Posted: 10/22/2008 at 4:27am
By Ron McGatlin
People of God, it is not time to draw back nor to be downcast. We are entering the most victorious season of earth—the season in which the wrath of God’s love will cleanse the earth and the season when the mercy and grace of God’s love will cause the righteous, mature sons to shine forth as the sun.
“We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:21).
“Be Strong and Very Courageous” in Christ (Josh 1:7)
There is an awakening of faith and courage that will release humble, glowing power of Christ in His people – an awesome release of Christ’s explosive power and love within multitudes of humble ordinary people who are called nobodies in the world.
This is the time of the resurrected life of Christ in His Body on earth. Spiritual preparation that has been going on for years can be completed in an instant. Truly we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We are more than conquerors in Him. All things are now possible to those who believe. In Him we have power over all the power of the enemy.
Here is what Jesus said about the times we are entering.
Mat 13:40-43: "Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
The Ekklesia may be developing in the wilderness and may for a season be underground while the Son of Man sends out His angels to cleanse the kingdom of offense and lawlessness. Abiding in Christ and Christ in us, we will through Him reign in life. The righteous will shine forth in the kingdom.
Our greatest need as the called out ones of God is faith to believe who we are in Him and who He is in us. The Holy Spirit must reveal the powerful truth of the grace, strength, power. and love of Christ into our hearts. The written word must be opened to us by the Holy Spirit and become substance in us so that faith awakens to form the mature stature of Christ in us.
Father, we come to your throne of mercy and grace. We receive your mercy and grace and receive courage to ask of you this most desperate request. In the name of Jesus, we ask that Your Holy Spirit flood our hearts and minds – that our spirits be engulfed in Your Spirit overpowering our intellect and mentality to fill every thought with the pure life of Christ. We ask that the Holy Spirit lift the lid and remove the cover from the written word that it will become life in us changing us from mortal existence to immortal spiritual abundant life of Christ Jesus.
Father we ask that the veils be lifted from our spiritual eyes and the ears of our hearts be opened to receive truth and life. Father, we ask for a spiritual outpouring of living truth from Your written word. Quicken us to hear the extreme and powerful reality of ruling and reigning in Your kingdom with and through Christ now in this life. Amen.
Below are a few scriptures that speak of who we are in Christ if we believe. Let’s read them slowly pausing to hear each verse and continue to ask God to make them life and to birth great faith in us.
Romans 5:17b: those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:37: Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through HimWho loves us.
Genesis 1:28: Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion”
Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.
Colossians 1:9b-10a: being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might according to His glorious
Ephesians 1:22-23: And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him Who fills
all in all.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
1John 3:8b: For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Colossians 2:15: Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them triumphing over them in it.
Ephesians 1:19, 3:20b, 6:10: and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power, — according to the power that works in us, Finally, my brethren, be strong in the
Lord and in the power of His might.
Philippians 2:10: ... that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow...
Colossians 2:9-10: For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, Who is the head of all principality and power.”
Hebrews 4:12a: For the word of God is living and powerful...
Luke 10:19a: Behold, I give you authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy...
2 Corinthians 2:14a: Now thanks be to God Who always leads us in triumph in Christ...
Isaiah 55:11: So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Hebrews 4:16: Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Mark 16:17a: And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons...
Here are a few observations from the word to consider:
What I bind on earth is bound from heaven, and what I loose on earth is loosed from heaven (Matthew 16:19, 18:18).
If any two agree on earth, they will have what they ask (Matthew 18:19).
If I believe in my heart when I pray and doubt not, I shall have what I say (Mark 11:24).
All things are possible to him who believes (Mark 9:23).
If I abide in Him, I ask what I will, and it shall be done (John 15:7).
I receive the finished work of the cross, proclaim liberty and freedom, and speak peace.
God, help me to realize my potential and to be who I am in Christ. Amen.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 06/02/2010 at 5:41pm