The Prophetic Church

Author: R. Loren Sandford
Publisher: Chosen Books
ISBN: 1441204016
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R. Loren Sandford does not believe we will see revival sweep the Western world--despite the prayers of those longing for God to send it--without certain key elements. The goal of our pursuit in these crucial days, rather than seeking power, must be intimacy with God and oneness with his heart. In addition to biblical examples and practical application, Sandford shows readers how certain "lighthouse churches" are incorporating and cultivating these goals. The church of Jesus Christ, he says, can rise up to have a prophetic impact on cities and nations and become all that our Savior called us to be.

Wielding the Power to Change Your World

Author: R. Loren Sandford
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546930686
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Are you longing for revival? Are you hungering for the power of the Kingdom of God and a more effective ministry? Then it is time to refocus, says renewal leader and prophetic voice, Loren Sandford, and make the goal not prophecy, not signs and wonders, but intimacy with God. Only as we find His heart will we be empowered to change the culture around us. Sandford provides a powerful vision and real-life examples of what a healthy Christian community and personal life looks like. He helps believers find their place in "lighthouse churches", places of refuge where people can encounter God's healing and restoration and then go out to transform the culture.

Prophetic Key

Author: Colette Toach
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626641549
Format: PDF, ePub
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In these end times, the Lord is raising up prophets of a higher caliber - prophets like Samuel of old, whose words never dropped to the ground, but every word came to pass. These are prophets who wield the power to root out, destroy, and put into place new kingdoms on this earth. For such a time as this, a new breed of prophets are being raised in the wilderness. The price for such power? Humility, the way of the cross, and bearing the same nails and crown of thorns that were on Jesus. The fire is hot, but for those willing to go through it, the power to change the world awaits you. "To whom much is given, much is required." With each page, you will feel the weight of the Church being put on your shoulders. Up until now, it has been about your calling as a prophet, but from this point on, you will come to a newfound reality that this is about the calling of the Church, to the world. You will discover that as you step into prophetic office, the real work has only begun. Standing with the authority, the anointing and all the power vested in you, you will look out and see a Bride that needs healing and a foundation that is cracked. Here is where you will decide what kind of prophet you will be. However, you will not be left to your own devices. Here are some key points that Apostle Colette takes you through: - What qualifies you for prophet office - How to recognize the prophetic child - Prophetic ministry and marriage - getting it right - What prophetic office looks like - Transitioning from prophetic ministry to office - Authority vs. anointing - How to increase your anointing As the final and last book of the Prophetic Field Guide Series, Apostle Colette circles you back to the child warrior that started this journey in the first place. With a scroll in hand, she hands you the responsibility that you have been called and trained to carry. Are you ready to join the ranks of the mighty men in the trenches of this new move?

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Author: Jamie Gates
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621895882
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Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination searches through biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and history to discern the strands of God's justice and reconciliation at work in the contemporary world. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination challenges Christians to engage the most troubling social problems of our time by first drinking deeply from the well of the historic prophetic traditions. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination witnesses to a God that raises up prophets to speak at critical moments in every time, and to what it might look like for the Church to nurture the soil from which such prophetic voices spring. Rarely do such a wide variety of authors from such different backgrounds and vocations get together to name what the prophetic work of God looks like in our midst. The radical justice and reconciliation of God can be found in every corner of life, if we know where to look for it; Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination provides some guidance in this direction. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination celebrates and seeks to build upon the legacy of eminent biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann's seminal work The Prophetic Imagination, first published in 1978, by assessing the core insights and themes he develops through a number of different lenses. These include contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and church history. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination also discusses the extent to which the Christian prophetic tradition continues to speak meaningfully within the contemporary world and thereby seeks to be a source for inspiring future generations of Christian prophets to do likewise.

Theology After Christendom

Author: Joshua T. Searle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532617305
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Christianity must be understood not as a religion of private salvation, but as a gospel movement of universal compassion, which transforms the world in the power of God’s truth. Amid several major global crises, including the rise of terrorism and religious fundamentalism and a sudden resurgence of political extremism, Christians must now face up fearlessly to the challenges of living in a “post-truth” age in which deceitful politicians present their media-spun fabrications as “alternative facts.” This book is an attempt to enact a transformative theology for these changing times that will equip the global Christian community to take a stand for the gospel in an age of cultural despair and moral fragmentation. The emerging post-Christendom era calls for a new vision of Christianity that has come of age and connects with the spiritual crisis of our times. In helping to make this vision a reality, Searle insists that theology is not merely an academic discipline, but a transformative enterprise that changes the world. Theology is to be experienced not just behind a desk, in an armchair, or in a church, but also in hospitals, in foodbanks, in workplaces, and on the streets. Theology is to be lived as well as read.

New Religions in Global Perspective

Author: Peter B. Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113451705X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Peter B. Clarke’s in-depth account explores the innovative character of new religious movements and new forms of spirituality from a global vantage point. Ranging from North America and Europe to Japan, Latin America, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, it is the perfect introduction to NRMs such as Falun Gong, Aum Shirikyo, the Brahma Kumaris, the Ikhwan or Muslim Brotherhood, Sufism, the Engaged Buddhist and Engaged Hindi movements, Messianic Judaism and Rastafarianism. Charting the cultural significance and global impact of NRMs, he discusses the ways in which various religious traditions are shaping, rather than displacing, each other’s understanding of notions such as transcendence and faith, good and evil, of the meaning, purpose and function of religion, and of religious belonging. He then examines the responses of governments, churches, the media and general public to new religious movements, as well as the reaction to older, increasingly influential religions, such as Buddhism and Islam, in new geographical and cultural contexts. Taking into account the degree of continuity between old and new religions, each chapter contains not only an account of the rise of the NRMs and new forms of spirituality in a particular region, but also an overview of change in the regions’ mainstream religions.