CHANGING THE WORLD TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD- Part 3 THE SECOND GREATEST MYSTERY Continued – By Ron McGatlin
We are continuing to seek to uncover the deeper Spirit reality that causes all things to be. The mysteries that formed and continue to reform or order natural reality in this world.
An absorption of the deep mysteries of God’s kingdom rule and provision opens the creative Spirit realm of God in our hearts to partake of the glory of heaven and birth it forth into this world
MORE NATURAL KINGDOM CREATION
In addition to my gardens growing fruit and vegetables on my “back to nature” East Texas farmstead, there were cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, spring fed fish ponds and other domestic and wild animals.
Everything on the farm worked together to naturally provide a potentially abundant life. The flowing spring kept the natural fish ponds fresh and provide water for myself and all the animals. A planted corn field provided grain, and natural pasture grass provided for the cattle in the warm seasons and hay for the winter season.
Different fruits and nuts were available from early spring until late fall from the various kinds of fruit trees and vines or bushes. Strawberries were one of the early spring fruits and black berries in the summer along with muscadine grapes, different varieties peaches, plums, pears and pecans provided fresh fruits on into the late fall.
The cattle provided beef and milk along with other dairy products. The chickens provided eggs and my favorite, fried chicken. And both the cattle and the chickens provided manure for enriching the sandy soil of my garden. My brick smoke house was excellent for curing slabs of bacon and hams. The hickory wood for the smoker came from the natural trees on the farm. And the oak trees provide ample fire word for cooking and warmth in the winter.
I could go on for a long time with the examples of how everything worked together by the design of God but let’s get to the point.
The point here is how God causes all these things to work together to provide for us through His natural creation that originated in the mind of God and came forth into the world by the power of God.
It all began with thoughts or ideas in the heart of God. And it all came into being by the expression from the heart of God by the spoken words of God. Exerted energy and divine intelligence from Almighty God caused that which was not to come into being.
The created world on Planet Earth is a glorious magnificent work marvelous far beyond our natural capacity to grasp or understand.
THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD
My farmstead did not exist until God planted the seed of thought and ideas in images, mental pictures, desires and feelings in my heart.
GOD CREATED MANKIND TO BRING HIS PERFECT ORDER TO THE BEAUTIFUL AND FRUITFUL CREATION OF THIS WORLD AND ALL THAT IS IN IT.
When God gave me the one hundred acres of land to manage for Him it was not the functioning life producing farmstead. It was the bare bones of overgrown land and rundown structures.
God did not intend that natural creation would manage and order itself without mankind. God gave mankind the specific job of managing or ordering His beautiful and fruitful creation on Planet Earth. And God never designed us to function properly without Him involved in our lives to guide us.
God abiding with us gives us His creative ideas and desires and then provides and empowers us to accomplish His plan into this world. His plans are always life giving, love directed and empowered by Him.
Created in the image and likeness of God, the power is within us to see and hear Spirit reality and to release His plan into existence. We do not understand and may never truly understand how the word, seed, living design of God can be planted in us, imaged and spoken into existence in the natural world. Yet, this is the reality of the second greatest mystery.
Can you even imagine the complexity of the human being with all the perfect design of organs, bones, miles of blood vessels, blood manufacturing inside the bones, mental capacity of brain matter, nerves the message everything to the brain, a beating blood pump that gives life strength, a head full of matter that is more powerful than the greatest computers, and on and on?
Then consider that all of that is in the seed of the sperm of man and when attached to an egg in the woman actually forms a new living human being inside the woman. All of this elaborate design of a human being is recreated from the tiny seed planted in the egg.
On the farmstead, I would gather eggs and select some to put in the incubator. The others were taken to the house and put in the refrigerator to be eaten. When I cracked the eggs to put them in a cake or perhaps to scramble some for breakfast, a shapeless glob of clear matter with a round yellow part in the center would fall out. The glob had no form and, apparently, no life in it.
If, however, that same egg had previously received a seed from a male chicken and had been placed in my incubator or brooded over by the female chicken, it would have taken on form and identity and become a living, breathing, baby chick, with all kinds of intricate systems for life. It would have eyes to see, a little beak to peck with, dainty feet to walk with, tiny toe nails to scratch with, and even a built-in peep-peep.
In just a few days tiny blood vessels and a tiny heart were formed in the clear matter of the egg and the heart starts beating carrying life to all the tiny parts that are being formed in the matter of the egg.
