Monday, October 31, 2011

Kingdom Relationships by Ron McGatlin

Kingdom Relationships
By Ron McGatlin

The kingdom of God exists and functions in what can be viewed as two major planes of relationship, vertical and horizontal. Both planes are absolutely necessary for the kingdom of God to rule on earth as in heaven.

The vertical plane is the relationship of God and man. The horizontal plane is the relationship of man with man, and man with the world. Actually, this is God relating through man to man, and to the world. The vertical plane is paramount. It is the source or conduit for all spiritual heavenly life on earth - the kingdom of God or kingdom of heaven on earth.

The goal of the current worldwide kingdom endeavor is to receive and establish the kingdom of God (government of God) with all its nature, characteristics and attributes from heaven on earth.
God's Relational Plan for Transformation

Intimate oneness with Father God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit is God's plan for transforming natural mortal human beings into Spirit-living and Spirit-walking sons of God, joint heirs with Christ. Relating to God spirit to Spirit is the real and practical experience of eternal abundant life now and forever. Life of God flows from the realm of heaven into the heart of man, into the earth realm. The life of Christ with His character and nature is formed in His people by the Holy Spirit. As spirit beings who have a soul and live in a body, our spirit being is consumed into the Spirit of Christ, saturating and forever transforming our spirit being into the life of Christ. Thus, Christ Jesus is multiplied in the earth through many sons.

Sons of God live by the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. Our life as sons comes from the Spirit of God. We are led and directed by Christ on the throne at the right hand of God and Christ on the throne of our lives on earth.  We are empowered by Christ from the throne of heaven and Christ within us by the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. Sons are raised by His resurrection life within us into the fullness of the stature of Christ by the Holy Spirit.

The Dissolving of the Illusions of False Religion

The kingdom of God is about real spiritual relationship. Religion seeks to replace spiritual relationship with form, ritual, rules and systems of structured relationships that create an illusion of godliness. The Christian religion, as practiced by much of the world, has been infiltrated by spirits of humanism, independence and more. The biblical teaching of Jesus as savior with a focus on heaven after death is often mixed with man-centered, rather than Christ-centered programs.

The true work and power of the Holy Spirit in bringing forth the kingdom of God in this life is often not understood or practiced in this environment. Often the people are driven internally to strive to conform to a code of Bible based ethics instead of being led and empowered by the Spirit of God.
Mixture opens the door for religious spirits of control and manipulation to affect the leadership and the people in the pews. Other degrading spirits will often follow the religious spirits that further disrupt and discredit the godly part of the message and ministry.

God's Spiritual Family Relationships on Earth

In the kingdom, human organization and hierarchical structure are not the order of life as it was in the passing church systems.

The kingdom church is a living spiritual organism functioning collectively as one body of many members, body organs, all connected to the one Head, Christ Jesus, by the Holy Spirit of God. The body is made up of many spirit beings living in human bodies filled with the life of Christ by the Holy Spirit. Every person (spirit being) that is part of the body is connected by the Holy Spirit directly with Christ Jesus who is seated at the throne of God in heaven and at the same time abides in His people. All authority and all power are given to Christ Jesus, the Sovereign King and Lord who is one with the Father.

The Body Relates as Family

The headship of every individual and every gathering in the body is Christ Jesus. In the kingdom there is a recognized distinction between headship and leadership.
The people, in the body, relate to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Biblically, leaders are referred to as elders. Elders are simply the more spiritually mature brothers and sisters. Elders individually lead the younger (less spiritually mature) brothers and sisters. The fruit of the relationship will be the elder leading the younger into a mature relationship with Christ Jesus until the younger can accurately hear and obey God by the Spirit; at which time the younger has become an elder (spiritually mature brother or sister).

Collectively a group of elders can also help steer a group or lead a gathering. Much the same as a family or tribe in the natural realm looks to the more capable and mature for leadership.
The Holy Spirit does all the structuring without any design from human intelligence.
Elders are spiritually recognized and respected by the people who are spiritually led to turn to them for teaching and edification.

The mature character of love and wisdom in the more mature person, expressed in daily family type relating, establishes the elder and younger relationships.

