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1. ACCESSING AND APPROPRIATING GOD’S LOVE – Ron McGatlin
2. NEW ARTICLES ON OPENHEAVEN.COM
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1. ACCESSING AND APPROPRIATING GOD’S LOVE – Ron McGatlin
Beyond knowing God loves us is the reality of experiencing the flow of God’s love in our lives.
Through the actual experiencing of God’s love flows the supernatural provisions of God to function in this natural world.
God’s power and wisdom flows through His love.
The same power and wisdom that designed and created Planet Earth and all that is on it is available to flow through the love of God into fully redeemed mankind. The results of God’s power and wisdom appropriated into this life is righteousness, peace, and joy.
The natural world is a replica of the Spirit world. Our life in the natural world is both the result of Spirit life in us and a teacher or instructor of Spirit things. We can understand about Spirit things by considering natural things. Jesus often used parables of natural things to teach us Spirit things.
ACCESSING GOD’S PROVISION
In the natural, if we are to get access to goods within an enclosed storehouse, we must first find a door into the storehouse. If the door is found to be locked, we must find the key or combination to the lock. We will need to contact the owner of the storehouse to make arrangements to receive the goods. If the owner of the goods agrees with our retrieving some of the goods, he can give us a key or combination to unlock the door and enter the storehouse.
A STORY ABOUT MR. BARREN NEEDY AND HIS FAMILY
Barren was a hard-working brick layer with a wife and three children to support. Hard times had come upon the country, and Barren and his family were not getting proper nourishment from the small amount of food they could get. A pandemic had come upon the entire nation. Barren and his family were all infected with the disease. He had sought throughout the country for medicine and good food to save his family.
In his searching for the food and medicine for his family Mr. Needy heard about a giant warehouse full of good food and medicine across the river in another nation. He further learned that the warehouse was owned by a very wealthy man and his son.
A longer story made short:
Mr. Barren Needy searched until he found the large warehouse. However, it was securely locked, and there was no way to get in. As he started to walk away a kind-looking older man with white hair and a beard approached him and asked him a question.
“Are you seeking to supply needs for you and your family?”
He went on to tell Barren that what he needed was in the warehouse, but the one who owned it had reserved it for his family. He also told Mr. Needy that he and many others had been adopted into the family, and that Barren could meet with the Son of the Father about how to be adopted into His Father’s family. The kindly old man told him the way to the place to meet the Son.
Barren was astonished to find the office of the Son was in a most beautiful castle type building. He was greeted at the door by a very friendly warm person who called him by name and said, “Come in Mr. Barren Needy. His Majesty, King Jesus is expecting you.”
Barren said later, “I was overwhelmed by love as I entered the room. Christ Jesus arose and opened His arms to draw me close and hugged me with such love that it cleansed my heart, my mind, and my entire life. I felt so pure and filled with passionate love for Him that my whole life changed forever. I knew Him, and He knew me, and it was like we were one.”
King Jesus, spoke and said, “Now I know you, and you know me in pure holy love. I and my Father are one, my Father in Me and I in You and you in Me. You are now Family. Here is your key to the kingdom (family) warehouse.”
“Now go back to your country and tell your family to come, be loved, and receive love. If they come, they will receive the KEY OF LOVE as well and then go back to tell others. If many of them come, your whole nation will have the key of love to the fullness of all that is stored up for them in the kingdom warehouse of all life and all things.”
FALLING IN LOVE
The access to love is often found only after becoming exhausted in passionately seeking life in the fallen world systems. Natural life is only fulfilled in the Spirit life connection through passionate love relationship with the living God.
Seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteous way of being and doing means falling intimately in love with God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
Falling in love in the natural is again a replica or picture of falling in love with God in Christ by the Holy Spirit.
Natural romantic attraction is a natural created bodily function of DNA and hormonal physical functions designed by God to cause certain natural behavior and practice that enhance and sustain physical life in the world. It is as natural as hunger and taste for food, water, rest, and other things necessary for life in the world.
This natural romantic attraction leads to much deeper love experiences, such as love for a wife or husband and the love of a mother for her new born baby and a Father for His children.
The much deeper natural love is beyond romantic love. The depth of relationship of a devoted husband and wife for one another is not like the hot love of youthful romance. It is more unconditional, more faithful, and much deeper.
Spirit love of God is more intense and more real in every aspect than the replica or picture of it in natural creation. Coming into the presence of the pure holy unconditional everlasting love of God overwhelms and supersedes any and all forms of natural love.
An intimate love relationship with God is even more overwhelming than the natural intense desire of youthful romantic love. As the intimate love with God matures, it deepens, and we are melted and remade into one living being with God in Christ by the Holy Spirit. The awe never ends as the magnificence and glory of His love has no end of its increase before us, with us, and in us.
APPROPRIATING GOD’S LOVE
A massive flood of life-changing, world-changing LOVE of God is hovering in the heavens. It is waiting for a suitable conduit to flow into the nations of this world. The flood of love will flow through the mature sons and daughters of God who are turning to Him by opening their whole being for God and His love to flow through us into the world. This is the glorious coming (manifesting) of Christ into this world. This is love gone viral: redeeming and reclaiming the kingdoms of this world for the kingdom of our God.
