pt.1 The false prophets of Covid19
Let me ask you, where do you go in times of trouble and affliction? If you go to men to hear from God you are in trouble.We have both a pandemic and parasites at work at the same time. The parasites are only affecting the church while the pandemic affects both.
The false prophets are speaking and it is obvious who they are.
New York Times had this article Op-Ed Blames Christian Conservatives for Coronavirus Pandemic, there are other articles that bring up the same accusations.
Why is that you may ask?As you read and watch (in videos) what these men are saying you will understand how the church is being viewed by the world, and it is not good. At a time we can give hope and comfort to many whose lives are disrupted or destroyed they hear lies, embellishments, boastings and false promises. It is shameful.
To answer the accusation from Christians that Christian gatherings are being criminalized, this is one of the more illogical statements I have heard. There is no group, ethnicity or religion targeted, we are all in this together. The authorities are not saying one thing to the church and another to other religions or groups. Gatherings of people can be dangerous. This is why schools are closed people are not going to work, even the stores are limiting how many people are allowed in at one time for necessities.
Rodney- Browne was the first to be arrested for what he believed was an infringement on his freedom.
Robert Jeffress says that Rodney Howard-Browne and other pastors who continue to hold church services amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak " There are a few fanatical nutjobs among evangelicals right now who are doing stupid things like holding mass church services and promising they will heal anybody who has the coronavirus," he tells OneNewsNow. "But most evangelicals I know are doing exactly what the government is asking them to do. Like our church, they're abstaining from large church meeting and worshipping online."
Now another Christian pastor standing with his rebellion is being charged with crimes for holding church services during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Mark Anthony Spell, a Central, La. pastor, is receiving six misdemeanor charges for disobeying Gov. John Bel Edwards’ emergency shutdown edicts after he held church services this past weekend.
“ When you close every door in this city, we’ll close this door and we’ll go underground, but we are going to assemble and congregate as God fearing Christians,” Spell said. “If they are to arrest me and take me out of this congregation, my assistant pastor will step in immediately, when he is arrested, the third man will step in.”
They see themselves as martyrs for a cause of freedom but they are not standing with God, this is not his way. They are rebelling against the earthly authorities god has put in place, for they are not being asked to disobey God in staying home.
Rom. 13:1-4 “ Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”
The greater context is taxes, as Jesus said, render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. The underlying principle is that when it is for our good, our safety, it is of God.
The Bible tells us in 1 Sam. 12:15 “ if you do not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.” Here the principle is that we are to obey unless it directly opposes God’s command.
The point is one can worship on their own or in small groups, this is not a mandate against churches but for the safety of people, including the Church. Rebellion can also come in a religious form, and I believe that is what we are seeing. As a pastor said to me it may very well be that it is about them wanting the money to continue to come in.
Understand Jesus said pestilences would come in the latter days, wars, earthquakes and these would all increase until they are all taking place together. This is what we are seeing today. But do you hear these men speak of prophecy and warn the nations of the Tribulation that is to come to the world after? No, you do not. Why not?
To answer why not is easy, they believe we are the government to rule on the earth now, they as dominionists would rather enter battle with their words which they think have authority over these events. So they gather the people together and decree, proclaim, bind the devil and their spiritual blah, blah, blahs are heard on earth but not in heaven.
You tell me if the way these men act and what they say helps promote Christ or destroys the Churches witness.
Apparently everyone wants to prophesy in the time of turmoil
Certain so called Charismatic anointed ones are doing things that do not help the reputation of the church, it damages it. Now that everyone is focused on the virus they are paying special attention to the ministers on TV that make their boastful false claims of healing and safety.
We are all made to look as dumb as they are when they say these things through Hubris. They claim they are using the word and faith, but they are incredulous to what the word actually means and to the facts.
This is a man who Lou Engle’s believed revival would come to the church (along with others like benny Hinn). Instead he is leading rebellion.
On March 15, 2020 Rodney - Browne claims the building had the technology to eradicate any virus " We brought in 13 machines that basically kill every virus in the place," If somebody walks in the door, its like, it kills everything on them. "If they sneeze it shoots it down like at 100 miles per hour and it will neutralize it in a split second." We have the most sterile building in all of America . “
Clips of the service show him telling everyone to shake hands, and people next to each other. “ I know they don’t want us to do this, but just turn around and greet two, three people. Tell them you love them, Jesus loves them.”
