A question for us: Has Christianity degraded as a movement from the powerful, uncomplicated, and original to the overly-complex and institutional … what Paul referred to as a form with no power?
The core DNA element of Apostolic Christianity is the Gospel of the Kingdom. What’s the “Good News (the Gospel)”? The Good News is the announcement of Caesar Christ—Christ as King, God as King. This implies conflict. We’re called to engage spiritual warfare.
A Few Takeaways:
- Christ is a warrior—it’s in his might that we fight
- Like King David, we’re going to have to outwit the enemy with the mind of Christ—Spirit Stratagems
- Develop higher belief set points to elevate outcomes
- To successfully engage spiritual warfare, build a new internal reality map which empowers you to navigate and succeed on the battlefield
- Make your stand. Insist on enforcing the victory Christ has won.
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Resource to Go Deeper — Engage Spiritual Warfare
The Way of the SEAL: Think Like An Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed by Mark Divine
Blending the tactics he learned from America’s elite force with lessons from the Spartans, samurai, Apache scouts, and other great warrior traditions, Mark Divine has distilled the fundamentals of success into eight powerful principles that will transform you into the leader you always knew you could be. Learn to think like a SEAL and lead. (Description via Amazon)
Spirit-Empowered Christianity in the 21st Century, Vinson Synan, General Editor
What does a re-vision of the Charismatic/Pentecostal Spirit-empowered movement look like in the coming years of this millennium? The first century of this revival seems to attest that the Lord raised up the holiness and Pentecostal movements not only to be custodians of these distinctive truths, but the perpetuators of them as well. When the Pentecostal message is preached, published, and proclaimed through triumphant song, an atmosphere is sustained for people to experience anew and again the reality of salvation, holiness, charismata, wholeness, and hope. Such a revival will be biblically based, rationally sound, traditionally accurate, and experientially real. (Description via Amazon)
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