Theology | "Kingdom Messengers" Theology Explained Generally
Many good ministries function and administer in the first and second dimensions of salvation; they emphasize the new birth and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The New Testament church has been called to experience the two feasts of Passover (Christ's death, burial, resurrection and ascension) and also Pentecost (the sending of the Holy Spirit). We are also called to grow up to know the Lord in a third experience - the Feast of Tabernacles, that is the Most Holy Place. This third dimension swallows up and incorporates the first two; we are not doing away with our Baptist or Pentecostal heritage. Established in the basics of progressive revelation, we are to go on to perfection of maturity within the veil. We have been commissioned to pioneer this message throughout the nations and to establish a foundation for the Feast of Tabernacles and global harvest, to prepare the body of Christ to become his glorious church in the earth.
In short, we have been called to help establish a "new covenant church." The following are characteristics of this church.
A new covenant church is based on the foundations of the blood atonement of Jesus Christ, repentance and faith, water and Spirit baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and the eternal judgments with its various judgments, and the literal coming of the Lord, along with his many other comings.
A new covenant church is biblically based and sound. Genuine prayer and worship in the Spirit will cause us to become a house of his manifested glory. We desire to actively walk in the simplicity of the life of Jesus Christ.
A new covenant church has the desire to be pure in character and conduct, understanding the holiness of God. This fear of the Lord flows from a practical, daily relationship with and a love for God. The power of his new nature from within enables us to live right because we want to and get to! Kingdom righteousness is positional by imputation and functional by impartation.
A new covenant church is charismatic, knowing that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are power tools to produce fruit and to develop the body of Christ, when used in divine order according to the scriptures, to the profit and edification of all. Signs, wonders, and miracles are an important part of normal Bible Christianity. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. The Holy Spirit continues to do and teach.
A new covenant church strongly emphasizes lifestyle evangelism and discipleship. Being commanded by the Lord to make disciples of all nations, there must be a strong outreach with regard to home and foreign missions.
A new covenant church wants to be active in its community. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the local church is to be the vehicle through which God ministers his life and love to the spiritual, social and economic ills of society, the church is to be salt and light, a therapeutic witness to a sick world, releasing the resurrection life of Jesus. We are called to set the captive free.
A new covenant church is a covenantal
spiritual family made up of strong and healthy natural families, the basic unit of
the kingdom of God. The kingdom or government of God is the gathering of
redeemed communities under one head, Jesus Christ. This kingdom is
visible and invisible, being a present reality and having a future
consummation, ever expanding until it fills the entire earth and
eventually the whole creation.
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