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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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The Silent Scream (DVD) Eight Languages

“When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.” – President Ronald Reagan to National Religious Broadcasters Convention, January 1981

Ronald Reagan became convinced of this as a result of watching The Silent Scream – a movie he considered so powerful and convicting that he screened it at the White House.

The modern technology of real-time ultrasound now reveals the actual responses of a 12-week old fetus to being aborted. As the unborn child attempts to escape the abortionist’s suction curette, her motions can be seen to become desperately agitated and her heart rate doubles. Her mouth opens – as if to scream – but no sound can come out. Her scream doesn’t have to remain silent, however … not if you will become her voice. This newly re-mastered version features eight language tracks and two bonus videos.

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Dr. Francis Schaeffer - A Christian Manifesto (DVD)

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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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Patrick Henry’s famous declaration not only helped launch the War for Independence, it also perfectly summarized the mindset that gave birth to, and sustained, the unprecedented experiment in Christian liberty that was America.

The freedom our Founders envisioned was not freedom from suffering, want, or hard work. Nor was it freedom to indulge every appetite or whim without restraint—that would merely be servitude to a different master. No, the Founders’ passion was to live free before God, unfettered by the chains of autocracy, shackles that slowly but inexorably bind men when the governments they fashion fail to recognize and uphold freedom’s singular, foundational truth: that all men are created in the image of God, and are thereby co-equally endowed with the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

This presentation is a similar call, not to one but many. By reintroducing the principles of freedom that gave birth to America, it is our prayer that Jesus, the true and only ruler over the nations, will once again be our acknowledged Sovereign, that we may again know and exult in the great truth that “where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17).

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This DVD features “Liberty: The Model of Christian Liberty” along with “Dawn’s Early Light: A Brief History of America’s Christian Foundations.” Bonus features include a humorous but instructive collection of campaign ads and Eric Holmberg’s controversial YouTube challenge concerning Mitt Romney’s campaign for president.

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