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LIFE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AND SEMINARY
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH:
THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE LAST WAVE OF REVIVAL IN THIS DISPENSATION
WILLIAM NATHAN BAILEY
©1997 William Nathan Bailey, All Rights Reserved. Written to fulfill partial requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology Degree of Life Christian University and Seminary, Tampa, Florida. Bound volume published by Information Conservation, Browns Summit, North Carolina and held in the Life Christian University and Seminary Library. Excerpts may be published if properly credited.
December 31, 1997
TABLE OF CONTENTS VITA PUBLICATIONS 1. INTRODUCTION 2. WHAT IS "THE SPIRIT OF FAITH?" The Greek Definition Tripartite Man The Operation of the Spirit of Faith The Importance of Speaking 3. THE SPIRIT OF GLORY Answering a Question 4. VERSE BY VERSE 2 Corinthians Chapter Three 2 Corinthians Chapter Four 2 Corinthians Chapter Five 5. WHY IS GOD MOVING IN THIS MANNER? Yielding to the Spirit of God 6. THE SPIRIT OF FAITH AND THE SPIRIT OF FEAR The Spirit of Power The Spirit of Love The Spirit of a Sound Mind 7. WHAT "AGE" ARE WE CURRENTLY IN? 8. THE SPIRIT OF FAITH IS "CAUGHT" NOT TAUGHT The "Flow" of the Anointing 9. A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Asuza Street An Earthquake in the Natural and Spiritual Realms! Every Twenty Years? file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.HTM 07/06/2007
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G...Página 2 de 127 The Early to Middle Years The Middle Years of the Century A Personal Time of Renewal The Latter Part of the Century The Revivals in Toronto and Pensacola 10. COMPARISON OF THE EARLY TO LATTER MOVES IN THIS CENTURY 11. PERSONALITY PROFILES OF THE REVIVALS Pioneers of Faith The "Healing Revival" (1947-1958) The "Charismatic Renewal" (1958-1974) Healing Evangelists Who Made the Transition "New" Leaders Questionable Outgrowth Movements of the "Charismatic Renewal" Charismatic Magazines of the Day Outgrowth Organizations TV Networks That Began Towards the End of the Period "Integrity of the Word" Revival (1974 – 1990) International Convention of Faith Churches and Ministers Word of Faith Satellite Network Questionable Outgrowth Movements of the Word of Faith Movement Word of Faith Ministerial Organizations Word of Faith Educational Institutions The "Spirit of Faith" Revival (1991 – Present) 12. THE PRESENT OUTPOURING "The Spirit of Faith Revival" 13. STAYING IN THE FLOW OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD Nuggets to Meditate on to Stay in the Flow 14. CONCLUSION BIBLIOGRAPHY
VITA November 30, 1955 Born in Thomasville, NC
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G...Página 3 de 127 July 7, 1977 May 1978 April 1980 January 1982 Spring and Fall 1984 June 1984 July 1994 September 1996 October 1996 December 1996
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Ordained as a Minister B.F.A., Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Began pastoring Word of Faith Fellowship, Salisbury, NC Began pastoring Healing Springs Faith Center, Denton, NC Attended Word of Faith Leadership and Bible Institute, Dallas, TX Satellite Division Staff, Word of Faith World Outreach Center, Dallas, TX Installed as Minister of Helps, Faith and Victory Church, Greensboro, NC B.A., Theology, Life Christian University Instructor, Greensboro Campus of Life Christian University M.A., Theology, Life Christian University
Bailey, William. The Ministry of Helps: Its Scriptural and Functional Position in the Local Church. Browns Summit, North Carolina: Information Conservation, 1996.
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CHAPTER 1 -- INTRODUCTION It is the intent of the author that this document will demonstrate the relationship between the move of the Spirit of God in these "last of the last days" and the Biblical term, "the Spirit of Faith." It is my contention that the Spirit of Faith is the key element to the Last Day Revival that so many are preaching and teaching about at this point in time. We will define the Spirit of Faith and demonstrate that it is also a reference to the Glory of God, and the operation of God’s Spirit, in these closing days of the "Church Age" with regard to the doctrine of Dispensational Truth. Toward this end, we will also examine the historical perspective of the moves, or "waves of revival" of the Holy Spirit in this century. We will also explore the means by which the believer can, and should, participate in this move of God and what is incumbent on the individual believer in this participation. We will delve into methods of conforming and yielding to the Holy Spirit in the current revival, and file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.HTM 07/06/2007
Brother Kenneth Copeland has referred to this "Spirit of Faith" as an "overcoming.HTM 07/06/2007 . (Italics added for emphasis). can be viewed and understood in many ways. and. according as it is written. it tells us to renew the spirit of our mind. I mean. its not talking about a spirit ‘personality’ here. I believed. is the Holy file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.the attitude of faith is so." as used in the verse above. and therefore speak. and that speaking stuff all the time. "Well. in fact. It’s using the phrase ‘the Spirit of Faith’ the same way you would use the phrase ‘espirit de corps. is the last great outpouring of God’s power and blessing on the planet before the triumphant return of the Lord Jesus Christ and the close of this age. 14: We having the same spirit of faith. and therefore have I spoken.. Now this is not talking about the Holy Spirit. I’m caught up with the spirit of it. Return to Top CHAPTER 2 -. this attitude of faith.. (Copeland: A Winning Attitude of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) Brother Copeland further explains his view on the Spirit of Faith as a "winning attitude" by comparing the spiritual activity and lifestyle of a believer to the manifestation of "satanic activity" in the lifestyle of a sinner: "I believe therefore have I spoken.’ the ‘school spirit. The term "Spirit of Faith. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus.’ the ‘spirit of the corps. and shall present us with you. Your attitude about things ought to be like Jesus’ attitude. Of course. much has been taught about this phrase by many ministers of the Gospel." or wave of the Holy Spirit. the Spirit that’s Lord over it. What’s the spirit of your mind? That’s your attitude! Renew your attitude! How do you do that? You do it with God’s Word! You need a winning attitude.WHAT IS "THE SPIRIT OF FAITH?" The scripture states in 2 Corinthians 4:13. so important to the life of the believer..’ the ‘spirit of the team.Página 4 de 127 actions and intentions that would restrain one’s active participation. it’s not talking about your spirit." Now the thing that I want to talk to you about is the Spirit of Faith.’ you know what I’m talking about? (Copeland: The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) Brother Copeland points out that the "Spirit of Faith" he is describing is not a "spirit" in the sense of being a specific spirit personality.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G. We will demonstrate that this "Spirit of Faith revival. you need a faith attitude. that a lot of places and a lot of times say. those guys talk about that confession stuff. that’s just all they talk about!" Well that’s because we’re involved with the Spirit of Faith. We’re in the spirit of the thing..’ the ‘team spirit. but can be viewed as an attitude: I want you to see part of this Spirit of Faith." Now there are a lot of people. we also believe. winning attitude. The Bible says that you need the spirit of your mind renewed in the Book of Ephesians.
etc. mental disposition. Swahili.. He’ll act the same way when he’s on drugs. He acts the same way when he’s drunk. the (sometimes to be supplied. Brother Copeland says that the "Spirit" that is Lord over this attitude is the Holy Spirit of God. He’ll act the same way under any influence of satan. They act the same way when they go to praising God in other tongues. He is the Spirit of Faith! And when you get around Him you just act and talk that way.. in English idiom): KJV-. He’ll act the same way when he’s mad. We can infer that the Spirit of Faith is simply an attitude. this. i.. article. i. or (divine) God. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G. they all act just alike. And by the same token.HTM 07/06/2007 . And did you know that they all (also) act just like the devil.will act the same way when he’s drunk. (by implication) vital principle.. she. demon. The Greek Definition In fact. He’ll act the same way when he’s overcome by some kind of an emotion. and the neuter to (to). breath (blast) or a breeze. You can go into any nation of the world.. And you teach them how to operate in faith and go to talking about faith and they’ll go just as nutty somewhere else as they do here… its the same Spirit of Faith! It’s the same Spirit. but we can not concretely say that it can." or anything else that you can find. Or one that just stands around and grunts and moans. in all their inflections. it. and should.. literal translation of this verse. the Holy Spirit: KJV-. that. whether he speaks English. We need to dig deeper into the actual meaning of this verse in the original language.. the def. He acts the same way when he’s on drugs. of 3588 ho (ho). or "Gabi-Gabi. etc. life. (human) the rational soul.. they act the same way when they get born again.a human being. he.e. a spirit. by analogy or figuratively. German. including the feminine he (hay).Página 5 de 127 Spirit. -ually). mind. the phrase "Spirit of Faith" used in 2 Corinthians 3:14 is translated as follows from the original Greek: Spirit 4151 pneuma (pnyoo'-mah). The spirit of that thing is all the same. Compare 5590. French. and I don’t care what language they speak. spirit (-ual..the. at others omitted. you can spot the devil. from 4154. They act the same way when the Spirit of God comes on the scene.. In the quotation above. or (superhuman) an angel. it is not the actual. led by the same one! Thank God! (Copeland: The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) While this view no doubt has instructional value and is an important aspect of this scripture reference. Christ's spirit. one. all over the world. only be viewed as an attitude of the heart. a current of air.just alike? Wherever you go.ghost.e.
if we examine the context. we each have a soul. the term " Spirit of Faith" begins with a word that is actually translated directly as a personality such as the spirit of a man. especially reliance upon Christ for salvation. from 3982. to train the mind and make it efficient. Tripartite Man And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly. Then as the child’s mind begins to reach out and becomes inquisitive. by extension. and feelings are the voice of our body.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G. Then we discovered that it was nothing but our own spirit. and we each live in a separate physical body. faith.. the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: KJV-. he has a soul. belief. constancy in such profession. The Hidden Man of the Heart: An Unveiling of the Subconcious Mind: Here are some spirit facts: man is a spirit. to build it up.W. or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher). moral conviction (of religious truth. We found that the conscience is the voice of the spirit. At first we were thrilled with it. the soul and the body. That is. persuasion. How to Flow in the Super file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. (Kenyon: The Hidden Man of the Heart: 25.HTM 07/06/2007 . In the babe we see purely the physical.e. John Osteen relates in his book. The physical body possesses the five senses.Página 6 de 127 Faith 4102 pistis (pis'-tis). abstractly. He lives in a physical body. E. 26) To support this truth further. we are each individually unique spirits in the concrete sense.assurance. (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) In other words.. This word simply means "spirit. (Kenyon: The Hidden Man of the Heart: 8) Kenyon explains that this totality of the "tripartite man" can be recognized in the training and growth of the human being from birth through life. or the Spirit of God. We are careful to feed its body. (1 Thessalonians 5:23) This scripture indicates that the "whole" man is composed of the spirit. The soul is composed of his reasoning faculties. believe. Kenyon refers to this fact in his book. i. but who has ever taught or trained the spirit? We heard much in psychological discussions about the subconscious mind. and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. reason is the voice of our mind. fidelity." and. it must be a "spirit" that we can all share as believers. the child becomes simply mind and body to us. they are the educators and teachers of the brain. credence. Each of us is a separate and unique human spirit.
but the Spirit of God. emphasis added." So. Kenyon again: Psychology has to do with the mind. yea. Now we have received.Página 7 de 127 Supernatural. but we can know the things that are freely given to us of the Spirit of God. neither have entered into the heart of man. synonymous with the word "spirit" in the same verse. ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise. in that which is not corruptible.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G. The following scripture makes this clear in 1 Corinthians 2:9-12: But as it is written. Quoting Brother E. a soul. 4. Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession. You live in a body. not the spirit of the world. The "real you" has. unto the praise of his glory. 14) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed. You have a soul. and of wearing of gold. that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. but let it be the hidden man of the heart. save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man.) As we see. the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. which is in the sight of God of great price. nor ear heard." and lives in a physical body.. but the spirit which is of God. No one can "know" the things that are in another man’s spirit. In whom ye also trusted. no one can know another man’s spirit in the natural. we see. it is impossible to "read the mind" (or the spirit) of another outside of supernatural activity beyond the operation of the five natural senses. (Kenyon: The Hidden Man of the Heart: 7) His reference to "hidden man of the heart" is from this scripture reference: Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair. will and emotions. that the "real you" is a unique spirit man. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things. and the New Birth has to do with the "hidden man of the heart. The "heart" and the "spirit" are synonymous. which can be referred to as "the mind. or of putting on of apparel. (1 Peter 3:3. Yet. indeed. even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit. Why is this? Because God has placed His Own Spirit within each of us that are born again! We are sealed by the Holy Spirit of God. the reference to the term "heart" is. after that ye heard the word of truth. Eye hath not seen.W. "You are a spirit.. which is the earnest of our inheritance. That is. or possesses. For what man knoweth the things of a man. (Ephesians 1:13.HTM 07/06/2007 . the deep things of God." or the spirit of man.
The "Spirit of Faith" is an outward manifestation of the inward operation and manifestation of the Spirit of God." The first and most fundamental fact these verses (2 Corinthians 4:13-18) reveal about the spirit of faith is that it believes. or speaking one’s faith. moral conviction (of religious truth. i. then this Spirit must. Now we have received. by extension. producing this winning attitude. persuasion. overcoming attitude" must be the result of the Spirit of God operating in the believer.HTM 07/06/2007 . save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man." from Strong’s Concordance: from 3982. Given this fact. the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: KJV-. What’s more. be the Holy Spirit. not the spirit of the world. or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher).. especially reliance upon Christ for salvation.. we also believe. when we review the context and translation of 2 Corinthians 4:13." Apparently. and therefore speak.Página 8 de 127 That is why the scripture can assert that we have access to the things that are in God’s Spirit.. and therefore have I spoken. (2 Corinthians 4:13). faith.. or beliefs. There is no other common spirit personality that we can all share. the Holy Spirit’s operation in the believer’s life. credence. as believers. constancy in such profession.assurance. and certainly one that operates in this "Spirit of Faith. abstractly. As we noted in 1 Corinthians 2:12: For what man knoweth the things of a man. believe. "I believed. What does it believe? The Word of God. but the spirit which is of God. therefore.e. in fact. what conclusion can we draw? We must realize that the attitude that Brother Copeland refers to as a "winning." or "faith. faith believes file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1." It would seem that confession. The Operation of the Spirit of Faith Now. We have each. also produces an unction to speak out words of faith. and it also implies "constancy in such profession. belief.. is a key part of what it means to be a believer. but the Spirit of God. received the Holy Spirit of God. fidelity.. according as it is written. (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) Note the fact that "pistis" is a "persuasion". let’s examine what the results of the "Spirit of Faith’s" operation is in this scripture: We having the same spirit of faith. and therefore have I spoken.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G. I believed. that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Let us remember our definition of the word "pistis. we must conclude that if Paul asserts that we (implying all the believers that he was addressing) have the same Spirit of Faith.
That’s what the spirit of faith does. But what saith it? The word is nigh thee. Then stop looking at the mess! Instead. Of course. I really want to walk and talk by faith.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE G. (Gloria Copeland: The Unbeatable Spirit of Faith: 11) The Spirit of Faith. focus your attention on the promise of God. the word of faith.whether natural circumstances seem to agree or not. and therefore have I spoken. every time I look at the mess I’m in.. can be viewed as operating in a prevailing attitude of victory that arises from the fact that the Holy Spirit of God within us is at work bringing the Word of God in our lives to pass. From what we have learned from the Word during the recent "Word of Faith. Keep His Word in front of your eyes and in your ears until you see it coming to pass with the eyes of your spirit. The problem is.. but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are not seen are eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18). 16) The Importance of Speaking Our key scripture in our study of the Spirit of Faith in 2 Corinthians 4:13 says that: We having the same spirit of faith. for example. they will change! (Gloria Copeland: The Unbeatable Spirit of Faith: 15. I’m not saying you should ignore your problems or close you eyes to them as if they aren’t real. and therefore speak." what we say is what comes to pass in our lives." or "Teaching Revival. according as it is written. walk by faith and talk by faith. even in thy mouth. They are real. This principle is at the heart of "faith teaching. you must start by getting your Bible and finding out what God has said about healing. I get discouraged..HTM 07/06/2007 . And you can be assured that if you keep looking at the Word. But according to the Word they are temporal. I believed. 7) The Spirit of Faith believes the Word of God in spite of what the circumstances say." We are to believe in our heart and confess with our mouth. and in thy heart: that is. which we preach. You must live by faith. That means if you want to maintain a spirit of faith in the area of healing. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Right now you may be thinking. That means subject to change. then it speaks what God’s Word says about the circumstance or situation. we also believe. then. It stands in the midst of the most impossible circumstances and believes God anyway! Then it begins to speak. (Gloria Copeland: The Unbeatable Spirit of Faith: 6.Página 9 de 127 God’s Word just because God said it -. Then you will be living in the Spirit of Faith. That’s what the spirit of faith does.. It looks "not at the things which are seen.
I heard Brother Kenneth Copeland ministering on his television broadcast. R. Before we move on to that examination. we will substantiate the truth that the Glory of God and the Spirit of God are synonymous. Return to Top CHAPTER 3 -.. If they all have faith in the same thing then they are all going to act the same way when they come together. but it rather teaches that He imparts the Glory of God to us. 9) This is the very essence of "the Word of Faith. what is the spirit that prevails in that place? How do they all act? They’ll all act the same way if its all the same faith. Torrey makes this observation: The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Glory in 1 Peter 4:14: "If ye be reproached for the name of Christ." which we preach! Now the Spirit of Faith compels us to speak our faith! He said here that faith has a spirit about it. how does it conduct itself? What does it do? What prevails when more than one faith person comes together." or revivals of the Holy Spirit and the manifestations of the Glory of God that are present during these moves of the Spirit. but on your part he is glorified. How does it speak. as the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding and of Counsel and Might and Knowledge and the Fear of the Lord imparts to us wisdom and understanding and counsel and might and knowledge and counsel file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1." This name does not merely teach that the Holy Spirit is infinitely glorious Himself. thou shalt be saved. happy are ye. and live the "faith life" are the one’s that overcome in life! We will see further confirmation of these truths with regard to the Spirit of Faith as we explore the scriptures verse by verse in 2 Corinthians Chapters Three through Five to see the meaning of this term within context in the writings of Paul in Chapter Four of this dissertation. for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of.. "The Holy Ghost is the Glory of God!" This statement intrigued me! Can we further substantiate this assertion? In his book. you just listen to it speak for a little bit and you’ll find out what the spirit is that prevails over it. how does it act? How does it walk. Well to find out what the spirit of something is. Página 10 de 127 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.THE SPIRIT OF GLORY In this chapter.HTM 07/06/2007 . As the Spirit of Life imparts life to us. (Copeland: The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) People who act in faith. (Romans 10:8. This will be important in our later discussion of the "moves. A. and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead. He said. The Believer’s Voice of Victory. Dr. The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit. Early in the 1990s. speak the Word. just as the Spirit of Truth imparts truth to us. We will take up this discussion in the next chapter. we need to establish a correlation between the Spirit of God and the Glory of God.
. We can see this in Acts Chapter Two when the Holy Spirit was poured out in the Upper Room: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come. That glory describes all three forces as well as being the physical manifestation of all three. In these last days we are going to learn about the knowledge of the glory of God. The light of what? The light of the glorious Gospel. Looking at file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. and it filled all the house where they were sitting. When you are talking about God’s glory. Página 11 de 127 and the fear of the lord. experienced the light of God shining around him. but the time is now that we will experience greater manifestations of that glory. In the Believer’s Convention we conducted in Anaheim.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. California in 1979. Moses saw it from His backside. as the Spirit gave them utterance.lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. blind eyes won’t stay blind. When that glory is manifested in our midst.. The Gospel is the word of God. you are talking about a manifestation of the life. The picture that was developed showed Brother Hagin completely surrounded by the light of God. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind. should shine unto them (2 Corinthians 4:4). and as the Spirit of Grace applies and administers to us the manifold grace of God. and the love of God. and began to speak in other tongues. One of the professional photographers taking photographs of the meetings took a picture of him as he preached the Word of God. We have experienced the manifestation of God’s glory to a degree. . (Torrey: The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit: 71) The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Glory. God Himself is covered with it from head to foot. Praise God! William Branham.HTM 07/06/2007 . Religious tradition has taught us that gold rings. Several times it was photographed. or halos. Brother Kenneth E. they were all with one accord in one place. The law of sin and death cannot stand in its presence. The outward manifestation of what is called the "Glory of God" is a manifestation of God’s Holy Spirit. The Gospel is the power. and it set upon each of them. (Acts 2:1-4) The outward manifestation of "fire" above the heads of the believers there in Acts Chapter Two is an outward manifestation of the Glory of God. the light.. he would be enveloped in that light. Hagin was ministering in a service. When he would begin to minister. Romans 1:16 tells us the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation.. a great prophet of God in the 1950’s and 1960’s. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire. so the Spirit of Glory is the administrator to us of God’s glory. who is the image of God. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. around someone’s head represented holiness. God’s power is in the Gospel. crippled bodies won’t stay crippled. deaf ears won’t stay deaf.
" We saw this in the quote from Brother Copeland earlier. and they were afraid to come nigh him. in 2 Corinthians Chapter Four. as the trumpeters and singers were as one. 30: And it came to pass. when he came sown from the mount. 94) These external manifestations of the Spirit are referred to as "the Glory. It came to pass." The light that was upon Moses’ face in 2 Corinthians Chapter 3 is another example of the Glory of God in manifestation. But if the ministration of death. behold. was glorious. when Moses came down from the mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Mose’s hand. (2 Chronicles 5:13. and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick. It was one of the most powerful services I’ve ever seen.HTM 07/06/2007 . the skin of his face shone.. Página 12 de 127 the picture very closely. Hagin. He was completely engulfed in that glory.. fire wrapped around the outside of the hotel where the meeting was. 8) This is a reference to what happened in Exodus 34:29. verse six: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. During one of those services. I could see tongues of fire upon him. for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud. We also see reference to the "light that shined" being the Glory of God in the scripture. saying. so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance. So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God. The reference in 2 Corinthians Chapter Three referred to this manifestation specifically as "the Glory of God. I was preaching a meeting in San Francisco several years ago. "For he is good. (Copeland: Walking in the Realm of the Miraculous: 93. Someone photographed it wrapped around the top floors of the building. in which he described a "glow" surrounding the head of William Branham and Kenneth E. 14) The Glory of the Lord in manifestation made it impossible for the priests to continue to minister! This overwhelming presence of God’s Spirit in manifestation has also been described as a "light." There are many other examples of this type of manifestation of the Glory in the Bible. and praised the Lord.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. even the house of the Lord. to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord. And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses. which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? (2 Corinthians 3:7. written and engraven in stones.
And. and lo a likeness as the appearance of his loins even downward. God is also described as the God of Glory. I was attending the annual convention of the International Convention of Faith Ministries in 1981. to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it.HTM 07/06/2007 . Hagin was ministering on the subject of the Prophet’s ministry. Get thee out of thy country. We see this same reference to light. to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north. Página 13 de 127 For God. to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. October 29." being a manifestation of God’s Glory in Ezekiel 8:1-4: And it came to pass in the sixth year. On a Thursday night service. according to the vision that I saw in the plain. or as "smoke. Men." as it were. When the Glory of God is in manifestation. and from his loins even upward. hath shined in our hearts. "the Glory of the God of Israel was there. hearken. in the sixth month. as the colour of amber. and no man was able to enter into the temple. that the hand of the Lord God fell there upon me. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God. brethren. in the fifth day of the month. As he began to close his message he stopped and looked up. which was held at Rhema. before he dwelt in Charran. and fathers. (Revelation 15:8) I have seen this manifestation of "haze" myself. fire. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. 1981. Then I beheld. And he put forth the form of an hand. and the elders of Judah sat before me. or "fire. This figure was "clothed. He can be seen as light. when he was in Mesopotamia. which provoketh to jealousy.. where was the seat of the image of jealousy. and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven.." He says that. 3: And he said. and from his power. and the Lamb is the light thereof. and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem. And the city had no need of the sun. And said unto him. (Revelation 21:23) Not only does the Glory of God produce light as an outward manifestation. neither of the moon. at a meeting at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa. Oklahoma. the glory of God of Israel was there. behold." or haze. notice the reference in Acts 7:2. till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. and come into the land which I shall shew thee. Brother Kenneth E. as the appearance of brightness. by fire. and took me by a lock of mine head. The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham. who commanded the light to shine out of darkness. and had the "appearance of brightness. and from thy kindred." The Glory of the Lord will be all the light that we need in the new heavens and new earth. as I sat in mine house.
He goes on to say: Ye are our epistle written in our hearts.VERSE BY VERSE In order to facilitate our study of the Spirit of Faith. We will begin in with Chapter Three. "Do we need letters of recommendation?. Página 14 de 127 Reflexively. I looked up as well.. written not with ink. This illustrates that the Glory of God is the Spirit of God in manifestation! Return to Top CHAPTER 4 -. consider this verse from the same book of Romans: Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the father. and to preclude confusion over other Bible references. knowing that they are aware of who he is. he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. Four and Five. or letters of commendation from you? (2 Corinthians 3:1) Paul asks the question. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. The church at Corinth was fruit of he and his ministry team's labor. we see that Jesus was raised from the dead by the Glory of the Father. as some others. Brother Hagin said. 2 Corinthians Chapter Three Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we. and conversely.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. In order to allow for our discussion. let’s answer this question. and where his authority comes from. (Romans 6:4) So.HTM 07/06/2007 . but with the Spirit of the living God. but in fleshy tables of the heart. epistles of commendation to you. (Romans 8:11) The simple answer is that the Holy Spirit of God is the one that raised Jesus from the dead and now makes alive our mortal bodies as well! But." facetiously. "Who raised Jesus from the dead?" The scripture plainly says: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you.. "If you look up. and saw the Glory of God as a haze drifting near the ceiling of the auditorium that began to descend. verse one. we need to view it in context. I will italicize and bold the scriptures quoted in this chapter that come from 2 Corinthians Chapters Three. not in tables of stone. known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us. you will see the Glory of God!" Everyone broke into spontaneous praise and magnified God! It was an amazing experience! We all were "drunk" in the Holy Ghost and simply enjoyed God’s presence for what seemed like both a long while. even so we also should walk in newness of life. As I marveled at this. a short while! There is never a long enough time in which to fully appreciate God’s miraculous presence and power! Answering a Question Now to further demonstrate the truth that God’s Spirit and the Glory of God are one.
or. He said this. but to remind them of his authority. much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. (2 Corinthians 3:5-6) Paul does not say these things to boast of himself. but the spirit giveth life.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. through the Holy Spirit. much more that which remaineth is glorious. Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament. by reason of the glory that excelleth. so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves. but our sufficiency is of God. be even more glorious? He even makes the case that since the glory of the old covenant was to be "done away. saying that if the old covenant was ministered in demonstrations of Glory." the new and eternal covenant through the Spirit of God should result in even greater Glory. For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect. He is the "Spirit that gives life. not simply of "the letter of the law. a ministry of Glory. and now works in us to make our mortal bodies alive in Him. For if the ministration of condemnation be glory.. he says that his sufficiency is of God. he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? (2 Corinthians 3:7-8) Paul begins to demonstrate that the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Indeed. Página 15 de 127 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: (2 Corinthians 3:2-4) He suggests that they are actually living "epistles" or "letters" demonstrating his ministry. But if the ministration of death. such that there was a manifestation of visible Glory on Moses' face. the "Spirit" that he is talking about. not of the letter. in fact." Here. because they are fruit of his ministry. the one that raised Jesus from the dead: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you. then." but of the "spirit. and it is God that has placed him in the ministry." being. They are living examples of his ministry efforts. using a turn of phrase.HTM 07/06/2007 . but of the spirit: for the letter killeth. referring to the Holy Spirit of God. For if that which is done away was glorious. the Spirit of God is the one responsible directly for raising Jesus from the dead. He refers back to the Old Testament. written and engraven in stones.. is a "glorious" ministry. then should not the ministry of the new covenant. (2 Corinthians 3:9-11) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. he says that the "Spirit of the Word" is the Spirit that gives life. (Romans 8:11) So. was glorious. and empowered him to minister the Word to them. as was mentioned in the previous chapter of this dissertation. and demonstrations of Glory.
Página 16 de 127 Again. and for sin. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin. (Romans 8:1-4) The law of the Spirit of Life (the Holy Spirit. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. we are no longer under a schoolmaster. condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us.. he refers to the old covenant. the law. till the seed should come to whom the promise was made. that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. and by that faith. and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. who walk not after the flesh. but God is one. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions.HTM 07/06/2007 . that it should make the promise of none effect. For what the law could not do.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. in that it was weak through the flesh. God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh. that we might be justified by faith. For if the inheritance be of the law. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life. who walk not after the flesh. righteousness: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. which he indicates is a ministration of condemnation. But after that faith is come. But before faith came. how much more the new covenant. we were kept under the law. that was confirmed before of God in Christ. verily righteousness should have been by the law. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one. which was four hundred and thirty years after. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.. it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. (Galatians 3:17-26) After "faith came" there was no longer a need for the "schoolmaster" of the law. was established with signs of glory. but after the Spirit. The ministry of the new covenant is a ministry of faith. but after the Spirit. cannot disannul. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ. shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.) has made us free of the law of sin and death. the covenant of righteousness. that remains forever? This echoes his discussion of the old and new covenants from Galatians: And this I say. that the covenant.
