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Dominionism, Kingdom Now, and What Does the Bible Say?
By Mike Oppenheimer
“To Rule the World”
In the mid-1980s, a British band called Tears for Fears came out with a song titled, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” While we can see this take place throughout man’s history, it is not a desire that should be found among believers in Christ. But in what is called Dominionism or Kingdom Now, that is exactly what followers are taught.
Dominionism came into Pentecostalism through certain teachings from the Latter Rain movement of the late 1940s. In a nutshell, Dominionism downplays and in most cases rejects the idea of an apocalyptic end-time tribulation but rather teaches that Christ will return after the church has established God’s kingdom on the earth by Christianizing the world. Dominionists believe this will be accomplished through signs, wonders, and miracles from “the manifest sons of God” who will take control and rule the world.
The main eschatological (end times) model in Dominionism today is “spiritual warfare” prayer used to remove demonic hindrances in the spiritual realm. This proposes that if we demolish the devil’s kingdom and atmosphere over homes, cities, and countries, our world will change. This is the first of several steps for the church to take dominion with this “warfare” prayer that is directed at things, principalities, and powers through declarations and decrees.
What’s more, today’s Latter Rain Dominionists believe a worldwide revival unlike any other in history will soon take place which will propel this kingdom into existence.1 At the National Men’s Shepherds Conference in 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri, Ern Baxter (who accompanied “the prophet” William Branham on many campaigns) expressed this desire to defeat Satan by a new breed of overcomers when he stated:
God’s people are going to start to exercise rule, and they’re going to take dominion over the Power of Satan. They’re going to bring diabolical princes down. . . . As the rod of His strength goes out of Zion, He’ll change legislation. He’ll chase the devil off the face of God’s earth, and God’s people together, doing the will of God, will bring about God’s purposes and God’s reign.2
In his 1966 book Subdue the Earth, Rule the Nations, Latter-Rain leader Franklin Hall said:
The man-child group of the sons of God will be required “to rule all nations with a rod of iron” (Revelation 12:5).3
We hear the teaching that Satan stole the “keys of dominion” when he deceived Adam and Eve; and when Christ gave the “keys of the kingdom” to Peter (Matthew 16:19), Dominionists say it means dominion had been returned to the church. Distorting Genesis 1:28, they teach it is a continued mandate for Christians to control the world and that the government has finally come into the church, promising more power and more anointing to establish the kingdom.
The late church-growth pioneer C. Peter Wagner (d. 2016) stated:
See, the problem is, is that Satan has had too much of his way in our society because he has a government! And the only way to overthrow a government is with a government.4
Wagner speaks of “apostles in the workplace”5 and says:
This gate will be opened when we understand about the church in the workplace, that the church has a government, that it takes a government to overthrow a government, and when we understand this, if we renew our minds, if we embrace this paradigm shift . . . the revival we’ve been praying for is just around the corner. 6
Alice Bailey’s Kingdom Now
In order to gain a more clear understanding of Dominionism and Kingdom Now Theology, let’s take a look at some of the teachings of occultist Alice Bailey7 who received channeled messages from a demon she called Djwal Khul. One of those messages was:
This Church will be nurtured into activity by the Christ and His disciples when the outpouring of the Christ principle, the true second Coming, has been accomplished.8
In her book The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Bailey stated:
The church must show a wide tolerance, and teach no revolutionary doctrines or cling to any reactionary ideas. The church as a teaching factor should take the great basic doctrines and (shattering the old forms in which they are expressed and held) show their true and inner spiritual significance. The prime work of the church is to teach, and teach ceaselessly, preserving the outer appearance in order to reach the many who are accustomed to church usages. Teachers must be trained; Bible knowledge must be spread; the sacraments must be mystically interpreted, and the power of the church to heal must be demonstrated.9 (emphasis in original)
The esoteric interpretations of the New Age are used, and the undiscerning church attendee does not notice what is being taught. The goal is “preserving the outer appearance in order to reach the many who are accustomed to church usages.”
