Posted by: Santos Garcia | Monday, July 2, 2007

The Day of The Saints

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Christian International

The contemporary Christian church worldwide in the past twenty five years has experienced a virtual explosion in what many are calling Present Truth teachings. I have been blessed beyond measure by many wonderful ministries as those listed on the Blogroll links in the right panel, and many others also that will be cited in future posts. Out of the vast array of very diverse ministries in English and Spanish speaking organizations, I personally believe that Christian International Ministries Network under the leadership of founder Bishop Dr. Bill Hamon has had the most enduring transformational impact on my life.

Dr. Hamon runs a Bible College, has a ministry network of over 700 churches that he oversees, has formed the ever-expanding Christian International Business Network, and is a best selling author with many titles that strengthen the Body of Christ in preparation of the Bride. I have read and highly recommend “The Eternal Church”, “Prophets and Personal Prophecy”, “Prophets and the Prophetic Movement”, “Prophets, Pitfalls and Principles”, “Apostles, Prophets and the Coming Moves of God”, and my favorite- The Day of the Saints”. Since my name Santos- is the Spanish word for Saints, it also holds special prophetic significance in my life.

I have comprehensively studied this book many times since it was published in the fall of 2002. I call it my rainbow book since it is highlighted in yellow, orange, red, blue, and green markers.. with many notes written in the margins. I firmly believe that this book should be required reading for every man and woman of God who is called to be an ambassador of the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Not only will it correct and resolve many misconceptions that plague the Body of Christ concerning last things, but it will activate the people of God in our Lord’s intended plans and purposes- hastening His return. I intend to teach out of this book since the 432 pages are dense with particular subjects that lend themselves to deeper and wider expansion. I therefore submit to you excerpts and highlights from this life changing book and ministry that need a much wider audience and following.

Highlights of Special Points section-

  • The Day of the Saints is the next scheduled endtime event.
  • To participants the supernatural will become the norm during the Day of the Saints.
  • Every Saint will become a minister in the Day of the Saints.
  • Every fivefold minister will become a full expression of Christ Jesus.
  • The Day of the Saints will prepare the way for the Kingdom Establishing Movement.
  • It will reveal and activate prophets and apostles in the marketplace.
  • Ministers in the marketplace will become as revolutionary an idea to the 21st century Church as gentiles becoming Saints was to the first century Church.
  • Saints activated in the marketplace will demonstrate the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
  • Saints will demonstrate the Lordship of Christ as a Kingdom witness to every nation
  • The Day of the Saints will bring the revelation and activation of every Saint into supernatural manifestations.
  • Its finalization will cause the glory of the Lord to fill the earth as waters cover the sea.
  • The greatest harvest of souls ever recorded in Church history will occur during the Day of the Saints.
  • Jesus is excited about this coming Day when He will be fully glorified in His Saints.

… Many Christians are looking for “the Day of the Lord”– the return of Jesus Christ. In recent decades, great emphasis has been placed on the “rapture” of Christians out of this world. However, Scripture indicates that many things will happen before the return of the Lord. The Saints will reap the greatest harvest of souls ever to come into the Kingdom. We will seek to scripturally prove the reality of that “Day” on God’s timetable and prophetic agenda– before the coming of the Lord– when the Saints will fulfill all the Scriptures regarding Christ’s Church….

… After we describe where the Saints are headed, we will give practical wisdom that relates to every believer. Prophetic clarity and biblical directives will be given for proper preparation and participation in the Day of the Saints. We will seek to explain the ministry the Saints will manifest, the equipping that fivefold ministers are to provide for the Saints, and the maturity that will be required of the Saints. We hope to reveal the principles that need to be practiced and the pitfalls that need to be avoided in order for the Day of Saints to properly accomplish its purpose. Later chapters will cover how Saints are to operate as ministers in their places of employment in the marketplace and in the areas of government. We look at how to be equipped to hear from God prophetically and how to become activated in supernatural giftings and abilities…

