Spiritual Warfare on Wall Street

Wonkette takes a baffled look at a bit of spiritual warfare in Wall Street:

Apparently the idea came from neo-Pentecostal leader Cindy Jacobs. As she explains:

During a January worship service, the Lord spoke to me, “Cindy, the strongman over America doesn’t live in Washington D.C.—the strongman lives in New York City! Call together my people to pray for the economy.”

The Lord said: “October 29 was Black Tuesday, the day the stock market crashed, and Satan wants to do it again!”—the economy will crash without effective, fervent intercession.

Shaken to the core at this word from the Lord, I knew that I must call the people of God to converge in New York City the week of October 29 for an emergency prayer rally to cry out against economic collapse in the midst of shaking.

During the week of October 29, some of the finest apostolic prayer leaders from across the country will come together for several days of on-site prayer strikes at key locations throughout New York City, including Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, Mercantile Exchange, Federal Reserve, and the United Nations.

I haven’t been able to find any reference to the January divine tipstering older than anything published a few weeks ago, although back in February she wrote vaguely of “the possibility of a serious economic recession or something more hopeless around 2009 or 2010″.

Jacobs believes that the USA is being punished by God for its “stance towards Israel” and for approving gay marriage, and that the stock exchange fall of 777 points on 29 September (the Jewish New Year) was of spiritual significance. But she has a recovery plan:

“We are going to intercede at the site of the statue of the bull on Wall Street to ask God to begin a shift from the bull and bear markets to what we feel will be the ‘Lion’s Market,’ or God’s control over the economic systems,” she said.  “While we do not have the full revelation of all this will entail, we do know that without intercession, economies will crumble.”

Jacobs is close to C. Peter Wagner, and this kind of symbolic “spiritual warfare” is central to the practice of his “Apostolic Reformation” strand of neo-Pentecostalism; for example, members of the movement have in the past climbed Mount Everest in order to battle the “Queen of Heaven”. This is also Sarah Palin’s religious background; perhaps we can look forward to Jacobs as Treasury Secretary should Palin win in 2012 (as Palin is now planning for).

Of course, praying in front of a golden-coloured statue of a bull has some unfortunate connotations, which mockers and scoffers have not been slow to have fun with. Rev. BigDumbChimp has the most acid comment on the photo: “Ten Commandments Fail”, although a commentator at Boing Boing cautions, correctly, that it’s really the “equivalent of a vegetarian caught red-handed eating a veggie burger that looks a little bit like a hamburger .

(Hat tip: Pharyngula)

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  1. If you are scheming about and lusting after money you are a CHRIST HATING,. BEAST LOVING, MAMMON MONGERING, BULL WORSHIPER!!! GOT IT?

    Hebrews 13:5 – Keep your lives free from the love of money

    Matthew 6:24
    No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    Proverbs 29:7
    The RIGHTEOUS considereth the cause of the poor: but the WICKED regardeth not to know it.

    The Question you should ask yourself is WHICH ARE YOU FOR YOUR FATE DEPENDS ON IT!

    Mammon: 1.New Testament. riches or material wealth. Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:9,11,13.

    Logic of the LOGOS:——MOST of Christ’s teachings were that the love of Money and Mammon is the root to all sorts of EVIL. So it only stands to reason that most of the Anti-Christ aka the BEAST’S Interests will be aimed at attaining Wealth.

    What beast SYMBOLICALLY represents these interests and is the VERY SYMBOL OF MAMMON?

    The Wall St. “BULL” “The BULLY” “THE GRAVEN IMAGE OF THE GOLDEN CALF of BA’AL” from way back in the book of EXODUS that the whole world has been tricked into worshiping just as it was prophesized.

    Leading you to the undeniable conclusion that the interests of Wall St. and the BULL MKT are those of the ANTI-CHRIST THE BEAST IS THE BULL

    –Rev. 19:19

    “And I saw the BEAST (Anti-Christ/BULL (Mkt.)) and the kings of the EARTH (Bankers/G20 nations) gather together and they fought against the LAMB and his army!”

    Here I am as a Matador and BY THE SWORD of MY MOUTH I slay the BEAST, DIE DIE DIE EVIL WICKED BEAST DIE!

    Turo Turo Olay CHA CHA CHING!$!

    And money, the life blood of the BEAST/Anti-Christ, FLOODS the VALLEY of MIGGIDO to the depth of a Horses Bridle!
    Awe what a BUMMER for you Wall St. BULL worshiping DUDES sucks to be you.

    ********** WHO IS LIKE GOD!?! “I AM”!!!**************

    —LAM ARCHE o:-p MICHAEL of the GoSpel
    Jesuis Michael Lamarche the LIKENESS of GOD…as a SON is to his FATHER
    BULL Fighter and DRAGON Slayer and LOVER Extraordinarie

  2. 1 Timothy 6:17-18
    “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in **WEALTH**, which is so **UNCERTAIN**, but to put their hope in God, who RICHLY provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”

    THIS I COMMAND THEE with the sword of my mouth!
    –)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  3. 11After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness).(E)

    12His eyes [blaze] like a flame of fire, and on His head are many kingly crowns (diadems); and He has a title (name) inscribed which He alone knows or can understand.(F)

    (Yeshua Hamashiachi, Jesus Christ, Michael Lamarche, Lam arche o:-) Michael)

    13He is dressed in a robe dyed by [c]dipping in blood, and the title by which He is called is The Word of God.

    English: “I AM” French: “JE SUIS” Greek: “JESUS”

    14And the troops of heaven, clothed in fine linen, dazzling and clean, followed Him on white horses.

    15From His mouth goes forth a sharp sword with which He can smite (afflict, strike) the nations; and He will shepherd and control them with a staff (scepter, rod) of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath and indignation of God the All-Ruler (the Almighty, the Omnipotent).(G)

    16And on His garment (robe) and on His thigh He has a name (title) inscribed, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.(H)

    17Then I saw a single angel stationed in the sun’s [d]light, and with a mighty voice he shouted to all the birds that fly across the sky, Come, gather yourselves together for the great supper of God,(I)

    18That you may feast on the flesh of rulers, the flesh of generals and captains, the flesh of powerful and mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all humanity, both free and slave, both small and great!

    19Then I saw the beast (Wall St. BULL) and the rulers and leaders (Bankers/G20 nations) of the earth with their troops mustered to go into battle and make war against Him Who is mounted on the horse and against His troops.

    20And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet (Bernie Madoff) who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark BULLS EYE) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue (See Pic above). Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone. (The seething Anger of those Exploited into poverty!)

    21And the rest were killed with the sword that issues from the mouth of Him Who is mounted on the horse, and all the birds fed ravenously and glutted themselves with their flesh.

  4. [...] enjoy support that ranges from Benny Hinn, Rick Joyner (blogged here), and Cindy Jacobs (blogged here) in the USA through to RT Kendall, Colin Dye (blogged here), and Matthew Ashimolowo in the UK, Ulf [...]

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