The Algorithm of God's Spirit

Garris Elkins informs us here on the Elijah List that If we want to fulfill God's purposes in our generation and have a Kingdom influence in the world that will bring about righteous change on our watch, then we must take a stand and unify around the algorithm of God's truth. The teaching of scripture is absolutely clear: the Holy Spirit is a person. He is not a thing like a mathematical expression which can be manipulated. The Bible says Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30. A mathmatical equation clearly cannot grieve!

He also tells us in the same article that God has programmed His Church for an ultimate victory over darkness. His desire is that we all learn how to fully participate with Him and make a lasting difference in our world. The Bible teaches us that at some point in the future Jesus will return for His Church: Then that lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will eliminate with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 2Thess 2:8. This verse tells us two things: firstly; that Jesus will return and secondly; that it will be Jesus who will destroy the lawless one (ie Satan). This is not the teaching of the New Apostolic Reformation, which is that we must defeat Satan, after which we can invite Jesus back to reign over us. It is also not the teaching of Garris Elkins who says in this article: Don't lose heart. God has programmed His Church for an ultimate victory over darkness. The clear purpose of all Christians (those who persons who are born again) to take the Gospel to the world, as Jesus commanded. The idea that we must defeat Satan is, in and of itself, satanic.

The Bible is our guide, our comforter, our moral compass, it gives us understanding of the past and likewise understanding of the future, but it is more than that - it is Jesus Christ himself. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:1-3. Sadly, without Jesus a person remains in their dead in sin.

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