The Agenda & Teaching
Of The New Apostolic Reformation
transcript of C. Peter Wagner, Arise Prophetic Conference, Gateway Church, San Jose, CA, 10-10-2004
with forward by Sandy Simpson, 5/23/05


FORWARD

I am posting the transcript of this conference in the hope that those who want to know what is going on in the churches across the world today will be able to understand the agenda of the New Apostolic Reformation.  This agenda runs through thousands of agencies and web sites.  It is what is driving the Transformations movement, the global prayer movement, and thousands of other churches and organizations.  What Christians need to realize is that they need to make a choice now.  A majority of Christian churches have already succumbed to this Dominionist agenda foisted on the churches by false apostles driven by false prophecies from false prophets.  Wagner is talking about the government of the church, under the leadership of the new foundational restored "apostles", OVERTHROWING the governments of the world. A spirit is indeed saying something to the churches, but since this is based on false prophecy rather than the written Word, you can begin to understand that this is not of the Holy Spirit speaking.  If this agenda that C. Peter Wagner is proposing and is about to pull off is not "the woman who rides the beast" I don't know what is!


TRANSCRIPT

Pastors announce what the spirit is saying to their church, but apostles announce what the spirit is saying to churches in general.  So, I want to get to one thing that I feel the spirit is saying to the churches, but first of all [crowd laughter and cheers]  I see youíre ready for this.  This is going to be great.

[warm up joke about whether computers are masculine or feminine]

Ok, back to what the spirit is saying to the churches [more laughter].  Ok, my, I canít see that clock so Iíll use my own.  Alright. NowÖ Iím going to talk to you and youíre going to take notes, so it would be a good idea to take your note paper out now.  Iím not the kind ofÖ someone asked me if I was going to preach today and I said no, Iím going to teach.  So you donít have to worry about grabbing the boxes of Kleenex or anything like that [laughter].  Just grab your pencil and paper and the title of what I want to talk about is ďThe Church in The Workplace.Ē [. . .]  Now, Lee Grady said the Lord spoke to him in the year 2000 about getting into the whole idea of mobilizing women for the Army of God, and it was 2001 when the Lord began speaking to me about getting my arms around this whole thing about how Godís people in the workplace need to function.  Now, Iím a scholar, Iím now in my 34th year on the faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary, and so I do what scholars do, I start buying books when God assigns me a new area like this, and I bought books, Iíve read them, theyíre in my personal library, and now I have between 90 and 100 books on this subject, and thereís a lot of good stuff out there.  If you want a good entry level book and youíre taking notes, I think Ed Silvosoís book Anointed for Business is about the best entry level book into this field, and this is a huge, huge subject that is actually, God is requiring a paradigm shift in the Body of Christ.  Now, I tell you the nature of a paradigm shift, youíve heard that word a lot but I donít know if youíve thought of it this way, the nature of a paradigm shift is a change in the way you think, see? And, so, it goes back to Romans 12:2, it says be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove as a good and acceptable perfect will of God.  Now the ministry of the heart thatís very important, ministry to other things thatís important, but Iím ministering to your mind because I want to help you think clearly about this new thing that God is saying to the churches, and that has to do with the church in the workplace.  Iím going to give you six points, six things that we need to understand, now donít forget that Iím talking to the mind, six things that we need to understand to really understand what the spirit is saying to the churches about the workplace.

Now when Iím talking to a congregation like this on Sunday morning, the great majority of the people Iím talking to are workplace people, and Iím just so thankful that we have with us two people who are recognized in the workplace as prophetic voices, because this is very, very important about the way the government of the church takes place, which Iíll get to which Iíll get to in one of my points.  Now my latest book came out two months ago, and itís called, Changing Church.  I donít believe itís on the booktable here, I donít really send books or take them around with me, like I probably should.  But this book Changing Church has these six points in Chapter 4, ďFrom a Church Vision to a Kingdom Vision,Ē so if you donít take notes, well of course this is being taped, isnít this Dave? Is it?  Yeah, you can get the tape or get this book, if you want a web site you can order it from arsenalbooks.com.  We do a lot of spiritual warfare, so we named our bookstore The Arsenal.  Arsenalbooks.com, you can get that book, Changing Church.

