I suspect like many others, I didn't put much emphasis on Sarah Palin's Church affiliations. I have subsequently changed my mind. Sarah Palin is up to her eye balls in a heretical Assembly of God offshoot affiliated with the pentecostal movement called "The Third Wave".
I'm sure many of us have heard about her anointing by the African witch hunter Thomas Muthee and chalked it up to a "Pentecostal thing" which had little bearing on the current political campaign. We were wrong. The "Third Wave" has a very political agenda, and Sarah is their current standard bearer.
Last week when an unnamed source from the McCain campaign called her a 'whack job', I sensed that something important was implied in that statement. Something more than just Gov. Palin going 'rogue' on the campaign with her stump speeches. Ethical political operatives just don't do that kind of thing unless, I thought to myself, somehow it WAS the ethical thing. So I've spent some time this week really delving into Sarah Palin and her religious leanings. She is no friend of Catholicism.
The Third Wave Movement is also known as the New Apostolic Reformation, Joel's Army, and The Manifest Sons Of God. Essentially this movement believes we have entered the end times. Joel's Army sees this as evidenced by the passing of Roe V Wade in 1973, and that those born after this year are part of that army. All these linked groups believe they have a Divine Mandate to clean up the world by taking over the "seven secular mountains", as explained in this quote from Mary Glazier. Mary Glazier is the leader of Palin's 'spiritual warfare group', an admission Palin made when interviewed by Focus On The Family:
"Glazier's sermon, which featured her comments on Palin, was given at a conference Opening the Gate of Heaven on Earth that also featured a number of speeches and sermons on the plans of leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation to take control of the seven "kingdoms" of society through their "Seven Mountains Strategy."
These efforts to take control of religion, family, education, arts and entertainment, media, government, and business are clearly defined in their publicity and numerous conferences on the topic. Muthee also explains the need to take over these seven "kingdoms" in his sermon before anointing Sarah Palin."
With an agenda like this, it's no wonder that Sarah Palin is considered the reincarnation of the Old Testament's Esther or Deborah and why some McCain campaign professionals might just consider her a 'rogue' and a 'whack job'.
Other than supporting politicians of similar charismatic bent, the leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation employ various spiritual warfare techniques such as identifying areas which are under the control of demons or generational curses. They then direct part of the efforts of their respective 'prayer warriors' to the exorcising of these mapped out areas.
One such effort prompted an Australian group to camp on Mount Everest to deal with the demon which had possessed the heart of Catholicism, having turned Catholicism into an apostate christian church. They identified that demon as "The Queen of Heaven." Yes, you read that right, the very woman known to Catholics as Mary, the mother of Jesus. While not claiming to have exorcised the demon, they were pretty sure their efforts resulted in the death of Mother Theresa.
I don't suppose it should come as any shock that TV Evangelicals like the ousted Ted Haggard, or John Haggee, are linked with the New Apostolic Reformation. As is Benny Hinn and Pastor Todd Bentley. Bentley is a real gem of a faith healing pastor. He recently made headlines for kicking a colon cancer patient repeatedly in an effort to heal him, and this is after he freely admits the Holy Spirit told him to kick an older woman in the face. Nuff said
It should hardly be surprising that one of their holy and cleansed geographical areas is Colorado Springs, Colorado, the hot bed of neocon religious pacts groups like Focus On The Family. (It is also the home of the Air Force Academy, and a very pretty place. I drove through it on my little journey last month and was impressed, but I actually like Santa Fe better.)
(A short note to Bill Lyndsey: You are doing a great service to Catholicism with your work on Archbishop Chaput and his connections to Colorado Springs.)
If this is beginning to sound like a 'Christianized' version of some New World Order, it's because it is. These are people who are thoroughly committed to cleansing the world of secularists and heretics in time to turn it over to Jesus and they are world wide, and their infiltration is not centered primarily on the political world quite yet. It''s centered on infiltrating mainline protestant churches and destroying the influence of Catholicism--especially in Latin America and Africa. Here's an analysis of what they've accomplished in the Presbyterian Church:
"An Institute for Democracy report from April 2000 reveals the impact of Wagner on the current division in the Presbyterian Church USA. The report quotes Tom White as crediting Wagner and his involvement in "AD 2000 and Beyond" for advancing the ideas of spiritual warfare to conservative evangelicals in PCUSA. The report states that Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International (PRMI) then "initiated a strategic level warfare campaign against denominational structures supporting the work of women, gays, and lesbians in the church." The report included spiritual warfare charts distributed by PRMI which mapped the "demonic strongholds" in their church. The author of the report, Lewis C. Daly, adds that those engaged in spiritual warfare do not just equate the things they see as sinful with demons, but "they believe that their opponents are literally possessed by or are the agents of Satan."
I wish I was writing about a few thousand 'whack jobs' but that's not the case. There are millions and they are very actively proselytizing. The thing is, the tools they use can be very powerful, such as intentional group prayer, but the only spiritual force that I'm aware of that actively promotes the removal of free choice isn't called the Holy Spirit.
It may be that Sara Palin hasn't bought into all of this and it may be that it would never influence her politically or in her elected duties, but it wouldn't matter, because she would still be a major focus point for their efforts, both in this world and in their supernatural dealings. This is very scarey stuff to me, and I can't believe most Catholics who do any research into her affiliations could in conscience vote for her.
For those interested in a good place to start doing more research, here's a couple of links.
This one is from Mary Glazier's website itself:
And this one is probably the best place to start with all kinds of other links:
**Lest one think the Vatican doesn't take all of this quite seriously I would just like to point out that the inroads being made in Africa and Latin American concern both the Vatican and respective bishops a great deal, and there has to be some reason for last winter's call from Pope Benedict for an army of exorcists.**