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Pretend Christianity?



Our great God has been preparing for a glorious new era for nearly 70 years. It is not just a new season of refreshing; it is much larger than that—it is a time of entering into the greatest days in church history. I wrote in my earlier book, Angel Armies, that the Holy Spirit had spoken to me with bold intensity, “The greatest days in church history are not in your past, they are in your present and in your future.” Those days are here.

No other period of time in church history is comparable to the age we have now entered.

No other period of time in church history is comparable to the age we have now entered. We will see each of the anointings the Holy Spirit poured out over the past 2,000 years released again in this new era simultaneously. We will see the ages converge and all of the different streams birthed by the Holy Spirit merge together and flow in an unstoppable mighty river throughout the earth. Productivity and function will synergize, led by Holy Spirit. The church will now implement new strategies, soaked in wisdom and experience and bathed in prayer and His presence. There’s never been an era like this one.


The righteous remnant will begin to function as true heirs with Christ. This era will be marked by supernatural signs, wonders, healings, and miracles that will be visibly seen, and even media outlets will report what was once thought to be impossible has now happened.

In this new era, King Jesus will make His stand alongside His people in very clear and powerful ways. Indeed, He will fulfill the prophetic word of Micah 2:13 (paraphrased), “Messiah, the Breaker, will go before them, and they will break through.” We are entering days of supernatural breakthrough. It is not off in the distance; it is here and we are seeing it unfold now.

We are entering days of supernatural breakthrough. It is not off in the distance; it is here and we are seeing it unfold now.

Along with the King making His stand, we will see, as well, that a true New Testament church will make her stand. The ekklesia and genuine governing authority will be seen on the earth. The days of pretend Christianity are over. It is a new day. It’s a new era. It is time for reality church!

AUTHOR: Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle, Pastor, and Author based in southwestern Ohio. A graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Ohio in 1979 to pastor The Oasis, a CityGate Church, in Middletown, Ohio. The Oasis began in 1979 with 22 members and grew from their rented facility through three other locations to their present 3000 seat sanctuary in 1986. The site is one of the largest in the Cincinnati-Dayton area and is host to many ministries/ conferences including Global Harvest Conferences with Peter Wagner and Chuck Pierce, Ephesians4 Network, Michael W. Smith, Kenneth Copeland, Jane Hamon, Barbara Yoder, Dutch Sheets, Rick Pino, Eddie James and many more. Dr. Sheets is a requested teacher and speaker nationally at conferences, churches, seminars, bible schools, and served as an instructor with the Christian Life School of Theology for eleven years. Dr. Sheets received a Doctorate of Divinity from the school in 1992. He has written and personally published two books, Armed and Battle Ready and Being Led by the Spirit, and a third book published by Destiny Image, Heaven Made Real. In 2005 Dr. Sheets founded Destiny Bible School which brings in national speakers to the local church to train and equip laypeople. This school represents the five-fold ministry and has featured the teaching and ministries of Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Barbara Yoder, Jane Hamon, Jim Goll, Barbara Wentroble and many more. It convenes 5x year. In 2009 Dr. Sheets was asked by Apostle Cindy Jacobs to be the Apostolic Director for Ohio Reformation Prayer Network. As a result, Dr. Sheets has traveled the 88 counties of Ohio holding Prayer Assemblies, SuperNatural Assemblies, Nights of Reformation and has organized 24/7 Prayer across the State. He also just completed 120 nights of Worship to build an Upper Room for Ohio (ended May 3, 2011). This is an ongoing assignment. His vision is to raise up people who will authentically demonstrate the Church on the earth and passionately evangelize the world. His heart is for awakening and reformation in America. He has assumed a key role in apostolic outreach in the founding of additional churches in Ohio and Kentucky. Dr. Sheets also serves extensively in providing directive input and guidance to several other independent churches. His heart is to provide effective vision and structure to existing churches and to continue founding new satellite churches on a regular basis. Dr. Sheets’ down to earth style, combined with his unique insight, prophetic perspective and personal heart of worship enable him to effectively meet these goals. Dr. Tim Sheets resides with his wife, Carol, in Lebanon, Ohio. They have two children, Rachel (Mark) Shafer, and Joshua (Jessica) Sheets, and 5 grandchildren (Madeline, Lily, Jude, Jaidin, and Joelle).

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