Thursday, 13 December 2007

Interview with Rob Rufus in Brighton!

Just shortly after "Together on a Mission 2007" Adrian Warnkock interviewed Rob Rufus in an outstanding interview which gave us a deep insight into this anointed servant of God who had such a profound impact upon the conference. It was only available in audio format which I persistantly had trouble in sitting down and listening to, so I am thrilled that Adrian can now make it available in transcript format which is far handier for reference and for study. He is doing it in parts and so far here's what's available and here are the most gripping quotes for me;

"You have got to have theological references to make sure that the supernatural experiences you are having are authentic because we do have the counterfeit in the world today; we do have deception in the world today. The Bible is the foundation that authenticates that we are having legitimate miraculous encounters with God".

"One of the things that attracted me to Christianity was that when I went to a meeting where the power of God was being manifested—where cripples were walking and deaf ears were opening and the power of God was there—it made me realize that Christianity can never be reduced just to a philosophy, but it has to declare that Jesus is alive; He is a risen living Saviour. So I came into the kingdom of heaven through seeing the supernatural—I was birthed in the miraculous".

"God bound himself to bless all nations through the seed of Abraham. So if the Church balks on that, or hinders it, or stands against it, then God will precipitate a crisis, like he did with Jonah to get the Gospel to Nineveh. So we realized that God was calling us to go to the nations, and we built—with a national team of friends, we developed a mixture of prophetic, apostolic evangelists, teachers, pastors".

"So there are post-ascension apostles as well, and he says they will be in the earth until the Church comes to the full measure of the stature of Christ. We know the Church is not at the full measure of the stature of Christ currently, so we will need apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the equipping of the believers, the saints, for the work of the ministry until we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God and to the full measure of the stature of Christ. So apostles need to be “until.” That word “until” offers the key word".

There is more of this interview to follow - but I say again, it really offers an amazing insight into what makes Rob's heart beat with a passion that we would do well to learn from and grow from.

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