The elder and younger relationship will change at the time the younger can hear and relate to Christ Jesus by the Spirit for himself. Then the relationship becomes a brother-to-brother relationship of edifying one another by the Spirit.

Elders are mature brothers and sisters not lifelong fathers and mothers. Spiritual fathers and mothers are simply mature brothers and sisters (elders) who relate to younger brothers and sisters by nurturing them with the love of Christ and the substance of His life and word by the Holy Spirit. In the kingdom of God, there is only one true spiritual Father of all, our Heavenly Father God Almighty.

Servant Gifts to Edify the Body

God has provided five special servant-gifts to edify (grow up) His people. The Bible refers to these as apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. They are five different types of gifted people to mentor the body. In the kingdom these gifts are not ruling offices. They are all servants. They each provide for God's people, but each in a distinctly different way.

The apostle tends to see the overall larger picture. The prophet is primarily an ear to hear God and a voice to people who do not hear the voice of God clearly. The evangelist loves to plant the word of Jesus in the hearts of those who have never received it. The shepherd is the mentor who sees to the growth and development of the immature as they grow into their gifts and places of service. The teacher is the one who brings spiritually anointed definition to the fine points of spiritual reality.
The Gifts are all from Christ Jesus and are literally His attributes in His people by the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Great Apostle, the Spirit of prophesy, the evangelist, the Great Shepherd, and the Master Teacher.

The spiritual family of God is eternal and is both in heaven and on earth. The heavenly realm and the earthly realm are accessible to God's people by the Holy Spirit. As redeemed spirit beings that live in a body and have a soul, we have access both into the spirit realm and into the earthly realm. We relate in the spirit realm to Spirit God, our Heavenly Father through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.

In the heart of God in heaven, Christ Jesus, Holy Spirit and Father are all one. We have one God. Emanating out from the heart of God there are three manifestations of one God that become all things to His people. God in Christ relates to us as our Father, Husband, Lord, Savior, King, Elder Brother, and provider of every provision of life now and forever. We relate to God as His children, sons, bride, brother, servants and more.

The Father is in Christ and Christ is in the Father. The Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) can become one with our spirit filling us with the Spirit of Christ, the life of Christ in us. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the filling of our spirit and saturation of our being with the Spirit of God. Being baptized in the Holy Spirit opens us to greater access into the spirit realm. Our soul (mind, will and emotions) through our natural bodies give us access into the natural earthly realm. We have the unique position of functioning as the interface between the spiritual realm and the earthly natural realm. We have the opportunity to bring the will of God from heaven to earth.

Spiritual kingdom relationships with God and with one another are God's plan for full redemption of mankind and the kingdoms of this world. Christ in us is the hope of the glory of God filling all the earth.

Rev 11:15: Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"

Keep on pursuing Love. Love never fails
and His kingdom never ends.

Ron McGatlin

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Divine Disturbance: The Whirlwind Has Come! by Henry Falcone

Henry Falcone

Can't you hear it? Can you see it? I am bringing my whirlwind in your midst.
I am bringing a divine disturbance for such a time as this. I am about to
take everything that has been upside down and turn it right side up for you.

I am truly going to make the crooked places straight. I am accelerating my
working in you. Don't fret, Don't quite, Don't give up now. My divine
disturbance is coming to you like a whirlwind. What you never thought was
possible is going to be possible.

Many of you have been holding on to my promises for years. You have said,
"when God, when God will these things come to pass. I tell you, now is that
time. I am sending a divine disturbance on your behalf. The whirlwind has
begun to blow.

I am blowing away all that has been standing in your way over these years. I
am making a plain path for your feet to walk in. I am removing the
confusion, the lies and the other voices that have said to you, "this will not
ever take place." Behold, a new day has come upon you.

To the enemy that has tried to stop you, discourage you, and even kill your
hopes and dreams, I will be devastating. I am changing the spiritual
atmosphere around you. I am changing what appeared to be the end to
become a new beginning for you.

My Holy Jealousy is burning over you, and I am bringing a divine
disturbance to those who have made themselves ready for me. Those who
have taken the time to cultivate a deep abiding relationship with me.

