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The New Apostolics' Spiritual Warfare against Catholics and  the Amish (or Rick Santorum's Close Call)

Palin's Churches and the Third Wave Series

It began as a plan for a secret mission that would take place high in the Himalayas.  Twenty six people traveled from locations around the world including, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Vietnam, and the United States, and met for the mission in 1997.  For three weeks the teams split and made preparations at base camps at 13,000 and 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest.  Then the teams began the last dangerous ascent to make an assault on their target.  

"Our assignment from God was to take down the foundations of The Great Babylon, the harlot over many waters, who supported the false systems of the world. God clearly showed us where we should go for our main prophetic act by revealing a large, brown stone formation, completely surrounded by walls of ice resembling a castle and shaped exactly like an idol of the Queen of Heaven! This seat of the Mother of the Universe was 20,000 feet high, and to get there we had to cross the ice fall, the most dangerous par of the Everest ascent, with no guide but Him and no help from anyone else other than the angels."

Quote from Ana Mendez, Special Task Coordinator, World Prayer Center
C. Peter Wagner, Confronting the Queen of Heaven, Colorado Springs, Wagner Publications, 2001. p.51

After the mission they reported that they barely escaped with their lives.

God told us to leave the camp before 11am, because it was going to be destroyed. We left the camp at 10:30. When we had all reached safety, one of the largest avalanches on record occurred on all three mountainsides around the camp - Everest, Loh-La and Nuptse. The camp was completely destroyed, and the climbing season had to be cancelled. The only flag left on Everest was for Jesus, the King of Kings.

Ana Mendez, Special Task Coordinator, World Prayer Center
Mendez Testimony at Transforming Melbourne
[This link is gone. See C. Peter Wagner's account here.]

This is not the latest script for an Indiana Jones sequel.  It is from actual accounts by the lead Apostles and Prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation concerning their first major spiritual warfare mission against the "Queen of Heaven" in 1997.  They later revealed the secret mission and reported it as a great success in attacking this major demon, the Queen of Heaven.

C. Peter Wagner, Convening Apostle of the International Coalition of Apostles, and founder of the New Apostolic Reformation reports,

"Several unmistakable signs in the natural world confirmed that it had been a successful venture and that it had deeply affected the invisible world.  If not the strongest, the Operation Ice Castle would be seen as one of the strongest assaults on the Queen of Heaven ever undertaken by the armies of God."

The results is also celebrated in the testimony of the lead strategist for the operation, Prophetess Ana Mendez, Special Task Coordinator of the World Prayer Center.  The target is identified,

"... a demonic power misinterpreted as Mary by some Christian churches, honoured by Muslims as Fatima, and known to others as Diana or Artemis."

The testimonial continues with the dramatic results,

"Since then, we have seen millions come to faith in Asia. Pastor Lok Main Bandhari, who had welcomed us to Nepal, then had a church of 70 people. Two years later, his movement had grown to 1,000 churches. Within two weeks of the expedition, other things happened which I believe are also connected: the huge fire in Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation; an earthquake destroyed the basilica of Assisi, where the Pope had called a meeting of all world religions; a hurricane destroyed the infamous temple 'Baal-Christ' in Acapulco, Mexico; Princess Diana died, a representative of the British throne, to which Sir Edmund Hillary dedicated Mount Everest; and Mother Teresa died in India, one of the most famous advocates of Mary as Co-Redeemer."

Ana Mendez, Special Task Coordinator, World Prayer Center
Ana Mendez (Ferrell) Current Ministry (Must see intro and site video.)

The account is from the top leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation.  This is no fringe movement, but a rapidly institutionalizing entity larger than most Protestant denominations. The leadership has forged this movement from several strands of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, often referred to as the Third Wave.  Under the Convening Apostle, C. Peter Wagner, they have formed an international entity encompassing thousands of independent, Pentecostal, and Charismatic churches worldwide, as well as hundreds of cross-denominational parachurch organizations, their own educational and accreditation systems, conventions, media, and businesses.

