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A REVELATION OF....... THE TABERNACLE OF MOSES - PART 2 (3)

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Continuing our brief look at the establishment, growth, decline of the initial church, the Dark Ages, its restoration beginning with the Reformation until today, with a glimpse of what is to come.

This study will help you to understand your place in the God's church and hopefully, stimulate you towards to the place He desires you to be in Him. It's not about a particular church or denomination, but an offer to inherit His kingdom now.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

TABERNACLE - Eaton
TABERNACLE - Davis

ALTAR
ALTAR

LAVER (WASHING BASIN)

(TABLE OF) SHEWBREAD
(TABLE OF) SHOWBREAD

CANDLESTICK (LAMPSTAND)
LAMPS, LAMPSTAND:

THE ALTAR OF INCENSE
INCENSE

ARK
ARK OF THE COVENANT

 

The full background to this teaching is available online at this link
Full Background Information on Moses Tabernacle here

 

 

Online links to scriptures (New International Version [NIV] unless otherwise stated) are shown in blue

 

"POTTED" HISTORY OF THE CHURCH (Continued)

 

 

THE DARK AGES:

 

An ongoing decline that lasted for over 1100 years until the Reformation. The Holy Spirit was excluded from the the established church, but as His fire cannot be quenched, He appeared amongst small groups of people in different places during this time of general darkness in the church.

 

 

PREPARATION FOR RESTORATION

 

1300’s Bible translated into easy English by John Wycliffe, and by others into the major European languages, enabling the spreading of the word amongst ordinary people, so setting the scene for the Reformation. Wycliffe’s theme was the interpretation of scripture, by scripture, not by man.

 

 

 

John Wycliffes Bible

 

 

 

1450 The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg provided the vehicle for the viable spread of the Bible to the masses.

 

 

RESTORATION OF THE CHURCH:

 

Traditional Church
1517 Martin Luther started the Reformation with his revelation; “The just shall live by faith.”

 

 

 

Evangelical Church
1524
Water Baptism restored through the Anabaptists.
1559 John Calvin’s book “Institution of the Christian Religion” focused on “salvation by grace through faith.”
1600’s Emphasis on the restoration of spiritual life.
1738 Holiness emphasised by Wesley.
1792 William Carey founded the first missionary society, the BMS, to evangelise internationally.
1800’s Emphasis on social reform based on Christian principles e.g. Lord Shaftesbury in (factory and mining reform) and W E Gladstone (political reforms) in Britain and Charles Finney (abolition of slavery) in the USA.

 

 

 

Pentecostal Church
1901
The birth of the Pentecostal Movement in the USA saw the reintroduction of the gifts of the Spirit in a major way, to the church.
1904 The Welsh Revival was a practical example of the amazing affects that revival can have on society.
1920’s Introduced decades of the ministry of Evangelism to the church. e.g. D. L. Moody, Smith Wigglesworth, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts and many others majoring on the truths of water baptism and often, the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The gifts that were restored as a result of this were primarily vocal - speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues and prophecy.

The Apostolic Faith Mission at 312 Azusa Street, ca. 1906.

 

 

 

Charismatic Church
1948
First return of the prophetic ministry to the Pentecostal Church through the Latter Rain Movement.
1960’s The Charismatic Movement commenced, taking the gifts of the Spirit into many mainstream churches.
1970’s Prophets fully accepted in the church, bringing with them the truth of the laying on of hands. The revelation gifts that returned were word of knowledge, discernment of spirits and the word of wisdom.

 

 

 

What is apparent from this timeline is the parallel between the decline of the mainline church over the first 4 centuries and its ongoing restoration over the last 5, since the Reformation. The gospel truths and movement of the Holy Spirit however, were not entirely lost during the Dark Ages, being retained in Independent Church movements throughout the world. Considering the close parallels, it is not unreasonable to project into the future, the final restoration of the church, to its initial, early church position before decline occurred.

 

 

RESTORATIONS COMPLETION:

 

Tabernacle Church
2000’s
In natural progression, the Apostolic ministry will soon be restored with its associated truths of resurrection of the dead and eternal judgement. The gifts that will accompany this apostolic ministry will be miracles, healings and faith. While healings and miracles have accompanied the ministries of others throughout the century, one of particular note being Smith Wigglesworth, their full release is yet to come. Then too, the governmental authority and unity of the true church, lost when the apostle John died 1900 years ago, will be restored.

Impossible? In our own power, yes. In God’s power, no!

 

 

<i>NEXT WEEK:</i> APPLICATION TO TODAY’S CHURCH

 

We will next have a look to see if this pattern of church history reflects God’s pattern for the church as expressed in Moses’ Tabernacle.

Exciting stuff!

 

 

A NOTE FROM DAVID

 

Isn't it amazing how God works in patterns? Nothing is by chance! Everything has been organised since the beginning of time!

Of course, we only understand the patterns as He chooses to reveal them to us.

The understanding of this pattern of decline and restoration, in the reverse order, strengthens my faith tremendously!

But what is most exciting, is what is still yet to come!

Sea of Galilee - Gamla Area

The Zealots were part of a movement completely devoted to serving God. They believed it was impossible to serve the pagan Romans while also being faithful to the law of God. They resisted Rome and anyone who sided with the Roman rulers—often with violence.

The Zealot movement was started by a man named Judah, who lived in Gamla and revolted over the issue of taxes (Acts 5:37). And Scripture indicates that one of Jesus’ disciples was a Zealot (Matt. 10:4).

Although there is no specific record that Jesus ever visited this area, Matthew’s gospel records that he went “through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues” (Matt. 9:35). Thus, at some point in his ministry Jesus probably did visit the synagogue at Gamla, the remains of which still attract visitors today.

Source: http://www.followtherabbi.com

 

 

So until next week.......
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD!

His servant and yours

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