This book opens up the realization that God wants us to experience "heaven on earth" in a wonderful way. Very practical teaching and great illustrations of miracles in today's world. I purchased 5 more of these to give as gifts to friends in ministry.
In this book, "When Heaven Invades Earth," Bill Johnson teaches New Order of the Latter Rain (NOLR) doctrine, a teaching denounced as heresy by the Assemblies of God (A/G) in 1948. This teaching includes Dominionism - that Adam lost dominion of the world to Satan, Jesus won it back, and it's up to the church to wrestle it from Satan [pp 31-33 (all page #s from 1st edition)]. Integral to NOLR doctrine is the Manifested Sons of God (MSoG) teaching which includes diminishing Jesus Christ to a mere man having surrendered His divinity when the Word became flesh (at the Incarnation) and subsequently re-attaining His deity at the Resurrection. This is by virtue of the heretical kenosis doctrine (self-emptying) using Philippians 2:5-7 as a proof-text [p 79, footnote 3 corresponding to p 85]. In "His self-imposed restriction to live as a man" [p 29], Johnson claims that Jesus "had NO supernatural capabilities whatsoever" [p 29] clearly reducing Jesus to a man given that God is in very essence supernatural.
This is crucial to MSoG doctrine as Jesus "became the model" [p 29] for all to follow "to do as He did and become as He was" [p 138] in order to attain our own divinity as fully manifested sons (and daughters) of God. This glorification of mankind is spoken of on page 145, "As a sculptor looks at a model and fashions the clay into its likeness, so the Holy Spirit looks to the glorified Son and shapes us into His image. As He is, so are we in this world." According to NOLR doctrine, Jesus can only return once the â€˜church' body receives this perfection as his recent tweet on August 20, 2011 illustrates: "Jesus is returning for a bride whose body is in equal proportion to her head."
Bill Johnson is leading many into apostasy and my heart grieves for these. May the Lord have mercy upon us all.
Since my newborn experience many years ago, I've needed direction in how to live in today's world like Jesus lived in His days here on earth. The author has certainly given me a new way of thinking and direction to take in my personal effort to walk in the miraculous. Since I began reading this book I've already began a more energetic lifestyle in taking the miracle authority given to all of us by Jesus Christ. I also have a greater expectancy of miracles for the good of God's children to be able to live successfully in their daily lives.
Awsome look at walking in God's kingdom today and practical applications to a life lived fully for God! Scriptural and backed by the fruit of the author. Life changing, if that is what you are seeking.