Signs of the Times: Spirit of Hate Inspiring Christian Killings (Episode 021)
Cindy Jacobs prophesied about a spirit of violence let loose in the earth a few years ago. Now, we’re seeing the spirit of hate rise up.
Church shootings are nothing new, but the rising spirit of hate seemed to motivate the latest incident.
Churchgoers at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California conquered and hogtied a shooter named David Chou who fatally shot one member and wounded five others.
Chou was booked on murder and attempted murder charges in what Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes on Monday called a “politically motivated hate incident,” according to USA Today.
You might wonder, like me, how frequently church shoots occur.
This is Jennifer LeClaire and this is Praying the News. Today’s broadcast is brought to you by my new book, The End Times Watchman. Pick up your copy along with pre-order bonuses at www.jenniferleclaire.org/endtimeswatchman. Today we’ll talk about the latest church shooting, look at some statistics and, more importantly, gain some prophetic insight and pray.
According to Lifeway Research there were three fatal church shootings in 2017 and one in 2019. So far this year, we’ve witnessed two fatal church shootings.
All told, there have been 21 fatal church shootings since 1999. The deadliest was at First Baptist Sutherland Springs in Texas, with 26 deaths including an unborn child, according to Lifeway.
So what’s going on here?
This is beyond the spirit of violence. At the root, this is the spirit of hate we’re dealing with. Jesus said the one who hates is a murderer, tying the spirit of hate directly to murder.
The spirit of hate rose up against Jesus and is poised to rise up in an unprecedented way against His followers. Jesus said, “If the world hates you, know that it hated me before it hated you.” Jesus also said, “You will be hated by all for my name’s sake.”
We have to understand what’s going on in the spirit realm in the end times. I want you to listen in to this insightful teaching from Darris McNeely, a pastor and TV host at Beyond Today.
McNeely nailed it. Principalities and powers are pulling people’s strings like puppets.
FBI hate crime statistics show that incidents in churches, synagogues, temples and mosques increased 34.8% between 2014 and 2018, the last year for which FBI data is available.
Yes, 34.8 percent.
And as of 2018, Church security expert Carl Chinn identified 623 people having been killed in deadly force incidents since 1999 at faith-based properties, including churches.
The reality is, this is the new normal. Hatred is driving violence, and it’s not just in the world but in the church. Prophetically speaking, we can expect more church violence.
Principalities and powers are driving an end times drama that’s unfolding right before our eyes and the spirit of hate is tag teaming with the spirit of violence. It’s gotten worse. It’s getting worse. And it will grow worse the deeper we move into the end times.
We don’t need to be afraid. But we need not be ignorant of the devil’s devices.
What should we do?
First, pray. We have authority over the spirit of hate.
Second, get trained in church security.
Chinn offers some insight. (Listen to the podcast to hear his advice.)
So how do we pray?
Ask God to send angels to encamp around your church.
Bind the spirit of hate.
Plead the blood of Jesus over your church.
Break the powers of every hateful weapon formed against your church.
Decree the spirit of hate has no access to your church.
Ask God to send laborers into the harvest field with the gospel and power.
Ask God to send confusion into the camp of hateful spirits that seek to steal, kill and destroy.
Decree every spirit of hate targeting your church will backfire.
Ask God to arise and let the spirit of hate scatter from your territory.
Pray in the spirit.
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