Former Street Evangelist
Former Prison Chaplain
"...for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his Name." Romans 1:5
Now in an International Outreach Ministry of literature, media and speaking .
Rev. Jan Michael Nace, ThD - Author "Life Isn't Fair but God Is" 2nd Edition
" The last book of the Bible, called Revelation, gives a history of the Christian church from beginning to finish. In Revelation chapters 2 & 3 the seven churches of Asia portray the full history of Christianity. It is so clear when you read it and compare it to church history. With this perspective we would most likely be in the time period of the Philadelphia Church (chapter 3:7-13). The Philadephia church is told to stand for the Word of God and the Name of Jesus and look for the Rapture [coming of the Lord] or deliverance of the Church from a future Tribulation coming on the earth. It is interesting the majority of churches today do not teach these truths, leaving their people wandering in confusion, uncertain of what is coming and having no direction.
HA Baker, the great missionary to China, reported in his book that the Lord Jesus spoke to one of the children in his orphanage many years ago during a prayer meeting:
1. ALL CHURCHES MUST PRESS FORWARD.
2. Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. If you tarry and believe, I will baptize you.
"...refusal to progress in the Christian life leads logically to retrogression, of which the ultimate end may be apostasy."
The New Testament and Wycliffe Bible Commentary, Moody Press, 1962
The supernatural work of God has never left the Church.