THE COMING RESTORATION
Hagin, Kenneth, 1985, The Coming Restoration, RHEMA, Tulsa, OK, USA.
This little booklet is about Pentecostal aspirations for the future of the Church prior to the Second Coming.
God’s endtime plan includes a time of restoration of His glory, a time of restoration of His power, a time of restoration of His gifts and ministries to the Church.
Are times getting darker? Yes, for the world, but according to this view, not necessarily for Christians: “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isaiah 60:2).
I’m firmly convinced we’re going to see more of that in these end times. We’re going to move into a greater manifestation of signs and wonders than what we’ve seen before. I believe there’s going to be a revival of the supernatural.
He also taught that the usual Pentecostal scriptures are to have a greater future fulfillment.
In Ephesians 4:11, you’ll find that when Christ ascended on High, He gave gifts to men: some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the perfecting — or maturing — of the Body of Christ. …
We must also recognise what we call the gifts or manifestations of the Holy Spirit: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healings, the working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues, and interpretation of tongues (1 Cor. 12:8–10).
Now notice the next verse, First Corinthians 12:11, “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Hagin’s teaching runs counter to the way many Charismatics teach. Many have caught up with a negative, defeatist view. Some say that Jesus could be coming at any moment because the world is getting worse. Others have said that Christians are going to be on earth during a coming tribulation period (which is really bad). The point here is that prior to the coming of Christ, the Church should not be overwhelmed by the world.
I believe there’s going to be a tidal wave of glory that’s going to sweep all nations right into the kingdom in these last days! You can receive a fresh anointing right now! CONFESSION: Thank You, Lord, for the rain—the outpouring of the Holy Ghost—the early and the latter rain. Thank You, Lord, for the harvest—the precious fruit of the earth. The revival is not coming. The new wave is not coming. The revival—the refreshing—is here now! And I’m in it. And I walk in it. And I’m a part of it. And I’ll continue to be a part of it. And the work of God will be done.
This attitude is far better than one which foresees only doom and gloom for Christianity.