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1. THE BATTLE IS LOST, BUT THE VICTORY IS CLOSER THAN EVER! – Ron McGatlin
THE NATION OF AMERICA IS NOW A SOCIETY ON ITS KNEES AND SOON A NATION ON ITS FACE AS THE PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE RESULTS OF OUR NATION’S FAILURE TO ALIGN WITH THAT WHICH GOD IS DOING.
Our loving Father sent a warrior to make space for THIS NATION to repent and turn to Him from our twisted ways of mixture. Instead, much of the nation believed the lies of the darkness and wasted the space provided for our national repentance and change.
Our nation’s misguided attempt to make room for darkness in the hope that the people would come to our limited light only increased our mixture of darkness.
A flood of great darkness is now released to cover the earth. Our past systems of defense against darkness have been compromised like a broken dam or levee allowing the great flood of darkness to overflow the land.
The pain and sorrow of the people in the oppressive darkness will cause the people to develop a deep intense longing for the true light.
“For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” Isaiah 60:2.
THE GREAT LIGHT OF THE GLORY OF GOD
At the moment of total repentance and crying out to God, the great light of the glory of God and the power of His perfect love will destroy the darkness of our nation and flood it with the GLORY of God overwhelming our hearts and lives with the supernatural heavenly resurrected Christ life of GLORY.
There is no natural measurement or adequate language to describe the pure holy love empowerment of the glory of God in Christ elevating our heart and soul into heavenly status and realms of glory strengthening us with the might of God.
For the true Body of Christ in America and around the world this is not a time of mourning but a time to rejoice and praise to our God. This is the time that will cause the sleepy eyes of our lukewarm brothers and sisters to awaken to the manifesting glory of God exploding upon His people.
Our nation on its knees and on its face before God in repentance will begin the ascension of our nation toward heavenly life and power in this world to be and do the will of God on earth from heaven.
All things are possible to Christ the King of Glory abiding within His Body: the fully redeemed and God-empowered mature sons of God through which the King of Glory now abides on earth and in heaven.
GOD’S NORMAL LIFE ON EARTH
The people yet remaining in the lukewarm mixture will see the arising light of the glory of God and many will turn to the light and be filled causing the glory light of God to increase and shine even brighter until the whole earth is filled with His Glory.
Those who had seated themselves in darkness will see the great light and arise to run toward the light and be transformed.
“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16.
It will no longer be line upon line, precept by precept, here a little and there a little, and falling back again and again.
“But the word of the Lord was to them, ‘Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little,’ That they might go and fall backward, and be broken and snared and caught.” Isaiah 28:13.
The all-powerful love and light of God will connect His people as one with the throne of God in Christ in heaven and on earth. Our life will no longer be our life but the resurrected life of Christ Jesus, the King of Glory.
The earth and the world’s systems will no longer be groaning and longing for release from the bondage of darkness that harms the earth. The kingdom of God with its righteousness, peace, and joy will bring true prosperity in perfect harmony with God and heaven on earth.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” Romans 8:18-22.
This is the normal reality of kingdom-of-God life on earth as it is in heaven.
THIS KINGDOM OF GOD NOW ABIDES WITHIN TRUE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD. We only need to access it, appropriate it, or receive it. How do we do that? In a word, we must first believe it. When we hear and believe the truth of the reality of the kingdom of God within us in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, the way is opened for the kingdom of God to come forth in this world.
AS YOU BELIEVE, SO BE IT UNTO YOU
Believing begins with hearing. Hearing involves seeing on our imaging screen pictures communicated by words in a language we understand. Hearing and seeing is believing, or at least it becomes believing.
Natural hearing and seeing has to do with data received by our natural human eyes and ears. Spiritual hearing and seeing has to do with our spiritual eyes and ears.
SPIRITUAL EYES AND EARS
Spirit God is the one original source of all life and creation. God created Adam as His created son to be the physical or natural presentation of Spirit God in the created physical realm. All things whether natural or spiritual were created by Spirit God through Christ Jesus, His original Spirit-born son, the King of Glory.
All things were created to function in His order of pure holy love.
God knows and understands all things; He has all power and God is love. He loves us. We do not need to learn or study out all things with our natural intelligence and understanding.
With Christ Jesus dwelling in us by the Holy Spirit, we can have the benefit of His all-knowing, all-powerful, all-wise, and all-loving life as a son of God.
We must awaken our spiritual senses to hear and see that which God is doing in this world to access the kingdom of God and bring it into the world.
Only falling in love with Father God in Christ by the Holy Spirit will open our spiritual ears and eyes to intimately relate to God.
THE GREAT DECEPTION OF HUMANISM
Humanism is looking to the intelligence and work of man to provide that which God is providing and doing in us and through us. In other words, it is making mankind the god of our lives instead of Spirit God.
The natural fallen mind is only able to be influenced and guided by the spirit of darkness from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
The redeemed and renewed mind is influenced and guided by the Spirit of God bringing light of heaven to the mind that brings life abundantly. However, man can still by an act of his will and to his own detriment choose to continue to be influenced and guided by the spirit of darkness.
Through cunning deception darkness poses as light to deceive even the elect. Human good is often if not always mixed with evil darkness through this deception. “And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14.
HUMANISM IN AMERICA
This nation of America is now under a strong influence and guidance of humanism that causes the hearts and minds of the people to turn away from the true Spirit God as the light and major influence and guidance of their hearts and lives.
Spirit darkness posing as light in humanism now influences and guides the hearts and minds of governments and much, if not most, of the leadership of America and the world including the church systems as well as the political governing systems.
Simply said our nation and the world has been tricked into following darkness through the works of spirits of darkness influencing the hearts and minds of the people to accept humanism or human good mixed with evil instead of the Spirit of light and love of Father God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit of God.
This is the way that seems right to man but that leads only to bondage and death. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12.
Freedom and abundant life come through the Spirit of God influencing and guiding the mind and heart with the love, light, wisdom and power of God in and with us.
Repent for the glory of the kingdom of God is at hand and for those who receive it, the kingdom of God is now IN HAND.
Hear the word of the kingdom and believe. “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.
Rejoice and again I say REJOICE!