7 Mountains Mandate

The 7 mountains mandate:
This began in the 1970s as a prophetic word  from Loren Cunningham ( YWAM)  about spheres of influence…  it has grown & mutated over the years  & several people have picked it up & run away with it  Oz  Hillman, Lance Wallnau  & Michael  Maiden    have written books on it as several others have done…  basically this teaching  is about the Christian  using his gifting & skill set to promote & activate revival throughout society To produce an almost perfected Christian World before Christ returns. It covers   all  areas  of society really    Governmental/ /Education/ Entertainments/ media/  the family/business/religion.. . they will tell you it is all about loving people through influence…  but in reality  it is an endtime strategy  that fits with the above point & it is dominionism…  (militant christianity)  More interestingly  the New Age movement is after the same goals  of a better loving caring world on a mass scale through some strategy…  I havent done enough research on it yet  but I know it does exist & will in time link up with the New World Order  which we know prepares the way for the Anti-Christ… This is a very heavy subject & there are others who have done far much more research than me.
Anyhow, the point is the Church is being led down a rabbit trail  with this right now…   the Bible does not speak of an end time strategy  that is to be adopted…  If it was that important to the scheme of things  I think we may have had a basic outline of it in scripture….
Bethel also believes in an Apostleship for the Town or area..   Global Legacy ( Bethel – facilitated by Paul Mainwaring is all for this end)
My  mandate:  Preach the Gospel… Christ Crucified  with signs & wonders following...      so that many  will come to know the living God…  see Revival ( if we wish to give it a term) will take care of it self…
Bethel teaches that  all are Royalty in the kingdom…  BSSM students are knighted with swords & given a checklist to determine how much they see themselves as royalty… absolutely self indulgent.
further reading:  http://deceptionbytes.com/latter-rain-the-outpouring-of-new-age-doctrine/

14 thoughts on “7 Mountains Mandate

  1. Oh my, oh my!! For the longest time I’ve had a gut feeling about bethel and similar churches. It led me into a depression, one that I’m still trying to escape. I am currently living in Redding, I moved here years ago to do first year bssm. I’ve always felt bethel has underlying connection with freemasonry as well (Jesus culture once performed in a feeemasonry hall). Freemasonry and the illuminati/NWO all go hand in hand. I believe bethel is more dangerous than just trying to prepare to world for Jesus. There is so much darkness at its core. The bethel goers, or Bethelites as redding calls them get VERY defensive if opposition or accusations come against them , much like mormons (I grew up Mormon).
    I’m honestly so thankful that I see bethel for what it is, and that I know I’ve not been crazy with my gut feeling-that it wasn’t just in my head.

    • Sadly, we hear this all of the time. The culture of bethel/NAR. Is very much about unity, agreement, alignment. To ask questions even from a place of humility & in the right way ie not accusatory etc.. Is tantamount to having “doubts”. As in if you were to be in agreement fully & under complete submission to leadership you would have no “doubts” & therefore have no need of questioning.. which is then seen as threat & attack… Usually on the stance, opinions & behaviours of the leadership.

      May I also suggest you take a quick look at our red flags & cults page. Because we know that asking questions about anything is healthy in the church… The word of God tells us to test things so if there is a feeling that this is a no-no then my opinion would be that the leadership you are under are not operating biblically.

      In my situation the senior leader was opposed to questioning for 2 reasons . First because he said it demonstrated anti unity trouble making & faction breeding discontentment. & second because it became very apparent he was personally not accountable & would not submit to any other. But required All to submit to him without so much as a blink in the wrong direction.

    • That right there should be is a red flag! I don’t know what has happened, I see you wrote this in February and we are in December already, but I pray that God gives you discernment and courage to do the right thing for you and your family. That the Holy Spirit will guide you to the truth. In these times we cannot sit back and be comfortable, we need to be sober and watchful! There is certainly a great deception we are warned about, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” But be encouraged, because it says “if it were possible” that means it will not deceive true believers in Christ, those who have put their faith in the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross!

  2. I know this is way after the fact…but without having gotten totally lost or caught up in “every wind of doctrine by man”, the seven mountain mandate just simply reads good stewardship to me. Groups will take it and run with it, but the core remains. In every aspect of our lives we should strive to preach Christ crucified by word and action. Taking a gift from God and stewarding it in a God lead fashion into the “public sector” is not dominionism. I don’t know…I think people want to find fault wherever they can in an effort to validate themselves or their fears.

  3. I would like to bring up something I find interesting. I’ve been researching this for months as it is in my nature to put together pieces of a puzzle. This may be a bit “out there” for some but then again Bethel and many of the “Other River” movements take pride in the fact that they’re a little out there.
    Being caught up in the whole False movement for a few years, upon moving to California I just had to visit Bethel in Redding as if were the Holy Grail or something.
    There were a few odd things about the place that have stuck with me since then. First of all, there is a definite presence or some type, an energy for spiritual pull I can’t even put into words. Both my husband and I could feel the “shift” at least 60 miles away. Now back then, still being as deceived I would have called it a “portal”. But now, quite honestly I have no idea what it is.
    Nearby Mount Shasta is just glorious to see, and I remember a conversation with my husband about some alleged Mount Shasta Conspiracy Theories, but he didn’t know much about them. You can look them up yourself.
    Now, on the Bethel Campus is a Prayer or Soaking Room. Although, I heard wonderful things about this room which is a single free standing building I decided I didn’t need to enter. What caught my attention was some sort of triangular structure which to most people would go unnoticed but being into architecture, I tend to notice when something about a building is different or off.
    Does anyone know why this small triangle would be above a prayer building? I have been tempted to call Bethel and ask. I also have discovered in my research that the triangle is a major symbol used in the Illuminati, one of the major player behind the New World Order. Coincidence Right??
    Furthermore when I did research of the Mount Shasta Conspiracies I just found it all too bizarre.
    How does this tie into the 7 Mountains Teaching? I have listen to many of Bill Johnson’s teaching of “taking dominion”. His vision is to take over entire cities and regions.
    Now this could all be my wild imagination or need to make sense of why people do what they do, but my point is that something bigger could be at play.

