The Pillars of God’s Kingdom in the Earth
In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other. During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar message. That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society that are the pillars of any society. In recent years Lance Wallnau has promoted the strategy initiated by Bright, Cunningham, and Schaeffer.
These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion.
The Heart of the Matter
To many who are aware of the 7 mountain strategy to exercise dominion in the earth think in terms of strategies for conquering those realms of society.
But, it must be understood that a Kingdom of God mindset is not fueled by attitudes of conquering or dominating as seen from an earthly, natural, perspective.
The heartbeat of God’s Kingdom is the transformational power of love. “The 7 Mountains” will be transformed by those who are energized by love for those pillars of influence. The leadership and people of those mountains.
The Primary and Most Important Strategy
The first “strategy” appeal to God must be, “Fill my heart with an all consuming love for (whichever pillars of influence that you feel called to invade).
First let God’s heart of love invade your heart of love until that very love consumes you with a passion for your mountain(s) and its people.
Kingdom love transforms, first, your heart. Once you heart is transformed, supernatural Kingdom transformation invades the mountain. No love produces fruit…of the plastic kind.