⇒ Note by Carolyn and Loren: “As Above, So Below” is part of a phrase that expresses an occult, Gnostic, theosophical principle that is linked to emanationism and fractal spirituality.
⇒ I want to stop right here to repent and apologize for sharing these videos. I ask forgiveness to all I have hurt by sharing these videos, and by opening a door that should have been left closed. Please forgive me.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12 — When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. (ESV, emphasis mine)
Isaiah 8:19-22 — When men tell you to consult the spirits of the dead and the spiritists who whisper and mutter, shouldn’t a people consult their God instead? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. They will roam the land, dejected and hungry. When they are famished, they will become enraged, and looking upward, they will curse their king and their God. Then they will look to the earth and see only distress and darkness and the gloom of anguish. And they will be driven into utter darkness. (BSB, emphasis mine)
⇒ At the end of this testimony, I share some research I’ve done on NAR and the “7-M Mandate.”
⇒ At the end of this testimony, I give examples of how closely Daniel’s teachings line up with these unbiblical doctrines.
- upper hand
- a mark to shoot at
- something or someone fired at or marked for attack
- an object of ridicule or criticism
Colossians 2:6-10 Therefore, as you accepted Messiah יהושע Yeshua the Master, walk in Him, having been rooted and built up in Him, and established in the belief, as you were taught, overflowing in it with thanksgiving. See to it that no one makes a prey of you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary matters of the world, and not according to Messiah. Because in Him dwells all the completeness of the Mightiness bodily, and you have been made complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and authority. (ISR 1998)
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. (CSB)
Ephesians 4:17-25 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. (ESV)
But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about Him and were taught in Him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. (ESV)
Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (ESV)
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like this one. And it is, “Love others as much as you love yourself.” All the Law of Moses and the Books of the Prophets are based on these two commandments. (CSB)
Ezekiel 33:4-6 Then if anyone hears the sound of the trumpet but fails to heed the warning, and the sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. Since he heard the sound of the trumpet but failed to heed the warning, his blood will be on his own head. If he had taken warning, he would have saved his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and fails to blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes away a life, then that one is taken away in his iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood.’
⇒ I want to pause and publicly repent, renounce and divorce from all ties with Bride Ministries and all other ministries, doctrines, and teachings that don’t line up with the Word of God in context.
Spiritual: realizing a spiritual foreign infiltration.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (ESV)
Galatians 5:7-10 You were running well. Who hindered you, not to obey the truth? This persuasion is not of the One calling you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I am confident as to you in the Lord that you will have no other mind. But the one troubling you will bear the judgment, whoever he might be. (BLB)
Spiritual: Pouring out my heart through weeping and repentance for all the sin I have not only believed and acted upon, but also spread to others; a thorough cleansing from filth (sin).
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out. (ESV)
Ezekiel 14:6 Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Repent and turn away from your idols; turn your faces away from all your abominations. (BLB)
James 4:7-10 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor. (NLV)
Spiritual: setting myself apart and ridding my spirit of toxic emotions and teachings. Completely separating myself from wickedness and those who practice and promote wickedness; pursuing righteousness and holiness.
2 Cor 6:14-17 Do not become unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? And what harmony has Christ with Belial? Or what part to a believer is with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them, and will walk among them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” “Therefore come out from their midst and be separate, says the Lord, and touch nothing unclean, and I will receive you.” (BLB)
2 Timothy 2:21 Therefore if anyone shall have cleansed himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, having been sanctified, useful to the Master, having been prepared for every good work. (BLB)
Spiritual: Prayer and Fasting (seeking God’s face; abstinence from false doctrines and programming; consuming pure living water, which is the written Word of God).
Joel 2:12-13 Yet even now, declares the LORD, return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. So rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to the LORD your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in loving devotion. And He relents from sending disaster. (BSB)
Matthew 17:21 But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting. (ESV)
Spiritual: guarding what goes into my mind and spirit (e.g. His pure Word) to make sure I’m as clean as possible, and guard what comes out. Living in submission to His perfect plan (clinging to His righteousness, laying my life on His alter, obeying Him and His Word).