Many have laughed at you, many have mocked you, even some of my own
people have persecuted you and said you were foolish to seek me as you
have, but I am bringing a divine disturbance. I am going to open wide to
you that which has been in secret. You are my forerunners and now I am
about to increase my power through your life as you have never seen.

I am sending out "shock waves" in my Holy Spirit, just as in one day I took
Joseph from the prison to the palace so it will be for you. That was a divine
disturbance in his life, all of Israel and in Egypt. In one day, I took what
seemed to be upside down and Joseph's life and put it right side up.

So it will be with you, my bride, my love, my fair ones. Now you will begin to
behold the goodness of the Lord in a deeper way. The time of tears you
have experienced our over now you will experience time of great joy. My
divine disturbance has come for you.

The whirlwind will be against all that has opposed you in the past, but you
my love, will be in the center of that whirlwind unharmed and placed in your
divine position and your divine destiny.

Listen carefully for the sound of my Wind, it is about to increase upon you.
It is truly going to make the crooked places straight and bring forth rivers in
the desert for you. Behold, I declare it is a new season for you my love. No
more will you be laughed at or ridiculed for your faith in Me. I am about to
show those that opposed you, my mighty hand as even I did for Job and to
his friends.

Prepare for yourself for this moment. Be ready to move with me on short
notice. I am going to fulfill my words to you by this divine disturbance. I am
changing the atmosphere, I am changing the way you have to walk and
move with me in this new hour, and you are going to become the divine
disturbance that I am bringing to the nations of the world.

I set things that were upside down to become right side up, so will you go
forth in that same power to those I send you. You will release the power of
this "divine disturbance" to those people, places, cities and nations that I
send you to. You will see miracles like you have never seen before. You will
se my Glory like you have never seen before.

My whirlwind has gone forth, it will bring the change you have been waiting
for. Beloved the hour has come. The hour has come, all things are now
becoming ready.

Job 37:9 9 From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind,
And cold from the scattering winds of the north.

Job 39:1-3 The LORD Reveals His Omnipotence to Job
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

2 “Who is this who darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?

3 Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.

Psalm 58:8-10

8 Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes, Like a stillborn child
of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

9 Before your pots can feel the burning thorns,He shall take them away as
with a whirlwind,As in His living and burning wrath.

10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance;He shall wash
his feet in the blood of the wicked,

Psalm 77:18-19

18 The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;The lightnings lit up the
world; The earth trembled and shook 19 Your way was in the sea, Your path
in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known.

Proverbs 10:25 25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more,
But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

Isaiah 17:13-14

13 The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters;But God will rebuke
them and they will flee far away,And be chased like the chaff of the
mountains before the wind,Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

14 Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he is no
more. This is the portion of those who plunder us,And the lot of those who
rob us.

Isaiah 41:16
You shall winnow them, the wind shall carry them away, And the whirlwind
shall scatter them; You shall rejoice in the LORD, And glory in the Holy One
of Israel.

Jeremiah 23:19
Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has gone forth in fury— A violent
whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.

Ezekiel 1:3-5

3 the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of
Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans[a] by the River Chebar; and the hand of
the LORD was upon him there.

4 Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a
great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it
and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of
the fire.

5 Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was
their appearance: they had the likeness of a man.
Henry J.Falcone

Investing Christ into This World

Investing Christ into This World

By Ron McGatlin

As natural fallen human beings, we have a very tiny window of perhaps 86 years through which to view only a microscopic speck of the vast existence of creation from its origin to its end of time. Only a micro portion of created history is visible from our tiny natural window. The wisdom of the ages past and future is not in view through our tiny window.

The knowledge of natural man is less than trivial in the scope of all that is and was and shall be. Even with serious study of stored historical data and our best future casting that is based upon our limited understanding of the past, we remain clueless of the reality of the spiritual kingdom of God.

Spirit to Spirit Enlightenment

In great contrast to our fallen natural state is the redeemed state of becoming one with God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit of God. The wisdom of the ages past and future is opened and available to redeemed man. As a son of God, our available light from our spiritual window comes from the fullness of God from eternity past to eternity future. There is no end to the potential of available light of heavenly wisdom, love, and power flowing from the open-heaven connection in the Spirit of Christ Jesus.

