Like myriads of other Christians, pastors and church leaders around the world— I became seduced and “enchanted” by a heresy known as DOMINION theology. During the 1970’s and 80’s, I was fed the “appetizers” of this heresy—by the “pulpit stars” of the apostate Word of Faith movement. Later, during the early 90’s I was served the “first and second courses” of this of this “heretical dinner” through the Apostolic and Prophetic movement, through Bill Hamon’s organization, Christian International Ministry, through which my husband Garry and I had become ordained and licensed as “Ministers.”
Then, in the early 2000’s we were served the “main course” through the (NAR) known as the “New Apostolic Reformation” movement. At that time, I had no idea that this movement was successfully reviving the “Latter Rain” Pentecostal heresy of the 1940’s. I had heard the term “Latter Rain” throughout the years but knew next to nothing about this heresy. Because of my ignorance, these apostate leaders (i.e. tares) were able to sow a lot of false teaching (i.e. leaven) within my soul. Since that time I have vowed to do all I can to expose the deceits and strategies of the enemy that are being used to deceive God’s very elect.
The NAR movement is an influence within Pentecostalism which teaches that the Lord is pouring out His Spirit again, as He did at Pentecost, and using believers to prepare the world for His Second Coming. The Latter Rain Movement is anti-dispensational and Amillennial, and many leaders of the movement embrace aberrant (unbiblical) teachings.
The term “latter rain” was first used early in the history of Pentecostalism, when David Wesley Myland wrote a book called Latter Rain Songs in 1907. Three years later, Myland wrote The Latter Rain Covenant, a defense of Pentecostalism in general.
The name comes from (Joel 2:23), “Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for He hath given you the former rain moderately, and He will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” Pentecostals interpreted the “rain” in this verse as an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The “latter rain” (the end-times outpouring) would be greater than the “former rain.”
In 1948, a “revival” broke out in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the teachings of the Latter Rain movement were clarified. Those involved in the revival were convinced that they were on the verge of a new era, one in which the Holy Spirit would demonstrate His power in a greater way than the world had ever seen. Not even the age of the apostles, they said, had witnessed such a movement of the Holy Spirit.
Latter Rain teaching is characterized by a highly typological hermeneutic. That is, the Bible is interpreted in a symbolic, extremely stylized manner. An emphasis is placed on extra-biblical revelation, from personal prophecies, experiences, and directives straight from God. Latter Rain doctrine includes the following beliefs:
•God has restored all the offices of ministry to the Church, including apostle and prophet
•praise and worship will usher God into our presence
•denominational lines will be destroyed, and the Church will unify in the last days
•the “latter rain” will bring God’s work to completion; the Church will be victorious over the world and usher in Christ’s kingdom
Many “apostles” in the Latter Rain Movement also teach the doctrine of “the manifest sons of God.” This is a heretical doctrine which says that the Church will give rise to a special group of “overcomers” who will receive spiritual bodies, becoming immortal.
It is important to note that the Assemblies of God deemed the Latter Rain Movement to contain heresy from the very beginning. On April 20, 1949, the Assemblies of God officially denounced Latter Rain teaching, nearly splitting the denomination in the process. Other established Pentecostal groups have passed similar resolutions.
Today, the term “latter rain” is rarely used, but the theology of Latter Rain continues to exert an influence. Most branches of the Charismatic Movement adhere to Latter Rain teaching. Modern movements such as the Brownsville/Pensacola Revival, the Toronto Blessing, and the “holy laughter” phenomenon are a direct result of Latter Rain theology.
My only salvation from this heretical Dominionism deception was that—I have always wanted “truth” to be confirmed to me by the Holy Spirit through the Scriptures. And the Lord was faithful to show me the error that was being preached. I cannot tell you how many times I had asked myself the question…”Where do you find that in the Bible?”—when I heard someone giving a “new revelation” or a NEW twist or interpretation to Scripture that conflicted with other Scriptures, which the Holy Spirit would bring to my mind. I am so thankful for being able to be taught by the Holy Spirit, and for having my eyes opened to the dangerous deceptions that are taking hold in this end time generation.
Dominionism theology is a heresy that is taking over many churches, and is a movement that desires war, bloodshed, and death. It is an IN YOUR FACE heresy but unfortunately, most Christians cannot see it, or realize what it is. They also do not realize how it is poisoning the church.
The movement is dangerous, and is promoting false prophecies about a coming crusade where CHOSEN ONES will be called to slaughter and butcher the enemies of God and Christians who are against them. Dominion Theology is heresy at its finest, it is unscriptural, unbiblical, and it involves sorcery, witchcraft, and New Age mysticism. It is a last day’s deception that has also invaded the U.S. Government, including the White House and the Pentagon, which means it has aligned itself with the forces of the Illuminati (Antichrist system).
It is vital that all of God’s people become familiar with the information found in this Watchman Report and I ask that you would please share it with your friends and family.
Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time. (Revelation 12:12)