What’s the NEXT BIG THING in Pentecostalism?
1. We are pass the mega churches into multisite churches
2. We are pass the Toronto blessing and the apostolic NAR of the 90s
3. We are pass the long Pensacola and Brownsville revivals
What’s the next big thing in 21st century Pentecostalism?
Mark Biteler [03/09/2015 2:46 AM]
I rarely visit this page, so I’m glad I did. I appreciate your question. I would submit that the next big thing in Pentecostalism will be what has always been the next big thing in the Church…the BIG PERSON of the Holy Spirit. In the coming years we will see Him moving in even greater ways that are beyond our capacity to comprehend. A massive shift is coming to the leadership of churches that refuse to allow the Holy Spirit be who He is to the believer as well as the Leader He is to the Church. Much of what the Holy Spirit has been revealing to me over a span of 18 years can be found on our ministry website at www.joshuarevivalproject.org ; especially my blog and under the Resources tab. As much as there is on the website, I can honestly say that I claim no corner on the truth. We have only a few facets of revelation. The Spirit is speaking to the Church. The next outpouring of the Spirit will be laced with judgment.
Hughes Protzman [03/09/2015 9:23 AM]
Jesus, the person the Holy Spirit came to reveal to us. Jesus is our Savior and Redeemer . we will be witnesses of him by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pack Rat [03/09/2015 10:50 AM]
What’s the next big thing in 21st century Pentecostalism?
Pack Rat [03/09/2015 10:50 AM]
Revivals during our civil wars
Robert And-Tammie Rogers [03/09/2015 11:37 AM]
Persecution, chastisement, refinement, and radical discipleship…
James L Alldredge [03/09/2015 4:52 PM]
Reformation and restoration of authentic Pentecostal doctrine and worship would be my prayer 1. Exposing the false prophets of prosperity and purging them and their demonic doctrine from the movement 2. Return to holiness and sanctification as the marks of authenticity
Hughes Protzman [03/09/2015 5:17 PM]
Why would there be the emphasis on the BIG PERSON of the Holy Spirit since
that never happened in the book of Acts nor is it taught in any of the
letters of Paul. The emphases is always on the person of the Lord Jesus
Christ. We are to believe in His name and it is by faith in His name that ministry happens. The Holy Spirit is the Paraclete, the one who comes
alongside us and empowers us. When we take our eyes off of Jesus and onto
the Holy Spirit we become unbalanced and lose our power. He is not our
savior nor our redeemer. Please quote me a verse that backs up what you are saying. Either from the book of Acts or the writings of Paul.
John Kissinger [03/09/2015 5:49 PM]
James L Alldredge AMEN to that, Brother: http://www.amazon.com/Pentecostal-Primitivism-Preserved-Donev-D-Min/dp/1477557539
John Earp [03/11/2015 5:14 PM]
The bride making herself ready for the marriage of the Lamb.
