Posted: 10/24/2013 at 7:40pm
Fire Alarm Awakening
By Ron McGatlin
Were you ever sound asleep in a comfortable motel room when in the middle of the night a very loud blasting buzzer sound “Baahzzhaahzzhaa” began to repeatedly blast over and over again? At the same time red lights and strobe lights begin to flash in sequence with the penetrating loud sound over and over again.
No matter how deeply you were sleeping, suddenly you are wide awake and in full panic mode with your heart and mind racing, trying to grasp the reality of the situation and make some fast decisions in determining what course of action to take.
This is sure not our favorite way to awaken from sleep. A much preferred way is a gentle awakening by the first light of the day gradually streaming into our comfortable bedroom and perhaps rolling over for a few minutes of half-awake quiet prayer before gradually sitting up with a long yawn and stretch.
For some time God has been calling for His people to awaken. The light of God has been increasing like the dawn of daylight for a long time. How wonderful it is that many of His chosen people have awakened with the first light, so to speak. They have awakened to the bright light of kingdom revivals and renewals flowing by the presence of God among His awakened people. The brightness of Spirit outpourings in spots and areas across the world have brought joyous, powerful, fresh life to those who are fully awakened in the Spirit to life in Christ and Christ in them by the Holy Spirit.
However, many if not most believers have remained in deep spiritual sleep while the light has greatly increased. The much brighter light has not reached them because they have pulled up their religious cover over their heads so that even the noon day brightness of God’s fresh light does not get through to them.
I personally am fully convinced that this is the state of most of the religious church systemized believers across the world and especially in America and the western world. Literally many live in spiritual poverty under coverings of a patchwork quilt of pieces of biblical truth sown together with doctrinal darkness that induces an inability to awaken and see the glory of God shining in this day.
They are aware of the past biblical stories of the awesome miraculous works of God with the prophets and the patriarchs of old. They know of the awesome works of Jesus and His disciples in the first century. They also firmly believe that someday in the future it can be that way again. In their deep state of slumber, they dream of how wonderful it must have been in the past and how glorious it will be some day in the future. However, they completely sleep through today and the wonderful works of God moving within His people upon the earth TODAY. And the devil is allowed to continue to corrupt our cities, destroy our families, and hold people across the world in bondage.
Unbeknown to the sleeping church people, the day is far spent. It is the middle of the afternoon, and the dark night is not far ahead.
Only the awakened people of God have their lamps filled with the oil of the Spirit to guide them through the night.
God has lightly shaken the sleeping people over and over again as He calls to them to awaken and arise to enter into the day at hand. He continues to increasingly intensify the shaking and the calling to awaken His people.
Now that the day is far spent, His gentle shaking and calling will soon change to a full out fire alarm that will signal an end to the cozy life of the past in which many pulled up the religious covers over their heads and slept through the day. The fire alarm is a final warning of the devastation of all that lifts itself against the light of the glory of God on earth. All that exalts itself against God will be dissolved.
The trumpets are blowing, the fire alarm is beginning to sound. Babylon is set aflame, and the hordes of hell are among the nations slaughtering and burning anything that they can. The forests are being consumed, and the smoke is covering the lands. However, even this is only the increased shaking that is warning of the coming all out cleansing fire upon the earth. The end of life in the world as we have known it is rapidly approaching. The smell of smoke is in the streets and in the bedrooms of the sleeping.
Fleeing to the mountains only to find them aflame and crumbling or hiding in holes in the earth and rocks of the hills is no refuge from the fires of judgment released upon everything that is not of God. Many precious slumbering people are in danger of being overcome with smoke and dying in their sleep while all they have striven for that is not of God is consumed by fire.
AWAKEN! AWAKEN! AWAKEN!
There are not strong enough words to communicate the necessity and urgency to wake up, cleanse yourselves of the foolishness of false religious and worldly lives of self-centered adulterous ways. Throw off the covers of patchwork quilts of mixture. Take off the soft night time clothes and get a cleansing shower of Spirit with strong soap of repentance to cleanse our lives. Turn to God with your whole heart and SEEK HIS KINGDOM AND HIS RIGHTEOUS WAY OF BEING AND DOING. Prostrate yourselve before Him and submit completely to Him that He may turn and save you in mercy from the end of both your past religious and your secular independent self-seeking ways.
There is no other way. There is no time to waste.
Let the priest and the pastor wail and scream from the parking lot to the sanctuary for the time of plenty is past, and the season of false entitlement is over. The food pantry is empty, and the offerings are dried up. Let the congregations cry out for mercy and throw off their pride, fall upon their faces and cry out in anguish for the end of the times of riches has come. We have been weighed in the balance of justice. The balance has dropped on the side of wantonness leading to desperate lack.
The love call is yet sounding.
Arise my sleeping Bride awaken to the brightness of My glory. Leave behind the life of spiritual slumber and religious covers of mixture. Call unto Me, and I will hear. Turn to Me, and I will remove the scales from your eyes and remove the plugs from your ears. Turn from your foolish ideas and thoughts of self-deity. Turn and hear My voice and see My face, feel my love flow over you and within you with such warmth and intensity that you will never again seek that which cannot satisfy. Never again will you sell yourself, your very life to the merchandisers of this world. Power and strength await you. Purity and holiness are waiting for you. Wisdom and understanding will be with you. Only you must awaken and turn to me with your whole heart, and heaven is yours and hell shall be far from you.
Awaken and choose this day who you will serve. To whom will you give your love, your life? Will you give to another that which I have put within you to complete our love together?
Will you leave all other lovers and give your spirit, soul, and body only to Me? No other can fulfill you, protect you, and guide you into the fullness of our love together.
Awaken and come to Me, My loved one, My Bride.
Live in the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit,
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 10/26/2013 at 6:22am