Lou Engle is an American Charismatic Christian leader, best known for his leadership of ‘The Call’. Outside of America, some Christians are familiar with this event taking place between 1999 to 2001. But it resurfaced again a few years under the title of ‘Azusa Now’. However, this event also occurred back on July 07, 2007 (07/07/07).
Dr Brown was also involved in ‘The Call’ and said C. Peter Wagner (the leader of the New Apostolic Reformation), was on the board. Lou Engle’s ‘Apostle’ was Che Ahn, Ahn submitting to the highest in the NAR, Wagner. Che Ahn and Wagner were also involved at these events. What’s interesting is that the NAR draw strongly on their dangerous and heretical doctrines from the New Order of the Latter Rain (NOLR) movement of the 1940s. The Call event was and is a classic example of NAR leaders doing exactly this – Lou Engle spearheading this dangerous dominionnist NOLR theology and leading these events.
Cindy Jacobs of Generals International (aka Apostles International), is a friend of Michael Brown who openly talked with C Peter Wagner in changing the Old Wine Skin Church to becoming a New Wine Skin Church. They both understood that the New Wine Skin church was the New Apostolic Reformation:
“This is one of the problems I’ve found when I first began associating with prophets and apostles. I began to understand they’re the ones making up the new wineskin for the body of Christ, which I call the New Apostolic Reformation.” [Archived]
Wagner and Jacobs also hold to NAR dominionist theology that Engle holds to. Their emphasis in dominionism, just like the NOLR cult, is that God is raising an end-times Joel’s Army to violently take the kingdoms of this world by force. Apostle Cindy Jacobs released the following on her website in the year 2000:
“God has called Lou Engle to spear-head a massive gathering of youth this September to fast and pray for revival… In 1996, God gave Engle a prophetic dream that spawned the movement now referred to as The Call. In the dream, Engle was to pass on a letter to a young boy named Joel. Engle awakened with the thought that he had lost the letter that Joel was supposed to receive. “At that point, the Holy Spirit spoke to me, ‘Don’t drop Joel’s letter!’” recalls Lou. “I interpreted this to mean we shouldn’t drop God’s call, articulated in the second chapter of Joel, to pray and fast.”
A year later, more than a million men gathered in Washington, DC through PromiseKeepers to seek God’s face through prayer and repentance. Speaker after speaker referenced Malachi: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” (Malachi 4:5,6).” [Archived] [See timeline]
Michael Brown cannot deny the fact he was intrinsic in promoting a movement that promoted violent dominionist theology of taking over America through the leadership of Apostolic Generals. Rather than pull out of this domionist cult of C. Peter Wagner, he promoted the NOLR doctrine of the ‘Man-Child Company’ known as the ‘One New Man’ today. This doctrine promotes the idea that the church is to be perfected as God in human flesh.
When Chris Rosebrough reviewed a sermon Engle gave in 2015 at King’s Chapel, Alaska, Engle stated:
“The Nazirite–John-the-Baptist Generation is arising and 400,000 came down to that trumpet in September 2nd 2000! We’ve seen stadiums filled! We’ve seen arenas filled of fasting and prayer! But it was recently I was crying out to God… And a woman comes to me and says ‘You don’t know who I am but the Lord told me to pay your salary this year because you’re going to start something with the youth of America that will change the destination of prayer… And I’m thinking, ‘My God! He’s releasing this thing because he is wanting a movement of nazarite-burning men and women, fasting, praying, loving God, loving the coming of the bridegroom.
… And as I’m crying out I cry, ‘God! Has the call failed?’ I felt like the Lord speak to my heart. ‘If it truly was a John-the-Baptist’ type of movement, you can bet there’s a Jesus movement coming’. Because the last word of John was not ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’. The last word of John is, ‘Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world’… I am beginning to pronounce to America, ‘THERE IS ONE COMING!’ … ‘He’s already here but he’s coming!’ … I would say the revival is God’s arrival.”
Source: Headless Chicken Prophecy, PirateChristian.Com, http://www.piratechristian.com/fightingforthefaith/2016/4/headless-chicken-prophecy, Published . (Accessed April 01, 2018.) (Emphasis added.)
Do not forget that ‘Jesus Revolution’, ‘Jesus Culture’ and the ‘Jesus Movement’ became buzzwords in Bethel, Redding and Michael Brown’s ‘Fire School’ around this time. These buzzwords were propagated to promote a deified corporate group (a corporate Christ) that were to judge the nations and to cleanse them from sins and all unrighteousness.
This ‘End-Times Revival’ will be ushering the Jesus ‘that taketh away the sins of the world’. This is the same frightening, dominionist, army-like, deified church NARpostle Rick Joyner was espousing in his 1999 work ‘The Call’ and it’s no coincidence that Joyner’s title ‘The Call’ became the name of Engle’s ‘The Call’.
Engle stated above that the ‘Nazirite–John-the-Baptist Generation is arising and 400,000 came down to that trumpet in September 2nd 2000‘. He then gave the impression that God was speaking around the same time saying that ‘He was going to raise a Jesus Movement’.
So it’s interesting to note that ‘The Call’ rallied on the 07/07/2007 – an event that Michael Brown attended with other recognized NAR Apostles at the time. Below are some people writing about their experience and observations of this event in 2007. One person who attended ‘The Call’ was Danny Nalliah. He was made popular by ministries like Hillsong and quickly (and rightly) painted as an extremist by government and media groups around the world.
Nalliah points out below that NAR Apostles Dutch Sheets, Bill Hamon, Cindy Jacobs, Harry Jackson, Michael Brown and James Goll were all involved. Sheets, Hamon, Jacobs and Goll were already recognized as leading apostles in C. Peter Wagner’s International Coalition of Apostles (ICA). However, all these key players were actively calling and promoting either the New Apostolic Reformation (Hamon, Sheets, Jacobs, Goll) or the NAR belief that the church will be made ‘God in human flesh’ (Hamon, Brown, Engle).