The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) has rapidly grown since the Himalayan venture, largely through a widely successful media campaign conducted by the Sentinel Group. The media group, led by George Otis, Jr., uses a series of videos referred to as the "Transformations" series to promote their ideas of societal transformation through the expulsion of demons. Since the 1999 release of their first video, "Transformations," the combined forces of the NAR and The Sentinel Group have promoted the ultimate faith-based initiative - "transformation" through spiritual warfare and religious, ideological, and social cleansing.  

The "documentaries" demonstrate the process through which communities and nations around the world have been transformed through spiritual mapping, and the expulsion of "strategic level territorial demons" and generational curses.  The portrayed result is the creation of mini-utopias which provide confirmation and glimpses of the coming glories of the "Kingdom" when other religious systems have been defeated. Once the witches and demons are purged and the communities are led by "Spirit-filled" Christians ( some advertised as 92% saved), the videos document the amazing results: empty jails and reduction in crime, repair of environmental degradation and increased crop yields including huge vegetables, bars turned to churches, improved schools, miraculous large-scale healings of AIDs,  and purging of corruption from government.

The videos are viewed at churches and ministries around the world, recently advertised as having been viewed by 200 million people in 70 languages.

One of the stars of Tranformations is none other than the famous witch hunter - Thomas Muthee.  Muthee was well known internationally, long before the anointing ceremony of Sarah Palin. Transformations I features his recently debunked story of transforming Kiambu, Kenya from a crime-ridden hellhole to a peaceful oasis, through the expulsion of a witch called Mama Jane.

[below: 73 second video documents Palin-endorser Thomas Muthee's anti-Catholic bigotry]

Muthee has subsequently held leadership roles including serving as a board member of the World Prayer Center International, and currently as a Transformations Associate.  Part of this Transformations "franchise" effort of the combined media, organizations, ministries, and businesses, has been a massive campaign to de-Catholicize Central and South America, glimpses of which can also be seen in the videos.  Other significant international impact has resulted from their promotion of their claimed miraculous healing of AIDS in Uganda.  They have been particularly successful with their operations in Guatemala, Argentina, and Brazil. Muthee is not just another witch hunter.

But the "Transformations" franchise of evangelism and demon hunting is not just operating in Africa or South America.  The Transformations movement has impacted American social and governmental policy.  The idea that social transformation can be achieved through spiritual warfare, and the expulsion of demons and witchcraft, is becoming deeply embedded in social and government policy in the United States including emergency response, physical and mental health, public safety, and juvenile and adult rehabilitation.  

(See Spiritual Mapping and Spiritual Warfare: Muthee and the Transformations Franchise." An article with details from the first two Transformations videos links here. )

While few are paying attention, Transformations ideology is infiltrating our day to day life in ways we fail to recognize.  The NAR and their Transformations "franchises" reach out to millions of Americans including the top levels of US government. And sometimes those people are, apparently, completely unaware of what they have stumbled into.

Santorum Fraternizes with the New Apostolic Prayer Warriors and Doesn't Get Caught

April, 2006. Two years ago Senator Rick Santorum was running for reelection in Pennsylvania. The polls showed him to be trailing Bob Casey by double digits.  Perhaps in a desperate attempt to rally support from the Religious Right, Santorum spoke at a "renewal conference" at Ephrata, Pennsylvania in April, 2006.  Certainly Santorum could not have been aware of the implications of his participation. He is a devout Catholic who was campaigning in a heavily Catholic state.

The Ephrata event was a "Transformation Summit" headlined by an internationally known Apostle from Canada and one of the Transformation video stars.  This Transformation Summit featured several major luminaries of the movement including Alistair Petrie, International Director of the Sentinel Group.  Petrie is also a leading Apostle in C. Peter Wagner's International Coalition of Apostles, and one of the original figures, along with Ana Mendez, in the development and dissemination of the "Transformations" brand of spiritual mapping and spiritual warfare - such as that used in the "killing through prayer" of Mother Teresa and to convert Catholics and impact government policy in Central and South America, and Africa.  Petrie's own personal specialty is considered to be bringing Anglicans/Episcopalians to "Spirit-filled" Christianity.  

Santorum led a session titled "Partnership between Ministry and Government Leaders."  

