In This Issue
1. PRECIOUS DAYS OF LIFE – By Ron McGatlin
2. TRUTH – THE SOURCE OF LIFE! – By Clay Sikes
3. NEW ARTICLES ON OPENHEAVEN.COM
4. News Headlines
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1, PRECIOUS DAYS OF LIFE – By Ron McGatlin
God has no bad plans for you. Every day is a day in which God loves you and me – a day to experience His love and commune with Him in the Spirit – a day to be overcome in His presence and melt into one with Him in fervent love – a day to sit at His feet and absorb the wisdom and peace of His words.
God is calling this day. Come my people come to me and rest in My love and provision. You who are lonely, you who are tired, you who are in need come to Me and find rest for your soul and peace in your life. I long for your undivided affection. I desire to infuse you with strength, wisdom, and all you need to be and do heavenly works.
Lord God, I pray, please, forgive me. I have done harm to You, myself, and others. How could I have been so foolish in busying myself in endeavors of vastly less value and not have been still in your presence feeling and sharing your life-giving love. The meaning of life is lost as it fades into shadows of darkness in the day in which I have not been with You. What should be simple tasks become difficult. I feel the pressures of life closing in and soon I allow thoughts of fear. My faith is weakened and my joy fades as my hope turns into doubt.
We must not neglect communing with God in the Spirit. The kingdom of God is in the Spirit. It is a spiritual kingdom that flows into our lives and out to the world.
Rom 14:17: for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Gal 5:25: If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
A kingdom people are arising – a people who live and walk in the Spirit – a people who commune with God daily and carry His attributes of love, wisdom, peace, and power wherever they go – a people without fear and who will not be deceived or led astray – a people holy and pure who love God above all else and seek His kingdom with their whole hearts.
Do not be deceived; God is not mocked.
1 Cor 6:9-11: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Cor 15:33-34: Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
Gal 6:7-10: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
James 1:16-22: Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Rom 8:9: But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
Rom 8:11: But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
Human Goodness Posing as Godliness
We are entering a season when many will be deceived by human goodness posing as godliness. True kingdom disciples live and walk in communion with God in the Spirit and will not be deceived. True righteousness from God is imparted into us as we commune with Him. His righteousness includes heavenly wisdom, love, peace, and power – the life and attributes of Christ.
The arising deception of human good is a marriage between the political and a new brand of “spirituality” based on man’s view of good without the Spirit of God. It will have a widespread appeal and acceptance. Many will come to believe that it is indeed the kingdom that God had in mind all along. It is the fruit of the tree of knowledge (human understanding) of good and evil. Human goodness is pleasant to the eyes, good food and desirable to make us worldly wise.
Gen 3:6: So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Much of the world will have been torn and stressed by wars, natural disasters, and economic devastation and will be ready for extreme change toward a better life and will readily accept the good-sounding philosophies and changes of the new brand of political spirituality and its moral values based in human thinking enhanced by a different spirit.
The new political “spirituality” will have a focus on the well-being of the people and the planet more than empire building. The new spirituality will view God as a generic force for good that may have many names and forms among different people. Unity is attempted as all concepts and forms of God are accepted and seen as the same. Hope will be increased among many people. Peace will increase as a polarized world begins to lessen national or tribal identities and take on a more one-world identity. Economies will seek a common level of more equal distribution of resources. The new political/spiritual leaders will appear as saviors and deliverers to the masses of hurting people.
Eventually anything or anyone who walks in the Spirit and has a biblical view of God and morality will be seen as an evil elitist enemy of the new human-good system. The one thing that will always distinguish this system from God’s kingdom is that it will never give true recognition, honor, or worship to JESUS as the Son of God.
The political/spiritual human good is really “good and evil.” It is from the same old tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It is man seeking to rule the world with good and evil by his own understanding apart from the Spirit of God. This new age goodness that has been with us for a long time will achieve great respect as it is joined with the political governments to attempt to unify the world under one system of “human-good” rule. This will produce a season of good times, but they will be reasonably short-lived and will usher in much of the biblical prophetic events written in the Book of Revelation.
The remnant of holy men and women who live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit of God will not be deceived. Most of the people of the western world, including the old church systems and many Christians, will be deceived by this very cunning work.
Mat 24:24: “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
At the same time all of this is going on, an army of mostly unseen kingdom-of-God people will become more purified and fully prepared to bring forth the reality of the true kingdom of God and His righteousness to rule and reign with Christ. The supernatural works of Christ Jesus flowing through the Holy Spirit will transform the true saints of this time into mighty men of God – mature sons of God moving upon the earth with supernatural works of God bringing healing and restoration to bring forth beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning.
