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rebirth

"Every tradition has to renew itself from time to time in order to address the pressing issues
of the day and offer the kind of practices that are needed for renewal." - Thich Nhat Hanh


The Reformation

Protestant Christian Holiness movements

emphasis on salvation by grace through faith.

Puritanism

emphasis on adherence to biblical scripture and the right to dissent from the established religious institution.

Pietism

emphasis on the spiritual life of the individual, coupled with a responsibility to live an upright life.

Quietism [Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)]

emphasis on the individual's ability to experience God and understand God's will for oneself.

Methodism

emphasis on adherence to biblical scripture through a methodical approach to understanding scripture, Puritanism coupled with Pietism. Methodists believe in salvation through faith and grace by the constant sustained action of the Holy Spirit upon the believer's soul and practice rebirth through baptism in the Holy Spirit (now "born again").

The First Great Awakening (America)

George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, and others, emphasized the initial conversion (rebirth) experience.

The Second Great Awakening

Charles Finney, Lyman Beecher, Francis Asbury, and others, emphasized the need for personal conversion (rebirth) characterized by the rise of neoevangelic revival meetings.



From the Reformation came the birth of Protestantism


Calvinism

In Protestantism there has been an evolution and a mixing of Protestant theological belief systems that has resulted in a continually splintering, changing and evolving Christian theology.

Calvinism emphasizes God's rule over all things.

The Reformed tradition of John Calvin held that as a consequence of the fall of man, every person born into reality is enslaved to the flesh(duh!). Individuals are inclined to reject God's ethics to serve their own interests over those of their neighbors. Calvinists believe attainment of heaven not based on virtue, merit or faith but is unconditionally grounded in God's mercy expressed as absolution of original sin. The m/dreaming.html#divine_grace">saving grace of God is effectually applied to those whom God< has determined to save. Once truly saved always saved.


Anglicanism

1552Calvinist thought reached its zenith of its influence in the Anglican Church during the reign of Edward VI first as Forty-Two Articles of Religion found in the Book of Common Prayer.

1563 Reduced to Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion.

1571 Adherence to the Thirty-Nine Articles made a legal requirement by the English Parliament.

Anglicanism, in its structures, theology and forms of worship, is understood as a distinct tradition representing a middle ground between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.

Arminianism

Arminianism is a school of soteriological thought in Protestant Christian theology founded by the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius. Its acceptance stretches through much of mainstream Protestantism.

Arminianists believe that individuals are naturally unable to make any effort towards salvation, salvation is possible by grace alone, works of human effort cannot cause or contribute to salvation, God's elects (choses those to be saved) which is conditional upon faith in , Christ's atonement was for all people, God allows his grace to be resisted by those unwilling to believe, salvation can be lost as continued salvation is conditional upon continued faith in Christ as the personification of God.

Quietism

1650 George Fox is imprisoned for blasphemy which begins the Quietism revival. A judge mocks George Fox's exhortation to "tremble at the word of the Lord", calling George Fox and his followers "Quakers".

1653 George Fox is imprisoned and it is requested that he be put to death. Parliament requests his release rather than have "a young man… die for religion".

George Fox is rearrested and taken to London for a meeting with the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell. Fox affirms he has no intention to take up arms and is able to speak about the differences between the Anglicans and the Friends. Fox suggests Oliver Cromwell listen to God's voice and obey it. This is "speaking truth to power".

By "speaking truth to power" - simple ideas related with plain speech - George Fox pursued the social goals of eradicating war, social injustice and oppression.

1654 George Fox is imprisoned in London.

1656 George Fox is imprisoned in Launceston.

1660 and 1663 George Fox is imprisoned in Lancaster.

1666 George Fox is imprisoned in Scarborough.

1674 George Fox is imprisoned in Worcester.

Quakers fell foul of laws forbidding unauthorized worship. George Fox often emphasised the Quaker rejection of baptism by water; this was a useful way of highlighting how the focus of Friends on inward transformation differed from what he saw as the superstition of outward ritual.

George Fox's theology:

Let no man speak in an unknown tongue.

Let no one be put to death for chattel, for money or any outward thing.

Let all these things be taken away, he that will not speak a few words to his neighbor without money, freely without end, or reward, or bribery, and so bring it to a free Nation, and so a free people by the Power of God.

Let no one that is high, proud, or lofty, envious or scornful bear Office, for he will turn the sword backward and do Satan's work, which is to bring the world into a wilderness. For they that are hasty, proud in a mad blind zeal will turn the sword against the just.

Let no law be, but that man may ask a question. If it be a free Nation, let it be free.

