Below is another article, "REFORMATION" - MORE RADICAL than YOU THINK! I am also in agreement with. See our articles on spiritual and physical preparation for this time of reformation that seems imminent.
Also see our article on Dominionist Restorationism. Similar to the Manifest Sons of God, Dominionist Restoration believe in immortalization through perfection and absolute control and headshilp over every nation on earth, a one world dictatorship.
ArkHaven Ministries Presents:
THE CALL OF A REVIVALIST
An article by Tina Dyer
I [Tina Dyer] will attempt to help you understand the call of a revivalist.
When we look at others who have gone before us, it can help us with where we find ourselves currently. Though we see through a glass darkly, it still helps to catch just a glimpse of what we are going through. We could be called "forerunners" or revivalists or "reformers"....
It can be seen as one who runs in front of the crowd. One who will search out the best path for others who will soon follow. One who will be the first to encounter un-plowed territory or land. Your vision or perspective will be vastly different from others as your eyesight will see from a completely different vantage point. You are much like the "Pioneers" of old who headed west in search of new land to settle in. They had to trail blaze through uninhabited land to make a way for others to cross with ease. They were "way makers" and "visionaries". What kept them pressing forward was a dream, a dream that held great promise of a better land in which to settle and grow strong roots.
This fire placed within you was placed there by the Lord of Glory Himself. Knowing this is from Him will help us to continue in the journey though many obstacles will be encountered. We press for the mark of the high calling of Christ.
The cost is great. It could cost you everything, and then some.
You will be frequently misunderstood, rejected, slandered, ridiculed, mocked, condemned, betrayed and left by your closest loved ones. The greatest pain will come from those that you love the most. It will come from friends who you thought to be faithful.
This walk is indeed very lonely. But yet He is asking, "Will you follow Me as I lead?"
I can only pray that your answer will be " Yes, Lord, let it be unto me, according to Your will".
Brokenness will be a requirement. He will insist upon it. To be a vessel fit for His glory to reside and for Him to trust you, brokenness must come. There will come a time when one will begin to accept the refiner's fire and actually ask for more of it.
Those who have been given the revelation of just how precious that refinement is, knowing that it is bringing us forth as gold. I liken this brokenness to the story of Mary who sat at the feet of Jesus as the Pharisees rebuked her. She took the bottle of alabaster and BROKE the bottle and the seal so that she could anoint her beloved Jesus with her most precious gift. She wiped His feet with her tears as she poured out her love to Him. Beloved, YOU are that bottle that needs to be broken. When broken, the fragrance of that brokenness will be so glorious before the Lord that it will rise to His nostrils and be most pleasing in His sight.
The breaking brings forth humility and a contrite spirit which is of great worth in the sight of the King. Continual resistance from outside forces will only cause you to push in that much closer to the Lord. To remain stagnant would be like death to a revivalist.
For it is built within them an internal push that cannot remain still.
Mundane routines are very hard for them to endure. For a fire is blazing within them, the fire of a revivalist.
"REFORMATION" - MORE RADICAL than YOU THINK!
ANDREW: We have long believed that what the Western church needs is another 'Great Reformation' rather than simply a revival. Some say that even such a "Reformation" is not enough. But take a look at its true meaning below - as posted on our website by a reader-
"REFORMATION" - MORE RADICAL than YOU THINK! -posted by Michelle (JTBTV Comments).
Out of interest I looked up "reform" in the concordance.
A primitive root; to chastise, literally (with blows) or figuratively (with words); hence to instruct: – bind, chasten, chastise, correct, instruct, punish, reform, reprove, sore, teach.
Lev 26:23-25- And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
In the Greek:
From G303 and a derivative of G3501; to renovate, that is, reform: – renew.
Eph 4:22-24- That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
"Revive" seems to indicate giving life to something that has become dead. The west does not need a revival in the sense of giving life to that which is totally depraved of the fear of God. It has strayed so far off course of His precepts and Spirit, that it needs a reminder of what happens when God is mocked.
The west needs a "reformation" that only the chastisement or judgment of the Lord can bring. (Ken's emphasis)
MODERATOR: Andrew Strom.
The Dominionist's version of "Restoration" perverts this Biblical term. The Dominionist Restoration teachings focus on the belief that the Church has not functioned as God planned since the first century. Therefore it must be "restored" to its original purpose of achieving dominion. This involves restoration of the offices of apostles and prophet, restoration of the "Tabernacle of David" (signified by the restoration of worship and praise), and the restoration of power (signs and wonders). This is largely true, up to this point, I also teach what I call "The Acts Model" that never ceased to be the model for the church. See my article on "The Acts Model." But then the Dominionist Restorationists go off into heretical teachings.
Similar to the Manifest Sons of God, Dominionist Restoration believe in immortalization through perfection. Thus its emphasis is on purifying the church through repentance and holy living.
Certainly no one can find fault with repentance and holy living. But at the heart of Dominionist Restoration is the goal of establishing the visible Kingdom on earth in the physical absence of Jesus. Holy living, forgiveness, and unity of the Body of Christ are essential to the attainment of that purpose. In other words, at the heart of repentance and holy living is not a humble dying to self, but the desire to see God move quickly in establishing the Church in dominion over the nations. By dominion they mean absolute control and headship over every nation on earth, a one world dictatorship.
Dominionist Restorationists would deny this, but their messages in literature and speech betray dominion as the underlying motive for desiring holiness and unity. Yet I would not for a moment doubt that there is a genuine love for God and the brethren in Christ in the hearts of many who are following the Dominionist Restoration movement. One day the eyes of those whose hearts are right will be opened to the truth. In the meantime, the Dominionist Restoration preachers are realizing tremendous gains in their constituencies.
Is your church moving in that direction?