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EDITOR: Steve Van Nattan: I would not have updated this page if this fad had gone away, but it has spread as Peter Wagner has proclaimed himself an Apostle and started a movement of worldwide seduction to escort the Lord's Church into the New Age.
Thus, Michael Garcia's article on this heresy with my observations bringing us up to date in 2013.
From 1996 through 1999, Christians under the leadership of the A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track and Youth With A Mission are participating in a Reconciliation Walk through the Middle East in repentance for the blood shed during the Crusades.
November 27, 1995 marked the 900th anniversary of the day when Pope Urben first called Western Christendom to take up arms and liberate the Holy Land from the Muslims.
According to C. Lynn Green of Y.W.A.M., "the project will result in substantial reconciliation between the three major monotheistic faiths" and "will also open the door for peaceful dialogue so that Christians might better understand and accept both Jews and Muslims." The culmination of this walk will be a service of Jews, Muslims and Christians within the walls of Jerusalem in July of 1999. C. Peter Wagner, coordinator of A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track, states:
"I join Lynn Green in the deep conviction that unless the sins of Christians committed in the Crusades are remitted through the blood of Jesus Christ, barriers to sharing the love of God with precious Muslims and Jews will remain as high as they have throughout history." (1)
What's wrong with this picture?
(1) Reconciliation between the three major monotheistic faiths culminating in an ecumenical worship service. (2) "Sins of Christians" should be "sins of the Catholic Church." (3) Only individual sin that is personally confessed can be remitted by the blood of Jesus Christ. (4) "Sharing the love of God" is ambiguous and could refer to preaching "another gospel" as Paul warns in II Corinthians 11:4. Conspicuously absent from this movement is the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the method which God has given to the Church to save sinful men.
"For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolish- ness. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, the power of God and the wisdom of God." (I Cor. 1:21-24)
The evil fruit of ecumenical unity can be seen by the inappropriate identification of true Christianity with the Roman Catholic Church. By recognizing this apostate church as Christian and accepting responsibility for her sins in the Crusades, evangelicals are bringing into reproach the Lord Jesus Christ and His true Church. The beneficiary of this Reconciliation March will, in fact, be the Catholic Church which met last year with religious leaders in Bagdad to promote "brotherly relations between Muslims and Christians" and is currently working to negotiate an agreement with the Muslim world.
There are now an estimated 1,002,000,000 Roman Catholics and 950,000,000 Muslims worldwide. (2) Should the Moslems, awed by local apparitions of Mary as "a messenger from God," (3) unite with Roman Catholics under the authority of the Pope, this would represent over one-third of the worlds population. Although the Gospel is now prohibited in much of the 10/40 Window, which is the largely unevangelized area of the world, pursuing reconciliation, understanding and the acceptance of Muslims is a compromising alternative to preaching Jesus Christ. When the 10/40 Window opens, which gospel will be allowed to enter the Gospel of Jesus Christ or the Roman Catholic message?
On the national scene during October and November, also under the auspices of the A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track, intercessors involved in Operation Restoration will retrace General Shermans path through the South, apologizing and asking Gods forgiveness for the corporate sins of the "Uncivil War." Was the Civil War an immoral war? Was there a peaceful way to deal with the issue of human slavery? Genesis 9:5,6 requires human governments to punish evildoers and to protect society by putting to death those who shed innocent blood. However, according to promoters of this march, God has not forgiven the United States for its violent solution of the slave issue:
"The war atrocities committed by the U.S. and the bitterness and hatred nursed in Southern homes for over a century have never been the subjects of widescale repentance Its time to ask the Lords forgiveness for these corporate sins and petition Him to clear another obstacle to nationwide revival and spiritual awakening." (4)
The March for Jesus, also part of the A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track, drew 20 million people worldwide this year. Although it is promoted as a Christian ministry, March for Jesus literature encourages the participation of other religious groups, such as Muslims, Islams, Hindus, Buddhists and Catholics. Founders of March For Jesus dismiss the mandate of separation from fellowship with unbelievers. (II Corinthians 6:14-18) Contending that doctrine divides, they "are primarily looking for relational unity -- a display of love, unity and joy." (5) Although the March for Jesus is publicized as a means of evangelizing the world and is perceived as such by many, its founders reject the biblical method of evangelism. Graham Kendrick states, "The marches are not an evangelistic campaign." (6) According to Gerald Coates, the March is "a prophetic act" which claims the ground for God "by shifting the spiritual powers that have been allocated in the structures of the nations." (7) They would gather millions of Christians together with the potential of preaching the gospel to multitudes, and yet hope that somehow souls will be won without the direct preaching of the Word:
