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English Basic Elijah Challenge Training June09

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English Basic Elijah Challenge Training June09

  1. 1. The Elijah Challenge Basic Training www.TheElijahChallenge.org
  2. 2. Table of Contents • Why has the Church failed? • Authority is like talents • Restoration of the spirit of Elijah • Peter & healing in Acts • Jesus used the same approach • Peter walking on the water • The Three Offices • Faith & fear are opposites • Reports & Testimonies I • Fear & unbelief in Numbers • Our approach specific to the task • How Paul ministered healing • How Jesus ministered healing • The End Time Model • What about disciples? – Luke 9 • Authority over our flesh • Praying for vs. healing the sick • Basis for the laying on of hands • Apostles – Matthew 10 • Healing-at-a-distance • “Ordinary” disciples – Luke 10 • Faith is “additive” • Authority different from the gift • Broader authority • Failure of the disciples to heal • The gifts of healing • What is mountain-moving faith? • Ministering to believers • Reports II – Uganda • Spirits which cause infirmities • Contextualization – Indonesia • “Spiritual warfare” • Houston Fall Festival • Why do infirmities return? • The Message to be confirmed • Keeping the right balance • Which is the one true God? • “Final examination”
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  6. 6. Return to Contents The Great Commission Why has the Church failed to complete it after 2,000 years? • Complacency; lack of holiness • We have not been trained • Fear and doubt, which have resulted in the lack of demonstra- tion of God’s power to the lost
  7. 7. The Restoration of Power and Boldness to the Church • It will require you to go far out of your comfort zone • Not all will step out of the boat and walk on water successfully • Not all will successfully obey the Lord’s commands
  8. 8. During these endtimes, the Lord is restoring to the Church: • Unity • Power & Boldness
  9. 9. The Restoration of Unity in the Body of Christ
  10. 10. Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
  11. 11. 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
  12. 12. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
  13. 13. John 17:20 …I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am I you.
  14. 14. 17:23 …May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
  15. 15. The Restoration of Power & Boldness Return to Contents
  16. 16. Malachi 4:5 “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. What does this mean? What did Elijah preach? Repentance to the Israelites.
  17. 17. Luke 1:13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. …16 Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. John was not sent to the unbelievers or Gentiles, but to the people of God.
  18. 18. …Luke 1:17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, ….to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 3:3 He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
  19. 19. 7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
  20. 20. 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. It was not enough for them to be Abraham’s descendants, to be Israelites. They were required to produce fruit.
  21. 21. Today we may be in the last days before the Second Coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ. Therefore the spirit of Elijah is being restored again. What will we preach when the spirit of Elijah comes upon us? We will preach repentance to God’s people to prepare them for the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
  22. 22. But God’s people might say to themselves in response to the preaching of repentance: “We are Christians and Jesus is our Savior ; our sins are forgiven --- we are saved by grace through faith, not by works.” How might John the Baptist answer us today? “For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up ‘Christians.’”
  23. 23. Luke 3:9 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” John taught that true repentance will result in the producing of good fruit: holiness and works of obedience. This is not emphasized enough in the Church today, resulting in many unsaved “Christians.”
  24. 24. The spirit and power of Elijah will appear again during these last days preceding the return of the Lord Jesus Christ… to make ready God’s people for His return, and… to enable the Church to fulfill the Great Commission to the gentiles.
  25. 25. The nature of the spirit that God gave to Elijah… to preach repentance to God’s people the Israelites
  26. 26. I Kings 18:20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.
  27. 27. Elijah’s Challenge to the servants of Baal
  28. 28. I Kings 18:24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire—he is God.”
  29. 29. Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”
  30. 30. I Kings 18:36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: “O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command.
  31. 31. I Kings 18:37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” I Kings 18:38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
  32. 32. 39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The LORD— he is God! The LORD—he is God!”
  33. 33. The spirit of Elijah is the spirit of: • boldness • power • and holiness
  34. 34. The Lord desires to raise up a generation of mighty “Elijahs” Will you be one of them?
  35. 35. 2 Kings 2:9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.
  36. 36. 2 Kings 2:10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise not.”
  37. 37. …11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
  38. 38. 2 Kings 2:14 Then he took the cloak that had fallen from him and struck the water with it. “Where now is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.
  39. 39. …15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.”
  40. 40. These Elijahs will raise up even greater “Elishas” for the end times
  41. 41. Jesus Christ used the approach of Elijah to prove that He was the Son of God Return to Contents
  42. 42. John 20:30 Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
  43. 43. Luke 7:20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?’” 21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.
  44. 44. 22 So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Jesus healed the sick to prove that He was in fact the Promised Messiah, the Savior.
  45. 45. John 10:37 Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. 38 But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
  46. 46. John 10:25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.
  47. 47. Jesus Christ was: • Priest • Prophet • King Return to Contents
  48. 48. The three offices of the Body of Christ • priestly office • prophetic office • kingly office
  49. 49. We are going to focus on the restoration of a particular aspect of the kingly office to the Church
  50. 50. The kingly office uses authority for the purpose of enforcing the rule of the king
  51. 51. The kingly office can be for war and for destroying the works of the enemy
  52. 52. 1 Samuel 17:8 Goliath stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, “Why do you come out and line up for battle? Am I not a Philistine, and are you not the servants of Saul? Choose a man and have him come down to me.
  53. 53. 9 If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” 10 Then the Philistine said, “This day I defy the ranks of Israel! Give me a man and let us fight each other.”
  54. 54. 11 On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. Then Jesse instructed his son David to go to his brothers who were at the front lines fighting the Philistines under King Saul. David went and found his brothers.
  55. 55. 1 Samuel 17:23 As he was talking with them, Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, stepped out from his lines and shouted his usual defiance, and David heard it. 24 When the Israelites saw the man, they all ran from him in great fear.
  56. 56. ….26 David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
  57. 57. 45 …I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I will strike you down and cut off your head.
  58. 58. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. How would the Church today evaluate David’s spirituality?
  59. 59. 48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.
