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Posted: 03/16/2010 at 11:55am
By Ron McGatlin
In almost any direction one looks, decadence is rapidly eroding the strength of all structure of life in the world as we have known it. Governments are failing, schools are failing, church systems are failing, economies are failing, and energy systems that undergird all food production, water supply, shelter, transportation, manufacturing of goods, and almost every aspect of modern life are failing. As a flower on the grass, the glory of manís greatest endeavors without God are wilting and falling away having left no seed for the future.
The failure of mankind and the systems we have built have brought great stress to Planet Earth. The earthís ecological systems are greatly suffering, and the planet is loudly groaning. Humans made in Godís image were created to care for the earth and all that is on it. Godís desire is for mankind to bring forth the glory of God on Planet Earth.
What did Jesus come to redeem?
Jesus came to redeem and restore whosoever will come to Him. Jesus working in and with redeemed man will bring forth the power of God to redeem and restore (make new) Planet Earth. The kingdom of God will be restored on earth as it is in heaven. The kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord.
What will not be redeemed?
At this point there is nothing that can be done to redeem the decadent systems of fallen man empowered by the devil. Yes, the enemy has infiltrated church systems, governments, education, and all of the godless secular and religious systems of life on earth. Up until a few years ago. there was hope for the ungodly systems to be voluntarily changed. God continued to call for repentance and in mercy sent messengers with truth to turn the world toward the light. But men loved darkness and have belittled and ridiculed the faithful sent ones. The door is now closed to the potential redemption of the evil contaminated systems in the world. At best, futile efforts to reform governments and other systems may briefly prolong their demise. Do not be misled by temporary upturns in the fallen systems. Babylon will not be saved.
The cry to come out of Babylon is again being shouted from heaven.
Mystery Babylon is spawned in decadent demonized religious systems including Christian religious systems. However, Babylon is more than a religious system; it is the entire infrastructure of life on the foundation of the devil. It is the culture and society that drives business, family relationships, and the whole of godless life on earth. Babylon has made many people rich and provided luxurious lifestyles for many, but has shed the innocent blood of multitudes of Godís people. Babylon has implanted its patterns of life upon the nations of the world.
The crumbling infrastructure of life we see around us today is the beginning of the fall of Babylon. It is bythe hand of God, and to fight against it is to fight against God. Yes, love the people. And, in mercy, help the people to come out and be rescued into the pure and holy kingdom of God.
The only thing not being shaken is the kingdom of God. It is more than a place of rescue; it is the future of the world. It is that which must fully fill the empty spaces of cleared land created by the burning of Babylon. The pure and holy New Jerusalem lifestyle of God-with-us is the ruling city of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Why has this begun now and not much earlier?
Actually it did begin much earlier. This has been the direction of God for the planet since the beginning. This is what Jesus became a man and died for. It has waited for a people, a pure holy people who live for nothing more than Christ Jesus and His kingdom. God is now preparing a people, mature sons of God in whom Christ Jesus fully dwells without hindrance from the self-ways of fallen man, a people who love not their lives to the death and who have overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.
The removal of the tares waits until the good grain is matured. The crumbling has begun, because there is now a move of maturing sons experiencing true death to self-life and life in God. The passing away of the old has now begun, because there are those who have abandoned the evil systems way of life and are fully baptized into Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. God has waited for a people who can reign in this life in Christ as kings and priests, a people in whom Christ Jesus dwells. This is a people who will not be touched by the ways of the enemy but will only do and say what they hear and see the Father doing and saying. This is a generation of forerunners who are a part of the many sons Christ Jesus is bringing to glory.
Letís be clear. The sons are not tearing down Babylon. God is doing that. These are the sons of God replacing the Babylonian sons of their father, the devil. The Babylonian world hates the sons of God, the true body of Christ, and will do all it can do to prevent, destroy or delay the work of God on earth in bringing forth many sons to rule and reign with Christ Jesus on earth.
The call is again clear to come out of Babylon, my people, and again let Jerusalem (New Jerusalem) come into your mind. We cannot be a vacuum in our souls. We cannot be emptied of the ways of Babylon and not have a replacement life structure in our hearts. Those who are becoming mature sons of God to rule and reign in this life must renew their minds to the truth of the kingdom of God / New Jerusalem life reality.
The harlotry of Babylon has ruled in our souls and perverted our hearts.
Spiritual harlotry is seeking to fulfill our own needs and desires apart from God. God is our provider and desires to meet our needs in every area of life. If we look to anything or anyone else, including ourselves to meet our needs, we are looking to another god and are involved in spiritual harlotry. Harlotry and idolatry are very closely related. Harlotry is looking to an idol (another god) for what our Heavenly Father should provide for us. Spiritual harlotry is selling our purity to meet our needs. It is self-seeking and self-serving.
Babylon is a harlot system, a means of meeting human needs and selfish wants apart from God. Babylon is ruled by a spirit of harlotry and is characterized by competition, immorality, and sorcery.
Spiritual harlotry is self-seeking and self-serving. It is seeking to meet my own needs and desires apart from God.
Competition is seeking position or control apart from God. Some characteristics of competition are: contention, strife, thieving (taking), lying, deceit, manipulation, seduction, control, dominance, war (fighting), overlord, tyrant, backbiting, murder, greed, and covetousness.
Immorality is seeking pleasure or entertainment apart from God. Some characteristics of immorality are: lust, fantasy lust, fornication, sexual perversion, unclean, overeating, overplaying, overworking, over-resting, and reveling (partying).
Sorcery is seeking power or direction apart from God. Some characteristics are: occult, witchcraft, hypnosis, mind control, mind power, humanism, intellectualism, astrology, psychics, and new-age junk.
Jer 51:49-50: As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, So at Babylon the slain of all the earth shall fall. You who have escaped the sword, Get away! Do not stand still! Remember the LORD afar off, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.
Rev 18:2-4: And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!"For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury." And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.
God is preparing a kingdom people Ė a people who will break free from their Babylonian harlotry and become the purified holy Bride of Christ. The world waits to see a multiplied reality of the New Jerusalem lifestyle and the love and power of the real kingdom of God. Many are coming to the real thing Ė the real kingdom of God.
More than a revival is upon the land. A total abandonment to God is upon us.
Father, Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen and Amen.
Edited by Moderator on 03/17/2010 at 6:11am