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lance-wallnau

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8

There is a solemn responsibility to those who are in ministry to tell the truth, even when the truth is not easy to accept, to negate such a responsible task to those in leadership and instead, refuse to speak the truth, either out of fear from public rebuke, or financial hardship denigrates the office of ministry, and thus, make that truth no longer of any value. Such is the case which is happening today within many ministries within the modern church. Men and women who are in leadership, are forsaking telling the truth in favor of their own version of truth, and ultimately a lie. In plain English, preachers are teaching anyone who will listen a bold face LIE!

What is this lie you ask?

It’s the lie that has many believing that things in this world are going to get better for not just America in general, but for the church as well. It’s the lie which says that the modern church, for all its faults and failures, will emerge in the last days as a conquering church, goosestepping across the world in an effort to redeem not only the sinner, but entire nations as well. It’s the lie that says the modern day church will invade every area of social service and political fray to establish its dominance within the world, thus turning sinful planet earth into a Christian planet. In simple terms, the earth is about to be taken over not by Islam, or aliens, but by the Christian church itself. It is the new crusade by which this new global agenda will dominate and conquer the world for Christ. It’s teaching is called the 7 Mountain Mandate (Theology), and it’s being taught by some pretty influential proponents, one of which is Dr. Lance Wallnau, the actual teacher and creator of this particular doctrine that has many, including those surrounding President Trump in allegiance to.

But is this new doctrine Biblical? The answer is no, it’s not.

Dr. Wallnau and his 7 mountain mandate is simply another twist on the long held doctrine called Dominionism. It’s the theology called “Kingdom Now” that says that in the end times, the church will actually control the world to prepare it for the second coming of Jesus Christ. What Dr. Wallnau is doing is broadening his scope to make this teaching more tolerable for people to understand, in essence, he is simply dumbing down Dominionist theology in such a way that it makes better since for the biblically illiterate to grasp and understand.

So what is the 7 Mountain Mandate?

7 Mountain Mandate simply says, that in order for the church to control the global society, it must take control over every aspect of that particular society and its culture, being 7 cultural mountains. They are; Family, Government, Business, Media, Arts and Entertainment, Education and the church itself. Those who control these cultural gates exercise the greatest influence over the culture and ultimately that society. This is, in a nutshell, the doctrine of Dr. Lance Wallnau and why many are beginning, and have already, been embracing like a strange, intoxicating drink, they (the church) are becoming drunk on this notion that says we shall eradicate evil and overthrow Satan’s kingdom of dominance.

But they are wrong. Tragically wrong.

Jesus made it very clear in John 18:36 “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” Are we (those who are born again into Christ his servants?

This teaching (7 mountain mandate) is a false teaching simply because it goes against scripture. Jesus gave us (the end time church) a clear picture of the end times just before he returns, and that picture is not one of hope, or victory, but instead, one of which would shake any believer in terrible fear, for he (Jesus) paints a very sobering portrait of what we will see, those who are alive during this particular time, of what the world will look like, as well as resemble, and it is found in Matthew chapter 24, as well as Luke 21:8-28. For your sake I encourage the reader to search those scriptures up and read them repeatedly.

Yet if we take the teachings of men like Dr. Wallnau as well as countless others who are teaching these erratic ideas to heart, then what we are doing is denying scripture itself. For what these teachers are literally doing is two-fold:

  1. They are denying scripture about the last days, which in turn conditions those who believe such to eventually become deceived when the final deception comes upon this world. (Jesus warned 3 times not to be deceived in the last days)
  2. They are both denying the warnings of the Lord, as well as the Apostle Paul, the words of Peter, and the visions of John and his Revelation.

