Five-Fold Today - Kingdom Reclamation - Worship the Lord In the Beauty Of Holiness! - Love Lies Within Us - Out Of the Cleft Of the Rock - Break Through Those Walls - Break It! - Growth Spurts - Days Of My Power

May 21, 2002

Kingdom Reclamation

By Ron McGatlin

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." (Rev. 11:15)

The voices from heaven speaking through His sent-ones are becoming louder and clearer. Greater depth and purpose of revival is being revealed. The view of revival as a shallow and emotional trip that doesn't go very far and doesn't last very long is rapidly becoming as extinct as the dinosaurs.

Total commitment to God involving the fullness of people's lives is resulting from the fires of the passionate intimate love of God flowing through revival. Unlike some of the short lived fires of the past that touched lives but were reduced to smoldering flax by lack of continuing vital interest; the revival fires of today are consuming lives. Not only is "church-life" becoming consumed with revival fire but home and business life is being changed as well.

In my years of experience with God I have never seen such a rapidly changing season that threatens to breakthrough or breakdown church walls and carry the life of God into the streets, homes, market places, schools and governments of the world.

As the fires of revival transform people they receive ears to hear what they couldn't hear before. The Word of the Kingdom as Jesus taught it is now being heard again. Religious fallacious doctrines are melting as ears are prepared and receive further revealed truth of the Word. The gospel (good news) of the kingdom of heaven life on earth is coming forth in world changing revival.

The kingdom of God from heaven touching and changing earth through Christ in His Body on earth is becoming reality. The church walls cannot hold or restrain the flood of the glory of God that is flowing like lava from an erupting volcano into the kingdoms of this world and changing them into the kingdoms of our God.

People who are filled with the real love of God are adding the anointing of God to their skills in their jobs, professions, and businesses. Their unselfish desire from God to serve rather than to get opens the door for God to work with them in greatly enhanced natural and supernatural ways to accomplish the will of God on earth. As they are led by the love of God to provide for others through every avenue of enterprise, service, and production the law of sowing and reaping comes into play and brings greater returns. Through this process the servant of God then owns (rules) more, and the kingdoms of this world are becoming the kingdoms of our God.

The pure hearted children of God who depend upon Him to work with them and their natural skills will become the best teachers, the best factory workers, public servants, professionals, business persons, farmers, or the best at whatever their occupation. The production increases as God works with the His people and godly rulers are promoted into places of authority and reclaim the kingdoms of the world.

Love Never Fails.
Submitted by IRN News

Worship the Lord In the Beauty Of Holiness!

Debra Westbrook

Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth. Psalm 110:3 (NIV)

Your people shall be volunteers in the day of Your power; In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, You have the dew of Your youth. Psalm 110:3

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9 (KJV)

As I awoke this morning, the Lord presented me with these verses regarding our worship of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. We are to worship Him in the beauty of holiness. Looking at Psalm 110:3, we see that there is a royal army, ready to be released whose primary characteristic shall be their array in the holy majesty of their Lord. As in the days of Deborah (Judges 5:2), this army shall be purified, consecrated, and prepared to serve their King. They will be sent forth from the womb of the morning, ready to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

To worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness, one must enter into a clear and expanding revelation of the beauty of the Lord that resides in His holiness. The holiness of God is the essence of who God is. He is separated from that which is impure and common. But, more than that, the very essence of God, His holiness reveals His transcendence, His ‘total otherness’, and His separation from all of creation simply because He is God. When we attempt to worship God in the beauty of Holiness, we are asking to enter into a revelation of His transcendent beauty and majesty, something that is so far removed from the church at large as we see it. And yet, God waits to reveal His beauty to a hungry people who seek a revelation of His beauty so that they may reflect His illuminating glory.

How does one even try to worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness? Are we even capable of that as human beings? It is beyond comprehension, beyond our human limited minds, and beyond our understanding when we reflect on worshipping the God of the universe in the beauty of His holiness. We enter into a revelation of His holiness and the beauty found therein by the Spirit of God who dwells within us. The Holy Spirit reveals the transcendent beauty of God as seen in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 4:6) The Holy Spirit touching our spirit to reveal the beauty of holiness in pure unadulterated worship, focused on pleasing the heart of the Father. In this there is no hype, no pretense, and no assumption. We seek to worship God who is Spirit through the Spirit of Holiness who dwells within us, revealing the beauty of the Son.

In worshipping in the beauty of holiness, we are illuminated, radiant with His holiness and glory flowing through us, saturating us in His presence. The beauty of holiness becomes more than doing something, producing an outward manifestation of what we have deemed to be ‘holy’. Instead, the beauty of holiness, imparted in the presence of a Holy God, is who we are, transforming our very lives by His holiness flowing through us.

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy." 1 Peter 1:15-16 (NIV)

O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Psalm 96:9 (KJV)

The beauty in the holiness of God is the illuminating, radiant presence and power of a Holy God flowing through our lives. And, it all begins when we lay our agenda aside and see that our lives were created to worship. Everything else is secondary to bringing our God pleasure and delight. In illuminating our lives, God’s holiness through the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, flows out of us in conviction to those whom we come into contact with on a daily basis. It also brings transformation of the spiritual atmosphere wherever we walk, live and reside. We are holy, because He is holy.

Pursue holiness in worshipping a transcendent God who will draw you into a greater revelation of His glory, splendor and majesty! In pursuing holiness, you will see God.

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 (NIV)

In the presence of transcendent beauty, you will be changed, purified, and refined into vessels of honor.

As we see Him through worship, we become like our Lord Jesus Christ. In worshipping Him in the beauty of holiness, we are ascending into a higher position in the spirit, changed from glory to glory. As A. W. Tozer says, we leave the tyranny of the natural to enter the supernatural, which is a life in the Spirit. We ascend daily, through worship, into a greater revelation of the beauty of our Lord. But, it is not enough to stay there. Worshipping the Lord in the beauty of His holiness is not sheerly an ethereal and mystical experience with no redemptive purpose. On the contrary, it has a practical application for our very lives.

In worshipping Him in the beauty of His holiness, we are continually clothed with His glory, here and now. We see Him and we are like Him for we are transformed by that which we gaze upon. From that position of worship, we walk into the darkness of the world as carriers of divine glory, illuminated with light in a perverse world. Like Jesus, the darkness will not be able to comprehend the light of His glory that shines from within us for Christ is in us, the hope of glory.

In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. John 1:4-5 (NIV)

Worship, worship, worship for the smallest amount of light will displace the darkness! Oh, yes, there is great value in worshipping our Lord in the beauty of His holiness. If it were not so, why does the enemy fight so hard to keep God’s leaders distracted by busyness and fleshy endeavors that have the appearance of success but in actuality are void and empty of the glory of God. Worship may be deemed impractical and foolish to many, but to those who know why they were created they will seek to worship daily, spending time in the presence of their King, silenced by the beauty of His holiness.

In the words of A. W. Tozer, worship will ruin you as you gain a grand revelation of a transcendent sovereign God. "A vision of divine transcendence soon ends all controversy between a man and His God. The fight goes out of a man and he is ready with the conquered Saul to ask meekly, 'Lord, what will thou have me to do?'"

Rivers of Eden
Debra Westbrook

Love Lies Within Us

David Flint

The Lord has been working on/in me in the last 3 years about love and why it is not more evident in the church.

The answer is easy, and lies within us.

The infinite ocean of God's love is always completely available to each individual. It is available to groups, families, and churches depending upon the unity of the members and how much love they are allowing to flow through them.

Every judgment, bias, doctrine, leaning on our own understanding, and especially every bit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in us, prevents love from flowing. Perhaps the largest one of all is fear, yet all of these really stem from pride which keeps us from being closer to Daddy.

When God started revealing things to me, he took me one by one to people at work, home, etc., and asked if I loved them easily and had no judgments against them. If I repented of what he showed me, love flowed immediately. My enemies became at peace with me.

He showed me that I was meant to be a living pond of God's love. When I allowed love to flow out, love keeps coming in. But if love stopped flowing out, the pond became full of bacteria, with no oxygen to supply life, and like the dead sea which has no outlet, it dies and can sustain no life.

The more people I repent of not loving, and VERY importantly, the more I opened up the gates of mercy and compassion without judgment, the more I saw them as identical to me but in different circumstances, the more love flowed and the more alive I became.

The test is simple. Do I love completely in every way, every human being I have contact with, no matter what.

Satan, the world, and our flesh, are very sneaky. They all try to convince us to pervert doctrines which allow us to not love someone.

Love cannot exist with judgment of any kind. Discernment is fine, BUT, discernment is easily perverted to judgment by pride, so I find it best to concentrate on love.

This love must not be forced or imitated. He showed me that his love for everyone can easily flow through us if we let it. There is no effort whatsoever on our part.

I had to learn to feel the difference, but it was easy. Love always brings peace, joy, etc., as they are other fruits of the Spirit. Forgiveness and embracing others, being entirely transparent and open, is the key.