"Our task is to make Jesus attractive and intelligible. Through words and deeds to build bridges of love because human beings are worth it, and in the hope that we might have the rich privilege of sharing our faith with them. In so doing, as people respond, the earth will fill up with reasonable people who have the ability to make peace rather than war, to be faithful rather than promiscuous, to bring heaven rather than hell into the world." (8)
The objectives of the A.D. 2000 prayer movements advocate the wisdom of man rather than biblical evangelism. A.D. 2000 leaders state that the goal of these marches is to remove obstacles to revival so they can share their faith. However, it seems necessary to inquire what is "their faith" and what they mean by "revival." A revival of human reconciliation and cooperation without reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ? Faith in "reasonable people" who will be able to bring heaven into the world? A revival of peace at the expense of innocent life, of the abolition of the right and responsibility of a government to declare a just war? A revival of ecumenical unity and mutual understanding between Christianity and other religions, which will not offend people by preaching the Gospel? Such a revival can hardly be considered a Christian revival, but is quite in harmony with the New Age/One World Religion agenda of global integration.
If it seems that modern prayer movements are adopting the goals of the New Age, it is certain that they are employing their methods. In 1989, an event celebrated as "Harmonic Convergence" assembled thousands of New Agers at sacred points or energy points on the earth to pray and meditate. This occult concept is based upon the premise that large numbers of people acting together in harmony in a given location create a collective consciousness. When a sufficient percentage of the worlds population is involved, "critical mass" is achieved, which will then generate enough spiritual power to ultimately cause "planetary transformation" and the dawn of a New Age. World Action for the Millennium (WAM), which is supported by a number of globalist organizations, has even announced the date for such an event to occur:
"IMAGINE On January 1st of the year 2000 all inhabitants of the planet Earth accessible through all communication means will be linked to receive and share for one minute a message, that can be universally understood as a way to empower the individual and express its belonging to the global community A moment of union with a single thought for all the people, which will erase all borders that presently separate us, and will inaugurate all together a new epoch in human relations." (9)
Since New Age devotees consider their meetings to be "worship," it is plausible that they are a modus operandi by which evil spirits are invoked. New Agers and other false religions believe that during the anticipated Planetary Pentecost, "The One" will appear, Lord Maitreya, whom all are awaiting and will recognize as "The Christ." II Thessalonians 2:9,10 also warns of this false Christ, "whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish." New Age leader, Barbara Marx Hubbard, speaks for the "Christ" concerning his coming: "At the moment of cosmic contact, I will appear to you both through inner experience and through external communication on your mass media the nervous system of the world." The father of the modern New Age Movement, Benjamin Creme, has said that on the Day of Declaration,
"(Lord Maitreya) will leave no doubt that He is the World Teacher. Maitreya will mentally overshadow all of humanity simultaneously. Each of us, not only those watching or listening, will hear His words inwardly, telepathically, in our own language Thus, all will know that the World Teacher is now among us. Maitreyas open world-wide mission will have begun." (10)(Italics mine)
Graham Kendrick, a founder of the March for Jesus, writes of a vision he had during a gathering of worship leaders from different cultures and denominations. In his vision, a gigantic banner was created through praise and worship which, "hung over the earth, overshadowing it on the underside of it was the face of Jesus as you let the Holy Spirit weave you in and out of one another in relationships and worship, so the banner will be formed and Jesus will be revealed."(11) (Italics mine) "Overshadow" humanity? Is this wording a coincidence or dare we call it "conspiracy"?
The accelerating momentum toward ecumenical unity within the evangelical church makes it difficult to resist the suspicion that organizations such as the New Age Movement, Catholic Church and Illuminati have successfully infiltrated the church via the large parachurch organizations. There is much documented evidence of such a conspiracy, including statements which express these intentions. In her book, A Planned Deception, Constance Cumbey assesses Jeremy Rifkins Emerging Order with the observation that, "The evangelical church would be the primary instrument to bring the new world order to birth." (12)
Researcher and author Fritz Springmeier has interviewed many former Illuminati and states, "The infiltration and control of the Christian religion has been one of the easiest tasks of the Illuminati." (13)
Teaching their New Age prayer styles and worldview, it seems that these infiltrates are cleverly using Christians to accomplish their common objective of bringing in the New Age/New World Order. Former New Age priest, Will Baron, was ordered by his spirit guide to infiltrate evangelical churches and to teach occult techniques using Christian terminology.
