Posted: 08/20/2009 at 5:55am
Open Heaven Now – Before Dissolution
By Ron McGatlin
The gravity of the at-hand worldwide systemic dissolution is beyond description.
Language does not exist to communicate the spiritual reality of heavenly forces enacting the vengeance and the love of God establishing the absolute authority of the throne of Almighty God resting upon and flowing through Christ Jesus. To describe the at-hand works of God as awesome beyond compare is weak and far from adequate.
The world is shaking and even the heavens are trembling (Heb 12:26-28). Angels stand in awe desiring to look into this great salvation (Heb 12:26). The great cloud of witnesses intently gaze with wide eyes and open mouths astonished at the unrolling of the full reality of the works of God in the at-hand Day of the LORD upon earth (John 3:19) (1 Th 5:2).
Anatomical transformation is changing all who truly live in Christ. We are being changed from fallen natural earthly beings into supernatural spiritual beings as God originally created us. In Christ, fallen earthly descendents of Adam are returning to the image of God. We are again becoming supernatural spiritual beings filled with God’s life-giving breath (Spirit) in earthly bodies.
A door in heaven is open now to facilitate this transformation for all in whom Christ truly dwells. Heaven is now open to receive those who will lay aside all that defiles and enter into the supernatural spiritual reality of true holiness to be joined as one with God. Through Christ by the Holy Spirit, the way is open for believers to live and walk continuously in the presence of God communing with Him and becoming one with Christ in the Spirit. Those who make this journey are being transported from darkness into His kingdom of love now (Col 1:13).
Rev 4:1: After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, "Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this."
Rev 3:8: I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
We cannot carry anything of our past religious or self-focused and prideful lives through that door into the realms of heavenly living (Rev 21:27). Only those with a contrite and humble heart can abide with God in the high places of heaven to receive the revival of their hearts. This is the everlasting revival that we desperately sought in the past and could not find. True revival is now open to us in the heavenly realm.
Isa 57:15: For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Religious Christians enclosed in lukewarm religion or charismatic mixtures who in desperation feel there must be more are hearing Christ still knocking on their closed door and waiting for them to open it (Rev 3:20). Those who are not truly walking as one with Christ are looking for a place to hide. They are searching for some structure of protection, provision, and authority to cover them and provide the continuation of the good life and sense of security they have had in the past. The enemy provides for them a religious shield against the light of God’s kingdom, if they will receive it (Mat 23:13).
The enemy is stirring people in false religions of the world.
In a last-ditch effort, the wicked false religionists who serve other spirits are going wild in extreme panic - lashing out, killing, and destroying in terror in an attempt to eliminate Christians from the world and take over the world for their false gods.
Even some deceived Christians are lashing out with fierce debate striving in fear to protect their past religious lifestyles and stop the spread of the real kingdom of God. They are tricked by the enemy into believing kingdom can only come some day in the future.
The Eastern and the Western worlds are being driven by spirits into collision both religiously and politically and unknowingly they are being joined together to become as one in enmity against God and His kingdom on earth. Evil spirits such as witchcraft, sorcery, and others previously rampant only in un-evangelized nations, tribes, and territories of the world are now being released into previously Western-Christian nations of the world. Evil works and lifestyles that have arisen in the Western world such as secularism, pride, materialism, and independence are being released into the Eastern world as well.
The maturation of the earth is upon us. The evil seeds of ungodliness have grown into maturity, and the evil fruit is bountiful.
Mat 13:30: 'Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."'
Rev 14:15: And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
At the same time of the maturing evil, the seed of Christ is maturing in the earth and the glorious fruit such as love, righteousness, peace, and joy is bountiful in the heavens that have come to earth and are open for those in Christ who hunger to fully enter and participate in the kingdom of God that is at hand (Eph 4:13-16) .
The now open heaven is to prepare God’s people to endure in the season of great dissolution and to minister to the awakening masses. The fire of God will dissolve evil to cleanse the earth with two distinct results. Multitudes will come running to God with fire and smoke still on their clothing. They will shed their burning coverings and come before God spiritually naked of all their religious and self-sufficiency coverings. Those who have entered the open heaven and have become one with Christ will minister to the awakening masses that come to God out of the fiery dissolution.
The second result involves the cleansing fires removing the tares from the kingdom of God – those who practice lawlessness and set themselves against God who made them and loves them – those who love darkness and will not come to the light (Mat 7:23) (Mat 13:4) (John 3:19).
After the cleansing of the land by fire, God will use the redeemed and awakened masses to minister healing and restoration to renew the land (Isa 61:4). The New Jerusalem pattern of God dwelling with His pure and holy Bride will prevail in the renewed world ruled by the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. Eventually all things in heaven and earth shall be gathered unto Christ Jesus the Lord and KING of all. Heaven and earth shall be as one in Christ.
Eph 1:10: that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; in Him.
This is not about end-time theology or eschatology. This is the reality of God and His kingdom, New Jerusalem lifestyle that is made available now in the Spirit of God for those who will enter and abide. The kingdom of God is within. God is preparing a holy people who will release the kingdom from within into the world.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 08/20/2009 at 1:08pm