Posted: 06/19/2013 at 7:52am
Which Voice Will You Hear?
By Ron McGatlin
God is speaking to His people.
Hearing from God in the spiritual realm will determine our journey into our God-given destiny of life on Planet Earth. In the turbulent season of world activity that is now spreading across nations, it is vitally important to hear God clearly and to fully respond in God’s timing.
Intimately relating to God and knowing His voice is the way of real life in this world. The reality of kingdom of God living now in this life is the desire and plan of God for all mankind. Receiving the deep hidden mysteries from the written word comes about through hearing by the Spirit of God. Our redeemed spirits filled with the Spirit of God are connected into the spiritual reality of communion (common union) with God in Christ. The nature of Christ and heaven’s ways become the way of life on earth for everyone who intimately relates to God – the ones who can hear with the ear in their heart.
Beyond heavenly principles and concepts is the ability to hear godly wisdom and knowledge directly into our hearts from Spirit God. Knowledge and understanding that we have not seen or known in the natural can be imparted into our spirits and minds by the Spirit of God. Specific direction for our journey can be received from God in our spirits and implemented into our lives through our minds and bodies.
Words are like seeds. They can carry ideas and thoughts that are living patterns of life that can sprout and grow in the hearts of human beings. The God-designed heart of man is like a fertile soil that will grow the seeds (words) that are planted (received) into it. The power of life and death can be given and received through words. Life and death are in the power of our words.
Prov 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Situations and circumstances in this life can be altered and rearranged by the power of words. Words can affect and change how and what we think and believe.
What we hear becomes what we think.
What we think becomes what we believe.
What we believe becomes what we speak.
What we speak will affect what we become.
What we believe in our hearts and speak with our mouths has creative, or more accurately, re-creative power to change or alter creation (Rom 10:9).
Our life and destiny can be changed by what we believe and speak. What we believe and speak can be changed by what we choose to hear and believe (receive) into the soil of our hearts.
A word (idea, vision, thought) from God can change us, our situation, the world around us, our nations, and the entire world if it is received and believed in the hearts of the people on earth. Life eternal and abundant is in the power of hearing God and believing what God has said. Like a planted wheat seed, there is a process of growth from the seed, to the stalk, to the head, and then the full grain in the head. Eventually the fruit is brought forth into the natural world. Thus the will of God from heaven seeded into the hearts of man is brought forth in the world.
(For more on this very important kingdom key see Chapter 27, Supernatural Growth in the free download book “Overcoming Life On A Small Planet.”)
The enemy is also speaking to anyone who will listen.
The voice of the enemy desires to plant his words (seeds) into the hearts of human beings. Like the good seeds, if the enemy’s bad words (bad seeds) are received and believed, the seeds will grow in the heart soil of man and eventually mature to change the person and the world toward darkness. His purpose is always to kill, steal, and destroy the plans, purposes, and people of God.
Always when God speaks a word of life and godly spiritual plans into the world, the enemy stirs the hearts of all whom he can with negative words of accusation, doubt, and unbelief. Those who receive his negative accusative words will speak them out planting them into the hearts of others in an attempt to stop the works of God bringing forth His kingdom on earth.
The enemy will viciously attack the most important issues or areas of godly potential coming forth into the world. One of His strongest attacks is poured out against the Holy Spirit and the work of the Holy Spirit. The enemy knows that the kingdom of God life on earth is only available in the Holy Spirit. He knows that when the gospel of the kingdom (good news of the kingdom) is heard and believed in the hearts of God’s people, his day of rule on earth is over. The kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Rom 14:17: For the kingdom of God is not food and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
The enemy has used religious spirits to develop and propagate strong words that can become doctrines that degrade the Holy Spirit and cause people to despise the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the powerful supernatural manifestations that the Holy Spirit brings to transform people and the world. Holy Spirit revival that leads to kingdom is a top priority on the enemy’s list to attack with vicious accusation and every form of evil that he can use. His attempt is to destroy the kingdom of God and remove it from the earth, so that he can continue to rule the earth as long as he can. He knows he is defeated and must deceive mankind to cause us to continue to allow his inordinate rule on earth.
Even many Christian people are deceived by the cunning of the enemy into coming viciously and maliciously against the moves of God upon the earth that bring Holy Spirit outpourings that empower revival which leads to the kingdom of God ruling on earth. Often the people believe they are defending the doctrines of God as they see them. Therefore they believe that they do God a favor when they discredit, defame, and persecute the people of God who are bringing kingdom revival to the land.
Love Your Enemies
We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against spiritual powers that cunningly deceive the people. Even those of our own household (family or church group) can become deceived agents of the enemy working against the Holy Spirit of God and the gospel of the kingdom.
Eph 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places.
Mat 10:36: And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Mat 5:44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Rom 12:21: Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Luke 10: 27: And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.
There are levels of hearing.
The first thing anyone will normally hear from God will be regarding their need of a savior and the good news of Christ Jesus’ ultimate provision for their redemption. Beyond the experience of being born again spiritually in Christ there is a maturing process as we grow from spiritual babies eventually into mature servant sons of God. The growth process involves our continuing to seek God with our whole hearts and begin to hear Him by the Holy Spirit on our own. No longer are we to be spoon-fed by others.
We must be properly postured to be in position to finally receive the deeper hidden mysteries of the word of God. Without receiving these keys of the kingdom, we can strive all of our lives with little real accomplishments in our lives.
This is the reason why some people including many Christians always struggle and achieve very little while others with the same potential are able to accomplish major things in life. The difference always has to do with things within the person more than things without. God has provided all that is needed for every one of us to be all he desires us to be.
THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM are locked up from many believers who are not yet in position to receive the life-changing and world-changing truth of what God has provided to be done in and through us. Coming into the proper position or posture to be able to receive the keys to unlock the kingdom of God mysteries and assimilate them into our lives may require a restructuring of who we are and what we believe. God will only do this work in us with our commitment and cooperation. It is all His work, but we must be postured to receive the deep hidden mysteries of the kingdom that will forever change us into increasingly profitable servants who function as kings and priests in this world.
1 Corinthians 2:6-10: But we speak wisdom among them that are mature: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nothing:
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit - Rom 5:25.
Live in the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit,
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 06/20/2013 at 4:37am