I am researching this large ’24-7 prayer movement’, a huge worldwide movement. See an official file here. Searching for answers to the question…does the ’24-7 prayer movement’, which professes to be founded upon the Moravian Prophecy and Count Zinzendorf (1700-1760), have its roots in freemasonry as some sources say?
Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, and the Order of the Mustard Seed, which he created when he was fifteen years old with four of his friends, has been resurrected in professed Christian circles these days in the ’24-7 prayer movement’ by leader Pete Grieg, who has also written a book on this. In fact, this ancient Order is what the movement bases their concepts on.
Is this a healthy Order to follow, or is it rooted in freemasonry?
In the following source, it says that he (Count Zinzendorf) modified the Swedenborgian Rites of Freemasonry, and FOUNDED the “ZINZENDORF RITE” in 1737 which consisted of three types of Masonry: “blue, red and capitular”. Interestingly, this is what the 24-7 prayer movement professes publicly to base their organization and vows on: Zinzendorf, the Order of the Mustard Seed and the Moravian church (see official file link on top of page). Is this accurate? Is this the same Count Zinzendorf who was born in 1700 and died in 1760, the man who founded the 18th century Order which the 24-7 prayer movement professes to follow and make vows to (signified by a ring)?
I understand that free masons do lie, and many sources may be incorrect. However, not every free mason source was written by a free mason. I am trying to find the truth.
“He modified Swedenborgian Rites of Freemasonry. In 1737, he promulgated the Rite of Zinzendorf in Germany.”
“Zinzendorf Rite: Originated by Count Zinzendorf.”
The Order of the Mustard Seed, according to the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry explains:
“The Gerrnan title is Der Orden vom Senfkorn. This Association, whose members also called themselves “The Fraternity of Moravian Brothers of the Order of Religious Freemasons,” was one of the first innovations introduced into German Freemasonry. It was instituted in the year 1739. Its mysteries were founded on that passage in the fourth chapter of Saint Mark’s Gospel in which Christ compares the kingdom of heaven to a mustard-seed. The Brethren wore a ring, on which was inscribed Keiner son uns lebt ihm selber, meaning in English, No one of us lives for himself. The jewel of the Order was a cross of gold surmounted by a mustard plant in full bloom, with the motto, Quod Suit ante nihil, this Latin meaning What was before nothing. It was suspended from a green ribbon. The professed object of the Association was, through the instrumentality of Freemasonry, to extend the kingdom of Christ over the world. It has long been obsolete (see Zinzendorf, Count son, Nicolaus Ludwig).”
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, on Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf:
“Founder of the existing sect of Moravian Brethren; also of a religious society which he called the Order of the Grain of Mustard-Seed. He was ordained Bishop of the Moravians in 1737, and at request of King Frederiek William I of Prussia, went to London, and was received by Wesley. In 1741 he proceeded to Bethlehem, in America, and founded the Moravian Settlements. The prolific author of a hundred volumes. He was born at Dresden in 1700, and died in 1760.”
24-7 Prayer Movements, as well as Rick Joyner of Morningstar Ministries, seem to be followers of this Moravian Prophecy based upon things they have written and said. Click here to see what Joyner has written on Zinzendorf and click here for discussions on the Moravian Church.
Many of these 24-7 affiliated churches speak of the Moravian church right on their websites! I am on a quest to find the truth. Is this Count Zinzendorf the one who was rooted in freemasonry (the occult), or was that a different Count Zinzendorf? And, is this a genuine move of God, or just part of the set up for the
coming one-world religion (Revelation 12) I mean, the New Apostolic Reformation?
Phoenix Masonry says something entirely different.
A creepy, unGodly official video of the 24-7 prayer movement (Beware, this is somewhat disturbing for the Holy-Spirit filled Christian)
The official Zinzendorf site is being renovated. Once source said they gleaned this information from the site previously:
In 1722, Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf founded a religious group in Upper Lusatia. Known as the Herrnhuter (Moravians). In 1739, the Order was one of the first “innovatory” Orders to be introduced into early German Freemasonry. A series of appellations sprang up and the order were variously known as, “The Moravian Brethren,” Orden vom Senfkorn (The Order of the Grain and Mustard Seed), “The Confraternity of Moravian Brothers of the Order of Religious Freemasons, and of course, the Herrnhuter.