The death of death is the beginning of abundant Joyful life.

We are now, in this age, living in the time of restoration to life on earth as it was before the fall of Adam.

The resurrection life of Christ Jesus in His chosen people is the end of sin and death.

Not only is our sin debt of death fully paid, but also sin is being annihilated or destroyed within and among us. Jesus came to destroy sin, redeem His people, and restore the earth to the kingdom of God.

The release of God’s love now is doing what religious order and striving hard could not do. God’s love is released in us in our daily lives as we intimately relate to Jesus as husband and Father God with us and in us by WALKING IN THE SPIRIT.

“And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. IF WE LIVE IN THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO WALK IN THE SPIRIT.” Galatians 5: 24-25.

When the flesh is crucified with Christ, only the life in the Spirit remains in this mortal body. We live in the Spirit and can choose to walk in the Spirit in our new life. To walk in the Spirit is to do all of life in the Spirit. That includes ALL, our job or business, family relations, education, recreation, and anything else we do in our lives.

Doing life in the Spirit is the most joyful abundance of vibrant and powerful life that we could ever possibly have on earth. It is the life of heaven in us now. It is the new life of the resurrected Christ of heaven that is within us that crucifies the flesh. We must agree or allow it, but it is the resurrection life of Christ Jesus that destroys death in this life. Our flesh will not commit suicide, and Jesus will not murder our flesh. We must willingly allow the resurrected life and power of Christ Jesus in us to replace our old fleshly life with His resurrection life of glory.

We can only do this by being in love with God. By our love relationship and marriage to God in Christ we become a living sacrifice and enter the glory of the resurrected life now in this world.

God is calling us to enter this life now and bring it forth into this world to establish the way of His kingdom on Earth.


What about those who know Jesus as their savior and are born again but have not and perhaps never do, completely crucify the flesh and enter the awesome life now of walking in the Spirit?

Good News! At the death of the earthly body, there is no resistance to the fullness of life in the Spirit. Yes, we leave our flesh body on earth and enter this awesome Spirit life in heaven unhindered by the temptations of the flesh!

Those who have physically died in the Lord enter this awesome resurrection life after their natural life. Do not despair when those pass away who were not fruitful in this life and yet believed in Jesus as savior. They can get it all at their natural body death.

The big loss is that they did not have it in this life. They may have struggled with flesh and were not able to bring forth Christ to change their part of the world.


A bit of background: The youngest of my three sons died an alcoholic a few years ago in his late 50s. His wife found him on the screened-in porch at their home where he had fallen and hit his head. He had grown up a sweet but very active, fearless child, and received Jesus as savior. He did well at his work in banking and had money and a family. Yet he never overcame alcohol and never really experienced the fullness of Spirit life.

Monday morning, June 17, I had breakfast in my easy chair as I normally do. I had gone to sleep after eating breakfast. Somewhere in between sound sleep and waking, the front door popped open, and my youngest son stood there in the doorway with a big, smile. He was very happy like I had never seen before since he grew up. He was very vibrant, happy, and extremely healthy with brightness in his eyes and on his face. He said to me, “Dad, I get it now. I could never get it before. I had to break through and tell you.” And instantly he was gone.

My life has changed. I am greatly encouraged to continue and have a new concept and value of mortality putting on immortality in the blink of an eye.

Yes, we can have this abundant life in us now in this life if our flesh is crucified by the resurrected Spirit Christ in us. Or we can get it in heaven after the earthly body dies if we have received Jesus as our savior.


Being lifted up higher is living and walking in the Spirit. It is being in our Spirit body with God in heavenly places, and at the same time living in our earthly bodies doing the works of God on earth. Our Spirit body is as Christ and not limited by natural constraints. In our immortal Spirit bodies, we are seated with Christ in heaven and, at the same time, living with Christ in our earthly bodies on earth to bring forth the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

Walking in the Spirit can include being disengaged from earthly tragedies while more fully engaged with our Spirit reality of seated in heaven with Christ.

Those who escape the coming world-cleansing judgment season, commonly called the “great tribulation,” must be lifted up in their Spirit bodies with Christ to escape the pain and suffering of the fallen world’s tribulation season. Of course, this means the flesh must already be crucified to be lifted above the turmoil of the season.   

As the world continues to rapidly descend toward the “great tribulation” of earth-cleansing judgments. A people of God’s love are prepared and arising to live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit of Almighty God in Christ to receive the massive harvest running from the fires of tribulation into the arms of the God they had forsaken or never known.

Please do not let your mind take you into traditional thinking of the religious church system growing even larger with teachers making disciples of those escaping the fire. Many of the people running from the tribulation fires are running out of religious church systems. God’s people in love with Him are called-out followers of Christ Jesus who are not mixed and mingled with the Babylonian ways of either the religious or the ungodly secular systems of this fallen world.


Have you ever experienced being somewhere, perhaps among people and activities, and get the feeling that you are not there? You do not really feel that you are someplace else but just distant from the natural activity around you.

The situation may be extremely significant, and yet we may feel a distance from the reality of the scene. It could be a very good and exciting situation or a severe tragedy of extreme proportions, yet we seem untouched by the reality of the event. We may be able to continue without elation in a good situation and/or to proceed to take corrective or protective actions in a bad situation without experiencing either great joy or intense fear or sorrow.

This is just a small description of being physically present in our natural bodies and untouched in our lifted higher Spirit bodies.

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:44, “It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”

Our resurrected Spirit lives are one with God, and though we yet have a natural body subject to the elements of this world, we live in our new resurrected Spirit body here on earth and in heaven seated with Christ. Our Spirit body is not confined only to earthly existence. Nor is it confined to our earthly body’s limitations.

Deeper Spirit truth is not discernable or understandable to the natural mind. “9 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.’ 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10,14-15.


Christ Jesus did not come to earth to establish a religion. Nor did He come to add something to our natural fallen lives to improve them or make them better.

He came in part to destroy sin and death that are imbedded characteristics of the fallen life. This is referred to as the “flesh” nature of our natural lives. Sin and death are almost synonyms, they always go together.

The fullness of Christ Jesus in us will destroy our old nature of sin and death and fill us with His love and glorious Spirit life of righteousness, peace, and joy.

53 “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:53-55.

Victory in this life is putting on or becoming the resurrected immortal life of Spirit Christ Jesus now that crucifies the “flesh,” and pours abundant and immortal life of Spirit Christ into us to fill the world around us with the heavenly love, power, and wisdom of God.

Ron McGatlin

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