Everyone hates a mosquito. There is just something infuriating about this little insect. In the natural, not one of us would stand and watch a mosquito draw our blood without swatting it away: in the spiritual, we the church are doing just that. There is a growing force now sucking the life Blood out of today’s church, and we are welcoming them in and making them at home.
However, these parasites are lethal. They are the reformers of the church, the new crusaders if you will, the gathers of the global church. They are the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), and they are coming for your church.
The new Apostolic Reformation (NAR) sprang from the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement. They claim that they have been given authority to lay the foundation for the “new” global church. They believe they are restored apostles called and ordained by God to be the government for the emerging “New Order” church. In order to maintain this governance they stress strict obedience and submission to them in all matters. They claim they hear directly from God, and many claim that Jesus visits them in person. Like the true biblical apostles who established the early church, these so-called restored apostles believe they are called to lay the foundation and government for the new Kingdom (one world church). Their goal is complete and utter control of the church and subjugatation of its current governance to them. They want power, dominion and total control. They truly believe that the world is awaiting fulfillment of a take over by a militant church (Joel’s Army) that will arise, govern and dominate the world politically and spiritually. This is a highly organized group with a global agenda. It has been well thought out, well strategized, and will be implemented with military precision. The grid is in place – our future is planned.
Alarmingly, these apostolic churches represent one of the fastest growing segments in the church today. In an article entitled New Apostolic Reformation and the Faith and Work Movement, John Rowell states the following “David Barrett, editor of the World Christian Encyclopedia reports 1,000 apostolic networks on record in his global database. These networks are found on six continents and account, by his estimate, for some 100 million believers worldwide. Dr. Wagner estimates that in the US alone there are as many NAR churches as there are Southern Baptist congregations – something approaching 40,000. Growth in the Third World among these churches far surpasses the more mundane statistics found in the West. Europe’s largest church is Manna Church in Lisbon, Portugal with 25,000 members. The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Brazil claims over 3 million congregants. The world’s largest congregations are now in Nigeria where the Church of Jesus Christ in Logos assembled 10-12 million people for its Holy Spirit service in December, 2000. The world has never seen this kind of church expansion!”
According to Wikipedia, Kingdom Now theology (which the NAR ascribes to) believe that God lost control over the world to Satan when Adam and Eve sinned. Since then, the theology goes; God has been trying to reestablish control over the world by seeking a “special” group of believers. Through these people — known as “covenant people,” “overcomers” or “Joel’s army,” depending on the source — social institutions (including governments and laws) would be brought under God’s authority. These “covenant people” or “overcomers” are “little gods” — God’s “extension” in the world to regain authority from the devil. The church, under the leadership of “restored” apostles and prophets, therefore must take over the world and put down all opposition to it before Christ can return. Anyone who rebels against the church, along with other “evildoers,” must convert or be punished.
No one is more central to this global takeover of the church than C. Peter Wagner. It might frighten you to know that through Wagner’s World Prayer Center (WPC) he is tracking thousands of ministries and churches.
“We see our task as getting people in touch with one another to form interactive, human web networks that are properly equipped to wage effective spiritual warfare. The WPC is a fully equipped nerve center with data and information about prayer needs throughout the world [which] … networks prayer ministries, denominations, churches and cell groups. World Prayer Center website. Why is this groundwork being laid for a global network? To pave the way for the Apostolic Reformation in which apostles take control of the church and usher in the New Order church they call the kingdom of God.”