Below I have listed a few quotes by Alice Bailey, showing her views on “the kingdom.” These are significant because we hear the same viewpoint in the church by Dominionists:
But Christ founded a kingdom on earth.10
This world is the kingdom of God.11
Christ . . . came to found the kingdom of God on earth. . . . His mission has not failed. The kingdom is now organised upon earth.12
In contrast, when Jesus stood before Pilate, He made it clear His kingdom is not on Earth, “My kingdom is not of this world . . . but now is my kingdom not from hence” (John 18:36). Yet Alice Bailey taught:
It is time that the Church woke up to its true mission, which is to materialise the kingdom of God on earth, today, here and now. The time is past wherein we can emphasise a future and coming kingdom. People are no longer interested in a possible heavenly state or a probable hell. They need to learn that the kingdom is here, and must express itself on earth.13
[Referencing John 3:3] This is the second birth, and from that moment vision comes with increasing power. . . . The Christ is being born today in many a human being, and increasingly will the sons of God appear in their true nature, to take over the guidance of humanity in the New Age.14
The true Church is the kingdom of God on earth.15 [Comment: The true church is not biblical Christianity according to Bailey.]
. . . the long-awaited kingdom of God is simply the appearance of soul-controlled [i.e., demonized] men on earth in everyday life and at all stages of that control.16
. . . the bringing in of the Kingdom of God, the preparation for the coming of the Christ and salvaging of mankind . . .17
Bailey also stated when this “Kingdom of God” is “restored,” it would unify all faiths.”18 Again, in contrast, the Bible speaks of a mystery of iniquity coming to its zenith. “Mystery Babylon” is an amalgamation of all the religious systems of the world. It is a unity of all religions with one exception— real Christianity (i.e., biblical Christianity). In Hebrew, this pseudo-Kingdom of God is called Babel—after the judgment (Genesis 11:1-9) conveying confusion. Alice Bailey’s channeling demon did not speak of the Kingdom which is created by the Creator of the Universe.
Just as Babylon was built for mankind to unite without God and make a name for themselves, so will this end-times Babylon. The Bible has identified Mystery Babylon, which began after the flood when God sabotaged man’s attempt to unify, built around false religion. It will repeat again in the last days.
This is known in the New Age as “The Plan.” There is a difference between God’s plan in prophecy written in the Bible and man’s plan given by “new revelation,” dreams, visions, and interpretations from the perspective of other religious/spiritual teachings.
Bailey’s New Age teachings on the kingdom of God are eerily similar to those of the teachings of Dominionism.
Jesus said when he stood before Pilate, “[I]f my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight” (John 18:36). The early church did not take up the sword but instead laid down their lives. But it wasn’t many centuries later when a misled church that lost its focus desired to take over the world both religiously and politically, trying to bring the kingdom on Earth. The church that was once underground became a legal religion in Rome and eventually merged religion with politics. By doing this, the church forfeited being the church that Christ founded.
A teaching that has ingrained itself in the church through the New Apostolic movement is called the 7M Mandate, referring to seven mountains identified in culture. In a chapter titled “Apostles in the Workplace” in Peter Wagner’s book The Church in the Workplace, he details the “strategy for war” for marketplace transformation and asks for leaders to “standardize our terminology” for the “7 spheres,” “7 mountains,” or “7 gates” of society that must be transformed (religion, family, education, government, media, arts and entertainment, and business). Wagner says in the book, “These segments of society should be seen as apostolic spheres.”19 The strategy for this takeover of these areas of society has been laid out in a document from the Wagner Leadership Institute titled Invading the Seven Mountains, which states:
[I]f the world is to be won, these are the mountains that mold the culture and the minds of men. Whoever controls these mountains controls the direction of the world and the harvest therein.20
In order to transform cities, regions and nations, we need to capture and rule the 7 mountains that shape each area’s culture.21
We are an association of people brought together for the glory of the Kingdom of God who gives us power to create wealth from the treasures of oil, gas and other resources of the earth to advance the purposes of God in the Earth Realm.22
The strategy of the 7 Mountains Mandate first came by a “revelation” to Loren Cunningham (founder of YWAM) who talks of this privilege along with Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) who received the same idea (supposedly from God) at the same time. On the Generals International website (the website of Dominionist Cindy Jacobs), it states:
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), developed a God-given, world-changing strategy. Their mandate: Bring Godly change to a nation by reaching its seven spheres, or mountains, of societal influence.23
Lance Wallnau, one of the main purveyors of the 7 Mountains teaching, says the kingdom comes gradually and through the efforts of the church taking these mountains and putting them under our control; accordingly, Christians will only reap a great world harvest if the church captures these “mountains” for Christ.
As Gentiles Exercising Control
And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. (Matthew 11:12)
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. (Luke 16:14-17; emphasis added)
What is highly esteemed? Places of position, power, and control. Jesus addressed this specifically when He stated:
Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: (Matthew 20:25-27)
He then gave Himself as the example.
Many well-known people are involved in promoting this Dominionist strategy such as Jim Garlow and Lou Engle (The Call/The Send).
