Articles by Ron Schwartz:
Down From The Mountain.
Four myths regarding Christian leadership.
Spiritual Authority Part 1
Understanding Spiritual Authority.
is a great deal of confusion over the subject of Spiritual Authority
because people tend to confuse natural authority and spiritual
authority. This confusion is pervasive in the teachings of well-known
Christian teachers like Bill Gothard and Watchman Nee.
Spiritual Authority Part 2
The Application Of Spiritual
Authority. This article reveals
the active synergy in the authority/submission dynamic in the variety of areas
of the believer's life.
Authority Part 3
The Voice Of The Spirit
breaks up traditional views on what it means to hear the voice of the Spirit.
Spiritual Authority Part 4
Case Studies In Spiritual Authority
What does this scripture say about
spiritual authority and the
Our goal should not be to replace the authority of the Spirit in our families
but to help enable it.
Authority Part 5
Power Over Serpents And Scorpions (Or
Just A Broken Clock)
...even though churches number in the
hundreds of thousands and Christians in the 100’s of millions it seems that
contemporary Christianity is powerless to prevent the spread of sin and
decadency of our societies that continues to spiral down to hell.
Domesticating Christians Part
Fruitfulness And Natural Order
The “natural use
[order]” God established for the Church is for Christ to be the spiritual head.
This “order” allows the Church to experience spiritual procreation. But just as
they did with nature, men have sought to change (i.e., pervert) the “natural use
[order]” by placing men as the spiritual heads of their churches.
Domesticating Christians Part 2:
Unnatural Selection – The Perversion Of God’s Order
is racing toward judgment and certain destruction typically referred to as
Armageddon. Let’s consider how this natural perversion of God’s order parallels
the spiritual events of today.
Domesticating Christians Part 3:
Paul writes that in the end,
people will be all wrapped up in what brings
them pleasure rather than caring about what God wants. They will be more
interested in pursuing their own needs rather than a friendship with God.
A New Testament Church? Part 1:
The Old And New Testament Church
There was an Old
Testament Church just as there is a New Testament Church. Much of the problem
Christians face today comes from a misunderstanding of what structure and
obligations belong to the Old Testament Church and what to the New Testament
A New Testament Church? Part 2:
Offerings Of Fire
Are the current practices
of home meetings, classes of ministry, and spiritual gifts the native work of
the Holy Spirit, or have we created it by copying what we think the first
generation of Christians did?
A New Testament Church? Part 3:
The New Testament Church recognized
both the appointment of church offices and the endowment of gifts. Men appoint
men to an office. A gift however, is the
manifestation of the Holy Spirit in a person. It is the Holy Spirit’s use of a
believer for a divine purpose.
Joshua-gate Part 1:
The Great End
Paul wrote, “If God be for us, who can be against
us (Romans 8:31)?” Since Satan is very effectively winning on
every front, it is safe to ask the question: “Is God truly for us?” And
if God is not for us, then why? Perhaps a better question to ask
would be: “Is God working against us?”
The Conspiracy of Security
We are convinced that the
overabundance of Christian leaders who continue to proclaim God’s blessing on
this backslid generation of Christians do not realize the spiritual influence
they are under. They truly believe their own words of blessing.
The Jezebel Conspiracy:
the Downfall of Kings
magnitude of these words: “the
anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to
teach you.” Most Christians don’t
really believe this. They feel insecure concerning their ability to hear from
God, so they want to be taught. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. They
are also insecure in their faith, their trust in God’s love for them, and even
their salvation. Yes, this is normal for most contemporary Christians, but
should it really be that way?
Forgotten Words of Christ Christians are battling society for their rights
to have shrines engraved on their walls and on their currency while remaining
ignorant of the true nature of Satan’s attacks. And as they lose their battles,
they become more and more afraid of the other “social” liberties they stand to