Teaching those things that the Bible says is IMPORTANT: things about overcoming, becoming more like Christ, things about Biblical LIFE, and sharing what we believe that the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church today.
Doing our part to help restore the "New Testament" Church.
Planting New Testament Churches...
Have you ever wondered WHY we do not see the healings and miracles today like we read about in the book of Acts? Has it all passed away and today, are we left on our own? God forbid ! !
Has God forsaken us?
When we LIVE like the New Testament Christians lived, then we will see what the New Testament Christians saw! However, we do NOT and that is why we do NOT see very much today. IT DID NOT ALL STOP when the last Apostle died, like some try to tell us!
GOD has not left us on our own. Rather we have strayed from the New Testament pattern, and we have had our faith compromised by doubt and unbelief.
To have a New Testament Church we must first have New Testament Christians, who fellowship and are active 'just' like the New Testament believers were.
Jesus says 'HE' is building His Church but He needs the right material. Are we WILLING for Him to make us the right material? It does not happen unless we are willing!
The Next Great Move of God shall include:
(1.) Restoring the Message of 'The Kingdom (Rule) of God', that Jesus proclaimed,
(2.) Along with this He is giving us much light (understanding) today, as never before. However, in many places in the Bible it says, "You will understand in the 'Last Days".
(3.) Demonstrating The Kingdom,
(4.) Developing Disciples rather than merely Church members,
(5.) Raising up MEN to lead as Jesus did, men who 'understand the times', and understand spiritual warfare [Joel 3:9-10], and
(6.) 'Community' like they had in the New Testament, in the Book of Acts!
Part of this restoration of and by 'GOD' is raising up MEN, like David's Mighty Men, Gideon's Army, and Joel's men of war, Joel 3:9-10, "...Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up! Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, "I am a mighty man."
Mighty Men who will fight spiritual warfare (on their knees and with other men). This is why so many men have the heart of a warrior. God put that heart in them, God did it. It just needs to be directed properly.
They WILL learn to do Spiritual Warfare for their wives and children, their communities, their Churches and their nations!
GOD is looking for a FEW Good Men! Are you WILLING?
We are now in troubled times (2008 to 2011 has been some of the worst) and they will only get worse. The way Christians have always survived was in "Community", the kind that they had in the New Testament. Our problem is that we do NOT have that kind of community today but God wants to restore it.
We are NOT suggesting that WE restore these things ourselves, for if we try doing any of these things, then we will only produce FLESH! It must be the Holy Spirit who does it. Zech. 4:6, "...Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts." NASB
Our part is to PRAY, BELIEVE, then DO whatever HE tells us to do.
The doubters and nay-sayers do not even believe that God still speaks but read these: Matthew 4:4,"But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." KJV - Proceeds OUT of HIS MOUTH.
Is God DEAD? Does He not care, does He NOT love us? WHY would He not speak to His children? Especially in such times as these!
Romans 14:17, "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." NKJV 'Word': again 'rhema'.
The word 'Word' in each case above is rhema not logos... Logos means more the written word but RHEMA means the 'spoken' or revealed Word.
Many times in the Old Testament it says, "...hear and obey..." HOW can we obey if we do NOT hear? Jesus said, "...if you have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying." What is the SPIRIT saying? Do you care?
Those who say that God does not speak today or that He does not heal, etc. are in essence saying, at best that God is either asleep or does not care or at worst that, "God is dead."