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The Elijah Revolution

 Colossians 2:8 

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."

Lou Engel, Vice President of Rock the Nations and Call, D.C. Executive Director for Mobilization of Youth states that this event - in conjunction with the Promise Keepers Sacred Assembly of October 4, 1997 -- will be the fulfillment of Malachi 4:5-6:

The promised outpouring of dreams visited the lives of church fathers all through Christian history, including Augustine, St. Bernard of Clairveaux, and St. Therese. "Pilgrim's Progress" was revealed to John Bunyan in a dream, and the origins of John Newton's well-loved hymn, "Amazing Grace," also came from a dream he received!"

For a discussion on Joel's prophecy, consider:  Regarding Joel's Prophecy: Some Thoughts

Referring to the quote in the section entitled "Dreamworks", the question was asked, "does God speak in dreams?" Part of the answer included these remarks. 

The promised outpouring of dreams visited the lives of church fathers all through Christian history, including Augustine, St. Bernard of Clairveaux, and St. Therese. "Pilgrim's Progress" was revealed to John Bunyan in a dream, and the origins of John Newton's well-loved hymn, "Amazing Grace," also came from a dream he received!"

The five names listed as examples to be followed are not those of believer's to be exemplified. From the article "The 'god' In Every Man," we read about what a Theocracy involves and some of those who have held to that view. Included in that reference is a quote concerning John Bunyan.

"Theocracy of course falls in with the entire Dominionist, Restorationist, social gospel theology adhered to by many in 'christendom' today. From Joel’s army to the Christian Coalition to the likes of the Millstat Forum, all believe in a 'Christian theocracy.’ Another influence on Quaker doctrine was a group called the Familists or "the Family of Love".  These were: 

"...followers of the Dutch merchant Hendrik Niclaes (circa 1502-c. - 1580), who were communitarians in life-style and mystics in theology... Members followed the pantheistic, antinomian teachings of Niclaes and were under his leadership. They professed Christian perfectionism influenced by Anabaptist teachings, but they renounced specific creeds, dogmas, and liturgies, calling for a mystical unity of believers inspired by divine love... Queen Elizabeth I condemned their books in 1580 and sought to jail the believers. They persisted, however, and King James I claimed they were responsible for the rise of Puritanism. It has been thought that John Bunyan received inspiration for his Pilgrim's Progress 1678- 84 from Niclaes's writings..." 18   

Authors Reeves and Gould, state that the ‘familists’ taught the deification of man.  

"...Ephraim Pagitt, in his heresiography (1645) similarly accuses the familists of teaching the deification of man as the Everlasting Gospel." 19

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2 Timothy 2:3-5 

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

John Bunyan was a mystic and familiast. St Bernard of Clairvaux was the the Protector of The Knight's Templars in 1128. According to H.W. Koch, in his "A History of Prussia"

"St. Bernard of Clairvaux, who had issued the Rule of the Templars to two knights, Hugo of Payens and Godfrey of St. Omer; rules closely modelled on St. Bernard's own order, in a spirit of profound Christian devotion and strict asceticism... St.Bernard called for recruits for the Templars."[p.1, Dorset Press, 1978] 

Clairvaux's order, called The Cistercians [http://www.cistercian-usa.org/history.htm] and also known as the white monks because of the wearing of white robes, are a monastic order which was not connected with Rome. That reason allowed them to unite with and became a refuge of the Celtic Church of St. Columba. In fact most of the Celtic abbies became Cistercian monasteries. The Celtic Church of course is druidry. See: http://www.stcolumbacenter.org/stcolumbaessays.htm for understanding of these connections.

St. Therese, a Carmelite nun, was canonized by the Catholic church in 1925. A shrine is dedicated to her as shown at the following website. http://www.saint-therese.org/littleflower.htm

These then, are some of the examples given to young people to follow. Referring back to Acts 2:18 we read, "...I will pour out in those days of my Spirit;" which could be an indication that the days of the Spirit will conclude at some point. Many believe the appearance of the anti-christ hinges on a removal of the Holy Spirit, whom many see as the restrainer. Those who read and listen to the gospel as found in the New Testament, not new revelation today, will not be deceived.   

2 Thessalonians 2:5-14 "Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Psalm 76:9-10 suggests God is the restrainer of wrath, " When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain."

Those seeking after signs and wonders, dream and prophesying's, which we know Scripturally were fulfilled prophecy in Acts 2, are leaving themselves wide open to acceptance of the show of power and signs and lying wonders of the "Wicked." These must mimic what took place at the pouring out of God's Spirit so that there will be the appearance that these workings are Gods validation. The illusion must appear to be no different than what took place to validate God's chosen apostles. 

