After more than 100 overseas trips to more than 50 nations of the world, I can tell you that the church of the 21st century has lost her way. I have made the mistake of taking fresh revelation and cutting edge truth to many congregations only to return months or years later to find no sign of what was taught. It was truth, they needed it but it never took hold. What did I do wrong?
Here is what the Lord says;
Matt 9:16-17 No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. 17 Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”
You cannot add truth to an existing system built on poor foundations. It is for this reason that the Lord will bring His Revival from outside the present religious church systems in the way of a revolution. Even now like mutiny on the bounty, hundreds are leaving organized institutional church systems daily. Many leave like Abraham; they don’t know where it is or what it looks like, but they know they must leave where they are at if they are ever going to find it.
The price for such a move will be costly. Real church-changing Revival always carries a high price, and it is usually related to being rejected and misunderstood.
Heb 13:12-15 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. 13 Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. 14 For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
Here are the titles of 12 teachings right now being prepared in Spanish and English which we pray will be a catalyst to ignite such a revolution. For many the subjects discussed below require too great a price and while they would love the results, they simple will not embark on such a monumental journey. This task does not call for a church upgrade or church add-on. We have tried that for years, and it doesn’t work along with all our programs and church growth initiatives. This calls for a total Church RESCUE!
Foundations of the Church
1. Jesus Christ is the HEAD of His Church- Return to obedience of Holy Spirit.
2. We are a Kingdom of Priests– from only members to all are ministers.
3. We are called to Make Disciples– from evangelism-centered to discipleship.
4. There is only ONE Church– the body of the Lord Jesus Christ on the earth.
5. We must forsake the Roman system of Assembly– logistic restraints.
6. We must reject the Babylonian system of Government– “lording over.”
7. We must leave behind the Catholic system of services & liturgy.
8. We must refuse to sell the Gospel & Merchandize the saints.
9. We must return to the Biblical model of Success in Ministry.
10. We must seek His Will via a Holy Spirit Consensus to establish order.
11. We must desire to live in authentic Christian Community- real family.
12. We must be a living example of the Love of God at all times- 24/7 Christianity.
We do not claim to list every essential facet needed to effect lasting change. No one man or one group has all the truth. We do believe though that if the church is given back to the Creator and the Author of life, we cannot fail. May the Lord of glory even now is raising up a people who are ready to quit playing church and wish to please the King more than breathe!
We do covet your prayers for wisdom and revelation.
Eph 1:17-20 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.
The Entire Teaching with proof texts will be posted here as soon as it comes available.
Your comments are welcomed below,
For the love of His Name,
Jose L. Bosque
Jose Bosque is Editor in Chief and founder of Viral Cast Media which oversees GodsLeader, JaxChristian now ViralChrist and 15 other websites. He has ministered in Jacksonville since 1987 and served the city since 1992 as a citywide servant leader. Jose is considered a resource and a spiritual father to many leaders in the city and in the 54 nations where the Lord has sent him to serve. Originally born in Cuba, Jose has resided in Jacksonville since 1966.
Contact Him at: www.RevivalPartners.net or ForRevival@aol.com
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