It’s simply not to suggest that this 7 Mountain Mandate is simply false and is harmless, it goes beyond that, again, it denies scripture which is clearly outlined in the word itself. Paul the Apostle gave us very clear instructions when it comes to the last days, here is his words on the matter of what is coming:

  1. “Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,”                   (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
  2. “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,” (1 Timothy 4:1)

Do these two statements by Paul regarding the end times reflect the state of the modern church as a dominating church? Or a church which will be rocked by inward deception as well as battling forces from a dominant force (the coming antichrist) which will come against it?

Let us look at what John saw as it relates to the end times and the state of the modern church in those last days:

  1. “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God’s creation. 15I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other. 16So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of My mouth! (Rev. 3:15-16)
  2. “Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” “I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:13-14)
  3. “And it was given unto him (the beast) to make war with the Saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” (Revelation 13:7)

These are just a few prophetic warnings of what is to come. The question remains, does this sound like the teachings of the 7 Mountain Mandate being successful? Or does this reveal a greater truth, that at some point a being shall rise out of the earth and take dominion over all living things, including nations? The answer is yes, and that being is the one which Jesus said is called an abomination, the man of sin – the antichrist.

There is no need to argue or debate this matter, nor is it a doctrinal dispute, this is simply scripture interpreting scripture, allowing the Bible to speak and not men. Ours is to preach the gospel, not to overtake this world. This is the problem, one which those who promote Dominion teachings do not understand, nor do they want to. Why? Because they love this world! They love everything about the world, because their heart is toward this world. But the word says “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)

The world that John is referring to is the world system. It’s the same system to which Satan offered Jesus when he showed him all the kingdoms of the earth (Matthew 4:8-9). The truth remains, this world is not our home, nor should we look at it as our home, nor should we contend for it as such, because our home is an eternal one. But hear the word of Jesus on this matter of what our mandate truly is, and how things will come when that occurs; “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14)

Jesus himself is stating it very clear, so that all can understand, that the preaching of the gospel will happen across the world in such a way that every nation and its people will have access to knowing and receiving Jesus Christ, then shall the end come. The end Jesus refers to is the end times, whereby all things that must be fulfilled will be as it relates to the prophecies of Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John, not to mention the old testament prophets. Does this sound like heaven on earth to you? Does this sound like the church will usher in the kingdom? Does this sound like the church will dominate the world for Christ and establish a Christian global society?

Truth is important, without it all we have is opinion and opinions not based or rooted in truth will always turn into a lie every time, because that is the nature of deception, it takes a a little truth and twists it enough to convince people otherwise. That is the nature of Satan’s tactics in these last days, and why the 7 Mountain Mandate, as well as Dominionism is a false teaching, because it gives the church a false hope of what is coming – peace and safety, when the opposite of what’s coming is true – tribulation.

 

From my desk in China,

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

http://www.chinamissions.org

 

 

Jonathan-Cahn

If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. “But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-5)

Blood moons, Super Blood moons, Tetrads, Shemitah’s, and of course – harbingers, have all become the popular talk among Christians in these current days in which we live. Yet surprisingly still, it reveals something more than a mere interest in these so called “prophetic events”, it signals how far the modern church has drifted away from sound biblical teaching, and instead, has embraced mysticism instead of the bible and true prophetic voices.

Since the release of Jonathan Cahn’s book ‘The Harbinger’, followed up by the books by John Hagee, John Shorey and Mark Biltz, the church world has found itself plagued and hypnotized by star trek prophecy preachers who are so far out into outer space that not even I can lock a radar on them. The fact is, they are running on prophetic utterances and shallow prophecies that, if taken into question, lacks serious scriptural weight. Yet now, with all the church foaming at the mouth to devour yet another “prophecy” by hit-and-run prophets, the word of God is left sitting on the desk while mythical conjecture masked as “prophecy” is embraced, the result? Seduction by another spirit.

