Mayday, mayday!

life preserverAn alarming alliance is forming — leaders in the apostolic-prophetic movement are joining forces with leaders of America’s Religious Right.

The result: These “apostles” and “prophets” are gaining credibility in the eyes of evangelicals. And their dominionist teachings — long viewed as heretical — are being embraced by a growing number of Christians.

May Day 2010 — to be held on May 1st at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. — will feature so-called apostles and prophets like Cindy Jacobs and Chuck Pierce praying for a spiritual revival alongside big-name evangelicals like Dr. James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council) and Wendy Wright (Concerned Women for America). See the full list of participants here.

May Day 2010 was the brainchild of Cindy Jacobs. The event’s promotional materials speak of “reformation” — a buzzword in the New Apostolic Reformation — and the day’s schedule is carved into seven time blocks of prayer for the “Seven Mountains of Culture” — another loaded term for those in the know. The “Seven Mountains of Culture” refers to the sectors of cultural influence that “apostles” are seeking to take over, including media, business and entertainment.

Another event featuring strange bedfellows was held last weekend at Liberty University — The Awakening 2010, sponsored by the Freedom Federation. The Freedom Federation is a hodge podge of faith-based organizations, including many from the Religious Right (like the Family Research Council) and several apostolic-prophetic organizations (like Harvest International Ministry).

This unlikely alliance got its start with TheCall events organized by “prophet” Lou Engle. Recently Engle has, unconvincingly, tried to distance himself from the apostolic-prophetic movement. The next Call event is set for Labor Day Weekend in Sacramento, California.

Keep your eyes on the growing partnership between the Religious Right and the apostolic-prophetic movement. And keep them on the increasing acceptance of these “apostles” and “prophets” by mainstream evangelicals.

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23 Responses to “Mayday, mayday!”

  1. johnnyringo Says:

    Are we in the last days? I think so and in so doing giving all adherence to Gods word, and it tells that that day should not come except that there come a falling away and that man of sin be revealed. It amazes me of all that wont stop and read and understand. They refuse the love of the truth and cling to men and their lies…could it be they can’t, they have fallen away and God has sent them a strong  delusion….Pray that God would give us eyes to see and ears to hear, it can only come from him!

  2. Ruitje Says:

    More and more charismatic ministries are teaching dominion. Even Aglow is teaching it now. They are showing their real face: they want power. Lance Wallnau is teaching at Morningstar about economics, Rick Joyner is also into ‘Kingdom Business’. It’s time to wake up and discern. I hope many eyes will be opened before it is to late.

    All those groups are coming in alignment (like they call it…). Beware of people like  Joyner that teach ‘civil war’ between greys and blues.

  3. Michael Says:

    Well Im just stunned that James Dobson would be affiliating himself with this event. I had always thought that he was fundamental in all of his teachings, and have listened to him for years. I do not consider him to be my pastor, but my church does have close ties to the Focus on the Family organization. And this has caused great concern that my Church may have leanings towards this as well – and I do not know it yet. So far, my Church has always referenced Jesus as the Christ, with no exceptions. If the Churchs as supposed to fall apart in the end, I guess we goers should be vigilent in what is being said at the lecturn. Meaning, if we hear something that doesnt sit right, then maybe its time to bail and find another Church. This blog update has really blown my mind as it is something I have never considered – always thinking that my evangelical Church could never do wrong or suggest that Jesus was just Jesus for the common good of all, and not the Christ.

    Michael in Colorado

  4. yfi Says:

    not only will  the dominionists gain legitimacy among evangelicals but evangelicals (affiliated with various ‘prophets’)  will become (more) legitimately ridiculous in they eyes of the secular public…

  5. cozy Says:

    While I’m disappointed to hear Dobson is joining this, I’m not surprised.  Ever since he threw his whole support behind the Prayer of Jabez heresy, I stopped listening to anything he had to say.  I think this is more evidence he has gone off the deep end.  So sad.

  6. Scott Says:

    It would be interesting to write Focus on the Family and find out what they think of the dominionist point of view.  My experience, even with large organization such as that, is that most people do not have a clue.  They just see them an a charismatic branch of the Body of Christ the same as Assemblies of God and others.  But people, in the last days, are ignorant of the truth.

    I recommend we all write FOF, and Dobson, and see what we get back.

    Scott

  7. Ruitje Says:

    The dominion theology is spreading, and also the teachings about the ’7 mountains’. In Holland is an organisation ‘Revival Alliance Netherlands’ and they are showing their real face too: they want to get leaders together who are working in the ’7 mountain’ area’s. In Holland people don’t know the dangers of this false theology, and people just follow these groups.

