Big Authority Shifts that changed History
The gospel of the Kingdom raises a couple of serious questions.
Jesus prayed that God's authority would be done on earth and it is in heaven. This raises a big question. How did the God who created the universe end up losing authority over the earth? What happened on earth and in heaven that meant his authority on earth has to be restored?
Why has God taken so long? Things went wrong on earth right at the beginning. Yet God let thousands of years go by before he sent Jesus to put things right. Why did he let evil go on for so long, before something about it?
To understand these questions, we must understand the working of authority and the big shifts in authority that have shaped history on earth. These big authority shifts that have shaped history are the theme of this book.
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Gods Plan for History
Many Christians believe that we are getting close to the second coming of Jesus and that that the end of the world is near. They are right to think that we are getting close to a change of season, but because they do not understand the times and seasons, they are looking for the wrong events.
The problem is that popular teaching about the last days, a seven-year tribulation, a rapture and millennium has led to confusion about times and season. The timetables produced by the end-time teachers have been wrong again and again.
This book takes a different approach. It begins with the ministry of Jesus and the sending of the Holy Spirit and ends with the glory of the Kingdom of God. The key seasons and the epochal events that mark the change from each season to the next are clearly described.
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Lack of vision and direction limits the modern church. Many Christians just go from fad to fad, with nothing followed through to completion. Many churches have to obtain a vision by copying other successful churches. The Bible says that without a vision the people will perish (Prov 29:18). A dearth of prophets has caused a lack of vision in the church
The church needs prophets to give a clear call to battle. It is currently losing the battle because it does not have a focused strategy. A great babble of voices all claim to have the truth and Christians are tossed around by every new wave that comes along. A clear prophetic voice is needed to prepare the church for victory. The most urgent need of the modern church is for the restoration of the prophetic ministry. This book describes how this ministry fits in the church
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Healing and sickness are critical issues for the church. The Bible teaches that gift of salvation includes both forgiveness and healing in the same package. Jesus confirmed this by healing wherever he went. He healed so many sick people that even his enemies had to take him seriously
The New Testament has two strreams of teaching on healing.
The gift of healing is primarily for unbelievers as a demonstration of the love of God. The Gospels and Acts describe how the gift of healing works in evangelism. Jesus brought good news to apostate Israel, so his ministry often demonstrated this type of healing. Healing of the unbeliever is based on the mercy of God.
The New Testament also explains how God’s people can walk in health. Healing is part of salvation, so it should be a normal part of every believer’s life. James is a key passage in this second stream. Healing of the believer is based on the covenant.
Healing the sick was crucial for the success of the early church. This book provides fifteen keys that will help God’s people obtain greater victory over pain and sickness.
Healing and Evangelism
Christians and Healing
Sickness through Sin
Deception and Control
Direct Attack of Sickness
Elders and Pastors
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Christians all over the world have become dissatisfied with existing forms of church. Some are so frustrated that they have stopped going to church at all. These people are not troublemakers or backsliders, but are some of the best people God has. They have become disillusioned with a church that absorbs all their time and energy, but seems to be going nowhere.
Desperate situations call for radical change. More of the same will not get us to where we want to be. If we want the new wine of the Holy Spirit, we must shape our wineskins according to God's plan.
If you know in your heart that God has something better, and want to go hard out for it, you need to read this book. It offers a radical vision, based on the scriptures, that will stir your heart and explain God’s purposes in these times.
Meeting in Houses
The Lord Supper
The Kingdom of God
Starting a New Church The Holy Spirit is Leader
Role of the Apostle
Prophets in the Church
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