Worldwide Kingdom Awakening News and Views
Published by Ron & Barbara McGatlin - Basileia Publishing
In This Edition
1. Show Them Jesus
2. The Tree Grove - A Revelatory Picture of Emerging Leaders
3. Top News Headlines
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1. Show Them Jesus
By Ron McGatlin
Beyond the darkness of the night there is the dawn of a fresh new day.
As a result of human abuses and demonic deceptions that are now rampant across the populace of the world, many people are experiencing an infusion of spiritual darkness.
Spiritual darkness has led to political, economical, moral, and intellectual darkness and decay.
Various forms of godless secularism, new age philosophy, and religious fascism working through mass media and educational systems have fostered powerful demonic training that is programming the minds of mankind across the world. Pleasure seeking, hyper sexual lust, and extreme violence are playing a major role in corrupting the souls of multitudes of both highly educated and simple minded people. Within much of the world’s population, great darkness is infiltrating and destroying their quality of life. The darkness is eroding what little light of God people may have had. Modern Christian nations are becoming post-modern nations of evil darkness. By our own foolishness much of the populace of the world has been taken captive and is on the road to destruction.
The Stage is Set
The world is ripe for the greatest intervention and transformation of all history. By any measure the time is near for the end of the world as it has become and the restoring of the world as God desires it and originally designed it to be.
The intervention of God will take captivity captive and destroy destruction. All that exalts itself against God will be dissolved in the fire of the passion of God’s wrath (Isa 2:11-12, 17). Only that which humbles itself before God will be exalted (Mat 23:12). Even the wrath of God emanates from His love for mankind and His world. God so loves the world that He gave His only begotten Son to save the world. He will destroy those who destroy the earth (Rev 11:18).
The light has come. The intensely bright light of God is arising within and upon a chosen generation of laid-down lovers of God who are abandoning the cares of this present world system to receive and adhere to the things of the new world that is coming forth from God, the New Jerusalem. The glory of God is arising in a humble people who live and walk in the Holy Spirit of God. True worship and intimate relationship with God through Christ in us by the Holy Spirit is fostering a generation of maturing sons who will consistently see the mighty works of God demonstrating the kingdom of God.
As the glorious light of God grows brighter, the darkness grows deeper.
Isa 60:1-3: Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 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 Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Many who sit in darkness will see the light and come to Jesus in His people, Christ in you.
Mat 4:16-17: The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned." From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
The great light, the fresh revelation from God is the kingdom of heaven / kingdom of God at hand. The light is shining – the kingdom is arising in the pure-hearted humble people of God. The intervention of God includes a harvest time revival that brings forth a greater fullness of the kingdom of heaven on earth.
We who once sat in darkness and have come to the light are now being flooded with the glorious light of the kingdom of God within. The once small and distant light is now becoming a flood of kingdom light transforming us from who we were to who He is in us. The life of Christ in us by His Spirit consuming our spirit is the life of God abiding in His temple doing His will on earth as it is in heaven. We no longer walk on earth as mere men but as sons of the living God.
In this now moment of time, He speaks again as He looks upon us, “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.” We are no longer who we were – Christ is the life in us. Our once spiritually dead and immature mortal has put on the immortal reality of Christ in us and upon us spiritually filling us and clothing us in the Spirit of Christ.
Christ in Us Flowing Life to the World
The new kingdom life of Christ within and upon us must be fully flowed out to others. The power and love of God must flow from us as channels and not be stored up in us as containers. The powerful circuit of God’s life is not complete until it flows from us to others imparting His life and spawning pure love and worship to God in them; thus flowing back to God from whence it came.
We must not hold back from flowing the full power and love of Christ out to those whom God sends to us or those He sends us to. To hold back or limit the flow of God’s Spirit out of us to the person in front of us is a sure way to stop the flow of Christ from flowing into us. We cannot be concerned about what others will think of us or whether the person will receive or not. We must not allow our mentality to control and limit the work and flow of God through us. We must flow the full load of Christ in us to the measure that God has given it to us and instructed us to impart by His Spirit.
God is still preparing a people.
Personally, God has shown me that I do not need to tell people what they are doing wrong or how to fix it. He does not need me to critique them or their ways. God says for me to SHOW THEM CHRIST by releasing the full measure of His life, His love, and His power. The love of God in Christ flowing in power will cause the people to see their need and come toward the light of Jesus to be changed.
Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit will do the work. We need only to carry Christ to them and fully release His life flowing through us. The love and power of God flowing through us will reach many and draw them to Christ. Others who will not readily receive the light of the Spirit of Christ flowing in love and power may draw back from the presence of God. Some may follow later. God will direct us if our place is either to step out as a forerunneror to remain to minister to those who are not yet prepared.
