A Strong Delusion


2 Thessalonians 2:9-15 NIV

The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

I’ve already posted a good number of articles on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement and it’s departure from sound Biblical doctrine. You can view these posts by selecting “New Apostolic Reformation” under POST CATEGORIES on my main page.

The New Apostolic Reformation, (NAR), movement is also historically associated with previous movements such as Kingdom Now, Seven Mountain Gospel, the Latter Rain, Joel’s Army, as well as several other names. This movement is currently infiltrating the Church by storm and many Christian evangelical organizations have issued warnings about it’s teachings. You may view some of these warnings by clicking on “Christian Resources” on my main page menu bar and then checking the numerous links provided under the heading “NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION – WARNING AGAINST“.

In essence, they believe that before Jesus can return, the earth must be conquered in seven categories, or the seven mountains.

1. Arts and entertainment

2. Business

3. Education

4. Family

5. Government

6. Media

7. Religion

I just wanted to bring your attention to the latest installment of their forward push which is called “The Trump Prophecy” film, which has been summarized by Holly Pivac. Holly Pivac, as you may recall, is an evangelical researcher of cults, sects, and new religious groups, such as the “New Apostolic Reformation” movement. She has a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University in Southern California and has written articles for numerous print and online publications, including Biola Magazine, the Christian Research Journal, and Apologetics Index. Holly Pivec is the co-author of A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement and God’s Super-Apostles: Encountering the Worldwide Prophets and Apostles Movement.

This is a repost of Holly’s article from her Spirit of Error website:


This week, on Tuesday, and Thursday, The Trump Prophecy was screened in more than 1,000 theaters throughout the United States. Produced by ReelWorks Studios, in partnership with Liberty University, the film tells the “true story” of a former firefighter from central Florida, named Mark Taylor. Taylor claims God spoke to him in 2011 and told him that Donald Trump was going to be elected president, prior to Trump’s surprise 2016 victory. See the trailer here.

The media reported that the target audience for this film is evangelical Christians. But what many have missed is the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) connection.

The movie is based on a book authored by Taylor, titled The Trump Prophecies: The Astonishing True Story of the Man Who Saw Tomorrow … And What He Says is Coming Next. Taylor claims God told him other things about America’s future, including revelation that Trump will be reelected, that Roe v Wade will be overturned, and that next month’s mid-term election will see Republicans strengthen their control of Congress.

In claiming to have prophesied Trump’s presidency, Taylor joins the ranks of NAR “prophets” and “apostles” who also claim God told them about a divinely ordained role for Trump. One of those most outspoken NAR leaders is Lance Wallnau, who appears in the film. Wallnau claims God told him, before the election, that Trump was anointed by God to lead and restore America. Wallnau has referred to Trump as “God’s chaos candidate” who will navigate America through chaotic times. Also, the film, and Taylor’s prophecies, have received publicity primarily from NAR-promoting media outlets, such as Charisma Magazine and Sid Roth’s television program, It’s Supernatural!.

Interestingly, some students in Liberty University’s film program created an online petition to cancel the film project, stating:

This movie could reflect very poorly on all Liberty students and Liberty University as a whole. Mark Taylor claims to have received prophecies directly from God that do not align with the Bible’s message.  … We should be very wary of modern-day prophets. … Production for this project will begin in a few weeks.  Please sign this petition to show your support for changing the film idea!

Though the project was not canceled, more than 2,300 people had signed the petition at the time I wrote this post.

One of the staple beliefs of their false theology is that in the coming days, God is going to raise up an army of apostles who will be able to control the weather and neutralize the law of physics for their benefit. A few months ago, Wallnau tried to demonstrate his apostle power by going after hurricane Irma. It didn’t go so well. See the video below.

For your convenience, I am reproducing the Trump Prophecy by Mark Taylor below:

The Spirit of God says, I have chosen this man, Donald Trump, for such a time as this. For as Benjamin Netanyahu is to Israel, so shall this man be to the United States of America! For I will use this man to bring honor, respect and restoration to America. America will be respected once again as the most powerful and prosperous nation on Earth, (other than Israel). The dollar will be the strongest it has ever been in the history of the United States, and will once again be the currency by which all others are judged.

The Spirit of God says, the enemy will quake and shake and fear this man I have anointed. They will even quake and shake when he announces he is running for president, it will be like the shot heard across the world. The enemy will say what shall we do now? This man knows all our tricks and schemes. We have been robbing America for decades, what shall we do to stop this? The Spirit says HA! No one shall stop this that l have started! For the enemy has stolen from America for decades and it stops now! For I will use this man to reap the harvest that the United States has sown for and plunder from the enemy what he has stolen and return it seven-fold back to the United States. The enemy will say Israel, Israel, what about Israel? For Israel will be protected by America once again. The spirit says yes! America will once again stand hand and hand with Israel, and the two shall be as one. For the ties between Israel and America will be stronger than ever, and Israel will flourish like never before.

The Spirit of God says, I will protect America and Israel, for this next president will be a man of his word, when he speaks the world will listen and know that there is something greater in him than all the others before him. This man’s word is his bond and the world and America will know this and the enemy will fear this, for this man will be fearless. The Spirit says, when the financial harvest begins so shall it parallel in the spiritual for America.

The Spirit of God says, in this next election they will spend billions to keep this president in; it will be like flushing their money down the toilet. Let them waste their money, for it comes from and it is being used by evil forces at work, but they will not succeed, for this next election will be a clean sweep for the man I have chosen. They will say things about this man (the enemy), but it will not affect him, and they shall say it rolls off of him like the duck, for as the feathers of a duck protect it, so shall My feathers protect this next president. Even mainstream news media will be captivated by this man and the abilities that I have gifted him with, and they will even begin to agree with him says the Spirit of God.
By Mark Taylor

And, just so you know, there are numerous additional prophecies that God has supposedly given to Mark Taylor, some of which can be viewed here.

And what does God’s Word say about prophecy?

1 John 4:1-3 NIVDear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”

If a “spirit” gives a prophecy or a message to a human, and says it is from the Lord, this test MUST be done. This test is not optional. The “spirit” must acknowledge that Jesus the Messiah came in the flesh, denying the incarnation indicates the source. And do we ever see or hear that this test was done by Mark Taylor? Not one word. God has not left us defenseless against the enemy, His Word gives us the test to authenticate. Why is it not used? You can probably figure out my answer but I’ll leave that with you.

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!






Disciple of Jesus, married to Peggy, with 5 grown up children, 7 grand children, ex-Canadian military and residing in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. a.k.a. "Papa"

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4 comments on “A Strong Delusion
  1. Thanks, Bruce! This is well worth the read.

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    This was good information. Ugh, the whole thing reeks of “we have to fix things because God needs our help.” Does this movement also teach works righteousness as well? I bet so. Good warning my friend, thanks for your diligence. As if God need us to set things right before He can come back. Again…ugh.

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