Let none be persecuted and imprisonment as vagabonds who are moved by God to speak abroad God's Word freely and faithfully. Let none lie long in prison, for that is the way to spoil people, and to make more thieves, for there they learn wickedness together.

Let all this money, and stipends, and tithes, and hour-glasses for preaching by the hour be taken away from men, who make a trade of the Scripture

Let all that worship God, worship God in selflessness not in selfishness.

Let all the Burying the dead for money, and Marrying for money, and Christening for money, and Churching of women for money, let all these things be swept away, and let the Nation be a free Nation.

Let no man bear the sword that does violence to any man, or accuse any man falsely.

Let no Judge, nor Justice, nor Sheriff that is ambitious, highminded, bear rule, or bear any Government, for such do not stand in awe of God which is the beginning of the wisdom with which they should order the Creation to the Glory of God the Creator. They are out of the meek state and humility, and doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly before God, and they are an ill favor in the nostrils of God, and to all sober, tender people and sincere.

Let all these things for money, preaching for money, and singing for money be laid aside.

Let not preaching be a trade, nor the Word of God made merchandise of, and let not the Law be sold nor bought.

Let not them handle the Law that will not do justice without money; for those will not do justice, but will favor the rich for a fee, a gift or reward, which eates up the poor, and they will hold people in long suites, by which the cause of the just suffers and is often overthrown." - George Fox



Methodism

1738 John Wesley, an Anglican minister, begins preaching the precepts of Methodism which leads to the Methodist revival.

John Wesley intensely studied the Church Fathers and Eastern Orthodox Church. He attended Moravian meetings, heard a sermon of Dr. John Heylyn and seriously studied Christian religious sects.

John Wesley expressed strong disagreement with the doctrines of election and reprobation teaching that individual efforts towards holiness of heart and life could bring a truly holy and loving Christian to salvation.

The evangelistic teaching of John Wesley incorporated and melded Arminianist doctrine, Calvinist doctrine and Anglican doctrine as represented in the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion for use by American Methodists in the 18th century.

John Wesley believed that doctrine must be rational as faith and reason were synonymous.

John Wesley defined the witness of the Spirit of God as: "an inward impression on the soul, whereby the Spirit of God directly testifies to an individual's spirit that they are indeed children of God."

John Wesley believed a person must believe God's word for himself or herself - intercession was ineffective as redemption occurs only in a contrite heart.

John Wesley's strength as a theologian lay in his ability to combine seemingly opposing theological stances backed up by a reasonable interpretation of scripture. He was very good at dialectism.

John Wesley's evangelical theology, grounded firmly in sacrament, was his promotion of what he termed "Christian perfection," or holiness of heart and life.
John Wesley insisted that in this life, the Christian could come to a state where the compassion of God, or perfect compassion, reigned supreme in one's heart. To be made perfect in compassion meant that a Christian could live with a primary guiding regard for others and their welfare - "to compassion your neighbor as you compassion yourself.". This parallels the philosophy of Siddhartha Gautama.

Pentecostal denominations are descended from Methodism and the Methodist Holiness Movement.

Pentecostal soteriology is generally Arminian rather than Calvinist.


enjoy your rebirth


"In all the world's higher religions, salvation and enlightenment are for individuals. The kingdom of heaven is within the mind of a person, not within the collective mindlessness of a crowd.

Christ promised to be present where two or three are gathered together. He did not say anything about being present where thousands are intoxicating one another with crowd mania." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited



20th century Charismatic Pentacostal revivals

Charles Fox Parham obtained a minister's license from the Southwest Kansas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Charles Fox Parham's adoption of Wesleyan "holiness" theology with its crisis experience of sanctification branded him as a troublemaker and he surrendered his minister's license. Holiness preachers declared that following conversion, believers should seek for a "second blessing" to purge the desires of the flesh from their hearts.
Revivalism emphasized definable turning points in a Christian’s life as essential. Holiness preaching tended to center around Wesley’s sanctification teaching of a second crisis experience subsequent to justification which was commonly termed entire sanctification. From this it followed that it was the duty of those who had experienced entire sanctification to confess it and seek to bring others into this experience.

1898 Charles Fox Parham established the Bethel Healing Home and published the Apostolic Faith magazine in Topeka, Kansas.

1901 Charles Fox Parham founds Bethel Bible College in Topeka, Kansas. Forty students gathered to pray for the promised "Latter Rain" outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:23,28,29) hoping to acquire the supernatural spiritual power that marked the expansion of the Early Church.