Connecting, becoming one with the life and light of heaven is for those who truly and completely love God – those who have become living sacrifices unto God. The beauty of holiness is measured out in our love from God and for God. The more love, the more holiness – the more holiness, the more access to the potential of heaven now on earth. Holiness does not produce love; love produces holiness.

To live and walk in the Spirit is to live and walk in love with God. The walk of faith begins and ends with walking in God’s love. All wisdom and power are available to those who believe (walk in faith) – those who live and walk in the Spirit – those who walk in love with God.

With God all things are possible. If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. ~ Jesus

The living Spirit of Christ in us is the only source of heavenly love, holiness, faith, wisdom, and power. This powerful heavenly Christ-Life in us always leads to true humility of soul. There is a complete absence of pride and fear. Perfect love removes all fear and pride and replaces it with humble rest in righteousness, peace, and joy. To live and walk in the Spirit is to live and walk in love with God.

Localized Tribal Villages of Love

The Spirit of Christ in us will draw us together with others who also live and walk in the Spirit. As we connect and gather with others walking in the Spirit, the presence of the glory of God increases. A spiritual radiant glow of the light of the life and love of God emanates from the villages and shines among men (Mat 5:14-16).

Sadly, many people in the world today have witnessed a lot of religious mixtures and counterfeits. Many will be greatly encouraged by experiencing the true manifestation of Christ appearing in His people on earth. Evangelism will be easy as people are drawn to the light and will seek out those who are walking in the Spirit to help them find the way to the fullness of Christ and become living sacrifices to God.

God’s investment will produce the fruit of the kingdom of God on earth.

God has invested the life of Christ Jesus into His many sons. Our lives are to be invested into serving one another in kingdom villages that are, in turn, invested into the world to establish the love economy of the kingdom of God on earth. God has also invested special spiritual gifts and holy angels (ministering spirits) to help us to disciple people into the reality of the kingdom of God under the headship of Christ.

God’s investments will pay off. All will not be lost. His word will not return to Him void. His purpose will be accomplished. However, we have a vital part in whether or not we will be part of what God is doing. It is possible for us to waste the investment God has put in our hands. The greatest investment is the cross and the potential of the resurrected Christ in us by the Holy Spirit.

In my opinion, one of the most grievous sins is to rob God of the offering of our lives as a living sacrifice to Him – to steal from God by wasting or misusing our lives and the gifts that He has given. Using our lives and gifts for the god of self or any other god is to waste God’s provision and sacrifice our God-given kingdom potential to another god. To turn our backs to the potential of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit and turn to fulfilling the lust of our flesh with the things of this world or to a man-centered religion that denies the Spirit of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit is grievous spiritual harlotry.

Many Christian people today are beginning to see that they are not walking in the reality of the kingdom in the Holy Spirit. They are beginning to sense that there are some among them who are filled with the Spirit of Christ and living a humble life of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit that they do not have. They are recognizing that their lives currently consist in the self-fulfillment of satisfying natural desires for self aggrandizement and pleasure. Ultimately, though, they do religious things; their life is wasted in a form of godliness without the reality of the life of Christ manifest in them by the Holy Spirit.

In the increasingly difficult times of judgments in the very near future, there will become a greater contrast and separation between those who both live in and walk in the Spirit and those who do not. The kingdom of God is in the Holy Spirit. There is no kingdom of God outside the Holy Spirit. There is a major difference from having only the earnest or gurantee of the Holy Spirit and the fullness of the Holy Spirit by being submersed, saturated, and filled with the Spirit of God. The difference is like the difference in having a seed or experiencing the full fruit of that which was in the seed.

Gal 5:24-25: And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Rom 8:9: … Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

Rom 14:17: for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Mark 1:8: "I (John the Baptist) indeed baptized you with water, but He (Jesus) will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

We do not worship the gifts or the process. We worship the Giver and use the gifts wisely according to the leadership of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit.