  60. 60. Some characteristics of the kingly office… • authority to command---kings do not ask or beg • boldness, fearlessness • actual power to destroy enemies or the works of the enemy
  61. 61. 1 John 3:8 He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
  62. 62. November 2002 The first-ever mass evangelistic Crusade in the history of Niger, West Africa Hosted by World Vision and World Horizons with Clive Cook Return to Contents
  63. 63. Niger, West Africa: more than 99% Muslim, in the midst of the struggle for Africa’s soul
  64. 64. Trained Nigerien believers heal the infirm in the name of Isa Almasih---Jesus Christ
  65. 65. “Ordinary” believers confirm the gospel by performing miracles in Christ’s name
  66. 66. Nearly blind and deaf woman is healed and receives Jesus Christ as Savior
  67. 67. Two sorcerers testify of their healings
  68. 68. Blind woman testifies that she can see At right is Pastor Joel Biao of local sponsor World Vision
  69. 69. God is restoring His miraculous healing power to His Church for the endtimes
  70. 70. For the first time in the history of Niger, the blind see, the deaf hear, Muslims accept Christ at mass open-air Crusade
  71. 71. Report from Pastor Joel Biao of Campaign Sponsor World Vision of Niger (World Vision is the largest Christian humanitarian organization in the world. It is evangelical.)
  72. 72. "I can't still help smiling as I am trying to figure the way that God led this Campaign. Of course (we) started talking about this without any conviction the first day. And we did a very short prayer that day. I couldn't imagine, Brother William, that this would end into an event so great in the history of the Church in Niger.”
  73. 73. “My life as a pastor and leader is really affected: I have learned to be bold in ministering the healing. I have got much more in faith. Through that campaign I can say God added something more to my faith.”
  74. 74. “I could through the campaign know the kind of message we [need to] give when we try to bring people to know the transforming power of God. I also concluded that without signs, wonders and miracles we only do very little in winning the souls.”
  75. 75. ”The first important thing the Campaign has achieved for the churches is the unity. That was the first time [in Niger] that really the churches worked together in real spirit of unity.”
  76. 76. “Also many barriers have been knocked down; indeed some of the churches that ministered healing [in the Campaign] didn't believe in it at first. They thought that [it] is for the pentecostal churches….
  77. 77. “Through your teaching and training they were convinced that anyone who is engaged in announcing the Good News in the name of Jesus can do so.”
  78. 78. “Moreover, henceforth the churches are united and free to work together without any denominational discrimination….
  79. 79. “…The Church in Niamey (the capital city of Niger) is confident in preaching the Gospel with signs and wonders.; the church knows how to handle the spiritual warfare; the church is really bold in preaching the Gospel.”
  80. 80. ”The Gospel will become effective in Niger as the Muslim people will themselves witness miracles in the name of Jesus. There will be much more fruit than what we had previously….
  81. 81. “The Church in Niger will become really bold and effective in reaching out to Muslim people. The harvest will be great."
  82. 82. The same basic approach was used in…
  83. 83. Elijah Challenge Crusade in North India Hosted by local Baptist Union September 2000
  84. 84. August 2002: The largest Campaign in the history of Egypt Hosted by Campus Crusade and the Presbyterian Church ---10,000 souls saved---
  85. 85. Historic Crusade in Egypt, August 2002
  86. 86. By God’s grace, the largest and most fruitful Crusade in the history of Egypt
  87. 87. 10,000 Egyptians accept Christ
  88. 88. Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam July 2003 At the time, the largest gospel meeting in Vietnam since its fall to communism
  89. 89. • The blind saw, the deaf heard, the lame walked, cancers were healed, miracles of healing were multiplied as the trained servants of God ministered to the sick
  90. 90. • Nearly thirty denominations and organizations, both conservative evangelical as well as charismatic, joined together for the training and Crusade in Vietnam.
  91. 91. • The Lord used pastors and believers from both traditions to minister supernatural healing in the Crusade.
  92. 92. Woman with cancer carried to the meeting testifies she is healed
  93. 93. 18-year-old girl born blind in right eye sees clearly with the eye
  94. 94. Government official brought to meeting in a wheelchair is healed and gets up as a Baptist pastor ministers to him
  95. 95. • Hundreds of Vietnamese Buddhists accept Christ as Lord and Savior after they heard the gospel and saw the miracles of healing
  96. 96. Police authorities sent to break up the meeting are mesmerized by the miracles
  97. 97. After the meeting, we flee by motorcycle
  98. 98. The Lord heals the sick… in different ways Return to Contents
  99. 99. But… We must be careful to follow Scripture because… not all miracles are from God, and not all who come in the name of Jesus Christ are from God.
  100. 100. Matthew 24:4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ, and will deceive many. “I am the Christ” can also be translated “I am the anointed”
  101. 101. The words “anointing” or “anointed” are never used in the New Testament to refer to disciples of Jesus Christ who are enabled to minister to others in power or through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Let’s examine the instances of these words in the NIV.
  102. 102. “Anointing”: Hebrews 1:9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. This refers to Jesus Christ Himself
  103. 103. “Anointing”: 1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.
  104. 104. “Anointing”: 1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit…
  105. 105. “Anointed”: Mark 6:13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them. This refers to anointing sick people to heal them
  106. 106. “Anointed”: Luke 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, This refers to Jesus Christ Himself
  107. 107. “Anointed”: Acts 4:26 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One. This refers to Jesus Christ Himself
  108. 108. “Anointed”: Acts 4:27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. This refers to Jesus Christ Himself
  109. 109. “Anointed”: Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. This refers to Jesus Christ, not to any disciple
  110. 110. “Anointed”: 2 Cor 1:21 Now it is God who 2 makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
  111. 111. “Anoint”: Mark 16:1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.
  112. 112. “Anoint”: James 5:14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. This refers to anointing sick people
  113. 113. • Current usage of the word “anointed” and “anointing” to refer to servants of God who can minister with power does not follow New Testament practice. • Proper usage applies to one person alone in the New Testament: the one and only anointed, the Messiah Jesus Christ. • We should exercise discernment toward those who claim to be “anointed” or to have the “anointing.”
  114. 114. Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive m many people. 24 For false Christs [or “anointed ones”] and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.
  115. 115. Matthew 7:15 Watch out for false prophets. …22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform m many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
  116. 116. How can we be careful not to be deceived by false prophets who can perform miracles? The only gauge must be Scripture itself.
  117. 117. The miracles must be performed as they are performed in Scripture. We must be very cautious toward 1) methods & practices and 2) supernatural manifestations which are not strongly supported by Scripture.
  118. 118. In the Elijah Challenge, there are three general criteria for determining what supernatural practices are acceptable. We do this to stay on the safe side. •The practice or method must be clearly commanded by the Lord for us to perform it. •The practice or method must have actually been performed by a disciple of Jesus Christ in Scripture.
  119. 119. • It is best if the practice or method is not simply a one-time occurrence in Scripture, but is based solidly on Scriptural principles. We must exercise caution and discernment toward practices or methods involving the spirit realm that do not meet these criteria.
