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Apostle Joseph Mattera lead convener/apostle of US Coalition of Apostolic Leaders has attempted to distance himself from aspects of the original NAR, yet he still uses the term NAR, and is using USCAL to usher in a New Apostolic Reformation.
Below are the goals and agenda of Joseph Mattera for the New Apostolic Reformation.
1. The church should establish God’s government on the earth.
2.It is the destiny and point of the church/Christians to be the leaders of politics, economics, education, law, art, and music.
3.Christians should be in control of government as presidents/governors/etc.
4.Christians should be in control of business.
5.Converge apostolic networks with evangelical bible believing churches.
6.Replace pastoral leadership in the church with apostolic leadership.
Explained (Evidence supporting the assertions above.)
1.Joseph Mattera uses the term NAR, and is calling for the ushering in of a new apostolic reformation. (Source)
3. Recognizing the apostolic can also help usher in a new apostolic reformation
Some proponents of the apostolic say it is evident the old way of doing things through hierarchical denominationalism is dead or dying (with the exception of Pentecostal denominations, like the Assemblies of God, most denominations are on the decline). By recognizing apostolic ministry we could further accelerate the apostolic reformation that is based on the galvanization of covenantal, voluntary associations of pastors and leaders in regions irrespective of denominational affiliations for the sake of reaching cities and nations.
Also of note, when Mattera uses the term apostolic leadership, he means apostle as described in Ephesians 4. (Source)
By “apostolic leadership”, I mean a leader who functions in the ministry gift of apostle as found in Ephesians 4:11.
2.The church should establish God’s government on the earth. (Source)
19-Dominion implies the focus of believers should be on the kingdom and not religion
The dominion covenant is a call to culture, not merely to be religious on a Sunday morning. Jesus told us to pray for His Kingdom to come not for His church to come. The church is not the kingdom but the main agent of the Kingdom to establish God’s government upon the earth.
3.It is the destiny and point of the church/Christians to be the leaders of politics, economics, education, law, art, and music. (Source)
20-Dominion implies that every culture should reflect the values of the Kingdom
Finally, the word culture comes from a Latin word “cultus” which means religion or cult; hence, the very word culture connotes religion. All culture should reflect the values of the throne of God. The theme of the New Testament is not the church but the Kingdom. Since every kingdom has politics, economics, education, law, art and music and systems that support their citizens, the church should be focusing on training their members with a biblical worldview so that they can once again become the greatest cultural leaders the world has ever seen! This is our destiny and this is the point of the Dominion Covenant.
4.Christians should be in control of government as presidents/governors/etc. (Source) OWN THE POND!
18-Generational Dominion implies that our children should be the next presidents, Governors, and CEO’s of multi-national corporations
Deuteronomy 28:10-13 says that we are the head not the tail. Once Christian parents understand this, they will train their kids not only how to fish but to own the pond!
5.Christians should be in control of business.
(Same source and quote as four above.)
I believe that the present embrace of the five-fold ministry of the evangelical pastors in the USA is going to bring a convergence between the charismatic, independent apostolic networks, evangelical networks, and ultimately even evangelical bible confessing denominations.
1. The church will go from being pastorally led to apostolically led and prophetically inspired.
*Remember, Dr. Michael Brown is considered an apostle, ambassador, and recruiter, for NAR by USCAL. (Source)