Those who receive and are baptized in the Holy Spirit are filled with the fullness of the Spirit of Christ and have the potential to live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit, to establish the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

The Sword of the Lord comes,
Ron McGatlin

Friday, October 28, 2011

Time To Pray For A Speedy End To The War In Afghanistan

Tonight as I read about two more soldiers being killed in Afghanistan I began to cry before the Lord. It is time to get these soldiers out of a war that cannot be won.  Both Canadian and American troops need to come home.  Let us pray for those in authority over us that they have wisdom from the Lord to make the right decisions.  
Father please wrap your loving arms around each family and comfort them as only you can, in Jesus name.

The Battle For Your Promised Land

The Battle For Your Promised Land

Victoria Boyson

Victoria BoysonI woke up from a dream and felt the presence of the Lord all over me. In the dream, God told me to tell His children to: "Believe for more from God."

The Lord said that we, as His Church, do not believe for enough. We expect less because we're afraid to fully trust in His power. God wants us to pursue the miraculous – to believe for greater works from Him. He wants to show the world what He is capable of and needs us to believe for more – not just for ourselves, but to display His power to the lost. He wants to reveal His power to the world!

The world is becoming increasingly more cynical about the things of God, having greater faith in "science" than in Him. He wants us to change that.

Too hard, you say? That's why He wants us to expect more from Him.

The Purpose of the Battle

Many see the increased wickedness of the world we live in and say, "Yep, this is just the way it's gonna be. We can't stop it. The world gets darker every day." But this isn't the first time that darkness has increased. If you look at history you see in many societies darkness has increased and tried to destroy the works of God. But instead of allowing the enemy to have his way, they stood their ground and fought for the genuine power of God. We must fight for God's power in our own personal lives, the Church and also the world.

We've often misunderstood the purpose of our battles. Battles are not meant to just cause us tribulation, but bring victory. We cannot have victory without a battle. When God sent the children of Israel to take their promised land, they had to fight for it. Yes, it was theirs, but they had to step out and take it – they had to battle their enemies for it. It was theirs by faith, and the battle was their pathway to possessing the promise God gave them.

The children of Israel had already spent four hundred years in slavery and forty years in the desert – they had suffered a lot. So, you may think the promised land for them meant a vacation from their suffering. Yet, it was then God put them to work. They didn't just walk into the promised land and set up house. No. They had to fight for it. They incurred one battle after another, but they knew every battle they faced meant more victory – more blessing.

When the children of Israel entered the promised land of Canaan God gave them victory over every foe they encountered. The reputation of Israel's God so terrified the inhabitants of Canaan that five kings from the southern region decided to band together to fight them, but were sorely defeated. And in Joshua 11, believing their only hope of defeating Israel was in a massive united force, thirty-one kings from the northern regions of Canaan came against Israel with all their might. Their great armies banded together to fight them, and were a formidable force. Still, though thirty-one armies strong, they stood no chance against the God of Israel. Through a clear and decisive victory on the battlefield, Joshua slaughtered all the other kings and their people, utterly destroying them all.

We can look around us at the wickedness of our generation and think hopeless thoughts of defeat. But is that what God desires of us? Are we supposed to just lay back and let the world fall to pieces? I don't think so. I think, especially in this day, God wants to show the world His power. Like Egypt in the days of Moses, they will see it and recognize He is the one true God.

God desires to pour out His Spirit in a mighty way – to demonstrate to masses of people just how powerful He truly is. Without a demonstration of His power, those who have been led astray by the anti-Christ spirit prevalent in today's society may not have a chance to choose Him. This is simply because they have not been given the opportunity to know Him as He truly is.

Do they know He is a God who loves, heals and delivers? God wants them to know His power and who He is. We must step out in faith and fight the battle to reveal His power to the world.

"My great glory will be displayed through [the battle you face]. When My glory is displayed through them, all [the world] will see My glory and know that I am the Lord!" Exodus 14:17-18 (NLT)

Revival is Coming

As the Church, we should be preparing all our people for another great awakening. This preparation is key to the success of God's last outpouring, because we need warriors to fight for the souls of men – those who will expect victory in every battle.

Revival is coming. God is not done yet. He is sending His Spirit once again to penetrate the darkness and rescue those who will believe in Him. We have to prepare for it. We have to expect it. We must align our hearts with His in order to prepare for victory.

