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XPmedia video & notes: “Nephilim Doctrine” : John discusses Hell and the false grace message

Sound the alarm! There are Nephilim Doctrines of false-grace and false-love on the rise in the church.

imageOnce saved always saved? No way. My personal salvation theology is this:

Once saved, RARELY saved.

It’s exceedingly rare for people, including people in the church, to avoid Hell. There’s a “theology of exemption” that’s false yet believed by so many in the church. People believe that since they are “saved” they are not at risk of judgment, or Hell, when they sin. My God.

Watch this video titled Nephilim Doctrine on our XPmedia channel here: http://www.xpmedia.com/Z1QglFvIu13K

I also want to include my raw, personal notes that I preached from when I shared the topic of the video more fully this past Friday at Revival Fires here in Detroit:


I. Nephilim Doctrine

a. Wrong beliefs result in horrific and eternal tragedy. I am convinced it’s exceedingly rare for people to avoid hell. I’m convinced it’s rare for church people to avoid hell. We are in a generation that is infatuated with an emotionally passive false-Jesus and refuses to understand that the righteous judge is fearful indeed.

i. Isaiah 8:13 (ESV) 13 But the LORD of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

ii. We want to enjoy God as we ask him for his glory when he’s requiring the reverse:

iii. Revelation 14:6-7 (ESV) 6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

iv. Wow! The eternal gospel!!!!! Fear God and give him glory!

v. Acts 10:35 (ESV) 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.

vi. 5 out of 7 churches in Revelation were found lacking!

b. Sinners in the hands of an angry God: God hath had it on his heart to show to angels and men, both how excellent his love is, and also how terrible his wrath is. So that thus it is, that natural men are held in the hand of God over the pit of hell; they have deserved the fiery pit, and are already sentenced to it; and God is dreadfully provoked, his anger is as great towards them as to those that are actually suffering the executions of the fierceness of his wrath in hell, and they have done nothing in the least to appease or abate[1] that anger, neither is God in the least bound by any promise to hold ‘em up one moment; the devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up; the fire pent up in their own hearts is struggling to break out; and they have no interest in any mediator, there are no means within reach that can be any security to them. In short, they have no refuge, nothing to take hold of, all that preserves them every moment is the mere arbitrary will, and uncovenanted unobliged forbearance[2] of an incensed[3] God.

c. I am rocked by God. The people I have under my care must be rightly informed of truth.

i. Baptized by Blazing Fire by Pastor Yong-Doo Kim: Even later that night, as I continued to pray in tongues, I was taken down to hell. I was in a place where there was some devil jabbing a long, sharp spear into rectangular shaped boxes. With foul language, it shouted, "You think you are a pastor? What kind of life did you live? I am ecstatic that you are here with me." The evil spirit continued to jab the boxes as it cursed. Loud, painful screams came from the boxes, as blood flowed out. I noticed the tops of the boxes were covered with canvass, with a large cross portrayed on it. The boxes were lined up in an orderly fashion, and they stretched endlessly. I could not see where they ended. I realized that they were coffins. Evil spirits were jabbing their long, sharp spears into the holes unmercifully. I asked the Lord, "Jesus, why are the caskets of former pastors here?" Jesus replied, "These pastors did not preach My gospel. They preached another gospel, and those who followed became depraved. This is their end result, a place in hell." Jesus said, "Depraved pastors will be judged greater."

ii. Play Mary Baxter video: http://youtu.be/Y5_UC-LRopw

d. Nephilim Doctrine Dream

i. Many have an imaginary salvation.

ii. 10 month old child in my house.

iii. Looked like a 50 year old man, wise, disturbing

iv. I got in my vehicle (ministry) looking for help. I was frantic.

v. I called Amy, but it kept connecting to Imago Dei (Image of God).

vi. Nephilim doctrines are when people in the image of God are intimate with demonic information that seems wise and feels good. The offspring is a mixed, demonic doctrine that takes on the image of the enemy.

II. Holiness

a. Finney’s ten principles of revival are: repentance, prayer, holiness, power, faith, joy in the Holy Spirit, righteousness, discipleship, peace and love.

b. Tonight we will hit on holiness.

i. 1 Peter 1:13-17 (ESV) 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,

ii. Set your mind on true grace and obey. Be holy. God judges according to our deeds, our works, so have the right revelation of grace so you can be empowered to obey!

iii. We can’t be holy without grace. Grace doesn’t remove the responsibility to be holy, it emphasizes it!

c. Sin sends people to hell post cross just as it did pre cross. God’s true grace that resulted at the cross and the resurrection enables us to live a holy life—if we so choose.

i. 1 Thessalonians 4:7 (ESV) 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.

ii. 2 Corinthians 7:1 (ESV) 1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

iii. We must cleanse ourselves! The fear of the Lord keeps us from sin.

1. Philippians 2:12 (ESV) 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

iv. The Greek word is actually more severe than what we might consider the English word to be. The Greek is phobos. It means fright, to be afraid exceedingly, terror

1. Fear of the Lord is not awe or respect.

2. It’s terror.

v. Romans 2:6-8 (ESV) 6 He will render to each one according to his works: 7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; 8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

1. Works! If we don’t obey, wrath and fury are reserved for us. But if the fear of the Lord drives us to holiness, and our works are tested and true, we will receive eternal life!

d. Works

i. It’s time for the church to return to the cross. The offensive, problem causing cross.

1. Universalism

2. Homosexual “Christian”

ii. The fear of the Lord must strike us!

iii. It is by the fear of the Lord that we depart from evil. It is not by the love of God.~John Bevere

1. http://youtu.be/eoYN3IZCMt0

2. It’s the fear of the Lord and the cross that will result in a holy life.

iv. Pastors, preach and live in such a way that friends flee and the religious attempt to silence you. We need to preach our churches empty!!!

v. There is a false-grace message that is rampant that is literally sending thousands upon multiplied thousands of people to Hell.

1. Francis Howgill, a martyred minister of Christ, states the dangers of the false gospel of grace: Many have been talkers of grace in this professing age, who have neither known of what they spoke, nor have informed the minds of men where grace was to be waited for, nor how grace might be known, nor how, nor what the operation of grace was; but have cried up, in their own imaginations: "We are justified by His free grace from all sin, past, present, and to come;" and, in this conceit, thousands have been led into the pit of darkness; imagining that they were justified by the free grace of Christ,while they were out of the fear of God

vi. We can express faith in Jesus and love Jesus with passion, but if we don’t add in works, death is the result. Hell.

vii. We need a biblical works message again!

1. We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. 1 John 2:3

2. If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. John 14:23

3. You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:14

4. Whoever has been born of God does not sin. 1 John 3:9

5. "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin." John 8:34

6. I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on sin no more. John 8:11 (not ‘sin less)

7. Grace enables us to do this! False graces tells us it’s not necessary for us to do this!

8. If you ever find a church that minimizes the cross, doesn’t preach on it, you must know it’s a false church.

9. Brothers, be followers of me, and observe those who walk after the pattern we have set, so as you have us for an example. For many walk, of whom I have often told you, and now tell you weeping, who are the enemies of the cross of Christ; their end is destruction… Phil 3:17-19

viii. James 2:14 (ESV) 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

1. The answer is no!

2. What that means is that people who have faith, love Jesus, go to church, pay their tithes… many, many of them are now in Hell.

