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Topic: The seventh Millennium, The Sleeping Giant is Awakening by Ron McGatlin
Posted By: Kathy Bippus
Subject: The seventh Millennium, The Sleeping Giant is Awakening by Ron McGatlin
Date Posted: 04/09/2007 at 2:59pm
|In the seventh millennium, the sleeping giant is awakening. Christians are beginning to awaken from their peaceful sleep to discover they are in serious bondage, with ropes of theological concepts, religious orders, and fallacious doctrines. The ropes are staked in tradition and pseudo-religious political systems that threaten rejection and persecution to anyone who would dare seek to be free. We western Christians relaxed in our recliners, while snacking on rich foods and watching our favorite mind-numbing television programs, and drove to work in fine cars, while listening to our peaceful easy-listening music on the wrap-around stereo, and literally slept in the pew while the pleasant sound of false peace lulled us into deeper deception and bondage.|
Oh yes, we have heard the terrible stories about how bad the world has become, but that only caused us to close our little group off even more for fear of the evil. We have blamed evil men, the devil, the government, and God for the terrible conditions of our world, for the rampant immorality, for the vast destruction of families, the great amount of violence and crime, the breakdown of authority, and the lack of integrity and ethical values in government, business, and among religious leaders.
Instead of trusting the Spirit of Christ within us, we have trusted in our favorite sect of theologians to discern the Word of God for us, and puree it and mix it with water to make it easy for us to swallow without chewing, and mix it with sugar so that it tastes so good that it appeals to our fleshly appetites. Secretly the enemy may have also added his poison to this tasty mix.
Awakening to kingdom will release the power of God.
The world will be astonished by the tremendous flow of love and power coming forth from individual Christians as the sleeping giant awakens and begins to take responsibility and exercise authority over the powers of darkness to change our world. The religious deceptions that say, “peace, peace”, when there is no peace will be thrown off like a covering blanket upon awakening.
The powers of darkness will be driven from the awakening church. No longer will the church believe the restraining deceptions that say, “There is no war; there is nothing for you to do or to overcome. Jesus will come back someday and everything will be fixed then. He will surely come and take us away out of this dreadful world. There is no use fighting, the devil can’t do anything to us today, he can’t bother Christians. Anyway, God will burn it all up and make a new world someday. Go on back to sleep and maybe Jesus will come back, or maybe while you sleep you will die and go to heaven, and leave this evil world.”
The powers of darkness are stealing, killing, and destroying the children of the world. Meanwhile, denominations fragment over whether to accept homosexual priests or not. Theologians continue to debate their favorite theories, and proffer their “prees” and “posts” of eschatology, and generally concern themselves with ideologies of intellectual darkness, and postulate their theses of conjecture and speculation, and with their prideful systems of theology try to figure out and explain God. Naive church members who have trusted in their favorite theologians instead of the indwelling power of Christ can do nothing as their children are overcome in immorality, violence, and drug addiction, and as their own lives are consumed in the things of the world.
The sleeping church is not just in bondage to religion, it is also in bondage to pleasure, money and the things it will buy. Sports and games are gods for the sleeping church. “After all, there just isn’t time for us all to be involved in Bible study and prayer on our own. Dr. “So-and-so” will do that and give a good sermon Sunday that will make us feel better, and take care of our Christian duty.”
In the seventh millennium all this foolishness is coming down.
It is all wood, hay, and stubble, and will be burned into non-existence. The kingdom of God will come forth as true-hearted believers bring forth the anointing of the anointed One within, and will stand and speak directly to the powers of darkness and command that their work be stopped, and the will of God will come forth on earth. Spiritual reality is again replacing religious phantasmic concepts created in the minds of theologians, with help from powers of darkness masquerading as angels of light.
Our war is not with theologians, nor pious religious leaders, nor evil violent men, nor any other person. Our war is against spiritual powers of darkness that work on and through anyone they can to destroy faith in Christ now come in the flesh, or to divert their minds to meaningless matters instead of life in God, and to pervert the pure Word and work of God.
Eph 6:12: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
The sleeping giant has not even been aware that a spiritual war is in progress.
The awakening giant is not only throwing off the religious bondages, but is also realizing that we have been deceived into a false belief that there was little or nothing we could do in the spiritual realm to overcome the evil in the world. Many have been made to believe that the only things that could make a difference were in the natural realm. The realm of government, education, social order, law enforcement, military actions, and humanitarianism are seen by some as the only real avenues for dealing with the evils of the world, while spiritual warfare is devalued by the world and much of the sleeping church.
The truth is that only spiritual warfare deals with the root of the problem by alleviating the underlying cause and bringing about full correction and recovery. The efforts of warring against the symptoms with human means can never lead to a full cleansing of the root problems nor bring lasting correction and healing.
The awakening giant is learning to lay aside striving in the flesh against other people. The awakened people of God are beginning to employ the mighty weapons of God to destroy the strongholds of wrong thoughts and beliefs that enable the enemy to kill, steal, and destroy.
Every problem and negative work on earth can be and must be overcome first in the spiritual realm, the realm of undaunted faith, boundless love, and endless hope.
The immeasurable GRACE of the living God empowering individuals from within is more than sufficient to destroy the evil. The evil in one’s own life must first be destroyed. Then the purified child of God can powerfully intercede for others. Intercession takes on a greater new meaning to the empowered child of God standing against and spiritually assaulting the works and powers of darkness that are binding others. The mercy of God is indeed fresh every morning and today is the day to wake up, repent, put off the old man, and PUT ON THE NEW, the very life and power of the Spirit of Christ Jesus.
2 Cor 10:3-5: For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Pulling down strongholds of the enemy that are established in our world does not begin with bombing dens of sin, cutting off the supply of drugs, or the enactment and enforcement of more laws. Tanks, planes, bombs, guns, and toughened troops are not the tools to defeat the enemy’s strong hold on our world.
Our mighty spiritual weapons in God are employed and brought to bear upon the enemy through love, by the Spirit. We stand to war against and defeat the rulers of darkness with truth, righteousness, peace, faith, healing and deliverance (salvation), and the Word of God, praying always in the Spirit. (Eph 6:14-18)
The awakening giant is discovering real prayer.
It’s the kind of prayer that Jesus taught about, the kind that can move mountains and cast out demons. The same Jesus that spoke to the demons in a young boy and cast them out, the same Jesus that said to speak to the mountain, now lives in the believer who has put off the old man and put on the new.
Mat 17:18-19: And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
Mat 17:20-22: So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Prayer is much more than quietly bowing one’s head to ask for something that one needs. There are examples in Scripture of men in prayer speaking to the condition that God wanted to change, and in dynamic faith commanding the evil spirits to release their hold and be gone, or speaking to the dead to arise, or speaking to the sick and deformed to be healed. Elijah spoke to the weather to not rain, and it did not rain for three years. Then he spoke for the rain to come again and it rained. (James 5:17-18) Jesus spoke to the storm, rebuked the wind, and commanded the sea to be calm. (Mark 4:39)
Jesus promised believers that as they abide in Him, and He in them, that they would do the works that He did and even greater works. In the early portion of the seventh millennium many such works are coming about, and will increase as the mighty outpouring of the power of God is coming forth into the world to destroy the works of the devil and to do the works of God.
UNBELIEF PRODUCES VAIN PRAYERS
To not believe and not accept these promises of Scripture is to take the Word of God in vain.
To pray without believing is to pray in vain.
To speak in the name of Jesus without faith is to use His name in vain.
To say we have the grace of God and yet remain unempowered is to take the grace of God in vain.
2 Cor 6-1: We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
Mark 16:17-18: “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Acts 3:16 “And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
Luke 24:45-49: And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, “and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. “And you are witnesses of these things.
“Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.”
2 Chr 7:14: If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
PRAY WITH ME
Father, in the name of Jesus, we come before Your throne of grace, we receive mercy and grace.
I agree with the reader that we are believers and we desire from our hearts all that You have provided for us.
Father, we choose to repent and turn from any and all that we have done or failed to do that has taken Your grace in vain, that has taken Your Word and Your Name in vain. We repent, Father, of every vain prayer.
In the name of Jesus, we bind the work of any powers of darkness that would hinder the full light of the Word and power of God from coming forth.
In the name of Jesus, we command you Satan and all powers of darkness, you have no part in this work and may not in any way hinder or prevent the revelation of the Word of God and the work of God in the reader.
And just now, Father, I ask You to fill us with Your Spirit, endue us with power from on high. I pray specifically now for the reader to be baptized into the fullness of Your Spirit.
I pray for our understanding to be opened to really comprehend the Scriptures. Fill us, God, with the Spirit and life of Christ. Let Jesus live in us to the fullest that You desire.
We humble ourselves before You, Lord, and choose to turn from our prideful religious ways to seek Your face with our whole heart.
We pray in the name of Jesus, Father, let Your fires of revival come forth into our land. We ask for a mighty outpouring of Your love and Spirit to come forth in our own hearts and in our land.
Thank You, Father! We praise Your holy name!
Keep on Pursuing Love,
KINGDOM AWAKENING (#043)
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