An Oklahoma preacher is patting himself on the back for ending a drought in Texas in Oklahoma through the power of prayer.
An Oklahoma pastor this week said that his attempt to remove demons from the United States had worked a little too well, causing a severe drought to turn into massive flooding.
In an appearance on the Christian Internet broadcast Generals International, Church on the Rock Pastor John Benefiel recalled how he had used a “divorce decree” to severe Baal’s hold on drought-stricken states like Texas and Oklahoma.
“There was no rain in sight, no rain forecast at all,” he said. “But literally the day after we first used this Baal divorce decree in 2007 — we declared it in a meeting together — the rains came. And we ended up having more rain between February and June of 2007 than any other 12 month period in history.”
Benefiel said that the ceremony was repeated in Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
“And at one point and every lake of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri were at or above flood stage,” the pastor noted. “And that’s what Chuck [Pierce] had prophecized, that when you see this happen, those are areas targeted for a Holy Spirit invasion.”
Yup, he prayed too hard and there was nothing god could do. God didn’t want to flood these states (god wanted them to suffer a drought). If only John Benefiel had eased back on the praying, his power to override the all-powerful hand of god could have been curtailed. Damn the luck.
Coincidentally, the “holy spirit invasion” looks very much like things that occur, and have occurred throughout all of human history, in times of non-holy spirit invasions. What’s more, floods are not a good thing. It doesn’t do your cause a great deal of good to point at something that sucks and say “Look at how awesome god is.”
I wonder what would happen if Benefiel prayed too hard for the end of cancer, world peace, or for everybody to become a Christian. He apparently hasn’t offered up prayers on those things since cancer is still kickin’, war abounds (and is supported by increasingly more Christians in terms of Russia’s advances, or when we have a GOP president), and Christianity is losing ground all over the civilized world. But he sure took care of that drought. It had to be his prayers, because rain wasn’t inevitably going to happen all by itself.
Interesting story though…
According to NPR, at least 22 people were killed during the floods of 2007. Thousands more lost their homes.
It sounds to me like John Benefiel just copped to multiple homicides (even boasting of his responsibility). Anybody who believes his prayers were answered (overly so) should be all for arresting him and should stop worshiping his accomplice. Of course, neither will happen. God is great, praise, praise, praise. Thanks for the holy spirit invasion. To whom should the grieving families send their thank you cards?