"Fiery agents of transformation"
The marketplace transformation movement is about to explode upon the face of the earth. Leading the way are the marketplace "apostles" who are talking about a NEW BREED -- a "new breed of marketplace prophetic evangelists."
From the Elijah List, 06/01/06 comes the latest missive: ""JOIN this LAST DAY'S ARMY and CHANGE the COURSE of HISTORY!" which is a book promo for Sean Smith's book Prophetic Evangelism. Once again, note how the rhetoric is heating up:
What if you could step into an exciting new dimension of world impact???
What if this dynamic influence was only a revelation away?
You have been God-ordained to be on a collision course with the destiny of the multitudes. You are going to launch into a fresh empowerment becoming fiery agents of transformation. The quest for real truth is on; summoning a new breed of marketplace prophetic evangelists to rise to the challenge. Prophetic Evangelism issues an invitation to reinstate prophecy to its rightful place in evangelism. This book reveals that God wants to speak through you directly into the conscience of unbelievers. It's time to break free from futility and frustrations to experience a release that will see Heaven freshly populated with souls that you've impacted. Get ready to see 21st Century evangelists fully restored to the original New Testament status. You hold the key to the outcome of your generation. [emphasis in bottom paragraph added]
In previous Herescope posts we have covered the topic of "New Breed" extensively. It is connected with the idea of Joel's Army -- an endtime army of latter day 'dread warriors' who will subdue the earth. Presumably these "fiery agents of transformation" are the Joel's Army warriors.
Note that these heretical concepts of a New Breed and Joel's Army are now being intertwined with the marketplace apostolic movement. The marketplace movement, as conceived by C. Peter Wagner, one of the leading "apostles" of the New Apostolic Reformation, expands the concept of "church" (ekklesia) to include economic enterprise. The marketplace movement views its "change agent" role as pivotal to the global "transformation" of nations and peoples.
Perhaps this idea doesn't seem alarming to Christians in America, who have been trained to conduct business with their local Christian businessman. But "marketplace evangelism" is a planned global expansion of corporate profit-making interests, working hand-in-hand with church (mission) leaders and fragile (and vulnerable) national sovereignties. Because of our form of government in America, there are many safeguards ensuring that that people are not tyrannized by the excesses this collaborative structure. This collaboration is also known as the 3-legged stool, and it is being viewed as a useful tool to implement this virulent new dominionism. The potential for abuses to freedom, liberty, and to true Gospel evangelism are unlimited.
"Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood." (Psalm 94:20-21)