The Power of the Spirit for World Evangelization

Everything that Jesus did in His ministry was in the power of the Spirit.  He came to show a new way of living through the Spirit’s power.  The Old Testament had been about “visitation,” but now the New Testament was about “habitation,” which would bring a new Kingdom reality to the early believers.   

Prior to the ascension of Jesus, as He sat together with the disciples He again began to expand their understanding about the purpose of the Kingdom of God.   This was not something that would be contained within a single nation or people group, specifically, the Jewish people.  A mighty commissioning and outpouring of the Spirit was about to shift things forever!  A great campaign of world-wide evangelization was being launched as Jesus was about to transfer the power and responsibility that had authorized His ministry to His disciples.

Acts 1:4  And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, which you have heard from Me.

Acts 1:8  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.  

FROM JERUSALEM TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

Witnesses?  To the ends of the earth?  But we’re just local guys!  How could this be?  

Just as the apostles of that day received instruction to wait in Jerusalem to be endued with the power of the Holy Spirit they were also told that the promise regarding the fulfillment of Kingdom expansion would flow out of Jerusalem, beginning with them and it would ultimately go to the ends of the earth, just as Jesus said. 

Today, in Jerusalem, some 2000 years later, there are apostles being raised up with that same power of the Spirit and with the same vision burning in their heart to see the Word of the Lord going out of Jerusalem again in these latter days, because the Kingdom of God is at hand.   

Aglow International, a ministry that was birthed out of a powerful move of the Spirit in the late 1960’s carries that same vision and purpose of taking the Kingdom of God to the ends of the earth.  Today we are in approximately 170 nations with an estimated 17 million people being touched annually.  Witnesses….to the ends of the earth, just as Jesus said.

WEALTH OF THE NATIONS TO ESTABLILSH YESHUA’S KINGDOM

Let me share with you an insight from Asher Intrater of Revive Israel, an Apostle and a Messianic Israeli believer, related to the provision that will come to accomplish this global commission. 

There is a connection between a premillennial fulfillment of Isaiah 60 with the restoration of the Messianic Jewish roots of the Acts 1 and 2 commission. 

Isaiah 60 starts with the prophecy, “Arise, shine for your light has come!  And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”  It goes on to say that darkness will cover the earth, which would at least be partially pre-millennium because there won’t be darkness covering the world during the millennium.

Who will the light shine upon? The nation of Israel.  The true international Church. The Messianic remnant of Israel.

Isaiah 60 goes on to state an incredible promise that the “wealth of the nations” will come to you.  To whom is that to be fulfilled and how?  It would be to the same combination of Israel, the Church, and the remnant.

For what purpose should all that money come?

God has given us the mandate to restore and complete the great commission of world evangelism from Acts 1 and world revival from Acts 2.  He utterly intends for that to take place.  But it would require finances for the communication, administration, and infrastructure to do it.

The wealth of the nations to come to finish the work of Yeshua’s Kingdom in this age and to prepare the way for Him to return makes sense, Biblically, logically, and morally.

God created the wealth in Genesis and it was all transferred into Joseph’s hands in Egypt.  Then it was transferred again into Moses and Joshua’s hands and finally into David and Solomon’s hands…all for the purpose of establishing His Kingdom.”

Asher went on to refer to the prophetic, apostolic alignment,  positioning and commissioning that Aglow laid hold of by faith while in Jerusalem, saying, “ It has brought you into a Kingdom Covenant connection with Yeshua’s seat of earthly authority that should mean you are connecting also into the Isaiah 60 promises of the coming of the wealth of the nations.”

The wealth of the nations is to finish the work of Yeshua’s Kingdom in this age, to prepare the way for Him to return, and it is for the pure purposes of establishing Yeshua’s throne in Jerusalem.

Let’s call for the wealth of the nations to come!

Let’s go to the ends of the earth in the power of His Spirit… just as Jesus said!

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I agree!!!! Amen and Amen. Gloria,

Bristol, IN

GLORIA GANGER
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Dear JANE. I found your blog about the premillennial time and then moving to the actual millennium connecting with David Pawson's book Unlocking the Bible. I agree with your view of us, God's church, going to all four corners of the world to...

Dear JANE. I found your blog about the premillennial time and then moving to the actual millennium connecting with David Pawson's book Unlocking the Bible. I agree with your view of us, God's church, going to all four corners of the world to people who haven't heard the GOOD NEWS yet. Our heavenly father will provide- isn't that one of His names.

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Leena Reijonen
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Powerful revelations. It is a great meal which I must share immediately with others. What a blessing to know that there is unending provisions already available to us to continue carrying out our kingdom assignments. Our God is just such an...

Powerful revelations. It is a great meal which I must share immediately with others. What a blessing to know that there is unending provisions already available to us to continue carrying out our kingdom assignments. Our God is just such an awesome God and we give Him thanks.

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Hilda Douglas
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Amen! If the Lord has allowed for a short period of, using His wealth for some other purposes, why won`t He allow this time the all the resources of heaven & earth combined be used for His glory?
Silver & gold is Mine....says the Lord!

Job Baliguat
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Absolutely agree! Have the vision, believing for the finances. His Spirit will move over us and bring all we need to bring forth His glory in these end days!! Glory to God in all the earth.

Judy Burgess
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This is so timely! The Lord does store up wealth for the righteous and transfer it from the wicked to those who Love Him and who are the called, according to His Purposes! He never calls us to something, without providing the means to...

This is so timely! The Lord does store up wealth for the righteous and transfer it from the wicked to those who Love Him and who are the called, according to His Purposes! He never calls us to something, without providing the means to accomplish it, in His timing and in His superb Way! Let's give Glory and Honor and Wisdom and Power to our God, our Jehovah Jireh!!!! He has already given us so much, we can't see it all! If He never gave us another thing, on this earth, He has given us the riches of His Holy Presence, and that is over and above ALL we could ask, or think! LOVE the Bridegroom! Honor His Name! Watch Him Bless, in the most "impossible" situations! NOTHING is too hard for our God!!!!

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Peggy Carr
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We don't build up treasures on earth, but we do build up treasures in the Kingdom of G_d. We are the light as He indwells us , carry the Light in the Power of His Spirit, keep on burning. May our focus be on the freedom from earthly treasures...

We don't build up treasures on earth, but we do build up treasures in the Kingdom of G_d. We are the light as He indwells us , carry the Light in the Power of His Spirit, keep on burning. May our focus be on the freedom from earthly treasures and on His Kingdom coming to earth as it is in Heaven.

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jim
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Yes, this verse probably does deal with real money and thus wealth shall come to Jerusalem and its people. But always the true wealth of any nation is the people. Especially so when referring to the believer, who brings the blessings and grace...

Yes, this verse probably does deal with real money and thus wealth shall come to Jerusalem and its people. But always the true wealth of any nation is the people. Especially so when referring to the believer, who brings the blessings and grace of God wherever he is.

Because people are the true wealth of any nation, it is easy to see why it is so evil for America to be in financial debt to many other nations. If they ever call in their loans, we the people will be their slaves, because the debtor is a slave to the lender.

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Ginny
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Psalm 110:2 "The LORD will send the rod of your strength (your powerful dominion [NLT]) from Jerusalem; you will rule in the midst of your enemies."

Dorothy Ann Hubbs
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It's no accident that the Lord gave us the tagline "Every nation touched, every heart changed." Aglow has a huge role to play in preparing the way for Yeshua's return.

Rick
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Jesus is not poor, He has all the resources of heaven at His disposal. As we are co-heirs with Him we have the resources at hand also. We just need to step into it and claim it. praise be to God

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