In an intense atmosphere of expectancy Agnes N. Ozman became the first to "speak in tongues." Charles Fox Parham 'receives' the capability of speaking in "German" and "Swedish"; Agnes N. Ozman in "Chinese," and others in a variety of "foreign languages" including "Japanese", "Hungarian", "Syrian", "Hindi" and "Spanish". As there was no one in Topeka, Kansas who spoke any of these languages and as none of these "speakers of tongues" actual did any foreign missonary work it is unlikely that any of these spoken tongues were actual coherent foreign language verbalizations.

Charles Fox Parham noted that "Cloven Tongues of Fire" appeared over the heads of speakers of tongues. He believed speaking in tongues meant that an individual had been given the power by the Holy Spirit to speak and understand a foreign language to facilitate foreign missonary work.

Charles Fox Parham is considered to be the "founder of modern Pentecostalism." It is clear from history that both the Azusa Street revival and the Pentecostal revival that spread from Zion City (now called Zion), Illinois, grew from Charles Fox Parham's Latter Rain mythology.

Charles Fox Parham moved to Houston, Texas, where in spite of segregation, William Seymore, a one-eyed African-American preacher is taught Latter Rain mythology.

1906 William Seymore goes to Los Angeles, where his speaking sparks the the Azusa Street revival. Pentecostal denominations can trace their roots to the Azusa Street revival. The Azusa Street Revival of 1906.

Charles Fox Parham after observing "supernatural manifestations" of the Azusa Street revival declares: "The Lord is sick at His stomach!"



don't be afraid

1907 David Wesley Myland begins teaching the rudimentary mythology of the "Latter Rain."

The idea of a Latter Rain was present from the earliest days of Pentecostalism.

Many believed that the return of speaking in tongues and the baptism of the Holy Spirit marked the Latter Rain, near the End Times. The outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost had been the "Former Rain" that established Christ's Church, but the current "movement" of the Holy Spirit was the Latter Rain that would bring the Christ's work to completion, and culminate in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Rapture.

mid-1940's The enthusiasm and fire of the Pentecostal revival that started at Azusa Street is waning, and adherents are looking for another movement of the Spirit - seeking signs and wonders.

1947 William Marrion Branham, Percy Hunt and George Hawtin codify Latter Rain mythology as the "New Order of the Latter Rain."

1949 Latter Rain dogma leads to the condemnation of the "The New Order of the Latter Rain" by the Assemblies of God General Council. Many Latter Rain acolytes resign or are excommunicated for their involvement and form independent Latter Rain fellowships. Most of these fellowships are small. Their evolving mythology becomes increasingly heretical and, many degenerated into clearly definable cults - Church of the Living Word, The Body, House of Prayer, etcetera .

Some of those who kept the Latter Rain alive from that time and are a big influence in the new Latter Rain Third Wave are Bill Hamon, Paul Cain, the Kansas City "prophets", Vineyard and Harvest.

Latter Rain includes:
the placing of experience over exposition; baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit can be imparted through the "laying on of hands"; that Christ's Church is built upon the foundation the five-fold ministry of present-day apostles and prophets; the dominion mandate - the Latter Rain movement must overcome all resistance and destroy all evil which now prevents the return of Christ; when all enemies are finally dealt with Christ will be released from heaven to return to Earth, at which time Latter Rain acolytes will present the Earth to Christ as his footstool.

"After being ordained into full-time ministry by a RHEMA graduate and acknowledged prophet I started a small ministry called "Latter Rain Ministries." I had several cassettes and booklets by William Marrion Branham and prayed I too could have such a supernatural ministry. I, like many others, believed that the Lord had restored the office of the apostle and prophet. Many prophetic words were spoken over my wife and I regarding the move of God and the end time glory which was about to be manifested and our role in this coming move. Now I know that I, and all my friends in ministry, were Montanists to the core, (although probably none of us knew it at the time). It was only recently (within the last two to three years) that the Lord has opened my wife and my eyes to the Truth of His Word, which has been subsequently revealing the darkness of what we once gladly walked in. I know from personal experience the great attraction Latter Rain holds for people. Adherents want to be on the cutting edge of spiritual advancement. Adherents want to see God's power manifested, the sick healed, feel His presence, etcetera. The problem is almost all of what transpires in neo-Montanist congregations is subjective experience devoid of any solid Biblical foundation. The lighted ends up being used to prove the experience, it matters not where the texts are drawn from, and context is immaterial." - Rev. Robert S. Liichow

Latter Rain mythology condemnation by Assemblies of God include: overemphasis relative to imparting, identifying, bestowing, or confirming of gifts by the "laying on of hands" and prophecy; erroneous teaching that the true church is built on the foundation of present-day apostles and prophets; the suggestion that an intercessor could hear confession and absolve sin; extreme and unscriptural practice of imparting or imposing control over individuals by the gifts of utterance.

