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Worldwide Kingdom Awakening News and Views
Published by Ron & Barbara McGatlin - Basileia Publishing
In This Edition
1. The End of "Unlove" - The "Day of the Lord"
2. Transformational Leadership - Video
3. Top News Headlines
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1. The End of “Unlove” – The “Day of the Lord”
By Ron McGatlin
Probably all of us are feeling an intensification of the shift taking place in our world as it comes into the next season or phase of the major transformation God is bringing in our world. This article follows the previous one on “The Transformational Love of God,” and deals with the transformation of a world without love to a world ordered by the love of God.
“Unlove” is the absence of God and His love.
Life in the fallen world is based in and derived from unlove. Every aspect of natural man's life in the fallen world is guided by the ways of unlove.
Mankind is designed to abide in God and God in him.
Great emptiness characterizes the lives of people whose inherent need for God’s love is unfulfilled.
The neediness in mankind can never be fulfilled without the continuing experience of the reality of God’s love filling our lives by the Holy Spirit.
Man’s desperate need for more and more of something to fill the emptiness without God leads to inordinate affections such as lust for romantic activity, substance addictions, depression, and other negative disorders, including things such as, competition, greed, strife, fear, pride, and every negative, stressful, destructive force known to man. The entire world becomes filled with disorder and strife. War is everywhere as people compete against one another. People fall into bondage to inordinate sex, drugs, alcohol, religious deception, and many other entanglements in an attempt to satisfy the emptiness of unlove. All of the problems of the world stem from the basic lack of God’s love in mankind.
Husbands and wives fight and divorce. Employees strive against and deceive employers. Employers exploit employees. People climb over one another in a competitive effort to attain a higher position. Customers strive with merchants and merchandisers take advantage of customers. Law enforcement fights with criminals in an attempt to enforce thousands of laws enacted in an attempt to control the deceit and violence of the people. The whole world becomes a battlefield.
Everything in business and all of life revolves around trying to get more while giving the least possible to get it. Even the highest of charitable human motives are mixed with hypocritical values of "What's in it for me?" All this and much more exist because of the lack of love abiding in mankind.
Are you beginning to see how that God's love in man can alleviate needs and stop strife in the world? No more wars, no more crime, and, eventually, no more sickness, no more disease. Some would say, “Yes, but it is not possible for man to love and live this way,” and they would almost be right, if Jesus had not come.
Jesus made a way where there was no way. He provided all that is needed for us to be fully redeemed into life in God and His love. Christ Jesus did what others did not do and lived as one with God in the Holy Spirit. The GOOD NEWS is that Christ Jesus can now live in us by the Holy Spirit. Thus, the potential now exists for all to have Christ's life abiding within. Through Christ everyone can now abide in God and His love. We can now bring the transforming power of God's love into practical reality in the world through Christ in us by the Holy Spirit. Christ in His people can destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:8: For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
The greatest mystery of the kingdom, the transformational power of love is changing our world. The world has already been greatly affected by the love of God expressed in the cross of Christ Jesus. No other person in all of the world’s history has had as great a transformational effect as Christ Jesus. Now, the LIFE OF JESUS is set to transform every area of life in the world through Christ Jesus living in us
By love, individuals filled with Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, can transform families, businesses, schools, media, cities, nations, and the world.
The End of “Unlove” – The “Day of the Lord”
Perhaps one of the most dramatic interventions of God ever to take place in our world is soon coming upon the entire world to destroy unlove and all the works it has produced. For many years, God has been pouring out His Spirit and His pure holy love into His people producing the life of Christ within His holy people. This will increase and continue through the season of the ending of the rule of unlove. God has prepared and is preparing a pure and holy people filled with His love to bring forth the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
The next big intervention of God is the great cleansing work of destruction of the wicked and all that lifts itself against God, all that will not turn to God.