 

Nazis or Nazarites or Simply Deceived

 

1 Peter 1:11,13-14

"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; ...Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well."

Continuing with the evaluation of the Elijah Revolution information, under their section "Nazarites" is the article "Nazis or Nazarites". Part of the article reads:

"The Hinge of History

"Revolutionaries live with blazing passion for their vision. They have no side issues. They influence society more than society influences them. God also has His revolutionaries who turn nations upside down. The Old Testament tells us about holy counter-culturals called Nazirites who did not cut their hair, drink wine or defile themselves in anyway. They could never be near a corpse - not even to attend the funeral of their own family members. John the Baptist, Samson and Samuel were all called to be lifelong Nazirites. Nazarites are God's answer to a nation in crisis, morally decayed and spiritually bankrupt. Nazirite consecration was extreme - but it was never legalistic. Nazirites were not to go near a dead body and I believe this represents staying away from "dead works" born of legalism and not love. Giving everything you have to the poor but having no love means nothing. Dying a martyr's death without love is just an empty gesture."

Jesus Christ is God's answer to a nation in crisis, and He is dealing with individuals. We cannot stop what God Himself states must be. We as Christians may live as examples, but we can't stop people from rejection of Christ and all the sinful living that entails.

Jude 3-4, 8

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ... Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

The article continues:

"...Phenomenal Influence

God is looking for wild men and women who will live with a fearless devotion to Him. John the Baptist lived in obscurity on the fringe of society. Yet his few short years of ministry and his controversial message shook the Jewish nation. Josephus, the Jewish historian, tells us that king Herod actually feared John because of his tremendous social and spiritual influence. John was not preaching in an air-conditioned auditorium or the palaces of his day, yet some estimate that 750,000 people went out to the desert to hear John during the 18 months of his preaching. That's 40,000 to 50,000 people a month! Nazirites refuse to live by society's quirks and demands. Exert peer pressure instead of responding to it. Then may influence like that of John the Baptist be yours, turning our world to God.

...A Nazirite and a Pharisee had much in common: both were zealous for God. Both fasted frequently. Both lived in separation and purity. Yet John, the greatest Nazirite of all, did not commend the Pharisees for their piety. He fiercely rebuked them. Why? They were filled with self-righteousness. We are often no different today. We appear to be spiritual, but we are only religious. We honor our traditions and miss God. As a young man I missed the Jesus Movement because I was religious. Signs and wonders were taking place all around me, and people were getting saved. But like the Pharisees who missed God when Jesus was right in front of their eyes, I missed God when the Jesus Movement swept through California. In fact, I left one Jesus People meeting in an angry mood, cursing God for what was happening there. I was the leader of my youth group, but I had no spiritual desire. I was not hungry for God.

....The prophet Amos condemns the society of his day for refusing to honor the holy calling of some young extremists. He rebuked the parents for not allowing the prophetic gift to explode in them. "I also raised up prophets from among your sons and Nazirites from among your young men...But you made the Nazirites drink wine and commanded the prophets not to prophesy. Now I will crush you as a cart crushes, when loaded with grain." (Amos 2:12-13) There is a curse that comes upon a nation when its young Nazirites are not allowed to fulfill their calling. To forbid holy extremism is to foster demonic extremism.

...The rise of neo Nazism in this nation, should greatly concern us. This deceptive ideology of hatred has already gained a foothold in our high schools. What God has done once, He will do again. Even as John called his generation to prepare for the physical coming of Jesus, so God is raising up young people who will prepare the earth for the Second Coming of our Lord.

You live in a season of history that your forefathers would have longed to see. Find out what God is doing in your generation and give yourself to it. David did this: "For when David had served God's purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep…" (Acts 13:36) So must you, for in every generation and dispensation, there is something that God wants to do. To miss it, is to miss the purpose of God for your life! God is again looking for Nazirites who will open the door for the next move of God. This responsibility may rest on one man or woman, or there may be many. Whether one or many, this generation is to be the hinge upon which all history hangs."

There could be much said about those statements. 1 Samuel 15: 23 "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry."

The whole writing is about reconstrucionist/dominionist tactics. God may use people, but He opens the door. He is the one who leads and directs a man's step. Yes, we need to be witnesses and set an example concerning moral issues. But our home is not here. 

Psalm 37:

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Hebrews 13:14  

For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Those that think that this generation of young people is what our "fate" hinges on, are at the very least Biblically inaccurate and promoting "vanity of the mind." God is in control. And He will deal with all the injustices, sin and immorality. 

Ephesians 5:6

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

2 Thessalonians 1:6-9

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;"

Youth aren't to be placed in leadership positions. Paul wrote regarding leadership in 1 Timothy 3:6 ~ "Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into condemnation of the devil." It was a warning, for a young persons spiritual protection. 

