Indeed some of the more extreme parts of the paradigm are not put out front, nevertheless, little by little the wider church is coalescing around what, when thoroughly analyzed, are Latter Rain core beliefs. The NAR, however, is often accused of pushing for outright theocracy.Spiritual warfare, according to the New Apostolic Reformation, is meant to resolve worldly concerns. 1 – C. Peter Wagner, The New Apostolic Churches (Ventura CA; Regal, 1998), p. 18. The only thing new about this movement seems to be the new personalities who are promoting it and their creative marketing techniques. All the same, thousands of churches and millions of believers adhere to the teachings of the NAR. Yet, how many realize that in the "early years Pentecostalism often took the name 'Latter Rain Movement'"? Jesus has not become the Holy Spirit. In the early part of this century, a Pentecostal movement began in Canada called the "Latter Rain Movement." CODE RED ALERT: America on Brink of Techno Dictatorship, How Do We Fight Back? "[5]  Charles Parham, the founder of Pentecostalism, was "impressed with the emphasis throughout the Holiness movement on a 'latter rain' outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Mormonism This is why Restorationist teachers like Dick Iverson and Earl Paulk teach that Christ cannot return at any-moment via the rapture. Worldview Weekend FoundationPO BOX 1690Collierville, TN, 38027 USA. Bishop Paulk counsels Christians not to accept death unless they get a specific revelation from God otherwise. We must travel further upstream to find the actual source. Irving believed that God was restoring apostles, prophets, healing, and the gift of tongues during the 1830s in the British Isles to prepare the true church for the return of Christ which he said would occur in 1868. Restorationist David Blomgren, in his booklet A Biblical View Of Restoration defines restoration as follows: He wrote the first distinctly Pentecostal hymn entitled, "The Latter Rain" in 1906. "[13] Not really. That is the ultimate in apostolic government. Jesus said (Matthew 28:18), “all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth,” and the church today has that same power. "[6]  So we can see that the idea of a latter rain restoration and revival was anticipated by many holiness leaders who would later give birth to what they would come to believe was the start of this anticipated end-time revival-Pentecostalism. Previously Latter Rain teachers saw a second and repeated Pentecost as a final harvest of souls before Christ could come back. 9 – ibid, p. 125. 12, 14) CATHOLIC HERESY LIST - FALSE TEACHERS - CATHOLICISM, WRONGLY LABELING TRUE BELIEVERS AS FALSE TEACHERS. Rather His second coming will happen when He is spiritually incarnated into his church, which will then be able to conquer death itself. Why do we suggest their APOSTLESHIP is a SHAM? Blomgren's definition includes two major restoration aspects, the first applies to the corporate church and the second to the individual believer. Elements of the movement gave rise to and merged with what would become incipient modern Pentecostalism. The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements also refers to his book, “The Latter Rain Covenant” as the first definitive Pentecostal theology. The scripture leaves no doubt that Jesus will return bodily, first to the air then to earth and when He does, at the first stage, His “body” upon the earth (the full complement of his church) will be raptured to meet Him in the air (I Thessalonians 4:17). Heretofore we have only had one or two mighty servants of God on the face of the earth at a time. Evangelists, pastors, and teachers cannot. In fact I doubt that he does. Wesley Myland (1858-1943) who began his career as a holiness preacher was the first to put in writing the Latter Rain scheme, which he titled “The Latter Rain Covenant”. It is then that the Sons of God will be manifest. The Word became flesh in the God-Man Jesus Christ (John 1:1). His explanation of what the church is going to be like in just a few years is illuminating: The Latter Rain Movement is a movement within the larger charismatic movement that teaches God is pouring out His "latter rain" in our time as He did at the Day … A number of these groups are either fringe groups or cults. "[1]   In fact, early Mormons were the first in modern times to advocate and practice "speaking in tongues" as a sign of the restoration of apostolic times. A powerful and mighty army with many Pauls, and many Moses, many Davids. The name I have settled on for the movement is the New Apostolic Reformation.” (1) Donald Miller a colleague of Wagner calls this movement “The New Paradigm Churches”. Before that, it made its presence felt in the early days of the century among early Pentecostals.” (3), Video: Lakeland: The Movie (Feature-Length Film on