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1. A WAY WE HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE – By Ron McGatlin
A WAY WE HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE – By Ron McGatlin
God is taking us a way we have not been before to a place we have never been, to do things we have not done before, in a new and greater way.
From the passing church age of worldwide growth and development, we have matured into a new era.
God has not changed. However, mankind has changed and is changing to become more aligned with where God has always been. As we the people of God change, our relationship and interactions with God are changing.
There are two major aspects that are helpful to us in understanding God’s work of change on earth. One is the personal individual change of our own life, and the other is the change of the collective universal Body of Christ as a whole.
Individuals are at many different levels of maturing into each person’s place and part in the universal Body of Christ that is becoming the Bride of Christ, producing many Sons.
Forerunner apostolic and prophetic individuals are sent into the universal Body to bring change in the hearts of elders who will assist the youngers to grow into the way of God.
All elders including the forerunners were once youngers with the God-given personality of gifts and provisions to grow into their place in the universal Body of Christ that is becoming the Bride of Christ.
LEAVING THE CHURCH AGE AND BECOMING THE KINGDOM AGE
The church is going through a metamorphous process similar to a butterfly or moth. The caterpillar stage is the time of coming forth from an egg to feed upon vegetation and grow rapidly while storing energy for a transformation to a much greater life.
In the caterpillar stage the church has grown into mega churches and massive organizations. It has feasted upon the word of God and been blessed abundantly in recent centuries.
It is like a death to the church as it now enters into a cocoon or pupa stage to morph from its caterpillar-like life to be dissolved and remade into the mature adult stage of the kingdom of God on earth.
A very different thing will come out of the cocoon stage than went into the cocoon or hidden lockdown stage of transformation. The butterfly kingdom age is very different from the caterpillar church age that went into the cocoon. It has a whole new life and a whole new name.
The church as we have known it and called it no longer exists. That which comes out of the cocoon is a new creation. It is not an improved version of the old.
The glorious reality of the kingdom of God led by the loving all-powerful reality of God in Christ in His purified holy beautiful Bride is the new creation. The true new thing is the one world government of God, the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. And so, shall He ever reign on earth as in heaven.
The Kingdom Proclaimed – The Seventh Trumpet Sounded
“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” Revelation 11:15.
THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT COME TO MIND
The way of heaven will be the way of this world.
In the church age we served God and rejoiced in His presence at times. We also learned of Him and loved His word. Many became true and faithful servants of God as missionaries, pastors, teachers, and evangelists to a lost world. Spirit God was with us and in us, but we were not ONE. We were not one with God and one with each other.
In this new kingdom age, we are no longer only servants but true sons and daughters of God. We are offspring of the same Father and the same order or way.
No longer is God only with us as Christ in us. IT IS NOW TO BE CHRIST AS US. LITERALLY WE BECOME ONE WITH GOD. WE ARE TRULY A NEW CREATION.
I recall people characterizing life with God as flying a plane or driving a car with Jesus seated beside them as their copilot helping them on this journey of life. Later it seems some came to think of it as Jesus flying the plane or driving the car and us sitting in the seat beside Him.
As the revelation of the kingdom has continued to come forth, we are seeing that God is making us as ONE WITH HIM. God in us as one in the driver’s seat of the journey of life. In this world He is no longer just beside us, but He is in us and us in Him.
We, like the caterpillar, no longer exist, but the butterfly of God lives to rule and reign on earth as it is in heaven.
That which we could not do and longed for now can be done beautifully and effortlessly as we sore in the atmosphere of heaven on earth.
Spiritually this mortality has put on immortality. Adam was created without mortality. Death, mortality, entered by sin. Christ Jesus took away the penalty of our sin, and there is no second death to us as Christ is our life.
Having been crucified with Christ, we are dead to sin and our old self life. And the life we live now is the resurrected life of Christ. Christ is one with the Father, and we are one with them in the Holy Spirit.
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20.
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.” 1 John 4:17.
As Christ, we shall never die but are changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. (1 Corinthians 15).
THE AX IS LAID TO THE ROOT OF THE TREES
And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 3:10.
All that God has not planted is being removed. The trumpet is sounding and the sons of God are arising to appropriate the fullness of the ministry of Christ to destroy the works of Satan, Lucifer, the devil and his demons.
The deceiving serpent of Genesis 3 has grown into the great red dragon of Revelation 12, by the will and agreement of deceived mankind.
THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
With the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Malachi Chapter 4.
Read Isaiah Chapter 2.
THE CHANGING OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD
To whom much is given, much is required. “But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” Luke 12:48.
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal put on immortality.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-53.
Corrupt America is dead and must be raised incorruptible and changed. The living Spirit beings (you and I) must put on Spirit Christ Jesus’ immortality. The world must put on the immortality of God that Adam lost and Christ Jesus, Yeshua Messiah has restored. The fall of the fallen world and the resurrection of the arising kingdom of heaven on earth is upon us.
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.
Love never fails, and His kingdom never ends.
A Great Video: AMERICA – PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP – “CHOOSE – YOU – THIS DAY – WHOM – YOU – WILL SERVE! Ron McGatlin
Taken from our 2012 New York conference, Bill Johnson shares about how to live in response to the Father – and how nothing can stand in the face of the power of the resurrected Christ in you. A must watch from one of our favorite head pastors over Bethel Church.
I HEARD THE LORD SAY “PRAY IN THE SPIRIT AND PRAY THE WORD FOR THE ENEMY IS ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE YOUR VIEW” by Lana Vawser
As God’s people prayed in the spirit and prayed the Word of God I saw the kids viewfinders turn to telescopes. The Lord was speaking about an upgrade of sight and prophetic vision of what is to come. In the praying in the spirit and praying the Word was a covering and shelter upon them to stop the enemy coming and changing the scene.
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