…A “Day of the Saints” is coming in which God is calling every believer to participate. This will be the greatest time in History for those who hunger to fulfill God’s will for their lives, especially those who are 100 percent committed to glorify Christ, overcome all things, reap the Great Harvest, and see God’s Kingdom come and His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven…

…The Saints of God are those who have been given the privileged opportunity to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. This means not only the conforming of our inward character, attitudes, and desires, but also becoming like Jesus in all our behavior and interactions with those around us. It includes being empowered by the Holy Spirit to operate in power and miracles to bring God’s Kingdom to this earth. We are quickly coming to the point in history where average Saints will demonstrate the supernatural works of Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus spoke only what He heard His Father speaking and did only what He saw His Father doing, the Saints of God are being trained and equipped to manifest the words and deeds of Jesus as they go about their daily business…

… The Day of the Saints will not do away with the government and leadership structure of the Church, but it will cause a paradigm shift in the way Church leaders view the Saints. Instead of being preoccupied with our leadership titles, positions, and authority, we will become more Saints-oriented…

The first decade of the twenty-first century will see the Holy Ghost bringing revelation and proper alignment of the fivefold ministers according to Christ’s original pattern so that Christ may fulfill His purpose in and through His Church. I believe God’s major purpose for the recognition, activation, and unity of the fivefold ministers is for them to fulfill their divine commission of equipping the Saints. Then the Saints may fulfill their membership ministries and be prepared to participate in the Day of the Saints. Please keep in mind that Church structure and divine order are as eternal as Christ and His Church. The Church will always have different levels of God’s delegated authority throughout eternity. The Day of the Saints will not lessen the leadership authority and importance of the local church, but will bring divine application that will make it more effective because it will be functioning according to God’s full divine pattern…

… Before Jesus’ return, His Church will operate in all the fullness that the Scriptures declare. Jesus Christ declared to His followers, “He who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” John 14:12b. For many years I have prophesied that in the near future, the average Saint will do greater works that the greatest minister today. That time is very near…

The Next Thing on God’s Agenda– the Saints Movement:

The prophets were restored in the 1980’s and the apostles in the 1990’s. Now, in this first decade of the twenty-first century Church, it is God’s predestined time for the Saints to fully come into their membership ministries. When the fivefold ministers have completed their divine commission of equipping and perfecting the Saints in Christlike character and ministry, then the full manifestation of the Saints can take place. In keeping with other restoration terminology, I have called this Holy Spirit-inspired time of activating God’s people the “Saints Movement”. It is destined to be a major restoration movement, not just a time of revival and refreshing. It will have the seven major attributes that have been part of every major restoration movement. Church history reveals that there have been five major restoration movements thus far. The Saints movement will be the sixth…

… Mentors are photographs of our futures. The teaching we receive and the anointing we respect become the beliefs we establish and the type of ministry we exhibit. The fivefold minister who attracts and enthuses us the most becomes the model for our lives. Normally we will become a reproduction of that person. We can neither choose our biological parents nor decide what set of parents will raise us to adults. Sinners normally do not choose which minister will bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. However, Christians can choose which church and minister they want to mentor them, especially if the church where they were “birthed” is not growing them beyond their babyhood Christianity.

As a general rule, a minister will not advance beyond the restoration truth, doctrines, bylaws, and tenets of faith of his denomination. And a congregation will not advance beyond its pastor’s degree of restoration truth and Christian maturity. The exception to the rule is when the minister or church member receives advanced teaching and spiritual experiences outside his local church or denomination…

… Even many Charismatics have not advanced into the Prophetic/Apostolic Movement truths and spiritual experiences. No doubt many who are now involved in the Prophetic and Apostolic will not move on to be leaders and participants in the Saints Movement. As for me and my house, I do not want to stop anywhere short of the fullness of restored truth. With the mentors I have had and the exposure to teachings on restoration and revelation concerning God’s overall purpose for His Church, I should always be a follower and promoter of restoration truth…

