WHAT I BELIEVE YHWH IS DOING IN SCOTLAND

WHAT I BELIEVE YHWH IS DOING IN SCOTLAND

[Published March 5th 2024]

If we are to work alongside YHWH in what they are doing in Scotland and, indeed, wherever church is, we need to know what YHWH is doing in Scotland and, indeed, what YHWH is doing wherever we find ourselves. As church in these days, we certainly need to retain a focus on making Jesus known to the genuinely unchurched, but I believe that there is a second – related – harvest coming that we need to be aware of.

In order to explain what I believe that harvest is, I need to first quote some small parts of ‘In The Coming Days’ as it was published on my website in December 2021, and as it later appeared as a video on my YouTube channel alongside ‘YHWH In Scotland’. Here are those parts from ‘In The Coming Days’:

“In the coming days when Jesus is made manifest in both his church in Scotland and in the nation of Scotland as a whole, Christians who had thought that they had ‘blown it’ with YHWH and had therefore been abandoned by them, will discover that they still figure in YHWH’s plans and that they had never abandoned them at all. Such Christians will discover that, in the years in which they thought that YHWH had abandoned them, YHWH the gardener was actually working quietly in the background to prepare them for their new growth in the coming new season.

“In the coming days when Jesus is made manifest, Christians whose inner pain had seemed to be too great for them to bear will discover that YHWH’s ongoing healing of their inner pain will actually enable them to help others to find their ongoing inner healing in Christ. Such Christians will also discover that, while YHWH does not inflict unnecessary inner pain upon their children, they do use their inner pain to help to make them into people that can be used in the inner healing of others, as they bring their experience of YHWH’s inner healing to other people in order to help them in their own situations.

“Christians who were rejected, ejected, or dejected, by the purely institutional church will find new homes in fellowships where YHWH lives and where YHWH is manifestly present. There they will find encouragement, strength, and love, in fellowships of ordinary people who live in the presence of the extraordinary and unique God that is YHWH. They will experience total acceptance and welcome in those fellowships, and there they will grow in Christ to become the people that YHWH wants them to be.

“The rising Son will save those who were led astray by cult leaders, and he will bring them home. Christians who were deceived by the cult leaders will find homes in fellowships where YHWH lives and is manifestly present. There they will find encouragement, strength, and love, in fellowships of ordinary people who live in the presence of the extraordinary and unique God that is YHWH. They will experience total acceptance and welcome in those fellowships, and they will grow in Christ to become the people that YHWH wants them to be.”

One of the major themes of ‘In The Coming Days’ is that of Christian leaders of churches and organisations having their lives examined and their leadership tested as through fire. This has been happening around the world for at least two years, and it is still happening around the world today. It will go on happening for a while yet. So why is this happening to so many churches and to so many organisations in these days?

I believe that this is a vital first wave of the Holy Spirit at work that precedes another powerful work of the Holy Spirit. It is my personal belief that, in these days, YHWH the Holy Spirit is bringing widespread and real healing to the body of Christ, and that is where the second wave is coming from. As the Holy Spirit brings healing to a great many people who have been damaged in one way or another by their experiences of church, so she will direct those people into churches where they can grow in healing, in acceptance, and in true discipleship.

If I am correct in this, then those churches can be fellowships where the hurt and broken can experience total acceptance and welcome, and where they can grow in Christ to become the people that YHWH wants them to be. I believe that any church that is in the right place to be used by YHWH in bringing healing to the body of Christ, will be used by YHWH in that way. It is important to understand that such church growth that is caused by the healing of the body of Christ is not transfer growth that we do not want, but that rather that it is growth through healing and reconciliation.

Thus, in church, we need to be ready for two distinct paths of discipleship. They are first the discipling of the unchurched, and second the discipling of those who have been hurt and broken by church. Their immediate needs are quite different in many ways, and we need to understand that so that we can respond to people as is appropriate to their needs and where they are at. Thus we, the people of church, in reaching out to our communities wherever we find ourselves, need to be aware of where people are at, in order that we care for them and disciple them appropriately. One size does not fit all. My own discipleship course, ‘Go DIG’, says this as a prelude to joining the course:

“Each ‘Go DIG’ group is flexible in its progression and is ready to move on through the course material as quickly or slowly as is appropriate for each person within the group and for the group as a whole through:

  1. “Teaching that is interactive, interruptible, and that always encourages the response of thoughts, comments, and questions.
  1. “Prayer with and for the individuals within the safe environment of the group.
  1. “Discovery and development of both spiritual gifts and spiritual callings for each member of the group within the safe environment of the group.
  1. “Openness and honesty with one another as we share and journey together in our own experiences of a growing and a healing faith.

“Many people have wounded or damaged hearts, and such people need continual healing in their hearts in order to grow in their love relationship with Christ. Understanding that is important, but actually experiencing the journey of healing is of the greatest importance.”

Now, I have personally been discipling people since 1986, and my experience through the decades tells me that virtually everyone is hurt or wounded in some way by life itself, but that many of those people have also been hurt or wounded by their experiences of church. In my own personal experience of people making contact with me through my website and YouTube channel, quite a number that reach out to me are people who have been badly hurt by church, and who seek a safe place in which they can be real. The anonymity of YouTube can help them to do that safely.

Evangelism, outreach, sharing, witnessing; whatever we may think of them and however we may do them, it is important that we realise that we are not just seeking to win converts and then educate them into church life. A huge part of what we are called to do is to bring people to Jesus the healer, and to bring Jesus the healer to people. I believe that church needs to think beyond buildings and, in so doing, be open to discipleship and healing happening in other places and at other times. We are church, but we are not confined to buildings, and we are certainly bigger than any building.

If what I believe and that which I have stated here has credence, then there will be a need for people to be trained in how to disciple in ways of healing and growth, so that the burden is shared and not just carried by only one or two. I wholeheartedly believe that any church can be in the right place at the right time to be involved in both the healing of the body of Christ and in reaching the unchurched. Indeed, when the healer of wounded hearts is at work in our midst wherever we are, there will Jesus be lifted high. If what I believe and am sharing with you is from YHWH, then we will receive confirmations and encouragements of what YHWH is doing that will show us that we are on the right path.

Blessings,

David.

Email: david.broderick@thechrist-centeredlife.com

Website: www.thechrist-centeredlife.com

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