CHANGING THE WORLD TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD – By Ron McGatlin
PART 2 – THE SECOND GREATEST MYSTERY
God is releasing mysteries as revelation into the hearts of those with ears to hear. The truth within the mystery is the key to creational power applied with infinite wisdom to form and reform the existing world order of all life and all things.
Beyond supernatural is heavens rule of Spirit God reality flowing into maturing sons of God to create the kingdom of heaven on Planet Earth.
Mature sons are men and women who have been given ears to hear and eyes to see the ultimately powerful mysteries or secrets of the kingdom of God from the Spirit realm.
The second greatest mystery of the kingdom is only overshadowed by the first greatest mystery, which is LOVE.
The FIRST greatest mystery, LOVE, is the source of the power that causes the kingdom to exist, to be ordered, and to be held together.
THE SECOND GREATEST MYSTERY IS THE MEANS BY WHICH THE KINGDOM IS IMPLEMENTED TO FUNCTION AND GROW INTO THE EARTH.
If we receive the revelation of this second greatest mystery, we will have the ability to bring forth the fruit (production) of the kingdom of God in our lives and into the world. All things will be possible.
We are about to uncover the practical, spiritual kingdom principle that is the spiritual mechanism to bring forth the will and plan of God into our lives and into the world. This principle is man’s part in establishing the kingdom of God from heaven on earth.
NATURAL KINGDOM CREATION
For a number of years, I lived a “back to nature” type of lifestyle. I lived in a log cabin, grew vegetables and fruits, and raised chickens, cattle, and hogs for food. I would go out to the garden and gather sweet corn, onions, tomatoes, green beans and dig some potatoes and gather other tasty vegetables. Earlier in the spring I had planted the seeds for these vegetables in the soil of my garden. Before planting the seed, I spread manure on the soil and tilled it. I planted the different kinds of seeds where I wanted them to grow.
I CHOSE THE SEEDS AND PLANTED THEM, BUT I DID NOT GROW THEM. THE SOIL GREW THEM.
Here is the mystery. I cannot explain how the seed became a growing, fruit-producing plant, nor can I explain how the soil grew them. But I could go into the garden at harvest time and gather the fruit.
Mark 4:26-29: And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. 28 For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
Jesus said the kingdom of God is like my garden. He said the heart of man is the soil that can “grow” the kingdom of God seed.
In the parable of the sower, (Matthew 13:18-23) we clearly see the heart-soils that could not grow the kingdom seed to fruition: the hard-pressed wayside soil of the wounded and hardened heart, the stony soil of our fixed preconceived convictions, and the thorny soil of caring for the things of this life.
However, the primary focus of this parable is the GOOD heart-soil that produces the fruit of the kingdom. We must receive the greater hidden light of the REVELATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD NOW ON EARTH THROUGH THE GOOD HEART-SOIL.
This is a very important key principle of kingdom production. Understanding this parable is fundamental to understanding all kingdom parables.
“And He said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?” Mark 4:13.
“BUT OTHERS FELL ON GOOD GROUND AND YIELDED A CROP: SOME A HUNDREDFOLD, SOME SIXTY, SOME THIRTY. HE WHO HAS EARS TO HEAR LET HIM HEAR! Matthew 13:8.
Some of God’s people have heard and are hearing the mysteries of the kingdom of God, kingdom of heaven. However, many good people have not yet been given ears to hear the true mysteries of the kingdom.
“And the disciples came and said to Him, ‘Why do You speak to them in parables?’ He answered and said to them, ‘Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.’” Matthew 13:10-13.
But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. Matthew 13:16-17.
Therefore hear the parable of the sower: “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom … But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word (of the kingdom) and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (Matthew 13:18-23).
You must have an ear to hear. Not everyone will hear the great mystery hidden in these parables. Only the good soil, the emptied, healed, purified, humble heart will clearly hear it.
Many great men of God including theologians from the past have sought to know and hear these mysteries and could not. The time is now for those who are pure in heart to hear.
If there are yet needs and impurities remaining in the heart, the great impact of this revelation will not appear to you. If, however, your once-hardened heart-soil is healed, freed from rocks and thorn bushes, you may hear and continue to hold onto the powerful understanding of the production of the kingdom of heaven on earth. Nothing will be impossible to you.
The deeper and most powerful mysteries are only revealed or uncovered to those with pure holy hearts. If there are any remaining impurities such as needs from unhealed wounds of life and any lack of pure holy love for God and His people, there can be misuse of these powerful creational secrets of God’s kingdom.
Personal human needs and desires existing in the heart of a believer can cause the awesome secrets of creation to be improperly used to meet those needs and thereby cause disorder in the created world.
God’s provision is always sufficient to satisfy our every need and heart’s desire. There are no frustrating wants or unfilled desires while in intimate love communion with God. God satisfies all of our needs and desires as we abide in intimate love oneness with Him.
TRIALS AND TESTS
The trials and tests of the child of God are for the purpose of exposing any remaining impurities in the heart of the growing sons and daughters of God.
Healing and purification come through repentance and turning to God for healing. Repentance and humbling ourselves before God opens the gates of heaven to pour into us the cleansing of the pure holy love of God flooding our heart and soul.
God is faithful, and this process will be repeated until all the layers of impure thoughts, beliefs, and actions from self-rule and darkness based on human lack and need are removed. As the layers are removed the increasingly deeper mysteries are revealed.
GOD’S CREATION CENTER ON EARTH
The heart soil of man under Jesus’ control is the creation center for God on Earth. God can bring forth anything He desires on Planet Earth through the Jesus-filled child of God. He needs only plant the seed of His desire into the yielded, cleansed, and prepared heart of a man or woman, and the natural growth processes will of themselves grow His plan into the earth.
A SEED IS A LIVING PATTERN THAT GROWS. Only in recent decades have scientists learned a lot about genetics. It is known that every living organism has DNA or genetic coding, an extremely complex series of chemical coding that completely describes and determines the organism.
Millions of different genes in different arrangements determine what the organism is, what it will look like, the coloring, potential size, intelligence potential, and every characteristic for each individual.
A complete living pecan tree is within each pecan. Somehow in the meat of the pecan, which we may choose to crack and eat, is the whole living pecan tree with all its characteristics coded genetically within the seed.
As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. A word from God is a spiritually, genetically coded seed. It is living and completely defined within the seed or word. As the life within a natural seed is dormant until the seed is planted in the soil, so also a word from God to us is dormant until planted in the soil of our heart.
A word from God is a seed (a living pattern that grows). God furnishes the seed; that’s His part. Man’s part is to plant the seed in good soil. The seed is a word. A word is a vision, picture, thought, or an idea for changing creation to conform to God’s desire. A seed is a living design from God for changing the earth and things on the earth.
God speaks (sows) His word into the heart of man through the receiver in man’s heart (the ear to hear). Thus, a word (seed) from the spiritual realm is received into the physical realm. If believed (received and planted) into the heart-soil of man, it can sprout and grow into the physical realm.
SOIL GROWS WHATEVER SEED PLANTED IN IT
There are sources of seeds (words, ideas, thoughts, visions) other than from heaven. Like the natural soil of my garden, the soil of our hearts will grow whatever seed we allow to be planted in it. If I choose to plant peanuts, I will never harvest corn. If I planted acorns, I would never produce pecans.
The soil does not choose the harvest; the seed we choose produces the fruit of our lives.
To be continued in the next issue.