Another promoter of the 7 mountains system is Rick Joyner, who says that Lance Wallnau has supernatural strategies for engaging the darkness covering the Earth with the light of the kingdom of Heaven. His series, “The Seven Mountain Strategy” is on CD and in books and video.
Wallnau’s network is advertised on the Elijah List: “Take your place, help your nation fulfill her unfinished assignment. Join the 7M community network [cost is $7.77 a month] and transform your nation.”24
Cindy Jacobs, as a general in C. Peter Wagner’s apostolic/prophetic “army” speaks of herself and others as generals strategizing for the 7 Mountain takeover. Cindy Jacobs says of Isaiah 9:6, “We’re talking about establishing the government of God in the Earth.”25 When you compare such talk with Scripture, there is no mandate given to the body of Christ to form a government and have generals.
No Rapture or Tribulation
C. Peter Wagner did not believe in the rapture as can be seen in his radio interview with Terry Gross in speaking about the return of Jesus:
GROSS: What are you expecting? Like, what do you think will happen?
WAGNER: I think the world is going to get better and better, not worse and worse. And I think that. . . .
GROSS: So you don’t believe in the Rapture and the tribulations.
WAGNER: I used to.
GROSS: But now?
WAGNER: But I don’t—I don’t see how it fits now into what God is showing us. . . . no, I don’t believe in that.26
When Wagner says God is showing them, it means by new revelation (which happens to go contrary to what God has shown the true prophets that have written the Scripture).
Wagner has the church ruling over the world without a physical return of Christ. This is why they use spiritual warfare as step one to defeat Satan to capture the 7 mountains.
Johnny Enlow is the founder and former pastor of the 7 Mountain church, Daystar, in Atlanta. In his book, The Seven Mountain Prophecy, Enlow likens the army of the Lord to a “spiritual tsunami” called the “Elijah Revolution” which he says will “sweep through the church and recover that which is good while washing away that which is polluted.”27
Enlow says that “the Father says to the Son”:
Once You have purchased redemption for mankind, You will sit at My right hand. You will have done Your part on Earth “till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” You will remain up here as the Head, and Your body on Earth will crush Your enemies. The last generation will be the “foot” generation and will rule on Earth over Your enemies. Until they do so, You are not going back to rescue, rapture, save, or anything else. Your body, in fact, will not be a beautiful bride until she has accomplished this crushing of Satan.28
Enlow, describing his own interpretation, distorts the Scripture, saying:
This will change as the Elijah Revolution is released upon the nations. Sons and daughters of the King who understand the call to take the seven mountains will rise to the mountaintops.29
Enlow promises that “the Elijah Revolution will change the landscape of society; everyone will have to make at least some kind of adjustment.”30
This is not what the Bible teaches; rather, it says that we are to instruct the people in the teachings of Jesus Christ, not foundations of culture. It is the Gospel that transforms people by the new birth. What these 7 M “prophets” are espousing is not Christianity as taught in Scripture. I see no distinction between their goals and those of New Agers who want to produce what they believe to be a Utopian kingdom on Earth.
To gain a better understanding of how these prophets of culture plan to change the world, we can read the following by John Enlow written in 2015:
I believe that American Pharoah [a race horse] winning speaks prophetically of a place and role that America is about to more fully step into as it relates to world affairs and the world economy . . . I see the 37 years (time since last triple crown) as connecting to Genesis 37 when Joseph is first introduced to us and given the coat of many colors. In my book, The 7 Mountain Mantle: Receiving the Joseph Anointing to Reform Nations, I write much about this chapter telling of the coming Josephs who would arise in every mountain and be instrumental in the reforming of society. It’s also significant that Joseph was 37 years old when the famine started that ultimately impulsed Egypt to an even more lead nation status. Because of the Joseph solutions implemented by Pharaoh, it says that “all nations came to Joseph,” Egypt, and Pharaoh for their own survival (see Genesis 41:57).
I believe that the United States position in world economics is about to be greatly strengthened and that there will also be a corresponding weakening of many other nations’ economic positions—with the United States increasingly being in a place of dictating terms of economic rescue for many nations. Significant economic shakings are coming, but they will end up greatly strengthening the United States’ position in the world and not weakening it.
We will now see a significant acceleration of change in every area of culture, as great shining ones will arise as never before.31
Great shining ones? This sounds more like New Age or secret society rhetoric than anything the Bible describes. What’s more, whatever change is now occurring in America and in the rest of the world is not good.
