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CHATTERING


There is chattering and chattering. Some folks talk because they can. Others have things more weighty to say. There is a somewhat educated chattering and then there is the Word. The latter is life itself.

Recently as I was listening to Late Night Live with Philip Adams, I picked up on a woman’s remarks on spirituality. She ‘preferred religion,’ she said because ‘it was more grounded’ than spirituality. Not so in my opinion. To my mind even agnostic spirituality can at times be more human and more alive than the dulling effect of the externalities of religion. Many folk confuse religion with spirituality. Genuine spirituality as distinct from the religious kind of externalities comes from the union of our spirit with the Spirit of God. ‘Flesh’ meaning self-effort cannot produce it. Spirit is not soulishness as Watchman Nee points out. It is not contrived. It simply is: The person of God in you.

Human beings, whether Believers or not are spiritual beings - embodied spirits. As A. W Tozer described us - we are not bodies with a spirit. We are spirits with a body. His point is that the core of our being is spirit - as opposed to the common and more gross conception of humanity as advanced animals.

We are the sons and daughters of God.

Secularism and humanism as well as well as religion are incapable of transforming humanity or providing the wisdom and revelation that is the way ahead. In Christ we have a new and living way, which is why as Believers we need to live our new covenant life in Jesus and not in the outward forms of church and Christianity. Unless we do we will be burdened by godliness without power and will continue to be plagued by the assertions of the chattering classes and the rise of people to leadership like Donald Trump.

The passage below is not only about dealing with our sin problem. It is about the nature of our being in Christ. It is a statement of the fact that Christ is our life in the Spirit.

‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit’ Romans 8.1-4 NIV.

God is a spirit. As Sons and daughters of God we are the expression of His being. Spirit is part of our nature. This is why, to worship God as humans we must worship authentically in spirit and in truth and why our new creation life stems from the dynamic of Christ come in our flesh. In the Spirit, which is the spirit of Christ and the Spirit of Sonship we are vessels of spirit and life. We are the agents of the trinity on earth.

‘The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you--they are full of the Spirit and life’ John 6.63 NIV.

In flesh alone we are unable to multiply the life of heaven, let alone the fullness of humanity because we are incomplete. Only when Christ is our life are we who we are. Only then are we growing into the fullness of who we were born to be do we multiply the reality of the Spirit of Sonship. Ron McGatlin writes prophetically on this theme below.

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The Evening and the Morning
By Ron McGatlin

The end precedes the new beginning. The dawning of each day is the beginning of its end.
So it is with all natural life. Only the creator of all life has no beginning and no end.
God is inviting us to transcend from natural life into life of no beginning or end.
Life not of this world but in this world. Life within time but not of time.
Life that did not begin at our birth on earth but was and is and shall be.
A life of awakening to Spirit awareness of a life before time as a Spirit-being and now abiding in an earthly body.

A life of oneness with Christ Jesus abiding within by the Holy Spirit.
A life of endlessness and limitlessness Spirit life in earthly natural bodies.
It Is Evening. It is evening time for past limitations and failures that we have endured as natural mankind striving to attain a godly life in a world bent on evil and self-destruction. It is evening time for our doubts, fears, and weaknesses arising from the lack of experiencing who we really are, where we really came from, and the purpose for which we have come to this world.

It Is Morning. It is morning for the fresh resurrection life of Christ within us arising in the brightness of our originally created state as sons of the living Almighty God in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. At the moment when we give our lives to Christ Jesus and His life enters our being, our mortal bodies take onboard immortality of life eternal without limitations. In the twinkling of an eye, our mortal bodies have become carriers of immortal life within. (2 Cor 5:17) (1 Cor 15:54).
Literally Christ is our life.

IN CHRIST we are firmly connected into the vast unlimited resources of Spirit God at the throne of all creation. (Eph 2:6).

CHRIST IN US while we are in this natural body on earth connects the unlimited resources of Spirit God in heaven to this world through us. Christ in us is literally bringing heaven to earth. (Col 1:27).
We that are in Christ and Christ is in us are the light of the world, the one true source of the heavenly life of love, power, and wisdom of Almighty God ruling and reigning on earth. (Mat 5:14) (2 Tim 2:11-12).

THE ONE GREAT HINDRANCE IS NOW COMING TO AN END.
The one and only thing that hinders the fullness of the release of the unlimited resources of Spirit God from heaven is man’s declaration of independence from God. Through mankind’s choice to function and rule life in this world by his own understanding and ability without God, faith and hope are lost, and the ability to love is tossed aside.
Men become their own god each striving for supremacy and control over people and the wealth of the world. Rebelliousness, greed, lust, and pride lead to strife to take control over the people and the wealth of the world. In the fierceness of this evil competition, mankind produces his own death as nations and tribes destroy one another in world wars. “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” (Mat 24:7).

THE GREAT APPEARING
Christ Jesus, Lord of all, is now appearing (manifesting) in the world from the hearts and lives of those who love God and are again declaring their dependence on God alone to rule their lives. Faith is being restored, hope is alive, and the true ability to love is filling hearts and lives. The righteousness, peace, and joy of the kingdom of God is becoming the greatest desire of the hearts of God’s people. “When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified IN HIS SAINTS and to be admired among all those who believe…..” 2 Thes 1:10.
As pure hearted men and women of God seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, the wealth after which the world seeks is being added to them. (Mat 6:32-33). Mankind is being restored to our original place as pure holy sons of God ruling and reigning with Christ on earth. Truly the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our God. (Rev 11:15).

THE VICTORY OF GOD’S INTERVENTION
Because there is now coming forth a people on earth in whom Christ fully dwells, the supernatural intervention of God will come forth to redeem all who will turn to God with their whole hearts and at the same time God will cleanse the world of all that is not of God. The perfect order of the Garden of Eden lifestyle of God dwelling with man in the righteousness, peace, and joy of the rule of Love on earth. God is love.
This season has begun and is now available to you and me today. There is nothing impossible to the Spirit of God in us as we reckon ourselves dead to the old life and alive unto God. (Rom 6:11) (Mark 9:23). Allow God in Christ to have full authority over our lives. Declare our complete utter dependence upon God and lean not to our own understanding. Let the love of God rule in our lives and believe the written word of God revealed by the Spirit of God. Let the pure revelation of God flow from the written word by the living Word of Christ in us the hope of glory in this world.
“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9 23.

“For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing MANY SONS to glory….” Heb 2:10.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are SONS OF GOD.” Rom 8:14.
Ron McGatlin
www.openheaven.com
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