Todd Bentley & the Florida Outpouring), Video: Rick Joyner False Teacher – Church of Altered States. Taking childish cues from Paul’s teaching in Romans eight and misunderstanding them, they suggested that a company of overcoming believers “the sons of God” will be manifested upon the earth with never dying spiritual bodies before the return of Christ. (to be continued) "The Latter Rain Revival Movement? . In 1947 the revivalists of that period began to preach, including William Branham, Oral Roberts, Gordon Lindsay, and T. L. Osborn. Obviously the church has not yet matured to the place of defeating death. “He [Jesus] entered a higher realm of restoration and love by becoming an indwelling Spirit.” (10). Endorsed by SO4J-TV’s Pastors John MacArthur, Phil Johnson; and Mike Gendron, and many more, and Filmed at: Grace Community Church, CA in the Family Center. 11 – Fancis Frangipane, In The Presence Of God (New Wine Press 1994), pp. Tongues were at first perceived as actual missionary languages to enable the gospel to be quickly preached throughout the whole earth. It is interesting that those promoting this end of the age global revival visualize and allegorize it as a “Mighty River”. Adv, Vol 6, No 4, July/Aug 963 – G. Raymond Carlson, personal letter to Jewel Van de Mewre. (Alan Cairns). Events, however, caused the early Pentecostals to dispense with restorationism and the Latter Rain motif. This is an end-time fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles. Others fade away. Restoration (5). Charismatic’s had never heard of the Latter Rain and received the new teaching as part of their new wine experience. The true Sons of God are those led by His Spirit, signs and wonders follow. It is one thing to be clothed with power, it is another to be indwelt with the Person of God.” (12), Old Testament scriptures are spiritualized to see this birthing as the return of the ark to the temple, that is the coming of Christ invisibly into His living temple the church. Most of their prophecies are extremely vague and easy to re-interpret, and the NAR is willing to modify them, since they set no standard of infallibility for themselves. Though it uses the word new, the NAR is actually a reworking of a very common, very old approach. The restoration of modern day apostles and prophets is promoted in the book “The Gift of Apostle” by David Cannistraci. Not even Paul. According to John Sherrill, an Episcopal priest Dennis Bennett “prayed for and received the baptism [in the Holy Spirit]” on November 14, 1959. It is not true any longer. Blomgren cites nine areas in which restoration of the last days power of the church will occur. The Latter Rain as a "movement" began with Pentecostal power. These movements contend that “real” spirituality or maturity or truth is found only by those who listen to their leadership. The question arises: how can Jesus, with his current resurrected body in heaven, be incarnated into the church that is still upon the earth? Faithfully this gospel must be preached to every nation and then the end will come. Consequently scriptures pertaining to Christ’s ruling on earth are often seen as referring to the church rather than to Jesus. This second Pentecost would bring a final world revival in which the nations would have one last opportunity to hear the gospel and then the end would come.        Restorationists simply believe that God is restoring first-century or apostolic Christianity through their particular movement or group. Consequently Latter-Rain/Restorationism received a greater hearing within the Charismatic renewal than it ever did in the Classic Pentecostal tradition. Latter Rain Movement may refer to: "Latter Rain" is a term used in Holiness and Pentecostal movements. Holiness Movement This introduces us to another added teaching of the Latter Rain (1950). Before we stop with the early Pentecostals, we must go back just a little further and find the headwaters in the Holiness movement of the late 1800’s. The recovery process was now extended further. These teachers then devised a historical scheme of restoration. In fact, "prophet," Paul Cain, is said to have had a vision in which he saw a sign on a billboard from the Lord describing the current status of the church today as "Joel's Army: Now In Training." 8 – Earl Paulk, Held In The Heavens (Atlanta: K Dimension Publishers, 1985), p.60. These signs are meant to encourage a massive wave of converts to Christianity. What's going to happen now will transcend what Paul did. Mary’s life symbolized the qualities the church must possess to walk in the fullness of Christ. [2] Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 1988), p. 470. by Thomas Ice What David did for me. The Latter Rain broug… I do know, however, that by bringing Bishop Bill Hamon to speak at his conferences, he is bringing the whole paradigm mentioned above. 