Posted: 06/22/2010 at 5:19pm
(Personal Note: I would caution all of us to be prepared for the bomb shells of exploding revelation of God as He uncovers more of His glory in these days. The power of His righteousness and the magnificence of His excellence will consume the strength of even the greatest kings of this world. None shall stand before Him. The fire of His unapproachable light will dissolve any who are not in Christ Jesus. The glory of the magnificence of His love completely overcomes all darkness. It was His love that sent His Son to redeem and cleanse us to abide with Him in His glory. Sin cannot remain in His glorious presence. We have not yet known the glory of the Father as we soon shall. - Ron)
Division or Separation of Sanctification?
By Ron McGatlin
God is sanctifying a people unto His name and purposes. He is forming a humble, holy people consecrated, called out and spiritually assembled as His Body on earth. There is nothing religious and not even a hint of elitism in the called-out, humble, love-filled, powerful, bondservants of the Lord.
The call is to come out and come to the Father of all heaven and earth.
2 Cor 6:16-18: And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said, "I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty."
The call is to come out of worldliness mixtures and become purified, holy sons and daughters of God in the beauties of holiness – strengthened of the Lord in the day of His power. The womb of the morning is the place of the beginnings of the beauties of holiness – the dawning of the day of His power to cleanse the world from that which exalts itself against God. It is the beginning of the enemies of the Lord being made His footstool.
The call is to the multitudes to willingly volunteer. The qualification for volunteering is “whosoever will.” The chosen are those who are willing to abandon their past life of mixture by completely surrendering their will to be aligned with the will of God.
Mat 20:16: "So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen."
The call is to prepare for the imminent day of the Lord’s power that is bringing forth the rule of the kingdom of heaven on earth and the destruction of the rulers of darkness.
Psa 110:1-4: The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool." The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! Your people shall be volunteers (willing) In the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. The LORD has sworn And will not relent, "You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek."
There are only seven verses in this powerful prophetic psalm. The next three verses of Psalm 110 speak clearly of the day of the destruction of evil from the land. This is a part of what is before us that we may not have given much attention to in the past. Remember that all God does is good, and the “day of the Lord’s power” is from God’s love for His Son, His people and His world.
Psa 110:5-7: The Lord is at Your right hand; He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath. He shall judge among the nations. He shall fill the places with dead bodies. He shall execute the heads of many countries. He shall drink of the brook by the wayside; Therefore, He shall lift up the head.
Heb 10:3031: For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The LORD will judge His people." It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Those who despise the name of Jesus and hate God’s people continue to persecute and viciously attack those who are of God. Precious people who seek to follow Christ are being murdered. Entire villages are destroyed and the people brutally killed because they are followers of Christ. Neighborhoods of believers are being driven out or killed losing their homes and the lives they have known. Godly women and girls are raped. Men and women are cast into prison and tortured. Nations are being taken over by those who have in their heart to destroy the name of God and all of His people from the earth. This is real. This is now.
God is Love
1 John 4:7-8: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
God loves all mankind and is not willing that any should perish. God in his mercy continues to save some of those who are persecuting and always has. Remember Saul who was persecuting the first century followers of Christ. He became Paul the apostle who carried the gospel to the gentile world and was used of the Spirit to write much of the New Testament.
The love and wisdom of God is beyond our natural human understanding. Even the persecution is used to further cleanse and purify the people of God. It is used as part of the process of preparing a called-out holy people freed of all ties to any other gods of this world – a people delivered of all mixture of darkness with the pure light of God.
In the dawning brightness of the revelation of the beauties of holiness in the day of His power in us, His chosen people, our wishy-washy mushy religious mindsets are being blown away.
People abiding in God and He in them, do not sin. It is not possible for us to abide in God and continue to walk in disobedience, rebellion, and lawlessness against God.
I heartily recommend prayerfully reading again 1 John chapters 3 and 4. Here are a few verses.
1 John 3:4-10: Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.
The standards of God are not moveable. When we preach and teach otherwise, we are of a different spirit. Other spirits speaking through many religious professors bring a different message. Every spirit that does not profess or confess or show forth that Christ Jesus is come in the flesh now in His Body is not of God. Christ Jesus dwelling in His Body will show forth the beauties of holiness.
1 John 4:1-3: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
These verses do not refer to the first incarnation of Christ. They refer to the current indwelling of the Spirit of Christ Jesus in the living flesh of His called out people.
Keep on pursuing love. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 06/23/2010 at 7:11pm