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We owe the world an encounter with God. We In the midst of the darkest epoch season in human history, Jesus Christ had the audacity to teach us a prayer so powerful that it defies human reason. It would be forever remembered as “The Lord’s Prayer.” Jesus turned to his tattered brigade of spiritual warriors and said, “Pray that My Father’s kingdom would come and His will be ...
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We owe the world an encounter with God. We In the midst of the darkest epoch season in human history, Jesus Christ had the audacity to teach us a prayer so powerful that it defies human reason. It would be forever remembered as “The Lord’s Prayer.” Jesus turned to his tattered brigade of spiritual warriors and said, “Pray that My Father’s kingdom would come and His will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven.”
Was this prayer a sort of wish upon a star, intended to be prayed by billions, but only to be experienced by a few in some distant eternity? Is the earth eroding, or is it evolving? Is global warming the beginning of the intense heat that will reduce our world to a hot rock spinning hopelessly through space? Will evil finally triumph over good, leaving terrorism to ravage the righteous, rape the innocent, and pillage our children? Will some maniac dictator finally push the button and blow us into obliteration?
The purpose of this book is to unearth the ancient mysteries that answer these questions and prepares the Church for a revolution that transforms every realm of society. God wants heaven to invade earth so that earth will look like heaven. God is reforming the Church, moving believers from denominationalism to apostolic families, where true spiritual leaders don’t control people but empower people to find their God-given destiny.
Posted October 21, 2010
Buy this book. Cut it carefully with a knife and fork, eat it, and allow the biblical truths within it to become a part of who you are.
Oh, and buy a case of highlighter pens to go with it. You'll need them.
The team at Bethel Church keeps writing books for me to recommend. When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson is perhaps the most important book written for today's generation. Vallotton's book Supernatural Ways of Royalty has helped to transform me. I still haven't read Danny Silk's Culture of Honor (grow my book budget, Lord!) but I have recommended it at least a hundred times. First time I've ever done that with a book I haven't read. Heavy Rain puts those three (and more) into context (without ever being repetitive) and expands upon them, teaching you how to transform the world around you.
Much of the book examines the concept of how our theology creates a worldview (and church-view, God-view, and self-view) which doesn't stay in our heads - it affects our actions; every part of our lives. Denominationalism, a lack of honor, faulty eschatology, and a determined, orchestrated retreat from the clear commands of God (among other things) have left the church powerless... but we are called to be triumphant! Jesus didn't win victory so we could hang out on-planet with our heads hung as darkness grows all around us...
This book is also about leaving a legacy for our children... and their children... and their children's children. They're depending on us to leave them a world in revival!
Kris tells the story of Bill Johnson went to an all-day prayer meeting, in which two (unrelated) people prophesied the same word to him, and he had the same response to both:
"Bill, I believe that God is looking for one city that would be completely His. God wants to cause a breakthrough in one city that affects every realm of society. When that one city falls under the power of God, it will create a domino effect across the entire world that will result in city after city being brought into the Kingdom." Bill's reply: "I believe that city is Redding, California!"
And this... is my heart's cry.... because I don't believe this word is for one city. I believe it's for ANY city that will be completely His.
The "or High Point" and the emphatic "yes!"s below are mine; the rest is excerpted from the book:
Could Redding, or HIGH POINT, be the tipping point of historic exploits? (YES!)
Is it possible that one city could break the barrier of naysayers and doubters like Roger Bannister did the four-minute mile? (everyone said it couldn't be done... he did it!) (YES!)
Will history record a massive global revival that dramatically lowers the rime rate to the point where children can play in the streets again (YES!)
reduces the divorce statistic (YES!)
causes cancer to be spoken of in the past tense like smallpox (YES!)
and so stimulates the economy through generosity that there is literally no poor among us? (YES!)
Could the transformation go so deep and be so broad that joy fills every home (YES!)
people stop abusing their children (YES!)
immoral businesses like drugs and pornography dry up (YES!)
and abortion is considered a barbaric, inhumane act like cannibalism? (YES!)
What if signs and wonders became so frequent that God's glory literally hovered over cities like a mist and "sinners" became a minority ethnic group? (YES!)
(YES!) (YES!) (YES!) (YES!) (YES!) (YES!
Posted January 20, 2014
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