Steve Strang, the founder of Charisma News, the Pentecostal outlet for aberrant theology and false prophets and apostles, recorded a podcast on March 13 where notable false prophet, Cal Pierce of the International Association of Healing Rooms “prophesied” that the coronavirus would be gone in 10 days.
Well, that happened 11 days ago.
…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 18:22
One of the most aberrant movements within Pentecostal and charismatic circles is the belief that prophets and apostles exist today in the same way they did during the time of Jesus. These false prophets and apostles claim to have the same power to work miracles and perform healings. Yet, the Scriptures clearly denounce them as false (1 John 4:1, 2 Peter 2:1, Matthew 24:24, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, Matthew 7:15, etc.).
During the conversation, after he already made the “decree” he set himself up as an authoritative prophet who, when he speaks, his words “become” the will of God.
This is the will of God established by the blood of Jesus whose authority we must obey.
And I also added on there that the Holy Spirit began to talk to me. He said, you know, when you speak something whether it’s through Facebook or whatever your voice, because what you speak is the will of God for this season, Jesus came to destroy the work of the enemy. So we have authority that Jesus has given us…so when we decree something — which is the will of God or the word of God — our decree or the sound of our voice becomes God’s will into the natural realm.
That’s outright blasphemy. Pure blasphemy and the Church should hold these false prophets accountable and denounce them as wicked, evildoers who have set themselves up in the place of God. This is beyond errant teaching — this is damnable heresy.
Now, onto the false prophecy itself. During their conversation, Pierce told Strang,
What’s the will of God for this season? It’s Jesus came to destroy the work of the enemy. So, we have authority that Jesus has given us. He’s our head; we’re his body. He works through us, because we have authority. So, when we decree something which is the will of God or the Word of God, our decree or the sound of our voice becomes God’s will into the natural realm.
He then went on to “take a risk” in declaring that it would be gone in 10 days … which obviously did not happen since today is day 11. “So, this thing is going to turn around and, you know,” Pierce said, “it’s kind of risky to say 10 days. But, you know, I think it’s time for risk.”
We, as the body of Christ, speak to the mountain of coronavirus, ‘You spirit of death and fear, be taken up and cast back into the sea of hell. You will stop now and leave Earth.’ We decree that in 10 days the world will acknowledge this turnaround to the glory of God. This is the will of God, established by the blood of Jesus, whose authority we must obey.