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Posted: 03/25/2012 at 1:44pm
Worldwide Kingdom Awakening News and Views
Published by Ron & Barbara McGatlin - Basileia Publishing
In This Edition
1. Real Kingdom Authority
2. The Turning Point
3. Top News Headlines
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1. Real Kingdom Authority
By Ron McGatlin
Another level of transformation is now coming forth on earth. Kingdom authority is being imparted from God by His Spirit into His maturing sons. Love based authority is flowing into the hearts and lives of maturing sons of God to further establish His kingdom. Words from God spoken with authority bring powerful consequences.
A strong fresh wind of God’s Spirit is blowing across the land intensifying and spreading the heavenly fire of God to eventually dissolve the folly of godless living for self-pleasure.
Virtual has become a big word in modern western computerized culture. Truth and wisdom have been diluted with fantasy living that is estranged from reality. Human beings apart from God have developed their own fantasy-based virtual reality of life. Much of the world has abandoned the reality of a useful and productive life of godly service. In its place many have adopted a foolish carnal life focused on pleasuring self.
Are we seeking from self-pleasure that which God has provided for us in His kingdom lifestyle? The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Much of the gross national product of the USA involves entertainment in some form. Amusement and entertainment have become a major part of the lives of the people. Play or some form of fantasy pleasure-seeking has become a major focus of life for many people of the world.
What would happen if the excessively huge amount of life resources spent in the world on seeking to pleasure ourselves were used for some form of useful natural or spiritual activity in serving God by providing for the real needs of mankind and the world around us?
How many trillions of dollars and trillions of hours of time are devoted to unreal short-lived fantasy pleasures seeking? Consider for a moment the vastness of the time and money involved in entertainment and amusement industries including things like television, movies, music, video games, spectator sports, reading for pleasure including books and publications, recreational use of drugs including alcohol and tobacco, gambling, porn, recreational sexual activities, amusement parks and live shows, pleasure cruises, recreational dining, and more. These are some of the largest industries in the USA and consume much of the potential productive activity of the world.
A carnival spirit of living for carnal pleasure has gripped much of the world and threatens to destroy the world economy with debt to replace the lost productivity of the people and the wasted resources of seeking to derive life from self-pleasure. Trillions of dollars are borrowed to make up the slack created by unproductive irresponsible living focused on pleasuring the flesh. Immeasurable hours of life are consumed in play rather than for productive life.
Don’t misunderstand what I am saying. I am not saying all of these activities are bad within themselves. I am not saying that we should focus on legalistically trying to change the use of these things. I am seeking to point out the truth that the use of these things for carnal pleasure is not needed to have a fulfilled life of peace and joy walking in the kingdom of God lifestyle. These things are not required for a full and joyful life walking in the light of His glory.
There is no greater joy than being used of the Lord to deliver the blessings of God to His people. There is nothing more exciting than witnessing the manifest miracles and provisions of God for His people. There is no greater joy in life than experiencing the manifest presence of the GLORY of God. There is no greater fulfillment than fruitfully serving God by providing for the real needs of His people and His world around us.
A SPIRIT OF ENTITLEMENT
The authority of God is coming forth now in the sons of God to tear down the spiritual strongholds that allow these other gods to function in our world. As the real kingdom is planted and growing in the hearts of God’s people, the harlot church and ungodly secular systems are being dismantled in the spiritual realm. One of the major factors involved in the inordinate life of self-pleasure seeking is a spirit that causes a false belief of entitlement.
From the heads of the largest governments in the world to the person lowest in the economic social order, a spirit of entitlement drives the people to feel that because of their particular situation (whatever it is) they are entitled to more of the available life resources. My old dad said it this way, “Those folks think the world owes them a living.” Today it may be the attitude that I am entitled for the government or someone or something else to provide for me and make me happy.
If a people feel that for some reason they are entitled to being provided for by someone else, at least two major faults will develop that lead to destruction.
First, a spirit of entitlement can lessen the virtue of personal responsibility to be productive in life.
Secondly, a spirit of entitlement eliminates being thankful for the provisions and blessings of God.
Being humbly thankful is a major factor in our relationship to God. This is a kingdom principle. Thanksgiving is closely related to praise. It is not possible to relate in intimate oneness with God without thanksgiving and praise.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. (Psa 95:2)
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. (Psa 100:4)
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. (Heb 13:15)
Thanksgiving also relates closely to prayer and peace in God.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Th 5:18)
An attitude of entitlement robs people of being thankful to God and hinders our glorifying Him as God. We will not be thankful for what we think we deserve. The foolishness of an unthankful attitude causes a lack of intimate abiding in Him and His light. Darkness invades our lives. Peace and joy are lost, and we turn to self-pleasure in an effort to make ourselves feel good again.
Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Rom 1:21)
Only intimate relationship with God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit can fill our hearts and lives with His fullness of righteousness, peace, and joy. Only in Him and His presence are our hearts filled with thankful praise and our peace and joy made complete. We are humbled and eternally grateful for His undeserved gifts of love and life abundant and everlasting.
In the presence and the joy of the Lord, carnal pleasure seeking is very distasteful and is not needed or desired. We have freedom to live life in the abundance of His Spirit filling our bodies, souls, and spirits with His glory that radiates from us to the world. We have full authority in His name to break the power of the spirit of entitlement from our lives and from our world. Thus the world is being transformed to the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Keep on pursuing Love. Love never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
2. The Turning Point
By Kriston Couchey
Revelation to Manifestation
In September 2011 I had a revelatory experience in which Holy Spirit spoke to me the following: “Up till now you have been given revelation as a witness to others of the truth I have been speaking to them. By the mouth of two or three is something established; My Spirit and the revelation given to my many witnesses have helped establish my kingdom in the hearts of my children who have been seeking me. But, the day of simply being a witness of revelation alone is coming to an end, and the day of the manifestation of that revelation is beginning.”
The Spirit has made it clear that we have come to a turning point in the age that is now unfolding. There is a spiritual excitement and expectation originating from the throne concerning what He is bringing forth in those He has prepared for this hour. A remnant has been prepared and positioned for this very day. The purpose and plan of God is now coming forth as those who have been impregnated with the seed of the revelation of Christ Himself are now positioned to Manifest Him to the earth.
A Convergence of Sons
Father has positioned His sons across the earth in circles of influence that are even now expanding and converging to manifest His kingdom. The turning point that has come is a result of His sons converging in agreement with each other in the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. The Spirit has begun calling forth gatherings of chosen vessels according to region, circles of influence, and divine strategy; in order to give instruction and execute His will and His purpose in unity of heart and purpose. The result of these convergences will be the glory of God manifesting on earth as His kingdom is established in the places of influence His sons have been given.
Impartation in Unity
This turning point is seen as Father has ordained convergences of His maturing sons for the purpose of imparting the strength of each individual to the whole. Father has gathered for His purpose those of differing functions and circles of influence to impart the strength of the whole to each part. For each one that joins in this unity, the strength they carry is imparted to the whole, and the strength of the whole is imparted to the individual. The victories, authority, anointing, and power of each part comes together as ONE by the will of the Head. This is not a joining in the flesh, nor is it related to location, but it is a spiritual convergence.
This impartation of strength, authority, and anointing is not centered on following a human leader, an agenda, or an ideology; but is found in the Lord Himself calling sons unto Himself. There is no jostling for position or preeminence. The greatest is the servant of all, and all serve. He is among His sons as one who serves and so each one serves, honors, submits to and receives each other in brotherly love. The relationships of these brothers (and sisters) are that of eye to eye and mutual honor and respect.
Impartation to Demonstration
From this impartation of unity comes forth the strength, authority and anointing of God to demonstrate the kingdom of God on earth. Father is sending sons forth with the corporate strength of those they are united with to demonstrate the kingdom of God in the circles of influence they are called to occupy. In reality the day of the true Apostolic has come, and just as other ascension gifts have had their day, now the full meaning and expression of the apostolic is coming forth and is “demonstrating” the fullness of what has been “imparted” to them in these convergences of unity.
This "Demonstration" has a spiritual and practical application. Paul said that the kingdom is not simply “words of men’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power.” The kingdom is now coming forth in demonstration of power!
Apostolic Demonstration to Dissemination
The practical part of demonstration is apostolic “demonstration” of how to walk in kingdom life. True Apostles are called to "demonstrate" the kingdom to those who are learning and bring them into eye to eye relationships, functioning as mature sons on equal footing. These apostles are not establishing a spiritual hierarchy, but demonstrating the kingdom so others might function fully as sons as well. What is the destiny of sons if not to take a place in the kingdom as coheirs and eye to eye participants of kingdom life?
