Charismatic preachers are less accurate in their prophetic predictions than drunken meteorologists. In fact, coronavirus has proven that charismatics are far less accurate than that. Not a single charismatic leader prophesied the costliest health-related panic in history. Multitudes of charismatic leaders prophesied coronavirus would never come to America. Many more prophesied Christians would be immune. Hundreds upon hundreds prophesied it would be gone by Easter of 2020. They were all wrong…every last one.
In fact, Shawn Bolz himself falsely prophecied about the end of COVID-19 back on February 28, 2020, before there were any deaths in the United States, and only 2800 worldwide, saying:
The Lord showed me the end of the coronavirus. The tide is turning now!
He is answering the prayers and cries of the nations and is putting an end in sight. The exaggerated fear-based tactics of the enemy and several media outlets for political reasons are coming to an end. The enemy has been trying to distract and steal from several equally important purposes and issues by dominating airwaves with conspiracy and fear.
Even now, several vaccines are coming out, as well as a natural dying out of the virus itself. The Lord is saying, ‘I am removing the threat of this.’
Within a short amount of time, the extreme threat will feel as though it is in the distant past.
Lest you think he apologized and repented of that one – not even close.
But in a recent Facebook post from earlier today, Shawn acknowledged that he gave a false prophecy about Trump winning a second term, writing:
This is the second Charismatic false prophet to apologize in as many days, with Jeremiah Johnson issuing his own yesterday.
While Bolz admits that he got it wrong, he also doubles down on his prophetic prowess, saying that he is still growing in his gift, and despite the miss, during the same time he has had “some of the most marvelous fulfillment of prophecies in my entire career.”
In short, he got it wrong, but it’s a journey, and when it comes to saying God said things he never said, you win some and you lose some.
Given that charismatics have such a childish, fleshly, biblically illiterate understanding of what biblical prophecy is, it’s no wonder he takes such a casual approach to it.
This led Chris Rosebrough to comment on his post, writing:
This is in contrast to the biblical prophets, who understood that any false prophecy, even one, was blasphemy. It was a forfeit of their very lives and worthy of a bone-crushing, skull-splitting, head-crunching, brain-exposing stoning.
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’—when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him (Deuteronomy 18:20-22).
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