Again – Michael Brown and his friends show they are completely responsible for constructing and developing the NAR and creating environments that produced men like Nalliah. (If you have something to report on or contribute regarding ‘The Call’, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
WHY I WON’T BE GOING TO THE CALL NASHVILLE 07.07.07
and why I strongly suggest you not go either!
I went to the first CALL which met in DC in 2000 along with about 1000 other fellow students from the ministry school at Brownsville in Florida. Over the years I’ve participated in several CALL events here in the USA and in Europe. Further, my involvement included Mike Bickle’s Kansas City IHOP (International House of Prayer); Rick Joyner’s church in Charlotte (where FIRE/Michael Brown’s school of ministry is now located after leaving Pensacola); Joel’s army mtgs in Europe; etc etc etc.
In 2005, the Lord began to wake me up to the deception/delusion I was under. It began after living 3 yrs in Berlin, Germany, as a missionary and within a few weeks, I relocated back to the USA, somewhat in shock over the things I was discovering.
I pulled away from everything EXCEPT what I knew for certain: JESUS CHRIST, LORD, SAVIOR, SON OF GOD WHO DIED ON THE CROSS FOR MY SIN, ROSE ON THE THIRD DAY AND IS COMING BACK AGAIN ONE DAY.
I discarded all my modern “bibles” and returned to the King James Version.
But the hardest part was when I tried to communicate my concerns to my family, friends and ministry leaders. They either rebuked me, tried to argue with me, or they ignored me and I lost many relationships…
Source: By Cathy Palmer, WHY I WON’T BE GOING TO THE CALL NASHVILLE 07.07.07, and why I strongly suggest you not go either!, Whatsup?, http://enjoyingthejourney.blogspot.com.au/2007/06/why-i-wont-be-going-to-call-and-why-i.html, June 26, 2007. (Accessed Feb 25, 2018.)
Special Report from The Call Nashville (USA) 7-7-07
“Seven is the number of ‘covenant,’ and what God is wanting to do is to bring us back to covenant with Him….”
FOUNDING EDITOR’S NOTE: As you watch this video, please know that NO AMOUNT of videotape or streaming internet can do justice to this CALL for repentance and justice in Nashville on 07-07-07. Eight people from the Elijah List flew out and attended “The Call” Nashville. The heat was almost unbearable, but the thirst for a massive move of God was even more unquenchable. We drank water and Gatorade all day and it did some good to keep our bodies dealing with the heat, but the bottom line is this…. Something happened ”something very, VERY BIG” in Nashville. As there were up to three times as many marriages as any day in history, around the world, Lou Engle led the “charge” (along with people such as Dutch Sheets, Bishop Bill Hamon, Cindy Jacobs, Bishop Harry Jackson; Jewish leaders such as Michael Brown and James Goll, as well as many Native American and Latino leaders) in one of the greatest and most intense CALLS in the history of the United States, for the Church in America and around the world to become REMARRIED to Jesus. The prophetic ACTS of several weddings were simply signs of what the crowd was doing ”becoming once again committed to God, for all eternity. There was a female abortion doctor who repented on behalf of all those doctors who do abortions.
I have never repented for more things and in more ways in my life, and to do it in a Stadium nearly full (TITAN STADIUM in Nashville, often called, the “Buckle of the Bible Belt”) held high and Holy meaning for all of us. This was one of the most meaningful events of my life. Only “future history” not yet written on earth, but “prerecorded in Heaven” will show what we accomplished for this nation in Nashville, on Saturday, July 7, 2007. The event was carried live by GOD TV in more than 200 nations simultaneously, although due to full servers, some viewers were unable to log on. In the future, it may be available on GOD.TV as Video On Demand. My thanks to CBN for covering this event. Steve Shultz, BCN.
(Nashville, Tennessee) Reporting on the massive gathering this past Saturday, at LP Field in Nashville, CBN News says officials counted over 60,000 registrants for TheCall Nashville prayer and fasting event, while attendance estimates ranged from 70 to 100 thousand.
According to the report, the day focused on repentance and prayer for the nation, and for a youth revival to be sparked that would counter the destructive effects of drugs and sexual promiscuity that was the trademark of the “60’s generation” 40 years ago.
One attendee noted the date (7-7-07) in relation to the gathering, saying, “Seven is the number of ‘covenant,’ and what God is wanting to do is to bring us back to covenant with Him….”
The Call Nashville began with thousands walking together in a solemn march down Church St. out to the stadium where the Tennessee Titans play. Amid prayer from the platform and individual intercession, there was worship and communion, as well as 3 weddings during the event.
Thousands Converge on Nashville to Pray
CBNNews.com July 9, 2007 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A massive crowd gathered in Nashville, Saturday, to fire up a youth revival in America.
More than 100,000 people packed the stadium where the Tennessee Titans play, to pray for repentance and the sins of the nation, organizers say.
The event was held on 7-7-07, as a symbol of seven being a covenant number in the Bible. Participants were challenged to repent and renew their covenant with God, while fasting and praying on the field.
The Call Nashville spokeswoman Julia Richardson said there was also music and prayer. The free event was designed to be more participatory worship than entertainment, she said.
The Call events began in 2000 with more than 400,000 people gathering on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to fast, pray and worship God, according to event organizers.
The next event will be held Sept. 1 in Las Vegas.
Source: CBN News, Associated Press
Source: Special Report from The Call Nashville (USA) 7-7-07, Catch The Fire, http://catchthefire.com.au/2007/07/special-report-from-the-call-nashville-usa-7-7-07/