Only by My Spirit, Says the Lord
By Ron McGatlin
The ultimate source of supernatural strength from heaven is now very near. The fulfillment of heavenís desire for Godís people is at hand. The potential to receive and release heavens supernatural unlimited life to change the world is hovering (brooding) in the atmosphere of earth. The FIRE of Godís LOVE permeates the atmosphere ready to explode into the hearts and lives of emptied available ordinary men and women. In this season, any human being that is alive has the potential to quickly be prepared as a vessel to connect into the fire of love from heaven and bring heavenly change to the world around them.
The season is coming to an end for believers ignoring the Spirit of God and filling their lives with other spirits of false gods, while at the same time trusting in the mercy of God to sustain them. It is the mercy of God that is bringing a halt to our walk of mixture.
An intense longing for truth and for that which is real has risen up in the hearts of many believers. A strong distaste for our past lives is developing in some who are being cleansed and emptied of religious spirits and humanistic endeavors of self-righteousness, self-promotion, and self-pleasure. Self-sufficiency is being washed away and replaced with trusting God in the consuming fire of His love. Passion for the Spirit and the things of the Spirit are destroying the spirit of independence, and our striving in our strength to accomplish our desires and call it the work of God.
Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts (Zechariah 4:6b).
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:25).
An Awesome Release of Holy Spirit Life Now
You can call it revival, outpouring, move of God, awakening, or something else. Terms mean different things to different people. Probably aspects of all the past moves or works of God that is implied by all of these terms is included in what God is doing this year in parts of our world.
When His Holy Spirit in His manifest presence washes over us, the real love of God fills our being and consumes our self-esteem. We become extremely humbled as our hearts are melted in His magnificence and glory. No one has to tell us that it is all about Him. There is nothing else but God in His magnificent glory. The spiritual light of His glory obliterates everything else, and we only see and are only aware of God and His presence consuming us.
As we lay down our lives before Him and become one with Him in His love, life changing impartation and mantels of commissioning are planted in our hearts and lives bringing clarity of His direction and empowerment for our place in building His kingdom in His people and subsequently in His world by His Spirit. Thus we become the Bride / Wife of Christ our LORD, going about our Fatherís business in the world carrying the seed of God and raising up children of God for the glory of God on earth as it is in heaven.
The End of Empty Meetings of Religious or Social Order
Life in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit of God brings a strong distaste for existing only in a religious or social order. Gatherings barren of the manifest presence of the glory of God are recognized to be empty and void of real life. Foolish games and social banter with its self-focused natural attractions between personalities and entertaining cuteness or sophisticated intellectual prowess under the guise of Christian fellowship makes one think of Jesusí statement that He would spew the lukewarm out of His mouth.
Do not be deceived. The wisdom of man is still foolishness to God and is unbearable to those who are living and walking in the Spirit. The all-consuming love relationship with God is the way of God to bring forth His life to rule and reign in every aspect of life on Planet Earth.
Religion without the fullness of the Spirit of God is the mother of immorality and spiritual adultery.
Spiritual adultery is believers having other gods while betrothed to the Lord.
Why would a Christian want to get involved with other gods? The answer is simple they feel a need or lack in their lives beyond what they are getting at many churches and what they are taught by Christian teachers with the same lack in their lives. In the fallen world, they find something that, at least temporarily, fulfills their lives. That something becomes to them a source of feeling alive. It becomes their false god added into their lives along with their religious beliefs and practices.
The false gods may be things that are from God and are good in their proper place of Godís order. Sex is one of the most common false gods. Sexual desire out of Godís order can take control of peopleís lives and drive them into ruin seeking that which makes them feel alive.
Sports are another major player in the false god realm of modern cultures. Competitive sports become the reason for living to some participants. And for many spectators sports can become the thing they live for that adds excitement to life as they become obsessed. This list could go on and on with the many good things that have become gods to many people of the world, including Christians.
There are also many things that, although they may be socially accepted, are viewed by many believers as ungodly and unnecessary. Yet these also can become false gods to people of the world including believers. These things like alcohol, drug abuse, and other addictions easily become gods that drive the person and control their lives.
These false gods are especially debilitating to believers who know they should have a true number one allegiance to the one true God. Yet, they are driven by something else that fulfills their lives instead of the manifest presence of the real God by the Holy Spirit.
Many believers have come to the place of a salvation experience in which they acknowledge Jesus as their savior. Yet, for various reasons, including improper or incomplete religious teachings, they either ignore the fullness of the Holy Spirit or devalue the place and work of the Spirit in their lives. This leaves a vacuum of the exciting experience of life in the Spirit and presence of God. The vacuum seeks to be filled by drawing in false gods to bring a sense of being alive. The foreign gods replace the exciting life they should have in living in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit.
Supernatural Living and Walking in the Spirit
Much if not most of the world has turned away from the one true God of all creation or have never known Him. In this day, God is making Himself known by His Spirit indwelling His people causing them to become witnesses of the one true God to all the earth. Supernatural works of the Spirit are becoming more common as more and more believers are maturing into living and walking in the Spirit of God. The kingdom of God is present on earth and made manifest in the works of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit coming forth in our lives.
In America where I live and in much of the western world, our nations have taken a wrong turn of accepting many false gods and failed to take the road of knowing and serving the one true God. However, we have now come to another fork in the road. This fork is an opportunity for individuals to turn onto a narrow road different from where the nation is going onto another road that is the way of the ONE TRUE GOD and all of His life and glory.
Whatever you want to call it, there is a turning of a portion of the people in America and the western world off of the national road of many gods and on to the road of the Spirit to the fullness of the glory of God in His manifest presence. As more and more people turn to seeking the kingdom of God above all else, a new worldwide nation is being birthed in the Spirit. A nation within other nations that is set apart to the one true God and filled with His Spirit pouring out His love and the supernatural works of Christ as witnesses is now being formed. The nation within many nations will in the future become the seeds of the worldwide kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
From all the nations and tribes of the world, people are coming out to become citizens of heaven establishing the kingdom of Heaven on earth. Truly pioneers are moving to a new frontier of supernatural life in the Spirit. The Israel of God with its glorious capital city of New Jerusalem, Godís holy nation of people living with Him, ruling and reigning with Him in this life is being formed on earth. The most exciting life on earth is living and walking in the Spirit that is forming Christ within His people to fully redeem the kingdoms of this world.
Keep on pursuing love. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.