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Dominion Theology... The Stench And Foul Smell Of Joel’s Army

Section XV:A Sinister Twist... Dominion Theology, The New Age and The Antichrist.

Carol Brooks

Index To All Sixteen Sections

Section 1: History, Beliefs and Spread
Section 2: Manifest Sons Of God
Section 3: C Peter Wagner and The New Apostolic Reformation ... The Five-Fold Ministry
Section 4: Genuine New Testament Apostles Or Deluded Con Men
Section 5: Biblical Accountability and Authority
Section 6: Do Miracles Produce Faith
Section 7: Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare (SLSW)
Section 8: Identificational Repentance
Section 9: Portals To Heaven?
Section 10:  Civil War
Section 11:  Phinehas Spirit
Section 12:
Excuses For Gullibility
Section 13:  The Bible Vs. Dominion Theology

Section 14:  More Examples of The Leadership’s Inventive Interpretations of Scripture
You Are Here 001orange Section 15:  A Sinister Twist
Section 16: Fate of Joel’s Army
 

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Dominionism and The New Age
A Harmony of Goals

Dominionism and The AntiChrist
The Rider on The White Horse
Is None Other Than The Antichrist.
Juvenile And Preposterous Interpretations of The White Horse

Section XVI:  The Fate Of Joel’s Army. Promise Keepers And Joel’s Army. Conclusion

 


Dominionism and The New Age…
A Harmony of Goals
Boiled down to it’s essence, Kingdom Theology’s stance is that man can manipulate affairs in his present world and so create his own future. Now where have I heard that utopian, romantic, idealistic, fanciful, unrealistic and impracticable fairy-tale before? Why in both the Word of Faith (Name it Claim It) movement and the New Age of course. [See Sections on Word of Faith   and   New Age]

The very term “New Age” indicates that this earth, if not the cosmos, is on the verge of an evolutionary transition from the Piscean Age of rationality, to the Aquarian Age of spirituality, bliss, and harmony of all things. This New Age… a many headed hydra has, over the last couple of decades, become even more sinister with every passing year.  This incredibly huge network of groups, trusts, foundations, clubs, religious groups etc. share a common vision… that a new age is coming, a time of peace and mass enlightenment. This extensive network of like-minded people is working towards a one world government, a one-world religion, and a new ‘christ’ leader for mankind.

    A positive-sounding strategy for the future came out of the New Age movement. On its face it appeared to be a utopian solution. It is the teaching that man is a co-creator: that man possesses the unique ability to intervene in his own evolution as a species, and that he can alter the future by creating a more utopian planet. This Theosophical teaching – that man can become a co-creator with God – has now found a comfortable home in the neo-evangelical churches, particularly amongst those who hold dominionist ideals. [1]

Recent and influential New Age thinkers have spoken about a coming global cataclysmic event using varied terminology … a  “Planetary Pentecost”, shift, awakening, transition, transformation, global or universal consciousness, rethinking, re-imagining. In other words the present phase of human existence is one of transition..

And if you think these beliefs are limited to a few kooks crouched over crystal balls... think again. In recent years there has been an explosion of individuals and organizations (both large and small) who are actively working towards creating the conditions necessary for the Reappearance of the Christ or The Maitreya, by means of occult mediation, the Great Invocation etc. However perhaps an even more dominant theme, common to thousands of organizations, is the cry for “peace”. However, the problem here is NOT their motives (regarding their peace mission), but their methods... They seek peace by shaking hands with the devil, looking to a messiah (world teacher) to teach them how to live and to bring harmony to the planet.

[See The Global Alliance and The United Nations]

What is really fascinating (and repulsive at the same time) is that the so called church now echoes the terminology… Incredibly Brian McLaren has a web site called deepshift.org, and held a “Everything Must Change Tour” in eleven cities around the U.S. in early 2008. His site says “We Are In Deep Shift.

And not to be outdone Larry Randolph, who is associated with both the Vineyard churches and the Elijah list, has a book out called “The Coming Shift”, which is described on the Elijah list Store as

    The world is standing at the threshold of an unprecedented shift. In light of this reality, we must embrace fresh paradigms of change and uncover the passageway that leads from the "old" to the "new." [2]

The Dominionist vision of earthly glory for the Church and transformation for mankind fits in perfectly with the New Age aim to bring the whole world together in peace and harmony under the one they consider to be the messiah, who will help man achieve these goals. Compare the two

    Many New Agers openly teach that fundamentalist Christians, who refuse to give up their allegiance to the one true God of the Bible, are a threat to world unity and must be "removed" before the New Age can begin.

    Many Dominionist leaders believe and teach that the church has to indulge in a purging to bring about world peace… fundamentalist Christians, who refuse to give up their allegiance to the one true God of the Bible, are a threat to the Kingdom and must be "removed" before the world-wide kingdom can be created.

