BEING LED AND EMPOWERED BY SPIRIT GOD
By Ron McGatlin
You may be one of God’s people who have mostly ignored or carefully avoided personal connection with the previous Pentecostal and Charismatic moves of the Spirit of God in past decades. In light of the kingdom of God age emerging on earth, you may be wondering at some point if there may be more to the gifts and workings of the Holy Spirit than you were taught by your church system.
God has good news for you! It is not too late for you to step into a greater living way of life in the Spirit of God.
“Oh,” you say, “I don’t think that I want or need that crazy stuff that I have heard about. Besides we don’t believe like that in my church.”
Well, what you may have heard is probably not the whole reality of the greatest life-changing empowering of the all-consuming flood of the pure holy LOVE of God pouring His life into you.
Many Christians focus on the power, supernatural gifts, and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. They usually either greatly despise them or seek after them heartily. However, the truly greatest thing about the baptism and fullness of the Holy Spirit is the reality of submersion and saturation in a spiritual ocean of LOVE. (Matthew 13, 3:11, 22:37-40) (Romans 5:5).
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:7-13.
The love of God overtakes us and changes everything about us. Our motives and desires become His motives and desires. Our thoughts, speech, and actions become that of Christ Jesus and align perfectly with our Father in heaven. Our once prideful, self-focused, religious or secular hearts are broken in His pure love. Life is no longer about us but about the One who pours His love into us. Our hearts ache with love for Him and for those who He loves.
NEW ENTRANCE INTO THE SPIRIT REALM
Before us appears the grandeur of His glorious kingdom reality. All the false world around us can no longer contain us but is thrown off from around us. Our spiritual eyes are opened to the magnificence of the King and His kingdom. Our spiritual ears are opened to hear His loving guiding voice always with us in all situations of life in this world.
“However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God [c]ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 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.”
10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” 1Corinthians 2:6-12.
Our Bible becomes the living word as Spirit God opens our understanding to deeper mysteries that we could not see there before. Hidden mysteries of fathomless Spirit wisdom and understanding from the ageless God are uncovered and revealed to us by the Spirit.
Power to interact and alter creation is entrusted to us as we faithfully follow God’s lead in all that we do. Our words will reflect His thoughts and desires so that we only say and do what He is doing and saying. All things are possible to us who believe.
Yes, miracles and powerful works may quietly happen around us. Yes, there may be supernatural manifestations of healing, deliverances, provision, and anything God wants to do through us, with us, and for us.
And for certain there will be persecutions and violence against us from the powers of the enemy in this world. But only until our work of establishing the kingdom of God in us and the earth around is completed. Yet persecution will not take us out or cut us down. Actually it will not come near the inner reality of our lives where we dwell with God. (Mathew 510) (Psalm 91:7-10).
To endure this season we need the fullness of the Spirit.
The world that has been filled with evil mixture will not continue to exist. The evil world and the reality of God and His invading kingdom reality will not continue to exist together on earth. The light of the kingdom of God will obliterate evil darkness.
To survive and prosper as children of God in the age we are now entering, we MUST become fully baptized and saturated in the Spirit of God by the Spirit of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit.
Fully led by the Spirit, we will seek the kingdom of God FIRST above all else and become His empowered agents bringing forth the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
CLEAR OUT HINDRANCES
Consider stopping or removing whatever is in the way to your investing yourself into seeking the fullness of Spirit God and His kingdom first, before all else on earth.
God and His kingdom are not to be a part of your life.
Your life is to be a part of the kingdom of God on earth.
The greatest joy and most fulfilling life on earth is a life fully connected in intimate love relationship with God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33.