If we do not expect God to act, we will not prepare, and if we do not prepare, we will suffer great loss. Ask the Lord, "What do you want us to do to prepare?" Then, follow Him closely and trust Him completely – lean on His wisdom, not on your own (see Proverbs 3:5) and you will have a great victory. Obey His leading and do not deviate from His council (see Joshua 1:7).

We need to shake off passivity and BELIEVE He needs us – each one of us. We are not destined to just sit in a pew – no one is. We are called of God to prepare His people to display His power and love – to know Him and teach those who want Him. The Lord is coming again, and He will come for ALL who want to know Him – He doesn't want anyone left out. We must prepare ourselves for this – we must prepare to reap a mighty harvest before His return.

Preparing for Victory

So, pastors and church leaders, intercessors and teachers, prophets and evangelists, mothers and fathers, tell those under your care to prepare themselves. Now is the time to get ready – we do not have much time left. We must focus, train and build, for His Kingdom is coming to this generation and we must stay vigilant – not doubt – expect. For, God wants to reveal His power as He did in the days of the exodus from Egypt (see Exodus 3:19-22). Follow Him and you will defeat your enemies.

Remember the fields God talked about in Luke 10:2? "The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So, pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields." The fields are white and we need laborers. God needs YOU! So, get ready... revival is coming. Victory is coming. The battle for the lost is at hand and you are needed. The kings will attack, bringing us another great victory for God's Kingdom.

Have no fear, believe for more! God wants to pour out His power!

"Go through the camp and tell the people to get their provisions ready..." (Joshua 1:11). It's time to battle for your Promised Land.

Victoria Boyson
Speaking Life Ministries

A Scripture to Ponder

But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD:

Psalm 37:39 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Father God Hears Your Cry


Father God Hears Your Cry

You may not always feel like taking time to praise the Lord yet we are told that His praise should continually be in our mouth.  He inhabits the praises of His people and will set you free from your fears as you cry out to Him.  Whatever your need today, cry out to Him for He hears and answers prayer.
It is a lie of the enemy that says, "God does not hear you".  His ear is attentive to you because you are His child.  Can a parent forget their child?  Of course not but the foe would have you believe that God has forgotten you.  Begin to praise Him and all fear and pressure will leave.  Look at life today through the Word of God and do not put trust in your feelings but trust fully in the Word of God.  Jesus is here for you today, will you put your trust in Him?

 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Prov. 3:5-6

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jewels From Judy: A Door of Hope for My Body