But even unto this day. which was fulfilled in the new. to look upon Moses' face. which we preach. one who believes by faith in the completed work of Jesus. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. (Romans 10:5-11) Again. such that they asked him to cover his face in their presence. because they cling to the old covenant. which glowed with the manifestation of the Glory. metaphorically speaking. so the vail is still in place. Who shall descend into the deep? (that is. we have seen. to bring up Christ again from the dead. (2 Corinthians 3:12-15) Here Paul refers to the "vail upon the hearts" of the Jews.) The Spirit of God. who. thou shalt be saved. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law. and in thy heart: that is.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. which vail is done away in Christ. the vail is upon their heart. he refers to the "righteousness which is of the law" and indicates that the "righteousness which is of faith" is different. Say not in thine heart.HTM 07/06/2007 . which put a vail over his face. For the scripture saith. is the One whose ministry of the new covenant is "more glorious. Página 17 de 127 The "righteousness of the law" is fulfilled in a born again believer. that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament. He draws a parallel to their being unable. Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus. is the "Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:2) that frees us from the law. That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. even in thy mouth.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee.. That is. He is drawing a distinction between "the law" (the old covenant) and "faith" (the new covenant. when Moses is read. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. They have chosen not to "see" the truth of the scriptures. the word of faith. and the fact that when they read the prophetic scriptures about Jesus today." Seeing then that we have such hope. Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is. and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead. and unwilling. and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. to bring Christ down from above:) Or.. we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses. they do not "see" that it speaks of Jesus.
and therefore pure. and are born again." We see this in action in Paul's words. Brother Kenneth Copeland has referred to an aspect of the Spirit of Faith as an "overcoming. in this example. "see" the Glory of the Lord. the vail shall be taken away and they will "see into" the scriptures and see that it spoke of Jesus all along. and that we are seeing move and manifest today! But we all. not walking in craftiness. He was determined not to "faint. even as by the Spirit of the Lord. the vail shall be taken away. He is ministering the truth of God's Word which any believer can attest to by the "witness" of the Spirit in the inner man. in this ministry. who are born again. that the Holy Spirit is the Glory of God. But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty. and it is the ministry that Paul continues to speak of: Therefore seeing we have this ministry. in the person of the Holy Spirit. who is washed in the Blood of Jesus. but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. that was manifested. when they turn to the Lord." with no vail over our eyes. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is. that which we sometimes call the "conscience.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. nor handling the word of God deceitfully. notice that the "ministry of the Spirit" as opposed to the "ministry of death" (the distinction that Paul drew in Chapter Three verses seven and eight. with and "open face. he assures us." or fail. and that it was a mercy of God to be so called. as we proceed to Chapter Four.HTM 07/06/2007 . (2 Corinthians 3:17) He confirms that "the Lord is that Spirit." Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure. as we have received mercy. (2 Corinthians 4:2) It is with bold confidence that Paul asserts his position that he is not dishonestly ministering the things of God. but even their mind and conscience is defiled. And notice that we.) is the ministry that excels in glory. 2 Corinthians Chapter Four Now. there is liberty. is the one that ministers the Glory. are changed into the same image from glory to glory. winning attitude of faith. as believers. all things are file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. are to be changed "from glory. This further substantiates this fact by stating that we are changed "from glory. to glory" by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 4:1) Paul knew that he was called to an anointed ministry position. as supernatural light that shone on the face of Moses. Página 18 de 127 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord. (Titus 1:15) Unto the believer. As we have seen. with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord.. We have seen from the previous chapter of this dissertation. (2 Corinthians 3:18) We. to glory" by means of the ministry of the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:16) However. we faint not.." The Lord.
(2 Corinthians 4:7) This treasure of this combination of knowledge of the Glory and the actual manifestation of the Glory is held in simple human. we are perplexed. the Baptism that Jesus would bring. that is. in the form of a message that pierces the darkness of satan! For we preach not ourselves. but not forsaken. it will shine forth! Notice that he speaks of the fact that the "light of the glorious Gospel of Christ" should shine. Paul can boldly. because he is "God file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. inside his earthen vessel of a body. For God. As we have seen in our prior study. the manifestation of the Glory of God is expressed as great light! When God's visage is described. lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ.. burning light! The "glorious Gospel" can be said to be the Gospel of Glory! It is also described as the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) Therefore. to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. confidently. but Christ Jesus the Lord. or the Glory of God. is a "Baptism of the Holy Ghost. cast down. it is always as a great. that is. knowing the excellency of the power within him! He is never forsaken. and of fire!" The "fire" is the manifestation of the Glory of God! This is the same fire that was seen as a pillar of fire in the desert by the children of Israel (Exodus 13:21!) We are truly entering into a day of the fulfillment of John's witness. He has the Spirit of Faith at work within him. Though he might experience a feeling of being perplexed.. say that though he is troubled by persecution. it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not. their conscience (the inward voice of the human spirit) is pure and undefiled. should shine unto them. but it is a light that can not be covered. It is the manifestation of the Image of God. and not of us. but not in despair. Jesus. earthly vessels. itself. Página 19 de 127 pure. who commanded the light to shine out of darkness. Persecuted. he is not distressed. A miracle of God in itself! We are troubled on every side. he does not despair. (2 Corinthians 4:56) Again. that the excellency of the power may be of God. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) The Good News of the Gospel is hidden only to those that satan has blinded. but not destroyed. hath shined in our hearts. A believer can trust the voice of his inward witness.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. note that the Gospel preached is light in the darkness. the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and of fire! But we have this treasure in earthen vessels.HTM 07/06/2007 . yet not distressed. which shines in the hearts of believers. who is the image of God. specifically to "give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God" which is seen in the face of Jesus Christ! This "light of the knowledge of the Glory" is key to my assertion that we are seeing a merging of the Word and Teaching revival (the knowledge) with the miraculous outpouring of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit (the fire of God. But if our gospel be hid.) The Baptism that John the Baptist spoke of.
the persecutions that he spoke of earlier in the passage.. to support his statement.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. that he might have the opportunity to share the knowledge of the Glory of God with the people there at Corinth. I believed. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. because of the faithfulness of the power of God to deliver him! Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus. But note that he does not "wallow" in the fact that "death" works in he and his compatriots! He goes on to say: We having the same spirit of faith. and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. we also believe. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake. which is made manifest in our mortal flesh! This "resurrection life" quickens our mortal bodies and renews us daily! Paul reminds them that death worketh in he and his fellow ministers. the Glory that raised Jesus from the dead. Página 20 de 127 inside minded!" He knows that he can never be destroyed even if he is cast down. I beseech thee. The sorrows of death compassed me. winning Spirit of Faith! It is the operation of the Holy Spirit manifesting the Glory of God in them by which they can say that they also believe and speak. It is Psalms 116:10.HTM 07/06/2007 . We do not glory in death per se. therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. deliver my soul." in essence reminding us that it is through Jesus' suffering and death that this manifestation of the Glory of God has access into our spirit man. and therefore speak. that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. It is instructive to look at the entire Psalm in context: I love the LORD. but life in you. Then called I upon the name of the LORD. the life of Jesus. So then death worketh in us. death itself is the last enemy to be conquered (1 Corinthians 15:26) but we do glory in the death of Jesus. and shall present us with you. and therefore have I spoken. that is. Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus. O LORD. (2 Corinthians 4:13-14) He says that they have that overcoming. Paul is quoting a verse from an Old Testament psalm here. because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. In this way. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me. The resurrection that assured our salvation is the eternal life of Jesus. that it might work "resurrection life" in them. in fact. is made manifest in our bodies. (2 Corinthians 4:1012) He speaks of "bearing in his body the dying of the Lord Jesus. the point at which God's purpose and plan to redeem us began to come into reality. just as we would quote scripture to back up a point if we were preaching or teaching today. according as it is written..
yea. therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: I said in my haste.HTM 07/06/2007 . O Jerusalem. mine eyes from tears. Praise ye the LORD. and will call upon the name of the LORD. and call upon the name of the LORD. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. I am thy servant.. ". the psalmist says that he is in trouble. He is our Helper and Sustainer! This is the scripture that Paul had in mind as he was sharing about his deliverance from troubles as he preached the Gospel. he endured to preach the Truth of the Gospel! And this manifestation of Grace "redounds" to the Glory of God. Return unto thy rest. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. in the midst of thee. truly I am thy servant. and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. and He helped me. and he helped me.. For thou hast delivered my soul from death. and therefore he spoke. (2 Corinthians 4:15) All the things that Paul endured and overcame by the Glory and Power of God. The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low. and my feet from falling. O my soul. emphasis added) Note that in this Psalm. Speaking the Word of God is exercising the power of God! (Mark 11:22-24) For all things are for your sakes. and righteous. The message is. Note that he centered up on the fact that he too. I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people. Página 21 de 127 Gracious is the LORD. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. yet he calls upon God. (Psalm 116. God is gracious and merciful. O LORD. that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. who hears and delivers him. as verse six says. What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation. I believed. for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee. believed. The King James Version's use of the term "redound" is not as meaningful to us. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.. In the courts of the LORD's house." Even in times of trial. All men are liars.I was brought low. our God is merciful..
which is but for a moment. So shall thy seed be. in cold and nakedness. the care of all the churches. that which cometh upon me daily. that he might become the father of many nations. in perils by the heathen. (2 Corinthians 4:16) The outward persecution that they were facing was what we would consider a massive attack of the enemy. in hunger and thirst. In weariness and painfulness. in deaths oft. thrice I suffered shipwreck. be in excess.HTM 07/06/2007 . Página 22 de 127 The Greek word here is "perisseuo.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. or his natural ability. in perils in the city. a night and a day I have been in the deep. in perils in the sea. in prisons more frequent. In journeyings often. to superabound (in quantity or quality). Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. (2 Corinthians 4:17) He considers these "light afflictions!" Why? Because he is not considering his own body. in perils by mine own countrymen. or excelling! Isn’t that just like our God? He is "El-Shaddai. in watchings often. Look at the list of Paul's sufferings in 2 Corinthians 11:23-28. And being not weak in faith. as an example of what he endured: Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more. in perils among false brethren." of which Strong's Concordance says: from 4053. be superfluous. according to that which was spoken. also (transitively) to cause to superabound or excel: (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) It "superabounds" to the Glory of God! It is excessive. neither yet the file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. once was I stoned.. But. in labours more abundant." the God that is more than enough! For which cause we faint not. in perils of waters. in perils of robbers. Beside those things that are without. as it is said of Abraham in Romans 4:18-21: Who against hope believed in hope.. in perils in the wilderness. requiring superhuman efforts to overcome. yet the inward man is renewed day by day. in stripes above measure. when he was about an hundred years old. worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. but though our outward man perish. he considered not his own body now dead. in fastings often. note what Paul says about all these afflictions that we would consider extreme hardships! For our light affliction. Thrice was I beaten with rods. but rather the power of God.
but was strong in faith. or bad to good. the things that are seen are temporary. because he was fully persuaded that the Glory of God. The Greek word is "proskairos. Keep thy heart with all diligence. but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal. but rather look at the unchanging. (2 Corinthians 4:18) Note that this happens only while Paul looks not at the current circumstance." He said. he gloried in his "weakness. but at the eternal truths of God's Word! God spoke to me supernaturally as I was teaching on these scriptures many years ago and said. "Things in the natural are always changing from either good circumstances to bad. Why is it so difficult to believe that I can cause your circumstances to change for the better?" This is the key! If we look not at. temporal things always change!" Note what verse 18 says." He went on to say. but the things which are not seen are eternal. "from 4314 and 2540. In other words. Página 23 de 127 deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief. temporary. For they are life unto those that find them. keep them in the midst of thine heart. the Glory of God is weightier. because Paul was operating in faith.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.e. The things which are seen are temporal. he was able also to perform. incline thine ear unto my sayings. and health to all their flesh.." Paul’s reliance on God’s grace in his natural weakness was stronger than satan's best attempts to stop him (2 Corinthians 12:9!) He says that these "light afflictions" work a far more exceeding and eternal weight of Glory! When the afflictions come. and overcomes them! While we look not at the things which are seen. and perverse lips put far from thee. attend to my words.. Let them not depart from thine eyes. we can keep ourselves in a "winning position" as Paul did! Notice his confidence! Notice his zeal and boldness! Notice his spirit of overcoming and winning every time! This is the Spirit of Faith! This is the operation of the Glory of God in a believer's life! That is why we are told in Proverbs 4:20-24: My son. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Now let's consider what the Lord shared with me about this verse. And being fully persuaded that. which are constantly in flux. more powerful.HTM 07/06/2007 . "Son. "temporal things always change. that is. "Son." (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) In other words. on the things that are in the present natural realm. the Spirit of Faith. or subject to change. for the occasion only. in him was greater than the operation of satan sent to destroy him. Put away from thee a froward mouth. giving glory to God. don't fix our attention. eternally settled Word of God. i. what he had promised. for out of it are the issues of life." of which Strong says.
eternal in the heavens. or forces. Let’s keep that in mind as we go into Chapter Five. and in thy heart: that is. " (we walk by faith. we return to the importance of words! We must use our mouth to speak only God's Word over our circumstances. come together! 2 Corinthians Chapter Five We know that there are really no verse numbers or chapter designations in the original texts of the Bible. or human spirit. even in thy mouth. your heart. then speaking it out of your mouth. don't look around at your temporary condition! God's Words are life unto those that find them and health (and healing) to all their flesh. by choice. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. at the circumstance. Paul has made the point that temporal things always change. Página 24 de 127 Attend to. but clothed upon. not by sight.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. or put God's Word. what God's Word says. and one of the Spirit. not diminishing. thou shalt be saved.. that mortality might be swallowed up of life. or spirit man. first place! Incline your ear to His Word. but rather expanding into a new understanding of the knowledge of the Glory of God! This is how the two revivals: one of the Word. This is how you keep. Therefore. the divisions of chapters and verses were entirely at their discretion. and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.. this is the classic teaching of the Word of Faith Teaching Revival. earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. in the human spirit. we have a building of God. and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead. Don't let the Word depart from before your eyes.) Believing in the heart. which we preach. at the Word of God. (Romans 10:8-11. an house not made with hands." Again. We see this message. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness. It is the process of not looking. emphasis added. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan. and keep our confession in line with it! This is the essence of the message of the Word of Faith: But what saith it? The word is nigh thee.HTM 07/06/2007 . but looking at the Word! This protects your spirit and keeps you in a position to operate supernaturally! Out of your heart. we "look" as it were. and now he says: For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved. The chapter and verse conventions were added as study aids by the translators. or protect. For in this we groan. being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus. Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. of life! Note too.)" We do not look at the circumstances. for as 2 Corinthians 5:7 says. the word of faith. For the scripture saith. not to natural circumstances. are the issues. that God says that we are to "put away from thee a froward (disobedient) mouth.
and another glory of the moon. And so it is written.. thou sowest not that body that shall be. and our physical bodies. and the glory of the terrestrial is another.HTM 07/06/2007 .THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. He indicates that if our physical bodies were destroyed (dissolved). except it die: And that which thou sowest. but that which is natural. There are also celestial bodies. It is sown in corruption. Not a natural body. it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness. and another of birds. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual. As is the earthy. such are they also that are heavenly. we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.. another of fishes. a house. The first man Adam was made a living soul. that which thou sowest is not quickened. We see reference to this in 1 Corinthians 15:35-58: But some man will say. and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one. then we have an eternal body in the heavens. it is raised a spiritual body. There is one glory of the sun. So also is the resurrection of the dead. There is a natural body. who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit. and afterward that which is spiritual. it may chance of wheat. The first man is of the earth. Página 25 de 127 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God. How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool. it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body. it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour. earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. and there is a spiritual body. and to every seed his own body. another flesh of beasts. such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy. the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. (2 Corinthians 5:1-5) He draws the comparison of an earthly dwelling. and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him. but a spiritual body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men. but bare grain.
We shall not all sleep. that every one may receive the things done in his body. at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound. O death. which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. We look. and to be present with the Lord. as we pointed out before. he speaks of "confidence. and this mortal shall have put on immortality. my beloved brethren. not by sight:) We are confident. but we shall all be changed. Wherefore we labour.. I say. in the twinkling of an eye. where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin. and willing rather to be absent from the body. be ye stedfast. we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith. Death is swallowed up in victory." Therefore we are always confident.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. we may be accepted of him. Therefore. at the eternal truths of God’s Word.HTM 07/06/2007 ." this is derived from that overcoming Spirit of Faith at work within him! Why? Because. and this mortal must put on immortality. always abounding in the work of the Lord.) we labor in the Gospel.. In a moment. where is thy sting? O grave. He saw his ministry as a labor of love with a desire to be "accepted" of his Lord! For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. and we shall be changed. the things of the spiritual realm. whether present or absent. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption." For the promise of this transformation. that. Behold. I shew you a mystery. we have the "earnest of the Spirit. Paul speaks of the fact that whether we are present (in the natural body. whilst we are at home in the body. forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. and the strength of sin is the law.) or absent (in the spiritual body. unmoveable. not by sight!" We do not look at the temporal circumstances around us. For this corruptible must put on incorruption. knowing that. that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. But thanks be to God. and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written. Página 26 de 127 Now this I say. whether it be good or bad. according to that he hath done. it is raised a spiritual body. we "walk by faith. Verse 44 says that "it is sown a natural body. rather. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. brethren. (2 Corinthians 5:6-9) Again.
however. what strikes terror file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Thou wicked and slothful servant. I have gained beside them five talents more. Thayer gives us two definitions: 5401 phobos1) fear. interesting to note the definition of the "terror of the Lord" as used in 2 Corinthians 5:11. For unto every one that hath shall be given. He reminds us that we will be judged by what we have done. His lord answered and said unto him. saying. and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers. His lord said unto him. (Matthew 25:24-30) It is. If one has ministered faithfully. dread.. (2 Corinthians 5:10. Lord. there thou hast that is thine. we persuade men. thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things. and reckoneth with them. and went and hid they talent in the earth: lo. 11) Paul reminds us that everything that we do while in our physical body.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Judgment need not imply punishment. and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.HTM 07/06/2007 . Lord thou deliverest unto me five talents: behold. I knew thee that thou art a hard man. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. we also know the "terror of the Lord" that evil works will receive stern judgment as well. Then he which received the one talent came and said. and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid. reaping where thou hast not sown. terror. but we are made manifest unto God. Well done. by the same token. thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not. and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. Página 27 de 127 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord. we will render an account before the Lord on the day of His Judgment. both good and bad. (Matthew 25:19-21) However. I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Take therefore the talent from him. and give it unto him which hath ten talents.. one will receive a faithful servant’s reward! After a long time the lord of those servants cometh. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents.
by metonymy. 1. 18:10. dread. as there. <Acts 9:31. 5:20> (lit. has in the Sept. 19:16>. 1 John 4:18. Eph. and that leads us to persuade men to receive the free gift of salvation. Rom. e. 2 Cor.15>.E. <Phil." an adaptation of the Sept. 7:1." (1) of God. g. RV. that which causes "fear. 1 Cor. 13:7. but a wholesome dread of displeasing Him. not a mere "fear" of His power and righteous retribution. 2:18>. 15:16." but in view of <Matt. g. as Vine says. and does not need to speak of outward manifestation of appearance to justify his ministry. 2:12. it seems best to understand it as that which is caused by the intimidation of adversaries. emphasis added) The "terror of the Lord" as used here is. a much sterner import. in <Phil. 2:12>. 10:28>.. <Rom.. 8:15>. 9:2. 1 Pet. therefore. of <Isa. "that which may cause flight. 2:3." KJV "(their) terror. "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. 2:25. Página 28 de 127 2) reverence (respect) for one's husband (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Thayer’s Lexicon) The "terror of the Lord" is the "fear of God. g. "may have fear").. in <Acts 2:43.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.. as a controlling motive of the life. terror. Exod. a "fear" which banishes the terror that shrinks from His presence. For whether we be beside ourselves. the association of "fear and trembling.E. 2:15. e. For we commend not ourselves again unto you. that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance. 3:14>. he reminds them of his ministry so that they will have "somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance. "(their) fear. 1 Tim. e. then." or reverence for God that is the "beginning of wisdom" according to Proverbs 9:10. 11:11. it is for your cause. Nouns. in matters spiritual and moral. that he is serving God. <Rom. Rev. and which influences the disposition and attitude of one whose circumstances are guided by trust in God. 13) Notice that Paul returns to his previous mention of the fact that he has no need to commend himself to them. 11:25. and not in heart. <Gen. 8:12>. "what they fear. Ps. 55:5.. g. 1 Pet. a "reverential fear" not. hence some take it to mean.15>. See TERROR. through the indwelling Spirit of God. and not in heart.." We know this reverence of the Lord. g. however." that which is caused by being scared. <Heb. but a wholesome dread of displeasing Him." always with this significance in the four Gospels. <3:2. 1 Pet. Deut. (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: W. 3:18. Vine." as. Vine expands the definition of "phobos" as follows: A.HTM 07/06/2007 . "a mere ‘fear’ of His power and righteous retribution. (2) of superiors. "fear not their fear". "the fear of Christ")... it is to God: or whether we be sober. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. 13:3. phobos ^5401^ first had the meaning of "flight. e. also e." He is saying that he knows his heart. 19:17. (2 Corinthians 5:12." <Rom. 5:21> (RV. Isa. (b) "reverential fear. 1:17> (a comprehensive phrase: the reverential "fear" of God will inspire a constant carefulness in dealing with others in His "fear")." (a) "fear. but give you occasion to glory on our behalf." W.
the clear. and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem. he ascribes to being "toward God. Thayer defines the word as follows: 1839 existemito throw out of position. he draws a picture of an outward manifestation.in other words." That is.." or "drunk. to be beside oneself. to be insane (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Thayer’s Lexicon) Paul is saying that if he and his compatriots appear "beside themselves. be this known unto you." He completes the thought by saying that if he and his ministry team appear "sober" (as opposed to appearing "drunk") it is "for your cause." This is fascinating to me in the light of the current revival’s manifestations! To be "beside oneself" is another way of saying "drunk!" Indeed. After speaking of the lack of a need for outward demonstration of a "validation" of his ministry. it is to God. is another reference that brings together the manifestation of the actions of the Holy Spirit (drunkenness) with the clear teaching of the Word (sobriety!) We can demonstrate this comparison of "drunkenness" to the effects of the Holy Spirit by turning to Acts 2:14-18: But Peter. not with wine! They were drunk in the Holy Spirit! They were full of "new wine" of the kind Jesus spoke of in Matthew 9:17! We see manifestations of being "drunk in the Spirit" in today’s revival as well: At all of the meetings associated with this fresh outpouring. lucid teaching of the Word of God. throw into wonderment b) to be amazed. Many people file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.." or due to his being "caught up in the Spirit. and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken. and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit. and said unto them." it is unto God during ministry.HTM 07/06/2007 . standing up with the eleven. to displace a) to amaze. he makes the point that "whether we be beside ourselves. This then. and your young men shall see visions. Página 29 de 127 However. even though in was just nine o’clock in the morning! But Peter explains that they were not drunk in the way that the crowd thought they were drunk. to astonish. there have been many emotional and physical healings. seeing it is but the third hour of the day. The outward manifestation of being so caught up in the Spirit during ministry that he appears "beside himself!" This state. I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. and they shall prophesy: The crowd thought that the disciplines were drunk. to be astounded c) to be out of one's mind.. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. as ye suppose. lifted up his voice. saith God. And it shall come to pass in the last days. Ye men of Judaea. which will enhance their understanding of the Word.
and become filled with the joy of the Lord. 6). become "drunk" in the Spirit. and there come in those that are unlearned. How is it then. is "unto God. but the clarity of teaching in a known language is a benefit to all. hath a tongue. every one of you hath a psalm. he is convinced of all. Outside. Each service lasted six or seven hours. and report that God is in you of a truth. and have been brought to a place of repentance and brokenness. Whatever Word we preach." however.. Others laughed in the Spirit or fell under the power of God. saith the Lord. hundreds waited in lines that stretched around the block to get into the church. or one unlearned. and so falling down on his face he will worship God. (1 Corinthians 14:21-26) We see. we need a combination of the Word and file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1." (Riss: A History of the Worldwide Awakening of 1992-1995: WWW) The laughing and "drunkenness" in the Spirit. some became 'drunk' on the Spirit and could not stand up. It is God putting forth His Word and then confirming that Word with signs following. If therefore the whole church be come together into one place. p.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. at Freidzon's meetings. but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not. and the clear teaching of the Word. Let all things be done unto edifying. brethren? when ye come together. the soberness of teaching is for the believer’s edification. will they not say that ye are mad? But if all prophesy. or weeping or shaking. not to them that believe. hath a doctrine. hath an interpretation. and yet for all that will they not hear me. Phenomena of this kind characterized a revival that began in 1992 in Buenos Aires. In the law it is written. in the same way that the supernatural manifestation of speaking in tongues may be a sign to an unbeliever. MOUNTAIN MOVERS (October 1993. a need for both the supernatural move of the Spirit of God. Argentina under Claudio Freidzon. With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people. Large numbers of children have been affected. It’s not that we don’t have to have preaching and teaching anymore. and all speak with tongues. No. Página 30 de 127 have encountered God anew or afresh.HTM 07/06/2007 . Wherefore tongues are for a sign. According to a publication of the Assemblies of God. but for them which believe. hath a revelation. "as people entered into adoration and worship. emotional kind of move. laughing almost uncontrollably. People have often fallen down under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. or unbelievers. many of whom have reported seeing visions of heavenly things. therefore. and there come in one that believeth not. The move of the Holy Ghost is not some wild. God will confirm with signs following.. he is judged of all: And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest.
he is a new creature: old things are passed away. this is the crux of my dissertation. It is interesting to note that those that are not participating in the current move of the Holy Spirit often do not become involved in the move of God’s Spirit due to a feeling of "self-consciousness" (as opposed to God consciousness!) They are "living to themselves. they first had to get full of the Spirit of God. then they which live should not live unto themselves. i. He indicates that we should not live to ourselves. they experienced the benefits of it." Did you ever notice that there is this amazing progression in the Bible? To get to Acts 3. the rest of the Book of Acts is filled with signs.. but unto Him that died for them. they had to get their tanks topped off with the Holy Ghost. We want all the blessings in the rest of the Book of Acts. but to get into the flow of the Holy Ghost. then were all dead: And that he died for all. But first we must go through the door. but we must first experience Acts 1 and 2. We are at the final hour! It is going to take a move of the Holy Ghost for God’s plan to be fulfilled. and Vapor of Smoke: 21) Indeed. and rose again. To flow with the Spirit of God. in Acts 2.e. For the love of Christ constraineth us. But we have to be careful not to miss what God is doing. yet now henceforth know we him no more.. with the message of faith. Página 31 de 127 the Spirit. How could they step out and flow in special faith if they were too file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. but unto him which died for them. and in Acts 3. that if one died for all. but He had to get the Church charged up first. It’s a progression. though we have known Christ after the flesh. and rose again. We are right on the edge of this great outpouring. that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea. (Brazee: Blood. (2 Corinthians 5:14-17) Notice that he says that since One (Jesus) died for all. because we thus judge. wonders. that will confirm everything that has been preached for the last 2000 years.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Fire. they prayed for an outpouring. Acts 2 is the door to the rest of the rain! In other words. Therefore if any man be in Christ. In Acts 1. the "Spirit of Faith!" Let’s return to our verse by verse commentary of 2 Corinthians 5 now. behold.HTM 07/06/2007 . keeping in mind what we have seen to this point. and miracles. all things are become new. The way God is going to move is to send forth His Word along with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. the combination of the Spirit of God. they stepped into it. the latter rain. God wanted to reach the world. you have to go through Acts 2.
And this is the condemnation. What will people say? (Brazee: Blood. that whosoever believeth in him should not perish. in favor of a boldness and zeal for the new things that are ours in God! And all things are of God." All the old things of our life. God is not condemning men anymore for their sin." of being "God conscience" instead of "self conscience. We are to tell the world that they are free.HTM 07/06/2007 . As Jesus said.. Fire. because their deeds were evil. not imputing their trespasses unto them. including reservations and false "dignity" are passed away. in John 3:16-19: For God so loved the world. Moody was a heretic for what he was preaching file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already. that he gave his only begotten Son. and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. but that the world through him might be saved. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ. that God was in Christ." Instead. and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.) Being "in Christ" should remove any attitude of "self conscience" in favor of "Christ consciousness. reconciling the world unto himself. and Vapor of Smoke: 49) This feeling of "what will people say?" is the antithesis of the notion of being "God inside minded. if they will just accept His provision! In recent years. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world. he is a new creature: old things are passed away. all things are become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17. because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. and men loved darkness rather than light. God has committed to us this message of ultimate reconciliation. whether they receive that fact or not! The only thing left that can condemn them is simply refusing the free gift of salvation through Jesus. as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead. condemnation comes from rejecting the free gift of salvation through Jesus. To wit. reconciling the world unto Himself and is no longer holding the sins of the world against them! Jesus has paid in full the penalty for the sins of the entire world. Página 32 de 127 reserved to get full of the Holy Ghost and act a little strange? If they were too concerned about what people were going to think when they do when God told them to go and pray for someone? They would still be thinking. there has been a great wave of revelation knowledge concerning the new birth. a message that turns the theological world "on it’s ear!" That message is that God was.. that light is come into the world. in Jesus. There was a time when people thought Dwight L. Therefore. with a powerful message. be ye reconciled to God. who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ. but have everlasting life. behold.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. if "any man be in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) God has given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
but it also includes all the things money can’t buy -.. (2 Corinthians 5:21) God made Jesus to become sin. We are now ready to be used to bring this good news to the people of this age! We have the message that will meet their needs spirit. not of the country they are assigned to. Since those early days. we know without a doubt that God’s love is for every person on earth. lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ. soul and body! We are. answers to social and political problems. We need to act like ambassadors! Ambassadors operate according to the laws and rules of their country. Today. there have been great moves of God.things such as healing. This great move of God today involves two particular areas about which there has been very little revelation knowledge. but God’s prosperity is not based on a monetary system.HTM 07/06/2007 . Everyone began discussing and experiencing the baptism of the Holy Spirit. we are ambassadors for the Anointed One and His Anointing in the earth. with Jesus’ righteousness! We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus! We are ambassadors of file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. we are not to be limited to the natural realm and the influence of the "god of this world system. that we might be made righteous. peace of mind." They have "diplomatic immunity" from the laws governing the country in which they are stationed. with our sin. God caused a great revelation of the Holy Spirit to flow through the body of Christ. 8) All that we have been taught about faith. The Lord said to me a number of years ago: "A revelation of the love of God is the highest revelation of the church because I am love. Jesus Christ! For he hath made him to be sin for us. should shine unto them. who knew no sin. that he gave his only begotten Son. Ambassadors live within a country on land that is actually part of their "home nation. We have watched a great healing revival. True prosperity is the ability to use the power of God to meet the needs of mankind." In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not. The second area involves a revelation of the love of God. then. this includes finances." we are believers! And as believers." (Copeland: Walking in the Realm of the Miraculous: 7.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.. One is the realm of prosperity. During the 1960’s. There is a wider scope to prosperity than just financial matters and having your own personal needs met. All these are part of the revival occurring today in the earth. etc. prosperity and the operation of the love of God has been to bring us to this point. They could not understand how any man could say that God loved the sinner. called as heaven’s ambassadors to this planet. Página 33 de 127 from the Word of God. who is the image of God. Of course. that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 4:4) We are not "them which believe not. For God so loved the world. In similar fashion. We have seen the truth of John 3:16. The world measures prosperity in silver and gold.
