Teachings

What does Matthew 24:14 actually teach?

  . . Abstract: Matthew 24:14 teaches us to preach the gospel in a way in which present-day workers and missionaries fall far, far short. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end …

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Do Charismatic Churches really understand healing as they think they do?

  With regard to healing, charismatic churches typically focus on the “gift of healing.” However, the overwhelming focus of supernatural healing in the gospels and Acts is rather on supernatural power and authority over diseases and demons to be used for advancing the gospel—separate & distinct from the gift.      While I …

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Why do missions today fall so far short of what we see in Acts?

. One year after a quiet, unassuming new believer was baptized in the Holy Spirit, he and his wife left the USA for Indonesia—without any church support, without any training in missions and being sent by any mission organization. Over 9 years they preached the gospel fruitfully and planted churches …

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Yes, every mission has its own humanitarian calling from God, but what about missions as recorded in Acts?

. Foreign missions today are primarily based on humanitarian good works, and generally do not follow the pattern in Acts—where miraculous works played a significant role in the great harvests of souls for the gospel. During these Last Days that scriptural pattern of missions involving the miraculous is being restored.

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The West is worse off at the end than she was at the beginning

  A lifeless “cultural christianity” now in the formerly Christian West has brought about the fulfillment of the words of the apostles Peter and Paul, as well as of the prophecy uttered by Jesus Himself in Matthew 10:22 “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one …

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During these Last Days it no longer needs to be “business as usual” on the foreign mission field

. . Abstract: The polar opposite teachings of cessationism on the one hand and the necessity of supernatural gifts on the other need no longer force the Church unwittingly to do “business as usual” on the foreign mission field. Rather missions as recorded in Acts is today being restored. Missions …

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“The anointing” and the College Admissions Scandal

  Abstract: having “the anointing” can install in a servant of God a sense of self-importance, entitlement and privilege which can lead to a fall—something we see in the recent College Admissions Scandal involving Hollywood celebrities. Among leaders in some streams of the Church, something called “the anointing” is sought …

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What do you do in missions when sharing the gospel with someone who has a physical infirmity?

. Abstract: How do we usually minister to a non-believer who has a physical infirmity? Typically we first share the gospel, and after they accept Christ we might pray to the Lord for their healing. But that is not the pattern seen in the ministry of Jesus and taught by …

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How The Elijah Challenge differs from other teachings

  Abstract: The Elijah Challenge contrasts from other teachings involving supernatural healing—which on the surface might appear to be similar. However, there do exist very significant differences. The primary purpose of the miraculous healings  Our Training does not focus on ministering to born-again believers who need healing from physical infirmities. …

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During these Last Days the Church is beginning to write Acts 29—the final Chapter of Acts

  Abstract: During these Last Days when the remaining time before the end is short, there must be—and is now taking place—an acceleration in missions for Matthew 24:14 to be fulfilled. Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to …

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