Jesus never held anything back, including in the words He chose. Always with purpose, always with promise, He said that He will never leave us or forsake us. In the promise alone lies tremendous comfort, but when we experience His presence for ourselves, we have experienced something extraordinary. His holiness exudes what should be abstract, yet He makes Himself known in what feels tangible. He wants to touch us with His perfect holiness and desires that we capture His sacred presence personally, deeply. If we believe Jesus to be untouchable, this book reveals the opposite as we glimpse His birth to His resurrection . . . to the heart of mankind.
This was the 20th collective prayer crusade since brother Zach went to be with the Lord, during which the Lord wanted to do two things: - to consolidate our ministry. He wanted to establish the Zach Fomum's ministry among his (ZTF) own people. - to consolidate the decisions that were taken by the whole ministry during the third world convention—the accomplishment of our God-revealed goal of Phase 3. Each night, an average of 1,000 brethren gathered in Koume to cry out to the Lord for these objectives, while multitudes from 185 nations on all the six continents plugged in each night via radio and television (average of 678 unique hubs). God was fully at work! In this volume, we have laboured to compile the daily proceedings from the two slots on global and national intercession on actual conditions standing on God’s way according to 1 Timothy 2 and praying for the goal of Phase three. May the Lord visit you and your service for Him as you relive these redefining moments!
This book seeks to answer the question, “What is holiness?” What do we talk about when we talk about holiness? We might describe many things as holy, but as Socrates says, what is “the essential aspect, by which all holy acts are holy?” Sanctum Sanctorum gives an account of the holy from within the Christian participatory tradition, and argues that holiness is included in a special category of divine names that Christian metaphysics calls “transcendentals” (which are five: being, one, truth, goodness, and beauty). Moreover, holiness stands in a hierarchical relationship to the other five transcendentals, as the culmination or concentration of the rest. Only by understanding holiness as the “head” of the transcendentals, as “the” transcendental, can one account for all the complexity the idea of the holy conjures. Therefore, holiness is the transcendental of the transcendentals. It adds the aspect of reverence to existence and, as such, it is constituted by the formula sanctum sanctorum (Holy-of-holies) which extends from the divine nature through the triune life to all creation.
Oxbow says: This fascinating study of how people understood and used their senses in the late medieval period draws on evidence from a range of literary texts, documents and records, as well as material culture and architectural sources.
In this book, the promovendus investigates the critical role a preacher and his/her homilies have in bringing transformation, development and healing in the human society. The investigation shows how a preacher has been sidelined on issues of progress, when from time immemorial he/she has been a critical and pivotal component in the phenomenon. The study is an attempt to reclaim a preacher’s role in bringing progress and healing in underdeveloped communities through homilies, particularly, in Venda, rural South Africa. This book proposes a preacher as the transformer, developer and healer of the people.
The Torah is truly the Book of Revolutions, born from a military coup (the Northern Israelite revolution), the aftermath of an assassination and regency (a Judean revolution), and a quiet but radical revolution effected by outsiders whose ideas proved persuasive (Babylonian exile). Emerging from each of these were three key legal codes—the Covenant Code (Exodus), the Deuteronomic Code (Deuteronomy), and the Holiness Code (Leviticus)—which in turn shaped the Bible, biblical Judaism, and Judaism today. In dramatic historical accounts grounded in recent Bible scholarship, Edward Feld unveils the epic saga of ancient Israel as the visionary legacy of inspired authors in different times and places. Prophetic teaching and differing social realities shaped new understandings concretized in these law codes. Revolutionary biblical ideas often encountered great difficulties in their time before they triumphed. Eventually master editors wove the threads together, intentionally preserving competing narratives and law codes. Ultimately, the Torah is an emblem of pluralistic belief born of revolutionary moments that preserved spiritual realities that continue to speak powerfully to us today.