Apostles have a long list of things they have authority to accomplish. But everything they do is a demonstration to others so that they might take their places of influence and do the works the apostle has demonstrated. This dissemination of authority in the body carries the same weight of authority the apostle has demonstrated.
The King Has Come
The fullness of he measure of the stature of Christ WILL be expressed upon the earth through His body. The Glory of God has come and is even now being manifest on earth as it is in heaven!
In His Love
3. Top News Headlines
George Clooney credits Christian aid in Sudan, tells of unlikely alliance with Pat Robertson - 3/19/2012
George Clooney put his body on the line for Sudan when he was arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington March 16th. Clooney testified before a Senate Committee stating the Sudanese government was killing its people and blocking aid. He described in vivid detail his visit this month to southern Sudan, where hundreds sought shelter in caves from Sudanese bombings. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39278&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
South Sudan under severe strain as Sudan forces Christians out - New state struggling with food shortage and influx of refugees - 3/22/2012
Hundreds of thousands of people originating from the mainly Christian, mainly African, South Sudan are effectively being forced out of Sudan, having been stripped of their citizenship. The believers have until April 8 either to leave the strongly Islamic and Arab northern country or to be treated as foreigners under a regime that is extremely hostile to non-Muslims. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39301&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
American Teacher Executed in Yemen 'Loved His Job' - 3/19/2012
A young American English teacher was executed by Muslims accusing him of proselytizing. Shrum worked for the International Training Development Centre, a well-established nonprofit, nongovernmental group in Taiz. The organization called Shrum, "a very professional employee who highly respected the Islamic religion," and denied that he was proselytizing in the country. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39279&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Abortion Funding 'Hidden' in Health Care Law - 3/22/2012
Pro-life lawmakers were on Capitol Hill Wednesday, expressing concern over a just-revealed mandate within Obama's health care law that would require several health insurance plans to pay a monthly fee for covered abortions. The mandate breaks a pledge President Obama made in 2010. He signed an executive order pledging no public funding for abortion. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39303&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Swedish Home-School Family ‘Broken to Pieces’ - 3/22/2012
It's been called one of the worst cases of government abuse ever committed against a home schooling family: the abduction by Swedish authorities of Domenic, a happy, healthy, 7-year-old boy taken from his parents Christer and Annie Johansson in 2009 as they waited to leave Sweden on a flight to India. Three years later, Domenic is still being kept from his parents. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39304&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Ancient Hatred: Understanding Iran's War on Jews - 3/22/2012
Iran's supreme leader recently said his country would help any Muslim nation or group that attacks Israel. Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani said that while Israel is a one-bomb country, Iran and the Islamic world could survive a nuclear exchange with the Jewish state. The heavy losses would be worth it for the greater good of wiping Israel off the map. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39306&a mp;a mp;PN=1
Businessman Sues Government for Religious Violation - 3/22/2012
A federal lawsuit was filed last week against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) challenging a new mandate a Missouri business owner says violates his constitutionally protected religious beliefs. The lawsuit is against requiring employers to purchase health insurance for their employees for contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39307&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
News From British Isles, Ireland. Europe and Worldwide - 3/22/2012
Wales 'still wants to hear the Gospel' - Ken Livingstone – ‘I will make London a beacon of Islam’ - Anti-religious prejudice blights community work - Freedom of religion developments - Pastor Joachim Gauck to become Germany's new President - Saudi Arabia: 'Destroy all churches,' says Saudi Arabian Islamic leader - Global Day of Prayer & Fasting for North Korea - & More> Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39309&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
God Bless Mississippi as it Passes Heartbeat Bill Prohibiting Killing of Baby after Heartbeat is Detected - 3/19/2012
The Mississippi House of Representatives worked late last night and after contentious debate overwhelmingly passed HB 1196 the so-called "Heartbeat bill" which would require abortionists to check for a fetal heartbeat, inform the mother that there was a fetal heartbeat, and—prohibit the killing of the child after its heartbeat can be detected. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39277&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Baptist Church in Bethlehem Declared Illegitimate By Palestinian Authority - 3/15/2012
A week after Prime Minister Salam Fayyad told an audience of evangelical Protestants from across the world that his government respected the rights of its Christian minorities, officials from the Palestinian Authority (PA) have informed Bethlehem pastor Rev. Naim Khoury that his church lacked the authority to function as a religious institution under the PA. Read On: http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39258&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
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