I don’t think anyone has put it more succinctly than Sandy Simpson in his forward to his article, The Agenda & Teaching of the New Apostolic Reformation. (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/arise.html) Simpson states that, “This agenda (the apostolic and prophetic reformation) runs through thousands of agencies and web sites. It is what is driving the Transformations movement, the global prayer movement, and thousands of other churches and organizations. What Christians need to realize is that they need to make a choice now. A majority of Christian churches have already succumbed to this Dominionist agenda foisted on the churches by false apostles driven by false prophecies from false prophets. Wagner is talking about the government of the church, under the leadership of the new foundational restored “apostles”, OVERTHROWING the governments of the world. “
Recently someone sent me a DVD of one of these apostolic conferences called, 2008, Staring the Year off Right. Dutch Sheets spoke shamelessly about their (NAR) groups plans to take over. He showed a doted map of the United States with hundreds of large and smaller dots spaced evenly across the country. He explained that the larger dots showed the apostolic hubs: the teaching and training centers they had already implemented. The smaller dots showed the individual apostles that had been put in place. Underneath the apostles, he explained, would be the individual churches that would be, a local expression of the global church. He stressed that we were no longer to think in terms of our local church but in terms of the Kingdom (buzz word for the coming one world church). It might alarm you that they have deemed 2008 as the year of the “great shift”
John Eckhardt , one of Wagner’s leaders, had this to say in his book, Moving in the Apostolic “The war between the Pastor and the Prophet will cease with the full emergence of the Apostle…. Are we going to be willing to submit our ministry to a specific Apostolic visionary? This is a critical question that will determine our influence on hastening the coming of the Lord, in our effective contribution to the restoring of all things spoken by the prophets”
Let me state emphatically that God does not need us to hasten his coming. That the God of the universe would somehow be impotent and unable to return to earth until WE overthrow the kingdoms of this world is not only heretical but utterly ludicrous.
Rick Joyner in his book The Harvest had this to say about the emerging government of the Apostles. “It was said of the Apostle Paul that he was turning the world upside down; it will be said of the apostles soon to be anointed that they have turned an upside down world right side up” . Nations will tremble at the mention of their name
According to Joyner these reigning apostles will actually make all things right; they will bring order out of Chaos. Interestingly enough, this is the same mantra as the New Agers and those pushing for a New World Order. Joyner goes further in saying that the nations will tremble at their name? If these apostles are going to make all things right and bring order, healing, salvation, and the love of Christ to the whole earth, then why would the nations tremble? They will tremble because they plan to kill those who do not go along with their governance.
You may be experiencing confusion right now; you may be saying to yourself, no this couldn’t be! How could a deception this big exist? Well, let’s think about that for a moment. We know from the Word of God that there will be a one world church and a one world government. This one world government and church is not God’s. We know that the end of days will be marked by deep deception and lying signs and wonders. In fact, the Bible says that the Antichrist will call fire down from Heaven. The Bible also says that God will send a powerful delusion to those that did not love the Truth so that they will believe a lie. If your only basis by which to judge whether a person or ministry is from God are signs and wonders then sadly enough you are already deceived.
Below are some of the teachings and beliefs of these self styled apostles.
· They believe that God is restoring the office of prophet and apostles to the church
· Claim that they alone have the power and authority to execute the plans and purposes of God
· Believe they are building a new foundation for a global church.
· Believe they will literally establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth
· Believe in a coming “civil war” in the church where they will overcome all (true Christian) opposition.
· Place an inordinate emphasis on angels and the supernatural
· Claim extra biblical revelations that can not be scripturally proven ( progressive revelation)
· Claim that God is doing a “new thing”
· Frequently say that those not accepting their heretical teaching are “Putting God in a box”
· Teach that we should never question their authority.
· They use the term “Touch not God’s anointed” frequently when questions are raised.
· They peg those that question their authority as bound by religion, legalistic, divisive, narrow minded, rebellious, and demonic
· Place a greater emphasis on dreams, visions and extra-biblical revelation than they do on the word of God
· They believe they will be the corporate incarnation of Christ
· They believe they will execute judgment upon those who oppose them (up to and including death).
· They believe in a one world religion operating in sync with a one world government.
· They believe in complete unity and believe that there is nothing they can not accomplish through this unity.