I think if we forget everything except our great love commandments, it becomes second nature to love everyone. If we remember this, that God loves every single person, and we are his people through whom his love flows.

We must not look down on anyone or think we are anything other than broken sinners who are saved by grace, but after that, we must ourselves be convinced and experience God's love.

He will give this to us by grace even if we are plugged up, but it flows continuously after the plugs are removed.

The result now is that every person I see brings me a deep inner joy even when in a terrible trial personally.

None of this works unless we are convinced that God is truly infinitely good, humble, beautiful, and in control of all things.

Out Of the Cleft Of the Rock

Ras Robinson

I am seeing this man go into the cleft of the rock. The rock has been split so there is a fissure or opening within the rock. The man goes in limping and lame. After a season he comes out of the cleft having been made whole and then turns to impart to others what he has received. I say unto you that I am calling you aside right now. Come up the mountain one more time. As you arrive you will find that secret place where I will meet you and we will abide together. My presence will heal and make you whole again. I will be transforming you into another man or person. Even your appearance will change. My light will penetrate everything about you and drive away all the darkness of your body and soul. This transforming light of my presence will become part of you from this point forward. So I say unto you shine and glow. Chase the darkness. Turn away from your past and embrace this which I am doing. I will be sending many to you for healing and for being made whole. Be still and believe. Watch as I do these things before your very eyes. Do not linger but go into the cleft. Willfully and faithfully go. Pray that all fear and unbelief will disappear. I am seeing this man go into the cleft of the rock.

And after He had sent the multitudes away, He went up to the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. Matthew 14:23

And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick; and they began to entreat Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were cured. Matthew 14:35-36

Break Through Those Walls

Marsha Burns

Walls have been built in the spirit to isolate and alienate you, My people, and to keep you from coming together in unity, peace and one accord. Those who are on the outside looking in must fight to break through from outside, and those who are on the inside looking out must fight to break through from inside. Do not take this as personal rejection. These walls must come down if My kingdom is going to be established fully. Be aware of the enemy's tactics and rise up to pull down the barriers and hindrances that he has formed against you and My work. Your efforts in the physical realm will be futile. This is a spiritual battle that must be fought in the spirit. Refuse the temptation to see people as the enemy instead of demon powers and spiritual wickedness. You are closer to breakthrough than you think. Don't give up.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO 80459

Break It!

Patrick McBane

The old adage goes like this; "If it ain't broke don't fix it!"

As believers in Christ many of us have adopted this philosophy as part of our daily thinking in Christ. The greater concern is that the church has adopted this as a way of operating as well. Ultimately the church is simply and extension of who we are and how we respond to the Lord as individuals. Therefore, I submit to you today that this is wrong thinking and it's time to make a change. If it's not broken then place it in the hands of the Lord so it can be!

The necessity of brokeness in order to see transformation:

Break it! Break it! Break it! Throw it down. Whatever you thought or whatever you think. It's time to start all over. It's time to start from scratch. Start as if you know absolutely nothing and rethink, retrain, renew your mind. This is your spiritual act of worship. This is the sacrifice of praise. Total vulnerability. Total abandonment. No programs. No pretence. No predictability. Just longing, desiring, hungering, thirsting after the living water. The current vessel is tainted. The pot is marred. There are blemishes that are unexceptable.

1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message." 3 So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. 7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. 9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it." Jeremiah 18:1-10

We really think that what is taking place in the church is working. It's not. We have been deceived. We have been misled by generations of practitioners of the faith. What we've done is created a formula mentality to seeing results in Christ. It doesn't work that way. If a formula worked than this would all be over by now. We have done a disservice to the powerful saints like Finney, Tozer, Moody, McPherson, Seymour, and many others by not anticipating change. We have let down a generation by taking a posture of compliance and have not embraced innovative, biblical, Holy Spirit inspired revelation that God has in store for today. It is Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday, today and forever. It is us that need transformed and renewed daily.

"5 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD.

We are at the crossroads of life and death. Of redemption or rejection. Of usefulness or being disposed of. The Lord wants to know, 'Can I not do with you as this potter does?' We have resisted long enough.

"love so amazing, so divine, demands my life, my all in all."

Growth Spurts

Teresa Seputis

Child, I desire to take you through a series of growth spurts. Do not think that you have already arrived, for there is yet much that I would teach you. There is yet much that I desire to refine in you. It is My desire to work My character and My nature in you, to conform you to the image of Christ, to transform your thinking to line up with Mine.

Child, I stretch you that you might grow. I put you in faith-producing situations that I migth see your faith rise up. I put you in patience producing situations that I might work the fruit of patience and righteousness in your lifes and character.

When challenges arise, look towards them eagarly, with antisipation of what I will do in the midst of them. Child, My desire is that you will meet each challenge in My power and authority instead of from your own resources. I have already given you the victory in each situation. But just as the Israelites had to take their promised land, so must you fight for the victory that I have already ordained for you. I have already made a way of escape from every situation, just as I knew I was going to part the Red Sea and allow My people to cross in safety. They did not know what I had planned, but I had a plan to deliver them. My plan was to deliver them in such a way that My name was lifted up and exaulted and so that they had a testimony and so that I was glorified.

Child, it is the same for you. I have a plan. I do not allow you to get into a circumstance that catches Me off guard. I have already gone before you and I have prepared your path to victory and your path to safety. I am the Lord your God, your deliverer, and I will surely deliver you. It will not come in the ways you plan, for My plans surpass human reasoning. It is My desire to give you victory and to cause you to rise up victorious in Me, and I able to bring it to pass.

When I put you in a growth situation, do not fret. Do not look for a way to escape it. Rather look to Me with eagar anticipation to see what I am doing. Look to see what My route of victory is for you. I shall cause you to walk in My victory and I shall bring My glory into your situation. Do not look to the circumstances, look to Me. I am your deliverer and I am the one who causes you to grow in My by learing to walk in My victory and in My overcoming power.

Days Of My Power

Bill Burns

Come and walk with Me where there is no fear or anxiety. In this place you will be strengthened and healed, and the enemy shall be removed from you for he has no right to be here. In this place you will be changed, transformed from glory to glory into My image. I will bridge the gap between the natural and the realm of the Spirit. I will bring you forth into the kingdom. I want you to experience My kingdom. I want you to walk in the Valley of Vision and out of the Valley of Baca (weeping).

Come on, children, feed at My table. Be renewed. Be strengthened in your inner man. Be restored, revived and healed. This is the place you will be quickened and cause resurrection life to flow into your body. I have come to quicken your mortal body and lift you higher. I will cause you to have hinds feet to dance on high places. Come higher. Come near to Me for surely the door has been opened, and you have an invitation to enter in.

Indeed, this is My throne, and My desire is to bring you into covenant relationship and covenant power and covenant vision whereby you can experience the fullness of My kingdom. These are the days of glory, the days of My power in which the heavenly places are open to you, My people. I am not calling just one man, but all men to come up here and see Me and experience My touch, hear My voice, and see the visions of that which is coming to your generation and know the power of the age that has come. You are a people who will walk in divine authority, who dwell in divine glory , and who abide under My divine unction. Come, I say, and walk in this place. You will never be the same, for I shall transform you. This is not a place that you strive to enter into; it is a place that you step into, for when you enter into My rest by faith, then you can step through the veil into the Holy Place.

I see an army, great and strong arising out of the earth, the like of which have never been. I am preparing an army to make war against the enemy. I will teach you how to make war and how to lift the sword against the enemy. Listen...can you hear the sound of war drums and the sound and the beat of a glorious army that I am now raising up? The enemy has brought oppression, sickness, discouragement and depression. But, My people shall not give any ground to the enemy nor fear him. For you have learned to walk in the Spirit, and you are being strengthened to fight the good fight of faith. As you go forth, you shall not give in to the whims of the enemy, and you shall not be taken captive. In this day and in this hour, I am bringing forth a people of power who will understand that I am greater than all the works of the enemy. I have come in this power and glory to break every lie and defeat all that the enemy has brought against you. You are not held, but the shackles are broken and destroyed. I have come to bring you out of the prison house and bring you forth into the glory of My kingdom. Now is the hour and the day of that power. It is for you to rise up and step forth into this realm where you are equipped and empowered to go forth and destroy ALL of the works of the enemy. Satan himself will be crushed under your feet as you march over him. Let My warriors arise in Spirit and be strengthened for battle.

I see the army coming forth with weapons. There is no white flag among you, for you shall not go down in defeat. There is a banner high and lifted up the color of the blood of the Lamb. This is your testimony -- that Jesus Christ is Lord, the Risen One, the Resurrection, the Warrior King. No longer will My people walk in defeat. Go forth and declare your freedom and liberty, by which you will come out of the Valley of Destruction. The power of My word shall destroy all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Faith Tabernacle
Kremmling, CO 80459

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