  120. 120. As just one example, did Jesus ever command his disciples to drive out territorial spirits and principalities? Was this action actually performed anywhere in the Bible by a servant of God?
  121. 121. These same three criteria we also apply to the many different supernatural manifestations that we see in charismatic churches today. As just one example, do the supernatural manifestations of gold dust and diamonds appearing during meetings find strong support in Scripture?
  122. 122. Why do we need to be so careful and conservative? Because Jesus commands us to “watch out that no one deceives you.” He commands us to watch out for the many “false prophets who will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect.”
  123. 123. Matthew 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive m many people. 24 For false Christs [or “anointed ones”] and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.
  124. 124. If we do not heed the Lord’s repeated warnings seriously, we may be deceived. We will not able simply to blame the false prophet who deceived us. There will be consequences for those who allow themselves to be deceived.
  125. 125. In November 2008, J. Lee Grady, Editor of Charisma Magazine, wrote an article entitled: Preparing for a Charismatic Meltdown
  126. 126. Some of the things I see now happening in America: • The feel-good, “bless me” gospel to bring and keep the crowds in church • The gospel of material prosperity: God wants you rich, so you “give to get” • Greed in charismatic ministers • The gospel of cheap grace and love • False prophets and signs & miracles • Superstar celebrity healing evangelists • Sexuality immorality & divorce
  127. 127. What is happening now in America will come to Malaysia in about 30 years… Unless we heed the warning signs now. Instead of following the American model, let us be careful to study and to follow Scripture instead.
  128. 128. Our approach to healing… is specific to the task Return to Contents
  129. 129. Our approach to healing… is specific to the task
  130. 130. The “gift of healing” is primarily for ministering to sick believers and can be manifest in gatherings of believers.
  131. 131. Miraculous healings are known to take place in… gatherings of believers… or in a Healing Room frequented mostly by believers. Such healings are usually manifes- tations of the “gift of healing.”
  132. 132. Gifts of Healing 1 Corinthians 12:4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. …7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
  133. 133. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,
  134. 134. 1 Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.
  135. 135. However, there is something more foundational than the gift of healing for ministering to the Church: Healing the sick to demonstrate to the lost that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the world
  136. 136. Our task here is to minister healing in the context of proclaiming the gospel to the lost---whether lost “Jews” or lost Gentiles--- just as Christ and his early disciples did.
  137. 137. Therefore we will first study how Christ ministered healing to the sick in the gospels… Return to Contents
  138. 138. John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. Let’s examine how Jesus healed the sick after he was anointed by the Holy Spirit. In the same way we will heal the sick.
  139. 139. Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives…
  140. 140. The fulfillment of Isaiah 61 Luke 3:21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
  141. 141. Luke 3:22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.”
  142. 142. Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days… Fasting can be important if you want to minister in power and boldness
  143. 143. Luke 4:14 Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region.
  144. 144. How did Jesus minister to the sick after He was anointed with the Holy Spirit at the Jordan River?
  145. 145. Luke 4:31 Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. 32 And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
  146. 146. Luke 4:33 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, 34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us?.…
  147. 147. What might a typical believer do in such a situation? • Flee • pray to God • Charismatics might pray in tongues • “Father, in the name of Jesus we command this demon to come out.” What might a scripturally well-trained believer do?
  148. 148. 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” Did Jesus pray for him? Did Jesus say: “Father, we command this demon to be quiet and to come out of him”? Do you think Jesus closed his eyes? Was there any “priestly” action directed to the Father?
  149. 149. And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. How did Jesus do this miracle? He did the miracle by exercising the authority given to him by his Father. Authority is not exercised by praying, but rather by commanding.
  150. 150. 36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” We are not saying that Jesus never prayed, but that there were specific occasions on which he did not pray, but rather commanded.
  151. 151. 37 And the report about Him went out into every place in the surrounding region.
  152. 152. How did Jesus deal with a purely physical infirmity?
  153. 153. Some of us may have been taught that we believers have authority to cast demons out of afflicted people. But… if someone has a purely physical infirmity, we can only pray for him and trust God to heal him.
  154. 154. Let’s see how Jesus dealt with a purely physical infirmity… ...38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.
  155. 155. Luke 4:39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. • Did Jesus pray for her? • Did Jesus say: “Father, we rebuke this fever”? • Did Jesus close his eyes? • Was there any “priestly” action directed to the Father?
  156. 156. The same incident from: • Matthew 8:15 He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. • Mark 1:31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
  157. 157. Jesus did three things in healing Peter’s mother-in- law: • he rebuked the fever • he touched her hand • he helped her to get up • he did not pray for her
  158. 158. According to John 14:12, can you do this as well?
  159. 159. Luke 4:40 When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. 41 Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ.
  160. 160. Luke 5:12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
  161. 161. 13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him. • Did Jesus pray for this man? • Did Jesus say: “Father, we command this man to be clean”? • Did Jesus close his eyes? • Was there any “priestly” action directed to the Father?
  162. 162. Matthew 12:9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there…
  163. 163. 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” • Did Jesus pray for this man? • Did Jesus say: “Father, we command this man to stretch out his hand”? • Did Jesus close his eyes? • Was there any “priestly” action directed to the Father?
  164. 164. So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.
  165. 165. But Jesus is now in heaven…. So now who does the work that He did when He was on earth?
  166. 166. John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater works, for I am going to the Father.
  167. 167. What did Jesus do? • He preached the gospel • He healed the sick • He cast out demons • He made disciples • He actually did not pray for the sick
  168. 168. Therefore, you are going to: • preach the gospel as Jesus did • heal the sick as Jesus did • cast out demons as Jesus did • make disciples as Jesus did So do not just pray for the sick, heal the sick as Jesus did!
  169. 169. Does the Bible specifically teach that we disciples of Christ have been given any authority to heal the sick as Jesus did? Return to Contents
  170. 170. Luke 9:1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. How many of us actually heal the sick in the way that Jesus did?
  171. 171. What is the difference between praying for the sick and healing the sick? Return to Contents
  172. 172. Which is easier: Praying for the sick, or healing the sick?
  173. 173. What does it mean “to pray for the sick”? Is it possible to fail when praying for the sick?
  174. 174. What does it mean “to heal the sick”?
  175. 175. 1. You heal the sick “by faith,” saying that they are already healed whether or not they really are 2. You push people down to the floor 3. You heal the sick exactly as Jesus did---for example, you actually open the ears of the deaf as Jesus did
  176. 176. Is it possible to fail when healing the sick?
