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Hello, my friends. Today (when I write this) is Good Friday, 2020. As I was contemplating what Jesus went through and preparing to share tonight, I thought it would be a good idea to create a basic Gospel of the Kingdom resource. I know that this is by no means complete, but rather a very narrow outline. There is so much Jesus has redeemed us from. This is meant to be a basic outline to help the reader or sharer understand and help others understand the basics. We hope to put out many other resources that deal with different parts of the wonderful and inexhaustible Gospel! – Pastor Dustan

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

A Basic Outline – By Pastor Dustan Stanley

God is The Creator of Everything

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

(Gen. 2:4–9; Job 38:4–11; John 1:1–5)

Man Was Made in the Image of God (A Spirit) and Given Authority Over the Earth

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

John 4:24
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Mankind Chose to Disobey God

Genesis 3:1-7

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

Mankind’s Sin Brought Sin into the Whole World

Romans  5:12–21
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)

When Adam Obeyed Sin/Satan He Became a Slave to Sin/Satan and Turned the World Over to Satan

Romans 6:16
Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

1 John 5:19
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Sin = God’s Judgment = Eternal Death

Genesis 2:16
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

But God Loves the Entire World, so He Sent His Son, Jesus, into the World as a Man

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Luke 19:10
for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

John 1:14
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus Lived a Sinless Life and Overcame Satan

Hebrews 4:14-15
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

2 Corinthians 5:21
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Jesus Gave His Life on the Cross Freely 

John 10:17-18

For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

Jesus Bore Our Sins (not His Own) on the Cross

1 Peter 2:21
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Isaiah 53:5
But He was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him,
And by His scourging we are healed.
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.

Jesus, who was Innocent Paid Your Price for Sin. He Ransomed Us from Death and Sin

Matthew 20:28
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

1 Timothy 2:5-6
For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.

Jesus Overcame Sin as Man and Took Back the Authority Adam Lost

Matthew 28:18
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.

Colossians 2:13-15
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Jesus Created a New Blood Covenant as the Perfect Passover Lamb. He Did This for Us!

Hebrews 10:11-12
Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.

But God Raised Jesus from the Dead in Three Days

1 Corinthians 15:3-8
I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said: He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him.

John 20:11
Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. She saw two white-robed angels, one sitting at the head and the other at the foot of the place where the body of Jesus had been lying. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” the angels asked her. “Because they have taken away my Lord,” she replied, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. “Dear woman, why are you crying?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener. “Sir,” she said, “if you have taken him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will go and get him.” “Mary!” Jesus said. She turned to him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which is Hebrew for “Teacher”) “Don’t cling to me,” Jesus said, “for I haven’t yet ascended to the Father. But go find my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

Jesus Ascended and Sat Down at God’s Right Hand

Hebrews 10:12-13
But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

Mark 16:19
So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

Jesus, with all AUthority, is Returning as King of Heaven and Earth and Judge! An Eternal Kingdom

Isaiah 9:6-7
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Revelation 11:15
Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’

Revelation 19:12-16
His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.

Matthew 25:31-32
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.

If You Surrender Your Life to Jesus, Believe the Gospel, You will Be Saved and Welcomed to His Eternal, Sinless, and Perfect Kingdom. 

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 10:9-11
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

Revelation 21:3-5
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

So What Should I Do?

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Acts 2:37-39
Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

  1. Admit You are a Sinner and Realize You Can’t Save Yourself
  2. Believe that Jesus Died and Was Resurrected for Your Sake
  3. Repent of Your Old Life and Openly CONFESS and Jesus Your Lord
  4. The Holy Spirit will Come into Your and Make You brand new, Born Again!

John 3:14
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

To help you, I’ve included a model prayer. Please make this your own. In essence, this is a prayer of turning away from sin and dedicating yourself fully to Jesus for the rest of your life.

God, I know I am a sinner. I’ve done so many things wrong, and I can never undo the things I’ve done. I know I am guilty. I ask you for mercy. I believe Jesus came and lived a sinless life. I believe He gave His life so I can be forgiven and welcomed into your family. I believe in Him. I believe you raised Jesus from the dead. I repent from my old life. I turn away from my old way of living. I also turn away from trusting in my own goodness. I trust in your goodness and mercy shown to me through Jesus. I give myself fully to serve Jesus. Please, send your Holy Spirit and make me new inside. Please make me born again. The old me is dead from today on and I will follow and serve Jesus for the rest of my life, no matter what that cost. I commit myself to your eternal Kingdom. I pray these things to you in the name of my King, my Lord (master) and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

Now What?

