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Deep wells
and treasures

And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them.

Genesis 26:18 (NKJV)

Digging up the wells

The early Church lived in a wealth of spiritual treasures and experiences. Unfortunately, most of it has been lost over the centuries, often causing a lamentable state of spiritual poverty in the Church and among believers today. We are in great need for these treasures, so that we can truly become what we are called to be: images of Christ, living in the fullness of redemption. In His grace, God has been calling and anointing some of His servants to rediscover this rich inheritance and to dig up the wells which were buried and forgotten (Genesis 26:18).

Thus says the Lord: ‘Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls’ (Jeremiah 6:16).

… and entering the early church lifestyle 

How can you connect to this inheritance and take from it? Of course, you can start reading about the early church or studying the teaching of the early fathers. This is certainly a good thing to do. However, growing your knowledge alone does not make your inner man grow. If it were just about knowledge, many of us would be spiritual giants! The key to being transformed and getting to know God more intimately is more than just receiving new teaching. We need to receive the transforming grace that flows out of these early Church wells to us as a life, as an experience, and not just an idea or a thought. Yes, if you want to tap into the wealth of the early Church in your own life, you need to enter into the spiritual lifestyle of the early church.

‘If you do not know, O fairest among women, follow in the footsteps of the flock, and feed your little goats beside the shepherds’ tents’ (Song of Solomon 1:8).

Not teaching but life passed on to you

This website offers a vast amount of material with practical guidance on how to draw from the treasures of the early Church. 

Dedicated believers who have followed this path have received this life and material over decades, and passed it on to their disciples. The true value of the videos, audios, and texts on this page is the true life and grace that flowed from these messages to those who listened to them. 

We believe that this life and this grace is also available for you who watch, listen, and read now. Because the Holy Spirit is always so keen to help anyone who has real hunger and true desire for a deeper fellowship with God and transformation into Christlikeness. 

If possible, get a guide!

Surely, the Holy Spirit will help you to find on this website what is most fitting for you in your personal situation and stage of growth.

But if you can, try to find someone who has lived this lifestyle for a while to guide you. According to the teaching and understanding of the early Church, the spiritual life should be handed down, as we see apostle Paul commanding his disciple Timothy, saying: ‘And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also’ (2 Timothy 2:2). 

Spiritual elders, fathers, and mothers passed on what they themselves had received, so that younger believers would receive life and grace directly into their hearts and not only into their minds: ‘In Him was life, and the life was the light of men’ (John 1:4); the life comes in first, then this life brings light to our mind and our path.

Of course, we are aware that in many cases such a guide may not be available. So, in the Getting Started section, you will find practical suggestions to make a start. 

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