Posted: 08/06/2014 at 1:50pm
"Let Me Love You into My Kingdom Fullness" - Part 1
By Ron McGatlin
Godís desire and plan for heaven and earth involves relationship between God and man, a relationship of pure holy love.
God is looking for those who will open themselves and remove their religious or secular shields and allow the Spirit of God to penetrate their hearts with His pure love.
Love is the substance that purifies, cleanses, heals, orders, and establishes His kingdom in His people on His earth. Pure holy love is the most powerful force, the most significant cleansing agent, and the gateway to the greatest wisdom. There is nothing that comes close to equaling the love of God in His people. Strength beyond understanding awaits the nation that will open themselves to the fullness of the love of God. The kingdom of God is created, ordered, and sustained by love, the powerful pure holy love of God.
Godís order of life is His kingdom of love.
All creation emanated from God and each part or portion presents aspects of Himself. Who He is in magnificence, intelligence, wisdom, power, and glory beyond all of our human imagination and understanding is portrayed in His great creation in the heavens and on the earth.
All things spiritual and physical emanated directly from God through and for Christ Jesus. Mankind as created beings along with the angels are an important and powerful part of Godís creation in heaven and on earth. Man is a unique living spirit given to live on earth in natural earthly bodies for a season known as our lifetime on earth.
All of Godís creation has purpose in His great design. All is ordered by God and perfectly works together in precise dynamic design and function. Major principles or universal laws set all things in order with limitations or boundaries which automatically corrects itself if any part seeks to move beyond its boundaries or out of line with the design of God. Self-destruction is built into every part of creation that moves out of Godís perfect order.
One biblical example of a universal law is sowing and reaping.
Isaac Newton said, ďFor every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.Ē
Good actions produce good return or reaction. Bad actions produce a bad return or reaction. Good actions are those that align with the order of God. Bad actions are those that do not align with the order of God. All of Godís order flows from His absolute and perfect love.
There is also a law of increase involved in the universal law of sowing and reaping of either good or bad actions. Human beings, as managers of the part of Godís kingdom that is on earth, are given a portion by God to manage for Him. When they do well with what they are given, more comes to them to manage. When they do badly with the portion given them, they will have less to manage and may have their portion taken away and given to another who will manage it more perfectly in accordance with Godís order.
Every action or movement in creation that moves in line with the order of Godís design flows peacefully and has a positive productive effect on creation around it. Said another way, it leads to life.
Every action or movement that is not aligned with Godís order faces correction or annihilation. In other words it leads to death.
This is built into creation by God. God is in ultimate control of all creation; He is the KING of all of His kingdom. The rule of God over all creation is the universal kingdom of heaven / kingdom of God. Only God can change the universal laws of creation, and they are the same for all mankind and all of Planet Earth. Science is manís study of Godís universal laws as far as man can see them. Every branch of science carried to its deepest depth disappears into the spirit realm of God and can only be seen further by spiritual revelation.
The kingdom of God always was, is now, and forever shall be, and of its increase there is no end.
The portion of the universal kingdom of heaven known as the kingdom of God or kingdom of heaven on earth involving mankind began with the creation of Adam.
The book of Genesis records the beginning of the management of the kingdom of God on earth by mankind according to Godís instruction and guidance.
Adam was created by God in the image and likeness of God, and the life-giving Spirit of God was breathed into his body. Thus man became a living spirit being in an earthly body. God specifically assigned the task of managing the fresh new creation on Planet Earth to Adam. Thus mankind was given the authority of dominion on earth. God walked with Adam regularly and gave him instruction and guidance so that the care and management of the kingdom on earth was kept in order according to Godís desire. It is good to note here that God did not give Adam dominion over other human beings.
Everything functioned well as Adam and Eve did a good and obedient work to care for the portion of creation given to them to manage for God. However, that all changed when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and caused a change in the relationship of mankind with God. The plan for mankind to bring forth the order of God on Planet Earth was foiled by a very bad action that brought the entrance of death and disordered the world.
The authority to manage the kingdom of God on earth was handed over to Satan by mankind (Adam). Thus death, disorder, and devastation was loosed into the world. It was as if the kingdom of heaven on earth had been taken captive by an enemy ruler.
The attempt for mankind to rule through his newly acquired knowledge of good and evil apart from the close relationship and guidance of God had to be played out or experienced for thousands of years until man had tried every conceivable way to rule on Planet Earth without God. Every attempt by man to rule the earth without intimate connection to God and His love ended in total failure.
Finally God saw that a portion of mankind was ready to give up trying to rule according to his own limited knowledge without God and were ready to receive the good news of the return of the kingdom of God to rule on earth.
Kingdom of Love Restored to Man in Christ Jesus
God became a man as Christ Jesus left His throne in heaven and came to earth to redeem and restore the kingdom of heaven / kingdom of God to full order on Planet Earth. John the Baptist came as a forerunner announcing the return of the kingdom of God in the Son of God. Christ Jesus came as a pure and holy second and last Adam who would bring forth a whole new generation of godly people to restore the kingdom on earth. Christ Jesus is bringing forth many sons. Sons that, in the restored intimate relationship with God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit within them, are bringing forth the restoration of the kingdom of God on earth.
The evil debt and curse of death and destruction brought about by the first Adam giving away the authority of dominion on the planet to Satan was fully redeemed in the crucifixion of the Son of God on the cross. The cross is finished and fulfilled by Christ Jesus in His resurrection, ascension, and return as a life giving Spirit of Christ at Pentecost to indwell His people and empower them to repossess and fulfill the plan of God for the rule of the kingdom of heaven on earth.
In Christ and Christ in Us
Every son or daughter of God now has the potential in Christ and Christ in them to fully experience the pure holy love of God within that transforms us into the full manifestation of the love of God ruling and reigning first in our lives and then into our world.
In Christ we are seated in heaven with access to the ultimate experience of Godís love.
By Christ in us we have opportunity to flow His pure holy love out to the world bringing the order of God to transform our world back to the practical reality of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
God is loving us back into His kingdom.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 08/21/2014 at 1:48pm