The Restoration Viewpoint– “Growing Up”: Reformation-restoration theologians teach that the whole New Testament is the blueprint for the building of the Church. Every truth, ministry, and supernatural manifestation found within the Bible is for the Church to receive, believe, and manifest today… Restoration theologians believe that the greatest apostasy of Christ’s Church has already taken place [during the Dark Ages]. Although the world’s cup of iniquity will continue to increase and false voices will go out seeking to deceive even the elect, the progressive Church as a whole will overcome and grow more and more glorious…

… Evangelicals and Pentecostals have been declaring for hundreds of years that the next thing on God’s agenda is the second coming of Christ. As when Noah proclaimed for 100 years that a flood was coming, one of these days the declarations will be right. He will come! Christ’s prophesied second coming will soon be history just as the prophesied flood is now history. However, if Noah had preached about the flood, but had not at the time prepared the ark so he and his family could be the transition generation, they would not have been prepared to make the transition from the old world to the new. Today a transition generation of people are preparing their ark of conformity to the image of Christ so that they can make the transition from the old Earth to the new Earth. We cannot hasten His coming by just longing for it, but we can hurry it along by co-laboring with the Holy Spirit in restoring all things…

… God’s purpose for the human race was to have a special group of redeemed people to be in relationship with Him and to show forth His glory on the Earth. These special people make up His Church. It was God’s purpose for the Church to be the Bride of Christ, thus making the Saints who are part of the Church/Bride heirs of God and joint- heirs with Christ Jesus. This means that the Church is one with Christ and participates with Him in all that He shall ever do or be both now and throughout eternity. Does God have a purpose for the Church? Yes, just as much as He had and has a purpose for Christ Jesus. God has purposed for the Church to be the full expression of Christ Jesus as Jesus is the full expression of His heavenly Father…

The Omega Generation: Present-day fivefold ministers and Saints must accept the reality that there are things the last generation of the mortal Church must fulfill and accomplish before Christ can return. In order for the “Omega Generation” Saints to fulfill God’s purpose, they must come to the fullness of all the way, truth, and life of Christ. The Saints must come to the unity of the faith until they become one, even as Jesus and His Father are one. Jesus declared that the world would not believe and be won until the Saints are united with one another in Him. The greatest harvest ever recorded in Church history will happen when this unity takes place. Apostle Paul declared by divine revelation that all fivefold ministers must continue ministering to the Saints until every member of the Body of Christ is fully functioning in their membership ministry…

…THE SAINTS WILL FULFILL MORE SCRIPTURE IN THE LAST GENERATION OF THE MORTAL CHURCH THAN HAS BEEN FULFILLED DURING THE LAST 20 CENTURIES

Prophecies About the Church Must Be Fulfilled: Just as Jesus could not ascend to the Father until He had fulfilled all prophecies concerning His first coming, the same is true concerning the second coming of Christ Jesus. Many things that the prophets and apostles have spoken and written in Scripture must be fulfilled before Christ can return. These things are being revealed by His holy apostles and prophets and restored in the Church through His “times of restoration”. When the Church Empire is completed to the fullness that Christ predestined it to be, then: Daniel 2:44b… the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever…

…Three areas will Dovetail Together in Prophetic Fulfillment: Three areas must come to prophetic fulfillment before the fullness of time will be accomplished. The nations of the world, Israel. and the Church must each come to the place of full quantity, quality, accomplishments, and fulfillment of certain predestinated purposes. The world’s cup of iniquity must reach its fullness, even as the sin of the Amorites had to become full before Abraham’s descendants could possess Canaan. God’s promises that He swore to Abraham with an oath concerning natural Israel and the land of Palestine must also be fulfilled. And finally, all prophecies concerning the Church must come to past. God has sovereignly planned for these three areas to come to fulfillment simultaneously. However, the key to the other two is the church. How the Church respond to God determines the status of natural Israel and the gentile nations.

