Sid: My guest is red hot for the Messiah. If you’ve been listening all this week I believe that you’re starting to get red hot for the Messiah. His name is Dr. Lance Wallnau I’m speaking to him at his office in Cranston, Rhode Island. I’m interviewing him on his 4 CD teaching series that I have to tell you it is mandatory teaching more so now than ever before in history. The title is called “In a Heartbeat” and what he means by that is that no matter what curve life throws at you, and some of the people I’m talking to right now have got horrible situations in a heartbeat you have access to God; in a heartbeat you have access to the supernatural. You can be above rather than below; you can be the head rather than the tail; you can be a child of the living God who you’re supposed to be than acting just like the world. Now Lance how does your teaching “In a Heartbeat” relate to relationships?
Lance: Well you know Sid we live our lives in the reality of our homes as well as in our careers. While most of my clients I’m working with will want me to bring out the best in them like we’ll deal with sports athletes, and all kinds of people to identify constraint areas in them that are getting in the way of their gifting. We love destiny, we love God, and yet somehow we tend to hinder our own answers to prayer because of blind spots, parts of us we don’t see that other people do see. As I’m working with my clients in the area of identifying constraints and breaking those constraints in their professional life, invariably they pull me aside and say “Hey does this work at home?” [Laughing] Intuitively men and women want to be able to improve the quality of the relationships they have either with their spouses, or with their children. So my research has taken me full circle to realize not only is the kingdom of God holistic, meaning it touches every dimension of culture, in terms of God’s ability to penetrate it. The truth is in a heartbeat we can begin to shift the climate of relationships with the people we care about most whether it’s a husband or wife, or our children.
Sid: Give me an actual example of say a husband and wife with perhaps marital problems, and how approaching being in the spirit makes the difference.
Lance: Absolutely. Just recently I had a couple where, this is an unusual situation because it happens to be in the Amish community. A friend of mine had gotten me an opportunity to do some coaching, counseling, with them. In this situation they are both believers, the husband has never really expressed affection to the wife, and it’s part of a culture thing. The wife is dying for affection and she doesn’t know how to get it. So I’m talking about these concepts “In a Heartbeat” you can shift anything. She starts to shift her focus to what she wants; she wants her husband to love her to be nurturing and to be physically affectionate. Instead of talking to herself and saying “I never get what I want, my whole life I never got what I want, I’m not going to get it now.” She starts to say something different, she starts to say “I believe my husband loves me he needs to know how important it is for him to communicate.” What we’re doing is we break apart “What are you saying to yourself that is creating the climate that you’re working in?”
Sid: In other words, her focus has been wrong is what you’re saying.
Lance: Exactly. Sid this is so connected for women for instance that are longing for deeper intimacy. You know sex is a physical thing; intimacy is what women actually looking for men don’t understand the language of intimacy. What I had to do in this case was bring this man and woman to a place where the woman was able to express scripting, and here’s the key scripting, learning how to say something so that you can identify what it is you really want. So she took him by the hands, I had him look in her eyes and she said to him, she said, I won’t use his name here, she said to him “What I need from you is for you to be able to understand how important you are to me, and what I want is for us to have a greater level of love and affection. Is that something you would be willing to do for me?” The moment she spoke those words Sid it was as though the Spirit of God was on her husband. He doesn’t know what to say because guys are disconnected from feelings. So I began to talk to him about what was going on inside of him. Well his focus was on what? Inadequacy. What was he saying to himself “I don’t know if I can do this.” So I said “Catch what you’re saying to yourself. You can literally renew your mind with truth. I said “I want you to focus now on your wife’s eyes and I want you to be focusing on how precious she is. Here’s what I want you start to say to yourself ‘I am able to be whatever you need, and I am willing to give you your missing piece.’” I said those words into his ears and here’s the amazing thing Sid, she could hear me whisper to him, but the moment she heard him say it she began to weep. Because the thing I’ve learned is we as Christians, and people in general, do not know how to really meaningfully access their feelings and communicate their wants and needs in a wait that they can get them met. There are women that are settling for so much less than their heart’s… I was on an airplane with a girl who’s, I don’t people open up to me I guess they must sense I’m like a counselor or a shrink or something. She starts talking to about she’s in a relationship that the guy just mistreats her and she doesn’t know what to do. I looked at her and I said “Why are you settling for less when your heart is crying out for more?” She gasped. I didn’t even realize what came out of my mouth. She took a napkin and wrote that down. She said “That’s the question I have to answer for my whole life. Why do I settle for less when my heart is crying out for more?” I believe we are in a day now where God is releasing to the body of Christ the tools and the resources, and the teaching to live a quality of life that makes the world stop and say “What have you got that I don’t have?” Women don’t have to settle for less they can learn to access what they need, and they can learn to get their needs met from their husband.
Sid: Lance we’ve been talking about the word “focus” in your 4 CD’s “In a Heartbeat.” You talk about the need to redirect our focus, and you actually say we will become what we focus on, and that the focus you have determines the meaning that you put on events and it also determines how you feel. Would you comment on that?
Lance: Let me just say that the moment that you start thinking God thoughts and saying what God says and it goes all the way through you, body, soul, and spirit. You become a magnet to your heart’s desire, you’re like at a frequency which just shifts the atmosphere around you. For instance, I can remember when I first started discovering these principles years ago. I was broke and I had left a lucrative consulting business in order to help build churches, and the devil was always telling me I was going to be broke, and my dad, the attorney in Philadelphia, said “You’ll be as poor as a church mouse.” I figured “Gosh they must be measly looking creatures, church mice.” So I’m struggling to come up with income tax I needed like $2,000 Sid. The Lord kept saying to me “Take heed what you hear,” and that had to do with your focus. “Then take heed how you hear,” that has to do with your self-talk, the interpretation you put on things. I realized I was focusing on “How come I didn’t have money and what was I going to do with this career I’ve chosen. I’m walking with God and I’m broke.” The Lord said “I want you to shift it in the fastest way possible is through thanksgiving and worship.” I walked into a sanctuary went up to a baby grand piano, it was our church back then. I sat down in the dark I closed my eyes Sid I put my face to heaven and I began worshipping God. I immediately, this is the profound psychology of scripture, I shifted my focus and dialogue to heaven began to worship God. The anointing was moving upon me I sensed somebody came in and left, however, I didn’t open my eyes to interrupt my intercession, my worship. When I opened my eyes someone had put a $2,000 check on top of the piano.
Sid: You learned a lesson really quick about your focus.
Lance: I learned in a heartbeat, I learned that wining doesn’t work. God responds to faith.
Sid: What is God showing that will be happening to the U.S.? Do you think we’re really heading to those days that the gospels are speaking about where things are going to get really bad in the world?
Lance: Sid I see the harvest of tares, and the harvest of wheat are coming to maturity. You talk about that One New Man. I believe there may be a black backdrop in the nations, but the light of the gospel is going to shine even brighter and brighter through an overcoming people. I see a generation rising up right now that is made up of world changers and I see a world that is reeling in a direction of great trouble. I think the two are coming together on schedule.
Sid: This will be the believer’s greatest hour if they can change their state in a heartbeat.
Lance: Absolutely. It’s our time. It’s our time.