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1. BEING LED AND EMPOWERED BY SPIRIT GOD – By Ron McGatlin
2. VIDEO 39 FRUIT THAT REMAINS – Ron McGatlin
3. News Headlines
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1. BEING LED AND EMPOWERED BY SPIRIT GOD – By Ron McGatlin

BEING LED AND EMPOWERED BY SPIRIT GOD

By Ron McGatlin

You may be one of God’s people that have mostly ignored or carefully avoided personal connection with the previous Pentecostal and Charismatic moves of the Spirit of God in past decades. In light of the kingdom of God age emerging on earth, you may be wondering at some point if there may be more to the gifts and workings of the Holy Spirit than you were taught by your church system.

God has good news for you! It is not too late for you to step into a greater living way of life in the Spirit of God.

“Oh,” you say, “I don’t think that I want or need that crazy stuff that I have heard about. Besides we don’t believe like that in my church.”

Well, what you may have heard is probably not the whole reality of the greatest life-changing empowering of the all-consuming flood of the pure holy LOVE of God pouring His life into you.

Many Christians focus on the power, supernatural gifts, and manifestations of the Holy Spirit. They usually either greatly despise them or seek after them heartily. However, the truly greatest thing about the baptism and fullness of the Holy Spirit is the reality of submersion and saturation in a spiritual ocean of LOVE. (Matthew 13, 3:11, 22:37-40) (Romans 5:5).

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:7-13.

The love of God overtakes us and changes everything about us. Our motives and desires become His motives and desires. Our thoughts, speech and actions become that of Christ Jesus and align perfectly with our Father in heaven. Our once prideful, self-focused, religious or secular hearts are broken in His pure love. Life is no longer about us but about the One who pours His love into us. Our hearts ache with love for Him and for those that He loves.

NEW ENTRANCE INTO THE SPIRIT REALM

Before us appears the grandeur of His glorious kingdom reality. All the false world around us can no longer contain us but is thrown off from around us. Our spiritual eyes are opened to the magnificence of the King and His kingdom. Our spiritual ears are opened to hear His loving guiding voice always with us in all situations of life in this world.

“However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God [c]ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” 1Corinthians 2:6-12.

Our Bible becomes the living word as Spirit God opens our understanding to deeper mysteries that we could not see there before. Hidden mysteries of fathomless Spirit wisdom and understanding from the ageless God are uncovered and revealed to us by the Spirit.

Power to interact and alter creation is entrusted to us as we faithfully follow God’s lead in all that we do. Our words will reflect His thoughts and desires so that we only say and do what He is doing and saying. All things are possible to us who believe.

Yes, miracles and powerful works may quietly happen around us. Yes, there may be supernatural manifestations of healing, deliverances, provision and anything God wants to do through us, with us, and for us.

WITH PERSECUTIONS

And for certain there will be persecutions and violence against us from the powers of the enemy in this world. But only until our work of establishing the kingdom of God in us and the earth around is completed. Yet persecution will not take us out or cut us down. Actually it will not come near the inner reality of our lives where we dwell with God. (Mathew 510) (Psalm 91:7-10).

To endure this season we need the fullness of the Spirit.

The world that has been filled with evil mixture will not continue to exist. The evil world and the reality of God and His invading kingdom reality will not continue to exist together on earth. The light of the kingdom of God will obliterate evil darkness.

To survive and prosper as children of God, in the age we are now entering, we MUST become fully baptized and saturated in the Spirit of God by the Spirit of Christ in us by the Holy Spirit.

Fully led by the Spirit we will seek the kingdom of God FIRST above all else and become His empowered agents bringing forth the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

CLEAR OUT HINDRANCES

Consider stopping or removing whatever is in the way to your investing yourself into seeking the fullness of Spirit God and His kingdom first, before all else on earth.

God and His kingdom is not to be a part of your life.
Your life is to be a part of the kingdom of God on earth.

The greatest joy and most fulfilling life on earth is a life fully connected in intimate love relationship with God through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33.

Ron McGatlin
https://openheaven.com 
basileia@earthlink.net


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*Photo Credit: Ashford’s great red oak as captured by Marty Aligata of the CT Notable Tree Project on December 2, 2017

Fruit That Remains By Ron McGatlin

The End of an Era of God
 
The end of an era is the beginning of a new one. Every day many older people die and are gone from this life. The same day many new people are born into life in the world. All of the millions of people who were mature adults when I was a small child have passed away. There is a continuing natural attrition of humanity and a daily birthing of new life on earth. In the natural scheme of life, generations come and go. Historians observing seasons of human life identify a lengthy season of some general commonality through many successive generations as an era or age of history.
 