Societies are becoming more sinful as Jesus Christ is left out of the equation just as the Bible predicted.
Those who believe this church triumphalism are walking into a strong delusion. But they don’t see this as they listen to the new prophets speak of power and authority for them.
The devil has authority and is able to give this authority to whom he pleases. He lifts people up quickly to positions they were not prepared to handle or offers a shortcut. He even tried this ploy on Jesus:
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. (Luke 4:6-7)
Contrary to this, God spoke in Psalm 2:6-8:
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
The devil offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world at the beginning of His ministry; God the Father had promised this to His Son when He was resurrected which He will commence in the millennium. Dominionists wrongly apply eschatological passages for Israel and the millennium to the church today. The devil’s purpose in offering it to Jesus was to give Him a shortcut, without the Cross; but Jesus refused. God has not given us (the church) the nations; that is promised to His only begotten Son. Jesus is “to rule all nations with a rod of iron” (Revelation 12:5).
How many people throughout history have succumbed to the devil’s temptation for authority to fulfill their own desired goals and aspirations? The devil gives individuals authority to rule over other people. This has been offered to man since the fall in the garden. Satan opposed God’s work by offering man authority and dominion over the Earth by having Eve believe man could be as God. Thousands of years later, he has not changed his overall strategy but has certainly increased the various ways to accomplish it.
Continuing in the Faith/Enduring to the End
After explaining and then showing the disciples an example of a servant (John 13:4-17), Jesus states:
Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. (Luke 22:28-30)
In this life, there are many trials for the Christian believer. It is for us to continue in the faith through these trials. The kingdom of God, according to Jesus, is inherited by humility, not by taking things through force. The Scripture says, “When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed” (John 6:15). We cannot force God’s kingdom to be established on Earth.
The church becoming a powerful force, taking over the world to establish the kingdom of God on Earth is not the way Jesus spoke it would take place in the last days. Dominionists have taken biblical truths and distorted them to reinforce their justification for building the kingdom here now. This idea of a powerful ruling church taking over the world is a spiritual hoax.
Peter writes of what it will be like in the last days. They ask where is the promise of Jesus Christ’s coming (referring to His return to Earth, bringing in the kingdom):
That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. (2 Peter 3:2-6)
When we think of mockers, we think of atheists or skeptics scoffing at the creation account, but this is not whom Peter is addressing. These are people familiar with the Scriptures—they believe in creation, they point to the fathers of the faith (patriarchs, saints) who are sleeping, which is the biblical word for the dead resting until the resurrection. They are the church! They lack the patience and perseverance required. They think they will change a world that God already said in His word He would judge; to put it bluntly, they do not believe the Word.
The Last Empire—A Counterfeit
The Lord told Daniel:
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. (Daniel 12:10)
And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (Daniel 11:32)
God’s wisdom is crucial for having skill for living in these last days. Our effectiveness in the end is linked to being faithful and having an understanding of what is actually written about the end.
Daniel sealed the vision, and he wrote some of the clearest prophecies about what it will be like when Jesus comes again. Consider the following:
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. . . . the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. (Daniel 2:40-45)
We know from Scripture that clay is a symbol of man (God is the potter, and we are the clay), yet Daniel states that it does not mix with iron. The iron is a symbol of strength and authority; this last kingdom made of iron is a counterfeit of Christ’s kingdom; mixed with clay, it has a false authority of man ruling. Speaking of Jesus, Revelation 12:5 says, “And she brought forth a man child [Jesus Christ], who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.” And in Revelation 19:15, it says, “[H]e shall rule them with a rod of iron.” God the Father has given Christ the God/man to be the ruler of the kingdom (Psalm 2:8).
Daniel is speaking of a fourth kingdom with kings that will rule the earth unlike any other time. Considering the agenda of the globalists, the New Age movement, and Kingdom Now promoters inside the church, it is not that far-fetched to believe there will be some type of inclusion of the church with the governments of the world (Revelation13). Even now, a hybrid spirituality is being formed with the world and its religions.
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. (Daniel 7:23)
Why would the fourth kingdom be so different from the others? For the Dragon (Satan) gives him, the beast, “his power, and his seat [throne], and great authority” (Revelation 13:2). He is the last Gentile ruler of the times of the Gentiles; he is called the Beast. At a certain point, his rule will combine spirituality with political might unlike that of any other government or religion in history. During the fourth kingdom’s rule, this leader will proclaim himself to be God and expect to be worshiped (Matthew 24:15). The ten kings of the world will give their allegiance to the beast, and the beast is worshiped (Daniel 7:24; Revelation 17:13,17).