  8. Mary Ann Says:

    Ruitje, I found info about the Revival Alliance Netherlands on the ElijahList web site:  http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word/7530

    I noticed it’s a “Paid announcement.”   :(

  9. Ruitje Says:

    @Mary Ann, Revival Alliance Netherlands (RAN) is started bij TRIN that offers these conferences ‘Heaven on Earth’. TRIN invites all those false prophets and teachers from the US and Canada…

  10. lillyann Says:

    Yes, these false teachings, along with contemplative “prayer”, which is really mysticism and has its roots in the occult, are gaining such approval in evangelical churches.  I’m also concerned about the reverence for mother earth and the interfaith dialogues, although the mainline churches have been going there for years, along with the social gospel (another thing being pushed on evangelicals churches).  I am now, sadly, leery of our even our newly found church, a Sovereign Grace Ministries church, for praising Mark Driscoll and the Acts 29 network of churches he has founded.  Recently, one of his churches in WA state hosted an interfaith day with Muslims, which was coordinated with CAIR and its ties to terrorists groups.  Even the FBI won’t work with CAIR anymore.  There are very few actual Biblical, gospel focused churches available anymore.   God is in control, however, and He will be our resting and hiding place, even if we are persecuted for clinging only to Jesus Christ and Scripture rightly divided.

  11. Lindsey Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIQensOtIzA

    Here is Pat Robertson and Al Franken ‘uniting’ for the world…..also, Hinduism and Buddhism are in MANY churches guised in Christian friendly terms; many Christians now meditate and do YOGA, not knowing this means to YOKE…

  12. chris Says:

    As the latter days come upon us we will see most religious groups unite and form the
    world apostate church. As it states in the Bible- even the elect shall be deceived-
    my opinion of elect is the church leaders from most  religious entities.

    Guess the majority of true believers will be forced to do home or underground worshiping  during the coming years.

    May God open their eyes to the deception that Satan has spread upon them.  Many will be deceived because they believe a lie.

  13. Paul Bortolazzo Says:

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    “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Mat. 24:24)
    It will only get worse. The great signs false prophets will be so deceptive even believers will have difficultly recognizing the real from the counterfeit. This is why spiritual discernment is so critical. Today, there is a movement among those professing Christ called Dominion Theology or Kingdom Now. It teaches the church must take dominion over the powers of darkness before Jesus can come back. Ryan Wyatt is convinced God isn’t coming back for a beat up, bruised, broken, bride [50. Todd Bentley-Ryan Wyatt, T. 0:01-2:22] He declares the church must be restored to spiritual and physical dominance before the Lord can come back. Wyatt, a self appointed prophet, tells his spellbound audience Jesus physically visited him in his hotel room and told him He was pouring out anointing oil upon the overcomers. To followers of Kingdom Now this isn’t about overcoming the Beast. Their aim is to take back the power Satan is exercising over the nations. Beware saints; the restoration of earth will take place after the day of the Lord not before (Acts 1:6-11; 3:21, 2 Pet. 3:10-13). No amount of praying or proclaiming will ever be able to change this. The Son of Man is coming back to shorten the Great Tribulation for the sake of the church (Mat. 24:21-22). If He didn’t, the very elect would not survive the worldwide persecution by the Beast. Jesus will also be delivering the saints before the earth melts during the day of the Lord (Zep. 1:14-18, Isa. 13:9-11). The apostles and prophets of the Bible tell us why this world is being taken over by evil (2 Tim. 3:1-5; 4:3-4). The only way to overcome such wickedness is by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Rev. 12:11). When the Antichrist promises peace and safety to the world, how will the followers of Dominion Theology react? Will they reject this lie by overcoming through the resurrection power of Jesus? Or will they depart from the faith by joining a Christ-rejecting world which will eventually melt with fervent heat (2 Pet. 3:10-12)? Let’s be discerning; may we be found praying for the will of the Father and not against it (Mat. 7:21).

  14. Ray Walker Says:

    I have always known that the devil will give himself away if we would wait, look and listen. That is just what I think when I see the website “spirit of error”. I do not always agree with some of the things that are said or done, but I have learned that I do not need to be throwing rocks at others. If and I say IF they are wrong, the Lord will take care of them. We do not need self appointed “apostles of correction” sitting in judgement of what others are doing. We always judge others worst against our best behavior and consequently come up with a declaration that I am more god like than they are. “Love covers a multitude of sin. Self righteousness judges and exposes. Do those we sit in judgement over claim to be born again believers in Jesus Christ? If so, they are family. I guess the real question would be love or judgement! Cover or expose! It appears to me it is judgement.

  15. deepsquatter Says:

    This is nothing new.
    God chose to  turn Israel over to false prophets and teachers before and He is doing the same today to the  blab it and grab it,  self- professed “Christians”of  today.
    The AntiChrist is in the earth in spirit, in the spirit of the false christs and those who follow them.  Was Jesus referring to an eventual specific individual manifestation of the antichrist  and/or/also a corporate one??

  16. Bonnie Says:

    I don’t think we have to judge others the Bible teaches we will know them by their fruit . I think that the fruit ( works , teaching and the way theylive  ) speakes for themself. If it dosen’t line up with what the Bibles teaches as truth then the fruit will be rotten. ( False teaching)

  17. Leah Says:

    If you notice, there are new books out like, “Why your children will leave the church and what you can do about it.”

    This is very disturbing to me.  My family and I “Home Churched” for about 6 months after seeing the church leaders of a particular church we attended cast stones (figuratively) at a young couple.  Not that they weren’t condemnable, they were, but we are not to do the condemning.  So my family left.
    Now we attend a church that has no Spirit.  People are nice on Sunday’s and Wednesdays, but there is not love beyond the church doors.

    It is my belief that the “Secular Church” is what God is calling His people OUT OF.  An underground church will become the norm pretty soon if God’s people do not repent.

    “If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.”
    Not God is calling His people to seek Him and turn from OUR wicked ways.  I believe we may be more wicked that we can possibly understand right now.  Lord Jesus, help us!

  18. Chaya Says:

    I enjoy Holly’s hard work and research on finding and ferreting out false prophets and false teachers.

    I know this is almost 3 months overdue, but I did attend the Mayday. A friend asked me to join her so I did. But before I went, I couldn’t feel excited for the Mayday prayer, which was unusual. Then when I got there, I could sense something strange. I asked another friend who came with us about what she thought about the whole Mayday prayer and her response reflected mine, that it all seemed a little “off”.

    A few nights before the Mayday, I came across this article (I’m affiliated with another forum that is connected to this blog). So I went being aware to what to watch for, thanks to the Lord.

    Though I went, nothing big happened, just a lot of prayers, but the way some people prayed or talked seemed off and just strange.

    So, this is a comment from someone who went.

  19. Diane Says:

    I’m reading this and realizing this blog is setting Christians against Christians – and if you all think that the above named “false prophets” are ALL unsaved and going to hell, I fear for your stability as Christians, too!  C’mon people – Jesus, Himself, said, “If they’re not against us, they’re for us.” These people are praying for God’s presence in American society and politics.  A wrong focus?  NO!  Let’s not be back biters.  God hates those that sow discord among brethren – we need to be careful.

  20. trish Says:

    I had been exposed the teaching of the 7 mountains for a few years. I had never really been convinced it was what scripture taught. I was asking the Lord to help me find scripture for this. It was about a week later when I was reading in Revelation 17, I  came across the seven mountains in verse 9.
    “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.
    Interesting to see what God is saying here. You will need to read the whole chapter to find out the content. I was so grateful God showed me scripture to share. Praying for all who are in this deception.

  21. M.K. Says:

    I find the union of church and state frightening. Pray for our leaders, yes. But I’ve experienced first hand what happens when the NAR style of apostles takes over most of the churches in a community. There is no place to run to where they won’t hunt you down and try and force you to come back into “submission” to the leadership that you offended by questioning them or their theology. Dissenters are persecuted. But at least they don’t have civil authority to go after people in a legal sense.

    I can only imagine what happens when they get politicians on their side.

    This is why the reformation had to happen, and we are losing our hard won freedoms in the west faster and faster. We DON’T need to help that along by creating a horrific powerful church state union in which dissenters are persecuted.

    This can and will become a “christianized” version of Sharia law. It’s bad enough that freedoms of thought and speech and assembly are being eaten away (Snowdon is right about the abuses of the NSA) but can you imagine the way this could go if government is “helped” by the NAR and in turn “helps” them?

  22. Redeemed1953 Says:

    I have suspected for a long time that about 98% of the “church” is apostate..

  23. Jeff Says:

    With the SBC seeming to fall in line, and, really, acting like the NAR itself with their own abominable churches such as New Spring and Elevation, we’re watching Biblical prophecy unfold before our eyes. The last 6 months have seen big names in the NAR presenting in-your-face embracing of the Catholic Church. The likes of Engle Bickle Todd White and others reveal that we’re headed to what all the old-timers have been warning about: An ecumenical, one-world religion.

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