Ok, now the first thing weíve gotta understand, number 1, is we need to understand the kingdom.  Hereís what I mean by that.  The Kingdom of God is not confined to the four walls of a local church.  Thatís a very simple statement, but when you think about it, it has a huge ripple effect, see, cause a lot of people think that thatís the case.  They think whereís the kingdom of God, well itís in our church, and thatís not the case.  See, the kingdom of God, think about this, you know as Iím trying to put this together, the kingdom of God, see, doesnít have political boundaries, canít join the United Nations, it doesnít issue passports, the kingdom of God is wherever thereís an individual, and we have a whole room of them here, the kingdom of God is wherever thereís an individual for whom Jesus Christ is their king, is their Lord, see?  So, Jesus Christ is your Lord, wherever you go, the kingdom of God goes with you.   Thatís why Jesus said, at one point in time, whereís the kingdom of God, the kingdom of God is within you, see?  Ok, so that is the kingdom of God.  Now, what we know about God is that it is His desire that the values and the blessings and the prosperity of the kingdom of God not just be confined to those of us who are already in the kingdom, but that they spread from us through the whole society, so that in our communities, in our cities, in our neighborhoods, in our regions, in our nations, when we look out there we see the values and blessings of the kingdom of God where we live.  Thatís what Apostle C. prophesied this morning, he said things are messy, theyíre bad, they seem like theyíre going from bad to worse, but thatís not the will of God, the will of God is that just turn around, and we see the kingdom of God out there.  So the goal that God has now placed on the agenda of the Body of Christ in the last few years, much more than we can find in the past, is, the goal is transforming our society.  Seeing the values of the kingdom of God, thatís why Jesus taught us to pray.  You know, his disciples came to him and said, ďJesus, please teach us to pray.Ē And, actually, I donít know if you every thought of this but you find that twice, one in Matthew and one in Luke, and both of those times he gave them the Lordís Prayer, ďOur Father, who art in heaven,Ē you know that, and theyíre not parallel passages. Theyíre a year and a half apart.  So it means that twice, Jesusís disciples came to him and he gave the same answer, so it must be important.  And part of that prayer is, ďyour kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Ē  Now, if you believe, thatís what Jesus taught us to pray, and you pray that, which I sincerely hope you do, you expect that prayer to be answered, donít you?  Itís not just words weíre speaking.  ďYour kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Ē  So transforming our society, understanding the kingdom, and transforming our society is, number one.

