by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, 5/5/10
There is an often-repeated maxim that “you are what you eat.” This is true physically and it is also just as true spiritually. What you consume as spiritual food determines who you are spiritually. I used to always be interested in seeing a pastor’s theological library. A quick scan and I knew his theology and what he feed his people. Although Palin herself has been very tight-lipped about here theological beliefs, she has left a trail of “bread-crumbs” over two decades indicating what kind of spiritual food she consumes. During the presidential campaign all the media seemed to care about was that she was a Pentecostal. But just a very little digging on the net it was clear then as now that she is much more than a Pentecostal. I remember suggesting this to someone during the presidential election. But this was too much to swallow at the time. Indeed Sarah Palin has been linked closely to the NAR Apostolic/Prophetic Dominion Movement. Although she has tried to cover these tracks, there is ample evidence that she has been and is currently still in contact with the movement but very discretely. Since entering national politics she has glossed over her NAR history for obvious reasons. “Since the 2008 presidential election mounting evidence suggest a dramatic widespread failure of the media to investigate and inform the American public about Sarah Palin’s extensive ties to a radical, growing global movement whose leaders proclaim that an end-time army of young Christians led by Apostles and Prophets will cleanse the earth of evil and impose a Christian theocratic government. [Bruce Wilson, Talk to Action, Palin’s Ties to Militant Religious Movement Confirmed] This is now historically ironic in comparison to the wide reporting of Obama’s many decades of relationship with his pastor and mentor Jeremiah Wright. But it is now time that the Christian world be informed of Palin’s core apostolic/ prophetic spiritual orientation.
Wasilla AOG church and Pastor Ed Kalnins
Sarah was born Catholic but joined the Wasilla AOG along with her parents when she was 10 years old. But this AOG church is not just your traditional Pentecostal church. It became totally associated with the NAR under the ministry of Ed Kalnins. Wasilla AOG has become a major center of NAR teaching and ministry. Kalnin's sermons espouse theological concepts such as the possession of geographical areas by demonic spirits, and enter-generational transmission of family curses. [The People's Voice, Eillen Fleming, WEAREWIDEAWAKE.org] Thomas Muthee, an Apostle from Kenya visited Wasilla AOG in 2005 and there is a video online of Muthee laying apostolic hands upon Palin. On that same occasion Muthee explained in detail the Dominion Mandate that refers to the 7 mountains of culture that need to be conquered. Muthee became famous for driving out a witch in his African hometown of Kiambu Kenya. “After 6 months of spiritual mapping Muthee came to believe that a woman known as Mama Jane was a witch and caused traffic accidents. At least one person a month would die in an accident in front of the ’divination house’. According to Muthee’s account angry townsfolk wanted to stone Mama Jane for the traffic accidents. When the police entered her house they shot her pet python. She was according to Muthee questioned by the police after which she left town. This event was depicted in two videos by George Otis Jr., which Muthee claimed that the crime and traffic rate in Kambu dropped drastically after Mama Jane left. But the workgroup “Back to the Bible” headed by pastor Rien van de Kraats of Kamperland Netherlands found no police report or any sources that backed Muthee’s claims. Investigators have asserted the Mama Jane is really Jane Njenga a local pastor who never left Kiambu [Wikipedia , Wasilla AOG].
Pastor Ed Kalnins employs all the normal prophetic practices and is on the apostolic/prophetic circuit internationally. Dutch Sheets, the top official of NAR, in the USA has visited the church on many occasions. “Dutch Sheets was traveling (with Chuck Pierce) to Texas on Friday and when he landed in the airport his wife called and told him to get to the TV asap. He watched as McCain introduced Gov. Palin and said he began to weep, even though he knew nothing of her. He asked (Pierce?) what is the significance of this 44-year-old woman as and he saw the clock said 4:44. He asked the Lord what that was, and the Lord said, EZ 44:4 ‘He brought me by way of the north gate (Alaska) to the front of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord; and I fell on my face’. We will be having the last of our 90 days beginning in a major gathering September 11. The significance of this is that Chuck Pierce had prophesied that there would be 7 years of war and Sept. 11 marks the end of that time and entering the 8th year. 44=4+4 or 8. Dutch asked why he and Chuck were in Texas for this announcement and the Lord reminded him that the word for Texas was that it was a prophetic state. Dutch then decreed that she (Palin) will enter the White House. Now if you don’t know him (Sheets) he is cautious… and never goes off half-cocked when it comes to prophecy. [Dutch Sheets on religion, politics and Sarah Palin, Endtimes Prophetic,WordPress.com]
Lance Wallnau, the apostolic teacher of the 7 mountains of culture has taught there recently. Wallnau is considered in the movement the foremost authority on this 7 mountains mandate and speaks on this topic almost exclusively.
