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Lance Wallnau: The Trump Oracle

This is the guy who touted the “Trump is a modern day Cyrus / Wrecking Ball prophecy” videos. He also wrote a book called, God’s Chaos Candidate: Donald J. Trump and the American Unraveling.

If you haven’t heard of this, you don’t live in the bizarro world of charismania.

That’s okay.

But this is worth watching just to learn what is happening in that otherwise pietistic strain of the church.

49 minutes is asking for a lot of attention for a talking head video. I like his emphasis on the full-orbed Gospel and having a biblical worldview. This is of course the Gospel of the Puritans who founded America as the freest nation the world has ever known. It’s not a Gospel of salvation only, but the Gospel of the kingdom that we postmillennialists are preaching. Granted, the Puritans were pioneers and made huge mistakes, but we can emulate what they did right and move beyond that.

I listened to all of it. Coming from me that is a glowing endorsement. So if you don’t have 49 minutes out of your life that you’ll never get back, you should watch as much as you can bear.

Note that he backtracked when it looked like Trump was losing and said he never predicted he would win. But now that his “Miley Cyrus / Wrecking Ball” prophecy (in all its naked truth) has come to pass, I don’t doubt he’ll capitalize on that as a businessman. Why not? Numerous charismatics are touting this and other “prophecies” about Trump becoming president that this proves he is God’s modern day Cyrus.

But I like this guy anyway.

His entire demeanor reminds me of a late friend of mine who helped me with The Forerunner when few others would — Jeff Ziegler. Jeff moved from being a pietist — admittedly a “Quaker” — who was interested in Revival and Spiritual Awakening to a radical Christian Reconstructionist within a few years. He had a huge impact on the Ohio State House and as a lobbyist in Washington DC before he passed from a heart attack a few years ago. He was a great man. Jeff was part of a paradigm shift that has been going on with evangelicals and charismatics since the 1980s.

It is just odd to see some going through the nascent stages of what happened to many of us 20 to 30 ears ago.

Lance Wallnau has a flowery persona he displays on the Jim Bakker Show and then another militant personality which I think is more true to his real self in the above video.

I just am not going to buy any books from him. Not yet.

So it’s funny that he keeps touting the dispensationalist error about sheep and goat nations in the context of a dominionist message.

This is what happens in a paradigm shift. You pick up on data that is contrary to the existing paradigm. At first, you begin to try to force fit it into the existing paradigm. Then as the data accumulates, the old pieces of the paradigm are not immediately discarded. They are assumed to be solid truths. (This is where Wallnau, Rick Joyner, etc. are right now.) Finally, when the evidence for the new paradigm becomes overwhelming, those contrary pieces of the old paradigm are discarded as “bad data.” But the paradigm shift doesn’t take place until the old pieces of data that seem false are reinterpreted to align with the superior paradigm.

He reinterprets sheep and goat nations to be those nations that serve God’s dominionist purposes. He’s reinterpreted Scofield’s error that entire nations are seen as sheep or goats at the final judgment depending on how they aligned with Israel at the battle of Armageddon — and trying to fit that into a progressive millennial paradigm.

He still has Jack and Rexella Van Impe speaking in his ear.

“And then giant locusts are going to come out of the smoke filled abyss and burn up the fig tree and devour the goat nations leaving their bones for the carrion of the air!

“That’s right Jack! That’s so exciting!”

He thinks that God speaks directly to prophets about who the president will be. “Some said it was going to be two Senators — Rubio and Sanders. But it turned out they missed it.”

Many people actually believe that there is some oracle somewhere who knows who will be president. On the lighter side of this, Dana Carvey did a whole comedy routine on this concept (bad language warning).

There are no presidential election oracles. In reality, two things happen.

1. Prophets give enough caveats and vague generalities that their prophecies can be interpreted a number of different ways and align with different results.

2. There are ten prophets who say ten different things. They are all networked together. They cover all the bases. One of them turns out to be right. But it’s a crap shoot.

Both of these things are going on here. There is obviously no biblical truth he is preaching here that I don’t agree with. It doesn’t need to be bolstered by his mysticism and spiritual claims that God spoke to him that it was Trump who was the only one who had the “anointing.”

I am just waiting for him to start touting books and products. I hope he doesn’t go that route.

I hope he continues on the slope he is on and becomes a postmillennial, preterist, Reformed charismatic — like C. Peter Wagner and others of his ilk have done.

That being said, he has a lot of the pieces he needs and I like most of what he is saying. I like the nascent postmillennialism. It’s the latent dispensationalism that bothers me.

Your comments are welcome!

