Well, we continue in our marathon of posts about crazy things charismatics have said about coronavirus this week. And we come to Charisma’s Robert Henderson.
But for the record, Bethel’s affiliated pastor, Shawn Bolz, declared a prophecy that God had ended the virus. Perhaps Bethel didn’t get the memo. Rodney Howard Browne promised to bind coronavirus from the United States (again, it’s growing), Jim Bakker claimed his venereal disease ointment also heals coronavirus, and Rick Wiles claimed Christians are immune altogether. Pat Robertson claimed his gut-health booklet will make you immune. A charismatic prophet from New Zealand claimed that all Christians were immune. Another prophet declared that Republican states were immune. Perry Noble says coronavirus is a Satanic scheme to help socialism. Kenneth Copeland said that touching his oily hand through the television would heal coronavirus. Lou Engle has told his followers that a three-day fast can cure coronavirus (health experts say that lowers the immune system). And one charismatic prophet claimed that a potential vaccine would be the Mark of the Beast.
However, prophet Robert Henderson claims that coronavirus is the devil’s attempt to stop Trump from being re-elected. Oddly enough, he was given a dream by God (supposedly) in which he was rough-housing with POTUS (the Secret Service were apparently absent).
In my dream, I was standing at a table next to President Trump. I was bouncing and pushing my shoulder against his shoulder in a playful way. As I continued to do this, President Trump looked at me and chided and chastised me. He said to me, “This is the Presidency of the United States of America.”
Henderson interprets his own dream, meaning that we aren’t taking the perils against Trump as seriously as we should. This whole coronavirus thing is the devil’s plot to overthrow him.
Yeah, it doesn’t make sense to us, either.
Last night I dreamed that there was a rat in my house, so I shot it. But it turned out not to be a rat; it was a little Yorkie dog my wife got and hid from me. But it wasn’t dead; I just hit its leg. So I took it outside and put it out of its misery.
Normal people don’t try to interpret dreams. They go, “That was weird.” But charismatics aren’t normal people.