When he converted to the Christian faith and confessed his duplicity, those whom he deceived said that they never suspected his evil plan. (14) Such undercover agents are subversively teaching undiscerning believers their occult methods, using their time, energy and financial resources to accomplish New Age goals, and bringing them together with nonbelievers to accustom them to "ecumenical unity." These change agents interpret the Scriptures esoterically, subtly disguising in Christian terms the old Gnostic lie that man is God and will bring about the Kingdom of God on earth. They motivate Gods people with false hopes for a worldwide Christian revival and moral reform, when Scripture clearly warns of an end-time apostasy rather than revival or reformation. (Daniel 7-12, Matthew 24, II Thessalonians 2, Revelation.)
One clear connection between the worldwide prayer movements and the New Age Movement is the collaboration of Jay Gary, Regional Coordinator for the March For Jesus and leader in global evangelism efforts, with Robert Mueller, former Assistant Secretary-General of the U.N. and New Age spiritualist. The Bimillennial Global Interaction Network developed by Gary and Muller is a project working on cooperative efforts between Christian and non-Christian groups in the celebration of the new millennium. The May 1996 Watch Unto Prayer newsletter included a report on Celebration 2000, delineating Robert Muellers global agenda and his close association with the strategically positioned Jay Gary.
Another Bimillennial organization is the Millennium Institute, which works with the Parliament of World Religions and also provides information about the various organizations involved in the planning of the Bimillennial Celebration. On the Millennium Institute Internet Home Page, "Talk 2000" by Jay Gary appears together with Project WAM (World Action for the Millennium), which announced the aforementioned "moment of union for all people" to be held on January 1, 2000. (15)
Jay Garys "Mega and Special Events" lists Earth Day 2000, Olympics 2000, World Millennium Balls, Holy Year 2000 sponsored by the Vatican and the "March of the Millennium." On June 10, 2000, "In honor of the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Christ, more than 30 million people will participate in a global March For Jesus celebration." Which "Christ" can we expect 30 million Muslims, Islams, Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics, New Agers and ecumenically-minded Christians will be celebrating -- the Lord Jesus Christ of the Bible or Lord Maitreya?
Perhaps a look at Jay Garys promotional materials will disclose which Christ this influential evangelical leader intends to celebrate. In his presentations for Celebration 2000, Jay Gary actively promotes the books of New Age authors, such as Robert Muller, in order to help Christians update and adapt their theology to the Third Millennium. In an address on "The Power of A.D. 2000" to the Adopt-a-People Consultation II, Jay Gary highly recommended David Spanglers Reimagination of the World and John Naisbitts Megatrends 2000:
"You know, as we approach the year 2000, many people will be saying we need a new story. You know, up until the 1500s it was the creation story from Genesis to Apocalypse, that was our cultural agreement. And it was the agreed upon story that gave civilization and life a meaning. But since that year, and since that time, the authority of that story has eroded These authors propose a new story of our beginnings and our endings, a new story that would provide harmony between the human family and the whole earth the theme is the celebration of the cosmos, that the universe is moving toward this goal of self-expression, of celebration. The author (Naisbitt) even hints at cosmic liturgy." (16)
Peter Wagner, coordinator of the A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track, also seems to have high regard for the esoteric literature of the New Age. Wagners name appears in Richard Fosters Spiritual Disciplines, endorsing this New Age book which promotes occult practices, such as Eastern meditation, altered states of consciousness and astral travel. Foster is the founder of two New Age societies, Renovare and the Chrysostom Society, which promote the mystical traditions of Roman Catholicism in combination with the shamanism of Eastern religions. The A.D. 2000 "Global Harvest Ministries" brochure produced by Wagner lists 23 international prayer networks, 10 task forces, and 13 regional track representatives altogether a world wide web of enormous proportions. This A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track brochure does not once mention the name of Jesus Christ, but it does state:
"We firmly believe that God is preparing the church for a massive spiritual harvest as this century ends and He is calling us to unite setting aside differences and fears The decade of the 1990s promises to see the most powerful forward advance of the Kingdom of God at least since the conversion of the Roman Empire and certainly with a much greater global impact." (17)
This decade is indeed seeing a massive spiritual harvest that will have a greater global impact than the conversion of the Roman Empire -- when Constantine unified Christianity and paganism. The 4th century merger of pagan religion and apostate Christianity produced the Roman Catholic Church, which has persecuted Jesus Christ and His true church from its inception through the Protestant Reformation. After 1517, however, Catholic priests and scholars quietly moved into the Bible revision committees and ecumenical councils to infiltrate the Protestant church. Bible prophecy indicates that the Counter-Reformation strategy of the Catholic Church will succeed at the end of the Church Age, when many will fall away from the true faith into a unified world religious system led by Rome. (II Thessalonians 2:3; Revelation 17:9) The "massive spiritual harvest" that will be reaped by the A.D. 2000 Movement is the resurgence of this Harlot Church, MYSTERY BABYLON, to a global position where she will once again wield both Satanic spiritual and political power.