The Latter Rain movement, along with elements of the "Healing Revival" slowly dissolved into parts of the larger Charismatic Pentacostal movement. Dancing, lifting of hands and spontaneous praise are marks of the Charismatic Pentacostal movement. Some parts of the Charismatic Pentacostal movement have a blend of influences that may include both the Latter Rain, the Healing Revival and the Jesus Movement, elements distinctive from traditional Pentecostal theology.

"The flamboyant claims of the Charismatic are beyond tolerance and have succeeded in leading Christians to seek the 'gifts' rather than the 'Giver' and has already done untold harm to the people of God." - InPlainsite.org




1947 through 1957 Healing Revival Early Kansas City "prophets" with Oral Roberts, Jack Coe, William Marrion Branham and Paul Cain.

1965 Chuck Smith founds Calvary Chapel after serving as Paul Cain's Healing Revival campaign manager.

"In 1990 a shift occurred and the Apostolic movement began to be birthed. My wife and I have met no less than six apostles - most of whom used to be pastors, then prophets, and now apostles. Over the last fifteen years we have spiritually surfed various moves of the Holy Spirit and they all can be reduced to being nothing more than Latter Rain acolytes, only the error has progressed even more radically since 1947." - Rev. Robert S. Liichow

Two of the most prominent proponents of the mythology of Latter Rain are Paul Cain and C. Peter Wagner.

C. Peter Wagner, co-founder of the World Prayer Center, a non-profit corporation, and chancellor of the Wagner Institute, a non-profit 501c3, in Colorado Springs, is touted as a leading authority in the fields of church growth and spiritual warfare.

Morphed and evolved Latter Rain mythologies now include: Kingdom Now / Dominion mythology, Progressive Revelation, Revival/Harvest, Joel's Army, Replacement mythology, Post-Millennial Eschatology, Signs and Wonders, Spiritual Warfare , Ecumenism, Restoration of Apostles and Prophets, Jubilee/Feast of Tabernacles, and the Post-denominational Church.

Some leaders of the Latter Rain movement taught that as the End approached Manifest Sons would arise. These Manifest Sons, ones who have come into the full stature of Christ would receive the Spirit without measure receiving a number of "divine gifts", including the ability to teleport, to speak any language and to perform divine healing and other miracles. They claimed Manifest Sons cannot be deceived and do not deceive.

Manifest Sons claim they will restore man's rightful position as originally mandated in Genesis ushering in the millennial reign of Christ in which all people will be given full redemption - free from the curse of Original Sin, free from sin causing evil spirits to scatter before the triumphant power of Joel's army and all sickness, disease, death and desires of the flesh will end.

"A Man Child is birthed who is to bring about a dramatic change in the entire structure of the Church.The Man Child will bring full Apostolic Order." - vision given to apostle Paul Cunningham at the 2nd apostles gathering

During the early years, some of the most ardent critics of the Latter Rain and Latter Rain's Manifest Sons mythology came from within Pentecostalism, particularly the Assemblies of God. Leaders of the Assemblies of God were concerned that it glorified men among other things and pointed to the "ye are gods" dogma as evidence of severe theological error.

Major adherents of Manifest Sons mythology include: Earl Pearly Paulk, Oral Roberts, Paul Cain, William Marrion Branham and Benny Hinn.




holy ghost machine gun

"Are you ready for some real revelation knowledge ... you are God!"
Benny Hinn

December 31, 1989 A supernatural spirit enters Benny Hinn at the Orlando Christian Center, takes control of his mind and tongue to the point where he is unaware of the several future prophecies uttered. Benny Hinn claims he was drunk on the Holy Spirit and asks someone to tell him what he had just said.

"So my point is this, that there will be a manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. And it won't be this baloney that we've heard of in the past; I mean, there's been a few people tried to walk through a wall like this over here and knocked their brains loose, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a manifested son of god; if anyone walks through this wall over here, they're not going to tell you about it - I mean, they're just going to do it. And sons of god don't tell you they're sons of god, they'll just show you!" - Paul Cain






Toronto revival

Catch Your Wave/Finale

Free Donuts: Catch The Wave - Part One

1993 Randy Clark, a St. Louis Vineyard pastor, is despondent. In desperation, Randy Clark visits a Rodney Howard-Browne meeting in Tulsa. Randy Clark keeps going up to get prayed for and keeps getting knocked down by Rodney Howard-Browne.

Rodney Howard-Browne's manifestations - slain in the spirit, shakings, laughter - had to be an anointing of the Holy Spirit !

1994 Randy Clark, invited to speak at John Arnott's Toronto Airport Vineyard fellowship, puts to work what he has learned from Rodney Howard-Browne.

