The Bible tells us that, if anyone prophesies falsely – even once – then they are to be (1) never listened to again and (2) put to death. The Bible also tells us that we know a prophet is not from God if what they prophesy doesn’t come to pass. Charismatic prophet, Shawn Bolz, is one of the false prophets the Bible warns us about.
20 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’— 22 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 (Deuteronmy 18:20-22).
Bolz prophesied on February 29 that he had seen the end of coronavirus, and the “tide had turned” against it. The very next day, the first coronavirus patient in the United States died. Since Bolz said “the tide turned” on the virus, America has been thrown into absolute disrepair and chaos.
“The Lord showed me the end of the coronavirus. The tide is turning now!”
Bolz continued, “He is answering the prayers and cries of the nations and is putting an end in sight. The exaggerated fear-based tactics of the enemy and several media outlets for political reasons are coming to an end. The enemy has been trying to distract and steal from several equally important purposes and issues by dominating airwaves with conspiracy and fear.”
In no uncertain terms, Shawn Bolz biffed it. He got it wrong. He uttered nonsense that he attributed to God. It is unbiblical – and even sinful – to listen to him ever again.
Bolz spoke about his “prophecy” on Steven Strang’s heretic bazaar podcast and said over the weekend (catch the difference):
“God’s going to turn the tide of this thing.”
Well, obviously the tide will turn on coronavirus. That’s how viruses work. They run their course. Welcome to pandemic disease. This is called the “false prophecy two-step.”
According to Strang’s Charisma News, Bolz is prophesying that “millions won’t die” from coronavirus in America. Rather, Charisma tells us that the man who claimed nobody would die in America went on to say:
“God wants to bring vaccinations as well as medical and scientific advancements that will move society forward. That could even include a cure for cancer.”
This is bad news for anyone who wants a cure for cancer any time soon. If Bolz is prophesying it, it probably won’t happen.