Ted Cruz‘s father joined with televangelist Kenneth Copeland in his church on Sunday to announce that the Texas senator has been anointed by God to be the next president of the United States.
Rafael Cruz, who was introduced by Copeland during Sunday’s services, claimed his son was essentially chosen by God to lead the free world.
“I believe, with all my heart, that his son is called and anointed to be the next president of the United States,” Copeland said.
“… God has raised him up for such a time as this.”
The elder Cruz then asked Christians “to vote in order to beat back secularism and take control of this nation.” Copeland and several of the church’s high ranking individuals gathered around Cruz to “lay hands upon him and pray” while Eagle Mountain International Church senior pastor George Pearsons prayed to the audience:
“There’s a new birth, right now, for America, and it’s taking place right before our eyes. And we will not set apart our responsibility and our duty to do what God has called us to do. We say, ‘Yes, Lord, Yes, we will do exactly what You have called us to do’ and we receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the outpouring of the Spirit over Washington, D.C.
We see Congress praying, we see them seeking God, we see prayer coming back into our schools, we see the Bible coming back into our schools, we see abortion being turned around, we see this nation being completely restored, completely delivered, for it is a time the new birth of our nation and we’re seeing it right before our eyes, now, in Jesus’ name.”
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