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Keys Steps to Promoting a Wildfire Church Awakening
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 24 September 2021

This is what I have experience since 1946 and know God has not changed and John Burton message here is for me for I need the fire and the new wine of the Holy Spirit of God to keep me empowered by God for goodwill and peace to all!

Key Steps to Promoting a Wildfire Church Awakening
2:00PM EDT 9/22/2021 JOHN BURTON
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Churches that don't fan the flames of intense Holy Spirit activity need to go.
Like so many, I'm crying out for an earth-shocking move of God, an undeniable invasion of supernatural power that will drive us to our knees. The tears and the tremble that result will never leave us. Our very reason for existing will shift in an instant knowing we have just encountered Deity.
The church has both the call and the authority to usher in such a holy visitation. Tragically, many have left the church with deep frustrations, giving up after holding out such high hope that revival would be the prime focus. Hosting the presence of God with the ultimate goal of igniting a regional outpouring is simply not the supreme motive of most churches today. Sure, many pastors and leaders would give a hearty head nod to the idea, but when it's time to contend, those who have refused to put down the weapons of warfare are few.
Embrace the Weird
pastor friend of mine recently mentioned the reason why so many in his Charismatic/Pentecostal denomination shy away from pursuing revival. They are "afraid of weird."
I've said often that as a leader, I refuse to tone down the activity of the Holy Spirit out of respect of those less hungry. I fully embrace the weird. We need pastors who no longer care very much about how many mortals they have in the pews and start crying out for our immortal, fearful and omnipotent God to come! Oh yes, it will get wonderfully, supernaturally weird! Revival is messy, otherworldly, hard to understand and impossible to contain.
This is actually the problem. Many of today's pastors and leaders prefer a controlled flame to a wildfire. God is yearning to blow the winds of the Spirit over fast spreading fire that threatens everything in its path. He wants to consume homes, businesses and all his fiery love can overcome. He doesn't want containment. This fire must be wild.
No More (Spirit-Filled) Church as Usual
Many have been campaigning for an end of church as usual. We need to take it a step further. It's easy for the Spirit-filled crowd to presume they have it. They are open to the moving of the Spirit of God and, as a result, have somehow arrived. This couldn't be further from the truth.
If a church genuinely wants the fire, they can no longer shut up the tongues. Tongues of fire must be unleashed in our churches again!
How rare is it to find supposed Spirit-filled churches that are roaring from groans that can't be uttered? The explosive, guttural cries of supernatural fire erupting out of the mouths of desperate people is a rare experience today. After all, that's weird and many of today's Charismatic pastors avoid it like the plague.
We are all familiar with a typical Spirit-filled church service. You'll get some extended, nicely polished worship along with some lifted hands, dancing and shouts. Sometimes people will fall over when prayed for which is a sure sign you are in a Charismatic church. A long, enthusiastic sermon comes next followed by quality time at the altars. You are with me, right? We've all been there, done that.
Of course, all of what I described, if authentic, is very good. Very, very good.
However, it's not nearly what is needed if we want God's supernatural presence to absolutely overwhelm us. Revival doesn't launch from such a predictable, controllable church strategy.
A Formula for Fire
To take the church from tired, predictable services into the mission of revival requires a significant shift in strategy. Carefully crafting a smooth, vibrant, mildly supernatural Sunday church experience will never suffice. Churches that refuse to go into the depths in these end-times should go. They are standing in the way of legitimate revival in their city and are robbing God's people of the opportunity to experience an outpouring.
While churches may be exceptionally good at any number of things, including growth, outreach, teaching, encouraging and discipleship, if they aren't doing it in the fire, they have become a liability in the Kingdom. Pastors may be brilliant leaders with thousands of people showing up to hear what they have to say each week, but without the knee-bending wind of the Spirit of God howling through the church, what's the point?
Here are some of the key steps for promoting a wildfire revival.
A Remnant Mindset
In order for revival to become job one in the church today, the seeker mindset of old must go. We have to be ready and willing to allow the majority to exit our churches never to return if that is, in fact, the required cost of revival. Pastors, find your remnant and burn hot with them. Until we realize the church is more about ministering to God than it is ministering to people we'll never even take the first step toward an outpouring. Pastors need an army of locked-in people who aren't showing up for themselves, but rather as sacrificial warriors who are ready to pierce the darkness as a single unit.
Tongues and Groans
From my article, The Tone of the Groan:
Throughout scripture we see groans preceding a great deliverance—and this deep groan of the Spirit must erupt in our churches and in our cities now. The days of quiet, sedate church services built upon human order must come to an end—Sunday mornings must resound with a prophetic shock and a new sound of trembling people exploding in groans of the Spirit.

