Posted: 06/04/2014 at 9:35am
Let Love Arise and Awaken Faith and Hope
By Ron McGatlin
Is there anyone else that sometimes feel that they would like to go back to the revivals, renewals, and outpouring of the 1990s and the hope-filled, faith, healing, and miracle revivals of the 70s and 80s? Those were indeed powerful encounters with God for many of us who have lived through those times. Yet we know that it is not God’s plan to take us back to the moves of the past.
For many people the exciting reality of faith and hope in those past days has been seemingly swallowed up in the hopelessness and unbelief that is swamping the world today. The insanity of immorality, greed, violence, and evil of every sort that is becoming normalized in the failing cultures of the world is threatening to destroy all that is godly and good.
The world has seemingly been turned upside down, bottom side up, and backward by the intense widespread effort of the guidance and steering institutions that govern the people of the world. The higher learning institutions were first to be infiltrated, and then those trained by them led the culture into degradation.
The public educational systems and all mass media systems including news networks, all entertainment including TV and movies and every other form of training has been taken captive and used to twist the minds of the people into deadly ungodly ways of believing and living. The church systems that in the past seemed to have had some positive affect have over time been invaded and infected by the upside down and backward ways of the evil world systems. In the brunt of all this, faith and hope have faded and are in danger of becoming extinct among the people of the world including many Christians.
There is great need for an awakening of the past reality of faith in God and the written word that brings hope. We know that we could not and should not repeat or replicate the moves of God from the past. We do not need to go through the same abuses and imbalances that over time came forth from the impure hearts of men and negatively affected the past moves of God. However, we desperately need the God-given faith and hope that were prevalent in those times.
These things are the fundamental parts of the framework for the present work of God that is now moving among forerunners and is soon to flood the landscape of earth with the ways of heaven. Faith, biblical word, and hope must be awakened and restored.
The fresh moving of God today is focused on the missing ingredient that brought the past moves to their end. The missing major ingredient in the past moves that allowed them to become contaminated is the major ingredient in the fresh moving of God today.
The past moves brought power gifts, faith, hope, and an emphasis on the written word of God. However, the missing part that is now coming forth is the pure holy love of God permeating, filling and saturating every believer by the presence of God with us, in us, and around us. The LOVE manifesting in His people leaves no room for impurities such as immorality, greed, violence, and any other evil.
Love is the substance that causes faith and hope and all that God has given to man to work in perfect harmony and balance in an unrestrained release of the works of God on earth as it is heaven.
A people of God are arising in the all-consuming love of God.
The invasion of the Holy Ghost implanting the LIFE OF CHRIST JESUS and the PURE HOLY LOVE OF GOD into us in this day is awakening faith, hope, and fresh revelation of His written word. The life of Christ Jesus within us is bringing the excitement of a full out encounter with God and His love and power that removes all limitations from His maturing sons of the living God.
The very essence of God and life in God is pure holy LOVE. God is love and all things in His kingdom work by love and are held together by love. Love is the most powerful substance, force, or power in all of creation. His love invading our hearts will awaken faith and hope producing the tsunami of God that will transform us and our world. This is the moving of God with us that will not fade away.
There is a mystery about love in the lives of God’s people. The mystery is that we may believe that God loves us and that we have all of His love. Only when the pure holy love invades us by the Holy Spirit and consumes our lives do we realize that we were not experiencing the real fullness of the love of God. It may not be possible to describe the real love of God invading and totally consuming our lives.
To try to put the reality of this third-day moving of His love into words with our limited earthly language is to me impossible. We need some new heavenly words to express in writing the reality of the consuming love invading and conquering our lives. It is so far beyond understanding and so absolutely beautiful and totally consuming while at the same time totally fulfilling. It is the true completion of perfect life in which there is absolutely no more pain, no more frustration or striving, and no more longing or needing of anything. The cares of this life seem to disappear in the captivity of His all-powerful, all-consuming love drawing us to remain in His presence and to pour out pure holy love to the world around us.
Rev 21:2-5: Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit – Gal 5:25.
Live in the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit,
Edited by News Room on 06/05/2014 at 7:51pm