ALL LIFE FLOWS FROM SPIRIT GOD – Ron McGatlin
GOD’S RESET TO REST
Even a casual look at the world around us today seems unreal to my simple mind of limited human understanding. The accomplishments of human beings override all measures of my mind. Consider the magnificent colossal cities and huge elaborate skyscraper buildings and the technological tools of massive computers and communications that were beyond imagination even a few years ago.
WHAT ON EARTH HAS MAN DONE?
Hundreds of millions of people running to and fro at high speed. Great numbers of gigantic aircraft rapidly transporting millions of people and goods back and forth from nation to nation every day and never seeming to catch up. Massive cargo ships carrying millions of tons of container goods back and forth just to sustain the hundreds of millions of people on earth. People piling up to live in huge cities until there is not enough water for them to drink or food for them to eat and insufficient space to return their waste to the earth.
There are hundreds of millions of automobiles filling grand multi lane super highways consuming immeasurable amounts of clean air and fuel day and night. Consider the massive mind-boggling bridges and elevated super highways just to try to carry the hundreds of millions of people from one place to another daily.
The population seems to be hyperactive and must be busy doing something at all times. Lives seem to be very active without a real reason for life.
Playing games while striving to win and taking the risk of losing seems like real life to millions of sports-minded people. There are huge gatherings in massive stadiums of screaming shouting jumping fans. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent yearly and billions of man hours invested over time in preparing and training men and women to play and try to win games.
Possibly the one biggest business in America is game playing.
All this and much more is being done in an effort to add meaning to life. Being involved in exciting competition of some form striving to win over others gives feeling and meaning to mostly meaningless lives without God.
WHERE IS GOD AND HIS KINGDOM IN ALL OF THIS?
At the present time, the world continues to exist in a somewhat remarkable existence by the unfathomable MERCY of God. God’s mercy flows from His unconditional inexhaustible love for this world.
God has a solution for all that needs to change in this world. Getting through all the debris to the core of human need is not a work that man can possibly solve by himself.
God must be returned to His rightful place as the one true God of man. Christ Jesus is the answer and only His life within man by the Holy Spirit can do that which needs to be done.
THE MYSTERY AND HIDDEN WISDOM REVEALED
The key to all the need and all the excessive activity in mankind is found in one word “UNREST.”
A deep universal unrest in the hearts of mankind drives man to excessively seek after the things of this world. Striving is built into the nature of fallen mankind.
The original full rest of dependency on God was lost by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Subsequently, mankind was cast out of the peaceful rest condition into an inner need condition of fear, worry and anxiety in a strife-filled life.
Since that time man has been filled with a driving need to have more and be more in a constant battle to satisfy troubling needs within the hearts of mankind. Man is continually searching for power and position to win and rule over life’s situations and over everyone around Him.
Mankind builds bigger armies and more powerful smart weapons to maintain a sense of security that comes through dominance.
Competition is a merciless task-master that never rests and continuously drives us to strive for more. The drive never ceases in natural fallen mankind. He must build greater and more magnificent cities and kingdoms to establish his worth and greatness in a continuing effort to be number one, or at least to always win.
Failure is not an option and fallen mankind soon learns that no one else is going to win his battles for him. When things go well and he succeeds he is filled with pride and emboldened to strive to gain even more. But when things do not go well and he fails he is depressed, miserable and angry. He becomes more desperate to win at any cost, or he may drop out of life entirely.
It is easy to see how unrest in man leads to all kinds of evil. Unrest also leads to great and mighty works of man without God. Works of man without God may seem great but always crumble in the end.
THE GOOD NEWS – THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS HERE
Literally, the manifestation of Christ Jesus the KING and His kingdom within mankind is the hidden wisdom that completely dissolves the unrest in mankind and restores the world to God’s perfect plan.
FALLING IN LOVE WITH GOD!
LOVE IS THE ANSWER! GOD IS LOVE!
GOD IN JESUS IN YOU BY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A GREAT MYSTERY OF HIDDEN WISDOM!
“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 manifest presence of Spirit God is now in this day filling the atmosphere among His people gathered in the name of JESUS praising Him with their whole hearts. God’s love literally flows into the hearts of the people overwhelming them with the pure LOVE OF GOD!
This is not just knowing God loves us or knowing we love God. This is the manifest presence of God and His pure love flooding our lives.
PERFECT REST FILLS THE HEART
Truly, there is no reason to strive for anything. We do not need to be number one or anything else. We can only thank Him and praise Him for filling us with all that we could ever desire.
This is literally the Spirit reality of God filling our hearts and lives. Our hearts are filled with pure love, peace and joy that overcomes our lives. There is nothing in this world that we want above being in this ocean of love with God. We love everyone even our enemies with true fervent love of God.
THIS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMING FORTH INTO THIS WORLD!
As the rest and peace of the love of God literally becomes our lives we can be restored to a people at rest in the kingdom of God.
Seeking first the kingdom of God opens the way for the manifest love of God to supply all of our needs. The things we sought after in the past are added to us. The unrest and disorder of the world are dissolved in the fullness of the kingdom of God.
Most of the things that caused us to strive and run to and fro on earth are no longer needed or desired as we rest in God and He fulfills our lives.
Unmeasurable amounts of stuff that we no longer desire simply goes away and we become satisfied with that which is provided by God in our local areas. There is no need to run about to and fro when we abide in the righteousness, peace and joy of the kingdom of God reality of truly being in love with God.
Life in love with God is not laziness or inactivity. It simply is not wasted effort in striving to obtain tons of stuff and do excessive amounts of entertaining activities just to make us feel alive.
In the atmosphere of love relationship with the manifest presence of God with us, we do not need hyperactivity of games and entertainment.
Peace is a major part of the things God has prepared for those that LOVE Him.
“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).
Matthew 6:33. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
NEXT WEEK: MUCH MORE ON THIS.
AS GOD’S PEOPLE OUR ONLY REAL COMPETITION IS WITH SATAN AND HIS DEMONS AND NOT WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.