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IN ENEMY OCCUPIED TERRITIRY
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 17 September 2021

InIn enemy occupied Territory 
High School Pastor Shadrock Meouse
1 John 4:1-6 
New King James Version
Love for God and One Another
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess [a]that Jesus [b]Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
Key Words: Deceit, truth 
Ephesians 2:1-10 
New King James Version
By Grace Through Faith
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
*It’s clear that we once walked according to the course of this world. Since we are now seated in the heavenly places with Christ, this world is no longer our home. 
*We are living in enemy occupied territory! 
“Enemy-occupied territory---that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.” 
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity 
So, Beware! 
1 John 4:1-3  Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether 2 they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus  3 Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” 
that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” 
• Problem–Believers as well as unbelievers are susceptible to deceit. Every spirit that does not confess Many false prophets and brethren exist is a *False Prophet – acting the part of a divinely inspired prophet 
• Matthew 13:24-30 "24 The kingdom of heaven is like a man 
who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his 
enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went 
26 his waythen the tares also appeared.
owner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?' 28 He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?' 29 But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the But when the grain had sprouted and produced a 30 and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, 27 So the servants of the gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” 
• 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of 14 Christ himself into an angel of light.
if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” 
And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms 15 Therefore it is no great thing 
 How can we tell them apart? 
·       John gives us a way to tell. 
  • Every spirit that claims Jesus Christ came ‘in the flesh’ is of God. 
  • Every spirit that denies Jesus Christ came ‘in the flesh’ is NOT of God. 
* They make Jesus less than God.
* The Gnostics believed that everything material was evil and that God could not have created the material universe. 
* They didn’t believe God came in the flesh because they believed all material was evil. 
* They also believed it didn’t really matter what you did in the flesh. 
*  What the false brethren were teaching. 
Acts 15:1 “...certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved."
• They were teaching salvation by works. 
What’s their goal? 
* Finding a Solution 
▪Acts 20:29-30 29 For I know this, that after my departure savage 
30 wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.
among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.” 
  • To gain a following of people 
  • To lead people away from Jesus 
Also from Believe not every spirit 
▪There have been, there are, and there will be those that appear to be genuine believers that are not. 
·       They SEEM to teach what is true, but there will always be some pull to follow them away from the church. 
·       They will always undermine the church leadership
·       They will always have some scriptures that they spout about not having to go to church to be a Christian. 
“Once, when a stubborn disputer seemed unconvinced, Lincoln said, "Well, let's see how many legs has a cow?" "Four, of course," came the reply disgustedly. "That's right," agreed Lincoln. "Now suppose you call the cow's tail a leg; how many legs would the cow have?" "Why, five, of course," was the confident reply. "Now, that's where you're wrong," said Lincoln. "Calling a cow's tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." 
Bits & Pieces, July, 1991.  
·       Test the Spirits 
·       Test – “To assay or test metals, to see if they be pure, to put to the test, make trial of, scrutinize.” Liddell, H. G. (1996). A lexicon: Abridged from Liddell 
and Scott’s Greek-English lexicon (p. 208). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc. 
·       The question is, “Who do you say Jesus is?” 
• Matthew 16:13-16 13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?14 So they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
* No matter how spiritual someone may seem, no matter how much scripture they can quote, NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! Follow them if they don’t believe that Jesus came in the flesh! 
*  1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.” 
▪ Test by asking questions. 
▪ Hold fast what is true! 
“It is important that you stay with the truth of God's Word. The Word (or message) Christians have "heard from the beginning" is all you need to keep you true to the faith. The Christian life continues just as it began: through faith in the Bible's message. A religious leader who comes along with "something new," something that contradicts what Christians have "heard from the beginning," is not to be trusted. "Try the spirits, whether they are of God" (1 John 4:1). Let the Word abide in you (1 John 2:24), and abide in Christ (1 John 2:28); otherwise you will be led astray by the spirit of Antichrist. No matter what false teachers may promise, you have the sure promise of eternal life (1 John 2:25). You need nothing more!” Warren Weirsbe 
• The Spirit of Anti-Christ  John says is already in the world. 
▪ 1 John 2:18-19 18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.

