In This Issue
1. THE KINGDOM AND SEXUALITY – Part 2 – By Ron McGatlin
2. The Pure and Spotless Bride: Intimacy is Key! – Angie Stolba
3. NEW ARTICLES ON OPENHEAVEN.COM
4. News Headlines
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1. THE KINGDOM AND SEXUALITY – Part 2 By Ron McGatlin
(Please read Part 1 before proceeding.)
Life as we have known it in America and the western world will no longer exist. The world is now headed into the transformation of the ages. The seed of the kingdom of God in Christ Jesus planted over two millennia ago has developed a strong underground root system that will now grow forth into the rapidly growing superstructure on earth as it is in heaven.
MAN’S WILL TO LOVE GOD
Only mankind, the sons of God (male and female), were given a choice to obey and thereby prove their willing love for God or to dishonor and disobey God by eating of the denied fruit of one specific tree in the garden. The one tree was called the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which represents choosing to disobey God and independently determine good and evil for himself.
All creation is designed to obey God. Satan and powers of darkness were without any power or authority on earth until the disobedience of man gave Satan power and authority on earth.
Redeemed mankind filled with the Spirit of Christ within is the vehicle of Spirit God bringing full restoration of the kingdom of God on earth.
Man’s agreeing and aligning with the patterns of God is producing the kingdom of God life of love, righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit on earth.
Any deviations from God’s patterns of life causes disorder, damage, and difficulty to mankind and Planet Earth.
THE TEST OF LOVE IS OBEDIENCE
The love mate or bride of God must be tested to establish and to fully experience real love.
Untested love is unproven love and may not be real love, which may not lead to a person becoming one with God and completing His plans and purposes on earth.
For there to be a love family for God, there must be a test. The love test for Sons of God is obedience. Obedience does not make us Sons of God; it proves our love for God as true Sons of God male and female. The test is not for God to know but for us and the world to know that we have the real love of God in us.
Love that is in us by the grace of God is the power to obey. All law is fulfilled by the perfect love of God in us by the Spirit of God. (Matthew 22:27-40).
The created is to obey the will and purpose the creator. Obedience is the proof of God in us. True love always produces obedience. It is not the other way around, obedience does not produce love. Trying to be obedient in the power or strength of human effort without the love of God by the Spirit within only leads to stress and failure.
GOD’S PLAN OF FAMILY INTIMACY WORLD GOVERNANCE
The Book of Genesis contains the original perfect family plan of God presented in simple clear statements of massively profound foundational truth for this life.
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined (cleave) to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:24-25.
God’s plan or pattern is that a man have a father and a mother. A single parent family or collective government institutional family is not God’s kingdom plan. God can give special grace and make provision for a godly single parent or a godly person yet entangled in another situation. However, the kingdom pattern and way of God is that a man raised by a godly father and mother leaves them and is intimately joined to and cleaves to his one female wife. They together establish a new godly institution of family under God. There is much involved here in the order of leaving and cleaving together of one man with his one wife.
(For much more on God’s Family Plan see (Chapter 17 of “Overcoming Life On A Small Planet” free download).
MAN AND WOMAN
Beginning in Genesis God gives instruction for the man and his mate. In Genesis 1:26-28, God gives mankind a clear statement of their purpose on earth. Mankind and his mate’s first instruction is to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth and subdue it to have dominion over every living thing on earth.
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over [g]all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that [h]moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:26-28.
When we walk in the plan and ways of God He works with us to guide and empower us. Working together we cause the earth to prosper under our loving care. To the degree mankind does not walk in God’s plans and ways the earth and all on it suffers disorder and loss. Not only do we suffer difficulties when we divert from God’s patterns but other people and creation on earth also suffer as a result of our disorder.
The order of God on earth begins with the family order of a man, husband, father leaves his father and mother, and is joined to his wife and they are fruitful and multiply filling the earth. The wisdom and ways of this family relationship becomes the foundational kingdom pattern for all governance in this world.