Multitudes of believers who are involved in the global prayer movements are being deceived by the false teachings of Peter Wagner, Jay Gary, C. Lynn Green, Graham Kendrick, Gerald Coates and numerous other leaders with a New Age worldview and affiliation. Running to and from various marches and conferences organized by the A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track, these Christians have little time to study Bible prophecy and tend to rely on such teachers for their understanding of eschatology. Inspired by the worthy ideals of the Christian mission such as "evangelism," "prayer," "love and unity," "revival and harvest," they are not discerning the false gospel and pagan practices that are promoted by leaders of the A.D. 2000 movement. However, Paul emphatically warned, "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:8)
To protect His people from pagan forms of prayer, the Lord Jesus has given these instructions:
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door pray to thy Father which is in secret." (Matt. 6:5,6)
Scripture does commend us to group prayer with brothers and sisters in Christ whom we personally know within the protection of the local church, which should be pure. However, we really know very little about the leaders of large parachurch ministries, except what they and their promoters choose to tell us, which may or may not be true. Also, public meetings and marches invariably draw a mixed multitude and we may have no agreement with nonbelievers. (II Corinthians 6:14-16) If we disobey Gods commands, "do not pray standing on the corners of the streets" or "be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers," what assurance do we have that He hears our prayer, even if we use Jesus name? Paul says that there is "another Jesus" (II Corinthians 11:4) and there are other gods which might be invoked by those who move outside the parameters of Gods Word.
One A.D. 2000 ministry expressed its bewilderment over the flooding of rivers in Americas heartland in 1993 after --
" precious End-Time Handmaidens went around redeeming the rivers and redeeming the land after the Tibetan monks came and they blessed all of our rivers throughout this land?" (18)
"Redeeming the land" is a spiritual warfare ritual that involves binding territorial spirits and burying the elements of Communion in the ground. Should Jesus Christ and His Body become one with the earth? (I Corinthians 10:16,17) This is pantheism, a cardinal doctrine of the New Age. Of His body and blood, Jesus said "Take ye and eat" -- to do otherwise is sacrilegious and superstitious, akin to the Catholic practice of burying relics and statues of saints in the ground for Gods blessing. Learning the customs of the heathen does not bring Gods blessing, but actually furthers the destructive plan of the god of this world.
Binding territorial spirits seems to be a presumptuous and dangerous usurpation of spiritual authority. According to Romans 13:1,2, II Peter 2:10,11 and Jude 8,9, heavenly angelic authorities are established by God and this realm is the proper domain of angels rather than men. Richard Forster, one of the founders of the March for Jesus, admitted, "We dont know what happens when we declare the victory of Jesus into the cosmos what we do know is something happens." (19) The script for the first March For Jesus in 1987 said: "We trust that today will be the beginning of a greater visibility to the principalities and powers of the manifold wisdom of God - we are not on a ramble, but tackling grave concerns while seeking to effect some serious changes in the heavenlies." Tricia Tillin of Banner Ministries in England adroitly observed:
"Within six months that change took effect, they say. On Black Monday 19th October 1987, the Stock Market crashed in London and New York and billions were wiped off the value of shares. By the end of that week, share prices dropped 102 billion pounds. Bankruptcies, redundancies, financial ruin -- was this the fruit of the Jesus March? Lets not forget that three days earlier, the infamous hurricane had hit the South-East, felling a million trees and wrecking thousands of homes. A few weeks later, London suffered the fireball disaster at Kings Cross Tube Station in November of that year yes, it certainly was a year when something happened!
