When people carry on about ‘sneaky squid spirits, spirits of Jezebel’ or ‘angels of financial harvest’, the average discerning person would express concern and even consider contacting appropriate authorities to remove such ‘nutcases’ from any position of influence and place them under special care until their minds can recover.
Not so in the NAR. The more ‘nuts’ you are, clearly the closer to God you are! One simply needs to look at the case of NAR Prophet Jennifer LeClaire.
In the last few months, Jennifer LeClaire has quit her position as Senior editor of Charisma Magazine. It appears this is because she has been making an attempt to progress from NAR prophet to NARpostle. And she has not done this alone – other NARpostles in the New Apostolic Reformation have helped spread her influence almost subliminally through the charismatic community – by endorsing her new ‘apostolic’ role with their own ‘apostolic’ credibility.
On the main website of Awakening Blaze, Jennnifer LeClaire writes the following about herself (blue emphasis ours):
Jennifer LeClaire is an internationally recognized author, apostolic-prophetic voice to her generation, and conference speaker. She carries a reforming voice that inspires and challenges believers to pursue intimacy with God, cultivate their spiritual gifts and walk in the fullness of what God has called them to do. Jennifer is contending for awakening in the nations through intercession and spiritual warfare, strong apostolic preaching and practical prophetic teaching that equips the saints for the work of the ministry.
Source: https://awakeningblaze.com/, Accessed Dec 10 2017.
According to the leader of the NAR, C. Peter Wagner, Jennifer LeClaire was not just an apostle, she is a hyphenated apostle. This means an apostle can also function in one of the other NAR offices of their five-fold ministry (apostolic- evangelist, apostolic-teacher, apostolic-shepherd, apostolic-prophetic, etc.)
To bolster her credibility, she has gained endorsement from those who she clearly considers ‘apostles’. On her site and on her Facebook wall, LeClaire has images of these modern day ‘apostles’ endorsing both herself and her Awakening Blaze ministry. In archive.org, these endorsements were written as follows on the main awakeningblaze.com website:
Endorsements for Awakening Blaze
Being a person of prayer is one of the most important callings in one’s life. Jennifer LeClaire is a person of prayer and Awakening Blaze is a strong expression of bringing prayer to the local level so intercessors can contend for revival in their city. She is the real deal; a true gift to the body of Christ.
Director of IHOPKC
Jennifer LeClaire has started a prayer movement. It is being used of God to awaken the Church and advance the Kingdom of God. There is no one anymore qualified to lead this movement than Jennifer. She is a prophet of the Lord with great prophetic insight to God’s present purpose for His Church. Jennifer is a leader that can be trusted for she has proven to have great integrity and is committed 100% to Jesus Christ. God bless you Jennifer for having the vision and commitment to co-labor with Christ in building and using His Church.
Bishop Bill Hamon
Bishop of Christian International Apostolic Network
Every prayer movement needs furnaces to stoke the fires of awakenings. Jennifer LeClaire is building a network for intercession to do just that.
Dr. Cindy Jacobs
Scripture tells us “God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29, NKJV) and I sense the fire of the Lord all over the vision of Awakening Blaze! Like a blazing red-hot fire storm in a bone-dry forest, may this movement spread swiftly to birth a passionate global network of intercessors ignited to see their cities and nations ablaze with the transforming awareness of the glory of the Lord!
Every Home for Christ
There is no greater need in the Church today than to get God’s people praying. Without prayer – fervent prayer, persistent prayer, unified prayer, desperate prayer – there will be no awakening. I commend Jennifer LeClaire for heeding God’s call to call His people to prayer. Let the awakening come!
Dr. Michael L. Brown
host, the Line of Fire radio broadcast and
the Word on Fire, TV show
Now more than ever the Body of Christ is to be mobilized to pray. As prayer leaders, many know we are in a strategic time where God is breathing His breath of life and fire onto a prayer movement that will arise in unity to move forward to see revival and transformation realized. It is a known fact that all great moves of God can be traced to a kneeling figure. Awakening Blaze is one such movement.
Christian Harvest International
Strategic Prayer Action Network
“The one that can get men and women to pray frame the future of the world. Jennifer LeClaire is one of the bright and shining lamps of this present day prayer inflammation in the earth. Not only fanning the flame of many prayer movements through her writing and speaking, she is now igniting her own that is being multiplied across the nation. I, and TheCall rejoice in this freshly lit lamp that will surely bring light to many.”
“In strategic times and seasons, the Lord raises up new voices with a fresh clarion call to awaken the Body of Christ and the nations into their God designed destinies. It is my honor to commend to you the new prayer strategy being initiated by my trusted friend, Jennifer LeClaire. Sign up as a watchmen on the walls with the Awakening Blaze prayer movement and make a difference before the throne of God with a company of radical worshipping intercessors.”
Dr. James W. Goll
Founder of God Encounters Ministries
International Speaker and Author
Source: AwakeningBlaze.Com, https://web.archive.org/web/20171101034319/https://awakeningblaze.com/, Accessed Nov 01 2017. [Archive]
In closing – because recognized NARpostles like Dr Michael Brown and James Goll have endorsed her, this is how she is being presented in advertisements on her Facebook wall and at various evangelical events:
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[ that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ ” Matthew 7:13-23
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