I want to give you my working hypothesis as to how the kingdom of darkness is structured and operates, not as titillating horror stories but as preparation for spiritual warfare that is coming for the Church world wide.
Ephesians 6:12 is one of the most preached verses in the Bible but our "traditions make the Word of God to no effect". Nobody seems to want to identify who are the principalities and what are the powers.
There is a profound geopolitical shift taking place in the world today that I believe is a road leading to WW3. There are no prophetic ministries I know of dealing with it. In fact every prophecy book I read is absolutely fundamentally wrong on the times we live in. That is why I am doing this series....so you can understand the behind-the-scenes reality of the war now going on in the heavenlies...and your part in this great cosmic drama. The endgame is in sight!
Game of Thrones has become one of the most watched TV series of all time. I believe that is significant because the Lord still speaks to each generation in parables they can understand. In our case our "end times" theology as currently taught is totally incorrect because we are not taught to understand the cosmic Game of Thrones now happening in the spirit realm around us. Using the TV series and scripture I want to hopefully give you new insights as to what is actually going on and open your eyes to all the signs around you.
I need to respond to a number of false prophecy interpretations of the crisis situation in Turkey that have appeared on the internet in various ministry websites and then use that is a basis for my real concern....a coming great deception that the Church is not prepared for.
I want to make a case for world revival apart from prophetic scriptures. It rests in part on fascinating recent statistics coming out of China as well other parts of the world and part on the now inevitable and visible collapse of belief systems world wide...which will leave evangelical Christianity as the dominant world belief system.
I want to explain for you three world shaking revolutions now happening and that will impact the future of the Church in a profound way. They are happening worldwide in the social order, the financial order and the technology order. They are harbingers of the coming Second Reformation of the Church of the 21st Century.
This question by medieval philosophers has always been a sort of measure for useless speculations. Actually modern physics has attempted an answer and interestingly it helps us to understand why the resurrected saints are not destined to live on earth.
Brexit and world economy, Russia, Israel, US Presidential elections, East-West war build-up. What are the prophetic trends on the world scene?
I am going to include below an article that appeared recently in the Sowetan newspaper by Prince Mashele on the problem we face now here in South Africa and then connect that with my series on the vision of the City Church.
I want to put the vision of the city church in a wider context. The context is that it is a critical step in God's long term plan to disciple nations into the Kingdom of God. And He has provided a template or instruction manual on how to do this: Israel.
Next year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It is time for the Church to transform itself with a second Reformation to be the world transforming Church of the 21st Century. Here are my preliminary thoughts on a suggested strategy of transformation. Oh and don't forget June 6 when a large segment of the Dispensationalists expect the Antichrist to be unveiled (I kind you not!)
The message of the "end times" is being heard all over the world in the church. But the end of what? And after the end...then what? I believe we are indeed in a momentous transition in the eternal plans of God. Herewith some further thoughts on what we are transiting from and what we are transiting to....
This week I want to digress to the end of the book of Revelation to give you my interpretation of what I believe lies ahead of us....a great and wonderful unlimited future. Warning: This is a very unconventional interpretation of Rev.21-22 but hopefully it will stimulate your own thoughts of God's plans for our future.
I want to connect some ancient myths for you with scripture to give you a deeper understanding of the emerging deception that is now unfolding in the world. What I am writing here in this blog series is going to be very critical for you to understand and not be confused by the coming great deception.
I am presenting a series of blogs on the strategic dead end the church finds itself in with regards to the "end times". One of the worst mistakes revolves around the search for "the Antichrist".
This last week my researches took me to two interesting directions. The one was the recurring "end times" deception in the church and the other was a very revealing comment of General Mark Milley's comment of the threat faced by the US military.
I want to introduce you to the idea of a world before Adam. A world that was destroyed. A world that Adam had to rebuild as God's High Priest and king. Because it is this great task that the church is facing in the future as this world falls apart and God calls us to be his kings and priests to build a new heavens and a new earth.
The last tragedy of king David's life was caused by his obsessive need for money to build the most magnificent Temple in the world. And David came up with a money scam that brought down the wrath of God on Israel. A terrible lesson for the church today where money for ministry has become a similar obsession.
I want to introduce to you the concept of the Great Heavenly Council of God. I do this because it is critically important for you to understand this concept to understand how the Kingdom of God is administered and it will help you to understand how to function as a priest before God.
I am asking a provocative question to introduce a very necessary series of teachings on specifically: How does the government of God operate? How are we called upon to participate in that government? But why the issue of sinners and hell?
Sorry for the negative blog this week but sometimes I just need to comment on the proliferation of "fables" and bad theology in our evangelical movement. A series of false prophecies need comment and popular author of "The Shack" has a really bad new book called 'Eve".
There are a lot of fascinating things happening in the world that I would like to give you a quick trend analysis on. My trend analysis is simply that...where I think things are heading using the Kingdom Now as paradigm to evaluate.
The oppression of the Israelites in Egypt by the gods of Egypt resonate today with the oppression of God's people by the corporate state. In fact I maintain it's the same gods and the same oppression and the same deliverance is coming....let my people go that they may serve me!
I went to see the recent cinema spectacular "The Gods of Egypt." There is an interesting hidden message in the movie that I want to explain. And you will be surprised at which world powers are still worshiping the gods of ancient Egypt.
Front page of this month's Joy magazine (and the Afrikaans edition) says: "The danger of a coming cashless society". Let me counter this common "end-times" sign with the good news of the wonderful opportunities for the Kingdom of God in the future digital money system.
Everyone knows angels sing. But I have a radical idea as to why angels sing. And it has to do with how the world was made and why the universe is billions of years old.
Here is my take on a veritable media onslaught of occult themes. I am not trying to be clever or prurient or sensationalist. In fact I want to give you the positive Kingdom Vision aspect to this media phenomenon....it speaks of interesting times ahead for God's Kingdom warriors.
In the 23d January edition of The Economist magazine is an important article on the word-wide spread of the Charismatic movement. I include it below. I say again along with prophetic scripture...the Kingdom of God will grow till it fills the earth.
"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven." (Ecc.3:1) In the midst of our drought and economic hardship allow me to give you some counsel about judgment and cycles of life and time.
A healthy long life is the desire of the Lord for all. Healing is much preached on but what about living a healthy lifestyle? Here is my confession as a sugarholic.
There are I believe two great movements of God in the world today. I call them Revivalists and Dominionists. They have two different views on the coming of the Lord. Both are doing great work. It is time for them to work together.
Here are the trends that I see ahead as we enter a new year. And it is not good news.
World trends; South Africa, the global economy, the local economy. And the church trends that will have to change to meet the changing world.