Hereís number two.  We need to understand that thereís a church in the workplace.  I want you to write that down.  Now we need to understand that thereís a church in the workplace.  Now Iím going to give you two Greek words in this teaching.  Iím not great for quoting a lot of Greek, mainly because I donít know very much of it [audience laughter].  When I went to seminary I did know a little GreekÖ he ran a restaurant on Colorado Boulevard [laughs]. But hereís the word, hereís the Greek word.  Ekklesia is a Greek word for ďchurch;Ē you can spell it with two ďkĒs or two ďcĒs, whichever you want, e k k l e s i a, thatís how you spell it, thatís the word for church. Thatís what I want to give you, the basic, core, root meaning of that.  The meaning of ekklesia, in the New Testament, is, ďthe people of God.Ē   Thatís the church, the people of God.  In other words, most of the people, when you see somebody and you talk about church, where do you go to church, and what goes on in their mind, a building, you know, how many churches do you have, well, we have 100 churches in our city or whatever, ok?  Thatís the normal understanding of the word church.  Itís a congregation that has a hierarchical leadership and all that kind of thing.   But thatís not the BiblicalÖ thatís not bad, Iím not saying that we should just stop using the word for that, in normal use.  However, what weíve got to understand is, thatís not what the root is, the root is the people of God.   Now, in the New Testament, that word ekklesia is used in two different ways.  Itís used sometimes to describe the people of God when theyíre all gathered together, and itís used other times in the New Testament to describe the people of God when theyíre scattered out there in the workplace.  Theyíre still the people of God.  You understand what Iím saying?  So where do you find the ekklesia?  You find it one day a week gathered together in congregations like Gateway, or other different denominations.  But six days a week, everybody, you find the people of God in the workplace.  Thatís the church.  In other words, the people of God arenít the church one day a week, the people of God are the church seven days a week.  And so that is very, very important to understand.  Iím talking about renewing our mind, understand this paradigm shift, ok?  Now, here is the way to think about the church, ok? Remember, I just described sometimes, one day a weekÖ Iím just saying because I know sometimes people have Wednesday night services and all that, but generally speaking, one day a week youíre gathered, six days a week the church is scattered, ok?  Now, hereís a good way of thinking about this, and this is terminology Iím very strong on, because Iíve been working on this for several years now, and I think itís good terminology, IÖ You know, one of things I do is I invent new terms [audience laughter].  Nine out of ten are lead balloons that fall right down, but a few of them soar, see?  Now Iím trying to use my influence to get these terms to soar, because I know theyíre important terms, ok?  Now hereís what Iím trying to say.  We are all used to sociological descriptions of the family.  We accept them as part of our daily thinking.  The sociologists tell us that there is such a thing as the nuclear family, and there is such a thing as the extended family.  Nuclear family, we all live together under one roof, our extended family, our in laws, our grandparents, and aunts and uncles and all that kind of thing, is that all the family?  Thatís all the family.  But, it functions one way when youíre in your nuclear family, and it functions another way when you got your extended family together, ok?  Itís still the family.  Now this is a very useful way of thinking about the church.  We think about the church gathered together one day a week as the nuclear church, and we think about the church the other six days of the week as the extended church.  Now the reason thatís a better term than church and workplace as if they were two different things because, you see what it is, it puts in our minds the idea that itís all the church, whether itís gathered or whether itís scattered, whether itís nuclear church or extended church.

Ok, now, here are four facts about this nuclear and extended church that I want to give you.  Now, I stress the word ďfactsĒ when I gave it because these are verified by social scientific studies.  Thereís a book out called, Church on Sunday, Work on Monday and the author is Lauren Nash who is a professor of business ethics at Harvard, and her co-author is Scotty McClellan who is in the Stanford business school.  These are top people.  I donít know anything about their faith, but I know theyíre expert social scientists, and they have compiled that book, from which I derive these facts.  Iím not quoting them, Iím using my own language, but these are, what Iím giving you now are not just thoughts or ideas or possibilities but they are facts, ok?  These are very importantÖ Number one, each of these churches, same church, but each of these forms of churches has a different culture; each of these churches has a different culture.  Number two, the cultural gap between them is enormous.  Carefully chosen words, see.  Because when I got into this in 2001 I knew there was a gap.  But until that book Church on Sunday, Work on Monday I never, I never had any idea how big that gap was, between the culture under which people operateÖ which Christian people operate six days a week, is so different from the culture that [sic] they operate on the other day of the week.   Number three, each culture has its own rulebook.  Now, thatís just Anthropology 101, everybody knows that different cultures have different rulebooks.  Everybody knows that Japanese eat with chopsticks, we eat with forks, Japanese take their shoes off when they go home, we leave our shoes on, Japanese drive on the left, we drive on the right.  Which is right or which is wrong, itís just different rulebooks that you operate with in different cultures and when you go into the different culture you better operate by that rulebook especially if you drive a car, donít drive on the right [audience chuckles], you wonít last very long. And, so they each have a different rulebook.  Ok, now you got that?  Now, that leads up to number four.  Number four, most extended church leaders, you got that terminology now, most extended church leaders understand both rulebooks.  Now why would that be?  Because they operate six days a week under their rulebook out there, and they also belong to church.  So when they go to church on Sunday, they operate under that rulebook, and they know both rulebooks, they live in both rulebooks, ok?  However, most nuclear church leaders understand only one rulebook, and thatís the nuclear church rulebook, and many of them cannot understand the behavior of the people who belong to their church.  If they only knew what the behavior was under a different rulebook, it would be shocking to them.  Now one of my jobs, one of the assignments God has given me, is to help bring this together, so that weíre allÖ weíre not on the same rulebook, but that we perfectly understand and appreciate each otherís rulebooks, just like Japanese and Americans, in different rulebooks, and we understand that.  So thatís one of the jobs I have, I hate to tell you this, itís not supposed to be bad news, but itís realistic, I think itís going to take until about 2010 to get this done, and itís a long process, this paradigm shift, but itís going toÖ Iíll tell you why itís going to happen, thatís because itís what the spirit is saying to the churches.  I can declare that apostolically.  The spirit is saying that to the churches so itís going to happen.  And people who get into it sooner will be happier than people who get into it later.  [Wagner chuckles]  And so, letís get into it!  Ok?

