TAPE REVIEW: The Word of Faith and Our Mission
by Brett Burrowes
Why are we here? What is our purpose? What nextnow that we are born again and have entered the kingdom of God?
Brett Burrowes presents us with the answers to these questions in his four tape series The Word of Faith and Our Mission. What a tremendous opportunity. A great privilege and responsibility with enormous implications. These were some of the thoughts that came to mind while listening to these tapes.
Brett starts out with the basics of who we are as personsthat we have a free choice in what and whom we believe (faith). He then goes into great detail about Gods promise to Abraham to make him into a great nation. But, because of their disobedience and rebellion, Israel failed to complete the messianic mission given to Abraham. God supplies the solution to this fallen nation by His perfect Son accepting the will of His Fathergoing to the cross and taking the sins of the world with Him. Then rising again as our living God.
Butnow what? Brett provides an in-depth study on how the Bible says to proceed. By referring to many, many scriptures (both Old and New Testament), Brett shows us how Gods promise to Abraham will not come back empty. Most intriguing is Bretts conviction that Isaiah 42:5-7 not only pertains to a messianic prophecy, but also to us. We believe that the Son of the living God, Jesus Christ, lives His life in us, as us and through us. We are the vessels in which The Intercessor Himself can manifest Himself. We are to lay down our lives as He did, for the lost and fallen. Brett goes on to say that all of this will come with a cost (price). Unfortunately, not all of us will choose this path and the few of us who stay in the fold will be ridiculed, slandered and maligned for standing up for what we believe.
Brett makes many connections throughout the Bible between this ultimate negative of our sin and its consequences, and the realization of the ultimate positive, our total salvation through Jesus Christ. The key to everything is who we believe we are. Jesus Christ can, despite how we feel, accomplish through us, Gods plan for His creation. Our unbelief can keep this from happening through us and God will rise up other vessels to complete His mission.
I encourage anybody reading this to get these tapes and make them a part of your library. As Brett ended the tapeGods promises will not come back empty.
Chris, his wife, Kathy, and their children, Matthew (11) and Chelsea (9) live in Boone, North Carolina where he is a manager for Back Yard Burgers.
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 17 No 2
- Our Foundations
- Editors Note
- Amazing Grace
- The Swaying Battle of Faith
- Zerubbabel Focus: The Book Ministry
- Tape Talk
- British Easter
- Commit Your Way to the Lord
- A Look at a Book
- BIBLE STUDY: MAN-A VESSEL
- Message from Norman
- A Movie Classic
- Garbage In… Garbage Out
- Gods Sovereignty in Success and In Failure
- Great is His Faithfulness