Posted: 10/20/2010 at 11:43am
Empowered By Love
By Ron McGatlin
A marvelous transformation is upon Godís people. God is sending a fresh revitalizing work of love that will empower an inner transformation.
The presence of God upon and within His people is melting away who we were. The many needs within our hearts that filled our thoughts with desires and strategies which became our words and actions are being dissolved in the consuming spiritual liquid fire of His love flowing into those who experience Him in His manifest presence.
Experiencing the love of God in His holy presence goes beyond changing our attitudes and thoughts; it begins to change the mechanics of our physical human brain. Old memories and thought patterns that caused us stress and spawned thoughts that were critical, fearful, and negative in nature are melting away in the presence of His Spirit. Negative experiences are literally stored in the physical matter of the brain.
Living in the love of God and receiving His word by His Spirit begins to fade away the stored negative data and replace it with positive experiences that change how we think, which changes how we live. The love of God is changing who we are. Godís love is restoring us toward the image and likeness of God, as man was originally created in Adam.
We were made to live in the love and peace of oneness with God, and that is where we will flourish spirit, soul, and body. Living in intimacy with God produces life.
The carnal mind with its fearful and critical negative thought patterns confuses and distorts the chemical make-up of the brain and the body causing us to become susceptible to many kinds of sickness, disease, and potentially early death.
To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Rom 8:6). Our carnal mindset of death is being changed as we present our bodies a living sacrifice to feed upon His word in His presence. By His Spirit we develop a spiritual heavenly mindset of life and peace. Through this transformation we are becoming truly one with Christ Jesus and the Father. As our minds are renewed we literally begin to have the mind of Christ and to express His thoughts and His ways into this world (1 Cor 2:16).
The earth and all that is on it were also designed to flourish under the rule of God through the stewardship of His godly sons (sons is not gender specific). The earth and all that is on it suffers and groans under the inordinate rule of ungodly humanity driven by the father of lies and deception. Creation continues to cry out for redemption and rule of God by His many sons who walk in His Spirit (Rom 8:19). Those that are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God (Rom 8:14).
The love of God empowers us to live full and holy lives. Walking in His Spirit day by day and moment by moment we abide in His love. We are continuously filled with the life-giving Spirit of Christ as we walk in the Spirit (1 Cor 15:45). It is by the Holy Spirit and the word from God that we abide in Christ and He in us.
The kingdom of God is in reality a life of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Rom 14:17). This inner kingdom of Christ in His people is the hope of the world. The carriers of the living Christ Jesus are the potential vehicles to carry His glory to the world. The kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our God. The world has yet to see and feel the impact of the supernatural reality of God moving through His holy army of sons.
Love consumes carnality and empowers life. Godís love is the most powerful force in this world. Everyone in whom Godís love fully abides is transformed into humble, peaceful, supernaturally productive sons. Godís wisdom and power flow through His love by His Holy Spirit into His humble servant sons.
Because of Godís love, the living sacrifice of fully presenting our bodies for Christ to dwell in is a very reasonable service and the only acceptable sacrifice.
Rom 12:1-2: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Significant Intensification Is Coming
These things are becoming intensely real now and will soon become even more so.
Nations that were once under strong Christian influence became severely distracted with carnal living. Church systems replaced the reality of intimately relating to God and walking in the Spirit. A veil came over the spiritual eyes and ears of much of the church and remains on many today. The powerful truths of intimate relationship with God and walking in the Spirit became doctrines for teaching and were disassociated from the reality of daily living.
Intense times in which the carnal pleasures are no longer available and the people strive to stay alive each day will bring out the worst and the best in Christians. Some will join the hoards striving against others in tribal wars over food and other needs. However, many will clearly recognize their past carnal ways and turn to seek God with their whole hearts in true repentance.
Supernatural love, wisdom, and power will be upon the prepared sons of God to retrain the people in the ways of their God. There will be intensification of evil and at the same time a great intensification of seeking the reality of intimate relationship with God. Relationships with others in Christ will also become intensified and more vital. The season that will come of truly walking in the Spirit by so many is unparalleled in history.
Isa 60:1-3: 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. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Keep on pursuing love. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
Edited by News Room on 10/21/2010 at 6:37am