November 9, 2010 4 Comments
In the most recent “Prophetic Insight” from Charisma, Bill Winston has a piece titled A Time for Justice in which he states it’s time to “wrap this age up.”
“I have been teaching for several months that we are in a “set time” for the manifestation of God’s people. We are standing in the midst of what God has been prophesying for generations. The kingdom of God is here, and I believe it is our responsibility to wrap this age up.”
Is this Joel’s Army mobilizing? This is what the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) means when it says “the violent” will “take it [the kingdom] by force.”
“In Psalm 102:13 David makes a prophetic statement during his prayer saying, “You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come.” In this passage, “Zion” refers to the church and “set time” to an actual chronological moment in history when something will occur.”
Sorry, Mr. Winston, but “Zion” refers to Jerusalem. Once again we have the NAR/WoF using Replacement Theology — applying blessings (rather than cursings or chastenings — rather conveniently) of the Nation Israel to the “church.” This is antisemitic to the core.
“An important part of this teaching about the manifestation of the church is “vengeance” and “recompense”; but God’s vengeance is not defined the way most people think it is.”
I would say rather, the NAR’s “vengeance” is not the way God would define it. Jesus Christ’s Second Coming will usher in the consummation of the Kingdom of God. Man will not, as the NAR will find out at the REAL end of this age — much to their chagrin.