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Filling the Blanks With Fuller
THE FULLER EVANGELICAL
2 Corinthians 11:3-4
" But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."
Information reveals that many in today's leadership and organizations were as a result of involvement with Fuller Theological Seminary in some way. Fullers goal was to devise and implement strategies and methodologies, that, according to Nancy Flint, who worked with John Wimber, "... run the gamut from introducing heretical doctrine, to manipulation of spiritual forces through the bringing down of "fire" from heaven, virtually all pockets of resistance to this global movement have been overcome... Literally thousands of church leaders have been trained and "deployed" into "power" positions from this seminary." Our own research would concur with these statements.
The following are just some of the individuals who have contributed to framing the heretical doctrine being taught at Fuller and spread throughout the world today as "New Evangelicalism."
|Donald McGavran||David Bryant|
|Ralph Winter||Richard Foster|
|C. Peter Wagner||Dick Eastman|
|John Wimber||Phill Butler|
|Dr. Arthur Glasser||Robert Grant|
|George Eldon Ladd||Jay Gary|
Donald McGavran 1897-1990, A missionary, educator, author, and a minister in the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ, Donald McGavran was founding dean of Fuller Theological Seminary's School of World Mission in Pasadena, CA.[1965-71] Serving as a United Christian Missionary Society missionary in his native India from 1923 to 1957, he later worked as a professor at Indianapolis's College of Missions (1957-60) and as a director at Northwest Christian College, Institute of Church Growth [1961-65] before joining Fuller in 1965. There he became senior professor of missions in 1971-1990. He was also Director of the Lilly Endowment Research in Church Growth in Latin America from 1965-1967. A biography is found at Wheaton archives. >http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/guides/178.htm#301
addition, McGavran lectured and founded churches around the
United States and wrote numerous books, among them How to
Teach Religion in Mission Schools, How Churches Grow,
Understanding Church Growth, Crucial Issues in Missions
Tomorrow, The Eye of the Storm: The Great Debate in Missions, and
The Clash between Christianity and Cultures. His
articles appeared in International Review of
Missions, Missiology, Evangelical Missions Quarterly,
Christianity Today, and other periodicals. He was also a
writer of news and views column in United Church Review, India,
1943-47 and editor of Church Growth Bulletin, 1964-90.
He was a member of the National Association of Professors of
Missions and the American Society of Missiology.
Besides founding the Fuller School of World Missions, McGavran developed the methodology of “contextualization” of the gospel for each culture and which teaching is found in the Perspectives curriculum. His Bridges of God (1954), originally titled, "How Peoples Become Christian" is viewed
"...as the classic summons for missionaries to utilize the "bridges" of family and kinship ties within each people group thereby promoting "people movements" to Christ...To Christianize a whole people, the first thing not to do is snatch individuals out of it into a different society. Thus a Christward movement within a people can be defeated either by extracting the new Christian from their society (i.e. by allowing them to be squeezed out by their non-Christian relatives) or by the non-Christians so dominating the Christians that their new life in Christ is not apparent.... It is important to note that the the group decision is not the sum of the separate individual decisions. The leader makes sure that his followers will follow. The followers make sure that they are not ahead of each other. Husbands sound out wives...As the group considers becoming Christina, tension mounts and excitement rises. Indeed, a prolonged informal vote-taking is under way. A change of religion involves community change. Only as its members move together does change become healthy and constructive." [Perspectives Reader, p.B-137-140]
McGavrans methodology of "people movements" and the idea that cultures were to be "redeemed" by "redemptive analogies" are globally embraced. According to McGavran the focus of the church is not to save individuals or disciple them, although he points out that is not to be forgotten. However, "extraction evangelism", that is, to save one person out of the "context" of his sociological 'unit' is a setback to global evangelization. He believed that when Jesus said to make 'disciples of the nations', He meant literally, the entire NATIONS including the governments. Jesus said He comes to the individual. No one else can make us Christian-- that is, a true follower of Christ. [See: Carrying My Cross]
Revelation 3:20 " Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me."