"Church has been so great! We haven’t had preaching for four weeks!" Sometimes God will emphasize certain themes over a period of time. but the Holy Spirit is the power that brings the Word to pass. or we can float away. He truly begins to take control. 68) As "vessels containing His presence. We need a combination of the two. By yielding to God’s will. people will have wonderful faith in man’s wisdom and man’s ability to proclaim the Word and bring revelation. but the minute they lost the move of the Spirit." I’ve heard people say. but we shouldn’t get excited because we don’t have preaching and teaching. Some people are controlled by their flesh. You are being controlled and influences by the Holy Spirit. we need to "transport His power" to the world! This is the true reason for the present outpouring of the "Spirit of Faith" revival! If we go with the Word only. You have become more sensitive to His sweet presence. "Roll your works upon the Lord -. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 67. "We’ve found the move of the Spirit. we had better have faith in the power of God. We will never leave the Word.commit and trust them wholly to Him. If we get into trouble. He only adds to what has already been built. The Word is first and foremost.. [He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will." As you roll your works upon the Lord. and you respond to His quiet leading. So there are two extremes: We can either dry up and blow away because of too much Word and a lack of the Spirit. You are a vessel containing His presence.. the Holy Spirit causes your thoughts to become an expression of His will. We don’t need the Word anymore. they lost their fire. The second group of people say. "I’m in the Spirit. you are being molded by his influence into the likeness of Jesus. Página 34 de 127 His Kingdom in the earth. God had to find someone else to use. You may wish you could tie a spiritual rope around some people’s ankles and reel them in out of the ozone. Almost every move of God in the past 2000 years started out with fire and ended up with ice because they lost the move of the Spirit! They may have had some kind of Word message.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Teaching is our foundation. God doesn’t take away." as ambassadors of His reconciliation. a vehicle transporting His power. we had better have the power of God. If we get into trouble. We don’t need preaching and teaching. but they won’t have much faith in the power of God. He begins to send impulses to your heart. and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.HTM 07/06/2007 . file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. We should be operating in the Word and in the power of the Spirit! Proverbs 16:3 AMP says. You will find that your steps are being directed by the hand of the Spirit of God." They have forgotten to stick with the Word as their foundation. They walk around with a look that says. others are under the influence of demon spirits.
Are we ready? Why is God moving in the fashion that He has been moving to get us ready? Let’s take up that question in the next chapter. "Then there will come a move of God which will be a revival of God and His Word. and Vapor of Smoke: 23.The Doorway to Revival! The fire is the outpouring of the Holy Ghost which often manifests itself in joy.. scriptures can have a two.. We are on the edge of it. How shall this be? The Holy Ghost! God spoke it with His mouth. I don’t know about you. that will be the greatest move of God the Earth has ever seen. If we are not careful. an empowering of both the Word and the Spirit! A move of God. First. by laughter. but I would rather stand right in the middle of the road and hold on to both the Word and the Spirit.or three-fold application. 24) We need to be ambassadors of the Word and of the Spirit to this world. Return to Top CHAPTER 5 -. And finally it was said. is coming. God is changing the Church from the inside out. Fire. And the fire is not just emotionalism -." It was the Teaching Movement. (Brazee: Blood.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. EKEKIEL 37:1-8 1 The hand of the Lord was upon me. and other manifestations that they find "uncomfortable" in this current revival. A good example of how God combines the Word and Spirit is found in Ezekiel 37. "Why should God want to move by His Spirit in this strange way?" That is. though. a mighty harvest." We watched the Charismatic Movement come to pass. Years ago it was prophesied. and He will fulfill it with His hand. Often. That is what God is preparing us for in these days of revival. we can focus on what is happening on the outside and forget about what’s going on inside.. and file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. 28) We are on the edge of this great revival. Blood. (Brazee: Blood.WHY IS GOD MOVING IN THIS MANNER? Many have asked the question." That is where we are now. "There will come a move or revival of the Holy Ghost and the gifts.. It was also said. Fire. we must note that the question arises from a concern about an outward manifestation of actions in others. and Vapor of Smoke: Holy Ghost Outpourings. Fire. a revival. Página 35 de 127 We can go in one direction or the other. "Then there will come a move of God where the Word and the Spirit will come together. even though this mainly pertains to Israel. and Vapor of Smoke: 27. Let’s examine this question. Ekeziel’s vision of the dry bones could also be a picture of the Church in the last days. It is looking at the outward appearance and asking.HTM 07/06/2007 .it is God using a combination of the Word and the Spirit to impart changes in us. which describes a vision pertaining to the house of Israel. "why?" Why is there a need for this activity? Reverend Mark Brazee addresses this question in his book. being drunk in the Holy Spirit.
HTM 07/06/2007 . Son of man. 18) God is preparing the church for the great harvest of these "last of the last days" by leading them through a move that removes "self-consciousness" and leads them into "Holy Spiritconsciousness. 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones. bone to his bone. O ye dry bones. and the Spirit of God has been saying this in my heart and challenging me and so I’m just passing it along to you. This great army. and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones. and cover you with skin. and ye shall live. and Vapor of Smoke: 17.. 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and. But it’s not enough to do the work that God has planned for the Church. 8 And when I beheld. 4 Again he said unto me. they were very dry. and say unto them.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.. and the bones came together. the sinews and the skin covered them above. can these bones live? And I answered. I will cause breath to enter into you. and will bring up flesh upon you. Prophesy upon these bones. Fire. 3 And he said unto me. the Church. Behold. and bones have been coming together." So we’ve been experiencing a refreshing of the Spirit. hear the word of the Lord. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied. people have been speaking the Word. When the Word went forth. skin and ligaments appeared. (Brazee: Blood. thou knowest. and ye shall live: 6 And I will lay sinews upon you. and put breath in you. behold. lo. lo. This passage is also a picture of what God has done throughout past revivals. there was a noise.. and the bones came together. but just recently I’ve been having a stirring in my heart to look at faith again. is being raised up. Página 36 de 127 carried me out in the spirit of the Lord. God spoke to Ezekiel in the valley full of dry bones. For years. but not necessarily in a new light but maybe in a fresh light. O Lord God. and Ezekiel began to speak the Word. and ye shall know that I am the Lord. Verse 10 says that a great army was formed." file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. and behold a shaking. "Make sure that you mix faith with the move of the Spirit. there were very many in the open valley..
Smith Wigglesworth. unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children. A basic foundation has been laid which started bringing the bones.. we have arrived at that point only because of our being "grounded in the Word. whereby they lie in wait to deceive.Not by might. Zechariah 4:6 says. the army of God. muscles. that’s what we had. remember! I believe God is saying that the Church. because the move of the Spirit that we are really in is a mixture of the Word and the Spirit. and of the knowledge of the Son of God. guess what?! It’s the nineties! (Kilstrom: Make Sure You Mix Faith With A Move of the Holy Spirit: Teaching Tape) This revival of the Spirit brings us to a point of freedom to act instantly to obey the voice of the Spirit of God. you’ve probably heard your pastor talk about him. may grow up into him in all things.HTM 07/06/2007 . Then he said in the nineties there would come a revival of the mixture of both. and some.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. in favor of the "move of the Spirit. is ripe for the wind or breath of the Spirit.. It was because we need it! And one thing that the Lord has been stirring in my heart is to make sure that as we go on in the move of the Spirit that we make sure that we bring our faith with us. healing. which is the head. prophesied that in the sixties and the seventies there would come a revival of the Holy Ghost and the Gifts of the Spirit. and carried about with every wind of doctrine. for the work of the ministry. evangelists. ligaments. Well. Fire. But speaking the truth in love. but by my Spirit. and skin together. prophets. we had a revival of faith.. Ephesians 4:11-16 says: And he gave some. prosperity. and now let’s go to something else.. pastors and teachers. and cunning craftiness. unto a perfect man. for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith. Hallelujah. and some. maybe read his book." We need both the Word and the Spirit. Now it’s time for the wind to blow. Página 37 de 127 You know God spent twenty years or more through the ministry gifts in the Body of Christ to teach the Body of Christ faith for a reason! And it wasn’t just a subject. ligaments and skin) together in these last days through a unity of faith (Ephesians 4:13) it is both by the ministry of the Word and the move of the Spirit. We need a move of the Spirit of God.. by the sleight of men. Faith. apostles. nor by power. For the perfecting of the saints. then he said after that there would come a revival of the Word of God. however." This is a move of the Spirit and the Word. even Christ: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. and Vapor of Smoke: 19) As God brings the "body of Christ" (the bones. and good sound doctrines have been poured into the Church for years. and some. muscles." We can not leave behind our Word of God (teaching) orientation. tossed to and fro. (Brazee: Blood. We call it the Charismatic Movement.. well that’s what happened. ".
Notice that the Ministry Gifts are given to "perfect. and is now here. They are asking themselves the question. we in the Church are standing at a fork in the road. This is where so many people in the Body of Christ find themselves today. and Vapor of Smoke: 25) We must be open to this new addition in order to partake of it. don’t give me all this Holy Ghost emotionalism!" I thank God for the Word. when we are "no more children. not a bully! Jesus. minister to one another.. as we have seen.HTM 07/06/2007 .. He is adding something to it. He is an encourager. does not force. This is added to our understanding of the Word.. but He does want to add something "in the mix!" God is not taking anything away from what we call the "Word of Faith" or Teaching Revival. and carried about with every wind of doctrine. Yielding to the Spirit of God I’m convinced that the more we yield to the Spirit of God and are taken over by Him. the Body of Christ. (Osteen: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. as individual members of the Body. One group says. He will not force himself on us. (Hagin: Understanding the Anointing: 105) Note that Brother Hagin says that we are to yield to this move of the Spirit. and maturity. It’s the only thing that keeps us steady. gives us faith. renews our minds. The Spirit of God is being poured out upon people of all denominations. Fire." This grounding in the Word. He will however. Nothing replaces the Word.. (Brazee: Blood. and causes us to grow spiritually. nothing will replace the Word. Fire. after all. according to the effectual working in the measure of every part. The Supreme Head of the Church. making "increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. but something is coming. People are running in two different directions. tossed to and fro." This comes with maturity. Today. is what has prepared us for this present move of the Spirit of God. They are rejoicing in the mighty Baptism in the Holy Spirit. God. is granting a great spiritual awakening in these last days before the closing of this age of grace. the more results we would see. maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. "Should I get involved with this move?" It is. (Brazee: Blood. and a new wave is coming." or mature. The Spirit of God is unveiling the true supernatural to these members of the body of Christ in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Part of this maturity is that we all. encourage them! He is not taking away anything from them.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Demons take people over against their will and manifest themselves through them. The last teaching wave is waning. their choice. God will not force them. "I’m a Word person. but the Spirit of God will not do that against your will. to increase our dedication and trust in the move of God’s Holy Spirit. Página 38 de 127 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth. and Vapor of Smoke: 22) Indeed.
because they don’t trust Him.HTM 07/06/2007 . you may discover yourself out from under the cloud and alone in the scorching heat of the desert. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 62) The problem is that some are unwilling to "let go" of pride and self-will.." file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Página 39 de 127 How to Flow in the Super-Supernatural: 5) The true supernatural activity of the Holy Spirit is a "freeing" experience." Moving waters are a picture of the move of the Holy Ghost. "This water is wonderful. "It’s not what I expected. strength and joy to the believer that participates in the things of the Spirit. "I sense that this is the Holy Ghost moving. He never follows! If you begin to lead. After all. Jesus said." (Brazee: Blood. they will stand there from now until Jesus comes. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 72) It is better to submit to the move of the Spirit and enjoy the fruit of being a yielded vessel! Why is God moving in this fashion? To get us out of "ourselves. What is your reputation? What about being yielded and obedient to God? The Spirit leads. There is something about this refreshing. and put yourself in His Hand.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE." But I believe God is thrilled with people who are bold enough to say.. as a barrier to instantly obeying the voice of the Spirit of God. shouldn’t we want to take part in what God is doing? Shouldn’t we want to be a yielded vessel? Yielding to the Holy Spirit means that you give up your own ideas and efforts. cool water that I have to put my toes in it. They stubbornly hold on to the thought that "their reputation" is a worthy thing to try to retain." to remove self consciousness. Some are saying. "This river could rise and be dangerous.out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. it couldn’t get any better! Let’s stay here. we will find ourselves in a position to enjoy the full fruit of this move. It brings peace.. then start swimming! We will see people who will get out ankle deep. a joyful experience. But people are responding differently to this move. It is impossible to grasp one thing when your hand is holding onto something else.. I’m going to go to high ground and just watch. and they will enjoy it so much. You approach Him with an empty hand that is open and ready to receive from Him. Fire. saying. you walk alone. which is all the more necessary in these days to be an effective ambassador of God! Why not just "step on out" into the water? Throw "caution to the wind" and get your feet wet. They will say. then your body. If you fight the moving of the Holy Spirit in your life. and Vapor of Smoke: 28) If we will purpose in our hearts to yield to this move of the Spirit of God. Some members of the Body of Christ simply need to decide that it is time to "get their feet wet!" In John 7:38." There will even be people who will stand back on shore and won’t put so much as their toes in the water. ".
People are coming to the Church all over the world in these last days and finding the truth. We will be washed downstream in the move of God while the others are still on the high ground asking themselves. and then all of a sudden the waters will start to rise. Indeed. and it’s safe territory. If this sprinkling of rain is the beginning. let’s not get out of the rain. and we will be in the middle of the harvest. and Vapor of Smoke: 29. think what the rest of the downpour will be like! What is going on right now is not a man. and now we are experiencing the move of the Spirit.to get refreshed with what He’s doing now. the peace. and crave that light! We are ambassadors of the light to them. we will go ankle deep. It’s a little shallow. multiplying the power. and the water comes flooding down. it will wash us right into the sea. we will dive in head first. but both flowing together. the moving of the Holy Ghost. the last great harvest of the Church. They can only see that light through us! The more God restores our joy and our commitment to walking after the things of God. we will already be in the water. let’s throw out "common sense" that says to get out of the rain. 52) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.. God wants us to get our feet wet in the beginning of the move -.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. It is to reach the world in these last days! When the unbeliever begins to see the joy. Fire. or a ministry. the more He can use us as lights to the world! We need to take part in this move as it begins. it will wash us out into that swimming territory. There is a hunger and thirst for the light because light dispels darkness. Fire. It’s the doorway into the latter rain. The Word and the Spirit are joined together. (Brazee: Blood. and let "Spirit sense" decide that we will jump in completely! These first sprinkles of latter rain are scriptural! This is the entrance. don’t get left behind! The first sprinkles are hitting us now.HTM 07/06/2007 . our freedom in the Holy Ghost. the results. Página 40 de 127 If we will keep following on to know the Lord. When they do. the beginning. And it’s not limited to some ministries in some churches in some cities. we will get so used to that water. the light and the love flowing from us. When the spiritual dam finally breaks. It’s what God is doing all over the world. But if we follow Him. He wants us to get in the river while it’s moving slowly. and we will again be in the middle of what God is doing.. 30) Have you ever noticed that swimming with the current is easier than swimming against it? Go with the flow! Swim on out into what the Holy Spirit is doing and enjoy the flow of God! There is a reason for this flow. the ones who have been standing on a safe place on the shore will find the waters to high to enter. "I wonder if I ought to get in that move now?" God wants us to step in the water. then waist deep. It’s a move of God. a church. (McCauley: Our God is an Awesome God: 52) The world will see our joy. (Brazee: Blood. We’ve had the Word. Then when He sends the flood. and Vapor of Smoke: 51. the flow -. he will want what we have.not just one or the other.
Página 41 de 127 Praise God! I want to be drenched in this rain! I want to be "soaking wet" with the rain of the Spirit of God! Smith Wigglesworth. Pastor..HTM 07/06/2007 . just top your tank off again? Amen! Why not just stay full of the Holy Ghost? Because when you run off the bottom of your engine. here I am. but be filled with the Spirit" is a good. 18 And be not drunk with wine. all the time. How many of you ever went to the gas pump and got two dollars worth. 18. I’m here. You ought to know that you need something else. Texas. "Be not unwise. bless God. you are a backslider.. they just fall in the back somewhere. EPHESIANS 5:17.. because if you could do it. "All right.. not even enough to get to the front.coming in on fumes.. "All right now. Anybody ever do that? And that’s what people do in church. but understanding what the will of the Lord is." Well. it is not just a one-time experience. So we just need to be bold and step out and yield to the Holy Ghost. I made it". but I have to keep filling it.. Fire.. you know. you are going to have to be full of the Holy Ghost to do it. basic blueprint for God’s will... Anybody ever got a dollar? I had a man in Arlington.don’t get full of the Holy Ghost. The verb translated "be filled" in the Greek actually means "be being filled".THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. I filled the gas tank when I bought our car.. (Wilson: Be Being Filled: Teaching Tape) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. "If you are in the same place today as you were yesterday. I’ll just take a couple of dollars worth.. 17 Wherefore be ye not unwise. why not just get full and then when you go down a couple dollars. But I tell you if you are going to do anything in the last days. you’d already be doing it! You ought to know that you need something else. and he said that he used go get a quarter." It’s one thing to get filled. sucking in all that crud and everything.of gasoline? Tell the truth. but it’s another thing to stay filled. 18. wherein is excess. "Well. once said. (Hacking: Smith Wigglesworth Remembered: A Great Challenge to Daring Faith: 8) Strong words from a man of strong faith! I have no desire to remain in the same place as I have been. and then you need counseling. but BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT. I was filled back in 1923. so there’s no use to get filled up. the man that God used to foretell of this move of God.. (Brazee: Blood. I want to go on with God! How do we do this? Brother Mark Brazee goes on to say: God’s continual instruction to the Church is found in Ephesians 5:17. and Vapor of Smoke: 53) We need to stay filled with the Holy Ghost! Ray Gene Wilson recently exhorted us at Faith and Victory Church in this manner: I don’t know why these scriptures have been hidden so long from the church that people don’t yield to the Holy Ghost. People say. with what you’ve already got. but I’ll be back Wednesday.
Understanding the Anointing. who are obedient to the commands given by the Head of the Church! Kenneth E. and Vapor of Smoke: 57) God is saturating the church to prepare the Body of Christ for our final offensive thrust against the kingdom of the enemy. that speaks of the need that we have for this current move of God.. but be saturated with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). men and women will flow with the Spirit. precept upon precept. wherein is excess. Now many who are on the fringes of the move of God file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. In saying that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church (Matthew 16:18. we are to fight an offensive battle.) Jesus did not mean that the gates were being used as weapons to beat us down! He was saying that in "storming the gates" that they would not stand up to us! We need to get aggressive when it comes to taking the devil’s territory! He can not stand against an army of well-equipped fighters. That’s what God is doing: He’s saturating the Church! Using the word "saturate." I looked up this word and found it means "to be permeated or saturated." I thought. Hagin spoke a prophecy that is recorded in his book. (Brazee: Blood. Página 42 de 127 We need to stay "topped off" with the Holy Ghost to be effective ambassadors of reconciliation! That’s what this time of revival is about! It is about freeing the Body of Christ to reach a new level of yielding to the operation in the Holy Spirit that will make us able ministers in these last days! We need to be filled with the Spirit at all times! Another meaning for "filled" is the word "imbue. and there will be such a manifestation of My power and My glory and My Spirit and My anointing in these days -.in this decade in which you live -that it will startle men." we could read these scriptures this way: "Be not drunk with wine.HTM 07/06/2007 . There will come further revelation along these lines.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.. but it has to come line upon line. Fire. We have never been told to fight a defensive battle. And as it comes. and how it will prepare us: Prophecy We’re moving up now into the things of God! And I heard the Spirit say.
we can’t go with that. never feel resentment toward others who may criticize you. Página 43 de 127 will draw back and say. And it is even written in the Holy Scriptures that His coming unto us shall be as the rain.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. or who may speak against you. We believe in doing things in a nice. that’s fanaticism. Walk on in power. for the glory of the Lord shall appear unto thee. No. and great shall be the reward thereof.. but walk on. And so the Holy Ghost will fall. or bad feelings. and great and good days stand just ahead.HTM 07/06/2007 . Walk on in the Spirit. Yea. never. and the power of God will be in manifestation. ye shall see. Never allow the least bit of resentment or ill will. And many shall be blessed. "Ahhh. Walk on. sedate manner.." Never. Walk on in love. Walk on with the Lord. and He’ll come unto thee and manifest Himself unto thee. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.
Not only unto your mind.. (Hagin: Understanding the Anointing: 163-165) Remember that the current move of God is not a retreat from the Word. Many will say.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. "I just don’t go along with those things. saith the Lord of Hosts. "There are miracles happening over there. which is the house of God. And your spirit will be more alive unto the things of God." But no.HTM 07/06/2007 .through your spirit -. they saw fit to flow with God. We have a pretty good church here. And He -. And they saw fit to go with God. I only put my approval upon that which lines up with my Word. it is a melding of file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. I guess God just saw fit to have mercy on them. for He is at work in the earth tonight and He indwells His Body which is the Church. Página 44 de 127 But most will move with the Spirit.." But yea.will be able to teach you. Get into the Word and let the Spirit open the Word to you. And His glory will fill that temple. and direct you. and all will acknowledge. and admonish you. but get the revelation of it in your spirit. God has put His approval upon us.
you see. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear. and what has become more familiar in recent years. He’s talking about the things of the kingdom of God. which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. He is changing us. love and a sound mind. but one that is needed to fulfill what God has in store for us. draw your strength from Him -. you will set in motion your own ruin." That is. Yield to Him! "In conclusion. Well. be strong in the Lord -. I found out that just exactly file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. empower." It was the spirit of power. It is an unusual mix. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 74) We must boldly meet this challenge! Boldness requires fearlessness! Fear and faith are opposite forces. Jesus was talking about faith. Let’s examine that as we build toward doing the will of God in this revival.. not only to be part of the revival but to achieve the result that He has set this revival in motion to accomplish. for one. and what it was not. It was. your spiritual sight will grow dim. Today is a time of visitation! The Holy Spirit is moving in the Church to restore His Power. Ultimately.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. (2 Timothy 1:7. and energize you. Well. To ignore what God is doing now would be to harden our heart to His new move. and the Spirit Life.that strength which His [boundless] might provides" (Eph.. direct. and in those things He will reveal to you. Return to Top CHAPTER 6 -. 6:10 AMP)." Paul tells us what this gift was. the world of the Spirit. It was not the "spirit of fear. the Spirit of the Resurrection. which he received "by the putting on of (Paul’s) hands. the "world" of the Word. and of love. so that we can change the world! We are world overcomers! (1 John 5:4.be empowered through your union with Him. We just have to yield to this manner of moving by the Spirit of God.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH AND THE SPIRIT OF FEAR Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God.5) It is time that we began to act like we are! The Spirit of Heaven is the Spirit of Creation. If you do not reach up to Him to walk in those things which belong to you. and of a sound mind. but of power. now. 8) Paul reminds Timothy that he should "stir up the gift of God" within him. He has come to guide. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 11) I. This restoration is the Holy Spirit in a manifest and resident manner. the Spirit of Faith! We can establish this by noting that fear and faith are reciprocal spiritual forces. have no intention of missing the time of God’s visitation! I want to be "in tune" with what God is doing. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 11) We do not want to miss what God is doing due to our initial discomfort with a "change of direction" in emphasis by the Holy Spirit. Página 45 de 127 what some find somewhat "uncomfortable. in fact. with dire results! If you miss the time of the Holy Spirit’s visitation.HTM 07/06/2007 .
. You said. <John 14:27>.. and function in it and keep the Word of God in you. but in inverse directions. Vine gives us even more insight into the use of this word: FEAR. As he says.. fearfulness. cowardice (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Thayer’s Lexicon) And. just exactly the same thing. timidity: KJV-. from 1169. Medical science has found out that better than eighty percent of the patients in all the hospitals are there because of anxiety and worry and fear. fear will operate and function in your physical body without you feeling it. below.. fear activates satan. Página 46 de 127 the opposite. and deiliao. FEARFULNESS 2. Isn’t that right? Sure it will! Well you know that fear will make you sick. to be fearful (KJV. deilia ^1167^.... is true with the opposite force which is fear. W. (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) Thayer expands this definition as follows: 1167 deiliatimidity." Fear and faith are reciprocals. And it will just work in there.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Remember the definition of reciprocal is corresponding yet one has been reversed or inverted. fear activates satan.that’s all that worry is. is rightly rendered "fearfulness" in <2 Tim. "I just worried myself sick over that!" That’s exactly what you did! Well now. 1 is." Noting this distinction. FEARFUL. The same thing operates with fear.HTM 07/06/2007 . You see. (Copeland: Fear vs. "fearfulness" (from deos. Faith: Freedom from Fear Tape Series) Brother Copeland builds a case for the fact that fear and faith are reciprocal forces in the spiritual realm. "fear ").E." we have received the Spirit of file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. is meditating on the lie of the devil until it scares you! Then you get to speaking of things that are not as though they were.. the faith of God flowing through your body will keep it well.. and operate in and on it. then He has given us the "Spirit of Faith. deilos.# (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Vine's Expository Dictionary) We have not received the spirit of "cowardice and timidity.I mean.# Cf. 1:7>. The word denotes "cowardice and timidity" and is never used in a good sense.. as No.. Fear.. B. the fear that you and I know. fear functions in the spirit world just exactly the way that faith does.that spirit is not given us of God.fear. RV (for KJV. "afraid"). you see. "Faith activates God. The word translated "fear" here is: 1167 deilia (di-lee'-ah). 2. was originally Adam’s faith put into the hands of satan and perverted. They function the same way. and used to kill and steal and to destroy. Faith activates God. faith works in your physical body. we may draw the conclusion that when Paul states that "God hath not given us the spirit of fear" in 2 Timothy 1:7. No.. and some of them start coming to pass! But you were sick before they ever started coming to pass. when you apply it. "fright"). the reciprocal force.
Tape 3: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) We will establish in Chapter Eight of this dissertation that the Spirit of Faith is "caught. Now that we have a definition of what the Spirit of Faith is. specially." not taught. -y deed). or the subject of faith. He says in verse seven.ability. violence. (Webb: The Spirit of Faith -. what do you suppose He has given us? He tells us right there what He’s given us. the very opposite of the spirit of fear. Página 47 de 127 boldness and courage! God has not given a spirit of fear. miraculous power (usually by implication.HTM 07/06/2007 . This is God’s definition of the Spirit of Faith. for God has not given us the spirit of fear.. and it’s the spirit of a sound mind. Without going into the detail that we will cover in that chapter. We will examine each aspect of the definition in different sections of this chapter. makes this same point in his fine teaching tape series on the topic of "The Spirit of Faith:" It goes on to say in verse seven. suffice it to say that this fact can be borne out in this reference due to what Paul says about this Spirit of Faith being from "the laying on of my hands" in 2 Timothy 1:7. (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) This is the miracle working power of the Lord Jesus Christ! This same word is used in reference to the power manifested when people were healed in Jesus’ earthly ministry! Thayer translates the word "dunamis" this way: 1411 dunamisstrength power. it’s the spirit of love. mighty (wonderful) work.. but we also recognize that the opposite. -y. might (-ily. or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth b) power for performing miracles file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. It’s the spirit of power. then there’s the Spirit of Faith. would be the Spirit of Faith. abundance. It comes by association. or transfer of anointing. ability a) inherent power. and of a sound mind. God has not given us the spirit of fear. The Spirit of Power Strong points out that the word used here for "power" is: 1411 dunamis (doo'-nam-is). well now if He hasn’t given us the spirit of fear. meaning. power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature. now notice that. power. I guess is the best way to say it. strength. but he has given us a Spirit of Faith! Reverend Scott Webb. from 1410. (worker of) miracle (-s).THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. but of power and of love. There’s the subject of faith. So this is the definition of the Spirit of Faith. force (literally or figuratively). let’s explore the depth of this definition. we’ve been talking about the Spirit of Faith as opposed to the message or the doctrine of faith. a miracle itself): KJV-.
specially (plural) a lovefeast: KJV-. from 25. And we have power that rests in armies. affection. revival! We have "inherent power" that resides in us due to our new nature. good will.. or Word of Faith.HTM 07/06/2007 .) We have moral power and excellence of soul. the hosts of God. Hebrews 1:14. affection or benevolence. Página 48 de 127 c) moral power and excellence of soul d) the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth e) power and resources arising from numbers f) power consisting in or resting upon armies.(feast of) charity ([-ably]). dear. are encamped around about us. love. Joshua 10:42). because the wealth of the sinner is laid up for us. It is a love called out of a person’s heart by "an awakened sense of value in an object file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17. taking the land (Joel 2:11.e. and are ministering for us that are born again (2 Kings 6:17. i. benevolence 2) love feasts (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Thayer’s Lexicon) This is the same word used for "love" as is used in 1 Corinthians Chapter 13.) and we have the nature of God within us (2 Peter 1:4). and put on the new man (Ephesians 4:22-24). because the angels. forces and hosts. such as the things that Jesus did. We have power to perform miracles. love. Let’s continue to the next part of our working definition. Psalms 35:27)! We have power and resources that arise from numbers. because we are the mighty army of the Lord. The Spirit of Love Strong defines the word "love" as used as in this reference as: 26 agape (ag-ah'-pay). (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) Thayer adds to our understanding of this definition as follows: 26 agape1) brotherly love. The Spirit of Faith empowers us in every one of these areas. the great "Love Chapter. love.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. and God is pleased when we prosper (Proverbs 13:22.. noun.) Praise God! Every aspect of this definition is a promise to us as believers. and adjective forms about three hundred and twenty times in the New Testament. hosts (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Thayer’s Lexicon) Notice these points and relate them to what we have learned is ours through the Teaching. Kenneth Wuest says this of this word for love: Agapan is used in its verb. and greater works (John 14:12. We have the power and influence that belong to riches and wealth. forces. we put off the old man." concerning the type of love that is attributed to God’s love for us.
although it was in use from the beginning and occupied a distinctive place of its own. which is. it is not rude (unmannerly). "a love of liking. it is not boastful or vainglorious. and approbation when connected with the word agamai which meant "to wonder at or admire. the former takes pleasure in. and its response to its recognized worth in admiring affection. Therefore they had no word for that kind of love. so frequently found in the New Testament. the former is a love of liking. the latter ascribes value to. wonder. It conveyed the ideas of astonishment." It was used in classical literature in the same sentence with philien and had its distinctive sense of "a love of prizing" as contrasted to philein. In Homer it is used only ten times. the latter a love of esteem. (Wuest: Bypaths in the Greek New Testament: 113.HTM 07/06/2007 . Truly it is a divine. Its first appearance is in the Greek translation of the Old Testament.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Its impulse comes from the idea of prizing. It is a love that recognizes the worthiness of the object loved.. the former a love of delight. It is not conceited – arrogant and inflated with pride. so far as the general knowledge of the person was concerned who spoke Greek as his second language. We have been given the Spirit of Faith. The form agape. does not occur at all. love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy. Thus. the former a love called out of the heart by the apprehension of pleasurable qualities in the object loved." But owing to the very infrequency of its use. does not display itself haughtily. verses 4-8a in the Amplified Bible: Love endures long and is patient and kind. Página 49 de 127 which causes one to prize it. admiration. in part. and does not act unbecomingly. in Euripedes but three. (Wuest: Bypaths in the Greek New Testament: 112) This word for love is also used in the New Testament due to the desire on the part of the writers to express the special sense of love that they were trying to convey. the Spirit of this unique. Its relative emptiness. 114) Thus we see that the use of "agape" was to demonstrate the uniqueness of this type of love. the latter a love of preciousness. We see how this love acts in 1 Corinthians 13.. the latter a love of prizing. supernatural love. we might say that the former is a love of pleasure." It expresses a love of approbation and esteem. Its noun form agapesis is rare. it was an admirable word which could be put to use to convey the new and higher conception of divine love which the New Testament presents. supernatural love. In contrasting philein and agapan. made it the ideal receptacle into which the new moral and ethical content of Christianity could be poured. Love [God’s love in file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. But there is another reason why agapan is used so frequently (in the New Testament). The pagan Greeks knew nothing of the love of self-sacrifice for one’s enemy which was exhibited at Calvary. Agapan never was a common word in classical literature. this love consists of the soul’s sense of the value and preciousness of its object. They knew nothing about the divine analysis of this love which Paul gives us in I Corinthians 13.
(Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Strong’s Concordance) Thayer expands upon this definition as follows: 4995 sophronismos1) an admonishing or calling to soundness of mind. phren. moderation (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Thayer’s Lexicon) Notice the reference to moderation and self-control. from 4994.sound mind. effective minister of God! W." from saos.HTM 07/06/2007 . Wine says of this word. "sophronismos:" DISCIPLINE sophronismos ^4995^. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes. "the mind. "an admonishing or calling to soundness of mind. Página 50 de 127 us] does not insist on its own rights or its own way.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.. discipline. for it is not selfseeking.E. Our behavior as believers is guided by this divine love that is imparted within us. i. but also self control: 4995 sophronismos (so-fron-is-mos'). This combined with the aforementioned terms that imply selflessness of divine love and supernatural miraculous power to affect change in one’s environment. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness. it takes no account of the evil done to it – pays no attention to a suffered wrong. makes the believer a calm. selfcontrol: KJV-. "safe" (cf. its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances and it endures everything [without weakening]. empowered. It is a soberness of purpose and control of oneself. sozo. and follow His example of being moved by compassion (Ephesians 5:1. is ever ready to believe the best of every person. it implies not simply clarity of mind. it is not touchy or fretful or resentful. from sophron. or file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1." As we see from the Strong’s definition. "saving the mind. but rejoices when right and truth prevail.. 2. "contracted to" sos.e. lit. Love never fails – never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end.. to moderation and self-control 2) self-control. We are to walk in love as Jesus did. "to save"). Matthew 9:36!) The Spirit of a Sound Mind The word used for the term "sound mind" is the Greek word "sophronismos." primarily.
" (p.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Clarence Larkin was born October 28. This is the age of the Holy Ghost. These attributes of the Spirit of Faith. We are living in that day that God spoke of when He said.. and writer. ruled by the love of God. Osteen summarizes his view in this manner: The Holy Ghost is the executive power of God. briefly. that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh. Bible teacher." The modern usage of the term "Dispensational Truth" can be traced. (Biblesoft: PC Study Bible: Vine's Expository Dictionary) A disciplined mind. Delaware County." is used in <2 Tim. in large part. "This is the age of the Holy Ghost. "... combined in the believer.WHAT "AGE" ARE WE CURRENTLY IN? Dr. KJV. "a sound mind". but the doors of opportunity for study and ministry did not open immediately. make him a formidable foe for satan and truly "more than a conqueror!" (Romans 8:37) Now. let’s make the most of the age we are in! What "age" are we living in? Let’s determine the answer to that question in the next chapter to see how we are supposed to function at this time! Return to Top CHAPTER 7 -. and sophron. How to Flow in the Super Supernatural.faith which worketh by love. in Chester. and therefore empowered by the use of faith (for we know from Galatians 5:6b. Página 51 de 127 to selfcontrol. John Osteen makes this rather blunt statement in his excellent book. 1:7>. CHASTISEMENT." (Joel 2:28-29) (Osteen: How to Flow in the Super Supernatural: 11) Can we view the interplay of history in what has been called a "dispensational" manner? It will not be my purpose to substantiate to any great degree the assertion that there are definitive dispensational ages. "of sound mind. "And it shall come to pass afterward. Jesus came down and completed His redemptive work. which is called to self control. as called and competent ministers. and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. He has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. sophroneo ("to be of sound mind"). sophronos ("soberly"). However. we must look. 1850. sophronizo ("to admonish"). into the theory of "dispensationalism.# Cf. for the purposes of our discussion. God the Father did His job in planning salvation. He was converted to Christ at the age of 19 and then felt called to the Gospel ministry. Pennsylvania. He then file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.. your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit. 11) Is there evidence to support this statement? Dr. See MIND. and your old men shall dream dreams. to the work of Reverend Clarence Larkin.") that faith works by means of the love of God." Cf.HTM 07/06/2007 . "discipline. Here is a description of Pastor Larkin’s life and work: (1850-1924) American Baptist pastor. RV.
led him to adopt the premillennialist position. with the help of some books that fell into his hands. the Lord led in that direction. Though he did not intend to publish his own works. failing health compelled him to give up his teaching career.HTM 07/06/2007 . The Book of Daniel. But he was not happy. then he became a teacher of the blind. containing a number of charts with descriptive matter. but his study of the Scriptures. Later. a handbook on evangelism. the first edition was soon exhausted. The favorable reception it has had since it was first published in 1918 seems to indicate that the world was waiting for such a book. These led to his being invited to teach. where he remained for 20 years. at the age of 32. He spent three years of his life designing and drawing the charts and preparing the text. He began to make large wall charts. in two Bible institutes. but in 1882. so he earnestly sought to avoid criticisms and to satisfy himself with simply presenting his understanding of the Scriptures. Página 52 de 127 got a job in a bank. and A Medicine Chest for Christian Practitioners. Because it had a large and wide circulation in this and other lands. "Prophetic Truth. which he titled. which were widely circulated. deplored the tendency of writers to say uncharitable things about each other. graduating as a mechanical engineer. Then God laid it on his heart to prepare a work on Dispensational Truth (or God's Plan and Purpose in the Ages). When he was converted he had become a member of the Episcopal Church. Spirit World.. a kind and gentle man. During the last five years of his life. he was called on for addresses on The War and Prophecy. During this time he published a number of prophetical charts. and then." for use in the pulpit. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. He went directly from business into the ministry. After a prolonged rest. It was followed by a second edition.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.. he became a manufacturer. This last endeavor cultivated his descriptive faculties-something God would later use in him to produce a monumental work on dispensational theology. Larkin. Larkin revised it and expanded it. the demand for Larkin's books made it necessary for him to give up the pastorate and devote his full time to writing. Pennsylvania. in connection with his pastoral work. He was not a premillennialist at the time of his ordination. he became a Baptist and was ordained as a Baptist minister two years later. When he was 21 years old. he left the bank and went to college. his second pastorate was at Fox Chase. When World War I broke out in 1914. Larkin followed this masterpiece with other books: Rightly Dividing the Word. Second Coming of Christ. printing it in its present form. realizing that the book was of permanent value. He continued as a professional draftsman for a while. His first charge was at Kennett Square. Pennsylvania. He felt that God wanted him in the Gospel ministry.
(Kenyon: The Bible in the Light of Our Redemption: 251. which in other Ages (O. Rom. but. Just as Jesus’ earthly ministry was from a given point in time. The Dispensation is a (parenthetical dispensation) thrown in between the "Dispersion" of Israel. This is the Dispensation of "Grace" and extends from the "Cross" to the "Crown" for Christ. That the Gentiles were to be "saved" was no mystery. 1924. composed of both Jew and Gentile. It has been vague and mysterious to us because there has not been a revelation of the Holy Spirit to the physical senses of man as there was of Christ. was not made known unto the sons of men" (Eph. and His appointed ministry here is just as real and definite as was the Incarnation and earthly ministry of Christ. and their "Restoration" to their own land. 12:12-13. without having to have our whole argument "hang" on the validity of dispensational theology. Página 53 de 127 He went to be with the Lord on January 24. 1 Cor. or "themes.T. when He said of Peter’s confession." All these assertions can easily be demonstrated as valid views of our current position in time." or "The Age of the Holy Spirit.. and was unknown to the Patriarchs and Prophets. 252). (Christian Connection BBS: Biography of Clarence Larkin: WWW). This purpose of God was not revealed in the Old Testament Scriptures. and continuing until this present hour. Ages)." or "The Age of Grace. Christ was the first one to hint at it.. suffice it to say that he viewed the timeline of history as falling naturally into "periods. to the point at which He ascended into heaven. The purpose of this Dispensation is to gather out a "People for His Name." or "dispensations" of time. it is not our purpose here to validate completely the notion of "dispensationalism" but to explore the reference with regard to our subject of "the Spirit of Faith.HTM 07/06/2007 .THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. 16:18." Rather than explore." Matt. highlighted by key events. Pastor Larkin’s works are quite controversial in some circles and there are many that dispute his claims. (Larkin: Dispensational Truth: 39) The description of this dispensation is characterized as being a time when the Holy Spirit is predominant in His ministry. 3:3-6)." called the Church. in detail. and from the "Descent of the Holy Spirit" to the "Rapture of the Church" at the Second Coming of Christ for the Believer. and adds that it was "hid in God" from the "beginning of the World. as I stated before. "On this rock I will build my Church. One common reference to this manner of viewing the timeline of history is to say that we are now in "The Church Age. 3:9. The Advent of the Holy Spirit into the world. so the Holy Spirit’s ministry to the world can be shown as beginning at the point He manifested Himself in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost. Paul calls it "The Mystery.The Church. which is His (Christ’s) Body. 9:24-30. The "Mystery" was the fact of the purpose of God to "unite the Jew and the Gentile" in a wholly "new thing" -. Pastor Larkin’s teachings." Eph." of God’s overall plan. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.
and he begin to say some things concerning the days we are in.) That this "Age" is evil is seen in the character of its civilization.because we are in the last of the Last Days. with a new emphasis on the Word and the teaching ministry. At the end of His ministry. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 61) Reverend Scott Webb. and the "spirit of evil.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. and seems headed toward some great crisis.." Praise God! And we are in that day. the "spirit which is of God. and it is going to be last revival..." These are called in 1 Cor. The spirit of lawlessness is in the air. Página 54 de 127 While this is the "Dispensation of Grace. he said. We are living in the age of the Holy Spirit. Hagin walked up to the platform in July. The "Holy Spirit" who is engaged in gathering out the elect body of the Church." Gal.. the days when the Lord is going to show Himself strong like never before. and begin to minister by the Spirit of God to people there. or is He permitting some other agency to have its way? The answer is that there are "two opposing spirits" at work in the world in this Dispensation. in proportion to its light. 1993 in Washington state. After nearly 1900 years of Gospel preaching the world is in a worse state. and that will be the biggest revival ever seen by man. and now there is a move starting of the Word." (Larkin: Dispensational Truth: 44) And so.HTM 07/06/2007 ."The Present Evil Age. those days are not coming. Kenneth E.. He is going to sweep in the lost to His Kingdom." and God’s purpose during it is to gather out a "People for His Name" -. quoting something that Smith Wigglesworth said to Lester Sumrall in 1939. but there is coming a revival that will be a combination of the Spirit and the Word. it can be said that we are now living in the time of the Holy Spirit’s ministry as a primary focus. reports this about the present hour we are living in: "There has been a move of the Spirit. in the congregation." and in 1 John 4:5-6. and I'm here to tell you tonight.. 1:4 (R. the world out of which the Church is being gathered is called -. because God is going to sweep in the nations. "I have been prophesying and I have been talking about the days that are coming. Jesus said He would send the Holy Spirit to lead us into the truth that he came to reveal. 2:12. it is strangely becoming unmanageable and perverse and determined to break away from all authority and law.the Church. the "Spirit of Truth" and the "spirit of error. than it was in the days of Christ. and despite all efforts to quench it. Hagin was ministering: Brother Kenneth E. and the move of God that is coming.V.those days are here!" (Webb: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. How can we account for this? Has God lost His control over the world." and the "spirit of the world. Pastor Webb further relates this account of a meeting he attended in which Dr. (Webb: The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) In teaching on the subject of the Spirit of Faith.
and hearing by the Word of God.. and hearing by the Word of God.. and association with men and women that have that Spirit of Faith. a man full of faith and the Holy Ghost. For instance.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH IS "CAUGHT" NOT TAUGHT Let’s look at the statement with which we closed the last chapter. first of all with the Lord Jesus Christ. This operation is seen throughout the Word of God.. and Prochorus.HTM 07/06/2007 . and Philip. so faith can be taught. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power. and flow with what God is doing to experience the fullness of this move of God. the Bible says that faith cometh by hearing. and most likely other gifts. and association with men and women that have that Spirit of Faith. (Webb: The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) This "association" with regard to the Spirit of Faith is an important concept to understand. and of love.but the Spirit of Faith can only be "caught. association. or anointings. is also unique in that it will not be experienced just by those that learn of it through teaching..." It comes more by association than anything else. It is an assertion by the Reverend Scott Webb from his excellent teaching tape series on the topic of "The Spirit of Faith:" In other words. association and fellowshipping with the Holy Ghost. (Webb: The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) What about this phenomenon of "the transfer of anointing. 7) The "gift of God" that he mentions. and of a sound mind." It comes more by association than anything else. in anointing the men called into the Ministry of Helps in Acts 6: And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen. as we have seen earlier in our study. which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. and Timon. is the transfer of the Spirit of Faith. (2 Timothy 1:6. especially in the Book of Acts." or "catching" the Spirit of Faith? Can we find reference to this in the scriptures? We do know that Paul told Timothy: Wherefore I put thee in rememberance that thou stir up the gift of God.. He continues: In other words. first of all with the Lord Jesus Christ. just before the Rapture. and Nicanor. and Parmenas. and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. let’s look at this concept in the next chapter.but the Spirit of Faith can only be "caught. Return to Top CHAPTER 8 -. He received these "by the laying on" of Paul’s hands. the Bible says that faith cometh by hearing. association. Página 55 de 127 The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) Pastor Webb confirms that this is the day of this outpouring of the Holy Spirit in a uniquely powerful way.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. so faith can be taught. that Timothy needed to fulfill his ministry. One must be a part of this move. and the beginning of the Tribulation Period. association and fellowshipping with the Holy Ghost. He asserts that this move of the Spirit of Faith.
and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee. Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel. was already "full of faith and the Holy Ghost. ostensibly to transfer "something" to them. the same verse says that at least one of these men. and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation. Stephen. from one person to another. And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses. they laid hands on them. and established connection with the powerhouse." In other words. that they may stand there with thee. and will put it upon them. the anointing of God is transferable! John G. Anointings may be transferred by association. Allen once said: The power of the Holy Ghost may be readily likened to the power of electricity. What could it have been? It is instructive to read what happened with Moses and the seventy men he chose to help him: And the LORD said unto Moses. Fire. whom the LORD knew face to face. God transferred the anointing that was on Moses to these seventy men! Notice what the Bible says of Joshua in Deuteronomy 34:9-10: And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom. yet. "Electricity is God’s power in the natural. and Vapor of Smoke: 63) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.A. that thou bear it not thyself alone.. in the same manner." or the anointing." It was an anointed that was transferred by the laying on of hands. Página 56 de 127 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed." Often the Spirit of God will flow like electricity. environment and influence. (Brazee: Blood. and did as the LORD commanded Moses. they laid their hands on them. And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee. and the Holy Ghost is God’s power in the supernatural. 6. A. 17) Notice that God "took of the spirit which is upon thee. and you know you can get saturated with electricity. The "Flow" of the Anointing This "transfer of anointing" occurs in much the same way as electricity flows. (A.) Joshua was full of wisdom "for Moses had laid his hands upon him. (Emphasis added. whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people." or move.HTM 07/06/2007 .THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. (Acts 6:5. for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him. and officers over them. Lake said." There must have been "something" that they expected was being transferred to these men. Allen: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 22) Just as electricity can "flow" from one conductive surface to another. (Numbers 11:16.. and "will put it upon them. emphasis added) Notice that in this reference. it is as though he has had his house wired. When one is filled with the Spirit. It will "flow.A.
everyone could have parted waters. He followed him closely. the most wonderful piece of mechanism ever known." So Elisha did see Elijah caught up into heaven and he did get a double portion of the anointing to stand in the office of prophet. Lake. and the diseases departed from them. and bowed themselves to the ground before him. That’s why the sons of the prophets said.the hairy coat -.it was the anointing that did it. so our bodies.. and smote the waters. as great pieces of mechanism are moved by electricity. 15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him. are moved by the power of the Holy Ghost.that divided the waters. The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. The same spirit got hold of him. (Woodworth-Etter: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 23) This transfer is so demonstrable that we see that pieces of cloth that were taken from the Apostle Paul and laid on others resulted in a transfer of anointing into people’s bodies. and in the next reference.. Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters. Maria Woodworth-Etter. 15 14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him. they said. all draw this same picture of the flow of electricity being representative of the flow of the anointing! Our bodies are His temples and. and said. Elisha stayed right with Elijah. Allen. we learn something about getting the anointing.HTM 07/06/2007 . By studying his story. they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. John G. it’s recorded that he did twice as many miracles as Elijah. He didn’t let the prophet out of his sight. "The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. A. 12) Brother Kenneth E. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. because they all wore skin coats -. Página 57 de 127 It is amazing how many great ministers of the Gospel have seen into this seeming correlation between how electricity behaves and the anointing! As we have seen. Understanding the Anointing: The story continues in the next two verses: 2 KINGS 2:14.A. and the evil spirits went out of them. (Acts 19:11. Hagin speaks of the phenomenon of the transfer of anointing in the example of Elijah and Elisha in his book. And they came to meet him. if it had been. It wasn’t just the mantle -. resulting in healings! And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons. And if you’ll read the Bible account of his ministry.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.
The simple fact of being in a minister’s presence. are given as two different views of these historical periods." These imparted "giftings" are "caught" not taught! As Brother Hagin states. this means that we can all have this overcoming Spirit of Faith! Let’s be sure that we are associating with those of "like precious faith.HTM 07/06/2007 . But that’s the way you get anointings. Did you ever notice that those who work closely with me have the same anointing on them that I have on me? In fact. by "association. and perhaps. often these imparted anointings are transferred by long natural association. recorded in Acts Chapter Two.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. "Revivals" are moves of God’s Spirit that are designed to "awaken" God’s people to the things that God has a desire to emphasize. to give an overview of the revivals. We will briefly look at the various moves of the Spirit of God over the centuries since the day of Pentecost. that same anointing -. We will "center up" on the last one hundred years and the history of the revivals that have occurred more recently in regard to the "Church Age.. and in the reported experiences of ministers like Brother Hagin. watching them minister for extended periods. need to "catch" the Spirit of Faith! Notice Paul said." over the last one hundred years we see a preparation of the Body of Christ with each emphasis. and some information may overlap. and the Spirit of Faith can be "caught!" We all. see a pattern in these moves of God. as we have seen. and INFLUENCE. Página 58 de 127 You see. is noted both in the scripture. We will see this established in the record of these moves of God. as Brother Hagin points out. or be repeated. as believers. My workers got them! That’s absolutely the truth.I don’t even have them anymore. We are living through that file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. (Hagin: Understanding the Anointing: 97." The following quote comes from an article called "Revival Fire. Each move was unique. or "theme" of the "wave’s" revival. unprecedented in all history.will come by ASSOCIATION. 98) So we see that anointings are transferred. as that would be a complete work in itself! Rather. or accomplish. Anointings can be transferred. who is editor of The Renewal Journal: The decade of evangelism and harvest in the 1990s has already seen astounding revival fire throughout the world. I want to "hit the high spots. ENVIRONMENT. and led to. It is not my intent to write a complete history of the various moves of the Holy Spirit in revival. Geoff Waugh. environment and influence. can result in the transfer of an anointing to another person! This phenomenon." by the Reverend Dr." as it were.or that same spirit -.. as in the case of Elijah and Elisha. in this chapter. in the earth. or "revivals. the next move. and blended with. there are some anointings in some ministries that have left me -. Both the overview. "We having the same Spirit of Faith…" in 2 Corinthians 4:13. Church history and current revivals include times when God moves in great power with mighty visitations." (1 Peter 1:1) in order to "catch" it! Return to Top CHAPTER 9 – A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE In reflecting on the history of the moves of God’s Spirit. and the "personality profile" information in Chapter Eleven.
Powerful revival touched America in 1800. 27 year old Count Nicholas Zinzendorf. l The early church saw it. Then great multitudes of men and women.. On 1st January the Wesleys and Whitefield and 60 others. a pioneering Methodist missionary in Fiji. In February 1739 Whitefield started preaching to the Kingswood coal miners in the open fields with about 200 attending. Patrick in Ireland and Augustine in England saw strong moves of God and thousands converted with many signs and wonders reported.000 were won in one day. confession. They had the reputation of turning their world upside down (Acts 17:6). John Hunt. Methodists and Moravians. Whole communities were changed by the power of the Spirit.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. especially the frontier territory of Kentucky. Read Acts! At Pentecost 3. Missionary expansion continued to see it. The Spirit fell on the people in meetings and in their homes. simultaneous 07/06/2007 l l l l l l l file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.HTM . a great longing for humility before God and adoration of God. 1739 saw astonishing moves of God in England.. Thousands were converted. missionary to the North American Indians from 1743 to his death at 29 in 1749 saw a powerful visitation of God in October 1745.000 attended. first. There were loud cries of repentance. greatness and holiness of God. By March 20. Página 59 de 127 now. Many fell to the ground. For example. The Moravians saw it. The American colonies saw it. 50. The Spirit of God moved powerfully on them all. including strong shaking and loud cries. and second. Crime and drunkenness dropped. Whitefield invited Wesley to take over then and so in April Wesley began his famous open air preaching (which continued for 50 years). That month they began a continuous prayer meeting called the Hourly Intercession with people praying in teams for an hour at a time day and night. That non-stop prayer meeting went for 100 years. Jonathan Edwards described the characteristics of that move as. said it was like being in heaven. On Wednesday 17 August 1727 the Moravian colony in Germany was overwhelmed and filled with the Spirit at their communion service. more than all the Protestants had done in two centuries. Many strange reactions accompanied the move of the Spirit then. Within 25 years they had sent out 200 missionaries. an extraordinary sense of the awful majesty. Soon after that there were 5. met in London for prayer and a love feast.000 more.000 were converted in 1734-1735. idolatry was abandoned and marriages repaired. Their leader. David Brainerd. and there's more to come. resting in the Spirit. wrote in his journal about revival there in October 1845. long meetings.
the Baptist prince of preachers. which also played a role in shaping Pentecostalism.000 converts into the churches of Ireland. Even as early as the 1800s. was reported to have received the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and spoken in Tongues. Keep in mind that these are the documented links.000 people were new converts. the same month the prayer meetings began in New York. l Jeremiah Lanphier. you were.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. And those who have been taught about Azusa are as often as not taught a (literally) whitewashed version of what happened.000 of New York's 800. By March 1858 newspapers carried front page reports of over 6. Not even Pentecostalism itself was without a history before Azusa. saw 1859 as the high water mark although he had already been preaching in London for five years with great blessing and huge crowds in a church where people prayed continually and had seen continual growth." or "Charismatic. and daily prayer meetings were held in Washington at five different times to accommodate the crowds. If you were taught (as many Pentecostalists are) that the Spirit's history in the modern church started at Azusa Street. Throughout 1859 the same deep conviction and lasting conversions revived thousands of people in Wales. taught very wrong. in Scotland. England and Scotland. There were streams of thought and practice. especially in the Black and Anabaptist churches. By October it grew into a daily prayer meeting attended by many businessmen. Most modern theologians trace this recorded incident as the beginning of modern Pentecostal theology. and some being overwhelmed (Birtwhistle 1954:133). began a weekly noon prayer meeting in New York in September 1857. Here's a little time line with thumbnail sketches of some of what set the stage for the birth of today's Pentecostal movements. a city missioner. By May 1859. It was around this time that Margaret MacDonald.. but those streams were either not written down or were passed along in file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Charles Haddon Spurgeon. speaking in Tongues and other manifestations of the Holy Spirit that we see in today’s revival. the most important ones in forming the movement.000 attending daily prayer meetings in New York and Pittsburgh. New England was profoundly changed by the revival and in several towns no unconverted adults could be found! Charles Finney preached in those days.. Página 60 de 127 praying aloud.HTM 07/06/2007 ." movement to the early 1800’s. 50. I was fascinated to discover in my research that the manifestations that occurred during the various moves of God were remarkably similar in each record of revival. Most theological historians trace the beginning of the modern "Pentecostal. That is generally seen as the start of the Ulster revival of 1859 which brought 100. During September 1857. to be blunt. four young Irishmen commenced a weekly prayer meeting in a village school near Kells. One tenth of Wales became new converts. (Waugh: Revival Fire: WWW) l l This brief timeline carries us up through the beginning of this century. were recorded as being in manifestation in these early days.
14 April 1906 with about 100 attending. "Give us revival for the new century. Baptists in the Ukraine.. is said to have spoken in tongues and had several others speak in tongues as she taught them. Early 1800s : Margaret MacDonald. the poor and the humble are the ones who receive it first. hearing of revival in Wales. 100. Churches filled from 10 a. It grew out of a cottage prayer meeting.. (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 186.HTM 07/06/2007 . formerly a miner and blacksmith. most people that do a cursory study simply trace modern Pentecostalism to Azusa Street. and the very people who prayed for revival called it "fanaticism. evangelicals were saying. this is a key point in modern Pentecostalism.000 were converted in Wales during 1904-1905. Presbyterian missionaries.000 in that decade. They do not have anything to lose. Página 61 de 127 a very questionable form. till after midnight every day for two years." In the beginning of every revival. grew from a few thousand to 100. William Seymour began a Mission at Azusa Street in Los Angeles on Easter Saturday. l l l file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. prayed earnestly for the same in Korea. she was probably an influence on dispensationalists such as Darby. Revival continues there now. bringing profound social change to Wales. both blacks and whites. That became a characteristic of Korean prayer meetings. We will examine that move of God in detail in the next section.m. in Scotland. Oddly enough." God sent the Biblical revival of the Holy Spirit from the second chapter of Acts. Revival there drew people from around the nation and overseas and launched Pentecostalism as a world wide movement Revival in Korea touched the nation in 1907. (Longman: Pentecostalist History: WWW) As Longman mentions. saw God move powerfully during the Welsh revival in answer to his and others' persistent prayers. And. which was followed by savage persecution. for example. 187) Let’s pick up with our timeline from Dr. In the Communist Soviet Union the Spirit of God moved in great power from the revolution of 1917 to 1927 and churches grew and multiplied rapidly.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. In 1900. indeed. Geoff Waugh’s work: l From October 1904 Evan Roberts in his twenties. It is the same all over the world. 1500 representatives gathered for the annual New Year Bible studies in which a spirit of prayer broke out. and thus are now lost to us. The leaders allowed everyone to pray aloud simultaneously as so many were wanting to pray.
. racial.. It was a revival. in themselves. more churches have been planted. but first.HTM 07/06/2007 . singing. at 12:01 AM on the day the 20th Century was born! Charles Fox Parham (1873-1929) presided over a Bible school in Topeka. crying.. let’s go back and examine Azusa Street and its importance to the period of revival at the beginning of this century. People were literally flung to the floor or over the forms. This impact is not only continuing.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. C T Studd reported on revival in the Belgian Congo in 1914: 'The whole place was charged as if with an electric current. there probably has not been another movement in church history which has had a greater overall impact on the entire church. yet no one was hurt. but it was also a renewal and a reformation of the church as well. it was as though everything began increasing in intensity. (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) Asuza Street was an outgrowth of events that. . a minister seeking God earnestly at the turn of the century. his part in this movement must be recognized and understood.. With the possible exception of Luther's Reformation. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. soon the numbers of those impacted by this renewal will eclipse the totals of all other movements combined. people literally filled and drunk with the Spirit' (Pratney 1984:267). We will come back to this time frame. already more ministers of the gospel have been ordained. Azusa Street Even the phrase "Asuza Street" lives today as a symbol of the miraculous power of God! Considering the prevailing atmosphere of that day and hour. praise and supernatural manifestations of God was truly miraculous! It is impossible to understand the present state of Christianity without understanding both the past and continuing impact of the Pentecostal Movement. If the present rate of growth is sustained. . We saw a marvellous sight. it is continuing to increase. to see men and women of every social. He was a true spiritual father. received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. then. more missionaries have been sent out. As I led in prayer the Spirit came down in mighty power sweeping the congregation. To even call what began at Azusa Street just a revival would be to obscure its true importance. My whole body trembled with the power... laughing. Kansas. Through the Pentecostal Revival. and the subsequent NeoPentecostal movements spawned from it such as the Charismatic Renewal. Men were falling. and church background coming together in worship. This particular one can best be described as a spiritual tornado. Even though he would later reject many of his own spiritual children. were miraculous! Charles Fox Parham. confessing and some shaking terribly. jumping. Página 62 de 127 l The famous cricketer and missionary. and many consider him the father of the modern Pentecostal Movement. and more people have been brought to salvation than through any other movement in church history. (Waugh: Revival Fires: WWW) We see from Waugh’s timeline that revivals sporadically continued to occur throughout the world up until around 1920.
missionaries need not study foreign languages since they would be able to preach in miraculous file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. destroyed his ministry in its latter days. His experience created a great deal of interest. yet he had. are by no means unique in church history. Speaking in tongues. Kansas in a Bible school conducted by Charles Fox Parham. Parham's health broke down and he was forced to move to Houston where he could stay with friends. mostly because of the dry and lifeless state of the church at the time. Even so. Parham was not known for emotionalism or exaggeration. Seymour wanted the Lord so much that he would embrace any humiliation to be close to what he felt the Lord was doing. but because he was black. As he was keeping a prayer vigil on New Year's Eve. William Seymour became one of his students. a holiness teacher and former Methodist pastor. the precise dawning of the Twentieth Century. Parham's experience came at what would be called "the fullness of time. he experienced the spiritual gift of "speaking in tongues. 1901. Ozman's experience was the "touch felt round the world. The first person to be baptized in the Holy Spirit accompanied by speaking in tongues was Agnes Ozman. and he was convinced that a new Pentecost was coming to the church. and Parham was a strict segregationist. The first "pentecostals" in the modern sense appeared on the scene in 1901 in the city of Topeka. all historians agree that the movement began during the first days of 1901 just as the world entered the Twentieth Century. 1901. In spite of controversy over the origins and timing of Parham's emphasis on glossolalia. According to J. a "bad end. January 1. His strength recovered and he began another Bible school in the Texas port city. or the use of other spiritual gifts. A couple of years after his experience.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE." or "glossolalia" in the early hours of January 1. Roswell Flower.. Many reformers and revivalists had such experiences. one of Parham's Bible School students. He sought the Lord for what he considered to be true. This gave even more credibility to his experience. (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) Parham was mightily used of God to start the move of modern day Pentecostalism." As a result of this Topeka pentecost. He also taught that tongues was a supernatural impartation of human languages (xenoglossolalia) for the purpose of world evangelization. he had to sit outside of the classroom and listen through a door that Parham would leave cracked open for him. who spoke in tongues on the very first day of the new century. Henceforth.. Página 63 de 127 Parham was a seeker of God who was constantly challenged by what he viewed as the great chasm between biblical Christianity and the state of the church." an event which " made the Pentecostal Movement of the Twentieth Century. the founding Secretary of the Assemblies of God." or a time that was ripe for the harvest of a recovered truth. He was conservative and resolute.HTM 07/06/2007 . so to speak. he taught. biblical Christianity. but rather the opposite." False doctrine and self-will dominated. Parham formulated the doctrine that tongues was the "Bible evidence" of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. and eventually.