  177. 177. Few servants of God and believers actually heal the sick as Jesus commanded His disciples
  178. 178. Why are miraculous healings rare in the Church today?
  179. 179. The primary reason why miraculous healings are rare today is because the Church has failed to obey Christ’s command to heal the sick as He did
  180. 180. Luke 9:6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere. Preaching the gospel and healing the sick are a single package
  181. 181. Matthew 10:1 And when He had called to Him His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. Apostles may be given a very high level of authority to heal the sick Return to Contents
  182. 182. 7 And as you go, proclaim, saying, The kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. These were the commands Jesus gave to the twelve apostles
  183. 183. Jesus commanded his disciples to proclaim the Kingdom of Heaven and to heal the sick His final command before returning to heaven is found in Matthew 28, also known as the Great Commission
  184. 184. Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
  185. 185. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
  186. 186. Therefore today we must teach the disciples of Christ what He commanded his disciples 2,000 years ago: • to proclaim the Kingdom of Heaven • and to heal the sick
  187. 187. What about disciples who are not apostles? Return to Contents
  188. 188. Luke 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
  189. 189. …Luke 10:9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ Authority over diseases was also given to the 70 disciples---who were not apostles---when they were sent out to proclaim the Kingdom of God
  190. 190. This clearly means that in the context of evangelism, the Lord’s will in general is to heal the sick.
  191. 191. This clearly means that in the context of evangelism, the Lord’s will in general is to heal the sick. (With regard to God’s will to heal every infirm believer, there is disagreement within the body of Christ. Which is more important: for a believer to be healed, or an unbeliever to be saved? Let us concentrate on priorities.)
  192. 192. …9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’
  193. 193. There is something additional which is important to note. Let’s go back to the first verse of Luke 10
  194. 194. Luke 10:1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.
  195. 195. Luke 10:5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.
  196. 196. …Luke 10:9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ This approach was applied in Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo in Brazil, with 400 trained disciples visiting 6,000 homes over five afternoons of visitation. Several hundred miraculous healings took place in the homes of the lost.
  197. 197. Brazil January 2009
  198. 198. …Luke 10:9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ This approach was also successfully applied in the Philippines, with over 50 house churches planted in 5 months by mostly new believers: the “man of peace” of Luke 10:6.
  199. 199. ...17 The seventy returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
  200. 200. What conclusion do we draw? • The Twelve were given power and authority over disease and demons when Jesus sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God. • The Seventy were also given a measure of this power and authority when they were sent out.
  201. 201. Conclusion: A measure of authority over disease and demons was given to whomever the Lord sent out to proclaim the Kingdom of God to the lost
  202. 202. Every disciple of Jesus Christ is sent out to the world as a witness
  203. 203. This authority over disease is not identical to the “gift of healing” Return to Contents
  204. 204. • The authority to heal was given before the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came.
  205. 205. • The authority was given not to build up the body of Christ, but for proclaiming the gospel to the lost.
  206. 206. • Every believer was given this authority, while not every believer was given the gift of healing.
  207. 207. • The operation of the authority to heal is very different from the operation of the gift of healing.
  208. 208. Christ’s disciples experienced failure to heal the sick Return to Contents
  209. 209. Matthew 17:14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. 16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him.”
  210. 210. 17 “O unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you?
  211. 211. How could Jesus have possibly expected and even demanded His disciples to do the miracle?
  212. 212. • They were His disciples and were being trained to do what He did • He had given them authority to heal the sick and cast out demons • He had sent them out and commanded them to heal the sick
  213. 213. Bring the boy here to me.” 18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”
  214. 214. There are four reasons we give to explain why the sick are not healed when we minister to them
  215. 215. 1. It’s not God’s will 2. It’s not God’s time 3. The sick person has sin 4. The sick person lacks faith Some of these reasons might sometimes apply, for example, when a believer fails to confess sin
  216. 216. 1. It’s not God’s will 2. It’s not God’s time We are essentially “blaming” God
  217. 217. 3. The sick person has sin 4. The sick person lacks faith We are essentially “blaming” the sick person
  218. 218. We rarely blame ourselves when the miracle does not take place
  219. 219. What reason did Jesus give in this particular situation to explain why the miracle did not take place?
  220. 220. 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Whose “fault” was it that the miracle did not take place?
  221. 221. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. The disciples lacked “mountain-moving faith”
  222. 222. This verse does not appear in all Greek manuscripts 21 But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
  223. 223. Exactly what is mountain-moving faith? Return to Contents
  224. 224. Mark 11:12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
  225. 225. Mark 11:14 Then he said to the tree, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard him say it.
  226. 226. …20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots.
  227. 227. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”
  228. 228. 22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Equally valid, according to the Greek: “Have faith of God,” Jesus answered.
  229. 229. 23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Faith of God: • No doubt in your heart • “What I say must be done”
  230. 230. Five illustrations of “faith of God”
  231. 231. 1. How would God move a mountain?
  232. 232. Mark 11:23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ Does God doubt that the mountain will obey Him? and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
  233. 233. 2. “Let there be light!”
  234. 234. Did God have any doubt that the light would appear? Why not?
  235. 235. 3. Jesus cursing the fig tree
  236. 236. Did Jesus have any doubt that the fig tree would wither? Why not?
  237. 237. 4. Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead
  238. 238. Did Jesus have any doubt that Lazarus would come back to life? Why not?
  239. 239. 5. Do you have any doubt when you tell your dog to “sit”? Why not?
  240. 240. Now something on the lighter side for you…. This is how we would like demons and diseases to obey us in the context of evangelism…
  241. 241. But often this is what we really see….
  242. 242. When someone---like a military commander---gives a command to that which is under his authority, he utters the command with no doubt or fear of being rejected. Because he has been given authority in that realm, he believes that what he says will happen.
  243. 243. Disciples of Jesus Christ who are sent out to proclaim the Kingdom of God have been given authority over disease and demons. (We are not suggesting that believers have all authority like God Himself)
  244. 244. When in this context we command diseases and demons to go in Christ’s name, we speak with faith of God, without doubt or fear of failure.
  245. 245. Authority over diseases and demons must be exercised with faith of God or mountain-moving faith. The consequence of lack of faith could be failure.
  246. 246. Authority - Exousia “Potential energy” in you given by the Lord Mountain-moving faith transforms this potential energy into miraculous healing
  247. 247. You do not lack “the anointing,” perhaps you simply lack faith of God, with which you can exercise authority over diseases and demons.