Prepared forerunners are carrying the brilliant light of the Spirit of Christ into intense spiritual engagement to dispel the darkness that is holding the people captive. The important thing for soldiers of the Lord is to not be entangled with the affairs of civilian life.
2 Tim 2:4: No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
Isa 61:1-4: "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 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." And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
Look up! – Here comes the kingdom! – Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world – the restorer of paths to walk in.
Keep on pursuing Love. Love never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
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2. The Tree Grove –A Revelatory Picture of Emerging Leaders
By Kriston Couchey
Recently I have received requests to minister knowing that some are from those with entrenched religious mindsets and leadership structures resistant to the servant leadership that is emerging across the earth. Many of these emerging nameless and faceless people are truly hearing God, but do not have large established ministries or reputations. The following prophetic experience gave some clarity as to the Spirit’s direction. It was also sobering as the changing of the guard under way even now signals the end of one age and the beginning of another.
THE GROVE OF TREES
I was out walking the other day and the Spirit stopped me at the edge of a grove of tall pine trees. I looked and saw a small pine tree (5-6 ft tall) tucked under the grove of pines struggling to get light and a room among the tall trees. The Spirit said "That is you!" I wondered about this and knew in my spirit that the large trees of the grove represented established religion and its leadership. I observed other scattered small trees suffering the lack of light and nourishment growing under the shadow of these large trees. The large trees branches spread out to touch the others branches and blocked most of the light from reaching the grove floor.
He said, "Right now when one looks at this grove from the outside all they see are tall trees, these are going to be removed, and what will be seen when one looks are only the small trees that have struggled under the shadow of these trees." I identified the large pines as long needle white pines. The smaller trees were short needle. They were completely different DNA. I looked and did not see ONE sapling or small tree that was a long needle white pine. Apparently the species of tree kept its own offspring from growing when its seeds were planted in its shadow.
THE OPENHEAVEN TO GROW
As I walked on further I saw a path into the grove and stepped into it and began walking under the large trees. He said "What do you see?" I looked and saw an opening in the middle of the trees where a couple of the large trees had been cut down. He said, "That is where I have placed you, in the midst of the grove I have placed you under an open heaven, and you have been able to grow even in the midst of that which has overshadowed and closed you in." I had not noticed the open space from outside the grove, but in the grove it was clear to see the light shining in the enclosed place.
He then said again, “What do you see?" I looked and saw that the outside of the grove was green where the branches were visible, but here inside the grove there was not a tall tree branch alive from the grove floor up to the very highest branches that were exposed to the light. Strangely, the only tree growth green and growing under the canopy of that grove was the smaller trees struggling for light and nourishment." I looked and saw a dead branch had even fallen on one of the small trees. He said, “These tall trees are being removed; I want you to look for and take care of the small trees."
APLICATION OF REVELATION
This revelation is very clear in its application. That which is planted by religion and religious activity that has obscured the light is not being allowed to continue to overshadow and limit the Life of the Spirit in His people. Chosen vessels that Father has planted for this hour will soon come to light as dead religion and its system of man’s leadership is removed. These newly emerging people and ministries have experienced the persecution of religion and have overcome the spirit of Antichrist and offense that flows from it. These are those who prepare the way of the Lord and “make room” for others to come up beside them and not “under” them. It is these who will bring healing and change, and restoration of the purposes of God for His people.
In His Light
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http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257725/0/ - Indonesia Believers Cry Out to God in Historic Rally - 5/18/2012
Indonesia's largest sporting arena became one big giant prayer house Thursday. The event was televised across the world's most populous Muslim country. Christians began praying the moment they entered the stadium. In between prayers for the nation and the world, participants worshipped. More than 100,000 Indonesians turned out to pray at the Jakarta National Stadium. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257725/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39708&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257726/0/ - Harsh Era Looms in Aceh, Indonesia - Election of hard-line Islamic governor followed by closure of 17 churches - 5/21/2012
The election appears to have opened the way for a crack-down on the minority Christian community, 17 churches were sealed shut in early May. Emboldened by the April 9 election of Zaini Abdullah of the militant Aceh Party hundreds of Muslims demonstrated and demanded that area church buildings not only be sealed, but also demolished. The mob clamored for demolition. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257726/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39730&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
West Africa: 'I will give you a sheikh!' - 5/21/2012
Sheikh Hanif was a seasoned Muslim leader. He had studied the Qur’an for many years and was responsible for launching new mosques. One night he had a dream in which Isa al Masih (Jesus the Messiah) said he wanted Hanif to serve him. He showed Hanif a tree on a hill nearby and the face of a man. “Go now and wait under the tree by the road. Look for this man. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257727/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39734&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Credible Reports of Miracles in Mozambique - 5/22/2012
