THE KINGDOM AND SEXUALITY Part 3 – Ron McGatlin
In parts one and two, we attempted to present the true basic biblical order and purpose of God’s design for mankind on Planet Earth. God’s purpose for mankind including governance of personal life, family life, tribal, national, and the world is addressed.
In the Bible, God’s order of governance is given in relational patterns in clear instructions that lead to the heavenly life that God designed for mankind and all creation on earth. Family life is God’s basic pattern for all governance on earth. God’s governance on earth through mankind is called the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven and is characterized by love that produces righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
If you have not done so, please read Parts one and two.
Many anomalies of God’s perfect patterns of order have been introduced into the ways and lives of the people of the world. Cultures have developed that steer people away from the patterns of God. The aberrant patterns disrupt the plans and purposes of God for mankind causing extreme difficulties and lack, especially the lack of love, righteousness, peace, and joy on earth.
Satan and powers of darkness posing as spirits of light are behind the enticements that have drawn masses away from the ways of the kingdom of God way of life. This is now becoming the culture of much of the people of the world.
The enemy’s first primary method is to destroy the family order which is the basic foundation and pattern for all of governance on earth.
God is love and His family is the core love relational stem cell of all kingdom of God governance on Planet Earth. God’s love produces order and causes all patterns of God’s kingdom governance to fit and hold together in harmony and alignment with the will of God from heaven on earth.
OUR WILL IS CHANGED BY LOVE
We must have the will to receive the love work of Christ and the desire to seek God’s kingdom first in our lives. Our will can be quickly changed by love. Experiencing the all-consuming love of God melts our hearts as we fall completely in love with Him. Once we truly see and experience the perfect total unconditional love of God for us personally, our desire for God is far more than anything else in life. From our hearts of desperate love, we are willing to lay aside anything or be changed in any way that God desires. Love from God and for God is beyond any other love on earth.
God has given parables or replicas of this intense love in our natural lives in the created world to help us as natural beings to know spiritual things in the Spirit realm. As an example, in the natural, a young man may not care to be well-groomed and neatly dressed and may not stop using crude language even when pressed by his mom to do so. However, when he meets a certain beautiful young women who smiles back at him, things begin to change. Suddenly the young man’s will for cleaning up his appearance and his life are completely changed. He is now very willing to do those things that he had no will to do before.
Falling in love with God causes us to yield our will to become His will and our desires to become His desires. We are not our own, we are bought with a price. We are not forced slaves but redeemed sons and daughters who are loved by our Father. All things are added to us that we may have striven for in the past before our falling in love and becoming one with God.
DISORDER ON EARTH CAUSES PAIN IN HEAVEN
Currently many other family plans and ways of life are existing in this world. Love of God for earth and His people is not lessened by these aberrant plans and actions. However, there is deep pain in God’s heart caused by the failure of His people to abide in His loving way of life. He loves His people but hates the disobedience that causes them extreme difficulty and disorder. The whole world suffers because of the errant ways of man.
It seems strange, but there is great pain in the heart of God caused by the people who God loves turning away from Him and His ways. God’s heart is pained by the people He loves being tricked into gradually slipping away from loving Him with their whole hearts.
THE LOVE OF GOD PRODUCES OBEDIENCE TO HIS WAYS
Not being in love with God always leads to disobedience to God’s ways and patterns of life. Simply, there becomes other things and other ways that people fall in love with and obey someone or something instead of God. Gradually disorder destroys righteousness, peace, and joy while grieving the Holy Spirit and inviting a false spirit of worldly pleasures and carnival ways to replace the joy of the Lord.
A carnival spirit produces a sense of intense carnal pleasure that deceptively seems to be from God. The extreme carnal or carnival type excitement and pleasure replaces the joy of the Lord and deep deception desensitizes the godly conscious and squelches the Holy Spirit within. Darkness posing as light fills the mind and heart so that soon true light looks like darkness and darkness looks like light to the captive soul. The captive soul was probably only seeking relief and goodness from the pain and wounds inflicted by the devil through other people’s hurtful actions, especially rejection from those we love.
It is a major tragedy that the great blessings and provisions of God cannot be released to us when we have been tricked into turning from the God who made us and loves us. It is also a great loss to much of the world that suffers and is distressed by lack and loss by the disorder of the world.
MAJOR DISORDERS ARE NOW TROUBLING PLANET EARTH
God’s love has not lessened for His people. His is still on the throne and His Kingdom is not lost, but it is more alive in His kingdom-seeking people than ever before in the history of the world.
However, His love for His people and His world must now bring strong correction to large portions of mankind in the world that are given over to darkness. This “Day of the Lord” is now encompassing the world.
God’s plan and pattern for mankind on earth has been undermined and grossly distorted causing great pain and tribulation in much of the world.
Gender dysfunction and sexual disorder are core attempts of the destruction of the order and governance of God, the kingdom of God on earth. Men with men and women with women working that which is against the plan of God’s love and instructional patterns destroys the foundation of God’s kingdom order. The loss of the reality of male and female erodes the entire reality of God and mankind’s fruitfulness in the people involved. God gives them over to their own lusts of their hearts.
God does not hate them but hates the evil that robs them and their descendants of his plan of fruitful abundance of life. God loves all of His people but must stop the spread of the deadly disorder. Please read the following scripture.
Romans 1:24- 34: “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their [i]women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the [j]men, leaving the natural use of the [k]woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, [l]sexual immorality, wickedness, [m]covetousness, [n]maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 [o]undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, [p]unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
It is made clear that these WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD in 1 Corinthians 6:9: “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 [b]homosexuals, nor [c]sodomites….” They will not bring forth the kingdom of God on earth but by their lives tear down the pattern of God for His kingdom rule in their lives and those who follow their way.
AT THE SAME TIME THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS COMING FORTH. A GROWING KINGDOM REMNANT OF GOD’S PEOPLE ARE ARISING. A PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEKING THE PURE HOLY LOVE OF GOD’S KINGDOM RULE AND WAYS ON EARTH.
THE LOVE OF GOD
Love is the predominant characteristic of God and His kingdom. Pure holy love is the foundation of an intimate relationship with Father God in and through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
If the Spirit of God is love in us, we are in God as one holy living being on earth and in heaven.
God’s love for us and in us is the power and source of our heartfelt desire for perfect purity in our heavenly and earthly relationships.
There is a divine connection between the purity of our heavenly and earthly intimate relationships. God’s design for our intimate love relationships on earth are a picture or a living natural parabolic example of our intimate love relationship with God.
God has given us natural life examples and patterns to help us know and understand spiritual heavenly life reality. The written word of God regarding natural intimate love relationships on earth is a clear picture or pattern of our heavenly relationship with God.
Aligning our life and relationships with God’s pattern aligns us with the will of God on earth and teaches us of our intimate Spirit relationship with God. It is very important to God and man to be in the love flow of God’s intimate family relationship on earth and in heaven.
The plan of God for earthly intimate family relationships is clearly presented throughout much of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Let God now restore you into the family God has for you on earth. All past is forgiven by turning to God with our whole hearts, by acknowledging our deception and receiving the forgiveness of His shed blood. Seek first His kingdom, His righteousness with your whole heart. Become the light of the family and the world.
Psalm 68:6: God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.