There are several fundamental and vital truths that need to be restored to the Church, in this age, which include:
Achieving and Maintaining Intimacy with God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
This is a pre-requisite to maintaining Christian fidelity, for without this, we can never come into our full potential and spiritual inheritance in God, nor operate in His perfect will. We should not pursue the blessings and gifts of God more than the Person of God. Until we become intimate with the Father, with Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit, full restoration of the Church and its influence in the world would not be achieved. God sent Jesus Christ to earth to restore man’s broken relationship with Him, and until this relationship is restored, it is still broken.
Understanding What Really Happened on the Day of Pentecost
The knowledge and acceptance of what really happened on the Day of Pentecost could start a spiritual revolution in the Church and in the world as it did on the Day of Pentecost and continued with the early Church. Today, our baptism in the Holy Spirit falls short of the early Church’s baptism. The Lord wants believers to have the true and full Pentecostal experience back in their lives and in the Church.
The Responsibility of the Believer
We are not meant to passively receive but to actively participate in advancing God’s kingdom, through sowing, watering and harvesting. This is God’s way for us to earn His hundred-fold blessing. The word of God says, “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame” (Prov. 10:4-5). These truths and occupations need to be restored. If they are not, then “Christian religion” would continue with its false view of “Christ’s Christianity,” deceiving many who, though sincere, believe wrongly about their roles as believers.
Sonship and Dominion
Sonship is more than the new birth. It is complete spiritual restoration whereby we can step into our full potential and inheritance, and walk in the knowledge and experience of who we are in God, assuming authority over Satan and taking back all that he has stolen from us. Jesus, the Son of God, came to destroy all the works of the devil and He has given us the power and authority to maintain the victory over Satan that He has won for us.
The Power of Agape (the God kind of love)
The love of God is the very thing which identifies us as children of God, yet, for the most part, it is not the emphasis in modern Christianity. We must understand the power in Agape and live it, which is the only way that we will walk in the victory and power that God intends for us. The children of God must exhibit His nature and character so that we would be known as His. It is by our love one for another that the world would see God in us.
The Purpose of the Cross
The doctrine and experience of the cross is central to the survival of our Christian faith as taught by Jesus Christ and His Apostles. “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor. 1:17-18). Christianity without the cross is only a shell, void of the power to fulfill the commission to evangelize the world. The benefits that come through the cross reveal the beauty of the cross, the honor of the cross, the glory of the cross and the victory of the cross. The cross releases Christ in us and qualifies us as ‘Overcomers’ to sit with Christ on His Throne.
Discerning the Lord’s Body
Jesus sees this as one of the most important and necessary truths for the proper functioning of His Body, as illustrated by the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian Church to correct the schisms and disorder that existed at that time and would exist in the future. This powerful principle has been grossly compromised in today’s Church; therefore, we must get back to fully appropriating our relationship with one another. This would close the door to the enemy in our lives and deny him access in the Church. When we get the revelation of this key principle, the Lord would be able to use the Corporate Body in a greater way.
The Power and Limitations of Satan
Christians today believe that if we do not trouble the devil, he will not trouble us. However, the truth is that Christians are automatically the prime enemy of Satan. We must know and understand, therefore, Satan’s strengths, weaknesses and strategies so that we can engage him and defeat him. The word of God says that one would put a thousand to flight and two would put ten thousand to flight (Deut. 32:30). We know it in theory. Satan knows it in fact—and has regard for those who exercise it.