'When it's Just Love' Ron McGatlin
God is calling to His people to fall in love with Him. His love, His presence, His life in us and with us is the one thing that will never leave us, the one thing that will see us through to the completeness and fullness of life now in this world and beyond.
The love of God in Christ, in us by the Holy Spirit, is the one eternal reality in this life that will sustain us in all situations and bring us through to the final victory. The joy of the Lord is our strength.
STABILITY IN NATURAL LIFE
Sudden disruptions to the life we have grown accustomed to can completely change life as we have known it. Literally millions of people can awaken one morning to find themselves in a very different life situation. Their daily routines and schedules of the past suddenly are just not there anymore.
Through the turmoil of destructive storms, religious/political wars, wildfires, earthquakes, and other cataclysmic events, multitudes can experience the sudden loss of homes, family, jobs, and almost everything that was familiar in their lives.
If our lives consist in, or if they are only built around these temporal things that today are and tomorrow may disappear like a vapor, we will not make it through times of extreme change. We may lose our purpose for living when major life changing events occur. When we lose that which we loved and lived for, there seems no reason for us to desire to live on.
That which we love is our treasure. Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21.
What we treasure, where our heart is, becomes the focus and desire of our lives. It becomes the substance of our lives, our reason for living and who we are.
At this present time, probably most of the people of the world treasure the things of natural life. Their affection is set on the things of natural life.
Can there be a good side to the loss of some of our treasures of natural life? Is it possible that cataclysmic events can be a part of a process of changing the love and affections of our lives to the higher spiritual reality that cannot be taken away?
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Col 3:2 KJV.
Experiencing the heavenly romance of falling in love with God is life eternal now and forever. This is the treasure of life that cannot be taken away or lost. (Mat 6:19-20).
THE GREAT TRANSITION
Possibly the greatest transition of all time is upon the people who are alive in the world in this current season.
Jesus came preaching a higher different life of spiritual eternal kingdom reality of love life that would never be lost or destroyed. A love life to treasure with our whole hearts that nothing could take away from those who would believe and fully receive.
We will never wake up one morning to find that His love and His kingdom have disappeared and left us alone. There will never be a day when God and His love are not sufficient.
Everything else of this world that we may have sought after and trusted in may very well seem to just evaporate and no longer be there for us. However, His love will never fail, and His kingdom will never end.
Many who do not yet love and trust the Lord and the life of the Spirit from above as much as or more than they love and trust in the things of natural life will lose even that which they do have, the things of natural life.
This is not a punishment from God but rather the love of God bringing the multitudes to a place of losing their love for and trusts in the things of natural life. It is God turning His people to love God and the things of the Spirit with their whole hearts.
Those who have not the love of God may lose even that which they have. Those who have the love of God will be given more.
“For I say unto you, That unto everyone who has shall be given; and from him that has not, even what he has shall be taken away from him.” Luke 19:26.
Unfortunately, as long as the other things that people seek and trust in more than God’s kingdom of love seem to be working for them, they will not turn to God with their whole hearts and seek His kingdom and His righteousness first above all else.
Therefore, the most loving thing God can do is to allow the other things that the people have sought after and trusted in to fail and be lost.
IN LOVE WITH GOD MORE THAN HIS GIFTS
In the past, even when we did not love Him, God graciously has given us great blessings and gifts in demonstration of His love for us seeking to draw us to come to Him with our whole hearts.
Yet, many of the people of the world have looked upon the blessings of God and said something in their hearts like, “My power and the might of my hand has gained me this wealth.” Deuteronomy 8:17. They have turned their hearts away from God’s love to the gods of the fallen world.
God’s love call is flowing like a relentless stream drawing us to open our hearts to allow life-giving love to consume our life and pour in His fresh new abundant life of love.
The person, family, tribe, or nation that will answer God’s call to love God with their whole heart will endure through all tribulation and cleansing fires now coming upon this world.
LOVE CLEANSING THE WORLD
The first work of cleansing the world is cleansing the hearts and lives of the people. The love of God produces obedience to the will of God and opens the way for the Holy Spirit empowerment to produce the righteousness of God in our lives which cleanses our part of the world.
The pure unconditional love of God that is life to those who love Him is death to the false gods of this world.
Multitudes have been tricked by the cunning deceit of the fallen and defeated gods of this world into trusting in them. The god or gods of this world are driving the hearts of the deceived masses to HATE the true God and fight bitterly to rid the culture of the nations of the influence and power of the love of God.
The world is also cleansed by the regrettable and inevitable end of those who hate God and will not turn to Him.
THE CURRENT REALITIES OF TRANSITION
Currently in this world the kingdom of God people has been arising from the captive order of personal, political, and spiritual influences and misguidance by cunningly devised trickery of the gods of this fallen world. A pure and holy people who can hear from God and proclaim the true gospel of the kingdom of God in the love and power of God have arisen and are yet arising.
Those other people yet under the spell and works of the gods of this fallen world are being driven in total panic and fear by the spiritual powers of the darkness to fiercely fight against the rising of the kingdom of God to rule on earth. All of the ground taken by the darkness of the gods of this world are being used as weapons against anyone who is part of the real works of God’s rule of love on earth.
The political and media systems are screaming threatening shouts. The aggressive uprising of the elite intellectual governmental and educational systems are driven by anti-Christ spirits and other gods of this fallen world to destroy anything of God and the kingdom of God that is arising on earth.
We are literally seeing the scripture unfold before our eyes. Each of us have a part to be and do in this major biblical time of transition and world transformation.
Love will guide us each into our part in this critical and extreme time of God’s love reclaiming and restoring this world into the garden of God on earth as it is in heaven.
It is not a simple coincidence that you and I are in the world at this time. God has placed us here for a purpose.
DRAW NEAR TO GOD, AND RESIST THE DEVIL
We cannot fulfill our part or even be sure what our part is without drawing near to God by the Spirit and resisting the fear, pride, and other attempts of the gods of this world to separate us from our call and purpose in this critical season.
This world does not belong to other gods. God is the rightful owner of this world and all that is in it. He wants His children to arise now and inherit the place of His authority of love and power to do the works of our Father in heaven through Christ in us by the Holy Spirit. All things are possible with God.
“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1.