Someone (sorry, can’t recall who) mentioned in another thread Joyner’s interest in politics recently. I agreed its been evident he has been skirting the idea of becoming more actively involved for some time. Frankly, I don’t think its just Joyner, but others within the NAR movement, as was shown during the last election season when so many of them sent out prophetic words and letters concerning Sarah Palin.
Anyway, I came across this today at Elijah List and thought it was interesting: Rick Joyner Calls Christian Leaders Together for Unity, Strategy and Prayer
It appears he recently hosted a summit at MorningStar Ministries in which a new organization was ‘born’.
Almost two months ago we held a summit of Christian leaders at Heritage to address the major crises facing America, and the Church in America. It was an extraordinary gathering that has already been called historic and possibly gathered hundreds of leaders from the most diverse movements and denominations ever.
Christian businessmen and Christian politicians who want to learn about what we are doing and be a part of it. Obviously, we have stirred up something that has created a great deal of interest.
The desire for the Body of Christ in the U.S. to unite may be unprecedented, and it seems to be growing. This is a general brief on the organization that was born at this summit. This is being circulated for informational purposes, as well as to receive input from others who feel called to be a part of this.
At the summit, I was given a mandate to work with Mat Staver to form an umbrella organization for the sake of addressing the major crises that we came together to address at Heritage. In discussing this with Mat, we both felt that unifying what he was doing and what we came together for at Heritage was a bit premature, but felt we should pursue a close association.
(*Mat Staver: lawyer, academic, professor, and former Seventh Day Adventist pastor. Founding member and Chairman of Liberty Counsel since 1989 and dean of Liberty University School of Law since 2006.– see: What Pastors can and cannot do politically)
…We began our own organizational meeting on June 4 that included Anna Jane Joyner, Mark Nuttle, Nicholas Papanicalau, Gordon Pennington, Samuel Rodriguez, Lou Sheldon and myself (Samuel and Nicholas participated by conference call). We met for nine hours and accomplished a great deal in laying the foundation for an organization that could truly have a historic impact in our times.
…the Articles of Incorporation will be more specific, but this is just to give you an idea of what we feel called to organize. As one of the incorporators expressed, we are called to emphasize the vertical aspect of the Cross first—seeking God’s will and favor; and emphasize the horizontal aspect of the Cross second—which is influence with men.
Even so, because the horizontal aspect is on the table as part of our mandate, we concluded that we need to incorporate both a 501(c)(3) organization and a 501(c)(4) for mobilizing political action.
Though I have some thoughts on where this may be heading, and that’s all they are, thoughts, I’ll keep them to myself for now.