Christian author Shawn Bolz is giving lessons on how to pray the coronavirus away. Earlier in March, Bolz informed Fox News that “God has a plan.” Then two or so weeks ago, he wrote in Charisma that “the Lord showed me the end of the coronavirus. The tide is turning now!”
The coronavirus tide certainly has turned, just not in the way Bolz wants people to think it has. Since he penned that piece on February 28, cases of novel coronavirus have zoomed up to 1700 as of Friday, and Right Wing Watch notes this number is probably too low because the U.S. is too poorly equipped to test people for the virus.
But rather than discuss this, Bolz resorts to fear-mongering about the media and Satan-blaming.
He included this so-called prophecy in his e-book, “Standing in Faith Against Coronavirus”:
“The Lord showed me the end of the coronavirus. The tide is turning now! God is on the side of humanity. He is answering the prayers and cries of the nations and is putting an end in sight. The exaggerated fear-based tactics of both the enemy and several media outlets for political reasons is 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.”
Then he wrote that coronavirus would soon be a thing of the past.
“Within a short amount of time, the extreme threat will feel like it is in the past. God is using prayers from around the world as a highway for healing and to bring about solutions in a mighty way.”