Now, number three.    We need to understand that Christian ministry [. . .]  number two.  I didnít bring my PowerPoint because my PowerPoint is a two hour lesson, and we didnít have time for that, ok?  So, this is the third thing to understand, we need to understand that Christian ministry is not confined to the nuclear church.  Christian ministry is not confined to the nuclear church.  Thatís old paradigm thinking.  I gotta say, I shifted my paradigm.  I used to think that way.  In fact, I wrote whole books on spiritual gifts under the assumption that all the spiritual gifts were used in a congregational setting.  I said that.  Now, Iíve revised it.  My new spiritual gifts books are coming out next spring, and theyíre basically the same core, but now Iíve revised it because I realized I was wrong, I realized that thatís old paradigm thinking, Iíve changed my mind.  Half of the time I feel like John Kerry [audience laughter], I did a flip-flop! [laughs]  Did a flip-flop!  Because if we follow that old line of thinking, that means that Christian ministry is confined to about 1% of the body of Christ.  But itís not, see, because it says in Ephesians 4 that God gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints, the saints, for the work of the ministry, the saints.  Does that mean equipping of 60% of the saints, or 80% of the saints?  No, itís equipping 100% of the saints.  All the saints are to be equipped for the work of the ministry.  So, when do the saints do the work of the ministry?  One day a week?  No!  They do the work of the ministry seven days a week.  Which means, everybody, that what you do in the workplace is a ministry.  Understand if youíre a bus driver, if youíre a nurse, if youíre a schoolteacher, if youíre a corporate CEO, if youíre a lieutenant in the Army, ok, all the things I named, add whatever you do to it, what you do is a ministry.  Now, youíre going to say I never thought of it as a ministry.  Ok, Iím going to help you think that way by the second Greek verb, Greek word I should say, that Iím going to give you, ok?  Remember the first was ekklesia.  Now hereís the second one.  Diakonia.  D I A K O N I A.  Diakonia, you can tell thatís where we got the word ďdeaconĒ from; however, here is theÖ I want to give youÖ again, the root meaning of that Greek word.  That word diakonia, in the Greek New Testament, half the timeÖ Iím not sure if itís exactly statistically that way, but figure of speechÖ half the time that word is translated in our English Bible as ministry, ok?  So, when you hear ďequipping the saints for the work of the ministry,Ē thatís diakonia.  Thatís one of the times itís translated in English, ďministry.Ē  However, the other half of the time that same Greek word is translated in English, ďservice.Ē  Now you get what Iím saying here?  As far as the original Greek is concerned, ministry and service are not two different things, theyíre the same things, theyíre both diakonia.  So, if youíre a bus driver, you are serving those people on the bus to get them to where they want to go.  You are serving them.   That is a ministry.  Now, some of you are probably asking in your minds, what is the difference between a job and a ministry?  Ok, let me tell you.  You wonít have time to write this down, but Iím just going to read it, because itísÖ I want to get the words right, itís so good.  Hereís the difference between a job and a ministry, ok?  ďA job becomes a ministry when God leads you into the area, you take the voice of God, the anointing of God, and Biblical principles into the area as you work in ministry.Ē  Now, some people out there in the workplace are just doing a job, because theyíre not taking the voice of God, and the principles of God, and the whole kingdom of God to that, but you are, see?  And so thatís why what you do in the workplace is, legitimately speaking, a ministry.

