Hello friends. I want to take a short break from my current series and tell you all that I greatly appreciate your support. Your ongoing comments and likes contribute to a small community here and it is always enjoyable to see us interact with one another for the sake of the Lord’s truth. You are all a great blessing to me.

         Regarding my latest series, Purification By Fire, I especially want to thank Richard Barker and my friends across the pond who contributed so much traffic. Thanks to you all.

         I have noticed that many more believers are getting on board with the Great Awakening. Five years ago this was not the case. The Lord spoke very clearly to me in September 2010 that America was in the early stages of a national Great Awakening. Not one person I talked to then, including ministers of the Gospel, saw it or believed it. Much has changed since.

         I took the Great Awakening revelation of September 2010 and by the Lord’s anointing turned it into a 340 page book, well-documented, researched, and extensively footnoted. Shortly after finishing that book I began this blog site, which is now approaching 350 articles.

         Many are now seeing what the Lord showed me then. There are even so-called official ministers talking about it. This is encouraging but it also exposes many of the fakers as merely latching on to something that came through the hard work and spiritual warfare of so many unrecognized real Christians.

         I have continued writing and teaching since, and doing much research, though, like most of you, must earn my own keep. I have not yet been able to publish the book but it is certainly a book that needs to get out there. I would appreciate your prayers toward that end.  

         In living for the Lord Jesus, we all have our own individual core Christian beliefs and experiences, many of which did not come easy. If there are any two things vitally true about real Christianity that we must all pay more attention to than appears to be called for, however, they are: (1) The ongoing search for greater truth and the exposing of deception, and (2) Spiritual warfare.

         Sadly, both of these are traditionally very low priorities in traditional Christianity and are often neglected and rejected entirely. Those who refuse to engage in such are very clearly unclear on the concept. They do not know that the enemy never fights fair and that he must resort to an ongoing agenda of deception, obfuscation, and confusion.

         The enemy attempts to transform the great and pure shining light of the Lord’s truth into something indecipherable, irrational, unknowable, and senseless. The enemy also attempts to convince Christians that spiritual warfare is a ridiculous and unnecessary concept totally unsuited to our modern enlightened worldview.

         But, my friends, the spiritual facts are actually quite clear: The devil is a liar. His job is to keep people from becoming real Christians and from progressing spiritually once they are. His job is to hide himself and make all those who reveal him and his lies to appear as nitwits. Now, for sure, there are certainly those “Christians” who fit the bill, and when push comes to shove the enemy will highlight such people to prove his point.

         For real Christians, however, especially strong veterans who know their enemy, the only chance the enemy has against them is to first do everything in his power to discredit them, and if that doesn’t work, to eliminate them. For historical reference read the Book of Acts. Look at what happened to the Lord Jesus and his original apostles. The first thing the enemy did was destroy their reputations through outright lies and slander. We know the rest. It showcases this truth and puts everything in proper perspective. The devil is a bad guy and can do damage, but “greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1John 4:4).

         Therefore, the antidote to the enemy’s attempt to discredit and eliminate the good guys is to discredit and eliminate the bad guys. But when I say bad guys I mean the invisible bad guys. We do not fight against people. In fact, the whole point of real Christianity is to save people. The very Name of the Lord Jesus in the original Hebrew—YeHoshua—means YHWH-Salvation. Salvation means “to set free.” He came to set us free. Once we have been set free it is our job to set others free. We do this through the particular ministries the Lord has called each of us to do through the gifts, talents, and anointing He has blessed us with.

         Let us remember to fight the inclination against the compromising effects of the enemy’s warfare by taking the fight directly to him and being the offensive force the Lord created us to be. But we must remember that the enemy has gained ground by taking authority in places of protection. When Christians refuse to attack the enemy because they think he cannot possibly be in control in such places he gets a free pass. This is deception at its highest. In other words, unreal Christians have been taught and conditioned to obey and honor people in league with the devil who appear to be legitimate and in league with the Lord.

         You will know them by their fruits. Many are in pulpits and places of religious authority. Many of them are not overtly evil but merely powerless and worldly. Rather than submit to the Lord’s full curriculum they have bought into religious counterfeits. Many are deceived, oppose the Lord Jesus, and don’t even know it.

         So remember, we must all:

         (1) Continue in the ongoing search for truth and the exposing of deception, and

         (2) Engage in spiritual warfare.

         Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”

         Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?”

         Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice…” [John 18:36-37] [1]

         © 2016 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

         Real Christianity—The Nature of the Church

[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Posted on February 8, 2016, in Current Events and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Appreciate your kind remarks RJ. By the way, occasionally I refer to similar Holy Spirit inspired events on opposite sides of the ocean under the tag ‘Bridge Over The Pond’!


  2. R.J.: Just thought I would let you know that I finally bought and read your book REAL CHRISTIANITY. It was excellent. I hope more people read your book. God bless you and your ministry.


  3. I see it in my work–that Great Awakening. More and more people are seeking biblical truth for answers to their problems. It’s a joy to work with them.


    • Great news! Thanks Linda. It could be that Christians in general have had for many decades, prior to this new time, a decided tendency to clam up regarding things that might harm a carefully constructed outer image. Many churches have been so bad regarding this, historically. It didn’t take much for the gossip machine to kick into high gear and everyone knew it. Thus, the solution was to clam up. The problem, of course, is that no one wanted to admit they were in spiritual need because they would be seen in a bad light. So everyone kept going to church week in and week out and no one got any better. The emphasis was on creating a great exterior and keeping a stiff upper lip.

      That woman who sought out the Lord in the big crowd, desperate and determined to reach Him, knowing in her heart she must get a hold of that blue thread on the Lord’s garment, she tells us all what must be done to get healthy and spiritually strong!

      I think people of today are less concerned about possible stigmas. Intelligent Christians know EVERYONE is or has been messed up in some way, and that EVERYONE needs the Lord to pay their debt. In that light, it’s encouraging that you say those seeking good spiritual counsel are opening up much more, probably because they at last found someone they could trust, and their healing gets done.

      This definitely has an impact on the Great Awakening.

      You probably have some non-Christians or marginal Christians seeking BIBLICAL TRUTH in your ministry while, again, so many Christians have given up on the process in their locations for fear of social backlash and rejection.

      Thank you for all the work you do. It’s working! Be blessed.


      • Too many believers are still caught in the mindset that all “emotional” problems are really just sin problems. Thus the stigma. And yes, I have many who are not believers who are willing to listen to biblical counsel.

        I love my job 🙂


        • Regarding incorrect diagnoses, when a false construct is created and people are forced to fit into it against their God-created nature they not only have no chance of getting healed, they also have no chance of developing into the person God created them to be and excelling at their purpose. It’s like putting little kids on drugs to make them fit into a bad system, or forcing elderly people to stay drugged up in nursing homes because they don’t like being there. Religious drugs are the worst, though.

          So glad you love what you do!

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  4. Reblogged this on Richard's Watch and commented:
    A stirring reminder for readers over ‘the pond’ of great hope for N America’s 3rd Great Awakening. (I’ve read it’s been Dutch Sheets’ passionate calling for many years too.)


  5. Thanks Richard. Be blessed.


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