God’s family pattern on earth is a replica and an extension of the family of God in heaven on earth. Perfect order is in heaven as all heaven walks in the perfect plan of God. Nothing can remain in heaven that is out or order. Lucifer decided to function by his own plan and one third of the angels followed him and were cast out of heaven with him.
Like it is in heaven, nothing that defiles abides in the New Jerusalem ruling city of the kingdom of God on earth. The Bride of God is without spot or wrinkle. Heaven is coming down to earth like a city adorned as a bride for her husband. Revelation 21:27) (Ephesians 5:25-27) (Revelation 21:2, 9-10).
Christ Jesus came to provide the removal of spots and wrinkles to prepare His Bride for the marriage of God with man in the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. Man becomes one with God in intimate relationship with God in Christ and Christ in us as the Body of Christ on earth by the Holy Spirit. “For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:30-32.
The power to live in God’s pattern is not found in natural fallen man’s strength or resolve. Christ in us by the Holy Spirit is the source of power to live holy in the pattern and plan of God.
Love is the root source of all obedience. Our will can be cleansed and purified only by the presence of the pure holy love of God within us by the work of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit. It is the work of God in Christ in us by the Holy Spirit that does the work of walking in the perfect patterns of life on earth. We cannot by trying hard in our own strength obey all details of God’s patterns of kingdom life.
The husband and wife become one flesh in a lifelong oneness with each other under God. They are naked and opened to one another and not ashamed. This is true transparency: no hidden agendas, secrets, and motives. This is beautiful communication and trust. It is the giving of oneself to one other person to become fruitful and multiply.
This is the beginning order of the kingdom governance of the family, tribe, nation, and the world.
A man and a woman coming together becoming one is a parabolic picture of God and mankind coming together as one.
This intimate love family relationship is foundational to all life. The natural intense intimate pure love between a man and His wife is a natural picture of the intense intimate pure holy love of God and His chosen Spirit Bride.
This is the parabolic mystery of God in Christ and Christ in us by the Holy Spirit creating pure holy intimate oneness with God.
PURE, HOLY, LOVE MATE OF GOD
Any deviation from the perfect plan of God in the natural order or pattern of God causes disorder, contamination, and failure to the pure holy works and glory of God on earth.
Originally through Adam’s sin the plan was thrown out of order, and mankind has suffered the loss ever since. Christ Jesus from heaven became a man to remove the curse and prepare the way for the mate of God to be formed on earth by the power of God in Christ by the Holy Spirit indwelling redeemed man. (Colossians 1:26-27).
God will not be joined to a mate who has other lovers, other gods. (Exodus 20:3-6).
All the love, power, and wisdom of God All Mighty awaits our truly becoming one with God as the purified holy Bride.
This does not mean that God does not love all mankind, but it does mean that THE GREAT BLESSINGS OF BEING INTIMATELY RELATED TO GOD CANNOT BE FULLY GIVEN TO ANYONE NOT FULLY JOINED TO GOD. Don’t miss the fruitful life of multiplication God has for you by accepting another deceptive pattern. The world is groaning waiting for God’s true family that is coming forth on earth.
(In Part-3 we look at some of the specific deceptions and false patterns doing great harm to many people on earth today and how we can be a part of the great transformational change on earth.)
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A highly visible worship leader defects from the faith. A million-seller Christian-influencer denies Christ. Social media blocks churches. A national frenzy for immorality. Millions raging in anger against believers. Satan believes he is safe against the prospect of revival. He could not be more wrong—and the pessimists in the church could not be more wrong.
Lives falling apart people are in painful and pitiful situations. All these negative things going on in the world relate back to mankind not living according to the patterns and plans of God given in the Bible. Not because of any lack of love for man on God’s part. God loves mankind but does not love the evil that kills, steals and destroys His people. God’s plan in the word of God is not hate speech.
4. News Headlines
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