The origins of Hillsong (Part 6): Latter Rain theology in Hillsong worship


Many people assume that the origins of Hillsong originated from Charismaticism, Pentecostalism or the Salvation Army. This is not true.

This series of articles looks at the history of the New Order of the Latter Rain (NOLR) and how it overtook the AOG in NZ, the AOG in Australia and how Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong/Christian Life Center, was instrumental in spreading Latter Rain influences throughout New Zealand and Australian churches.

In this article we will provide a solid example how Hillsong’s theological roots are anchored to the New Order of the Latter Rain cult through their music; and how music was the vehicle to indoctrinate Australian Christianity to embrace their heretical beliefs.


The New Apostolic Reformation cult preach a false Jesus, false gospel and New Age metaphysical teachings and strategies in an attempt to bring heaven to earth.

Hillsong music is influenced by the teachings of their Apostolic leadership. An example of this is how they have used music to promote the damnable Prosperity Gospel. This is evident in  songs such as Blessed and More Than Enough. Brian Houston even writes about how his prosperity gospel inspired Hillsong singer-songwriter Reuben Morgan to write a song about Houston’s prosperity theology in his book ‘You Need More Money’:

Warning: Hillsong Music Spreads Their False Doctrine

However, we have noticed a deliberate attempt by Hillsong to downplay their New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) fanaticism from the year 2005 onwards. This was mainly to do with the negative attention the NAR were receiving in the press in America at the time.

However, Hillsong’s Latter Rain theology was very noticeable in the 1990s. As you can hear, Hillsong preaches pure unadulterated Latter Rain heresy in their music.


This is the hour, the time has come
His Spirit calls, He calls us on
To make this land, holy for the Lord

This is the time to seize the day
We rise in faith, the promise comes
To make this land, holy to the Lord

These are the days of the latter rain
Days of power, days of grace
This is the time the fire will fall
To make this land holy
To make this land holy to the Lord

This is the time, our finest hour
Of battles fought and victories won
To make this land holy to the Lord

And from this time our future calls
The promise sure, the rain will fall
We see this land holy to the Lord

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