    In this in-depth book, written by Dr. Michael Maiden and taught by church leaders, you will discover the mountain that you were made to conquer for the Kingdom of God. Every believer has a destiny and a calling to at least one of these seven mountains: Family, Religion, Business, Government, Education, Arts and Media. When you discover your mountain, discern your gift, and all the Lord has to prepare you; you can successfully conquer the mountain you’re assigned to. This is the core of your purpose here at CFTN: to help every believer find and fulfill their God-given destiny.

    SEND – The Seven Mountain Strategy
    We believe that the church isn’t called to be a Christian social club, museum for religious people or a place where believers are to be “babysat” until they are taken in the rapture. CFTN is a church that believes every person has a calling, anointing and destiny to change the world. We believe our assignment as a church is to enable believers to fulfill their calling and destiny through being transformed, equipped and empowered by godly leaders. The 7 mountains of culture represent the entirety of human experience in every nation and culture of the world.


    We believe the only way to truly transform cities, nations and regions is by successfully impacting these 7 areas of culture and Kingdom influence. The 7 mountains represent the places of the human and demonic power the Kingdom of God seeks to disciple and change. This is the purpose and calling of our church.

    We believe every believer has a calling to, and has giftings for, at least one of these mountains. We are committed as a church to send an army of ambassadors into these 7 mountains of culture to bring Kingdom transformation. The entire focus of our churches, ministries, and universities is to equip men and women to “take their mountain” for God.

    taken from Church for the Nations website

    • please tell me how this “agenda” is qualified by scripture.. if thats our final authority – where does it even hint at in the word that we are to “take our mountain for God” ? …. when everything in God’s precious words leads towards Jesus … how exactly does this fit?

    • “…We believe the only way to truly transform cities, nations and regions is by successfully impacting these 7 areas of culture and Kingdom influence. The 7 mountains represent the places of the human and demonic power the Kingdom of God seeks to disciple and change. This is the purpose and calling of our church…”

      We are not called to transform cities, anywhere in scripture, it’s just not there, at all. Where does it say the “Kingdom of God” seeks to disciple human and demonic power? NOWHERE.
      We are COMMANDED to preach the Gospel and make disciples, cities may well be transformed when they are filled with disciples, Jesus told us this might NOT happen, people might NOT receive Him. In that case we are to shake the dust from our feet and go on to the next place, NOT develop some ‘mountain strategy’…preach the Gospel, make disciples, preach the Gospel, make disciples, preach the Gospel, make disciples, one more time preach the Gospel, make disciples.

      • It’s here..

        Matt 16:18-19
        And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed[a] in heaven.”

  5. This trick was tried on Jesus:

    8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

    10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

    11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. Matthew 4:8-11

    So this would indicate that 1. if you go for the earthly kingdom setup thing you’re serving satan; and 2. you can’t serve God and this at the same time. Hmmmm, food for thought because looking through the lens of dominionism, then Jesus is seen as a failure, which He is not!!!

  6. Dear Lance,

    I have it on good authority that the 7 mountains mandate isn’t really biblical.

    here are 3 statements that indicate that:-

    1) Romans 14 v 17 says : For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

    this indicates not a Physical kingdom, but a spiritual one

    2) I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
    1 corinthians 15v 15

    3) Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God will come, He answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with something observable;
    Luke 17:19-21

    I’m sure you are a very nice person, you sure present a well thought through strategy, nonetheless,I do feel any system we can create is open to the same corruption & deception as the one it tries to overthrow.

    I have to say, going by the implications of the above, that none of us can create anything spiritual & if we do manage to develop any mandated system it will have the flavour of earth not Heaven because of that anything we create, will always be imperfect (however hard we try). Furthermore, because it is our creation it will be some other kingdom than that referred to by the author of the above statements.

    I wholeheartedly agree with you, we must preach the Gospel & make disciples of all nations… On review, I feel what you have proposed causes a distraction & confusion; dampening down of the urgency of that task. Partly because, the shaping of this new worldview has come from a prophetic understanding without weight against the above statements & partly because it has only been revealed to you & your associates since the 1970’s…

    This means that the earlier fathers of faith had no knowledge & or participation in such a thing. Therefore different & solid foundations have been laid & built upon for a larger proportion of time since these statements were made by the original author. So far, on balance, these foundations seem to be more trustworthy & in keeping with the above statements.

    On that basis, I am informing you that I want no part…Thank you for your invitation to participate, I would prefer to stand secure on the original mandate that the author has issued. I will also encourage others to do the same as sadly, you are not the final authority on these matters.

    with Love


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