"Did London become a less immoral or greedy city as a result? Was there revival? Did people turn to God in repentance? NO. Are we a more God-fearing nation after six years of marching? NO. Crime figures continue to rise; pornography, drugs, abortion all are worse than ever. There has been no national repentance or profound social change; quite the reverse!" (20)
It is noteworthy that the preparatory stage of the overall strategy of the Illuminati is worldwide chaos. The motto of this occult organization of globalist conspirators is "Ordo ab Chao" or "order out of chaos." In other words, they will bring about the New World Order by first destroying the Old Order. Many who are involved in the vast network of ministries which are under the umbrella of the A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track sincerely desire to intercede for the nations of the world and believe that they are building the Kingdom of God. However, in reality they are unwittingly building and being assimilated into the apostate church, the Great Harlot of Revelation 17, which will worship the Antichrist. II Thessalonians 2:3 warns that our Lord Jesus Christ "shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped." Who among us can say that we have never been deceived? Our brothers and sisters in Christ, who are involved in the following A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track ministries, truly need our prayers in these perilous times:
Concerts of Prayer International, Womens Aglow, Christian Information Network, March For Jesus Generals of Intercession, Watchmen Prayer Alert, Campus Crusade World Prayer Crusade, Every Home for Christ, Lydia Fellowship, Prayer Support Networks, End-Time Handmaidens, International Fellowship of Intercessors, Intercessors International, Spiritual Warfare Network, Christ For The City, World Methodist Council, Kings Kids, YWAM Cardinal Points of Prayer, Esther Network International, Prayer Room Network, Muslim Prayer Focus, DAWN Latin America, Heal the Land, Asian Outreach, Southern Baptist Bold Mission Prayer Thrust, & the International Reconciliation Coalition.
1.Pray for spiritual discernment within the A.D. 2000 prayer ovement and a disposition to try the spirits and to prove all things, whether they are from God. ( I John 4:1-3; I Thess. 5:21)
2.Pray that these Christians will look only to the Word of God as the foundation for sound doctrine and end-time prophecy, rather than trusting in men, experience, or human understanding. (Prov. 3:5-7; II Tim. 3:16,17; Jer. 3:15, 23:28; II Pet. 1:20;)
3.Pray that pastors, teachers and other leaders will not be deceived and follow the ecumenical crowd, but will warn and protect the flocks which are entrusted to their care and for which they will give an account. (I Pet. 5:2; Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:17; see also Jer. 23 and Ezek. 34)
4.Pray that those who are false prophets posing as Christian leaders will be exposed, reproved, and their teachings rejected by the Church. (II John 10; Titus 3:10,11; II Tim. 3:8,9; Eph. 5:11)
5.Pray that God will raise up men and women of true spiritual stature to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the saints in Scripture. (Jude 3; Eph. 5:11)
6.Pray that God will enlist men and women of prayer to intercede for the Body of Christ in these perilous times. (Eph. 6:18; I Pet. 5:8; I John 5:16)
1."A Walk of Reconciliation," C. Lynn Green, (A.D. 2000 United Prayer Track, 215 Marengo Ave., #151, Pasadena, CA 91001).
2.United Religions Proposal, May 19, 1995, Bishop William E. Swing, 1056 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94108; http://watch.pair.com/UR.html
3.G.A. Riplinger, New Age Bible Versions, (A.V. Publications, Box 280, Ararat, VA, 24053), 1993, pp. 106, 107.
4.Transcript from cassette tape, radio program, "What on Earth is God Doing?" Host Jim Bevis, as reported by Alabama Discernment Ministries. (P.O. Box 632, Madison, Alabama 35758), http://www.idcomm.com/sogrady/
5.Gerald Coates, March For Jesus, p. 13, as cited in The Christian Conscience, (Iowa Research Group, Inc., P.O. Box 17346, Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0346, Fax: (515) 262-9854), May 1995, p. 38; http://www.netins.net/showcase/conscience
6.Graham Kendrick, Public Praise: Celebrating Jesus on the Streets of the World, "What a March is Not," Point 5, p. 21.
