Hi, and although I am pretty much fed up with politics as usual & will be changing my part affiliation to Independent after this

year because of it. Note I still have not made up my mind who I will vote for especially after reading all the platforms listed at www.procon.org & if anything have to admit there is not one ticket listed that I can not in good conscience want to vote into office this year. The ONLY thing I know for sure is that Palin must not be allowed any where near the Oval Office. For this reason alone I expect that I will have to vote for the Democratic ticket one last time. I will personally try to see that this info gets out to the best of my abilities but obviously this is something that requires more that just one voice sounding the alarm letting America that Palin & the A.O.G. have planned for our future whither we want it of not!!!! Please feel free to verify & refer to the data I collected on Mrs. Palin in the attached files. There is no way I want her to ever get any way close to getting into the White House, or for that matter any one else with such extreme religious ideals that they feel they have to push them down Americana’s throats & if that doesn’e work then (a) slit our throats (b) beat the evil spirits out, (c) burn people alive for not being the religion of choice or (d) all the previous (a), (b) & (c). The nuts seams to have forgotten why most people came to the USA in the first place, mainly to get the hell away from religious persecutions which Palin & the pack of nuts that form the A.O.G & others such as Roman Catholics & Greek Orthodoxy just to name a few after doing more research on modern exorcisms some of these nuts are actually professing killing people because they say so with out any means for the intended victims to protest or protect them selves. Hummmm, does Salem & 1600s along with Hitler & the Third Reich sound a bit familiar about now!!! Needless to say other issues besides Mrs. Palin’s chosen Religious group’s intent to remove separation of church & state in favor of her particular brand of religion of course are covered in the attached files, see Texas Supreme Court Case NO. 05-0916 listed below. Items such as misuse of government funds, hording earmarks for AK, & government corruption to name a few. BTY, I bet that AK bridge to no where was probably miss named by some heathen/pagan/which who doesn't know that the A.O.G [Ketchikan, AK - First Assembly of God found after further research] is expecting all survivors from the lower 48 to flee to AK to be welcomed & converted to the A.O.G faith or else die. See: http://masters.wasillaag.net/masters/promo/the-trailer.wmv Master's Commission Videos View the Trailer - 1 min. 20 sec. Also see: May 23, 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7415502.stm Kenyan arrests for 'witch' deaths Nineteen people have been arrested in Kenya in connection with the burning of 11 people accused of being witches. A police spokesman told the BBC that those arrested may not have been involved in the killings but possibly incited the attacks. Eight women and three men, aged between 80 and 96, were burned to death in the western Kisii district on Wednesday. The attackers moved from house to house with a list of suspected witches http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/22/world/africa/22briefGANGKILLSSUS_BRF.html?pagewanted=print May 22, 2008, WORLD BRIEFING | AFRICA Now all Mrs. P. needs to do if she ever gets in to the White House as VP is to spend a few days praying & fasting (George Otis’s PRAYER MAPPIN technique). Next all she has to do is to then listen for voices from God to tell her that he wants her instead of McCain as President of the USA so that she can use all the resources to do his will which just so happens to be exactly what the A.O.G preaches, practices & believes. Now per the A.O.G church doctrine which has now been protected by the Supreme Court of TX can adduct McCain & proceed to spend several days starving, beating, stabbing with crosses, drowning & for good measure can throw in burning at the stake. Oh, my, what a surprise guess who gets to step up to be the next President of the USA. Can be say good by to the rights of individual American to seek * choose the religion of their choice & NOT live in a theocracy in the 21st century. C.M.O Central, FL, USA http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/ebriefs/05/05091617.pdf NO. 05-0916 IN THE SUPREME

COURT OF TEXAS, Austin, Texas_____ REVEREND LLOYD A. MCCUTCHEN, ROD LINZAY, HOLLY LINZAY, SANDRA SMITH, BECKY BICKEL and PAUL PATTERSON Petitioners/Defendants, VS. LAURA SCHUBERT, Respondent/Plaintiff._____ On Petition For Review From The Second Court of Appeals At Fort Worth, Texas Case No. 02-02-00264-CV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZVVbGEOoCM&feature=iv&annotation_id=event_966622 Child victims of 419 preachers in Nigeria Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DchscJXowXI&feature=iv&annotation_id=event_303115 Angolans blame misfortunes on their 'witch' children http://childoffire.blogspot.com/ CHILD OF FIRE (Fight The Fear!) Sarah Palin, a Spiritual Warfarer? Palin in My Prayer Group, Says Witchcraft-Fighting "Spiritual Warfare" Leader. By Bruce Wilson [author note: this story was a collaborative effort. Talk To Action contributor Ruth wrote the bulk of this story, which is in turn derivative of Ruth's Palin and The Apostles, linked about. I've written about 1/5 of the text of this story and also made the accompanying video. Ruth and I have chosen to put the story out under my name because she chooses to be, for personal reasons, anonymous.] "I believe in warfare. We were given an assignment in Alaska... we had the very liberal candidates running for governor, and we began to pray for God to give us a Christian ", declared Mary Glazier. At a three day religious conference held in Everett, Washington last summer, on June 13, 2008, Glazier described how, nearly two decades ago, her movement helped propel Alaska Independence Party candidate Walter J. Hickel, in an upset write-in campaign, into the Alaska governor's office: Glazier's new prayer group member, a 24 year old woman named Sarah Palin, would later follow. [note: audio, from Mary Glazier, starts approx. 45 seconds into video] Like Thomas MutheeMary Glazier describes waging personal battles against witches and witchcraft and, also like Muthee, Mary Glazier appears to have a special religious connection to Sarah Palin. Bishop Thomas Muthee, in an October 2005 ceremony at the Wasilla Assembly of God, anointed and blessed Sarah Palin as a political leader. On June 13, 2008 Mary Glazier told attendees at the "Opening the Gate of Heaven on Earth" conference, who represented many of the New Apostolic Reformation's top leaders, that she had been present at the inception of Sarah Palin's political career and that Palin was in her personal prayer group : "there was a twenty-four year old woman that God began to speak to about entering into politics. She became a part of our prayer group out in Wasilla. Years later, became the mayor of Wasilla. And last year was elected Governor of the state of Alaska. Yes! Hallelujah! At her inauguration she dedicated the state to Jesus Christ. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!" The good news spread through New Apostolic Reformation networks: "Sarah Palin er bønnegriger og pinsevenn!" wrote Pastor Jan-Aage Torp excitedly in a September 6, 2008 post on his blog: "Palin is a Prayer Warrior and Pentecostal". http://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/sarah-palin-and-dominionism-f-william-engdahl/ Sarah Palin and Dominionism - F. William Engdahl - Christian Fundamentalism Permeates the Republican Party: Sarah Palin’s links to the Christian Right... religious background of Sarah Palin is not unrelated to her bid to take the nation’s second highest office. She herself has been extremely vague about that background. Given the details, it becomes clearer perhaps why. Sarah Palin has spent more than two and a half decades of her life as a member of an Alaska church which is part of a fanatical Christian-named cult project that is sweeping across America. Palin comes out of the most radical stream of US Born-Again Evangelism known as ‘Joel’s Army,’ an offshoot of what is called Dominionism and sometimes also called the Latter Rain cult or Manifest Sons of God. The movement deliberately attempts to remain below the radar screen. A Dominionist soldier in McCain’s Army Sarah Palin is a product of an extreme fringe of the American Evangelical movement known variously as the Third Wave Movement, also known as the New Apostolic Reformation, or as Joel’s Army, a part of what is called Dominionism. Until 2002 according to their own website, Palin was a member of Wasilla Assembly of God with Senior Pastor Ed Kalnins. Online video clips of Palin speaking from the pulpit of this church are revealing. Curiously, between the time this article was begun on September 9th and the 11th, the video was removed without explanation: (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20712.htm.). As one researcher familiar with the history of the Third Wave Movement or Dominionism describes, ‘The Third Wave is a revival of the theology of the Latter Rain tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s led by William Branham and others. It is based on the idea that in the end times there will be an outpouring of supernatural powers on a group of Christians that will take authority over the existing church and the world. The believing Christians of the world will be reorganized under the Fivefold Ministry and the church restructured under the authority of Prophets and Apostles and

others anointed by God. The young generation will form ‘Joel’s Army’ to rise up and battle evil and retake the earth for God.’4 The excesses of this movement were declared a heresy in 1949 by the General Council of the Assemblies of God, and again condemned through Resolution 16 in 2000. Sarah H. Leslie, a former Christian Right leader, describes the ideology of Dominionism: ‘The Gospel of Salvation is achieved by setting up the ‘Kingdom of God’ as a literal and physical kingdom to be ‘advanced’ on Earth in the present age. Some dominionists liken the New Testament Kingdom to the Old Testament Israel in ways that justify taking up the sword, or other methods of punitive judgment, to war against enemies of their kingdom. ‘Dominionists teach that men can be coerced or compelled to enter the kingdom. They assign to the Church duties and rights that belong Scripturally only to Jesus Christ. This includes the esoteric belief that believers can ‘incarnate’ Christ and function as His body on Earth to establish His kingdom rule. An inordinate emphasis is placed on man’s efforts; the doctrine of the sovereignty of God is diminished.’5 Leslie quotes from Al Dager’s Vengeance Is Ours: The Church In Dominion: ‘Dominion theology is predicated upon three basic beliefs: 1) Satan usurped man’s dominion over the earth through the temptation of Adam and Eve; 2) The Church is God’s instrument to take dominion back from Satan; 3) Jesus cannot or will not return until the Church has taken dominion by gaining control of the earth’s governmental and social institutions.’6 Sarah Leslie pinpoints to the central deception behind the current spread of Dominionism among various Protestant denominations across America today: ‘Dominion theology is a heresy. As such it is rarely presented as openly as the definitions above may indicate. Outside of the Reconstructionist camp, evangelical dominionism has wrapped itself in slick packages – one piece at a time – for mass-media consumption. This has been a slow process, taking several decades. Few evangelicals would recognize the word ‘dominionism’ or know what it means. This is because other terminologies have been developed which soft-sell dominionism, concealing the full scope of the agenda. Many evangelicals (and even their more conservative counterparts, the fundamentalists) may adhere to tidbits of dominionism without recognizing the error…‘To most effectively propagate their agenda, dominionist leaders first developed new ecclesiologies, eschatologies and soteriologies for targeted audiences along the major denominational fault lines of evangelical Christianity. Then the 1990s Promise Keepers men’s movement was used as a vehicle to ‘break down the walls’, i.e., cross denominational barriers for the purpose of exporting dominionism to the wider evangelical subculture. This strategy was so effective that it reached into the mainline Protestant denominations. Dominionists have carefully selected leaders to be trained as ‘change agents’ for ‘transformation’ (dominion) in an erudite manner that belies the media stereotype of southern-talking, Biblethumping, fundamentalist half-wits.’7 Wasilla Assembly of God Sarah Palin comes out of the circles of such Dominionist networks. Sarah Palin was reportedly re-baptized at age twelve at the Wasilla Assembly of God church. Palin attended the church from the time she was ten until 2002, over twenty-eight years. Palin’s association with the Wasilla Assembly of God has continued nearly up to the day she was picked by Senator John McCain as running mate. Palin is now under investigation for possible improper use of state travel funds for a trip she made on June 8 to Wasilla. Her trip in turns out was to attend a Wasilla Assembly of God ‘Masters Commission’ graduation ceremony, and a multi-church Wasilla event known as ‘One Lord Sunday.’ At the latter, Palin and Alaska LT Governor Scott Parnell were publicly blessed, onstage before an estimated crowd of 6,000, through the “laying on of hands” by Wasilla Assembly of God’s Head Pastor Ed Kalnins, her former pastor. The pastor, Ed Kalnins, and Masters Commission students have traveled to South Carolina to participate in a ‘prophetic conference’ at Morningstar Ministries, one of the major ministries of the Third Wave movement. The head of prophecy at Morningstar, Steve Thompson, is currently scheduled to do a prophecy seminar at the Wasilla Assembly of God. Other major leaders in the movement have also traveled to Wasilla to visit and speak at the church. In his sermons, Kalnins promotes such exotic theological concepts as the possession of geographic territories by demonic spirits and the inter-generational transmission of family ‘curses.’ Palin has also been ‘anointed,’ by an African cleric, Bishop Thomas Muthee, prominent in the Joel’s Army movement, who has repeatedly visited the Wasilla Assembly of God and claims to have effected positive, dramatic social change in a Kenyan town by driving out a ’spirit of witchcraft.’ 8 As Governor in Juneau, six hundred miles from Wasilla, Palin attends the Juneau Christian Church of Pastor Mike Rose, an Assembly of God Third Wave church. Sarah Leslie describes the movement which has supported Sarah Palin for most of her life: ‘New Apostolic Reformation. This dominionist sect is a direct offshoot of the Latter Rain cult (also known as Joel’s Army or Manifest Sons of God). Chief architect of this movement for the past two decades is C. Peter Wagner, President of Global Harvest Ministries and Chancellor of the Wagner Leadership Institute. His spiritual warfare teachings have been widely disseminated through mission networks such as AD 2000,

which was closely associated with the Lausanne Movement. A prominent individual connected to this sect is Ted Haggard, current head of the National Association of Evangelicals.’9 C. Peter Wagner is quoted by Leslie defining his view of what he calls ‘The New Apostolic Reformation,’: ‘Since 2001, the body of Christ has been in the Second Apostolic Age. The apostolic/prophetic government of the church is now in place. . . . We began to build our base by locating and identifying with the intercessory prayer movements. This time, however, we feel that God wants us to start governmentally, connecting with the apostles of the region. God has already raised up for us a key apostle in one of the strategic nations of the Middle East and other apostles are already coming on board. Once we have the apostles in place, we will then bring the intercessors and the prophets into the inner circle, and we will end up with the spiritual core we need to move ahead for retaking the dominion that is rightfully ours.’– C. Peter Wagner Wagner, who took over Haggard’s Colorado Springs center when the latter was forced to resign in disgrace, claims that there are as many New Apostolic Reformation churches in the US as Southern Baptist churches. The movement worldwide is estimated as high as 100 million people. And yet its impact is completely under the radar of most researchers outside of those in the movement itself. An ‘end-time soldier in God’s army’? All evidence suggests Palin was carefully selected by the leadership of the Bush-Cheney-McCain Republican party to galvanize the Party’s activist Evangelical base, something McCain had been unable to do. Some theological and political background to the Joel’s Army or Third Wave movement as it is also known, is instructive. It teaches a radical fundamentalist creed that its adherents must actively engage in politics, to become what they term, ’soldiers in God’s Army.’ The Joel’s Army movement focuses on recruiting young people to sessions of writhing on the floor in uncontrollable ecstasy, calling it a sign of the ‘Holy Spirit.’ Children as young as five speak of having ‘gotten saved.’ The movement is extremely authoritarian according to those conservative Christian churches who have studied and openly oppose the sect as heretical. It teaches a dogma that echoes the infamous Manichean line of George Bush following the shock of September 11, 2001: ‘There are two kinds of people in the World: Those who love Jesus, and those who don’t.’ Until recently a ‘general’ in Joel’s Army was a 32-year old Canadian, Todd Bentley. In one case, on YouTube, clips of his most dramatic healings have been condensed into a three-minute highlight reel. Bentley describes God ordering him to kick an elderly lady in the face. A report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a watchdog group, describes the Joel’s Army mass recruiting techniques of Bentley: ‘Todd Bentley has a long night ahead of him, resurrecting the dead, healing the blind, and exploding cancerous tumors. Since April 3, the 32-year-old, heavily tattooed, body-pierced, shaved-head Canadian preacher has been leading a continuous “supernatural healing revival” in central Florida. To contain the 10,000-plus crowds flocking from around the globe, Bentley has rented baseball stadiums, arenas and airport hangars at a cost of up to $15,000 a day. Many in attendance are church pastors themselves who believe Bentley to be a prophet and don’t bat an eye when he tells them he’s seen King David and spoken with the Apostle Paul in heaven…Tattooed across his sternum are military dog tags that read “Joel’s Army.” They’re evidence of Bentley’s generalship in a rapidly growing apocalyptic movement that’s gone largely unnoticed by watchdogs of the theocratic right. According to Bentley and a handful of other “hyper-charismatic” preachers advancing the same agenda, Joel’s Army is prophesied to become an Armageddon-ready military force of young people with a divine mandate to physically impose Christian “dominion” on non-believers.’ 10 Their name comes from their special focus on the Old Testament Book of Joel, Chapter Two. On his website, Bentley declares, ‘An end-time army has one common purpose — to aggressively take ground for the kingdom of God under the authority of Jesus Christ, the Dread Champion…The trumpet is sounding, calling on-fire, revolutionary believers to enlist in Joel’s Army. … Many are now ready to be mobilized to establish and advance God’s kingdom on earth.’ This past March, at a ‘Passion for Jesus’ conference in Kansas City sponsored by the International House of Prayer, or IHOP, a ministry for teenagers from the heavy metal, punk and goth scenes, one Joel’s Army pastor, Lou Engle, called on his audience for vengeance: ‘I believe we’re headed to an Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth, not just in America but all over the globe, and the main warriors will be the prophets of Baal versus the prophets of God, and there will be no middle ground,” said Engle. He was referring to the Baal of the Old Testament, a pagan idol whose followers were slaughtered under orders from the prophet Elijah. ‘There’s an Elijah generation that’s going to be the forerunners for the coming of Jesus, a generation marked not by their niceness but by the intensity of their passion,” Engle continued. ‘The kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. Such force demands an equal response, and Jesus is going to make war on everything that hinders love, with his eyes blazing fire.’ Joel’s Army believers are hard-core Christian ‘dominionists,’ meaning they believe that America, along with the rest of the world, should be governed by conservative Christians and a conservative

Christian interpretation of biblical law. There is no room in their doctrine for democracy or pluralism. To paraphrase George W. Bush, ‘You’re either with us or you are against us.’ Joel’s Army followers are most often labile teenagers and young adults. They are taught to believe they’re members of the final generation to come of age before the end of the world. Sarah Palin was twelve when she first came into these circles. Palin recently told interviewer Charles Gibson of ABC News that Georgia should be granted membership of NATO. When pressed on whether this would mean that the US would be obliged to defend Georgia if Russian troops went into the country again, she replied, ‘Perhaps so. I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you’re going to be expected to be called upon and help…We have got to show the support, in this case, for Georgia.’ Is this Sarah Palin a stateswoman with foreign policy experience, or is it Sarah Palin the Dominionist who sees a potential war with Russia as part of an ‘Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth’? This is the background of the woman who might well become Vice President to a 72-year old President John McCain, a man reported to have severe skin cancer and other major health problems. According to the US Constitutional succession, should McCain be incapacitated or die in office, she would become President. Read the entire article Here F. William Engdahl is author of A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (Pluto Press), and Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation (www.globalresearch.ca ). His newest book, Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order , is due out later this fall. He may be reached through his website, www.engdahl.oilgeopolitics.net . Noteshttp://www.seekgod.ca/topiccnp.htm. http://www.squidoo.com/wasillaassemblyofgod The Mystery of the Scrubbed Sermons Recordings of the following sermons were deleted. Why?

The following is a list of sermons that were available on the Wasilla Assembly of God web site as audio or video recordings as recently as August 29, 2008. As soon as the vice presidential candidacy of Sarah Palin was announced, these sermons were all deleted. Why? What is the Wasilla Assembly of God church trying to cover up? October 16 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya Bringing the Whole Week Together 60 min October 16 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya Bitterness 41 min October 14 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya Resolving Conflict with Authority (Parts 1 & 2) 1 2 October 13 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya Alignment With Authority 47 min October 13 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya The Power of Connection 60 min October 12 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya How to Benefit from Authority 96 min October 12 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya Four Things to Help You Listen 41 min October 12 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya Listening 66 min October 11 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya 4 Keys to Unlocking Potential 42 min October 11 2005 Guest Speaker Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya Introduction by Pastor Ed and message "Faithfulness" 75 min http://dailysource.org/special/palin/196 Palin's churches, and her speech as governor at the Wasilla Assembly of God – http://wasillaag.org/index.php?s=au&nid=3731&news_id=756 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881TR0a6J6U The ultimate reason why you shouldn't vote for Palin. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10167 Christian Fundamentalism Permeates the

Republican Party: Sarah Palin’s links to the Christian Right by F. William Engdahl Global Research, September 13, 2008 Sarah Palin and Dominionism Sarah Palin it appears now, was chosen very carefully as she comes out of the very fundamentalist evangelical circles that the CNP uses to mobilize and shape America’s political agenda. Palin reportedly drew early attention from state GOP leadership when, during her first mayoral campaign, she ran on an anti-abortion platform. Normally, political parties do not get involved in Alaskan municipal elections because they are nonpartisan. But once word of her evangelical views made its way to Juneau, the state capitol, state Republicans put money behind her campaign. According to researcher, Charley James, "Once in office, Palin set out to build a machine that chewed up anyone who got in her way. The good, Godly Christian turns out to be anything but." The religious background of Sarah Palin is not unrelated to her bid to take the nation’s second highest office. She herself has been extremely vague about that background. Given the details, it becomes clearer perhaps why. Sarah Palin has spent more than two and a half decades of her life as a member of an Alaska church which is part of a fanatical Christian-named cult project that is sweeping across America. Palin comes out of the most radical stream of US Born-Again Evangelism known as ‘Joel’s Army,’ an offshoot of what is called Dominionism and sometimes also called the Latter Rain cult or Manifest Sons of God. The movement deliberately attempts to remain below the radar screen. A Dominionist soldier in McCain’s Army Sarah Palin is a product of an extreme fringe of the American Evangelical movement known variously as the Third Wave Movement, also known as the New Apostolic Reformation, or as Joel's Army, a part of what is called Dominionism. Until 2002 according to their own website, Palin was a member of Wasilla Assembly of God with Senior Pastor Ed Kalnins. Online video clips of Palin speaking from the pulpit of this church are revealing. Curiously, between the time this article was begun on September 9th and the 11th, the video was removed without explanation: (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20712.htm.). http://www.wibc.com/08vote/article.aspx?id=1524528 9/25/2008 7:17:00 PM Palin once blessed to be free from 'witchcraft' By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer - Maria Comella, a spokeswoman for the McCain-Palin campaign, has said Palin attends different churches and does not consider herself Pentecostal. On a visit to the church in June 2008, Palin spoke fondly of the Kenyan pastor and told a group of young missionaries that Muthee's prayers had helped her to become governor. "Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he's so bold," she said. "And he was praying 'Lord make a way, Lord make a way' ... He said, 'Lord make a way and let her do this next step.' And that's exactly what happened." Muthee returned to the Wasilla church last weekend, where he gave a series of sermons over three days. Palin was campaigning in Florida. The Rev. Zipporah Ndiritu, who studied under Muthee in the Kiambu, Kenya-based Word of Faith Church, said the bishop is revered among evangelicals there. In a phone interview from Mombasa, Kenya, she said church doctrine focuses on ridding the world of demons _ and witches. "Even in the days of Jesus Christ, according to the Bible there were witches who were manifesting through demonic forces," she said. "You can seek from the Lord, and if you find demonic forces you cast them out." Ndiritu said she did not know Palin.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/9/8/93224/63505/43/590844 Video: 'Sarah Palin's Demon Haunted Churches' by Troutfishing Mon Sep 08, 2008 at 06:42:43 AM PDT http://www.ikhwanweb.com/Article.asp?ID=17837&SectionID=0 Palin’s Churches and the Third Wave The 10 minute video documentary "Sarah Palin’s Churches and The New Wave" (currently also titled as "Sarah Palin’s Demon Haunted Churches) http://progressivepatriots.com/2008/09/23/new-kalnins-link/ Sarah Palin Church Sought Out Witch Hunter - New Information September 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment Ed Kalnins said last Saturday, A week ago, we wrote about the relationship between Thomas Muthee and the Wasilla Assembly of God church, a church that Sarah Palin joined at the age of 12, and still visit several times a year even though she lives far away from Wasilla, in Juneau. Thomas Muthee, it was revealed, held a special ceremony to obtain the intervention of Heaven to make Sarah Palin Governor of Alaska, and now, according to breaking news from Irregular Times, that ceremony included the attempt to protect Sarah Palin from witchcraft used by enemies in Alaska. They have actual video footage of this ceremony, a video made in 2005, but made available just today! Sarah Palin stood there and eagerly accepted this protection from witchcraft from her campaign. Apparently, Palin really believed that witches might be trying to use magic spells to attack her campaign for Governor. That explains why the McCain campaign is trying to keep Sarah Palin away from reporters. They didn’t want this Alaska witchcraft story leaking out. There’s a lot more to this story, including possible violations of IRS law as Sarah Palin’s church participated in partisan political campaigning while claiming tax exempt status, and what sounds like a plan to “infiltrate” the American government with a religious campaign to establish a theocracy. Here’s just one more point on this story for now. Yet another newly released video, of a sermon of Thomas Muthee preaching at Sarah Palin’s church this very weekend, shows Palin’s pastor, Ed Kalnins, explaining that the Wasilla Assembly of God church sought out Thomas Muthee because of his history of persecuting women accused of witchcraft. See below, and then a short explanation:

“Bishop Muthee is no stranger to us. He is a friend. He preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ, and so I want people to know that this is not some sect in a far away country. We are joined together with a worldwide church who calls upon the name of Jesus Christ as savior and lord… This is not this little thing here. We are connected to many like-minded believers, and so I’m really thankful to Jesus that God is somehow going to be glorified and his will is going to be done in our land and in your lives. And, so, Bishop Muthee, I got my first chance to know of him through a ministry, that he had a prayer ministry out in Kiambu. Kiambu, Kenya was really inundated with a lot of crime and a lot of deceit, and it began to burden his heart, so he began to pray and he began to pray to call out to God, because that which is out of order, God desires to put into order. Amen. He prayed, and there was a breakthrough.” This requires some background knowledge of the Thomas Muthee scandal. The “deceit” in Kiambu that Ed Kalnins refers to was witchcraft that Thomas Muthee accused a woman named Mama Jane of conducting. Thomas Muthee actually claimed that Mama Jane was causing automobile accidents through the power of her magical spells. The “prayer ministry” that Ed Kalnins refers to was a campaign against Mama Jane, which included so-called spiritual warfare, but also mobs that surrounded Mama Jane’s place of work, threatening her with stoning to death. Thomas Muthee threatened Mama Jane, saying that she had to agree to convert and join his church, or else. At the instigation of Muthee, police broke in to Mama Jane’s clinic, fired their guns, and hauled her off to jail. Mama Jane then fled Kiambu in fear of her life. Ed Kalnins knew this, because he had seen the Transformations video, which refers to the campaign of persecution against Mama Jane. Ed Kalnins was so enthusiastic about this real witch hunt that he flew to Kenya himself, and went to Kiambu to see where the with hunt had actually taken place. Kalnins shared the Transformations video with church members, which included Sarah Palin, who shortly afterwards submitted herself to the ceremony to grant her the supernatural protection from witchcraft, so that she could become Governor of Alaska. 1 response so far ↓ 1 justiceforall // Sep 25, 2008 at 11:36 am The original witch hunts were about land. In Europe, East India Tea Company personnel tried to introduce the Indian concept of suttee, failed, then burned widows for witchcraft to get their land. In Salem, (and I am a descendant of one of the Salem Witch families), young girls rebelled against arranged marriages to land-hungry older men. Many European Satanist families moved to the New World from pure fear of being found out and executed. These families joined churches for cover and their descendants still do. They would throw a moonbat to the Kenyans in a heartbeat if they could cover their posteriors. Look at three things here: the foreclosure rate, the expiration of sanctions against domestic drilling, and the rich man’s love for land grabs. Now look at the likelihood of rural witch hunts against owners of land with mineral rights intact, in Alaska’s oil fields or near pipelines, in oil-rich rural Alabama, and in the oil-shale areas of Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky. Ladies and gentlemen, Sarah Palin is setting some working class folks up for some very bad times. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Muthee Thomas Muthee - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: Bishop Thomas Muthee is a Kenyan preacher. He holds a Master's degree in Practical Ministry and founded the Word of Faith Church in February 1989 in the town of Kiambu, Kenya (near Nairobi) before going on to found approximately 400 churches in the nearby regions of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, and Gisenyi in Rwanda.[1] The original church is also known as the "Prayer Cave" because meetings were originally held in a grocery basement.[2] Muthee's late wife, Margaret Muthee, was a teacher,[3][4] and they had two children: Joshua and Ann.[1] Mama Jane - Muthee and his wife returned home to Kenya from Scotland, where he had finished his graduate studies, in 1988.[3][4] They soon felt that they were "called by God to Kiambu" and after six months of prayer, research, and "spiritual mapping," they came to believe that a woman, Jane W. Njenga, was a witch, and thereby caused traffic fatalities, traffic accidents, crime, and spiritual oppression in the area. [2][3][4][5][6][7] Jane W. Njenga, also known as “Mama Jane”, is pastor of the African Mission of Holy Ghost Church and an herbalist.[7] Muthee alleged that "top government and business leaders [were] afraid to do anything without her approval," that at least one person per month would die in a car accident in front of her "divination house" (otherwise known as Emmanuel Clinic), and that she harassed his congregation.[3][4][8] Muthee made a public demand that either Njenga convert to Christianity or leave town, declaring, “Mama Jane either gets saved and serve the Lord, or she leaves town! There is no longer room in Kiambu for both of us!"[3] Soon after his followers began to pray that God would either save or oust Njenga,[3][4][8][9] three young people died in another apparent accident in front of Emmanuel Clinic, according to Muthee's account.[3][4][8] According to Njenga, "When Muthee came, he took a loudspeaker into the street and he told people to pray for seven days that I would die"."[10] Angry townsfolk wanted to stone Njenge in retaliation for the traffic accidents. According to Muthee associate, Rev. Peter Wagner, when the police entered Njenga's home to intervene, they were startled by what they believed to be a demon and shot her pet

python to death.[3][4][6][8][9] Njenga was then questioned by police, after which she left town.[3][4][9] Since then, Muthee has frequently referred to this event as an example of successful “mapping”, which includes locating specific witches by research and prayer, and spiritual warfare, claiming crime and traffic accidents were reduced as a result of chasing Njenga out of town.[2][3][6][9] The event was depicted in a two part video by George Otis, Jr.,[11][12] in which Muthee claimed that the crime and traffic accident rate in Kiambu dropped drastically after Njenga left, and that he is responsible for much positive social change in the town.[2][3][5][8][13][14] Njenga is still living in the town and states that she has not left her compound and never had a “pet python”. [15] Jane Karande, a 46-year-old community health worker who distributes HIV-AIDS medicines and sets up centers for orphans and at-risk children in the town, attributes the reduction in traffic accidents to paving the main road through town and installing speed bumps, rather than to Bishop Muthee's arrival in town. Karande is critical of Muthee and other local pastors who she claims are enriching themselves and not assisting in AIDS work and work with orphans, , "We don't have any support from churches,except maybe the Catholics." [16] Workgroup "Back to the Bible," headed by Pastor Rien van de Kraats of Kamperland, Netherlands, found no police reports or any other sources that backed up Muthee’s claims.[14] Guest sermons - The content of sermons and prayers led by Muthee at the Kingsgate Community Church and the Wasilla Assembly of God have been the subject of internationally reported news stories. In 2004, Muthee delivered two sermons as guest pastor at the Kingsgate Community Church in the United Kingdom, covered in the international media. Muthee told of spiritual warfare and faith healing to the Kingsgate church members, saying that he had miraculously healed his baby daughter, born without joints in her legs, through prayer and by spiritually grappling with the devil. Muthee also discussed his interpretation of spritual warfare, saying, “The more violent you become, the more committed you become, the quicker you will see things happen in this region.”[17][18][19] Wasilla Assembly of God - After being loaned the video of Muthee by Wasilla Assembly of God, Sarah Palin wrote to the church, "what a blessing that the Lord has already put into place the Christian leaders, even though I know it's all through the grace of God", thanked Kalnins for the loan of the video, and returned to the church where Muthee and Kalnins laid hands on Palin, and Muthee prayed that she be protected "from every form of witchcraft", as well as for assistance from God in her run to become governor of Alaskan.[7][20][21][22][23] Muthee prayed that God may intervene in Alaskan state elections on behalf of Sarah Palin and that witchcraft exists, as exemplified in his widely quoted 2005 prayer over Palin before the Wasilla Assembly of God, "bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus... Use her to turn this nation the other way around and to keep her safe from every form of witchcraft."[24] Following Palin's subsequent 2006 victory in the governors race, this Muthee led prayer at the church was described as having “prophetic power” by church pastor, Ed Kalnins.[9] In a June 2008 speech to the Wasilla church, Governor Palin referred to this specific prayer led by Muthee, described Muthee as “really bold,” and his way of speaking and prayer as “very, very powerful.”[9] Muthee returned to the Wasilla church for the weekend of September 20-22, 2008.[25][26] The Boston Herald described this as "all smoke and no fire" [27] pointing out that "The video of a Kenyan bishop asking Jesus to protect Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin from “witchcraft” has turned into a political witch hunt, says one Harvard expert who found “nothing unusual” about the blessing." In September 2008, Muthee returned to the Wasilla Assembly of God, not attended by Palin, and journalist Max Blumenthal videotaped part of Muthee’s sermon, reporting that Muthee urged the church to crush “the python spirit” of the unbeliever enemies by stomping on their necks, and as church members were in deep prayer, speaking in tongues and raising their hands, Muthee exclaimed, “We come against the spirit of witchcraft! We come against the python spirits!” Then, a local pastor took the microphone from Muthee and added, “We stomp on the heads of the enemy!” [28][29][3 Humanitarian work - Muthee was a speaker at the first Exchange Africa-Australia Summit, held in Nairobi, Kenya from April 28 - May 1, 2008,[31] at which "pastors, leaders, missionaries and business people joined together to strategically plan for significant impact on the nations of Africa."[32] Muthee is also currently involved with Restoration Alliance in providing potable water to Kenya.[33] References: 1. ^ a b "Word of Faith Church" (2007). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 2. ^ a b c d Lampman, Jane (1999-09-23). "Targeting cities with 'spiritual mapping,' prayer", The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wagner, C. Peter (2008). Praying with Power. Destiny Image Publishers, pp. 15-34. ISBN 0768426537. 4. ^ a b c d e f g h Otis, Jr., George (1997). Twilight Labyrinth, The: Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where It Does?. Chosen, pp. 295-298. ISBN 0800792556.