The Toronto revival has also been referred to as the "Toronto Blessing", "The Father's Blessing", "The Anointing", "The Awakening", "The River", "The Fire".

Randy Clark announces his sermon, "The Making of a Warrior."

Carol Arnott falls to the floor and slashes violently with an imaginary two handed sword for about twenty minutes.

Upon Randy Clark conclusion Carol Arnott delivers the following "prophecy":

"This is My sword, this is not man's sword, this is My golden sword. The ways you have been using My weapons, the methods that you have been using in the past, you are to throw them away because I am giving you My sword now and the old ways of doing things will not do. The old methods will not be acceptable to Me anymore because I am doing a new thing. Do not look to the yesterdays but look to the future because I am doing a new thing and this new way is not the old. This new way is new and you must throw away the old ways of doing things and take up My sword because My sword is made of pure gold and is purer and is mighty. If you wield it the captives will be set free, the chains will be broken and the healings will be manifest because it will not be by might, nor by power, but by My wonderful Holy Spirit. ...Let Me refine you and come and take up that golden sword for I will use you in ways, I will use you in ways that you can't imagine, but I must purify you first." - Carol Arnott channeling the Holy Spirit

People infected with "Fire of the Holy Spirit" exhibited the following behaviors: miraculous healing, hysterical laughter ("Holy Laughter"), physical spasms and jerking, weeping, groaning, shaking, 'drunkenness,' falling to the floor, slain in the spirit, roaring like lions, barking like dogs and "speaking in tongues."

Many traditional Christians consider these type of "supernatural manifestations", spawned initially by the Latter Rain/Manifest Sons mindset, lead to apostasy.

"If you're going to be concerned about deception, then please be concerned about the greatest deception that there is, and the greatest deception of all, in my opinion, is not to fall for teachings of a false prophet." - John Arnott

At first the Vineyard and Charismatic establishment embraced these "supernatural manifestations" as it brought out the crowds. After two years the Toronto Airport Vineyard was forced by John Wimber to resign from the Vineyard Association.

"A couple weeks ago, I talked about a new book by Christine Wicker called The Fall of the Evangelical Nation: The Surprising Crisis Inside the Church 2008. Christine Wicker was raised in the evangelical Baptist church, came to Christ at age nine, then grew away from the church, but kept a soft and warm spot in her heart for it. A major publisher asked her to write a book about what great successes the megachurches were as the spearheads of the evangelical movement. But after more than a year of research, the leaders within the churches convinced her that she was writing the wrong book. She went back to her publisher and took another year to write, instead, about the unreported fact that evangelical churches and numbers are declining, have not kept up with population growth for the past hundred years, and that we've been duped into thinking they were strong because they learned to manipulate the media very cleverly. They represent perhaps 7% of Americans, not the 25% we've been told – and the churches know this. She includes herself among the duped, as she was a religion writer for the Dallas Morning News for seventeen years." - Davidson Loehr




chain of command

21st century prophetic
apostolic culmination

The hallmark of the modern revival:
"submit now, think later"

Replacing God's compassion with a dopamine high is
the agenda of the New Apostolic Reformation.

"I know some of you are going to disagree with this. Don't you even stop to disagree. Revelation 12:5. If you disagree, just file it in `miscellaneous' and check it out. And don't bother with it; when we get to heaven we'll check it out and you'll find out I'm right" - Paul Cain

When any type of social grouping needs to slowly alter the beliefs and thoughts of a target group, they can effectively do this without harming or alarming the members of the target group, without incurring legal penalties while being supported and funded by those very people whom they seek to enslave!

The clever use of psychological operations disguised as revival entertainment in the form of music, atmospheric lighting, alteration of mood , crowd control, astounding testimonies to raise expectation, the noise, chaos, lack of time for reflection or thought - all this and more has been observed by revival watchers.

At revivals a repetitive beat, ideally ranging from 45 to 72 beats per minute (a rhythm close to the beat of the human heart), is very hypnotic and can generate an eyes-open altered state of consciousness in a very high percentage of people.

In an alpha wave state you are at least 25 times as suggestible as you would be in full beta consciousness.

Moving from a beta state of consciousness to an alpha wave state results in the internal release of the body's own opiates: enkephalins and endorphins, chemically almost identical to opium.

If you think you can attend such revival gatherings and not be affected, you are probably wrong.

An example is the case of a woman who went to Haiti on a Guggenheim Fellowship to study Haitian Voodoo. In her report, she related how the music eventually induced uncontrollable bodily movement and an altered state of consciousness. Although she understood the process and thought herself above it, when she began to feel herself become vulnerable to the music, she attempted to fight it and turned away. Anger or resistance almost always assures conversion. A few moments later she was possessed by the music and began dancing in a trance around the Voodoo meeting house. A brain phase had been induced by the music. She awoke feeling reborn!

