This book is a history, not of the Church, nor of dissent, nor of revivals, but of specifically prophetic movements living in or longing for the blessing of Pentecost or the empowering of the Holy Spirit. It is about a heart-longing after the full life of Pentecost in the Church as the Apostles knew it. It is about the Spiritual Church, the Mystical Church, the Prophetic Church the charismatic/pentecostal Church, the Church of revival life, the Church of the Spirit. Different people prefer different terminology, but the sessence is the same.
John McKay takes the reader on a journey from Old Testament times through to our modern era. Leaving no stone unturned to see how God has moved by his Spirit among his people, John submits this work asking, “Are not all the Lord’s people prophets?”
“There are so many encouraging and uncomfortable truths that are stated clearly in this book, truths that Church leaders and theologians need to face at what is an extremely significant time in the Church’s history. It is refreshing to encounter the work of someone who has the competence to stand back and look objectively at the situation, from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It is an added bonus for a work of such scholarship to be so readable, riveting even.
At a personal level, I believe that those who read this book will discover or rediscover, their own destiny in God’s purposes today; that they are numbered among a prophetic people that He is raising up to take their place in preparing for the Lord’s return – whenever that may be!”
Colin Urquhart, Author and founder of Kingdom Faith