The Latter Rain Movement is a heretical movement popularized by Franklin Hall, William Branham, George Warnock, John Robert Stevens, etc. Elements of Latter Rain teachings are today being taught within certain renewal and revival movements.
Considered to be one of today's most dangerous false teachings in the church, the movement's doctrines are taught and supported by a wide range of controversial teachers. They include Rick Joyner, C. Peter Wagner, Paul Cain, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, and countless others.
Latter-Rain teachers believe that a "New Breed" of Apostles and Prophets is being raised up who will assume their end-time role of leading the Church to take dominion and to execute God’s judgments in the world.
We can sum up the Latter Rain or Dominion teaching this way:
* the Church must be restored and equipped to rule by the five-fold ministries.
* it must come to perfection and complete visible UNITY.
* out of the purified church will come a spiritual elite corps, a Corporate Christ who possess the
* Spirit without measure
* they will purge the earth of all wickedness and rebellion
* they will judge the apostate Church
* they will redeem all creation, and restore the earth
* they will eventually overcome death itself in a counterfeit of the Rapture
* the Church will thus inherit the earth, and rule over it from the Throne of Christ.
My July 23 post on THE LATTER RAIN REVIVAL