Mark Biteler [03/11/2015 10:33 PM]
Hughes Protzman – Gladly. Didn’t Jesus say that the Holy Spirit will glorify Jesus and testify (bear witness) of Him (Jn15:26; 16:14-15? That is exactly what the Holy Spirit did in Acts 2 & 4 and what…reaped a harvest of souls. And how did the apostles begin to preach Jesus with great boldness? They were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 4:31)! Apparently you and the rest of the Church believe we can do that on our own. Please tell me it isn’t so! Peter must have been “out of balance” when he discerned by who?…the Holy Spirit that Ananias and Saphira had lied to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-10) and great fear came upon the whole church when Ananias and Saphira fell dead (Acts 5:11). Peter must have been way out of balance when he received the revelation from the Holy Spirit about the Gentiles before he preached to Cornelius…and the Holy Spirit fell and they were all saved! Jesus said, “Apart from Me you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5) and what?…sent the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus. I’ll let you quote chapter and verse on where Paul, or Jesus or anyone else in the Bible claims that we will “become unbalanced and lose our power” when we follow the Holy Spirit. We have no power in and of ourselves! Any power that flows through us flows from Him…who is that? He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:7; Ph 1:19; I Pt 1:11). The Holy Spirit was sent to work THROUGH the Church to accomplish the Great Commission! He is THE One who will move in tremendous power through the Church to bring multitudes to Christ by testifying that Jesus is the Christ. You don’t think the Church is going to do that on its own do you? How long will the Church minimize, marginalize and otherwise despise The One whom Jesus sent? Why is it that the Church has become so ineffective; the data is astounding! Why?! Because it relies on man’s wisdom, thinking and systems to do what only the Holy Spirit can do through those who love Him and will follow His leading and His promptings. They know the Holy Spirit because they know Jesus. The Church today treats the Holy Spirit who was sent the way the Pharisees and the Sadducees treated Jesus when He walked upon the earth – with utter comtempt! Greater authority and great power is coming to those who will follow the Holy Spirit. These are the humble (II Chron 7:14) who love the Spirit who proceeds from the Father (Jn 15:26)! Who is it that listens to the Spirit who is still speaking to the Churches (Rev 2:29, 3:6, 13; 22) that no longer has ears to hear nor eyes to see what He is doing and saying?
LowellBonnie Simmons [03/12/2015 2:48 AM]
The next thing is a move of God that will bring the Church closer to Him. It is time to check the oil in our lamps and prepare ourselves for His coming. A move to holiness and a time for repentance.
Byron Benefield [03/12/2015 8:55 AM]
The Holy Spirit is Jesus in the church/believers. Putting your eyes or focus on the Holy Spirit is putting you eyes or focus on Jesus!
Byron Benefield [03/12/2015 9:05 AM]
It is because of this kind of thinking that Oneness Pentecostals accuse Trinitarian Pentecostals of believing in 3 gods. They separate the Godhead too much.
Hughes Protzman [03/12/2015 1:26 PM]
Your first point makes my point exactly. I completely agree that we can do nothing on our own. But it says that apart from ‘Jesus’ we can do nothing.
The Holy Spirit gives us power (Acts 1:8) to be witnesses of Jesus Christ.
The church came alive when they were baptized into the Holy Spirit. But
‘He’ is not our focus. Our focus is on the work of Christ which is the
subject of Peter’s sermon. In my experience all of the church movements
that have focused too much on the Holy Spirit with His gifts and manifested phenomena have not built churches, affected communities nor left a lasting legacy because the adherents were wanting something for themselves. They
did not have compassion for the unsaved who are going to Hell. John 15:26
does not tell us to follow the Holy Spirit. We are to receive the Holy
Spirit (Acts 19) but follow Christ. For example; Aimee Semple McPherson had
a healing and Holy Spirit led ministry that came out of the Azusa Street
Revival but her main emphasis was on leading people to receiving Jesus
Christ as their Lord and Savior. We are to disciple responders to Christ
not to the Holy Spirit.
Byron Benefield [03/12/2015 1:41 PM]
Apart from ‘Jesus’ (aka The Holy Spirit in you) you can do nothing.
He that has not ‘The Spirit of Christ’ he is none of His.
To have the Spirit is to have Christ. Receiving Christ is receiving the Spirit.
Hughes Protzman [03/12/2015 2:34 PM]
I am using the words of Jesus when he said, “He (Holy Spirit) will glorify
me,. . .” Yes I am trinitarian. Jesus was very clear that He was going to
the Father and then would send the Holy Spirit to be ‘in’ us. I know of no instance where we are commanded to worship the Holy Spirit nor glorify Him.
Paul preached Jesus and Him crucified. They did this boldly being ‘filled
with the Holy Spirit’. The book of Hebrews asks us to consider Jesus, not
the Holy Spirit, as the apostle and high priest of our confession,.. .
