On Monday, Television evangelist Pat Robertson said that a holy vision he had of some needy person being given $1,000,000 by God has come true, claiming his prophetic revelation was actually about oil giant BP paying “a businessman” he spoke to recently.
“The Lord gave me the other day a word of knowledge that somebody was getting a million dollars,” Robertson said. “Remember? I talked to a businessman a couple days ago and he said, ‘You know, you have that word?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He said, ‘I’m just getting a check for $1.1 million from BP unexpectedly.’ They just, his income went down at a particular point of time in the Gulf and they were paying off anybody who had a dip in income.”
“God owns it all,” his co-host affirmed.
“Just gave him a check.” Robertson replied.
“God is going to supply a million dollars, somebody is praying right now, right this second,” he prophesied during his show on Feb. 28. “You’re praying for a million dollars and God said, ‘I have heard your prayer, I know your need, and I’m going to supply the need that you requested.’ It’s done, in Jesus’s name.”
Recent attempts at prophecy have fallen short for Robertson, like when he announced in 2008 that “we have between 75 and 120 days before the Middle East starts spinning out of control,” alluding that a nuclear war in the Middle East was imminent.
More memorable was his divine flub of the 2012 presidential election. After suggesting to his viewers that he had knowledge of God’s apparent preference for the GOP, Robertson was forced to explain after the election that, even though he thought he had “heard clearly from God,” things didn’t turn out the way he expected.
Watch Pat Robertson’s segment from The 700 Club in the video below.