John 6:44 " No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day."
The idea that a group must come to know Christ, rather than an individual, in order for one to make it in Christ, is entirely un-Biblical. Keeping in mind that many have accepted Christ when hearing the message of salvation in a group forum, Paul wrote in Acts 13:48 "And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed." Think of the example of Noah, the disciples and many others who stood outside the masses and yet remained faithful. Jesus said:
Matthew 10:35-38 "For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."
Matthew 10:32-33 "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."
Matthew 10: 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved." To endure means having the power to finish--which comes from resting in Christ. It was not based on group discussion or consensus, or a family discussion whether "they should do it.". It was based on God drawing individuals to Himself.
John 6:65, Jesus said, "And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father."
Romans 9:15-16,18 "For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth."
Our walk with Christ cannot be bound by who walks with us, or, who rejects or hates us. [See: Persecution Free Christianity] Acceptance of Christ and spiritual growth are dominated by what Jesus taught in Matthew 13:18-23 " Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
What McGavran was promoting was reconstructionist/dominionist theology which we've shown to be part of far to many lives. The concept of a 'culturally relevant' message incorporates pagan practices into Christianity. In other words, the culturally relevant gospel is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If indeed it was necessary to change the gospel and make it 'culturally relevant' then we would have to conclude that a Biblically simple message of salvation would never be accepted in various cultures.
However, that theology is easily disproved by "God's Simple Plan of Salvation," which tract has been distributed worldwide in 112 languages. Over 540,000,000 copies have been distributed by the year 2000, with wonderful testimonies as a result. For those who suggest that, for example, a muslem or 'african' are needing a 'culturally relevant gospel', one merely needs to read the various testimonials such as:
Kisumu, Kenya: Many souls have been won to Christ through reading GSPS...
Kisumu, Kenya: I received your tract...I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. I read this tract to another creature like me and he believed in Jesus. There are now 120 believers...
Ghana West Africa: ...after reading it [GSPS] I got saved...I believe if we share these tracts many people will be saved through them."
Old Umuahia, Nigeria: I am the Traditional Ruler in this village. We offer sacrifices by killing goats and cocks for long life and protection all the days of our lives. I now beleive that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried and rose from the dead. For the first time in my life the true gospel reached my heart and made me whole. Please help my village to receive this true gospel
Lagos State, Nigeria: ...I was a Moslem before I decided to give my life to the Lord Jesus Christ after reading GSPS. I realized I had never heard the message of salvation as a Moslem. This was June 15, 2000. It has not been easy changing my religious background. I know for sure God has a reason for making me do so. I believe He will see me through to the expected end...." [Excerpts from Salvation Testimony Letters, Vol. 12; Lifegate, Inc]
Paul warned in 2 Corinthians 11:3
" But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
We discuss the use of Culture in the article Taking the Mark of the Beast. The root word of Culture is cult--that is, making a cult of one's customs, arts, conveniences and traditions. There are not a variety of beliefs and gospels in the Word of God. There is one Gospel, One faith and One Body. No matter what we come out of, we are all become new, rejecting the things that are not compatible with the Truth in God's Word. Accepting the Lord Jesus Christ is an individual decision and is not, nor can it be, based on "people group" acceptance.
Ephesians 4:3 "Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."
Galatians 1:6-9 "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
Paul and the other disciples could not have known of the 'necessity' of 'contextualizing the gospel'. Rather they rejoiced as individuals from all manner of backgrounds turned their lives over to Christ by the simplicity of "their gospel."
1 Thessalonians 1:7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
Ralph Winter – Winter is the founder of the US Center for World Mission, Pasadena CA, > http://www.uscwm.org/> which was a direct result of strategies developed at Fuller. Ralph Winter spent ten years there, as professor of missions at the School of World Mission. Winter was also instrumental in forming a movement called Theological Education by Extension, the William Carey Library publishing house, the American Society of Missiology, the Perspectives Study Program, and the International Society for Frontier Mission.
