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NAR film, ‘The Trump Prophecy,’ hits theaters this week

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.

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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. She has a master’s degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University.

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18 Responses to “NAR film, ‘The Trump Prophecy,’ hits theaters this week”

  1. roger olson Says:

    I will not be seeing this movie. thanks Holly.

  2. Carol Berubee Says:

    Wow, a 1000 theaters?? The Gosnell movie, which opens next Friday, is only slated for 300 theaters so far even though it has “Hollywood stars” and direction. It’s sad how the false can gain so much traction but the truth gets buried. I wonder who’s behind the “success” of the NAR? Ephesians 2:2, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 John 5:19.

  3. Tyrone Flanagan Says:

    Dear Holly, If God is using Donald Trump, it is in spite of himself. None of his spiritual advisors appear to have ever told him that he needs to repent of his habitual lying and mocking behavior. The man is completely undisciplined in what he says or when he says it. Evangelicals are staining themselves by supporting this man and his behavior without demanding repentance and change in his habitual sinful actions. The country would be much better off in the long run if Mike Pence were to assume the Presidency. I’m praying that this will happen.

    Ty Flanagan

  4. Jonathan Says:

    This is provably a false prophecy and I will prove it now. I looked into it with an open willingness to accept it if true because the Bible says, “Despise not prophesyings” (1 Thess 5:20), that means don’t dismiss them offhandedly, don’t be scornful or contemptuous of a prophecy automatically. But when I read this I could see that it was false. It contains a lot of Biblical references and language but it is not from the Spirit of God. The whole tone is wrong, as it seems to represent God as if He were pro-America without making any reference to the sinful culture and sinful exports from that country nor does the prophecy make a call to repentance to the people of America. Also, the view of the state of Israel is wrong according to the Scriptures. I believe Christians should have mercy upon the Jews and Israel against those who would WIPE THEM OUT, but the Jews are not righteous in God’s eyes at the present time. Here is what the SCRIPTURE says about the Jews: “Who [the Jews] both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost” (1 Thess 2:15-16). According to the Word of God, Bibi Netanyahu and Israel do not please God and the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost. Look at this prophecy in this light.

    However, the main evidence against this prophecy is that it simply was NOT fulfilled.

    In 2011, Trump was considering a run for the Republican nomination. Here is a link to an article in the Guardian from those days, written when he decided not to run: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/16/donald-trump-us-presidential-race

    This was the 16th of May, 2011. Mark Taylor’s prophecy was given on April 28th, 2011. Now, WHICH ELECTION WAS THIS PROPHECY GIVEN FOR? I quote from the text of the prophecy: “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…but they will not succeed, for this NEXT ELECTION will be a clean sweep for the man I have chosen.” (my caps)

    The NEXT ELECTION was in 2012 and the Democrats DID succeed in keeping THIS President (Barack Obama) in. The prophecy is false. The prophecy was speaking of the 2012 election, NOT the 2016 one! The Spirit of God knows everything and does not ever make an error. He is absolutely perfect, precise, and accurate. This is not from the Lord. We are not to fear this prophet.

    “And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” (Deut 18:21-22)

  5. Sandra King Says:

    I agree with you 100%. When a prophet of God speaks, it will be exactly and precisely as God spoke it and will come true exactly. When Samuel spoke to Saul, to the letter Samuel’s prophecy came true. He said 2 men would come to Saul. If 1 man came, it would be false prophecy. We have a lot of people saying they are prophets of God and speak false prophecy. Some of them have prophesied over me and not one of them came true. I don’t believe for a minute that God would take an openly arrogant, mean-spirited, crooked man into the office of President of the US. That is not God’s character. They only reason God let the Israelites have the king of their choice is because they insisted. And God warned His people through Samuel what their king would do. He wouldn’t bless them, quite the contrary. God has both a Sovereign will and a permissive will. Some leaders are put in because the people insist and bring destruction. So be very careful of those who profess to be speaking for God. God can raise up leaders to punish His people also because they refuse to turn from their wicked ways and back to God.

    God is interested in a person’s character and heart. Although David sinned egregiously, he suffered the consequences but repented and asked God to “create a clean heart” within him. Saul, the people’s choice didn’t do this. God knew David’s heart and Saul’s heart, as He knows the heart of all of us including Donald Trump. You can fool people, but you cannot fool God!!!

