Addressing the Seven Mountains Mandate

The seven mountains mandate is a belief that the church must overcome the seven mountains of society (family, religion, education, media, entertainment, business, and government) before Jesus comes back to Earth for his church.

I personally don't believe that the church will or is required to take back the seven mountains of society before Jesus comes back for His bride based on Matthew 24. If the days before the rapture are anything like the days of Noah (verses 36-42), then the world is going to be corrupted and in need of God's refining judgment and wrath (i.e., the church will not be in control of the seven mountains, or if they are, the church will be corrupted and deceived).

The verses preceding Jesus' allusion to Noah's day in Matthew 24 confirm this. Nowhere in His discourse does He tell His disciples that they or their descendants will overcome the world before Jesus comes back for them. Only Jesus himself can physically and spiritually overcome this wicked world (John 16:33)!

God's supernatural conquering of the seven hills of society is corroborated by Daniel 2:44-45 which says (emphasis added),

"In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces."

The kings Daniel speaks of are the kings of the final kingdom, or the kings during the end times, which correspond to the hills and horns referenced in Revelation 17 (one of the core scriptures that is used to support the seven mountains mandate as far as I know),

“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction. The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”

We know Daniel 2 and Revelation 17 talk about the same kings because God's kingdom is physically and eternally established on Earth after the fourth and final kingdom in Daniel, and His kingdom is physically and eternally established at the end of John's vision in Revelation 19-22. Lastly, we know the hills/horns/kings are the same as in Daniel 2 because we see in Revelation 17 that it is the Lamb (Jesus) that triumphs over the latter-day kings, not the church, which corresponds to the rock (God's final kingdom) not cut by "human hands."