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They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea. ~Isaiah 11:9

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Isnít this just one more Charismatic/ Pentecostal doctrine for Christians to get their hopes up about, only to be disappointed and frustrated by it in the end?

This question sounds like itís from a person with a lot of "I tried that and it didnít work" quips. And yet, if it was something genuinely contained in the Scriptures, it can more accurately be said that the Word tried you and you didnít work! I donít know of a Charismatic/Pentecostal doctrine that has left millions or even thousands of people hopelessly devastated when youíre talking about people that allowed the Word of God to be a bit in their mouths and to govern their actions. Millions of people have been healed, prospered, enjoyed greater fellowship with the Lord, and are growing in faith, hope, and love without measure. And a new generation of Charismatic/Pentecostal ministers are coming to the forefront that are ministering with supernatural fire from another world. If by the remotest chance this is an honest question about expectations and their fulfillment, from a philosophical perspective rather than from someone with a million criticisms that wears their feelings on their sleeves:

Itís not limited to Christianity where we have people being disappointed because of unrealistic expectations that werenít founded in reality. People go on diet and exercise programs all of the time expecting to lose 20 or more pounds a week! And in fairness, people whoíve claimed to be Christians that werenít in any of the Charismatic/Pentecostal circles have had their hopes dashed because of doctrines that werenít specifically limited to the Charismatic/Pentecostal movements. People who wouldnít claim any camaraderie whatsoever with Pentecostals have gotten weird about the timing of the Lordís coming, when certain things in the book of Revelation were going to happen, when Israelís eyes would be opened to their Messiah, and countless other things. Unfulfilled expectations occur in romantic relationships, marriages, high schools and colleges, job performance evaluations and pay raises, etc.

Christ wonít trample on any life form that hasnít yet experienced redeeming grace, just to meet some type of time-table in relation to coming to a New Heavens and New Earth or to get to His ultimate goal of delivering up the Kingdom to the Father in 1Corinthians 15:28. Through the Seed of Abraham, all of the families of the earth have to be blessed!


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