Posted: 08/20/2014 at 1:17pm
“Let Me Love You into My Kingdom Fullness” - Part 3
By Ron McGatlin Part 1 Part 2
The power of love expressed in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit in the hearts and lives of a new generation of His people is the catalyst for change in the world. A holy people purified by the love of God in Christ are being prepared to bring forth the kingdom of heaven on earth. In this season a people are coming out from the past Babylonian style life and surrendering their lives to the life of Christ coming forth in them by the Holy Spirit.
These are a people washed in the blood of Jesus and filled with His love and power who love not their lives to the death. They are real expressions of Christ Jesus. They know no fear as they live and walk in the Spirit of God.
These are the ekklesia people of today - the called out and assembled people for the purpose of establishing the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. The ekklesia is again functioning as Holy Spirit led groups are becoming more and more prevalent apart from religious church systems (the ecclesia).
The Greek word “ekklesia” pronounced (ek-klay-see'-ah) has been replaced by religious systems with the English word “ecclesia” pronounced (e-klee’-see-ah) and has to do with a predominant or mainstream religious organization*. Which is very different from the called out assembly of the biblical ekklesia.
The “church systems” of the past centuries have progressively received and proclaimed parts of the revealed and restored truth from the first century days of the “ekklesia.” For example the church systems have played a major role in evangelism over the past several centuries.
Therefore the “ecclesia” or “major church systems” of this time are mixtures of the inherited doctrines and practices of the apostate church of the dark ages and varying amounts of the revealed and restored truth.
As a result they are splintered into hundreds of thousands of divided groups usually based upon a portion of true light mixed with teachings of darkness. Each group sees all of that which they believe as pure light. And they see all others that do not agree with them as being infected with the darkness of doctrines of demons and traditions of men.
For hundreds of years we as the body of Christ have been in a process of being cleansed from the deeply ingrained beliefs of the doctrines of the dark ages. The cleansing from past religious darkness and the restoring of the gospel of the kingdom that Jesus and the first century disciples brought forth is now speeding ahead as true apostles and prophets are once again flowing the love and power of God in Christ by the Holy Spirit.
While the people are being prepared to bring forth the light of the kingdom, God has also begun the reality of severe cleansing judgment upon the darkness. The darkness is manifesting as greater evil in the world. At the same time the love of God is manifesting into the brightness of His glory on earth in a purified holy people.
Isiah 60: 1-2; Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
The worldwide devastation described in many places in the Bible including Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation is becoming a current reality on earth.
As layer upon layer of truth is uncovered by the Holy Spirit and brought to light, deep changes are required for the people to be restored to the freshly revealed light from heaven. This is a process of Christ Jesus through the Holy Spirit bringing forth deep change in the lives and works of yielded humble men and women.
The recent restoration of the gifts of apostle and prophet are for the purpose of hearing and imparting and assisting in the establishing of the restored kingdom of God on earth.
Plainly spoken, the structure and practices along with some of the teachings that are often dogmatically defended cannot remain. As the restored light of the kingdom of Heaven on earth is revealed and restored in the people of God, the light will dissolve the residue of religious darkness. The demise of the church systems as we have known them means the intervention of God is now upon us to finish the cleansing of His Body. It is not the end of the ekklesia pure Holy Spirit empowered church of Christ Jesus, the true Body and Bride. It is the end of the ecclesia religious church systems structured and permeated with mixture of light and darkness from the ages past. And the glorious purified church of the kingdom of God that Jesus is building will come forth.
A Change of Focus and Emphasis
There is a major change of focus. The ecclesiastical religious-form and structure style church systems focused on building the church systems and meeting the desires and needs of people. The ekklesia type church of this time will focus on the kingdom of God from heaven on earth and fulfilling the desires of God.
The religious church age focus is passing away, and the kingdom age focus is coming forth.
The “church age” emphasis was providing the needs of man and especially going to heaven after death. Other major emphases were increasing or building the church and benevolent works to the needy. It was a mixture of God honoring and a man focused religion.
The “kingdom age” emphasis is fulfilling the desires of God, especially bringing the love and wisdom of God into the hearts of God’s people, and then through them into every facet of life including major things like education, business, media, government, and every other aspect of life and management of this world. It is serving God by serving His people and the world around us with the bounties of heaven. There is more emphasis on bringing heaven to earth in this life than in going to heaven after death. In short, there is much more focus on communing with God now in this life than just being with God in heaven after death. This focus leads to the victory of establishing the order and ways of God on earth and dissolving all the works of darkness.
The People of the Kingdom Age
Beyond the tribulation of cleansing judgments upon the world, the kingdom age people will emerge as pure holy sons of God to fill the earth with the kingdom of heaven / kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. All that was not planted by God will be gone from the earth and the sons of the kingdom will shine forth the glory of God.
Read Mat 13: 36-43. It says that at the end of the age the angels come and remove the tares and gather out of His kingdom all things that offend. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
The Now Part of the Kingdom of God
The kingdom of God / kingdom of heaven always was, is now, and forever shall be.
God is Spirit. His kingdom is a spiritual kingdom manifested in creation. Spirit created the natural and ultimately rules and reigns over all creation.
The kingdom of God now on earth is in the Holy Spirit. Literally the King, Christ Jesus with the Father in the Holy Spirit ruling on earth in and through His people is the kingdom of heaven on earth. The kingdom of God on earth is righteousness, peace, and joy IN THE HOLY SPIRIT (Romans 14:17).
Eventually the kingdom will fully reign over the entire earth through Christ in the Holy Spirit in redeemed and prepared people of God.
Now in this present day God has a remnant of kingdom people being prepared to release the fullness of His kingdom across the entire earth.
The cataclysmic events of cleansing judgment have begun to cleanse the earth of everything that is not planted by God as part of His kingdom on earth. During this time of extreme events God will protect and keep His remnant in safe places in spots here and there in the world. These safe places are places of His presence and communal prayer connection.
At the precise moment that God says, the remnant will arise a mighty empowered army of God with authority and power rarely seen on earth. The army of love will move in perfect obedience to God with a charge of humble grace that releases the full power of God from heaven through Christ by the Spirit in them.
There will be no work of evil and no person or demon that can stand against them as every word spoken from their mouths will be oracles of God sending forth His ultimate power to work powerful miracles of love destroying every ounce of darkness of the enemy from every person alive on earth. There will be not one speck of evil that can hide in any place on earth as the God of victory establishes Himself in His rightful place as King of kings and Lord of lords, and all the kingdoms of the world shall be the kingdom of our God.
The beginning of this is not somewhere off in the future; these events have now begun on earth, and nothing shall be the same. Extreme change is too small a word to begin to characterize the season that has begun on earth. The devil and all His people are in great panic and are lashing out to kill anything that they can that even looks like the purified holy kingdom people of God. Every person who names the name of Christ Jesus is the focus of their destructive agenda.
Sell out all now for the kingdom of Heaven coming on earth. Find your close group and establish the safe place in the Holy Spirit that God is showing you to do. No action that God calls for is too extreme. Do not fear or panic but know that God is leading many of us to become a part of a safe place under the shadow of Almighty God.
This is it! The time is here; both the things we have sought for and the dread of extreme change has come upon us. This is the generation to begin the great harvest of both the mature fruit of Christ and the final fruit of evil run rampant. The harvest of the evil is the fullness of evil fruit upon the land. The harvest of God is fullness of the fruit of all that heaven has planted on earth. Be encouraged; be greatly encouraged. WE WIN!
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit - Gal 5:25.
*Check out Religious Organization from Sociology, Ecclesia.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 08/21/2014 at 3:43am