In past articles, CWC has demonstrated that Rick Joyner is a false NARpostle who espouses New Order of the Latter Rain (NOLR), Charismatic Renewal Movement (CRM) and New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) heretical eschatology. Below are a collection of articles exposing his specific language in our recent exploration into their theology of the ‘One New Man’. However, what makes this particular NARpostle important is that he:
- is very good friends with Michael Brown (Michael Brown personally treating him as a prophet)
- links this NOLR/CRM/NAR ”One New Man’ heresy to similar doctrines in the Mormon and JW cults
- and claims that Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses “have a mixture, are going to experience great revival and salvation at the end of the age”
It’s important to note that Michael Brown’s friends are connected to dangerous anti-biblical restorationist dooms-day cults, these friends making the claim of these connections themselves.
JOYNER ON THE ‘ONE NEW MAN’ HERESY
“The Jews and the Gentiles are the “two” that Paul is talking about making into “one new man.” One of the critical issues of our time is understanding how this is going to happen… As we read in our Scriptures for this week from Ephesians, only the cross can abolish the enmity between Jew and Gentile, and bring the two together into one new man as will happen before the end. This will bring forth a tree with Jewish roots and Gentile branches, both of which need each other to survive and bear fruit. Jewish believers in Messiah will never be made complete without Gentile believers, and vice versa. Before the end comes, this will happen, but at the present time neither side has crawled out of their ditch to be joined on the road that is between them, the path of life. “
Source: Rick Joyner, Morning Star Ministries, The Unity, https://www.morningstarministries.org/resources/word-week/2002/unity#.WoViMExuJPY, Published 2002. (Accessed February 14 2018.) [Archive]
Here are a series of articles of Rick Joyner and his cohorts pushing this NOLR/CRM/NAR heresy of the ‘One New Man’ and ‘New Breed’:
The New Breed, Published 2004, [Link] [Archived]
Quote: “We also need to understand that the same spirit, which sought to destroy Christ, is intent on destroying the Jewish people. He knows the destiny of the Jewish people at the end is not only to embrace Christ, but help to usher in the kingdom of God that will destroy the devil’s kingdom. This will happen when the Jewish people and the true church unite to become the “one new man” also prophesied in the New Testament to come forth (see Ephesians 2:1).”
Source: Rick Joyner, Morning Star Ministries, The New Breed, https://www.morningstarministries.org/resources/prophetic-bulletins/2004/new-breed#.WpGBpkxuJPZ, Published 2004. (Accessed February 14 2018.) [Archive]
JOYNER UNITING MORMONS & JWS UNDER ‘ONE NEW MAN’ BANNER
Joyner has provided a significant service to Christianity by pointing out that “Jehovah’s Witnesses […] thought that their job as Jehovah’s Witnesses were to prepare the way for this great company.” In other words, Joyner sees Charismaticism and JWs as being on mission in bringing this NOLR ‘man-child company‘ into fruition. He compares JWs and Mormons to the Samaritan woman Jesus talked to who then in the future experienced a ‘revival’.
Who Are the 144,000? – The Book of Revelation
Anyone who believes in the atonement of the cross of Jesus is redeemed and will have eternal life. However, there is far more to our calling than just securing salvation.
The Great Commission is to make disciples, not just converts. When we study the LORD’s teachings about the characteristics of His disciples, we may wonder if we know any.
Being a disciple of Christ is not an easy life, but it is the path to the most fulfilling life we can live. This is a life of “growing up in all things into Him” (see Ephesians 4:15).
A disciple will discern the calling of the bondservant. Faithful servants can be elevated to being friends of God. Faithful friends can be elevated to being sons (and daughters) of God, eternal members of His household.
The sealing of His bondservants in Revelation 7 implies that there are so many that the LORD must hold back the winds of the earth until they are all sealed. This indicates that many are maturing and on the path to becoming the sons of God that Paul wrote about to the Romans — the whole world groans and travails for their manifestation.
This makes the verses in Revelation 7:4-8 understandable:
“And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
from the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed,
from the tribe of Reuben twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Gad twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Asher twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Simeon twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Levi twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Issachar twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand,
from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.”
There are many theories about who the 144,000 are, and just about every school of eschatology has a different opinion.
They are not likely to be literal Jews because all but two tribes disappeared, and there is hardly a Jew that knows what tribe they are from. Of course, God knows so we can’t totally rule this out, but it is more likely that the biblical tribes were prophetic models of these ones.
Before digging down into the meaning of this, we need to briefly address two somewhat popular doctrines that are stumbling blocks to understanding this group.
The first is Replacement Theology. This teaching has the church replacing and assuming all of the promises made to the nation of Israel.
The second doctrine seems to have risen to counter Replacement Theology. I call it “Replacement, Replacement Theology.”
This doctrine asserts that the re-born nation of Israel will replace the church and assume the promises made to the church. Both teachings are erroneous and divert us from the ultimate revelation foretold in the New Testament.
The time between Abraham and Christ was about two thousand years. God dealt almost exclusively with the Jewish people during this time. From the time of Christ until now, almost two thousand years, we have had “the times of the Gentiles,” in which God has dealt almost exclusively through the Gentiles.
At the end of the time of the Gentiles, we will not enter another time of the Jews, but rather the revelation of “the one new man” — the Jews and Gentiles united, as foretold in Ephesians 2:15.
What does this have to do with the 144,000? Could it be that these are not Jews or Gentiles but the “one new man?” If so, how does this fit with the narrative in Revelation 7? We will examine later in this study.
Some groups, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that they are the 144,000 in Revelation Seven. That doesn’t make much sense, because there are millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
I discussed this with a number of Jehovah’s Witnesses and did not find any that believed that they were a part of this company in Revelation Seven. What they claimed to believe was that they expected were that these were the saints who arose at the end of the age who would walk in the power and authority that The LORD did when He walked the earth because they would so fully abide in Him.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses whom I discussed this with, thought that their job as Jehovah’s Witnesses were to prepare the way for this great company.
Now Baptists can have many different opinions about such things among themselves, as can Catholics, or any other group, so I do not take the Jehovah’s Witnesses whom I talked to as a reflection of what they all believe about this, but it was noteworthy to me that there were as many as I did find.
When I told them about the miracles I had personally witnessed, and the growing number of people who now have signs and wonders following them, the Jehovah’s Witnesses I talked to got very excited, thinking that they great company was about to become manifest.
I also found similar beliefs among some Mormons I talked to. Like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, I have no idea what percentage of Mormons hold to this belief, but it seemed that it could be many.
This confirmed in me what I had been shown as a young believer. I was told that as the Samaritans, who had errors in their beliefs, but were the most responsive to the LORD when He came, and to His gospel when preached to them as Philip did, that the groups like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons who today have a mixture, are going to experience great revival and salvation at the end of the age.
Even so, because there are so many different opinions about this 144,000, we will take another week to establish the roots of the biblical symbolism that can establish more clearly who this group is because of their great importance.
Source: Rick Joyner, Who Are the 144,000? – The Book of Revelation, His Kingdom Prophecy, https://www.hiskingdomprophecy.com/who-are-the-144000/, Published on . (Accessed Feb 14, 2018.) [Archived]
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