8.5 Hours on 2 DVDs, Produced by Justin Peters and SO4J-TV ®. Though it is not always stated this view assumes and some teach (not all) that the literal physical resurrected Jesus will not need to return as such. The church isn’t going to wait to be helicoptered out of the world in some rapture rescue plan. It is suggested that this “new reformation” is something entirely new. But is the mid-century Latter-Rain the headwaters of the current River of revival? One of the main tenants of this new Latter Rain … premise in the logic of Pentecostalism. The NAR approaches church leadership and biblical interpretation differently from mainstream Protestant denominations. But the … What's twelve? PLAN OF SALVATION – HOW CAN I BE SAVED FROM HELL? Ern Baxter who was instrumental in the Shepherding Movement, worked with William Branham during the 50’s Latter Rain. The movement is not centrally controlled, and many of its followers will not self-identify as part of it or even recognize the name. Teachers of the new order tell us that all this has been prophesied. We can sum up the Latter Rain or Dominion teaching this way: the Church must be restored and equipped to rule by the five-fold ministries. Rather the more palatable teaching of a final global revival and restored apostles and prophets is the public teaching most emphasized. You can help by supporting us with a one time offering or becoming a kingdom partner . For example, true apostles must be personal eyewitnesses of the risen Christ (1 Corinthians 9:1; 15:7–8), specifically designated as apostles by Jesus (Galatians 1:1; Acts 1:2; Luke 6:13), and already verified by miraculous signs (Matthew 10:1; 2 Corinthians 12:2; Acts 5:12). Well, here Joel is talking about it now in different words. Latter rain theology is sweeping the charismatic movement and revivalist evangelicals who believe that a global revival will take place before Christ will be allowed to return at the second advent. This whole movement was condemned by the Assemblies of God in 1949. Irving is credited with being the first to make the modern Pentecostal connection between speaking in tongues as the sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Latter Rain Directory. Prayer, research into the specific name of that demon, and other spiritual disciplines are then applied in an effort to combat this presence. "[3]  Phoebe Palmer, wife of a New York physician, was the most influential advocate of the holiness message about 150 years ago.        Last days restoration of the individual believer will include restoration to the image of God, spiritual dominion, relationship with God, fruitfulness, paradise, and perfection. The virgin church is in labor and in pain to give birth (Rev. Now among the Apostles we only have one Paul, then John, and Peter, a few of those that are really outstanding. In the restoration agenda, God will end the church as He began it. New Apostolic Reformation Exposed – Mike Bickle (IHOP) False Teacher, Video: Escaping Bethel Church, Bill Johnson, and Jesus Culture by M’Kayla Kelly. When Christ first entered our world as a child, it was Mary whom God chose to give Christ birth. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Video: Are there Apostles in the Church Today? An example is seen in Phoebe Palmer's 1859 book-The Promise of the Father-where she uses "the latter rain argument to defend the ministry of women. I suggest that there is nothing new here at all and for anyone willing to do the study they will find it a mere cutting edge version of something at least 100 years old. But as time goes by more and more Latter Rain tenets exert a gravitational pull that draws participants to logically espouse more and more of the paradigm. Then, I want to explain why these views are unscriptural and are having a negative impact upon the literal interpretation of Bible prophecy. Since the beginning of Christianity, various groups have claimed to have a “new revelation” from God to correct all of the errors of the present world. Dr Raymond Carlson again is correct in asserting that some of the early Pentecostal pioneers of the turn of the century also were involved. The latter rain teaching is developed from the agricultural model that a farmer needs rain at two crucial points in the growing cycle in order to produce a bountiful harvest. His new discovery was that tongues was both a sign of this Spirit baptism and also the signal of the end of the age. 153-157. It is time for the gathering together of His people to be God's Kingdom on earth. John MacArthur talks about the Dangers of NAR – New Apostolic Reformation. The body of Christ coming to spiritual maturity will be able to defeat death itself. (2) This is advertised as a reformation greater in scale than the reformation of the 1500’s. 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