In This Issue
1. Coming Through to Heaven on Earth – The Battle for Truth and Light – A Prophetic Parable – By Ron McGatlin
2. News Headlines
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Truth and Light were brothers living in a small frontier town in a newly discovered and developing land. Their parents, Love and Peace, had migrated in search of freedom to the new land from a dark oppressive nation. Their life in the wilderness world was open and free. However, it was not easy to build new life with only their own physical strength and a few basic tools. They became strong physically, emotionally, and spiritually as they endured the wilderness life and worked very hard building their new homes and lives.
Over time they established a successful homestead. Other seekers joined with them and before long healthy villages of strong and peaceful people were thriving in the new land called Freedom. Over time more and more seekers came, and thriving villages were flourishing across the land. Truth and Light grew up and were both married to strong frontier wives who brought forth many children. The little nation called Freedom was very fruitful and multiplied abundantly.
The land of Truth and Light became prosperous, while the nation of darkness that they had come from became progressively poorer and more desperate. The dark nation sought to make war against the new nation of Truth and Light to take their food and goods for themselves.
The nation of darkness attacked the nation of Truth and Light with bombs and troupes. Truth quickly joined an army of soldiers to fight back the attacking army. Light remained with the people to help keep the nation of Freedom strong at home.
In the fray of battle, Truth and some of his company of soldiers were captured and taken to a prisoner of war encampment in a remote forest. They were treated poorly and given very little to eat. The guards promised much better food and treatment to any who would cooperate with them and give them information about their army’s positions and resources. Some of the men eventually broke and began giving the enemy guards vital information.
Those who cooperated with them were given good food to eat and beds to sleep in among other favors. Those who would not cooperate with their captors were made to stay alone in deep pits dug in the ground without anything and were given very little food.
Truth was one who would not cooperate with the enemy and was put in a deep dark pit. Eventually Truth was able to miraculously escape and get back with his army. None of the others who were captured survived the war.
The nation of Freedom defeated several attempts from the nations of darkness trying to take over the prosperous growing nation. The nation of Freedom under Truth and Light began to be a notable force for liberty among other nations. They sought to bring freedom to other peoples who were under oppression and bondages of darkness.
It was the God of Truth and Light who they inherited from their parents of Love and Peace that empowered the nation of Truth and Light to bring liberty and freedom to many people of the world.
After several failed attempts to take the nation over by force, the nations of darkness realized that the strength of the nation of Truth and Light came from their relationship with, and their dependence upon, their God. They realized that the only way to conquer this great nation was to separate the people from their God of Love and Peace.
A cunning long range plan was developed by the leaders of darkness. They set in motion a multi-generational plan to teach the children of Freedom to turn away from their God to the gods of darkness.
False teachers from the nations of darkness posed as teachers of Truth and Light and began leading the children away from the real God of Truth and Light. Each generation for the next several generations progressively moved the children further from the God of Truth, Light, Love, and Peace into following the gods of darkness.
The nation began to be seriously weakened as half of the people began to fully function in the ways of darkness and turned against the ways of Truth and Light. They were made to hate the true God who had guided the nation from its beginning into prosperity, power, and a force for peace in the world.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADER
A leader of darkness was lifted up by the deceived people of darkness to the highest place of rule in the land. The nation of Truth and Light began to deteriorate rapidly as it was falling into poverty, weakness, and desperation. The leader began to insight strife and division among all the different cultural aspects of the people. Black was turned against white, especially the secularly trained young people we turned bitterly against Jews and Christians. The God of Love and Peace was not allowed, and other gods began to be invited into the governing class of elitist governing society.
Great hostility against God arose among the people who were now blinded with darkness. They came to believe that the gods of darkness were the true gods and that the God of Truth and Light was a false and evil God. They arose violently against the God of Truth and Light and of Love and Peace. They began to viciously slander and physically attack all of the people who sought to follow the true God.
The people of the God of Truth and Light lifted up a rough and coarse fighter type leader who did not express the love and peace of God. However, he did have a heart for the God of Truth and Light and for the people who followed God.
Under the new leader, the nation began again to prosper and to be respected as a source of liberty and freedom among nations.
The rapid advances of the forces of darkness that had been taking over the nations with violent force were restrained if not halted. This further incensed the deceived people following the gods of darkness.
Many good people of the nation of Truth and Light did not discern the depth of what was happening and failed to respond against the advancing darkness.
Truth and Light and most of their decedents were greatly encouraged by the beginning of a return to the true God. However, some of their decedents were offended by the coarseness and roughness of the new leader and did not see the need for such a hard fighting type person to wreck the enemy’s plans and release the people of God to arise again.
The deceived people who were steeped in darkness were incensed at the success of the new leader that was wreaking havoc on the plans of the works of darkness.
The leaders of darkness stirred up the people into violently opposing and assaulting the governing people. Mobs were stirred up to assault with riotous demonstrations shouting threats against those who followed the God of Truth and Light. The goal of the darkness was to divide the people and increase the numbers of the people of darkness so that Truth and Light along with its founding parents of Love and Peace would be driven from the nation.
Did the plan of darkness work to take over control of the nation and the world? Or did the decedents of Truth and Light awaken and arise to bring forth again the ways of the God of Love and Peace? – We will see, it’s not over yet!
THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH
The kingdom of God with its love and peace is now reigning on earth within the hearts and lives of His sons and daughters who have come to Him with their whole hearts.
Personally, I believe that the God of love and peace will soon reign with truth and light in the kingdom of God over the entire earth as it is in heaven.
God’s plan of the ages will come forth on earth through Christ Jesus in His people by the Holy Spirit. Light will not again be conquered and imprisoned in a pit of darkness.
God’s truth and light will lead us into the governance of love and peace filling the world with the glory of God.
The great cleansing process of God in and with His people has begun. The process of cleansing the darkness will not be pleasant. Like it is in the natural, a major surgery to remove deadly corruption from a person’s body is difficult and may cause the person to be near death for a time. Yet, after the healing from the surgery, the results are well worth the pain of the process.
Jesus went through the horrible pain of crucifixion and being separated from Father God for the JOY that was set before Him. He did not like the cross. There was nothing good in the hard thing of enduring the shame and the pain of crucifixion. The world also may endure some things as the work of the cross is made manifest in this world by cleansing the world from all that is not of God.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2.
(Please do not take the following words lightly. God is speaking to us now, so that as it comes to pass we will be able to endure.)
What can I do about the darkness in the world?
DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND RESIST THE DARKNESS. SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. James 4:7-8a.
SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD ABOVE ALL ELSE!
SEEK GOD AND HIS KINGDOM WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART.
FALL PASSIONATELY IN LOVE WITH GOD!
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33.
“But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.
…“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:27.
Love Never Fails, and
His Kingdom Never Ends.
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