This is no typical book on how to improve the church. This is a very strong word to the Body of Christ on whatıs ahead for Godıs people. As a theological-Biblical treatise it is the best exposition I have seen on the subject of the Church and end-times. But it is more than that - it is a major prophetic word to the Church about her future - a warning that days of persecution and suffering are ahead. But that persecution and suffering is set in the context of Godıs glory and eternal purpose - and a Church with great purity, authority, power, and anointing.
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I believe the Church is largely deceived about her destiny and calling at the end of this age. This deception is due in large part to the humanistic man-pleasing doctrines of the end-times which have been taught but do not agree with the plain and simple truth of Scripture. We have been led astray by false teachings. These scenarios ignore the very reasons why God created His Church (see Ephesians 3:8-12) and sacrifice the Glory of God for the humanistic agendas of men. Jesus is the authority on the end-times, and we need to reconsider what He taught. This book looks at the call of the Church at the end of this age from the basis of Jesus' teachings and what the Bible says are the foundational reasons why God created the Church. It is a call to endurance to the end of the age while walking the pathway of the cross. It is a call to endure events that Jesus describes as birthpains so that we can emerge as mature Sons of God.Excerpt. İ Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Is Another Book Necessary?
I believe another book is necessary --- one that calls the Church to endurance rather than early rapture. There is little current material in Christian bookstores calling for endurance to the end of the age, but Jesus said to His disciples that those who endure to the end will be saved. That implies that those who do not endure will not be saved. The very end of the age is upon us, and those of us in the Church who are confused over this issue may be in danger of stumbling and even falling away rather than enduring. This grieves me, and I offer this book to the saints with the hope and prayer that hearts may be encouraged and faith may be strengthened, so that we may each finish the race that Jesus has called us to run. An Invitation to Reconsider
I challenge and invite you to take another look at the Scriptures which deal with the plan of God for His Church at the end of the age. I invite you to take yet another look at the Scriptures which deal with the timing of the rapture. It’s one thing if the Church won’t be here during the birthing process at the end of the age, but it’s quite another thing if the Church will be here and these birth pains are hers. We need to seek to understand as much as God has given us in His Scriptures regarding the destiny of His Church.
If God’s perfect plan is to take us through such a birthing process, we don’t want to be as ignorant babes in the womb who cry out, “No way, Lord!” We need to consent to God’s plan for His Church at the end of this age, whatever it is.
Remember, this is not going to be a message of gloom and doom, but one of joy and glory. We may not see it that way, because our thoughts about restoration are not always God’s thoughts. We must have our minds renewed to align with the eternal purposes of God so that we can endure temporal birth pains for the eternal joy set before us. There is Someone Who has walked this way before Who said, “Follow Me!” It is His own death and resurrection that Jesus compared in John 16:21 to the joyous birth of a child.
It is my prayer that through study of these Scriptures, the Holy Spirit will lead you into a deeper understanding of the call of the Church at the end of the age. It is my prayer that this book will help and encourage those who might otherwise believe that the true Church will not be on the earth at the end of the age. It is my prayer that many will be strengthened and encouraged to stand when the inevitable prophesied shakings and testings come. It is my prayer that the faith of many will be strengthened by perceiving the glory to which the Church is called amidst and through the tribulation birth pains which lie ahead. And it is my prayer that our Father may be glorified by a Church who says “Yes!” to His eternal purpose in Christ Jesus which is to demonstrate His wisdom through the Church to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
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Book Description Preparing the Way Publishers, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111929451016