The chick will grow to be like his father who supplied the seed and his mother who supplied the egg. (Male and female he created them). The egg is a mass of raw material waiting for a seed to define it. If the seed came from a large, black rooster, the genetic coding would probably cause the egg to turn into a little, black chick, which would grow into a large black chicken. If the rooster had been a small, red one, the chick would probably become a small, red chicken.
The earth is like the egg. Without a defining word from God, it is a formless glob. When God speaks a word, a multitude of spiritual, genetic coding is released to bring form and order to the glob of creation. The male part of creation is God’s part (the genetically-coded, spiritual seed); the female (wife) part is our part (the good soil or the egg).
The earth was without form and void. It was like an egg. The raw material was there; but it had no specific shape or form. The earth, like an egg, was brooded over by the Holy Spirit then GOD SAID…. The word of God (the seed) came, and the earth took on form and intricate systems of life. Multitudes of spiritual, genetic coding came forth as God spoke forth creation. God spoke creation that was not into being. (Genesis 1.)
ARE YOU HEARING THE MYSTERY?
That which is planted in the hearts of people is what will come forth in their lives and the world.
This is what determines what our lives become in our lifetime. This is why one person may be able to overcome extreme obstacles and achieve great and noble accomplishments. While another man with equal or greater potential cannot seem to accomplish anything of significance in life. Regardless of how hard he tries; he is unable to overcome and unable to be powerfully used in the kingdom of God.
The answer is not more intelligence, better education, better breaks, noble birth, mere chance, harder work, devious scheming, fate, or any other natural circumstance. Our birth status, where we came from, and what breaks we get are not the primary factors that will determine our production in the kingdom.
The answer will be found in the revelation of the mystery of the natural growth of a thought (idea, word) in the heart. IT IS THAT WHICH WE HEAR. WHAT WE REALLY LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE WILL SHAPE OUR LIFE AND AFFECT THE WORLD AROUND US.
The thoughts (words, images, visions, ideas) that we receive and allow to remain in our hearts will create who we are and what we do, which will determine our ability to overcome and fulfill our God-given destiny in life.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW HOW IT WORKS. WE DO NOT HAVE TO KNOW HOW IT WILL BE DONE. HOWEVER, WE MUST LISTEN TO, HEAR AND BELIEVE WHAT GOD IS SAYING. THEN THE GOAL HE HAS FOR OUR LIFE WILL GROW INTO BEING. “…for it is God Who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).
Who can know how a glob of clear matter in an egg can become a living, breathing being with instincts, intelligence, and personality that can hear, feel, smell, taste, and see? Consider all the tiny organs, nerves, blood vessels, etc., that must be perfectly formed to sustain life in the living being.
By some miraculous process, the DNA of the seed defines all these things and in only 21 days of brooding, the transformation is complete. How does the tiny heart begin pumping? What turns it on or starts it up? If you will tell me exactly how all of this happens, I will tell you how a word planted in the heart of man can transform the things of earth.
When we speak of a word, obviously we are not just talking about letters arranged together on a page. A WORD IS A THOUGHT, AN IDEA, A VISION, OR PICTURE. A vision or dream may contain a series of pictures with many thoughts and feelings. When God spoke all growing and living things into being, He had to express an immeasurable amount of minute details. Everything was defined in what He said – the spiritual DNA or genetic coding emanating from Him.
A word, thought, idea, or vision is a seed. It has the power to define life and grow into the natural world. A word is alive and potentially very powerful if received into the heart. The seed must be planted in the soil or in the egg. The Bible calls this process of receiving and planting “FAITH”.
After God completed the work of creation and placed all the universal laws that govern it in place, He created man in His image and gave man dominion on earth. Man has the supernatural creative potential to grow whatever seed is planted in his heart-soil into being in the world.
Every work or accomplishment of man begins with a thought, an idea. Every great building in our vast cities of today began with a thought. Every great ministry or business or any other work of man was, at one time, a seed or word. Without a doubt, every invention, scientific discovery, or work of art began as a thought, an idea – a word.
When the seed (vision/word/thought) that is planted is from God, the result will be God’s plan growing into the world and the rule or kingdom of God being established into the world. If the seed is from any other source, another kingdom will be seeded and grown into the world.
Jesus, the greatest miracle worker, once said, “The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do.” Where and how did He see the Father doing things? The Father is Spirit. Jesus was in a natural body. He saw by the Spirit within Him. He heard and saw words, visions, and ideas from the Father by the Spirit.
The second greatest mystery/principle is receiving the seed from God and growing it into our lives and then into the world through the creative power of our God given heart-soil.
Keep on Pursuing Love
It Will Never Fail,