Reckon yourself dead, see yourself crucified with Christ, consumed by His love. Set your mind’s affection on Spirit things above. Come into His presence – see His arms opened to you be embraced by His love for you – give your entire heart and life to Him; feel the warmth of His love filling your being. Allow the washing of your life away and the filling of His perfect love and life into your entire being. (Romans 8:14-17) (Galatians 2:20).
True faith is easy and without effort as we are consumed into His body, melted together in the liquid fire of the passion of His love.
Passionate love produces pure holy faith that moves mountains, makes smooth highways, and causes the desert to bloom as it changes this world into “as it is in heaven.”
“Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40.
“Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33.
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13.
Love never fails and His kingdom never ends.
2. NEW ARTICLES ON OPENHEAVEN.COM
Life with God is so worth living.. It is not always easy.. There is nowhere that says it will always be a bed of roses. But .. whatever in our life occurs .. Whatever trying times we might be facing today .. God is with us to guide us through them. He is always present in us .. around us .. beside us. He tells us not to fear .. not to be dismayed .. not to be anxious.. He says He will strengthen us and help us and hold us up with his righteous right hand .. Isaiah 41:10. What a wonderful promise from Him in these times. The whole chapter 41 is worth one’s time to read.
Today all throughout the world we are hearing that revival is coming as a result of the pandemic. But what is true revival? Bill Johnson says it something like this: “True revival is not another set of meetings. True revival is when the hearts of the people are touched by the heart of Almighty God and the evidence is signs and wonders and His power demonstrated…it is the ministry of Jesus.
Worthy Is The Lamb – Holy Worship | Jesus Image Worship | John Wilds
Recorded Live at @Jesus Image Church in Orlando, FL | March 7th, 2021
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3. NEWS HEADLINES
Four Christians in Iran Ordered to Begin Prison SentencesMar 15, 2021
New Malden, England (ANS) – According to CSW’s sources four Iranian Christians have been instructed by the authorities to present themselves at Evin prison in Tehran to begin serving five-year sentences. written by ANS Editor June 5, 2020 Iranian Christians now meet…
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Despite pandemic, MAF sees surge in mission field applicantsMar 12, 2021
International (MNN) — After the pandemic last year brought major shutdowns and changes worldwide, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) was worried the number of people willing to serve on the mission field would drop. However, that’s not what happened. In fact, MAF’s…
Mercy Ships and CURE International Partner to Provide Surgery For Children with DisabilitiesMar 10, 2021
Mercy Ships UK volunteer anesthesiologist, Dr. Sarah Kwok Stevenage, England (ANS) – Mercy Ships and CURE International have announced a partnership to provide specialised surgical care to children living with disabilities across the continent of Africa. Both…
Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Make ‘Amazing Grace’ Sung by Dolly Parton Official State HymnMar 10, 2021
“WHEREAS, it is fitting that this General Assembly should recognize songs of historic significance that have influenced this State…” -from the Tennessee House Bill 938 [Faithwire.com] Tennessee lawmakers proposed a bill this month that would make…
Supreme Court Sides with Christian Student after College Blocked Him from Sharing the GospelMar 10, 2021
“When such officials engage in misconduct but face no consequences, it leaves victims without recourse, undermines the nation’s commitment to protecting constitutional rights, and emboldens the government to engage in future violations. We are pleased that…
Lebanese protestors block roads amid worsening crisisMar 10, 2021
Lebanon (MNN) — As Lebanon spirals into financial disaster, protesters have begun blocking roads leading into the capital, Beirut. Many protestors are calling for the removal of Lebanon’s ruling class, who most Lebanese see as completely corrupt. By Kevin…
Judge Orders New Election After 78 Percent of Mail-In Ballots Found Invalid, Notary ArrestedMar 5, 2021
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NEWS-PRAYER NEWS: PRAISE REPORTS, BRITISH ISLES, EUROPE, WORLDWIDEMar 5, 2021 Praise Reports Prince Philip’s successful heart procedure Hope in the Bible Naomi’s story Europe Prayer for Christian politicians Germany: prayer letter British Isles Budget plans for the year ahead Christian MPs’ response to budget Gang and knife crimes Lawlessness…
Lebanese grow desperate amid never-ending crisisMar 5, 2021
Lebanon (MNN) — Hundreds of Lebanese rallied at the Maronite church in Beirut last week to support calls for neutrality. Lebanon’s most senior Christian cleric urged political leaders to steer the country away from regional conflict and toward healing. Lebanon…
NY Democrat Jerry Nadler Asserts ‘God’s Will is No Concern of This Congress’ during Debate Over Equality ActMar 4, 2021
“You can reject God and not believe in God and you have that choice,” Steube declared. “But to say that religion—which is not religion, it’s just Biblical truth—to say that religion has no place in this Congress when our country was founded on…
AZUSA WORSHIP ALBUM RELEASED TOPS CHARTS FIRST DAY – SEAN FEUCHTMar 4, 2021
I just wanted to give you a quick update — despite the potential setbacks and challenges, AZUSA was released at midnight this morning and is already at the TOP OF THE CHARTS! Can you believe it? God is so, so GOOD. He is moving, and His work cannot