Peter was clear about this in Acts 2 right after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. He lifted up Jesus as having been made both Lord and Christ. There
is no mention of worshipping the Holy Spirit nor even of bring Him glory. I teach about the work of the Holy Spirit in many places. I know that Jesus baptizes us into the Holy Spirit and it is a natural thing as a Christian
to receive the Holy Spirit. But He was given to us to enhance and bring
glory to Father God, Jesus Christ and the Word of God. We are sons of God.
He is our Father. Maturity comes by applying the Word of God and walking in
the ways of God not by displaying the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Bad
characters can function in the gifts but it is good characters that build
up the Body of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit who resides ‘in’ them.
Byron Benefield [03/12/2015 3:35 PM]
1. Where does Jesus reside?
2. How does He reside there?
3. How do we “born-again believers” contact Him, fellowship with Him, worship Him, etc?
Mark Biteler [03/12/2015 11:03 PM]
Hughes- you sound like a typical Evangelical pounding away at misguided premises along with your unsubstantiated observations/conclusions. By the way, you still haven’t come up with one verse in the entirety of the Bible that validates your claim that we will be “unbalanced and lose our power” if we focus on the Holy Spirit. Where is your doctrinal claim in Scripture? What power do you move in, i.e. gifts of the Spirit? Furthermore, I think you need to tell us what denomination you are part of and if you believe in the manifestations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit today. You seem to be an evangelical scouring this FB page to pick doctrinal fights. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong. You have taken the Protestant Evangelical road that consciously and rationally minimizes the work of the Holy Spirit through the believer in power even as Luther did. You miss the entire emphasis of the power of the Holy Spirit in ministry and in the New Testament. Paul’s writings condemn that position. I Cor 2:4-5 And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit of power, that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men but on the power of God!…and again in I Cor 4:20–For the kingdom of God does not consist in words, but in POWER. You would have us believe just the opposite..which is why the Church is in the state that it is in. Paul proclaims that the power of the Holy Spirit brings the lost to Christ…not mere preaching. Paul would take another step…he would I Cor 4:19 – But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant, but their power. If you want to proclaim the teachings of Paul, then you do truthfully and then abide by them. Your un-Biblical conclusions have led you into a ditch without any power because you do not know The One who has the power.
Byron Benefield [03/12/2015 11:10 PM]
Pentecostal Theology [03/13/2015 11:55 AM]
First, there will be a great #Pentecostal #REVIVAL for the fulfillment of Mt. 28 and a then great fallout in fulfillment of The Revelation of Jesus http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/whats-the-next-big-thing-in-pentecostalism/
Hughes Protzman [03/13/2015 1:07 PM]
I did not intend this as a personal attack. Please forgive me if I came across that way. We certainly want to minister by the power of the Holy Spirit. You ask some good questions. I am primarily concerned that we seem to have Spiritual happenings without building something that is lasting. It seems to me that this was part of the problem Paul was addressing in I Corinthians 12 -14. This will be my last comment.
John Kissinger [01/11/2016 4:15 PM]
The only reason the #Brownsville revival became popular is because it was given a platform by a denomination which in tern was used to self-proof its validity. Videos was constantly circulated to various pulpits teaching congregations what to do in step-by-step programs in order to how to cause revival(s) or “spiritual” meetings in such fashion. Once the self-proclaimed access to other’s pulpits was stopped so dried and the revival. The aftermath is simple but strong – ONLY GOD can cause a revival. Men may try and they shall all fail… http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/whats-the-next-big-thing-in-pentecostalism/
Jimmy Humphrey [01/11/2016 4:40 PM]
The decline of Pentecostalism.
Jimmy Humphrey [01/11/2016 4:50 PM]
(Clarification: In America)
[01/11/2016 7:55 PM]
Thumbs up. Right on.
[01/11/2016 7:57 PM]
Terry Wiles [01/11/2016 8:04 PM]
It all depends on who is in the 50% who are “left behind.” 🙂