An Email from an African Evangelist

This needs to be preached over and over again. Amen!

Fire in the Hole

I received this email from an African evangelist:

“We are experiencing one problem, brother dale. Once we preach to people and take them to different churches, they come out saying that they do not feel like being there. We are even confused for pastors because they do not follow-up with these souls. We need your advice.  May God bless you.

My answer:

If I am hearing you correctly, you have the worldwide common problem of dead churches. Most of the active churches today were birthed in revival years ago. Revival is more of a revolution from the old dead religious orders than something that “revives” them. Once a body is dead, you cannot bring it back to life. The answer – God’s answer – is revival in a new movement of the Holy Spirit.

While you and your group of believers may be alive and in the Spirit, the…

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2 Responses to An Email from an African Evangelist

  1. alec says:

    Thought provoking, Eliza.

    From the full letter:

    The other problem, very much like the above, is that we have come to rely upon theological scholasticism rather than spiritual edification and revelation. Our Bible colleges have pushed an agenda upon us that, first, you have go to college to preach the Gospel because you have to learn all this seemingly intelligent theological education in order to minister in the Spirit. What hogwash! Eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil does not give you wisdom – it only makes you desire it. But to be carnally-minded is death. That process is fueled by pride, whereas to eat off the Tree of Life, you have to humble yourself and allow God to speak though you as a broken, totally surrendered vessel. What did God tell us? Fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man. As for carnal theological efforts, He tells us that there is no end to the making of many books, and much study (carnal study) is a weariness of the flesh. Hmmm. Let’s see. Which tree should I eat from?

    Thank you.
    Alec

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    • Eliza says:

      Praise God for His encouragement of you. I also was greatly encouraged by this. Thank you Jesus Christ for Your love to us and Your empowerment of us, Your vessels, because of Your grace and for Your glory. Amen!

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