Number four.  The fourth thing we have to understand.  We have to understand that the church has a God-designed government.  The church has a God-designed government.  We now live, this is 2004, we now live in the second apostolic age.   The second apostolic age began in the year 2001, ok?  And in this whole first chapter in this book I argue my point, I think ratherÖ I hope itís convincingly, that 2001 marks, is the year that marks the second apostolic age, which means for years the government of the church had not been in place since about, you know, the first century or so.  It doesnít mean werenít apostles and prophets, because the government of theÖ the foundation of the church according to Ephesians 2:20 is apostles and prophets, Jesus being the chief cornerstone.  It doesnít mean there werenít apostles and prophets, it means the body of Christ hadnít recognized them and released them for the office that they had so that theyíd function as apostles and prophets in the foundation of the church.  But we now have that, I believe weíve reached our critical mass in the year 2001.  Now Iím concentrating on apostles in this teaching, not so much prophets, youíve got a couple more prophets coming on the scene here. But hereís the thing.   If God gave apostles to the church, which He definitely did, ok, and I donít have to convince anyone at Gateway that He gave apostles to the church, but here is my point.  If He gave them to the church as the government of the church, He must have given them both to the nuclear church and to the extended church.  Now, the thing is, Iíve written five books on apostles already, and all my books, with the exception of a mention, maybe a paragraph, the substance of every one of my books has been on apostles in the nuclear church.  I havenít written a book on apostles in the extended church.  So, this is new.  I know Rich Marshall, heís from here in San Jose, heís now writing a book on the marks of a workplace apostle, it hasnít been published yet.  And so, weíll find out what these characteristics of workplace apostles are very soon, but all Iím saying is the first step toward finding out is to know that theyíre there.  See, because that church, the government of that church, needs to be set in place.  And the problem is that like a lot of you, you know, all you have to do is join a church and within the first six weeks you find out that where you are in the workplace youíre salt and light, see?  You all know youíre salt and light.  Everybody knows theyíre salt and light, thatís a common thing.  But I tell you what, some of you have been out in the workplace, you know youíre salt and light, you donít have to be persuaded you are, but youíve been out in the workplace for fifteen years and everythingís just the same.  Nothingís changed.  But youíre salt and light.  Why hasnít anything changed?  I tell you why, itís not because youíre not legitimate servants of God, but itís because youíre out in the workplace different from where you are on Sunday and Sunday is very important, whether you belong to Gateway, whether you belong to a Presbyterian church, whether you belong to Jubilee, on Sunday, when the church is gathered itís very important that you belong toÖ whoís your pastor, who takes care of your small groups and all, thatís very important.  But I tell you what, once everybody in all the church gets out into the workplace together, how important is it?  What church do you go to on Sunday?  Itís not very important at all.  Whatís important is that youíre the people of God out there, youíre representing the kingdom of God, and you know this, but nothing has happened because the government of the church has not come into place.  See, the problem is, is that Satan has had too much of his way in our society because he has a government!  And the only way to overthrow a government is with a government.  It wonít happen otherwise.  So therefore the government of the church has to get into place in the extended church just like we do have it very well in place, we havenít reached our goal yet, but itís very well established in the nuclear church.

Number five.  We need to understand the full scope of the word, ďworkplace.Ē  The thing about apostles is, every apostle soon learns that God not only gives the apostle the gift of apostle, but that God also assigns the apostle a sphere, or more than one, or spheres.  And you know what?  Apostles have incredible authority, but that authority only applies to their sphere.  If they get outside of their sphere, they donít have any more authority than anybody else in the body of Christ, and Paul writes about that in 2 Corinthians 10Ö I donít have time to go through half of 2 Corinthians 10, is on that.  But hereís what Iím saying about the workplace, when we begin to identify the apostles in the workplace, we also need to recognize that part of analyzing the workplace, which is quite complex, is there are different spheres in the workplace, and there will be apostles raised up in the different spheres of the workplace.  Thereíll be apostles raised up in religion, apostles raised up for the family, for education, for government, for media, for arts, for business, for all these different spheres in the workplace.  So thatís the scope of workplace.  We have a lot of work to do.  And somebody said, you know, I could never be happier being alive right now.  Neither can I.  I mean, this is going to be fun!  Seeing it all come into play!

