[TBC: We have seen how dominionism is becoming the eschatological position of many professing Christians, from Calvinists to Charismatics. Here is how the scheme works out in the understanding of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR).]
King of the Mountain [Excerpts]
Several years ago, on August 20, 2007, C. Peter Wagner sent out a letter to his "friends of Global Harvest," in which he shared the emerging structure of his New Apostolic Reformation.
His new reformation would be based upon the idea that apostles and prophets must be the cornerstone for achieving Dominion on earth. These apostles and prophets are said to be endowed with superior gifts.
In Wagner's NAR paradigm, "apostles" are also said to be given new truth, and they are referred to as "spiritual architects" of a global transformation based upon a series of interlocking networking organizations and cells that superimpose themselves on top of existing governmental and societal institutions.
David Cannistraci, who formed an early apostolic network and wrote a book detailing this shift, explained how these networking apostolic groups would work. Clearly he isn't talking about humble, simple evangelism. He described it in kingdom-building terms:
"The emerging apostolic movement will be built on a sharp increase of the apostolic call to serve in the Kingdom. Like an army, this new apostolic company will throw down their nets and rise at the command of the Lord of Hosts. Hearing the call, they will aggressively engage the enemy, taking his territory in the greatest campaign in history: the evangelization of planet Earth before the second coming of the Lord Jesus...." Wagner's 2007 letter (C. Peter Wagner, "A Letter From C. Peter Wagner," Global Harvest Ministries, Monday, August 20, 2007) launched a "Global Apostolic Network" (GAN). In Wagner's writings one can see the formation of these interlocking apostolic networks: "Isn't this exciting? We have reorganized in obedience to the word that the Lord gave us through Chuck [Pierce] last December. Now please pray with us as we seek His guidance in putting the nuts and bolts together for seeing practical results along the road toward taking dominion of God's creation. In fact Chuck Pierce has also told us that the new Jewish year of 5768 which begins in September, the year of Samekh Chet, means, among other things taking dominion. He says, "Dominion will be the key word for this year! Rule where you have been positioned. Rule or watch the 'wild beasts' gain ground in your land."...
"All nine of the components of GAN are on my heart, but especially those related to wealth and wealth transfer. I am in touch with 17 potential wealth transfer brokers, some of them expecting release momentarily. It is hard to comprehend, but some of them go to multiple millions, billions, and more. My task is to prepare a high integrity infrastructure for distributing these funds when they begin to flow. Zion Apostolic Network and The Hamilton Group are in place as agencies to carry this out. Our motto is "Sophisticated Philanthropy for Apostolic Distribution."