Yea Jesus loves you, and I hope you don’t get the virus from me…
Why is he holding these machines that kill the virus for them and not giving it to others who are already sick? Who made these machines that he claims “kills the virus,” does he not know that air like this disperses it, wind carries it?
Kenneth Copeland Tells people to receive your healing by TV
On March 12, 2020 Copeland claimed to heal Coronavirus-infected viewers who touch their TVs. Copeland told his viewers I’m not the sick trying to get healed, I’m the healed, the devil is trying to give me the flu or whatever else kinda thing he’s trying… “Put your hand on that television set,” “ Hallelujah. Thank you, Lord Jesus. He received your healing.”
Then on March 13, 2020 Copeland says the Word of the Lord came to came to him concerning the Coronavirus COVID-19: “This disease called COVID-19 will be over much sooner than you think. Christian people all over this country praying have overwhelmed it. Give Me all the glory,” saith the Spirit of Grace. “And many, many people will come to know Me through it. “I am still LORD over this nation, and I am on the throne, and faith in Me changes things!” Glory to God! You don’t have to live in fear of the Coronavirus! Jesus has already redeemed you from the curse—which includes all sickness and disease (Galatians 3:13)! We want to help you learn how to use your authority in the Name of Jesus, so you can stand strong against COVID-19. Take the victory that belongs to you!
And then 2 weeks later he says On Mar.29. "In the name of Jesus standing the office of the prophet of God I execute judgment on you covid 19, I execute judgment Satan you destroyer, you killer, you get out we break your power, you get off this nation, I demand judgment I demand, I demand, I demand a vaccination to come immediately. … I call you gone, gone, gone, gone , gone. You come down from your place of authority, destroyer. You come down and you crawl on your belly like god commanded you when he put his foot on your head in the garden of Eden. You will destroy through covid19 NO MORE! IT IS FINISHED - IT IS OVER, and the United States of America is healed and well again .”
His echo man to left of him says "Covid19 has ceased to exist…Then Copeland responds "at exactly 12 noon on the 29th day of March. " … They break out into praise, thank you Jesus “its over ”! (Mar.29.2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzNdxIlg8nE
US confirmed cases of Covid19 on Mar.29 were 149,904 and continuing to increase. It’s not over, Copeland is lying in the name of Jesus. Apr. 5, 336,830 went up 24,358 there are 9,618 deceased. As of April 6, 364,836 people that have been infected in the US, it is up 29,055 from the day before. Worldwide it is now 1.341.907. These men are treating the church as ignorant and fools not to see the facts, they are absolutely wrong.
Copeland clearly believes in his own delusional reality as he speaks, others repeat around him and use his false statements.
On Apr.3 The prophet Copeland surrounded by his echo men says, “I blow the wind of God on you – you are destroyed forever and you will never be back… let it happen, cause it to happen, (he pauses) the wind of god, a strong it doesn’t have to be, a fast wind. It doesn’t say anything about it blowing 40 mph it doesn’t have to. This hot, they, we know what hot is infectious, this thing is going to hit in New Orleans, I’m telling you it gets hot down there… it hates heat, it hates humidity, it hates water, it just dies. Burn, burn, the wind its even better, I just heard the Lord say this,… its even better if there is no wind at all. You’re a California boy you don’t know much about this, But son you ain’t never seen hot until it gets hot and it gets muggy down there in Houston and New Orleans and it gets, oh god I can’t even go outside, and that’s good, stay in the house and turn on that air conditioner and watch that demon die, watch die right in front of you!”
How many times does he need to claim the virus is dead when it is not? In this video He seems to be losing his voice and his capacity to speak intelligible sentences. He claims to hear from the Lord in the middle of his diatribe. Really? And he is telling falsehoods on the virus as well it hates heat, humidity and water. Copeland thinks the virus is demon that can be destroyed by air conditioning. Like Rodney Browne who thinks a strong wind destroys the virus.
What can we expect from the worst false teacher[s] of our day, well Hell gets a lot hotter than Texas, and I never seen it nor plan to. Do you? Then run from this false prophet!
He will get the judgment of a false prophet from the real Lord who watches over his church.
pt2. The false prophets of Covid19