The common factors between New Age thought and Dominion Theology are underscored by the words of New Ager M. Scott Peck, whose books are also sold in so called Christian book stores. Chillingly, Peck could very well be outlining the belief of either camp. [All Emphasis Added]

    "When I think of what is required to bring an end to the arms race... it seems to me that a virtual second coming is required. In fact, that's what its all about. With all due respect to the traditional millennialists, I think what is meant by the second coming is not the bodily return of that one solitary man, but the coming of the mystical body of His true church, the coming of the Spirit of Christ to everyone, sweeping through the nations, sweeping through the world. Father, make us like Mary, to give birth to your Son, to give Him to everyone." [3]

And here is one more.

In this excerpt from the December/January 2006 issue of fourcornersmagazine.com, author Kathy Newburn talks about the New Agers who are doing everything in their power to create conditions suitable for the Masters of Wisdom to make their appearance.   [

    These Teachers … work to bring to an end the old and the undesirable ways of living and being and to make way for the new forms that will house the incoming light. They come in times of excess and apparent darkness--when humanity has turned its back upon the light and lost its way. [4]

For More Information See Alice Bailey and The Lucis Trust]


Dominionism and The AntiChrist
 

The Rider on The White Horse...
Both Dominionists and New Agers believe that their own group will emerge as the dominant world power. However the Bible presents us with a third and very different scenario… The one world power of the end-times will not be human, nor even Christian.. but Satanic. Both groups will eventually be in for a rude awakening when the “savior” the New Agers are expecting turns out to be none other than the antichrist, and the peace the church thinks it brought about turns out to be the brief period of the antichrists worldwide reign... The calm before all hell (literally) breaks loose.

The catch here, as Tricia Tillin points out in her article Ten Reasons to Reject Kingdom-Dominion Teachings, is that the Dominionist understanding of the End Times is largely Post Millennial… That Christ will return only after the church establishes a reign of peace and righteousness. They do not expect Tribulation but Triumph.

This is very dangerous, especially as both Jesus and Paul warned of a "man of sin" or a "lawless one" who would dominate much of the world at the close of our present age. [2 Thessalonians 2:3,4]. He is described in Matthew 28 as riding white horse which, of course, is in imitation of Christ who will ride a white horse into Armageddon.

It is entirely possible that Dominionists, blind to the true calendar of events, will accept this “rider on the white horse” of  Revelation chapter 6:2 as one of their own leaders who is fulfilling their skewed agenda.. that of bringing righteousness and peace to the world and ushering in God’s kingdom so that Jesus can return.

In fact, a White Horse theme is not unknown among these people..

In the tape "Visions and Revelations, Bob Jones talks about seeing a White Talking Horse “a couple of times in the '70's”.  The first time was “when an angel called Gabriel was Riding”. At this point Mike Bickle interjects… "The white horse always speaks in Bob's visions...In his vision it speaks of the corporate purpose that God is bringing to pass..."

Kansas City prophet Paul Cain stated, [Emphasis Added]

    "... This army is also in the New Testament. It's referred to as the man child. I know some of you's gonna disagree with this; don't you even stop to disagree. Revelation 12:25, if you disagree, just file it in 'miscellaneous' and don't bother with it. When you get to heaven we'll check it out, and you'll find out I'm right.

    Here it is -- this great army in the New Testament is a man child, Revelation 12:5; the overcomers, Revelation 2 and 3; the 144,000 servants, Revelation 7:3; the bride of the Lamb's wife -- see why they call me in on the carpet?...the revelation of the Lamb's wife, Revelation 19:7 and 21:9; and the white horse, Revelation 6:2; the first fruit, Revelation 14:4; the precious fruit, James 5:7; the wise virgins, Matthew 21:1-13; the manifested sons of God, Romans 8:19-23, and it's certainly a remarkable fact that none of these names are expressions applied to the saints of God at any other time in history, but all of them are in their context and promises showing undeniably that they belong to the end time. … this is the end time and God wants us to realize once and again, in closing, that there's gonna be a great company of overcomers prepared for this mighty ministry which I call the prize of all ages ..." [5]

While most of the above can be dismissed as one more example of the baseless bluster common to these people, one small section (in bold above) should raise the mother of all red flags..  Cain includes the white horse of Revelation 6:2 as one of the supposed references to the End Time overcomers…

He is not the only one.

In his book Apostles, Prophets and the Coming Moves of God, Bill Hamon says on Page 4

    “Take note that the name satan and related names are not capitalized. We choose not to acknowledge him, even to the point of violating grammatical rules.” [5b]

Later, on page 254, he says  [Emphasis Added]

    Look with your eyes of revelation and see what John saw in the heavenlies and prophetically wrote in his Revelation of Jesus Christ.