And then, hereís whatís going to make it the most fun and this is the point number six.  I told you there were six points, ok?  And this is the last one, this is the longest one, so Iíll let you write this down because itís very important.  We need to be fully aware of the two strategic gates for the advance of the kingdom of God that will be opened through the ministry of apostles in the workplace.  Now I said that slow so you get that down because I really worked on choosing these words.  This is well thought out.  [Repeats point six.]  Now I tell you another thing, these two gates, I tell you everybody, are not going to be opened otherwise.  Only with apostles in the workplace.  Now when I say two gates it sort of reminds you of the gates of hell.  God said, Jesus said, ďIíll build my church and the gates of hell are not going to prevail against it, and Iíll give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven to open these gates.Ē These apostles in the workplace are the ones that are going to come into the picture and with them weíll be open these gates, without them we can have all the prayer meetings we want, all the marches for Jesus we want, all the prayer walking we want, the gates arenít going to be opened. Because it takes a government to overthrow a government.

Gate number one, letter A, the gate of social transformation, the gate of social transformation.  Now weíve tried a lot of these things, like Iíve just mentionedÖ marches for Jesus, prayer walking, identification, repentanceÖ You know how long weíve been doing this?  Weíve been doing this since 1990, since John Dawsonís book, Taking our Cities for God, first came out, this has gotten on our agenda, in 1990, fourteen years, weíve been working on city transformation.  And Iím not talking about the mediocre leadership of the body of Christ, Iím talking about our best leadership has been into this.  And you know, we havenít gotten a single city in America transformed in America yet.  Thereís some signs in Elk River, Minnesota, a few signs in Baltimore, I mean, but nothing, past tense, transformed.  What IíveÖ one of my roles, one of the assignments God has given me in the body of Christ is to find out the reason why.  And I think the reason why is because we have a missing link.  And the missing link in this whole thing is  recognizing and mobilizing and affirming and commissioning workplace apostles.  Because what we need is territorial apostles for this, and most territorial apostles will be workplace apostles, even though some nuclear church leaders, apostles, will be territorial apostles.  I just said a whole mouthful there because weíre running out of time, I donít want to spend a lot of time, but I want to get in your mind that gate of the transformation of society will not be opened, hasnít been opened in fourteen years weíve been trying to do it, until we get the workplace apostles.

Ok, the second gate that will be opened only when the workplace apostles get on board is the gate of the transference of wealth.  Now, Iíll bet everyone in this room just about has heard prophecies that God is about to release huge amounts of wealth, to transfer the wealth from the Gentiles to His people.  Youíve heard those prophecies, and Iíll bet you apostles, youíve probably given that prophecy more than once.  Ok, what Iím saying is, everybody, these prophecies are not just by a bunch of flakes.  These prophecies are the word of the Lord!  See?  And Chuck Pierce and I have worked, did some work on this, we can trace these prophecies to our best guess, to about 1992, ok?  The authentic word of the Lord is that huge amounts of wealth are going to be released.   And yet from 1992 to now, thatís been twelve years, and they havenít been released.  So again, my role, one of my roles is, not the only one, but one of my roles is to try to get the answers as to why, and I believe there are two answers to that.  ĎCause Godís not going to release this wealth down a black hole.  Heís going to release this wealth when itís properly cared for, see?  And I believe one of the reasons he wouldnít release it, even though He has promised to do it, is because the government of the church wasnít in place, which it now is as of 2001, ok?  So, we now have the apostles and prophets as foundation of the church, and thatís in place.  Then ok, if thatís the reason, then why didnít we get it?  Because weíre still three years more, why didnít it come by now?  The second one is we need the workplace, the apostles in the workplace, in place.  Now, the reason we do is because there are four links in the chain of the transfer of Kingdom wealth.  The links are:  providers, managers, distributors, and field marshals.  And the objective of the whole thing is to get the wealth in the hands of the field marshals who are out there winning souls, planting churches, feeding the poor and transforming society.  The field marshals are there.  The providers are there.  Thatís the link number one.  God wouldnít even announce that there was wealth if the wealth wasnít there.  The providers are there.  The field marshals are there.  The distributors are there, I donít have time to explain them but the distributors are in place.  Theyíre not activated.  They will only be fully activated when the moneyís there, because the money hasnít come yet either, ok?  But the second link in the chain, the managers, that is where workplace apostles come in.  There are people in the kingdom of God, in the body of Christ, who have the skills to manage large amounts of money.  Now Iím not talking about tens of millions, few millions, Iím talking about hundreds of millions and billions of dollars because this is the scope on which these prophecies are based.  And there are people who manage those, the managers exist, we have people in the body of Christ who know how to handle those funds; however, theyíre not connected with the other three links.  And that is what needs to happen and will happen so that the prophecies about the transfer of wealth will beÖ that gate of transference of wealth, will be opened.  Look what it says in Isaiah 60:11.  Donít bother looking in your Bibles, but I just want you to write down Isaiah 60:11.  ďTherefore your gates shall be opened continually.  They shall not be shut day or night that men might bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles.Ē  This gate will be opened when we understand about the church in the workplace, that the church has a government, that it takes a government to overthrow a government, and when we understand this, if we renew our minds, if we embrace this paradigm shift, if we see, if we hear what the spirit is saying to the churches, if we recognize ministry in the extended church and government in the extended church, the revival weíve been praying for is just around the corner.  We will see it.