  248. 248. Faith of God (kingly actions) for commanding disease & demons Mark 11:23 …if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
  249. 249. Faith in God (priestly actions) for our relationship with God Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
  250. 250. Forgiving others For our relationship with other people Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
  251. 251. God “faith in God” Disciples of Christ “faith of God” Disease & demons & flesh
  252. 252. Directions Priestly office: up Prophetic: horizontal Kingly office : down
  253. 253. Priestly office Not primarily for fulfilling the Great Commission, but for ministering directly to the Lord
  254. 254. Prophetic office Not primarily for fulfilling the Great Commission, but primarily for ministering to the body of Christ and for speaking forth God’s words to others
  255. 255. Kingly office Primarily for fulfilling the Great Commission: for destroying the works of the enemy--- for healing the sick and proclaiming the Kingdom of God to the lost
  256. 256. Demonstration
  257. 257. It can be more helpful to view healing the infirm as the process of “moving a mountain”… Rather than as an instant, all-or- nothing, unpredictable event
  258. 258. If you are using authority to heal the sick, do not mix praying and commanding. Operating in the gift of healing, however, may involve prayer.
  259. 259. Note: It is not always necessary to raise one’s voice when healing the sick. In certain settings it may not be appropriate to use a loud voice. It is possible to exercise authority quietly yet powerfully.
  260. 260. The Vision: Elijah Challenge Training Centers to be established in cooperation with pastors and local churches around the world
  261. 261. The Vision: TEC Training Centers • The pastor or a leader is trained as an Elijah Challenge Coordinator • The pastor uses the church facility to train servants of God and believers in his area • Teaching materials will be provided by The Elijah Challenge
  262. 262. The Vision: TEC Training Centers • Each Training Center will be financially self-sufficient and independent • Each Coordinator will have his own webpage on The Elijah Challenge website • Each Coordinator will be assigned a TEC intercessor
  263. 263. How can the Church apply this teaching to fulfill The Great Commission?
  264. 264. Mission Trip to Haiti in April 2009 Testimony of New York believers after six hours of Basic Training
  265. 265. Chris Faraguna of Isaiah 58 House: “I just want to tell you how important it was for you to come here when you did. …It affected our Haiti mission trip tremendously. We saw over 80 people healed and over 100 people saved.”
  266. 266. “One healing was tremendous---we commanded a mute spirit out of a boy and commanded his tongue to be loosed and he spoke. He had not spoken to anyone for over 10 years; now he is communicating with others. We have this on video.”
  267. 267. Pastor Mel Melato of Long Island (associated with David Wilkerson of Times Square Church): “We also had two major deliverances in the meetings. We commanded the evil spirits out of two girls and then they accepted Jesus.”
  268. 268. “It was something out of the Book of Acts. We then trained about 12 pastors on the kingly office [using the one-hour version of the Training you gave me]."
  269. 269. “A six-months pregnant woman came forward requesting healing. She had thought that there was no life in her womb because there had been no movement in her womb. The two volunteer pastors commanded the spirit of death to go. Then something in her womb started to move. Hallelujah! Everyone praised God.”
  270. 270. “There were three young people and one older person delivered from evil, dumb, and deaf mute spirits. 140 more were healed of various sicknesses, diseases and infirmities.
  271. 271. Arua, Uganda February 2005 “Heal the sick, and tell them ‘the kingdom of God is near you.’” Luke 10:9 Return to Contents
  272. 272. Pastor Jimmy Kato reported later in the year: "We have open-air evangelistic meetings every Sunday evening using The Elijah Challenge method and it is beautiful."
  273. 273. “The Lord has done many things through the teaching you gave us in Arua. About four churches were opened outside of Arua by different church leaders who were in your Seminar.”
  274. 274. “Many miracles happen and are still happening as a result of The Elijah Challenge ministries.”
  275. 275. “The church I pastor has grown twice (doubled) or more since you left. We have evening services every day and all-night services twice a week. I was the only pastor before but now we have four pastors.”
  276. 276. “I praise the Lord for using Wycliffe missionaries Douglas and Anne Sampson to host you in order to bring this great revival to Arua and beyond.”
  277. 277. “The pastors are now united and form a strong association now registered with the government of Uganda.” “This is all about what God did in Arua.”
  278. 278. Pastor Benard Okello Homa Bay, Kenya East Africa
  279. 279. Reported in November 2008: “Missionary Butch Berner came to Homa Bay [in September 2007] and taught The Elijah Challenge to my sixty members.
  280. 280. Then my members went and preached the Kingdom of God and miraculous healings began to take place, bringing many converts to our church.
  281. 281. I had pastored this church for six years without increase because it was I doing everything as the believers in my church just looked on.
  282. 282. But when Butch came and taught, we have increased to three hundred active members and they are still in action.”
  283. 283. Keith Roussel Missionary to the Philippines Trained in June 2007
  284. 284. "I have recently returned from our missions trip. We had a great time! I was so amazed by the results. The students stepped forward in boldness and faith and they performed many healings through the power of God. I could see the look of joy and amazement in their eyes as the people who they were laying hands on were instantly healed!
  285. 285. We ministered in a Muslim community during the trip. This was my first chance to perform the healings before preaching the message, and it worked! When the people saw the healings they flocked to us.
  286. 286. I've become so “addicted” to the success of this method of reaching the lost that I cannot wait for the next opportunity to put it into action!" The details of the outreach to the Muslim community are coming up next…
  287. 287. “…The following night we held a community outreach. While setting up our sound equipment we discovered that we were in a Muslim area and that some of them were already complaining about us. Several of the students began to panic and looked to me for guidance.
  288. 288. Having encountered Muslims before, I knew that if we wanted to reach these people we needed to do more than just preach at them. They need to both hear and see the gospel in action.
  289. 289. Having witnessed the success of the healing challenge in the college [on the previous day] I decided to do it again, but this time it would be before the preaching.
  290. 290. As we began the outreach about 50+ children gathered to participate in the dances, songs and dramas, while the adults stood in the shadows watching with caution and curiosity.
  291. 291. I could sense that they were not sure what to make of us or how to respond. To top that off there was a disco club right next to us. When we arrived they began to play their music louder as a protest of our presence.
  292. 292. This time I had one of my students do the healing challenge. He began to call anyone who was sick or had a problem in their body to come forward and saying that we would heal them by the power of our God. For several minutes he called out until two people responded.
  293. 293. One was a small child with a stomach ache, and the other was an old Muslim woman with a problem in her knee. Our students laid hands on them and they were both immediately healed!
  294. 294. Now with proof to back our claims more people began to respond. Several more people came forward and were healed as our students laid hands upon them.
