by Andrew Strom

Despite the thousands in our megachurches today, soaking up the warm entertainment offered to them every week, I want to put it to you that we have lost Christianity. Despite the Christian books now found in every Walmart, and the “crossover” of Christian artists into the mainstream, and our Christian mega-stores and CD´s and DVD´s and Study-Bibles, I want to put it to you that we have lost Christianity.

Despite our lavish Cathedrals in the suburbs (`Charismatic or not) with their pastel hues and comfortable pews, their projector screens and $30,000 sound systems, I want to put it to you that we have utterly lost Christianity.

We left it behind somewhere when we shifted our churches from the inner city into the “comfortable” suburbs. We left it behind when we stopped welcoming the bums off the street into our meetings and started welcoming only the “respectable” people. We left it behind when we stopped preaching “take up your cross” and turned the gospel into a success formula – `Seven Steps to your Best Life Now.´

Somewhere in our comfortable suburban streetscape with its manicured lawns we lost the real thing. Somehow in our concern for “property values” and a better `dental plan´ we left it behind.

But that is not the worst part of it. The worst part is that we don´t know how to get it back again. Or perhaps we don´t really WANT to get it back again. The cost simply doesn´t bear thinking about, does it? And so, as we drive around in our nice shiny cars with our groovy plastic toys, and attend “church” as we know it twice a week for 2 hours;- As we live a life that is about as unlike Jesus as you can get, a life of comfort and coddling undreamt of by billions around the world;- a lifestyle in the top 10% of the earth today (-in debt up to our eyeballs all the while) – the fact is that we don´t really CARE that we have lost original Christianity, do we? We are too busy, man. Don´t bother us with that kind of talk.

It will all be OK, the preacher tells us. We will all make it to heaven in the end. We are all “decent” people here. We have “prayed the little prayer”. We have `given our heart to the Lord´.

But wait – what is this?

“Not every one who says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out demons? and in your name done many wonderful works?

And then will I say unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.”

-Mt 7:21-23.

Spiritual Treason

Originally posted by Mark Taylor, . See https://www.hiskingdomprophecy.com/spiritual-treason/


The Spirit of God says, “Why are My people attacking one another?  Why are My people engaging in friendly fire?

Friendly fire will not be tolerated!  Just because you disagree with that person, doesn’t give you the right to murder that person with your words.

“Thou shall not murder!”  Repent!  You will be held accountable for every word you speak.

The religious, legalistic and critical spirits that are on My people are creating division and chaos.  Can you not see that you are being used by the Kingdom of Darkness?

You are aiding the enemy!  How can you take on an enemy that you are a part of?  You are using My written word as an intellectual weapon against My people.

You Brood of Vipers!  My written word was meant to be wielded against the enemy not the people of God.  Repent, you who commit Spiritual Treason!

You think because you know My written Word that you know Me!  But your hearts are far from Me.  Your intellect, your so called knowledge, has created a spiritual arrogance, and your pride is separating you from Me.

If the written Word was alive in you, you would not use it to attack My people.  Repent!”

The Spirit of God says, “‘Where is the sound of unity?  Where is the mercy and grace that I have shown you?

Why are you not showing it to others?  Why has your love grown cold?

Put your petty differences aside.  My love is unconditional.  Love each other deeply.  Love covers a multitude of sins and My mercy endures forever.  The love, mercy, grace, and unity that I AM looking for will be what it takes in these days ahead to push back the forces of darkness so My gospel can go forth.

These attributes are what’s needed to be a part of My Army.  I AM looking for men and women of God to put their differences aside, come together in unity, for this common cause in forwarding My Kingdom.

My Army is making great strides against the Kingdom of Darkness!  Taking ground!  Holding ground!  They will be an unstoppable force in the days ahead.  Unify, unify, unify!

I AM calling on My troops to unify now!”

The new covenant signs

Last time I wrote about the seriousness and the importance of covenant . . . Covenant is the same word as Testament in the original biblical (Greek) language. So New Testament means New Covenant. God expects us to live in the new covenant. Not the old. The old no longer pertains. If we fail to obey the implications are very dire. But if we respond, then untold, unimaginable  blessings and benefits accrue and the Kingdom of God will be experienced.