Let me pray for you.  Heavenly Father, I thank you.  I thank you that you have allowed us to live in a time like this!  I thank you that you have allowed us to live in a time when your spirit is working in the body of Christ.  I thank you that we have government in the body of Christ.  I thank you that we have apostles and prophets just like we have in this conference, and that this spreading throughout our nation, spreading throughout the nations of the world.  I thank you Father for this new season that weíre in.  I thank you that you allow, that you do give us ears to hear what the spirit is saying to the churches.  And now I pray for every individual here, before you, who is in the workplace, who tomorrow and in the days to come will be going out to their ministries in the workplace, and I impart to them an anointing, I impart to them an anointing for not seeing a job, but seeing a ministry in the workplace.  And I impart an anointing to them and to this whole community to recognize and raise up apostles who will set the church in the workplace in order so that our cities, our communities, our states, and our nations will be transformed for Your glory, in Jesusí name.

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SOME NAR AGENCIES

The list of people involved in the New Apostolic Reformation is far too long to list.  But there are key players and we would like you to know who they are.  Some of these people are listed as apostles, some prophets, some pastors, and some claim to hold all the offices or new hybrid designations. Of course the list has to start with Apostle C. Peter Wagner of Wagner Leadership Institute who calls himself a "super apostle".  There are dozens of other organizations he is the "apostle" of such as Global Harvest Ministries, Mission America, Lighthouse Movement, International Coalition Of Apostles, Wagner Publications, and the National Prayer Committee. Some of the key people featured on the video clips we will be showing you who are involved in C. Peter Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation and his International Coalition Of Apostles and who have taught at the Wagner Leadership Institute are as follows (show pictures): Apostle and Overseer John Eckhardt of Impact Network, Crusaders Ministries in Chicago, Illinois; Apostle Chuck Pierce of Glory Of Zion Ministries International and Global Harvest Ministries; Apostle, Prophet & Bishop Bill Hamon of Christian International Ministries Network; Apostle Jim Laffoon of the International Apostolic Team of Morning Star International; Prophetess Cindy Jacobs of Generals Of Intercession and Women's Aglow Fellwoship; Senior Pastor Ted Haggard of New Life Church Colorado Springs (where the Wagners attend) and Global Harvest Ministries; Prophet Mike Bickle formerly of the Kansas City Prophets and now of Friends Of The Bridegroom and International House Of Prayer; Prophetess Mary Crum of Life Center Ministries and Christian International Ministries Network; Senior Pastor Jack Deere of Evangelical Foundation Ministries and Trinity Fellowship Church of Amarillo, TX; Prophetess & Senior Pastor Barbara Yoder of Skekinah Christian Church of Ann Arbor, MI; Apostle & Senior Pastor Dutch Sheets of Springs Harvest Fellowship of Colorado Springs, CO, Fuller Seminary and Dutch Sheets Ministries. Some other prominent names from the Wagner Leadership Institute and the International Coalition Of Apostles are the following: Intercessor Alice Smith of the US Prayer Center, America's National Prayer Committee, International Reconciliation Coalition and International Spiritual Warfare Network; Intercessor Doris Wagner, wife