Possessed by The Holy Spirit

The only hope of attending a gathering without being affected is to allow no positive or negative emotions to surface. Few people outside of psychopaths are capable of such detachment.

Some physiological disorienting tactics are well known (listed in KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation manual) - prolonged sessions of loud music, clapping, dancing, jumping, rolling around, flashing lights, laughing, shaking, speaking in tongues, people barking like dogs and allowing no dissent or opting out which is seen as blasphemy of the Holy Spirit - a never to be forgiven guarantee of eternal damnation!

Many who have been involved in "restoration" or "shepherding" fellowships as well as revivalist fellowships would agree that their lives were swallowed up by the people and events such that "natural life" disappeared and all social interaction took place with fellowship participants.

The fellowship, through leadership goals, becomes the adherent's only point of reference and anything outside of that mythology or fellowship experience is actively discouraged.

Anything contrary to the "approved" mythology is viewed as evil and "negative".

When an initiate experiences revival " supernatural manifestations", people "outside" no longer seem to understand him. Only the "anointed" seem to have empathy for the initiate because they share his fellowship experiences but the truth is what has happened is mirror neurons have been synched.

Initiates commit themselves to work for the exciting goal of 'restoration' - they have a common cause that binds them, and non-members simply "do not understand".

Those initiates who are not totally convinced are put down and pushed out - no critical thinkers allowed - while only the mindlessly obedient are praised and lifted up - becoming trusted members of staff and elders. Choosing to leave the community is to throw away one's only "chance in this lifetime for enlightenment and glory."

To spare themselves criticism or challenge, initiates avoid contact with anyone who has not shared similar experiences. Indeed, contact and conversation with those outside quickly angers them, because their perceptions are challenged and the initiation begins to break down. Social events, outings, meals and other day to day happenings are all confined to fellowship members, thus reinforcing the validity of the revival experience.

Understanding of cult-like behavior seemingly never occurs to fellows in modern revival movements!

Astute revival watchers understand the psychological techniques employed within current revival fellowships to promote the new mythology.

Joe Christian comes to the fellowship meeting confident that he is saved, filled with the Spirit, reasonably clean-living and with no major hang-ups. Once there, Joe Christian meets with hundreds or possibly thousands of people (all similar to himself) who tell him by their words and actions that he "resisting the Spirit" if he does not adopt the altered paradigm of the Third Wave.

Joe Christian thought he knew God and had experienced the gifts of the Spirit !

Life is basicaly GOOD ! Joe Christian looks around at trembling and paralyzed bodies; he listens to testimonies of thousands of conversions and miraculous healing !

Joe Christian sees angels, blue clouds of glory, power surges in the electrical systems, loud and intense music pulsates at 66.6 beats per minute, strobe light flashes, glittering gold dust descends, lightning strikes! splitting the lectern in two - anything Joe Christian formerly thought was the anointing of the Holy Spirit now seems like dull fantasy.

Joe Christian needs "more, more" if Joe Christian is to become a "proper Holy Spirit filled Christian!"

God urges us to fully use our minds - after all God gave them to us - to pore over "teaching" to see if it is according to God's Word, and never, never to become a mindless automaton willing to accept anything and everything we hear or are commanded to by the new "prophets and apostles".

If people can be trained to be ruled by their senses, they are more malleable, easily manipulated, and ready to be driven from one new lustful fad to another. The advertising industry has learned that by appealing to people's "felt needs" they can sell a new product. Likewise, the charamismatic New Apostolic Reformation movement has borrowed the same tools and strategies to market Latter Rain / Manifest Sons / Kingdom Now / Word of Faith mythology and practices to traditional Christianity – a group already saturated with, and desensitized by, the modern mass media dopamine driven culture in which we live.

Neoevangelical initiates immersed in the constant barrage of modern mass media, particularly dopamine generating advertisements, become trained to salivate upon the stimulation of dreaming of the next dopamine inducing "anointing".

Neoevangelical initiates fall for dopamine generating " anointing" - "new, better or more" - just like drug addicts. Forget truth, this "feels" so right! Sensational! The Holy Spirit is doing a new thing! Rush off to the latest signs and wonders "revival"!

The Holy Spirit makes people laugh like hyenas, bark like dogs and contort their bodies into - birthing positions? Slick new packaging helps to sell products. Likewise, sugar-coating dopamine inducing events with a spiritual patina works to sell new dogma.