  295. 295. For over an hour we continued to call for the sick to come. It began with just a couple sick people responding and snow-balled into a mob of mass healing, as spectators were now pushing through the crowd to receive their healing.
  296. 296. People ran home to bring their relatives as more and more sick were being instantaneously healed. Deaf ears were being opened, eye problems corrected, body pains gone, heart conditions healed and so much more!
  297. 297. Muslims were thanking Jesus for their healing! Such a commotion was occurring that the disco club closed and the young people came out to watch the event. Never before had this community seen the power of God move in such a way.
  298. 298. After about 2 hours of healing the sick we preached a message of salvation. We told them that it was through the power of Jesus Christ that we healed them and that He was the only way to get to heaven.
  299. 299. We asked those who wanted to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior to come forward. I was so amazed to see that a large majority of those who responded were adults!
  300. 300. People once looming in the shadows now came forward to accept Christ. Many of the people who responded were Muslims, some were the youth from the disco club and one was a witch doctor!
  301. 301. At the end of the outreach some Muslims approached us saying, “We believe in your God” and thanked us for coming to minister to them.
  302. 302. I am so very proud of my students. They stepped out in great boldness and faith. During the outreach they would occasionally run up to me relaying their most recent healing with a look of triumph and amazement in their eyes.
  303. 303. I could feel such a satisfaction fill me as I watched them put into practice that which I had imparted into them.
  304. 304. Does this happen in America or in the west?
  305. 305. Hong Kong City Mall and Vietnamese Baptist Church Houston, Texas
  306. 306. In 2008 it was reported that an average of 100 souls decide to accept Jesus Christ every Saturday at this Mall Outreach.
  307. 307. A mass movement of the gospel-resistant to Jesus Christ Return to Contents
  308. 308. In late 2003 The Elijah Challenge held Basic Training and a Crusade for the purpose of reaching the world’s largest unreached people group which lives in Indonesia.
  309. 309. This people group of forty-five million adherents of the religion of Mohammed was known to be very gospel-resistant when approached with traditional evangelistic methods.
  310. 310. In the Basic Training we taught the servants of God how to heal the sick in the name of Jesus Christ to prove to them that He is the only way to the Father.
  311. 311. At the ensuing evangelistic healing meeting, a number of these unreachable people came to hear the gospel and to witness the many miraculous healings done in the name of Isa Almasih by the trained local servants of God. Some of them were healed and they also testified.
  312. 312. As a result, over one-half of these gospel-resistant people attending the meeting made the decision to follow Jesus Christ as their only Lord and Savior.
  313. 313. September – October 2003 Reaching the world’s largest unreached people group: The Sundanese of Indonesia
  314. 314. 100 trained believers ready for war: healing the sick to prove that Jesus is the only way to the Father
  315. 315. Many people were healed---including the Sundanese---and testified from the platform
  316. 316. Over one-half of the Sundanese at the meeting accept Jesus Christ
  317. 317. They were not asked to renounce their religion (and thus their culture) in a formal way and then to convert publicly to the Western religion called “Christianity,” also known to them as the “religion of the European imperialists” which is also associated by them with some decadent aspects of western culture.
  318. 318. They remained outward adherents of their religion, but as born-again followers of Isa Almasih. They worshipped God and were discipled according to the teachings of the Bible not in a church building, but in locations not associated with a church.
  319. 319. In this way, those who were trained in 2003 have now reached nearly forty villages of this unreached people group for the Kingdom of God.
  320. 320. Even higher-ranking religious clerics of this people group are now becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. They are initially drawn by the manifestations of miraculous healing power that Jesus Christ gives to His disciples to be effective witnesses.
  321. 321. Someday soon this “unreached” people group will be re-classified by missiologists as “reached.” No, they will not have been “christianized,” something Christ did not necessarily intend.
  322. 322. Rather, they will have in their own community a powerful body of believers that can potentially fulfill the Great Commission to them.
  323. 323. In undeveloped or developing countries dominated by Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists… • The historical relationship between imperialism and Christianity • America, the birthplace of Hollywood and popular western culture, is seen as a “Christian” country by pagan countries
  324. 324. In undeveloped or developing countries dominated by Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists… • A gospel devoid of miraculous signs in Third World nations has produced many nominal Christians with a poor witness • “Christians” are native or local adherents of the foreign religion called Christianity.
  325. 325. The terms “Christianity,” “Christian,” and “Church”: what Scripture says • Christianity – not found in the Bible • Christian(s) – found in Acts 11.26, Acts 26.28 & 1 Peter 4.16
  326. 326. Acts 11.19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution in connection with Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch… 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord. 22 News of this reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
  327. 327. …25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
  328. 328. Acts 26.28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” 1 Peter 4.16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. Peter is addressing born-again disciples of Jesus Christ.
  329. 329. The terms “Christianity,” “Christian,” and “Church”: what Scripture says • Christianity – not found in the Bible • Christian(s) – found in Acts 11.26, Acts 26.28 & 1 Peter 4.16 • Church – the body of Christ, whether local or universal
  330. 330. The terms “Christianity,” “Christian,” and “Church”: what the Third World thinks • Christianity – A foreign religion from the West • Christian – one who adheres to the foreign religion of Christianity • Church – a physical facility where Christians gather to practice Christianity Did Jesus command us…?
  331. 331. The man Jesus Christ: what Scripture says The Son of God, Lord and only Savior
  332. 332. The man Jesus Christ: what the world thinks • A great and respected prophet or teacher like Confucius or Buddha • The name of Jesus does not carry a negative connotation as often the terms Christianity, Christian, and Church do
  333. 333. Proclaiming the gospel: according to Scripture • Repent/believe in Christ as Savior • be baptized • be discipled, follow and obey Him as Lord • fellowship with other believers
  334. 334. Proclaiming the gospel to those from non-western & non-Christian backgrounds: as typically practiced • Believe in Christ, etc., plus • renounce Islam (Hinduism, etc.) and convert to Christianity • become a Christian, and then • go to church
  335. 335. Religion & Culture: in the West • There is little relationship between the two. • Religious beliefs generally have limited effect on one’s culture. • “Becoming a Christian” does not require leaving American culture for a foreign one.
  336. 336. Religion & Culture: in non-western countries • Religion is generally embedded within the culture. • It is difficult to separate the two. • “Converting to another religion” usually means denying one’s own culture.
  337. 337. Preaching the gospel: to Muslims • Be a good friend or neighbor. • Do not mention Christianity, Christian, or going to church. • Preach Isa Almasih. • Confirm the gospel by healing their infirmities in Isa’s name. • Win an entire family if possible.
  338. 338. Discipling: Muslims • Do not have them renounce Islam to convert to Christianity to become a Christian. • Consider not taking them to church. • Instead, teach and disciple them in their home from which they can later reach out to their own circle.
  339. 339. Discipling: Muslims • The Holy Spirit will convict them as they are taught Scripture. • In time they will on their own give up beliefs and practices both spiritual and cultural which are contrary to Scripture. • The kingdom of God will come to them from within, not imposed as a foreign religion from without.
  340. 340. Discipling: Muslims • When they are ready, “send them back” to their community not as a Christian, but as a Muslim follower of Isa Almasih. • Our objective is to see an independent mass movement of Muslims to Isa Almasih which is not outwardly related to Christianity.
  341. 341. Fulfilling the Great Commission to Muslims • Traditional missionary evangelism to them will not work, but yield only a relatively few “conversions” to Christianity. • Let us instead proclaim the gospel as taught in Scripture.
  342. 342. Fulfilling the Great Commission to Hindus and Buddhists • Similarly, traditional missionary evangelism to them will not work, and will not result in mass “conversions” to Christianity. • Let us instead proclaim the gospel as taught in Scripture.
  343. 343. Houston Fall Festival October 2007 Return to Contents
  344. 344. Brazil January 2009 Going door-to-door healing the sick & preaching the gospel
  345. 345. The Scriptural basis for miraculous healing How healing is related to the forgiveness of sins
  346. 346. Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (MKJV)
  347. 347. Isaiah 53.4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
  348. 348. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
  349. 349. For believers, forgiving others may be a requirement for their own healing
  350. 350. Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
  351. 351. How do we know which god is the one true God who created the universe? Return to Contents
  352. 352. Which god is the true God? • The One who has authority over disease and demons Luke 4:31-35
  353. 353. Luke 4:31 Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths. 32 And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.
  354. 354. Luke 4:33 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, 34 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us?.…
  355. 355. Luke 4:35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. Witchdoctors and the powers they serve have no such authority
  356. 356. Which god is the true God? • The One who has authority to forgive sin --- Mark 2 ---
  357. 357. Mark 2:1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2 So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.
  358. 358. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.
  359. 359. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
  360. 360. 8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things?
  361. 361. 9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins....” He said to the paralytic, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
  362. 362. 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”
  363. 363. Which god is the true God? • The One who has supernatural authority to heal the sick is the One who has authority to forgive sin. • Sickness ultimately originates from sin. • The One with the authority to remove the physical consequence---sickness--- has the authority to remove the underlying spiritual cause.
  364. 364. We will learn to use this supernatural authority to heal the sick in Jesus’ name as proof to the world that our God is the only true God
  365. 365. In contrast, there is no such concrete evidence that religion can forgive sin
  366. 366. The message which is confirmed by the miracles Return to Contents
  367. 367. 1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. (MKJV)
  368. 368. 1 Corinthians 2:1 And I, brothers, when I came to you, did not come with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
  369. 369. Mark 1:14 And after John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God draws near. Repent, and believe the gospel. (MKJV)
  370. 370. Mark 6:12 They went out and preached that people should repent. 13 They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them. And John the Baptist preached: Luke 3:8 “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” Genuine repentance is accompanied by visible fruit and righteous deeds.
  371. 371. John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he w will bear much fruit... 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.
  372. 372. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. What kind of fruit did these disciples b bear for Jesus? 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. i10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love...
  373. 373. Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
  374. 374. Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  375. 375. 1 Corinthians 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
  376. 376. John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  377. 377. Revelation 20:15 If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
  378. 378. How should we then live?
  379. 379. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
  380. 380. James 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
  381. 381. Authority can be compared to the talents given by the master to his servants Return to Contents
  382. 382. Matthew 25:24 “Then the man who had received the one talent came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.
  383. 383. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ This is what often happens after the Training and Outreach are over
  384. 384. 26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! …28 ”‘Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.
  385. 385. 29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. h 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
  386. 386. Luke 16:10 “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much;
  387. 387. How did Peter and Paul minister healing to the sick in Acts after the Holy Spirit came on the Day of Pentecost --- when the gift of healing was made available to them? Did they speak in tongues when they healed the sick? Return to Contents
  388. 388. Acts tells us specifically when tongues were spoken: • Acts 2:4 in the Upper Room • Acts 10:46 with Cornelius • Acts 19:6 at Ephesus
  389. 389. Acts 3:1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.
  390. 390. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
  391. 391. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” Were Peter’s eyes open or closed as he healed the beggar? 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
  392. 392. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you.
  393. 393. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” • Is this the gift of healing or the use of authority? • Did Peter say: “Father, in the name of Jesus, we command this man to walk?” • Did Peter speak in tongues? • Was there any “priestly” action? • (However, with the gift of healing, there is likely some “priestly” action.)
  394. 394. 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.
  395. 395. Acts 3:11 While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.
  396. 396. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? ….16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong.
  397. 397. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.
  398. 398. • “Jesus’ name”: authority • “The faith that comes through him”: mountain-moving faith or faith of God
  399. 399. Acts 4:4 But many of those who heard the Word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. Acts 4:22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
  400. 400. The Healing of Aeneas
  401. 401. Acts 9:32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years.
  402. 402. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” • Is this the gift of healing or the use of authority? • Did Peter say: “Father, in the name of Jesus, we command this man to get up?” • Did Peter speak in tongues? • Was there any “priestly” action? • (However, with the gift of healing, there is likely some “priestly” action.)
  403. 403. Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
  404. 404. The balance between: • waiting for a “rhema” or leading from the Lord, and • by faith using the authority the Lord has already given us and commanded us to use to accomplish His purposes
  405. 405. Healing the Sick Authority-based “Spirit-based” “logos” “rhema”
  406. 406. John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you,
  407. 407. the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.
  408. 408. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it.
  409. 409. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.
  410. 410. ...26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
  411. 411. 30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
  412. 412. Matthew 28:18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
  413. 413. Healing the Sick Authority-based Spirit-based or gift-based “logos” “rhema”
  414. 414. Logos-based Healing Luke 10:9 “Heal the sick, and tell them ‘the kingdom of God is near you.’” Primarily for preaching the gospel to the lost, but is also effective for sick believers
  415. 415. Rhema-based Healing “The word of knowledge” and “the gift of healing” Primarily for ministering to infirm believers
  416. 416. There can be overlap between logos-based healing and rhema-based gifting Possible example: Peter at the temple gate in Acts 3
  417. 417. The Raising of Dorcas
  418. 418. Acts 9.39 Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
  419. 419. Acts 9:40 Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. What did Peter do differently here?
  420. 420. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. • Did Peter say: “Father, in the name of Jesus, we command Tabitha to get up”? • Did Peter speak in tongues? • Do you think Peter remained on his knees, or he stood up on his feet? • Were his eyes open or closed?
  421. 421. 42 This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord.
  422. 422. This miracle had two separate & distinct stages: • Prayer – priestly action • Commanding – kingly action During which stage did the miracle take place? What is the consequence of mixing the prayer & command?
  423. 423. Why do we often mix the prayer and the command when ministering to the infirm? It is because we doubt that we can heal them as Jesus has commanded us to do for the sake of the gospel
  424. 424. The consequence of doubting that we can do what the Lord commands us to do Return to Contents
  425. 425. Peter walking on water
  426. 426. Matthew 14:28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
  427. 427. 29 “Come,” he said.
  428. 428. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
  429. 429. 30 But… when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
  430. 430. Jesus was displeased with Peter because he had commanded him to walk on the water and expected him to obey the command successfully
  431. 431. It was not enough just for Peter to step out of the boat He also had to walk on water successfully
  432. 432. Why did Peter sink? “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Peter sank because he doubted Exactly what did Peter doubt?
  433. 433. In doubting that he could walk on water as Jesus had commanded him, one could say Peter lacked… faith of God
  434. 434. Faith of God (or mountain-moving faith) Mark 11:22 And answering Jesus said to them, “Have faith of God.” (MKJV) 23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.” (NIV)
  435. 435. Faith in God: I know the Lord can do it Faith of God: I know I can do it because I have been given authority and ability and the command from the Lord to do it
  436. 436. It is not enough just for us to step out of the boat We must also walk on water successfully
  437. 437. It is not enough just to try to heal the sick as Jesus commands us We must also heal the sick successfully to bring souls to Him
  438. 438. Fear and faith are opposites Return to Contents
  439. 439. Matthew 8:23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.
  440. 440. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Was Jesus pleased with their cry?
  441. 441. Matt 8:26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. 27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” What did Jesus expect them to do?
  442. 442. Remember the failure of the disciples to cast out the demon?
  443. 443. Matthew 17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
  444. 444. When the disciples failed to cast out the demon of epilepsy, it was because they lacked mountain- moving faith or faith of God: they doubted they could drive out the demon as Jesus had commanded them
  445. 445. The same incident as recorded in Mark 9 but seemingly recorded differently
  446. 446. Mark 9:17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.
  447. 447. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”
  448. 448. 19 “O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.”
  449. 449. 20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
  450. 450. 21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” So far, the two accounts do not conflict with one another But in the next verses…
  451. 451. Mark 9:23 ”‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” The parallel verse from Matthew 17 Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
  452. 452. Literal translation of Mark 9:23 Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, If you are able to believe, all things are possible to the ones believing.“ The Greek word pisteo can be translated as to believe or to have faith. Mark 9:23 And Jesus said to him, If you are able to have faith, all things are possible to the ones having faith.“
  453. 453. Having what kind of faith? Faith of God! “all things are possible to the ones having faith of God.” We see that the accounts from Matthew and Mark are consistent.
  454. 454. Matthew 17:20 …if you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” When understood correctly, the two accounts do not conflict but say the same thing
  455. 455. When Peter sank beneath the waves and cried out to Jesus…
  456. 456. Matthew 14:31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Exactly what did Peter doubt?
  457. 457. Peter sank beneath the waves because he lacked faith of God: he doubted that could walk on water as Jesus had commanded him
  458. 458. When the disciples on the boat feared the wind and the waves…
  459. 459. Matt 8:26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. What kind of faith did they lack? What did Jesus expect them to do? Such miracles are not uncommon.
  460. 460. • Three times the disciples disappointed Jesus • In each case they failed to do something that he expected them to do • In each case the reason for their failure: they lacked “faith of God”
  461. 461. • Jesus would commend outsiders who came with faith that he would heal them: faith in God • In contrast, Jesus would rebuke his disciples for failing to perform miracles because they lacked faith of God • He was preparing his disciples to take over the great responsibility of fulfilling the Great Commission after he left
  462. 462. Where we have been given authority to do something, we should not be afraid and cry out to God… but rather we should take action as we have been commanded. The “theology of helplessness” has paralyzed the Church for centuries.
  463. 463. Faith in God: I know the Lord can do it My personal testimony of faith Faith of God: I know I can do it because I have been given authority and ability and the command from the Lord to do it
  464. 464. God “faith in God” to be like Him Disciples of Christ “faith of God” to do His works Disease & demons
  465. 465. We all know that Jesus can heal the sick. The relevant question here is: can you heal the sick in His name as He has authorized us and commanded us?
  466. 466. Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with God.” Do you agree with this statement?
  467. 467. Matthew 17:20 …if you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Do you agree with this statement?
  468. 468. John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing… The Lord can do the impossible through those who have mountain- moving faith---faith of God
  469. 469. It would be better not to start just with “big mountains” like terminal cancer Start also with lesser infirmities that are easier to heal By successfully healing these, you will grow in confidence and be ready to move bigger mountains
  470. 470. After you receive this teaching from the word of God, will you obey it? Or will you allow the spirit of fear to continue to paralyze you and cause you to disobey the Lord’s command?
  471. 471. The consequence of fear and unbelief Return to Contents
  472. 472. Fear and unbelief ultimately lead to disobedience and rebellion against the Lord’s command
  473. 473. Moses and the Israelites at the border of the Promised Land
  474. 474. Numbers 13:25 At the end of forty days they returned from exploring the land. …27 They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.
  475. 475. 28 But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there.
  476. 476. 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” What kind of faith is this?
  477. 477. 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.”
  478. 478. 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. …All the people we saw there are of great size.
  479. 479. Numbers 14:6 Joshua and Caleb tore their clothes 7 and said, “The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. 9 Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up.
  480. 480. 10 But the whole assembly talked about stoning them.
  481. 481. Then the glory of the LORD appeared at the Tent of Meeting to all the Israelites. 11 The LORD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me…? 12 I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them…
  482. 482. [Moses:] 19 “In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.”
  483. 483. 20 The LORD replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked. 21 Nevertheless, 22 not one of the men who … disobeyed me and tested me ten times— 23 …No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it.
  484. 484. 24 But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.
  485. 485. Hebrews 3:16 Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? 17 And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert?

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