Prominent U.S. prophets–including C. Peter Wagner, James Goll and Chuck Pierce–weighed in on the current Syria crisis. And what did these respected voices within the New Apostolic Reformation movement have to say?
Their lackluster revelation is a bit surprising given the fact that they claim to be prophets of God on par with the Old Testament prophets. They met together and hosted “major meetings,” in their own words, “to discuss what the Lord is saying at this critical point in our nation and world.” Prophet James Goll even claims he was visited by an angel who spoke to him about the crisis.
And after all their meetings and an angelic encounter, all they could determine is that God is telling His people to pray.
Seriously? That’s it?
Here is an excerpt from the report, written by prophet Cindy Jacobs and released Tuesday as an e-mail alert by Charisma Magazine.
“The Lord is supernaturally rousing intercessors and watchmen from their sleep and giving them the charge to fulfill their calling to stand alert and serve as ‘early warning systems’ in the spirit.”
But if they are really prophets, then why don’t they tell us something truly revelatory, such as what is going to happen with the crisis?
After all, in times of crises the Old Testament prophets foretold very specific future events that were verifiable after they came to pass. For example, Jeremiah predicted Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion of Egypt (Jeremiah 43). And Daniel predicted the four-way division of Alexander the Great’s kingdom after his death (Daniel 11:3-4). And an unnamed prophet predicted that an altar used by Israel’s northern kingdom would be split apart (1 Kings 13:1-5)– which happened the very day of the prophet’s announcement.
So, why can’t the NAR prophets give us anything specific on Syria? My guess is that they don’t know more than the rest of us. But since they claim to be prophets they were feeling the pressure to put out something. And the best they could come up with is that God is telling His people to pray.
Don’t get me wrong. Calling people to prayer is a good thing.
It’s very pious. But prophetic? I don’t think so.
– By Holly Pivec