The event also featured Ruth Ruibal, one of the stars of the Transformations I, and, like Thomas Muthee, currently a Transformations Associate. Ruibal is featured in the segment on the transformation of Cali, Colombia.  

Petrie later posted comments about the event on his Partnership Ministries site including participation of what he estimates as 800 - 900 people. He also describes a session for Amish and non-Amish "reconciliation".  The New Apostolic Reformation has a well developed "reconciliation" process which is used to convert target populations.  Using "identificational repentance," they ask forgiveness for their own generational curses and previous hostilities toward the target group, and removal of the demons which cause the target populations to resist evangelism.  After the removal of the demon obstacles and forgiveness of generational curses, these groups are then expected to be open to conversion to "Spirit-filled" Christianity and ready to join forces with the New Apostolic movement and agenda.  

The "reconciliation" process for evangelism, including prayer and repentance "walks," has been used around the world with various populations including Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, and Muslim Turks, in conjunction with subsequent confrontations with the "Queen of Heaven." Link to other “reconciliation” information and account at midpoint of this article.That assault on the demons and generational curses, seen as the source of all societal problems and the obstacle to evangelism, is generally the same battle plan as that used in the Himalayan expedition. However, in that expedition the NAR leaders were battling the Queen of Heaven, "one of the most powerful spirits in Satan's hierarchy" and the demonic power which Wagner claims is responsible for the Catholic veneration Mary and Islam's Fatima.

This irony of Santorum's participation was not covered by a single journalist or blogger.  With the exception of the local papers, the website "Street Prophets" had the only coverage of the event whatsoever. Santorum probably never knew it, but he got a pass. However, another election year would bring an even larger and more powerful New Apostolic Reformation back into the political arena.

McCain's Pastor Problems

May, 2008.  Fast forward almost exactly two years to May, 2008.  Despite his 2000 campaign "agents of intolerance" remark directed at major Religious Right leaders, John McCain pursued the endorsement of John Hagee, mega-church pastor, televangelist, and founder of the political activist organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). Researchers on this website as well as others had, for years, published examples of the anti-Catholic and ironically, anti-Semitic statements in Hagee's sermons. co-founder, Bruce Wilson, finally broke through to the mainstream media with his video of Hagee's "God sent Hitler as hunter" sermon on the evening of May 14 when it aired on the Keith Olbermann show that evening. Within twenty-four hours, McCain had rejected the endorsement of both Hagee and Rod Parsley.  

But that window of opportunity closed as fast as it had opened.  Once McCain had rejected Hagee's endorsement, the media lost interest in the story, not even bothering to correct mistakes they were circulating.  The Jerusalem Countdown to Crisis series sermon was given in 2005, not the late 1990s as Hagee claimed in a written apology to the Anti-Defamation League. (Hagee goes on to mention Hurricane Katrina in the same sermon from which the video clip was taken.) Furthermore, the quote was not about theological hairsplitting, as could easily be determined by just watching the rest of sermon.  The Hitler/hunter and Holocaust quote was a prelude to Hagee's insistence that another, larger Holocaust was required to bring Jews "from spiritual death to spiritual life."  But the moment had passed, and neither Hagee's claim that the Antichrist is "German, gay, and part-Jewish" nor the need to further examine Hagee's ongoing political activities were considered newsworthy. See video of story embedded in this Talk2action link.

The rapid demise of the story allowed both Catholic and Jewish leaders to accept apologies riddled with untruths from Hagee, and prevented those constituencies from learning more about the direct assaults on their religious pluralism.  McCain separated himself from Hagee and that was the end of the story.  Except that it wasn't.  

From the Frying Pan to the Fire

September, 2008. Naming Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate, Senator John McCain went from the frying pan directly into the fire.  Perhaps because of a need to embrace the Religious Right, and probably with complete ignorance of various competing and feuding groups that make up the Religious Right, McCain made an incredible choice.  He chose someone who had been publicly anointed by Muthee - the internationally known "Transformations" witch hunter himself.  Muthee is a flag bearer for a movement that is wildly controversial in the Religious Right.

Hagee had been an embarrassment with his Great Harlot of Mystery Babylon sermons but he is not an Apostle in a network that credits themselves with "killing" Mother Teresa with their prayers. He did promote the Iraq War as the "Final War" and assured his congregation and international television audiences that the invasion of Iraq would trigger the end times - they would be Raptured at any minute. But Hagee teaches that true believers will watch the destruction of their hated enemies from the grandstands of heaven.

"We can forget the frustration we feel every time we turn on the television and watched the evening news.  We'll trade in the condom culture and politically correct madhouse for paradise.  This AIDS-infected, abortion-loving, pornography-addicted, secular-humanist sewer will disappear as Jesus Christ redeems the entire creation."

John Hagee, Final Dawn over Jerusalem, Thomas Nelson, Inc. 1998, p.167
Collection of Hagee quotes.

The New Apostolics are not that passive!

They believe that they must take Dominion over the "Kingdom" now, in what they believe is the New Apostolic age, and defeat evil themselves. Link to Lions in the Pews, article and video about the Sevens Mountain Strategy to take Dominion. They also believe that they must wage a "civil war" on the rest of the church in order to accomplish their agenda.  McCain chose a running mate with ties to one of the most aggressively anti-pluralistic movements on the globe. The articles featured on in the Palin's Churches and the Third Wave series have been posted in the most unexpected place - by fundamentalists and conservative evangelicals who feel that their beliefs and churches are threatened by the New Apostolic Reformation!

A group of researchers posting at had been working for months on the involvement of Hagees' Christians United for Israel (CUFI) with major New Apostolic figures, and the impact that the aggressive "Kingdom" theology is having on Christian Zionism. (Link here for a short introduction, Part Two to be posted soon.)  Ironically, thanks to Hagee, we had thousands of pages of  NAR information, as well as books and videos at our fingertips.  We were up to date in the very unique lingo, the leaders, and the theology of the New Apostolic Reformation, as well as the role of the Transformations videos in the promotion of their demon haunted agenda.

Sarah Palin was anointed by the Transformations superstar himself - Thomas Muthee, in a ceremony laden with "Kingdom" significance including the lingo for breaking generational and national curses and rebuking witchcraft. See videos embedded in article.Not only that, but her connections to the NAR included several other anointings which are documented in photographs and articles and even posted on the official State of Alaska site.  There is a wealth of sermons and writings from her current and former pastors clearly including New Apostolic theology, and referencing activities with New Apostolic leaders.  These pastors have traveled thousands of miles to attend New Apostolic events and taken their youth groups along on some of these ventures. Palin spoke at the graduation ceremony of one of these groups which uses New Apostolic curriculum. Ed Kalnins has visited Muthee in Africa three times. Wasilla is a hot bed of interconnected NAR ministries with a revolving door of international leaders traveling to Wasilla to speak at both Palin's churches and other ministries, including another New Apostolic youth ministry led by a pastor whom Palin appointed to the state Suicide Prevention Council. Article linked here.

These Wasilla (and Juneau) connections are with many of the best known international leaders and ministries of the movement - MorningStar Ministries, Rick Joyner, Todd Bentley, Francis Frangipane, Steve Thompson, Rodney Howard-Browne, Thomas Muthee, and many more.  Apostle Mary Glazier, Alaskan head of the US Strategic Prayer Network, formerly the Spiritual Warfare Network, claims that Palin was in her network at twenty-four years of age, at the time that God called Palin to pursue politics. article and video here and transcript here Apostle Jan Torp, who was visiting Wagner when Palin was named, reported on his Norwegian website that Palin is a "prayer warrior" under Wagner and Glazier in their network.  (Link here to the master document for the entire series Palin's Churches and the Third Wave, articles and videos.)

Once again this story has not made much of an impact in the mainstream media. But the story is not just about Sarah Palin.  It is much bigger than one person's political career.

The leaders of the New Apostolic Reformation believe that they have been mandated by God to cleanse and purify the earth of what they view as evil, which includes all competing religious and philosophical beliefs.  In their own words they believe that they must take control of all aspects of society and government and they are well on their way in some locations.  They also believe that their prayers can, and have, maimed, killed, and destroyed others around the globe as is demonstrated in numerous witch hunting stories as well as stories of property destruction, like the "prayer induced" burning of the Transcendental Meditation Center of Hemet, CA, also featured in Transformations I.  

