Visions, dreams and prophecies feature prominently in the prophecy that launched the Church age (Ac 2:17-18). What is their significance to the outworking of the gospel going to the ends of the earth? And what is their significance to the ‘ministry of all believers’ which Joel’s prophecy establishes?
In his prophecy, Joel was careful to clarify God’s full intentions in pouring out His Spirit on “all people”.
The New Testament marked the beginning of the world Christian movement. It also marked the beginning of the age of ‘the ministry of all believers’! To miss this connection is to miss the plot entirely!
We have been looking at the ‘world Christian movement.’ From my first post I have been attempting to lay a strong Biblical foundation. It is important that we see the world Christian movement as being rooted in Scripture both Old and New Testaments. I have also been wanting us to see that this is the single…
When we look for reasons for the amazing growth of the early church, especially as recorded in the Book of Acts, the work of the Holy Spirit and the cooperation of the early Church, with the Holy Spirit, stand out as the key factor.