THE ‘REFORMATION’ MUST GO DEEPER – Andrew Strom

People have been writing to me telling me that I am trying to say that Torben’s “Last Reformation” movement is somehow a ‘fulfillment’ of the prophecies that I gave 20 years ago. Actually this is not the case. The healings and things that we are seeing now are just a small glimpse – just a start – of what God really wants to do. God wants to bring about the fulness of the word
“Church”. The full extent of all that this word is supposed to mean. What is happening now is just a fraction of it.

The full gospel, the full purity, the full power, the full stature of
Christ that His Body is supposed to represent in the earth. That
is true “Reformation”. What we are seeing now is only a tiny
portion of the fullness that must come.

Torben himself is very aware of the prophecies I wrote about in
‘The Coming Great Reformation’. He has read that book and a lot
of the other material we have put out. He has been on this email
List for years. That’s why he invited me to preach in Denmark ten
years ago – and we have been friends ever since. I was preaching
on all that kind of stuff back then. That’s why we got on so well.
None of this is new. But what is new is that God Himself has
begun to actively bring this stuff into being. It is actually happening
for real. This is very recent and very new. I myself am seeing God
do powerful things that I have never seen before. And suddenly it
seems totally “normal”. Something has changed. A shift has occurred.

Ten years ago we would take teams outside regularly – preaching
repentance, praying for the sick, baptizing people on the streets –
all of it. But it was not going anywhere. There was no breakthrough –
no momentum. God was waiting for His perfect time. Years and
years of “wilderness” have elapsed in between.

But now suddenly everything has changed. This is God’s work.
It belongs to no man. And no – the “Last Reformation” movement
is not the “fulfillment” of those prophecies. It is simply a stepping-
stone – a springboard to what is coming. The beginning of a journey
toward the fulness of what God’s people are supposed to be in the
earth. As you know, I am not a ‘member’ of Torben’s movement.
I believe things have got to go a lot deeper to become a full
“Reformation”. But at least the process is underway. And that is
a huge shift in itself. Praise God! Let us all press in to make sure
we do not miss our part in it.

Special blessings in Christ,

Andrew Strom.

Posted in Articles by Andrew on May 17th, 2016 at 9:45 pm.

5 comments

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  1. Stephen Boyce May 18th 2016

    The enemy is still at work even he is defeated at the cross we all need healing like me with my injured hand from a carcrash over 2 years ago

  2. Markus May 18th 2016

    I agree. Torben is basically an evangelist. His understanding of the gospel, signs and wonders, discipleship and churchlife has all an evangelistic approach and impetus. That makes it sharp and appaeling. But it has its shortcomings and weaknesses. Surely Gods coming move will also include the aspects and emphasises of the others of the fivefold ministries. I hope for Torbens movement that he will open up for such input from others. If not I fear that his influence will be limitted to just his own bunch of people, a tiny part of the whole body of Christ.

  3. My belief is that we are seeing the door cracked ever so slightly open. Those of us who go out and bring aspects of the power if God to strangers in public places are seeing healings, deliverance from demonic strongholds, salvation, and practicing water baptisms, Holy Spirit baptisms and discipleship for new believers. Many of us are setting up small home fellowships instead of plopping people back into the Conventional Church.

    Because of this, the Conventional Church sees us as enemies. We are not making disciples for *them*. We are making disciples for the Kingdom of God. No one person or one movement holds the title to this, whether Torbin Sondegaard, Andrew Strom, me or anyone else.

    A few years ago, I was attending a small Assembly of God. They were discussing how they were going to convert an old metal building into a meeting hall. They said it would cost many thousands of dollars and would require a long list of materials, etc. God spoke to my spirit and said, “The time is coming soon, when Christians will not worship in buildings like these because it will be too dangerous. They will worship at times and in places where the Spirit leads them.” While I was hearing that, I saw a vision of a place in the forest, where some rough benches were set up under a brush arbor. People were walking into that place from various directions, and we were worshipping God in a structureless, 1 Cor 14:26 way. The vision was so real that if I walk into that clearing I am sure I will recognize it. Yes, it was an apocalyptic vision. That does not invalidate it.

    The whole point is, the door to the End Times scene is opening, and the curtain is coming down on what we have known. Get as close to God as you can. Do it now. Nothing else is more important. When the time comes that we have God alone to sustain us, it will be too late to begin to establish that relationship, as things will be happening too fast. Get as close as you can to God. Do it now.

  4. Cameron Russell May 19th 2016

    Yes, The Last Reformation (TLR) is a wonderful move of God, but as you say, Andrew, only part of it – just one step in the right direction. The Last Reformation kick starts Christians who have been too timid/ tired/ etc to be obedient to the Christ’s call to proclaim the gospel and heal the sick. And new Christians are also kick started in doing the same. This seems to be regarded as discipleship by many in TLR and then the rest seems to be left to the Holy Spirit. However, there is much more that God will do, including a form of growth that deepens our love for and intimacy with God within the Body of Christ. A new form of humble and devoted discipleship, mentorship and communal care will also burst into life whereby new Christians are fed on God’s Word and equipped to join the harvest. And we will start to encourage each other to make a daily stand for Christ, from serving, giving and witnessing in love right up to the ultimate sacrifice after refusing to recant.

  5. Andrew May 20th 2016

    It is indeed true that TLR is a very “evangelist” oriented movement. I believe that is exactly what is needed to jumpstart things. But longer term we truly need a fully “apostolic” movement in every sense.

    That is what I believe is coming ultimately.

    Bless you!

    Andrew Strom