A Christian congregation consisting of individual "wilderness Christians" will never manage the difficult tasks required of the end time church. To fulfill her destiny, the end time church must choose to die to self (as seen among Chinese Christians) in order to live supernaturally in the "promised land." We must become willing to begin to "die" from the individualism which prevails not only in our society but also in our churches.
The "promised land" life is characterized by individuals who:
|The way to enter this life goes daily through an ever-deepening experience of the cross in our lives.|
One time a pastor from the West came late in the evening to his Chinese friend in a remote village. He was asked if he would preach the next morning if they arranged a meeting. The pastor agreed, but wondered how they would be able to call together all the people at such late notice. "The Holy Spirit will do it," came the answer. The next day, in fact, hundreds of Chinese believers stood out in the yard, rejoicing that the Holy Spirit had assembled them for a big meeting with the guest speaker. Some of them had been travelling on their way for several days!