Simplicity of the Gospel and in Evangelism and in End-Times – Neil Mackereth

I’m grateful to my good friend Neil Mackereth for this paper. I’ve known him since his stimulating summer-time evening courses several years ago in Winchester Vineyard Church. The appendices to this will follow in my series of End-Times Briefings.

SIMPLICITY

Jesus said: “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” John 12:32 NIV (other versions say “I, if I be lifted up ……..”)

And: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 18:3 NIV

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Cor 11:3 KJV

Introduction

The Lord has been laying on my heart the need for simplicity. I have felt a growing urgency for clarity and, in particular, the avoidance of theological obfuscation with words such as ‘theological obfuscation’!

First, I am convinced that we stand on the threshold of an unprecedented outpouring of the Spirit. The associated revival will tax our mental and physical resources – we should be preparing now. Our Gospel message to enquiring non-believers needs to be simple and unmistakable.

Secondly, I feel called to express in plain English the End-Times timeline and why we need to re-engage with those parts of the Bible that Satan has sought to sideline. I see the two stages as closely linked: a mighty revival followed by a rapid advancement of God’s End-Time plan.

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Understanding the times and writing to The Guardian re. Franklin Graham — TheWeeFlea.com

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In my humble opinion this by David Robertson is essential reading for ALL who claim to follow Jesus Christ, and especially for church leaders… 

This months EN article…. 1 Chronicles 12:32 is a fascinating verse. It speaks of ‘men who understood the times and knew what to do’. In an age of confusion it’s clearly something that we need today. The devil’s tactic as the father of lies is to sow discord, create confusion and magnify division. It appears…

Continue reading at UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES & WRITING TO THE GUARDIAN – EN Article — TheWeeFlea.com

Declaration for the spiritual harvest

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By Suzanne Ferrett of Passion for the Nation on Monday February 17th, 2020

HARVEST

‘Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when the ploughman shall overtake the reaper’ (Amos 9:13)

We declare across this land, this is the day of revival and awakening, and we thank God for all those who have already come to know Him in this season, for the miracles that have taken place and the resources already released. Now, in the Name of Jesus, we speak increase and multiplication and we call God’s people into a revelation of the openness upon the land.

We come into agreement with God’s word that we are anointed...“to preach good tidings to the poor … to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” 

In Jesus’ Name, we call forth salvations, we call forth Jesus-centred conversations, we call forth prophetic encounters, dreams and visions, and we declare our nation will not miss the day of His visitation. (Isaiah 61:1)

Even as God is releasing many ministries within the church, we declare this is a new season of the Evangelist and we call forth those who will speak to individuals and we call forth those who will speak to the crowds. We declare God’s people will speak His word with fresh faith, authenticity, compassion and urgency, as the revelation of His justice, mercy and goodness increases upon them; that God’s word will go out with boldness and clarity, yet sensitivity and wisdom, and the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ be heard.

We declare that grace and truth come through Jesus Christ and we speak the revelation of Jesus into the lives of individuals, families, communities and all cultures in our land.

Suzanne Ferrett.

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The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and disappearance of freedom of speech — Gavin Ashenden

Am very pleased to learn of Revd Gavin’s early liking of Carl Jung and stark warning about consequential darkness for those who follow his path, for that too is my story but which began a decade earlier than his journey.  I was intrigued that his auto-biography told of a ‘revelatory’ dream that started Jung’s delving into psychic realms because it falsely pointed to God loathing the traditional Church. What’s more, it’s thus not surprising Jung soon acquired a spiritual guide, or ‘mentor’!  [My personal account at I’m Free! tells of these dangers and how only the Lord Jesus could rescue me and transfer me from the devil’s domain into His Kingdom – Colossians 1:13.]

Only 5 per cent of UK population love the Bible. We need to get serious about evangelism. 11th November 2019 Following the news that just 5 per cent of the population are ‘Bible-loving’, Bible Society has created seven other spiritual types (such as ‘Bible Nostalgic’ and ‘Bible Indifferent’) to indicate various attitudes to scripture that…

via The primacy of Evangelism, the shiftiness of Jung and the disappearance of freedom of speech…. — Gavin Ashenden

“Out of the mouths of babes” – Stephen Powell on rapper Kanye West’s example to preachers

Again, what ‘coincidental’ timing! Just after posting the previous I noticed a new entry on Prophetic Releasers community group sharing this by Stephen Powell:

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FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES: KANYE’S SURPRISING EXAMPLE TO PREACHERS IN THE WEST

(Matt.21:12-17)
12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
13 And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’ ”
14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant
16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants you have perfected praise’?”
17 Then He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and He lodged there. Continue reading