The US Center for World Missions is an umbrella organization which oversees the outreach ministry of the entire global evangelical church. Joint initiatives fall under the Lausanne banner, AD2000 and Beyond Movement, GCOWE and numerous others. Of the 4000 plus groups that partner with USCWM are the Mission Aviation Fellowship, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Intervarsity Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Christian Educators Association and other organizations and groups working in Christianity.
USCWM is divided into: Strategy; Mobilization; Training which subdivides into World Christian Foundations, Perspectives Classes, and Frontier Service Corps; and the final division being Services. It physically houses over 300 missionary researchers in dozen's of institutes. It's Global Mapping Project (GMP), is a computer data bank that compiles data gathered by Wycliffe Bible Translators, World Vision and all the other agencies USCWM houses. The William Carey International University programs allow missionaries a way around 'closed to missionaries' countries by offering a degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
If one reads his various writings, particularly in Perspectives, we would note that Ralph Winter changed the new covenant in Christ back to the Abrahamic covenant. Winter believes and instills in his teachings that there is one covenant in the Bible, the Abrahamic covenant. In his way of thinking, the church is to take the Biblical law and standard to all nations, which, according to him, both the Jews and Jesus failed in their "mission" to do. He claims that Jesus came to re-iterate the Abrahamic covenant and the church has now been assigned the "secret mission" to bring it to completion. http://www.perspectives.org/index.html
Ralph Winter's intent of implementing Biblical law correlates with our research on the Hebrew Roots movement and subsequent research into it's roots and connections, which span into every denomination. The various branches all lead into two things which all are being leavened with, and that is gnosticism and the occult.
Winter, along with Jay Gary and others, developed the Perspectives Curriculum, which has been embraced worldwide. The World Network of Religious Futurists presents the article, "What Mean These Stones?, The Watchword Consultation Report from Colorado Springs, by Jay Gary and Todd Johnson. It shows Winter's influence and the ecumenical connections.
"...Under the auspices of the Christian Futures Network, some 16 leaders gathered in Colorado Springs on March 15-16, 1999 to mark the 20th anniversary of "A Church for Every People by the Year 2000... We affirmed that "A Church for Every People by the Year 2000" was a call to a new generation. In 1979, it focused the call to "frontier missions," which Dr. Ralph Winter had been giving since the 1974 Lausanne Congress. During the consultation, Winter observed that the watchword brought a paradigm shift, toward reaching peoples, rather than just countries; toward forming churches, rather than just winning souls. We rejoiced in the fact that the Watchword gave birth to the Perspectives Study Program and the Caleb Project which exposed thousands of people to the power of unreached peoples thinking and shaped the life calling of hundreds of missionaries. In the late '80s, the second half of the watchword, "by the year 2000" gave birth to an AD2000 vision. As we entered the '90s, national evangelism strategies, confessional decades of evangelism, and mission and intercession strategies were all empowered toward the 10/40 window by the millennial milestone." http://www.wnrf.org/networks/watchrep.htm
We know that the original call to the 1974 Lausanne Congress was put out by Billy Graham. "Perspectives" was designed to follow-up converts of Billy Graham, Intervarsity Fellowship, and Campus Crusade outreaches and crusades, and is widely being used for the training of field workers for Wycliffe Bible Translators. The principles behind Perspectives are to get individuals educated in restoration, dominion and manifested sons of God theology and to see to it that these individuals are effective in infiltrating "key" positions globally, who then are strategically able to implement the agenda. Many naive Christians have been seduced into this program, because they simply do not recognize the theology of the writers, their resources or their theology in the various chapters within the course.