Youth That Got Old

Like most false prophecies and teachings, there are contradictions. Youth aren't the only candidates for being Joel's Army and Elijah's Revolution. Paul Cain claims that as a young man he envisioned Joel’s Army in training and graduating to fill the stadiums by the thousands. At the 1995 Prophetic Power and Passion Conference in Alabama, Cain recounted his dream and that PK is the realization of his prophetic vision:

"And I had a dream that became a recurring dream, and it was about all the stadiums -- and we've told this hundreds and hundreds of times all across America, all over the world, in fact -- and I saw these stadiums and football fields, soccer fields and sports arenas, all of them filled with thousands and thousands of people, sometimes over 100,000 in each place."

Co-founder of PK, James Ryle, responded positively to a question whether Promise Keepers could be the fulfillment of the prophetic army in Joel 2: "Yes. . .300,000 men have come together so far this year under Promise Keepers. . .Never in history have 300,000 men come together except to go to war. These men are gathered for War."

Reminiscent of Charles Parham's "Christed Church", the Suitable Helpers newsletter for women participating in Promise Keepers stated in February of 1995: "Our Lord is calling out a great host of men ready and willing to become ‘Christs’ in their homes. In grand, bold sweeps, God is mustering an army."

Keynote speaker Wellington Boone, of Wellington Boone Ministries, a popular speaker at Promise Keepers rallies "declared Promise Keepers to be the fulfillment of Joel with the outpouring of God in the last days." [The ACCC Report, Dr. Ralph Colas, June 1997]  

Various "discernment ministries" reporting on the formation of Joel's Army have projected that this militaristic dominionist church is, not the fulfillment of Joel's prophecy, but rather a resurrection of Germany's Third Reich which will finish the job Hitler failed to accomplish.  Al Dager warned on the inadvisability of religious-political coalitions: "We would do well to take a lesson from history and remember that Hitler made his plea for acceptance of Nazism based upon a platform of anti-communism, anti-homosexuality, patriotism and morality."9

 The Christian Conscience [4/95] cited Richard Terrell's Resurrecting the Third Reich as a precedent for the future enlistment of Christians in a global S. S. --

"What was to take possession of the German consciousness was a militant romanticism . . . According to this way of thinking, the Divine Spirit is manifested in the spirit of a people, in their collective genius and total culture or Volkgeist . . . Germany developed a kind of communal mysticism which contained its own Teutonic concept of a chosen people, called to redeem civilization from its decadence . . . rallies were glorious pageants that stirred the emotions, which depended not on any revelation of Scripture, but on pure feeling . . . Even today, still photographs of these meetings have a powerful and gripping presence. . .The Volkish concept of the social organism was effectively symbolized in mass meetings that expressed a sense of eternity, awe, and mystery, effects stimulated by cathedral of light nighttime mass meetings in which antiaircraft lights sent brilliant shafts of illumination into the darkened sky.’ 

"Is Promise Keepers creating a new folk religion? The large mass rallies, the exaltation of emotion over reason, the lack of doctrinal integrity, the taking of oaths, the focus on fatherland and fatherhood, and the ecumenical inclusion of aberrant esoteric doctrines bears a disconcerting similarity to an era which gave rise to one of the most dreadful armies in history. The infiltration of Manifest Sons of God doctrines into Promise Keepers combined with New Age ideologies appears to create a new American folk theology: pantheism, the idolatry of self, the belief in a divine mandate to take the land, the superiority of a group, and the necessity of group hysteria."

Hideous visions of hordes of armed Christians come to mind as one reads these analyses of the current mobilization of the Church Militant.   Most of us cannot envisage the typical Evangelical believer, however uninformed or undiscerning, provoked to such extreme violence.  

"Agents provocateur" are people who infiltrate an organization with the deliberate aim -- on behalf of a quite different organization -- of discrediting it.  Many Evangelical, Pentecostal, Charismatic and other ecumenically minded leaders are members of the Council for National Policy, the 500+ member organization which plans the strategy of the Christian Right in the United States. Anyone who undertakes a study of the profiles of  CNP founders and past/present officers will be shocked to find that nearly ALL are affiliated with such organizations as the Knights of Malta, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon, the Church of Scientology, Freemasonry, CIA-Nazi, the Church Universal & Triumphant, the Klu Klux Klan, Templeton Foundation, and other cults and subversive organizations.  

What's wrong with this picture? One can only apply or accept the view of the hordes of "christians" provoked to violence if those same hordes aren't really Christians.

2 Peter 2:1-3  "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even to denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall through through feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."

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