 


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REBUILDING THE DIVIDING WALLS
Contributed by Jerral Campfield   
Friday, 10 September 2021

"Lord help us a different denomination come together to show our community we are Christians 1st".

Jesus destroyed the division between Jew and Gentile. But today, many of us are rebuilding a dividing wall of hostility, brick by brick. In levying new regulations on one another, we sacrifice peace, unity, and wisdom from above. What’s a better way?
By Jamie Turco and Jeremy Schurke
Man in the Mirror Team
Casselberry, FL
In Ephesians 2, Paul reminds the Ephesians of what Christ did for the Gentiles, who were once bitterly divided from the Jews—
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. (v. 13-18, emphasis added)
Today, we aren’t arguing about circumcision. We don’t question whether we all have access to the Father through Christ. We accept and give thanks that that wall has been destroyed!
But within the body of Christ, many of us—even without realizing—are rebuilding a wall of division and hostility, brick by brick. Instead of “he himself” being our peace among Christians, we’re levying new commands and regulations on one another, and the price is unity and peace.
Current Events Over Eternal Ones
There’s no shortage of opinions around us on everything from vaccines to masks to race relations, sexual ethics, technology use, immigration, politics, education—the list goes on. We find opinions online, at the dinner table, in the church lobby, and in the conference room. But there is a shortage of fruitful conversation and listening to understand. And people are walking away from the church because of it.
Consider the past 18 months in your own life. Have you or someone you love left a friendship, small group, or a church over a different view on a current event? Or have you distanced yourself to avoid the issue altogether?
Christians aren’t going to agree on everything, nor should we have to. We come from a variety of experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and circumstances.
The question is not: How can we all agree? The question is: What’s different about Jesus followers than the rest of the world? If the conversation goes—Oh, we disagree? You’re wrong. Bye.—then there isn’t any distinguishing feature about us. If a tone of hostility, sarcasm, and contempt marks our interactions online and in person, then we look just like the world. Jesus’ death on the cross to bring us together in Him is obscured.
The question is not: How can we all agree? The question is: What’s different about Jesus followers than the rest of the world?CLICK TO TWEET
Part of our challenge is to adjust our focus. When we focus more on current events than eternal ones, it becomes difficult—if not impossible—to overcome our differences under the umbrella of Jesus Christ.
If, however, we let Christ be not just common denominator, but the defining, common denominator of our lives and identity, then there’s room for all of us under that umbrella, as the lesser things get washed away.
Adjusting Our Focus
How can we recognize that we’re letting lesser things become a dividing wall of hostility? There’s no one symptom that looks the same in all of us, but there are some common side effects. Are you experiencing an uptick in anxiety, anger, indignation, offense, or hopelessness? Are any of your relationships suffering?
If you’re feeling divided from others in the body of Christ over current events, it may be time to do an audit of how you’re spending your time. Multiple studies have shown correlations between mental health and screen time, specifically with social media platforms. As our amount of screen time goes up, so do our feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation—made worse by algorithms that drive us further and further apart.
Is there a late-night news show that you could replace with seeking wisdom and truth from the scriptures? A social media list of friends that you could pray for instead of scrolling past? A podcast that you could sub out for hanging out with a friend?
Of course, we should concern ourselves with the current realities that others are facing. But we weren’t created to carry the whole world’s burdens day in and day out, with new ones coming in by the minute. The load is too heavy.
What we can carry, from a place of love, is the burden of a sick neighbor, or a grieving coworker, or a buddy who’s struggling in his marriage. The more you can zoom out on current events and zoom in on the events in the lives of those around you, the better.
Show up for the real people God has placed in your path.
The more you can zoom out on current events and zoom in on the events in the lives of those around you, the better.CLICK TO TWEET
The Pursuit of Peace
You’ve decided on some needed adjustments and made them. Unity in Christ is your focus. You’re engaging with real people and caring for them. You’re feeding yourself with scripture and not just news.
Now how do you overcome some very real differences to pursue peace with others?


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