The Supernatural Nature of the Church

The Church was not birthed in doctrine or church creed. It was birthed by the supernatural and into the supernatural power of God… It is good to know that spiritual manifestations of the supernatural power of God are not dependent upon a person’s maturity, doctrinal correctness, or holy character. The only prerequisites for demonstrating the Holy Spirit power that Jesus gave to born-again, Spirit-filled Saints were belief and yieldedness. Then the supernatural gifts would operate…

… The blueprint and pattern recorded in Acts portrays the Church as a supernatural people operating in supernatural principles.

Everything found in the Book of Acts– the truths, principles, gifts, and fruit of the Spirit; the miracles and ministries of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher– were intended not only for the first generation Church but for the whole Church Age…

…The Stumbling Block of Rationalism: What God began in a supernatural way is not to be reduced to natural means of operation…

In nations where Saints are flowing in the supernatural, harvest is already taking place. This will be greatly expanded in the Saints Movement. The Church in the West has the challenge of rejecting and renouncing an ungodly dependence upon rationalism and entering into the experiential reality of the Church as described in the New Testament…

… I believe that during the Saints Movement more souls will be saved than have been saved in all the other restoration movements combined… [Emphasis mine-sg]

… The next progressive step toward all of this taking place is the Saints Movement. Fivefold ministers must intensify their ministry of teaching, training, activating, and maturing the Saints in their membership ministries and weapons of war. The Holy Spirit has been given a schedule and time frame in which to complete the equipping o f the Saints. He will work with those who work with Him, and He will leave to themselves those who will not. The pastors must transform their nursing home and retirement center churches into armories and military training camps. It is time to fulfill Joel’s prophetic charge (Joel 2:1; 3:9-10)…

…A Gigantic Final Tidal Wave of Restoration Is Coming: Five major waves of restoration have taken place during the last 500 years, with smaller waves of restoration and renewal between each of those. Several of these smaller waves of restoration and spiritual renewal of various truths and ministries have taken place from 1948 to 1998. And now in this twenty-first century of the Church, several more are on God’s refreshing and restoration schedule. The prophets and apostles are seeing on the horizon of God’s purpose for His Church a restorational wave of such incomprehensibly gigantic proportions– like a thousand-foot tidal wave– that it staggers the imagination and faith of both those who have prophetically seen it and those who have heard of it. The Day of the Saints will activate the great swelling of the wave and the two movements following it will be greater than all previous restoration movements combined.

Jesus grew in maturity for 30 years- in favor with God the Father and man, then He spent the next three years demonstrating and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God full-time. The Church has spent nearly 2,000 years growing in maturity and being restored. There is shortly coming a period of time where we actively demonstrate the Kingdom of God to the world.

The Final Restoration Movements: The present revelation and hopeful expectation is that the seventh and final major restoration movement will take place before the year 2030. No one but God knows what it will be called, but prophetic revelation makes us know what it shall be and do. It will activate Saints into the mighty conquering army of the Lord to establish God’s Kingdom throughout the Earth until the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His anointed Saints (the Church). I will call that future time of restoration the Army of the Lord/Kingdom Establishing Movement. However, that is in the future beyond the Saints Movement…

Santos: That ends the citations of brief portions of text from this cutting edge book. Over 400 pages of in depth teaching is well worth the monetary investment. It is available through Christian stores, directly from the ministry (see post header with link), and even can be purchased via Amazon.com.

Please note: I do not, nor will I ever receive any compensation, payment, or gift from any of the ministries cited. I have a salaried profession, and an entrepreneurial spirit that I have every assurance from the Holy Spirit will bear much fruit… primarily assets for the expansion of Christ’s Kingdom. My goal is to lay up substantial treasure in Heaven… and between you and me–it’s all about souls.

For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title:  “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”

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  1. I Love Jesus Christ 4-ever.
    Jesus is my life.


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