5. ^ a b Guthrie, Stan (2002). Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century.
Paternoster, p. 92. ISBN 1842270427. 6. ^ a b c Thompson, Paul (2008-09-18). "Palin under fire over African pastor friend who waged witch-hunt against woman he believed caused car crashes", TheDailyMail.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 7. ^ a b c Alsop, Zoe (2008-10-12). "Kenyan Who Blessed Palin Chases Witches at Home". Women’s Enews. Retrieved on 2008-10-12. 8. ^ a b c d e Rutz, Jim (2005-06-28). "From basket case to boomtown without a dime of aid", WorldNetDaily.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 9. ^ a b c d e f Strange, Hannah (2008-09-16). "Palin linked electoral success to prayer of Kenyan witchhunter", US Elections - Times Online, TimesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 10. ^ Kenyan Who Blessed Palin Chases Witches at Home, Zoe Alsop, Women’s Enews, 10-12-08[1] 11. ^ George Otis, Jr. (Host). (1999-02-01). Transformations: A Documentary [DVD]. The Sentinel Group. Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ISBN 1-930612-08-7. 12. ^ George Otis, Jr. (Host). (2003-06-01). The Quickening: Entering into the Firestorm of God's Grace [DVD]. The Sentinel Group. Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ISBN 1-930612-16-8. 13. ^ Gaines, Adrienne S. (January 2001). "Praying Down God's Power". Charisma Magazine. Strang Communications. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 14. ^ a b "Translation Dutch letter nr. 24" (in English). Workgroup "Back to the Bible" (April 8, 2002). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 15. ^ Kenyan Who Blessed Palin Chases Witches at Home, Zoe Alsop, Women’s Enews, 10-12-08[2] 16. ^ Kenyan Who Blessed Palin Chases Witches at Home, Zoe Alsop, Women’s Enews, 10-12-08[3] 17. ^ ”In Video, Pastor Anoints Palin, Urges "Infiltration" of Schools, Government, Business”, Bruce Wilson , Talk2Action9-24-08[4] 18. ^ The Witch Fighter Anoints Palin, Max Blumenthal, 9-24-08[5] 19. ^ Kingsgate Community Church downloads, [6] 20. ^ You must specify title = and url = when using {{cite web}}."". Wasilla Assembly of God. Retrieved on 2008-09-11. 21. ^ Wilson, Bruce (September 8, 2008). "Sarah Palin's Demon Haunted Churches". 22. ^ "Palin's Record On Church-State Separation". Associated Press (October 11, 2008). 23. ^ "Palin's Record On Church-State Separation". Associated Press (October 11, 2008). 24. ^ Burke, Garance (2008-09-25). "Palin Once Blessed Against 'Witchcraft'", Associated Press, AOLNews.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-27. 25. ^ "Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya". Wasilla Assembly of God: Audio and Video Archive. Wasilla Assembly of God (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-24. 26. ^ "Events". www.WasillaAG.org. Razor Planet, Inc. (2008-09-19). Retrieved on 2008-09-24. 27. ^ http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1121557&srvc=2008campaign&position=8 28. ^ In '05 Video, Pastor Anoints Palin, Says Christians Should "Infiltrate" Government, Schools, Business, Bruce Wilson, Huffington Post, Sept 24, 2008 29. ^ ”In Video, Pastor Anoints Palin, Urges "Infiltration" of Schools, Government, Business”, Bruce Wilson , Talk2Action9-24-08[7] 30. ^ The Witch Fighter Anoints Palin, Max Blumenthal, 9-24-08[8] 31. ^ "Speakers". Exchange Africa-Australia Summit. Exchange (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 32. ^ "What is Exchange?". Exchange Africa-Australia Summit. Exchange (2008). Retrieved on 2008-0922. 33. ^ Dan Flory (2007-05-15). "Another Drop in the Bucket". African Water Projects. Restoration Alliance. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Muthee#Wasilla_Assembly_of_God Wasilla Assembly of God The content of prayers led by Muthee at the Wasilla Assembly of God have been the subject of internationally reported news stories about his beliefs as expressed in the prayers, such as that God may intervene in Alaskan state elections on behalf of Sarah Palin and that witchcraft exists, as exemplified in his widely quoted 2005 prayer over Palin before the Wasilla Assembly of God, "bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus... Use her to turn this nation the other way around and to keep her safe from every form of

witchcraft."[13] Following Palin's subsequent 2006 victory in the governors race, this Muthee led prayer at the church was described as having “prophetic power” by church pastor, Ed Kalnins.[8] In a June 2008 speech to the Wasilla church, Governor Palin referred to this specific prayer led by Muthee, described Muthee as “really bold,” and his way of speaking and prayer as “very, very powerful.”[8] Muthee returned to the Wasilla church for the weekend of September 20-22, 2008. The Boston Herald described this as "all smoke and no fire" [16] pointing out that "The video of a Kenyan bishop asking Jesus to protect Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin from “witchcraft” has turned into a political witch hunt, says one Harvard expert who found “nothing unusual” about the blessing." References ^ a b "Word of Faith Church" (2007). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d Lampman, Jane (1999-09-23). "Targeting cities with 'spiritual mapping,' prayer", The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wagner, C. Peter (2008). Praying with Power. Destiny Image Publishers, pp. 15-34. ISBN 0768426537. ^ a b c d e f g h Otis, Jr., George (1997). Twilight Labyrinth, The: Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where It Does?. Chosen, pp. 295-298. ISBN 0800792556. ^ a b Guthrie, Stan (2002). Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century. Paternoster, p. 92. ISBN 1842270427. ^ a b c Thompson, Paul (2008-09-18). "Palin under fire over African pastor friend who waged witch-hunt against woman he believed caused car crashes", TheDailyMail.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d e Rutz, Jim (2005-06-28). "From basket case to boomtown without a dime of aid", WorldNetDaily.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d e f Strange, Hannah (2008-09-16). "Palin linked electoral success to prayer of Kenyan witchhunter", US Elections - Times Online, TimesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ George Otis, Jr. (Host). (1999-02-01). Transformations: A Documentary [DVD]. The Sentinel Group. Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ISBN 1-930612-08-7. ^ George Otis, Jr. (Host). (2003-06-01). The Quickening: Entering into the Firestorm of God's Grace [DVD]. The Sentinel Group. Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ISBN 1-930612-16-8. ^ Gaines, Adrienne S. (January 2001). "Praying Down God's Power". Charisma Magazine. Strang Communications. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b "Translation Dutch letter nr. 24" (in English). Workgroup "Back to the Bible" (April 8, 2002). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ Burke, Garance (2008-09-25). "Palin Once Blessed Against 'Witchcraft'", Associated Press, AOLNews.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-27. ^ "Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya". Wasilla Assembly of God: Audio and Video Archive. Wasilla Assembly of God (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ^ "Events". www.WasillaAG.org. Razor Planet, Inc. (2008-09-19). Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ^ http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1121557&srvc=2008campaign&position=8 ^ "Speakers". Exchange Africa-Australia Summit. Exchange (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ "What is Exchange?". Exchange Africa-Australia Summit. Exchange (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ Dan Flory (2007-05-15). "Another Drop in the Bucket". African Water Projects. Restoration Alliance. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. Retrieved from " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Muthee " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Muthee#cite_note-CSMonitor-1 Thomas Muthee From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Bishop Thomas Muthee is a Kenyan preacher. He holds a Master's degree in Practical Ministry and founded the Word of Faith Church in February 1989 in the town of Kiambu, Kenya (near Nairobi) before going on to found approximately 400 churches in the nearby regions of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, and Gisenyi in Rwanda.[1] The original church is also known as the "Prayer Cave" because meetings were originally held in a grocery basement.[2] Muthee's late wife, Margaret Muthee, was a teacher, and they had two children: Joshua and Ann.[1] Contents [hide] •1 Mama Jane •2 Wasilla Assembly of God •3 Humanitarian work

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References ^ a b "Word of Faith Church" (2007). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d Lampman, Jane (1999-09-23). "Targeting cities with 'spiritual mapping,' prayer", The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Wagner, C. Peter (2008). Praying with Power. Destiny Image Publishers, pp. 15-34. ISBN 0768426537. ^ a b c d e f g h Otis, Jr., George (1997). Twilight Labyrinth, The: Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where It Does?. Chosen, pp. 295-298. ISBN 0800792556. ^ a b Guthrie, Stan (2002). Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century. Paternoster, p. 92. ISBN 1842270427. ^ a b c Thompson, Paul (2008-09-18). "Palin under fire over African pastor friend who waged witch-hunt against woman he believed caused car crashes", TheDailyMail.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d e Rutz, Jim (2005-06-28). "From basket case to boomtown without a dime of aid", WorldNetDaily.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b c d e f Strange, Hannah (2008-09-16). "Palin linked electoral success to prayer of Kenyan witchhunter", US Elections - Times Online, TimesOnline.co.uk. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ George Otis, Jr. (Host). (1999-02-01). Transformations: A Documentary [DVD]. The Sentinel Group. Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ISBN 1-930612-08-7. ^ George Otis, Jr. (Host). (2003-06-01). The Quickening: Entering into the Firestorm of God's Grace [DVD]. The Sentinel Group. Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ISBN 1-930612-16-8. ^ Gaines, Adrienne S. (January 2001). "Praying Down God's Power". Charisma Magazine. Strang Communications. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ a b "Translation Dutch letter nr. 24" (in English). Workgroup "Back to the Bible" (April 8, 2002). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ Burke, Garance (2008-09-25). "Palin Once Blessed Against 'Witchcraft'", Associated Press, AOLNews.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-27. ^ "Bishop Thomas Muthee from Kenya". Wasilla Assembly of God: Audio and Video Archive. Wasilla Assembly of God (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ^ "Events". www.WasillaAG.org. Razor Planet, Inc. (2008-09-19). Retrieved on 2008-09-24. ^ http://news.bostonherald.com/news/2008/view.bg?articleid=1121557&srvc=2008campaign&position=8 ^ "Speakers". Exchange Africa-Australia Summit. Exchange (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ "What is Exchange?". Exchange Africa-Australia Summit. Exchange (2008). Retrieved on 2008-09-22. ^ Dan Flory (2007-05-15). "Another Drop in the Bucket". African Water Projects. Restoration Alliance. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/3773/context/archive Kenyan Who Blessed Palin Chases Witches at Home Run Date: 10/12/08 By Zoe Alsop WeNews correspondent http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/260272 Opinion: Double Standard in Coverage of Jeremiah Wright and Lack of With Thomas Muthee Posted Sep 25, 2008 Earlier this year, Barack Obama was forced to justify and finally repudiate, Jeremiah Wright. So why now is the Press suddenly silent on controversial pastors? Reporters are not questioning the connection between Pastor Thomas Muthee and Sarah Palin? http://santitafarella.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/did-the-actions-of-sarah-palins-exorcist-thomas-muthee-leadto-the-murder-of-mama-jane-the-witch-of-kiambu/ Did the Actions of Sarah Palin’s Exorcist, Thomas Muthee, Lead to the Murder of Mama Jane, the “Witch” of Kiambu? September 22, 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsnrIVj9IbM&feature=related Meet Pastor Muthee -- the man who laid hands on Sarah Palin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fldglAcTEhQ Exclusive Thomas Muthee 2005 video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZVVbGEOoCM&feature=iv&annotation_id=event_966622 Child victims of 419 preachers in Nigeria Africa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DchscJXowXI&feature=iv&annotation_id=event_303115 Angolans blame misfortunes on their 'witch' children http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=77a_1203211877 Death sentence for Saudi 'witch' A Saudi woman faces death by decapitation, accused by Saudi religious police of being a witch. CNN's Zain Verjee reports. http://www.theconservativevoice.com/forum/read.html?id=15525 Witch Hunter that Prayed Palin into Office is Coming Back to Wasilla! Mudflats ^ | 09/19/08 | Mudflats - Yes, you read that right. It really has

gotten that absurd. I just had coffee with fellow blogger and Anchorage talk radio phenom Shannyn Moore. While we were fuming over the McCain hijacking of the Troopergate investigation, she got a call from MSNBC. They asked if she’d come on Keith Olbermann’s show tonight to talk about ‘the witch hunter’. The witch hunter, aka Pastor Muthee, was the guest pastor from Kenya that appeared at Palin’s church, The Wasilla Assembly of God, and “prayed over” Sarah to help her become governor. Muthee began his life in ministry in Africa by hunting down a local woman named Mama Jane after proclaiming her a witch. According to the Christian Science Monitor, six months of fervent prayer and research identified the source of the witchcraft as a local woman called Mama Jane, who ran a “divination” centre called the Emmanuel Clinic. Her alleged involvement in fortune-telling and the fact that she lived near the site of a number of fatal car accidents led Pastor Muthee to publicly declare her a witch responsible for the town’s ills, and order her to offer up her soul for salvation or leave Kiambu. After Pastor Muthee declared Mama Jane a witch, the townspeople became suspicious and began to turn on her, demanding that she be stoned. Public outrage eventually led the police to raid her home, where they fired gunshots, killing a pet python which they believed to be a demon. After the witch hunting incident, Muthee founded the World Faith Church, also known as the “Prayer Cave.” The Prayer cave has birthed more than 400 churches across Africa - in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Rwanda. While Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Muthee came to speak at her church. Here’s what Sarah Palin has to say about the experience, captured on video taken in the church. Keep in mind, this quote didn’t come from her long ago past. This happened IN JUNE, 2008…three months ago. “As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he’s so bold. And he was praying “Lord make a way, Lord make a way.” “And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m going to do, he doesn’t know what my plans are. And he’s praying not “oh Lord if it be your will may she become governor,” no, he just prayed for it. He said “Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that’s exactly what happened.” “So, again, very very powerful, coming from this church.” Muthee has spoken at the Wasilla Assembly of God church no less than 10 times, including the time he prayed over then Mayor Sarah Palin, giving her the divine shortcut to governorship. He didn’t ask questions. He didn’t blink. Now, he’s coming back. He is scheduled for multiple speaking engagements in Wasilla this week. The official vision statement of Muthee’s church (taken directly from the website) is…are you ready?… Touching lives for total community transformation, thereby taking cities and nations. Taking cities and nations? Most of us would like our cities and nation to stay just where they are, thankyouverymuch. When Shannyn was talking in a serious, businesslike way about coordinating with a major media outlet to discuss the ‘witch hunter’, it struck me how absurd this is. We both started to laugh so hard, we couldn’t stop. Our governor believes in the power of a guy who believes that demons live in pythons, and witches cause traffic accidents. She believes that a Kenyan witch-hunter prayed her into office. Ladies and Gentlemen, behold the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States of America, and tell me what that says about the Presidential candidate who nominated her. When you decide whether to laugh or cry, let me know. Meanwhile, grab a beer, or some popcorn, and tune in to Keith Olbermann’s show tonight, hear the conversation with Shannyn, and marvel at the frightening absurdity that we’ve come to know as Sarah Palin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juW1XkRnF4E&feature=related Pray for Sarah http://www.jewishjournal.com/video/article/video_palin_pastor_israelites_run_the_economy_20081001/ October 1, 2008 VIDEO: Palin Pastor: ‘Israelites’ run the economy A pastor who blessed Sarah Palin's run for Alaska governor said Christians should emulate "Israelites" and run the economy. The 2005 video of South African Pastor Thomas Muthee laying hands on Palin, the Republican vice-presidential pick, surfaced this week on the Internet. Muthee precedes the blessing with a sermon calling for Christians to assume control in seven areas of society. "The second area whereby God wants us, wants to penetrate in our society is in the economic area," he said in the sermon. "The Bible says that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. It's high time that we have top Christian businessmen, businesswomen, bankers, you know, who are men and women of integrity running the economics of our nations. That's what we are waiting for. That's part and parcel of transformation. If you look at the -- you know -- if you look at the Israelites, that's how they work. And that's how they are, even today." The pastor also calls for Christian control of schools. "We need God taking over our education system," he said. "Otherwise we, if we have God in our schools, we will not have kids being taught, you know, how to worship Buddha, how to worship Mohammed, we will not have in the curriculum witchcraft and sorcery." http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/2008/09/palins_new_pastor_problem.html Palin's Pastor Problem http://www.getreligion.org/?p=3974 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 Grasping Demons Posted by Mark Stricherz http://www.africa-australia.org/africa/speakers.htm NAIROBI, KENYA 28 APRIL - 1 MAY 2008 BISHOP THOMAS MUTHEE - Thomas Muthee - the Pioneer of Word of Faith Church brings with him tremendous wealth of experience, wisdom and anointing. The church he started in 1989 commonly known as "Prayer Cave" has birthed about four hundred churches in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and recently Gisenyi – Rwanda. Word of Faith Church featured prominently in the first Transformation Video by George Otis Jr. Since then, this apostolic work has been quoted in many books and other publications. Since 1995, Thomas, who holds a Masters Degree in Practical Ministry, has trained many young people in Word of Faith Bible College. The College offers certificate, Diploma and a Bachelors Degree in Practical Ministry and is reputed for very high standard of training. A respected international speaker, Thomas, who is 54 years old has two lovely children, Joshua 18 and Ann 17. The first Exchange took place in Nairobi , Kenya in April 2008. Pastors, leaders, missionaries and business people joined together to strategically plan for significant impact on the nations of Africa . There were opportunities for networking, sharing and learning, investigating current best practices, and accessing opportunities in this great continent. There was also time to meet together for worship and inspiration from national leaders representing both sides of the globe. Exchange will be happening again in 2010. Check back here for more details. Retrieved from " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Muthee " http://www.theocracywatch.org/new_links.htm The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party "Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: Why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?" (Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner on the Ten Commandments ruling, June 27, 2005) http://www.discernment.org/WOF.htm The Word of Faith Movement - Some Facets of The Word of Faith Movement The Word of Faith (WOF) Movement is difficult to pinpoint as to when it formally began. Without question its main doctrines came from E.W. Kenyon's writings. Kenneth Hagin ( )is the individual initially responsible for the propagation of Kenyon's heretical concepts. Every major WOF minister looks to Kenneth Hagin as the father of the movement. Kenneth Hagin has been involved in Pentecostal ministry since the late 30's but the Word of Faith Movement did not take off as a discernable movement until 1967. Today "dad" Hagin's heresies reach over 450,000 homes each month via his free magazine "The Word of Faith." His Bible School Rhema Bible Training Center has spawned WOF churches globally. His disciples have also started Bible schools which in turn release more error into the Body of Christ. Some would argue that the WOF movement is not a denomination and they are probably correct in the classic definition of a denomination. However, Buddy Harrison (Ken Hagin's son-in-law) is Pastor of Word of Faith Church in Tulsa and Buddy has ordained 100's of pastors who subsequently started Word of Faith Churches in America and around the world. These ministries are under his oversight. Our former pastor, Ellis

Smith of Jubilee Christian Church in Detroit was ordained by Buddy Harrison and his church was originally called "Faith Christian Fellowship" but Ellis later broke with Buddy. Pastor Keith Butler of Detroit was ordained by Buddy Harrison and Keith's church is called "Word of Faith." Keith has also started "Word of Faith" churches is several other cities. . .all of which are under his direct control and supervision. 100's if not 1,000's of local congregations look to certain men and women as leaders. These congregations hold the exact same beliefs, and operate in the same manner as to order of worship equal a denomination. The organization cited below consists of the major leaders within the WOF movement. These men and women control what is taught in most WOF congregations: (1) they are looked upon as the revealers of God's present day truth. (2) Pastors of WOF congregations routinely teach exactly what they have received from these individuals at seminars. (3) Most WOF churches sell their books in their local church bookstores. (4) When they can afford it, they have these leaders come and speak in their churches. International Charismatic Bible Ministries Minister Affiliation Position in the Church Oral Roberts Kenneth Copeland Charles Green Billy Daugerty* Carlton Pearson John Hagee Thomas F Reid Marilyn Hickey* John Avanzini Dick Bernal Morris Cerullo Happy Caldwell Paul Crouch Benny Hinn Chairman of ICBM Secretary of ICBM Exec. Dir of ICBM Vice Chairman of ICBM Member-at-Large of Bishop/megachurch pastor/vacillates bet. WOF & ICBM Prophetic Movements Member of ICBM Member of ICBM Member at Large Trustee of ICBM Trustee of ICBM Trustee of ICBM Trustee of ICBM Trustee of ICBM Trustee of ICBM megachurch pastor/televangelist/TBN regular Latter Rain Proponent/WOF Teacher/televangelist/WOF/has her own Bible school Prosperity teacher/WOF/TBN regular Spiritual Warfare teacher/WOF Owns on television network/WOF/televangelist pastor of megachurch/WOF Owns TBN/WOF Healing Ministry/megachurch pastor/WOF/TBN regular Started Holy Laughter Movement/WOF/pastor Bishop/ Prophetic Movement/pastor Bishop/Prophetic Movement/megachurch pastor Apostle/Prophetic Movement/teaches black dominance gospel Prophet Prophet/Teacher/televangelist

Howard-Rodney Browne Trustee of ICBM John Mears Earl Paulk Myles Munroe Trustee of ICBM Trustee of ICBM Trustee of ICBM

Benson Idahosa Trustee of ICBM Archbishop/Prophetic Movement This list does not include all of the cast of characters of the ICBM for that you have to surf to: http://www.oru.edu, where you can get the entire vision of this organization. These individuals have input into the spiritual lives of several million Pentecostal/Charismatic Christians. These individuals agree on the following WOF heretical doctrines (I am not citing all WOF doctrines, just some major points of error): Financial Prosperity - Not only does God want you well, He wants you wealthy! The majority of the people in the ICBM leadership are millionaires or multimillionaires. Tracy and I attended a small WOF church on Detroit's east-side. Our congregation had at most 300 poor inner-city people (children included). Yet the Pastor made over $60,000.00 per year and was provided a Cadillac, Lincoln Town car, Pontiac Bonneville SSE, and lastly a fully maxed-out Conversion Van. Why? Because God's people are to (1) eat the best, (2) wear the best, and (3) drive the best. Paul Crouch holds a "Praise-A-Thon" and tens of millions will be raised

in a matter of days. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_of_Faith Word of Faith (also known as Word-Faith or simply Faith), is a family of local Christian churches[1] as well as a teaching movement kindred to many Pentecostal and Charismatic churches and individuals worldwide. The basic doctrine preached is that of salvation through Jesus Christ[2] and what that “Salvation” entails. It is based on Jesus of Nazareth’s teachings concerning the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven and the state man can receive through the atonement and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. This state of new being or creation (Found in the Biblical passages 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Galatians 6:15[3](Spirit, Soul and Body) can be received only through faith in the Word of God. It is unique[citation needed] to other (more established) Christian denominations in that it emphasizes speaking, stating, or confessing verses found in the Bible, called the Word of God. The belief is that if one believes the Word of God and confesses it then the believer shall receive what they confessed. This act of believing and speaking is described by Jesus of Nazareth in Mark 11:22 and 23. The term itself “Word of Faith” is derived from the Biblical passage Romans 10:8[4] which speaks of "the Word of Faith that we preach." http://www.isitso.org/guide/whoiswho.html Who's Who Digest of the Wild World of Religion Thumbnail profiles of influential individuals, ministries and websites in the Wild World of Religion http://www.cai.org/bible-studies/gods-word-condemns-satan-and-all-his-works & http://www.cai.org/files/theme-sheets/en/a1/sa1008au.pdf CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLIES INTERNATIONAL P.O. BOX 888 COFFS HARBOUR N.S.W. 2450 AUSTRALIA, Category A1 Sheet 1008/0206 - GOD'S WORD CONDEMNS SATAN AND ALL HIS WORKS WITCHCRAFT - MAGIC - ASTROLOGY - HYPNOTISM SEANCES etc. What were the things with which these nations provoked God to anger? WITCHCRAFT & SORCERY: ANY use of magic is a direct challenge to God which HE WILL NOT TOLERATE. Even conjuring entertainers are playing with very dangerous things! God's Word says: "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." EXODUS 22:18 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers (fornicators), AND SORCERERS, and idolaters, and all liars, SHALL HAVE THEIR PART IN THE LAKE WHICH BURNETH WITH FIRE AND BRIMSTONE: which is the second death." REVELATION 21:8 ENCHANTING: The use of spells: a kind of sorcery. DIVINATION: Fortune-telling - palmistry, Tarot cards, crystal balls, the lot! All these things are frauds and mock God. http://www.cai.org/bible-studies/america-%E2%80%93-titanic-nations-sinking-fast America – The Titanic of Nations is Sinking Fast "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God" (PSALM 9:17). "Breathes there a man with soul so dead, who never t`o himself has said, 'This is my own, my native land'?" (Sir Walter Scott) OUR ONLY REMEDY Our only hope in this late hour is for a time of deep, penetrating national repentance. It needs to include every level of government, all institutional churches, and the people of every community and village in America. The full implementation of 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 is our only hope: "If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." Note carefully the order in which we must quickly move. Firstly, those who are called by His name (Christian) must humble themselves in sackcloth and ashes. This means no more covering of sin. Confession of sin in heartfelt repentance is critical if America is to be saved. Secondly, they must pray and turn to The Eternal God as the only answer to our national problem. They must enter intercessory prayer. Prayers must be offered that reach to the very heart and Throne of God. Thirdly, they must seek His face. This means they must enter into a time of fasting and supplication, a time of sorrow and mourning for the sins committed in this land. They must fast and pray until the face of God is turned toward them. Fourthly, there is urgent need to turn from our wicked ways. The first three steps of 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 will be incomplete without turning from sin. Immediate steps must be taken to accomplish this. The process will be simple. Our leaders need only open the Bible and implement scriptural laws on abortion, murder, rape, sodomy, pornography, adultery, fornication, witchcraft, and all other crimes set forth in God's Word. A national educational program of Bible Law should be mandatory for all Americans. Television networks, churches, and other means of public communication need to teach the populace the knowledge of Bible Law. Television networks and the cinemas should no longer be able

to display any program that violates Biblical principles of morality. The death penalty needs to be carried out upon all convicted persons who violate laws considered to be capital crimes in Scripture. If the fathers, ministers, and civic leaders in America fail to bring America to repentance, the Titanic of nations will go down. The waves of immorality are beginning to wash over the deck. Most people are oblivious to the inevitable! The ship is sinking and hardly anyone cares! May the Christian remnant lift their voices to Heaven and upon bended knees cry out to The Living God for a lifeboat. If there is no repentance, genuine Christians should prepare to abandon ship and board the lifeboat. REVELATION 12:17 and 14:12 is that lifeboat. Here are they who have The Commandments of God and keep the Faith of Jesus Christ. by Pastor Dan Gayman Taken from HQL-9526, p.23-26 http://www.worldchallenge.org/conferences/greeting_to_pastors Greeting to Pastors, - I'm Pastor David Wilkerson, founding pastor of Times Square Church, New York City. I would like to share my heart with you as to my reason for coming to your area. I didn't want to preach to pastors until I had gray hair, until I had pastored. I've been an evangelist for many, many years. Now after 15 years of pastoring, sharing the hurts and the pains, difficulties of the ministry as a pastor, I felt the Lord finally released me that I might have something to say. We don't come to your area to ask anything of you or your people. We come to give and we come as a servant. I've been preaching for 50 years and I've come to learn as well as to share. In all of our meetings to pastors, we've seen great encouragement, [in] many [pastors] who are hurting, many ready to quit the ministry, leave the pastorate. We've been praying that God would bring unity and this has been happening in the meetings. Pastors are getting together, real genuine Holy Ghost led unity. And also to see a loving conviction from the Heavenly Father, convicting of sin in a loving way but also encouraging. I've never seen so many hurting pastors. We need your support, we are not asking for financial support, we are asking for your prayer support and your cooperation in your area to reach as many pastors as possible. See I'm in my seventies. I don't have anything to prove to anybody. I've had all the honors a man can stand. I've been blessed, the Lord has preserved a good name for the ministry He has given to us. He has truly given me a heart and burden for pastors. And this has been birthed in prayers. I can promise one thing when I come to your area, I would have come having prayed through and asking God to show me what the needs are locally, not something I've preached as an American message. I honestly believe if God is going to move in your area, it's not going to come from the United States or some star evangelist - it's going to come from the hearts of ministers who are yielded in your area, your country and your nation. So I've just shared a little bit of my heart and we will come, God willing, humbly before him, broken and with a message that I hope and trust is from God's own heart. God bless you and we hope to see you when we come to your area. David Wilkerson http://zfacts.com/p/1064.html Fox News: Witch Burning in Kenya May 21, 2008, Kenyan Officials: Mob Burned to Death 11 People Accused of Witchcraft: A group of up to 300 young men have burned to death 11 people suspected of being witches and wizards in western Kenya — in some cases slitting their victims’ throats or clubbing them to death before burning their bodies, officials said. The gang moved from home to home through two villages, identifying their victims by using a list with names of suspected witches and wizards and the kind spells they were believed to have cast on the community, said Ben Makori, a local councilor. ‘The villagers are complaining that the (suspected) wizards and witches are making the bright children in the community dumb … These (suspected) witches are not doing good things to us, Makori told The Associated Press on the phone. Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino said the gang hunted down the eight women and three men in the western Kenya villages of Kekoro and Matembe. Most of the victims were between 70 and 90 years old, Owino said. Senior administrator Njoroge Ndirangu said the gang hunted down their victims Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. In some cases the gang pulled the victims out of their homes, slit their throats or clubbed them to death, said a police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. The victims were then thrown back into their homes, which the gang had already set on fire, the officer said. He said 36 houses were burned. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/106142.pdf Order Code RL34509, Zimbabwe: 2008 Elections and Implications for U.S. Policy May 22, 2008 Lauren Ploch Analyst in African Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division "Zimbabwe: 2008 Elections and Implications for U.S., Policy, Summary - On March 29, 2008, Zimbabwe held presidential,

parliamentary and local elections. More than a month later, the country’s political future remains uncertain. For the first time since independence, the ruling party has lost its majority in the National Assembly. After a month of rising tensions, the results of the presidential race were belatedly announced on May 2. They indicated that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai had received more votes than the incumbent, President Robert Mugabe, but had failed to garner the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. Reports of violence and political repression have increased significantly since the elections, which were held...Pre-Election Violence. According to a domestic human rights group, the year prior the 2008 elections was marked by a significant increase in incidents of politically motivated violence from previous years. In 2007, there were 603 reported incidents of torture, 865 incidents of assault, and 2,766 reports of arrest and detention. In the months directly preceding the elections, from November 2007 to March 2008, there were 1775 reported incidents of political violence.10 The government routinely deployed riot police to break up demonstrations, meetings and rallies, despite changes to the laws...speeches and statements to the press, they and other public officials, including the President himself, have referred to opposition leaders as traitors, political witches, and puppets or agents of the West. In October 2007, the International Bar Association issued a report accusing Zimbabwe’s police of being “blatantly partisan” and suggesting that the force’s failure to guarantee equal protection of the law..." http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/shrd/2006/80586.htm Africa, Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2006 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor "If they think they can stop me from speaking against injustice, corruption and misgovernment …, then they are mistaken. It will not stop me." --Trevor Ncube, Zimbabwe journalist harassed by government – “The United States focused much of its efforts on assisting the government and NGOs in addressing human rights abuses and aiding victims of those abuses. The United States participated in several multidonor commissions that addressed human rights abuses by the military. In addition, multiple US-funded NGOs provided legal support and other services for survivors of gender-based violence. US grantees expanded support to more than 10,000 female survivors of torture, rape, and abduction, particularly to assist victims in pursuing legal and judicial strategies. Other activities by US grantees included strengthening technical capacity among prosecutors, building public and official awareness of such crimes, and advocating an end to sexual and gender-based violence through policy reform. In Maniema Province, one US-funded NGO helped torture victims receive legal assistance during the year and organized workshops to disseminate copies of legislation and international agreements on human, women’s, and children’s rights. Another US-funded NGO in South Kivu Province aided 246 victims of sexual violence by providing medical help, trauma counseling, and training in human rights advocacy and education. A variety of national and international NGOs received US technical assistance and training to deal with the growing problem of separated and abandoned children. Many of these youths were stigmatized and unable to reintegrate into their communities because they were once child soldiers, gang members, internally displaced, child laborers, accused of witchcraft, or have disabilities. The United States worked to prevent child abandonment by establishing Child Protection Networks, assisting economic development in at-risk areas, and rehabilitating schools. Tanzania The United Republic of Tanzania is a multiparty republic consisting of the mainland and the Zanzibar archipelago. The union has a unicameral parliament and is headed by a president, who is also head of government. Zanzibar, although integrated into the country's governmental and party structure, has its own president, court system, and legislature and continued to exercise considerable autonomy. In the December 2005 union presidential and legislative elections, Jakaya Kikwete was elected president, and the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party made significant gains in parliament. Observers considered the union elections to be largely free and fair. The 2005 presidential elections in Zanzibar were more contentious; despite significant improvements in administration of the elections, there were serious irregularities and politically motivated violence particularly in the urban areas of Zanzibar. The government’s overall human rights record remained poor, and serious human rights abuses occurred during the year. Police and prison guards used excessive force against inmates or suspects, at times resulting in death, and police impunity was a problem. There were continued reports of societal killings of elderly individuals suspected of being witches. Prison conditions were harsh and life threatening. Police routinely conducted searches without warrants, were often corrupt, and at times failed to bring detained individuals before a judge in the period of time required by law. The judiciary suffered from corruption in the lower courts. Freedom of speech and press were partly limited, governmental corruption remained pervasive, and authorities restricted the movement of

refugees. Societal violence against women and girls persisted, including female genital mutilation. Trafficking in persons and child labor were problems. http://shadmia.com/2008/05/23/11-witches-killed-in-kenya/ 11 Witches Killed in Kenya Posted by shadmia on May 23, 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7415502.stm Kenyan arrests for 'witch' deaths Nineteen people have been arrested in Kenya in connection with the burning of 11 people accused of being witches. A police spokesman told the BBC that those arrested may not have been involved in the killings but possibly incited the attacks. Eight women and three men, aged between 80 and 96, were burned to death in the western Kisii district on Wednesday

