Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Military New Breed

The military rhetoric of the New Apostolic Reformation continues to increase in disturbing new ways.

An Elijah List post issued this week announced the "birthing" of a militaristic "New Breed." These so-called prophetic statements actually announce the next phase of the plans of the false apostles and prophets. Of interest in this post was the connection between the "New Breed" and a "Emerging Ezekiel's Company" which would have a "divine militancy." Presumably, this "Ezekiel's Company" is another name for "Joel's Army," an anticipated end-time army according to these aberrant dominionism eschatologies.

Excerpts from "The Release of the New Breed---Birthing Powerful Demonstrations of the Supernatural" by Jeff Jansen, May 15, 2006 are below:

"An Emerging Ezekiel's Company

"Rick Joyner recently wrote that we are coming into times when passive Christianity and passive Christians will cease to exist. There is a maturity, a discipline, and a divine militancy coming upon the people of God. Those who have succumbed to humanistic and idealistic theologies, may have a hard time with this, but we must understand that God is a military God. The title that He uses 10 times more than any other in Scripture is, "The Lord of Hosts" or "Lord of Armies." There is a martial aspect to His character that we must understand and embrace for the times and the job to which are now coming.

There are strong signs of an emerging church that knows no limits in God. This emerging army is an "EZEKIEL'S COMPANY," . . . We are no longer standing on the outside of the Kingdom looking in. We are smack-dab in the middle of it and are quickly becoming the "Greater works than these shall you do," generation! . . .

"The Return of the Glory of the Lord

". . . [T]his new breed of believer is emerging with all of Heaven's DNA (Divine Nature Applied), and is being thrust into cities, regions, and the nations, as "glory dispensers," with astounding signs, wonders, miracles, and powerful displays of the supernatural. God has put His "Governmental stamp of approval" on them, as a fresh sign to the body of Christ of seed promised by His Holy Spirit. . . .

"The New Breed of Saints

"This new breed of saints understands, that the anointing is released through compassion and the affections of their heart. . . . As harvesting machines, they understand that the great harvest that is to come into the church, will not come in by conventional means, but will come in supernaturally, by lovesick lovers releasing the realm of the Kingdom of God, in power, everywhere they go.

"In order for us to see the supernatural power and glory of the Kingdom of God flow, we need to be radically transformed in the way we see and understand God--who He is, and how He operates. . . .

"This new breed of disciple, is humble and teachable, and they walk completely dependent upon the leading of the Spirit. . . ." [all emphases above are added, except for headings.]

This Emerging "New Breed"

In previous Herescope posts we have covered the topic of "New Breed" extensively. It is particularly interesting that this "New Breed" is now being given militaristic characteristics and being assigned "kingdom" duties. Of particular intrigue is the reference to "harvesting machines" above. Why does the great end-time global "harvest" predicted by these "prophets" need "harvesting machines"? There is no scriptural basis for such hokey claims.

"New Breed" was a concept inextricably linked with "Joel's Army" in the teachings that formed the foundation of what is now called the New Apostolic Reformation. A full discussion of the history and aberrant doctrines can be found here. Previous Herescope posts on the New Breed can be found 1. here , 2. here , 3. here, 4. here, 5. here, 6. here, 7. here, 8. here, 9 . here, and 10. here .

"Go to now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Whereas ye know now what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." (James 4:13-17)