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE... Página 64 de 127 tongues all over the world. Armed with this new theology, Parham founded a church movement which he called the "Apostolic Faith" and began a whirlwind revival tour of the American middle west to promote his exciting new experience. (Synan: The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement: WWW) As we mentioned earlier, one of Parham’s pupils, an African-American named William J. Seymour, was to take this new revelation of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit to California, where he began a mission at Azusa Street. William J. Seymour was born in Centerville, Louisiana on May 2, 1870. He was the son of former slaves, Simon and Phyllis Seymour. Even after gaining their freedom the Seymours had continued working on a plantation. Young William followed in their footsteps, growing strong in body and spirit, but receiving very little formal education. He taught himself to read so that he could read the Bible. Under the almost constant harassment of the Ku Klux Klan, and the oppressive Jim Crow laws, William became convinced that Jesus Christ was the only true liberator of men. After contracting small pox and losing one eye, he devoted himself to the ministry, proclaiming the gospel of the true liberty of all men through Jesus Christ. (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) That Seymour was so convinced that God was interested in racial equality while his mentor and teacher, Parham, was a racist, is a fascinating conundrum. Parham’s adherence to racism proven to be his eventual downfall. However, Parham’s student, Brother Seymour, was destined for great things! It was not until 1906, however, that pentecostalism achieved worldwide attention through the Azusa Street revival in Los Angeles led by the African-American preacher William Joseph Seymour. He learned about the tongues-attested baptism in a Bible School that Parham conducted in Houston, Texas in 1905. Invited to pastor a Black holiness church in Los Angeles in 1906, Seymour opened the historic meeting in April, 1906 in a former African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church building at 312 Azusa Street in downtown Los Angeles. What happened at Azusa Street has fascinated church historians for decades and has yet to be fully understood and explained. For over three years, the Azusa Street "Apostolic Faith mission" conducted three services a day, seven days a week, where thousands of seekers received the tongues baptism. Word of the revival was spread abroad through The Apostolic Faith, a paper that Seymour sent free of charge to some 50,000 subscribers. From Azusa Street pentecostalism spread rapidly around the world and began its advance toward becoming a major force in Christendom. The Azusa Street movement seems to have been a merger of White American Holiness religion with worship styles derived from the African-American Christian tradition which had developed since the days of chattel slavery in the South. The expressive worship and praise at Azusa Street, which included shouting and dancing, had been common among Appalachian Whites as well as Southern file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.HTM 07/06/2007
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE... Página 65 de 127 Blacks. The admixture of tongues and other charisms with Black music and worship styles created a new and indigenous form of pentecostalism that was to prove extremely attractive to disinherited and deprived people, both in America and other nations of the world. The interracial aspects of the movement in Los Angeles was a striking exception to the racism and segregation of the times. The phenomenon of Blacks and Whites worshipping together under a Black pastor seemed incredible to many observers. The ethos of the meeting was captured by Frank Bartleman, a White Azusa participant, when he said of Azusa Street, "The color line was washed away in the blood." Indeed, people from all the ethnic minorities of Los Angeles, a city which Bartleman called "the American Jerusalem," were represented at Azusa Steet. The place of William Seymour as an important religious leader now seems to be assured. As early as 1972 Sidney Ahlstrom, the noted church historian from Yale University, said that Seymour was "the most influential black leader in American religious history." Seymour, along with Charles Parham, could well be called the "co-founders" of world pentecostalism. (Synan: The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement: WWW) The attention of the world soon turned to that humble dirt floor mission at Azusa Street. Many traveled from countries all over the world to see, and be a part of, the "miracle at Azusa." As soon as word got out about the experience that came upon Seymour's little prayer group, large crowds of interested people descended on them. To accommodate the large numbers of people, they were forced to rent a rundown old barn-like building in the middle of a black ghetto. At the time no one imagined that the little street that it was on, Azusa, would soon become one of the most famous addresses in the world. The former mission had a dirt floor and was once used as a livery stable. Many remarked when they came that the Lord Himself had been born in just such a place. The rent was only $8.00 a month, and it would hold as many as 900 people. Even so, services were soon going almost around the clock to handle the hungry multitudes that were coming. One of the most remarkable characteristics of this revival from the very beginning was the diversity of the people who were drawn to it. Some considered it unprecedented in church history. Within a week even a prominent Jewish rabbi announced his full support. Soon astounding healings and dramatic conversions were taking place almost daily. The church at the time was very dry, so each testimony went forth like sparks into a dry wood. Newspaper articles would fan the flames even more. Testimonies from the Welsh Revival had stirred multitudes to seek the Lord for revival in America, and the deplorable spiritual state of the country made her ready for it. Because of this, the fire spread faster than possible any previous or subsequent revival in American history. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.HTM 07/06/2007
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE... Página 66 de 127 Seymour started a little paper (The Apostolic Faith) to teach about the renewal, printing 5,000 copies. They were passed around until they fell apart. Soon he was printing 50,000, but there was no end to the demand. Within weeks a steady stream of missionaries were coming from every continent on earth. Those who were on the front lines of the battle against the forces of darkness were the most acutely aware that they needed more power. Just as the Lord's own disciples were told that they would receive power to be His witnesses when the Holy Spirit came upon them, this had become the only hope for effective ministry that many of the missionaries had. They seized it like a drowning man grasps a lifesaver. They left Azusa with the power they needed, and soon gospel fires were burning brightly all over the world. In just two years the movement had taken root in over 50 nations, and was thought to have penetrated every U.S. town with a population of more than 3,000. Because missionaries were some of the first to come, missions remain a fundamental part of the spiritual genetic code of the Pentecostal Movement, and one of its greatest strengths. Throughout the Scriptures it is seen that the power of God has always come in its greatest demonstrations where there was the greatest darkness. The first ones to carry the Pentecostal movement abroad were hardened, seasoned missionaries who greatly appreciated what they had been given. They used the power they had been given, and multitudes of men, women and children were delivered from bondage. Soon missionary reports back to home churches read like a modern book of Acts, adding even more fuel to the fire of the movement at home. When it was discovered that the greatest demonstrations of the Spirit's power usually came in the darkest, neediest places, it compelled many to go on mission trips just to witness the power of God. This added great strength and depth to the new movement, and kept it growing throughout the world. Pentecostal children grew up hearing of the testimonies of God's power from missionaries. Because such esteem was given to these missionaries, they often became the children's greatest heroes. Emulating their heroes, many of these children of the early Pentecostal pioneers grew up to be missionaries so that they could live close to such wonderful activities of the Spirit. Others became pastors and evangelists who founded new churches and ministries all across America. Many of them are now leaders of the great Pentecostal churches and denominations. Each of them is like a vast treasure house, filled with stories of the glory of God. They walked with Him and learned His ways. They learned to be host to the Holy Spirit. They grew up believing that the book of Acts was not just a history book, but a living guide for normal church life. Many of their own stories read like a modern book of Acts as they earned their place as elders of the church. We do not see in order to believe, but we believe in order to see. Because it is basic Pentecostal theology that God is the same today as He was yesterday, that He does everything today that He did in
Fine ladies could be found lying prostrate on the floor next to domestic servants and washer women. It began with a few black men and women in a little home group. However. Seymour was thrilled to have a visit from his mentor. in the fall of 1906. He wanted to see for himself the great work that was already the talk of Christians around the world. who had a part in the beginning of this move of God. and warmly welcomed him. Prominent churchmen and high government officials sat next to hobos. Faith built on faith until the humble little mission really had become a window of heaven. racial distinctions. and status. every day they expected a fresh experience with the Lord.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. in favor of individuals simply and humbly seeking God! At any given time the Azusa Mission would be packed with such a diversity of people that some considered this almost as much of a marvel as the extraordinary miracles that were taking place. got off track due to false doctrine and pride. Like the manna that came from heaven. Even so. They must have a living relationship with a living God. They all had one thing in common they came to receive the Holy Spirit of God. "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples. the wheat would also be uprooted . and he was appalled by the way so many fell to the ground in apparent trances (one report described Azusa as sometimes resembling "a forest of fallen trees")." (John 13:35) The revival was reported often in newspapers far and wide. etc. because they were so caught up in the presence of the Lord. true Pentecostals believe in his present working. No one seemed to care. This was the experience at Azusa Street. In one meeting over twenty nationalities were counted. People forgot to eat or sleep.. Charles Parham visited Seymour. sometimes for days at a time. Seymour realized that some were faking the manifestations. To them it is blasphemy to think that God was an author who wrote just one book and then retired.HTM 07/06/2007 . was remarkable! And even the world took notice! As the Bible says. his former student. Most Pentecostals will begin to wonder where they have gone wrong if they are not witnessing regular demonstrations of the power of God. Brother Parham. (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) This blending of races. Página 67 de 127 Scripture. (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) It is instructive to see that one of the key components to the Azusa Street revival was the laying aside of class distinctions. and so they do. Unfortunately. He knew that if he tried to root out the tares. and so they see it. he held to the biblical wisdom to let the wheat and tares grow up together. and people continued to flood into the humble mission. Believers were in constant awe at the works of God in their midst.if he stopped that which was not file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. He thought that the various charismatic gifts were too openly demonstrated. but soon most of those who came were white. and believed that these were tares sent by the devil to foul the field of wheat. if ye have love one to another.. Parham was deeply offended by what he saw.
" Frank Bartleman wrote. this was an unbiblical. but the seeds of deception from some of his doctrines were maturing at a time when the enemy could make the greatest use of them.A. and especially objected to racial mixing or mingling during worship and at the altar. He determined that the risk of having some problems was acceptable in view of the spiritual benefits at stake. nation. He was right. He believed the great sin of humanity that caused the judgment of the flood was racial mixing." This is a tragic and diabolical misunderstanding of Scripture that has been the twisted theological basis upon which many racist groups. gender..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. When he later succumbed to the pressure and changed this policy. A. and that all believers are truly one in Christ. including the Nazis. and tried to "stick to his guns. the waters of God always flow to the lowest points. but he was a true leader and man of God in his own right. When the revival spread." Charles Parham had been mightily used by God at times. wrote. he would also quench the Spirit and the work that was real. A leading British clergyman. Parham’s rejection and subsequent attempt to go across town and start his own mission and "carry on" the revival as he would like to see it operated was a major setback. This has file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Boddy. and that Noah was chosen to survive because of his pedigree. being "without mixed blood. Brother Seymour was hurt by his former mentor’s rejection. This was a demonstration that God is no respecter of persons. just as the first Pentecost saw the coming together of those from every nation. To him. the Azusa Street Mission was becoming a taste of what true Christianity was meant to be. Página 68 de 127 real. Even more than the faking of experiences. yet Parham persisted and denounced the revival and Seymour." However. Seymour's leadership of such a renewal marked by interracial equality. Parham was appalled by the unusual social and racial integration. and the Holy Ghost was obviously grieved. but because of a false doctrine. harmony and unity is even more remarkable when it is understood that this took place during the most severely segregated time in American history. In contrast to Parham's philosophy. have been built. he did not believe this just out of racial pride. "The color line was washed away in the blood. "One of the most remarkable things [about the revival] was that preachers of the Southern states were willing and eager to go over to those Negro people in Los Angeles and have fellowship with them. the revival quickly died.the poor whites and poor blacks. untenable position. color. However. Seymour felt that an essential element of Christianity itself was a unity which saw beyond the barriers of race. Parham admired the Ku Klux Klan.HTM 07/06/2007 . it was also most readily received in the Southern states where this conflict was then most prevalent. This is another sign of true revival. class or status.. and He sends His light to the darkest places. It was also composed mostly of the two most embittered racial groups . (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) Obviously.
He continually lost influence and followers until his death in 1929. The time had come. where I first met Brother Seymour. By this he sealed his own spiritual doom. When this rival mission failed. The apostasy of the church has brought this terrible curse upon herself in almost every generation. They were taken up with God.." yet have faded out. very plain. He was a colored man. Spiritual fathers seem to inevitably try to devour their own spiritual children. The spirit could not work. There was a general spirit of humility manifested in the meeting. at another place. Man grieving the Holy Spirit and losing out in the process of time in what God was trying to accomplish is a process we must guard against in the current revival if we are to learn from history! An Earthquake in the Natural and Spiritual Realms! Natural events and spiritual preparation also had a hand in the beginnings of the Azusa Street revival. spiritual. outside as always. He attended the meetings at Bonnie Brae Street. note that Frank Bartleman. All were in the hands of men. through whom He could have right of way. That which man esteems had been passed by once more and the Spirit born again in a humble stable.HTM 07/06/2007 . a home Bible study paved the way for the revival. There was not a mission in the country where this could be done. Evidently the Lord had found the little company at last." file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. and how the famous San Francisco earthquake turned the hearts of men toward God! Also. One of the worst curses placed upon biblical Israel for her apostasy was that they would eat their own children. speaks of the move of God as it was beginning: He now moved in among a small group of humble and praying people at 214 N. outside ecclesiastical establishments as usual. he denounced it.. for every outpouring of the Spirit. Both white and colored saints were meeting there for prayer. I went to a cottage meeting on Bonnie Brae Street. in repentance and humility. I had attended a cottage meeting shortly before this..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. When Parham could not force his style of leadership upon the Azusa Street Mission. and started another rival mission at the fashionable Women's Christian Temperance Union Building. Bartleman found himself among them just as the revival fires started to burn. Página 69 de 127 been another tragic way in which history has continually repeated itself. "March 26. a man dedicated to intense prayer and intercession. They decided to wait on God in a ten-days special petitioning of God and in yielding themselves to Him. Notice from this next reference how.. This was the first schism in the Pentecostal Movement. Others far more pretentious had failed. God had found the right company at last. He was blind in one eye. Those who begin a movement will almost always persecute those who seek to take it further. before the Azusa Street mission was founded.. or who are used to start another subsequent movement. A body must be prepared. Bonnie Brae Street. He writes. (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) This kind of "smallness" and effort to bend the move of God into their own image is a continual theme in the revivals that have come on the scene with a "bang.. He had just come from Texas. he spent the rest of his life denouncing Seymour and the Azusa Street Revival. and humble..
This killed them. They had to come together. Otherwise they would have mocked us. but at Azusa St. The finished article is not realized at the beginning.. All the people were coming. This shook the whole state.. We must let God the Holy Spirit have control of His church file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Bartleman describes the spiritual atmosphere in and around the new meeting place.. that the Spirit was first poured out on Bonnie Brae. Men began to fear God. He recognized that many of the revival participants had become distracted by the effects of the revival and thus lost sight of God's primary purposed for revival. but there is always such. The fire had fallen. like a huge prairie fire. (Smithers: The Seeds of Revival: WWW) We need to understand that the events and heart preparation that led to the great revival at Azusa are still key ingredients of revival in this hour.HTM 07/06/2007 . Our modern churches must take heed and learn that there are no shortcuts to lasting revival. etc. God only could tame them." Bartleman continues. Even Pastor Smale finally came to Azusa Mission to hunt his people up. There is a necessary time for preparation. plaster. many churches which opposed the Azusa work soon found out to their sorrow. Every movement of the Spirit of God must also run the gauntlet of the devil's forces. This paved the way for the revival. "They opened public meetings in old Azusa St. Their conscience needed to be knocked at. A space was cleared large enough to seat a score or two of persons. "The present Pentecostal manifestation did not break out in a moment. as well as the nation. This. it abides alone: but if it dies. It would not work any more.. (John 12:24)" There will be no true and lasting revival until we die to our own stupid pride and selfish ambition. And many are yet sorrowing over it. They would not take God's way.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. etc.. Página 70 de 127 Soon the meeting at Bonnie Brae became dangerously crowded and another place had to be found for the prayer services. It had a very close connection with the Pentecostal outpouring. The work began in earnest. The fire broke out at his own Assembly also. Men may wonder where it came from. They would not go to Azusa. When God dries a place up. The meeting was moved to 312 Azusa Street under the leadership of William Seymour. By neglecting the roots of the revival. except as a receptacle for old lumber. that had been striving with one another a long time for the preeminence. Azusa was despised in their eyes. But God was there. it brings forth much fruit. if I remember correctly. but when the Lord came He did not come through them. not being conscious of the preparation. and set the world on fire. It was very dirty. Bartleman believed they had inadvertently cursed the spiritual fruit they so dearly desired. On April 18th we had the terrible San Francisco earthquake.. in an old Methodist Church that had been for a long time in disuse. Discerning as usual. It was on the 9th of April 1906. In fact no work of God ever appears that way. it is dry. They were also among the prophets. Tent meetings. God suddenly shut up many little Holiness Missions. Frank Bartleman was expressing deep concern for the future of the Pentecostal movement. nor let Azusa come to them. Within nine years of the Azusa Street revival.. There was little going on anywhere else.. "Except a kernel of wheat fall into the ground and die. Then he invited them back to let God have His way. We sat on planks resting on old nail kegs...
and is the reason for the manner in which God is now moving among our churches (see Chapter Five of this dissertation). silver and precious stones have been purified. he gave her the name Azusa to commemorate his miracle of healing. The Body of Christ must repent and pray in order for true revival to come. Before the Lord we all look the same. We need to remember the admonition of scripture. Azusa continue her healing ministry while her fame spread all over southern California. (Smithers: The Seeds of Revival: WWW) Notice the key elements that the author mentions: faith.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. and where He is Lord there will be unity. which we have been in training all during the Word of Faith movement to use. Each movement may be fashioned into a different stone. then will I hear from heaven. and will heal their land. During that time whenever there was suffering." This was first noted by Father Juan Crespi in 1769. It is interesting to note that the very name Azusa was derived from an Indian word that means "blessed miracle. "I received from God the following keynote to revival: The depth of a revival will be determined exactly by the depth of the spirit of repentance. and finally. REPENTANCE and PRAYER. Where the Spirit is Lord there must be liberty. Página 71 de 127 again. FAITH. it has the destiny and calling to help bring unity to the whole church. "A body must be prepared." This is one of God's great unchanging laws of true revival. they also drifted from the source of their power. The blood of Jesus does wash away all color lines. There will be no glorious. The fire still burns in the Pentecostal Movement. humility. which are called by my name. hay and stubble has been consumed. HUMILITY." Again he writes. In early 1905 Frank Bartleman wrote. and seek my face.. The explosive spread of the movement begun at Azusa continued as long as the Holy Spirit was free to move as He willed. shall humble themselves. and the gold. but the day is coming when we will all be fashioned together into one crown of glory. and will forgive their sin. "If my people. but rather it is the church that needs to repent of sin. At that time Azusa referred to the site of an old Indian village south of present day Los Angeles in the San Gabriel canyon. people file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. The fire will burn until all of the wood. while on the Portola expedition to explore California. which is a key element that I believe we are just now beginning to return to. and the people sat before Him as one. After she prayed for a chief who was wonderfully healed. and pray.HTM 07/06/2007 .." (2 Chronicles 7:14) It is not up to the repentance of sinners.. She was gifted with healing power as she laid hands on the sick. For many years. We need to repent and let the knocking Bridegroom back into His house. end time harvest until God finds a people who will embrace and nurture the fruitful seeds of revival. repentance and prayer. There a young Indian girl named Coma Lee used to pray and fast for the healing of her people. As the revival drifted from these basics.. and turn from their wicked ways. We can not afford to ignore these clear warnings from our spiritual forefathers any longer. It applies to all people and for all time. in repentance and humility for every outpouring of the Spirit. The occurrences in and around the story of the Azusa Street revival are very instructive to us today! Even as fractured and divided as the Pentecostal Movement may presently be.
but I find the pattern is interesting! I will note this pattern as we continue with our historical study. Página 72 de 127 said. but this pattern is interesting! Keep in mind that I am not trying to pin a "wave" of revival to an exact date. Pentecostal leaders trace their origins through George Fox and the Quakers. The Early to Middle Years The early days of the century were "infant" years for the Pentecostal Movement. Indeed. obviously..) it is fascinating to see how many of them received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit either early in the century (around 1900.. before we took up the study of Azusa Street. is instructive to us as we are beginning to be swept into a revival at the beginning of the twenty-first century! Let us. and there are times of preparation that lead into a revival that are sometimes not "counted" as part of that time of revival.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. John Wesley and early Methodism. every twenty years. out of the turn of the century Azusa Street revival. "go to Azusa!" Every Twenty Years? An interesting phenomenon that I have briefly alluded to is that over the last century "waves" of revival seem to have occurred.HTM 07/06/2007 . William Booth and the Salvation Army. More recently. and that. Let’s consider this very broad timeline: 1900 – Azusa Street 1920 – Latter Rain Movement 1940 – Healing Revival 1960 – Charismatic Revival 1980 – Word of Faith Revival 2000 – Spirit of Faith Revival I realize that the dates are not exact. roughly.. I made reference to the fact that things begin to "get more active" in the spiritual realm around 1920. The roots of American pentecostalism reach deep into the history of ecstatic Christianity. the Plymouth Brethren." Maybe it is time for us to again go to Azusa and be healed of the many wounds that we have inflicted upon one another. if you look at the references in the chapter of this dissertation on the personalities of the leaders of these moves of God (Chapter Eleven. The "timing" may be off by several years each way. but rather to a general timeframe. the "Spirit of Faith" revival is speculative. metaphorically speaking. the "blessed miracle" of the early twentieth century. which was birthed. and other similar men and movements. for the most part.go to Azusa. "Go to Azusa and be healed.. Growing pains were manifested as splinter groups and denominations were formed out of the initial unity of the revival. If you will recall. American file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. (Joyner: Azusa Street: The Fire That Could Not Die: WWW) Azusa.) or around 1920! This moving of the Holy Spirit in "waves" of revival and emphasis are part of the phenomenon that I am interested in documenting.
. Organized pentecostals in America emerged in many different places. Ivan Voronaev. Lake's teachings will eventually be accepted by the entire world. the movement reached the Slavic world through the ministry of a Russian-born Baptist pastor. the pioneer pentecostal was Charles G. Lake had finished his work as a missionary in South Africa and went home to the state of Washington. "Dr. Pentecostal religion was especially successful in the South. However. At any rate.HTM 07/06/2007 . we will see that many of the most notable ministers that we have received from in this century were born again or received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit around this time! It was during this time of that John G. work of grace to be sought by every Christian.. the South African "Empire Builder. Around the turn of the century some of these reformers began to teach that the baptism of the Holy Ghost. the three largest churches were the Assemblies of God. Participants in this nebulous movement. In retrospect. was the final. Many date the beginnings of American pentecostalism from a meeting held in Azusa Street mission in Los Angeles in 1906. who received the pentecostal experience in New York City in 1919." Perhaps the highest accolade was given by no less a personage than Mahatma Ghandi who said of Lake. a Methodist minister and teacher. and the Pentecostal Holiness church. Parham. (Synan: The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement: WWW) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Through prophecies. looked beyond the conversion experience to continual personal encounters with God for the Christian. Tomlinson and the Church of God. the fruit of his ministry continued to be felt. accompanied by speaking in tongues. but all over the nation small churches began to spring up. both in America and abroad. One center in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee came to be associated with the name of A.J. By the end of World War II. Although he was arrested. he was led to take his family with him to Odessa in the Ukraine in 1922 where he established the first Pentecostal church in the Soviet Union. imprisoned and martyred in a communist prison in 1943. drawing members form the poor and those discontented in the traditional churches. the amorphous movement slowly took shape in the 1920s as a confusing patchwork of small sects frequently divided by seemingly trivial points of doctrine. In the Midwest. Voronaev's churches survived incredible persecution to become a major religious force in Russia and the former Soviet Union by 1993." "His (Lake's) message has swept Africa.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. the work of Lake was the most influential and enduring of all the South African pentecostal missions endeavors. the Church of God. Página 73 de 127 pentecostalism grew out of a deepening of spiritual life associated with the holiness movement at the end of the nineteenth century. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 11) Note the reference to the period of the 1920s. He has done more toward South Africa's future peace than any other man." Soon after Lake returned to the United States. According to Cecil Rhodes. As I mentioned earlier. and pentecostal.
Perhaps the most lasting foreign influence came through the work of Smith Wigglesworth. as Dowie passed from the scene. . Missouri. Lake with a message that stirred all of South Africa.B. after several years of uneven success in Australia. In 1882.. He was trained for the Congregational ministry and held a number of pastorates in Australia before deciding in 1878 to establish an independent congregation... Dowie began preaching divine healing. prayed for thousands of people. Página 74 de 127 Several other major personalities dominate the early years of the Twentieth Century. Chief among them was Alexander Dowie." Wigglesworth died in 1944. ten thousand people had moved to his "city of God. whose healing campaigns in the Twenties filled great auditoriums.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. ministered to record crowds.. Among those that carried the mark of Zion was Lindsay himself. and his brother B. England. owes Zion a debt that it perhaps little realizes. "he filled the biggest halls. "When in America. a number of healing evangelists began building independent revival ministries. By the end of World War I. coincidentally. From Zion went forth John G. Raymond T. In 1888. The Full Gospel movement which sprang into existence. seating many thousands of people. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 14) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. one of the most knowledgeable leaders of the postwar revival. Dowie came to America. the location of the headquarters of the Assembly of God. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 13) Dowie went on to found the city of Zion.HTM 07/06/2007 .. Bosworth. From the ministry of these men and others we might mention. by purchasing 6000 acres of land. there has arisen a host of men of faith who have had powerful ministries.. this teaching was his theme in attracting followers. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 14) Another great man of faith that made an impact during this timeframe in America was Smith Wigglesworth. In these early years.F. but his work was remembered by a generation of pentecostals and his writings served as a guide for the next generation of revivalists. north of Chicago. He settled in Chicago in 1893. Dowie was born in Scotland in 1847 but was reared in Australia where he felt called to the ministry. Illinois. but by the 1920s he had become a well-known healing revivalist." recalled pentecostal editor Stanley Frodsham. Richey who was only a lad at the time. he and several other British evangelists made tours of the United States. The father of healing revivalism in America was the enigmatic Alexander Dowie. wrote of Dowie’s influence: Out of Zion came F. and in the stormy years that followed." Gordon Lindsay. Wigglesworth visited America in 1923 and included on his itinerary a meeting in Springfield... unconsciously absorbed the atmosphere of that time. . Within two years. and resulted in the establishing of hundreds of churches that remain to this day. For many years Wigglesworth was a plumber and volunteer worker in Salvation Army missions in Bradford. Several British evangelists made tours of the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. Bosworth.
Página 75 de 127 Among other notable ministers of the 1920s and 1930s was F. Brother Price’s ministry flourished in the 1920s. William Branham. (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 188) This was not simply a time of great revival and growth among Pentecostal believers. who built a strong independent church in Dallas.F." Reportedly. and then met with hard times. They were blessed. a protégé of Alexander Dowie. Among them were Thomas Wyatt. but a major denomination’s headquarters came out against the Latter Rain movement and closed their churches. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 15) A number of other healing evangelists earned national reputations in the 1920s. John G. He felt a cooperative spirit growing. founder of the Foursquare Church. in one Bosworth rally in 1924. and Smith Wigglesworth were preaching during the beginning of what was to become known as the "Healing Revival. was perhaps the most famous and public ministry of this time. "the Bosworth Revival had electrified dozens of cities in the United States and Canada and the work of this man had already had a profound impact on an entire generation of Americans. he once again became a full-time evangelist.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. and Maria Woodworth-Etter. whose name was Jesus." wrote an admirer.. Richey. he began conducting revivals. "some 12. a group of these ministers were forced out of the Assemblies of God. and pastored it for ten years. I went to that church two or three times a year. Then after World War I. but continued to conduct sporadic meetings during the 1930s and 1940s." After World War II.HTM 07/06/2007 . and the Holy Spirit were all one person. However. God. in the midst of the great Healing Revival. he sensed the nearness of the revival. who was also a pioneer evangelist in the 1920s had settled down to head a Bible College in Houston. "By the late Twenties. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 15) After World War II the great postwar revival hit with tremendous force! Men such as Oral Roberts. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. it was also a time in which error was injected into the Pentecostal message as well: A number of the early leaders in the movement believed that Jesus. It broke out in Canada first. Texas in 1920. In a few years his radio ministry processed more than a quarter of a million letters. Bosworth.000 sought the Lord for salvation. More than any other early evangelist. In 1951. Texas. happy. then moved down into Detroit into an Assembly of God church. he foresaw the coming of the next great wave of revival in the 1940s: Charles S.. By the thirties." Bosworth became a pioneer of radio evangelism when he established National Radio Revival Missionary Crusades as a nonprofit Illinois corporation and began broadcasting regularly over WJJD in Chicago. Lake. A number of splinter sects were formed. shortly before the outbreak of the postwar revival. In 1916. Price died in 1947. Raymond T. Aimee Semple McPherson. the Latter Rain movement broke out. rejoicing and dancing. Another notable name was Charles Price.