The attackers moved from house to house with a list of suspected witches http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/22/world/africa/22brief-GANGKILLSSUS_BRF.html?pagewanted=print May 22, 2008, WORLD BRIEFING | AFRICA Kenya: Gang Kills Suspected Witches - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A group of up to 300 young men killed 11 people who were accused of being witches and wizards in western Kenya on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, in some cases slitting their throats or clubbing them to death before burning their bodies, officials said. The young men went through two villages, looking for anyone on a list of suspected witches and wizards that included the kind of spells individuals were believed to have cast, said Ben Makori, a local official. He said the villagers complained that the suspected wizards and witches were “making the bright children in the community dumb.” The deputy police spokesman, Charles Owino, said the gang hunted down the eight women and three men in the western villages of Kekoro and Matembe. Most victims were over 70 years old, Mr. Owino said. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/06/12/kenya.witches/index.html By David McKenzie CNN KEGOGI VILLAGE, Kenya (CNN) -- It may be difficult for modern-day Western cultures to fathom, but in Western Kenya, beliefs in ghosts and witches are very real. And sometimes they have deadly consequences. In late May, news outlets in Kenya told the story of 15 people, mostly elderly women, who were murdered in a witch hunt near the town of Kisii. The killings shocked the nation. Villagers said more than 100 people gathered machetes and knives and stormed the village of Kegogi after midnight. "They started banging on the doors, they broke into the house and then they killed our grandmother inside," says Justus Bosire. "The mob was screaming and we panicked. We ran away and they came to our house and burned it to the ground." When Bosire returned to his grandmother's house, he found her dead on the floor in a bed of embers. His father is missing. "They claim that my grandmother and father were practicing witches," Bosire says. Watch Bosire describe her die » Belief in witchcraft is strong in this part of Kenya. A few days before the incident, a group of schoolchildren reportedly found a book in their school that listed all the people in the community who would soon die and the witches who would be responsible. iReport.com: Share your stories, videos from Africa For Bosire and his family, the killings are hard to believe. His grandmother, Peris, was the matriarch of the family. She was 86 but still actively farmed and dispensed invaluable advice to the family. Up the road from Bosire's house lives Paul Magoma. "I believe there is witchcraft and the witches kill," Magoma says while building a chapel. His fellow workers concur: Witches exist and can put spells on people. Others are skeptical the slain women were witches. At the top of a hill outside Kisii, Joseph Omache practices his craft. Omache is a shaman, or traditional healer. He throws bones and communes with ancestors to help heal physical and spiritual ailments. "It is very painful when somebody kills another person in the name of witchcraft," he says. "Why couldn't they come to me so that I can perform my herbal potion to identify the real witch so that I can go ahead now to trap him and then we can see what to do?" Omache says that in his 10 years of studies and decades of practicing, he has never come across a witch. "These are vendettas. It is not that people really bewitched somebody," he says, adding he believes that witch hunts are really about people expressing hatred and coming up with an excuse to hurt someone. The area is one of the most populated rural areas in

Kenya. Over the years, farming plots have been divided and subdivided. Omache and others say they believe witch hunts are about greed and vendettas in a place where almost everyone struggles to survive. Whatever the reason, Bosire and his family must live with the consequences. Due to local taboo, they will never live in his grandmother's house. The doors are boarded, her belongings still lie charred on the floor. The family fears further attacks. "We are fearing for our lives," Bosire says. "I knew my grandmother since I was a young child and I have never seen evidence of her being a witch." http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/06/12/kenya.witches/index.html#cnnSTCVideo http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/Story/tabid/209/articleID/56725/cat/41/Default.aspx Mob burns 11 'witches' and 'wizards' Thu, 22 May 2008 12:48p.m. - A group of up to 300 young men have burned to death 11 people suspected of being witches and wizards in western Kenya - in some cases slitting their victims' throats or clubbing them to death before burning their bodies, officials said. In some cases the gang pulled the victims out of their homes, slit their throats or clubbed them to death, said a police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. The victims were then thrown back into their homes, which the gang had already set on fire, the officer said. He said 36 houses were burned. "These people identified who is to be killed by accusing their victims of bewitching their sons and daughters," said Ndirangu, the commissioner in charge of Kisii Central district, where one of the villages is located. Ndirangu said that residents are superstitious and have often targeted suspected witches and wizards, but this week's attack was the most shocking in recent years. The police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said investigators had little hope of making progress because the villagers have refused to identify the people who carried out attacks. http://www.africancrisis.co.za/Article.php?ID=27575& Kenya mob kills 11 accused of being witches / Kenyan foreign minister deplores SAfrican attacks Date Posted: Thursday 22-May-2008 - Submitted by Leatherneck: Here's another Witchcraft article for you. The real funny thing about this was that there was another article on the same page - I'll attach both below. The second article reports that the Kenyan foreign minister was complaining about the xenophobic killings happening down in South Africa. People in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones, now should they? Kenya mob kills 11 accused of being witches - By TOM ODULA, Associated Press Writer Wed May 21, 3:29 PM ET NAIROBI, Kenya - A group of up to 300 young men killed 11 people who were accused of being witches and wizards in western Kenya, in some cases slitting their throats or clubbing them to death before burning their bodies, officials said. The gang moved home to home through two villages, using a list of suspected witches and wizards and the kind of spells they were believed to have cast on the community, said Ben Makori, a local councilor. "The villagers are complaining that the (suspected) wizards and witches are making the bright children in the community dumb ... These (suspected) witches are not doing good things to us," Makori told The Associated Press. Deputy police spokesman Charles Owino said that the gang hunted down the eight women and three men in the western Kenya villages of Kekoro and Matembe. Most of the victims were over the age of 70, Owino said. Senior administrator Njoroge Ndirangu said that the gang hunted down their victims Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said that investigators had little hope of making progress because the villagers had refused to identify the people who carried out attacks. In some cases the gang pulled the victims out of their homes, slit their throats or clubbed them to death, the officer said. The victims were then thrown back into the homes that the gang already had set on fire, the officer said. He said that 36 houses were burned. Another police officer, Mwaura Njoroge, said "it is likely that the people who committed these killings had personal vendettas against their victims." The violence was not believed to stem from a tribal dispute since the young men and the victims were members of the same tribe. Ndirangu, the commissioner in charge of Kisii Central district where one of the villages is located, said that residents are superstitious and have often targeted suspected witches and wizards. But this week's attack was the most shocking in recent years, Ndirangu said. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24759141&GT1=43001 Kenya mob reportedly burns 11 ‘witches’- Police say locals accused women and men of ‘bewitching’ their children updated 3:37 p.m. ET, Wed., May. 21, 2008 http://www.bluemassgroup.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=13413 Witch Hunt Terrorism: Why Palin Can't Throw the Rev. Wright & Ayers Stones by: tblade Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 18:36:56 PM EDT (Not a joke, not just some weirdo stuff ... superstition actually kills kids. - promoted by Charley on the MTA) It looks like Sarah Palin is desperate enough to re-inject Reverend Wright into presidential politics. But I say let she who is without a crazy preacher cast the first stone.

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/20/171755/145/Front_Page/Palin_Muthee_and_the_Witch_Journalist s_Miss_the_Major_Story Palin, Muthee, and the Witch - Journalists Miss the Major Story By Ruth Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 05:17:55 PM EST - The story of Sarah Palin's anointing by Bishop Thomas Muthee was posted on this site on September 5th, and in the related Bruce Wilson video. Muthee's testimony about transforming Kiambu, Kenya by driving out a witch has now been picked up by press around the world including the London Times and Countdown by Keith Olbermann. [picture, right: Ed Kalnins & Thomas Muthee show off Rick Joyner books they distributed in Africa]. http://christianlook.blogspot.com/2008/01/assembly-of-god-burnt-in-kenya.html Raid on church leaves 35 dead as chaos spreads - (Personal note, looks like the locals know who did the killing in Kenya this MAY ) http://www.asylumlaw.org/docs/showDocument.cfm?documentID=383 Kenya Country Reports on Human Rights Practices -2000 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor February 2001 “… Mob violence increased during the year, Occasionally mobs killed members of their communities on suspicion that they practiced witchcraft (see Sections 2.c. and 5); however, there were no known statistics about the number of deaths during the year. On October 3, a mob of residents of Nairobi's Kariobangi North neighborhood lynched three suspected child abductors (believed to be devil worshipers), including a grandfather who was walking with his grandchild (see Section 5). In late October in Kisii, police intervened to block villagers from killing seven suspected witches. Also in October, the press reported that villagers burned alive a suspected sorcerer in Kimburini. Other items of interest… http://www.kenyalaw.org/CaseSearch/case_search_one.php?casParties=&casSubject=witch&casNumber=&c asCourt=&casJudges=&casType=&casAdvocates=&casCitation=&casYear=&check_submit=1&submitter=Se arching+.+.+. Your search for a case with Subject Matter: witch yielded 2 results Tsuma Mwembe V Republic Case Number : Criminal Appeal 3 of 2005 Delivery Date : Tue 27 , December, 2005 Judge : JW Mwera J, Court : High Court at Mombasa, Advocates : Mr. Monda,state counsel,for the republic Appeal-criminal appeal-witchcraft-where the accused was convicted on his own plea of guiltywhether the guilty plea was unequivocal where the charge was read back to the appellant but he was not asked if the facts were correct and if he admitted them-SENTENCING-where the record does not show that the prosecutor sought to treat the appellant as a first offender or that the he had a chance to be heard in mitigation-whether the process adopted by the learned trial magistrate was irregular and invalid-Criminal Procedure Code (cap.75),section 207; Witch Craft Act (cap.67),section 6 Republic V Chivatsi & Another http://www.kenyalaw.org/CaseSearch/case_download.php?go=49406622520077474552278&link= Case Number : Crim Case 21 of 88 Delivery Date : Thu 25 , May, 1989 Judge : Bosire J , Court : High Court at Mombasa, Criminal Law – murder – provocation – meaning of provocation – belief in witchcraft does not constitute an excuse for killing a person believed to be a witch or wizard. Criminal Practice and Procedure – accused person not to assume responsibility of proving his defence. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OTgwNTdiZTNjNjdlMThlNDExZmZiYWQ0MGUyYTM4ZjE= Sweeping Questions On banning books and hunting witches, By Ronald F. Maxwell - Who would have thought, mere weeks ago, that Americans would need to be concerned with book banning and witch hunting in this day and age? But in his choice of a running mate, Sen. John McCain has inadvertently riled some murky Alaskan backwaters. And this is a good thing, because neither book banning nor witch hunting should go unnoticed or unexposed. http://childwitches.blogspot.com/2008/09/witchcraft-gov-akpabio-reads-riot-act.html Welcome To Children Of Nigeria's Blog. http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/index.htm Witchcraft: Gov Akpabio reads riot act to churches Governor Godswill Akpabio is set to issue a stern warning to churches in Akwa Ibom, particularly those of the white garment stock. And the message is simple: Stop your pernicious influences which are tearing down the fabric and cohesion of families in the state. According to the governor, in an interview with a team of senior editorial staffers of The Sun, arrangements have been concluded with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to arrange a forum where the churches will be given a talking to. Hear Gov Akpabio: “All these white garment churches deceiving and destroying families should stop what they are doing. I intend to address the entire church congregation in the state. I’ve arranged

with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to talk to the churches because they’re destroying many families. In Akwa Ibom State, we have over 150 children who have been thrown into the streets by pastors who claim the children are into witchcraft. They even attempted to burn some children alive in the state. We’ve rescued children who have been almost burnt to death on the basis that they are into witchcraft.” Still talking on the need for strong family ties, Gov Akpabio went down memory lane, and recalled how he was brought up solely by his mother, having lost his father early in life. He said he took such good care of the mum later in life, and she blessed him on her death bed at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital. “She said that if she came back to the world, she would ask God to give me back to her as a child. Otherwise, she would ask God to allow her to be born to me.” TRANSFORMATION: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKEpsrwyiLk Sarah Palin Witch Hunting Pastor Returns to Wasilla http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Alt/alt.politics/2008-09/msg01652.html Palin's churches are all members and practitioners of violent "end-times" theology, including the need for nuclear war with Russia to hasten the "second coming of Christ" Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 03:00:20 -0700 (PDT) This link includes video http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/5/03830/11602 The church is a member of the General Council of Assemblies of God but is involved in numerous Third Wave/Latter Rain activities specifically condemned by the General Council of AoG since 1949 and again in 2000. This is the church of Palin's youth. They have posted on their site that she was a member until 2002 and frequently participates in events there including a recent speech for the graduation ceremony of the Master's Commission class. Just below that notice is an advertisement for a prophetic conference at the church to be led by Steve Thompson who oversees prophetic ministry at Morningstar Ministries, one of the internationally best known organizations in the movement. This is a repeat visit for Thompson. Morningstar is a major force in the Third Wave movement and its founder, Rick Joyner, is a prolific author of Third Wave and Manifest Sons of God theology. You can purchase his books around the world including in Africa and Asia. Morningstar purchased part of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Heritage Park for their headquarters and conference center. Becky Fischer, whose ministry was featured in the movie Jesus Camp, was a pastor for Morningstar before starting her own ministry. The students of the Master's Commission program have visited Morningstar and feature pictures of the visit on their site. This video is an example of the events that are held at Morningstar. A cell phone anointing can be viewed toward the end of the video. Frances Frangipane, co-author of a number of Third Wave books with Joyner and Thompson, has also spoken at the church. Posted on the site is an upcoming visit by Bishop Thomas Muthee. He is also a repeat visitor to the church. Muthee is featured on the first Transformation video by George Otis of Sentinel Group. See the previous post, Part One, for background on the Transformation videos. Muthee's story of saving the village of Kiamba, Kenya by combating a witch is well known in Third Wave groups. In addition to the Transformation Video, Muthee's story is featured in a book by C. Peter Wagner titled 'Praying with Power.' Wagner has served as the central coordinating figure of the Third Wave movement and heads the International Coalition of Apostles. Wagner's approximately 500 Apostles each have churches and ministries under their authority, some with hundreds or even thousands. The Master's Commission at Wasilla AoG is an international program that replaces college with religious training grounded in Third Wave ideas. The senior pastor, Ed Kalnins was a graduate of the Original Masters Commission Phoenix. The program at Wasilla last for three years and costs $7,900. per year. Students are trained in prophetic gifts, prayers, authority, and intercession. Books by Francis Frangipane and Steve Thompson are included in the curriculum. Other texts for the program are by John Bevere who trained under Benny Hinn ( must watch this video) at Orlando Christian Center. Juneau Christian Church Senior Pastor Mike Rose Palin's church in Juneau is pastored by Mike Rose. Juneau Christian is also listed as a member of the General Conference of Assemblies of God. Mike Rose is a longtime associate of Rodney Howard-Browne, an international leader in the movement. Many credit Rodney Howard-Browne with beginning the manifestation of Holy Laughter worldwide, including handing down the anointing for the Toronto Airport Blessing. He was interviewed by Tom Foreman on CNN in July 2006. In this video he is speaking in tongues with Kenneth Copeland. The former General Superintendent of the Australian Assemblies of God, Andrew Evans, has written about Mike Rose as an example of someone who

has learned how to accommodate manifestations of the Third Wave, such as Holy Laughter, in his own church without disrupting services. The article in Renewal Journal #7, 1996, described Rose as "an advisor of Howard Rodney-Browne's Revival Ministries committee... He informed me that he had sat in on over 110 of Rodney's meetings.." An additional note about Juneau Christian Center - a Christians United for Israel (CUFI) event is scheduled for Juneau Christian Center but the reference has been scrubbed from John Hagee's CUFI site. The Juneau Christian Center changed its name from Bethel Assembly of God. Recently they have built a new youth center called the HUB for which they applied for $50,000 from the city council and were attempting to get a total of $600,000 in public funds. They presented this as a community center that would be open to all youth. Church on the Rock, Wasilla Senior Pastor David Pepper The youth of Church on the Rock attended The Call, Nashville in July 2007. The Call is a Third Wave/Latter Rain youth movement designed to lead "Joel's Army" in taking dominion over the U.S. for the Kingdom. Lou Engle was also featured in the movie Jesus Camp. He can be seen toward the end of this trailer leading the kids to repeatedly yell `righteous judges.' This video features both Rick Joyner of Morningstar and Lou Engle of The Call explaining their view of the 'Joel's Army' movement. Engle is also founder of the Justice House of Prayer or JHOP. An additional note on Church on the Rock - Jonathan Walker, Youth Pastor, lists `teaching abstinence in public schools' in his bio. Wasilla Bible Church Pastor Larry Kroon I have not seen a direct connection to the Third Wave. They have had repeat visits by David Brickner, the international leader of Jews for Jesus. Promotional materials for the Liberated Wailing Wall, one of the major performance projects of Jews for Jesus, have included testimony from Larry Kroon, senior pastor of the church. See the ad with Kroon's testimony on page four. Also, they have had seminars led by Art Mathias, former head of Alaska Christian Coalition. Mathias is head of Wellspring Ministries and teaches healing, and deliverance from evil spirits and generational curses. Mathias also conducts seminars around the country teaching Hebrew Roots materials. [Because of the significance of this story, it is important that each piece of documentation be precisely correct. This paragraph concerning Art Mathias should have been placed under the Church of the Rock, instead of Wasilla Bible Church, as documented in numerous places on Art Mathias’ Wellsprings Ministries site, www.akwellspring.com . My apologies for the error.] These are just some examples of the Third Wave Movement at work in several of Sarah Palin's churches. An excellent summary of the dangers of the movement can be found on Southern Poverty Law Center's site This site also includes the answer the first question posed at the beginning of this article. Todd Bentley has now fallen from grace and left the Lakeland Revival but not because he repeatedly kicked a colon cancer patient in a healing ceremony. (The printed commentary on the video is not mine.) Bentley's activities were widely supported by much of the movement leadership including Morningstar's Rick Joyner who participated in a special anointing ceremony for Bentley. See incredible prophecy scene at about 50 seconds into this video. Joyner and other major leaders of the Third Wave are in the background. Answer to question two - he has had to leave the Revival because he is getting divorced. http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/dissertations/2008-0710-200706/holvast.pdf R. Holvast – Spiritual Mapping: The Turbulent Career of a Contested, American Missionary Paradigm, 1989-2005 US Networks under Charles H. Kraft, George Otis Jr. and C. Peter Wagner As a movement, Spiritual Mapping was focused primarily on persons: ‘I began observing a segment of cutting edge Christianity’, Wagner wrote. He labels them ‘leaders’, who discovered ‘new forms of prayer for nations and unreached people groups formerly not known in the World Evangelical Fellowship, the Lausanne Movement, Fuller Theological Seminary and the National Association of Evangelicals’. The new prayer leaders had discovered new prayer concepts, such as power prayer, prophetic intercession and prayer for cities and nations. Spiritual Mapping was considered ‘a new branch on the trunk of the Evangelical prayer movement’. This new group of leaders, the core group of Spiritual Mapping, was considered to be the ‘cutting edge segment’ of Christianity, or the spiritual ‘Green Berets’, or ‘an extraordinary group of leaders’ whom God is supposed to have raised up to lead his Kingdom. The future of the church of Christ is considered to be in their hands, for they have ‘an ear to hear’ what Jesus ‘entrusted’ to these leaders.18 The persons are ‘leaders’ first by virtue of their insight into Spiritual Mapping. The leadership has risen to prominence by seeing what others have not seen yet. They are ‘ahead’ and others are still to catch on. Second, they obtained their (often informal) position because of their effectiveness and success in ministry, the latter being considered the divine stamp of approval and validation of the teaching. Success was measured in numerical Church Growth movement fashion. The apparent insight and success must be acknowledged by others. Divine presence and work through a person is supposed to produce spontaneous acknowledgement of a God-given ‘ministry’ by other ‘like-minded’ Christians. ‘Ministry’ is not aligned with denominational or academic credentials. Those are not

considered mandatory and sometimes not even considered an asset. The movement itself did not consider any person as its centre. The leaders are mere vehicles for divine intervention. There was some degree of institutionalization around the leaders, preferably tentative and low-key. The movement was averse to the formalization and institutionalization of human structures, which it considered to be a threat to spontaneous divine action. A non-institutionalization or anti-institutionalization mood was apparent in the movement. Since some form of organization was needed, organizations were based around those taking the initiative. The individual was often better known to the public than the official name of the organization. It was not unusual to find that individual’s name prominent in the name of the organization, such as Wagner Leadership Institute and Dutch Sheets Ministries. This was considered to be the way it should be. Organizations could cease to exist relatively easily, when their work was considered to have become obsolete, such as the AD2000 & Beyond movement. Lists of ‘leaders’, as provided by the movement over the years, almost always feature individuals and the names of institutions only sometimes and secondarily. The ‘ministries’ are usually independent, built around the inspiring leader, with a board consisting of members that participate as private individuals. Although organizational structures were handled with a certain distrust, it did not prevent the movement from developing well-organized ‘ministries’ on local, regional, national and international levels. Excellent performance in public relations with websites and digital communities gave it a modern and progressive image. 18 Otis 1999(b), 2; Wagner 1992(a), 45, 58; 1996, 250. 63 Semi-scholarly books and audio materials could be obtained easily and at low cost. Seminars and conferences were available at reasonable cost. Existing Evangelical and Charismatic publishing houses were used, although not the official ones of denominations, to reach the Evangelical public. Generally, the movement managed to steer away from the scandals of television ministries in the 1990s. Most of the organizations were members of some financial accountability agency. It is hard to give an estimate of the number of members of the movement, as will be argued below, since systems of registration were usually not used or even impossible. The consumer had a relatively independent existence and did not bear responsibility for the ‘ministry’. The organization was dependent for its income on the amount of attention it attracted. There was ample room for donations and the sale of publications. Decision-making and the development of vision and strategy was in the hands of the ‘leader’, sometimes in cooperation with others, such as the board of the organization. The vision and ensuing strategy had to be communicated to the public. There was no democratic decision-making process, and no accountability structure for strategies and policies used. Internally there could be the oversight of a board, and externally there could be informal contact in networks of the like-minded ‘cutting-edge segment’. The public was viewed as a client. The organizations were relatively flexible in networking and cooperation. The publications of the movement mentioned each other frequently and without much hesitation. The personal relation between persons was more important than organizational ties, and the networks underwent a certain measure of institutionalization. What were the functions of the networks? The first function was mutual exchange. The networks were there to share insights, to come to an understanding of trends and mutual encouragement. The first network was the Spiritual Warfare Network (SWN), which began in 1990 after the movement’s birth in 1989. The members partook as private individuals.19 The second function was the enhancement of effectiveness through joint projects. The relationships formed and maintained were spontaneous and irregular. It sometimes gave the impression of ad hoc actions. Some forms of cooperation lasted for a longer time, like the three-year Reconciliation Walk. The effective use of the various networks and the enthusiasm with which the projects were performed, could result in impressive worldwide mobilization and effectively marketed projects. The third function was the strengthening of public relations. There was often cooperation around publications such as books, videotapes or websites, and it was common practice for the organizations to recommend one another through the explicit mention of personal names and organizations. The leaders frequently contributed to (co-) edited books, including their names, often with a picture and a description of the ministry. This reflected a sense of unity within the movement and at the same time served public relations, since they used one another’s platforms. The fourth function was mutual accountability. As noted, the movement was not democratically structured. This was impossible, since the ‘cutting-edge segment’ claimed to have insights that the public did not. They could only be understood by and held accountable to those in the same segment. Yet there was an awareness that leaders could go astray, and accountability networks were gradually 19 Wagner 1992(a), 45, 46. 64 developed. It could take the form of a personal network around a leader, an informal regional meeting of a few leaders, or a more formal accountability council.20 The networks showed a considerable variation in personal relationships. The reader should consult the biographical appendix for information about the names

used. The answer to the question who exactly was involved depends on variables like time, function and varying degrees of intensity of involvement. Some were involved in the development of the concept itself and some, like Ed Murphy, were involved in the initial stages of the movement but seemed to have phased themselves out of it. Over the years some did become involved with increasing degrees of identification with the movement. A first factor determining a person’s position in the movement was that of time. Some persons were heavily involved in the beginning phases of the movement. Dawson, Murphy, Kraft and Silvoso were very important for the initial phases. However, Silvoso did not develop the Spiritual Mapping part of his model any further. Murphy redirected his attention in the second half of the 1990s to other activities, and Dean Sherman, dubbed by Wagner in 1992 to be someone ‘ahead of us’, disappeared from sight. Kraft, Cindy Jacobs and Dawson developed into influential mainstays. Among others, Dawson incorporated Spiritual Mapping into the teaching and practice of YWAM but was not at its public forefront. Ted Haggard became important in the second half of the 1990s, since his New Life Church was growing and he was engaged in planning for the World Prayer Center. Clinton E. Arnold, an early member of SWN in 1990, grew into a critic of the movement by the end of the 1990s but kept in contact with several of its adherents. All in all, there was a constant coming and going of leaders. This chapter will concentrate on the mainstays and the most influential persons. Function was a second determining factor for a person’s position in the movement. Some persons were instrumental in the development of the basic concepts of Spiritual Mapping. As we try to weigh their relative importance in terms of influence, the many publications of the movement and its critics agree on the centrality of George Otis Jr, Kraft and Wagner. They formed the very kernel of the leadership of the movement. Otis’ function was the development of the concept of Spiritual Mapping, its terminology and its practical approach. Kraft’s function was the development of its anthropological concepts. Wagner’s function was the development of its theological foundation and, not least, the popularizing and effective marketing of it. All three had an international platform from which to disseminate their ideas. Third, a person’s position in the movement was determined by the degree of involvement and identification. There were others who were involved in exorcism, but they did not consider the advancement of Spiritual Mapping necessarily to be their core concern. Some did promote the concept but subordinated it to other concepts. They did not develop into its main advocates. Some were familiar with the concept of territorial spirits but denied involvement in Spiritual Mapping as such, even if adherents of the movement said otherwise, such as Annacondia and Cabrera. 20 Wagner 1992(b), 119-129. 65 It is enlightening to determine a few factors that did not play a role in determining a person’s position in the movement. Many, but not all, adherents had an Evangelical or Charismatic background and had become involved in independent churches or ministries. Denominational ties did not play a role. Lack of theological identity made Spiritual Mapping flexible and allowed it to penetrate into denominations and organizations. The Neo-Pentecostals chose to be neither Evangelical, nor Charismatic, nor Pentecostal, but the a-dogmatic stance stopped with the Roman Catholic Church. The majority of the movement did not actively take issue with Roman Catholics, although some made them the object of their mapping activities.21 Three persons played a pivotal role in the 1980s and the 1990s: Kraft, Otis and Wagner. They formed the core of the leadership of the movement.

