Wars, persecution and mass shootings
have many believing we are heading into the last days,
if not already there. But one man is crying out for the church
to wake up and become light in the darkness. And he’s kickstarting believers to begin
healing the sick, preaching the gospel, casting out demons and
walking by the Holy Spirit. Recently I spoke with evangelist
Torben Sondergaard of Denmark about his bringing another reformation
to the church through signs and wonders. Tell us more about
“The Last Reformation”. What is it? We love Jesus and there are
many people who love Jesus, but we have a lot of traditions.
We are so bound with our traditions, and we have, actually,
many thousands years of church history where the church have been changed
again, again and again. If we take a look, the early church
was a living church with power – healing the sick, casting out demons
and preaching the gospel, being led by the Holy Spirit. All of this disappeared in the Constantine
time, under the Catholic Church. Right. But this is spreading to a global
movement. How did that happen? I had the Bible in one hand and I had
my life in another hand and I looked at it – and something was wrong. And we started to seek God more,
I fasted 40 days and started to seek God and slowly we started to experience
the life, this life, the life led by the Holy Spirit,
healing and deliverance… For example, what happened? Many stories. Just like… We heard God
speak to us – go to that person, go to that house. We came into a house
and whole household came to faith, got baptized in the bathtub, got delivered,
god healed in the living room, on the floor, and all of that, like we read
in the Book of Acts, with Peter and house of Cornelius, or the jailer in
the Book of Acts 16. So, we saw stories that looked
like the Book of Acts. And then we started to share it.
We started to share what we have learned and it just said: “Yes and Amen”
in so many people because so many people go to church
but they know there is more. There is more than just going to church
and siting there and going home. They’ve heard a lot of preaching
but they want to see it now. They want to see the life, they want
to see the power of the Holy Spirit. Torben, describe what happens to
ordinary Christians when they get this power, when they get the realization
that there is more and they actually start doing it. If we take one example, let’s say – healing.
You can read all the books in the world about healing the sick and that you can
do it as a Christians, but you would still doubt it. But when we take a believer out on the street,
find a sick person and say: Now you pray, and they do it, and the first person
get healed. – Wow! Something change because now you know it.
You know you can do it, and when you’ve done it one time
you know you can do it again, you know you can do it again, and we call it:
“kickstarting”, like a motorbike… – Sure. When you’ve been kikstarted you can keep
going. And we have seen people in church who have been in church 30, 40 years,
who have never healed the sick, never cast out a demon,
never led anyone to Christ, baptize anyone in water and Holy Spirit,
and when we take them out on the street or train them, when they do it one time,
they just take off. – Wow. And suddenly they see healing every week.
They see people come to faith every week. And you don’t need to be ordained,
you don’t need to have a church to do it. You can actually use your living room. Well, this is not been very popular
in your home country of Denmark. You’re facing persecution there.
Explain what’s happening there in Denmark. It’s happening a little more all over Europe
also, but they are changing laws. Things are happening. The freedom is
disappearing… So, they actually made it illegal
to cast out demons… In Denmark now. We experienced a massive persecution
in the beginning of January. I was on the news like… In three weeks
I was on the news 12 times… – As a bad guy?
– As a bad guy. Cause you’re casting out demons? I understand fake news now.
I understand the power of the media. It ended up with our politicians standing
in the government, talking about me, and they did a law called “The mental
violence law” and there they have added that if you cast demons out
in front of kids and handicap people that can be defined like mental violence
and go to jail for three years. Did that discourage you
in what you’ve been called to do? If we really believe that what we read in
the Bible and in the Book of Acts is for today – it’s for today when it comes to healing,
it’s for today when it comes to deliverance, it’s for today when it comes to the gospel,
but it’s also for today when it comes to persecution…
– That’s right. Jesus said: They did it to me, they’ll do it to you.
– Yeah. But, of course, it’s very hard, but I really feel… times are changing.
And I also feel – it’s time for America to wake up, because…
There is a time of grace in America right now, but that freedom can very, very fast
be taken away. Because if you asked me just three months
ago… Sorry, now I’ve been here longer, if you asked me a half year ago,
I could never, ever imagine that we will come to that point where
me and my family were packing suitcases in two days, left with eight
suitcases, and now are seeking asylum in
another country. It’s never easy to leave your home country.
But obviously, God’s hand is on you and I know God will be with you
wherever you go. – That’s His promise, right…
– Thank you. …in the Word. God bless you.
Thank you so much for being on the show. Thank you very much. So inspiring. Well, if you’d like
to take part in one of Torben’s evangelistic trips or you’d just like
to see a film about the experience, you can find the link to his ministry
on our website. That’s cbnnews.com. Subtitles by the Amara.org community