As reported in Christianity Today, known worldwide for healing miracles, Heidi claims that in recent years "100 percent of the deaf in the Chiure area have been healed through prayer, scores have been raised from the dead, food has been multiplied, the crippled and blind have been restored, and the Gospel has spread like fire." "Here, healings come easily." Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257728/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39741&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Saving the National Day of Prayer - 5/23/2012
On Thursday, May 10, 2012, just one week after a record turnout for the National Day of Prayer across the country, when millions gathered from coast to coast to unite in prayer, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that the governor's proclamations of a state Day of Prayer violates the Constitutions' provisions for religious liberty. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257729/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39748&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Muslim Brotherhood Attempting to Disenfranchise Egyptian Christian Voters - 5/23/2012
An intensive psychological war is being waged against the Christian voters to disenfranchise them by "spreading lies around their preferred candidates and using tricks to weaken their vote by dividing it," Ruthless smear tactics have been used by the different candidates to disqualify each other, most of these targeting candidates who advocate a civilian state, Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257730/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39749&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Spiritual Gifts, Spiritual Fruit and the Evidence of True Pentecost - 5/23/2012
We Pentecostals have an image problem. I’m not ashamed of the word itself, but I don’t use it as a label because the bad stereotypes have just about ruined it for the rest of us. Many people associate Pentecostals with dry legalism, fanaticism, charlatanism and downright hatefulness. Pentecostals in the world today are not mean, legalistic or stuck in a time warp. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257731/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39750&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Pakistan Convicts Man of Treason Who Helped Find Bin Laden - 5/23/2012
The Pakistani doctor who helped the United States hunt for Osama bin Laden was convicted Wednesday of high treason and sentenced to 33 years in prison. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program that allowed the CIA to collect DNA samples and verify bin Laden's presence in the town of Abbottabad, where U.S. Navy SEALs eventual killed the al Qaeda leader. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257732/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39752&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Facebook Making Infidelity Just 'A Few Clicks Away' - 5/23/2012
More than a third of divorce filings last year included the word "Facebook," according to a British survey by Divorce Online. Some 80 percent of divorce lawyers also say they've seen a rise in cases related to social networking. "Affairs happen with a lightning speed on Facebook." How can couples ensure Facebook doesn't become a venue for temptation and infidelity? Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257733/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39753&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
News From British Isles, Ireland. Europe and Worldwide - 5/24/2012
Indonesia: 2.5 million cry out in unity - Macedonia: Crackdown on believers - EU summit/Greek poverty/a compromise - Law Society bans major marriage conference - Think tank claims Government is failing families - Afghanistan: Education and exit - Mexico: Christian war against cartels - South Sudan: Crisis looming - Egypt: Coptic Christians live in garbage city, More> Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257734/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39757&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
Islamic Terrorist Bases Raided in Nigerian Cities of Jos, Kano - 5/23/2012
The Nigerian military's discovery of a Muslim terrorist base full of ammunition and explosives in Jos, Nigeria, on (May 19) refutes Islamist claims that Christians have been bombing their own churches. Search by Nigeria's Special Military Task Force found four Improvised Explosive Devices, along with 19 other explosive devices. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257735/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39754&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257736/0/ - Egyptian Policeman Sentenced to Death for Killing Christians - 5/21/2012
The verdict was a surprise to the Egyptian Christians, as "usually killers of Christians, literally get away with murder. They are usually referred to a hospital and later quietly discharged. "Islamists are hoping to get some of the Coptic votes and are trying to prove that 'Islam is a 'just religion' and they have nothing to worry about with the application of Sharia" Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257736/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39732&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257742/0/ - World's Largest Walk-Through Cross is Currently Underway - 5/21/2012
The Branson Cross will showcase twin elevators that take visitors to the 17th floor with venues telling the story of Christ's Gospel of saving grace. Strategically placed high atop a mountain where US Highway 65 intersects with Highway 160, the cross will be built on a firm foundation in the Heartland of America. Eight million visitors travel this major artery every year. Read On:
http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257737/0/ - Samaritan's Purse Saving Lives in South Sudan - 5/21/2012
90,000 refugees struggle to survive in Mbane State. A father tells me the story of how they walked 7 days, with his wife, and 18 month old and 3 year old daughters, to get to this camp. Several worship services take place every Sunday morning under the shade of a tree. At the registration area hundreds arrive daily. Samaritan's Purse has been working 20 years in Sudan. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257737/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39728&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257738/0/ - Google, Facebook on Track to Censor Christian Views? - 5/21/2012
Christian leaders are concerned that new media platforms may be the next battleground for religious freedom. Read On: http://go.netatlantic.com/t/25971459/72684589/257738/0/ - http://archive.openheaven.com/forums/forum_posts.asp?TID=39727&a mp;a mp;PN=1&TPN=1
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