Posted: 04/26/2013 at 11:30am
Receiving Godís Kingdom Grace
By Ron McGatlin
Life as we may have known it in Christian America is over. The life that will replace what we have known in the past is not yet fully manifested. There is a choice to be made now that will determine life in the next generations. However, life as it has been is not on the table; it is not an option. The lukewarm, halfhearted, self-centered, pleasure-seeking, humanistic, liberal, so-called ďChristianĒ religion will no longer be the norm.
It will be replaced next by either a radical, holy, pure-hearted, and spiritually-powerful people of God who will lead the nations. Or there will be another people of a fiercely legalistic, tyrannical and harsh task-master type system ruling over the land as a police state.
Even at this late hour in the debauchery, defilement, and dissension of a once strong people, there is an outside chance that if the people of the western world turn to the one true God with their whole hearts, God will deliver us from the full depths of deprivation that is shortly before us. The window of opportunity for the nations to safely pass into a fresh new life without first enduring severe loss has already closed, and it is not probable that anything will cause it to be reopened.
However, even after the great defamation of the nations has begun, if the masses of people will turn to God, a mighty miraculous outpouring of Holy Spirit revival fire of repentance along with our abandonment of our past ways can transform the nations and shorten the time of defilement. The outpouring of the power of Godís kingdom grace can bring explosive and unprecedented worldwide release of supernatural kingdom of God life into the world.
The Now Outpouring
Now in this season, even in this year, is the time for the supernatural outpouring of God to begin among a portion of the people of God that will become the leaders in the subsequent worldwide move of God soon to come. To some it may look like the great event is happening now, but in reality this is only the beginning of the preparation of holy warriors to lead in the worldwide harvest of the nations.
Beginning now pockets of people scattered across the land will rise up, especially among the young people, to walk in the supernatural Spirit life of God. With great grace empowerment they will know no fear or strife or unbelief. Godís grace gifts will so completely fill them that great faith for mighty works and loving obedience to every thought and every movement of the eyes of God will be their way of life. The joy of the Lord will fill the lives of the totally surrendered servants in the army of mature sons of God. The glory of God will go before them and behind them nothing of the enemy will remain.
Do Not Receive the Grace of God in Vain
Disobedience to God (sin) will have severe consequences. Anyone receiving the grace of God in vain will not prosper in this move of God. Receiving the awesome grace of God and yet deciding to willingly continue in any form of bondage or addiction to any substance or any other god or anything else, is taking the grace of God in vain. It is making a useless mockery of the gift of Godís grace. It is making the finished work of the cross that provided the grace of God for us of no affect.
In this outpouring of Godís grace is the power to turn from and overcome anything in our lives that is not of God. Therefore, to continue in bondage or disobedience can only be done by a willful choice to disregard the great grace of God.
To whom much is given much is required. The great grace being poured out by the love of God unequivocally calls for and empowers the total yielding of our lives to Him. There cannot be any other gods in our lives in these times of His great love pouring out His great grace.
The finished work of Christ does not mean that we do nothing in this life but sit and rest in what He has already done. On the contrary Christ in us by the Holy Spirit will first prepare us and then work through us to accomplish the most productive works and activities we have ever experienced. We are His body: His hands, His arms, and His feet. He is our head that orders all that is done through us in building His kingdom. And He is the grace that empowers us to do what He directs to be done. This is the greater works that Jesus promised we would do.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14:12.
We are a vital living, moving, and working part of His work on earth. Mighty works are in store for all of us who are willing.
The body of Christ does not do the works of the kingdom with dirty hands or contaminated minds. Christ Jesus does not abide in a filthy temple, and we are the temple of God. The works of Christ in the Holy Spirit will first cleanse the temple. Our continuing to bring dirt into the cleansed temple will grieve the Holy Spirit and hinder His operation in and through us much like disease in a natural body.
The now move of God
We are told in the Bible to make certain choices to seek or focus on certain things and not to seek or focus on some other things. Our choice in life is in what we seek or what we choose to look upon or focus on. We are to choose God in Christ by the Holy Spirit. The decision as to what we will seek is our part. No one else can do this for us. Because God has chosen to give human beings a free will to choose; even Jesus will not do this for us. However, He did model this for us in His incarnate life as a man on earth, and the Holy Spirit does draw us, and Godís grace does empower us.
As mature people the choice is ours in what we allow to come into our hearts and minds, what we choose to seek. We can choose to live by the Spirit and walk in the Spirit or to live by natural fleshly understanding and walk in natural good and evil of our natural minds. We must renew our minds by the things we choose to see, hear, and focus upon.
Set your minds on things above, not on things on the earth. Renew your minds as living sacrifices unto God. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. The empowerment to actually be and do all these things and more is in the great grace of God being freely poured out, and we therefore are without excuse.
Clear Understanding of Prophecy by Grace
Much biblical prophecy such as the book of Joel and others will become very clear as it continues to unfold upon the land. Much of what Bible scholars have thought in the past is seen very differently when it becomes the reality of daily life experience.
Christ Jesus in the Holy Spirit imparts prophetic grace of understanding of the times and seasons. The prophets graced with this spiritual revelation of prophecy see in advance and yet understand more clearly as it unfolds. Every child of God can see the clear meaning of the written prophecies as they come to pass before their natural eyes in their everyday lives.
All false prophecy or teaching brought by a false grace from another source apart from God will be exposed and judged by the holy fire of God that is cleansing the world. There will be no room for manís false opinions and reasoning.
In Godís abundant grace and pure love are His power, wisdom, and knowledge of all things. All that we will ever need to rule and reign with Him in the kingdom of God on earth is in His perfect love and grace.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit - Rom 5:25.
Live in the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit,