Saturday, October 13, 2007

A Great Day at Winton Woods

People came from miles around to think about, pray and discuss the issues surrounding those of us who consider ourselves to be Seasoned Citizens or Seasoned Saints. We met from 9:00 AM til 3:00 PM at the Mill Conference Center at the Winton Woods Golf Course, a part of the Hamilton County Park System. (Photos will follow.)

In 1983 I heard the small, still voice of the Holy Spirit whisper I will pour out my Spirit on all people for a New Reformation. In the First Reformation I took my Word out of the hands of a few and gave it to all. In this Reformation I am taking my Works out of the hands of the few and giving it to all my people.

Since that day I have had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world and have experience first hand the fulfillment of that word. Over the past forty years since the Second Reformation began in the Sixties we have seen enormous changes in the spiritual climate and activities in the USA and the rest of the world. I tried to summarize the Top Ten Changes.

•1. Spirit poured out on all Christians
–Massive revivals

-Many come to faith and then share His word to others
•2. Knowledge of the Word for all

-God's people begin to devour the Scripture
•3. Gifts for all

-God's people begin to do His works as well as know His word

_Practical ministries spring up all over the world

•4. All are called to minister.

-Male and Female, Old and Young, Rich and Poor, Black, White and Brown all nationalities.

-The Revivals break down old enmities and draw people together
•5. Millions of Activist Christians

-God's people grow up with Wisdom, Wealth and Willing Hearts and Minds

•6. No Dualism
–God's people live for God all the time

-No separation of life in church, home, work and leisure
•7. Longevity increases dramatically
–Family structure changes; multi generational families
–Experience of family life is different
–Disposable time, talents, energy and wealth is available

•8. Travel, Communication increase

-Many laity are experienced in international affairs

-Christian radio, TV and papers increase knowledge
•9. Tension between tradition and reality
–Never been here before

-Many people want new ways of knowing God and doing His works
•10. Opportunity for an Awakening

-The major problems of life are spiritual

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