I won’t begin to go through the entire problems with each of these individuals I have mentioned in the above paragraph, instead, I want to focus directly on what the Lord dropped into my spirit recently. At the time of this article it is now September 19th, 2015. To many, that date might not gain an interest, but to thousands upon thousands it was supposed to hold significant weight because as Cahn, Jim Bakker and other so called “prophets” have eluded to, September 13th was the end of the Shemitah and the elud 29, which was supposed to bring about the end of the economic world, WW3, and the rise of the antichrist, not to mention the rapture was supposed to occur, followed by a large earthquake. Yet none of these things have happened (or are going to right now). Instead, it once again proves why God takes prophecies very serious, and especially those which are spoken in his name.

When a prophet (under the law) spoke falsely, God had a remedy to deal with such – death. Some would argue that killing (by stoning) was a harsh judgment to pronounce simply because someone might have “missed it”, but one must truly understand the entire aspect of the role of the prophet under the old covenant. To walk and speak as a prophet was not an easy task, nor a popular one, many times true, genuine prophets of old were killed, boiled alive in hot oil, cut in two, and stoned to death, not for being false, but for being true. To speak for God in the time of Israel was not only full of great responsibility, the very words of a prophet held such a high weight among the people, that a false word could literally destroy an entire nation, or render it helpless to its many enemies, it could even lead people into false worship of idols, such was the weight of a prophets words and why God demanded that if someone claimed to be sent by God and spoke with a clear word, and it did not come to pass, that man had to be removed from the people and killed, to protect the nation itself from falling into great apostasy.

Unlike the past, there are no more judgments as to dealing with prophets whose words fail to come to pass, instead, we mark them as false, or sometimes immature, and leave them be, unless true repentance takes place where God can, if they were truly called into the role of a prophet, can mature them over a period of time so that they can then speak the word of God with surety and not by speculation. The fact is, it matters if a prophets words come to pass or not.

When a prophets words come to pass, and that man (or woman) has a proven ministry of leading people to the cross, then God is glorified, the people are edified and the prophetic office is respected. But when a prophets word does not come to pass, not only is the prophet tainted, God is also equally placed into doubt because the word claimed to be from God did not materialize, thus leaving people room for doubt for all other acts and wisdom of God. Such is why a prophets word is not only important, but why it matters.

Today, unlike Israel’s day, there are no longer any accountability toward those who would speak falsely of claiming to hear from God and say on a certain day such and such is going to occur, and when that claim comes and goes, then the people are left wondering what happened? Why the word never came to pass, and more importantly, it puts the legitimate office of the prophet into serious doubt. Such is why these men should be labeled as false, not simply because of their words failing to come to pass, but because they have also preached another gospel. This is the warning God’s word reminds us of when examining the words of a prophet, not just in their prophecies, but in their teachings as well. If Christ and the cross is not pointed out to the world and the church, then something is amiss. If they seek to gain financially from their prophecies, then something equally is amiss. God’s word never comes with a price tag, it will always be free. Yet it matters when a prophets word fails to come to pass as we have recently seen, and that failure is what is helping the enemy of our soul in his attempt to desensitize the church in these last days so that when a true, genuine false antichrist spirit emerges among the land, leading millions astray, then those who never questioned the words of such a man as being true or not, will lead them into complete seduction, thereby fulfilling the words of Paul, “For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3)

It matters if a prophets word comes to pass or not, because God warns us that in the last days, seducing spirits and angels of light would infiltrate the church, leading many astray, and when we fail to examine and hold those men and women who claim to speak for God and miss the mark entirely, then the church suffers greatly. This is no time for allowing false wolves among us, but instead, we must begin to mark those who claim one thing and speak another, that is the mark of a true Christian testing all things, for it will save them from eternal damnation.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com


preppers

I saw it before, it was 1999 and the world (as well as the church) was beginning to fear the millennium. Economic meltdown, beginning of tribulation, all were beginning to reveal themselves by some of the popular preachers and prophets of the day. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, all relating to Y2K and the end of the world were dominating the marketplace. Prophets such as Bobby Conner, Cindy Jacobs and C. Peter Wagner were all declaring that Y2K was going to be the catalyst to usher in a One World Order, and economic crash (which never came), a world currency, not to mention the planet reeling from the affects of the judgment which was coming. Chuck Missler suggested that there would be a national power outage, where violence will grip the nation. It even got so bad that one particular well known tv evangelist warned his people not to fly on December 31st because he believed that when midnight hit, commercial airliners would fall from the sky. Silly but true.Yet it was the late David Wilkerson, who stated in 1998 for believers not to fear the hype over what was supposed to occur at the turn of the new century (Y2K).