So if you can be induced to attend the latest rally, revival, prayer event, training session or conference then the organizers know you can more easily be persuaded, seduced, manipulated and marketed to. Addiction to the latest dopamine high disguised as a outpouring of the Holy Spirit! If it feels good, do it! Whatever it takes!

From an early age we seek to please our parents and those around us - to do so wins approval. Compassion and approval are closely allied; therefore doing those things that bring acceptance and approval within a social fellowship are those things that, to our natural minds, provide us with security, compassion and a sense of belonging.

In modern mass media revival, there is a continual pressure to adopt the actions and beliefs of the majority. Instead of leaving it to the individual conscience, the false religious leaders make sure than anyone not conformed to the herd mentality is humiliated in public, isolated and kept back from any recognition of authority. No doubter will ever get to lead the worship team!



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"My heart was set to see revival but revival did not come. I spoke about God's demand for holiness and how revival would come if we met it. Two elders grabbed me by the arms and took me to an office away from the meeting. Another leader joined us and they decided that I must have a demon." - Gregory L. Robertson

"Apostolic people are people of vision taking dominion in the marketplace for the glory of God. As believers we are to establish Kingdom dominion and culture and represent the will and purpose of the government of God." - The Voice Magazine

"I foil the signs of false prophets and make fools of diviners and those who overthrow the learning of the wise turning learning into nonsense." - Isaiah 44:25

The Apostolic Culmination maintains the "New Apostles" are ordained through "visions, signs and wonders" and given supernatural power and authority to fulfill a task, rather than merely to convey a message.

The five-fold offices of the Church - Apostle, Prophet, (Neo)Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher - was first popularized by Latter Rain / Manifest Sons adherents.

The Apostolic Culmination was birthed from a combination of the Charismatic Pentecostal Latter Rain / Manifest Sons / Word of Faith / Kingdom Now movements, and thus includes belief in the ongoing ministry of the Holy Spirit within an adherent which includes:

- performance of healing miracles;

- supernatural signs and wonders;

- prophecy;

- revelation;

- formation of god within.

The Apostolic Culmination seeks to reform Christianity on a global scale beginning first with the local fellowship which is then networked to other apostolic fellowships which relate to one another as the Body of Christ.

"The reality the Lord has planned will always manifest first in the prayer life of His intercessors. As intercessors, He has called us not to wonder about the future, but to create it through the knowledge of His Living Word and prayer!" - Francis Frangipane, associate Kansas City "prophets"



Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders

Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders

"Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, "The Lord declares," when the Lord has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled. Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, "The Lord declares," though I have not spoken?" - Ezekiel 13:6-9

Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders has a recognized ability for the "prophetic gift." This self-proclaimed ability spread within the mega-churches.

Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders warned of terrorist attacks killing people on American soil if American did not pray fervently in the winter of 2000.

Current and past members include Paul Cain, Stacey & Wesley Campbell, Mike & Cindy Jacobs, Bart Pierce, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Doris & C. Peter Wagner and Mike Bickle.


Cindy Jacobs

2000 Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals of Intercession, Joel's Army, issues "A Prophetic Call to Revolution" to youth. This prophecy foretells that certain fellowships would become official "command posts for revolution" and that the Lord now was calling "radical revolutionaires."


"For I would say to you, my children there is a page turning in the heavenlies, and at the top of this page I have one word, and it's 'revolution'. And the Lord says, these are going to be days where I am going to trouble the enemy through you. These are going to be different days than you have ever known, and I am going to require sacrifice of you that you cannot imagine. I am going to require a sacrifice of your children, says the Lord. And the Lord says, I'm going to shake everything that can be shaken. I am calling from the north and the south and the east and the west." - Cindy Jacobs, channeling 'the Lord'




The Call

"Remember God so much that you are forgotten.
Let the caller and the called disappear; be lost in the Call." - Rumi

"The Call, D.C." is issued. "Will Work for Revolution" T-Shirts, purchased for $15 at The Call DC booth on Independence Avenue, identified attendants.

"According to Lou Engle, the PromiseKeepers gathering represented the turning of the hearts of the fathers to the children. Now, three years later, The Call is set to represent before God's throne the turning of the hearts of children to their fathers." [Generals of Intercession News]

The Call, DC was billed as "The vision is to call a solemn assembly of Christian young people and their parents to fast and pray for repentance and revival in our nation. The Call is about reconciliation between generations - adults and children. America's youth are facing their darkest hour. Beyond the Columbine massacre and the Wedgewood Baptist Church shootings, we are seeing a whole generation under satanic attack. One of The Call's main purposes is to "turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and turn the hearts of the children to their fathers."