Isa 61:3-4: To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
Rom 8:19-22: For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Luke 12:29-32: And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Thank you Jesus, Amen!
(First Published in 2008)
Keep on pursuing love.
It never fails.
2. TRUTH – THE SOURCE OF LIFE! – By Clay Sikes
.As with everyone, I have faced ups and downs in both personal and professional aspects of life. I’ve learned that all I have when a crisis has ended is ‘my conduct’ during it. Crisis reveals my true character. My failures have provided an exposure of me to me, and occasionally others. Crisis, whether failure or some other intense situation, reveals character, or lack of. Crisis does not necessarily make or break, but it surely does ‘reveal’ us to ourselves. Crisis survived builds character (James 1:2-4).
Failure comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes – can range from personal to professional, small to large, intimate to very public; but in any case we all have failures. The words here address the hard truth that some failure ‘reveals’ truth if we’re open to receive it. Humility can receive, pride always rejects.
For me, far more has been learned in failure than success. Why? Because, as a human, I am capable of having a wrong perspective, often selfish and self-serving, and limited to my view only. In the early immature years of self-analysis, I would automatically assume ‘my view’ to be right, and, in many cases I was as wrong as a ‘duck with lips.’ I could see through my eyes only.
In more mature times, I am learning to see through the eyes of others. In any case, failure and conflict are opportunities to self-examine, asking and answering hard questions of yourself. If TRUTH is a real objective, God has a way of helping us find it, even when it hurts terribly bad! He has a way of revealing us to ourselves. HE HAS A WAY of causing us to forgive ourselves and others – no human has that capability! What an event the Cross was!
The one thing I seek, even dating back into childhood, is truth. I want truth yet in the past, had no clue what I really sought. JESUS, who is the ultimate truth, was knocking on my door but I wasn’t interested! Later I learned, THERE IS NO REAL LIFE WITHOUT TRUTH. AND THE TRUTH IS THAT ONLY DEATH COMES WITH WHAT IS OBTAINED BY A LIE!
However you OBTAIN something is how you must MAINTAIN that same thing. Test that statement!
There is no ‘real life’ without truth ruling our lives. Truth buried is a substitute for real life! Our greatest source of real life comes in the areas where real truth is accepted and embraced – nobody can fake truth! Where there is real life there is an abundance of truth guiding.
Interestingly, I am finding Jesus in much more than I ever knew in my early days as a Christian. I am finding that setbacks are often prerequisites for setups – a necessary repositioning of attitude or physical structure necessary for a larger component of events than what existed in the previous structure. This is called “the process” of finding His Kingdom Order.
The following statement is true in both the natural and spiritual world – its truth resonates in the natural (knowledge) and supernatural (revelation): That truth is ANYTHING GROWING WILL CHANGE. This is true whether it is revelation of Christs’ love, whether a growing pubescent teenager, whether an emerging technology, whether a major corporation or business, whether an individual on a new journey of faith, communities, relationships, marriages, etc., ALL GROWTH REQUIRES CHANGE. Where there is no growth there is death.
STAGNANCY INITIATES DEATH. You cannot grow if you will not change! Where I’m stuck is where I’m stagnant (resisting change).
Engrafting and pruning are signs of growth as they reflect change. Engrafting is the natural phenomenon of addition that comes about as a result of “seeking first the Kingdom, and seeing ALL THINGS ADDED” (Matthew 6:33). Pruning is often a natural and necessary phenomenon in which the least productive parts are cut away, such that the remaining lifeblood can be supplied to the parts that are productive. Painful pruning occurs just before great growth occurs.
The setbacks of conflict and failure can be, and often are, prerequisites for growth. This almost foreign concept could get me stoned around a group of intellectuals (and I’m talking “Stephen stoned, not Colorado stoned here.”)
Arthur Burt, a wise man and my spiritual mentor (who died at 102 years of age) stated, “God allows in His wisdom what He could have prevented in His power.” This statement impacted me – Arthur’s words prepared me for the fact that hardships and difficulties were used to set me into growth patterns. The knowledge that these difficulties were NOT designed for my defeat, but rather my strengthening has been a measure of TRUTH that produced life where there easily could have been death.
“And we know that in All things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Further, Arthur taught that the front end of any offense is revelation for us about us – when we are offended our pride is exposed. Humility produces life, while pride always pulls us down. Age, success, talent, nor money entitles or exempts us from truth.
Your trials, your setbacks, your challenges have specific purpose. Seeking truth in these situations in everyday life is life changing – From it spring wells of living water; water that nourishes, cleanses, and satisfies like no other. It is this type TRUTH that I pray I always seek until the day I leave this earth.
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