of C. Peter Wagner, co-founder of Global Harvest Ministries; Apostle George Otis, Jr. of The Sentinel Group, producer of the Transformations video series; Pastor Bob Beckett of The Dwelling Place Family Church; Professor Charles Kraft of Fuller Seminary and Deep Healing Ministries; Senior Pastor David Cannistraci of Evangel Christian Fellowship; Mr. Eddie Smith founder of the US Prayer Center, America's National Prayer Committee, the U.S. Lausanne Committee, Mission America, the International Spiritual Warfare Network, the World Prayer Advisory Council, and the International Reconciliation Coalition; Teacher Ed Silvoso founder of Harvest Evangelism, Inc. and the Lighthouse Movement; Apostle Dr. Belcher member of the CFNI Executive Management Committee, Director of the Institute Emeritus, President of the CFN Alumni Ministers' Fellowship, instructor for The School of Pastoral Ministry; Senior Pastor Ernest Gentile founding pastor of Christian Community Church in San Jose, California; Intercessor Frank Hammond of Children's Bread; Mr. George Barna of  Barna Research Group, Ltd; Pastor & Intercessor Jill Griffith of Wagner Publications; Writer Jim Rutz of Open Church Ministries and a freelance writer for groups such as, World Vision, Wycliffe, Youth for Christ, Prison Fellowship, the Lausanne Committee, Jews for Jesus, and Intervarsity; Writer Ken Gire of Wagner Publications; Apostle & Senior Pastor Lawrence Khong of Faith Community Baptist Church in Singapore; Pastor Linda Rios Brook of Lakeland Foundation, Inc. and Linda Rios Brook Ministries; Teacher Lora Allison founder and President of Celebration Ministries; Senior Pastor Naomi Dowdy Founder/President of Global Leadership Network and the Theological Centre for Asia in Singapore; Author Quin Sherrer author of Pray For Your Children and Good Night Lord; Apostle Rich Marshall founding pastor of Springs of Life Fellowship, Sunnyvale, CA; Senior Pastor Robert Heidler of Glory of Zion Outreach Center, Shekinah Messianic Ministries, Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, and Glory of Zion International Ministries; Senior Pastor Stephen Mansfield of Belmont Church in Nashville, Tennessee.; Pastor Terry Teykl of Aldersgate United Methodist, Houston, TX; Author Rebecca Wagner Sytsema, Associate Publisher for Wagner Publications; Pastor David DeBord, Executive Director of The Christian Pastoral Counseling Center of Pasadena and of Deep Healing Ministries; Pastor & Author Barbara Wentroble of Wagner Publications; Senior Pastor Ché Ahn of Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California, and the founder and president of Harvest International Ministries; Author Stan DeKoven of Wagner Publications and over 20 books and numerous study guides; Author Hector Torres founder and president of Hispanic International Ministries and Coordinator to the Hispanic world for the World Prayer Center based in Colorado Springs; Senior Pastor Michael Fletcher of Manna Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina and founder of A.R.C. Ministries (Assisting Romanian Churches); Senior Pastor Larry Jackson of  Bethel Outreach International Church in Charlotte, NC.  At the last REPORT FROM THE APOSTOLIC COUNCIL OF PROPHETIC ELDERS --WITH FOCUS ON CUBA of January 10-11, 2002 written by Chuck Pierce, those "apostles" attending were Wesley and Stacey Campbell, Jim Goll, Bill and Evelyn Hamon, Mike and Cindy Jacobs, Jim Laffoon, Bart Pierce, Chuck D. Pierce, Rick Ridings, John and Paula Sandford, Michael and Andrea Schiffmann, Gwen Shaw, Dutch Sheets, Sharon Stone, Tommy Tenney, Hector Torres, Peter and Doris Wagner, and Barbara Wentroble.