An upcoming event is being heavily promoted by New Apostolic Reformation/Dominionists. The Kingdom Economic Yearly Summit will be held on March 22-25 in Los Angeles. According to a promotional email sent on 16 March 2012 to The Elijah List:
It will be a global gathering of marketplace and ministry leaders who share an alignment with each other, the Kingdom of God, and the Order of Melchizedek (Heb. 7). Come join me and over 100 other leaders (king-priests) who are coming together in honor, humility and unity to help facilitate a “Kingdom Culture Quake” in the City of Angels, by ushering in God’s glory at the global gateway for arts, entertainment and media. This will be a powerful summit and God has some surprises in store.
As I read the email, three things jumped out:
- It will be a “global gathering.” Translation: NAR/Dominionists from all over the world who believe they’re king-priests will converge on the City of Angels.
- The leaders “share an alignment with each other, the Kingdom of God…” Translation: They are aligned in their thinking and they believe God is giving them Divine insight.
- “and the Order of Melchizedek.” Translation:
There is a ministry after the five-fold called the ministry of perfection – the Melchisedek (sic) Priesthood…your children will be moving into the ministries of Perfection…coming into that Divine Nature of Jesus Christ…they themselves will be that generation that’s raised up to put death itself underneath their feet…because the Lord Jesus is worthy to be lifted up by a church that has reached the full maturity of the God-Man. Bob Jones, Kansas City Fellowship, transcribed from 1988 tape, cited in Strange Fire: The Rise of Gnosticism
Those who attend the conference are invited to:
Learn from spiritual fathers and mothers in the marketplace who have been broken, refined with fire, wrestled with God, passed the test, received promotion and divine favor, and walk with a limp.
Sarah Leslie of Discernment Ministries has been investigating the NAR cult for over 20 years. She wrote a piece entitled 2008: The Year of the “Great Shift”? that included a list of “prophecies,” messages and conferences. Sarah enlightens us to what these people are doing:
You will notice the strong Dominionism themes which call for the transformation of culture and nations, bringing heaven to earth, perfecting the Bride of Christ on earth, training Joel’s Army, taking over the neo-Kuyperian spheres of society, etc.
These messages have little or nothing to do with the Gospel of repentance and the cross. The two-edged sword of the Word of God operating in the hearts of men for salvation is being replaced by these kingdom-building activities to transform the earth. There is an inexplicable and formidable silence on the part of evangelical leaders as these heresies sweep over the church unchallenged and unchecked, usurping the simplicity of the Gospel with the distorted doctrines in evidence [in Sarah’s article].