Christian Right “Spiritual Warfare” Rhetoric at Fever Pitch

A new email newsletter from James Hutchens and his “Jerusalem Connection” Christian Zionist outfit directs me to “A Prophetic Warning” from Pastor Steve Foss. Foss (a protégé of Morris Cerullo) apparently received a message from God in 2000 that George Bush would just about scrape home for his first term, and that there would be an economic crash at the end of his second term. Now that it’s all come true Foss has chosen to tell the world what God revealed to him, including what’s in store next:

God spoke to me that after George W. Bush, America would elect its most ungodly president ever.

That is, unless Christians intercede in some unspecified way – like, for example, voting against a particular candidate:

…I had a vision earlier this year. I saw Barack Obama in this vision. He was speaking to a large crowd and being broadcast on television. He was speaking incredible words of unity, peace, and bringing all sides together; the words were elegant, the words were comforting, and the words were inspiring.

But while he was speaking I saw all a powerful spirit of violence coming out of his spirit feeding into the spirits of those that were hearing him. That spirit of violence was directed at anybody who opposed what he was saying. Those who heard his words and received it had the spirit of violence being implanted inside of them. It was a rage like I have not seen before.

It was the rage that would be unleashed against those who oppose and stand in the way of Barack Obama’s agenda. We are already seeing the beginnings of this spirit manifested here in America. The vicious attacks against Sarah Palin have been unlike anything we have ever seen before. The sheer hate for this woman from people who knew nothing about her, and who claim to stand up and protect the little people, and women, has been shocking.

The demon-possessed hordes also have it in for Joe the Plumber:

These people who are under the influence of this demon spirit of rage desire to completely destroy this man because he dared to question Barack Obama.

This is just the latest evidence that Obama is using occult powers against his foes – as I blogged the other day, American missionaries in Kenya recently revealed that Obama’s grandmother has been killing chickens with the result that John McCain now looks “confused and like and idiot”.

Foss is not alone in his call for a fightback- neo-Pentecostal leader Dutch Sheets recently called for spiritual warfare to win the election:

In 2000 we actually lost the popular vote and won the election-talk about grace! Please pray for this grace to be released again…

(Perhaps “God’s grace” explains those dodgy voting machines in West Virginia?)

…In August of this year I predicted that September would mark a shift in momentum for these elections. This happened with the appointment of Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential nominee (who is a true Esther in our generation), but when the economy began its meltdown and the media ramped up their unprecedented attacks on Palin, that momentum wasn’t sustained.

Please understand what I am saying: if we engage in this battle and do what I am asking-in mass-we will win; if we do not, we will lose. I, for one, don’t intend to allow the latter. I am in Washington , D.C. now (October 20-22) with Lou Engle and a team of prayer leaders from around the nation to war for this election. Join us! Lose some sleep, miss some meals-pray! Pray like never before for these elections. And as you do, involve yourself not only in petitioning prayer but also in spiritual warfare. Use your God- given authority over the plans and strategies of satan’s kingdom. Bind all witchcraft that is working to control the outcome, including occultic powers that are suppressing truth. Release Christ’s Kingdom rule in every way the Holy Spirit leads you.

“Occultic powers that are suppressing truth”: maybe “Chief Editor Korir” could try that one rather than blaming Fox News.

7 Responses

  1. “American missionaries in Kenya recently revealed that Obama’s grandmother has been killing chickens with the result that John McCain now looks “confused and like and idiot”.

    :-) ahaha…Well, that explains it!

    My inbox has been flooded with these type of ‘prophetic’ warnings for the past week.

    My question to the Evangelical right-wing political movement, who have been sending out these exaggerated, man-inspired, over the top dire warnings of Obama being the literal ‘spawn of satan’, is, what are you going to do ‘if’ Obama is elected as our next President on Tuesday; how are you going to be referring to him then, and in the next 4 years?

    The bible tells us as Christians to be subject to governing authorities:

    13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

    14Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

    15For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

    16As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 1Peter 2

    The false prophets and Right wing Christian fear mongers are going to have a tough job if Obama wins: They are going to have to repair the damage they have done by their spreading of fear and hatred through out the body of Christ with these letters. Sadly, they have poisoned many minds already…

    May God have mercy upon them….

  2. Well, that’s a new slant on spiritual warfare.

    Where do they get this stuff?

  3. […] Christians claiming Obama’s African family is performing acts of witchcraft on McCain, let alone these same nutjobs whipping themselves up in a fury of spiritual warfare and fanaticism, it does make me wonder. Like it or not, this election is definitely very spiritually charged. Not […]

  4. pjmiller:

    It’s obvious that your Bible does not contain the latest scholarly translations. I have added the latest scholarly insertions in all-caps:

    13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme, SO LONG AS HE IS A REPUBLICAN AND APPROVED BY JAMES DOBSON;

    14Or unto REPUBLICAN governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers AND LIBERALS, and for the praise of CONSERVATIVES that do well.

    15For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of LIBERALS:

    16As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of GEORGE BUSH, RICHARD CHENEY AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. 1Peter 2

    I hope this clears things up.

  5. Proverbs 18:10 — “The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
    the righteous run to it and are safe.”
    Ephesians 6:16 — “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”

    These are just two examples. If the scriptures are to be believed, a person of true faith is immune to sorcery and demonic influence.
    Truly, it appears that some folks will willingly abandon parts of what they supposedly believe if it means that they don’t have to take responsibility for themselves.

  6. […] I blogged on a flurry of warnings from God concerning Obama that were received by neo-Pentecostal leaders just in time for the election here. […]

  7. […] Last year, Engle led a “team of prayer leaders” in Washington D.C. in battle against the demonic forces which were working to help Barack Obama to get elected; perhap’s they’ll have better luck this time. […]

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