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Since when did believing for: revival in the end times, the restoration of the church and Eph. 4:11 ministry make you a heretic? And what is this crazy NAR?

Since I was in Bible college in in 1985, I have been a “restorationist.” —the belief that God is in the process of restoring His body to New Testament likeness and as a dual restorationist, that God is restoring Israel. (only a braindead theologian could deny God’s restoration of Israel at this point!) This was before Tikkun was birthed and before I met Dan Juster, Asher Intrater or Eitan Shishkoff. It was, however, what attracted me to them. When I heard there was a group of men who rejected the royal pastor model (where one leader has all the power), believed in team ministry based on the Ephesians 4:11 model, and embraced accountability in a Messianic Jewish context, I knew these were people with whom I could build.

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Most believers have no issue with the idea that the Jewish people were the chosen people of the one true God in the Old Covenant. But what about today? What about the Jewish people who have embraced Jesus? Are they part of what Paul calls the “irrevocable call” in Romans 11:29? And, if so, what does that mean?

As leaders, in Israel, we have been discussing this issue.

There are three views:

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One of those verses that seem to force its way into my consciousness is Ephesians 4:1.

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” (Ephesians 4:1)
One of the greatest mistakes we make in the Church is to judge people based on their anointing or their gift for ministry. If someone is a great teacher or anointed preacher, or if someone moves in healing power and prophesies accurately, then we assume they are mature people.

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Abusive Leadership

Ron Cantor —  October 5, 2019 — Leave a comment
This week I want to share with you a message from my new book on leadership called, “Don’t Call me Pastor!“ It’s about abusive leadership, which sadly, is rampant in the body. There are far too many pastors and leaders who are very gifted, but have never read a book on leadership. As a result, they end up wounding the very people they’re called to serve.

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If you ever needed proof that Jesus is alive, then here it is. Jean Brandt not only forgives his brother’s killer, but then asks the judge if he can do the unthinkable. Get tissues!

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