Posted: 03/05/2015 at 6:54am
Be Strong and Very Courageous
By Ron McGatlin
An explosion of God's love and empowerment awaits those who arise from the tomb of fear and doubt.
Bold as a lion is the son that knows his Father's love and blessing.
Even in times of great turmoil and swift judgments falling upon a wayward world the love of our Heavenly Father will not forsake us.
What the enemy of God means for evil will serve to purify and make holy the people of God.
As biblical historical times are evident upon our world we are awakening from a frivolous time of disconnection from the reality of God and Truth.
GOD HAS NOT CHANGED. The patterns of life recorded in the written word of God and demonstrated throughout world history are again taking place in our world today. As God dealt with Israel in the Old Testament, so is He dealing with the "Israel of God" (His people throughout the world) today (Gal 6:15-16).
Some Christian teachers today take issue with the word remnant and would erase the concept of a hidden glorious remnant of surviving people of God. Yet God clearly demonstrated cleansing judgment of His chosen people (Israel) in biblical history. In every case there were those that escaped and remained among the living. God spoke clearly through Isaiah of the glory being hidden beneath the protective covering of a cloud and smoke by day and a flaming fire by night.
Isaiah 4:2-6: In that day the Branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped.
3 And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy - everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem.
4 When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning,
5 then the Lord will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering.
6 And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain.
The glory of God is the covering for the holy people of God who have been crucified with Christ Jesus, redeemed by His blood, and are alive by the resurrected life of Christ within by the Holy Spirit. These are the holy seed for the planting of the kingdom of God in the renewed world beyond the worldwide dissolving of everything that is not of God.
Dear friends, you do not have to understand or believe everything the prophets are speaking and writing to get to heaven when you pass from this life.
However, those who are given ears to hear and eyes to see cannot ignore the call of God to move in great strength and courage to stand and bring forth the reality of the love, righteousness, peace and joy of the Lord unto the people of God with ears to hear.
It is time to boldly step into the calling and purpose of our lives.
There has never been a more opportune time to step from the limited and sometimes confusing life of ordinary into the extraordinary of God. We are no longer the product of our past struggles and misgivings of mixtures of carnality and religious disappointments. Our lives are not now and never were truly about ourselves and our needs. God has gifted us with mighty power of His pure holy love to be a strategic and significant carrier of His life into the world. Nothing is too large or too difficult for God in us to accomplish in this life. The door to great service in bringing the resources and abundance of the Spirit of God to His people is open before us to step into this day.
Throw off all the past disappointments of relationships and turn fully to the love and joy of the Lord in the presence of God continuously. Do not be entrapped again in the entanglements of man-made religion or self-driven ambition. Reach upward and set your mind's eye upon the love and joy of heaven's fullness of the glory of God.
Humility is the first step into holy boldness.
God gives grace empowerment to the humble. No one is more humble than he that has experienced the true presence of the glory of God.
We find our place of service in this world as we find rest in the glory of His presence.
Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added to you.
Much love and blessings,
Edited by News Room on 03/05/2015 at 3:11pm