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Frank Schaeffer Will You Please Shut Up! (Book)

High Quality Paperback — 200 pages

A Reasonable Response to Christian Postmodernism

Includes a response to the book Christian Jihad by Colonel V. Doner

The title of this book is a misnomer. In reality, I am not trying to get anyone to shut up, but rather to provoke a discussion. This book is a warning about the philosophy of “Christian postmodernism” and the threat that it poses not only to Christian orthodoxy, but to the peace and prosperity our culture as well. The purpose is to equip the reader with some basic principles that can be used to refute their arguments.

Part 1 is a response to some of the recent writings by Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late Francis Schaeffer. This was originally written as a defense against Frank’s attacks on pro-life street activism – a movement that his father helped bring into being through his books, A Christian Manifesto, How Should We Then Live? and Whatever Happened to the Human Race? These works have impacted literally hundreds of thousands of Christian activists.

Part 2 is a response to Colonel Doner and his book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America. Doner was one of the key architects of the Christian Right that emerged in the 1980s, who now represents the disillusionment and defection many Christian activists experienced in the 1990s and 2000s. There is still great hope for America to be reformed according to biblical principles. As a new generation is emerging, it is important to recognize the mistakes that Christian activists have made in the past even while holding to a vision for the future.

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God's Law and SocietyGod's Law and Society (DVD)

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God’s Law and Society powerfully presents a comprehensive worldview based upon the ethical system found in the Law of God.

Speakers include: R.J. Rushdoony, George Grant, Howard Phillips, R.C. Sproul Jr., Ken Gentry, Gary DeMar, Jay Grimstead, Steven Schlissel, Andrew Sandlin, Eric Holmberg, and more!

Sixteen Christian leaders and scholars answer some of the most common questions and misconceptions related to this volatile issue:

1. Are we under Law or under Grace?
2. Does the Old Testament Law apply today?
3. Can we legislate morality?
4. What are the biblical foundations of government?
5. Was America founded as a Christian nation?
6. What about the separation of Church and State?
7. Is neutrality a myth?
8. What about non-Christians and the Law of God?
9. Would there be “freedom” in a Christian republic?
10. What would a “Christian America” look like?

Perfect for group instruction as well as personal Bible study.

Ten parts, over four hours of instruction!

Running Time: 240 minutes

Watch over 60 on-line video interviews from God’s Law and Society.

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Dr. Francis Schaeffer - A Christian Manifesto (DVD)

That Swiss Hermit Strikes Again!

Dr. Schaeffer, who was one of the most influential Christian thinkers in the twentieth century, shows that secular humanism has displaced the Judeo-Christian consensus that once defined our nation’s moral boundaries. Law, education, and medicine have all been reshaped for the worse as a consequence. America’s dominant worldview changed, Schaeffer charges, when Christians weren’t looking.

Schaeffer lists two reasons for evangelical indifference: a false concept of spirituality and fear. He calls on believers to stand against the tyranny and moral chaos that come when humanism reigns-and warns that believers may, at some point, be forced to make the hard choice between obeying God or Caesar. A Christian Manifesto is a thought-provoking and bracing Christian analysis of American culture and the obligation Christians have to engage the culture with the claims of Christ.

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A Revival Account: Asbury 1970 (DVD)

What is true Revival and Spiritual Awakening?

Discover the answer in this eyewitness account by Dennis Kinlaw, President of Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, who recounts the story of a visitation of the Holy Spirit in 1970. This is the presentation that has continued to spark the flames of Revival in the hearts of people around the world. Contains eyewitness footage from the Revival at Asbury College in 1970 in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Certain to challenge you to greater holiness and a deeper commitment to full-scale revival. Original news and private footage has been included. If you are a student who longs to see a spiritual awakening at your school, you must see this video!

“This simple video does a wonderful job of conveying something of God’s heart and power, Everyone we have ever shown this to has received an immediate impartation of faith for revival and the power of prayer.”
— Bob and Rose Weiner, Weiner Ministries Int’l

Running Time: 40 minutes

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In the Days of These Kings (Book)

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The Book of Daniel in Preterist Perspective

“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” (Daniel 2:44).

The overarching message of Daniel is that Jesus the Messiah is even now ruling over the nations. He is the King of kings. Daniel tells us that Messiah’s kingdom will advance in the whole world from “generation to generation” (Daniel 4:4,34). Christ’s dominion is “given to the people of the saints of the most High” (Daniel 7:22). Our purpose then is to see “all people, nations, and languages … serve and obey him” (Daniel 7:14,27).

This comprehensive work offers a fascinating look at the book of Daniel in preterist perspective. Great attention is paid to the writings of ancient and modern historians and scholars to connect the dots and demonstrate the continuity of Daniel’s prophecy with all of Scripture.

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