Televangelist Jim Bakker sells $45 Trump coin, calls it ‘point of contact’ with God

For only $45 you can establish a “point of contact” with God via a gold-plated coin engraved with President Trump and King Cyrus’ faces — according to the “Jim Bakker Show” at least.

The coin is being peddled by Lance Wallnau, who claims God told him people need it to pray for Trump.

“When I asked the Lord, ‘Why the coin?’ he said ‘Because when you take the coin, it’s a point of contact,’” Wallnau said in the recording. “So your faith is being released with a million other believers to pray protection and peace and wisdom and counsel over the president of the United States and over his family.”

The coin features Trump and Cyrus along with the words “The 70 Year Decree” and “Cyrus-Trump Proclamation.” Trump was compared by some to the Persian king after recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017.

The coin’s reverse also seems to imply a link between the 45th president and Isaiah 45:1 in the Bible which reads, “Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kinds of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates shall not be shut.”

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** FILE ** Tammy Faye Bakker Messner and her then husband Jim Bakker are shown in an Oct. 24, 1987 file photo in Beverly Hills, Calif. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace, died Friday, July 20, 2007, said her booking agent, Joe Spotts. She was 65. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, file)
** FILE ** Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker are shown at their rented home in Malibu, Calif., in this Nov. 19, 1987, file photo. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her then husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace, died Friday, July 20, 2007, said her booking agent, Joe Spotts. She was 65. (AP Photo/file)
** FILE ** Tammy Faye Bakker, wife of former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker, appears on the syndicated television program "Crook & Chase" in this Aug. 24, 1987 file photo in Nashville. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace, died Friday, July 20, 2007, said her booking agent, Joe Spotts. She was 65. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
Tammy Faye Bakker, wife of the former PTL leader Jim Bakker, throws a kiss as she arrives at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C. for her husband's resentencing hearing on a 45-year prison sentence, Aug. 22, 1991. Attorney Alan Dershowitz is at her right. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND OF OCT 6-7 -- FILE ** Tammy Faye Messner blows a kiss to the audience gathered for the filming of a television infomercial at Spirit Square in Charlotte, N.C. in this Oct. 5, 1995, file photo. More than two months after Messner died, her family and friends will be holding a memorial service in her honor at a metro Atlanta church on saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. Messner, who as Tammy Faye Bakker helped her husband, Jim, build a multimillion-dollar evangelism empire that collapsed in disgrace, died of colon cancer in July at the age of 65. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
Boxes of documents to be used by the prosecution in the trial of former PTL President Jim Bakker are brought into the federal courthouse at Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, August 28, 1989. Bakker’s trial opened on Monday where he is accused of diverting more than $3.7 million in PTL money for his own benefit. (AP Photo/Alan Marler)
Former PTL chairman, Jim Bakker and wife Tammy Faye Bakker comment on Falwell’s resignation at their Gatlinburg mountain home on Oct. 8, 1987, accompanying them is their son Jamie Charles Bakker. Bakker called the conference shortly after Falwell’s resignation. (AP Photo/Alan R. English)
Former PTL chairman, Jim Bakker and wife Tammy Faye Bakker comment on Falwell’s resignation at their Gatlinburg mountain home on Oct. 8, 1987. Accompanying them is their son Jamie Charles Bakker, Doug Chapman (Tammy Sue’s Husband), Tammy Sue Chapman. Bakker called the conference shortly after Falwell’s resignation. (AP Photo/Alan R. English)
Tammy Faye Bakker, wife of former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker, appears on the syndicated television program "Crook & Chase" in Nashville, Aug. 24, 1987. Bakker made the rare television appearance while in Nashville to record an album. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Tammy Faye Bakker wife of former PTL evangelist, Jim Bakker emerges from an outlet store near Gatlinburg, Tenn., July 10, 1987 where the Bakkers plan to make their new home. Mrs. Bakker said she and two friends have tried to do a little shopping each week to help relax from the PTL controversy. (AP Photo/Steve Baker)
Jim Bakker and Tammy Bakker talk to the press in Tega Cay, S.C., June 21, 1987 about their plans to keep their Tega Cay home and to restore their ministry. (AP Photo/Sam Jones)
Jim Bakker and Tammy Bakker greet the pubic in Gatlinburg, Tenn., where they have been visiting on June 30, 1987. Tammy Bakker signs autographs while her husband waves to the crowd. (AP Photo/Joe Stewardson)
Tammy Bakker, wife of former PTL chairman Jim Bakker, makes a point while talking with reporters outside their home in Tega Cay, South Carolina, June 18, 1987. This was her first news conference since returning to South Carolina. (AP Photo)