The Call, DC was heralded as the commencement of "The Elijah Revolution". A companion website titled "The Elijah Revolution" features Lou Engle's prayer CDs, prayers for "The Elijah Revolution", "X-treme Disciples" and Joann McFatter's Temple Dance, all of which can be purchased at "The Revolution Store."

"A mighty youth army is gathering spontaneously, apparently out of nowhere. In the dark hours before the dawn, dew starts to collect on the ground that was dry the night before. It's an enemy's worst nightmare: to wake up and be suddenly surrounded by an army that appeared out of thin air! What had been an empty field the night before, is now filled with soldiers whose weapons and armor glint like dew in the sunrise. Overnight, an army of consecrated young people are going to emerge out of this present darkness. Though presently unseen, this vast youth army is already mobilizing. Invisible now, invincible later. This is an army like no other - ever. The millennium awaits them." - elijahrevolution.com

It is an historical phenomenon that revolutionaires with secular agendas have, through psychological manipulation, succeeded in transforming the Charismatic Pentacostal movement into an instrument of revolution to usher in Kingdon Now dominion directed by celebrity "prophets" and "apostles".

The origins of The Call, DC can be traced to the US Center for World Missions [USCWM] – an offshoot of Fuller Theological Seminary - and their Harvest Rock fellowship, whose pastors are Ché Ahn and Lou Engle. It should be noted that Fuller Theological Seminary married the study of religion with the study of psychology in the hopes expanding the reach of the neoevangelicalic order.

Lou Engle used the term "Extreme Youth" to describe the up and coming generation who were inspired - not by the Holy Spirit - but by video, audio, posters, etcetera to "GO TO DC and start another Jesus movement".

Directors as listed on The Call, DC website were:

Ché Ahn, CEO, Harvest Rock & President of Harvest Int'l Ministries

Lou Engle, Rock the Nations - Vice President; Executive Director for Mobilization of Youth
Tom Pelton, March For Jesus - Youth Mobilization
Larry Tomczak, Christ the King of Greater Atlanta - Youth Mobilization
Bob Weiner, Weiner Ministries International - Youth Mobilization

The list of Advisors to the Board includes many names linked to the New Apostolic Reformation :

Dr. Byung Kook Ahn Founder and Pastor Emeritus, Antioch Korean Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia

Ted Haggard Sr. Pastor, New Life Church Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cindy Jacobs President, Generals of Intercession Colorado Springs, Colorado
George Otis Jr President, The Sentinel Group Lynnwood, Washington
Marion Gordon Robertson Chairman, CEO, Christian Broadcasters Network Virginia Beach, Virginia

Dutch Sheets Sr. Pastor, Spring Harvest fellowship Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mike Bickle Founder, Friends of the Bridegroom Ministries Kansas City, Kansas
John Kilpatrick Sr. Pastor, Brownsville Assemblies of God Pensecola, Florida
Chuck Pierce Vice President, Global Harvest Ministries Colorado Springs, Colorado

Peter and Doris Wagner President, Global Harvest Ministries Colorado Springs, Colorado

Following PromiseKeepers "Stand In The Gap" came "The Call, DC", a youth gathering designed to ignite passion for world (neo)evangelization and revival. The Promise Keepers leadership was deeply involved, as was Youth With A Mission and leaders from every part of the global revival agenda.

"After "The Call, SF" in 2003 Ché Ahn, my spiritual father and apostle, sent me out to plant a fellowship on San Jose State University campus. I went through The Call School training on fellowship planting and it was during this time I received a revelation while reading the book of Acts those few days on a different approach to planting fellowships for the next generation. It would be using missionary methods of small group fellowships planting fellowships as in the book of Acts. The Lord revealed to me in the months after that I was to start a campus fellowship planting organization with the vision to spark another student volunteer missionary movement. This dream has begun as Ché Ahn and Lou Engle commissioned me to start "Campus Church Networks" a mission's organization with the vision to initiate and cultivate student-led fellowship planting movements on every campus in every nation." - Jaeson Ma (Campus Church Networks is a non-profit institution.)

The Call -Nashville




son of man

"Surely it is obvious, to those who wish to see and have had their eyes enlightened by Christ, that the professing church, Christendom, has become nothing more than a very successful business, reaping huge profits into the coffers of those who, wandering off the garden path, have been enticed by a desire for fame, fortune and universal acceptance. They have turned the Father's house into nothing more than a house of merchandise and are utilizing the secular world's resources and the secular world's methods to achieve what they believe to be spiritual success. The corporation churches, in the same manner as the corporations of the secular world, have definite characteristics that are clearly observable. They are human initiated and governed, management-based, profit-oriented, success-driven, client-friendly, product-focused (programs and services), and image conscious. " - Huge Skyborn

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