Within the framework of an era, the wisdom and skills of each passing generation are usually of significant value when passed on to the new generation. However, when an era ends and a new era begins, many aspects of the old era do not carry on into the new. Some specific methods, tools, and skills that were useful and valuable in one era may be unfruitful in the next age of life.
 
The last generation at the end of an era may encounter major shifting of life-patterns that had been passed down through many generations. The first generation of a new era will need new methods, tools, and skills to successfully and productively function in the new season.
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Traditional understanding and skills of the past era may be a hindrance in the lives of many who may have difficulty shifting into the new reality of life. Some people in the transitional generation may not make the shift and try to operate all their lives with the old tools of the past era. Others may make only a partial shift to the new, retaining some of the old ways all their lives. More than one generation may be required to cleanse the past ways from the people and plant the new ways of the new era.
 
As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual.
 
Multitudes of followers of Christ worldwide are realizing that we are entering into a new era of spiritual reality on Planet Earth. As the past spiritual era comes to its end, much of what was productive is passing away.
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2 Cor 3:11-12:  For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious. Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech.
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A massive tree that has stood through generations and provided useful service and fruitfulness will eventually come to its end. The massive tree that began as a small sprout left to its natural course will grow old, die, and fall to the ground to decompose and enrich the soil for the tender young sprouts growing nearby. The many years of fruitful service are finished with the final major service of its entire structure being dissolved into enriched soil in which the new era can grow into fruitful service.
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Our hearts may feel sadness as the familiar and even cherished structures of past life crumble and dissolve. The end can come suddenly, especially if the tree becomes diseased. The tree that has withstood many strong storms will weaken and become brittle as it grows old. It may break apart or be uprooted in the next storm that comes by.
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Some structures that have served greatly in the past spiritual era are now coming to an end. Their fruit will remain only in the enriched soil provided by their dissolving that will grow the new spiritual era from the seed of Christ.
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What is dissolving, and what is sprouting?
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Since the late 1980s, God has been speaking through called and chosen apostolic/prophetic trumpets regarding the new era that we entered some time around the start of the new millennium. Many articles and books have been written and many more will be written bringing pieces and parts of the vast array of endings and beginnings of the new era. The changes in the new era are far too extensive to address in one article or even one book. Some general categories of significant change are:
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  • From the shadows of religious form and rituals to spiritual reality
  • From dead religion to intimate spiritual relationship
  • From studying about God to experiencing Him by the Spirit
  • From knowing about God to intimately knowing Him and being known of Him
  • From intellectually discerning the Bible to receiving revelation of the living written word by the Spirit
  • From going to “church” to being the church (ekklesia)
  • From a “church” growth emphasis to receiving the kingdom of God
  • From striving to keep New Testament rules to living and walking in the Spirit
  • From hoping to escape from the world to victoriously overcoming the world by the power of Christ in us by His Spirit
  • From pastor-ruled clergy/laity “church” to gatherings under the headship of Christ by the Spirit with the spiritually mature ones (elders) training the immature
  • From hierarchal “church” systems to relational apostolic networking
  • From limiting spiritual function to a segment of our compartmentalized lifestyles to being led of the Spirit throughout every facet of our unified non-segmented lifestyles
  • From an immature child of mixture (individually and as a corporate Body) to mature pure and holy sons of God, joint heirs with Christ Jesus
  • From seeing the grace of God as a whitewash covering for our continued weakness and sinfulness to receiving the grace of God as empowerment to live holy lives
  • From the beginning of wisdom in obedience by fear of God to the mature wisdom of experiencing the love of God
  • From chasing after the things of God to resting in His presence and provision
  • From a scattered people with spots of contamination and wrinkles of impurity to a pure and holy purified Body of Christ becoming the prepared Bride of Christ
This massive change is much more than a generational changing of the guard. It is in its final reality, the dissolving of the ways of life we have known and the coming of heaven’s ways of life. Great shakings will bare the foundations of life and expose their origin. Every area of life on earth must stand on the foundation of Christ Jesus. That which is built on the foundations will be built from the pattern of the rule of God from heaven.
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Ultimately all human life and activity will be transformed including business, family, education, government, worship, and every facet of life. The cross of Christ – the precious shed blood of Jesus has purchased the redemption of the world. The resurrected Christ in whom is all the fullness of God, all authority, all power, all love, all wisdom, and all glory abiding in His holy people on earth is worthy and fully capable to complete the work of redemption of the world. Christ Jesus, the one through whom all things were created, came to earth sent of the Father to save the world.
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Do not be discouraged when you see the crumbling and dissolution of the world around you. I have come to cleanse and renew My world and My people. Do not fear when the mountains fall and the seas roar as My pure and holy love invades the world of evil dissolving the vile from among the precious faithful of My choosing. Again, the heavens and the earth shall rejoice – Behold the Lamb in all His glory – My son in whom I am well pleased.
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Isa 40:5: The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Num 14:21: but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.
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Psa 72:19: And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.
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Fruit That Remains in the New Era
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The usefulness of living trees of godliness mixed with religion and secularism that served in the past era has come to its end. Religion has become a tree with leaves and no fruit. When there is no fruit, there is no seed. The seed is in the fruit.
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Mat 21:19: And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.” Immediately the fig tree withered away.
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When religious people pass away in this season of the barren tree being rejected of Christ Jesus, no seed remains on earth to transcend into the new era.
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Seeds of Christ in fruitful sons die and sprout in the new era to bring forth the fruit of holy life in the kingdom of God.
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John 12:24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
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Vintage-time Draws Near
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Jesus spoke the following to the fruitless religious system leaders of His time on earth in His incarnate body. He is speaking the same today in His Body to the unfruitful “church” systems of today.
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Mat 21:34-43: “Now when vintage-time drew near, he sent his servants to the vinedressers, that they might receive its fruit. And the vinedressers took his servants, beat one, killed one, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first, and they did likewise to them.
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Then last of all he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
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But when the vinedressers saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and seize his inheritance.’ So they took him and cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those vinedressers?”
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They said to Him, “He will destroy those wicked men miserably, and lease his vineyard to other vinedressers who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.”
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Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes’? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people bearing the fruits of it.

