Time for a New Paradigm is a guest post by Gary Gay.
Paradigm definition: a typical example or pattern of something; a model.
The old paradigm I grew up with is worn out, with nothing of value to show for it. There is no life or grace in it. The Lord told me, “I am where life and grace is, I am not where life and grace is not.”
I am talking about the worn out “End times” message that tries to scare people into heaven so they can escape hell. It is a distorted view of the Father and His love for the world. It has been billed as the “Turn or Burn” paradigm. This is not a message of relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Where is the message of faith, hope and love in this type of message? It is no wonder the world mocks this message while we have declared that God is love.
The three main characteristics of God’s nature is love, give, and forgive, summed up in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
First and foremost, God is love. Second, God is a giver. He gave the most valuable gift in the universe, His only begotten Son. Third, because He gave, we are forgiven if we believe on the Son. This is the nature and paradigm of God. But for the most part this is not what we have heard. We have been deceived. Matt 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.”
Yes, there will be trying times a hundred or more years from now. However, those that bear His name will be covered by Him. Wherever the Father sends us, Jesus has already been there and prepared the way! Yes, there will be those who have the great honor of being martyred. But like everything in the kingdom that the Father asked us to do, they will have grace for it.
A big mistake we all have made is trying to see ourselves going through horrific times with the knowledge and the maturity we have now. We can’t do that. We are not prepared for that, nor can we be until the time God has established for such things. So many in the Body focus on the second coming instead of living for today. Consequently, they miss out on the relationship the Father has for them. They live in fear of “what if.” If I am living in the “What if of tomorrow” I cannot gain strength from my “Daily Bread” which grows me into the maturity I will need when those times come. There is no need to fear, Jesus made that clear. Why do we not believe that? Is it because we are holding onto our life? If I am, I will lose it. Only by giving Jesus my whole life will I be able to keep it. See Luke 9:24.
Note: By laying down our life with no control whatsoever, can we inherit everything. This is an amazing paradox. It is the world system flipped upside down.
In December of 1999, I broke free of the religious system. It was not easy, but oh so rewarding. If I had stayed in that system, I could not have written or taught what I have promoted for the last twenty years. In 2001 the Lord said, “You cannot know the power of truth until you have lived under the strength of a lie.” I had lived under the strength of a lie for twenty years. However, now I have chosen to live in the power of truth. Jesus and His word is truth. The Father said, Matt 17:5 “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”
It is Time for a New Paradigm. It is time to love people to life, not judge them to death. Love never fails because God is love. God has never failed at anything. There is a new paradigm that we are to declare although it is not new. For those who are concerned about the second coming this will be good news. Matt 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” This is not talking about the gospel of salvation.
The kingdom of God message will be preached with signs and wonders. Those that preach this message, are the signs and wonders. They will be observed as a sign and people will wonder about them. They are the message that will be seen and read. They are already here if we have eyes to see. What message are we?
The “restoration of all things” (see Acts 3:21) has begun in earnest and it starts with a great harvest. Restoration begins with what was lost or destroyed last. Matt 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first last.” Example: When the Romans destroyed the nation Israel in 70 AD, the first thing it destroyed was the Temple. The last place the Romans destroyed was Masada. When God started the restoration process of Israel, the first place He restored was Masada. The last place to be restored will be the temple.
We, His Body, are His Temple. We will be restored without spot or wrinkle as the Lord was before His crucifixion on the Mount of Transfiguration. The Lord has made it clear to me we will have completely restored bodies before the Lord’s return. We will be signs and wonders. Can you receive that for yourself?
Gary Gay 11-1-2020 all scripture NKJV