THE GLORY OF HIS PRESENCE – Ron McGatlin
The glory of the manifest presence of All-Mighty God is beyond all earthly splendor. The brightness of the inner glow of the presence of God heals all wounds, removes all pain, solves all mysteries, and brings perfect peace with strength and power in the joy of the Lord. (Psalm 145:5, 147:3) (Revelation 21:4) (Matthew 13:11).
The joy of the Lord is our strength to accomplish all God has for us in this life and assures us of eternity. (Nehemiah 8:10.)
The deep darkness upon the land along with its armies of false gods and evil spirits of grave deception that are being widely broadcast in the land can only remain where there is no real presence and glory of God manifesting in and with His people, His ekklesia. (Isaiah 60:2).
(The ekklesia is the called-out assembly of His purified people on earth, the true church of Hebrews 12:22-29.)
In the presence of God our hearts are broken by His love consuming our spirit, soul, and body. And then His filling us with His glory flowing in and through us. Thus, filling the earth with His glory and destroying evil darkness. (2 Corinthians 1:20) (Philippians 2:11) (Psalm 72:19).
The fire of His glory is roaring in the heavens very near earth and in spots here and there, it is already touching earth. More and more across the world, His ekklesia is experiencing the glory of God.
God forbid that any should turn from the all-consuming love and glory fire of His presence to look back to the temporal pleasures of life of the past Babylonian good and evil works of religious striving and flesh satisfaction of the passing world.
BYPASSING THE DEATH EXPERIENCE
By the death experience, we are speaking of the loss of one life to move on to another. There can be concern because of the severe changes that take place when a person dies and goes into their afterlife experience.
Death for mankind was not part of the original creation of man. Death entered as a result of the sin of eating the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Mankind was not originally created with the mental equipment and emotional ability to deal with sin and death. Sickness is a part of the death experience that resulted from sin. Beginning with Adam, sin, sickness and death were passed on to all mankind.
In Jesus, the second and last “Adam” the curse and penalty of all sin, sickness and death is totally removed from all who really believe and fully receive or fully engage the provision of life in Christ Jesus. (1 Corinthians 15:44-49)
In the glory of God’s manifest presence, it is possible to bypass the experience of death. We can lose our life through identification with the crucifixion of Christ Jesus. And in the glory of God’s presence, we can experience the resurrection of eternal life now.
We can literally become eternally alive now on this earth. Yet, it is not us who lives but Christ who is our life that now lives in us. This is eternal life now and forever. Our afterlife began when His presence and glory became the life in our body and soul by His Spirit. (Matthew 10:39, 16:25) (Galatians 2:20).
We no longer possess a natural life for it is possessed or owned by God in Christ Jesus who now lives in and through us. We experience a free ride with Him through our time on earth and into heaven.
We experience the miracles and joy unspeakable and full of glory of Christ in our body. All things supernatural or natural are possible to Christ Jesus in us. We are totally free of worry, fear, or strife of any kind. Life is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit always and forever.
Thus, this mortality has put on immortality. This is a true mystery. We do not die but are transformed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. There remains no sting of death but at some point a change of body style into an eternal Spirit body. (1 Peter 1:8) (Romans 14:17) (1 Corinthians 15:50-58).
THE FULL MANIFESTING OF JESUS IN THE PEOPLE OF GOD
This is the full manifestation or fullness of King Jesus ruling and reigning with the glory of God on earth. All death for God’s people is removed forever. The walking dead are made alive and made whole in His presence.
The gap between man and God that was caused by sin and death is removed. The law is fulfilled and life is made pure on earth as it is in heaven. This is the full glory of the kingdom of God on earth. This is the rule of New Jerusalem, the ruling city of God, the purified holy Bride become one with God. (Revelation 21:1-5).
All things are made new and the old shall no longer come to mind.
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32