      …and behold a white horse: and He that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto Him: and He went forth conquering and to conquer (Rev. 6:2).

      “we are more than conquerors through Him,” Paul said in Romans 8:37. [6]

So it becomes crystal clear that Bill Hamon believes that the rider of Revelation 6:2 is none other than Jesus Christ since in every instance the word He and Him have been capitalized.

And then because Paul uses a similar word in Romans saying that we are more than conquerors through Jesus, Hamon jumps to the conclusion that Paul means that they are also going to go forth and conquer. This of course totally forgets to account for the fact that the verse immediately preceding this one says.

      Even as it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter. [Romans 8:36]

So, taken in context, what Paul is really saying here is that although a wicked world would always persecute and oppress the true followers of God, we have complete triumph over sin, and death.

Sadly what most people do not seem to understand is that the Seven Seals (Revelation 6-7) exactly parallel the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24). A side by side comparison of both these sections of Scripture leads to the inescapable conclusion that, in summary, both the Olivet Discourse and the Seals include, in the same sequence, both the events leading up to, and the actual tribulation of the church. Both then go into the Great Tribulation of God’s wrath… a period of time such as the world has never seen.

[See The Seven Seals and Matthew 24]


.... Is None Other Than The Antichrist
Some have associated this rider as Christ, since Revelation 19:11 says “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war”.  However the similarity begins and ends with the fact that they are both on white horses. The rider in 6:2 has a bow and a crown and is bent on conquest, the rider in 19:11 is dispensing justice.

When asked what would be the sign of His coming and of the end of the age, Jesus started with a warning that many would be led astray, which corresponds with the white horse of Revelation 6. The very fact that peace is not taken from the earth until the second seal or the rider on the Red Horse, indicates that the rider on the White Horse could be the World Leader, anticipated by much of the non-Christian world, who believe he will teach us to live peacefully with each other. This Messiah, that much of the world looks forward to, is none other than the antichrist, which is probably why this figure is portrayed as riding a horse the same color as Christ’s... He seeks to take the place of Christ, a deception that will fool many many people. The beginning of the end will not come with death and destruction but on the wings of peace… which will lull the global masses into a false sense of security..

So, on further consideration, Paul Cain’s statement that the “great army in the New Testament” is the White Horse of Rev. 6:2 may be far more true than even he realizes.


Juvenile And Preposterous Interpretations of The White Horse
Certainly there seems to be no consensus of opinion among these “prophets and apostles” as to who or what the White Horse is.. The interpretations ranging from the juvenile to the preposterous... Bob Jones discussed 'the white horse' in Revelation, when he and Rick Joyner spoke at a New Year's Eve service on December 31, 1997. According to Jones the Lord spoke to him about Revelation “a lot of years” prior to this. He goes on to say that the White Horse is Heroin which, of course, is a white powder.

    I was told what the white horse was in 1975.  Satan was on him and riding him and he was called 'Heroin' or crack cocaine, or drugs. Pharmacia, sorcery, the magical arts. And he went forth conquering. He didn't need a sword.  Heroin is called, 'Horse'… [7]

He also makes two other statements

    the red horse has been running ever since Anwar Sadat was killed"...

     I'm gonna tell ya what the Lord spoke to me about Revelations a lot of years ago. He said, "I haven't released much of the understanding on the book of Revelations yet… [7]

I guess this accounts for the very little understanding of the book of Revelation that has been displayed by these ‘Christian leaders’. It’s all the Lord’s fault.. He is the one that hasn’t “released much of the understanding” .. [Sarcasm Intentional]

Before wrapping this up, I have to mention one issue really intrigues me and that is why one branch of Dominion Theology bears the name …. “Joel’s Army”? Who in their right mind would want to be part of “Joel’s Army”???

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End Notes
All URL’s Accessed December 2009

[1] Sarah Leslie. The Manipulations of Dominionism.
http://www.discernment-ministries.org/NLJulyAugust_2006.htm

[2] http://www.elijahshopper.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=BK%2DLR003

[3] M Scott Peck. What Return Can I Make.  p.152

[4] http://www.fourcornersmagazine.com/ISSUES/DEC_JAN06/PDF/FC15.pdf

[5] Documentation of the Aberrant Practices and Teachings of Kansas City Fellowship (Grace Ministries), Pastor Ernie Gruen, n.d., published by author, pp. 220-221.
http://www.intotruth.org/kcp/Abberent%20Practises.pdf

[6] Bill Hamon. Apostles, Prophets and the Coming Moves of God: Destiny Image Publishers (July 1, 1997). Page 254

[7] http://www.harvestnet.org/lookback/godmanDec97.htm
 

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