This fourth kingdom is unlike any other; it takes the Ancient of Days to come and break his rule before the saints can possess the kingdom. The saints needed to be rescued; they were not ruling (Daniel 7:25).
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. (Daniel 7:21-22)
And it was given unto him 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)
There is no church government to rule triumphantly now nor will there be in the future prior to Christ coming back. The apostasy described in Scripture fits in perfectly with the “kingdom now” scenario. Can it be that it will be part of this fourth kingdom? Many Kingdom Now advocates believe the church will be given unparalleled power to convert the masses through miracles. Some go so far as to say we will be immune to disease and even death, transformed to immortality before Jesus comes back.
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalm 2:1-3)
Here we have God’s perspective of these leaders united together without the Messiah, willfully resisting His rulership.
While the fourth kingdom constitutes iron mixed with clay, Christ instead will rule His kingdom with a rod of iron (meaning with unbreakable rules, absolutes; and disobedience will bring swift repercussions). Notice that those ruling the earthly kingdom when He comes will be broken like clay vessels. Why? Because they will not set up His kingdom but their own.
Dominion Given to the Saints When Jesus Returns
The Messiah returns and destroys both the last ruler and last kingdom of man. It is the stone cut out of the mountain without hands “which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces” (Daniel 2:34); speaking of the ruler at this time, “he shall be broken without hand” (Daniel 8:25), meaning not by the church or any other human institution.
When the real kingdom comes, Christ is present on earth and we serve Him:
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. (Daniel 7:27)
There is no kingdom of God come to Earth without our King Jesus being physically present to rule. The only 7 mountains the Bible speaks of is in Revelation 17:9: “The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” The description in this passage is about the “harlot” church.
The day of man’s government will come to an end when the God/man comes back as King. The church has never been given a mission to rule over the world and “Christianize it” but to rescue people (in a spiritual sense) out from it. It is done through the Gospel which transforms a person’s heart by a spiritual birth, not by Christianizing the culture that is already in the world system.
It is not God’s plan for the church to take over and implement dominion over this present evil world before He returns. We have too much confidence in ourselves and very little in God’s prophetic plan. We need to see it as it is written. The world is getting worse as man continues in his stubborn rebellion against the Creator and Savior, and no sanctified earthly spiritual government of man will turn it around no matter how good their intentions may be. If one eliminates this crucial understanding of the last days, he will have no defense against the coming deception that is to sweep the Earth and trap its inhabitants for God’s judgments in the Tribulation.
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- Read Warren B. Smith’s booklet, False Revival Coming online at: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16760 and also “Dress Rehearsal for a False Revival” at: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=20776.
- Ikenyirimba Udochukwu Marcon, The Final Dispensation (Lulu.com, 2015, quoting from the National Men’s Shepherds Conference in 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri).
- Franklin Hall, Subdue the Earth, Rule the Nations (Phoenix, AZ: Franklin Hall Ministries, 1966,) p. 57; also read Al Dager’s article, “Kingdom Theology,” for some background information on Hall; https://www.truthforfree.com/html/article_kingdomtheology.html and Mike Oppenheimer’s booklet on William Branham (to be published by Lighthouse Trails, summer 2019).
- Transcript of C. Peter Wagner at the Arise Prophetic Conference, Gateway Church San Jose, CA 10/10/2004 (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/arise.html). For some further information on Dominionism, see Sandy Simpson’s teaching DVD: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/thequestionofdominionDVD.html).
- Read Ray Yungen’s booklet, Alice Bailey, the Mother of the New Age Movement and Her Plans to “Revitalize” Christianity online at: https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=20753.
- Alice Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy (New York, NY: Lucis Publishing. 1957, Fourth Printing, 1972, Kindle edition), p. 510.
- Ibid., pp. 510-511.
- Alice Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary (New York, NY: Lucis Publishing, 1937, Eleventh Printing, 2015, Kindle edition), p. 227.
- Ibid., p. 28.
- Ibid., p. 281.
- Ibid., p. 210.
- Alice Bailey Esoteric Psychology, Vol. I. (New York, NY: Lucis Publishing, 1962, Fourteenth Printing, 2014, Kindle Edition), pp. 291-292.
- Alice Bailey, From Bethlehem to Calvary, op. cit., p. 273.
- Alice Bailey, Externalization of the Hierarchy, op. cit., p. 588.
- Ibid., p. 651.
