[anzac] SAD REACTION to WALMART HEALINGS!! - Andrew Strom

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Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 23:31:36 +1200
SAD REACTION to WALMART HEALINGS
by Andrew Strom

Last week we published a video of an old friend of mine, Torben
Sondergaard, as he prayed for the sick on the streets and in the
supermarkets of America. The deaf were healed and the lame
walked - right on camera. But some people who saw the video
reacted quite badly. Maybe it was the fact that the video started 
with "legs growing out" instead of the more impressive healings - 
I don't know. But it seems there is a lot of cynicism out there.

I have actually known Torben personally for 5 or 6 years. I have 
stayed in his home and spent time with his family. I know his 
writings and his preaching. To me, he is one of the few preachers 
in Denmark who fully represents the gospel as it should be 
preached. He stands for repentance, holiness and reformation 
in a way that made us "click" together like old friends right away.
So it really upsets me to hear all the accusations people are 
making - who don't know the first thing about him.

CYNICISM is NOT DISCERNMENT

Since the Todd Bentley debacle and other waves of "Charis-
mania" in recent times, it is very easy to become cynical about
healings and miracles, etc. I can understand that. But I have
always been very clear that true healings, prophecies, dreams,
visions and miracles should be absolutely EXPECTED as a
totally normal part of everyday Christian life. In fact, without them 
it is very doubtful that we have true "Bible" Christianity at all. So
it deeply grieves me to see people getting so cynical that they
"nitpick" every instance of the supernatural or the gifts of the
Holy Spirit to death. It has got to the point where I can hardly
post any of these things on my website without rafts of cynical
comments that try to pick apart every aspect of them.

My friends, that is not discernment. It is the spirit of "writing off
everything." It is unwarranted accusation and nit-picking. It is the 
"other ditch" on the far side of the road. Some fall into the ditch
of "hyper-grace" and 'hyper-charismania'. Others fall into the
opposite ditch of Legalism and "cynicism of anything supernatural".
Both of these ditches are equally dangerous. It is just as deadly
to become the type that "accuses first" and asks questions later.
A very dangerous cynicism takes hold at that point. Just like the
Pharisees. I think a lot of people need to repent.

We cannot just be focused on what is "wrong". At some point
we have to be about establishing what is 'right'. We have to go
forward into the "True" thing. Not just be exposing the False.
And the time has come to start in that direction. 

I believe Torben has been shown a number of things that are
truly "revolutionary" - but also very simple - about getting back
to New Testament Christianity. Literally "what to do" to get
back there. That is why he and I agree on so many things. But
Torben is actually seeing it work IN PRACTICE. It is actually
happening. New Testament Christianity - right before your eyes.
So I am going to be featuring a lot more of Torben's stuff on here.

Let me give you an example. Torben believes in taking new
Christians out on the street very quickly to pray for the sick and
share the gospel. He believes this is a vital part of true "disciple-
ship". Just like Jesus did with his own disciples. On my website
I have just posted a brief video where Torben discusses the
amazing things that happen when this is done.

Please take a look. You will be glad you did. Here is the link-

http://www.revivalschool.com/


God bless you all.

Andrew Strom.