Posted: 05/13/2009 at 2:48pm
Infusion of Glorious Grace
By Ron McGatlin
God is beginning a work beyond what we have seen before. Even now it may be beginning to pierce into your heart as it is in mine. This is a work that will be utterly astounding and hard to believe. Many pure-hearted, holy people who have grown weary and almost discouraged as they have watched the increasing severe turning away from God in the nations will begin to receive a powerful surge of the life of God into their innermost being. The light of God will rush with explosive impact into the hearts of chosen sons (not gender specific) completely dispelling the darkness that had crept in from observing the deplorable state of the people of the world.
Hab 1:5: "Look among the nations and watch; Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.”
Many church members who have lived relatively uneventful lives with adequate provision and relative peace in a sweet but shallow religious lifestyle will suddenly be shaken out of their pews as glorious grace of God is poured out upon them, even while at the same time great troubling times of darkness are upon the world.
An infusion of powerful, glorious grace will supercharge His chosen people empowering them to minister to those who will come to them. God’s holy sons are now sprinkled across the world where, for the most part, they abide in anonymity. They are humble people, broken and empty of self-concern, people who will NOT merchandise the grace gifts and will not be entrapped by fleshly desires. The empowerment of grace and wisdom will flow as radiant glory into these sons even while they writhe in painful brokenness in their prayer closets before the Lord, not from their own pain but on behalf of a world gone mad. At the same time that the awesome infusion of brilliant, glorious grace is pouring into the chosen sons, deep darkness is upon the world among the ungodly.
Isa 60:1-2: Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
Preparation for Kingdom Fullness
I am seeing a time of darkness and light over the earth in which groups of people of the light will come into unity and be prepared to spread the kingdom and restore the wasted land after the dark season has finished its work. In this outpouring there will become a reality on earth of one church, one Body, under the one true Head and King. The one church concept and the apostolic first century-style leadership will be seeded into the isolated groups first and then later spread to all the land after the dark time of troubles is finished.
In spots worldwide one or more sons will now begin to receive this glorious grace and the intense abundant life that will flow from them and shine as light to those around them gathering and reviving a community of light in a dark world. These groups or communities will be as colonies of heaven on earth. They will be a refuge, a holy place of rest and refreshing in a world of filth and strife. These communities will be places of healing and provision. Many of these will be located off the beaten path in rural areas, but others will be in populated areas among abandoned buildings or functioning businesses or in whatever available venue the Lord provides.
The communities will not be recognized by the raging confused people of darkness during these times. The communities will probably just be seen by the people around as groups of people seeking to stay alive and help one another or as business groups working together to get by in the hard times. For this season of time, these groups will not be doing public preaching in the media or on street corners. They will have no public identification such as a church building with a steeple or sign outside inviting people for services. There will be no publicly advertised conferences or meetings. Those who are ready will be drawn to the communities of light from the darkness by the Holy Spirit. Apostles, prophets, and teachers will move discreetly among the groups encouraging them by preaching and demonstrating the gospel of the kingdom.
The communities or groups will begin to function much like the first century church during this time of preparation for kingdom. The glorious grace anointing will permeate the whole group. Great faith will be common among the group, and unity shall reign as all of the people each seek to fulfill their parts in the community, and no one looks out for himself first. The groups will truly become Spirit-governed kingdom communities led by Christ Jesus flowing by the Holy Spirit through every person including elder sons (fathers) to nurse the newborns and guide the immature into spiritual maturity in Christ Jesus.
Kingdom Fullness Outpouring
If I am hearing and seeing correctly, the kingdom fullness outpouring will flow through the multitude of prepared kingdom communities around the world. The light of the glorious New Jerusalem lifestyle will manifest in the holy communities of unified people, and then when the time is right, flow out to cover the earth. By that time, the people remaining in the darkness will have been broken and humbled having seen the end results of the pride and loftiness of man opposing God. The darkness will lift, and those who remain will readily absorb the light of God and be rapidly transformed into faithful subjects of the real kingdom of the living Christ. The glory of God shall cover the earth, and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
Rarely do I quote a portion of another’s writing. However, as I was considering this vision I happened to read the following written by Cleve Sharp in his book “The Church of the New Millennium” written in 2002:
“God is reforming the form in this millennium. He is reshaping the body, (The Church). His determined purpose is to breathe on the multiplied “corporate man” throughout the earth, energizing and miraculously empowering it. Where there is a group of people that will come together relationally, and by love, covenant to work together in unity, the breath of God will come suddenly upon them and there will be a supernatural demonstration of His Sovereignty sweeping millions into the kingdom in a moment.”
More Than A Revival
There may be some more revival spots and some sporadic outpouring of the Spirit. However, this pouring out of God’s glorious grace and all that it brings cannot be compared to the revivals and outpourings of the past. Perhaps due to the worldwide darkness and strife this will be a much more intense season. It is a move of real life and death urgency. One in which all we have and all we have become is on the table, and there is no reserve to fall back on. Everything is at risk and everything is to be gained if God comes through and everything can be lost if He does not show up.
God is now exposing and cleansing us from all that is within us that would hinder the full reality of receiving this fresh new move of God. Some might call it an end-time move and it is an end to a lot of things. However, it seems to me more like a beginning-time move. The beginning of the fullness of kingdom coming forth on earth as it is in heaven.
- First in purified holy sons,
- Then in groups and communities around them,
- Then after the dark season of land-clearing judgments in the world have done their work,
- Spreading to the cities and areas around the groups or communities and finally out to all the land.
Many sons (again not gender specific) are being called to cooperate with complete cleansing of self and laying aside every weight to ascend the hill of the Lord with clean hands and a pure heart. Look up in the face of glory and expect to receive the glorious grace empowerment to fulfill your destiny as sons of the kingdom for such a time as this. It is time to repent even for the good Christian, but not totally pure and holy, lives we have lived and receive the fresh work of God. As glorious grace infusion begins, receive one another and seek to gather with others as the Spirit draws and leads.
In my heart, I believe this is the big one. I don’t know the timing or the duration, but I know the time is now to be cleansed and to be greatly encouraged. The joy of the Lord is our strength, and His grace empowerment is the supernatural substance of the kingdom of heaven now and forever. Amen.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 05/14/2009 at 4:16am