Bachmann's light cutting thru UN's darkness

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Michael F. Haverluck (

U.N. building in NYC (United Nations)Longtime opponent of the United Nations, former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), is looking to take the global “peacekeeping” agency out of the shadows of deceit and shine the light of the Gospel at its U.S. headquarters in New York City – a place she calls the most “deceived place on Earth.”

While speaking about her new ministry to the U.N. before congregants at her ministry’s sponsor – Skyline Church in San Diego, California – Bachmann addressed the challenges she faces as she endeavors to shine God’s Truth on the corruption that has gripped the international organization.

“We are taking this unbelievably audacious step of going to the U.N.,” Bachmann shared, according to WND. “I don’t know of a darker, more deceived place on Earth than the U.N. because – as we saw at the Tower of Babel – that’s probably the last time we saw all the nations of the Earth come together in a moment of deception.”

God’s handling of such a concerted global effort against His will was then visited in the book of Genesis by the new executive director of Skyline Church’s Hammarskjold Society and Wallenberg Fellowship at the U.N.

“They were dispersed,” she pointed out, noting how God struck the people of different nations with confusion so they could not communicate with each other through the same language.

Jonah returns …

Skyline Church Senior Pastor Jim Garlow had his eye set on Bachmann to head the new U.N. ministry from the very beginning, but she hesitated for weeks before coming to a decision to accept his offer – much like Jonah of the Old Testament refused to share God’s message with the Ninevites before his fateful sea voyage.

“She said it took a lot of soul searching and prayer before she accepted,” WND reported. “That’s because Bachmann admits she’s never had any love for the United Nations as an organization, citing the policies that emanate from the global body, which are mostly globalist and socialist in nature.”

Bachmann views the idea of the U.N.’s global governance as something that runs in direct contrast to natural order of the way things were intended in the world.

“Their goal has been from the very beginning the creation of a one-world order – not a one-world order under the umbrella of the Holy Spirit, but man’s attempt at a one-world order,” she stated while announcing her new endeavor to the church several weeks ago. “That only brings about chaos, confusion, deception, delusion, pain. And that’s when, rather than cursing the darkness, Skyline Church is about to light a candle.”

The conservative Christian leader is planning to start a new godly trend at the U.N.

“She held the first prayer and worship service at the U.N. last week and it’s her goal to make that a weekly occurrence,” WND Leo Hohmann informed. “Every week, she hopes to lead prayer for one of the world’s 193 nations with information provided on a new website at”

“We raised 20 kids, and now everyone is grown, gone, launched,” Bachmann told WND. “So, the time to be fruitful is now.”

There are many facets to her new role over the two U.N. ministries.

Hammarskjold Society and Wallenberg Fellowship [are] both designed to encourage Ambassadors, diplomatic corps and persons in the United Nations Secretariat through worship, prayer and special briefings on important issues,” the ministries’ website reads.

Difficult decision

Bachmann admitted that taking the job to serve and reach out to the people of the U.N. was a huge step outside of her comfort zone

“But stepping into a ministry role at the U.N. is a step that didn’t come naturally or easily for the conservative Republican from Minnesota.” Hohmann informed. “While in Israel on June 7, delivering a keynote speech at the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, she was approached by pastor Garlow. He told her he thought she would be the perfect person to launch the new ministry he had in mind – to the United Nations. He sees the U.N. as a unique and timely opportunity to reach the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Her first response to Garlow’s offer to lead the ministries was a resounding “no,” letting the well-known Southern California pastor know that she had absolutely no interest in the position, noting that she had never even visited the U.N.

“I looked at him and I said, ‘No dice – I’m not your man,’ because frankly, I’ve never been a big fan of the United Nations because of the policies that come out of it, and I just thought the last thing I ever wanted to do was go to the U.N.,” Bachmann shared with WND in an interview.

After Garlow asked Bachmann to pray about the position, despite her initial objections, she reluctantly promised that she would consider – and God took over after that.

“The Holy Spirit began to work on me, and He wore me down,” she shared, noting that she wrestled with God over the proposition before God “broke her heart” for the U.N.’s member nations – a softening of her heart that she never felt before.

“God loves the nations, he loves individuals, but he also loves nations,” Bachmann stressed. “It is amazing to me how much the nations are mentioned in Scripture. Deuteronomy 32:8 says when He created the nations, He established boundaries. That says to me that this mass migration that we’re seeing [endorsed by the U.N.], primarily of Muslims into the West, this is not natural, not a normal thing. It may be a natural part of hijra, from the perspective of Islam, but not according to the Bible.”

The former Minnesota congresswoman, who is now renting an apartment about a block away from U.N. headquarters in New York, then appealed to more Old Testament Scripture.

“The prophet Isaiah instructed us to pray for the nations and told us how to pray [in Isaiah 62],” she pointed out.

Battling the anti-Israel agenda at the U.N.

Bachmann brought up the words from the Old Testament prophet Joel as he addressed the nations of the world.

