Jane Hansen Hoyt: The Government of God is Arising

2012... a New Year that has already begun unfolding before us! Twelve is a significant number. It is the number of government and it symbolizes divine accomplishment and governmental perfection. These are Jane's first words on her Elijah List offering which can be read in full here. We are immediately plunged into the unbiblical idiocy of numerology. Scripture gives absolutely no authority whatsoever for this kind of symbolisation.

Jane immerses herself in the Dominionist claptrap that "we" must regain the dominion of earth which Adam handed to Satan in the Garden of Eden. A more thorough explanation of dominionism or Kingdom Theology can be found here. Musing aside for one moment if binding and loosing, claiming the land, taking authority and all the rest of the dominionist ideas actually work, then: Why did God not give spiritual warfare to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Man would never have fallen and Satan would have been bound and Man would never have sinned. Just musing.

Jane then says: The year 2012 is about the government of God arising. If we want to see the government of God arise in the earth, we must first allow it to arise in us, His people, in a greater way. Firstly, what is the government of God?Isaiah wrote: For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders Isaiah 41 6a. So from scripture there will be a government but it will be a government established by Jesus Christ, who is the child referred to in this Old Testament prophecy. If it were to be established by man (or woman) then it would not be a government upon his shoulders. Is this the government that Jane is referring to? No, she is referring to a dominionist concept that we could establish such a government and then Jesus will be invited to return to rule. Secondly, If we want to see the government of God arise in the earth then we must wait for the return of Jesus. On this matter Paul writes I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of Gentiles has come in. Romans 11 v25. So Jane believes that she now knows the date when the full number of Gentiles has come in. In fact she is implying that it is 2012.

The next problem with what Jane has written is that we must first allow it to arise in us, His people, in a greater way. Here is the modern prophet's cop out. If the government is established in 2012 then Jane is a true prophet. If it isn't established in 2012 then it is because we, his people have not allowed it to arise in us, and so Jane was and is a true prophet. This is the classic "Heads I win, tails you lose" idea and is utterly dishonest.

Finally, Jane says: This is a year to live with excitement and expectation! Expect God's divine work to manifest through you on a daily basis. His work in us is part of establishing His government in the earth. Again no scripture is given to support these claims. Here also, we have another problem with dominionists: Jane is adding to scripture. Her utterances become infallable and carry the same weight as scripture. In truth Jane Hansen Hoyt, regardless of her role in Aglow International is a false prophet, who should repent and seek the Lord's forgiveness.

21st January 2010.

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