C. Peter Wagner (B. 1930). He is known as a missions strategist and heads the Department for Church Growth at Fuller Theological Seminary since 1971. All strategies and methodologies for the AD2000 & Beyond, for which he was a coordinator, and the Lausanne Consultations were developed at Fuller Theological Seminary beginning in the 1930s and are spearheaded by Peter. Wagner co-authored MC510 Signs and Wonders with John Wimber and took the course globally to every continent. He and John were the implementers of the 'restoration' of the missing "holy spirit" and reintroduction if the 'gifts and mission' to the church. According to various sources, the Post-denominational Church Movement and Ad2000 United Prayer Tract Spiritual Warfare movement, which were spearheaded by C. Peter Wagner, included co-leaders such as Francis Frangipane (co-pastor with Reuven Doron - who works under direct authority of Latter Rain leader, James Watt), Ed Silvoso, Ted Haggard, Cindy Jacobs, James Morroco, John Dawson, Esther Ilnisky, Larry Stockstill, Larry Lea and many others.
Peter's memberships include: Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (1974-1989); American Society of Missiology; Society for Scientific Study of Religion; Association of Professors of Mission; Evangelical Missiological Society; American Society for Church Growth (founding president); and the American Lausanne Committee. See our articles EJECT:Part 1;& Dark Angels, etc. for further on C. Peter Wagner and his influence.
C. Peter Wagner’s Global Harvest Ministries (1992) http://www.globalharvestministries.org/index_flash.phtml--C. Peter Wagner in association with Ted Haggard [co-founder], Chuck Pierce and George Otis [The Sentinel Group]
Peter is President and Doris Wagner serves as Executive Vice President of Global Harvest Ministries. She assisted her husband at Fuller Theological Seminary in secretarial and managerial operations from 1964 to 1991 during Peter’s tenure as a Professor of Church Growth in the School of World Mission. It was here that Doris performed duties as the Mission Project Director for the Charles E. Fuller Institute for Evangelism and Church Growth, and research librarian for the School of World Mission. Doris has served as the Executive Director of the AD2000 United Prayer Track since 1992. Doris, who has completed her Doctor of Practical Ministry training with Wagner Leadership Institute and is an ordained minister. She specializes in training up the Body of Christ for the ministry of deliverance. [Bio >http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=93]
Dr. Charles D. "Chuck" Pierce is Vice President of Global Harvest Ministries. Chuck has been involved with leading and mobilizing intercessors for the worldwide prayer movement this past decade. He is an ordained minister and serves as President of Glory of Zion International Ministries in Denton, Texas. http://www.glory-of-zion.org/
This ministry facilitates the vision of other apostolic ministries worldwide. Glory of Zion International also develops and covers the Eagles of God Apostolic Intercessory Teams that are sent on key prayer assignments worldwide. He presently serves on various national Boards of ministries within the U.S. including Aglow International - U.S., Generals of Intercession, Global Strategic Prayer Network and the International Spiritual Warfare Network. Chuck coordinates prayer for many of the major spiritual events and gatherings around the world. He also serves as Assistant Coordinator and Mobilizing Apostle of the U.S. Strategic Prayer Network. (formerly the Spiritual Warfare Network) along with Cindy Jacobs of Generals of Intercession. He is a member of the International Coalition of Apostles and the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders. [Bio >http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=94]
2 Corinthians 11: 3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the
simplicity that is in Christ."
Global Harvest Ministries: "Since prayer is the precursor to every great move of God, a fully equipped nerve center with data and information about prayer needs throughout the world enable intercessors to pray intelligently. Global Harvest Ministries networks prayer ministries, denominations, churches and cell groups for this purpose. This creates a united prayer front that opposes Satan's attempt to divide and isolate believers, and blind so many to the Gospel of Jesus Christ." http://www.globalharvestministries.org/index_flash.phtml
Divisions of Global Harvest Ministries
"To affect spiritual breakthroughs this decade, it is essential to provide timely information for prayer to the Body of Christ. The Research and Strategic Communications Division manages this function through research, strategic prayer processing, and mobilization.
"Through the Observatory Research Center, spiritually relevant information and strategic prayer points are collected and communicated to the church worldwide. Two other ways to connect for prayer are through our bi-monthly newsletter; the Global Prayer News and our email prayer update the Prayer News Alert. http://www.globalharvest.org/observatory
"Spiritual Mapping - George Otis, Jr. "Otis has taken a strategic leadership position in conceptualizing and designing research methodologies for spiritual mapping. He directs the spiritual mapping Division of the United Prayer Track."
