The Seven Mountains of Influence | Lance Wallnau
 
Recap
Lance Wallnau is well known for his revelation of the “Seven Mountains of Influence” and how these mountains of influence shape and change the world. He preached about how God is calling the church to make disciples of nations. And in order to do that, we need strong, territorial churches that are raising up believers to go out and become the “head and not the tail.” Lance basically taught on the same thing at all three services but much of the information he shared in each service differed. So in light of that, if you want to hear his full message, it would be beneficial for you to listen to all three messages.
 
Dive Deeper
 
We’re living in a time of history where God is inviting us to explore territory that is further than the map we’ve had up until how. This requires “risk taking.” Faith sometimes is risk taking. You have to step out on what God has shown you even when you don’t have all the information at the time of stepping out.
 
Right now, the Lord is giving us grace in order to recover the territory that we need to recover!
 
The seven mountains of influence are domains in which Satan literally seeks to have occupation.
 
Satan wants to have authority at the top of these institutions. To get control of these institutions, he plants people inside these institutions—people that are in agreement with him.
 
To do that, the enemy promotes his people in order to have more influence in Hollywood… more influence on Wall Street… more influence in the White House. Etcetera.
 
The enemy puts his own “counterfeit eldership at the gates” because if he can get agreement with him, he can bring hell to earth.
 
In the same way, if God can get his church to agree with Him, He can bring heaven to earth.
 
So that’s the battle!
 
The battle is at the gates. Mr. Wallnau calls this the “gates of influence.” The gates of influence are where the gates of hell target. If Satan can get a majority on the Supreme Court, they’ve got all the leverage they need to influence the rest of the substructure. For that reason, there’s always a battle over who’s at the top of the mountain, who’s at the gates of influence.
 
Read About It
 
Psalms 2:1–4, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh…”
 
Discussion Questions
 
Do you understand the concept of the Seven Mountains of Influence?
 
Do you believe all believers are called to do their part in this great end time work?
 
Do you know what you are called of God to do? If yes, what is it?

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