MYSTERY OF THE COMING KING – Ron McGatlin
Spiritual mysteries are hidden by God to be revealed only to prepared people at the place and time of prepared conditions and circumstances.
The revealing of the mystery of the “coming of the King” is the key to His coming. As this great mystery is opened and unfolded all of the truth of the Bible and every word of God begins to align and fit together as all pieces begin to fall into place. Literally all things work together according to the plan and will of Almighty God.
For over 2000 years God has been working preparing a people to receive the unlimited attributes of God contained within the great mystery of the coming of the Lord and His kingdom.
THE UNIVERSAL WAYS OF GOD’S DESIGN
The mystery is like a many faceted puzzle with a massive multitude of complex features that can all be arranged into perfect alignment to form the whole and complete picture of all natural creation. Any piece or part out of order in any facet of the puzzle affects the whole to some degree.
Built into the puzzle are self-correcting functions that press upon the out of place portion with corrective force. The corrective force is an automatic built-in function to press toward perfect order in this world and all of creation.
Storms and adversities in this life are from the corrective force pressing the out of order situations toward God’s perfect order. For example, if the overall temperature in an area of the world increases too much greater storms will occur that bring a massive cooling in the temperature of that portion of the earth.
A people or nation that do not follow the ways of God’s order will not prosper. The soul that sins will die. Sin is simply stepping or acting outside of God’s order. The further we get out of the set universal order of God the stronger the corrective force becomes.
The perfect order of the love and ways of God will make the whole world more prosperous in increased peace and joy and less corrective force activities will be experienced.
THE SPIRIT REALM
The world in which you and I live is much larger than the visible or tangible world that we see around us or on a map or globe representation. The physical or natural world is a manifestation or product of the Spirit, unseen realm of the one all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving and all-righteous, Almighty God, by whom and for whom all things were created. All things natural and supernatural emanated from and continue to exist by Spirit God. The Spirit realm is the creator and the physical or natural realm is the created.
The reality of the predominance of the Spirit realm of Spirit God over the natural realm is the first part of the mystery of the coming king.
SON OF GOD AND SONS OF GOD
Almighty Spirit God made from the soil of the earth a human being and breathed the breath or Spirit of His own life into him. Adam was as the other earthling animals except in the image and likeness of God and with the Spirit breath of God’s life in Him.
Adam was created as the son of God to tend the earth and rule with Father God over all the world. Adam and Eve were to have dominion of the world and multiply to fill the earth with sons of God to spread the Garden of Eden over the entire world.
God’s purpose for Adam and all mankind was to rule and reign with Him as His sons over all of planet earth to bring the reality of heaven to this world.
God is preparing many people, male and female, sons of God to be fully ready to rule and reign now in this world through the life of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit within them.
“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing MANY SONS to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” Hebrews 2:10.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are SONS OF GOD.” Romans 8:14.
“The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:26-27.
THE COMING OF THE KING
This great mystery involves this word “coming”. We know the COMING KING IS CHRIST JESUS THE LORD. But what does the word “coming” really mean in this statement? Generally, we think of coming as a future tense verb. In the New Testament a number of verses use the statement of “coming of the Lord.” The Greek word translated coming in many of these verses is “parousia” which literally means presence or manifest.
Knowing that the Spirit Son was with the Spirit Father God in heaven before coming to earth as a man, and that He said that He would be in His disciples and the Father in Him, it seems clear that Christ is here in this time on earth within His people by the Holy Spirit. (John 17:20-23) (John 14:17-18,20-21,23) (Matthew 16:28).
Is it not possible that we the church have not grasped the full truth of the mystery of Christ in His Body and Bride on earth? Is the kingdom of God really within us as Jesus said it would be?
Is the mystery of the coming of the King truly the fullness of the reality of our seeing and believing and thereby releasing the presence or manifesting of Spirit King Jesus and Father God?
Is this not the manifesting “coming” of the King? Is it not in His presence that all things are possible to us? Is it that our not believing this prevents the fullness of the King’s coming or fully manifesting NOW in HIS PEOPLE on earth?
Is the fullness of the kingdom waiting for us to believe that which the Word says? Have we been robbed through doctrines of demons and traditions of men?
Has not God’s plan always been for mankind to rule on earth with him and bring forth His kingdom life on earth as it is in heaven?
I for one truly believe that we as the church have missed it and that God is now revealing the truth of the mystery that will change the entire world and bring forth the awesome power of the rule of LOVE, the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
THE GREATER KINGDOM PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH
God’s purpose was not and is not now just to build a church to teach people how to go to heaven when they die. And then after they are “saved” to just teach them to get others “saved,” so that they also can go to heaven when they die and teach others to be “saved,” so they also can die and go to heaven and on and on from generation to generation.
The great hope of the church has been that the “coming of the King” could be today or soon and take us out of this world.
In an effort to prevent contamination, the church has sought to withdraw from natural life in the world as much as possible. This also tends to rob the world of the Spirit life reality of God by locking up the powerful presence of God within the walls of the church.
Again, God’s purpose for Adam and all mankind was to rule and reign with Him as His sons over all of the world to bring heaven’s ways to Planet Earth.
Living in heaven after this life is awesome, very real, and totally necessary. However, God’s plan for His people is to bring heaven’s ways to earth now in this life and then transition when we leave these natural bodies.
Heaven’s way on earth is the Garden of Eden life covering the earth. This life is for those that are alive on earth to tend the garden and enjoy it in the presence of God.
The great tribulation is the cleansing from the earth of all that will not come into God’s designed order for His creation of Planet Earth and all that is on it. The earth and the heaven around it now are currently under much influence of Satan and the demonic realm.
All of the heavens and atmosphere around the world and the planet itself are being cleansed of the evil disorder and returned to the plan and purposes of God.
The world is said in scripture to be a new world. The new heaven and the new earth of Revelation 21 are the perfectly cleansed world and the heaven around it.
It is a new creation in the same way that the born-again person is said to be a new creation. God is making all things new. Not necessarily making all new things. (2 Corinthians 5:17) (Revelation 21:5).
The pure holy love of God is the source of all righteousness, power and wisdom to redeem and restore all things to the perfect design of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Is not the word of God in Christ Jesus the seed that grows the perfect order of the kingdom of heaven on earth? Selah.
THE FOCUS OF THE CHURCH TODAY
Our focus today is on being in love with God and living in the presence of God. We really do not need to worry too much about trying to understand all the details of the future. In love with God and in His presence, we know that we can trust Him completely through whatever the future holds for us in this life and after this life.
Being in love with God in His manifest presence brings perfect peace, great joy, and leads to total victory now in this life and forever.