Purifying the Prophetic
The Church's sure foundation: Are we watching it crumble? The Western Church is slowly slipping away from her biblical moorings, warns prophetic pastor Loren Sandford. And by doing so she is sinking into a culture repelled by the demands...
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The Church's sure foundation: Are we watching it crumble?
The Western Church is slowly slipping away from her biblical moorings, warns prophetic pastor Loren Sandford. And by doing so she is sinking into a culture repelled by the demands of biblical truth.
* Genuine spiritual experience is being displaced by the need for ongoing excitement.
* Selfless life and ministry are shifting into a personal prosperity gospel.
* The prophetic voice too often caters to the perceived needs of the people.
God planned a different culture for His people, explains Sandford, one that lives the message of Jesus and His Cross. Join those who embrace a vision for cleansing the prophetic stream; who are rediscovering miracles, healings and demonstrations of power; and who are rebuilding a firm foundation.
"In Purifying the Prophetic, Loren challenges us to uproot and overthrow some of our culturally acceptable New Testament traditions and errors. He pleads passionately for the Church to experience God's love to such a degree that the kingdom of self is displaced with a culture of honor, purity and love. The results? A fatherless generation will be drawn home to the Father's house."--Jack Frost, author, Experiencing Father's Embrace; co-founder, Shiloh Place Ministries"This is the first time I have read a book that is speaking correctives into the prophetic movement, as well as into other areas of popular Christian culture. It has the benefit of being written by a highly prophetically gifted leader. The book is forthright in its message and may offend some people. If it is read in the light of the spirit intended, however, it will bring desperately needed correctives into today's Church and into the wonderfully God-wrought ministering gift of prophecy. Loren has been a friend of mine since 1995. At that time he prophesied life, future and hope over me during a very difficult period of my life. I recommend Purifying the Prophetic to all who move in prophetic ministry already, to all who want to move in prophetic gifting in the future, and to all those who are about to give up on prophetic ministry because of the problems associated with it."--Fred Wright, international coordinator, Partners in Harvest"This timely book will enable you to keep the scriptural mandate to 'despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good' (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21). This is a much-needed work."--John Arnott, senior pastor, Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship"Loren Sandford's book Purifying the Prophetic is an in-your face, gut-checking, heart-wrenching, reality-based review of current prophetic paradigms that need serious adjusting. It would serve the reader to be warned beforehand: Reading this book could cause your blood pressure to rise."--John Paul Jackson, founder, Streams Ministries International
The western Church has an unhealthy force in her midst, warns prophetic pastor Loren Sandford. It is a consuming focus on "self" and it is eroding ministry and blocking revival.
Sandford speaks to the growing undercurrent of hunger for what is truly authentic. He explains the critical need for sacrifice and challenges the church to return to the cleansing power of Jesus' blood.
Readers who long for a return to true faith and genuine prophecy will find their spirits refreshed by this message and see new power and life in ministry. Anyone with a heart for prophecy, intercession, and revival will answer this call to recover biblical focus and rediscover biblical levels of Holy Spirit manifestation.
R. Loren Sandford (M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of New Song Fellowship in Denver, Colorado. He speaks internationally and is a past director of Elijah House, an international ministry of counseling founded by his parents, John and Paula Sandford. An author who has released ten CDs of original music, Loren and his wife, Beth, have three grown children and six grandchildren and live in Colorado.