By Lance Wallnau
standard of evangelical believers in Texas. We were discussing his
future. He is retiring from a huge corporation where he oversees a $3
billion budget. As our conversation turned to politics, he surprised me.
His voice lowered as he leaned toward me, sharing how much he wrestled
over the moral conflict of voting for either candidate, Hillary or
Trump. "I wanted to tell you," he confided, "I was not sure what I would
do till I heard you speak about Cyrus and Trump. As I heard what you
said, I had peace." Read this and let it minister to you.
media assault on Trump is unprecedented. Political analyst Pat Caddell
says, "This is the crisis of democracy—the mainstream media, which is in
the tank in the most violent way against Donald Trump, and for Hillary
Clinton, that I have ever seen in the 45 years that I have been at the
top of presidential politics."
terrifying ... Not just that they're for Hillary, and telling us that
Trump is evil, and my God, no human being could possibly vote for him;
it is what they are omitting, the facts that they will not tell the
viewpoint. I am thankful to Steve Strang for the courage to publish this
potentially controversial piece. First, I am not after the role of
Trump apologist. He is not a perfect man or a flawless candidate. I
don't know how he can compensate for so deeply alienating the Cruzes and
Kasichs and Bushes, whose help and infrastructure he needs. Which leads
to my second point: Without a grass roots mobilization of believers to
get out those who never voted before, it's hard to see how he can
overcome the Clinton machine and hit the numbers he needs.
have to wonder: What is it about this man, Trump, that unhinges
liberals, media, academia and the establishment class in politics? This
is more than an issue of personal style. There is a spiritual storm
surrounding this election. Those who see Donald as a hateful, unstable,
shallow, blusterous billionaire need to consider whether they are
responding to the man and what he actually says or reacting to a
caricature of the man. Barak Obama deliberately ran as a blank canvas
that voters could paint on to make him become what they wanted him to
be. Trump is the opposite. He is in some strange way a mirror that
reflects back whatever you are. Some people "get" him and others don't,
and those who don't never will. But if he is a mirror, what does it tell
us about the American left when they burn our flag, smash police
vehicles and unleash violence and invective against peaceful gatherers
at Trump events?
America. The strategy is laid bare if you read the 51-page democratic
platform. It's the manifesto Hillary is expected to enforce when she is
president. They call this revolution a "reset!" Read it for yourself.
Under Hillary, America will undergo the final phase of Obama's radical
socialist cultural transformation with astonishing speed. Just one man
stands in its path.
speak, he was returning from a trip to Iowa where he met "evangelicals."
Asked what he thought about them he replied, "Well, they're
interesting." He sounded like he had encountered a rare bird species
never seen in Manhattan.
With 15 candidates running, and many of
them strong Christians, it didn't seem likely that Mr. Trump, the
business man outsider, would go very far. But I heard the Lord say
something: "Donald Trump is a wrecking ball to the spirit of political
correctness." That was the first word I heard about him. Immediately I
began to wonder what God was doing. How far will Trump go? Could this
odd man out be the unpredictable instrument of God for a nation entering
what authors of The Fourth Turning call "the crucible," a cycle of American history where we are put to the ultimate test?
I heard the words, "Donald Trump is a wrecking ball to the spirit of
political correctness," I sensed that this man was about to break up the
narrative driving the nation. Few people remember where we all were
when he showed up. The media was highlighting gender change with Kaitlin
Jenner, burning cities in Ferguson, and safe places on campuses. The
terms homophobia and islamophobia were being attached like a scarlet
letter on anyone who had concerns or convictions out of sync with
popular opinion. No politicians were talking about borders.
over the conversation and dominated it ever since. Unlike any candidate
in electoral history, Trump has shaken up the establishment in media and
politics. Until Trump arrived, a handful of insiders held the
undisputed power to prop one contender up or take an unruly voice down.
As media found out, they can only break you if they make you. They
didn't make Donald.
Why would God choose Trump when so many true conservatives and
Christians were already running? Is he an interruption to God's plan or
is the battle for America changing in a way we haven't caught up with?
been losing the culture war decisively for the last decade, largely
because we never knew how it was fought in the first place. Christians
(30-50 million) represent a sufficient number in America to impact the
nation. Why do we fail?
20 years and keep coming back to a conclusion my colleagues and I don't
like: Culture isn't shaped the way we thought. We assumed that culture
is a reflection of the values of the majority of the people. If you can
turn the majority, you can tip the culture. Or so we thought. The truth
is that culture is shaped by relatively few people, a remnant of elites
in proximity to power. This is why you can't evangelize a nation into
transformation. Christians already outnumber other groups but keep
losing influence. To put it in Christian terms, culture is shaped by a
remnant of gatekeepers who sit at the culture-shaping gates of
influence. This powerful elite is made up of dense overlapping networks
located and largely concentrated in the coastal cities (think the
Northeast and California) and distributed among the peak institutions of
government, law, academia, journalism, banking and
entertainment—institutions that touch us all. It's a revolutionary
distinction. Revival ignites from the bottom up, but cultural
reformation solidifies from the top down. You must occupy the gates!
by and large are not concentrated in these heights. This explains why a
remnant in the progressive left has succeeded so radically since
President Obama came to power. Just as Jesus said, the people of this
world are shrewder in dealing with their own kind than are the people of
the light (Luke 16:8). Put simply, evangelicals and charismatics are a
large but disjointed group. We don't work together and we don't occupy
key "gates" in the high places of opinion shaping.
why is he a threat? By putting America first and building a people
movement, Donald Trump becomes a wild card that messes up the elite
globalists' insider game. Whatever you bow to on the way up the mountain
controls you at the top. Hillary Clinton comes to the top of the
political mountain with 1,000 strings (attached to 30,000 missing
emails). Donald Trump comes with none. This is why the lawless Left and
establishment Republicans don't trust him. He's not tied into the
is a catalytic thought leader. An internationally recognized speaker
and business consultant, he is one of the premiere speakers on the
subject of cultural transformation and the seven mountains. He delivers
his message of transformation with relevance, wit and intensity. Find him on lancewallnau.com.
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