I had never heard of Rafael Cruz before his son, Ted Cruz, became a United States Senator. If the media is correct (and I am not sure that they are), Rafael is a pretty big deal in certain sectors of Pentecostalism.
The video is obviously edited to make a political (and perhaps theological) point, so please keep that in mind. (View it critically). But this pastor, Larry Huch of New Beginnings Church in Bedford, Texas, does seem to imply that Ted Cruz will be one the “kings” who will somehow transfer wealth from the “wicked” to believing Christians. The video of David Barton and others praying over Cruz and “anointing” him implies that the Texas Senator is receiving this anointing. I’m not sure if that is really what is going on, or if it is just simply the members of Cruz’s circle praying for him.
If all this is true, then Barton is also involved with this kind of dominionism, which is also called “Seven Mountains Dominionism.” Listen to Barton talk about this so-called Seven Mountains strategy. He uses phrases like “take the culture,” “shape and control…nations and the world,” and “occupy” the culture. His Christian nationalism goes beyond simply historical argument.
I have not paid a lot of attention to this kind of dominionism here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home, but this kind of Reconstructionism seems to explain Cruz and Barton’s support of Cruz.
Heck, this stuff makes Donald Trump look sane and electable.
If you want some context on this kind of dominionist theology see Michael McVicar’s Christian Reconstruction: R.J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism.