By My Spirit, Says the Lord
By Ron McGatlin
My personal belief is that spring and summer of 2013 will be known and remembered by many as their season of spiritual transformation. Many of God’s people are being transformed from what they have been to where they are going next.
It is not possible for us to be transformed by our self-efforts. The outpouring of the Spirit is the grace empowerment of God within us changing us from our own nature and our own life into the nature and life of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit within us. His righteousness, His peace, and His joy consume our hearts and lives. His spiritual fire ignites in our hearts and flows out in radical passionate love for God and for one another.
Zech 4:6: Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
From religious striving and pumped up motivational preaching in the power of the soul, we are being transformed into the pure and holy grace of the Spirit of God flowing pure love and impartation of the life of Christ Jesus to one another. What man could not do and what religion cannot do, the grace of God has done and is doing.
Grace is Christ Jesus in us by the Holy Spirit influencing or impacting our hearts with great favor, reflecting into our lives and out to the world around us.
Many of the people of God have longed for the PURE REAL move of God around them. Many have been separated from the world and from the religious systems of the world. They have lived somewhat dormant in a wilderness in much aloneness. This has been a season of coming to know that we can be made pure and survive with only the presence of God without the encouragement of others. While we longed for a pure move of God without the hands of man in charge, God has been preparing us for the time that I believe is at hand.
Now in this day God is pouring out His Spirit in groups of pure hearted believers in spots across the world. One of those spots is here in Mt. Airy, NC. In the sense of coming out of dormancy and wilderness and connecting with pure-hearted people of God there is revival, back from the place of survival through revival into the FRESH pouring out of the FIRE of the SPIRIT of God in great joy consuming our hearts and lives with His love in His presence.
Truly our lives are being transformed, and we cannot go back to how we were in the past – not even how we were last month. Even day by day and week by week, there is change within and among the people as God transforms our lives into His life. We are undone and consumed. Old lives are passing away and pure holy life of Christ is becoming our life as we only love and wait upon God to move with his biding in our lives.
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Phil 2:13b
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my judgments, and do them. And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. Eze 36: 26-28
In His presence,