Return of the Supernational Church: Nelson Hopkins

Hebrews 6:2 tells of the doctrine of baptisms. Plural. There are at least three baptisms in NT Scripture.

1. Baptism OF the Holy Spirit – Into the Body of Christ
2. Baptism BY disciples of Christ – In water
3. Baptism WITH the Holy Spirit by Jesus

All are unique in their purpose.
#1&3 are spiritual (invisible).
#2 is symbolic. (visible)

#1 is New Birth and Promise Completion
#2 is New Identity by Public Confession
#3 is New Power to Proclaim the Kingdom of God

In restoring the Supernatural Church , #3 is imperative. Without the power of the Holy Spirit enabling the Church to be His witnesses, believers are nothing more than another philosophy. And just like all other philosophies only as convincing as the intellect and charisma of the speaker.

Unfortunately, #3, the most necessary for advancing the Kingdom of God in the earth is the most neglected, debated and incorrectly taught of the three. Tongues for speaking directly to God and not man, power to be His witnesses and confirmation of the Gospel of Christ and His resurrection are not welcome or taught in many “churches” today.
But it is and always will be taught and practiced by true Bible believers.
Jesus IS restoring the Supernatural Church.

Is the Church dying? theunfetteredpreacher

Is the Church dying? It seems to be so. Why? Too many of them are closed (isolated), systems.

The Baptists only listen to and learn from other Baptists. Methodists with Methodists, etc…

We stay within our Denominations and Doctrines.

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Or worse, the only teaching our Church receives is from it’s Pastor. (No guest speakers, teachers, other voices).

This is somewhat understandable.

Our Pastors are mandated, by God to lead and grow the flock. It is an awesome responsibility. They must guard against error.

Unfortunately, that can squelch growth in the knowledge of, and the working of, the Spirit.

A healthy Church is one that is growing in Wisdom and Knowledge, always moving closer to Godly principles, desires and Gods power.

(Sorry, Jesus healed all that were afflicted, multitudes flocked to Him, is He present in your services? Are people yearning to learn? Is the Holy Spirit changing lives?)

If your Church isn’t growing, the people are not receiving the food, needed for growth.

Is your church an isolated system?

“The internal energy of an isolated system stays constant. The entropy of an isolated system tends to increase.”. (Someone smarter than me, said this).

If we don’t allow new Biblical revelation to be explored if all we can share is: “This is what I’ve been taught, and by God, that’s all there is. This is all we need.”

We are starving ourselves, and our flocks, we are not allowing the Holy Spirit freedom to lead.

Sadly, the church is not receiving the meat of the word. We must always seek more of God and expect His Holy Spirit to lead us to all truth.

Luther, the Wesley’s, Billy Graham, like the Pope, did not and do not have all spiritual knowledge.

We all see through a glass darkly, only the Holy Spirit can open our eyes to the truth and then, only when we allow the light of truth into our lives.

We need to constantly challenge our faith, grow in our faith, allow other points of view, into our Churches, ask the hard questions of our Pastors, teachers, always comparing what we hear, to the Word, to see if it is true.

It is our responsibility to study to show ourselves approved unto God, rightly dividing the Word of truth.

Saints, a closed system is a stagnant system. It is impossible to grow and flourish. We as individuals, need to go to Church to grow, our Churches need to be open to Biblical Revelation for growth.

Our Church needs to be an open system, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us to all truth.

Lord, open the eyes of our hearts. Amen

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Are You A Serious Believer? theunfetteredpreacher

What am I asking?

Are you serious, do you believe Jesus Christ died for you? That His Word Is Truth? That the Word of God is the Owners Manual for our Faith, our life?

When you buy, begin to use, or put together a new Purchase, do you read the directions? I believe most of us may glace at the instructions, but that is all we think we need. We end up with extra screws or nuts, or something that doesn’t look like the picture or work as promised.

Saints if we do not follow the Owners Manual, our Faith does not look or work like the Faith the Manual promises. If we rely on what we have been told or taught, without looking ourselves to see if this be true, we are missing the mark. (2 Timothy 2:15; Acts 17:11; Romans 12:2)

I am not thinking, saying or believing, that our, Evangelical Churches lead us in any direction but the Truth as they know it. If they are Preaching Jesus is the only way to Salvation, I am happy to fellowship with them.

My only concern is that the Bible has so much more we need to know, believe and act on, for our Faith to Grow to be Established and Profitable to the Kingdom.

The Bible tells us How To; Build His Church. If we would study the Prayers of Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John, we would discover they prayed for others, for Spiritual Eyes and Ears to be opened. That those who are persecuted can be lifted and blessed in the midst of trials.

Is our Church as healthy as the Church described in the book of Acts? Are multitudes streaming in to hear and be changed by the Word of God? Can the World as well as the Lord, See Your Faith?

If not, Please read and believe the Owners Manual. Return to your First Love, by studying the Auther and Finisher of your Faith.

What the Bible States as Truth, should be what we see in our lives.

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Restoring the Supernatural Church: Nelson Hopkins: theunfetteredpreacher

https://m.facebook.com/groups/343596273156096?view=permalink&id=353143132201410

Jesus is restoring the Supernatural Church is stated, not because He gave and then took back. Men have taught and continue teaching doctrines of carnal understanding to the neglect of spiritual truth as it relates to the Kingdom of God. In doing so they have limited the power of God and His intended change for our world. Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” This Kingdom of God is “righteousness, peace and joy, in the Holy Spirit and is now within each and every born-again believer of the Gospel of Christ as the POWER of God.
This power of God is faith in God. Jesus says in verse 22 to have faith in God is to speak in such a way that your life and circumstances are changed by what you speak out of your mouth in faith,not doubting in your heart.
Abraham was not weak in faith but strong in faith, “being fully persuaded that what God had promised to/about him, God would do.”
One of the Laws of the Spirit in the Kingdom of God is taught in this passage from Mark. “Believe. Speak UNTO what you believe without doubting and you SHALL RECEIVE what you speak.” From your heart (inner man) out your mouth. UNTO. Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believes and with his mouth confession is made UNTO salvation. You call God’s plan of salvation INTO your life by speaking UNTO salvation. Not of works but of words. Words of faith in God. Now, ALL things are new and all things are of God.
You believe in your heart and you confess with your mouth all theses new things of God for your life. No more lack, fear, sickness, defeat, stress, strife, etc. All the new things of God, abundance, newness of life, peace, joy, favor, health, etc. are yours NOW! (Ephesians 1:3) You have LIFE in His Spirit, now LIVE in His Spirit.” (Galatians 5:25) “THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.” (Romans 1:17)
Jesus is restoring the Supernatural Church to anyone who will receive the revelation knowledge (truth) the Holy Spirit teaches in spite of what may be true at the moment. Bible (God’s) Truth changes everything. So “walk by faith and not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Be supernaturally natural!

Paul and prayer: In Romans: theunfetteredpreacher

Paul was the Master of the run-on sentence. I have attempted to ferret out the relevant prayers in some of his teachings. (lol).

He was not only teaching and speaking to the Church of his time but also to us. No matter our Denomination, the work of building the body of the Lord continues.

From where I stand, we need to re-acquaint ourselves with how to advance the cause.

Romans 7:7-13

Thanksgiving.

For our fellow workers in Christ, they are spreading the Faith, even if in a different name brand Church, than ours.

If they are sharing Christ, they are with us. We need to pray for those we know and intercede for all others around the world.

Prayer without ceasing.

Is this even possible? Yes, it is an attitude, a lifestyle, living a life where our Faith and Love of Christ is on display. (Abram, praying for Sodom, Christ in the Garden).

In this case, Paul had been praying to visit these Churches, that he would prosper in his work of building up, the Church. (People)

He wished to Impart a Spiritual Gift, that would establish them in Christ. Wisdom, Faith, Prophecy, Giving? I do not know which or how many of the Gifts of the Ministry or Spirit they had need of.

He desired that he see and recognize they had the information to stay the course. That the Fruit of the Spirit and thereby the Church would grow.

Romans 16:24-27

Praise.

He ends his teaching by giving God the Glory. For the Power to Establish them in the Faith, the Power to Preach, to Reveal the Mystery of Faith, he gives the Glory to Christ. Amen

We must relearn to pray, Effectual, Fervent Prayers. For the completion of Gods will in our lives and Church.

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Romans 1:7-13

“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making a request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.”

Romans 16:24-27

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.”

WHY? Written by oneta hayes: theunfetteredpreacher

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A great post by a wise and wonderful child of the King, enjoy.

The Empty Nest, once again: theunfetteredpreacher

It was with a sad heart, (and some tears), that we said, have a safe trip home, to Roger and Corrine. They have been visiting from Minnesota, since February. They saw the weather would be warmer in Minn. today then here so they scooted home.

They were the last of Bette’s sisters to come and help us out since Bette and I became ill. Her family has been the reason we are both doing much better. Their prayers, love, and grace, (that comes from the Lord), has brought us peace and comfort.

AND That’s not all!

Our cupboards and closets have never been this organized in all of our married life. (35+ years? time flies. lol) We finally find where one sister put things and another is arranging someplace else. A constant game of hide and seek. (Keeping us young and on our toes. lol)

Truth is, the Lord’s love and grace have never been more evident in our home. Thank you all, for accepting me, (?), and all my peculiarities as you have been with us. You are most generous.

Now to the husbands, a big thank you to you also. Your prayers and physical presence have been a big blessing also. Here are some pictures from our time together.

Thanks for visiting,
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We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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