Former PTL chairman Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy Faye Bakker wave to reporters and supporters outside the Little Horse Restaurant at Heritage USA in Fort Mill, S.C., June 18, 1987. Heritage USA is the headquarters for the PTL empire which Bakker gave up in March over a sex scandal. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury)
Reporters and television crews talk to the driver of a Christian Moving Company truck that arrived at the house of former PTL chairman Jim Bakker who is staying in at Tega Cay, S.C., on June 17, 1987. The driver said they were called to give an estimate for moving. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky)
Jim Bakker and Tammy Bakker talk to the press in Tega Cay, S.C., June 21, 1987 about their plans to keep their Tega Cay home and to restore their ministry. Second from right is the Bakkers' attorney Melvin Belli. Man at far right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Sam Jones)
Former PTL chairman Jim Bakker waves as he and his wife Tammy leave the Hillcrest Seafood Restaurant near Fort Mill, South Carolina, June 17, 1987. (AP Photo/Lou Krasky)
Former PTL chairman Jim Bakker and his wife Tammy talk to reporters as they stand with other family members at the Tega Cay, S.C., on June 11, 1987 house they live in. This is Bakker’s first appearance in South Carolina since he resigned from the PTL ministry. Left to right are: Norman Bakker, brother, Jim Bakker, Raleigh Bakker, father, Tammy Bakker and Jamie Charles Bakker, son. (AP Photo/Pete Jorgenson)
PTL partners gather by a sign that welcomes home Jim Bakker and Tammy Bakker who are staying at a home in nearby Tega Cay on June 14, 1987. Jim Bakker, former chairman of the PTL ministry resigned in March amid a sex scandal and turned the ministry over to Jerry Falwell. The Partners are seeking control of the ministry. (AP Photo/Whit Soaper)
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker meet with reporters outside their Palm Springs, Calif. home, May 28, 1987. Mrs. Bakker holds a dog named Lulu that is owned by admirers of the couple. The Bakkers appeared on the ABC-TV show "Nightline" earlier in the evening and talked about the controversy surrounding their ministry. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)
Tammy Faye Bakker Messner (right) and husband Roe Messner (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
(Original Caption) Charlotte, N.C.: PTL founder Jim Bakker, L, his son, Jamie, (C) and wife, Tammy Faye Bakker, greet supporters as they leave federal court in Charlotte. Bakker faces 120 years on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy, as the case now is in the hands of the jury.
(Original Caption) Charlotte, N.C.: PTL founder Jim Bakker holds the hand of his wife Tammy Faye as the two arrived at the Federal Courthouse in Charlotte. The PTL's founder fraud and conspiracy trial resumed.
(Original Caption) 10/20/1988-Columbia, SC- PTL founder Jim Bakker carries his briefcase and a folder of papers as he arrives at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Columbia, South Carolina. Bakker continued to testify in a $52 million lawsuit filed against him and his wife Tammy Faye.
(Original Caption) Gatlinburg, Tenn.: Jim and Tammy Bakker listen to the words of supporters during a rally in the driveway of the Bakker's mountain home. The Bakkers prayed and talked with supporters, urging them not to contribute to PTL if they don't want Jerry Falwell there. Bakker also made it clear that he didn't give PTL to Falwell, claiming it was stolen.
(Original Caption) Tammy Faye Bakker wipes a tear from her eye as she speaks with news media outside of her home 6/17. Bakker said she and husband, Jim, would fight for ownership of the Lake Wylie Home.
(Original Caption) Ft. Mill, S.C.:Tammy Bakker shows off a stuffed bear given to her by supporters outside their office in Ft. Mill. While showing off the toy, Bakker quipped, "it has eyelashes just like mine". Tammy joined her husband Jim on their first day in their office near PTL's Heritage USA.
In this file photo from 1986, Tammy Faye Messner, right, poses for a photo with her former husband Jim Bakker. (File Photo/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
In this file photo from 1986, Tammy Faye Messner and former husband Jim Bakker are seen at PTL. Messner died after a long battle with cancer on Friday, July 20, 2007. She was 65. (Photo by File Photo/Charlotte Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
Former televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, in expensively tailored clothes, standing in the middle of a wheat field. (Photo by Will And Deni Mcintyre/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Jim Bakker and wife Tammy sit with Edwin Louis Cole, a guest on their program, "People That Love", on April 28, 1986. Jim Bakker is a tele-evangelist and founder of the PTL (Praise the Lord), a television ministry. He has launched an attack against the Charlotte Observer, which is a critic of Bakker's opulent lifestyle. | Location: Fort Mills, South Carolina, USA.
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Wallnau used the classic “us against them” selling tactic, saying “That’s why we’ve got to pray, because they think we’re crazy. But we’re actually the sane ones so we’re praying.”

He then reminds potential buyers again that the 24-carat gold coin is a “point of contact.”

Wallnau finishes his pitch by telling viewers that the “battle for the future of America has already started” and there are 18 months until the 2020 election.

“God’s begun a miracle,” Wallnau said. “Let’s keep that miracle going."

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