Prophets Say Pentecost Will Give Them New Powers

Prophets Say Pentecost Will Give Them New Powers May 29, 2020

A group of “prophets” say that Pentecost Sunday will unleash new powers from God, including a literal passover in which the true believers will be spared the plague of covid virus

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Dominionist religious-right leaders are predicting that this coming weekend will mark the start of a new era in U.S. and human history with an outpouring of spiritual power and governmental authority being granted to the “true church.” Some are connecting it to President Donald Trump’s reelection, which they see as part of God’s divine plan and a key to national and global revival.

May 31 is Pentecost Sunday on this year’s Western Christian calendar. Pentecost, the Jewish festival of Shavuot, is celebrated by Christians as the day described in the biblical book of Acts on which the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles of Jesus and gave them miraculous power. It is often described as the moment that the Christian church was born.

Many religious-right figures are giving this year’s Pentecost special spiritual significance. As some see it, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that for the first time in two millennia, both Jews and Christians spent Passover—which fell early in April this year—huddled in their homes praying that their families would be spared from a deadly plague. This “literal Passover,” some say, foretells a “literal Pentecost” that will bring a wave of miraculous displays of God’s power and usher in a great spiritual revival in the U.S. and globally.Dominionist religious-right leaders are predicting that this coming weekend will mark the start of a new era in U.S. and human history with an outpouring of spiritual power and governmental authority being granted to the “true church.” Some are connecting it to President Donald Trump’s reelection, which they see as part of God’s divine plan and a key to national and global revival.

May 31 is Pentecost Sunday on this year’s Western Christian calendar. Pentecost, the Jewish festival of Shavuot, is celebrated by Christians as the day described in the biblical book of Acts on which the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles of Jesus and gave them miraculous power. It is often described as the moment that the Christian church was born.

Many religious-right figures are giving this year’s Pentecost special spiritual significance. As some see it, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that for the first time in two millennia, both Jews and Christians spent Passover—which fell early in April this year—huddled in their homes praying that their families would be spared from a deadly plague. This “literal Passover,” some say, foretells a “literal Pentecost” that will bring a wave of miraculous displays of God’s power and usher in a great spiritual revival in the U.S. and globally.

Not holding my breath.


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