Posted: 08/13/2009 at 5:41am
By Ron McGatlin
God is calling for His people to arise to a new higher plane of kingdom life and service - a life and walk more in tune with and dependent upon the Spirit. It may be a more simple life but with greater impact and value. For some it will involve picking up new or lost mantels of service with greater power and production in perfect peace. Arising into a higher kingdom walk in the Spirit will bring increased faith and rest even in the times of shaking and storms.
Some things are rapidly coming to an end. There are major overall worldwide shifts taking place. However, I am impressed that there are some personal and individual endings for many of God’s people. Probably a lot of these ending things will be evident by the end of this year of 2009. Some of the things ending were good things that were well used in their time but will not be best for us or the kingdom in the new season.
For some of us it feels somewhat like a death when something in our lives comes to an end. Grieving is common and natural but can become devastating if one looks back instead of focusing on the new that is just ahead. When a season passes away for God’s children, there is a greater season being birthed. New beginnings come as the old is ended.
Arising to the new place of spiritual life and service would not be possible if we were to remain engaged in the things that are ending for us. The things may or may not be ending in function or existence. It may be that our participation in them is ending. In these cases, others may arise to fill our old place and continue some of the previous function. However, it may be quite different as the new people step up to carry it on. In other cases things may be totally ending because their function is not required in the new kingdom emphasis season.
Spiritual arising to meet the kingdom potential and challenges of the new season must come into our spirits from above. The Spirit of resurrection – the Spirit of the resurrected Christ is revival or awakening and more; it is an entering into the life God intended for each of us from eternity past. It involves the empowerment of Christ in us lifting us into our destiny of kings and priests reigning with Christ in life (Rev 1:5-6).
Rev 5:10: And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.
The things happening now are another step toward the final purpose of God for His people and Planet Earth.
This is a spiritual journey into heavenly realms that impacts and changes earthly or natural realms. This journey will eventually culminate in the fullness of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
In a spiritual vision I see those who ascend the hill of the Lord with clean hands and pure hearts standing in high places, lifting their arms high toward heaven and receiving surges of heavenly power like lightening and hearing clearly the thunder of the all-powerful voice of God speaking wisdom and power beyond comprehension revealing mysteries from eternal heaven (Psa 24:1-5) (Exo 20:18).
Acts 1:8: "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
God will pour out the liquid fire of His love from His great heavenly eternal supply into the reservoir of our lives to overflowing. The world will tremble and shake at the power of His word. Fortified mountains of ungodly power will melt at the voice of the sons of God. Multitudes will fall on their faces as the liquid fire of God’s love is released upon them by the words of God (Rom 5:5) (Psa 46).
Micah 1:4: The mountains will melt under Him, And the valleys will split Like wax before the fire, Like waters poured down a steep place.
The multitudes of waiting angels will harvest and sweep clean the earth of all evil and contamination. The awaited reality of the glory of God shall cover the earth. And those who remain will be transformed in the twinkling of an eye and with all the saints of glory shall partake of the glorious kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven (1 Cor 15:51-52).
Mat 13:41: "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!”
God will have a people who will rule and reign with Christ on earth.
His call for this generation is to become forerunners and pioneers who will take the next step into that which is seen in the Spirit and will be seen manifesting into the natural. God does nothing on earth without first telling His prophets (Amos 3:7). He also establishes no major foundational shifts without sending His apostles as wise master builders (1 Cor 3:10). It is important that we hear from and be enlightened by the Spirit of Christ Jesus speaking and imparting through these sent ones, especially as a group of collective elders. Each seer or leader will have his part or portion, but full truth will come in the collective revealed truth of God through connected apostolic and prophetic elders (leaders).
Do not follow an individual apostle or prophet. Follow the Spirit of truth from Christ Jesus that flows from a collective God-sent voice of many waters flowing as one stream from heaven with the roar of the power of God.
Rev 14:2: And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder.
Perhaps one of the things ending is the error of chasing after a prophet or an apostle. Without fail, following one gifted leader will lead to disorder and imbalance that will most likely cause error. We are not of Paul or Apollos; we are of Christ Jesus (1 Cor 3:3-11).
Caution demands a Spirit confirmation from within that can be discovered in the written word only after the revelation is received from the Spirit directly or through His sent ones. The deep hidden things of God are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:10-14). Hear the voice of God and not the voice of one man, other than the one mediator between God and man, Christ Jesus (1 Tim 2:5).
It is more than needful; it is imperative that we connect with others now in this season that the voices of many speaking their portions of truth become one voice in harmony of one sound from many notes. A lone voice is as a song played with only one note. There was a time of the voice of one crying in the wilderness, but when Christ came the lone voice proclaimed its own end, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). True wilderness preachers are today proclaiming their own demise and pointing toward the coming of the collective Body of Christ Jesus coming forth to do the greater works of establishing His kingdom from heaven on earth.
Brothers and Sisters, it is not about compromise; it is about blending of many waters into the one stream of Christ Jesus and His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. It is about the roaring waterfall of kingdom truth and reality pouring down from heaven with the roar of God. Tremble and weep all who have held on to your religious stream as the exclusive and elite work of God. We are only a part and at best are incomplete and cripple alone. Subtle religious pride is ending and shall not survive the roar of God from heaven.
Connect to one another by the Spirit.
For God’s sake, the people’s sake, and the sake of the kingdom of God call somebody, meet with others, look them in the face, and connect in the Spirit. Renounce your error of exclusivity and one man or one stream leadership, and cut a channel to connect your stream with others in the great river of the one King in the one kingdom of heaven. In this day of the kingdom of heaven coming to earth, no stream alone in exclusivity is without error.
It takes all the colors of the rainbow blended together to make the whole clear light. If one color is missing, the light is not clear and whole. Properly blended no distinct colors are visible, only the one clear light of God. Yet all colors are present in the whole clear light of God and will be reflected by any object that is not transparent. Clear light will reflect the color of an object. Pure clear light will discern all things. There is no darkness at all in the whole clear light of God. The whole clear light dispels darkness and nothing shall enter that defiles. (See chapter two of “Overcoming Life On A Small Planet” for more on the light of God.)
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 08/13/2009 at 12:43pm