" They’re all gone except one or two of us. I said to some of the brethren. The Voice of Healing magazine edited by Gordon Lindsay chronicled the revival. one of the few ministers that has been successful in all of the moves of revival that have occurred during his lifetime. "I’ll still be out there ministering. in fact. left a void. Why? Because I saw the difference between ministering under an anointing and ministering by faith. the greatest pentecostal revival. "The deaths of Charles Price and Smith Wigglesworth within a few days of each other early in 1947. and I’m still ministering. That was one of the major problems we had in the days of the great Healing Revival here in the United States in 1947-58. Some people who minister under the anointing know nothing about faith. identified by some as a part of the prophetic "latter rain. (They made some of the most stupid statements concerning the Bible you ever heard in your life. as we’ve mentioned." The revival erupted in 1947 with astonishing force." However by 1958 it was beginning to "decline" as a separate movement. is the primary leader of the Word of Faith revival. simply to try and push their "Jesus Only" error on Word of Faith converts. We always had a convention at Thanksgiving..but some of them knew very little about the Bible. Página 76 de 127 generally referred to as a "Jesus only" or "oneness" churches. "When all the rest of these fellows are gone. He is also one of the leading forces of today’s "Spirit of Faith" revival as well. In fact. and have been known to openly fight meetings held by Kenneth Copeland and other Word of Faith ministers. He was effective during the Healing Revival. "certainly fired many pure young hearts with a holy desire to pick up the torch of their ministry and carry it forward to new achievements. the time of the Charismatic revival and. (Hagin: Understanding the Anointing: 132) Brother Hagin is..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. was known as the "Healing Revival. The pioneers of divine healing revivalism were gone. Some troubled older pentecostals wondered if the days of revival were over. Almost all of the healing evangelists were ministering under the anointing -the power of God -. I believe he can truly be said to be a file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. He is a stickler for both the Word and the Spirit. At our 1954 convention in Philadelphia. "but almost simultaneously with their passing. The need of the hour was for leaders. Plus. Why has he successfully made these transitions? He says it himself in this quote.HTM 07/06/2007 . and I minister both ways. many others to carry on a new wave of revival that has reached nearly every nation of the free world.. In 1945. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 12) These "Jesus Only" churches exist to this day.. God raised up. of course. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 20) This postwar revival. along with that of Aimee Semple McPherson.) Most of the ministers in this movement belonged to the Voice of Healing organization. " wrote Donald Gee in 1956." The deaths of these pioneer evangelists." was about to begin. a large number of oneness pentecostals merged as the United Pentecostal Church.
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE... Página 77 de 127 humble man that is willing to change emphasis as the Lord leads. He does not try to oppose the next "wave," or "move" of the Spirit, just to remain "comfortable." The Middle Years of the Century Around 1940 to 1960 there was a time of remarkable moves of God in very diverse ways! Let’s return to our review of Dr. Waugh’s timeline of revival:
The famous East African revival began in Rwanda in June 1936 and rapidly spread to the neighboring countries of Burundi, Uganda and the Congo (now Zaire), then further around. The Holy Spirit moved upon mission schools, spread to churches and to whole communities, producing deep repentance and changed lives. Anglican Archdeacon Arthur PittPitts wrote in September, 'I have been to all the stations where this Revival is going on, and they all have the same story to tell. The fire was alight in all of them before the middle of June, but during the last week in June, it burst into a wild flame which, like the African grass fire before the wind, cannot be put out' (Osborn 1991:21). The Holy Spirit fell dramatically on a small prayer group of 8 people in Argentina in 1948, and their church immediately exploded with many signs and wonders and healings. Some converts in that move of God were in Bible College in June 1951 when the Spirit fell on them there. The college prayed for 4 months with intense weeping, and many astounding prophecies including that the largest stadiums in Argentina would be filled soon for Christian meetings. That happened in 1954 with the visit of Tommy Hicks. The largest stadium seating 110,000 was filled for weeks as 300,000 made commitments and hundreds were healed each night for three months. (Waugh: Revival Fire: WWW)
Reports of revival continued into the late 1950s and early 1960s. During these moves of God, the popular culture was impacted by the message of the revivals as well. The "Jesus Movement" of the 1960s was portrayed on magazine covers, in popular music, and was discussed by social scientists of the day. In the early 1960s, when thousands of people in the older churches accepted the pentecostal teaching on speaking with other tongues and healing and hundreds of thousands seemed ready to listen, the pentecostal churches were perplexed, but the independent ministers readily accepted it as a new move of God. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 145) This acceptance from other denominations led to alternative organizations such as the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International, founded by Demos Shakarian. This organization helped bring the Pentecostal/ Charismatic message to thousands of "denominational" people outside of the now "organized" Pentecostal churches. Indeed, the Pentecostal churches did not seem enthusiastic about this new move of God! This first wave of pentecostal pioneer missionaries produced what has become known as the "Classical Pentecostal Movement" with file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.HTM 07/06/2007
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE... Página 78 de 127 over 11,000 pentecostal denominations throughout the world. These continued to proliferate at an amazing rate as the century came to an end. In retrospect, the pattern established in South Africa was repeated in many other nations as the movement spread around the world. That is, an enterprising Pentecostal pioneer such as Lake, broke the ground for a new movement which was initially despised and rejected by the existing churches. This phase was followed by organized pentecostal denominational missions efforts which produced fast-growing missions and indigenous churches. The final phase was the penetration of pentecostalism into the mainline Protestant and Catholic churches as "charismatic renewal" movements with the aim of renewing and reviving the historic churches. Strangely enough, these newer "waves" also originated largely in the United States. These included the Protestant "Neo-pentecostal" movement which began in 1960 in Van Nuys, California under the ministry of Dennis Bennett, Rector of St. Marks Episcopal (Anglican) Church. Within a decade, this movement had spread to all the 150 major Protestant families of the world reaching a total of 55,000,000 people by 1990. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement had its beginnings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1967 among students and faculty of DuQuesne University. In the 26 years since its inception, the Catholic movement has touched the lives of over 70,000,000 Catholics in over 120 nations of the world. Added to these is the newest category, the "Third Wave" of the Spirit which originated at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1981 under the classroom ministry of John Wimber. These consisted of mainline Evangelicals who moved in signs and wonders, but who disdained labels such as "pentecostal" or "charismatic." By 1990 this group numbered some 33,000,000 members in the world. In summary, all these movements, both Pentecostal and charismatic, have come to constitute a major force in Christendom throughout the world with explosive growth rates not seen before in modern times. By 1990, The Pentecostals and their charismatic brothers and sisters in the mainline Protestant and Catholic churches were turning their attention toward world evangelization. Only time will reveal the ultimate results of this movement which has greatly impacted the world during the Twentieth Century. (Synan: The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement: WWW) The "Charismatic Movement" of the early 1960s and 1970s is the revival that was in motion when I was born again and received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I saw first hand what the revival was doing in my culture and in the denominational churches. Many of these churches were amazed and somewhat "taken aback" by their own young people, who were openly talking about Jesus in their day-to-day life. They were praying, holding home and school based Bible Studies, and singing "new songs" of worship and praise set to a rock beat! Many were "turned off" by this openness and by the development of contemporary Christian music among their young people. Many of today’s contemporary Christian artists and bands trace their origins back to these days: Petra, Phil Keaggy, Larry Norman, Amy Grant, and many others, came out of these heady days of Charismatic revival in the late
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God moved upon the mountain town of Soe in Timor on Sunday 26 September 1965. That night people heard the sound of a tornado wind and flames above the Reformed Church building prompted police to set off the fire alarm. Healings and evangelism increased dramatically. Hundreds of thousands were converted. About 90 evangelistic teams were formed which functioned powerfully with spiritual gifts. The first team saw 9,000 people converted in two weeks in one town alone. In the first three years of this revival 200,000 became Christians in Timor, and on another small island where few had been Christians 20,000 became believers. God's power visited Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, on Tuesday 3 February 1970 at the regular morning chapel commencing at 10 o'clock. The auditorium filled with over 1,000 people. Few left for meals. By midnight over 500 still remained praying and worshipping. Several hundred committed their lives to Christ that day. Teams of students visited 16 states and saw several thousand conversions through their witnessing in one week. Over 1,000 teams went out in the first six weeks. The Jesus Movement exploded in 1971 among hippie and counter culture youth in America in the early seventies. Thousands were baptized in the ocean. Vital new groups like Calvary Chapel led by Chuck Smith emerged and multiplied rapidly. Newspapers of the movement included the Hollywood Free Paper which grew from a circulation of 10,000 to over 150,000 in two years; Truth merged with Agape and printed 100,000. Right On! grew from 20,000 to 100,000 circulation (Pratney 1984:231). In 1971 Bill McLeod, a Canadian Baptist pastor, invited the twin evangelists Ralph and Lou Sutera to speak at his church in Saskatoon. Revival broke out with their visit which began on Wednesday 13 October. By the weekend an amazing spirit gripped the people. Many confessed their sins publicly. Meetings had to be moved to the Civic Auditorium seating 2000. This spread to other churches as well. (Waugh: Revival Fire: WWW) A Personal Time of Renewal
I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit through the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International Regional Convention, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina in November of 1973. The speaker was George Otis, a NASA scientist, who taught on the doctrine of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, a subject I had never "seen" as a Southern Baptist! In that service, as he gave the invitation, I received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues! Praise God! Amazingly, though I regularly watched Oral Roberts’ TV program, I did not realize, at that time, that he was a Pentecostal minister! Once scorned by most of the nation’s religious leaders and press, by file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.HTM 07/06/2007
giving it a solid historical link to the early revival. Hagin. a journal edited by Gerald Derstine. duPlessis was included in a list of the eleven most influential Christians in the world. Yet it has not happened. The magazine was then issued under the title. the Herald of Faith was merged with Harvest Time. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 183) In 1975. "The Word is true. until August 1971. In 1974.. Página 80 de 127 the 1970s Oral Roberts had become a man of prestige and stature. right at the beginning and have been extremely blessed by what the Lord has done through that move of His Spirit! Throughout the earth. millions were blessed through the Charismatic revival. most glamorous. after a brief time in the Shepherding Movement. (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 190) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. It grew out of Joseph D. Teach my people faith. pentecostal leader David J. I listened to their radio programs every day. The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International took the charismatic message into the banquet halls of the best hotels of the world had boasted among its members some of the world’s wealthiest. actually. and other fundamentals. In July 1970. During the 1950s the Herald of Faith was William Branham’s chief publicity organ. appeared in 1971. God did something else. and then it began to die. in the mid 1970s." Many people began to call their teachings "hyper-faith. (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 4) I remember these days well! I served as an usher in a meeting held by Kathryn Kulhman at the Greensboro Coliseum. where. Mattsson-Boze’s Herald of Faith." Again." It was around this time.. and most powerful. when Logos Journal began publication under the editorship of Daniel Malachuk. He raised up two Texans – Kenneth E.Harvest Time. Hagin and under him Kenneth Copeland – and said. I can remember receiving the Logos Journal and reading it cover-to-cover for news of what was happening in the world of the Spirit! The most important of these new charismatic magazines.HTM 07/06/2007 . Herald of Faith -. Messages by David duPlessis in the Logos Journal and Full Gospel Businessmen’s Meetings were a standard for me at that time! In fact. or Teaching Revival. that I first heard the message of faith through Brother Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth E. As it subsided. a widely-known publisher who had formerly worked with the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. You may call it to be true. and devoured their tapes and books! I got in on the Word of Faith. Kathryn Kuhlman’s ministry was both successful and respectable. we could have all moved together in what was called the Word of Faith movement.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. I began to search for teachers that I could receive from without having to "eat the hay and leave the stubble. I received decent basic teaching by Charles Basham and Derek Prince on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. The snow white dove was still seen scribbled on ghetto walls. a rising light in the neopentecostal world. but it was also molded into lapel pins worn by the mighty. I began to realize that the Shepherding Movement had definite doctrinal problems. Logos Journal. based on an informal poll conducted by seven major church magazines.
We have seen folks that were willing to go anywhere and do anything to get the Word of God in the late 1970s and early 1980s. At its height. The network fell apart after its leader. as we will see as we continue with Dr. along with Logos Journal. It changed my life! By the early 1980s. the embers were still burning quietly. was still an eye opening time for me. organized by Dr. with moves of God in the Teaching Revival at its height around 1980. Doyle (Buddy) Harrison. "Many of us could see the need for a vital experience in the Holy Spirit plus the necessary teaching which should follow." and I was searching for truth! I can remember traveling with a close personal and spiritual friend to his parent’s "getaway" in the woods of Ohio and seeking God with all my heart for answers. As most of our readers know the Charismatic outpouring increases daily and so the teaching need expands. By the end of September he had seen hundreds healed and saved. called New Wine.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. and its related teachers.. One of the most important new journals to emerge was New Wine. Doctrines of many were "in flux. the Word of Faith Satellite Network had over 1400 independent churches joined together to show live satellite broadcasts of Word of Faith speakers and Satellite Bible School classes. and the present move of revival beginning in the late 1990s. as a satellite affiliate pastor. "cool" somewhat in intervening years in response to spiritual things. But. represented a collection of several of the most important new teaching ministries in the charismatic movement. which is now called the International Convention of Faith Ministries (ICFM). The Shepherding Movement’s magazine. first under the auspices of the Holy Spirit Teaching Mission. when this organization was formed in 1982. in an almost audible voice. which began publication in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. These were turbulent times! The Latter Part of the Century The latter part of this century has been sporadic with revival fires burning brightly in the late 1970s and early 1980s during the Word of Faith revival. and founding. the Teaching Revival was blazing its way across the world! I found myself an excited participant! Having been ordained into the ministry in 1977. in 1969. and the "fire" began to heat up again in the late 1990s. and the journal . These organizations. I soon joined the newly founded organization. Florida. Waugh’s timeline: l In September 1973 Todd Burke arrived in Cambodia on a one week visitor's visa. convention was held in Fort Worth. "Faith is the key. The editors of New Wine wrote.HTM . though brief. in October of 1979. and later under the direction of Christian Growth Ministries. was a teaching and news publication which I received. Texas. Just 23 years old. he felt a strong call from God to minister there.. The pattern of "every twenty years" has been holding. underlying this. every month. later extended. began to get into error." (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 182) The aforementioned Logos Journal "took on" the Shepherding Movement with an article taking the Movement’s leaders to task and the result was an open apology in New Wine magazine. The first. Página 81 de 127 My involvement with the Shepherding Movement. Kenneth E. the International Convention of Faith Churches and Ministers (ICFCM). Bob Tilton. God told me very clearly. A virile 07/06/2007 file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. I also later joined the Word of Faith Satellite Network. Hagin’s son-in-law." I decided then and there that I must pursue the subject of faith wholeheartedly.
000.HTM . producing deep and loud repentance. The Spirit came in power. A baptismal service at the Kachin Baptist Centennial Convention in 1977 saw 6.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. signs and wonders. sparking many other revivals. Revival has been spreading in the Pacific Islands.. Some villages are experiencing a visitation of God where the whole village becomes Christian. Revival broke out at that service as hundreds were dramatically filled with the Spirit. Teams have gone from the Solomons to many other countries. In the next four months they baptised 700 new converts.000 people baptised in one day. a Maori evangelist. a state in the NorthEast of India. The church grew to 5.000 in a decade and commenced many other Vineyard fellowships. powerful evangelism and a growing healing ministry.. The church in China continues to see God's strong move amid great persecution. On Mother's Day in May. David Wang tells of a pastor imprisoned for over 22 years who left behind a church of 150 people scattered through the hill villages in northern China. On his release in the 1980s he discovered the church in that area had grown to 5. l In 1979 John Wimber began pastoring a fellowship which his wife Carol had begun in their home. 1981. much confession.000. Still the decimated church survives. Three years later it had trebled to 15. During the 1980s the 200 missionaries of the Philippine Missionary Fellowship each organised daily prayer group meetings at 7 p. especially in meetings with Muri Thompson. and transformed churches. especially in the Solomons since July/August 1970 when God moved powerfully in the nation. Nagaland. and is growing again. Their Vineyard Fellowship grew rapidly with their prayerful worship. torture and killing which still continues. Missionaries were expelled from Burma in the 1960s but the church continues to grow. They report that within a couple of years this directly resulted in the formation of 310 new churches (Robinson 1992:13). By the early 1980s 85% of the population had become Christians (Mills 1990:40). began to experience revival in the 1960s and has continued in revival. later buried after the communist coup of 1975. Engas in the Baptist mission area of the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea had a fresh outpouring of the Holy 07/06/2007 l l l l l l file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. to pray for the growth of the church. Evangelists who saw 30-40 converted in each village they visited in the eighties now report 300-400 or more being converted in their visits. Página 82 de 127 church grew rapidly. a young man gave his testimony at the evening service and called on the Holy Spirit to come in power.m. By 1978 a million Cambodians had been killed.
Many were saved. an indigenous youth worker in the United Church reported on a move of God in the North Solomons Province of Papua New Guinea in 1988. For three days the people were drunk in the Spirit. eThe movement spread rapidly from there throughout Arnhem Land. In the Sepik lowlands of northern Papua New Guinea a visitation of God burst on the churches at Easter 1984.500 took part and 2. Many were delivered from evil spirits. Página 83 de 127 Spirit from Sunday 16 September 1973. They had daily prayer meetings in the villages and many healings and miracles. The Evangelist Training Centre of the Lutheran church in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea had a visitation of God on Thursday night 4 August 1988. Diyos Wapnok the principal of the Baptist Bible College spoke to about 50 people. Students went out on powerful mission igniting fires of the Spirit in the villages. That revival spread to surrounding areas also. 3. There was repentance. Keith and Joan Bennet of Gateway were there. Many were healed. many tears.. On Saturday 6 May 1989 the Spirit of God fell on Waritzian village in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands.HTM . as the village pastors preached in their services after attending meetings during the previous week led by visitors from the Solomon Islands. Healing and miracles occurred. Djiniyini Gondarra had returned from holidays that day and people met in his manse for prayer that night where the Spirit fell on them. Crowds stayed up most of the night as the Spirit touched people deeply. 1977 at Duranmin near the West Irain border of Papua New Guinea. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and great joy. l The Huli speaking people of the United Church in Tari in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea also experienced revival from August 1974. Australian Aborigines on Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island) experienced revival from Wednesday 14 March 1979. and deliverance from spirit powers. confession. sparked again by Solomon Island pastors. with much confession. (Waugh: Revival Fire: WWW) 07/06/2007 l l l l l l file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.000 were converted in the next three years. On Thursday afternoon 10 March. They met all night and many were filled with the Spirit and many healed. For 8 weekends straight he led camps where 3. many resting in the Spirit. as at Pentecost. Students from the Lutheran Training Centre were involved that weekend. and wrongs made right. others praying in tongues. On the Monday they burned their magic and witchcraft fetishes.. Jobson Misang. weeping and great joy.000 were converted.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. The area had been a stronghold of spirit worship. The church grew rapidly. Stolen goods were returned or replaced.
The first Kurdish church in history has resulted. Disillusionment with harsh Islamic law has opened Iran to the Gospel (United Prayer Track News. which was more than the previous 30 years of results combined. church had 100. especially in the south and the Nuba mountains region. An additional 12. 1993) Harvest has begun among the Kurds who have been hounded into refugee camps where Christians have helped and comforted them. 50. Many Kurds are open to the Gospel (United Prayer Track News. In 1990 a bloodless revolution freed Mongolia from Russian rule. Brisbane.700 to over 12.G. The pastors were imprisoned. 1993). Despite the persecution there has been phenomenal church growth reported. 1.HTM . Nigeria. telling how their church had increased from 700 to 3. In 1990 an A.000 visitors in 6 months! In central Cuba a miraculous healing in one church led to nine days of meetings in which 1.000 accepted Christ in three months. Página 84 de 127 This brings us up to the present decade of the 1990s (as I write this dissertation.000 Iranian Christians live in Western nations.) Truly these are powerful times! You will notice that the reports of the outbreak of revival throughout the world are increasing! There are many more reports.000 people were involved in Monday night prayer meetings. In another church over 15. 1. and Christians persecuted. but the revival continued. A young girl was the first in her area to accept Christ.O. their numbers swelled to 300. Revival swept Cuba in 1988. By October 1989. In the 1980s Christians in East Germany started to form small prayer groups of ten to twelve persons to pray for peace. In 1990. No. and the reported occurrences are more powerful! This is truly a time of great visitation by the Spirit of God! l The CBN-TV (Christian Broadcasting Network) 700 Club with Pat Robertson reported 6 million conversions in their work worldwide in 1990.O.000 and the wall came down (Robinson 1992:14).200 within 6 07/06/2007 l l l l l l l file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.. Within two years more than 500 people became Christian in that formerly resistant nation. Missionaries are expelled. when these praying people moved quietly into the streets. The church in the Sudan is suffering under Islamic edicts. in 1992. pastors imprisoned.000 according to Abe Ghaffari of Iranian Christians International. pastors whose congregation never exceeded 100 meeting once a week suddenly found himself conducting 12 services a day for 7. Brisbane.000 people (Robinson 1995). A church leader wrote from Asaba. One A..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. No.200 people were saved. Christians in Iran have recently grown in number from 2..G. Now churches are growing in Mongolia where there were none before 1990.
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. May/June 1991). Many have received visions and prophetic 07/06/2007 l l l l l file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.m. Brisbane. believers rented a soccer stadium and 5. There are thousands and thousands!' (Sharing Australia. 'New believers are immediately tested to a degree incomprehensible to us.000 were baptised in another region in January/February 1991. 'I was in Amedabad in the month of February and was delighted to see a great revival in the Church there. The church in previously resistant Nepal in the Himalayas is growing steadily. 1993).000 converts in all. p. In one country. or days. The church grew rapidly..m. l Reports indicate that more Muslims have come to Christ in the past decade than in the previous thousand years. Another pastor in a remote area has 40.000 people have accepted the Lord Jesus as their personal Saviour in the Diocese of Gujarat (Church of North India). A team of just over 100 went on outreach. first in Sokoto State where they started 5 churches involving 1. Most conversions in Nepal involve casting out demons to set people free (Asian Report. one small island in Indonesia saw 30. where all Christian meetings are illegal.000 people. SOMA Newsletter. Ruth Rongo from Vanuatu told of three months of evangelism ministry in 1991 where the power of God touched many villages and shocked the villagers with miracles just as in the New Testament..000 people gathered.000 Christians in his region. Página 85 de 127 months. David Wang tells of a former Lama priest nicknamed Black Bravery. and prayed every week to 1 or 3:30 a. They began at 10:30 p.225 converts within 3 months. and many resting in the Spirit or drunk in the Spirit for hours. Many Moslems were converted in spite of severe persecution. March 1993. Yet the persecution seems only to strengthen their determination and boldness. From May 1993 the Christian Outreach Centres in Australia have experienced a strong move of the Spirit. By the nineties he led 43 fellowships with total of 32. Then they went to Bomu State where 3 branches were planted with over 1. Roman Catholic. In October/November 1990. I was surprised to hear that 30. No. Ruth was then involved in a prayer group which met after the Sunday night service. 1. 2). Police came to disperse the meeting and left in confusion when the Christians refused to leave' (United Prayer Track News. Eric Alexander of the Bible Society in India wrote in 1993. This growth is among former animistic Muslims. with much repenting.000 converted and 45. Salvation Army and Pentecostal churches. who has been an illiterate pastor for 15 years.HTM . Thousands of new converts are in the Methodist. Many are imprisoned and some have been martyred by governments or relatives.
Some evangelists there fast and pray in an area before commencing crusades until the strongholds in that area are broken. especially in the Pacific. has been dubbed into more than 240 languages.1). healings. Now estimates exceed 100 million.. often with hundreds of thousands attending in the open air. That has sparked powerful moves of the Spirit in thousands of churches. including a Brethren church on which the Spirit fell one Sunday overwhelming the people who then found themselves praying in tongues. Reinhard Bonnke continues to have massive healing evangelistic crusades in Africa. Latin America continues to experience revival.5 million a year become Christian in Latin America now.000 churches in Great Britain have been reported to have experienced this current blessing. has been seen by an estimated 503 million people in 197 countries. The world's most widely translated film. 1993. Around 10 million a year are becoming Christians in Africa. 1995. In five days more than 100. up to 115. based on Luke's gospel.000 video copies. Evangelical Christians numbered 1 million there in 1950. and churches continue to multiply. Página 86 de 127 insights. l l l l file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. in spiritually resistant Ethiopia. An estimated 12 million a year are becoming Christian in China now with unprecedented moves of God's Spirit. Jesus. Over 7. Similarly Christian Outreach Centres overseas. Now they report on 300-600 being converted in a village.. An estimated 100. May 3. l Evangelist Rodney Howard-Browne has led meetings in the eighties and nineties with hundreds of thousands touched afresh by the Spirit of God and many thousands converted.000 visited that church in 1994 and the revival continues. miracles. It brought a new zeal for evangelism and outreach. including young people and children in the schools. It has more than 6.000 made commitments to Christ and as many were filled with the Spirit and thousands received healing. are experiencing powerful moves of the Spirit and rapid growth. p. An estimated 3. with 100 more in progress (National & International Religion Report. Many healing evangelists now speak to hundreds of thousands in massive crusades. In the eighties teenage evangelists reported on 30-40 people being converted when they preached in a village.300 prints in circulation and around 356. 1994. In February.HTM 07/06/2007 . The Jesus Film. then they report astounding moves of the Spirit of God.000 attended his meetings daily. including the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship since 20 January. with over 12 million becoming Christians each year now.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Beginning at the headquarters in Brisbane it spread to their churches. and visions of Christ. and 33 million or more have indicated decisions for Christ as a result.
when he led a praise and worship seminar at Doug Girard's Vision Christian Center on Chestnut Street in Lawrenceville. Others laughed in the Spirit or fell under the power of God.000 practicing Christians in the world today. The meetings were extended over a period of many days. or reawakening of Christian faith. People have often fallen down under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 6). Ontario..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. and become filled with the joy of the Lord. Each service lasted six or seven hours. Howard-Browne. North Carolina and Cindy Jacobs of Colorado Springs. Large numbers of children have been affected. A. Georgia. near Atlanta. a prominent missionary from California. many of whom have reported seeing visions of heavenly things. 1994 also brought this new anointing to many people in mainline denominational and non-denominational churches throughout the world. on January 20. become "drunk" in the Spirit. Página 87 de 127 l Pentecostal/charismatic Christians are now more than one third of all the 1. a South African evangelist ministering in the United States. laughing almost uncontrollably. (Waugh: Revival Fire: WWW) A tremendous move of the Holy Spirit was recorded in many places during the 1992 to 1995 timeframe. "as people entered into adoration and worship. including Claudio Freidzon of Buenos Aries. a revival. Receiving its initial impetus from the ministries of many people. MOUNTAIN MOVERS (October 1993. and became known as the Chestnut Street Revival. became evident in many parts of the world. According to a publication of the Assemblies of God. at Freidzon's meetings. I want to quote the entire introduction to a paper published on this time by Richard Riss: During the early 1990s. Many people have encountered God anew or afresh." Some of the components of the revival were evident for several years in many places. L. and have been brought to a place of repentance and brokenness. also saw drunkenness in the Spirit and the "holy laughter" in many places for several years. culminating with the summer of 1993. some became 'drunk' on the Spirit and could not stand up. Tony and Marj Abram.HTM 07/06/2007 . This seminar exploded into healing after a woman was dramatically 13healed of cancer of the tongue. p. At all of the meetings associated with this fresh outpouring. Mahesh Chavda of Charlotte. hundreds waited in lines that stretched around the block to get into the church. They first observed it in 1986 at an Assemblies of God file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1..260. outside of Toronto. this outpouring of God's Spirit touched a large number of people in many places. or weeping or shaking. missionaries from Arkansas. Argentina. Outside. Argentina under Claudio Freidzon. An unusual visitation among the Vineyard Churches which originated in Mississauga. just one indication of how the Spirit of God is moving. Gill. Rodney M. Colorado. Phenomena of this kind characterized a revival that began in 1992 in Buenos Aires. there have been many emotional and physical healings. saw the "holy laughter" in his meetings throughout the world beginning in 1983.
In one case.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. At the same time. the Philippines. the revival wasn't the result of any special visitors. but there was a spontaneous outbreak of revival and its associated phenomena. Allen's associate. and pastors going back to their churches restored and refreshed. Smith and Bob Roach. A." Bob Roach said that "there has been a move across the United States in smaller churches that nobody really knows anything about that has preceded the more visible signs of awakenings. and we're seeing so many lives change and marriages put back together.. As a result of this new outbreak of revival. East Coast For Jesus Ministries became influential to a number of other churches. In 1991 file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. people who were getting out of their cars were falling down under the power of the Spirit as thei r feet hit the pavement. "your church is the best kept secret in America. In one case. Lucy. just outside of Philadelphia. and other manifestations. drunken in the Spirit. visited and taught on the anointing for a 6 or 7 hour service. Halcomb saw many people slain in the Spirit. when LaVerne and Edith Tripp visited Calvary Worship Center. when Aleen Backsly was at Halcomb's church. At the time he said. East Coast For Jesus Ministries. and who is also a friend of Wade Taylor's at Pinecrest. in England. and this was recorded on video. A church in Riverside. laughing in the Spirit. which was preceded by a week of prayer and fasting. LaVerne was slain in the Spirit as soon as he arrived. Many prophets come in and out of that church. but they found it necessary to have two services on Sunday mornings in order to accommodate everyone. currently of Dover. outside. pastored by Thomas E. including holy laughter. Switzerland. including Calvary Worship Center in Port St. and it caused problems for those who were trying to park cars in the church parking lot. Their new building seated 550 people. Calvary Worship Center experienced a sovereign move of the Holy Spirit beginning in the late 1980s which reached new heights during its building dedication in July of 1994. Local newspapers in Paris.HTM 07/06/2007 . and Mike Connors.. In this case. We want to make sure that it's God working in our midst. and experiencing deliverances. People came in stretchers and were raised up. people were slain in the Spirit everywhere. Particularly after Operation Desert Storm in early 1991. Halcomb began seeing God move in unusual ways wherever he ministered. whose ministry is very similar to that of Derek Prince. Página 88 de 127 church pastored by John Lipton. and they would fall down. Florida. was at the center of a worldwide sovereign move of the Spirit beginning in the late 1980s. She would hug people in the foyer. drunkenness in the Spirit. Geneva. France. pastored by Louis Halcomb. including Ed Corley. who was at one time A. reported on the revivals in these places in the wake of his ministry. prior to the awakening associated with Rodney Howard-Browne's ministry and that of the Toronto Airport Vineyard. According to Bob Roach. they began twelve services a week. formerly a professional ball player with the New York Yankees. and had to be carried into the sanctuary to preach. Stan Johnson. New Jersey.