Jewels From Judy: A Door of Hope for My Body
Judy Bauman
October 25, 2011
A recent interaction with a friend prompted me to seek the Father. While I know this friend loves the Lord, there seems to be a terrible spirit of contention in nearly every encounter. The Lord led me to look into autoimmune diseases and I’ve learned that this is when the immune system is overactive and perceives normal body tissue as harmful and literally attacks itself! This “attack” seems to be very prominent within the Body of Christ in the day and hour we are in with everyone voicing their opinions on forums, twitter, facebook, and other venues. Often people don’t truly think about what they’re saying nor do they ask for clarity before they spew out insults – they just cruelly launch into judgment, strife and contention with the goal to be RIGHT! However, even if they are correct, they’re completely void of the heart of God for His people. It is a spiritual autoimmune disease at work.
We must remember that we are to love one another and provoke each other to good works and love. This is the Father’s heart towards us who believe that Jesus is the Lord. We must remember that none of us are perfect and none have perfect teachings, doctrines or theories. 
This word is what I believe the Lord spoke to me in 2008 concerning the Body and I am encouraged by it again today. I pray it blesses you.
A Door of Hope for My Body:
“Precious One, yes, you are My Precious One. Please give ear to what I Am about to say. Consider your body – the human body. Look at all its working parts. Each and every part of your physical body affects the rest of your body.
“Look at a body that is in top physical condition and behold its beauty. Behold the skill of the Craftsman who created it! Every organ, every muscle, every tendon works together with one goal in mind. The skeletal structure is perfect from the largest bones in the leg to the tiniest ones found in the ear. Every single body part is important. 
“While there are some body parts you can survive without, if given the choice would you not choose fullness? Even the stubbing of your little toe can cause you excruciating pain and in that moment the importance of that body part comes to the forefront of your mind. There are an endless number of examples I could give you, Beloved, of how your body hurts when one part hurts or malfunctions. Many of you have living examples in your own bodies, as well as in others around you, to know that given a choice you desire good health. You know that each body part is in agreement so that you can function in your daily life. It is clear that when the body is functioning the way I designed it, this is the most desirable state to be in. This concept is simple. 
“Illness, disease, defects and injures can keep you from accomplishing your dreams and goals, so generally you do what you know is best for your body to live your life optimally. Sometimes, and more often in wealthier regions of the world, a person will give in to their body’s demands and cause themselves to become unhealthy. Addictions to drugs and alcohol as well as food and mind-numbing activities that keep the body sedentary commonly hold My body hostage. This happens when a person refuses to listen to their spirit and instead listen to their flesh, so multiple addictions are often the result! This causes a number of breakdowns in the body – both immediately and in the years to come if the flesh continues to get its desires.
“So it is with My Body – the Body of Christ.
“My Body has many parts and they are all designed to work together. Many of you do not know why you are hurting so deeply. You do not know why you crave the things that are not good for you.   The struggle in My Body is at an all-time-high because there are so many parts all over the world that are hurting and wounded and ill and addicted.
“Church, allow Me to take you out from what you have been doing. Give Me a short season in your life to make some adjustments. I Am the Master Surgeon* and I can heal you and bring you back into perfect health. You can again be a body that enjoys health and beauty. Give Me this season to teach you and lead you. As My Body comes to Me for healing, then I will place you anew in the Body of Christ.
“Come into the wilderness with Me and I will speak comfort to you. I will give you food and drink that will not draw you to itself but to Me. Come anchor yourself to Me and I will keep you from going adrift in the tempest. I will open to you a Door of Hope and beckon you in, but it is you who are given the choice whether or not to come inside.
“My beautiful Body is battered and it is My desire to heal you and make you whole. I long to answer Jesus’ prayer that His own would be as one as He is one with His Holy Father.
“It is My desire for the Body to have their joy fulfilled, that you would be kept from the evil one, for you to be consecrated by My truth, that you would be sanctified by My Word, and for you to be one as I Am in Jesus and He is in Me. We want you in US so that the world will believe.”
Your Abba
Scripture References:
John 8:31; 17:6-26; Hosea 2:14, 15, 23; Proverbs 23:1-3; First Corinthians 12