This morning the Holy Spirit directed me to the words of the Hebrew prophet Joel which are repeated by the apostle Peter to the multitudes in Jerusalem . . . .

“‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below .

. . .  And everyone who calls
on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Look at this. Read it. Hear it. Let go to your guts, your will. These are the signs of the new covenant.

What are we waiting for? Why do we settle for anything less? Why bother with religion?

Why  do we go on living under a man-evolved system when the Lord of glory has given us the new to live by, brought about at titanic cost by sending His Son in the form of sinful humanity and giving Himself to be a sacrifice for us?

“This is the new covenant in my blood!”

We must be united to him, one with him, in this new covenant in his blood. Jesus is everything.

We must be freed from the dominance of an old system, old wineskins. Immersed in the new.

Come on! Leave the old system which is no longer effective for God’s people.

More next post. Soon. (God willing).

What’s new in the new covenant?

A covenant . . .

  • is a binding agreement between 2 persons (e g marriage)
  • Is initiated by one to another who agrees—says ‘I will!’
  • has stated terms and conditions
  • Is solemnly sealed in front of witnesses by a significant act

 Covenant is the same word as Testament in the original biblical (Greek) language.

So New Testament means New Covenant.

Are you living in the New Covenant? let’s see.

This is what the New Covenant looks like in contrast to the old according to the Scriptures:


So why are so many trying to live by the Old Covenant?

Are you a part of the old system which most people refer to as church? Look at the list on the left and ask yourself ‘am I living under a system like this’?

Does the old covenant list look anything like what Jesus taught?

To obey Jesus you need to be living under his Lordship and be united to him, one with him, in this new covenant in his blood. Jesus is everything. You need to be freed from the dominance of an old system. The old wineskin is inadequate for the new wine.

The Lord God is about to judge his people. It’s time to obey Jesus, the mighty son of God.

More on this in my next post. Soon. God willing.


Psalm 64

As I read this psalm today my heart grieved for that transparently good man of the greatest integrity who in Washington DC, is being accused of sexual attack on a woman decades ago and without any corroborating evidence. Mere accusation. This could happen to anyone. Of course the victim must be able to start court proceedings even though the accused may be innocent of the crime. This eminent person with his loving family has been through a terrible hell.

Also I thought of the way they treated Jesus.

We prayed. We cried to the Lord, the Lord of justice and righteousness and loving-kindness, before whom every one of us will have to give an account some time up ahead.

We prayed this psalm for him. Like David 3000 years ago he has been accused and declared guilty by his many apparent prosecutors who have undertaken to destroy him. Ps 64 says it all – how David was surrounded by enemies unjustly. And how he called on his God, his Saviour,

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint;
protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked,
from the plots of evildoers.
They sharpen their tongues like swords
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows.
They shoot from ambush at the innocent;
they shoot suddenly, without fear.

They encourage each other in evil plans,
they talk about hiding their snares;
they say, “Who will see it?”
They plot injustice and say,
“We have devised a perfect plan!”
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning.

But God will shoot them with his arrows;
they will suddenly be struck down.
He will turn their own tongues against them
and bring them to ruin;
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.
All people will fear;
they will proclaim the works of God
and ponder what he has done.

10 The righteous will rejoice in the Lord
and take refuge in him;
all the upright in heart will glory in him!

Will you also who read this join Joan and me in crying for righteousness, for justice, for uncovering of the crimes in many who operate together in unheard of  wickedness in the U.S. but not only in that nation, but in the whole world—the most awful things are happening in secret mostly. Join us in crying out for our PM who faces hourly difficult decisions and for Australia and who has many enemies.

But we have received a kingdom which cannot be moved. It is an everlasting kingdom which endures throughout all ages! It is the Kingdom of God, nothing less and we need nothing more. The Kingdom of God has arrived with Jesus and is present with us if we have the eyes and ears open.


This kingdom knocks all other kingdoms out flat as the prophet Daniel saw. And the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our God and of His Christ! And he shall reign for ever and ever. Hallelujah!