Matthew 10:28 Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (ESV)
2 Chronicles 30:8 Don’t become obstinate now like your fathers did. Give your allegiance to the Lord, and come to His sanctuary that He has consecrated forever. Serve the Lord your God so that He may turn his burning anger away from you, (CSB)
“Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my Father in heaven wants them to do. When the Judgment Day comes, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord! In your name we spoke God’s message, by your name we drove out many demons and performed many miracles!’ Then I will say to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you wicked people!’”
2 Samuel 10:12 “Be strong, and let us show strength for our people and for the cities of our Elohim, and let [Him] do what is good in His eyes.” (ISR 1998)
1 John 1:5-10 This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us. (ESV)
Ephesians 5: 6-14, 25-27 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true)and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light….
… Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, so that He might present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. (ESV)
Rev 3:14-22 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. I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other. So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of My mouth! You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, white garments so that you may be clothed and your shameful nakedness not exposed, and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Those I love, I rebuke and discipline.Therefore, be earnest and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me. To the one who is victorious, I will grant the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” (BSB)
(emphasis added to the Scriptures)
⇒ Note by Carolyn and Loren: aside from the resources Pam listed below, here are some links to a good website to learn more about the NAR, dominionism, and the “7-M Mandate.”
1. NAR — http://www.letusreason.org/latrain21.htm2. Dominionism — http://www.letusreason.org/discern12.htm3. 7-M Mandate (and Dominionism) — http://www.letusreason.org/Latrain89.htmand http://www.letusreason.org/Latrain90.htm
(Links are for your convenience only. If you choose to purchase the books, we do not make any money off any purchase.)
“What is “7 Mountains” theology? Supposedly there are “7 mountains” of global society – Media, Government, Education, Economy, Religion, Entertainment and Family. Conquering these areas of influence is the key to taking a nation for the kingdom of God. The 7 Mountain mandate is the brainchild of the Dominionist movement. Over the years Dominionists have gone by many names including Latter Rain/Kingdom Now /Joel’s Army/Manifest Sons of God and most recently the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Modern day “apostles” and “prophets” have a plan to aggressively “retake the reins of our country” for Christ. In other words, they believe that Christians must occupy and subdue the world as God’s stewards of the earth. Moreover these people believe it is a Christian’s duty to go into the world using “spiritual warfare” tactics to crush evil before Jesus Christ’s final return.”
“The NAR and proponents of the seven mountain mandate have abandoned biblical teaching on the end times, choosing to believe that Christians must set the stage for Jesus’ second coming by achieving dominion over the world’s systems. According to 7-M theology, Jesus will only return to a world that mirrors the kingdom of God. This idea parallels the New Age teaching that anticipates a cosmic spiritual shift when man becomes a co-redeemer of Planet Earth.”
Forrest Wilder, an environmental-issues writer for the Texas Observer, describes the New Apostolic Reformation as having “taken Pentecostalism, with its emphasis on ecstatic worship and the supernatural, and given it an adrenaline shot.” Wilder adds that beliefs of people associated with the movement “can tend toward the bizarre” and that it has “taken biblical literalism to an extreme.”
According to New Apostolic thinking, mankind lost its dominion over earth as part of the fall of Adam. So Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross not only resolved our sin debt, but it empowered mankind—specifically, Christians—to retake control of the earth. The New Apostolic Reformation sees seven areas in which believers are supposedly empowered and expected to dominate: government, arts, finances, education, religion, family, and media. Of these, the New Apostolic Reformation sees government as the most important because of its ability to influence all of the other facets of life. As a result, the New Apostolic Reformation overtly encourages Christian control over politics, culture, and business. In some ways, this is nothing unusual, as people should be expected to vote and lobby according to their convictions. The New Apostolic Reformation, however, is often accused of pushing for outright theocracy.*
Spiritual warfare, according to the New Apostolic Reformation, is meant to resolve worldly concerns. For example, economic troubles or health problems in a particular city are seen as the result of a demonic spirit’s influence. Prayer, research into the specific name of that demon, and other spiritual disciplines are then applied in an effort to combat this presence. This is necessary not only for the health of the region, but also because the church cannot take “dominion” over that area until the demonic control has been lifted.
