Posted: 05/30/2012 at 7:34am
Holy Spirit Power and Peace
By Ron McGatlin
(Note: Please read this one prayerfully and slowly taking time to hear the voice of the Lord by the Spirit. Also please understand this word is not about the afterlife but about the kingdom of God coming forth on earth now in this life. – Ron)
Entering the realm of the Spirit is a step out of the clamor of stressful life in a fallen world. It is a step into endless power and fullness of peace. It is the place of having found, and no longer a place of searching. It is the place of having arrived in the rest of God. Every goal or objective is completed and fulfilled the moment it is spoken. Every mountain of resistance to the plan of God is moved and becomes a plain. No obstacle can stand before the Spirit of the LORD.
Peace is power and joy at rest in the bosom of God upon the Rock of eternal foundation of endless life.
God is reaching to us with His hand through the veil between the natural realm and the Spirit realm.
“Come unto Me.” “Come with Me,” says the LORD. “Take my hand and step through the veil unto me in the realm of eternal Spirit life now and forever. There is no end to My life, My love and My power from eternity to eternity. Live in Me now in the place of Spirit to Spirit. No longer as a child but as a Son of my love, receive the inheritance prepared for you before time was. In this place you shall ever find rest in My limitless power and love. From this place you shall never leave. You shall mount up on the strength and might of My power as one would mount upon the wind and ride the power of My Spirit.”
I see a picture of a Native American riding bareback upon a powerful horse. The two become as one in every motion as thoughts pass from one to the other so that words are not required to coordinate their powerful movements as one.
This place of rest in peace and power is within. It is the life and walk in the Spirit of God. It is the place of Spirit rest in the throne of God, the eternal seat of all power and all love and all wisdom presenting all peace and joy – the place of righteousness, of all things aligned in perfect rightness of God.
Here is a mystery.
Seekers twirl about looking here and looking there for the perfect pearl, the uncorrupted treasure of pure holy life. Some search endlessly for the reality of God and find only moments or tastes of the aroma of His presence among broken pieces of frailty and immaturity. Humanistic, religious rules and demonic spirits of sorcery coming in on the winds of lust and childish rebellion are found competing with the Spirit of God for the hearts of the people, shrouding and confusing the seekers of truth.
All this confusion is taking place while that which is being sought, the perfect pearl and priceless incorruptible treasure is only one internal step away.
It is the step through the veil from this life into the fullness of life in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit. Life in the Spirit is the internal rest in God. Walking in the Spirit is the life of God in us radiating out from us occupying the natural world around us.
Retaking the Kingdoms of This World
Hell or Hades has taken possession of the world around us and has built strong fortified walls to imprison all that have been taken captive in its darkness. Thick strong gates are the only way out of the captivity of Hell on earth that is stealing and destroying the people of the world.
Hades is the place of souls that have departed from life in the Spirit and from walking in the Spirit of God. The darkness of hell (Hades) or demons have absolutely no power of their own. They ONLY have power usurped or given to them by mankind. All powers of darkness are forever defeated in Christ Jesus. Human beings made in the image of God and given dominion on earth can become deceived through their own rebellion and give the power of heaven invested in them to the enemy.
The demon spirits of darkness posing as angels of light have launched effective campaigns to turn the world to deceptions of promised glamorous lustful pleasure. Thus causing the strengths of heaven that are under the dominion of mankind on earth to be used to achieve self-glorious life as independent gods in this life, apart from the One true God of Heaven and earth. This gives access to the devil to take the people captive in darkness.
Powerful false religions promise heaven in exchange for the soul of the people and take them captive in the false glory of darkness. Power from heaven is promised through sorcery of every form from the intellectual acceptance of new age science of mind deception to voodoo and witchcraft often covered in a myriad of religious forms and intellectual humanistic man-centered worship and denial of the true Spirit of God. Hades is Hell on earth now. It is the place of souls departed from God and taken captive by darkness.
Jesus, speaking to Peter, said that the gates of Hades shall not prevail against the church, the called out assembly of people that He would build.
Mat 16:18-19: "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
The rock that Jesus referred to is the revelation of Jesus the SON of GOD with all power and all authority to overcome the gates of Hades and set the captives free to live and walk in the Spirit of God now to rule and reign as joint heirs with Christ, Sons of God with Christ by the Holy Spirit of Christ in us.
We have the keys of the kingdom if we will take His hand and enter through the veil into the realm of the Spirit to live by the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. Passing through that veil is the final cleansing of the contamination of this life. It is the entering into the New Jerusalem life in the Spirit in which nothing will enter that defiles. It is oneness with God in the pure light of God.
From this place riding upon the wind of the Spirit we can with full peace and ultimate power of God attack the gates of Hades by presenting the life of absolute purity and holiness in massive strength of humble power so that every work and word from us carries the strength of Christ and all of Heaven’s authority to destroy the captivity and set the captives free to return to the God that made them.
Isa 61:1: "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound.”
Be aware that not all will come out. There are those seething inside the gates of Hades that will not turn to walk out the open gates into the light of God. I cannot explain why there is in some a spark that will ignite their souls from within when the light shines in the gate and they will move toward the light. Those who have that spark in them will come out into the glorious reality of the true God in the true light of heaven on earth now.
Keep on pursuing Love. Love never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 05/30/2012 at 11:49am