"You say you want a revolution...Well, you know...We all want to change the world....
You tell me that it's evolution...Well, you know...We all want to change the world..." Revolution, The Beatles
The wildly popular Destination Churches are cropping up all over America. Known for their freebies, fun, casual atmosphere, good works and shallow theology, Destination churches are a global family of churches represented by over 1000 churches in over 70 nations. The mastermind behind Destination churches is New Frontiers:
“Every year, we have a chance to connect and celebrate with other New frontiers churches in the Midwest. Newfrontiers in the USA has a shared mission to plant reproducing churches in the top 100 cities in the country.” http://destinationchurch.org/category/newfrontiers/
New Frontiers is a global apostolic movement headquartered in the U.K. under the leadership and authority of Super Apostle Terry Virgo who describes himself as New Reformed Calvinist.
New Frontiers is connected to and supports the New Apostolic Reformation. According to the discernment ministry, “Discerning the World,” the prophetess,
“Cindy Jacobs is part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) Apostle/Latter Rain Movement (Joel’s Army) run by C. Peter Wagner and Chuck Pierce, etc. These new modern day prophets insist that the church is to be governed by them based on the structure of the Ephesians 4:11 Fivefold ministry---with absolute authority. Such leaders include Earl Paulk, John Gimenez, David Cannistraci, Ken Sumrall, Gary Greenwald, Norvel Hayes, Bill Hamon, Terry Virgo, Lou Engle, Rick Joyner, George Otis Jr., Bennie Mostert, Angus Buchan, Dirkie van der Spuy, Wendy and Rory Alex (God TV)…..”
In his best-selling book, "Strange Fire," pastor John MacArthur masterfully chronicles the unsavory history underpinning the modern Charismatic/Apostolic Movement (NAR) and its false prophets. The New Apostolic Reformation is both a breeding ground for scandal, bad doctrine, and spiritual chicanery and the fastest growing "Christian" movement in the world, and in his book MacArthur lays out a chilling case for rejecting its false prophets and for exposing their errors to the cleansing light of Truth.
In his own penetrating analysis of the New Apostolic Movement, Fr. Seraphim Rose notes that the spiritist manifestations (i.e., impartation, holy laughter, drunk in the spirit, roaring, barking, hissing, slain in the spirit) experienced in NAR churches are found in the occult New Age spirituality. The spirit that invaded the Charismatic movement during the 'Toronto Blessing' is not the Holy Spirit, said Rose, but the kundalini spirit (serpent power), the same spirit that ancient Egyptians, Hindus, yoga practitioners, and New Agers are familiar with. (Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose)
Kundalini spirit (serpent power) is imparted by laying on of hands, or Shakti-pat. The demon-possessed Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh, called the "divine drunkard" by his disciples and thousands of worshippers in India and America, encouraged his devotees to come and drink from him, meaning, receive his touch:
"His spiritual 'wine' was often passed on with a single touch to the head (Shakti-pat), at which his followers would collapse in ecstatic laughter. Another famous guru, Swami Muktananda, would hold meetings at which thousands of his followers from around the world came to receive his touch. They experienced uncontrollable laughing, roaring, barking, hissing, crying, shaking, as well as falling unconscious." (Rose, p. 217)
These demon-possessed gurus were imparting to their worshippers experiences they had undergone during initiation rituals and which they attributed to spirit-possession.
The Kundalini spirit-empowered apostles of NAR and their international affiliates propose to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. Toward this end they have created a vast interconnected network, a Leviathan whose tentacles stretch around the globe and into undiscerning local churches which they seek to transform so as to raise up a Joel's Army in order to rule the world. When Christ comes back they plan to hand over to Him a perfected world populated by perfected people. With respect to NAR's revolutionary transformational vision Vinson Synan, a NAR apostle said:
"In all revolutions there are noisy and dangerous times as the old order is replaced by the new....after the dust settles we can proceed to build the beautiful kingdom that the Lord has purposed from the foundations of the world." (FULNESS, Jan-Feb. 1990, Synan, p. 24)
According to Rick Joyner,
"What is about to come upon the earth is not just a revival, or another awakening; it is a veritable revolution. The vision was given in order to begin to awaken those who are destined to radically change the course, and even the very definition of Christianity. The dismantling of organizations and disbanding of some works will be a positive and exhilarating experience for the Lord's faithful servants...the Lord will raise up a great company of prophets, teachers, pastors and apostles that will be of the spirit of Phinehas ... this "ministry of Phinehas" will save congregations, and at times, even whole nations. …Nations will tremble at the mention of their name..."(THE HARVEST, Rick Joyner)
Brannon House of Worldview Weekend describes NAR as a network that by stealth and cunning has superimposed itself on top of nearly every existing denominational structure in the country:
"This aggressive networking has set up entirely new avenues of authority and accountability, until existing structures and theologies have been compromised and eroded, or completely taken over by the NAR and/or one of its related networks. And through its Dominionist goals, the NAR hopes that its network can superimpose itself over existing community, cultural and governmental structures across the land, which is referred to as the Seven Mountains." (C. Peter Wagner Spins the NAR, Worldview Weekend)
What are these seven mountains?
Here we see that NAR is not a revolutionary movement solely taken up with signs and wonders as the chief weapon to transform the church and subdue the nations. In its arsenal of weapons are subtlety, persuasion, pragmatism, and covert political, religious and cultural operations that work hand-in-hand with signs and wonders.
NAR is a 'Christianized' variation of the Promethean faith. Prometheus was the Greek Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to man. When Prometheus is incarnated in the human mind as the longing for Godlike power to remake man and the world it produces in the minds of men what the author James Billington called the “strange fire in the minds of men.” From this strange fire proceeds “the revolutionary faith” or “Promethean faith,” a Gnostic doctrine whose origin was solidified in “scientific” Marxist Communism:
"Communism is the culminating hubris of the Promethean man who reaches out for the world and means to remake creation. It is scientism gone political." (The Conservative Intellectual Movement, pp. 251-252)
Joel's army is on the march, and thousands upon thousands of undiscerning sheep have unwittingly enlisted in its' revolutionary army of darkness pretending to be Light:
“In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:4-5