Charles H. Kraft George Otis Jr. C. Peter Wagner Their function in the development of the movement is at least threefold. First, their unsuspected prestigious Neo-Evangelical credentials caused a natural and widespread interest in Spiritual Mapping among Evangelicals in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. These credentials were supported by their academic and international prestige, stemming from their involvement in the Church Growth Movement and the Lausanne Movement. Second, they were prominent in the development of the content of the concepts of

the movement through their publications and their presence in many different settings. Third, their skill in starting and running new organizations and rallying the public helped to get many Evangelicals involved. They set up their own organizations and created networks through which a part of the Evangelical public became interested. Fourth, they belonged to the mainstream throughout. They were among the most publicly visible representatives and became closely identified with the movement. They did not direct the movement and there were no formal authority structures. They were firsts among equals. The first to be mentioned is Kraft from the US. Kraft obtained bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and theology and eventually a Ph.D. in linguistics at Hartford Seminary Foundation in 1963. In 1973 he became, after serving as a 21 Battle Axe 2001. 66 Missions at Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Intercultural Communication and Anthropology. In 1982 Kraft began to become interested in John Wimber’s ‘Signs and Wonders’, which led him to Spiritual Mapping and other applications. Some of his publications are Christianity with Power in 1989, Behind Enemy Lines in 1994 and Confronting Powerless Christianity in 2002. Kraft became president of the organization Deep Healing Ministries, which he founded as a pastoral application of Signs and Wonders and Spiritual Mapping. Perhaps his most important contribution is his name and prestige, and his publications on the concepts of worldview and animism. In the late 1990s Kraft continued to teach courses at Fuller on spiritual warfare and Spiritual Mapping with Wagner, Deiros and others. The second person with a pivotal role was Otis from the US. He did not pursue an academic career but became involved in the Evangelical Lausanne Movement, and was ‘Senior Associate’ with the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization from 1985 to 1990, involved in research into the Restricted-Access World, which consisted of countries that were closed to missionary activity and showed some varying degrees of lack of religious liberty. In 1990 Otis became the founder and president of Sentinel Group, a research and information agency that actively worked with and promoted the concept of Spiritual Mapping. It was Otis who coined the term Spiritual Mapping. From 1990 to 2000 he was the cocoordinator of the Spiritual Mapping Division of the ‘United Prayer Track’ of the AD2000 and Beyond Movement. Among other functions, Otis also served as advisor to Women’s Aglow International. Sentinel Group would develop international networks to facilitate Spiritual Mapping under ‘Transformation Networks’ (Transnets). His publications are important because they belong to the most systematic and comprehensive treatises of Spiritual Mapping. His first relevant publication was The Last of the Giants (1991), in which he presented the concept of Spiritual Mapping as applied to Islam. He co-edited Strongholds of the 10/40 Window (1995). His more mature publications are The Twilight Labyrinth (1997) and Informed Intercession (1999). His videotapes Transformations I (1999) and Transformations II (2001) are important, depicting transformed neighborhoods and cities as a result of Spiritual Mapping. The third person at the core of the leadership of the movement was Wagner, also, like the previous two, from the US. He obtained bachelor’s degrees in agriculture and theology, master’s degrees in theology from Princeton and Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in social ethics from the University of Southern California in 1977. Wagner and his wife Doris worked in Bolivia as missionaries from 1955 to 1971. He joined the teaching staff at McGavran’s School of World Missions in 1971 as professor of Church Growth, where he served until 1999. Wagner was a born networker; he was charter member of the Lausanne movement from 1974 to 1989, founded the North American Society for Church Growth in 1984, and was involved in many other networks and organizations. He became the figurehead of the Church Growth Movement by the end of the 1970s and through the 1980s, through being a prolific writer, popularizing and disseminating church growth concepts. In the 1980s he was probably the most well known among Evangelicals and the most popular staff member at Fuller Theological Seminary. 67 In the 1980s Wagner became interested in the relation between power evangelism, prayer, church growth and eventually different forms of exorcism. He became interested in Argentina, was strongly influenced by the Signs and Wonders movement around Wimber and the Kansas City Prophets. His publications were more theological in nature, at least at the beginning of the 1990s, but less systematic than those of Otis, and are indebted to Kraft’s anthropological concepts. Through the 1980s he studied prayer and exorcism in relation to church growth, expressed in a stream of publications on the subject. In 1982 Wagner gave Wimber the opportunity to teach a course on Signs and Wonders at Fuller. In 1985 the course was discontinued for one year, because of tensions among the staff of the faculty, and after that year Wagner continued the course without Wimber. Wagner would add similar courses to the curriculum. His interest in prayer and exorcism in relation to church growth would also lead to involvement in Plan Resistencia and his new book series on prayer and Spiritual Mapping: The Prayer Warrior Series. Wagner gradually lost his position of informal leadership of the Church Growth Movement, since he was considered

by many to be too extreme in his views. Wagner created new structures to channel his ideas, such as the Spiritual Warfare Network (SWN) in 1990, and became coordinator of AD 2000 & Beyond movement’s United Prayer Track. In 1992 he founded Global Harvest Ministries (GHM).22 After retiring from Fuller in 1999 he created his own training institute, Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI), and in 2001 became president of the International Council of Apostles (ICA). These leaders are surrounded by a wide variety of individuals with their ministries. It is virtually impossible to provide a detailed classification because of the many different forms of involvement. Lists of names are frequent in the sources but do sometimes show the state of affairs at the very moment of writing or the specific interpretation of a critic. Lists delivered by sources of the movement itself are helpful but are often written on the spur of the moment with primarily a public relations purpose.23 They do not reflect careful research, as the authors themselves sometimes admit.24 Among a few of the most significant individuals in the first half of the 1990s we must mention Jacobs of Generals International. She was responsible for teaching Spiritual Mapping in Plan Resistencia and incorporated Spiritual Mapping into Women’s Aglow International. As we will see in chapter four, her teaching became engrained in YWAM teaching. A second name to be mentioned is Dawson: not only was his publication important as an immediate cause of the birth of the movement, but he also, among others, took up Spiritual Mapping into YWAM, causing widespread dissemination of the concept. A third name we should mention is Murphy of Overseas Crusades International. Resident in California, he wrote his Handbook for Spiritual Warfare, disseminated his teaching in both North and South Americas and was prominent until around the middle of the decade. A fourth name is Murphy’s friend Silvoso of Cosecha whose initiative led to Plan Resistencia: he exported the model all over the world.25 Other names to be mentioned because of 22 Global Harvest Ministries 2000(c); 2000(d). 23 Wagner 1992(a), 45, 58; 1996, 250.24 Otis 1999(b), 2. 25 Silvoso 1994. 68 their writings in this period are Bob Becket, Dick Bernal, ary D. Kinnaman, Larry Lea, Sherman and (T.B.) White.26 In the second half of the 1990s Alistair Petrie, of Otis’ Sentinel Group, was important; among others, he brought the work to Canada. Haggard founded the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, and took the initiative in establishing the World Prayer Center, including a Spiritual Mapping centre. Haggard later became president of the prestigious National Association of Evangelicals. Ana Mendez of Intercessors International was instrumental in some major Spiritual Mapping prayer campaigns in the second half of the decade.27 Some individuals were important for having facilitated the movement but were not key leaders in the movement itself. One of these was Bush of AD 2000, who was important for providing a platform and channel of communication for Spiritual Mapping. Another in this category was Montgomery of DAWN, who allowed his network to be used by Spiritual Mapping. Among the individuals representative of the Spiritual Mapping movement, a few have some academic theological training, such as Murphy, Silvoso and Wagner. Some have a sociological or anthropological education, such as Kraft, and Wagner. Most have some form of ministerial training at a seminary or Bible school, such as Dawson and Haggard. The US Course of Events This chapter provides a short chronological sketch of the events as they unfolded in the 1990s. The appendix lists the short version of dates and events. The development of the movement is presented by reference to its most important individuals, and their publications, organizations and major meetings of all sorts. They have been selected since they represent the grassroots of the movement on local and regional levels. As Siew commented in his research, Otis, Wagner and others were involved in so many activities all over the world that ‘they are too numerous to be recounted here’.28 Consequently, the description below will not be exhaustive but representative. Some events will be mentioned once, but the reader should keep in mind that they were repeated annually, such as Wagner and Kraft’s academic courses on spiritual warfare at Fuller Theological Seminary. This section will follow the strands as they developed after the inception of the movement in 1989. These strands are the networks of Global Harvest Ministries (GHM) around Wagner and Jacobs, the United Prayer Track of the ‘AD2000 and Beyond Movement’ (AD2000) and Fuller’s School of World Mission as academic centre of courses and publications, around Kraft and Wagner. We should also mention the Spiritual Warfare Network (SWN) and its subsequent networks with their changes in names, the ‘Sentinel Group’ around Otis, Youth with a Mission (YWAM) around Dawson, Bernal and others and the World Prayer Center (WPC) at New Life Church around Haggard. Since we will be following the trail of highlights, this will provide insight into the praxis at the grassroots level of the movement. Some more details on this praxis will be forthcoming after this section when the practical field method and the 26 Becket 1993; Bernal 1988; 1989; 1991; 1994; Kinnaman 1990; Lea 1989; 1991; Sherman 1990; White 1989; 1990; 1994(a); 1994(b). 27 Alves 1998; Haggard 1995; 1997; Petrie 2000. 28 Siew 1999, 35. 69

2001, Donald Jeter in 2001 and George Otis Jr. and C. Peter Wagner.12 Critics like Bernardo Campos were also engaged in public commentary and critique,13 but on the whole scant attention was paid to the movement. Changing Dynamics in the United States of America In the US the movement started to dissolve. The term disintegration in the title of this chapter is meant to be relative: it concerns a gradual crumbling that took place over the years. This study is primarily a descriptive history of an idea. It is possible to substantiate the gradual disintegration of the visible institutions and conferences, as will be done below. However, it is not easy to substantiate the decline of the idea or even more to measure it numerically. Spiritual Mapping as a visible movement is subject to the transformation that occurred, rather than the idea of Spiritual Mapping as such. Before turning to the chronology of events in the US, we should point out the changing function and context of Spiritual Mapping in the period from 2000 to 2005. First, the transformation of Spiritual Mapping as an independent movement is to be attributed in part to its increasing absorption by other movements, such as the apostolic and prophetic movements. These movements became more popular and more visible, as this chapter will indicate below. The general picture is that Spiritual Mapping became less of a rallying point in itself, and movements in the immediate context took over. This did not necessarily mean decline or cessation of its practice, as we will show below. Second, Spiritual Mapping had been adopted and incorporated by several Charismatic and Neo-Pentecostal organizations. Its practice had been secured, at least within certain circuits and it became less widely advertised as a novelty, simply because it was not a novelty any longer. As Timmerle DeKeyzer stated in 2006, with reference to YWAM: ‘It is part of their fabric.’14 It had become engrained as one missionary technique among other techniques. This chapter mentions YWAM, Women’s Aglow, WLI and Fuller’s School of World Mission as examples. Spiritual Mapping had become a natural part of the curricula of YWAM and Womens Aglow International.15 it had become an integrated part of the overall curriculum at the Wagner Leadership Institute, and at seven affiliated schools in the United States and seven international branches in 2000.16 At Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of World Mission, renamed the School of Intercultural Studies (SIS) in 2003, Charles H. Kraft and Deiros continued to teach their courses on spiritual dynamics, including Spiritual Mapping.17 Fuller courses on spiritual warfare continued over the years, such as MC551, the 12 Caballeros and Winger 2005, 101, 115, 187, 205; Cardacci 2000(a); 2000(b); 2001(a); 2001(b); Jeter 2001. 13 Campos 2002. 14 DeKeyzer 2006. 15 Robinson 2002; Rogers 1996, 4,5; Women’s Aglow International 2005. 16 Wagner Leadership Institute 2000. 17 Fuller 2007. 108 continuation of Wagner’s experimental ‘signs and wonders’ course of the 1980s,18 making use of publications on Spiritual Mapping by Otis and Wagner. Deiros continued his Fuller courses on renewal and contemporary revivals, featuring Argentina and Spiritual Mapping. In summary, the acceptance and adoption of Spiritual Mapping by other organizations had made Spiritual Mapping organizations less necessary. The product had been sold successfully, resulting in a general decline in organizations specifically designed to propagate Spiritual Mapping. It meant a decline in large-scale Spiritual Mapping events as well. Third, Spiritual Mapping became increasingly practiced in isolation from mainstream Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism in the US. After 2000 the organization AD2000 ceased to exist. The network had been generally accepted and had been used by many Evangelicals. The remaining networks were increasingly less extensive and more confined to independent Charismatic and Neo-Pentecostal groups. The increasing emphasis on apostolic and prophetic aspects within Spiritual Mapping publications did not enhance general Evangelical or Pentecostal acceptance of other networks. At Fuller Theological Seminary, Wagner’s views on spiritual warfare had been tolerated, but his views had not been generally accepted. Wagner’s emphasis on the apostolic and prophetic had not been welcomed at most denominational headquarters. J. Lee Grady reported in 2004 that ‘most people in the academic community ignored Wagner’s research’ about spiritual warfare.19 Fourth, what gradually changed, in some circles at least, was how Spiritual Mapping was presented to the outside world. Some felt that a public emphasis on the demonic had not always enhanced church growth: non-Christians could shy away from the churches because they felt that this emphasis was strange.20 This practical problem had made adherents of Spiritual Mapping more cautious.21 In addition, the criticism as described in chapter five had some effect. It had given some adherents a growing awareness that many were not ready to accept Spiritual Mapping. They had grown tired of criticism and some had lost faith in dialogue on the issue altogether.22 Some organizations tended to become somewhat secretive and practiced Spiritual Mapping only within an inner circle of believers, without making it public.23 Fifth, since we have pointed out the dynamics above, it should be added that certain organizations and individuals remained active within Spiritual Mapping practice proper. Among these organizations are, for example, Otis’ Sentinel

Group, the School of World Missions at Fuller Theological Seminary and the National Governmental Prayer Alliance of Dutch Sheets Ministries. Otis’ Sentinel Group even expanded its organizational structure to accommodate the growth of its Spiritual Mapping activities.24 The National Governmental Prayer Alliance (NGPA), further developed Spiritual Mapping, specializing in the United States. Less visible and difficult to count or to locate are the many individuals active in Spiritual Mapping. Pastor DeKeyzer, national director of NGPA, commented on this aspect: 18 School of Intercultural Studies 2007. 19 Grady 2004, 3, 5. 20 EdwardsRaudonat 1999. 21 Intervew Deiros, Buenos Aires,September 13, 2006; Kraft 2002; Stafford 2005. 22 Kraft 2002. 23 Interview Lorenzo, Buenos Aires, September 13, 2006. 24 Sentinel Group 2000(d); 2000(e); 2000(f). 109 It concerns mainly many individuals that know each other and connect with each other. Nobody has a total overview and nobody can have it. It concerns people that know each other and they are communicating what they know of the area they are in.… I receive Spiritual Mapping reports on a daily basis. Spiritual Mapping is not slowing down at all. It is the little grass roots people that do it. It is local people, the city mappers, that do the work.… Things as conferences are not as central as they used to be.25 DeKeyzer’s comments fit the picture that will be given in the chronology below. To the question about the numerical and geographical spread of Spiritual Mapping DeKeyzer replied: ‘I really do not know.’ Chuck Pierce of ‘Glory of Zion’ indicated that he received ‘at least two Spiritual Mapping reports a week’.26 Publications like Joel News International showed that Spiritual Mapping was practiced by individuals and had certainly not been forgotten.27 Within these circuits Spiritual Mapping announcements, book reviews, exchange of reports, conferences and networking continued vigorously. Reports and publications still appeared, such as John A. Taylor’s practical Applying Spiritual Mapping to Grace Church and the Mooresville Community in 2002.28 The many Spiritual Mapping reports, compiled by the many individuals, were collected and published in the years 2000 – 2005 on the websites of Sentinel Group, Glory of Zion International Ministries, Wagner Leadership Institute, Dutch Sheets Ministries, WPC Observatory (until December 2002), Generals of Intercession (later: Generals International) and others. In summary, the general picture for the years 2000 – 2005 is one of transformation as an independent and visible movement. However, this did not necessarily happen to Spiritual Mapping as a practice. US Chronology Having considered the changing dynamics around Spiritual Mapping in 2000 – 2005, this study continues the thread of the chronology of chapter three, offering a selection of the highlights. After the chronology the context of the transformation will be examined further. 2000 By December 31, 1999, the office of the AD2000 National Office under Luis Bush had been closed. It had been a decision ‘by design’: after all, the year 2000 had been reached. The movement felt a new time needed a new approach.29 Parts of AD2000 continued to function. On January 1, 2000, the UPT network was incorporated into the WPC in Colorado Springs. The WPC divided the UPT into four units: a Spiritual Mapping Division under Otis, a Reconciliation Division under John Dawson, a US Prayer Track under Eddie and Alice Smith and a Strategic Prayer Evangelism Division under Silvoso. The Joshua Project that had been started in 1995 by 25 DeKeyzer 2006. 26 Wagner 2006(b). 27 Joel News 2002(a); 2004(a); 2004(b). 28 Taylor 2002. 29 Wagner 1999(c), 166. 110 AD2000 became an independent organization and initiated cooperation with the Bethany World Center.30 The WPC Observatory had been inaugurated in 1998 and functioned under GHM on the New Life Church campus in Colorado Springs. The Spiritual Mapping Observatory had been designed as a repository for research and intercession. It was meant to become an international Spiritual Mapping ‘switchboard’, with conferences and seminars, an interactive website, a collection of Spiritual Mapping reports and a library.31 In terms of publications, we should mention the Spiritual Mapping publication of David Devenish’s Demolishing Strongholds and Wagner’s Apostles and Prophets and The Queens Domain.32 In The Queen’s Domain Wagner presented what he called the ‘40/70 Window’, which included mainly Europe and central Asia.33 It described how GHM had changed its focus from the 10/40 Window to the 40/70 Window (see appendices), which was believed to be the domain of the Queen of Heaven, one of the highest ranking demons on earth. Wagner wrote that the ‘spiritual atmosphere over the 10/40’ had changed ‘for the good’ after the prayer efforts of the last decade.34 According to Wagner, churches were being planted

‘everywhere in the 10/40 Window’. Wagner: ‘We felt that we had accomplished the assignment that God gave us back in 1991.’ GHM had decided the movement would continue with its activities in the 40/70 Window, which was to be divided into two parts: Europe under the name Target Europe and Asia under the name Target Silk Road. The actions were to be held in the form of ‘numerous prayer journeys’, the sending of ‘rapid-deployment intercessory teams to strategic points at a regular basis’ and ‘one large intercessory event per year’ until 2005. Spiritual Mapping was to be used, along with prophecy, to facilitate the fact-finding and its interpretation. GHM published the Prime 61 brochure to introduce the concept of the 40/70 Window.35 The issues of the GHM magazine Global Prayer News from 2000 to 2005 addressed Spiritual Mapping explicitly. In 2000 GHM reported a total of 13,000 subscriptions.36 It content was mainly devotional and gave information about conferences, prayer journeys and the overall activities around the 40/70 Window. It offered trips, completely organized by travel agencies, to GHM conferences, usually in combination with prayer walks or prayer journeys.37 In 2000 Wagner was appointed ‘international apostle’ over the Strategic Prayer Network (SPN). It was indicative of his shift in interest toward the prophetic and apostolic movements. He delegated the leadership of the USSPN to Cindy Jacobs and Pierce. 30 Joshua Project 2007. 31 Trimble 2001; Wagner 2000(f). 32 Devenish 2000; Wagner 2000(b); 2000(d). 33 Wagner 2000(d); 2002(d). 34 Wagner 2002(a). 35 Global Prayer News 2000(a). 36 Global Prayer News 2000(b). 37 Global Prayer News 2001(c); 2002(d), 12; 2005(b), 6. 111 2001 In 2001 GHM developed several public activities to mobilize prayer for the 40/70 Window. In 2001 Target Europe was launched for the wider public at the Gideon’s Army II conference, which attracted 2,500 attendees from 62 different nations in Hannover, Germany. Gideon’s Army I of 1993 in Korea had launched the public 10/40 Window prayer initiatives. Target Europe was to be coordinated by ‘apostle’ Roger Mitchell from England and ‘prophet’ Michael Schiffmann from Germany.38 It was reported that every day an average of 25 conferences were held and/or were in preparation. From 2000 to 2005 several prayer walks and prayer journeys were organized every year within the 40/70 Window. There are no exact figures, since GHM considered itself to be a facilitating network and not a research centre. Wagner’s WLI provided training ‘in the flow of the new paradigm’ of the apostolic teaching, using the technique of Spiritual Mapping as part of its curriculum. In 2002 WLI would report 500 students, with branches in 9 countries in Central Asia, in 12 countries in the Pacific and 17 in Europe. In the year 2002 they reported a total of 61 graduates. GHM had started Wagner Publications, a publishing house whose purpose was to be able to publish ‘prophetic words’ quickly. In 2001 and 2002 a total of 20 titles had been published. 39 Wagner continued as the international coordinator of the SWN, which had been renamed the Strategic Prayer Network (SPN). The SPN changed its style of operation: it would not initiate new prayer activities but only respond to initiatives coming from the local or regional networks. The publications on Spiritual Mapping continued in 2001. Sentinel Group produced the video Transformations II: The Glory Spreads as a sequel to Transformations I, which had been produced in 1999.40 Cindy Tosto published her Taking Possession of the Land, a practical manual.41 Wagner’s revised and updated Confronting the Queen of Heaven of 2001 reads like a report on the 1990s. It was published as an overview of the events of Operation Queen’s Palace of the 1990s in the 10/40 Window, which is to be distinguished from Operation Queen’s Domain in the 40/70 Window. 42 2002 A total of 2000 adherents of Spiritual Mapping (‘intercessors’) convened in Sofia, Bulgaria, September 11-14, 2002, to pray for Target Europe. The conference was meant to draw participants from central and eastern Europe and was led by Mitchell and Schiffmann.43 The conference reported that 126 prayer teams had been active in 56 of the countries in the 40/70 Window.44 GHM facilitated a SPN meeting in Hannover, Germany. Regional consultations for Target Europe took place in France, Norway and the Balkans. 38 Global Prayer News 2002(d), 14; Mitchell and Mitchell 2001; Wagner 2001(d). 39 Cassady 2005; Wagner 2002(a); 2002(d). 40 Otis 2001. 41 Tosto 2001. 42 Wagner 2000(d); 2001(b). 43 Global Prayer News 2002(a), 1, 6; Target Europe 2002. 44 Global Prayer News 2002(a), 8. 112 Evangelicals and the Missing Dimension.45 It was not a major work on Spiritual Mapping as such, but it did discuss Kraft’s views on ‘signs and wonders’ extensively, worldview and anthropological notions as described in chapter four. The publication did not add new insights to previous publications. It was important because it indicated how Kraft and part of the Evangelical world had gone in different directions. The WPC in Colorado Springs was taken over from GHM by Ted Haggard’s New Life Church by the end of 2002. Its ‘Observatory’,

the ‘spiritual mapping repository’, was closed by December 2002. The sources offer little information on this decision-making process. Three years later Haggard would state, without offering details, that he had not ‘split’ with Wagner, but that it was a ‘parting’, ‘part of a normal maturing process’.46 The available GHM’s records do not mention the ‘parting’. GHM’s Global Prayer News mentioned the Observatory in its January 2003 issue for the last time. The next April issue was not made available in the archives for the public and the later issues did not mention the Observatory anymore. Wagner expressed a desire in Global Prayer News in 2002 to start an independent, combined GHM/WLI campus in Colorado Springs, and GHM started to raise funds for the construction. The reason Wagner gave for this move was the need for more office and classroom space.47 The new WPC under Haggard changed its emphasis from a Spiritual Mapping centre to a more general approach as a prayer centre for training and prayer retreats. In December 2002 the WPC launched an interactive website under the World Prayer Team, with a simpler version of the GHM software, which was dubbed by WPC as an ‘effort intended but never fully realized’.48 GHM stayed in the WPC building until it moved to its own building in 2005. 2003 In 2003 a total of 1,900 adherents of Spiritual Mapping (‘intercessors’) came to Almaty, Kazakhstan from 35 different countries for the Gideon’s Army III conference for Asia. It launched the public activities to pray for Asia in the framework of Target Silk Road. The Target Silk Road activities were coordinated by a Korean missionary to Kazakhstan, ‘apostle’ Kim Kwang-Shin (or: Kim Sam Seong). It was reported that all of the Asian 40/70 Window countries received a visit from a prayer team.49 Sentinel Group published The Quickening, a video with some additional Spiritual Mapping terminology.50 The WLI offered its courses for sale on a range of audio avenues: VHS, DVD, CD and through the internet.51 45 Kraft 2002(a). 46 Walker 2005, 1. 47 Wagner 2002(a). 48 Charisma 2003, 1. 49 Global Prayer News 2004(a), 8, 10. 50 Otis 2003. 51 Global Prayer News 2003(c), 12. 113 2004 In 2004 Sentinel Group developed and expanded its Transformation Networks (‘TransNets’). These networks were meant to be ‘highly relational’ and were intended to facilitate international exchange of either diagnosis reports of the spiritual state of a society, or reports on improvement of a society because of Spiritual Mapping activities.52 National and regional networks specializing in this ‘community transformation’ were established in 30 ‘geopolitical zones across the globe’. The whole of TransNets was called the International Fellowship of Transformation Powers (ITFP). The establishment of TransNet America in July 2004 as one of the geopolitical zones can be mentioned as an example. The reason for the reorganization of the contacts of Otis’ Sentinel Group into ITFP, was, according to the organization itself, the ever-growing demand for information and the ever-increasing number of reports. Regional centers were expected to absorb and facilitate part of the growing interest. Practitioners were not bound by their regional centre. Sentinel Group organized a digital forum that served as an international community of exchange and contact. 53 A more pecialized and more expensive means of digital contact was the Explorer Program providing weekly updates with Sentinel approved reports from all regions of the world. Wagner Publications, which had been founded by GHM in 2001, was discontinued in January 2004. A new publishing house, Arsenal Books, was established to specialize in the ‘New Apostolic Reformation, prophetic ministry, prayer and intercession, spiritual warfare, spiritual mapping, city transformation, deliverance, power ministry and evangelism’.54 In August 2004 an international meeting was held by GHM in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, to stimulate the prayer activities of Target Europe.55 The old pilgrimage site of Santiago was thought to be a seat of a demonic power holding sway over important parts of Europe. In the framework of the 40/70 Window project, 3000 participants from 30 nations reportedly were present.56 2005 In 2005 Wagner’s GHM and WLI moved into a new building in Colorado Springs.57 Rebecca Greenwood published her Authority to Tread: An Intercessor’s Guide to Strategic-Level Spiritual Warfare.58 Greenwood, having been involved with GHM since 1991, produced a practical guide based on her fourteen years of experience. She was considered one of the new generation to which the baton of Spiritual Mapping had been passed on.59 The concepts she used were not new since they had been adopted directly from Gary Kinnaman, Otis and Wagner.60 Greenwood’s publication gave insight into practical procedures for organization and reporting of prayer journeys. 52 Sentinel 2000(e). 53 Sentinel 2000(c); 2000(d). 54 Arsenal 2005. 55 Glory of Zion 2007. 56 Global Prayer News 2004(d), 8, 12. 57 Wagner Leadership Institute 2007. 58 Greenwood 2005.

59 Greenwood 2005, 1, 11. 60 Kinnaman 1990; Otis, 1991; 1997; 1999; Wagner 2001(a). 114 Several regions within Europe held their final meetings as the closing for Target Europe, for example for the United Kingdom in Portmouth in April 14 – 16, with 300 attendees. GHM held its final Target Europe ‘celebration’ in 2005 in Rome, called Rome 2005. Spiritual warfare meetings were held at the spot where Paul landed in Puzzuoli (Acts 28:13) and at the Circus Maximus in Rome. According to Marty Cassady, in July 2005 each of the 62 nations of the 40/70 window had received a least one visit by a prayer team during the 2000 – 2005 period. With the close in Rome, GHM considered its task for 2000 – 2005 completed.61 In 2005 Kraft edited Appropriate Christianity, a missiological textbook on contextualization. His own contributions to the volume dealt with spiritual power as a missiological issue and more in particular on its contextualization. By and large it was a repetition of Kraft’s functionalism.62 Spiritual Mapping was presented by Kraft as a modern ‘technique’ by means of which missionaries can contextualize spiritual warfare as found in the Old and New Testament and in contemporary religions.63 He referred to Dawson, Otis, Silvoso and Wagner and his own publications on the matter. WLI restructured its regional extension centres in the USA. After ‘several unsuccessful attempts at starting WLI extension centres around the country’, WLI now organized denominationally-based schools, with a large measure of independence in the area of finance, curriculum and faculty.64 The New Apostolic Reformation Spiritual Mapping had become increasingly absorbed by the apostolic and prophetic movements or influences. It had identified itself with the NAR, which is to be distinguished from other apostolic groups like the New Apostolic Church (‘Irvingites’), ‘The Apostolic Church’ (Australia, New Zealand), the ‘Apostolic Faith Gospel Mission’ (Azusa), to name a few.65 The term NAR was introduced in chapter two. A few details of its self-understanding will be given below. The term NAR is quite problematic. The NAR understood itself to be a new and distinct movement that was changing the direction of the world Pentecostal movement and even more, of the world in the end times. The term was used extensively by adherents of the NAR itself, like David Cannistraci, Bill Hamon, Elmer Towns and Wagner and many others.66 Yet others, like Vinson Synan, doubted if NAR was a new and distinct movement at all, questioning it from a historical point of view.67 Others seem to accept the existence of the NAR, like Dereck Morphew who contrasted it with theological Vineyard positions.68 Donald E. Miller and Stanley M. Burgess did use the term but not without hesitation.69 61 Cassady 2005. 62 Kraft 2005, 392. 63 Kraft 2005, 384. 64 Global Prayer News 2005(c), 8. 65 Wagner 1999(b), 43. 66 Cannistraci 1996; Hamon 1997; Towns 1996; Wagner 1998(a); 1999(b), 41-45. 67 Synan 2001, 377-378. 68 Morphew 2003; Wagner 1999(b), 50-53. 69 Burgess 2002, 928; 2006, 39, 40; Miller 1997, 20. 115 This study is not the place to decide on the NAR as a new and distinct phenomenon or on its many interpretations. We will, with some hesitation, employ the term NAR, since it is part of the self-understanding of many adherents of Spiritual Mapping, and it will prove to be helpful in understanding the context of the years 2000 – 2005. The NAR presented itself as ‘new’, as ‘apostolic’ and as a ‘reformation’. The movement called itself ‘apostolic’ in that it referred to and longed for what it perceived to be the authority and power of the New Testament apostles. It was apostolic in that it sought to be missionary, just like those apostles had been. It was apostolic in that it believed that the divine initiative had reinstated the office of apostleship during the 1990s. The NAR’s apostolic philosophy rested mainly on two assumptions, one ecclesiological and the other eschatological, both of which were intended to enhance the movement’s missionary orientation. Ecclesiologically, the recognition of the office of apostle was essential. This is the belief that in the twentieth century new divinely initiated forms and operational procedures had begun to emerge in Christendom. New forms were found in areas of local church government, interchurch relationships, finance, evangelism, missions, prayer, the role of supernatural power and worship. Some of these changes could be found in a few denominations, but usually they were found in loosely structured ‘apostolic networks’. An essential difference between the NAR and the traditional denominational churches concerned leadership and governance. The NAR was led not by a group but by an individual apostle. It was this divinely appointed apostle, as opposed to a board or presbytery, a democratic vote or institutionalized who was seen bearing responsibility for making decisions and guiding adherents. Eschatologically, the emergence of the recognition of the office of apostleship was placed within the framework of the end times, in which many were expected to convert to the Christian faith. The NAR presented itself as a new paradigm through which God had been working since the

close of the twentieth century.70 According to Hamon, this new paradigm included the gradual restoration of the biblical offices of evangelist, pastor, teacher, and, finally in the 1980s, the office of prophet and, in the 1990s, that of apostle. 71 All this was considered to be the restoration of the divine design of Ephesians 4:11 and necessary in order to be ‘fully equipped’ for the final stage of world history. Thus the NAR was broader than the term itself suggested. Overall, its eschatology was optimistic. The victories in the spiritual war were expected to surpass defeats. The NAR believed itself to consist of three major historical components outside the US in the last times: the African Independent Churches, the Chinese House Church Movement and the Pentecostal Latin American grassroots churches. In the US the NAR was located in independent Charismatic and Neo-Pentecostal churches. In sociological terms, the NAR fits the Neo-Pentecostal profile as presented in chapter three. Miller points to a few additional characteristics of the NAR, such as relatively young adherents. He emphasized the relational aspects of organization, leadership, tolerance and bodily rather than cognitive participation in worship.72 70 Wagner 2002(c), 930. 71 Hamon 1997, 53. 72 Miller 1997, 20. 116 Dominionism Spiritual Mapping had moved away from the Evangelical mainstream of the US and its Church Growth Movement’s ideology, the context of its inception in 1989. The trend was from a shift in emphasis on church planting to one on transforming society. Spiritual Mapping had been conceived as a missionary tool to enhance missionary work and had been designed to be used within an Evangelical theological framework and to make church planting and reaching unreached peoples more effective. Spiritual Mapping had become focussed on the transformation of society. The terminology had shifted over the years. The NAR belonged to the larger phenomenon of dominionism. Just like the NAR, this term is not without its problems: it is relatively new, has many different definitions and different ways of application. The NAR itself used the term. Wagner wrote approvingly in 1999: ‘Several apostolic networks advocate forms of what some call “dominion theology” meaning that Christians are expected to infiltrate social structures at all levels and, once there, use their influence to inculcate biblical values throughout their society.’73 Looking back at the developments leading to the Global Apostolic Network, Wagner stated in 2007: ‘Our theological bedrock is what has been known as Dominion Theology. This means that our divine mandate is to do whatever is necessary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to retake the dominion of God’s creation which Adam forfeited to Satan in the Garden of Eden. It is nothing less than seeing God’s kingdom coming and His will being done here on earth as it is on heaven.’74 In 2006 Wagner would publish The Church in the Workplace: How God’s People Can Change Society and in 2007 Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change the World.75 Wagner’s comments summarized what had gradually happened to Spiritual Mapping. Not only Wagner, but Rick Joyner, Pierce and Cassady would also express themselves in similar terminology.76 Initially ‘Dominionism’ was a term used by social scientists like Sara Diamond and Chip Berlet in the 1980s. It described a movement among socially conservative Christians who sought to gain influence or control over secular civil government through political action. It was characterized by striving for a nation to be governed by Christians or by Christian principles. It concerned the Evangelical efforts to change public life and to make society exclusively Christian, dependent on Christians and not on social consensus.77 Thus, the term dominionism originated in the 1980s as a description of the activities of the Christian Right in the US.78 The term was popularized and used in many different ways79 and, as such, it was controversial and not always well-defined. It would be broadened over the years and applied to a wider religious spectrum, as in the critical studies of Mark 73 Wagner 1999(b), 198. 74 Wagner 2007(b). 75 Wagner 2006(d); 2007(a). 76 GPN 2003(a), 7; 2003(b), 7; Joyner . 77 Barron 1992,14. 78 Barron 1992, 14, 15; Diamond 1989, 134, 201; 1995; House and Ice 1988. 79 Berlet and Lyons, 2000, 213. 118 Juergensmeyer, David Hunt and Timothy L. Price.80 Dominionism would become more closely identified with millenarianism. As parts of Evangelicalism sought to secure a theological basis for its dominionism, they did not have far to look. Aspects of a theological version of dominionism were not new in the 1980s, having been present in parts of Protestantism in the US for a long time, such as, for example, the Calvinistic concept of divine sovereignty that was to be exercised over state, society and church. The idea of theological dominionism derived its terminology from Genesis 1:26 (KJV) in which God is said to have given ‘dominion’ over the earth to humankind. The dominionist interpretation formulated the idea that the world had to be subordinated to the rule of ‘God’s Word’, which is the Bible. The mandate is a privilege, but it is not only that. It is also an urgent responsibility. The de facto establishment of God’s dominion was considered imperative. For the purposes of this study it is important that parts of Evangelicalism had become energized in the 1980s