Rodney did the offering at that time. a Vineyard pastor from St. Canada and Pensacola. Canada. these meetings are related by both what is occurring and by the guest ministers that are ministering during these meetings. crying. Just move with God yourself. Do not judge them and call them names. 1994. so you will want to be in the last blaze of glory! Do not expect your denomination or even your church to come with you.. By April. Christians from all over the world were flying to Toronto to see what was happening. and there was a tremendous impartation given to the pastors who were there.. By December 1994. five friends and I spent three days attending meetings at the Airport Vineyard there. and I have seen it for myself. however. shaking.000 first-time decisions for Christ had been recorded.HTM 07/06/2007 . More important. (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 192) The Revivals in Toronto and Pensacola Of all the recently reported revivals. failing over. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Kenneth Copeland and Kenneth Hagin in this time of revival. I had heard and read much about what was happening there. making animal noises). that meeting was still going on! What initially attracted people's attention were the unusual physical manifestations occurring in the meetings (laughing. Ron Shaw brought in Reinhardt Bonnke (Shaw's brother-in-law).THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. The only one who can eliminate you from the blessings of God is yourself. when we visited Toronto. In August. Many of you reading this book will be here when Jesus comes. but do not curse then if they will not. few have gotten the mainstream TV and press coverage of the revivals in Toronto. who was visiting from Karl Strader's Church (the first time he was there). and was one of many. those who attended the meetings left with a renewed devotion to Jesus. And. cumulative attendance topped 200. when Randy Clark. It began on January 20. Now. From the Spring 1996 issue of The Challenge to Evangelism Today: Something wonderful is going on in Toronto.000. Toronto Life magazine billed it as the city’s top tourist attraction of the year. Florida. Página 89 de 127 or 1992. Many were healed of deep-seated emotional pain and set free from personal bondage. including Rodney Howard-Browne. twenty months later. traveled to Toronto to conduct a four-day revival meeting at the Vineyard church. Truly this "last of the last days" revival is "on" in earnest! I believe we are on the verge of a spontaneous move of God. No one has a corner on the blessings of God. many pastors and leaders who received a real impartation from Bonnke. Louis." (Riss: A History of the Worldwide Awakening of 1992 – 1995: WWW) Riss’ extensive report goes on to detail the involvement of Rodney Howard-Brown. located near the airport. Dr. a half million persons had attended the meetings and 6. By August 1995.
Their baptismal testimonies the week following were glorious. That was in September. He told him to respond NOW. The Lord revealed his desperate condition to Steve. two lesbians who had been living together and using drugs for years got right with God. his marriage and home were transformed. watching a 700 Club report on the revival. Florida. he did not respond -. so he urged him to get right that night. I can't account for every single one. but I can account for many. the military man.December 21. a young man came rushing forward to surrender his life to the Lord. we learned later from Scott's brother. I told you in my last update about a man from Chicago named Mark. (She confessed this with great sorrow at her baptism. The whole crew got saved! Some of these men are now candidates to attend our school. "My prayers have been answered!" At this point. Página 90 de 127 (Seamonds: Encountering God in Toronto: WWW) This same phenomenon is occurring at the Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola. "Well. Talk about being singled out by the Lord! A few weeks ago. what happens to all these people who get saved? Are they going on with God?" Yes they are. early in his message.) The night she got saved..Steve had a word for a military man that had resisted God all his life. his brother and wife were wonderfully touched. He was an alcoholic for seventeen years. and she had brought her son into the home with this other woman to live with them. reports of 2000 people being saved per month are being reported at Brownsville Assembly of God. you might be wondering. When I saw him in November. At that moment. It was Scott. (Pastor) Steve Hill had a word for an unsaved young man named Scott. Of course. Here are just a few examples: Another night. Return to Top CHAPTER 10 -. 1996: WWW) Another interesting point is that the occurrences in these examples of the current wave of revival are the same occurrences as were seen at Azusa Street and during other revivals through the years! The same Holy Spirit is moving in all cases! Let’s look at this comparison in the next chapter. some of them are coming to our School of Ministry beginning next month! To give you one case in point.COMPARISION OF THE EARLY TO LATTER MOVES IN THIS CENTURY If you look at the accounts recorded concerning the manifestations of the revival at the turn file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. and he and his brother had brought their construction crew to Pensacola with them (they own a construction company). with a terrible family life as a result.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.. One of the women had previously been married. He said. Many are being powerfully saved and turning to the Lord in large numbers.to which. she went home and told her son what happened. He was dramatically saved and instantly delivered right in his home.HTM 07/06/2007 . (Brown: Pensacola Update -. In fact. At the end of the altar call -. he looked so different: He was in the midst of a 40 day fast. ending their sinful relationship.
. first my arms. and God began to mold me and teach me what it meant to be really surrendered to Him. and it seemed as though a large pipe was fitted over my neck. p. . you see similar testimonies to what is transpiring in today’s revival. Página 91 de 127 of the century." Here are a few excerpts: The news has spread far and wide that Los Angeles is being visited with a "rushing mighty wind from heaven.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. The Spirit taught me that I must not resist the power but give way and become limp as a piece of cloth. then my head. beginning around 1900. my head apparently being off. then my chin. he felt the power of the revival. 4)." William H. . them my face. I was laid out under the power five times before Pentecost really came. Batman wrote. It was strange and wonderful and yet glorious. Glen A. not only in my heart but in my lungs.m. 2. my hands. He worked my whole body. I felt my throat and tongue begin to move. Coming to the altar. I would feel so sweet and clean. The demonstrations are not the shouting. published in November of 1906.HTM 07/06/2007 . I talked and laughed with joy far into the night. . clapping or jumping so often seen in camp meetings. Durham recorded his testimony in the sixth issue of The Apostolic Faith (February-March. March 1. 4. until I jerked and quaked under it for about three hours. He finished the work on file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. G.. and finally at 1 a. In the fourth issue (p. I fell under the power. in which he wrote: I could feel the power going through me like electric needles. There is such power in the preaching of the Word in the Spirit that people are shaken on the benches. then my body. and often come out speaking in tongues. many fall prostrate under the power of God.. "I received the baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire and now I feel the presence of the Holy Ghost. Mar. . Cook provided his testimony. while sitting in the meeting on Azusa Street. is entitled "Bible Pentecost. One brother stated that even before his train entered the city. 1907). W. . My arms began to tremble. . one section at a time. . and soon I was shaken violently by a great power. my arms and all through my body and at times I am shaken like a locomotive steamed up and prepared for a long journey. after being under the power for three hours." . About thirty hours afterwards. Saturday. When I did this. without any effort on my part. Soon I began to stutter and then out came a distinct language which I could hardly restrain. . The lead article of the third issue of (William Seymour’s) The Apostolic Faith. . as though I had been run through a washing machine. where he wrote: On Friday evening. then my limbs. Each time I would come out from under the power. Sometimes the power falls on people and they are wrought upon by the Spirit during testimony or preaching and receive Bible experiences. . His mighty power came over me." On the second page of the same issue. There is a shaking such as the early Quakers had and which the old Methodists called the "jerks.
1907). . just said a few words on "This is that" and closed. Speechlessness. the power of God was upon him to such an extent. took my Bible. Then he started laughing and fell on the floor. No. 4. No. . that they have a tarrying meeting there and others in different towns are tarrying with them in Spirit. 1. . B. A. The Hawaiian could not speak for some minutes after he arose to his feet. At time the noise is strangely awesome.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. 1. the following was reported from San Francisco: On another night a Hawaiian brother was gloriously converted. in the December. Holy Laughter. 1906 issue of The Apostolic Faith (Vol. The Lord took full possession. 3. they were affected so strongly by the power of the Holy Spirit that preaching became impossible. (Riss: WWW: Trembling) Compare these accounts to a modern testimony from Reverend Mark Brazee from around 1995: I couldn’t walk right. I fell over like a dead man. the following announcement appeared: Sister M. One of the problems that people had to face during the early Pentecostal revival was that. 1. 1). and Drunkenness in the Spirit at Azusa Street: WWW) Even extreme manifestations that have been reported. I tried to pray while lying on the floor. but when my tongue was loosened. 4). Ohio. No. p. (Riss: Trembling. 1.. Fire. and almost got through the verse. E." In issue No. Finally I walked up to a man and said. Judy writes from Columbus. I was dead to the world. Barrat's meetings that "the meetings are liable at any moment to be swept by a wave of spiritual power sweeping through all human arrangements. Boddy wrote concerning T. p.HTM 07/06/2007 . and Vapor of Smoke: 43) Today’s manifestations of what some have called "the Toronto Blessing" are similar as well: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. p. She says. almost appalling to an 'outsider'" (The Apostolic Faith. p. Vol. it was in a different language. We read a chapter and I wanted to pray but the Lord tied my mouth. A. 7 (April.. "Last Sunday a burden of prayer came upon the people in our humble little church in such power that our minister had no opportunity to preach. 5 (January 1907). talk right. drunk in the Holy Ghost. and spoke through me in unknown tongues. Página 92 de 127 my vocal organs. or speak the verse that was the cap of my message. "I can’t get this verse out. such as the inability of ministers to continue to minister due to the presence of such a strong anointing: In Vol. Would you please read it?" He stood. The power began to come in waves. For example. testified. Writing from Norway. 1907]. 'It was in morning worship. very often. (Brazee: Blood. we read: "One who received the Holy Ghost baptism in Clearwater. 6 [February-March.
" Yet. Página 93 de 127 What initially attracted people's attention were the unusual physical manifestations occurring in the meetings (laughing. when we visited Toronto. I was taken aback by the intensity and frequency of the manifestations. By December 1994. shaking.. I discovered these manifestations were not uncommon. Although I had worked to help bring the conference to our community. They were concerned that an excessive emphasis on outward manifestation would produce seekers after signs and wonders rather than seekers after holiness. They are easily abused or become ends in themselves. and the lack of acceptance of the manifestations themselves. I found myself personally embroiled in the controversy. the history of early American Methodism and the 19th century holiness movement. a half million persons had attended the meetings and 6. Following a February 1995 conference in Wilmore. I also recognized the dangers inherent in manifestations. I discovered that many of the manifestations occurring in Toronto and the conference in Wilmore had been present during past seasons of revival. I had definitely been pushed out of my comfort zone! Many leaders in our community were deeply disturbed by what happened during the conference. failing over. Most people who went forward "fell" when they were prayed for. crying. those who attended the meetings left with a renewed devotion to Jesus. Many of the manifestations associated with Toronto occurred during the meetings in Wilmore. I better understood why Wesley was often accused of being an "enthusiast" and the early Methodists were nicknamed "shouting Methodists. Kentucky (where I teach at Asbury Theological Seminary) in which Randy Clark was the principal speaker.. are also common in both the "modern" and the turn-of-the-century versions of this kind of outpouring: But I was also aware of the intense controversy surrounding Toronto. By April. (Seamonds: Encountering God in Toronto: WWW) The same concerns. By August 1995. both doctrinally. Christians from all over the world were flying to Toronto to see what was happening. Toronto Life magazine billed it as the city's top tourist attraction of the year. As I searched for biblical and historical precedents for what was going on. however. cumulative attendance topped 200.000. attention-getting behavior. He never file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. religious hysteria. I gained an even greater appreciation for Wesley's balanced approach.000 first-time decisions for Christ had been recorded. In studying John Wesley's Journal.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. They wondered if the manifestations were demonically or humanly motivated and attributed much of what happened to spiritual manipulation. and thrill-seeking. More important. But I found myself open to what had happened because of the profound transformations in the lives of many who were touched during the conference. Many were healed of deep-seated emotional pain and set free from personal bondage. making animal noises). I had similar concerns.HTM 07/06/2007 .
been shaken from her innermost being. started forming home prayer groups.. No one had greater prejudice against religious excitement that she. We must be careful to walk the line of remaining scriptural. Who are we to dictate to an all-wise God as to how He shall work in anyone? When the Spirit is poured out upon anyone in strong conviction.HTM 07/06/2007 . yet not hindering the move of God. about attempts to suppress manifestations of this kind: We do not need to worry over these manifestations.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. Holy Laughter. (Longman: Pentecostalist History: WWW) Note that the same issues and controversy persists in this day as did during the turn of the century revival. and prayed that revival would come to Los Angeles. Yet when they occurred he didn't discount them. These manifestations do not hinder fruitbearing but we have seen over and over again during the past fifteen months. India. (Riss: Trembling. 4. (Seamonds: Encountering God in Toronto: WWW) Let’s compare this with an account of controversy from 1905: Joseph Smale. why should be well them that it is wrong to cry? Because among idolaters the devil imitates the trembling caused by the Holy Spirit when He comes in so as to overpower the physical. nor seek to suppress them. or reproved persons being strongly wrought upon in prayer. taking note of the Welsh revival. These groups prayed for existing revivals. and try and stop it. why should we say that the person has worked it up or is possessed by an evil spirit? The writer testifies that she has in the silence of the midnight hour. We would do well to take heed of what one issue of The Apostlic Faith. and Smale was forced to leave First Baptist. rule our decisions! (2 Corinthians 3:6) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. and she had to confess her fault before it went on again. Brother William Seymour’s publication. the work has stopped. 1907). p. We must let the Spirit of the Word. formed his own church. and with about half the members. the work of revival stopped.. published a warning from Kedgaon. and filled with joy and consciousness that the Holy Spirit had taken possession of every part of her being. but every time she put her hands upon the work at Mukti to suppress joy or strong conviction. and not always the letter. until her whole body was convulsed. He also never allowed them to displace "holiness of heart and life" as the central focus. the Holy Spirit has been grieved. Página 94 de 127 encouraged people to seek manifestations. but judged their validity by their fruits in people's lives. and no fruit of holy lives has resulted. that where Christian workers have suppressed these manifestations. The groups became controversial. alone in her room without a sound in the house. said about interfering with these manifestations: The ninth issue of The Apostolic Faith (September. It is fruit in the life and service that we want to see [Emphasis in the original]. Speechlessness. Smale was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles. and Drunkenness in the Spirit at Azuza Street: WWW) There are those that would find fault today with what is happening during this revival.
During the Second Awakening in America." These reports were spread by other Christians. others round about us seemed not to know what to make of it. it is no longer an easy matter for them to benefit from it. creating stumbling blocks which prevent many people from partaking in the forgiveness. and this had a lasting effect on peoples' willingness to accept that what was happening was a work of God. and some compared what we called conversion to certain distempers." file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. character development. revivals of religion. Charles Finney said some of the same things about misrepresentation of what God was doing. and to this day many retain a jealousy concerning it. and there were many that scoffed at and ridiculed it. so as not to quench the fires of revival! It is also important to realize that what some are saying is happening at revival meetings. [to] distant parts of the land. many of whom were in positions of leadership in the churches. may not really be what is happening at all! Since even the earliest recorded revivals. and Misrepresentations: WWW) People attempt to stop those things that are uncomfortable to them. We must strike a balance in our approach. "A great part of the country have not received the most favorable thoughts of this affair. joy." comes under scrutiny and is often dismissed. and was so extraordinarily carried on among us in the winter. He wrote. and they will sometimes attempt to put a stop to it. love. Awakenings. Página 95 de 127 This is not to imply that we are to leave the Word of God. and all that we have learned. one of the things that has fascinated me is the extent to which they are misrepresented. which began at his church in Northampton. . reconciliation. yet .. Anything that is "new. and other benefits which are freely available through a move of God of this kind. These misrepresentations are usually widely believed. to assume that although they were upon the whole. and throw out the decency and order that the Word instructs us to have (1 Corinthians 14:40). . Jonathan Edwards wrote of this phenomenon in connection with the outset of the Great Awakening.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. and that there was much to deplore in their results. there has been a tendency to misrepresent what one does not understand. Massachusetts in December of 1734. they were so conducted that great disorders were manifest in them. he said that the Great Awakening was being "exceedingly misrepresented by reports that were spread .HTM 07/06/2007 . Edwards wrote that. . refreshing. they began to say negative things about it." or "different." Because people really didn't understand what was happening." Unfortunately. He lamented in his MEMOIRS that "it has been common for good men. Now all this is an entire mistake. in referring to those revivals. "When this work of God first appeared.. . healing. when people begin to become predisposed against something. In the introductory portion of his FAITHFUL NARRATIVE OF THE SURPRISING WORK OF GOD. and prejudice against it. (Riss: Revivals. During the course of my study of revivals over the past twenty-three years. These bad reports spread throughout the entire country.
Those who yield to such temptations are in danger of undermining the work of God by belittling the very thing that is bringing life and blessing to those who love Him. but from ministers where I had not labored. David Edwin Harrell says of Lester Sumrall: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. attempting to discredit it. has His own reasons for allowing false reports to arise concerning His work. In fact. "Until I arrived at Auburn. but rather. one could be a perfect leader and still encounter storms of criticism. and who knew personally nothing of me. As I said in Chapter Nine.." Finney found it amazing that his critics would believe so many of the reports that they had heard. Awakenings. presented in his book. not the ministry in the region where I had labored. The spread of false reports and negative attitudes with respect to a work of God is a sure sign that it is genuine. Página 96 de 127 This is a very common phenomenon during revivals. but to give the reader a "flavor" of the kind of men and women that God used during these times of revival. this is exactly what happened to Jesus Christ.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. I was not fully aware of the amount of opposition I was destined to meet from the ministry. Finney wrote. woe unto those that attempt to stand in the way of what God is doing in these days of revival! We must each decide not to be one that finds fault. to be one that participates fully in the plan and purpose of God! Return to Top CHAPTER 11 – PERSONALITY PROFILES OF THE REVIVALS Much can be learned from a brief overview of the men and women that God used during the times of revival that have occurred. The temptation to belittle the work of God is greatest among those who might have a tendency to feel that they would have something to lose if people were allowed to partake in it.HTM 07/06/2007 . God. most of these men and women were featured at one time or another in Gordon Lindsay’s Voice of Healing magazine. Pioneers of Faith. there is a sense in which this phenomenon is not surprising at all. There are strong temptations to jealously even among Christian leaders. Lester Sumrall. The stumbling blocks will therefore inevitably come. because it indicates that the enemy is at work.. based upon misleading reports. A little bit later. it will not be my purpose to try and write a complete work on either the history. We will begin with the personalities that ministered during the early years of this century and during the Healing Revival. or personalities of these times. People will assume. but woe to those through whom the stumbling blocks come. However. that there is a great deal of mixture in them and that there is "much to deplore in their results." Yet. (Riss: Revivals. in His wisdom. Pioneers of Faith Most of the information in this section is from the recollections of Dr. but were influenced by the false reports which they heard. and Misrepresentations: WWW) Indeed.
he insisted. however. but his own ministry. like many of the pioneer evangelists. Bible land tours. They soon parted. "The Lord has revealed to me. Sumrall established a World Harvest Advanced School of Evangelism in Indiana to "instruct ministers to exorcise spirits by faith in God. World Harvest magazine." (Harrell: All Things Are Possible: 178) Dr. first in South Bend and later in Manila in the Philippines." a subject which had long interested him. gospel films. and in 1962 the two began editing their own magazine. "that there will be many millions of people in our modern world who will need deliverance from evil spirits in the days ahead of us. I have briefly noted information about these early leaders based on information from his excellent book: l Willis Hoover 1856 -." he wrote. orphans. crusades and seminars. although his talent as an organizer was always more important to his ministry. World Harvest.." Sumrall. Occasionally he worked with Clifton Erickson. he wrote this book about his recollections and experiences meeting them.1936 Born: July 20. radio ministry. During the peak of the revival in the 1950s Sumrall built large independent congregations. counseling by mail. Before he went home to be with the Lord. would "never compromise the Full Gospel which is the hope of this generation. He conducted deliverance crusades.1946 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1908 Called "mother to many" Editor of the magazine Triumph of Faith for 65 years file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. gospel records and tapes. Indiana. and evangelistic centers. one of the powerful evangelists of the early years of the revival. 1856 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Approximately 1902 Missionary to Chile Founded the Iglesia Evangelica Pentecostal de Chile l Carrie Judd Montgomery 1858 -. literature. was impressed by the power of the new charismatic movement in the major denominations. Página 97 de 127 Another local pastor who built a strong diversified ministry in the 1960s was Lester Sumrall of South Bend. On the list of World Harvest works by 1970 were intercession in prayer.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.HTM 07/06/2007 .. Sumrall said in the introduction to Pioneers of Faith that he realized that he might be the last living person that had met and talked with some of these great men and women of God. In 1971. counseling by telephone. and Sumrall diversified into a typical ministry of the 1960s.
. married in Zion.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE. 1909 Prayed for Lester Sumrall to have boldness l Stephen Jeffreys 1876 -. Nelson 1868 -. 1862 in Alberton. Canada Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1907 A physician that was healed of drug addiction through John A..1943 file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Kenneth E. Ontario. student of languages Strong influence on Dr.1947 Born in Yorkshire. England Called "The Apostle of Faith" and a "Bible man" l Dr.HTM 07/06/2007 .C. Norway l P.1942 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1920 Founder of the Southwestern Bible School in Enid.1948 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1907 Wife: Marie. Lillian Barbara Yeomans 1861 -.1940 Born: July 22. OK in 1927 Highly educated. Hagin. Cornwall. Alberta. Dowie’s ministry l Thomas Ball Barrett 1862 -. Illinois on October 14. England Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1906 Founded the Filadelphia Church in Oslo.1942 Born in Calgary. who called him "Dad" Nelson l Robert Alexander Brown 1872 -. Página 98 de 127 l Smith Wigglesworth 1859 -.
1969 Born in Wexham. but he lost it and died broken l Fred Francis Bosworth 1877 -.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE.HTM 07/06/2007 .1960 file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.1958 Born in Utica. Osborne Minister to Africa 1952-1958 Founded the First Assembly of God in Dallas.1933 Partner with David Berg Founded the Brazil Assembly of God l Harold Horton 1881 -. Nebraska Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: October 18.1956 Born on January 10.. 1906 Wrote the classic "Christ the Healer" Influenced T..L. Página 99 de 127 Born in small village in Wales Powerful healing ministry. Texas l Adolph Vingen 1879 -. 1881 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1920 Missionary to Tibet l Alfred George Ward 1881 -. North Wales Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in a Smith Wigglesworth meeting where he was also healed Known as "Hallelujah Harold" l Victor Guy Plymire 1881 -.
S.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T.1961 Founded the Lillian Trasher Orphanage in Eygpt l George Jeffreys 1889 -. Canada Father of C.1974 Organizer and Pastor of a large church in Norway l Dr. Sweden Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1909 Missionary to Para. Ward.. a father an son team l Página 100 de 127 Stanley Howard Frodsham 1882 -.1962 file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.M. if he described a flower you could really see it!" Ministered in the northwest U. and Canada l Lillian Hunt Trasher 1887 -.1963 Born: April 19.HTM 07/06/2007 .1969 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1908 Editor of the "Pentecostal Evangel" Called a "Spiritual Father to many" In 1921 was appointed Elder in the Assembly of God l Daniel Berg 1884 -..1947 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Approximately 1922 "Preached beautiful sermons. 1881 in Prescott. Born: October 11. 1884 in Vargon. Ontario. Charles Sydney Price 1887 -. Brazil Founded Brazilian Assembly of God l Petrus Lewi Pethrus 1884 -.
1893 in Illinois Said we needed men of "deep courage. England Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1925 file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.1967 Born in Essex." Missionary to the Congo.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T.1966 Born: May 20. great faith and tender hearts." which translated means "Wise Counselor" l Howard Alfred Carter 1891 -. Born in a small village in Wales Ended up getting into false doctrine l Página 101 de 127 James Salter 1890 -.1972 His message was that "God is a good God. was named "Inabanza. England Founding member of the Assembly of God in Great Britain and Ireland l Donald Gee 1891 -. l Douglas R.1971 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: Approximately 1931 From London." l Raymond Theodore Richey 1893 -." He was a vital part of all the waves of revival that occurred during his lifetime. 1891 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: 1913 Known as "The Apostle of Balance" "He was a peacemaker.HTM 07/06/2007 .1968 Born: September 4. Scott 1900 -...
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T... Missionary to France Called an "Apostle to France" Started a church in Rouen, France
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Dr. Finis Jennings Drake 1902 -- 1987 Received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: May, 1920 Wife, Dorothy Was given an unusual gift of memorizing, and retaining, scripture From 1928-1931 he lived in Tulsa, OK In 1932 was called to pastor Christian Assembly in Zion, Illinois The "Healing Revival" (1947-1958)
This information, derived, for the most part, from David Edwin Harrell’s book, All Things Are Possible: The Healing and Charismatic Revivals in Modern America begins with those that Harrell saw as the major leaders of the Healing Revival.
William Marion Branham 1909 -- 1965 Healing and Prophetic ministry Ended in error due to pride
Granville Oral Roberts 1918 -- Present Ordained at age 18 by the Pentecostal Holiness Church Healing ministry Founded Oral Roberts University in 1967 Motto: "Expect a miracle!"
Gordon Lindsay 1906 -- 1973 Born: June 18, 1906 The Voice of Healing magazine (editor)
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T... Founded "Christ for the Nations" in 1970
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E. W. Kenyon 1886 -- 1948 Pastor, Teacher, author Called by many the "Father of Faith Teaching"
Dr. Tommy Lee Osborne 1923 -- Present
(See a synopsis of Dr. Osborne under Word of Faith Satellite Network ministers) The "Charismatic Renewal" (1958-1974) The Charismatic Renewal was characterized by a revival of spiritual gifts, with the unique feature that the revival crossed denominational lines, and was also called "neopentecostalism." With the advent of this revival began a rise of "independent" ministries rather than denominationally supported ministries. Healing Evangelists Who Made the Transition Oral Roberts Dr. T. L. Osborne Gordon Lindsay "New" Leaders
Rex Humbard 1919 -- Present Pastor Became a TV Evangelist
Kathryn Kuhlman 1907 -- 1976 Flamboyant healing ministry Also a television pioneer
Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin 1917 -- Present
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T... Took over Gordon Lindsay’s radio program
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(See expanded information for Dr. Hagin under the Word of Faith Revival section)
Dr. John Osteen 1921 -- Present Former Southern Baptist pastor
(See expanded information for Dr. Osteen under the Word of Faith Revival section)
David J. duPlessis
1905 -- 1987 Born in South Africa, moved to the U.S. in 1948 Known as "The Father of Pentecost" Took the Charismatic message to many nations
Dr. Lester Sumrall 1913 -- 1996 Founder of Feed the Hungry Missions Program Founder of LeSea Ministry Pastored World Harvest Church in East Bend, Indiana Prolific author
Joseph D. Mattsson-Boze 1905 -- 1989 Pastor of the Filadelphia Church in Chicago, Illinois Editor of The Herald of Faith Had ties to William Branham’s ministry
David Wilkerson 1931 -- Present Wrote "The Cross and the Switchblade" Pentecostal pastor Pastor of Times Square Church in New York City
. "Kingdom Now" Movement 1. l Página 105 de 127 Nicky Cruz 1938 -. Overemphasis on the Apostle’s ministry D. Shepherding Movement 1. Leaders: 1. at its height around 1975-1976 2.C. Basic doctrine fairly sound. Characterized by belief that one could achieve state of being a "manifest son of God" and have a glorified body in this present age 2. Derek Prince 2. Don Basham 4.E. but overemphasis on "discipleship" B. Charles Simpson C.. Bob Mumford 3. sawdust trail" preacher. regular guest on TBN Motto: "You don’t have any troubles.Present Born: April 3.HTM 07/06/2007 . fell from repute from article published in Logos Journal in 1976 3.R. all you need is faith in God!" Questionable Outgrowth Movements of the "Charismatic Renewal" A.U. 1926 Preacher/ teacher "Old time tent revival.Present Convert of David Wilkerson (Story told in "The Cross and the Switchblade") Former New York City gang leader Founded Teen Challenge Drug Rehabiliation Program Founder of "T.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T." (To Reach Urban Children Everywhere) l Robert W. "Jesus Only" Movement file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Shambach 1926 -.
sustained growth in 60’s and 70’s 3. Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International 1.. gave laymen a voice and authority. Texas in October 1979. Son and Holy Spirit 2.1986 Logos Journal -. originally founded in 1952 by Demos Shakarian for laymen of all denominations 2.." or more commonly the "Word of Faith Movement. Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International 1. no clergy as members credited with bringing the healing message to denominational churches TV Networks That Began Towards the End of the Period CBN (Pat Robertson) TBN (Paul Crouch) PTL (Jim Bakker) "Integrity of the Word" Revival (1974 – 1990) Known as the "Teaching Revival." I will list as its leaders the founding members of the ICFCM and Word of Faith Satellite Seminar speakers. Believe that one must speak in tongues to be saved Charismatic Magazines of the Day New Wine – 1969 -.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. or founders of the ICFCM. many fine ministers that are considered leaders of the Word of Faith Revival. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Página 106 de 127 1. International Convention of Faith Churches and Ministers The founding meeting was held in Fort Worth. Valdez in 1963 B. I am using the list below of the original Board of Trustees. but there are. The Word of Faith Satellite speakers will be used in this regard as well. not in the name of the Father.1971 Heartbeat -.HTM 07/06/2007 . organized by Gordon Lindsay and A. of course. Believe that one must be baptized in water in the name of Jesus only. C. as one of two lists that will help define the group of ministers that lead this movement.1971 Outgrowth Organizations A.