3. In my encounter with Hell 21 years ago, God sharply and soberly told me, “Many in the church will be shocked to find themselves in Hell one day.”

e. True grace is this: We should all be going to Hell, but Jesus died, conquered Hell and invited us to join him! We play a part in this! False grace tells us we have no role other than to love Jesus, and that message results in being eternally separated from God.

i. 1 John 5:3-5 (ESV) 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

ii. If we truly believe, we obey! We work! We overcome the world! That’s true grace!

iii. Hebrews 12:14-15 (NIV) 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

iv. False grace tells us we can be unholy and still see God. True grace can be missed if we are unholy!

f. False grace affirms a high tolerance for sin. True grace empowers us not to sin.

g. False grace minimizes our responsibility. True graces demands our responsibility.

h. False grace is unconcerned with darkness. True grace empowers to deal with darkness.

i. Ephesians 5:11 (NIV) 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

i. False grace affirms slavery to sin. True grace affirms we are free from sin.

i. John 8:34 (ESV) 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.

ii. Romans 6:16 (ESV) 16 Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?

j. False grace focuses on John 3:16 alone. True grace is seen in context.

i. John 3:16-21 (ESV) 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

ii. False grace keeps sin hidden since we don’t feel its important to deal with. True grace shines the light on every part of our lives.

iii. False grace refuses to acknowledge God’s wrath. True grace is what saves us from his wrath.

k. A false grace message has resulted in a filtered Bible. We presume we are exempt from certain truths because we decided to follow Jesus.

i. John 15:1-2 (ESV) 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

ii. Every branch IN ME! If we are IN JESUS but don’t bear fruit, we are no longer in him! Wow!

iii. Life Application Commentary: The fruitful branches are true believers who, by their living union with Christ, produce much fruit. But this union can be broken. The Father cuts off every branch that doesn’t produce fruit.

iv. How many times to we see people wrestle with unforgiveness in the church? Do we not understand how serious this is? We are not exempt from this!!!

1. Matthew 6:15 (ESV) 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

v. Life Application Commentary: Living in relationship with God requires constant repentance of the sins that plague us. Because believers must come to God constantly for confession and forgiveness, refusing to forgive others reveals a lack of appreciation for the mercy received from God. All people are on common ground as sinners in need of God’s forgiveness. If we don’t forgive others, we are in fact denying and rejecting God’s forgiveness of us.

III. Repent!

a. It’s time to repent deeply!

Brand new XPmedia video: Ambition, production and works in the church

capture-00000515There’s a false grace message that’s lulling people to sleep and renouncing the call to extreme Kingdom production.

Check out the brand new XPmedia.com video Ambition, Production and Works in the Church. Here’s the link: http://www.xpmedia.com/IQTFz2STVhCt

I’ll include my notes below (granted, they are quite simple).

I’d love to hear some feedback!

Email me at john@johnburton.net.

If you’d like me to teach on this or other messages in your church, head on over to www.johnburton.net/booking!

REVIVAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY TOMORROW!

Thursday at 6pm the festivities begin!

Bring your family and friends for a night of food, gifts and fellowship!

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CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE

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Ambition, Production and Works in the Church

I. Casual approach

a. We often see in the streams that I am most familiar with a tendency to take a casual approach, to take a wait and see approach.

i. Detroit—wait and see

ii. Some people pray for more than they are willing to work for.

1. We need an aggressive, pioneering, entrepreneur spirit in the church.

2. Wake up in the night burning, wake up on the morning producing!

3. I am looking for leaders who are self-starters, who are conquering the cares of life, who are building, developing, committed, on time, in position, producing! What is your goal, what are you doing?

4. Catherine Mullins—on the front row, alert, intent, engaged.

a. Titus 3:14 (ESV) 14 And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.

iii. We must discover the biblical message of works again! We must produce! Fruit comes through work!

b. Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

i. A misunderstood verse

ii. We were saved not by works, but for works! We work!

iii. This has eternal implications!

1. James 2:14 (ESV) 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?

2. Wow! Can faith save? Not if it’s dead faith.

3. James 2:17 (ESV) 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

iv. Matthew 25:29-30 (ESV) 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

c. Mom telling me to send out resumes

i. It takes just as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

ii. Dreaming has its values, but never should it become a substitute for work that needs to be done.