  6. Jim Says:

    Ty – I think you are almost completely missing the point. Holly’s concern is with the heretical NAR. Her article was neutral on Trump. The NAR is an extreme danger, whether or not Trump is good for America. Personally, I love America and I also happen to believe that Trump seems to be doing good job making America great again. As much as I like Pence, no way Pence would have pushed back to the extent Trump has on cultural Marxism, against the press, reducing regulations, reducing illegal immigration, radical environmentalism and many other issues. It’s now clear that we are winning battles mainly because Trump comes out fearlessly swinging in only a way someone without much of a filter would do.
    In any event, I love the church more than I love my country. The NAR is very dangerous, has infiltrated the “evangelical / biblical church” and is one of the factors leading the church into apostasy. The NAR is to the security of the church as what China, Russia and/or the caliphate is to America’s security. I am much less concerned about Trump’s morality as I am about the integrity of the Biblical church. The least reported religious story of the last 20 years is the shocking rapid decline of the church from attacks coming from within by “evangelical” leaders and false “christian” movements such as the NAR.
    You are probably unaware, but the top pick of most evangelical voters in the 2016 Republican primary also had connections to the NAR. This candidate’s father would open & reeve up the campaign events of for his son. The father was alleged to be part of the NAR.
    A 2016 article reported; “I believe God has raised him up for a time like this,” declares (the republican Candidate’s dad) campaign surrogate and father, who predicts that god-anointed kings, blessed by priests, will bring about a future, great transfer of wealth, from the godless to the godly—a theme apparently lifted from the dominionist movement known as the NAR.”
    Spirit of Error also posted a related blog about this in 2016. http://www.spiritoferror.org/2016/01/ted-cruz-touts-endorsement-from-nar-leader-mike-bickle/5752
    I am not a prophet or an NAR Apostle, but my prediction is that due to sabotage from within (one saboteur being the NAR) the “evangelical church” will continue its freefall into Apostasy. The remnant believers will one day recognize that they put up a terribly ineffective and cowardly fight, and they will bear a large portion of the blame. Holly (and the few like her) will be recognized as faithful watchmen who should have been listened to, although they may have to wait until the other side to receive that reward.

  7. Diane Woerner Says:

    Jim, thank you. Apart from the political component, I believe there is also a vital theological division in the church today which impacts everything else, and that is the understanding of what the Bible promises for the end times.

    I do not see Jesus teaching (or the prophets predicting) a strong church that will dominate and “redeem” culture before the coming of Christ. One can attempt to read scripture starting with that assumption, but an honest and open reading does not support it.

    Jesus explicitly tells us there will be disunity in those days, with hardship and persecution for those who are truly His. While He does provide wonderful comfort and community within such turbulent circumstances, His gifts are not promised to the culture at large.

    I am not opposed to the alleviation of poverty or injustice–these are also biblical themes. But when these gain the central attention of the church, I fear we are veering off-course.

    We should be wary of the easy sell of increased influence, personal enrichment and even supernatural power that characterizes so many modern religious streams, including the NAR. Christ calls us to a very different walk. Yes, there is supernatural power to be had, but it’s a power that produces holy living and a willingness to suffer significant deprivation and humiliation if that’s what is needed to authentically bring the lost to Him.

  8. tonytarr11 Says:

    i completely agree w/ Jim and w/ Diane above. When they gathered back in ? 2016 or so at their “Together” conference all i could see was that they were gathering – to get her, as in coming against the true Bride through stealth n deception. God is able, God is greater! Peace n Grace to all, Shalom* this is tony in vt.

  9. Tyrone Flanagan Says:

    Dear everybody, Charisma magazine has been pushing the supposed prophetic significance of Donald Trump ever since he began running for the Presidency. Some articles in the magazine actually speculated about Trump being a new “Cyrus” figure in world history. I’m not sure if Cyrus himself would have liked to be compared with Donald Trump. Cyrus was an absolute monarch and sometimes I wonder if Mr. Trump would like to rule like a Cyrus. Some believers are paying way too much attention to what fallible and politically motivated prophets are saying and ignoring the obvious character flaws of the President. A man like Donald Trump could not have even been nominated by the Republican party of even the 1980’s or 90’s. The country is stuck with him so we had best pray for him while he’s still in office. The Trump Prophecy film is just the sort of potentially profitable religious right wing media poster that Charisma magazine and TBN would carry water for. It probably will make a little money but it will not proclaim much truth. Way too much gullibility out there.

