Praise for YWAMers

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This is gonna sound a little bit strange coming from me but I wanted to get this in before any future posts about YWAM.

 

Essentially, every organisation is going to have it’s problems. Many individuals contribute to YWAM and as it has been going for a great many years now, it is likely that some problems have become institutionalised.

However, I happen to know a number of people who are involved in missions in South-East Asia and they are wonderful Christians. It doesn’t really matter what the leadership of YWAM is or isn’t doing. What matters is the individuals on the ground, who are ambassadors for Jesus.

Please pray for the missionaries in South-East Asia. They need God’s grace and God’s provision and Spiritual Boldness in these days.

 

Shalom


5 thoughts on “Praise for YWAMers

  1. I respect your concern for those involved with YWAM (we all should be concerned), and I do not doubt the love and sincerety of the majority of missionaries who have partnered with YWAM. I have friends who are missionaries with YWAM in Africa, but their version of christianity includes occultic ‘spriritual mapping’, and resembles witchcraft more than what was described by the Apostle Paul here:

    2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NIV)
    “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

    And here:

    Ephesians 6:10-17 (KJV)
    “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”

    Mark 9:42-48 and Romans 16:17-19 are also great sources of wisdom.

    YWAM was inspired by Loren Cunningham when he and Bill Bright both had experiences hearing the ‘audible’ voice of God with a similar message on the same day. It was the birth of the Seven Mountains Mandate.

    YWAM is not a movement of God. On the contray, it is quite the opposite.

    With that being said some of their zeal is admirable. Many christians could benefit from have half of the desire to reach the lost that most YWAMers have. The probelm is that the overwhelming majority of them are preaching another gospel and they don’t realize it.

  2. I continue to pray for missionaries who boldly go into parts of the world that are stricken by poverty and sickness. I recognize the difficulties presented when some missionaries have limited support and YWAM may be one of their only options for food and medicine.

  3. it may not be a move of God, but there are some wonderful Christians who are involved in YWAM. i support those Christians in spreading the gospel and living for Jesus – but do not support the YWAM organisation as a whole.

  4. Many wonderful Christians leave (escape) when they find it is not a move of God. Sadly, it is possible to be with YWAM for years before figuring out what dominionism really is, or that YWAM=dominionism. The whole experience can leave one spiritually famished.

    The video on this link reveals what they are all about:

    http://www.reclaim7mountains.com/

    Notice how they use Zig Ziglar as a positive example of reclaiming the ‘business mountain’. Ziglar has been a leading figure of the new age religion for decades. Cunningham, Lance Wallnau, and Os Hillman are examples of wells without water.

    It is my opinion that in order for us to give them our full support we must tell them the whole truth about YWAM. We must believe and not doubt. Believe that the Holy Spirit can guide YWAMers into all truth, and believe that we are commanded to preach the truth to them in love. I have been engouraged by the testimonies of those who have been set free from the dominionist movement. It really does matter what the leadership of YWAM is or isn’t doing.

    1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)
    This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

    Thanks for keeping this site going.

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