1. I’m a dreamer!

2. But without action I’ll be nothing more than a dreamer.

iii. Good intentions die unless they are executed.

iv. Our nation became big by starting things.

d. Steve Gray—always do two things at once… be productive.

i. We must live our lives producing, working!

ii. The cares of life must be annihilated!

Sheep stealing myth video featured on XPmedia.com : Christmas morning revival

Have you heard about sheep stealing? Watch my video on XPmedia… it was a featured video last week!

FIRST: TONIGHT at 6pm we’ll in our BRAND NEW LOCATION in Madison Heights! Nothing less than FULL BLOWN REVIVAL is the goal! We are meeting at CENTRAL CHURCH, 1529 E. 12 Mile Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071.

CHRISTMAS MORNING REVIVAL

Revival Church won’t have a Christmas Day service at our location as we are joining with Dearborn Heights Assembly of God Christmas morning!

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THE SHEEP STEALING MYTH

Discover the city church model that encourages leaders to release people into their destinies. A spirit of competition gives way to unity.

This is a message that must get to every pastor and leader of every church possible! The current church structure is about to collapse, and we need to lock arms in unity as God establishes the soon coming church!

Watch the video here: http://www.xpmedia.com/JXC8vmDR7v4K 

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I double dog dare you to dream : Teaching on DREAMCOAT tonight

Threaten the status quo. Get that youthful attitude in your eyes back. It’s time for your dream to rock the culture.

imageLast Sunday night was extremely powerful. People were absolutely stunned by what the Holy Spirit was doing.

Tonight, we are going after more. Much more.

There are hard core, volatile dreams inside every one of us, and I double dog dare you to start fulfilling them.

Joseph had guts. He knew his destiny and nothing and nobody was going to stop him.

In fact, his obedience in walking out his dreams resulted in his ability to impact the dreams of others. If you have the boldness to live out your threatening dream, God will give you favor as you speak into the dreams of others. Promotion is a byproduct of dreaming.

See you TONIGHT for an extremely prophetic atmosphere of joy, dancing, freedom and revival at Revival Church!

Fiery prayer starts at 5pm and the service begins with roars of intercession at 6pm!

capture-00000488JOHN AND JET ON XPMEDIA

Did you watch yesterday’s XPMEDIA video about inviting theLab to your church and city? It’s a can’t miss video!!

Jet was the star of the show as I talked about his miraculous birth as a revival baby.

Watch it and other videos on our xpmedia channel at www.revivallab.com/xp.

See you tonight!

Fun new xpmedia video with Revival baby Jet : Bring theLab to your city

capture-00000487Jet the revival baby and I discuss the vision behind our ministry of taking the fire of revival to the cities of the Earth.

In the video I was holding Jet on my lap and I said, “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if I brought my revival baby with me when I and the team come to minister in your church?” Jet is really excited! He’s wondering when it’s going to happen. He just asked, “Dad, how many sleeps until we go to a church?”

I love that little guy!

I believe you will be awakened to the vision of burning as you watch this new xpmedia video. We are ready to bring the team to hold prayer events, workshops and revival services to your church—anywhere in the world! You can watch the latest video at www.revivallab.com/xp.

You can learn more and book us at www.johnburton.net/booking.

(You can take a look at the newly designed ministry site… it’s a portal for all of our ventures.)

capture-00000489theLab School of Fire

We are changing the name of theLab Internship to theLab School of Fire—and you are invited to join us in our next three-month session which begins January 7th, 2012. Save $200 if you register by November 30th!

Head on over to www.revivallab.com and apply today! Only $25 is due upon applying and the remainder is due the first day of classes.

You will be literally changed in such a way that the rest of your life will feel the impact. It is that powerful.

XPMedia video : Quit waiting for revival—launch it

What is this revival thing and what do we have to do to get it here?

It’s time to understand that we carry revival! The fire of the Holy Spirit, the most powerful force in the universe, is literally in us right now!

So many are jumping through hoops hoping and waiting for God to finally be convinced that he should show up. That should not be! Jesus is convinced already!

Watch this short video that will open your eyes to the power of life over death. I share a unique perspective on the story of Lazarus that will leave you burning!

Go here to watch the video now! http://www.xpmedia.com/Le4ZLJD8Cbuz 

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AND, DON’T FORGET TO APPLY FOR THELAB INTERNSHIP!

The deadline for the pre-registration discount is NOVEMBER 30TH. Save $200!

Head on over to www.revivallab.com/apply today!

Matt Sorger and Catherine Mullins Sunday : XPMedia video-The Coming Church

Matt Sorger and Catherine Mullins will be at Revival Church THIS SUNDAY at 6pm!image

FIRST: The latest XPMedia video has been uploaded! Check out a short discussion on extreme reformation that’s coming to the church. I talk about my vision and my upcoming book THE COMING CHURCH.

There’s a fierce invasion from Heaven coming to the church, and in the vision I saw a fearful, burning crater that was coursing with searing lava.

Head on over to http://www.revivallab.com/xp and watch it now! (I’ll include the first chapter of my book at the end of this message!)


MATT SORGER & CATHERINE MULLINS AT REVIVAL CHURCH THIS SUNDAY

Immediately after TheCall, the fire will continue to intensify at Revival Church as Matt Sorger and our good friend Catherine Mullins will be at Revival Church!

Our amazing worship leader Valerie Ladendorf was ministering with them along with John Kilpatrick, Barbara Yoder and others in New York last week and she was casting the vision of what God’s doing in Detroit and in Revival Church.

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They are both extremely excited and expectant of what is going to happen at Revival Church Sunday night!

If you want to experience a ‘crater culture’ (watch the video and you will understand!), come early at 5pm for burning, prophetic prayer as we prepare for a night of fire!


The Coming Church
imageEvery church, every pastor and every Christian will tremble as God invades the landscape of the church.
 
 
~ One ~
The Encounter
Spiritual encounters, whether they are visions, dreams or visitations can go a long way in preparing individuals, groups, and even nations for the otherworldly, dramatic and critical shifts that God is setting into motion. Of course, we know in scripture that spiritual things must be discerned spiritually, and it’s important to understand clearly what’s being communicated. We also know that all dreams, for example, are not necessarily spiritual dreams. That must be discerned. I challenge you to stay up until 3 AM and then eat a bucket of hot wings, a can of Mountain Dew and a half a gallon of ice cream and see what kind of crazy images dance around in your head when you finally fall asleep. Experiences like that won’t shake nations. However, the encounter I had absolutely must.
    I had a vision of the soon coming church. For me, a spiritual revelation, a message delivered directly by the Creator of the world, is usually very easy to discern. It’s rare that I have to go to someone seeking out an interpretation. The scene and the message are almost always extremely vivid and revealing. I immediately understand what the players and the atmosphere and the story line are attempting to communicate to me.
    This particular encounter was no different – in fact, it was so striking, fearful, engulfing and overpowering that the imagery and message will keep me trembling in my spirit forever.
    In order to appreciate the magnitude of the message that was communicated to me in the vision, it will be helpful to understand the context. If you can imagine, at least to an incredibly small degree, the picture of the church that God himself sees, it shouldn’t be a stretch to realize the picture of the church that we see on the Earth clearly cannot match up. Meaning, when God drew up the glorious church leading up to its launch in the book of Acts, that diagram that was before him looks little like the church we see today. God’s church looks little like the church we have come to know.
Acts 2:1-3 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.

  clip_image001 Do me a favor and read that passage in Acts chapter 2 one more time. I want those three verses to dive into your spirit and shake you up. When God started diagramming the church, this is what he envisioned — this is where he started. When you compare this passage of Scripture with descriptions of the modern-day church as we know it, it seems like were comparing apples and oranges.
    I’d like to ask you to read the passage one more time. As I’m writing this, I feel the Spirit of the Lord starting to burn in my inner man. Let me pray for you right now just before you read it again:
Mighty God, I pray the burnings of your Spirit would be transmitted into your friends heart. Give them a glimpse into the supernatural yet strikingly real realm of the church. Give them the capacity to release old paradigms, structures, traditions, mindsets and cultures as they come alive to the reality of the church as you see it. Amen.
   Okay, go ahead and read the passage in Acts chapter 2 one more time.
Acts 2:1-3 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.

