What is the 7 mountain prophecy/mandate? Is it biblical? Is it godly? Is it dangerous for Christians? Is it necessary?
I am a firm believer of the 7 Mountain strategy and I have been teaching it in various settings, publicly and privately to those engaged in culture for many years. I first heard it back in 2009 by a man named Lance Wallnau when I did a few classes online at Morning Star University for 2 years. I had never heard anyone teach anything like this at the time, but my spirit bore witness to everything he was saying. I knew it was from the Lord. I had also considered passages of scriptures that he mentioned such as “disciple nations” and believed the church had reduced that verse to discipling people. How do we learn to disciple entire nations? That is a fascinating thought to know that Christ wants to lead entire nations to Him through the gospel, not just people.
The 7 Mountain Prophecy is a strategy divinely revealed to various apostles and prophets of God’s Church relating to executing the great commission that Jesus gave His first apostles, which was to go into the world, preach good news and disciple nations.
This world changing strategy was introduced in 1975 by two leaders – Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission(YWAM). They both received this strategy without even speaking to one another in the same year. By the guidance & inspiration of the Holy Spirit, many other leaders around the world also began to teach this revelation to their people. It is still growing in popularity and I believe it is extremely important for the Church to get ahold of in order to advance God’s Kingdom.
Why is it called 7 mountains? To bring Godly change to a nation, it will only happen by reaching these seven mountains or pillars of societal influence.
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To disciple nations we need to INTENTIONALLY find our place of grace serving in one of these 7 major divisions, mountains, systems, sectors or channels of culture.
It’s called a prophecy because it is based on the prophetic forecast of Isaiah in Isaiah 2:2-3:
” In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”
Notice the term mountain is used as prophetic talk. It’s not a literal mountain but it’s a symbol of a high place of influence. You can also see this prophetic language expressed in the book of Revelation.
“Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.” Revelation 17:9
There are many verses that support this revelation. I go into a bit more detail in my teaching “Prophecy Matters” at Hungry 4 God Church. I want you to subscribe on our podcast link to hear more teachings from my Sunday talks.
However I believe now is the time for us to revisit the prophecies of Scripture that give us a more VICTORIOUS ESCHATOLOGY (View of the end times.) There are too many depressing and depressed christians walking around the earth who have no hope for themselves or others as they sit around waiting for the rapture to come! I believe the end isn’t coming the way many people think. How you see God and how you see the end shapes how you live the rest of your life. How is that a person by the name of Elon Musk can have more hope for the world than a believer of the God of hope? Why is most believer’s hope rooted in the far away and one day reality of Heaven when Jesus actually taught us to believe that things can be in Earth as it is in Heaven? How do we send people out of our churches to engage in the 7 mountains and not lose our souls in the process? These are some of the questions I am currently wrestling with and offering solutions for. Stay connected and comment. Let’s share ideas and work together to see God’s will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven!