It seems of late that there is an ever increasing amount of "new" teachings or "new" religious revival movements occurring more frequently than ever before. More over these movements seem to be more and more unbiblical and more demonic in there teachings. The latest move to becoming into the mainstream and hitting churches across America is coming from the New Apostolic Reformation or the NAR for short. The name of this movement within the NAR is called Joel's Army, which gets their name from Joel 2:28. This seemly biblical reference only masks the truly demonic presents that is behind this unbiblical movement. This movement is creeping into mainstream churches and goes by many names including the following:
"We disapprove of those extreme teachings and practices, which being unfounded scripturally, serve only to break fellowship of like precious faith and tend to confusion and division among members of the Body of Christ, and be it hereby known that this 23rd General Council disapproves of the so-called 'New Order of the Latter Rain' ".
This breaking away from the AOG lead to what today is know as the modern day Pentecostal movement which goes under many names such as the Word of Faith Movement (name it claim it crowd) and faith healing groups such as IHOP, Promise Keepers, Vineyard Ministries and even Campus Crusade for Christ which has endorsed the "Holy Laughter Movement" of Rodney Howard Browne.
The false teachings of the Pentecostal movement have lead to many false teachers such as Tom Bentley, Rick Joiyner, Mike Bickel, Bob Bright, Bill Jones, Creflo Dollar, Oral Roberts, and many more so call preachers of the Gospel. The Pentecostal gospel looks and feels good, but is rotten to the core.
One of the highlights that they are teaching in within this movement that the MSOG will be as Jesus was when He was on earth and would receive a number of divine gifts. Including the ability to change their physical location, to speak any language through the Holy Spirit, and would be able to perform divine healing's and other miracles. These a course are all unbiblical teachings and even sorcery which the bible warns us not be be involved in.
They also believe in what is know as "Dominion " theology or Fivefold ministry. This Dominion theology teaches that they must complete the work of God, restoring man's rightful position as was originally mandated in Genesis and by coming into the full stature of Christ would usher in his millennial reign. Which any true follower of Christ knows is not what is going to happen in the end times the bible is very clear on what is going to happen and how it will happen and this is not it.
According to this false gospel, the great out-pouring of the Spirit mentioned in Joel 2:28-29, from which they get there name Joel's Army, is to have its complete fulfillment in these days (this generation) when God will pour out His Spirit in full measure on an unprecedented scale. Even exceeding that of the Disciples and Apostles on the Day of Pentecost. In fact, they believe that this baptism will empower a “New Breed” of people “Joel’s Army” or the Manifested Sons Of God with supernatural qualities.
Their entire Last Days scenario contradicts orthodox dispensational views. Even more serious, this view undermines the Gospel of the Deity of Christ. Anything that even remotely undermines the Deity of Christ, or ascribes deity to man (or anarmy of men) is an antichrist doctrine.
With so many unbiblical teachers and teaching coming to pass in these latter days it is very important to understand what is and what is not biblical and to warn others not to follow these unbiblical teachings. As you can see "Joel's Army" or what ever name the Pentecostal's try to give it is still an unbiblical and anti Christ teaching. Just as much of the Pentecostal teachings and movement itself is not the teaching of the bible but the teachings of demonic influences and sorcery claiming to be of God but really is just plan rotten to the core. We must be diligent to make sure that these unbiblical teachings are shown for what they are....... Lies of the devil himself.