Nancy. OK. Hagin 1917 -. Kenneth E.Present file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.1967 First international ministry to Philippines – 1981 Prophet and Teacher Founder of Eagle Mountain International Church and Kenneth Copeland Ministries.Present Born June 6. 1935 Moved to Tulsa. California Wife. in ministry with him. 1941 Started as a Helps Minister "cleaning toilets" Pastor. 1979 l Edward F. Gloria. TV and magazine outreaches Powerful message of prosperity and healing Wife. personally or ministry l Charles Cowan 1941 -. Teacher and Prophet Powerful miracle and healing ministry Founder of World Harvest Church in Temecula. "Jesus the Healer" Radio Broadcast l Dr. "Faith is the Victory Church" Sponsored me as a member in ICFCM at the founding meeting of ICFCM in October.started ministry -.Present Pastor in Tennessee. l Página 107 de 127 Kenneth M. attended ORU -. "The Believer’s Voice of Victory" radio.HTM 07/06/2007 . Copeland 1935 -..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T.. has a teaching and healing ministry with him Personal conviction never to operate in debt. co-pastor Founder of World Harvest Bible Training Center.Present Born: December 6. Dufresne 1941 -.
Broken Arrow. 1939 Kenneth E. Hagin’s son-in-law. then teacher and pastor Founded Faith Christian Fellowship International. including Kenneth Copeland. Oklahoma Administrator of Rhema Bible Training Center.Present Founder of New Life Bible School. Doyle "Buddy" Harrison 1939 -. Kenneth W.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. Hagin’s son Pastor and teacher Pastor of Rhema Bible Church. Broken Arrow. singer David Ingles. Tulsa. Oklahoma l Dr. Cleveland. and many more l Norvel Hayes N/R* -. "The Word of Faith" magazine. and heart defects Special Healing Anointing and miracle ministry l Dr. paralysis.Present Kenneth E. publisher of most Word of Faith minister’s books Helper and encourager to many ministers. Prophet and teacher Página 108 de 127 Founder of Rhema Bible Training Center. Oklahoma.. recognized as the main voice of the "Word of Faith Movement" Started as a "Baptist Boy Preacher" at seventeen years old after having been miraculously healing of incurable blood disease.HTM 07/06/2007 .. original President of ICFM Founder of Harrison House Publishing. "Faith Seminar of the Air" radio outreach "Father of Faith" to many.Present Born: September 21. married to Pat Hagin Harrison Minister of Helps to Brother Hagin. Tennessee Businessman and teacher Deliverance ministry file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Hagin 1939 -.
.Present Born: February 25. Muncie." l James H. Osteen 1921 -.Present Missionary (Apostle).THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. Página 109 de 127 * Ministries that were contacted by the author who chose not to respond with biographical information are marked as "Not Responding.HTM 07/06/2007 ." or "N/R. 1929 Pastor/ Teacher Founding Pastor of Full Gospel Temple. Indiana. teacher Missionary to Mexico Powerful miracle and healing ministry Wrote the book "More Than Conquerors" l Robert Nichols 1935 -. John H. 1921 Born Again in 1939 Founded Lakewood Church as a Baptist Church originally.Present Born: August 21. 1940 file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.Present Born: June 25. Mize 1950 -. when "Baptist" blew off the sign in a storm.. Forth Worth. Helton 1929 -.Present Pastor of Calvary Cathedral. retired l Terry L. Texas l Dr. it was never replaced! Started a short lived satellite network at the same time as Word of Faith Network Reached out to many with the Baptism in the Holy Spirit during the Charismatic Movement l Leon Powell 1940 -.
Jerry J.HTM 07/06/2007 . Texas Teacher and Apostle International Missions Ministry Founder of "Adventures in Faith" radio and TV programs Word of Faith Satellite Network The network began in September of 1982 in Dallas. at one time. 1946 Originally started as in Helps Ministry to Brother Copeland.Present Former farmer Teacher file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.Present Founded Crenshaw Christian Center. 1440 affiliated churches. Price 1932 -.C. "Ever Increasing Faith" radio and TV outreaches Pastor and teacher Excellent book on "Faith. The Word of Faith Satellite Network was a blessing to many in its "hey day. Kentucky l Página 110 de 127 Dr. The speakers are listed in order of appearance on the satellite network between 1982 and 1986. pastored by Robert Tilton..THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T.Present Born: December 24. Frederick K. Savelle 1946 -. Pastor/ Teacher Founder of Mid-America Ministries. saved and Spiritfilled under Brother Copeland’s ministry Pastored in Fort Worth. l Charles Capps 1934 -. Henderson. as Pastor Tilton began to slip into error. Texas as a ministry of Word of Faith World Outreach Center. the independent churches that had affiliated with the network began to fall away. There were.." however. if some speakers have already been mentioned previously they are simply listed with no comment. Foolishness or Presumption" Known as an uncompromising "straight talker" l Dr.
THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. radio and TV outreach through Marilyn Hickey Ministries. JoAnn Sutton Personal Conviction: Teach Bible Prophecy with no Doom and Gloom and without Speculation. Dr. 1924. Daisy Osborne ministered with him until her death file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Denver. Colorado) Teacher Author of many books.." and many other books Recently has specialized in eschatology l Página 111 de 127 Marilyn Hickey N/R -.Present Pastor’s Wife (Pastor Wally Hickey. Jesus is Coming Soon. Tommy Lee Osborne 1923 -. Expert in "Last Days/ Prophecy" teaching Flamboyant presentation. A Creative Force. Texas area all his life Pastored for seven years at Faith Memorial Church Founded Mission To America Began preaching Bible Prophecy full time in 1967 Wife. Author of "The Tongue. "elder statesman" l Dr. "Covering the Earth with the Word" Norvel Hayes l Dr. Texas Has lived in the Houston.Present Former missionary to India and many other countries Wife. Take the word literally. Hilton Sutton 1924 -. missions outreach programs Motto. Born in Beaumont.HTM 07/06/2007 .Present Born: October 14..
including "Vowing to the Lord" removed other Word ministers books from church bookstore Satellite Network fell apart l Dr. newsletter/newspaper in tabloid format. Shambach John Osteen Dr.Present Pastor and teacher. pastors the world’s largest church (Yoido Full Gospel Church) in Seoul. Lester Sumrall l Charles and Frances Gartner Hunter Charles (1920 -. Jerry Savelle Dr.. South Korea (400.000 + membership) Operates cell groups to minister to whole body of believers Robert W. Página 112 de 127 Powerful healing ministry. Dallas. Word of Faith Leadership and Bible School and Word of Faith Satellite Network.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T.Present) Based out of John Osteen’s church Teachers.Present Pastor/ Founder of Word of Faith Family Church. author of many books. minister healing and Baptist of the Holy Spirit file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Texas Teacher In it’s "hey day" the Word of Faith Satellite Network had 1440 affiliated.HTM 07/06/2007 . "Faith Digest" l Robert Tilton 1947 -.Present) Frances (1916 -.. yet independent. Paul Yonggi Cho 1936 -. churches that showed the satellite meetings Got off into false doctrine.
Página 113 de 127 Known as "The Happy Hunters. Fort Myers.Present Formerly from Russia Pastor/ Teacher Pastor of Love and Grace Fellowship...Present Pastor/ Teacher One of the original instructors at Rhema Bible Training Center Instructor at Word of Faith Leadership and Bible School when the school was on satellite l Charles Nieman 1949 -.Present Son of Oral Roberts Teacher.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. Yandian 1948 -. Ukraine l Robert R. Florida ICFM Executive Director." well known in the Charismatic Revival l Dr. Bill Basansky N/R -.HTM 07/06/2007 . Lindsay Questionable Outgrowth Movements of the Word of Faith Movement Intercession Extremists Characterized by "birthing spiritual babies" in prayer People believing that they were called as "prayer warriors" "Army of God" / "Christian Soldiers" file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.Present Pastor/ Teacher Founder and Pastor of Abundant Living Faith Center in El Paso. Texas l Richard Roberts 1948 -. Evangelist Host of Oral Roberts ministries’ TV programs with wife.
This revival is characterized by laughter in the Spirit. or camouflage gear Going to high places (buildings. Hagin. Tulsa. Oklahoma Life Christian University and Seminary. Florida Crenshaw Christian Center Bible School. Tampa. and many. Buddy Harrison’s church) Rhema Ministerial Association International (Dr. Keep your heart open and say. we will see the full account of this incident in the next chapter.HTM 07/06/2007 . was told by Smith Wigglesworth that he would see the last great wave of revival. It has also been called the "Toronto Blessing. Los Angeles." or the "Pensacola Outpouring. "joy unspeakable. planes. Lord. Steve Hill. recently deceased." (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 192) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. Be a person who moves with God wherever He wants you to be. John Arnott. including Dr. There are no formal organizations or institutions from which to draw detailed information about the personalities involved in this current move of the Spirit of God. Dr. many others. Hagin’s Rhema Bible Training Center students) World Ministry Fellowship (started in 1963) Word of Faith Educational Institutions Rhema Bible Training Center. No organized group ever moved into a new revelation – only individuals do. Kenneth E. etc. "I will be a recipient of whatever you give. after the Healing and Word of Faith revivals.. Kenneth E. Dressing as soldiers in combat. California World Harvest Bible Training Center.. Temecula. Rodney M. Local pastors and many itinerant ministers are beginning to embrace this move of God. Mark Brazee. Howard-Browne. when enough individuals have received the new move. California Many others! The "Spirit of Faith" Revival (1991 – Present) It has been called the "Last Great Wave" revival. There are many that are currently considered "leaders" in this revival.) to "war in tongues" Word of Faith Ministerial Organizations Página 114 de 127 International Convention of Faith Ministries (originally formed in 1979 as the International Convention of Faith Churches and Ministers) Word of Faith Satellite Affiliates (now defunct) Faith Christian Fellowship International (Dr." due to massive outbreaks of revival in these specific locales. Reinhard Bonnke. combining elements of the two. Lester Sumrall.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. Organizations come later." and freedom in worship.
no matter what his life had been. "I wish to tell file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. He had discussed the Word of God with me in many wonderful sessions. I was in my mid-twenties. As he cried." not a hair out of place and." Wigglesworth stood straight up." or "revivals" as legitimate periods of God’s emphasis of different aspects of the "Age of the Holy Spirit." (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 167) The American government saw war as inevitable at the time. He stood as straight as a general and said. Let the knowledge of God that resides in me also reside in him. he said. let all of the faith that is within my heart be in his heart. as always.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. It was a sad visit. "Oh. He looked like a "Philadelphia lawyer" or a "Boston banker. so that I was always eager to get to his house. He had blessed me in so many ways. Let’s look at the full account of this incident from Dr. It is what Hitler is doing. I suppose not many young men were interested in spending time sitting at the feet of an old man." Then he stopped a moment. I have orders from my government to leave the country. They were attempting. I felt the holy anointing of the Most High God as it flowed from him into me. Let all the gifts of Spirit that function in my ministry function in his life. At that time. and I let my head go in closer to him. to stay out of what they viewed as a "European war. and said. God. and you will do unusual things. Return to Top Página 115 de 127 CHAPTER 12 -. and he stood there praying and weeping.HTM 07/06/2007 . groomed so perfectly and beautifully. opened his eyes. And he seemed eager for me to come. "I want to bless you. and he was eighty in 1939... I am on a special mission today. he said. As he broke the embrace." as we have proposed. They had ordered all citizens of the United States to return home immediately. It is nothing I have done. holding me in his embrace. Tears flowed from his eyes and ran down his face and dropped off onto my forehead and ran down my face. at that time.THE PRESENT OUTPOURING Where are we today? If we view "outpourings. I said. Pioneers of Faith: I went to Smith Wigglesworth’s home to tell him goodbye. Sumrall’s book." I just stood there weeping. "Brother Wigglesworth. "You will be blessed and faith will reside within you. because I knew I probably would not see him again in this world. and tears began to flow down his face. what "outpouring" are we involved with in this hour? We have referred to the historic moment that Smith Wigglesworth laid hands on Lester Sumrall and prophesied to him." He laid his hand on me and pulled me close to him.
he said. However. Then he opened his eyes and looked at me and said. a worldwide thrust of God’s power and God’s anointing upon mankind. "What do you see?" Shutting his eyes again. but that you will see the mighty works that He will do upon the earth in the last days.HTM 07/06/2007 ." because nobody will be able to count those who come to Jesus. (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 168. The Holy Spirit is moving in the Church to restore His power. We have seen amazing moves of God in Africa." In spite of being sad at leaving him.. No disease will be able to stand before God’s people. "I see it. Even the doctors are running down the streets shouting. I hope to be alive when not just an era. I see whole hospitals emptied with no one there. We have seen enormous congregations raised up all over the world. I see every form of disease healed." and his eyes looked as Elijah’s must have when he saw the chariots of fire coming. Reverend Mark Brazee describes the present outpouring in this way: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. so many. I said. I would hope that everyone who reads this will pray with me for the manifestation in its fullness of the "latter rain. No man will say "so many. an era will be over. "Yes?" He exclaimed. he said. but you shall see it." He told me that there would be untold numbers of uncountable multitudes that would be saved.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. And I see the dead raised. This restoration is the Holy Spirit in a manifest and resident manner. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 11) Many see today as a special time of the Holy Spirit’s visitation. "I will not see it. The idea that I would get to see this revival was almost overwhelming. because it seems I am like a bridge overlapping all of the moves of this century. The Lord says that I must go on to my reward. It will be a worldwide situation. "I see the greatest revival in the history of mankind coming to Planet Earth. 169) Brother Sumrall went home to be with the Lord in 1996. I see it. his words excited me. I believe we have seen this revival begin to sweep the earth. but all of time will be over. Página 116 de 127 you something. He saw the beginnings of what Brother Wigglesworth prophesied would be the last great revival: When I die. And in the last decade or so." (Sumrall: Pioneers of Faith: 194) We are living in this time of the last great revival! Today is the time of our visitation! Let’s be sensitive to that! Today he is a time of visitation. I am convinced that I will at least see this last great revival. not local. maybe as never before." I asked..
Could this be the beginning of revival? And if so. acceptable unto God. holy. He truly begins to take control. that this outpouring seems to produce. (Brazee: Blood. the scripture does make it clear that we are to bring our bodies under control of our spirit man. I’ve been stirred to study God’s Word. I beseech you therefore. and surrender control of it to God. which is your reasonable service. regarding this new Pentecostal fire that is sweeping the world.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. (Romans 12: 1-3) Lack of yielding to this move of the Spirit can be seen as pride. but to think soberly. what is His purpose? However.. or "thinking of yourself more than you ought to think. by the mercies of God. the Holy Spirit causes your thoughts to become an expression of His Will. and Vapor of Smoke: 1) Indeed. He begins to send impulses to your heart. that ye may prove what is that good. You are being controlled and influenced by the Holy Spirit. others are under the influence of demon spirits. through the grace given unto me. and perfect. we have discovered that people’s lives have been dramatically changed. including: What is going on here? Is this God or just emotionalism? And if this is God. not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think. revivals have often been accompanied by unusual demonstrations. and dancing in the Spirit. and acceptable. to every man that is among you. By yielding to God's will. Página 117 de 127 In the Christian world today. you are being molded by His influence into the likeness of Jesus. Through these outpourings of joy. many feel that only emotionalism can explain the outward manifestations of joy. according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. and so forth." Many do not wish to shed their veneer of "respectability" and outwardly dance. You find that your file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. As you roll your works upon the Lord.HTM 07/06/2007 . that some find disquieting. brethren. line upon line. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Some people are controlled by their flesh. what are such outbreakings of the Holy Ghost supposed to accomplish? As a teacher. and you respond to his quiet leading. a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Ghost is sweeping the Church. or laugh. movements. Fire. However. For I say. and Vapor of Smoke: 1) Brother Mark Brazee goes on to note that the outpouring he describes is not universally embraced: But meetings like these also stir up many questions. will of God. we need to realize that throughout history. You have become more sensitive to His sweet presence. that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice.. Holy Ghost laughter. A common occurrence in these meetings is an outbreak of joy. (Brazee: Blood. laughter and dancing. There is a feeling of having to "give control" over to the Holy Spirit concerning your outward body’s reactions. Fire.
all shown via satellite! I participated at Faith and Victory Church in Greensboro. Louis! Many at both the main location. "This is the beginning of the Spirit of Faith Revival!" That is one reason I call this present outpouring. and more responsive to His leading. Many churches picked up this satellite telecast and showed it live to their congregations. fell under the power of God as Brother Hagin would just sweep his hand toward the congregations! There was laughter and freedom in the Spirit! The last night of these meetings. we will become more sensitive to the moving of God in our daily lives.because we are in the last of the Last Days. Hagin was instructed to make his St. we must be very sensitive to the flow of the Holy Spirit.STAYING IN THE FLOW OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD If we are to fully participate in the revival of these Last Days. with a new emphasis on the Word and the teaching ministry. the greatest revival of all time. went forward to pray to receive the Baptism in the Holy Ghost! Praise God! Return to Top CHAPTER 13 -. North Carolina. as Smith Wigglesworth prophesied back in 1939: "There has been a move of the Spirit.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. 68) If we yield to the Spirit of God in this way.. Benjamin. Let’s look at what we need to do as individual believers to maintain ourselves in a position to receive from this revival in the next chapter.. You are a vessel containing His presence. Louis Holy Ghost Meeting available via satellite to all of North America. a vehicle transporting His power. only five years old.HTM 07/06/2007 . Louis. but there is coming a revival that will be a combination of the Spirit and the Word. and it is going to be last revival. Kenneth E. on October 24. the last revival of all time. We do not want to miss the time of our visitation! "The Spirit of Faith Revival" Recently. One thing that I find among "Word of Faith" believers is a tendency to ignore the things of the Spirit because of a strong dedication to the Word. As we have seen many times in this treatise. "The Spirit of Faith Revival!" One personal note that stands out for me about this meeting. and now there is a move starting of the Word. because God is going to sweep in the nations. perhaps. Brother Hagin said. and it was as though I was there with the group in St. (Burke: Yielding to the Holy Spirit: 67. 1997. and in the satellite churches. and.. We are in. is that my little boy. and that will be the biggest revival ever seen by man. Brother Hagin felt it was important because God had told him that something would be "released" in that meeting to all of North America from St. (Webb: The Spirit of Faith: The Spirit of Faith Teaching Tape Series) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. The meeting lasted for two weeks." Praise God! And we are in that day. the revival of this age is one of both the Word of God and the Spirit of God. Página 118 de 127 steps are being directed by the hand of the Spirit of God. Dr.. perhaps. He is going to sweep in the lost to His Kingdom.
In the process.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. we’ve had all kinds of extremes. everybody will be blessed. however. But that doesn’t do away with the real! (Hagin: Learning to Flow with the Spirit of God: 20) Brother Hagin has a way of putting very complex and important concepts in very simple language that is easy to receive and act on. I always listened to older ministers and to my elders. And if something is of the devil. Dear Lord. If they would listen.HTM 07/06/2007 . Why? Because there will always be those in your midst who are unlearned. but not a great deal of knowledge of the subject of faith from God’s Word. (Hagin: Learning to Flow with the Spirit of God: 1. Their success in that area was more "hit and miss. and leave the stubble." When I came over among the Pentecostals. because there are always excesses in any move of the Spirit. to receive from their experience and knowledge. Página 119 de 127 Being strongly committed to the Word of God is commendable. 2) Rather than "tuning out" what God is doing. you’ll not have any move of the Spirit without excesses. whether they’ve got any spiritual discernment or not. but it was worthwhile to him! He learned to flow with the Holy Spirit while staying true to the Word of God! One thing that Brother Hagin "warns" about. it seems like the hair will stand up on your neck. People will often "tune out" anybody they don’t agree with. If something is of the flesh.. we will see mistakes and excesses. because I had so much respect for them. we’re going to see more and more excesses or fanaticism. is that in the process of this move of the Spirit of God. there was a strong commitment to the things of the Spirit. That’s a simple way everyone can judge. but that does not exclude the ability to be strongly committed to the Holy Spirit as well. we need to learn to move with it! Brother Hagin listened to his elders from among the Pentecostal movements and learned that they knew how flow with the Spirit of God. everybody will have a sick feeling. whether I agreed with them or not. However. I learned that very few really understood the subject of faith. people got off on all kinds of tangents. (Hagin: Learning to Flow with the Spirit of God: 23) file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.. he had to learn to "eat the hay. I didn’t turn a deaf ear to them. In the so-called "Faith Movement" which God has raised up in recent years (I just call it the Word of God Movement). He sums up how to check on the validity of the moving of the Spirit in this way: When God moves. in this great revival. You may as well get ready for it. Among the old time Pentecostals. I’ll guarantee you this: As we move into this new wave of the Spirit. God might be able to teach them something through others." so to speak.
and preached everywhere. If you will follow My anointing." (Mark 16:20. the Holy Spirit. If you’ll follow the glory. These demonstrations of the Spirit of God do not take priority over the Word of God.. If you’ll follow the Holy Ghost.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. Although I am not in favor of excess. I asked Him to show me what to do and spell it out for me in black and white. emphasis added." we run the risk of losing out on what God is trying to accomplish.HTM 07/06/2007 . you’ll always have My anointing. but we also need to be willing and ready to move in a different direction if the Lord moves another file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. they will accept correction -.) The Lord confirms His Word with signs following.. Sometimes God wants to demonstrate with His power what has been preached. Página 120 de 127 We may have to put up with some excess to be sure that we don’t quench the real move of the Spirit. as the scripture says. God said to me. but if we try and mold the move of God into our "own image. "And they went forth. excesses. you’ll always have the Holy Ghost’s plan. we must learn to trust in. (Hagin: Learning to Flow with the Spirit of God: 32) If we are to move with this revival. We must forego our own methods and plans. and be sensitive to His plans. there will be those who will go to excess. with nothing happening! Anytime there is a move of God and things are happening. Prove all things. (Brazee: Preparing for His Glory: 107) We need to realize that. However. Despise not prophesyings. the Lord working with them." I realized that I needed to be more flexible in my services. but they confirm the Word and help people understand the Word. "The problem you’re running into is that you’re going one direction and the anointing is going another. I’ve said for years that I’d rather have a little wild fire and God moving than no fire at all! I’d rather have a little excess and fanaticism than have the order of a graveyard. and confirming the word with signs following. if we are ministers of the Gospel. Quench not the Spirit. where it will make tremendous power available. you’ll always have the glory. dynamic in its working. I needed to have a plan. and flow with. (Brazee: Preparing for His Glory: 109) We do need to study. if these people are honest and sincere. hold fast that which is good. and prepare for ministry. (1 Thessalonians 5:1921) We can’t condone. I knew He would.and we’ll get that power channeled in the right direction. but I also had to be willing to put it aside and move with the Holy Spirit. or approve of.
’ So that’s what I’m going to do tonight!" With that. We must all "wait upon the Lord" (Isaiah 40:31) and take time to follow His leading. Kenneth E. the Lord said to me. Teach people to flow with the Holy Ghost. The anointing flows but only under certain circumstances. Let’s flow with the anointing! If the anointing isn’t present to do something. study. this applies to you because the congregation is just as important as the minister. but sometimes God wants to confirm His Word with signs and change someone’s life. they will either laugh or fall." If you’re in the congregation. It’s a joint effort. a lot of people need the anointing. Kenneth E. fast. Let’s find out what the anointing is present for.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T.." "That’s the reason I have to get close to you for that anointing to transfer to you.. I’m not up there preaching or teaching. "The anointing is transferable. read. a lot like electricity. People say. Now I want you to teach about the move of the Holy Spirit. (Brazee: Preparing for His Glory: 113) So we see that both the minister in charge of a meeting. Campmeeting ’97 began with a strong move of the Holy Ghost. The Lord told me. Brother Hagin explained to the crowd what they were witnessing. ‘When the anointing is in full manifestation and you get within three or four feet of people. "In recent times. and by following the advice of our leaders. as they teach us about moving with the Spirit of God: On Monday evening. Hagin explained to Campmeeting attendees. this hinders the anointing. He will get more done in ten minutes than we could in ten years. The anointing upon him was in such strong manifestation that people began breaking out in Holy Ghost laughter or falling under the power of God as soon as Brother Hagin came within a few feet of them. it must be present to do something else. Even Jesus could do no mighty work when the congregation wouldn’t cooperate with Him in His own hometown. ‘There is a move of the Spirit that is going to be lost to this generation unless you teach them. that doesn’t apply to me. but the Bible says that the yoke shall be destroyed because of the file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1.’ You see. The minister can pray. Página 121 de 127 way. Brother Hagin walked down among the audience. Hagin. and the congregation. And we must learn by example. and meditate. They’re tied up and bound by so many things.HTM 07/06/2007 . It’s not that teaching and preaching do not help people. Today there are others who can teach faith as well as you can. but it is also important that the congregation is sensitive to the move of God as well! It is a joint effort! If we will let God have His way. has a part in being sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Everyone needs to work together. one man can not carry the whole load. but if the congregation isn’t willing to flow when God begins to flow. they need to be loosed. Rev. It is important that the minister in charge of a meeting is sensitive. such as Dr. "Well.
When one is filled with the Spirit. are moved by the power of the Holy Ghost. the Holy Ghost never says anything that doesn’t correspond with the Word. body. Allen: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 6) The things of God are so precious. (C.. shout about it. the message agrees with the written Word. soul. Richey: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 66) Maria Woodworth-Etter once stood in a trance in one of her meetings for three days with her hand in the air! Many people in her meetings experienced trances in which they had glimpses of heaven.HTM 07/06/2007 . sing about it. talk about it. the most wonderful piece of mechanism ever known.A.A. (Raymond T. and established connection with the powerhouse. I list them here for the purpose of meditating on these thoughts to prepare oneself for the present revival: If you are walking with Jesus. (A. Allen: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 22) Our bodies are His temples and. in the Spirit. (Coe: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 48) Exercise the spirit of faith as much as you do the act of prayer. as great pieces of mechanism are moved by electricity. and spirit -. Nuzum: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 20) The power of the Holy Ghost may be readily likened to the power of electricity. you need not fear going to far. anointing [Isa. (Woodworth-Etter: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 23) Faith begins where the will of God is known. (Woodworth-Etter: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 39) Just believe what God says that Jesus has done for you. (Yeomans: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 43) Fear cannot stay in the same house with Jesus Christ. it is as though he has had his house wired. (Bosworth: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 26) When God talks to you. 10:27]!" (Kenneth Hagin: The Word of Faith Magazine: 12) Nuggets to Meditate on to Stay in the Flow Página 122 de 127 I found. (A. No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go. so our bodies.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. and the praise cure has begun. (Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 111) The farther we get in God the hotter the fire will be because the file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. that faith be not clouded. some "nuggets" from the men and women that God used early in the Pentecostal Movement that speak to this issue of "staying in the flow" to receive from the Glory. He will not give them to those who do not greatly desire them.think about it. in my research. Be humble and watchfully obedient.. It is those who hunger and thirst who are filled.
But as we give ourselves yet more and more to prayer. and other.. Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Yet now be strong. governor of Judah. O Zerubbabel. the high priest. (Frodsham: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 134) Glory to God! Out of the mouths of some of the great men and women of faith that we have studied. that the manifestations that we are seeing in today’s revival are common both to Biblical and early revivals in this. and the manner in which He is manifesting Himself. son of Josedech. and work: for I am with you. through historical record and testimony. all ye people of the land. as satan attempts to stop the flow of the revival. As believers. based on evidence and comments presented from research. is an essential element in this Last Day revival. we need to do whatever is necessary to maintain ourselves in the "flow" of what the Holy Spirit is doing. saying.HTM 07/06/2007 . and be used by God to bring in the lost during this last great revival! Return to Top CHAPTER 14 -.CONCLUSION I believe. the glory of the latter house shall be greater than the former house: Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel. infinitesimal dross requires a hotter fire to get it out of the gold. and be strong. I have also given instructive suggestions that will help place the reader in a position to receive and participate more fully in the revival as it occurs. The same concerns over these manifestations have been voiced. saith the LORD of hosts: file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. O Joshua. and the same persecution has followed as well. It was demonstrated. due to the preponderance of evidence presented herein. we see "nuggets" that place us in position to receive during this hour! Let’s keep ourselves in a position to enjoy the flow of the Holy Ghost. and to the residue of the people.THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. and to Joshua the son of Josedech. saith the LORD. winning attitude of faith. we shall see greater and more glorious revivals. and to Joshua. It is the opinion of the author. that this is the last great revival that will come upon the earth during this age. and be more sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is accomplishing in the Body of Christ. (Parham: Harrison House: Heroes of Faith: 122) Página 123 de 127 We are conscious of the need of constant prayer for more and yet more of the Holy Spirit’s presence and power. We have also seen that these demonstrations of power are the manifestations of the Glory of God in operation. the High Priest. centuries. privileged to live during this last great time of revival. The Spirit of Faith. saith the LORD. and be strong. which brings with it an overcoming.. that I have demonstrated that there is a relationship between the Biblical Spirit of Faith found in 2 Corinthians 4:13 and the Glory of God in manifestation. Just as Haggai prophesied to Zerubbabel. the high priest.
The silver is mine. Fort Worth.. Texas: Kenneth Copeland Publications. Copeland. Página 124 de 127 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt. Gloria. http://www. Broken Arrow. (Haggai 2:2-9) The silver and gold (financial prosperity) and the move of the Spirit and Glory are ours in this "latter house!" I look forward. 1994. come. Fire. Yielding to the Holy Spirit. Mike. Texas: Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Oklahoma: MBM Publications. Pensacola Update – December 2. so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. 1996.The Doorway to Revival!.christianword. 1996. it is a little while. For thus saith the LORD of hosts. 1978. and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory. for the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Broken Arrow. World Wide Web: http://www. The Unbeatable Spirit of Faith. with great expectation. (Posted: 06 March 1996) Copeland. Fort Worth.webzonecom. and I will shake the heavens. Yet once. Mark. file://D:\YOSOYE~1\ELESPI~1\THESPI~1. saith the LORD of hosts. saith the LORD of hosts. Brown. Version 2.HTM 07/06/2007 .THE SPIRIT OF FAITH: THE ESCHATOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF T. Christian Connection Bulletin Board System.html. Brazee. Mark.org/revival/pensacola. saith the LORD of hosts. (Posted: 21 December 1996) Burke. Kenneth. Amen. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former. 1993. Freedom from Fear (Teaching Tape Series). Tulsa. Lord Jesus. "…Amen. and the dry land. Seattle. Dennis. Brazee.. and the earth. Oklahoma: Harrison House.. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Even so.txt. Washington: Biblesoft. Preparing for His Glory. and the sea. 1995. and the gold is mine.1B.. and say. PC Study Bible for Windows.com/ccn/bio/bio45. And I will shake all nations. Biography: Clarence Larkin. and Vapor of Smoke: Holy Ghost Outpourings." (Revelation 22:20b-21) Return to Top BIBLIOGRAPHY Biblesoft. Oklahoma: MBM Publications. 1996. saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace. Blood.
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