From the desk of Pastor Hansen
In my last letter I shared with you the Word the Holy Spirit gave me, directing me to pastor the THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS This is not a church within a building made of wood, brick, cement or stone It is not the organized church with all its stuffiness, pride, formality and agenda. THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS is made of blood, bone, flesh and spirit. Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, "...I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
World Ministries International (WM3), was birthed by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the truth from the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1972 I was a youth pastor. From 1980-1985 the Lord was chastening me and this led finally to repentance before God and man of my hypocrisy. I had the knowledge of God and the theory of God, without a relationship with God. You can know Jesus is God, as the demons do, and still be in rebellion against God. Admitting a reality is not obedience. Without obedience there is no faith. I had not submitted myself under the Lordship of Jesus by a determined decision to obey the Scriptures and allow the fruits of the spirit to reign in my life. After repenting of my self righteousness, and a form of godliness without knowing the power thereof, I received my first vision. I saw myself traveling throughout the world speaking first to church leadership, then to the Church and finally to society. I saw the sad condition of the Church and intuitively felt the heart of God and how burdened He was for His Church. I saw how His Church was being raped and neglected by wolfs in sheep clothing, those that appear to be shepherds, but are using and eating the sheep. The Lord told me that the reason why the Church is so sick, is because they are following the teaching and example of their leaders. He said that many of their leaders are themselves in love with the things of the world and have lost their first love. Instead of the Church being salt and changing society, society is influencing the values and beliefs of the Church. In Luke 18:8, Jesus said "... when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" Apostasy and Cult Christianity is running rampant. Heresy is being preached from the pulpits and the people are perishing for lack of knowledge
The Holy Spirit birthed THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS as a pan of God's commission for the ministry of WMI. It's mission is to minister truth, comfort and encouragement and to develop the Church (true Christians) for the work of the ministry. Our phone lines are open for counseling and prayer. Discipling will be partially accomplished with teaching through the monthly pastoral letters. Our Prayer Team is being enlarged to intercede for your requests, needs and battles. A pastoral staff is being developed and added to minister to the elect that God calls to be a part of THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS. Today, in many organized churches, they are afraid to speak the truth for fear of offending the giving units WMI will speak the truth of the Word and the Spirit loudly, just as Elijah, Jeremiah, Jonah, John the Baptist, Paul, Jesus, and many others did, warning the world, nation, state, city and Church.
I am providing apostolic leadership to many pastors and churches throughout the United States as well as different countries. There are good churches and pastors serving the Lord without compromise, but the sad truth is that the majority have compromised and have bowed and serve society. Many pastors love WMI and THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS, but others despise us. The sheep and the goats are being prepared to be separated. God will allow conditions to be set in motion to force His Church to have no choice but to take its stand for or against truth and righteousness. As many pastors today waffle and ride the fence, God is getting ready to sift the chaff from the wheat and force events so His Church finally takes its holy position in Christ Jesus.
THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS edifies, encourages, strengthens and develops the believer to be salt and minister within or outside of the organized church. Our goal is that of Christ Jesus; to exhort the church to put on the armor and fight the battle the Lord has called each of His saints to do.
TRUTH FOR THOUGHT!
1. Your temper is like a fire. It gets very destructive when it gets out of control.
2. It is better to be silent and be considered a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
3 When God measures a man, He puts the tape around the heart instead of the head
4. Decisions can take you out of God's will, but never out of His reach.
5. A person's true character is revealed by what he does when no one is watching.
6. "No" is one of the few words that can never be misunderstood.
7. Too many churchgoers are singing Standing on the Promises when all they are doing is sitting on the premises
I never pray for more than half-an-hour..,[But] I never go longer than half-an-hour without praying. Smith Wigglesworth
Of those who wished for a revival, Finney asked, "Will you have one?" And if the answer was yes, he would push: "When shall it begin? Would you answer, Let it begin tonight — let it begin here — let it begin in my heart NOW?" Charles G. Finney
Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God and I will shake the world. John Wesley
If you leave people as you found them, God is not speaking by you. If you are not making people mad or glad, there is something amiss with your ministry. If there is not a war on, it's a bad job for you. Smith Wigglesworth
I would rather have a moderately small meeting of earnest Christians than to have it packed with thousands of careless people. D.L Moody
God have mercy on ministers! They talk about days of fasting and prayer, but are these the people to tell others to fast and pray? They should fast and pray themselves. Charles G. Finney
If God were not my friend, Satan would not be so much my enemy. Thomas Brooks
Ministers generally avoid preaching what the people before them will understand as addressed particularly to them. They will preach to them about other people, and the sins of other people, instead of addressing them and saying, "You are guilty of these sins;" and, "The Lord requires this of you." They often preach about the Gospel instead of preaching the Gospel. They often preach about sinners instead of preaching to them. They studiously avoid being personal, in the sense of making the impression on anyone present that he is the man. Now I have thought it my duty to pursue a different course; and I always have pursued a different course. I have often said, "Do not think I am talking about anybody else; but I mean you, and you, and you." Charles G. Finney
"Is not My word like fire," declares the Lord, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?" Jer. 23:29
You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? John the Baptist, Matt 3:7
Spiritual awakening can be expected whenever Christians are willing to sacrifice to cany it on. They must be willing to surrender feelings, business, and time to help the work Pastors must be willing to give their strength to expose sin, even if it endangers their own health and life. They must be willing to offend the unrepentant, and perhaps to offend many church members who will not contribute to the labors. Pastors must make a clear stand with the revival, letting consequences be what they may. They must be prepared to go on with the work even if it means losing the love of the unrepentant, cold part of the church. The minister must be prepared to be driven away from his place, if God wills. He must be determined to go straight forward and leave the entire event with God. A revival can be expected when ministers and professors of Christian faith allow God to promote revival however He chooses. Some ministers won't have a revival unless people see them leading it. They want to tell God what He may direct and bless, and what leaders He should raise up...Such people will sleep on without waking until the judgment trumpet rouses them unless they are willing to have God come in His own way, unless they are willing to have anything or anybody used that will do good. Charles G. Finney
Every denomination or missionary enterprise departs from its true spiritual power when it becomes a successful organization, because the advocates of the denomination or the missionary enterprise after a while have to see first of all to the establishment and success of their organization, while the thing which made them what they are has gone like a com of wheat into the ground and died. Oswald Chambers
May God help us all to be faithful. Shalom!
Rev. Jonathan Hansen
Chairman of World Ministries International &
Pastor of THE CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS
© 1998 World Ministries International