“So here’s the deal, lil lady. It’ll only cost ya three hundred fifty bucks a year to be a full-fledged prophetess. So, you wanna sign up?”
This is a noteworthy New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) related WordPress repost of an article that appeared on bereanresearch.org
Holly Pivec of Spirit of Error alerts us to a new NAR coalition (NAR is keen on coalitions) professing believers mustn’t take part in. Not surprisingly, the group is asking those who join to pay an annual membership fee that ranges from $300 to $350 per prophet. Since this isn’t exactly chump change, it seems aspiring prophets will have to be prosperous.
Now to Holly’s piece:
The International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders is the world’s largest network of New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) apostles, with hundreds of members from many nations. When I was on their website recently, I noticed a link to a newly formed group, the International Coalition of Prophets.
This group of prophets has formed an alliance with the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders and, thus, shares their “4 R vision”: Restoration of the Church, Reconciliation, Revival, Reformation. Here’s the International Coalition of Prophets mission statement, found on their website.
We are an alliance of Five-fold ministers operating in the gift of the Prophet from Ephesians 4:11-12, that have chosen to walk in covenant relationship with one another and in alignment with the Apostolic movement.
Our primary interest is the restoration of the office gift of the Prophet and the gift of prophecy back into the church with character, integrity and proper biblical protocol. We are in alignment with the Apostolic movement and with the other Five-fold office giftings: the Teacher, Pastor and Evangelist.
We believe in proper order, protocol, alignment and accountability in the Body of Christ, and in accordance with this, our movement is: Prophetically Influenced and Apostolically Led.
To become a member of this coalition, an individual must receive an invitation and complete the application found on the website here. They also must pay an annual membership fee that ranges from $300 to $350 per person.
Interestingly, when one becomes a member of the International Coalition of Prophets they automatically also become a member of the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders. I’m not sure of the rationale for this. Does being a prophet automatically make one an apostle, in the view of these groups?
To understand the significance of this new coalition of prophets, it helps to understand a common practice in the NAR — that’s the practice of apostles and prophets teaming up (sometimes referred to as “hitching” themselves together in ministry). The reason for this practice is that, in the NAR, the prophets receive new revelation, and the apostles interpret the revelation and then strategize about how to implement it in the churches that are in their networks. For example, many NAR prophets have received revelation about the importance of establishing 24/7 prayer rooms to bring God’s kingdom to earth. NAR apostles have then taken that revelation and implemented it by urging the churches and ministries that come under their authority to establish 24/7 prayer rooms.
This practice explains why the International Coalition of Prophets would be formed to come alongside and support the work of the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders.
Since the prophets typically receive the revelation, some may say they’re the true force in the NAR. That’s why I think you should keep your eyes on this coalition.
Holly Pivec is the co-author of A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement and God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement. She has a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University.