By James K. A. Smith
What can be defined as a Pentecostal worldview has turn into a strong cultural phenomenon, however it is usually at odds with modernity and globalization. technology and the Spirit confronts questions of spirituality within the face of up to date technology. The essays during this quantity illustrate how Pentecostalism can usefully have interaction with know-how and medical discovery and look at what should be distinct a couple of Pentecostal discussion with the sciences. The authors finish that Pentecostals, with their special views on spirituality, can give a contribution new insights for a efficient interplay among theology and science.
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He has always longed to fellowship with us at the altar of incense. Now He longs to call us closer, beyond the veil of separation, so He can meet and commune with us in the Most Holy Place of His manifest presence. So you see, the Aaronic priesthood of the Old Testament was just a shadow of what God really longed to do once the Sacrificed Lamb completed His mission of redemption. 51 THE LOST ART OF INTERCESSION Types and shadows or not, certain aspects of the priesthood of old were nevertheless ordained to carry over into our day.
39 THE LOST ART OF INTERCESSION Perhaps the “sixth station” of the Lamb will be the unveiling of an entire Church of kings and priests ministering boldly to God Himself within the Most Holy Place—in full view of the unsaved world and the principalities and powers of the air. This would be a literal fulfillment of David’s ancient psalm in which he said, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…He setteth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies” (see Ps. 23). I find it interesting that whether you ask people in worship services at Pasadena’s Harvest Rock Church, or at Brownsville Assembly of God, or at London’s Holy Trinity Brompton Anglican Church, or at any of the places where God’s Spirit is being poured out, they will all speak in the same terms.
This is the multidirectional dimension of prayer. Remember, what goes up must come down. 56 Restoring the Priestly Role of Intercession ᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻ God attends to the prayers of the saints. Believers are vessels that help make a difference where judgment ends and mercy begins. ᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻሀᇻ WHERE WILL THE JUDGMENTS BE RELEASED? The interesting thing is that the Bible doesn’t say where on the earth these judgments will be released. Why is that? Before releasing judgment, God always attends first to the golden bowl, the prayers of the saints.
Science and the spirit : a Pentecostal engagement with the sciences by James K. A. Smith