John 18:36 “Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” (NLT, emphasis added)
The warfare strategy: Lance Wallnau writes: “if 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.”(A Prophetic, Biblical, and Personal Call to the Marketplace, privately circulated paper, nd., np.) bold mine
Wallnau also states on one of his teaching by video That Jesus will not come back until we take these mountains. “There is no prevailing apostolic vision because of the mischief of eschatology. Because most believers are AFRAID to take on the giants in their nations” (the 7 mountain) Wallnau thinks this is the reason, saying, “we created a theology that eliminates the responsibility for having to take territory and rather focuses on just getting people saved so when Jesus comes back He can repopulate the earth with people that are followers and let him take over the planet.”
How many problems can one create in a short statement? Like or not that is exactly as it will transpire; read Mt.24-25. All those who enter the Millennium period (the kingdom age) are saved (Isa 65). There will be those born afterwards who will not be, but when Jesus returns all those who took the mark are history, removed from the earth. Which according to the Bible is the majority of the world in the tribulation; the saints are being eliminated by the shining ones of the false Messiah in the Tribulation (Rev.13). This is God’s way to remove the 7 mountains.
The Bible says we wait for the Son from heaven (Phil. 3:20; 1 Thess. 1:20; Heb.9:20b), i.e.; as they waited for the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Jesus brings the kingdom to earth by Him being physically present ruling from Jerusalem. There is no kingdom overtaking the earth with the king not physically here. This dominionist eschatology is man centered (in Jesus’ name of course), we do it for him. Wallnau has it backwards, the nation’s become His BECAUSE He returns. The Father gave them all to the Son (Ps.2), not us.
“Beginning in 1975 with Bill Bright and Loren Cunningham, who independently received what has come to be known as the revelation of the “seven mountains,” God has been communicating to the body of Christ that there are seven major mind molders, or mountains in any given society. On this note I will take the time to mention that this term has become a point of conflict within the the body of Christ. Due to its association with a perspective on eschatology known as Dominionism, and its embrace by the New Apostolic Reformation, some have rejected its implications without further investigation. I believe that this is truly unfortunate. I have to thank Lance Wallnau for bringing understanding to so many regarding these things. While I do not ascribe to Dominionism as he does, I am very grateful for the wisdom and insights that the Lord has blessed him with. His famous teaching on the seven mountains has sown the seed of possibility in the the minds of many.” (emphasis mine)
The kingdom of heaven has the power to overtake all of the kingdoms of this world and utilize them according to the power and glory of God. Jesus died to restore this power to man. In spite of this, there is a war being waged for the kingdoms of this world. Their redemption has been purchased, but Satan hold onto them illegally. The kingdoms are not simply political institution. They are the seven basic realms of influence that govern human existence. (emphasis mine)
Lance [Wallnau] suggests that Jesus was shown seven mountains, and upon the seven mountains that Jesus was shown were seven portals into the spirit realm. The portals upon the mountains represent the kingdoms of this world. Those who are put in control of the mountains can decide what can and cannot come through from the spirit realm. In other words, the people that are put in power control how each mountain will impact society and culture.
What are these mountains? According to Lance, we can look at it in the following way. These are the seven mountains which must be redeemed by the kingdom of God in order to implement kingdom culture and ultimately sheep nations:
1. Spirituality/Religion2. Family3. Education/Technology4. Government5. Media6. Arts/Entertainment7. Business/Economics
“This is the new paradigm that must arise: We are not waiting for Jesus; Jesus is waiting for us. We are to begin the process of taking the kingdoms of this world and influencing them according to the power of the kingdom of God. Jesus will not wait forever. He is going to accelerate those who will remain faithful into the destiny he has appointed for the church. Unfortunately, the realization of the gospel of the kingdom will not occur until the church is in the midst of the darkest period human history will ever record. As we move into this season of history, geographies that have come under a heavy influence of kingdom government will be known as sheep nations. On the road to this destiny, the greatest miracles ever recorded will be witnessed, and I believe the greatest revival of all time will manifest.”
“In order for Jesus to judge nations like sheep after his second coming, these nations must arise and be in operation on earth before his return.”(Emphasis mine)
A third approach looks at the seven mountains upon which the Whore of Babylon sits. This passage has been approached in various ways, often with an attempt to use the description of seven mountains as a geographic marker. In this way, some have concluded that Rome, which sits on seven hills, is where we would find the Whore of Babylon. I would challenge this idea on the basis that there are nearly seventy geographies throughout the world that claim to reside upon seven hills or mountains. It makes just as much sense to me to interpret this passage in light of the seven mind molders of society, which the Whore of Babylon undeniably occupies in most areas of the world. Although I do not believe this is the only or ultimate interpretation of this passage, it is certainly relevant. (emphasis mine)
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters… So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns… And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (emphasis is Duval’s)
“It is important to understand that our spirit can still become filthy, even after being joined to the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 7:1). We must seek to preserve it blameless, just like our soul and our body (1 Thes 5:23). Although the Holy Spirit enters our spirit and becomes one with it, he does not completely replace it. The Holy Spirit comes to live inside our spirit, but our spirit remains an individual spirit.” (emphasis mine)
“The heart, being our subconscious, should be understood as the gateway between our soul and spirit. It is here that the Word of God divides between what is of the soul, and what is of the spirit.”
“It is clear from this passage that the Word of God is intended to do its work in our heart. First, it divides what is spirit from what is soul.” (emphasis mine)
“This becomes the essential link between everything that God intended for us to be, and the reality that we experience. The heart, being the subconscious becomes the seat of human intuition. It receives and processes information from multiple inputs. Input comes from a physical level, a soul level, or a spiritual level.”
Jeremiah 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” (ESV)
Hosea 10:2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images. (KJV)
“As we move into higher levels of glory, our hearts are being reprogrammed to heavenly realities more and more. The greater the glory, the less time this reprogramming takes. However, this must first begin with the heart belief that it is possible.” (emphasis mine)
“All of this is necessary to establish a heavenly society on earth with heavenly culture. This is central to the work Christ accomplished at Cavalry.”
“This glory can only be properly accessed out of a pure heart towards God. To access this glory for the unity requires a new program to be written in the hearts of the people of God. This program is the kingdom of God. This happened for a moment in the first church, but God is going to bring his global church back to this point before his Son returns.” (page 33, emphasis mine)
“The glory of God is the highway to reprogramming the hearts within an entire geography.” (page 35, emphasis mine)
On another occasion, a woman told me that she had a dream that she was locked up in an underwater prison. Not only was she locked up in this prison, but so was her car, the promissory note for her house as well as a number of other individuals. Since I knew what I was dealing with, I had the angels of the Lord escort her to the prison during our ministry session. Immediately (without leaving her body) she realized that she was at the underwater prison, as she had been escorted there by the angels of the Lord.
Isaiah 14:13-15 You said to yourself, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will set up my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of the gods’ assembly, in the remotest parts of the North. I will ascend above the highest clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. But you will be brought down to Sheol into the deepest regions of the Pit.” (CSB)
Colossians 2:18-19 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God. (ESV)
Matthew 16:24-26 Then Yeshua said to His taught ones, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake, and follow Me. “For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it. “For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and loses his own life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life? (ISR 1998)
John 12:24-25 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (ESV)
Mark 6:7-9 Then Jesus called the Twelve to Him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing but a staff for the journey—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— and to wear sandals, but not a second tunic. (BSB)
1 John 2:15-27 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. For everything in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s possessions — is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does the will of God remains forever.
Children, it is the last hour. And as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. By this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. However, they went out so that it might be made clear that none of them belongs to us.
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I have not written to you because you don’t know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; he who confesses the Son has the Father as well.
What you have heard from the beginning is to remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that he himself made to us: eternal life.
I have written these things to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. Instead, his anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as it has taught you, remain in him. (CSB)