and 1990s by the idea that a ‘culture war’ was going on. With alarm, it had been postulated that Western Civilization was slipping away from its Judeo-Christian identity and was being degraded into a ‘secular humanism’.81 The novels of Frank Peretti as will be mentioned in chapter six, based themselves on this concept.82 Christians were called to withstand this conspiracy and were to ‘win back’ aggressively the lost dominion over the US and the world. This study will not discuss all the different debates around the term dominionism nor will it enumerate all its different versions. It is important here to note that Spiritual Mapping had become connected with several ideas related to dominion theology and ultimately became influenced by them. The idea of Christian dominion had been adopted and used by several Charismatics, of whom a wellknown example is Robertson.83 For this chapter, it is important to note that two kinds of dominion teaching were important for the later context of Spiritual Mapping: the ‘Kingdom Now’ teaching and the Manifest Sons of God teaching, both found in independent churches in the Charismatic Renewal and in NeoPentecostalism, although not exclusively. The Kingdom Now Message is a right-wing Evangelical branch that is seeking to bring the US back under Christian control. Deriving its mandate from the concept of the US as a Christian nation, it seeks to re-assert control over political, social and cultural institutions. It includes groups that strive openly for theocracy or Theologically, these groups state that God has lost control over the world to Satan and is trying to re-establish control over the world through a special elite group of believers.84 The church has to bring the world back to God’s authority before Christ can return. This includes its social institutions. Consequently, church and state should not be separated. The Kingdom Now Message entails an assertive enforcement of God’s kingdom over the US. Its goal is complete integration. The kingdom has to reinstated now – urgently. Kingdom Now Message entails an assertive enforcement of God’s kingdom over the US. Its goal is complete integration. The kingdom has to reinstated now – urgently. 80 Juergensmeyer 2001, 27; Hunt 2001, 51; Price 2005, 49. 81 Berlet 1998, 24. 82 Peretti 1986, 1989. 83 Barron 1992, 12. 84 Paulk 1986; McClung 2002, 958-959. 119 Kingdom Now teaching shared with Latter Rain Theology the notion of the restoration of prophets and apostles. The Pentecostal movement of Latter Rain of the mid-twentieth century had taught a new order of the ‘Latter Rain’.85 One of its most important publications had been George Warnock’s The Feast of Tabernacles.86 The latter rain of the biblical text Joel 2:23 was believed to have its second fulfilment in the end times, just before the return of Christ. The outpouring of divine end-time power had occurred, the movement believed, in the second half of the twentieth century in the US. By way of divine apostolic and prophetic power the kingdom could be made reality on earth. It believed that the world can indeed be conquered for God. In short, the task is to establish the kingdom here and now through miraculous divine power, of which Spiritual Mapping is one technique. Akin to the Kingdom Now teaching is that of the Manifest Sons of God, also found in parts of the Charismatic Renewal and in Neo-Pentecostalism. Its advocates are Joyner, Hamon and Paul Cain.87 This concerns a belief in a new kind of Christian elite who wield special spiritual power in order to subdue the earth and who will actually conquer the earth in the end times. The name was derived from Romans 8:19, where the expression ‘the manifestation of the sons of God’ is found. Joyner has high hopes: Angelic appearances will be common to the saints and a visible glory will appear upon some for extended periods of time as power flows through them. There will be no plague, disease of physical condition including lost limbs, AIDS, poison gas or radiation, which will resist the healing and miracle gifts working in the saints during this time.88 Here again, the task is to take action aggressively in order to obtain dominion of the earth. The church is to be guided by the spiritual elite, who are supposed to be able to wield a technique like Spiritual Mapping with extraordinary effectiveness. Historically, aspects of dominion teaching grew gradually stronger through the influence of the Latter Rain Theology, which had been present at the inception of Spiritual Mapping in 1990 through the Kansas City prophets in the persons of Jackson and Cain already (see chapter two). Its restorationist elements were the recognition of the renewed offices of apostles and prophets, together with the other offices mentioned by Paul in Ephesians 4:11. It taught the ‘impartation offices’: functions to transfer spiritual power from one person to another. The divine power and ‘spiritual gifts’ were imparted through the laying on of hands and it was practised in the context of the expectation of the imminent return of Christ and missionary activism. The theology had become influential, especially in independent Charismatic churches with a central organization.89 In 1999 Wagner openly identified with the Latter Rain Theology and especially with its apostolic aspect.90 The NAR and dominion teaching shared with Spiritual Mapping a definite eschatological and missionary emphasis conceived in a territorial way. It described 85 Riss 2002, 830. 86 Warnock 1951. 87 Britton 1986; Cain and Kendall 1999, 218; Hamon 2005, 385. 88 Joyner 1997, 128, 129. 89 Wagner 2000(b), 108-110; Riss 2002, 830-833.

90 Wagner 1999(b), 135, 150. 120 ecclesiastical, functional or territorial.91 The prophet was subordinate to the apostle and his task was to pass on God’s revelations. It could entail a revelation concerning the ‘spiritual reality’, a certain geographical area where the apostle is to take ‘prophetic action’ through ‘prophetic prayer’. Its goal was to win a geographical area for the dominion (kingdom) of God. With the NAR and dominion teaching, Spiritual Mapping became less focussed on research and more on prophecy. As the disintegration of the movement progressed, it became increasingly practised in a Neo-Pentecostal context. Final Observations Because this chapter compares Spiritual Mapping in its advent and its transformation, it will do so via diagram 2 of chapter two: Aspects of Spirituality in the US. Virtually all aspects mentioned in the diagram are applicable to the 2000 – 2005 period: Diagram 3: Aspects of Spirituality in the US in Key Terms (repeated) US: Aspects in key terms: Marsden: New Age culture - Heelas and Woodhead: subjective turn of culture Evangelicalism: - Finke and Stark: religious free market economy - Marsden: simultaneous adoption and resistance - Noll: cultural adaptive biblical experimentalism - Smith: thriving in confrontation Neo-Pentecostalism: - Hunt, Hamilton, Walter: accelerated form of restorationism - Hadden, Shupe: ethics of success - Bradfield: experiments for sccess - McDonnell: human potential development - McGuire: human empowerment - Theron: cognitive paradigm shift A few aspects appear to stand out. The religious free market economy (Finke and Stark), with its merciless competition, appears to have functioned perfectly. Adherents of Spiritual Mapping were gradually lost as Spiritual Mapping lost contact with the broader Evangelical market though AD2000. Its shift to an apostolic and prophetic emphasis alienated at least some of its Evangelical clients. The product of the 40/70 window did not appeal to the public like the 10/40 window had done. The opinion that the job had been done and major breakthroughs had been reached in the 10/40 window had never been substantiated with convincing evidence. On the contrary, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in 2001 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003 seemed to point at the Middle East as a continuing area of major evil. The 40/70 window contained areas like Europe, not considered by the public in the US an area of menacing evil in particular but a Western ally. Central Asia was less familiar and even further away. In other words, the 40/70 window was not the right product for that time. Wagner wrote that before 9/11 GHM used to have a financial reserve; after 9/11 this was no longer the case.92 By way of illustration, after Haggard parted with Wagner in 2002, his New Life Church resumed emphasis on the 10/40 window. From a few other aspects it appears that Spiritual Mapping underwent a certain radicalization. The cognitive paradigm shift as described by Theron appears to have received more emphasis in Spiritual Mapping than in the beginning. The aspects of Heelas and Woodhead’s subjective turn of culture emerge in a more pronounced way than at its time of birth in 1989. The NAR and dominion teaching gave more emphasis to the non-rational practice of Spiritual Mapping. ‘Human empowerment’ (McGuire) became more focussed on the ‘miraculous’ and experiental. The increasing influence of the dominion teaching points to restorationism (Walker), and this framework became more pronounced than it had been in the beginning. If Spiritual Mapping had first been a novelty within the old Evangelical wineskin, it had now become a technique within an entirely new apostolic wineskin. The ‘Ethics of Success’ (Noll, Bradfield, Hadden and Shupe) continued to be an important aspect in that it produced its experimentalism. This helps to understand why Spiritual Mapping could continue to experiment and change. It explains in part how it could free itself from what it perceived to be ‘stagnant’ Evangelicalism. http://www.ijfm.org/PDFs_IJFM/15_4_PDFs/06%20Otis%20Second.pdf Community Transformation

Through United and Persevering Prayer Community transformation is not an arbitrary event but the product of a cause and effect process. The certainty about this derives first and foremost from the teachings of Scripture as well as various case studies. The author knows this to be true because he has spent the last several years analyzing more than a dozen newly transformed communities. by George Otis, Jr. http://dneiwert.blogspot.com/2008/10/note-to-palin-crowd-your-roots-are.html Note to the Palin crowd: Your roots are showing, Thursday, October 16, 2008 http://www.kenyalaw.org/CaseSearch/case_download.php?go=81708711312296487363852&link= The Call Thomas Muthee is an itinerant evangelist from Kenya, Africa. In 1988, the Lord spoke to him, “I want you to plant a church in Kiambu The Place Kiambu is a city of 80,000 people located a few miles from the beautiful capital of Kenya, Nairobi. Kiambu had gained a national reputation for having the worst crime, violence, drunkenness, immorality, thievery and human degradation. Public disorder was common and loud rock music blarred from speakers in front of barrooms throughout the nights. http://www.prayerlinksministries.com/Question3.htm "Why are intercessors sometimes referred to as armor bearers? Please explain the role that they fulfill in this capacity."PHASES OF INTERCESSION HTTP://WWW.CENTERFORINQUIRY.NET/UPLOADS/ATTACHMENTS/OCT2008NEWSLETTER.PDF Center for Inquiry Community of Long Island Box 119, Greenlawn, NY 11740 Phone 516 640 5491 - The Witch Hunter & the Would-be VP By Gerry Dantone (AP) - …the beliefs or perception of reality that a candidate holds thatmay affect their governance should be open to scrutiny and criticism. It matters not whether these perceptions and beliefs are secular or religious in nature or origin. Belief in witchcraft is not a benign belief. Here is what is happening in Kenya, the home of Bishop Muthee: News Item: (CNN) In late May (2008), news outlets in Kenya told the story of 15 people, mostly elderly women, who were murdered in a witch hunt near the town of Kisii (west of Kiambu, home of Bishop Muthee). The killings shocked the nation. Villagers said more than 100 people gathered machetes and knives and stormed the village of Kegogi after midnight. "They started banging on the doors, they broke into the house and then they killed our grandmother inside," says Justus Bosire. "The mob was screaming and we panicked. We ran away and they came to our house and burned it to the ground." When Bosire returned to his grandmother's house, he found her dead on the floor in a bed of embers. His father is missing. "They claim that my grandmother and father were practicing witches," Bosire says. News Item: (BBC, 5/29/08) Kenya police have arrested 86 people in connection with killing of 11 elderly people suspected of being witches. Last week, eight women and three men were burned to death in the western Kisii district, where belief in witchcraft is widespread. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, February 25, 2000: Mob violence against persons suspected of practicing witchcraft resulted in the deaths of at least 16 persons in 1998. In one instance a mob in a Kisii village beat and burned to death 10 rumored "witches." Some local Christian ministers praised the perpetrators for "saving" the villages from Satan. No statistics on the number of mob killings of suspected witches during the year were known. However, unsubstantiated accusations of the practice of witchcraft or Satanism appeared increasingly common. (End of articles.) So where does Bishop Muthee, the person that Gov. Palin thanked for her gubernatorial victory, stand on witchcraft? A Kenyan Christian web site, http://www.diasporamessenger.com has the following story featuring Muthee (probably an excerpt from former Fuller Seminary professor Peter Wagner, in his book, Praying with Power, published in June of 2008, which provides a rather detailed—and frankly chilling—description of Sarah Palin’s exorcist and witch hunting political ally Thomas Muthee): “A most dramatic story of the conversion of an extremely wicked city is the story of Kiambu, Kenya in East Africa.This city, about 10 miles from the capital of Nairobi, had a very high crime rate, murders, rapes, a high rate of fatal auto accidents, violence, witchcraft, poverty, alcoholism, and many other social ills. God spoke to Pastor Thomas Muthee… Muthee plainly heard the voice of God say these words: "I want you to plant a church in Kiambu.” The first thing that Muthee found out was that the city was dominated by a woman that everyone called Mama Jane. Mama Jane pretended to be a Christian, and operated an office in the downtown area which she called the EmmanuelClinic, but her business was pure witchcraft! Right outside of her clinic, there was an intersection [a dusty road] that had frequent fatal automobile accidents – but hardly any of them left any blood stains! No one was able to explain why so many people were killed at that intersection, or why there was hardly ever any spilled blood. Her customers were the leading politicians and businessmen of Kiambu. Pastor Muthee said, "When we began to recognize who - or what Mama Jane really was, my wife Margaret and I set ourselves to pray. Our aim was to break the power of witchcraft over the town – a power that was preventing people from turning to the Lord…"Finally we decided

we had had enough. The whole congregation raised their hands towards the Emmanuel Clinic. We asked God to either save this woman or remove her from Kiambu…In plain terms, Thomas Muthee chal challengedMomma Jane to a power encounter, much as Elijah challenged the priests of Baal. Pastor Muthee continued, "Do you knowwhat happened? A few days later, three children were killed outside her clinic. The people were furious because they suspected that Mama Jane's witchcraft was linked to the accident. Some were clamoring that she be stoned. When the police were called in to quell the uprising, they found one of the largest pythons they had ever seen in one of the clinic rooms. Startled, the officers drew their weapons and shot it. That promptly ended the spiritual battle. Mama Jane was questioned by the police, releases, and moved to another town... Instead of a preacher's graveyard, Kiambu had miraculously been transformed into a witch's graveyard...” (Go to http://www.diasporamessenger.com/index.php?o p -tion=com_content&task=view&id=157&Itemid=240 .) Question: Is Mama Jane still alive? What did Muthee mean when he wrote that Kiambu is now a “witch’s graveyard”? Should this story be swept under the carpet? Does it matter that Gov. Palin has no problem apparently with Muthee’s “witchhunting”? Does she also believe that an old woman can “cause” car accidents magically? Is this relevant regarding whether one should or should not vote for her ticket in the 2008 elections? http://www.backtothebible.nl/Eng24.doc Translation Dutch letter nr. 24, Kampen, 8th April 2002 Dear brothers, sisters, pastors and elders, When Paul, who was a strict Pharisee, was converted he began to understand what the gospel of Jesus Christ meant and so right away he changed his opinion and declared: “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (1 Cor.2: 2) Paul, who was steeped in the Scriptures having being taught by the highly honoured Gamaliel, began to see what the scriptures really taught. They weren’t just a set of rules and regulations but rather a message: “God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling-block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Cor.1:21-24) He was so utterly convinced of this that he stated things that we wouldn’t dare to: “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!” (Gal.1:8-9) When Jesus had freed the man from Gerasenes from a legion of demons he begged Jesus to allow him to go with Him. This was understandable as he had just been converted and set free and those around him wanted to get rid of Jesus as quickly as possible. This man was in a difficult situation. But Jesus said to him: “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you. So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him.” (Mark 5:19-20) We, as born-again Christians have been given the same commission: to tell what Jesus has done for us. The message that we have is the same as Paul’s: we preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We have purposely kept our argument simple and short so that there will be no room for misunderstandings which can easily arise in detailed explanations. This position can be used through this letter in dealing with those groups of Christians who clearly hold to a different point of view. We were shocked when examining the two videos on Transformations to discover how far removed they were from biblical theology. In our last letter we spoke about the interest there is in praying for and expecting a revival. We also looked at false and true revivals in Africa. We will now look at the “revivals” which are covered in the two Transformations videos. Videos Transformations 1 and 2. The American, George Otis jr. filmed in 1999 four different “revivals” in Cali in Columbia, Almolonga in Guatemala, Kiambu in Kenya and Hemet in California. (video no. 1). He added a few more in 2001, in the Polar Region from Northeast Canada, in Uganda and two historical revivals one in Wales and one in Scotland. (video no. 2). It will become clear to you in the reading of this letter that we do not recognise these “revivals” as being what they claim to be, with the exception of the two historical ones. That’s why we have placed the word, revival, between inverted commas. Reception Transformations videos in the Evangelical world. Since the first video was put into circulation it has proved a great success. Right away it sold as hot cakes, not only in the States but also around the whole world. The majority of the reactions after seeing the video were from positive to very enthusiastic. The second video is now also in circulation and the situation today is that many Charismatic and Evangelical churches believe what they see on the videos and they are now propagating them also. Those “revivals” are thought to be wonderful. There is a great desire to experience

the same, by putting into practice in home churches, the same principles mentioned in the videos. Because of this we, as workgroup, decided to examine this, just like we did with the other revivals in our previous letter. We first of all looked at the videos and paid attention to what was said. In order to be as objective as possible we carefully wrote down all the statements given in the subtitles. We noted wherever possible the name of the person who had made the statement. Alongside this important study we examined the “faith-letters” of the Sentinel Group. This is the name of the movement, which has produced the Transformations videos. We also read the last four books written by George Otis jr., the head of the Sentinel Group. We also looked on the Internet to see what the different sites had to say about the Transformations videos. In the Netherlands the well-known Internet magazine, Joel News is the promoter and Soul Survivors, is the sales agency for the videos. These videos can also be bought in Christian bookshops. Although most of you will have already seen the videos we feel it is right to give a short description of each “revival”. We will not include the two historical revivals in Wales and Scotland, as they are not relevant to this study. DRUGS SYNDICATE - Short description of the six “revivals”. 1. Cali in Columbia. In 1995, the local church under the leadership of their pastor began to pray against the powers and authorities in heavenly places which were strong in this huge drugs city of more than a million inhabitants. The pastor was shot in front of his church and his wife took over his work. Very soon after this their prayers began to prove successful. One of the drug barons was arrested and the police eliminated seven others. God transformed the city. People were able to walk around again freely without fear. The crime rate dropped drastically. The video shows a huge crowd of people assembled in a stadium. The people are waving flags and give the impression of being enthusiastic and full of joy. AGRICUL-TURE 2. Almolonga in Guatamala. Through prayer and fasting the victory is being won over the powers of darkness, in a city of twenty thousand inhabitants. The result is now that Almolonga has become the cleanest and most prosperous city in the land. It is a city full of churches. Beforehand the four prisons couldn't contain all the prisoners. Because of prayer all four are now closed. There used to be thirtyfour pubs but now only a couple are open. Agriculture has progressed with leaps and bounds. The vegetable harvests are bountiful. The video shows two different harvests of carrots, one in which the carrots are long and thin and the other in which the carrots are big and fat. Whitch 3. Kiambu in Kenya. The Kenyan pastor Thomas Muthee discovered that he couldn’t work in Kiambu, a suburb of Nairobi because the devil held full sway there. Because of this he looked into the matter (spiritual mapping) and prayed in accordance to Eph. 6: 12. After six months the power of a practising witch was broken. The video shows a prayer-walk, taking place around the city. Some are waving branches. One is playing a flute and carrying the sign: “Join the winners”, another is carrying a board with the words: “I am drunk in the blood of Jesus”. The crime rates are now extremely low. The church involved in this belongs to the Word of Faith Church of the Rhema Movement from Kenneth Hagin. Rodney Howard-Brown also commenced his ministry from this church. DRUGS 4. Hemet in California. By means of spiritual mapping the intercessors from the churches discovered that there were many religious sects in the area. It also became plain that Hemet was the methamfetamine (drugs) capital of the West Coast of America. Through prayer the atmosphere changed. The majority of the religious sects left the city, crime rates dropped, church attendance rose and the number of producers of drugs decreased drastically. ALCOHOL 5. Settlements in the Northeast of Quebec in Canada. Alcohol prevailed in these Eskimo settlements because of unemployment and apathy and suicide rates were high, especially amongst the youth. The video describes a legend in which an old Eskimo miraculously catches a seal, which he sacrifices as a sign that the community wants to follow Jesus. By means of spiritual mapping the situation was made clear to the intercessors who, were then able to claim the victory in the heavenly places. The people in the settlements are no longer apathetic, they have no need anymore for alcohol, there are fewer suicides and the women can again walk safely in the streets. WAR – AIDS - LESS CRIME 6. Uganda. God isn’t only able to change cities but can change a complete country. An example of this is Uganda, which is sometimes called the Pearl of Africa. Atrocities took place during several dictators’

reigns of terror, one being Idi Amin. The land suffered greatly from the civil wars where many were slaughtered and corruption was the order of the day. On top of all this, aids took a heavy toll of lives. An elderly man and his pastor began, day and night, to seriously pray. God responded and he led Kayanja, an evangelist to Kampala. Heaven opened when Musoke, a medicine man died. The Miracle Centre Cathedral, with a capacity for 10,000 participants, came into existence and 600 sister churches followed. Many people were healed from aids. Uganda is one of the first lands where the aids epidemic has decreased. God’s power was also seen in politics. He gave new leaders. Miria Matembe calls himself the Moses of Uganda. Just as water was the path, which led Moses to his destination, so Uganda is on the road to a historical revival. God has done great things: crime rate has been cut in half and the economy is the fastest growing of the whole continent. Jesus, seated on the right hand of the Father says, “I am ready for Uganda”. Uganda, the Pearl of Africa has begun to shine again. Why has God shown His power so mightily in this area? The answer is, “He was invited”. The Spirit of revival has to be invited through prayer. Uganda has been renewed and has never been the same since. God is so good. He has changed society. One day all countries will flourish. This short summary is based on what we saw and heard on the videos which fall under the responsibility of George Otis jr. and those who produced the films. We will refer to this later under the paragraph: Final comments on the Transformations videos. We will first look at the theological aspects found in the videos. PROOF DOCTRINE OTIS JR. Spiritual mapping, confessions and spiritual warfare. These six “revivals” which we have described here began with the special prayers of intercessors. By means of spiritual mapping, confessions of past sins and spiritual warfare, a breakthrough was made. It can’t be denied that the lessons and principles of spiritual warfare are made clear in a very practical way. The picture portrayed on the videos is given as proof that this theology works. At least this is what George Otis jr. wants the viewers to believe. All the pastors connected to these “revivals” believe in this teaching and three of them are board members of the Sentinel Group. The Sentinel Group is the movement, which discovered this teaching and promotes it. Dr. Peter Wagner also practises this doctrine but he admits that the honour for the “discovery” of this doctrine of spiritual warfare goes to George Otis jr. (see foreword book “Informed Intercession”) DIFFERENT The promotion of the “revivals” comprises of the following elements: great crowds of “changed “ people, usually in stadiums; statements from important high-up officials from the city of land, praising the “revival”, in most cases they are unconverted. In each of the “revival areas” there is a specific social problem that needs dealing with. In the city of Cali in Columbia: the drug syndicate; in the city of Almolonga in Guatemala: the barrenness; in the city of Kiambu in Kenya: the poverty and the crime; in the city of Hemet in California: drugs; in the settlements in Quebec in Canada: alcohol and the safety of women on the streets; in Uganda: the waging of war by the war lords and the aids epidemic. Contrary to these six “revival areas” the problems of the two historical revivals mentioned in Transformations 2 are of a very different nature. Social problems are not the issue here but rather spiritual problems. In the Hebrides in Scotland and in Wales there was a deep conviction of sin. After hearing the word the people were desperate and called out to God in their need. Here we don’t see any unconverted high official sounding the praises for what has taken place but people coming to faith in Christ through the help of other believers. There is also no word about spiritual mapping, confessions of past sins and spiritual warfare. These were true revivals! Another interesting feature is that the videos give the impression that Christians can stir up a revival by themselves. COPY - Producing a revival oneself. The effect on many Christians after seeing the videos is one of: “We’ve got to have this too.” In some cases this leads to folks coming together to work out how to go about it. Very soon people’s attention is centred on the methods used in the videos. (George Otis jr. has written a number of books in which the methods used are described. Still to be translated into Dutch.) In his book: “Informed Intercession” with the sub title: Change your Community by Spiritual Mapping and Strategic Prayer” he has listed seventy-five new theological conceptions. The book begins with eight positive reviews from pastors and others like-minded. We’ll quote one of them; “This book has become the clear line of direction for us here in Japan in making definite steps towards revival. We are full of expectancy that radical changes will take place.” Paul K. Ariga, Chairman of the Revival Mission in Japan. The foreword is written by Peter Wagner, a fervent supporter of the teaching of George Otis jr. The transformations in Cali, Hemet and Almolonga, which are shown in the first video are mentioned in detail in his book and are used as examples. This shows that George Otis jr. produced the

videos as propaganda material to spread his doctrine. SELF-MADE REVIVAL Comment workgroup: We believe that man cannot bring about a revival. You cannot find any examples of this in the Bible. On the contrary, the Bible speaks very little, to almost nothing, about revivals. In our last letter (no.23) we covered this in detail. We have also covered in the letters no. 20 and 21 the doctrine of spiritual mapping, confessions for the sins of the forefathers and the strategic, spiritual warfare and shown it to be unbiblical. It is a doctrine that originates in human philosophy. Modern man thinks that by using special methods he can create a situation in which God has to act. God can’t do anything else but give a revival! But God does not let Himself be manipulated. He does not let Himself be pushed about. He is sovereign. He is above everything and He will certainly not let Himself be influenced through methods thought out by man. We will now look at the spiritual contents of the videos. GOD SOVEREIGN Spiritual Content of Transformations videos 1 and 2. If a revival is reported then we expect, as born-again Christians to hear a spiritual account. This is the principal factor of a revival. Social changes because of the spiritual change can be mentioned but they are of secondary importance. This can be clearly seen in historical revivals. The videos show the opposite. The social changes are here the principal issue. The spiritual changes are far and few between. We don’t see too much at all of the spiritual aspects. It is not an account of a deep spiritual change in the hearts of the people involved. God is often mentioned in the commentary of the six different “revivals”, but this is however nearly always in the context of: God said to the intercessors; God told them; God saw the city; God was changing the city; God’s moving in the city; God then chose Cali; God is doing a new work; God gave us the assurance; God’s presence descended on the city; the farmers gave God the glory for this abundant harvest; God is using our generation to transform the whole world. The word Bible or God’s word is hardly ever referred to in the videos. It is also not read or preached from. Surely we are called to bring the gospel by the preaching of the word? “How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Rom.10:14) POOR SPIRITUAL CONTENT The words, sin and death on the cross are not mentioned in the videos. This is very strange seeing that this was the reason Jesus came to this world. He didn’t come in order to make the carrots in Almolonga bigger or to give the Christians in Cali a quieter life. He came because mankind was dead and lost in their sin. He came to save them from this sin and guilt. That’s why He died at Calvary. It was there that He shed his precious blood. He gave His life as a ransom for many. His death on the cross, brought victory over sin for all who believe. This is what Paul was determined to preach: “Jesus Christ and Him crucified”. How can revivals take place without the preaching about sin and the lost state of man and Christ’s sacrificial death? In this way the heart of the gospel is removed. We have to ask ourselves therefore if the Christians that we see on the videos are truly born-again. According to the standard of the Bible, they can’t be. The terms born-again and sanctification by the Holy Spirit are also not mentioned in the videos. Do these people, the people of this “revival”, not need this? Nicodemus came to Jesus at night and Jesus said to him: “no-one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” He then continues and says: “I tell you the truth, no-one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.” (John 3:3-5) Due to the questions that the videos raise about the spiritual content, we have tried to discover what George Otis jr. himself believes. UNKNOWN IN THE NETHER-LANDS, George Otis jr. and the American Moral Government Theology. The majority of us will not be familiar with the term, moral theology. All the same it does exist and is known in theological circles. The title describes what it is, a theology which is concerned with morality, how man behaves. During 1970-1990 this theology received a lot of attention in the States and was called Moral Government Theology. In the seventeenth century the Dutch lawyer, Hugo Grotius, first referred to this moral theology in its rudimentary form. In the nineteenth century Charles Finney, a lawyer and a revival preacher (1792-1875) expanded the Moral theology and fervently proclaimed it. This is the reason why so many opposed him. Finney expressed his ideas in his book: “Systematic Theology”. A number of evangelists, in the twentieth century, have also embraced in their sermons the American Moral Government Theology. Two of these are the late Gordon C. Olson and George Otis jr. They both taught at several different interdenominational American institutions from 1970-1990. MGT became a regular part of the curriculum for many YWAM schools. George Otis jr. wrote about this in 1978 in his book: “The God They Never Knew”. This theology is based on the philosophy of the free will of man. Man’s future is uncertain and even God

doesn’t know what man will do because man can and must choose independently whether to sin or not. This has far reaching consequences for God and man. It will soon become clear to you in reading the following that we do not agree with this theology. To show the comparison, the evangelical view is also given. The Moral Government Theology is in short the following: SUMMARY OF DOCTRINE American Moral Government Theology versus Evangelical Theology. The counsels of God. The Moral Government View. 1. God does not fulfil some of His own prophecies. 2. God changes His mind and is not immutable. 3. God does not have sovereign control over earthly events. The Evangelical View. 1. Only false prophecies spoken by false prophets do not become reality (Deut.18: 20,21). 2. God does not change His mind according to His purposes (1 Sam. 15: 29; Is.46: 11). 3. God has sovereign control and will, in the end, work things out (Job 42: 2; Rom. 8: 28). The Omniscience/Foreknowledge of God. The MG View. 1. God does not know His future actions. 2. God does not know ahead of time the free decisions of humans. 3. God’s foreknowledge is limited in the area of man’s free decisions. 4. Many of the things God predicted never came true. The Evangelical View. 1. God does know His future actions (Is. 46: 9,10). 2. God does know these free decisions ahead of time (John 13: 38; 1 Sam. 23: 12). 3. God’s understanding is infinite (Ps. 147: 5). 4. What God predicts has or will come true (Num. 23: 19; Is.41: 22ff). The Atonement. The MG View. 1. The atonement shows a willingness on God’s part to forgive, rather than a desire to punish sin. 2. God forgives completely out of His grace rather than a need for personal vindictive satisfaction. 3. God never needed His wrath abated because of sin. 4. The atonement does not pay our debt for sin. 5. The devil has deceived us into believing that Christ was a ransom for us, and that He redeemed us by paying for our sins. 6. Jesus did not pay for our sins. 7. To believe that our salvation was literally purchased with Christ’s blood makes God to be vindictive and bloodthirsty. The Evangelical View. 1. The atonement is Christ taking the punishment for our sins (Is. 53: 5; Nah. 1: 3). 2. Punishment of sin satisfies God’s wrath on sin (1 John 2: 2) Note: Propitiation in Greek is hilasmos “a satisfaction; that which turns away wrath and makes amends for sin”. 3. Christ abates God’s wrath through His sacrifice (Rom. 3: 25). 4. His death does cancel our debt when we believe (Col. 2: 14) 5. We are redeemed through the blood of the Lamb (1 Pet. 1:18-19) Note: Greek elutrothete – to secure release through payment. 6. Jesus did pay for our sins (Matt. 20: 28) Note: Greek lutron, a payment for loosing a ransom price. 7. Christ purchased the church with His own blood (Acts 20: 28; Heb. 9:22). Justification. The MG View. 1. One is ultimately responsible for his/her own salvation because of free will. 2. Imputed righteousness is a lie. God does not look on Christians through the garb of Christ’s blood. 3. True repentance means ceasing from all sin before we die. 4. Salvation is not so dependent on whether we accept Christ – it’s whether He will accept us. We need to do more so that He will want to accept us. 5. Salvation is dependent upon our adherence to moral law.