“ The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

When that which is perfect comes

If the age of healing, signs and wonders has passed with the original apostles—the ‘perfect having come’ (1 Cor 13:10) as some teach— then what else has ceased? What other promises and instructions which we read about in the New Testament have now passed away as being ‘childish things’ (I Cor 13:8-12)?

What about all the things Jesus commanded, prophesied or promised us such as . . .

Mat 28:19. ‘Go and make disciples of the gentiles, teaching them to observe ALL I have commanded you’ and ‘I am with you even to the end of the age’

Mark 16:17-20.  ‘These signs shall follow those who believe . . . . . ‘

John 4:24. Worship of the Father in spirit and truth.

John 7:37-39:  rivers of living water for any who thirst and comes to Jesus after He is glorified.

John 14:12. ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.’  

John 14:13. ‘Whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.’

John 14:14. ‘If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.’

Acts 2:39  ‘. . . this promise (the gift of the Holy Spirit) is for you and your children and to as many as are far off, to those who call upon my name’

So many promises found in the letters of Paul (Romans 8, 2 Cor 3, etc) and Peter.

What else then may we doubt applies to our times? The grace of God? The indwelling of the Father and the Son? The fullness and power of the Holy Spirit? The guidance of the Holy Spirit? His convicting of sin? Our bodies being temples of the Holy Spirit? Marriage only between a man and a woman?

Has healing of our sicknesses now ceased and if so what about the forgiveness of sins? Is it suddenly no longer the will of God to heal the sick (these go together in many scriptures!) Has the new covenant ceased too? Do we set aside the Lord’s supper as being childish? Do we now doubt the resurrection of the body?

Then we also see many other things Jesus commanded have been forgotten or ‘wiped’ unceremoniously in the teachings of many denominations and sects, such as spiritual gifts for each believer, the spontaneous exercise of edification and sharing in the ekklesia, the form or pattern of meeting as the simple gathering together in Christ, the prayer of faith that saves (heals) the sick, the baptising and the fullness of the Holy Spirit, the work of Christ in the believer—I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

In the place of what Jesus gave us, Christianity, ‘the church’, has largely left us with mono-ministry, a paid clergy class, clerical titles, the laity concept, man-made liturgies, programs and strategies, reliance on finances, dependence on holy buildings, and so on. I think you know what I mean.

Let’s admit it: we have failed miserably in ‘teaching them to believe all things I have commanded’ and instead taught so many things that are alien to Jesus, unknown to the NT writers, and counter-productive to the Kingdom of God.

So for us post-apostolic times, are we really just left with teachers and theologians deciding which things to believe still apply? Or do we each one just pick and choose what doesn’t apply now?

That is unthinkable.

“Let God be true and every man a liar.”

What happened in 70 AD changed everything

Here is a most odd thing about the New Testament : the momentous event–the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 when the Roman armies destroyed the ‘holy’ city and the Jewish temple was utterly and completely wiped from the surface of the land, and that is never once mentioned as an event of the past anywhere in any of the 27 documents of the New Testament corpus. Never once!

This event was the single most climactic thing to have taken place in that period and in the lives of the first Christian believers (all Jewish) some of whom were alive when these terrible things that took place.

Some of these believers had put the words, actions and sufferings of Jesus down in writings which we know and read today as the four gospels. Three of these authors, Matthew, Mark and Luke the historian, wrote down what Jesus emphatically told the disciples : this momentous event of the destruction of the temple by foreign armies, would take place while some of them would be still alive.

This is amazing. It leaves us to believe that these 27 documents were penned before this awesome historical event took place–before 70 A D and just as Jesus foretold. Written down so very early after the events. Believe it.  

This same Jesus also foretold his sufferings and death at the hands of the occupying forces the Romans and the collaboration of the Jewish leadership of the day which took place about 30 A D. At the same time he also predicted that after three days he would be alive again. He appeared to his incredulous followers in the flesh, alive again. It changed everything.


These historical events changed everything. The shockwaves are still rebounding right around the world and even more today in 2018 A D.

Can you afford not to believe these things?

The earth will be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea.