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The NAR & “The Awakening 2010”

This two-part article found at Talk2Action concerns some added information concerning one of the meetings mentioned by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp in his excellent article below, The Coalescing of the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism.

On April 15-16 the Freedom Federation, a recent coalition of Religious Right organizations, will be holding a conference at Liberty University titled The Awakening 2010.

This gathering of Religious Right leaders features familiar faces and familiar themes such as opposition to gay rights and reproductive rights. But the overall theme of the organization is reforming American government. The Freedom Federation includes established Religious Right organizations including the Family Research Council, Traditional Values Coalition, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women of America, and Wallbuilders, but notable is the inclusion of many organizations from the independent charismatic wing of the Religious Right which has been organized and streamlined under the auspices of C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and its apostles and prophets.

These include Lou Engle’s “The Call,” Rick Joyner’s MorningStar Ministries and Oak Initiative, Strang Communications, Cindy Jacobs’ Generals International, and Che Ahn’s Harvest International.

The conference is going to include the unveiling of a new social networking technology platform which will advance the communication network concepts already developed by the leadership of the NAR.

Their religious/political networks are used to disseminate prophecy and link their prayer warriors in all fifty states and around the world. The NAR “Spiritual Warfare” networks fall under the authority of Cindy Jacobs and Dutch Sheets.

Also on the roster are other New Apostolic leaders including Rick Joyner, head of MorningStar Ministries and the Oak Initiative. Joyner has been one of the leaders in the battle against health care reform and advertises his contacts with Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. His Oak Initiative page includes videos which demonstrate the worldview and goals of the organization.

At the bottom of the page is a video titled The Proper View of Capitalism. This is a segment of a film titled “Overview of America” produced by the John Birch Society.



One comment on “The NAR & “The Awakening 2010”

  1. The sad thing here from where I sit is this: if this movement gets a foothold in the government of the United States and is discriminating as to the platforms implied, True, Born Again Christians will be in as much trouble and controversy with them as those who are on the side of immoral behaviors they purposefully attack publically, such as abortion and gay rights.

    Having said that, it really doesn’t matter to me anymore who you align yourself with politically or morally, seeing, I too have been touched by the Master’s Hand and find everything second place in light of Him and His Glory in this world.

    1Co 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
    1Co 10:32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God,
    1Co 10:33 just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.

    Having been to a number of countries and sat at the head of the table as their honored guest, I can tell you that True Believers are far less important in the world today than the will of those governing. All governments oppose Christ.

    Be of good cheer, Jesus taught. Why? Because He overcame the world, governments full!

    This might be an admonition worth dying for, then?:::> 2Co 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
    2Co 6:15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
    2Co 6:16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    2Co 6:17 Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you,
    2Co 6:18 and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

    Now, with those Words of Scripture as our Scriptural foundation in Christ, what I find really really exciting is this, in all my visits to all the countries I have been too, I have found True Believers, living and dying for the same common salvation and Faith once delivered to the Saints! This Gospel of the Kingdom is not bound by governments of this world!!

    What then shall we say because of all these things?

    Repent and believe the Gospel, as the Gospel has no respect of governments. Governments are simply that, governors governing people. The Church is still the Church, no matter what governor does in governing his people.

    I don’t think God will send you to hell because you align yourself with any political movement in the United States. The Apostle Paul became all things to all people so that he might win some out of their circle.

    I do think we ought to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves if and when we would publically or privately align ourselves with any form of policy likeminded people that vies for a foothold and voice in the affairs of one’s natural State, though; in this case, those of the recent coalition of Religious Right organizations!

    Neither God, nor His Gospel are a respect of persons or religious right organizations. The very nature of a political movement is respectful for itself and in opposition and against any that oppose it as it tries to establish itself in the public discourse of organizations and movements.

    My final comment is simply to point to this wisdom, found in Acts twenty:

    Act 20:32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

    I have found resolutely that that admonition, Acts 20:32, works in every country that I have personally been to! And I suppose, because of that, that admonition will work in all the other countries that I haven’t been to, then and among all political parties, whatever their persuasion is in those countries too? ūüôā

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