The Evangelical View. 1. One can do nothing to save oneself (Eph. 2: 8). 2. Our righteousness does come through Christ with the imputation of His righteousness (Rom. 4: 5; Phil. 3: 9; Heb. 10: 14). 3. We are continually falling short of God’s glory; hence the need to rest upon Christ’s sacrifice. It is only through Him, not our works that we are saved (Rom. 3: 23-24; Titus 3: 5). 4. Christ accepts and saves us where and for who we are (Rom. 5: 6-8; Jn.1: 12; Mark 2: 16-17). 5. Salvation is not dependent upon our adherence to moral law (Rom. 3: 28). The Holiness of God., The MG View. 1. God is holy only because He chooses to use His attributes in a loving way. 2. God has the ability to make wrong choices or to sin. The Evangelical View. 1. God is holy and is love; it’s in His nature (1 Jn. 4: 16; 1 Jn.1: 5). 2. God cannot sin; it’s not His nature (Hab. 1: 13; Heb. 6: 18; Jas. 1: 13). Sin., The MG View. 1. Our moral character is shaped merely by our individual acts of sin. 2. If an individual unknowingly commits a sin, it is not a sin to that person and they will not be held to account for it by God. 3. The sin of Adam is not transmitted to us, and it would be unjust for God to pronounce us guilty because of his sin. 4. If God condemns us all because of Adam’s sin, God must also save everyone because of what Christ did (Rom. 5: 19). This is universalism, and therefore both parts of the argument must be wrong. 5. Our moral depravity is shaped solely by wrong and sinful choices we make. Evangelical View. 1. Mankind’s nature is naturally disposed towards sinning (1 Jn. 1: 8; Rom. 7: 17,20,21). 2. Sin is sin even if an individual does not recognise it or personally acknowledge it (1 Cor. 4: 4; Lev. 5: 16; Luk. 23: 24). 3. We are born sinful because of Adam’s original sin (Rom. 5: 16-18). 4. We are all condemned because of Adam’s sin but not all saved because of Christ’s work. Each individual still has to personally make a choice to follow Christ (Rom. 5: 17). 5. Our moral depravity comes from our sinful nature as well as our individual choices (Ps. 51: 4; Job 25: 4). Moral Ability., The MG View. 1. We as humans are able to fulfil the law. 2. Humans are not bound to sinful flesh that continually wants to sin. Through good choices and an iron will, mankind can turn away from sin in and of him/herself. 3. One can achieve perfection if that individual sets his/her goals high enough. The Evangelical View. 1. We are not able to fulfil the law; hence the need for a Saviour (Rom. 8: 3; Gal. 3: 21; 3: 16; Eph. 2: 1). 2. Our flesh is in bondage to sin and, left on its own cannot do good. Once more a reason for a Saviour (Rom. 7: 14,18; Gal. 5: 17). 3. We are continually and always will fall short of God’s glory (Rom.3: 23). PROTESTS AGAINST DOCTRINE The above is paraphrased from Dr. Alan Gomes’ important book “Lead us not into deception”. The spreading of the MGT caused a real stir in evangelical circles. In 1986 a meeting took place between several evangelical leaders and the then current YWAM leaders. Those leaders said that they couldn’t control everything, which was taught in all of the YWAM schools. They also said that they did not want to forbid or support one specific line of doctrine in view of their interdenominational character. According to the American Greg Robertson who as staff member of YWAM spent a number of years under the influence of this doctrine, it cost him a long struggle to be free from it. After leaving YWAM Greg studied theology and is now a qualified minister in an American church. ELEMENTS OF THE DOCTRINE Seeing all this took place between 1970 and 1990 the question arises if this doctrine is still being preached and adhered to. It is no longer part of YWAM’s curriculum. It is not clear where the former lecturer, George Otis jr. stands. There is certainly no known written renunciation. He has never withdrawn his textbook “The God They Never Knew”. On the contrary he refers to this book in one of his most recent books “Informed

Intercession” 1999. In view of the spiritual content of the videos, which we have just described and in view of the contents of the books, which we have read, we are left with grave doubts about the present spiritual convictions of George Otis jr. It seems to us that he still adheres to Moral Government Theology and that several elements of this doctrine can be found in the videos of the six “revivals” of Transformations. The heart of the gospel has been omitted: Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, His sacrifice to bring us reconciliation. We have already stated this in the chapter “Spiritual Content of the Videos”. The Moral Government Theology denies that it is necessary that someone needs to die for the guilt and the sins of mankind. Man is quite able to manage himself as long as he makes the right choice between good and evil. As workgroup we have no choice but to call this heresy. Charles Finney (1792-1875) who instigated this doctrine was opposed, and rightly so, by his theological contemporaries. One of those, although not specifically mentioned in connection with Finney’s doctrine was Charles Hodge (1797-1878). He commented on the verse: “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Cor. 2: 2) the following: “ Paul’s only reason for going to Corinth was to preach Christ – Christ, not as a teacher or a good example or as a perfect man or as a new beginning for mankind, but Christ and Him crucified - that means, dying for our sins. Paul’s chief theme in his preaching was Christ, the Redeemer. It has rightly been noted that Jesus Christ speaks of the person of Christ and Him crucified speaks of His work. These two together represent the Gospel.” We will now close this subject with some final comments. Final comments on the Transformations videos. The Sentinel Group of George Otis jr. claims that fifty million people throughout the world have seen the videos. It is not very surprising therefore that they have caught the attention of several research groups for Christian apologetics. Their conclusions are not positive. Especially the reports on crime rates dropping, less violence, less sickness etc. have raised many questions. TRUE OR NOT TRUE Cali in Colombia. The drugs syndicate in Cali is still very powerful. The only difference is that some of them now live outside the city. One of the syndicates is being run from a prison cell. The police know who the killer of the pastor is but he hasn’t been arrested. This man has even attacked the church for a second time, as he wants the piece of ground upon which the church is built. There are still regular reports of kidnappings, car bombs, shootings, etc. These are facts, which can be proved by an inspection of the statistics of the police and law courts. . There is no proof of falling crime rates to be detected. Almolonga in Guatemala. The improved crop results in the agriculture came not about because of a special intervention from God. Civil war, which lasted well over twenty years has taken its toll on the ground and left it virtually fallow. So the soil has not suffered by depletion, but has been relatively fertilized. Modern pesticides have also been used which naturally makes for larger harvests. The size of the produce is determined by several factors. The type of seed is important and the modern agricultural methods have brought great improvement. Kiambu, a suburb of Nairobi in Kenya. We are told in the video that this area had the worst reputation in the land and was full of violence and rape. But this is not backed up by police reports, authorities of justice or any other official source. There are also no official reports of reform because of the “revival”. We do realise that often things work differently in an African land so we consulted the magazine “Internationale Samenwerking” (International Co-operation) of the Dutch Ministry of development aid. In this paper there is no report of a decline in crime during the last years in Kenya. Hemet, California in America. The video tells us that this is the methamfetamine (drugs) capital of the west. Because of the “revival” the number of drug factories has decreased and the crime rate has significantly dropped. When enquiries were made, to the official authorities, it turned out that they had no knowledge of this. Settlements in the Northeast of Quebec in Canada. We cannot comment on the facts claimed in the video, as we couldn’t find a source for information. CONFLICTING REPORTS Uganda. A picture is painted here of a land which because of the “revival” has made a new start in all sorts of ways. It is meant to be one of the first lands where the number of aids patients has decreased. The crime rate has been halved. Uganda is once again the pearl of Africa because of the “revival”. Here too, as in Kiambu, there are no official reports to confirm this. There is also no mention in the magazine for International Cooperation for development about the change in the statistics on aids and crime. This magazine publishes, at the beginning of each year, a survey of the susceptibility for conflict in every land of the world. Uganda is listed as a country involved in a very serious armed conflict complicated by many armed conflicts. The prognosis is also given in the magazine. The future for Uganda doesn’t look too bright. It is expected that the intensity of the conflict will escalate. All this together causes us to have serious doubts about the trustworthiness of the claims uttered on the videos.

NOT CORRECT Prophet Joshua a prophet of God or a sorcerer? The Evangelical Broadcasting Company published in their TV guide, “Visie” (Vision) of the 6th –13th March a positive article written by Gianni Brisson believing him to be a prophet. However, in the magazine “Uitdaging” (Challenge) of 10th March we read that there are now doubts by a number of people who were, at first, impressed by him. Several international web sites believe him to be a medicine man. Was it therefore wise of the EO (Evangelical Broadcasting Company of the Netherlands) who is aware of our opinion to print such an article? Could their Evangelical vision perhaps have become a bit blurred? Rectifications. In our last letter we made a few regrettable mistakes in our reports. We are sorry for this. • The paragraph: Morris Cerullo calls……than that. *02 on page 1 should read : “Morris Cerullo calls himself in his letter of October 1995, the prophet of God. He prophesied that he would, in the next four years (from that date) reach one-milliard people with the gospel. One-milliard people are a sixth of the world population. You could hardly imagine a greater revival than that. *02 • Claudia Freidzon on Page 4 should read: Claudio Freidzon. • On page 5 we called Reinhard Bonnke’s movement. The church for all Nations. This should read: Christ for All Nations. On page 6 the sentence: “This church is part of the Church for all Nations from Reinhard Bonnke” should be eradicated. MUCH MATERIAL, References and sources consulted. Video Transformations, Sentinel group 1999, obtainable in Christian bookshops and via web site: www.transformations.nl Video Transformations 2, Sentinel group 2001, see above. Written text of videos in Dutch, B. L. Hoogewoning, November 2001, January 2002. www.sentinelgroup.org , producer and publisher of the videos. Books “Informed Intercession”, transforming your community through spiritual mapping and strategic prayer George Otis jr. 1999, ISBN 0-8307-1937-7: “God’s Trademarks”, how to determine whether a message, ministry or strategy is truly from God. George Otis jr. 2000, ISBN 0-8007-9281-5; “The Twilight Labyrinth”, why does spiritual darkness linger where it does? George Otis jr. 2000, ISBN 08007-9255-6; “The last of the Giants” George Otis jr. 1991, ISBN 0-8007-9192-4. Article Christian Research Journal, autumn 1994, Prof. E. Calvin Beisner, member of the Theological Research Committee of the Revival Coalition. Web sites: WWW.BIBLEGUIDE.COM Otis, Wagner and the Transformation Revival 1 and 2; George Otis and his Fallacious Teachings, Prof. J.S. Malan and Ms. Coetzee, Cape Town South Africa. WWW.GEOCITES.COM/PROMP777/CALIFACT Latest news on Revival in Cali, Greg Robertson. The Thorn Street Chronicles. www.geocites.com/promo777/geotisjr A spiritual Map of the book “The God they never knew” by George Otis jr. Monthly periodical “International Co-operation” (Internationale Samenwerking – IS ) and survey by Ministry for development aid. Article in Australian paper “Contending Earnestly for the Faith”, January 2002 page 6 and 7. Book “The Last Great Anointing “ Morris Cerullo 1999, ISBN 0-8307-2472-9. Article in “Uitdaging” (Challenge) March 2001 page 10. Article in “Visie” (Vision) of the Evangelical Broadcasting Company. 6th -13th March 2001. Web site: http://gospelcom.net/apologeticsindex/y02.html Youth with a Mission and Theology by Walter Jones; paraphrase American Moral Development Theology. Personal testimony of one of the members of the workgroup, who had lessons on MDT from Floyd McClung, at the Bible school, “In de Ruimte” in Soest in 1977. Book “1 Corinthians” by Hodge in 1995 re-issued by Alister McGrath and J.I.Packer, ISBN 0-89107-867-3. Book “Lead us not into deception” subtitle: A biblical examination of moral government theology by Dr. Alan W. Gomes Th. M., one of the directors of the Christian Apologetics: Research and Information Service, third edition 1986. Study of prophet Joshua’s sermons by Rev. T.J.de Ruiter, Elim Pentecostal Church in Hilversum. Obtainable via web site: joelnews, 11 March 2001. Foundation: Workgroup “Back to the Bible”

Mailadress: Populierenstraat 51, 8266 BK Kampen, The Netherlands. Tel.038-3328234 e-mail: byblos@solcon.nl website : www.backtothebible.nl Local board: president - pastor R. v.d. Kraats , secretary/treasurer - A.A. Doorn Also see: http://www.backtothebible.nl/english.htm http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/20/171755/145/Front_Page/Palin_Muthee_and_the_Witch_Journalist s_Miss_the_Major_Story Palin, Muthee, and the Witch - Journalists Miss the Major Story By Ruth Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 05:17:55 PM EST - A continuation of the series on Palin's Churches and the Third Wave --A new 8 minute video documentary, "Palin and the Holy Laughter Anointing" --The 10 minute video documentary "Sarah Palin's Churches and The New Wave" (currently also titled as "Sarah Palin's Demon Haunted Churches"). --Documentation on the sources of video footage used in the documentary. --A written summary of the surrounding story, to contextualize the video. --Supplemental Documentation on the Third Wave movement. "same 'Spiritual Warfare' movement that was featured in the award winning movie, "Jesus Camp," which showed young children being trained to do battle for the Lord. At least three of four of Palin's churches are involved with major organizations and leaders of this movement, which is referred to as The Third Wave of the Holy Spirit or the New Apostolic Reformation. The movement is training a young "Joel's Army" to take dominion over the United States and the world. Along with her entire family, Sarah Palin was rebaptized at twelve at the Wasilla Assembly of God in Wasilla, Alaska and she attended the church from the time she was ten until 2002: over two and 1/2 decades. Sarah Palin's extensive pattern of association with the Wasilla Assembly of God has continued nearly up to the day she was picked by Senator John McCain as a vice-presidential running mate. Palin's dedication to the Wasilla church is indicated by a Saturday, September 7, 2008, McClatchy news service story detailing possibly improper use of state travel funds by Palin for a trip she made to Wasilla, Alaska to attend, on June 8, 2008, both a Wasilla Assembly of God "Masters Commission" graduation ceremony and also a multi-church Wasilla area event known as "One Lord Sunday." At the latter event, Palin and Alaska LT Governor Scott Parnell were publicly blessed, onstage before an estimated crowd of 6,000, through the "laying on of hands" by Wasilla Assembly of God's Head Pastor Ed Kalnins whose sermons espouse such theological concepts as the possession of geographic territories by demonic spirits and the inter-generational transmission of family "curses". Palin has also been blessed, or "anointed," by an African cleric, prominent in the Third Wave movement, who has repeatedly visited the Wasilla Assembly of God and claims to have effected positive, dramatic social change in a Kenyan town by driving out a "spirit of witchcraft." The Wasilla Assembly of God church is deeply involved with both Third Wave activities and theology. Their Master's Commission program is part of an three year post-high school international training program with studies in prophecy, intercessory prayer, Biblical exegesis, authority and leadership. The pastor, Ed Kalnins, and Masters Commission students have traveled to South Carolina to participate in a "prophetic conference" at Morningstar Ministries, one of the major ministries of the Third Wave movement. Becky Fischer was a pastor at Morningstar prior to being featured in the movie "Jesus Camp." The head of prophecy at Morningstar, Steve Thompson, is currently scheduled to do a prophecy seminar at the Wasilla Assembly of God. Other major leaders in the movement have also traveled to Wasilla to visit and speak at the church. The Third Wave is a revival of the theology of the Latter Rain tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s led by William Branham and others. It is based on the idea that in the end times there will be an outpouring of supernatural powers on a group of Christians that will take authority over the existing church and the world. The believing Christians of the world will be reorganized under the Fivefold Ministry and the church restructured under the authority of Prophets and Apostles and others anointed by God. The young generation will form "Joel's Army" to rise up and battle evil and retake the earth for God. While segments of this belief system have been a part of Pentecostalism and charismatic beliefs for decades, the excesses of this movement were declared a heresy in 1949 by the General Council of the Assemblies of God, and again condemned through Resolution 16 in 2000. The beliefs and manifestations of the movement include the use of 'strategic level spiritual warfare' to expel territorial demons from American and world cities. Worship includes excessive charismatic manifestations such as hundreds of people falling, 'slain in the spirit,' and congregations laughing, jerking, and shrieking uncontrollably. In early 2008 an outbreak of those phenomena commenced at the palatial former

ministry estate of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, recently bought up and restored by prominent Third Wave author and leader Rick Joyner's Morningstar Ministries. The (spiritual) "breakout" lasted for many weeks and was publicized in an extensive collection of video footage available on YouTube. Healing services in the Third Wave movement claim to heal the sick and injured through methods that in some cases can appear bizarre - including, as in recent cases involving Todd Bentley, the patient being head butted or kicked by the anointed healer. Recipients of such "spiritual" or miraculous healing make a wide range of astonishing claims - to have been cured of life-threatening illnesses, had joints repaired or replaced, been given gold teeth or gold fillings, regrown stunted limbs and even had deformed skeletal structures straightened and reshaped. Worldwide mission efforts of the movement are built around the idea of combating witches, warlocks, and generational curses, which prevent churches from being able to take root. Thomas Muthee visited Wasilla Assembly of God and gave 10 consecutive sermons at the church, from October 11-16 2005. As both Palin and Wasilla AoG Head Pastor Ed Kalnins have attested, Thomas Muthee 'prayed over' Sarah Palin and entreated God to "make a way" prior to Palin's successful bid for the Alaska governorship. Muthee made a return visit to the Wasilla Assembly of God in late 2008. Thomas Muthee's Word of Faith Church is featured in the "Transformations" video which details an account on how Muthee drove "the spirit of witchcraft" out of Kiambu, Kenya, liberating the town from its territorial demonic possession and enabling a miraculous societal transformation. The "Transformations" video set is used as an argument for social improvement through spiritual instead of human means, and as the best method for fighting corruption, crime, drugs and even environmental degradation. In the video, producer George Otis declares that after Thomas Muthee and his followers banished the "spirit of witchcraft" from the town, the crime rate in Kiambu dropped almost to zero, along with the rate of alcoholism, and according to Otis most of the residents of the town joined churches. The "Transformations" video has helped spark a network of 'Transformation' ministries and mission organizations and 'transformation' has become a buzz word for change based on supernatural instead of human efforts. The Third Wave, also known as the New Apostolic Reformation, is a network of Apostles, many of them grouped around C. Peter Wagner, founder of the World Prayer Center. This center, which was built in coordination with Ted Haggard and his New Life Church in Colorado Springs, was featured in an article by Jeff Sharlet in Harpers, May 2005, "Soldiers of Christ." Sharlet was one of the first to write in the secular press about the World Prayer Center which is often referred to by those familiar with the Third Wave as the 'Pentagon for Spiritual Warfare.' It features computer systems that store the data of communities around the world, mapping out unsaved peoples' groups and spiritual mapping information for spiritual warfare. Wagner has his own group of about 500 Apostles in his council and each of these Apostles has ministries under their authority, sometimes hundreds or thousands. Recently various networks of Apostles came together to form the Revival Alliance. Leaders of the Revival Alliance including Rick Joyner of Morningstar anointed Todd Bentley whose Lakeland Healing Revival has recently been a controversial topic in the Evangelical world. Wagner's top leaders often conduct spiritual warfare campaigns against the demons that block the acceptance of their brand of Christian belief, such as 'Operation Ice Castle' in the Himalayas in 1997. Several of their top prophets and generals of intercession spent weeks in intensive prayer to "confront the Queen of Heaven." This queen is considered by them to be one of the most powerful demons over the earth and is the Great Harlot of Mystery Babylon in Revelation. (The "Great Harlot [or 'whore'] of Mystery Babylon" theme also figures prominently in the sermons of Texas megachurch pastor and Christians United For Israel founder John Hagee, former endorser of John McCain's 2008 presidential bid.) Wagner and his group also claim that the Queen of Heaven is Diana, the pagan god of the biblical book Ephesians and the god of Mary veneration in the Roman Catholic Church. Following the 'Operation Ice Castle' prayer excursion which included planting a flag for Jesus on Mt. Everest, one of the lead prayer intercessors from the excursion, Ana Mendez, reported that there had been dramatic results including, "millions have come to faith in Asia... and other things happened which I believe are also connected...an earthquake had destroyed the basilica of Assisi, where the Pope had called a meeting of all world religions; a hurricane destroyed the infamous temple 'Baal-Christ' in Acapulco, Mexico; the Princes Diana died... and Mother Theresa died in India, one of the most famous advocates of Mary as Co-Redeemer." Mike Rose, senior pastor of Juneau Christian Center has a long relationship with Rodney Howard -Browne, credited with being the instigator of the outbreak of 'Holy Laughter' around the world, including the Toronto Airport Revival. Church of the Rock, led by Senior Pastor David Pepper, has taken their youth to participate in 'The Call,

Nashville.' This event is held at various locations around the country under the leadership of Lou Engle, also featured in the movie "Jesus Camp." At these events youth are worked into a frenzy of anger and consternation at supposed national moral corruption. Engle, who shuffles while he preaches in imitation of Jewish prayer, is featured toward the end of the "Jesus Camp" video documentary. The Third Wave movement is cross-denomination and is not synonymous with any specific denomination, nor is it synonymous with Evangelical or Fundamentalist. Although the movement emerged from Pentecostalism, it draws its support from a variety of denominations and religious streams. They believe they are forming a post-denominational church to take the world for the end times. To date, all of the writing and objections to this movement have emerged from other Evangelicals and Fundamentalists who believe the movement to be unbiblical. Also, it is other conservative churches that refuse to embrace the 'outpouring of the Spirit' that are targets of much of the anger of the movement. You can find more information on the Third Wave movement and additional links to the activities of Palin's churches on www.Talk2action.org in the following articles :" http://www.gather.com/viewVideo.jsp?id=11821949021871405 Sarah Palin Witch Hunter Returns to Wasilla This Weekend September 18, 2008 12:35 PM EDT (Updated: September 18, 2008 12:39 PM EDT) http://www.presstv.com/Detail.aspx?id=70556&sectionid=3510203 Kenyan witch-hunter blessed Palin Thu, 25 Sep 2008 21:08:14 GMT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBvxWl7jXr0 Transformations: A Documentary Trailer Quote about demonic strongholds and generational curses - Ed Kalnins, sermon, September 26, 2004 http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:gF16SYYnXC0J:www.wasillaag.n et/2004.html+Kalnins,Canaanite&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1& ;gl=us http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:gF16SYYnXC0J:www.wasillaag.net/2004.html+Kalnins,Canaanite&hl =en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us This is the html version of the file http://www.wasillaag.net/2004.html . Google automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web. 404 File not found Hmm..it looks like original page you are looking, no longer exist. Sorry.<> http://gov.state.ak.us/large_photo.php?id=153 One Lord Sunday: Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell, Governor Sarah Palin, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski receive a blessing from Pastor Ed Kalnins at One Lord Sunday in the Mat-Su Valley. http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/features/?id=28063 Kenyan witch-hunter blesses Palin in new Internet video First Published 2008-09-26, Last Updated 2008-09-26 15:22:36 Video shows church preacher calling for witches, other Palin enemies to be defeated. LOS ANGELES - An Internet video showing Sarah Palin being blessed by a Kenyan witch-hunter emerged Thursday in the latest online blast from the Republican vice-presidential nominee's past. The video appeared on Youtube and several sites showing Palin taking part in a 2005 service at a Pentecostal church in Alaska where preacher Thomas Muthee calls for witches and other Palin enemies to be defeated. In the video, Palin can be seen standing before Muthee with her head bowed as her hands are held by two members of the congregation. In his sermon, Muthee praises Palin for her quest to become governor of Alaska and calls on other church members to seek positions of influence. "In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, every form of witchcraft is what you rebuke. In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus, father make away now," Muthee says in the video. "Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan," he adds. "Make her way, my God. Bring finances her way even for the campaign in the name of Jesus. Use her to turn this nation the other way around." There was no immediate reaction from the campaign of White House hopeful John McCain to the second Internet video to appear in recent weeks that gives an insight into Palin's devout religious beliefs. Earlier this month, a video surfaced from a speech Palin had given in June to students at her former church in Alaska where she said United States forces in Iraq had been sent on a "task that is from God." "Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right," Palin said in the video. "Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [soldiers] out on a task that is from God," she said. http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=9478 September 19, 2008 at 21:15:39 Google This: Palin Muthee Witch Hunt Africa Diary Entry by Sandy Sand She credits Pastor Thomas Muthee for her governorship, because of his “layin‘ on of hands” prior to her elecetion. Muthee got his start in the small African town of Kiamby, Kenya, outside of Nairobi, by ridding the village of the “reigning witch” who allegedly caused traffic accidents and other witchy deeds. Seems like the rungs on the pastor’s ladder to success were made up of witch’s broom sticks. And he boasts of his “triumph” over this imagined “evil.” And we thought witch hunting died 315 years ago in Salem, Mass. I wonder if Palin and Muthee go on witch hunts together

and shoot them from helicopters. http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2008/09/15/sarah-palin-and-the-thomas-muthee-witch-hunt/ and Keith Olbermann, Countdown, MSNBC, September 19th . http://74.125.95.104/search?q=cache:3z9krIjeCUcJ:www.charismamag.com/display.php%3Fid%3D786+Tho mas+Muthee+witch&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us Praying Down God's Power By Adrienne S. Gaines A growing number of intercessors across sub-Saharan Africa believe God wants to dramatically transform their nations. "leader of Kenya House of Prayer, a grassroots movement that mobilizes and trains intercessors in spiritual warfare, believes a new day is dawning for Africa. "We have been learning that prayer changes things," he told Charisma. "It is not the politicians. It is not the economists. We have been put here by God as an instrument of change." Olanipekun, a Nigerian missionary to Kenya, has seen prayer work. After his group spent a week fasting and praying for the nation, Kenya President Daniel Arap Moi, a professing Christian who has been criticized for human rights abuses, suddenly called the nation to three days of prayer. Kenya House of Prayer--a branch of Intercessors for Africa, a network of ministries dedicated to praying for the Africa--led the culminating event, which was broadcast live on three national stations and saw 5,000 attendees, including church and government officials. Intercessors led the group in repentance for idolatry, witchcraft and government corruption. They then laid hands on the mayor of neighboring Kisumu and the deputy mayor of Nairobi. After the leaders repented, it began to rain--and continued for 45 minutes. "Many saw the rain as a sign of God's mercy and answer to prayer," Olanipekun says. "The general feeling of the people who attended the meeting was of hope for the nation" "before the African church can lead abroad, it must first take the lead at home. Madugba believes God has given the African church an anointing to overtake their enemy. He says God is purging Africa of idolatry, and empowering believers to dethrone ancient deities. In February, Madugba led a team to destroy a 520-year-old shrine called Nnemiri, which has been described as a continental deity and stood on 10 acres of land in Abia state in eastern Nigeria. "Because of that evil, there was no development in that place," he says. "Most people in that city and neighboring towns believe it is madness for anyone to attempt confronting the deity...However, because of the terrible, obvious, sinister effects of the continuing presence of Nnemiri in that community, they became willing to do anything possible to have it destroyed." After fasting and praying for seven days, Madugba says the Lord showed him and a team of 150 intercessors step-by-step how to break every covenant that had been made with the god. For three days and nights, Madugba and his team repented for the thousands of murders committed at the shrine and prayed that God would use Christ's blood to reconcile the land and the people to Himself. "We submitted ourselves in prayer to God to direct us. We went into fierce prayer warfare using Scriptures against the deity and her family because we discovered she had a family," Madugba says. "The deity fought back with strange snakes, bees and [other] manifestations. We went ahead to kill physically all of these. We visited every altar, broke the covenant on which they were built, tore them down and closed the evil spiritual gates such altars opened. "In their place, we dedicated those spots to God. We burned the courthouse, the main shrine and the serving shrine houses with fire." Today a church is being constructed at that site. Identifying the seat of authority in his city is what transformed pastor Thomas Muthee's community. Kiambu, Kenya, about an hour outside Nairobi, was once known for its crime, poverty and alcohol abuse. Women were afraid to go out at night; churches wouldn't grow beyond a few dozen members. When Muthee moved there in 1989 to plant a church, he spent the first six months praying and researching the region. Soon he discovered that a spirit of witchcraft hovered over the town, with a witch doctor named Mama Jane holding a seat of authority. Muthee's congregation prayed nonstop 24 hours a day in what became known as "the Prayer Cave" until they sensed the power had been broken. They then began to see people coming to Christ in large numbers. Mama Jane retaliated with her sorcery, but the church continued to pray, and within weeks she moved away. Muthee, whose story is recounted in George Otis Jr.'s Transformations video, says the atmosphere has changed since she left, crime is down, and the popu lation has increased by more than 30 percent. Today churches here have grown, and more than 400 intercessors from Muthee's 5,000-member Word of Faith Church pray daily for the region. "Prayer generates a power...that transforms," Muthee says. "If God can do it in Kiambu, He can do it anywhere." Faith for the Future Members of Kenya House of Prayer hope to see similar transformation in their community and throughout the continent. Through Sundoulos (which means "servants of the same Lord" in Greek) Africa Leadership Training and the Africa Business Forum, Kenya House of Prayer trains politicians and businessmen to apply biblical principles in their leadership practices. Prayer coordinator Hudson Mukunza hopes to see Christians take a leadership role in developing their communities. In Kenya, almost 70 percent of the population professes some form of

Christianity, but Mukunza says the church hasn't known how to effect lasting change. "The church in Africa has isolated itself from the realities: dealing with AIDS, economic empowerment...Economic development is a matter of...helping people do the most with what they have." In sub-Saharan Africa, where four out of five residents live below the poverty line, Mukunza says it is difficult to get believers to reach out to help others. The House of Prayer has collected food and clothes to distribute to neighboring Sudan and Mozambique. The group is also hoping to send prayer teams " http://www.csmonitor.com/1999/0923/p15s1.html from the September 23, 1999 edition Targeting cities with 'spiritual mapping,' prayer Jane Lampman, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor, BOSTON —"Can the 'spiritual DNA' of a community be altered?" That's the question posed in a Christian video called "Transformations." Kenyan pastor Thomas Muthee is convinced that it can be. In 1988, he and his wife, Margaret, were "called by God to Kiambu," a notorious, violence-ridden suburb of Nairobi and a "ministry graveyard" for churches for years. They began six months of fervent prayer and research. Pondering the message of Eph.6:12 ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world..."), they prayed to identify the source of Kiambu's spiritual oppression, Mr. Muthee says. Their answer: the spirit of witchcraft. Their research into the community revealed that a woman called "Mama Jane" ran a "divination clinic" frequented by the town's most powerful people. After months of prayer, Muthee held a crusade that "brought about 200 people to Christ." Their church in the basement of a grocery store was dubbed "The Prayer Cave," as members set up roundthe-clock intercession. Mama Jane counterattacked, he says, but eventually "the demonic influence - the 'principality' over Kiambu - was broken," and...these practices serve as a source of controversy. Among evangelicals, some question how much of a biblical basis there is, and just how far such prayer should go. "A lot of people in the conservative camp say Scripture is fairly unclear about how aggressive one is to be, particularly in praying directly against demons or territorial spirits," says Jonathan Graf, editor of Pray! magazine. "They say, 'Just pray to God.' But more charismatic believers say, 'Scripture says we have all authority in Christ and can come against principalities and spirits, and we need to do that.' " Mapping is the research tool - "the discipline of diagnosing the obstacles to revival," "Mapping is the research tool - "the discipline of diagnosing the obstacles to revival," and it answers the questions: "What is wrong with my community? Where did the problem come from? What can be done to change things?" says George Otis Jr. Mr. Otis, president of The Sentinel Group, in Seattle, produced the "Transformations" video and has written a handbook on mapping: "Informed Intercession: Transforming Your Community Through Spiritual Mapping and Strategic Prayer." He has visited cities worldwide and offers pastors a road map, including questions on the spiritual history and dynamics of their cities. They should gather, for example, detailed information on the status of Christianity, prevailing "social bondages," historical events that caused trauma, predominant philosophies and religions, and human groups and demonic powers that pose spiritual opposition.""Otis points to vivid examples in the Americas: *In Hemet, Calif., a new pastor began noting on a map sites where what he believed to be negative spiritual influences were located: controversial religious centers, cults, youth gangs, and the West Coast's largest methamphetamine manufacturing facilities. After years of research and targeted prayer, participants say, drug production has been dramatically reduced and corrupt police have been fired, gang members have converted, the "power of a demonic strongman" was broken, cults left town or were burned out, and Christians are in key leadership positions." "Larry Showalter, pastor of Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston, is now exploring mapping and spiritual warfare and says the ministers' group he prays with weekly considers the spiritual dynamics of the city, though they haven't yet done systematic research. What they've recognized, he says, includes a "rampant spirit of unbelief," which tends to be fostered in the area's universities. "We would pray against that spirit, in the opposite way, for faith to rise up and to dominate," he says. They also consider the social and religious history of the city. He hopes to revitalize The Boston Prayer Foundation, a city-wide ministers group, which could pursue mapping and spiritual warfare more vigorously." "Cause of controversy. While all evangelicals believe in the existence of demons, a great many are uncomfortable with the emphasis placed on them in spiritual warfare and mapping. "When you move into the area of why things occur in a city, some will say it's just social or economic or cultural trends," says Derrick Trimble, of the World Prayer Center. "Others will say that it has to do with demonic influences over an area." "The church is coming to a level of spiritual understanding in the area of warfare that is more mature than ... in perhaps several centuries," insists Glenn Sheppard, of International Prayer Ministries, Conyers, Ga." "Russell Spittler, provost at Fuller Theological Seminary, in Pasadena, Calif., suggests that the practices flourish most among Pentecostals "Pentecostals approach Scripture literally, so they see the

world populated with demons. It is not a far step to start naming them, assigning them territories, devising prayer strategies. For Pentecostals, 'spiritual warfare' is not a metaphor - it's reality." Outside the evangelical community, the discomfort rises quickly when prayer targets other religious groups with the apparent aim of eliminating their influence and converting members. Otis has written in Pray!, "We are not asking God to 'make' people Christians.... Such requests violate human free will.... What we are appealing for is a level playing field, a temporary lifting of the spiritual blindness that prevents [people] from processing truth...." Yet just two weeks ago, the Anti-Defamation League was outraged at the Southern Baptist Convention's promotion of a prayer guide urging members to pray for the conversion of Jews worldwide during the High Holy Days (see page 12)." "We are deeply offended," says Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, "that it's done on the eve of the most holy period on the Jewish calendar - and then to track and identify Jews by name! That means you target somebody by research." The impulse to convert is natural to people of faith, says Martin Marty, of the Public Religion Project. "The offense comes in what looks like the breaking of the rules of the game when you begin to target.... It's when you name a proper name of someone devoted to God in a different way or even, you might say, to a different god, that people get their backs up. In a sense, you're saying, 'We're not really at home with American pluralism' that sense that if we don't want holy wars, we do well to be respectful of each other." (c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1007/p25s17-usju.html Supreme Court lets stand death sentence after Bible reading A death-row inmate claimed the jury foreman violated his fair-trial rights by reading out loud from Romans. By Warren Richey | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor from the October 7, 2008 edition WASHINGTON - A Texas death-row inmate has lost his bid for a new sentencing hearing after complaining that the jury foreman at his capital murder trial read a Bible passage aloud to the entire jury before the panel returned his death sentence. Lawyers for Jimmie Urbano Lucero had asked the US Supreme Court to take up the case to examine whether reading Bible passages aloud during jury deliberations violates fair-trial rights guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. On Monday, the high court declined to take up the case. The justices offered no explanation. The action lets stand decisions by the courts in Texas affirming Mr. Lucero's death sentence. Lucero was convicted of carrying out the shotgun murder of three of his neighbors in 2003: a husband, wife, and their daughter. Two other children escaped during the attack and testified against Lucero. During the penalty phase of the 2005 trial, the jury was asked to decide whether Lucero should receive punishment of life in prison or a death sentence. During an initial straw vote, 10 members of the 12-member jury voted for death. Two jurors opposed a death sentence. At that point in the deliberations, the jury foreman produced his personal Bible and read a passage aloud to the 11 other jurors. He read from Romans 13: 1-6 in the New International Version of the Bible. It says in part: "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.... For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” The Bible reading took about two minutes. The jury continued to deliberate for several hours. When a new vote was taken, the panel decided 12 to 0 in favor of death. At issue in the appeal was whether reading the Bible aloud during jury deliberations violated the defendant's right to a fair trial. The precise question was whether the Bible introduced unauthorized materials and extraneous considerations into the trial process. Courts in both the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, and the 11th Circuit in Atlanta have ruled that the introduction of a Bible into jury deliberations violates the right to an impartial jury, the right to confrontation, and the right to a fair trial. But courts in the Fourth Circuit in Richmond and the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco have ruled that the presentation of specific Bible verses during jury deliberations does not violate the Sixth Amendment because the Bible's teachings are a matter of common knowledge in American culture. "This case provides an excellent opportunity for the Court to resolve the split [among federal circuit courts] by reaffirming its longstanding precedents that the Sixth Amendment guarantees that jury verdicts in criminal cases will be based on the evidence developed at trial, and nothing else," wrote Lucero's lawyer, John Mathias of Chicago, in his brief urging the court to take up the case. The Texas attorney general's office holds a different view. Courts must protect an impartial jury from outside influences that might corrupt the deliberation process, but in the Lucero case the influences were internal to the jury itself, lawyers for Texas said. "The Bible had no evidentiary relationship to the jury's punishment deliberations," said Edward Marshall, chief of the

postconviction litigation division of the attorney general's office, in his brief. "The Biblical passage from Romans in this case bears no relationship to the factual issues facing the jury." Mr. Marshall said that rather than corrupting the deliberations, the Bible reading reinforced the judge's jury instructions and was harmless to the outcome of the trial. "It duplicates the trial court's own charge authorizing the jury to make this moral judgment," he wrote. Lucero's lawyer, Mr. Mathias, said in his brief that a reasonable interpretation of Romans 13: 1-6 is that it instructs jurors to engage in "passive obedience to the state's call for punishment." He added, "It cannot be said that the passage was harmless beyond any reasonable doubt." http://www.wofchurchke.org/index.php Our Vision Touching lives for total community transformation thereby taking cities and nations. http://www.wofchurchke.org/regions.php Word of Faith ministries is a family of believers who love and celebrate the love of God. The ministry places emphasis on touching lives for total community transformation in cities and nations. http://www.wofchurchke.org/biblecollege.php The college is accredited by the Association of Independent Christian Colleges and seminaries in the state of Missouri, USA. The colleges' objectives include the following: a) To equip the saints with the inerrant, infallible and inspired word of God, as in the Holy Bible, in order to raise up effective ministers of the Gospel who are able to show themselves approved before God and also able to handle God's word skillfully. b) To teach and raise up a generation that value a God-given relationship, especially father-son relationship, the God's platform for releasing His blessings in families and churches. c) To equip the present Leadership in the church and to provide them with the prophetic perception of God's next agenda and hence enable them to tap to the prophetic and apostolic, i.e being skillful and sensitive knowing God's progressive voice. d) To break denomination barriers and foster covenant working with a collective common goal, geared toward establishing, raising and spreading apostolic networking churches; transforming territories to the glory of God. http://www.squidoo.com/muthee Thomas Muthee Sarah Palin's Favorite Witch Hunter In 2005, when she was preparing to run for Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, met several times with Thomas Muthee. One of those times, Muthee laid hands on Sarah Palin and gave a special prayer that Palin be made Governor of Alaska. Three years later, just weeks before Sarah Palin was announced as the Republican nominee for Vice President, Palin went to her home village of Wasilla, and on stage at the Wasilla Assembly of God church, Palin said that it was the supernatural intercession of Thomas Muthee that annointed her as Governor. What is Thomas Muthee doing when he isn't annointing politicians? He's hunting witches - or, to be more accurate, persecuting women that he accuses of being witches, using them as scapegoats in order to establish political power for himself. News About Thomas Muthee The latest about Thomas Muthee from Irregular Times Understanding the Python Spirits of Sarah Palin's Church What makes the demon python spirit truly evil, in the zealot's mind, is that it promotes religious diversity. Through the idea of divination, the python demon brings people the idea that they can come up with ideas for themselves, instead of obeying authority of one doctrine http://womensissues.about.com/b/2008/09/20/sarah-palin-and-thomas-muthee-the-american-candidate-andthe-african-witchhunter.htm Linda's Women's Issues Blog By Linda Lowen, About.com Guide to Women's Issues - Sarah Palin and Thomas Muthee - the American Candidate and the African Witchhunter Saturday September 20, 2008 http://timesonline.typepad.com/uselections/2008/09/palin-linked-el.htm l Palin linked electoral success to prayer of Kenyan witchhunter 16 September 2008 Hannah Strabge ..."pastor whose prayer Sarah Palin says helped her to become governor of Alaska founded his ministry with a witchhunt against a Kenyan woman who he accused of causing car accidents through demonic spells. At a speech at the Wasilla Assembly of God on June 8 this year, Mrs Palin described how Thomas Muthee had laid his hands on her when he visited the church as a guest preacher in late 2005, prior to her successful gubernatorial bid. In video footage of the speech, she is seen saying: “As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he’s so bold. And he was praying “Lord make a way, Lord make a way.” “And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m going to do, he doesn’t know what my plans are. And he’s praying not “oh Lord if it be your will may she become governor,” no, he just prayed for it. He said “Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that’s exactly what happened.”

She then adds: “So, again, very very powerful, coming from this church,” before the presiding pastor comments on the “prophetic power” of the event. An African evangelist, Pastor Muthee has given guest sermons at the Wasilla Assembly of God on at least 10 occasions in his role as the founder of the Word of Faith Church, also known as the Prayer Cave. Pastor Muthee founded the Prayer Cave in 1989 in Kiambu, Kenya after “God spoke” to him and his late wife Margaret and called him to the country, according to the church’s website. The pastor speaks of his offensive against a demonic presence in the town in a trailer for the evangelical video “Transformations”, made by Sentinel Group, a Christian research and information agency. “We prayed, we fasted, the Lord showed us a spirit of witchcraft resting over the place,” Pastor Muthee says. After the spirit was broken, the crime rate dropped to almost zero and there was “explosive church growth” while almost every bar in the town closed down, the video says. The full Transformations video featuring Pastor Muthee’s story has recently been removed from YouTube but the rest of the story is detailed in a 1999 article in the Christian Science Monitor, as well as on numerous evangelical websites. According to the Christian Science Monitor, six months of fervent prayer and research identified the source of the witchcraft as a local woman called Mama Jane, who ran a “divination” centre called the Emmanuel Clinic. Her alleged involvement in fortune-telling and the fact that she lived near the site of a number of fatal car accidents led Pastor Muthee to publicly declare her a witch responsible for the town’s ills, and order her to offer her up her soul for salvation or leave Kiambu. Says the Monitor, “Muthee held a crusade that “brought about 200 people to Christ”.” They set up round-the-clock prayer intercession in the basement of a grocery store and eventually, says the pastor “the demonic influence – the ‘principality’ over Kiambu –was broken”, and Mama Jane fled the town. According to accounts of the witchhunt circulated on evangelical websites such as Prayer Links Ministries, after Pastor Muthee declared Mama Jane a witch, the townspeople became suspicious and began to turn on her, demanding that she be stoned. Public outrage eventually led the police to raid her home, where they fired gunshots, killing a pet python which they believed to be a demon. After Mama Jane was questioned by police – and released – she decided it was time to leave town, the account says. Pastor Muthee has frequently referred to this witchhunt in his sermons as an example of the power of “spiritual warfare”. In October 2005, he delivered ten sermons at the Wasilla Assembly of God, the audio of which was available on the church’s website until it was removed around the time Mrs Palin’s candidacy was announced. The blog Irregular Times has listings and screen grabs of the sermons. It was during that these sermons that Mrs Palin, who was then preparing for her gubernatorial run, was anointed by Pastor Muthee. His intercession, she says, was “awesome”. Her June 8 speech was to mark the graduation of students from the Wasilla Assembly of God’s Masters’ Commission, which, as Pastor Ed Kalins explains, believes Alaska will be the refuge for American evangelicals upon the coming “End of Days”. After her speech, Mrs Palin was presented with an honorary Masters’ Commission diploma." Posted at 12:15 PM in Sarah Palin | Permalink http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKEpsrwyiLk Sarah Palin Witch Hunting Pastor Returns to Wasilla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPIHjE0T_ww&feature=related CNN finally exposes Sarah Palin's Iraq war 'a task from God', Armageddon-hungry church http://tinyurl.com/6ae2q7 part 1 http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/714A391D-CAFA-45B7-9F11-BC3C50057EA7/ http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Alt/alt.politics/2008-09/msg01652.html Palins churches are all members and practicioners of violent "end-times" theology, including the need for nuclear war with Russia to hasten the "second coming of Christ" Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 03:00:20 -0700 (PDT) This link includes video http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/5/03830/11602 The church is a member of the General Council of Assemblies of God but is involved in numerous Third Wave/Latter Rain activities specifically condemned by the General Council of AoG since 1949 and again in 2000. This is the church of Palin's youth. They have posted on their site that she was a member until 2002 and frequently participates in events there including a recent speech for the graduation ceremony of the Master's Commission class. Just below that notice is an advertisement for a prophetic conference at the church to be led by Steve Thompson who oversees prophetic ministry at Morningstar Ministries, one of the internationally best known organizations in the movement. This is a repeat visit for Thompson. Morningstar is a major force in the Third Wave movement and its founder, Rick Joyner, is a prolific author of Third Wave and Manifest Sons of God theology. You can purchase his books around the world including in Africa and Asia. Morningstar purchased part of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Heritage Park for their headquarters and conference center. Becky Fischer, whose ministry was featured in the movie Jesus Camp, was a pastor for Morningstar before starting her own ministry. The students of the Master's

Commission program have visited Morningstar and feature pictures of the visit on their site. This video is an example of the events that are held at Morningstar. A cell phone anointing can be viewed toward the end of the video. Frances Frangipane, co-author of a number of Third Wave books with Joyner and Thompson, has also spoken at the church. Posted on the site is an upcoming visit by Bishop Thomas Muthee. He is also a repeat visitor to the church. Muthee is featured on the first Transformation video by George Otis of Sentinel Group. See the previous post, Part One, for background on the Transformation videos. Muthee's story of saving the village of Kiamba, Kenya by combating a witch is well known in Third Wave groups. In addition to the Transformation Video, Muthee's story is featured in a book by C. Peter Wagner titled 'Praying with Power.' Wagner has served as the central coordinating figure of the Third Wave movement and heads the International Coalition of Apostles. Wagner's approximately 500 Apostles each have churches and ministries under their authority, some with hundreds or even thousands. The Master's Commission at Wasilla AoG is an international program that replaces college with religious training grounded in Third Wave ideas. The senior pastor, Ed Kalnins was a graduate of the Original Masters Commission Phoenix. The program at Wasilla last for three years and costs $7,900. per year. Students are trained in prophetic gifts, prayers, authority, and intercession. Books by Francis Frangipane and Steve Thompson are included in the curriculm. Other texts for the program are by John Bevere who trained under Benny Hinn ( must watch this video) at Orlando Christian Center. Juneau Christian Church Senior Pastor Mike Rose Palin's church in Juneau is pastored by Mike Rose. Juneau Christian is also listed as a member of the General Conference of Assemblies of God. Mike Rose is a longtime associate of Rodney Howard-Browne, an international leader in the movement. Many credit Rodney Howard-Browne with beginning the manifestation of Holy Laughter worldwide, including handing down the anointing for the Toronto Airport Blessing. He was interviewed by Tom Foreman on CNN in July 2006. In this video he is speaking in tongues with Kenneth Copeland. The former General Superintendent of the Australian Assemblies of God, Andrew Evans, has written about Mike Rose as an example of someone who has learned how to accommodate manifestations of the Third Wave, such as Holy Laughter, in his own church without disrupting services. The article in Renewal Journal #7, 1996, described Rose as "an advisor of Howard Rodney-Browne's Revival Ministries committee... He informed me that he had sat in on over 110 of Rodney's meetings.." An additional note about Juneau Christian Center - a Christians United for Israel (CUFI) event is scheduled for Juneau Christian Center but the reference has been scrubbed from John Hagee's CUFI site. The Juneau Christian Center changed its name from Bethel Assembly of God. Recently they have built a new youth center called the HUB for which they applied for $50,000 from the city council and were attempting to get a total of $600,000 in public funds. They presented this as a community center that would be open to all youth. Church on the Rock, Wasilla Senior Pastor David Pepper The youth of Church on the Rock attended The Call, Nashville in July 2007. The Call is a Third Wave/Latter Rain youth movement designed to lead "Joel's Army" in taking dominion over the U.S. for the Kingdom. Lou Engle was also featured in the movie Jesus Camp. He can be seen toward the end of this trailer leading the kids to repeatedly yell `righteous judges.' This video features both Rick Joyner of Morningstar and Lou Engle of The Call explaining their view of the 'Joel's Army' movement. Engle is also founder of the Justice House of Prayer or JHOP. An additional note on Church on the Rock - Jonathan Walker, Youth Pastor, lists `teaching abstinence in public schools' in his bio. Wasilla Bible Church Pastor Larry Kroon I have not seen a direct connection to the Third Wave. They have had repeat visits by David Brickner, the international leader of Jews for Jesus. Promotional materials for the Liberated Wailing Wall, one of the major performance projects of Jews for Jesus, have included testimony from Larry Kroon, senior pastor of the church. See the ad with Kroon's testimony on page four. Also, they have had seminars led by Art Mathias, former head of Alaska Christian Coalition. Mathias is head of Wellspring Ministries and teaches healing, and deliverance from evil spirits and generational curses. Mathias also conducts seminars around the country teaching Hebrew Roots materials. [Because of the significance of this story, it is important that each piece of documentation be precisely correct. This paragraph concerning Art Mathias should have been placed under the Church of the Rock, instead of Wasilla Bible Church, as documented in numerous places on Art Mathias’ Wellsprings Ministries site, www.akwellspring.com . My apologies for the error.] These are just some examples of the Third Wave Movement at work in several of Sarah Palin's churches. An excellent summary of the dangers of the movement can be found on Southern Poverty Law Center's site This site also includes the answer the first question posed at the beginning of this article. Todd Bentley has now fallen from grace and left the Lakeland Revival but not because he repeatedly kicked a colon cancer patient in a healing ceremony. (The printed commentary on the video is not mine.) Bentley's activities were widely supported by much of the movement leadership including

Morningstar's Rick Joyner who participated in a special anointing ceremony for Bentley. See incredible prophecy scene at about 50 seconds into this video. Joyner and other major leaders of the Third Wave are in the background. Answer to question two - he has had to leave the Revival because he is getting divorced. http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/dissertations/2008-0710-200706/holvast.pdf R. Holvast – Spiritual Mapping: The Turbulent Career of a Contested American Missionary Paradigm, 1989-2005 Spiritual Mapping: The Turbulent Career of a Contested American Missionary Paradigm, 1989-2005 - “Kenya - Central to the description of Kenya’s Spiritual Mapping is the Prayer Cave Church in Kiambu, a suburb of Nairobi, under Thomas Muthee, who was hailed by the movement as ‘one of the best examples of power prayer’. After having been introduced to Wagner by Otis, he became a personal friend of the Wagners, East Africa Director of SWN, and one of the 13 board members of the World Prayer Center International Board.208…his quest for the identity of the ‘major principality of the city’. Muthee and his wife prayed and did research along the lines of Spiritual Mapping. They received a vision in which God told them that the major demon of Kiambu was called ‘Witchcraft’ and had many demons under him. After six months of prayer against ‘Witchcraft’, Muthee and his wife felt that the spiritual atmosphere over Kiambu had been ‘sufficiently cleared…” Dominionism Spiritual Mapping had moved away from the Evangelical mainstream of the US and its Church Growth Movement’s ideology, the context of its inception in 1989. The trend was from a shift in emphasis on church planting to one on transforming society. Spiritual Mapping had been conceived as a missionary tool to enhance missionary work and had been designed to be used within an Evangelical theological framework and to make church planting and reaching unreached peoples more effective. Spiritual Mapping had become focused on the transformation of society. The terminology had shifted over the years. The NAR belonged to the larger phenomenon of dominionism. Just like the NAR, this term is not without its problems: it is relatively new, has many different definitions and different ways of application. The NAR itself used the term. Wagner wrote approvingly in 1999: ‘Several apostolic networks advocate forms of what some call “dominion theology” meaning that Christians are expected to infiltrate social structures at all levels and, once there, use their influence to inculcate biblical values throughout their society.’73 Looking back at the developments leading to the Global Apostolic Network, Wagner stated in 2007: ‘Our theological bedrock is what has been known as Dominion Theology. This means that our divine mandate is to do whatever is necessary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to retake the dominion of God’s creation which Adam forfeited to Satan in the Garden of Eden. It is nothing less than seeing God’s kingdom coming and His will being done here on earth as it is on heaven.’74 In 2006 Wagner would publish The Church in the Workplace: How God’s People Can Change Society and in 2007 Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change the World.75 Wagner’s comments summarized what had gradually happened to Spiritual Mapping. Not only Wagner, but Rick Joyner, Pierce and Cassady would also express themselves in similar terminology.76 Initially ‘Dominionism’ was a term used by social scientists like Sara Diamond and Chip Berlet in the 1980s. It described a movement among socially conservative Christians who sought to gain influence or control over secular civil government through political action. It was characterized by striving for a nation to be governed by Christians or by Christian principles. It concerned the Evangelical efforts to change public life and to make society exclusively Christian, dependent on Christians and not on social consensus.77 Thus, the term dominionism originated in the 1980s as a description of the activities of the Christian Right in the US.78 The term was popularized and used in many different ways79 and, as such, it was controversial and not always well-defined. It would be broadened over the years and applied to a wider religious spectrum, as in the critical studies of Mark Initially ‘Dominionism’ was a term used by social scientists like Sara Diamond and Chip Berlet in the 1980s. It described a movement among socially conservative Christians who sought to gain influence or control over secular civil government through political action. It was characterized by striving for a nation to be governed by Christians or by Christian principles. It concerned the Evangelical efforts to change public life and to make society exclusively Christian, dependent on Christians and not on social consensus.77 Thus, the term dominionism originated in the 1980s as a description of the activities of the Christian Right in the US.78 The term was popularized and used in many different ways79 and, as such, it was controversial and not always well-defined. It would be broadened over the years and applied to a wider religious spectrum, as in the critical studies of Mark As parts of Evangelicalism sought to secure a theological basis for its dominionism, they did not have far to look. Aspects of a theological version of dominionism were not new in the 1980s, having been present in parts of Protestantism in the US for a long time, such as, for example, the Calvinistic concept of divine sovereignty that was to be exercised over state, society and church. The idea of theological dominionism derived its terminology from Genesis 1:26 (KJV) in which God is said to have given ‘dominion’

over the earth to humankind. The dominionist interpretation formulated the idea that the world had to be subordinated to the rule of ‘God’s Word’, which is the Bible. The mandate is a privilege, but it is not only that. It is also an urgent responsibility. The de facto establishment of God’s dominion was considered imperative. For the purposes of this study it is important that parts of Evangelicalism had become energized in the 1980s and 1990s by the idea that a ‘culture war’ was going on. With alarm, it had been postulated that Western Civilization was slipping away from its Judeo-Christian identity and was being degraded into a ‘secular humanism’.81 The novels of Frank Peretti as will be mentioned in chapter six, based themselves on this concept.82 Christians were called to withstand this conspiracy and were to ‘win back’ aggressively the lost dominion over the US and the world. This study will not discuss all the different debates around the term dominionism nor will it enumerate all its different versions. It is important here to note that Spiritual Mapping had become connected with several ideas related to dominion theology and ultimately became influenced by them. The idea of Christian dominion had been adopted and used by several Charismatics, of whom a wellknown example is Robertson.83 For this chapter, it is important to note that two kinds of dominion teaching were important for the later context of Spiritual Mapping: the ‘Kingdom Now’ teaching and the Manifest Sons of God teaching, both found in independent churches in the Charismatic Renewal and in NeoPentecostalism, although not exclusively. The Kingdom Now Message is a right-wing Evangelical branch that is seeking to bring the US back under Christian control. Deriving its mandate from the concept of the US as a Christian nation, it seeks to re-assert control over political, social and cultural institutions. It includes groups that strive openly for theocracy or theonomy. Theologically, these groups state that God has lost control over the world to Satan and is trying to reestablish control over the world through a special elite group of believers.84 The church has to bring the world back to God’s authority before Christ can return. This includes its social institutions. Consequently, church and state should not be separated. The Kingdom Now Message entails an assertive enforcement of God’s kingdom over the US. Its goal is complete integration. The kingdom has to reinstated now – urgently. Kingdom Now teaching shared with Latter Rain Theology the notion of the restoration of prophets and apostles. The Pentecostal movement of Latter Rain of the mid-twentieth century had taught a new order of the ‘Latter Rain’.85 One of its most important publications had been George Warnock’s The Feast of Tabernacles.86 The latter rain of the biblical text Joel 2:23 was believed to have its second fulfilment in the end times, just before the return of Christ. The outpouring of divine end-time power had occurred, the movement believed, in the second half of the twentieth century in the US. By way of divine apostolic and prophetic power the kingdom could be made reality on earth. It believed that the world can indeed be conquered for God. In short, the task is to establish the kingdom here and now through miraculous divine power, of which Spiritual Mapping is one technique. Akin to the Kingdom Now teaching is that of the Manifest Sons of God, also found in parts of the Charismatic Renewal and in Neo-Pentecostalism. Its advocates are Joyner, Hamon and Paul Cain.87 This concerns a belief in a new kind of Christian elite who wield special spiritual power in order to subdue the earth and who will actually conquer the earth in the end times. The name was derived from Romans 8:19, where the expression ‘the manifestation of the sons of God’ is found. Joyner has high hopes: Angelic appearances will be common to the saints and a visible glory will appear upon some for extended periods of time as power flows through them. There will be no plague, disease of physical condition including lost limbs, AIDS, poison gas or radiation, which will resist the healing and miracle gifts working in the saints during this time.88 Here again, the task is to take action aggressively in order to obtain dominion of the earth. The church is to be guided by the spiritual elite, who are supposed to be able to wield a technique like Spiritual Mapping with extraordinary effectiveness. Historically, aspects of dominion teaching grew gradually stronger through the influence of the Latter Rain Theology, which had been present at the inception of Spiritual Mapping in 1990 through the Kansas City prophets in the persons of Jackson and Cain already (see chapter two). Its restorationist elements were the recognition of the renewed offices of apostles and prophets, together with the other offices mentioned by Paul in Ephesians 4:11. It taught the ‘impartation offices’: functions to transfer spiritual power from one person to another. The divine power and ‘spiritual gifts’ were imparted through the laying on of hands and it was practised in the context of the expectation of the imminent return of Christ and missionary activism. The theology had become influential, especially in independent Charismatic churches with a central organization.89 In 1999 Wagner openly identified with the Latter Rain Theology and especially with its apostolic aspect.90 The NAR and dominion teaching shared with Spiritual Mapping a definite eschatological and missionary emphasis conceived in a territorial way. It described apostolic authority as confined to a divinely assigned ‘sphere’, defined as either ecclesiastical, functional or territorial.91 The prophet was subordinate to the apostle and his

task was to pass on God’s revelations. It could entail a revelation concerning the ‘spiritual reality’, a certain geographical area where the apostle is to take ‘prophetic action’ through ‘prophetic prayer’. Its goal was to win a geographical area for the dominion (kingdom) of God. With the NAR and dominion teaching, Spiritual Mapping became less focussed on research and more on prophecy. As the disintegration of the movement progressed, it became increasingly practised in a Neo-Pentecostal context. Final Observations Because this chapter compares Spiritual Mapping in its advent and its transformation, it will do so via diagram 2 of chapter two: Aspects of Spirituality in the US. Virtually all aspects mentioned in the diagram are applicable to the 2000 – 2005 period: Diagram 3: Aspects of Spirituality in the US in Key Terms (repeated) US: Aspects in key terms: Marsden: New Age culture - Heelas and Woodhead: subjective turn of culture Evangelicalism: - Finke and Stark: religious free market economy - Marsden: simultaneous adoption and resistance - Noll: cultural adaptive biblical experimentalism - Smith: thriving in confrontation Neo-Pentecostalism: - Hunt, Hamilton, Walter: accelerated form of restorationism - Hadden, Shupe: ethics of success - Bradfield: experiments for sccess - McDonnell: human potential development - McGuire: human empowerment - Theron: cognitive paradigm shift A few aspects appear to stand out. The religious free market economy (Finke and Stark), with its merciless competition, appears to have functioned perfectly. Adherents of Spiritual Mapping were gradually lost as Spiritual Mapping lost contact with the broader Evangelical market though AD2000. Its shift to an apostolic and prophetic emphasis alienated at least some of its Evangelical clients. The product of the 40/70 window did not appeal to the public like the 10/40 window had done. The opinion that the job had been done and major breakthroughs had been reached in the 10/40 window had never been substantiated with convincing evidence. On the contrary, the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in 2001 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003 seemed to point at the Middle East as a continuing area of major evil. The 40/70 window contained areas like Europe, not considered by the public in the US an area of menacing evil in particular but a Western ally. Central Asia was less familiar and even further away. In other words, the 40/70 window was not the right product for that time. Wagner wrote that before 9/11 GHM used to have a financial reserve; after 9/11 this was no longer the case.92 By way of illustration, after Haggard parted with Wagner in 2002, his New Life Church resumed emphasis on the 10/40 window. From a few other aspects it appears that Spiritual Mapping underwent a certain radicalization. The cognitive paradigm shift as described by Theron appears to have received more emphasis in Spiritual Mapping than in the beginning. The aspects of Heelas and Woodhead’s subjective turn of culture emerge in a more pronounced way than at its time of birth in 1989. The NAR and dominion teaching gave more emphasis to the non-rational practice of Spiritual Mapping. ‘Human empowerment’ (McGuire) became more focussed on the ‘miraculous’ and experiental. The increasing influence of the dominion teaching points to restorationism (Walker), and this framework became more pronounced than it had been in the beginning. If Spiritual Mapping had first been a novelty within the old Evangelical wineskin, it had now become a technique within an entirely new apostolic wineskin. The ‘Ethics of Success’ (Noll, Bradfield, Hadden and Shupe) continued to be an important aspect in that it produced its experimentalism. This helps to understand why Spiritual Mapping could continue to experiment and change. It explains in part how it could free itself from what it perceived to be ‘stagnant’ Evangelicalism. Demonology The Spiritual Mapping movement stated that demonology had not received widespread emphasis in Evangelical theology; it played a relatively minor role. Spiritual Mapping set out to develop Evangelical demonology, paying scant attention to ‘good’ angels and concentrating on ‘evil angels’, ‘spirits’ or ‘demons’. One aspect of this development was an emphasis on the close correlation between ‘the seen and the unseen’. There was greater emphasis on the interdependence of the two realms to such an extent that one realm could not be interpreted without the simultaneous interpretation of the other. Spiritual Mapping

readily interpreted and identified specific phenomena as visible or tangible signs of this interdependence. Through what was presented as research and divine revelation, adherents felt free to make demonological features and principles concrete in time and space.93 A classic among the descriptions of Spiritual Mapping was an early definition by Otis: ‘Spiritual Mapping is an attempt to see the world not as it appears to be, but as it really is.’94 In other words, without knowing about demons, human beings see only a part of the total picture. This could also be concluded from Kraft’s statement that ‘there is a very close relationship between the spiritual and the human realms’.95 Close correlation and a ready identification in the visible world were characteristics of the new development of Spiritual Mapping in demonology. It made knowledge about demons even the more urgent. Wagner argued that God ‘has permitted dark angels to exercise their power to steal, kill and destroy’. Whether Christians want it or not, they are in a conflict and have to fight with ‘personalized supernatural powers’. Wagner granted that ‘the animistic worldview, its beliefs and practices have some validity’.96 Kraft added that there are two dispensers of superhuman spiritual power: God and Satan.97 Animistic cultural information about the unseen reality could be accurate. Of course, in line with current Evangelical demonology, ‘these dispensers, God and Satan, are unequal’. Satan was only a creature and Christ defeated him on the cross. Nonetheless, the daily fight was considered all too real, as will become clear below. The movement’s orientation on aggressive and offensive prayer and spiritual warfare is characteristic. The church’s task was not supposed to be only defensive against powers, as Ephesians 6:1020 had usually been interpreted, but to take the offensive in spiritual warfare through Spiritual Mapping. The command was to be victorious (nikao, Revelation 2:1-7), or to use Spiritual Mapping terminology: ‘To have victory over’ Satan and his powers. Thus the development of an appropriate plan of attack was considered to be a divine command. A first aspect of the movement’s demonology was its interpretation of the nature and purpose of the ‘powers’. The narrative of the movement holds to an ontological interpretation of the demonic and a ‘literal’ interpretation of Genesis chapter three. The movement made a conscious effort to define these technical terms, some with terminology from the Bible, some from social sciences. Behind the scenes the spiritual opposition was supposed to exist in the form of ‘demonic powers’, in biblical terms, as ‘principalities and powers’ (Ephesians 6:12), defined as ‘demonic agents and structures that exert control over coconspirational human political kingdom and systems’,98 or identified by another biblical term: ‘world rulers of darkness’ (cf. also Ephesians 6:12, 13), defined as ‘demonic forces involved in deceptive and destructive manipulation of natural elements and systems’.99 What are ‘demons’ or ‘powers’? ‘Demons’ are ‘(evil) powers’, ‘fallen angels’ or ‘(evil) spirits’ or ‘strongmen’ (derived from Mark 3:27). These terms were used interchangeably. Demons could be divided into three main categories.100 Demons of the first category work on the ground level, which means that they possess individual humans or animals. The second category of demons consists of demons that work at the ‘occult level’, which means that they are involved in organized occultism such as astrology, New Age, divination and the like. The third category consists of demons at the strategic level, identified in the Bible by ‘principalities’, ‘rulers’ and ‘powers’. All these powers are lower in status than human beings in the order of God’s creation and yet they are extremely dangerous for humans because of Satan’s ‘legal rights’ over humankind and creation.101 This will be explained further below. Demons are the personal spiritual powers that rule the earth on behalf of Satan to whom the cosmos rightfully belongs since the fall in Genesis 3. Satan gained authority over creation from Adam, since Adam obeyed Satan and not God.102 ‘Since Satan can be in only one place at a time’, the other demons, who belong to a hierarchy, carry out his orders. Demons have different personalities, different functions, different responsibilities, different powers and differ in degree of wickedness.103 The purpose of the powers is to obstruct God’s purposes and have dominion over creation. The demons’ aim was to maintain Satan’s domination and obstruct anything that would bring the cosmos back to its creator and its redeemer: Jesus Christ. Consequently, Christians are supposedly ‘their prime target’ in the war against God. The demons attack, among other things, the Christians’ minds (2 Corinthians 10:4), produce false doctrine (1 Timothy 4:1) and affect health (Luke 13:11).104 One method the powers use is to inhabit and consequently have power over the object inhabited. Demons also seek to inhabit people, social structures and territories in order to dominate them. They seek to belong to something or someone and live in it. In other words, they look for ‘territoriality’. Another aspect of the movement’s demonology is its principle of demonic territoriality. ‘Spiritual territoriality’ was defined as ‘a concept acknowledging that spiritual powers routinely forge strategies that are uniquely linked to specific cultures and geography’. The territoriality of demons was described with an extensively developed terminology. ‘Territorial spirits’, acting upon the principle of territoriality, are ‘demonic powers that have been given controlling influence over specific sites, peoples and areas’. It ‘often involves protective deities linked to homes, temples, clans, cities, valleys and nations’.105 Here they usually