   Is it becoming a little bit easier to understand just what the church should look like? You see, as God designed and then launched the church, it was literally blowing and burning and every one of them in that upper room experienced it. As we begin to embrace the truth that passages like this are not science fiction, and that they communicate actual phenomenons that are to be normal for us as Believers, it will become easier to leave behind what we know and press toward the soon coming church. We will suddenly find ourselves so deeply dissatisfied that any thought of maintenance becomes quite insane.
    Now, keep in mind that this fiery reality was communicated to us by Jesus, by the Word. This passage is the Word of God, not simply a descriptive, historical report. So, God’s plan is for the church to be a supernatural raging furnace of Holy Spirit activity.
    I have heard it said that the only thing more powerful than the Word of God is tradition. The traditions of man overpower the greatest power in existence — Jesus Christ himself. Do you feel the weight of that? Is it possible that we need to embrace the fear of the Lord again? The thought of allowing man-made concepts, structures or agendas to push aside and nullify God’s plans seems ridiculous. Yet it happens with stunning regularity every day all over the world.
Mark 7:13 …making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down…

   Of course it’s true that the definition of the church cannot be limited to one perspective of one segment of the greater structure. It is certainly true, as is revealed later on in Acts chapter 2, that the healthy church will include wonderful fellowship, breaking of bread, powerful preaching, discipleship, evangelism, prayer and other critical activities. However, what we see in the church today is a lot of activity, even good activity, but usually without the tangible burning and blowing of God’s Spirit.
The Crater
   If you take a look at the cover of this book, you will see a futilely poor attempt at visually communicating what I experienced in my vision. In the vision, I found myself in a dramatic, apocalyptic scene. Everything seemed to be colorless, or at best a variety of dark blues, grays and greens. The ominous clouds matched up with the dark and wild landscape all around me.
    Directly in front of me was the focal point of the vision, a tremendously massive crater. I can’t begin to describe in human language the overwhelmingly weighty, urgent, and fearsome atmosphere that gripped me and demanded my complete attention. I was trembling as I looked at the edge of the crater in the distance. As I slowly walked toward the gigantic hole in the ground, I knew I could not approach it casually. The fear of the Lord surrounded me. I couldn’t imagine what type of alien invasion could have created an impression this deep in such solid ground. The force had to have been greater than anything my human mind could comprehend.
    As I was analyzing the drama that I was experiencing, God revealed to me that the crater that I was drawing near to was the church.  The church? My mind certainly couldn’t even begin to analyze what that meant, but my spirit was raging. My mind presumed I should be looking at a small, white church building with a steeple, but that was not at all what my eyes were seeing.
    My spirit was provoked and alive, but I knew that those who were more logical than spiritual in their life experience would most probably resist what is just over the horizon.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
   Note, this doesn’t mean the unsaved, it means those who are naturally minded. That’s a lot of Christians. Here’s what Paul says next:
1 Corinthians 3:1-2 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;
   I continued to tremble as the increasingly intense, colorless atmosphere engulfed me, and as I ever so carefully, fearfully, yet with intense curiosity approached the edge of the church, the crater.
    Again, I realized I couldn’t casually participate. This was a very clear message that I was receiving. The days of casually connecting in the church were over. The shaking and trembling rocked my whole being as I approached this invasion of Heaven into Earth.
    Once at the edge, I was stunned and my senses were overwhelmed as I looked at what seemed to be alive. While everything else around me was gray scale, I saw vivid, bright and glowing hues of orange, yellow and red and a prism of colors in between. The bright, colorful, burning lava was living and active. It was moving, coursing throughout the crater. My trembling intensified.