  1. Tell someone what Jesus has done for you! 
  2. Get Baptized and Join a Church So You can Grow!
  3. Read Multiple Chapters of Your Bible Daily (Start in the Gospel of John)
  4. Pray Multiple Times per Day – Get to Know God as Father!
  5. Join the mission! Share with others this Gospel message!

The Revolutionary Life S2E8 – Street Ministry (Thailand)

Dustan and Darlene and the team begin reaching out to the street life of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they witness some hard to handle realities.

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The Revolutionary Life S2E7 – Jungle House Makeover (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

After an unexpected change of plans, Dustan and Darlene and the team return to north Thailand and begin remodeling what will be their mission base.

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The Revolutionary Life S2E6 – Into the Mountains (Laos)

Dustan and Darlene and the team deal with sickness as they prepare for an expedition into the jungle and mountains of Laos.

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The Revolutionary Life S2E5 – The Street Kids (Laos)

Dustan and Darlene and the team travel to remote Laos where they are confronted with the realities of children living on the streets during winter.

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The Revolutionary Life S2E4 – The Funk (Thailand)

Dustan and Darlene welcome a team from the USA to Thailand and work with them through the adjustments of being on the road.

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The Revolutionary Life S2E3 – Leaving Again (USA to Thailand)

Dustan and Darlene spend time with family and prepare to depart on another extended mission journey.

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Hasten Ministry Update – February 2020

Hello, my friend and colaborer in the Gospel of Jesus! I hope this email finds you full of faith, joy, and full of the presence of our mighty God!

Since you are a partner of Hasten the Nations, I wanted to let you know about a few things going down over the next few months.

First, in April we will take the first of many evangelistic and mission trips planned for 2020. We will be headed back to Nepal to work on expanding, training, and leading our team. During this time, one of the Hasten Kids we care for will be having surgery. Her name is Matti. Please pray for her. She will be having a leg/foot surgery so she can walk normally. Just after Easter, Darlene and I will go to Nepal to be with her. 

During this time in Nepal, we will plan on visiting some of our remote work. Please keep this in prayer. We are exploring new areas and partnerships for caring for more at-risk kids. We also plan on holding a discipleship intensive and traveling to India to make connections to expand our work and to preach the Gospel. Please, cover this in prayer. We will try to cover all of this within three weeks, which is a sprint, so pray for very good planning and much favor!

In other news, here in the USA, we just signed a lease for a Hasten the Nations HQ. This place will be a place of training, media production, and a place where our team members can worship together weekly. We will raise up a team from this HQ that will go to the nations with us. Hasten Church will meet here on Sunday’s as a team as well. Our hope is that by late August/Eary Sept we will have a large enough launch team to launch Hasten Church in a larger venue.

The need for this place is real. Over the years we have done so much with so little of a team. In a dream a few years ago, I had a messenger walk up to me and tell me, “It’s time for you to gather people together to do all that God has put in your heart.” This HQ will make that possible. From weekly Bible teachings, weekly worship services, to media production, missions training, and so on, we will be able to gather a body that will be united in the mission to see our nation revived and the unreached nations reached with the Gospel!

We have already begun renovations. Pray for servant leaders to help with this process. We have to move some walls, get chairs, redo floors, and upgrade a little of our sound and lighting. Our goal is to get the basics done by March 1 so we can hold our next Hasten Together revival service in our new HQ. Pray for that!

The budget for our next mission to Nepal/India is around $10,000 (including Matti’s surgery cost). Our basic budget for Hasten HQ is around $20,000 (including chairs and sound upgrades). Please consider a special gift. If you are able, please renew your monthly giving or increasing it, please do. This is a year of ministry, where we HASTEN to expand God’s kingdom like never before and HASTEN to save more kids from the risk of trafficking and major poverty.

Oh, and one last thing that I forgot to update you all on. Our first Hasten Together meeting was powerful. Rarely have I felt the presence of God in such an amazing way. God filled our praise with His glory. People were bowed, laid on the floor in worship, and there was such a powerful presence of the Holy Spirit, that we sat in awe of Jesus for a time. As we fast and pray, I know that this anointing will increase and people will leave these meetings exclaiming that God is here and Jesus is Lord!