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision,” Joel 3:14 reads.

She went on to contend that Jesus interpreted Joel 3:14 when he predicted in Matthew 25 that nations would be divided into two groups – the sheep nations and the goat nations – in the Last Days.

“There is nothing God wants more for the nations than for them to come to Him and be blessed,” Bachmann told WND. “The nations are missing out on that blessing because they refuse to do the one thing He commanded for all nations to do, and that is to ‘bless Israel’ – this is what divides the sheep from the goats.”

It was then stressed that there is no other forum on the planet where it is more stylish to be a “goat” than at the U.N. headquarters in The Big Apple.

“The United Nations has beat up on no other nation like the nation of Israel,” Bachmann impressed. “Since its inception in 1948, the State of Israel has been the subject of dozens of derogatory U.N. resolutions. No other nation has incurred the wrath of the U.N. like Israel, just continuously bashing them year after year.”

Not done yet

Several weeks after the offer, Bachmann ran into Garlow again – when Trump’s executive faith advisory board met this summer. Both Bachmann and Garlow serve in this board as advisers to the White House.

“He pulled her aside and asked if she’d had time to think about his offer to head up a new ministry to the United Nations, which he calls the Hammarskjold Society – named after Dag Hammarskjold, the second secretary general of the U.N.,” Hohmann informed.

But Bachmann insisted that one condition had to be met if she were to take the position.

“I told him he had to find me some strong, mature Christians who had my back in prayer, to be intercessors,” she shared with WND. “Anyone who has ever been on the mission field knows they are going in with the light of the Gospel and they have to ask God to go in before them to open doors, so that’s what we’re praying for.”

But prayer is just the tip of the iceberg in Bachmann’s ministry to the U.N.

“Her goal is not only to hold prayer meetings at the U.N., but also to bring in speakers who will educate national leaders about the importance of blessing Israel,” Hohmann explained. “A team of 22 intercessors was assembled, and the ministry was officially launched last week after 40 days of prayer and fasting by the intercessors.”

The biblical significance of the ministry and the timing were unavoidable.

“We began on the day that the eclipse happened – the first of Elul on the Jewish calendar – and ended our 40th day at sundown on Yom Kippur [the Day of Atonement],” Bachmann recounted. “After that, we had two-and-a-half days of prayer and fasting in New York City, because this is literally the gates of hell. And we walked all across the grounds of the U.N., we went into the Security Council, into the General Assembly, because once a year all the kings of the Earth gather at the U.N. So we went and we prayed in the chambers before President Trump gave his speech there.”

The speech the president gave on September 19 was extolled by many Christians and conservatives, including former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, who insisted that his address was the finest of his presidency so far.

“In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch,” Trump orated to the U.N. General Assembly. “This week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example.  We are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved Constitution – the oldest constitution still in use in the world today.”

He stressed the biblical principles that have kept America strong for centuries.

“This timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity and the rule of law,” Trump continued. “The greatest in the United States Constitution is its first three beautiful words. They are: ‘We the people.’ Generations of Americans have sacrificed to maintain the promise of those words, the promise of our country, and of our great history. In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs.”

One of the points the commander-in-chief made in his speech was the commitment of America to eradicate terrorism from the face of the Earth so that Western nations – particularly the United States and Israel, which have been the target of jihad for many years – will not be faced to live in fear of an Islamic takeover.

Bachmann then mentioned the proactive steps she has already taken to turn things around in the Holy Land.

“It was said there would be pressure on Israel to divide the land; there was no pressure during that week,” the politician from Minnesota emphasized. “It was said by the media there would be a bloodbath on the streets because of the protesters, so we went to those sites and we prayed and prayed for two-and-a-half days, and there were no violent protests.”

She said that no nations will evade God’s judgment.

“The nations need to know about the whole counsel of God, and we want to be in prayer for the nations so the nations understand when they come to that place called the Valley of Decision, with Jesus sitting on His throne, they will be judged by this: on how they treated Zion.” Bachmann noted. “How did they treat the Jewish people, Israel? And history hasn’t been pretty on how Israel has been treated by the nations.”

The anti-Semitic push of Islamic militants to do away with Israel was then addressed.

“They want to annihilate Israel,” Bachmann asserted. “They want to commit genocide against the Jewish people. And yet God’s heart is broken. He doesn’t hate people who are Muslim. He loves them. He wants that all men would be saved, and that all nations would turn to Him, and all nations would recognize and bless Israel. Why? Because through Israel the Messiah has come.”

She stressed how Israel exists so that God can bless other nations through it.

“Genesis 12:3 says when they bless Israel, their nation is blessed,” Bachmann shared with WND. “And God has always loved the nations just as he loved the people, and He wants them to come to Him. You see the whole story of nations is laid out from Genesis 10 [after the great flood] to Revelation 22, where the nations are mentioned for the last time, the healing of the nations, and you get a sense of the plenty and the abundance He has for them.”


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