What is the “Day of the Lord”? (For a very enlightening and more detailed biblical study of the answer to this question follow the link to Kingdom Growth Guides and scroll down to (#038). http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=12550&a mp;PN=1
There have been many “Day of the Lord” judgments throughout biblical history. The “Day of the Lord” would come against an area or nation for destruction of evil.
The “Day of the Lord” that we are entering now is part of the process of purification leading to a godly kingdom people ruling on earth God’s way. The chastening and purging is aimed at the pride and loftiness of man, the ways of man that are exalted over the ways of God. “Day of the Lord” judgment brings chastening for cleansing of God’s people, those who will repent and turn from their ways of mixture to God’s way. The day of the Lord is always chastening for God’s people. It is not intended for their total destruction. Rather, it is for their purification. No matter how severe the chastening, there will always be a purified remnant. It is not so among the ungodly. The “Day of the Lord” can bring total destruction and annihilation to the evil and ungodly of the world.
In both the Old and New Testament the “Day of the Lord” is a season of destruction for the ungodly and a purification of God’s people resulting in the shining forth of God’s ways to govern the world. The focus is not only fire but also the beautiful kingdom of God brought forth from the ashes.
Isa 61:3: To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Mat 13:40-43 "Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age."The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, "and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Personal “Day of the Lord”
Like me, probably many reading this have gone through a personal “Day of the Lord” when great devastation and despair came upon our lives. Some may be going through a personal “Day of the Lord” time of reckoning now. Sons of God, those whom God loves, He will chasten, and it never seems good at the time. When all that once sustained us stops working for us and all we have built crumbles around us, the pain may seem unbearable. Brokenness of our ways turns us to His ways, and we are further purified and made more holy vessels for His use.
Corporate day of the Lord
Just as individuals may meet the “Day of the Lord,” so it is for families, tribes, nations, and the entire world.
The great and dreadful “Day of the Lord” for the entire world is now at hand.
After the destruction has done away with the loftiness (pride) of man, after everything high and lifted up is thrown down and only God remains exalted, the purification is accomplished and restoration begins. The new life of restoration is always more righteous, more holy, more filled with peace and joy than the old life. The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Father, Your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
The Sword of the Lord Comes.
2. Transformational Leadership - Video
TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP - Kriston Couchey
3. Top News Headlines
Thousands of US troops land in Israel. Aircraft carrier coming soon - 1/7/2012
Thousands of US troops began descending on Israel this week. Senior US military sources told debkafile that many would be staying up to the end of the year as part of the US-IDF deployment in readiness for a military engagement with Iran and its possible escalation into a regional conflict. They will be joined by a US aircraft carrier. The planes will fly with Israeli jets. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38691&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
IRAQ WELCOMES IRANIAN MALITIA - 1/10/2012
Just a month after the withdrawal of NATO troops from Iraq, the government has welcomed an Iranian-backed militia into its political system. Experts say this could "tilt the nation's center of gravity closer to Iran." Asaib Ahl al-Haq was one of the deadliest insurgent groups operating in Iraq. The militia bombed "military convoys, bases - killed dozens of Iraqi officials. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38711&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Unimaginable Hope - How a Cairo Church took their praise and worship service to Tahrir Square - 1/12/2012
Nearly unthinkable! Holding a worship service in Cairo's Tahrir Square would be seemingly unimaginable, especially in light of the recent violence there. A major evangelical church near Tahrir Square left the building and took the worship to the square. Utimately between 5,000 and 10,000 people joined the worship as it moved from the church into Tahrir Square," Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38732&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Member of Kuwaiti royal family embraces Christ - 1/12/2012
A Kuwaiti royal prince has become a believer in Jesus Christ and says that if he is killed because of an audio recording he made about his decision, he believes he will meet Christ face-to-face. "I'm satisfied with whatever they do to me, because the truth in the Bible has guided me to the right way." "Islamics always attack parts of the world, but God still protects it. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38731&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Brotherhood's 'Lenin' Plotting Islamic Super-State - 1/12/2012
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been called the most influential Islamic cleric in the world. During the past year, he's used his clout to promote the so-called Arab Spring. For al-Qaradawi, the rise of radical Islamic governments across the Middle East and North Africa means a giant step towards his vision of an Islamic super-state governed by Sharia law. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38730&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Egypt's Muslim 'Brotherhood' to Electorate: 'No Israel' - 1/9/2012
Members of the Islamic party have yet to be seated in Egypt's new parliament and already it is giving the world a hint at how it may govern. Like Israel's enemy in Gaza -- Hamas -- the Muslim Brotherhood says it will never recognize Israel's right to exist. Rashad Bayoumi, the deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood called Israel an "occupying criminal entity." Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38705&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Building a Real Future for Haiti's Next Generation - 1/12/2012
The people of Haiti are still working to recover from the unforgettable 7.0 earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people and left more a million homeless. It's been exactly two years for the survivors. But the signs of that devastation are slowly disappearing from the streets. And the spirit of the Haitian people is stronger. "The last two years have been just flat out. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38729&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
News From British Isles, Ireland. Europe and Worldwide - 1/12/2012
Prayer Spaces in Schools' - 50 Norwich churches to join in unity prayer - Consultation on Freedom of Speech - Grim predictions for UK family finances - Human Trafficking in Olympic year - Germany: Muslim fight for Catholic churches - Syria: Torture - North Korea: Christians back human rights plea to Kim Jong-un - Indonesia: Anti-Christian incidents in 2011 - More> Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38733&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
More than Money Could Buy - 1/9/2012
Two months ago, Mahadevi Kaler answered the door to find a man and a woman standing on her doorstep with a limp 10-year-old girl in their arms. The man and his wife were Brijmohan and Oja Kundhal. Two years ago, their daughter, Premila, contracted a virus. Because of the viral fever, she eventually lost the ability to speak, and her body became weak. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38708&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
The Jesus People Revolution - Chuck Smith talks about the incredible events that took place in the late sixties/early seventies that changed evangelical history - 1/9/2012
Following the news that Chuck Smith, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, California, and the father of the Jesus People Revolution, announced to his church congregation last Sunday that he has lung cancer, I thought it was the right time to re-live that revival born out of the late 1960s/early 1970s counterculture that stands as a watershed of evangelical history. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38706&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Victory Christian Fellowship starts the year with 7-day fasting - 1/9/2012
(VCF),one of the country's fastest growing Christian movements has started today (January 6) its 7-day prayer and fasting event to create spiritual breakthroughs in academic campuses and different communities in the Philippines. The prayer fasting is being simultaneously held in different major provinces and cities in the Philippines. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38704&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
No good solution for a suffering Syria - 1/9/2012
"One of the great paradoxes of our experience with media on this issue is that they have been portraying many of these revolutions as pure and democratically-motivated just to bring freedom." "Unfortunately, those that are taking the lead to overthrow him promise a return to a more Sharia influenced, pure Islamic rule." The situation does not look good for Christians. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38703&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
'Tebow-Time' Victory a Dramatic Playoff Upset - 1/9/2012
Quarterback Tim Tebow helped propel the Denver Broncos to the American Football Conference Divisional Playoffs in a dramatic 29-23 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. On the first play of overtime against the Steelers, Tebow threw an amazing 80-yard touchdown pass to give the Broncos the win. The 11-second play, the quickest overtime in NFL history. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38701&a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
The Global Church Launches Major Collaboration in order to Saturate the Globe With Christianity using the World's First Solar-Powered Printing Press - 1/9/2012
Billion Soul will also sponsor Synergize 3! Pastors Conference January 17-19, 2011 in Orlando, Florida, which will be a major collaboration between the world's largest Christian denominations. Pastors and leaders from nearly all fifty states, more than fifty nations and seventy denominations will be represented at Synergize 3! Pastors Conference. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=38700&a mp;PN=1
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