- Alice Bailey, Externalization of the Hierarchy, op. cit., p. 573.
- C. Peter Wagner, The Church in the Workplace (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2006), p. 113.
- Tommi Femrit, Invading the Seven Mountains (Wagner Leadership Institute, 2008, https://web.archive.org/web/20150501093750/http://www.wagnerleadership.org/docs/PY817_Syllabus.pdf), p. 2.
- Ibid., p. 3.
- Ibid., p. 10.
- “The Seven Mountains of Societal Influence”: https://www.generals.org/rpn/the-seven-mountains.
- National School of the Prophets, Mobilizing the Prophetic Office; 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11th, 2000, tape #6.
- Radio interview with Terry Gross, October 3, 2011, “Fresh air” program, https://web.archive.org/web/20111005201128/http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=140946482.
- Johnny Enlow, The Seven Mountain Prophecy (Charisma House. Kindle Edition), Kindle location 386.
- Ibid, Kindle location, 426.
- Ibid., Kindle location 1085.
- Ibid., Kindle location, 312.
- Johnny Enlow, “Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah? Is This Good or Bad?” (Elijah List, June 18, 2015, http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=14839).
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Trying to find a place to post a comment was not easy and this may not be the proper place for this but when I think of allegiance to my country, I always think of this verse:
Hebrews 11:16 “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”
I love my country but this is not my home. I am looking for another country, an heavenly. While I am here, I will obey the laws, pray for those in authority and grieve for what i see happening worldwide. This only causes me to long for Home more and with greater anticipation.
Thank you so much LHTR. I remember one of my Uncles sharing some things about how there were 7 areas that were going to be manipulated for a greater agenda. Well that was over 20 yrs ago. The only difference in the 7 stated then, and what’s here, was art & entertainment wasn’t in it >but Healthcare. Excellent booklet.
T. I. Miller
Excellent article in every way.
In many ways this parallels amillennial eschatology held first by the RCC and then foolishly carried into the reformation.
It claims that all apocalyptic prophetic scripture must be taken metaphorically not literally. I suspect that this view has the deceptive taint of Gnostic roots.
Reminds me of the tower of Babel, a monument to mankind not God. The world has attempted to setup this utopia delusion for millennia .
Notice that they all have one thing in common, the absence of a literal physical Jesus ruling and reigning on earth. Just like Babel the focus is on mankind and not on the creator.
This booklet is excellent and this type of teaching and naming names of false teachers is so needed today.
I think of the Scriptures that exhort us to not be weary in well doing, and we shall reap if we faint not. Warning people about error is not easy work, and seemingly unrewarding, but even if just a few see and come out of the false church that is forming, it is worth it. I never heard of Lance Wallnau, and someone I know just recently told me a friend of hers was promoting this person to her. I looked him up just by doing a search and it was easy for me to spot what was wrong, but he is named and exposed in this article, so now I have something my friend can share with her friend who is obviously deceived. Thank you Lighthouse trails for your continued work!
Amen. I do appreciate your consistency in bringing truth, commentary and relevant studies to the forefront of the battle line. Thank you LHTR for your faithfulness and encouragement. We march on…..
Lighthouse Trails Editors
We know – it can be exhausting and at times very discouraging and overwhelming. For us, the thing that keeps us going is knowing there are those out there who need to be “rescued.” It’s like sitting in a lifeboat when the Titanic has gone down, and you see all these people in the water, and you have something that can help them. So, as long as we know there is even just one person out there who is in trouble, we keep going even though at times there is the temptation to want to just crawl under a rock and take care of just ourselves. We also are reminded everyday that it is He who is strong, not ourselves, and we must lean on Him and trust Him, or we will never be able to endure to the end.
I’m EXHAUSTED with all of this back and forth. Not to say that your booklet isn’t excellent, it is! I can see why the Christian faith is a race till the end. Because it is truly exhausting to stand upon the truth In these days of apostasy and no one wants to listen to the voice of truth.
No wonder Jesus says…“I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?””
Luke 18:8 ESV
The doctrines of to and fro permeate. Tired!
But don’t forget or ignore the claws of Calvinism/Reformed “theology” in this rotten, illogical, fantasy nonsense called dominionism/kingdom now. Calvinism is built on Gnosticism and mystical puffs, after all.
A while back, a prominent Calvinist intrigant in my part of the world made several claims too about how it was about time to take “back” this and that, and that “all should stand together.”
Against what? If the enemy is within, to what shall anyone stand against? And how does one take back something that was not yours, to begin with? This movement is a major cerebral fail.