  10. Angela Says:

    Ive found the Elijah list link re Brian Simmons:

    http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=20515

    The key phrase I spotted among the ear tickling “Jeremiah generation” and getting rid of “dusty doctrine” was the phrase “The Word made flesh again”. This reminds me of similar quotes from the WOF crew, Hagin, Copeland etc. I wonder when Mr Simmons is going to receive his “download” of “John 22”? Will it contain more information about the little gods running round the earth?

    Heres another thing brought to my attention, yet more new age “connectedness” and “meditation” with Danny Silk of BCR involved ..

    Go on http://www.soultime.com

    It truly is a case of keeping watch and being sober!

    Angela

  11. Angela Says:

    Sorry looks like I got my comments mixed up! Anyway didnt mean to go off topic, both links are interesting info anyway for anyone who’s keeping an eye on NAR developments etc, thanks as always to Holly and others for sounding the alarm!

  12. Angela Says:

    Sorry holly and all on here, just realised my comment meant to be under NAR and the turning tide, not on this thread! Apologies one and all!! 🙁

  13. Vincent E Brown Says:

    This is why I don’t condone politics. We make gods out of politicians (whether Republican, Democrat, or whatever) and we tend to place a so-called godly “anointing” on those who don’t even follow God. While I believe Trump is doing a good job as President, that doesn’t mean he’s following after God. Keep in mind, this is the man who has stated he didn’t think he needed repentance for his sins. That doesn’t sound like a godly man to me.

  14. David Says:

    Holly

    Thanks for the timely article. Do you have a clear connection between Mark Tary and NAR?? This would help me expose the movie and book. Thank you,

    David

  15. Holly Says:

    David, I’m not familiar with Mark Tary.

  16. Mark Dake Says:

    Was Jesus a Apostle?
    Was Jesus a Prophet?
    Was Jesus a Evangelist?
    Was Jesus a Pastor?
    Was Jesus a Teacher?
    Are we called to be like Jesus?

  17. Mark Dake Says:

    I do believe that we are to pray His kingdom come, His will be
    done on earth as it is in Heaven.
    I don’t believe in controlling people but I do believe the
    mainstream church is way off in it governmental pattern of the new
    testament church. The new testament church worked as teams.
    Not a one man pastor gifting but the full five fold gifts operating in the body of Christ together. When you have one person as the head of a fellowship (head pastor) Jesus is then no longer the head and you are limited to the vision, limitations of one person.

  18. Stan from NJ Says:

    The NAR endorsement of Donald Trump, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachman, and some others over the years is based on their man-centered, post-millennial theology. Their prophecies merely arise out of this POV. Each of these politicians have had plenty of “prophecies” uttered over them concerning their anointing to be God’s man or woman of godly change in the nation. But, where are they?

    Christians should be interested in the social and political health of the nation they live in. It affects our lives. Abraham showed his interest in Sodom’s welfare but only with regard to how any catastrophic judgment would affect *the righteous*. That should be our concern too when it comes to our national matters.

    This is exactly Paul’s point in 1 Tim. 2, in his admonition for prayer for the people and their governments, which mirrors Abraham’s: “I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks, be made for all men: 2 for kings and all who are in high places; *that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.* 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; 4 who desires all people to be saved and come to full knowledge of the truth.

    Notice the end of v. 2: that WE may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. The welfare of God’s people is the first goal of the prayer. And it’s the people at large who are the prayer’s first objects, then, afterwards, their politicians (who are ministers of God – whether evil or good – as per Romans 13:1-4).

    The next goal in verse 4 is about the Lord’s desire for everyone’s salvation from their sins.

    Our prayer is more powerful than our votes, or campaigning. But how many of us Christians are so bound up in defending one political ideology that it has us in contempt of all those who hold to the other ideology? That is not proper for us to go that far. We cannot pray for people whom we hold in contempt.

    The NAR’s obvious political/7 mountain obsession should make all their prophecies raise yellow, if not orange flags, upon first hearing, even if they’re agreeable to our own political leanings.

    Stan

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