· They believe they can bring Heaven down to earth (Yoism- see link below for more information) (http://herescope.blogspot.com/2006/05/yoism-creating-heaven-on-earth.html)
· They believe that we will be perfected here on earth
· They believe in aggressively organizing small group networks
· They believe in the organization of apostles under pre-eminent apostles
· They believe that ALL local churches must be under the authority of a regional or trans-local apostle
· They believe each city must have an apostle- men given extraordinary authority in spiritual matters over the other Christian leaders in the same city
· They consider themselves divine, little gods and equal to Christ ( although they loosely veil this)
· They believe they will attain perfection on earth
· They consider themselves the “Defenders of the Faith”
· Place a great deal of emphasis on mysticism and hidden knowledge ( Gnosis)
· Do not believe in the rapture (or believe the wicked are the ones that will be raptured)
· Stress unity over doctrine and reject the literal interpretation of the Bible
II Thessalonians 2:8-11 (Amplified Bible)
8 And then the lawless one (the antichrist) will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of His mouth and bring him to an end by His appearing at His coming.
9 The coming [of the lawless one, the antichrist] is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of [pretended] miracles and signs and delusive marvels-[all of them] lying wonders—
10 And by unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing (going to perdition) because they did not welcome the Truth but refused to love it that they might be saved.
11 Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false.
We must be well-grounded in the Truth of the Word of God (the Bible). Be like the Bereans and search the Scriptures daily. The Bible Must be THE Final Authority, not whatever man says.
Proverbs 30:5-6 (KJV) 5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
You got it! Every single Word is pure! In order to obtain a copyright on any public domain work, one must change at LEAST 20% of the original content. How is it that anyone ever even accepted a “NEW” version of the Word of God?
so this new thing will draw the “leadership network thing”, the rick warren -purpose driven thing, the seeker sensitive thing , the emergent thing and many others under its supposed authority ? ? a track for you Mishel – the people behind this go back to a place in California near big sur called the elim or elom institute – peter drucker ; timothy leary ,many operatives ,handlers, assets, etc. my first discernment years ago on Wagner was he was a wizard. I was reading a book that someone gave me with some interesting ideas a few chapters into it I discerned a different spirit ; went to the back and saw the authors associations with nar , end of reading . Prayer will bring many out of this ,many will see the false spirit and be in powered by the truth and grace to overcome it and push it out of there midst ; so you and readers be very encouraged in your prayers, recalling James 5:17-20
Robert B. Tanner says
I am still reading your site.
I am the one who Jesus delivered from the snares of Mormonisin in September 1975.
I am the one who had Jesus force me out of the Evangelical Church, by the leading of His Holy Spirit during the next several years. He capped that process with my witnessing the joining of the Evangelicals with the Mormons to support Romney during the 2012 election. I finally got the message by denouncing and walking away from the Pentecostal/Evangelical/Fundamentalists and putting them in the same place as the Mormons, as the New Apostolic Reformation seems to share similar blasphemous doctrine.
Anyone who presumes to be Christ or claims upon himself the Salvation of Christ is an ANTICHRIST who commits the original sin of Satan!
Your speaking out against the NAR and having to turn away from what was familiar in your Christian walk is just what Jesus has done to me since the 1970s.
You have been put through the same process much more recently. Your prophetic cries in the wilderness on this site continues to remind me of this verse from Revelations:
“And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying: ‘Come out of her, my people, , that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues.” Revelations 4:1 NASB
I have since moved into an area with much NAR influence. I still believe in Christ and His Love for me but am now churchless. There’s now nowhere within miles for me to go.
I an used to living alone in the Wilderness, as Christ has toughened me up. As for you, Mishel, Is there still a non-NAR or Dominionist church in your area that will still accept a brave Prophetess?
I can see this actually happening. Our group is studying a book call The Alliance of Honorable Men. it calls for covenant between people. Seems to forget that we covenant with God. The book uses scripture in the wrong context to try to make a point or misquotes it entirely. I can’t believe people are falling for this. I really am considering leaving my church. the last time I saw this type of stuff was when Jim Jones had his group trying to make heaven on earth…yeah they drank the kool-aid and died. I don’t want to be lost..I love the people..what is my best option?
Josh Caruso says
Awesome post exposing the heretical nature of the NAR! This is an extremely dangerous movement posing as Christianity. It’s really a bunch of egotistical charismatic maniacs who have a global power agenda. We know that Jesus clearly stated according to John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
These new “apostles” are trying to lay the foundation for a new gospel. A gospel for their own power. In 1 Corinthians 3:11 Paul stated “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” The foundation has been laid and we who believe the gospel of Jesus Christ must defend the integrity and truth of this glorious gospel.
