Since the start of 2011, being missionaries in Finland has become the main focus in our lives. We’ve met many interesting people, made a number of very close friends, and have come to love the country as much as our own. We’ve seen God do incredible things in the lives of others. We’ve watched as God has filled people with His Spirit with the evidence of speaking in a tongue (language) that they did not know. Some have sat in a baptismal tank, after being put under the water in the name of Jesus, overcome with amazement at the peace that envelops them once they’re cleansed from past sins. There are others who have received instantaneous healings from sickness and pain, both physical and emotional. We’ve been asked some interesting questions and heard some curious statements. One man was surprised to hear that we were of Oneness belief, as he had thought that the movement was dead. Others haven’t understood the difference in our (Oneness) Pentecostal belief system and the other (Trinitarian) Pentecostals in Finland. When these situations arise, we give answers that are backed up by Biblical truths and, although some have tried very hard to disprove what we teach, they have not been able to do so. Everything that we do is done in the name of Jesus, and we do everything possible to help others understand the power that rests in that name.
Last week, the United Pentecostal Church International held their General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. During the Global Missions service, Rev. Raymond Woodward preached a powerful message on the name of Jesus. It succinctly explains our doctrinal belief system, ideology, and gives a foundation for everything that we teach. If you have ever wondered ‘who’ we are, ‘what’ we are, ‘why’ we are the way we are, or ‘why’ we believe what we believe, you need to watch this video. The Name of Jesus holds more power than any human can understand. It’s a life-changing, soul-saving power that is very real, and is what we seek to share with others through our ministry. As you will see in the video, the Oneness movement is very much alive and flourishing. And, it’s founded upon something very real and powerful: One God, who has one saving Name – the Name of Jesus.
Within the recording, our UPCI Global Missions Director, Bruce Howell, appears around 6:20. The speaker, Raymond Woodward, appears around 9:10. You will notice that during his message, Rev. Woodward often speaks in another language. This is Biblical, as found in multiple scriptures (e.g. Mark 16:17; Acts 2:3-4; Acts 2:11; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6). The time that you will spend watching this video will most likely change your entire thought process about God, who He is, and what He can do in your life.
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