Christian pastor: A ‘demonic force’ is using coronavirus to cancel prayer rallies across the country

Charismatic pastor Lou Engle is worried that the coronavirus pandemic will derail a series of planned prayer rallies in tents and stadiums across the country from now until next November’s presidential election. He’s so worried in fact, that he’s called for a three-day global fast to stop the virus.

Engle shared a message with his followers Friday, that was subsequently promoted by CBN, in which he wrote: “It seems like a demonic force is fueling the rapid spread of the virus and the hysteria surrounding it,” according to Right Wing Watch.

He asked his followers to fast from Wednesday until Friday, saying he believes 2020 “has been marked by the Holy Spirit as a year of Stadium Christianity and explosive advance of the Kingdom.”

“It is our conviction,” Engle wrote, “that the storm of this pandemic has been stirred up by a high-level demonic principality to hinder the surge of the Church’s mighty assault of fasting, prayer, sending and missions on the global gates of Hades.”

This isn’t the only fast that Engle has called for this year. This current fast is coinciding with a 40-day “Jesus Fast” he called upon earlier this year. But he says God compelled him to call his followers to fast once again.

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Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.