Posted: 06/23/2011 at 4:23am
Godís Business Never Fails
By Ron McGatlin
In this season of the world threatening to come apart at the seams, failure seems to be an increasingly common fact of life. Colossal debt of national governments threatens economic failure in many, if not most, of the nations of the world. Economic failure can create chaos in the social order of nations. The world food supply is becoming insufficient to feed the people of the world. Violence and terror threaten the peace of much of the world. Just to name a few of the multitude of areas of potential failures threatening the continuation of life in the world as we have known it. Surely great changes in the world are imminent.
There are only two basic foundations from which to derive guidance for governing the world. There were two very special trees in the Garden of Eden. Partaking from one tree would have produced unfailing life. The other would, and did, produce death (failing life). The world and all that is in it has been dealing with failing life (progressive death) throughout history.
For the most part, mankind has sought for thousands of years since Adam to do life in the world according to his own ungodly or religious mindset derived from partaking of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For the last two millennia the way has been provided in Jesus for mankind to partake of the tree of life and govern the world from it. Yet, again and again men have chosen to deny or ignore God and His ways and continue to govern their lives and the world according to the flawed logic derived from the foundational belief that manís knowledge of good and evil is better than Godís ways. Simply stated, man has esteemed the spirit of man and his godless intellect to be superior to God and His ďlife-giving Spirit.Ē
Partaking of the tree of knowledge involves figuring things out for ourselves. Partaking from the tree of life involves hearing God and following Him.
All of the powerful resources of God are available to mankind for the purpose of ruling and reigning in this world. Fruitful living in all areas of life and proper balance in all systems of the earth must be built upon the foundation of the tree of life Ė Christ Jesus and His kingdom, the kingdom of God on Planet Earth as it is in heaven.
Manís Failing Business
Death precedes resurrection life, and failure precedes fruitful life on earth. The old decaying systems of man must fail in order for the new fruitful life of God to multiply into the earth. Business and religious institution failures are a part of the coming down of ungodly Babylonian style systems. The breakdown of families and moral degradation are a part of the failing systems of life derived from the tree of knowledge. The fundamental principles that guide the governing life systems of the world are hopelessly flawed and built upon the wrong foundation. Therefore, the corrupt world systems cannot be fixed and must come down and replaced with a new system built upon the true foundation.
The New World
Forerunners of the new world are being prepared to bring forth the new governing system ruled and ordered by God through His people. The kingdom of God on earth built upon the foundation of Christ Jesus is the new world system to replace the failing world systems.
Apostolic people are emerging through the devastation and persecution of the failing world. A people are arising who have truly experienced the crucifixion of Christ Jesus in their lives. These men and women have no fear of death and no respect for the failing world systems. They are connected directly to the throne of God in Christ Jesus and walk with the pure faith and confidence of Christ. They do not glory in miracles while administering them into the world. Supernatural life in God is normal and undefiled in their daily walk.
It is necessary that these people be largely hidden, even from themselves at times, until the unveiling that will occur simultaneously with the failing of the passing world systems. Even now as the failures have begun, there is some unveiling of sons to those with eyes to see and ears to hear. However, the masses will not see or hear them until the colossal failure of the existing world system is more accomplished.
Godís word always accomplishes its purpose and never returns void.
Godís intended purpose never fails. However, it is not possible to understand the purpose of God with an old world (Babylonian) mindset. We must have a fresh revelation of the kingdom of God to see Godís purpose in the current happenings of our lives. With only a limited revelation of the kingdom of God, we may be trying to measure as success or failure the ventures of our life without knowing the real purpose of God in the venture.
For example, we may determine a business or job venture that God put us into to be unsuccessful because it only lasted a relatively short time and did not provide the income that we expected. That would be Babylonian criteria for determining success. However, that completely ignores what the business or job did while in existence. It may have furnished goods and services for a season that were Godís actual purpose for it. Therefore, it was a fruitful venture and successfully accomplished the will of God. Also, it could have been a stepping-stone learning experience designed by God to train or mature you or others in some needed areas.
The failures of the current world systems are not a failure of the purpose of God. Mankind had to run the full course of seeking to govern life on the earth by his own human and intellectual strength without God. Only after total failure will many become willing to fully acknowledge God as LORD and King of all. We had to come to the end of ourselves to fully return to God for all life. After the colossal failure of manís efforts mature to their devastating conclusion, there will be no place for man or any created being to rebel against the sovereign rule of God. All will bow the knee to God and worship Him.
The Sovereign Ways of God
Godís business never fails. Following God by His Spirit will always lead us to work perfectly aligned with the universal laws (ways) of creation that will produce great fruitfulness or productivity in accomplishing the purposes of God. Kingdom principles align with universal ways (laws) of God that are set into nature through which all things act and react in Godís perfect order.
One of the universal laws of the kingdom of God is the law of sowing and reaping. This is much more than giving to Godís servants. Our whole lives are sown into the world. The seed of Christ was sown into us, and after it grows into maturity in us we are sown into the world as Christ lives in and through us.
Everything we do or say in life Ė every work, business, ministry, kind or unkind deed, or any other thing we do in this world is sowing of our life and as a seed has potential to produce fruit in the world. As we sow the seed of Christ into the world, Christ is formed in others and thereby in the world. As we speak the word of the kingdom into the good heart soil of people in the world, the kingdom of God grows into place in the world.
For much more on the universal laws of God and major kingdom principles of managing Godís business in the world see Part 3 of the Kingdom Growth Guides:
(#024) UNIVERSAL LAWS
(#025) THE GREATEST MYSTERY
(#026) BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
(#027) THE SECOND GREATEST MYSTERY
(#028) NATURAL SUPERNATURAL GROWTH
(#029) UNIVERSAL RECIPROCITY
(#030) THE THIRD GREATEST MYSTERY
(#031) CONCLUSION OF PARTS 1 thru 3
Keep on pursuing Love. Love never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
Edited by Moderator on 06/23/2011 at 12:22pm