Now, once again, there is a mass exodus of believers being led by mystic pied pipers into causing those in the modern church to fear the coming month of September, mainly September 13th and September 23rd as being the mark where the world will begin to fall into chaos, the Shemitah will end the period of grace and usher us all into the Great Tribulation (source). But I don’t desire to deal with that, instead, I want to speak directly to this false teaching which is leading people astray which says that people need to stay close to home and stock up with food, guns and their bibles.

While in prayer, the Lord began to deal with me over this whole idea of end time prepping for the “end”, and the Lord spoke something into my spirit and it’s found in the word, Matthew 6:34 ““Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” The Lord was proving once again that when we exchange faith for fear, when we begin to walk according to our efforts, then we no longer walk by faith, but by flesh, the result is failure. We see this through the great hall of faith (Heb. 11) where men (and women) trusted the Lord completely, not worrying about the things going on around them. Yet some would point to Joseph and telling the nation of Israel to stock pile food, yet a careful study of that verse showed that Egypt used that means to not only obey the Lord, in the end, it was a means of control over the people. The fact is this, under the new covenant (the cross) we now have something those in the old covenant did not have – the operation of the Holy Spirit.

It is the Holy Spirit which now guides and leads us, but do we allow ourselves to succumb to fear to such a degree that we must buy food which we will quite possibly never use? Where could that money go that many will spend on fruitless prophecies by the latest prophet or tv huckster claiming to hear a “word from God” which is actually not from God, but from flesh? Here is exactly what Jesus said, “”Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25). Yet Jesus continues to remind us that we who are in him should not even remotely be concerned when we see trials and troubles come. Look how Jesus dealt with Martha who was worried and fretting over so many things around her, yet her sister Mary stayed at the feet of Jesus, “But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
” (Luke 10:41) 

Friend, there are a ton of voices which are ringing out right now as I type out this short letter to you who says that something big is coming and that the church needs to have plenty of food, water and clothing and cash on hand to face it, friend, that is false because it’s rooted in flesh, it’s not God’s way, it’s the way of flesh. Even IF something were to occur (I do not believe nothing will occur as what is being echoed today) but what did the Lord tell us? He tells us in his word that we are not to worry over these things, that he will provide for us, he will supply and meet our very need. The problem is we no longer trust in God’s way, because many are walking by fear and not by faith. Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Fear is a powerful thing, it grips the heart and once it roots itself in the spirit of the believer, they no longer hear the whispering guidance of the Holy Spirit, but they are turned over to another spirit, a spirit which will cause them to worry and fret over things which they really have no control over. The fact is, we are never to walk by sight, but by faith (Heb. 11:1). Yet I see countless numbers of Christians falling for once again a spirit of fear and the only ones reaping from it are the proponents who are reaping the money from such fear-mongering. It’s Y2K all over again.

Regardless of the future, ours is to walk in perfect faith, not worrying over things which may or may not happen, instead, ours is to trust the Lord completely, allowing the Lord to lead and guide us by his direction and not by the words of those who would attempt to lead us away from the cross and peace of mind. The bottomline is this, I will walk with perfect faith by his promise found in the word “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19). I won’t be stocking up on tribulation food, guns, water, why? Because my faith will carry me thru because of the cross. Stop listening to every word and start testing the word. I got a feeling everything’s going to be alright.

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com