were created. Rise to believe that you can overcome, because much greater is He that lives in you – the One who has overcome the world – than the one who is under your feet! The force that is holding the world together lives inside of us! With the grasping of this truth comes the revelation that nothing is or can be impossible to those who believe in Him.
An Apostolic Thrust
Another word that has taken hold in my mind is the word “thrust”. Thrust means: “To push something or someone suddenly or violently in the specified direction: to move or advance; the propulsive force of a jet or rocket.”
Recently I heard the Lord say, “I am calling for an APOSTOLIC RISING and an APOSTOLIC THRUST!” The silver trumpet that calls for the leaders to take their places, to be ready, is resounding loudly with a clear sound. The days of preparation are being wrapped up as our harvest has come. There is an apostolic arising taking place in the power of the Holy Spirit. After death comes resurrection. There are a people hearing the sound and they are rising, coming out of graves where strongholds and circumstances have kept them bound. The cry of the Lord can be heard, “Be loosed and arise to life, to the upward call in Christ.” People are coming out of the crucible of fire, prepared as agents of transformation.
God is saying, “This is the time to make your voice heard!” Esther 4:14 is a passage in Scripture that I am very familiar with, that I have spoken and written on many times. I was therefore very surprised when I read it recently and saw the words: “For if you are silent…” as if I had never seen them. I felt as if the Lord was saying that this was not a time to be silent. This is an hour to make our voices heard, to be very courageous and bold (with wisdom). God is listening. He desires to hear our courageous voices proclaiming His Word, that we become living testaments of His truth:
“You who dwell in the gardens, the companions listen for your voice – let me hear it!” (Song of Solomon 8:13)
It is time to speak and shout and let our voices be heard. It is time to LIVE but to live as ones who have perished, who do not love our lives so much as to be afraid of death (see Revelation 12). Dead men don’t fear, dead men don’t get offended. Dead men become fully alive in Christ! Jesus said that if we were willing to lose our lives we would gain it!
Get Your Containers of Glory Ready!
We have been a new time to run a race of strength. It is time to run with all our might; time to live, time to speak, time to write if you are called to write; time to start that business, time to sing that song. It is time to truly live like we have never lived before. Time for our God-ordained container, representing our life’s vision and call, to come forth. There are many unique containers, designed specifically to fit our portion of the harvest.
Ask God, “What is my container? What is its structure, its dynamics, its purpose in the harvest?” God is trying to break through our old mindsets to conform and transform us to see and understand in new ways. He wants us to have the renewed mind of Christ to meet the challenges of the harvest with innovative and creative containers of glory. He is shaking things that are stagnant and old that cannot serve Him in this distinctive hour. (Photo via Unsplash)
A container is a vessel created for the transportation of goods – your particular goods reflecting your light that has come (see Isaiah 60:1). A container can be a stationary vessel, or it can be adapted to many modes of transportation: road, sea, air or cyberspace. Your container is both you and the framework or mode through which your particular goods are delivered. You are a container of God’s glory, carrying the treasures, goods and supplies of the Kingdom to a parched Earth. You are an exceptional vessel, with a specialized call and a matchless container God has fashioned just for you. Let your light shine, let your container fulfill its call in preparing the highway for our God!
“Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, ‘Clear the way through the wilderness for the LORD! Make a straight highway through the wasteland for our God!’” (Isaiah 40:3 NLT)
Faith Marie Baczko is the Pastor of Yahweh’s House Fellowship and the President of Headstone Ministries International and Schools of The Last Wine. She brings significant revelation to mobilize, equip, and strengthen the Body for this momentous time of history. Her teachings are rich with revelatory insight released to undergird the work of preparation for the Saints to be fashioned into a holy sanctuary for the coming of the Lord. She is a prophetic preacher, encourager, author, and international speaker, ministering the Word of the Lord to the nations. She has held many conferences and seminars in South America and the Caribbean.