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Demons Fight to Win US Election

As the US election gets underway, one neo-Pentecostal “prophet” makes a shameless bid for the limelight, according to Charisma:

Prominent Pastor Issues ‘Emergency’ Call to Prayer for Today’s Elections

Emergency? Yes – completely unexpectedly, Bush’s rule is being challenged!

Dutch Sheets, who has pastored Springs Harvest Fellowship in Colorado Springs, Colo., for 12 years, said the Holy Spirit had not led him to issue a call to prayer for the elections until last Thursday.

“That began to change this morning, as I sensed clearly that the warfare over this election went to another level — big time,” Sheets said on his Web site (www.dutchsheets.org). “As it was in 2000, it is an all-out war in the spirit realm for the soul of this nation, and I sense in my spirit that we have not yet broken through into victory.

Apparently, they are also voting in the spirit realm, and the voting demons (Sheets is close to Peter Wagner, as if you couldn’t guess) may upset God’s own candidacy. The prophet goes on to warn us:

“Do not make the fatal mistake of laying the results of this election solely on the will and sovereignty of God,” Sheets said. “We must not allow a faulty theology that simply says, ‘We have asked God to intervene, the rest is up to Him,’ to give us a false sense of security. Sometimes asking is all that is necessary, sometimes not. In this battle it absolutely is not.”

However, the fearless latter-day Elijah is mindful of his tax status and quickly adds that

his last-minute call to prayer is not a partisan issue. “It is simply a righteousness issue,” said Sheets, who changed his schedule and traveled to Washington, D.C., to pray for the elections this past weekend. “God must have a man in office who seeks His face. If all of us do our part, we will prevail in this election and see America take another turn toward righteousness and revival.”

No, no, not partisan at all. Which was why back in 2000 Sheets warned that (as reported on Belief.net):

If there is not enough prayer, God’s person will lose the election and the turning of this nation [toward God] will be drastically delayed.

Given that Sheets seems to have been quite happy with Bush over the past four years, no doubt those who believe that Sheets speaks with the very authority of God Himself will draw their own conclusion about which man God wants in office. All perfectly above board.

(By the way, Sheets was my source linking Doug Giles to Mell Winger, who is also based in Colorado, at Ted Haggard’s megachurch. Sheets praised Giles’s “powerful evangelistic ministry”.)

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