Core Characteristics of Message Bearers

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw “Message bearer” is an alternative term for “sent one” or “missionary.” The traditional term missionary carries a number of unhelpful negative stereotypes, particularly for believers in parts of the non-western world. A message bearer is compelled by the Spirit to bear Jesus’ message across cultures, sub-cultures and societal groupings having little or […]

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God Is Raising Message Bearers

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw In October 1998 I had a profound experience with the Lord. He spoke of the multitude of message bearers He planned to raise up from all nations and the vital impact they would have among ethnic peoples. That year had seen unprecedented global flooding particularly in areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Reports of […]

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Paradigm Shifts In the Mission Movement – Part 2

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw In an article a few months ago we began to consider paradigm shifts the Holy Spirit is bringing about in the global missions movement. I mentioned how several years ago while driving near our home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Lord spoke clearly to my heart. The phrase that reverberated in my […]

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Sweet Hour of Prayer

Abandoned Devotion

Joel Iyorwa One hour of prayer? “Impossible!” some might say. “Unnecessary!” others might argue. Still others would insist “only those who have the special gift of prayer are capable of it.” More than just a few Christians think that a whole hour of prayer is something out of the ordinary, beyond the average Christian. Someone […]

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Understanding Abandoned Devotion

Abandoned Devotion

By: Kelly Shaw The word “abandoned” has a strong meaning and often strong emotion attached to it. Most often it is construed as something negative. The word conjures up pictures of children who have been abandoned, left utterly alone, needing to depend completely upon themselves, unable to trust anyone else. In some cultures like Thailand, […]

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Paradigm Shifts In the Mission Movement – Part 1

Global Harvest

By Ryan Shaw We are living in extraordinary and crucial days – when the Spirit is highlighting the possibilities toward the realization of Jesus’ core purpose of the fulfillment of the Great Commission in our day. It appears to be a transition time. Through which the Lord intends to bring great paradigm shifts from what […]

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Created For Wholeheartedness

Abandoned Devotion

By Ryan Shaw The Holy Spirit is trumpeting the message of the fulfillment of the Great Commission in this generation. He is calling the church to become all she was created to be and be used as the catalyst for the greatest global harvest ever seen in human history. The Great Commission is the natural […]

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