If polls are accurate it appears that we may not have to be concerned about Sarah Palin becoming Vice President (or President as the New Apostolic prophecies have implied.) Mary Glazier prophecy link.  However, researchers and writers who care about religious pluralism must take advantage of this window of opportunity to increase awareness of this growing threat to the wall of separation of church and state, and to the infiltration of demon-chasing belief into our government and social services. And we must also take this opportunity to insist that many of our own leaders - both religious and political, reconsider the wisdom of partnering with those who literally teach that all other expressions of faith are demon controlled and must be eliminated.

Interest in this research must not end just because Sarah Palin departs from the limelight. The New Apostolics believe their prayers can both heal and kill. If Mother Teresa is fair game, the rest of us are in trouble.

(Link here to the master document for the entire series Palin's Churches and the Third Wave, articles and videos.)

What's most dangerous about this mindset is they believe anyone who isn't completely on board with their religious beliefs and their world view is evil and meant to be eradicated. The other evil is that they are supposed to curse people by prayer. Wishing evil on others eventually comes back to haunt you.

by khughes1963 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 at 09:44:34 PM EST
As far as I know, imprecatory prayer is supposed to be one of the signature features of black magic and "witchcraft". People in this tradition seem to justify their "spiritual warfare" on the basis that  it's being done in the name of Jesus.

by Bruce Wilson on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:59:34 AM EST

...the prayer warriors will not remain content with prayer as their only means of waging war for dominion. It seems to me that people who can be led into believing that their god is directing them to wage spiritual war can also be led into believing that their god is directing them to wage real war.

Consider Becky Fischer's ominous words in the movie Jesus Camp...

"I want to see young people who are as committed to the cause of Jesus Christ as the young people are to the cause of Islam. I want to see them radically laying down their lives for the gospel, as they are over in Pakistan and Israel and Palestine."


by xDARKxENERGYx on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:26:39 PM EST

Becky Fischer is still working with kids. At the end of the month she is having a dedication for her new "Fire Center " building.  https:/  
This link is to an article on her site about one of the "Power Club" kids in Mexico raising a baby from the dead. view&id=107&Itemid=93
And here is an interview with Fischer on Prophetic TV -

What is most frightening is that the outward presentation of so many of their activities is very benign. The transformation organizations are often evangelical/charitable organizations that really do charitable work and claim to be working for justice, clean environment, unity, ethnic harmony, eradication of poverty, etc.  How can you be against that? However, they believe that these things will be achieved through the process you are seeing in this article and the other article on the Transformations I video - through the expulsion of demons and anything standing in their way. All of these utopian dreams will come true when the rest of us are converted or eliminated.

The back cover of the Transformations I DVD case says, "Imagine a community where 92 percent of the population is born again..." They believe they have a mandate to do this to all communities, whatever it takes, and that their mandate is righteous.  They also have a very narrow view of what constitutes "born again."

by Rachel Tabachnick on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 06:51:34 PM EST
Parent that when Obama is elected, some of these Left Behinders / NAR types are not content with prayer, but use bullets to take out the anti-christ, as they see him. I have already seen the "O" stickers with horns on the O. I don't think they are merely being cheeky.

by SharonB on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 03:32:14 PM EST

...don't you think about sixty million American Catholics might want to know about this story?

by Frank Cocozzelli on Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 01:14:45 PM EST
I'm late to this party, and here's some news that might make you feel better... Ana Mendez never got past base camp, misrepresented major facts and never made proper arrangements for their climbing permits (or wanted to pay full price for them [$50K no less]). This expedition was investigated extensively and written about in December 2010 by Mike Oppenheimer and Bud Press, two Christian men who run respective web sites that de-bunk false apostles, false prophets, and all other types of heretical Christian teachings & movements opposed to Orthodox Christianity. They even wrote to Ana Mendez Ferrell and gave Ana, et al., time to respond. Check it out, it's an enlightening read, if nothing else! Article --- --- Letters ---

by AthenaG on Fri Apr 08, 2011 at 04:45:40 PM EST

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