We’ve all heard the gospel of money. (Tithing, WOF, blab it and grab it, etc.)
But have many hear heard of the gospels of Power and Vanity?
Behold the works of an old heretical movement, the Latter Rain movement, stamped out by the American AOG in 1949 as an heretical movement. It’s been underground for a long time and now it’s leaven has devestated the American church. As a result, I’ve personally boycotted buying American Christianity (even though I don’t buy much Christian junk anyway).
This movement has come back stronger then ever before. Through the last few years it’s hid itself under many names, Joel’s Army, Third Wave, Kansas City Prophets, New World Order, New Breed,Overcomers,First-Fruits,Elijah Company,The Bride,Phineas Priesthood, New Wineskin, New Wave,Kingdom Now, Manifested Sons of God, Manchild, I-HOP, The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR- where the ‘touch not God’s anointed came from). People who are apart of this heretical movement are Peter Wagner, Paul Cain, Todd Bentley (tattoo on chest), John Wimber, Rick Joyner (sadly), Sarah Palin, TB Joshua and many that fall into God TV and under the prosperity gospel sect too like John Bevere, Hagin and Copeland. Benny Hinn is the worst to fall in this category as he is all the above.
What makes this movement so heretical and evil?
Well. Let the movie ‘Jesus Camp’ do the talking.
This is the fruit of the movement and explains some of the reasons why the church is so rotten. Wagner has been the main driver behind the movement. Rick Joyner’s book’s Final Quest, The Call, The Harvest, The Torch and the Sword, although famous have been classics that have made the church swallow massive bones and take on the gospel of vanity and power. Their gospel message is simply that in the end times, generations will be raised up to bring forth or establish the Kingdom of God, therefore quickening Christ’s return. Other believe that those who are doing the will of God whil the rest of the church is asleep can choose whether to be raptured or stay back and fight, bringing forth the return of Christ and being beside him.
This explains the odd philosophies that America has with the middle-east in terms of Israel, themselves and Jesus. It’s through this movement that ‘America is the New Jerusalem’ comes from. This movement has also swallowed up other religions, movements and teachings such as gnosticism, New Age, Oneness Pentecostalism and free-masonry. Some critics go further and say occultism is in there as well with necromancy and shamanism (and other eastern religions). Rick Joyner talks to the dead in his book series also.
Under this movement, we can now see where the Money Gospel came from. But what is this vanity and power gospel about? If their focus is to ‘take cities for God’ by raising up the future ‘Joel’s Army’, how is the idea not appealing to the flesh that one church will raise up that generation? This is why there are too many churches focussing on young individuals in ‘biblical’ institutes but go through still lacking theological depth and discernment. Rick Joyner was among many of the Apostles and Prophets who commissioned Todd Bently in ‘raising up’ the coming generations to influence America.
I encourage people to post interesting articles on here in light of this disturbing division and uprise of such an heretical movement.
Here as some articles I have read and I’ve read many more too: