Exodus Revival

Restoring the Church as a Community and Culture of Life

Saving Faith—Joining the Great Cloud of Witnesses

Jesus, Peter and Paul foretold of a time when ravenous wolves would commingle with the flock of God and cause great tribulation and lead many astray. It wasn’t long before these words were reality and the great work that God had begun was coopted into the institutions of man and rendered powerless. Yet throughout history, God has been faithful to raise up men who hunger for the power of the

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God Is Unchanging, But You Can Change

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (2 Pet. 3:9) God’s core nature is love, and He desires that none should perish but that all should come to repentance and find eternal life. Many would try to abdicate their personal responsibility in choosing this path of life

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The Temple to the Tree of Knowledge

Every ancient religion depicts a tree in the center of a garden with a promise for a certain type of enlightenment for those who would partake of that trees’ fruit. This knowledge is depicted as as something altogether positive with the one exception being the narrative of the Old Testament. This session focuses on the impact State sponsored education has played in imprinting this type of knowledge on its citizens

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Counterfeiting Christ—Psychotherapy vs. Repentance

An encounter with Christs’ authentic Body is a challenge to the carnal will which insists on preserving its autonomy and “space.” This is expressed in a clash of wills and desires. Truly coming to God unavoidably manifests this conflict. Scientific psychotherapy seeks to surrogate the power of Christ coming through pastoral ministry, and consequently, becomes its foul-smelling substitute. This lie was introduced to deliver Christians from the guilt of sin

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Living by the Word of His Power

When a warring nation seeks to offset the power of their enemy through a battle of attrition, they often flood their enemy’s economy with false currency—rendering the opposing currency useless. Satan has a similar strategy in mind: he seeks to dilute God’s Word and render it ineffective for bringing down strongholds and tearing-down arguments. Yet God’s unadulterated Word will bring power and authority back to His Church.

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Hijacking the Kingdom

Jesus, Peter and Paul all warned of a time when ravenous wolves would infiltrate the church and bring apostasy. Toward the end of the second century of the church, this descent towards fragmentation began. Through the introduction of Neo-Platonic thinking, the power of the Spirit was diluted, leaving the Church powerless. Yet God has a plan of restoration for His Church to bring back the promised power given at Pentecost.

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Political Kingdom or Brotherhood Society?

When Nicodemus came to Jesus at night, he came laden with natural kingdom expectations in the hopes that Jesus would be the leader of the Jews. Jesus’ counterintuitive response still baffles Christians to this day. Was Jesus merely trying to set up another institution of man ruled by the same forces of fear and death or did He have something truly revolutionary in mind?

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Upon This Rock

 As Christians, our goal is to see the Lord build His house, His temple, in our time. This is not a physical brick or stone building but rather a house of relationships, a house composed of God’s people. This building requires a foundation, already laid by the apostles of the Lord and which no man can replace. Undergirding that foundation is the bedrock substrate—an even more fundamental truth. To understand

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What Happened to the Gospel?

Based on “Evangelism: The Good, the Bad, the Abominable” by Blair Adams While few would disagree that evangelism is central to God’s purpose, most would acknowledge that not all forms of evangelism are equally effective. One recent study, for example, reported on a crusade that produced 600 decisions for Christ. But when a follow-up was done just three months later, the results weren’t nearly as encouraging. How many had continued

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A Great Cloud of Witnesses

Preface  In this paper, I view Christianity’s history through Biblical metaphors that depict the Body of Christ as a temple, a bride and a kingdom. I will initially rely mainly on the construction metaphor, God’s building of His corporate temple (Eph. 2:19-22)—reviewing what founded, strengthened, supported and upheld this “structure” in contrast to what undermined, eroded and dismantled it. Further, it seems relevant to contemplate, as many have, Christianity’s odyssey

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