I’m grieved by the Internet prophets.
Another hurricane, another doom-and-gloom rush to the Internet to proclaim an accurate prophecy of destruction.
After deadly Hurricane Harvey hit, Z3News.com re-ran a prophetic word that was originally published Aug. 29, 2016 with the headline “Houston Will Be Destroyed, Desolate, Uninhabitable.”
With news headlines in this hour, many people’s hearts are failing them because of fear (Luke 21:16. In other words, they are fainting in the day of adversity because fear has attacked their faith.
This is now time to draw back from the battle. Even if you can’t discern what is going on the spirit prophetically, you can see with your natural eyes what the enemy is doing through media headlines. Instead of stopping up our ears and closing our eyes, we can hit our knees in prayer and cut off the enemy’s plans at the pass.
Miley Cyrus is weeping over the loss of her “goddess” candidate. In a Twitter video, the “Wrecking Ball” pop pansexual prodigal exhorted her fans around the world to walk in love.
“Like Donald Trump so ironically played after his speech, it said, ‘You can’t always get what you want.’ And happy hippies, we adjust and we accept everyone for who they are,” Cyrus said. “And so Donald Trump, I accept you and this hurts to say, but I even accept you as the president of the United States, and that’s fine … because I think now I want to be hopeful.”
On the Ellen DeGeneres recently, the former Disney star flat out called Hillary Clinton a goddess. A goddess is a female deity in polytheistic religions with supernatural powers or attributes—and they are worshipped.
In the wake of a trio of national headline-making events in Orlando—the gay nightclub massacre, Christian singer Christina Grimmie's murder and the alligator attack that killed a toddler at a Disney resort—prophetic voices in the nations are praying hard. Many are pressing in to discern what confederate of spirits has marked Orlando—the city in which I was born, went to college and met my daughter's father and where my parents still reside—for destruction.
I agree it's important to discern the enemy's attack. Surely, we need to understand what spirits are operating in a city that Cindy Jacobs prophesied last year would be in the eyes of the nation in 2016. It's vital not to be ignorant of the enemy's devices (2 Cor. 2:11). Yet many of the strongholds along the I-4 Corridor—which connects Orlando to Tampa, Florida—have been in place for a decade or more. It doesn't take a prophet to see the princes over Orlando.
How do you write the obituary of a man who so changed the way you look at true revival forever? That was my unwelcome task on Monday, when I learned evangelist Steve Hill went on to glory after a long fight with melanoma.
I got the news through a text message at 3 a.m. I retired early after not sleeping much the previous night due to my coverage of Ulf Ekman’s conversion to Roman Catholicism out of Sweden. Yes, I got the news through a text message—and then a flood of email and Facebook messages—when I woke up at 3 a.m. Of course, I could not go back to sleep.
I’ll always remember the first time I actually spoke to Steve Hill. I had written about him in June 2011, when his staff called for 48 hours of prayer. He was on the brink of death. But death’s grip wasn’t strong enough to hold him. It wasn’t his time. He defied death, hell and the grave.
On last week’s Dose of the Ghost segment on Chosen Generation radio, I sat down with Pastor Greg Young to discuss the Iranian agreement and its prophetic meaning and natural meaning. We also looked at the Syrian conflict and what our response should be as Christians to the torture, mutilation, murder and imprisonment of our fellow believers. We also prayed for several of our listeners. If you missed the broadcast, be sure to tune in next Friday morning at 12:30 ET, or you can listen to the archive here.
Healing evangelist Oral Roberts has passed away due to complications of pneumonia Tuesday. He was 91, and was one of the most beloved evangelists of the 20th century.
“After I’m gone, others will have to judge how well I’ve obeyed God’s command not to be an echo but to be a voice like Jesus,” Roberts once said. “As far as my own conviction is concerned, I’ve tried to be that voice with every fiber of my being, regardless of the cost.”
Born into poverty rural Oklahoma in 1918, Roberts was a preacher’s kid who initially rejected his father’s faith. However, when he was stricken with tuberculosis at age 17 his life would forever change. After a miraculous healing, Roberts gave his life to the Lord and God called him to “take My healing power to your generation.”
“Oral Roberts was a man of God, and a great friend in ministry. I loved him as a brother. We had many quiet conversations over the years. I invited Oral to speak at one of our early international conferences on evangelism held in Berlin in the 1960s,” said evangelist Billy Graham. “Oral was preceded in death by his wonderful wife Evelyn, who I also knew and loved. She was a woman of God, and a powerful prayer warrior. Just three weeks ago, I was privileged to talk to Oral over the telephone. During the short conversation, he said to me that he was near the end of his life’s journey. I look forward to the day that I will see Oral and Evelyn Roberts again in Heaven—our eternal home.”