7.Gerald Coates, March For Jesus, p. 131, as cited in "Mainstream" Magazine, Winter 1993, (Banner Ministries, Box 23, Belper, Derbys DE56 1QR UK) p. 3; http://www.demon.co.uk/cross
8."Back to Basics," Gerald Coates, as cited in The Christian Conscience, May 1995, p. 37, http://www.netins.net/showcase/conscience
9.Millennium Institute, Millennium Resources on the Internet," Project WAM 2000, Communications for Human Development Association, C/ Luis Antunez n 6 #3. 08006 Barcelona;
10.Benjamin Creme, Maitreyas Mission, Vol. I, p. 11, as cited in "Foundations For Apostasy," Ed Tarkowski, Alabama Discernment Ministries, Internet address: http://www.idcomm.com/sogrady/
11.Graham Kendrick, Shine, Jesus, Shine, p. 243, as cited in "Mainstream" Magazine, Winter 1993; http://www.demon.co.uk/cross
12.Constance Cumbey, A Planned Deception, (Pointe Publishers, Inc., East Detroit, MI, 1985), p. 162.
13.Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula, 1996, (self-published, 916 Linn Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045), p. 126.
14.Cassette Tape, "Deceived-The True Story of a New Age Priest," Living Truth Ministries, (1708 Patterson Road, Austin, TX 78733, 1-800-234-9673).
15.Millennium Institute, Millennium Resources on the Internet:
16."The Power of A.D. 2000," Jay Gary, address to Adopt-a-People Consultation II, Tape 10, 1994 (Celebration 2000, P.O. Box 1777, Colorado Springs, CO 80901).
17."Global Harvest Ministries," C. Peter Wagner, P.O. Box 63060, Colorado Springs, CO 80962, (719) 262-9922.
18.End-time Handmaidens, Inc. Newsletter, July/August 1993, (Engetal, P.O. Box 447, Jasper, AK, 72641, 501-446-2252), p. 3.
19.Gerald Coates, March For Jesus, p. 140, as cited in "Mainstream" Magazine, Winter, 1993, p. 4. 20."Mainstream" Magazine, Tricia Tillin, Winter, 1993, p. 4: http://www.demon.co.uk/cross
ANSWERING THE ORGANIZED PRAYER COUNTERFEIT:
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Here is a web page which discusses world prayer programs going back to the 1900s. This page will show you how prayer has left the biblical principle of simple personal discipline and become an international nonprofit organization monster. I have watched this rubbish for quite a few years, and these spiritual bastards talk about prayer, have seminars on prayer, write books on prayer, and do all manner of other activities, but seldom will you find them praying.
This page exposes the heretical modern Apostolic Movement in which men declare one another Apostles in total disregard for the biblical qualifications of apostleship. Peter Wagner of Fuller Seminary was the prime mover in this cult. Prayer, and you see on the page linked, is central to their force with churches and pastors. Anyone who does not submit to the Apostle of Charismania, the New Age Church, is accused of not caring about prayer. This is because to be part of these monster prayer initiatives one must submit to one of the guruistic Apostles.
Gush, gush, rush, rush, thrill, thrill. Here is the thing I hate about all of these beautiful people cult. These spiritual bastards have one exceptional skill set..... they can walk into a room, gush on you and all others present, and they force of personality (and devils) will cause everyone to mentally fall at their feet. To question their teaching, ask for a proof text, or express another opinion is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
Nothing is will convince Christendom that you are a "spiritual champion" better than to give, or be given flattery, indicating that you are a prayer champion. Most believers have a very abbreviated prayer life, so when an alleged "prayer champion" stand before them, they cave in and assume they are standing in the presence of the "Shakhina Glory." And, they are. The word Shakhina is found nowhere in the Bible. It is the buzz word from Babylonian Cabalistic pagan Jews for the name of the goddess who is the wife of Jehovah. It fits so well with the fluff headed hog slop Christendom of the "spiritual champion." Here is a sermon that is 100% cheer leading, not based in biblical truth, and designed to hype the crowd until they get out of the parking lot with the notion that they have become "spiritual champions" simply because they craved to be the best. This is a competitive modern American concept that our Lord hates.
Luke 9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
Hard on the heels of International Organized Prayer is Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare. This too was the brain child of Peter Wagner long ago, and it is still a fetish of much of Christendom.
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