By Ron McGatlin
The worldwide powerful move of the love and fire of God will not primarily be fueled by the current on-fire, kingdom-minded people of God. THEY WILL BE THE IGNITERS OF THE FIRE.
HOWEVER, THE GREAT GLORIOUS LOVE FIRE IS COMING FROM THE IGNITED DRY WOOD AND DEAD FOLIAGE OF THE RELIGIOUS MASSES.
The coming great worldwide powerful revival that leads to the kingdom of God on earth is primarily fueled by the currently cold and lukewarm religious people.
The cold hard religious are those who by strong and even murderous force coerce and control the people as they build armies and seek to control the world. They hold fast to their religious traditions of some truth mixed with traditions of men infested with doctrines of demons. (Matthew 24:12, 13:15, 23:13) (1 Timothy 4:1-3) (Mark 7:6-9) (Colossians 2:8-10).
The lukewarm are neither hot (on fire and in love with God) nor are they cold but are nonchalantly considering the things of God as only a portion of their primarily self-focused lives. As they continue their religious traditions, their first focus is their own comfort and pleasure. They do not seek first the awesome reality of the kingdom of God on earth by the Spirit of God. (Revelation 3:14-20).
IGNITION AND EXPLOSIVE WIND BLOWN FIRE
Along with the severe pressure of life-changing events, small fires of kingdom Spirit fire will ignite in some of the dry tinder of the disappointed suffering religious people. Their dry parched lives become desperate for the reality of the love and power of God in and among them by the Spirit.
The strong winds of the Spirit blowing upon the grace fire of the power and love of God upon the desperate people quickly grows into massive forest fires changing the landscape of the world.
Probably about one third of the desperately religious people will turn to God and become a great move of God. Abandoning their past, they will flow in the supernatural love and power of Almighty God through Christ by the Holy Spirit. They along with any of the secularists who will turn to God will become the fuel of the great awakening bringing forth the kingdom of God in this world as it is in heaven.
About two thirds of the cold and the lukewarm religious people who will NOT turn to God with their whole hearts will be taken out along with the anti-Christ type secularist.
“And it shall come to pass in all the land,”
Says the Lord,
“That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
But one-third shall be left in it:
I will bring the one-third through the fire,
Will refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
I will say, ‘This is My people’;
And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”
“See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, 26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying,
“Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” 27 Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Therefore, since WE ARE RECEIVING A KINGDOM which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. 29 FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.” Hebrews 12:25-29.
Beyond the removal of the tares by the holy angels, the sons of God will shine forth as the sun in the awakening to the reality of the love and power of God in Christ by the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 13, 37-43).
GOD’S ALL-CONSUMING PURE HOLY LOVE
Father God does not desire and did not design failure and death for mankind. Neither did He design us as robots without the opportunity to choose to love Him as His own children with opportunity for full inheritance rights on earth. Dominion over this world was given into Adam’s hands to govern in accordance with the plan and purpose of God.
It is only by the willful act of disregarding God and His provision for us in Christ Jesus that man chooses another dreadful destiny. Death and suffering are never the desire of the love of God. However, because of the failure and hard-heartedness of man, death and suffering are used as a force to turn the world to full redemption and return mankind to the rightful place as Sons of God to rule and reign with Him on earth. (Romans 2:5) (Hebrews 3:15).
The enemy of God, although defeated at the cross, remains on earth through the willful turning of man from Father God. The devil has no power on earth except that allowed to him by mankind.
That is not to say that every person suffers because of His own lack or disobedience. The suffering of Christ were not because of His own lack or disobedience. Christ suffered for others, for us. We now also partake of His sufferings; the sufferings of Christ are being fulfilled in us. (Colossians 1:24) (1 Peter 3:12-14)
Just as God gave Christ the grace and willingness to endure, God also gives us the willingness and grace to endure the sufferings of Christ for the same reasons, for the redemption of this world to the kingdom of our God. Grace is the greatest empowerment of God to be and do that which mortal man could never be and do alone. (Philippians 4:13) (2 Timothy 2:10).
