A reader from Australia writes:
Dear Berean Research,
Having come from Charismatic circles, I was involved for many years with the Aglow movement. It was started in the USA back in 1967. While the ladies themselves were a huge help to me, the slippery slope to the ministry being involved with people who I now recognize as being in the N.A.R., has caused me me to back off.
Recently I saw a photo of the International President of Aglow, Jane Hansen Hoyt, with Rick Joyner. Other “ministers” that have “prophetically” spoken at Aglow events are Graham Cooke, Chuck Pierce and many others. There has even been a man who has a “ministry” with flags and banners declaring ground for Jesus. Not only that he has only half a beard because God told him not to shave it all. I’ve seen it for myself!!
LOTS of declaring and decreeing. And, and this really irks me – the romanticizing type of words that are used to and about God in the Aglow meetings.
I was wondering if you have ever come across the Aglow organization and would you consider writing an article about it?
Yes, I think we do need to do that. Aglow International is full-on New Apostolic Reformation, with president Jane Hansen Hoyt being a member of C. Peter Wagner’s “International Coalition of Apostles.” Its international advisors include prominent “apostles” and “prophets” like Che Ahn, Rick Joyner, Cindy Jacobs and the late Wagner.
AGLOW has more than 200,000 members meeting together each month through local Aglow groups in 171 nations. More than 21,000 Aglow leaders worldwide minister in their communities. Within the United States, local Aglow groups are called Lighthouses. Outside the US, these groups are called Candlelight groups.
Here is Aglow president Hoyt being interviewed on MorningStar Ministries’ Prophetic Perspectives show by her dear friend and Apostle Rick Joyner. As he sits on her advisory council, notice also that she sits on his MorningStar board as well:
Here is Hoyt sharing a prophecy about a mandate from God, who downloaded this into the head of Lou Engle:
You can find the typical Kingdom Now/Dominionist verbiage used on Aglow’s website:
Aglow International is a Transformational Kingdom Culture with mindsets not of this world. As a Kingdom Movement, we are committed to seeing God’s will done on earth as it is in Heaven by raising up champions and warriors across the earth…
Aglow is one of the networks that God has built and established in the earth to accomplish His purposes in the end times. The real strength of this network is its breadth — displaying His power, dominion, and authority in 170 nations. We know how to stand against the shifting, changing times, speak into the atmosphere and align earth with Heaven’s purposes. That is the power of who we are. (SOURCE)