This article first ran in the Winter 2005 issue of Enrichment Magazine (3-pages).
To download: New Jewish Competition for Gentile Souls
Months ago, God poured out His Spirit during a Pentecostal
Messianic conference in New Jersey. Many Jewish believers were filled with
the Holy Spirit, four were born again, and two people were miraculously
healed. Pentecostal Jews who knew the voice of the Spirit showed the light
of Christ to those in spiritual darkness. Do Pentecostals need to compete
with conventional religious practitioners or seemingly religious magical formulas?
Has mystical, intuitive knowledge of the divine been the basis of our
appeal? No! We are neither religious idolaters nor Gnostics. We understand
that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is God’s doing and beyond human
invention or religious machination.