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Disciples Who Make Disciples Makers

"We are coming into a new era where our primary tool for survival will not be the arrival at human excellence but sustained spiritual warfare. "

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I was on a Zoom call with Loren Cunningham a couple of days ago and he said he would sent me a copy of a very important comment Tom Hallas had made recently in a letter to Elisabeth Cochrane.  He felt it was an accurate, prophetic insight into God’s purposes for YWAM.  Here is what Tom wrote.

I have always felt that the primary calling and anointing that God had endowed us with was to make disciples who would be disciple makers.

Transformation starts internally and works out.

There are many models of excellent practice right across the planet, many of which are designed and managed by agents of darkness. Striving for excellence on our own strength is useless.

We are conversionist missionaries; we hold fast to the idea that the whole Cosmos is under the power of the evil one and that the primary service that we offer is a pathway out of darkness into His glorious light.

For us, the warfare factor should be a top priority—knowing that the Son of Man was made manifest to destroy the works of the devil.

We are coming into a new era where our primary tool for survival will not be the arrival at human excellence but sustained spiritual warfare. 

Blessings, Tom Hallas

I read this just before going to a prayer meeting.  We had set aside the whole night, if needed, so we would not be limited by a timeframe.   In the end, it was from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.  It was a wonderful, productive, exciting, deep few hours in God’s presence and it served to underline what Tom has written.  We engaged in the spiritual warfare of listening to the Holy Spirit and praying the prayers he gave us.  We asked him to search our hearts and we put things right with him and others.  These are the weapons God has given us and as we teach others, who teach others, the world is changed.  (2 Timothy 2:2)

Lynn Green and his wife Marti first came to England and began the work of Youth With A Mission here in 1971. From 2004-2011 Lynn was YWAM’s International Chairman. He continues to convene YWAM’s global leadership meetings, and focuses much of his energy on international leadership development.

1 comment on “Disciples Who Make Disciples Makers

  1. Randy Rhoades

    Thank you for sharing. I see in Tom’s letter hints of major scriptural concepts and our place as YWAM within those concepts. It certainly contains spiritual discernment for the times we live.

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