Carry Like Mary : theLab channel on xpmedia.com is now live

theLabXPad365x285God woke me up and said, “Tell everybody it’s time to carry like Mary.”

I discuss this powerful revelation in the first video on our new xpmedia.com channel!

Head on over to www.revivallab.com/xp and watch the video now! (I replaced the initial video from last night, so if you saw that one, this one is much better!)

You can also watch theLab Internship video there!

To receive new videos as they arrive, subscribe to the rss feed here: http://www.xpmedia.com/channel/jburton/feed 

theLab Internship

ALSO, be sure to watch theLab Internship video and plan on joining the next session which begins on January 7th, 2012. God is blowing us up and burning us alive at theLab!

If you pre-register by November 30th at www.revivallab.com/apply, you receive a $200 discount! AND, you only have to pay the $25 application fee now! The rest is due when class starts!

imageKRIS JACKSON

Kris Jackson will be releasing fire with us at Revival Church TOMORROW, Sunday, November 6th at 6pm!

CATHERINE MULLINS

Catherine Mullins will be leading worship AND teaching on worship a week from tomorrow, the Sunday after TheCall at Revival Church!

Exciting opportunity : XPMedia.com : Patricia King : Impacting the world

Most of you have heard about the unusual prophecies about capturing Revival Church ministry on video.

First, here’s a couple powerful testimonies:

Last night your message was incredible!  I was trembling the whole message and my spirit was coming alive!  It was so strategic and powerful!  There was such anointing and life on your words.  It was like an arrow being shot in the spiritual realm and I could feel a shaking!  I could see the heavens shifting and also an agitation and rumbling in the enemy's camp.  I believe that we haven't even grasped (yet) all that took place and happened last night! 
Just thought I would share that with you!  I am so stirred up!
–Ruth

i listened to sundays message again. im so messed up, tears, groans, trembling (can barely type) such an anointing…o god, give us your heart and let us take heed to the call to prayer. i see us on the verge of a deep valley (the glory) (the radical call) god is saying just take the step down and let go. make the changes and you will see my glory manifest in detroit! –Michele

Listen to Sunday’s sermon that launched so many into freedom… “A Spirit of Insignificance”…don’t miss it! Head on over to www.detroitrevivalchurch.com/teaching!


imageBROADCASTING REVIVAL CHURCH SERVICES ON XPMEDIA.COM

Three prophecies from reputable people including Michele Perry and an associate of Georgian Banov felt it was imperative that we start capturing the ministry on video. Cameras will be videoing the outpouring after it begins, and it’s important that we record what leads up to it on this side of revival.

We have an amazing opportunity to broadcast on one of the world’s premiere outlets—xpmedia.com!

Patricia King’s XPMedia.com is a major broadcaster of ministries like Patricia King, Mark Chironna, Billy Graham & Franklin Graham, Marilyn and Sarah Hickey Ministries, James Goll, Bobby Conner, Sid Roth, Heidi Baker, Brian Lake, Georgian & Winnie Banov, Randy DeMain, Joshua Mills, Jason Westerfield, Lance Wallnau, Wesley & Stacey Campbell, Matt Sorger, Che Ahn, Ryan Wyatt, John & Carol Arnolt, Faytene and many others.

XPmedia.com is currently reaching 130 countries and generating approximately 30-50 million hits per month!

As a church, we’re at a place where we must find new partners to help some of these ministries come to being.

We need your help—we can’t proceed until finances have been secured:

  1. Cameras and equipment. We should be able to have what we need for around $1000.
  2. XPMedia.com broadcasting. This costs $250/month. That’s it. No setup or any additional costs. (You can setup recurring donations online)

You can donate at www.detroitrevivalchurch.com/donate. Feel free to send us an email letting us know that your donation is specifically for this video ministry at john@detroitrevivalchurch.com.

I’d love to broadcast the powerful things God is doing at Revival Church around the world!

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