The Lord bless you as you fight the good fight of faith!
Janine Henschel says
Hi I saw your video while I was ministering to a women who didn’t believe the video that showed JOYNER as a JESUIT Knight of Malta and she just thought that anyone could SUPERIMPOSE his picture in the video so she didn’t believe it and then I saw your video and also another teaching that I think you will find really good that comes against Joyners scriptures as taking them out of context. the website is : http://www.pfo.org/r-joyner.htm
i THINK that you will enjoy reading this too, yes it it just like a CULT to me I had heard of RICK JOYNER and ABBA started revealing all of these false prosperity preachers and then started showing these NEW EMERGENT CHURCHES and then all of the preachers on TBN that were teaching on ‘little gods” and the KUNDILINI spirit, I just warn others of false teachers and prophets but most are like you said BLINDED and can’t see the TRUTH but I will continue to give them the info as a watchman on the wall and so the articles are very good and posted some on my wall on fb thank you shalom and be blessed sister
Do you know anything about Andrew Strom? He was with the NAR earlier and now he is against them. But I still notice certain resemblance in those he is promoting concerning healing in the streets and promotes the last reformation etc. And he also had a kind of revelation or Dream of a sort about the vatican being transformed and being burnt away and then being reniewed growing godly or somewhat like that. I have a conviction he is still in the game of the jesuit but I just cannot put my finger on.,
GARY MACDOUGALL says
Andrew Srom was part of the Kansas City prophets He was involved in NAR big time and now denounces them. I agree, he still has the smell of NAR about him. Particularly, the sense of self importance as a special man of gaaawwd.
Thanks for finally talking about >A Strong Delusion –
The New Apostolic Reformation — Deception Bytes <Liked it!
Listening to your interview on YouTube ‘Rick Joyner’s Demonic Church: A Testimony from former church member “:
One point I want to make is that when you quote lyrics from a meeting you went to you say “Oh stinking death we drink your cup” I had a hard time believing this one. It was more likely “Oh sting of death . . . ”
From 1 Corinthians 15:55-57:
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I don’t really think they were singing about drinking the cup of death . Come on.
I will however continue to listen to what happened to you. but your understanding of the lyrics is probably mistaken. Unless you can tell me what this song specifically is entitled. . . .
Yes I am aware of the Biblical verse but that was NOT what they were saying. However, even if you are right and they were actually saying O sting of Death- it does not make sense. Oh Sting of Death we drink your cup. Also why go into a Beatles song called “Here Comes the Sun?” MorningStar is very steeped in occult doctrine. I am not asking you to believe me, but with God as my witness, it happened.
Thanks for the interesting article!
I have the same question as Angela has….
And do think there is a connection with the work of The last Reformation and NAR? https://thelastreformation.com/ (Torben Søndergaard )
Thank you, I am so glad I read this. I listened to Eckhardts audio of prayers that rout demons. It sounded so good! These guys know what people are desperate to hear.
I will stear clear!
Vance C Moulton says
Well God has a surprise and an interruption to their stupid plans and lies. .It is known as the rapture (harpazo) the gathering . Please pray for my daughter . She is in that church and they have her deceived and believing lies.
James Russell says
Happily, the global devil driven apothles have not reached our Church, nor do I know of any close by. But besure of one thing. They will be recognisable because my bible tells me that my next meeting with the one True Jesus will be in the air. The self called Jesus down the street, around the corner is a phoney, and to be dealt with as a phoney, to be avoided with a passion! The introduction to these devil worshipping apostles means only one thing! That our Lord Jesus Christ is not far away and that we should be looking to the East for our redemption draws nigh. I’ m not anxious to be confronted by these devil worshippers and I know that they can mean more trouble to myself and my family than we really want, so that means we must resist their agenda at all cost! May we all be in a position spiritually to be able to do that. Those that aren’$ will probaly fall. Thanks for the warning Pastor Rod. We do seem to be approaching the end times!