Wasilla AOG has a program for recent high school graduates called the “ Masters Commission’, which is closely linked with Rick Joyner at Morningstar Ministries. This training program replaces the first 3 years of college. Ed Kalnins, himself, was a graduate of this program earlier. The tuition is $7900 per a year and the students are trained in prophetic gifts (learning to prophesy). Books by Steve Thompson head of prophetic ministry at Rick Joyner’s Morningstar in Fort Mill S.C are on the official reading list. Other books in the training program are by John Bevere who trained under Benny Hinn. June 8, 2008, then Gov. Palin returned and spoke at the graduation ceremony of the Masters Commission at Wasilla AOG. In her speech she called for Ephesians 1:17, that the spirit of revelation including a spirit of prophecy that God is going to tell you what is going on and what in going to go on and you guys are going to have that within you and its going to bubble up and bubble over and its going to pour out throughout Alaska. There have been so many words (prophecies by Mary Glazier?) [such as] we being the head and not the tail. (Bob Fertiks Blog). Each graduate was given a samurai sword and encouraged to prepare for warfare. In the ceremony a church member intoned: "A warriors of old were considered undressed if they were without their sword... The church member officiating the sword ceremony then quoted Psalm 149: 6-9 "Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two edged swords in their hands to execute vengeance in the nations and punishments on the peoples, to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron, to execute on them the judgment written." In 2002 Palin moved to the governors mansion in Jeneau. There she attended another AOG church, which is also more than a traditional AOG church. She attended Mike Rose’s Juneau Christian Center. This church has a special relationship with Rodney Howard Brown the infamous “Holy Spirit Bartender, who dispenses “Holy Ghost Laughter.” Mike Rose the pastor has had RHB visit for ministry and also serves on RHB’s Revival Ministries Committee. Rose also has had a long time relationship with John Hagee and his attempt to jump start the rapture.
Mary Glazier, Palin’s longtime mentor and spiritual dietician
Mary Glazier was born in1944 in Ketchikan AL the oldest of eleven. She is a Haida Indian. She established her own ministry called Windwalkers Int’l. She is one of the prophets of Wagner’s inner circle of leadership, the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders ACPE. On October 8, 2008 Glazier told the attendees at the “Opening of the Gate of Heaven and Earth Conference with many of the top leaders of the NAR in attendance, that she had been present at the inception of Sarah Palin’s political career and that Palin was in her personal prayer group. (End Times Prophetic, Prophecy, Visions).
Jan AageTorp of Oslo is an apostle in Wagner's International Coalition of Apostles. At the time of Palin’s surprised nomination he was visiting with Peter Wagner and his wife Doris. He pointed out an interesting thing… that Sarah Palin is a member of the prayer network under Wagner and his Alaskan leader Mary Glazier. [End Times Prophetic, Word Press.com]
In November 17, 09 Glazier appeared to envision (prophesy) McCain winning the 08 election, but then being killed and soon thereafter tragically killed in a terrorist attack that would leave Palin to succeed McCain. [Huffington Post.com, Palin’s Hints….] This prophetic wishful thinking turned out to be just wishful thinking.
On June 13, 08 at a conference held at Everett WA outside Seattle, Glazier describes a program of Christian religious cleansing, and the removal of unbelievers from the land. “There is a tipping point, at which, at which time, because of sin of the land the people of the land then have to be displaced…. God is preparing a people to displace the ones whose sin is rising so that they tip over and the church goes in …” [FaithtoAction, Bruce Wilson, “Palins Ties to Militant Religious Movement Confirmed” ]
Some of Palin’s supporters have suggested that Palin no longer is in contact with Glazier. But in the January 2009 edition of Charisma Magazine in an article entitled The Faith of Sarah Palin, authored by Lee Grady, a Wagner apostle, interesting details of Palin’s personal continuing friendship with Alaskan Apostle and national leader Mary Glazier were revealed. In the same article it stated that “last spring Palin called Mary Glazier and asked her to pray with her over the phone, and they met [later] at the Governors Prayer Breakfast.
It seems beyond any doubt that Palin and Glazier are still in close contact. Palin obviously is still an active part of Glazier’s prayer network. It also seems beyond reasonable doubt that Palin is still consuming the teachings of the Apostolic/Prophetic Movement. Palin, of course, represents a quantum leap potential advance for the Dominion aspirations of the NAR. She stands in a most strategic place. She stands solidly in the Apostolic Dominion Mandate of Wagner and his Apostles and Prophets. She is the darling of the Tea Party Movement, being the star speaker at their national conference. And finally she stands in the center of the Republican Party apparatus and seems destined to run for the office of president. But Palin has escaped national and political scrutiny. For a still unknown reason the media gave Palin a pass.
It seems already too late for the church and the nation to know who she is spiritually. Emotional and political emotions are deeply established. We learned more than we wanted to know about Obama. But now it’s time for all to know Sarah’s relationship with the NAR and especially her long mentorship under Apostle and Prophet Mary Glazier. It would be fitting that Palin disclose clearly here Glazier relationship and publicly reject the Apostolic/Prophetic dream for an American theocracy.