Note: George Otis' Sentinel Group >http://www.sentinelgroup.org/, was founded in 1990, an was an extension of Otis' earlier work with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism, which was launched by Billy Graham. Staff are a "balance" between evangelicals and charismatics, but describe themselves as 'conservative charismatic."
Sentinel researchers recorded supposed spiritually transformed communities and in 1999 released a video documentary called Transformations, >http://www.sentinelgroup.org/resources/itempg.cfm?itemid=11 "Imagine a community where 92 percent of the population is born-again; where city jails have been closed for lack of crime; where agricultural productivity has reached biblical proportions...Journey with host George Otis, Jr. to transformed communities on three continents. Learn how the power of prayer can deliver similar results in your own neighborhood ." [sentinel>http://www.sentinelgroup.org/WAW3.html]
Sentinels ministry involves showing intercessors how to deal with the "spiritual pathology" of their community. "If there is an obstruction to God's power and presence...the secular world refers to this process of discovery as either cultural geography or epidemiological surveillance...we prefer to call the discipline "spiritual mapping."[city changers >http://www.sentinelgroup.org/WAW4.html]
Sentinel partners with many including Pray! Magazine, CitiReach International, the World Prayer Center and is involved with the United Prayer Track of the AD 2000 and Beyond Movement, the U.S. Spiritual Warfare Network and the Wagner Leadership Institute. [Connections >http://www.sentinelgroup.org/WAW5.html]
Transformations II is a conference video presentation on city transformation which is billed as a sweeping revival that transforms whole cities for Christ. However, there is no proof that any of the 'transformations' have taken place. Rather, ungodly living goes on.
"Strategic Prayer is our connection with the global community of prayer..." http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=143"The mobilization element of Global Harvest Ministries is called the Eagles of God. This ministry function is a joint effort of various internal and external ministries. These ever-ready and spiritually mature intercessor teams can mobilize within 48 hours to travel to and pray on-site when the Holy Spirit calls..."
"GHM conferences are key times to receive impartation and understanding for prayer, spiritual warfare, deliverance, prophetic ministry, and the New Apostolic Reformation..."
International Coalition of Apostles >http://www.apostlesnet.net/: "... (ICA) website presents various articles on the apostolic movement, event schedules, member names and contact information. Member selection is by invitation from an existing ICA member. The website is password protected for members only."
Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI) (1998) http://www.wagnerleadership.org/~ "...a non-traditional training organization offering diploma programs for individuals who want to move to a higher level of effectiveness and spiritual power. "The faculty of WLI is made up of mature and successful apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers"
Faculty and Leadership of WLI include: : C. Peter Wagner, Alistair Petrie, Bill Hamon, Bob Beckett, Chuck Pierce, David Shibley, Dean Sherman, John Eckhardt, John Kelly, John Maxwell, Kingsley Fletcher, Doris Wagner, Larry Stockstill, Lawrence Khong, Michael Brown, Mike Bickle, Elmer Towns, Frank Hammond, George Barna, George Otis, Jr., Jack Deere, Jack Taylor, Rice Broocks, Ross Parsley, Tommy Tenney, Winkie Pratney, and:
Alice Smith [executive director of the US PRAYER CENTER ; a member of America's National Prayer Committee, the International Reconciliation Coalition,] http://www.usprayercenter.org
Eddie Smith [founder & president of the US PRAYER CENTER; a member of America's National Prayer Committee, the U.S. Lausanne Committee, Mission America, the International Spiritual Warfare Network, the World Prayer Advisory Council, and the International Reconciliation Coalition]
Cindy Jacobs [president & co-founder of Generals of Intercession; an International Advisor-At-Large for Women's Aglow Fellowship and a member of Aglow's International Prayer Council]
Charles Kraft [professor in his 31st year, at the School of World Mission, Fuller Seminary]
Che Ahn [Harvest Rock Church senior pastor and HRC's affiliated Harvest International Ministries or HIM. HRC was formerly known as Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Pasadena and Lou and Therese Engle were the Associate Pastors] http://www.harvestrockchurch.org/