I love you all. It is our privilege to be your servants and your feet to take the Gospel to the Nations!

All to Jesus!

Pastor Dustan

P.S. To give, go to https://www.hasten.tv – If you need any help, email us at [email protected] and someone will help you set it up!

The Revolutionary Life S2E2 – Should We Quit (USA)

Dustan and Darlene face many trials as they try to adjust to being back in the USA.

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Hasten the Nations’s 2020 Vision Letter

Dear Friends and Co-Laborers in the Gospel,

First, I want to personally tell you how thankful we are for you. It is through the grace of God shown through you that we have been able to continue to expand the kingdom of God. Your prayers and giving make everything happen. On behalf of those we’ve reached with the Gospel, the at-risk children we’ve helped give a home to, and the many we’ve been able to enable in the work of ministry, THANK YOU!

We’ve spent the first part of 2020 seeking the Lord to clarify our plans for the next few years. It has been a time of prayer and fasting, and God has answered! What we have heard from God has caused many of our plans to be reshaped and sharpened, and that is what I want to share with you today. I once heard the late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke say that every year he would lay out his agenda before the Lord, and every year the Lord would prune it down to one mission, Christ for all Nations. That is what God has once again done to our plans, pruned them to match His plans!

In 2020, we will continue to care for and expand all of our programs concerning women and children in Nepal. We were currently praying for God to supply the right family for a second host home, and we are praying about expanding our current home to include a few more kids. We will keep growing the church in Nepal, and, with God’s grace and an increase in our income, we will expand our strategic gospel partnerships to include more Nepali pastors and evangelists. We will once again hold our conference in Pokhara this year and are opening it up for partners of Hasten to come along and serve, minister, and experience some of what God is doing in Nepal.

Also, during a worship session over the New Year, the Lord dropped six nations (not including the USA) in my heart. Our original plan was to scale back travel a bit, but Jesus has other plans apparently. We are to gather help here in the USA so we can keep going to the nations He is leading us to. Those nations are Nepal (of course), Ghana, Nigeria, India, Israel, and Brazil. We will be holding discipleship courses and evangelistic campaigns in four, while in two we will be taking part in programs and sharing the Gospel on the streets. We will also be holding up to eight evangelistic meetings in the USA this year. Our goal is to win the lost to Jesus right here at home! 

Another new development is the renewal of our Great Commission Academy. We were going to just let it be swallowed up into our television platform, but the Lord made it clear during fasting and prayer that it is through discipleship that we will multiple Gospel laborers. Our plans are to start a training program called Hasten U that meets in Chattanooga. This will not be an easy program, but an intense discipleship experience that includes classes, service requirements, time of prayer and fasting, mission trips, and extended time in the Lord’s presence. We will make many sessions available online, but we have come to realize that nothing replaces the impartation that comes through being trained in person.

Also, our launch date for Hasten Church in Chattanooga has shifted to August, following a three-day conference we plan to hold in Chattanooga called Hasten 2020. Please keep watching for dates and plan on coming!

When it all comes down to it, we (Darlene and I) are called to be leaders that model a sacrificial life for the Gospel. This means tight schedules and a lot of travel. We are already praying for a few men and women of God to raise support and join our team of traveling servants of the Gospel. God has shown us that we need another pastor to raise funds and join the team. This pastor will help lead Hasten Church and Hasten U when we are abroad so that we can keep preaching the Gospel all over the world. We believe God is raising up an old breed of church leader that works to reach the world and teaches their people through word and example! No longer can the ministers nor the church people live within the four walls of their church or city!

These are the plans for the next few years. Please cover them in prayer. If you are able, please consider increasing your monthly giving. If you’re not a monthly partner, now is the time. We need your help like never before. If we were able to double our monthly budget, we would be able to do every program mentioned here with a level of excellence. Whatever amount you can give monthly will be helpful. We need you to join us in praying for more funds to cover all the ministry costs. Also, join us in praying for people to join our team here in the USA, some for local work and some for traveling ministry.

2020 starts the decade of harvest. We truly believe it! And TOGETHER, we will help finish the Great Commission! We love you!!

ALL to JESUS,

Pastor Dustan (& Darlene) Stanley

Hasten to the Nations