Monday, October 24, 2011

Faith, Rest and Peace in Frontier Kingdom Tribal Villages

Faith, Rest and Peace in Frontier Kingdom Tribal Villages
By Ron McGatlin
The frontier of kingdom of heaven life on earth is like small villages linked together in a wilderness of hostile environment. Inside the tribal villages of kingdom people, there is unity, agreement, and a sense of loving connection and godly protection. The flow of the glory of God fills the villages.
The tribal villages become as shining lights in the midst of the darkness of godless existence that is filled with evil of every sort. Pain and suffering fill the darkness of despair. False glory of fallen human prideful intelligence builds kingdoms of self-worship and the human folly of lustful pleasure-seeking that leads to deep depravity. Wars, strife, and killing of the innocent become normalized among the depraved people.
Some of the people who are seated in the darkness look up and see the light of the glory of God upon the villages of the kingdom people and begin to walk toward the light (Isa 60). They are cleansed of their ways of darkness as they move through the light toward the brightness of the glory of God. The love of God flowing through the tribal people receives them and guides them into the kingdom of heaven way of life.
However, multitudes in the darkness hate the light and will not come toward it (John 3:20-21). They also do all they can to stop others from entering the light of the kingdom of God (Luke 11:52). Their desire is to destroy the villages of light, but God is the protector of the kingdom villages (Psa 230). Driven by spirits of darkness the people of darkness wait outside the light to viciously attack anyone entering or leaving the villages of light. Those who are leaving the darkness to enter the kingdom light must press through the demonized forces seeking to prevent them from entering the real kingdom of God on earth from heaven (Mat 11:12).
Inside the kingdom tribal villages, cooperation leads to peace and prosperity. God working with them and their cooperation with one another, rather than competing with each other, leads to high levels of production of all that is needed in the village.  There is no competition in the kingdom of God. The pure love of God motivates every person to serve and provide for one another. Giving is the way of the kingdom. Taking is the way of the fallen world.
Inside the kingdom tribal villages, there is rest to the soul as the Spirit of God working in the human spirit receives the responsibility for the well being of the soul and body. Our souls are at rest as our entire lives are in the hands of the Spirit of God. The powerful grace of God in Christ Jesus within us empowers us to live godly lives in peace and joy.
In the tribal village lifestyle, faith (believing and trusting) becomes normal to our lives of resting in the Spirit of God within and around us. Faith becomes reality of experience, and there is no longer doubt or fear. There is no need of striving to do or to be. God plants His desires in us and then guides us into full wisdom and empowerment to fulfill His desire. Holy angels are sent to work with us to affect all creation with the life and works of Christ Jesus.
Frontier kingdom tribal villages are temporary. They are kingdom seed organisms planted on earth from heaven. As the extreme judgments of God cleanse the earth of all that lifts itself against God, the kingdom of God will spread across the entire world. The frontier villagers will spread to replenish the earth with God’s kingdom people. The glory of God shall fill the earth.
In this current season, frontier kingdom tribal villages are set apart and self contained living organisms of relational life. They are forerunner colonies of the kingdom of heaven on earth. The economy within the villages is love-based, and the medium of exchange is loving service. Everyone seeks to provide equally for themselves and the other people of the village. All of the people work together, each providing their talent or gift to care for one another.
There will not be need to seek provision from the outside Babylonian world. God will help the kingdom tribal people to transfer the wealth of the wicked into the kingdom villages. As judgments fall the resulting harvest will cause many in the darkness to come to the light and bring the wealth of the world into the kingdom (Prov 13:22) (Isa 60:5) (Isa 60:11). Sons will come from afar returning to the spiritual mountain of God. The provisions of the harvest will be transported into the kingdom tribal villages (Isa 60:4).
One Head of the Tribal Villages
Christ Jesus flowing through the Holy Spirit is the only head of the kingdom tribal villages. Every mature soul looks to Christ Jesus for headship. Village elders are simply those who have walked longer with Christ Jesus by the Spirit and lead others to grow fully and intimately into the headship of Christ Jesus by the Spirit. Village elders lead the younger into following the headship of Christ.   
Tribal elders are simply village elders led by the Spirit to move between the villages and carry the substance of God from village to village. Each of the village and tribal elders (mature sons) may function in the gifting of apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, or teacher or whatever gifting God desires for them.
We must look forward and not look back.
Faith, rest, and peace will fill our souls if we look upward and ahead to the reality of the kingdom of God. If we look to the dark circumstances of this world and the vast areas of darkness of the past, we will die where we stand. Lift up your eyes and look to the higher places of God and see the glory of God pouring out through the Spirit to grace us for this season of becoming the kingdom of heaven on earth (Psa 121-1). If we look back to the passing city of religious systems of false traditions of man and doctrines of demons, we will not enter into the forerunner villages of the kingdom of heaven that are forming by the Spirit on earth now (Phil 3:13).
If we will set our faces toward New Jerusalem, supernatural Spirit-of-God empowerment beyond where we have been and what we have seen is before us (Jer 51:50). We must set our mind’s affection on things above and not on the things of the earth (Col 3:2). There is a beautiful garden before us and ashes of a scorched earth behind us. Looking back will dissolve our strength, and we will crumble as a pillar of salt. Rock salt looks strong but will crumble under stress and collapse (Gen 19:26).
God is strengthening His kingdom people to enter into the promises of kingdom reality. For a number of years the trumpets have been blowing out the message to come out of Babylon. We should be prepared by now to cash in all of our investments in Babylon and prepare to invest in the journey into the promised kingdom of God. Prepare provision for the establishment of tribal kingdom villages with those of the love connections that God has been and is putting together.
Josh 1:9-11:  "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, "Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, 'Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess.'"
The Sword of the Lord comes,
Ron McGatlin