Pastor Joseph L. Green alerts the members of the body of Christ of the urgency of rediscovering the experience of the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit as the “norm” for Christian living in his book “The Power of the Original Church “Turning the World Upside Down.”
Green invites the reader to join him in his journey, to lay aside their biases and preconceived ideas while pursuing the reading and related study of the resources provided here.
A gifted communicator Green articulates his personal journey and the revelations he discovered through his study of God’s Word. It is a layman’s journey into Biblical study, a study of biblical Hebrew and a deepening relationship with the Messiah. The principles presented are aimed at reenergizing the Church.
This requires a backward glance to discover what happened to cause the decline in the Church’s power and to determine what God intended to do through the Church.
The book is organized into four sections. Section I sets the foundation, tracing the church from the time immediately following Pentecost through its history through the second and third centuries. Section II explores changing times, a study of the feasts observed by the early church, their importance in the life and timing of Christ’s birth, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. This section also highlights anti Semitism, legalism, and the impact of external influences on the church from the Roman and pagan cultures. Section III covers changing laws including a study of Satan’s various attempts to create questions concerning the inspiration, inerrancy, and power of the Scripture. Section IV affirms the Christian acceptance of Christ as Messiah based on the prophecy and fulfillment that Elijah must come first.
A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.