John Arnott, [of the Toronto Airport Vineyard] http://www.tacf.org/
Dutch Sheets [Senior Pastor of Springs Harvest Fellowship in Colorado Springs, Colorado; was on the faculty of Christ for the Nations Institute; is an instructor for Christian Life School of Theology; serves as an advisor on the National Board of Aglow International, is a guest lecturer at Fuller Theological Seminary,]
Ed Silvoso, Director of the Strategic Prayer Evangelism Division
Ted Haggard [ began New Life Church, which now has over 6,000 members; co-founder World Prayer Center; founder of Christian Information Network. CIN helped coordinate over 44,000,000 intercessors; involved in Pray Through the Window I, II and III; on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals, the Colorado Springs Association of Evangelicals, Global Harvest Ministries, Every Home for Christ and the Center for Christian-Jewish Dialogue]
The Spiritual Warfare Network (SWN) NOW -- Strategic Prayer Network---Called "Gideons Army,"
"...it emerged from the Lausanne II Congress in Manila in 1989. The first international meeting, Gideon's Army, was held at the Kwang Lim Prayer Mountain in Korea in 1993 by invitation only. Three hundred attended...The second international meeting, the World Congress on Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism, was held in Oct. 1998 in Guatemala City (hosted by Harold Caballeros and the El Shaddai Church)....The third gathering of the Spiritual Warfare Network occurred in October 1999 in Selcük, Turkey. Known as Celebration Ephesus, the third assembly was also the culminating event for the role of Global Harvest Ministries in the 10/40 Window. Shortly after Celebration Ephesus our ministry received from the Lord the direction of our next prayer assignment-the 40/70 Window [http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=204] ....Global Harvest Ministries is hosting Gideon's Army II [http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=205] . The October 2001 event will be held in Hannover, Germany. Gideon's Army II is the forth international gathering of the Spiritual Warfare Network-which has recently been renamed the Strategic Prayer Network....
“SWN is an important section of the US Prayer Track specializing in intercession specifically directed to weaken the territorial spirits or principalities and powers which obstruct the spread of the Gospel.”
Gideons Army II >http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=205---"...The month of October has now taken its place as the main month of prayer for the modern global prayer movement. Our Praying Through the Window initiatives took place in October 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1999. They all targeted the 10/40 Window. Now our first entire month of prayer for the 40/70 Window will fall right in sequence, namely October 2001.
Peter Wagner began serving as the Coordinator of the AD2000 United Prayer Track in 1991. AD2000 International Office in Colorado Springs closed on 31 March 2001. " Thus, the AD2000 & Beyond Movement will formally close on that day although we pray the vision of a church for every people and the gospel for every person will love on in the hearts, minds and spirits of countless churches, ministries and God s people around the world even growing until He comes!" [Final>http://www.ad2000.org/re10402.htm]
"The Prayer Track was a strategy to partner like-minded ministries and intercessors to pray for the unreached peoples of the 10/40 Window > http://www.ad2000.org/1040broc.htm(a region stretching east from Spain and North Africa, to Japan and Indonesia). Global Harvest Ministries (GHM) was founded to administrate the coordination of this effort as millions of intercessor prayed "Through the Window. "
AD2000 And Beyond: United Prayer Track "[It was the] central catalytic movement of the decade for synchronizing the numerous worldwide forces for evangelism that God has been preparing for these times."
~Spiritual Mapping - George Otis, Jr. [Sentinel Group >http://www.sentinelgroup.org/--Otis wrote the book The God They Never Knew in 1982]
"Otis has taken a strategic leadership position in conceptualizing and designing research methodologies for spiritual mapping. He directs the spiritual mapping Division of the United Prayer Track."
~Strategic Prayer Evangelism Division- Director of the Strategic Prayer Evangelism -Ed Silvoso
"…helping churches and Christian leaders discover practical ways of implementing this in their cities Scores of cities in many nations are in one stage or another of implementing this state-of-the-art strategy for evangelizing their cities."
