Tenets of the Doctrine of the Spirit-filled Church vol. 1

Tenets of the Doctrine of the Spirit-filled Church vol. 1

Francis Vlok


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I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure (Psalm 119:162 NKJV). How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33). These Scriptures declare the awesome greatness of God; and to some born-again believers, they issue a challenge to search the scriptures (Acts 17:11), to Study to show thyself approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15), and to live and move and have our being in Him (Acts 17:28). It is a God-ordained desire and call for all people to find as much as they can about God and His perfect will for mankind.

With this divine emphasis on a born-again believer’s life, the Holy Spirit issued the call; and by His grace, the next few volumes titled Tenets of the Doctrine of the Spirit-filled Church are a continuation of the first book, Doctrine of the Spirit-filled Church.

Each tenet in these volumes is examined in greater detail and gives deeper insight into the spiritual meaning and its application. The examination also compares the original Apostolic Church of the first century to the current Spirit-filled church; and in so doing, references to the earliest writings from the ancient records help clarify the original church’s structure, as well as the doctrinal and theological understandings of that time, and how that structure has progressed until this day.

The one overriding constant in all these examinations and explanations is the fact that they are biblically based. If there is no Scripture to support the tenet’s explanation, then it is supposition, assumption, and speculation and thus unworthy of discussion.  The plumb line (Amos 7:7 NKJV) is always the Word. The basis of every tenet is always the Holy Writ. The implementation of every tenet is always according to the Bible.

The church is traveling at lightning speed towards the soon return of Jesus Christ. The onslaught and evil outpouring of the diabolical, immoral, and total blasphemy against the Holy God has never been more vicious than it is today. The blatant evil and acceptance of anti-God living which is thrown into everyone’s face today, coupled with many nations’ corrupt laws legalizing people’s actions that are contrary to God’s holy instructions, have brought and will continue to bring many to a disastrous end.

While believers do not get distraught by the world’s actions (God said in His word it would happen.), they must keep their eyes steadfastly fixed on Jesus the author and finisher of [their] faith (Hebrews 12:2). To do this, believers must be rooted and grounded (Ephesians 3:17) in the holy divine oracle of God, which is His divinely inspired/breathed Word (2 Timothy 3:16).

It is with this urgency in mind, namely, the decay and rottenness of society that have cast the Word aside, and the hunger and thirst of many believers to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18) that the author was led to expound further on the original book, Doctrine of the Spirit-filled Church.

The church is in need of the truth that will help believers stay the course and become entrenched in the solid foundation as purposed by God in His Word, enabling them to withstand the wiles of the devil.

More than ever, must believers now return to the stronghold of the Word to keep themselves rooted and grounded, steadfast and unmovable, and dwell in the secret place of the Most High so that they can remain faithful to the end and be overcomers (Revelation 2:7,11,17,26; 3:5,12,21).


Francis Vlok:

Francis Vlok is an ordained minister for more than forty years in The Christian Fellowship. He was led by the Lord to establish a church in South Africa and since immigrating to the United States, he was again led to establish a church in Pachuta, MS. He has lectured at the School of Ministry in South Africa and served as the Vice-president of the Fellowship. He has written the book The Perfect Will of God, and now, under the instruction of the Holy Spirit, completed this doctrinal volume.