Past Doors Closing � Hope is Ahead, Not Behind
By Ron McGatlin
Some situations and relationships in our lives that were once open are slamming shut, never to reopen again. Spiritual lines have been crossed that cannot be uncrossed. Some opportunities that in the past had seemed so hopeful are now forever closed. There is not time or energy given from God to look back with hope that there will ever be a reopening. In these situations, the past is truly past.
Human compassion or personal inner need may team up together to insist that we must not move on, but rather wait for a glimmer of hope that the door of the relationship or situation might crack open again. There have been seasons of mercy in which it was the desire of God for us to wait and pray for the reopening of a closed door. However, for many situations in this season, the day of waiting has passed. Seek God for clarity, and, if necessary to settle your heart, knock one more time on that door of the past, but do not linger looking back at closed doors of past opportunities. Seducing spirits will often try to convince us that although God is saying move on, there is still a chance for the door to open again.
Abrupt powerful and extreme change is necessary to move from the current season in which the mercy and goodness of God plead with His people to turn to Him with their whole hearts, into the new season. The new season is characterized by an increased emphasis of God�s strong corrective judgment.
Measuring ourselves among ourselves is never wise. The Savior is the Judge, the One who has provided all that is needed for our complete redemption; the One who has all power and authority stands in holy perfection to reveal and cleanse all remaining imperfections of His glorious Bride. Christ Jesus is the standard by which all are measured. None who have refused to allow His life, His way, and His provision to become their life will measure up. Corrective judgment must pour out until there is nothing that lifts itself against God in us or around us.
God is Opening Fresh New Doors
The season is desperately urgent. There is not time to linger in the past and fail to step through the door God is opening before us into a season of empowerment and glory, even while earth-cleansing judgments are occurring at the same time. This is a season of sharp clarity without unclear assumptions and a season of extremes and final fulfillments.
This is a season of miraculous supernatural provision and fulfillment, while at the same time all that can be shaken is being shaken. Major testing will come upon mankind and all that can be deceived will be deceived.
True holiness will be the order of the day. The day of the manifested presence of Christ Jesus as King of Glory is coming forth. The return of the kingdoms of this world to the kingdoms of God is the sought-after end or goal. All of the severe and glorious works of the manifested presence of Christ are fully proclaiming and fulfilling the glorious gospel of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Even in the most severe judgment from God, there is mercy. Mercy will cause many who know the Lord as Savior but who cannot receive him as King from heaven now ruling in this world by His Spirit in His people, will quickly pass from this life into heaven. While those who have come through the narrow door into the fullness of the kingdom of God on earth will remain through the time of trouble to bring forth the rule from heaven on earth as Christ Jesus dwells in them by the Holy Spirit.
Nothing that defiles will enter New Jerusalem.
Sensual playtime for carnal pleasure seekers and competitive game players seeking to be number one is coming to an abrupt end. Those who worship the creation above the creator will quickly come to know the Creator and Lord of all and turn to Him with their whole hearts, or they will curse God and die. They will curse God because of the destruction of their pleasures. For those who turn to God with their whole hearts, the joy of the Lord in pure holiness will replace the carnal pleasure-seeking of the past (Rev 21:7).
Do not be among the deceived. God is not mocked; those who live righteously are righteous, those who live ungodly are unrighteous (1 John 3:6-8). Turn to God with your whole heart and life now, and enter into the glorious presence of God on earth. The fire of God that purges also brings the most exciting powerful life of joy unspeakable and full of Glory.
Mixture is passing away.
The middle ground of mixture, some of God and some of selfish carnality in our lives, will rapidly disappear. The pure and holy life of Christ Jesus is available by the Holy Spirit to fill us with God�s love, power, and wisdom to live supernatural lives manifesting His glory into the new world order. The New Jerusalem, Bride of Christ, life pattern is coming down to earth from heaven to restore the life and ways of God and His kingdom on earth (Rev 21).
Beyond all the fires of judgment and the cleansing of the land, the pure-hearted holy children of God will emerge to restore the fullness of the kingdom of God ruling unchallenged over the entire earth. The glory of God shall fill the earth, and of His kingdom there shall be no end. Amen and Amen.
The spiritual kingdom of God, kingdom of heaven within God�s holy people, will flow out to bring the righteousness and ways of God on earth as it is in heaven. Thus the spiritual kingdom within becomes the natural kingdom. Creation flows from God, and the world is ordered by God. All things on or about Planet Earth will be fully under the feet of Christ Jesus. The Spirit becomes manifested in the natural and all the world shall be the kingdom of our God.
Ephesians 1:9-10: Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth�in Him.
Revelation 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. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
and His kingdom never ends.