International Reconciliation Division - John Dawson [Youth With A Mission/ YWAM, International Director for Urban Ministries]
"… seeks to deal with such conflict in a Christian way using Biblical principles like identificational repentance…. seeks to discover ancient and modern wounds of injustice, pride and prejudice and to heal them in a Biblical way—that is to say without self-righteous accusation or dishonest cover-up. " See: AD2000 for expanded information.
Excerpts from a memo written by Peter Wagner dated 17 May 1999 covering the plans for the future of the AD 2000 & Beyond United Prayer Track and Spiritual Warfare Network [SWN]. http://www.ad2000.org/ --The Future
"The future of the AD2000 United Prayer Track. The AD2000 Movement goes out of existence at the end of the year 2000, and the final celebration will be held in Jerusalem over that New Years Day of 2001. Luis Bush's International Office in Colorado Springs will close. ... all the AD2000 tracks will cease to exist as part of the AD2000 Movement per se at that time.... Some will continue independently ... Prayer Track, will transition into new wineskins. Our new wineskin is the World Prayer Center... The major outward symbol of this will be to change the title of Prayer Track News to Prayer Center News beginning with the January-March 2000 issue. At that time the list of the leaders of the United Prayer Track and the Spiritual Warfare Network which have appeared on the back page of every issue will no longer appear. Instead the staff of the World Prayer Center will be listed.
I have recently written to George Otis, Jr. (Co-coordinator and Director of the Spiritual Mapping Division), John Dawson (Director of the Reconciliation Division), and Eddie and Alice Smith (Coordinator and Executive Director of the U.S. Prayer Track), informing them of the change as of 2000 and recommending ways that we might continue our relationship in the World Prayer Center. I plan on writing in a similar vein to Ed Silvoso (Director of the Strategic Prayer Evangelism Division)...The Spiritual Warfare Network. The SWN came into the AD2000 Movement as a condition of my accepting the invitation from Luis Bush to coordinate the United Prayer Track in 1991. ... While the SWN and the Prayer Track have been separate organizations, they have, by agreed upon design, been closely associated through the decade... many United Prayer Track coordinators have doubled also as Spiritual Warfare Network coordinators. As I have said, you are the key players in the International Spiritual Warfare Network.
I do not see the Spiritual Warfare Network phasing out as will the United Prayer Track.... I will continue indefinitely as the international coordinator of the SWN and my office will be the international office.
... I am switching from a top-down to a bottom-up management style.... My goal is to have the world covered by coordinators...I will exercise my role as international coordinator only on the initiative of geographical coordinators from now on, and I will support the WSWN only where I am in relationship with a coordinator who wishes to have the covering and support of the international office..." http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=307
C. Peter Wagner’s World Prayer Center [WPC]> http://www.globalharvestministries.org/home.qry?ID=41 "The World Prayer Center is a trans-denominational effort spearheaded by two Christian leaders. Each was called to play a strategic role with the Center. They are: Dr. C. Peter Wagner of Global Harvest Ministries, and Pastor Ted Haggard of New Life Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado."
The World Prayer Center is home for two ministries joined to serve the church and mobilize prayer for the lost. Global Harvest Ministries collects and broadcasts strategic prayer requests, spiritual mapping data, and reports evangelistic breakthroughs. New Life Church, under the direction of Rev. Ted Haggard, has mobilized over forty local churches for 24/7 prayer at the World Prayer Center. World Prayer Center (A division of New Life Church) trains and mobilizes local church prayer leaders under the banner of the National Association of Local Church Prayer Leaders (NALCPL). http://www.nalcpl.net/
"Since prayer is the precursor to every great move of God, a fully equipped nerve center with data and information about prayer needs throughout the world enable intercessors to pray intelligently. Global Harvest Ministries networks prayer ministries, denominations, churches and cell groups for this purpose. This creates a united prayer front that opposes Satan's attempt to divide and isolate believers, and blind so many to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "
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