God’s love is total and for every person. God is not willing that any should perish. He is long-suffering and merciful. He has sent every possible word and deed seeking that all would turn to full redemption and restoration through Christ Jesus. Father God has left nothing undone that could draw all man to Himself by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 3:9) (James 5:11).
The drastic severe times are the last resort. They are an outpouring of the LOVE of God for His people. Many will turn to God in the desperate times of extreme change. The greatest harvest and turning of mankind in all of history is just ahead of us and is already beginning. (Revelation 14:14-16).
The enemy’s strongholds upon the minds and hearts of many will be broken off them. Their minds will be renewed and hearts made pure as a new creation. The kingdom of God that was previously hidden from multitudes in religious and secular blindness from the enemy will be clearly seen and experienced by them.
The love from God and for God will fill our hearts and minds to overflowing, and all the world will be ruled and guided by the pure, holy, all-consuming love of God.
THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH
Just as mankind becomes a NEW CREATION when Christ Jesus abides within by the Holy Spirit, the world including the earth and the heavens around earth become a new creation as God again fully rules on earth as in heaven. (2 Corinthians 5:17) (Isaiah 65:17).
Literally man is reNEWed to God’s original design and purpose. So also the earth and all that is in it and around it is reNEWed to the plan and purpose of God. This is the kingdom or rule or governance of God on earth in and through mankind. There is not further need for the opposing force of the devil, and he will no longer have any authority to deceive and torment in this world. (Revelation 20:1-2) (Isaiah 9:5-7).
The Garden of Eden lifestyle will rule again on earth, and the presence of God will permanently dwell with mankind as the light of the world from the City of God, the New Jerusalem, that is even now forming in the Spirit realm will manifest fully into this world. (Revelation 21:2-5).
THE NOW SPIRIT REALITY OF KINGDOM
As the kingdom is revealed in the cleansed purified hearts of God’s people, the reality of the kingdom begins to manifest in and around the people. The kingdom reality is coming into place in the world in the hearts of the people of God. The potential of the kingdom of God has been on earth since the return of Christ in the Holy Spirit to indwell believers. (Colossians 1:26-27) (Luke 17:21) (John 14:17-20) (Acts 1:4-8).
The kingdom was in Christ Jesus when He was on earth as a man. After the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension to God, Christ returned to earth in the Holy Spirit and again the kingdom was on earth in the new body of Christ, the called out people of God filled with the indwelling Christ by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus instructed not to look here or there for the kingdom of God, for it is within you. The manifesting of the kingdom is within and is to flow out into the world around us. So that everywhere the people who are manifesting the kingdom go the influence of the kingdom of heaven begins to transform the world.
The presence of God in Christ by the Spirit has all of the potential that Christ had in his earthly body and more, because multitudes of believers filled with Christ by the Spirit can do the works of Christ all across this world at the same time.
The within kingdom is becoming the kingdom of God in this world. The people are now coming into place thus preparing the way for the release of the holy angels to remove the tares and bring forth the great harvest that leads to the fullness of the kingdom of heaven on earth as it is in heaven.
Walking in the reality of the kingdom now is experiencing the love of God in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit while yet existing in the valley of the shadow of death in the present evil in this world. We are no longer captivated in fear of evil or death or any other creature. Knowing that by the Christ in us by the Holy Spirit we have all power over the power of the enemy. (Psalm 23) (Luke 10:19).
We now live the victorious kingdom life in all situations of life in this world. Our lives are not our own. We were crucified with Christ, and we no longer live but Christ lives in us where we once lived. All things are now possible to us, and nothing of the will of God is impossible to us. (Romans 8:31-39) (Galatians 2:20) (Matthew 19:26).
“Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.” Phillipians 4:4.
Ronald D McGatlin