(Churchwatch Central) One of the reasons why we are publishing a lot of particular articles at the moment is to lay the groundwork in order to expose Dr. Michael Brown’s attempt to mainstream the New Apostolic Reformation’s teaching on the ‘new apostolic paradigm’ of restored offices of apostle and prophet. To do this, we need to acknowledge the top leaders of this movement and how they perceived the revivals of the 1990s – and how they read that in light of the developments of the New Apostolic Reformation.
In this article, we look at the work of Che Ahn, a leading NAR leader who openly talks about the New Apostolic Reformation and calls it the ‘Apostolic Reformation’ or the ‘apostolic movement’.
In 2009, Che Ahn wrote a book titled ‘When Heaven Comes Down’. (The foreword is written by Rolland & Heidi Baker.) In the book extract below, Che Ahn links the birthing of all the restorationist movements from the New Order of the Latter Rain (NOLR) of 1948 to now.
It is worth observing Che’s claim that God restored the office of Apostle in 1994 at the Toronto Blessing and who those apostles came to be:
“The 1994 revival in Toronto restored the office of the apostle with the birth of many apostolic networks, including John and Carol Arnott’s Partners in Harvest, Rick Joyner’s MorningStar, Bill Johnson’s Global Legacy, Heidi and Rolland Baker’s Iris Ministries and or church’s own Harvest International Ministry.”
Around this time, Mike Bickle and John Arnott’s movements were all under the leadership of John Wimber and C. Peter Wagner’s Vineyard movement, a movement that Wagner claimed was a prototype of the New Apostolic Reformation.