God tells New Apostolic Reformation 'prophet' Rick Joyner that he'll defy gravity
By D. Beeksma
On September 18, 2012 At 7:34 pm
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In Morningstar Ministries' "Featured Video Teaching" issued for this week, Rick Joyner told his congregation that they will soon be able to "literally move mountains" with their spoken words and defy all physical laws. This "teaching" was given to him in a dream, which he shared at the "Prepared For the Harvest" gathering on August 19, 2012 (transcribed and embedded below).
According to Joyner, he was shown that, "I didn't have to obey gravity. Gravity had to obey me."
Joyner is a "prophet" and "apostle" in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement that teaches that NAR believers will be able to "perform signs and wonders" like raising the dead — and apparently now, defying gravity — during Earth's last days before Jesus returns to rule over a Christly kingdom that the NAR apostles and prophets created by dominating seven mountains or spheres of culture. Joyner has been issuing a prophecy that California will experience a major earthquake because of the United States' treatment of Israel, warned about the impending dangers of "Chrislam," has claimed to have transcended time and space by mysteriously popping in and out of cities, and mentored Todd Bentley, the NAR "prophet" and "apostle" who is covered in tattoos and beats people up in the name of Jesus to "heal" them of ailments like cancer.
Joyner oversees The Oak Initiative, a 7 Mountains Christian Dominionist group that, among other things, seeks to "raise up effective leaders for all of the dominant areas of influence in the culture, including: government, business, education, arts and entertainment, family services, media, and the church." The Oak Initiative hosted a conference on "the Christian Intelligence Service" where "watchmen" would report on activities in their neighborhoods and gather information. Politically, Joyner and his Oak Initiative have participated in Texas Gov. Rick Perry's "The Response" prayer rally in Houston and have hosted a talk by U.S. Senator Jim DeMint.
Here's his latest teaching:
And the Lord gave me a dream in which He told me how to do the greater works. I've shared some of that dream with you how He said Peter did not walk on the water, He said he walked on my word. He said His word had more substance than the firmament and how when He said "come," that's what Peter walked on. And He showed me doing all kinds of extraordinary things, moving mountains and things like that. These are the greater works.
He said literal mountains would be moved by His people at the end of this age as a testimony that His word is true. He said literal mountains. His people will have authority to say to this mountain, and it will be plucked up and it will be cast into the sea. This is going to be done, okay?
And so I had a dream in July in which He gave me authority over all physical laws. I didn't have to obey gravity. Gravity had to obey me. He said this the authority of the Kingdom that is authority over all other laws, all physical laws. That's what Jesus walked in. He had authority over physical laws.
Now, I believe we only have true spiritual authority to the degree that we're biding in the King. I'm still, I'm sure, so immature, if I could just say to this mountain, "Be plucked up," that's where you'd find me right now. I'd be having a big time. But right now, He has the mountains right where He wants them, so it's a matter of obedience. Okay, you understand? It's obedience when the King says do this, we will do it and it will be done.
But in this dream, I had authority over all physical laws. He said this is the authority that He paid for, it has already been given to us. It has been purchased to us by His atonement, by the new covenant. This is the authority of the new creation, of the Kingdom, and as citizens of the Kingdom. But we've ... we're going to grow up and walk in this.
You're going to see this and I believe in the not too distant future, the works that Jesus did and even greater works.
One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
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