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Christian TV host: God told me to divert Hurricane Dorian away from Florida, and it obeyed

Hurricane Dorian remained at category 2 strength this Wednesday and is still bearing down on Florida’s coast, but Rick Wiles isn’t worried.

On his TruNews broadcast this Tuesday, Wiles told his followers that as reports of the storm began to hit the airwaves, God “encouraged” him to “speak” to it and order it to divert away from Florida, where his show’s studio is stationed.

“As all of us listened last Friday to news reports and read online weather forecasts about the approaching category 5 hurricane, the Holy Spirit peacefully encouraged me to speak to Hurricane Dorian in the name of Jesus Christ,” Wiles said in a video clip flagged by Right Wing Watch.

“I called it my ‘faith forecast,'” he continued. “I anointed our building and our home with oil. I made the sign of the cross with the oil, I proclaimed protection in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”

Wiles said that when he walked the perimeter of his television studio this Sunday while speaking “words of faith,” he commanded Dorian that “no wind, lightning, or flood waters would come near our building.”

“The Lord encouraged me to speak specifically to the storm: ‘What do you want it to do?’ I want that storm to turn and go northward. I want it to stay away from the coast. I want it to weaken. I want it to go out into the northern Atlantic and disappear. So, when I got up this morning and saw the hurricane path forecast, I just smiled at 4am and said, ‘Thank you Jesus.'”

Wiles is the latest to jump on the bandwagon of religious folks who claim to have control over the weather. In a Facebook video posted to her page this Wednesday, Christian prophetess and “weather warrior” Ket Kerr declared to her followers that she is “taking authority over the weather” in response to the incoming Hurricane Dorian, which is something “we all know Jesus can do.” On Monday, she traveled to the Florida coast to personally command the storm to stand down. In a live video posted to her Facebook page, she yielded a wizardly staff and waved it towards the turbulent weather. On Thursday, a congregation of Florida Christians gathered at the Jacksonville Beach pier to face down Dorian, just as they did in 2017 in the face of Hurricane Irma.

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