Keep on pursuing love. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.

Ron McGatlin
OpenHeaven.com
basileia@earthlink.net 


3. News Headlines

Major Crisis Developing Over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount: What’s Behind It? Mar 14, 2019
The tensions over the Temple Mount have been causing an uptick in terror attacks against Israelis living in Judea and Samaria, generally referred to as the West-Bank by the media. Yochanan Visser : Mar 13, 2019 : Israel Today (Israel)—[Israel Today] On Tuesday,…

Victory for Religious Groups in America as US Dept. of Education Drops These Restrictions Mar 14, 2019
“Religious organizations should be free to compete to provide goods and services to schools and colleges on a level playing field with everyone else. For that reason, we commend the Trump administration and the Department of Education for recognizing the…

A LOVING REBUKE in the Tent in Marysville CA Wednesday Night A MOVE of GOD Mar 14, 2019
A LOVING REBUKE in the Tent in Marysville CA Wednesday Night A MOVE of GOD by mariomurilloministries A thick blanket of the Holy Spirit covers the crowd as I start my appeal to come to Jesus.  A phenomenon no one but God can explain ensues.  Chains begin falling off…

A new turn in MARYSVILLE CA REVIVAL Tuesday Night Mar 13, 2019
A new turn in MARYSVILLE CA REVIVAL Tuesday Night by mariomurilloministries She sat near the front with no inkling what was about to happen to her. The Holy Spirit revealed the two precise locations of her physical problems. But then the details became so stunning…

Somali Pastor beaten in Kenya Mar 12, 2019
GARISSA COUNTY, KENYA (ANS) — The Somali pastor of an underground church in Kenya near the Somali border suffered a broken thigh bone and other injuries after Muslim extremists beat him with wooden clubs on Friday night (March 8), sources said. written by Michael…

Targeted killing claims third Christian leader since September Mar 11, 2019
Colombia (MNN) — A young Christian pastor was shot five times as he stepped outside of his church. It’s the third targeted killing of a Christian leader in five months. Read World Watch Monitor’s story here. By Katey HearthFebruary 26, 2019 At 24 years old, Pastor…

Prayer Alert News: UK, Europe, and Worldwide Mar 11, 2019
Praise Reports From suicide attempt to new life in Christ Indigenous Malays open to the Gospel Europe East-West (mis)-understandings France: orphans of French jihadist British Isles National Call to Prayer on 28 March – reminder Brexit vote just 17 days before…

Wow! What is Happening in the Tent in Marysville, CA – Mario Murillo Mar 11, 2019
The Dream by mariomurilloministries The big question was…were we right to pour everything into California? Did we indeed hear from the Lord? For those who may not remember, five years ago, while preaching in Stockton, I had a vivid dream—the kind where you don’t know…

Rescuing Precious Daughters; Setting Them Free to THRIVE Mar 11, 2019
‘God Gave Me Only 1 Daughter, but Now I Have 18 More’: How THRIVE Rescues Girls from Trafficking “When we bring them in, we don’t say, ‘Hey, we’re Christians. You have to be Christian. After they get their bearings, like after a…

President Trump Vows to Protect Free Speech on College Campuses: Here’s How Mar 7, 2019
“If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak. Free speech. If they don’t, it will be costly. That will be signed soon.”…

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