The Christian Broadcasting Network is promoting a short e-book by “prophetic” author and podcaster Shawn Bolz about how to pray against the coronavirus. “God has a plan,” Bolz told Fox News earlier this month. He delivered the core prophetic message of the e-book two weeks ago, when he declared in Charisma, “The Lord showed me the end of the coronavirus. The tide is turning now!”
Since Bolz’s Feb. 28 column in Charisma, the tide has definitely not turned in the U.S., where the number of cases has climbed dramatically to 1,700 as of Friday—and is certainly underreported given the ruinous lack of capacity in the U.S to test people for the virus. But Bolz blames “the enemy” (Satan) and the media for promoting fear.
The e-book, “Standing in Faith Against Coronavirus” includes this “prophecy”:
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.
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.
As Bolz acknowledges, there is a natural cycle to the spread of the virus. Science-based social-distancing strategies spreading across the country are meant to “flatten the curve”—slow the spread of the virus so that the health care infrastructure is not overloaded at its peak. And as Bolz also notes, work is underway to develop a vaccine.
Bolz’s e-book, which the CBN story notes can be downloaded for free, includes Psalm 91—which talks about God and his angels protecting people from the powers of evil—prayers for protection and healing, and three pages of “declarations” claiming health and protection and rejecting fear.
Bolz predicted in February that Trump would be reelected and have an encounter with God that would result in “more boldness” in his second term.
Bolz’s podcast, “Exploring the Prophetic,” is distributed on Charisma’s podcast network. In 2018, Bolz wrote for Charisma that the Supreme Court was part of God’s “blueprint” for America and that Brett Kanavaugh’s nomination was an answer to prayer. “Let’s prophesy him into place,” Bolz wrote, “but also pray for his heart to come into the very necessary conviction that God intends for him to have with a Spirit of God’s wisdom and Revelation.” Bolz also “prophetically” stated that God will give Trump another Supreme Court vacancy to fill.