follow the design of the territories as defined by human beings.106 The demonic territories were labelled with a variety of terms derived from biblical imagery. One of the most important biblical texts that was supposed to establish the existence of territorial spirits is Daniel 10: 12, 13, 20 (NIV) in which an angel says: Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come.107 weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.’ Another term is the ‘city gate’, derived from the biblical imagery of the city gate being the centre of political deliberations and power in a Canaanite city: ‘centers of political influence and authority, or portals through which new or important influences enter a community,’109 A territory has a ‘high place’, which means a ‘specific location where a community or its leaders pay obeisance to tutelary deities and/or idolatrous philosophies’.110 In the Old Testament these high places are mountains or towers. Such a place is also called a ‘spiritual quest site’, defined as ‘any natural or man-made location that facilitates spiritual investigation, ritual or worship. Examples include everything from temples and mosques to sacred mountains and metaphysical bookstores’.111 The city gates and high places were also called ‘power points’ or ‘places of power’, for they are the places of exchange of supernatural power: ‘Specific natural or man-made locations that are widely regarded as bridges or crossover points to the supernatural world. Such sites are often made numinous by the investments of faith offered over time by large numbers of people.’112 In his study on spiritual territoriality Siew mentioned Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus and Origin as the most important church fathers confirming the principle of territoriality.113 The concepts of territoriality, possession, attachment and transmission through objects and territories were important cornerstones of Spiritual Mapping.114 What are the effects of the establishment of a stronghold? The stronghold holds its population in ‘social bondage’ and consequently the stronghold is called a ‘social bondage site’, defined as ‘strongholds of community suffering, destabilizing social values and/or destructive vices’. In this way Satan holds creation in bondage socially. In the minds of the people within the stronghold, Satan’s demons create bondage on an individual level in the form of ‘head nests’: ‘Psychic habitats consisting of neural patterns created through sinful choices….’115 These ‘potent platforms’ within an individual are the base from which a demon manipulates ‘our inner world’. The specific curse of spell through which this manipulation works, depends on the nature of the bondage and the nature of the demons involved.116 Territorial strongholds tend to expand or to spread. There are several possible patterns for spreading. A stronghold will often spread from a location called an ‘ideological export centre’, being ‘a specific location, most commonly a city, that serves as a recognized distribution point for adverse moral, philosophical and spiritual influences’.117 The ideological export centre is usually the centre of a ‘suprastate’: ‘An area of expanded size and common features or interests’ (like the greater Navajo Nation or the Andean Altiplano).118 It may be exported itself to urban areas through a conglomerate of ‘City Islands’, defined as ‘communities whose spiritual or philosophical connections are with cultures outside their immediate geographic area’. According to Otis, expanding global networks and large-scale migration have made these situations more common than ever.119 How do territorial demons acquire strongholds? Since the Fall in Genesis 3, Satan has full legal right to dominion over the cosmos and to inhabit the earth.120 In this sense, the whole cosmos has become, in principle, Satan’s stronghold. However, the obtained right of dominion has to be implemented, whereby Satan was confronted three tasks. Satan’s first task was the enforcement of the ‘legal submission’. After the Fall, the earth had to be subdued to Satan’s rule. Satan had to bring humankind to rightful obedience. The starting point is that humankind has to be lured away from obedience to God first, which Satan does so by deceit. He tempts humankind through religions, myth, sorcery, philosophical traditions or any means by which he can keep humankind away from their creator and manipulate humankind. He carries out this intention through a stronghold: the geographical connecting point of demons with humankind. In the end the objective is always destruction and to thwart God’s purposes. This explains why the strongholds always (!) result in social deprivation, war, poverty, and ‘community deformation’.121 The examples are many: Buddhism with its temples, Canaanite religions with their holy shrines, Taoism with its philosophy. After the death of Jesus on the cross, Satan’s second task was to enforce ‘illegal submission’. After Christ’s death on the cross Satan lost legal ownership of the cosmos. Christ had bought creation back by paying the price of ownership with his own life. By doing so, Christ ‘disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross’ (Colossians 2:15). The movement did not reflect on the theological roots of the idea of the cross as a victory. Christ paid

the ransom with his life and thus took Satan’s legal rights. Consequently, the movement stated, Satan had to revert to deceit and intimidation in order to maintain or to extend his strongholds. Satan is fighting an illegal and hopeless cause. Examples of these illegal satanic actions are, again, many: Islam with its territorial conquest, New Age with Neo-Pagan worship sites and many others. Satan’s third task is to ‘battle against the redemptive plan of God’. God sets out to win back the earth by initiating his plan of salvation in history. He did so in time and space, in Satan’s territory, starting with Abraham, continuing through the people of Israel, and culminating in Christ’s suffering on the cross, followed by the advance of his church today. Satan has always resisted this plan of salvation and thus spiritual conflict between the kingdom of Satan and the kingdom of God was born. The base for operations against the advance of God’s redemptive activities are the strongholds. Demons actively resist any advance of the divine redemptive plan. The third task of Satan means that people groups have to be brought under ‘corporate sin’, being defined as ‘group rebellion against God’s law and purpose’. ‘The offending collective may be a family, clan, tribe, neighbourhood, city nation or church’.122 The group can do so by inviting a demon, veiled in the form of a religion or philosophy. It may start the worship of a deity by inviting a priest to perform the rituals because the group feels it fills a felt need. Humans can extend an invitation consciously or unconsciously, but it will always be an act of sin, which gives a demon a supposed ‘legal right’ in that particular territory at that particular time. The invasion or possession of a person or a territory happens through an allegiance with demons, hidden within the particular religion or philosophy. Once the allegiance has been established, next generations may receive it as an ‘inheritance’. It means the genealogical transmission of allegiance through, for example, inheriting a ‘contract’ with its curses of the past. A territory can inherit a spirit of Freemasonry, Mormonism, Islam, sickness, economic disaster and the like.123 Points of contact through which demons start a stronghold are found in the ‘confluent of events’: ‘External influences that flow into the life of a community and help shape its character.’ These tributaries may include ‘wars, migrations, natural disasters and new state laws’ or ‘the arrival of an ideology’.124 This ‘confluent of events’ leads to ‘contouring events’: ‘Community choices and/or actions that alter the historical landscape….’ These events may include ‘local elections, moral choices … or actions taken to preserve a deceptive tradition.’ The choices lead to practical ‘participatory activities’, which means ‘direct involvement with questionable spiritual rituals or objects, and/or deliberate exposure to “how to” techniques in books dealing with occult subjects. Such things are forbidden for Christians, even in the name of research’.125 Thus choices and activities lead to group rebellion and corporate sin. The ‘legal rights’ or ‘commitments’ given to demons extend to ideology, property and territory.126 However, human beings without Christ do not know about Satan’s defeat on the cross and do not have access to the power of Christ to break Satan’s hold. Satan, without ‘legal rights’ after the cross, will use deception and intimidation to trick people into submitting to him and become entrapped in his tight grip, and will not easily be dislodged from his strongholds. Only Christ’s name and power can decisively and overtly break the power of a stronghold. There is a definite difference in intensity in the strongholds. Generally, it is believed that the more sin, in terms of quality or quantity, the stronger Satan’s grip will be on a territory.127 An important aspect of the movement’s demonology is the visibility of demonic territoriality. How does one see or sense it? According to Spiritual Mapping, human beings suffer from ‘conditions of pain’, defined as ‘social suffering’ such as ‘injustice, poverty, violence and disease’.128 Demons obtain territory by offering a short-term solution to human beings. In exchange for this practical help demons enter into an alliance with humans in the given territory. Human beings now owe long-term obedience to the demons. Humans may or may not be aware that demons are behind this. Once a territory has been obtained by demons, they try to keep up the relationship through a Faustian ‘quid pro quo contract’: ‘an arrangement whereby individuals or communities offer long-term allegiance to spiritual powers …’.129 This contract can take the form of any religion, ideology or ritual. In case changes in circumstances demand that the contract be adapted, we speak of ‘adaptive deceptions’, designed to ‘replace earlier strategies whose beguiling powers have waned’. They may be seen as ‘corrections’ or ‘upgrades’ and explain why religions change through the times.130 Demonic territoriality can be discerned. A general description is: ‘Any evidence of a new or ungodly alliance that may be forming against the cause of Christ.’ It always means practical ‘spiritual opposition’, 131 any form of demonic ‘empowerment’ by spirits.132 What are its visible indicators? Demonic territoriality may express itself practically in politics and legislation. Mentioned here are ‘possible legislation against Christian values and/or practices’, and ‘decisions and actions of a politician, a bureaucrat, judge or police official’. This usually involves ‘the erosion of commitment to Judeo-Christian values’.133 The National Governmental Prayer Alliance targeted the government of the US in its desire to work towards nationwide revival.134 Territoriality may express itself in specific problems Christians face. It may be ‘mockery of Christians’, ‘physical

persecution’ or ‘damage to Christian property’.135 It may be public opposition to evangelism and church growth. It may be ‘instances where Christian workers have suffered from inexplicable illnesses, financial reversals or accidents’ or ‘bouts of depression among preachers and evangelists’.136 Territoriality may be indicated by what the movement perceives as social problems: ‘Specific examples might include crack houses, nightclubs, gang hideouts, abortion clinics and porno theaters’.137 Territoriality may express itself in the presence of certain social groups, such as ‘radical feminists’, ‘homosexuals’ and a ‘spirit of homosexuality’.138 Territoriality can be discerned by the presence of New Religious Movements with phenomena like ‘local witches or shamans’ and all groups working with the concepts of geomancy as ley lines,139 timelines140 and ecology, dowsing, architecture, astronomy, astrology, mythology and cosmology.141 It concerns spirits attached to ‘trees, bodies of water, tools, households or other objects’,142 sites or buildings that ‘are generally known to be haunted or demonized’ or ‘a disproportionate number of demonized people’.143 The New Religious Movements and their practices were often lumped together as ‘occultism or other spiritual bondages’.144 The same can be said for all the older non-Christian religions with their ‘religious festivals or ceremonies’ and their deities, which are demons, like ‘the Hindu, Buddhist, the various Islam spirits’.145 Everything that is not Christian is of the same demonic quality: ‘Mormonism, Islam, Freemasonry.’146 A Spiritual Mapping group like the ‘Battle Axe Brigade’ includes the Roman Catholic Church as a ‘corrupted religion’.147 Territoriality may express itself in certain cultural phenomena, such as ‘rituals, certain music and other non-material entities’ such as ‘games, movies, artistic productions’.148 However different they may seem on the surface, a ‘clear example’ of demonic territoriality is found ‘in Mecca or Hollywood’,149 both being the expression of allegiance to demons. The notion of offensive warfare is important. The movement does not limit itself to a defensive stand, but the task of churches is to work offensively towards ‘community transformation’, defined by Otis as A condition of dramatic socio-political renewal that results from God’s people entering into corporate vision, corporate repentance and corporate prayer. During these extraordinary seasons the kingdom of God pervades virtually every institution of human endeavour. Confirmation of this new heavenly order is typically provided through the secular media.150 This ‘corporate vision’ is an important key for success. It is ‘a situation where local ministries subordinate or abandon personal agendas in order to participate in a city wide collective cause’.151 It presupposes a ‘commitment to the land’ of the practitioner, which concerns a proposition of ‘single-minded devotion to a particular community which necessarily precedes the release of spiritual insight into that community’.152 Two other ‘core factors’ are ‘persevering leadership and fervent, united prayer that appear to initiate divine involvement in the process of community transformation’.153 Community transformation will not happen without commitment to the land, corporate vision, persevering leadership and prayer. The practical ‘technology’, ‘diagnostic tool’, ‘diagnostic research’ or ‘discipline’ to come to community transformation is ‘Spiritual Mapping’: ‘The discipline of diagnosing the obstacles to revival in a given community. The practitioners are able to ‘measure the landscape of the spiritual dimension and discern the moral gateways between it and the material world.’154 Its goal is ‘to know the devices of Satan’. Spiritual Mapping studies Satan’s battle plan.155 It is the necessary preparatory work for ‘effective evangelism’.156 A part of Spiritual Mapping is ‘character mapping’ by which a practitioner concerns himself with ‘the process of identifying, or reidentifying, a community on the basis of its spiritual allegiance, social reputation and ongoing pattern of behaviour’ and puts it on a map.157 The resulting maps will show the character of a territory, which may indicate the nature and function of a territorial spirit. Examples of character mapping are found in biblical descriptions of Babylon as ‘Mother of Harlots’ and Niniveh as ‘Mistress of Sorceries’. Apparently, Otis concluded, Babylon was under the dominion of a demon of promiscuity and Niniveh under a demon of sorcery. This ‘identification of principalities’ involves the examination of factors like history, habits, language and ideology.158 A necessary prerequisite for Spiritual Mapping is ‘a clear understanding’ of the concept of ‘worldview’: ‘the perspective adopted by a given individual or culture on the world which surrounds them.’159 The idea is that the adherent should distance himself from the rationalistic ‘Western worldview’ and, more particularly, appreciate the ‘worldview of Animism’, defined as ‘the belief that all natural elements – such as mountains, rivers, trees, thunder, fire, stars, animals and human beings – are endowed with, and linked to, a persuasive and conscious spiritual force’.160 The movement did not teach the adoption of all that animism has to offer but did appreciate the view that the natural and supernatural are intertwined. This has to do with the view that a Christian worldview should be three-tiered, consisting of the transcendent world (or ‘heaven’), a middle layer featuring supernatural forces on earth and the third layer of the empirical world of our senses.161 If one does not understand these principles, one will not be able to ‘see’. As Wagner exclaimed, ‘I lived for 14 years in Bolivia and I had never ‘seen’ demons!’162 One will miss the lessons to be learned from

geomancy, defined as a system of harmonization of ‘human activity with natural patterns’, integrating ‘ecology, dowsing, architecture, astronomy, astrology, mythology and cosmology’. One will miss out on the many ‘ley lines’, the ‘geographic continuums of spiritual power’ that ‘are established by or recognized by certain peoples’. Ley lines are straight lines thought to be a route or historical road that joins prominent features of the landscape, like hilltops, and that are supposed to have some kind of scientific or magical significance. These lines may be ‘conduits of spiritual energy or may be boundaries of for spiritual authority’.163 The study of ley lines often leads to strongholds. Once the prerequisites are in place one can ‘see’ spiritual reality and start organizing Spiritual Mapping in a practical way. Otis starts out with a ‘field unit’, ‘a team cell that extracts useful information from primary sources within a community’, usually through interviews and observation.164 Otis especially developed an organizational system with ‘special briefings’, including a set of ‘discovery questions’ and ‘essential elements’, tools to stay focussed on the research assignment and with a preparatory study of ‘rules for interpretation’ (see epistemology).165 Once the ‘intelligence’ has been obtained, it must be organized. It has to be put on a map with the help of technical tools for the development of ‘data sets’, ‘data overlays’, ‘timelines’, ‘thematic chronologies’ and ‘grid mapping’.166 This leads to standardized Spiritual Mapping products such as the ‘neighbourhood report’, which is defined in a flexible way since it can be a campus, a military base, an estate or a ‘Native Reservation’ as well. It may lead to a standardized ‘regional report’, which deals with large units like cities and nations.167 All the reports are collected in an ‘information control system’, such as digital databases, journals, tape logs and other information storage facilities.168 The role of the Holy Spirit remains important in handling the ‘technology’:169 he must ‘open our eyes’ and give ‘understanding’ and help in the ‘progressive revelation’ in which community information is ‘incrementally’ disclosed.170 Once the Spiritual Mapping process has yielded the revelation of the strongholds it is time to act ‘in the authority of Christ’. A term often used is ‘to take authority’.171 Christ ‘disarmed the powers’ (Colossians 2:14-15) and thus gained authority over them. For Christians, the cross did not ‘only’ provide atonement for sins but also practical victory in confrontation with the powers as well. The authority of Christians rests on Christ’s authority: Christians have the authority, in Christ’s name, to act on that decisive victory. Jesus gave his disciples authority ‘to bind the strongman’. See Matthew 12:29, ‘Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house’, and Matthew 16:19, ‘Whatever you bind on earth, will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’ The only real power demons are thought to have is deception. Christians have ‘all the power over the enemy’. They are in a position similar to that of the Allied Forces on D-day on June 6, 1944. Victory was certain after the successful landing but required follow-up activity until May 1945: ‘Just as God gave us a digestive system but expects us to take the initiative to eat in order to stay alive, he has also given us weapons for spiritual warfare.’172 Christians have to implement a victory already won. This is generally labelled ‘spiritual warfare’, the conflict with demonic strongholds, fought by means of ‘non-carnal weaponry’. It involves prayer – ‘warfare prayer’, ‘intercessory prayer’, ‘praying down’ or ‘praying against evil spirits’ – so that the strongholds will be uprooted.173 ‘Prayer is, ‘in the broadest sense, communication between those of us in the natural world with personalities in the invisible world’. Consequently, ‘prayer is not just talking with God’, Wagner wrote, but also commanding demons or breaking demonic strongholds. ‘Prayer is a missionary instrument … prayer is a tool’, Deiros stated.174 Prayer can be used as offensive warfare against demons. Knowing the above rules and being informed by Spiritual Mapping research, the process should lead to the ‘power encounter’, defined as ‘a visible, practical demonstration that Jesus Christ is more powerful than the spirits …’.175 This was supposed to result in the ‘binding of the strongman’, which neutralizes ‘the deceptive hold or enchantment that demonic powers have achieved over given human subjects …’. 176 Víctor Lorenzo described his experience in Resistencia as follows: We battled fiercely against the invisible powers over the city for hours. We attacked them in what we sensed was their hierarchical order, from bottom to top. First came Pombero, then Curupí, then San la Muerte, then the sprit of Freemasonry, then Queen of Heaven, then the Python spirit whom we suspected functioned as the coordinator of all the forces of evil in the city.177 The power encounter can be achieved through offensive praying during ‘prayer walking’, which is ‘the practice of on-site, street-level intercession, during a walk through a village or neighbourhood (‘praying on-site with insight’). Another possibility is the ‘prayer journey’ after travelling to a city to perform prayer walking. ‘Prayer expeditions’ are ‘long-distance, trans-territorial prayer walks along strategically developed routes’, aiming at large areas.178 Several organizations developed ‘prayer walking profiles’ giving ‘intelligence’ for practitioners during the walk. Specific forms of a prayer journeys are ‘pilgrimages of repentance’, during which adherents address sin of previous generations through ‘identificational repentance’. ‘Identificational

repentance’ implies acknowledgement of the guilt of an ‘affinity group’ (family, clan, nation or otherwise) to which the trip is organized. The affinity group is supposed to be guilty of some form of ‘corporate sin’. The practitioner prays that God will use his personal prayer to forgive the sins of the past, such as for the Crusades, wars or ancient slavery. The practitioner identifies with people groups or territories and repents on their behalf. As Víctor Lorenzo says concerning warfare prayer in La Plata, Argentina: ‘The leaders humbly begged God to erase the consequences of sin and to remove the curse from the city.’179 In doing so, he could break the power of the stronghold that gained the ‘legal rights’ because of injustices in the past. It should be mentioned here again that Patristic sources were used as references, except in the anecdotal sense by Wagner, for a few references that have the function to confirm Spiritual Mapping. Those mentioned were Gregory Thaumaturgus, Martin of Tours, Benedict and Boniface in order to illustrate historical precedents of power encounter.180 There was no discussion of their respective theologies. The result of offensive warfare is the practical transformation of society. Thus a practitioner knows for certain that God is acting on his prayers. This certitude is usually confirmed by a personal sense of peace. As Víctor Lorenzo said: ‘When we finished, an almost tangible sense of peace and freedom came over all who had participated. We were confident that this first battle had been won and that the city could be claimed for the Lord.’181 The very first phase of the process is the establishment of a ‘spiritual beachhead’ in the area of a stronghold. The establishment of a beachhead is first felt among Christians in the form of a hunger for unity, the increasing intensity in desire for holy living and dedicated prayer. This causes the stronghold to crumble. The second phase toward community transformation is the ‘spiritual breakthrough’ characterized by rapid and substantial church growth. Evangelism spreads spontaneously and churches grow. The stronghold has been broken down. The third phase is complete ‘community transformation’ or ‘spiritual transformation’ with the ensuing social changes in society. 182 This transformation is assessed by ‘character snapshots’, defined as ‘Reassessments of a community’s spiritual status in the aftermath of important historical decisions or events’, which roughly means a diagnostic check of the progress in the process of warfare and/or its effects.183 What the transformed society should do is to speak out in ‘united prayer’, i.e. the official act of declaring to heaven that the newly transformed community is ready for partnership with God. The purpose is to ‘renew the allegiance’, i.e. to reaffirm spiritual pacts and practices as initiated by predecessors. The spiritual foundation of a people is renewed in this way. Having done so, the next important step is ‘spiritual maintenance’. This is the action to preserve the transformation of society. Every generation has to keep the powers pushed back. This means the right attitude and action in politics, commerce, press and educational system. Spirits come back if they are not actively kept at bay.184 53. Kenai, AK - New Life Assembly of God (website) — Stephen S Brown http://earmarks.omb.gov/earmarks/earmark_183365.html Agency: Department of Transportation Bureau: Federal Highway Administration Account: Federal-aid Highways (69-8083) Certifying Official: Chief Financial Officer Contact Information: http://WWW.DOT.GOV 202-366-4570 Kenai Peninsula Borough roads, Alaska 1 recipient will receive $4,920,000. Year Enacted: 2005 Code: AK062 Description: Kenai Peninsula Borough roads, Alaska Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities $4,920 State Government Juneau, AK Citation http://earmarks.omb.gov/resources/citations/citation_109.pdf Source: Appropriations Statute Reference: Public Law 108-447 Location: Section 117 Method: SAFETEA1-2 Citation Excerpt: Last Modified: 10-Jul-2007 54. Ketchikan, AK - First Assembly of God (website) http://www.pacificviews.org/weblog/archives/000054.html ALASKA'S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE. Visualize a double span, rising to 200 feet above ocean level, going from Ketchikan, Alaska (pop. 14,500) to Gravina Island (pop. 50 on a good day). The only thing of note on the island is Ketchikan's airport, which has six passenger flights most days. Maybe a few more during the summer. The ferries between Ketchikan and the airport run half-filled. And Ketchikan isn't even connected to the North American road system; if you go more than 10 miles from town, you run out of road. So why does Ketchikan, Alaska need such a huge bridge? Because Alaska's one lone (Republican) member of the lower house of Congress, Representative Don Young: http://sunlightlabs.com/tag/Rep. Donald Edwin (Don) YOUNG wants it built. And since Young chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he's in an excellent position to get what he wants. Despite it's US $200 million price tag, Young's 'bridge to nowhere' has remained in the transpiration appropriation bill currently working its way through the Congress,

even though the project makes no economic sense and is being proposed at a time when the country faces a massive federal deficit. "This really is a bridge to nowhere," said Keith Ashdown, a spokesman for the conservative budget watchdog Taxpayers for Common Sense. Mr. Ashdown says the Bush administration is the most fiscally irresponsible in history. "You can't have tax cuts, a war, and all the other legislative plans and then think we won't bust the budgetary dam," he said. [...] [Ketchikan Borough] mayor, Michael Salazar, argues that the bridge will open up the town to investment, enhance its attraction as a stop-off for cruises on the increasingly popular Alaskan tourist trail, and could be its saviour. He said: "The environmental lobby always bitches if you change anything. But they probably said the same about the Golden Gate Bridge. Your first impression is 'look how beautiful it is here' and 'won't the bridge spoil the view' but what we need to continue our existence is jobs." We can hardly wait to see Rep. Young's proposal to build a freeway from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert, British Columbia (pop. 17,000), the closest town connected to the North American road grid. It would only have to cross seven or eight ocean inlets in 100 miles or so. At US $200 million a bridge plus 100 miles of road, just imagine how many jobs the project would create. And don't worry about the cost: our kids will pay for it. Via UK Telegraph. 89. Wasilla, AK - Wasilla Assembly of God (website) — Edgar A Kalnins http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/01/AR2008090103148.html EARMARKS Palin's Small Alaska Town Secured Big Federal Funds By Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, September 2, 2008; Page A01 ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 1 -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin employed a lobbying firm to secure almost $27 million in federal earmarks for a town of 6,700 residents while she was its mayor, according to an analysis by an independent government watchdog group. There was $500,000 for a youth shelter, $1.9 million for a transportation hub, $900,000 for sewer repairs, and $15 million for a rail project -- all intended to benefit Palin's town, Wasilla, located about 45 miles north of Anchorage. http://www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/2008/palin_earmarks.html Sarah Palin, John McCain, and Earmarks By Scott Lilly September 4, 2008 The truth is out. Sarah Palin may have posed as an opponent of congressionally mandated earmarks, but when the slop was in the bucket, she was one of the first at Senator Ted Stevens’ (R-AK) trough. The Seattle Times reported yesterday that she submitted 31 earmark requests totaling $197 million in the current (FY2009) budget cycle. According to that paper, it was “more, per person, than any other state.” The Washington Post reports that in 2000, Palin took an extraordinary step as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a town that had fewer than 5,500 residents—she hired a Washington lobbyist to seek congressional earmarks. According to the Post, she won a total of $6.1 million in earmarks for the city of Wasilla in 2002. A review of the Taxpayers for Common Sense database from which the Post derived that number indicates that 2002 was actually a subpar year for Palin. Over the course of her four years she sought earmarks as city mayor and won an average of $6.7 million a year. Both numbers need to be placed in some perspective. Fiscal year 2008 was the first year for which there was a complete listing of all earmarks contained in all appropriation bills. That information was loaded into several databases, including the one developed by Taxpayers for Common Sense. According to that data, the average state got about $50 per person in earmarked funds in 2008. Alaska, represented by Ted Stevens, the Senate’s earmarker-in-chief, got $506 per person—about 10 times the national average. Wasilla between 2000 and 2003 was getting well over $1,000 per person—twice the Alaska state average in 2008. There is nothing particularly wrong with any of these actions. Yet Palin has advertised herself as a reformer and a skeptic of earmarking while maneuvering to become the earmark queen of the earmark state. The energy she has put into finding resources to help solve problems in her hometown and her state is admirable. She didn’t create the rules about how federal money is distributed—by competitive grants, formulas, or congressional earmarks—but once the rules were in place, she used them to the maximum advantage of those she was elected to represent. That creates an odd juxtaposition between her and the man with whom she shares the ticket. Unlike most of his colleagues in Congress, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has not only tried to change the rules governing the use of earmarks—he has refused to pursue them on behalf of needy constituencies he was elected to defend even when it was clear that the rules would not be changed and millions of dollars that might go to Arizona would be headed to other parts of the country. While Sara Palin’s constituents in Wasilla were getting about 20 times the national average in earmarked federal funding, McCain’s constituents in Arizona were getting less than half the national average. The data

indicates that if Arizona had matched the national average, the state would have, in the current fiscal year, received more than $133 million dollars in additional federal investments in schools, hospitals, roads, and so forth. In fact, the database indicates that Arizona rates dead last among the 50 states in per capita earmarked funds at $18.70 per person. This is despite the best efforts of Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), who is also an opponent of the earmarking process, but unwilling to give up earmarked funds to other states just to protect rhetorical high ground. A review of the earmarks that Kyl and others in the delegation brought home to Arizona in 2008 tells an interesting story. Kyl reached across the aisle to help Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) with a project for the community of Nogales, Arizona—a project intended to resolve a long festering safety and public health issue. Nogales is a town of about 20,000, or roughly three times the size of Wasilla, but a third of the residents live in poverty compared to 12 percent nationally and 10 percent in Wasilla. Overall, per capita income in Nogales is about a third of the national average. But perhaps the biggest problem facing Nogales is its geography. It is one of the few places on the U.S.-Mexican border where the watershed flows north, and when tropical storms from the Pacific Ocean come raging across the Sonoran dessert as they do every couple of years. Nogales, Arizona, is inundated not only in water but animal waste, raw sewage, and debris from Mexico. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a flood control plan for Nogales, but no money has been included in recent presidential budgets for such an effort. Kyl and Grijalva’s efforts added $4.6 million to the FY2008 budget to begin to address this critical need. Kyl also worked with fellow Republican Rick Renzi (R-AZ) to add $750,000 to the Transportation and Housing Appropriation bill to repair a road on the Navajo Reservation running from Hardrock to Pinon. The current quality of the road is so poor that it is often impassible in winter months, residents are cut off from the outside world, and food and medical supplies must be airlifted to avert starvation. This is not to say that everything that Kyl or others in the Arizona delegation do with respect to earmarking is perfect or even laudable. I am certain they directed funds at less urgent needs. But it does demonstrate that Arizona, like many states, has communities that desperately need help, and that McCain, unlike his running mate, has had the power to help those communities and has refused to do so. That is a rather remarkable decision, even if it makes one’s campaign message a little crisper. Perhaps there are things that John McCain can learn from Sara Palin during the course of the coming campaign. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravina_Island_Bridge Gravina Island Bridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/view/SMpBZGsOtha68KE2qsZhG2- Visualizations : 2005 Earmarks by State Per Capita Can't see the visualization? Download the latest Java plugin here. On Macs: best viewed in Safari. Created by: Josh@Sunlight Created on: Tuesday May 22, 8:37 PM http://ag.org/top/church_directory/index.cfm?District=&ChurchName=&City=&State=TX&Zip=&AreaCode=&B egin=211&End=240&RecordsDisplayed=&RecordMove=&PastorName=&Find=Find%20by%20Church%20Inf ormation&miles=&ZipCodeProximity=&StateChoice=1&DistrictOverride= 237. Colleyville, TX - Colleyville Assembly of God (website) — Lloyd A McCutchen http://ag.org/top/church_directory/index.cfm?Display=Yes&churchdetail=d5e4a6c5-4339-485e-aaed23a5e9779e31 Colleyville Assembly of God Mailing Address PO Box 98 Colleyville, TX 76034 Location 4309 Colleyville Blvd Colleyville, TX 76034 Senior Pastor: Lloyd A McCutchen Phone Number: (817) 281-5465 FAX: (817) 281-3779 Email Address: church@cvassembly.org Web Address: http://www.CVAssembly.org -----These are great days for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ! A spirit of revival is being outpoured all across the land upon those who are open to the moving of God. We are humbly grateful that God's Spirit is also bringing a great spiritual awakening to Colleyville Assembly of God. The refreshing water of the Holy Spirit is being poured out upon thirsty, weary souls. Truly Christ is getting His Bride ready for the day of rapture. It is time to search our hearts and seek God's forgiveness and cleansing as never before. I would like to invite

you to attend our worship services this Sunday. Will you meet me at the altar? I would love to pray with you. http://onetruegod.wordpress.com/category/the-charismatics-movement-exposed/ FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIANITY August 10, 2008 Speaking in Tongues Exposed Filed under: The Charismatics Movement Exposed — Bearing The Cross @ 6:50 pm Tags: religion, lost, traditions, vanity, apostasy, False Doctrines, perversion, heresy, lies, emptiness, dead, complacency, ignorance, devil, Charismatics Exposed Speaking in Tongues EXPOSED! By David J. Stewart “Charismatics scorn these truths. If the Charismatic Movement were of the Holy Spirit of God, it would be exercising spiritual discernment and calling for separation from false prophets, apostate churches and unscriptural practices. It would also be exposing the false gospels and other heresies taught by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, not joining with them in evangelism, prayer or worship. For all of these reasons and many others like them, we sound this word of warning: THE CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT IS DANGEROUS—WATCH OUT FOR IT!”

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