Right-wing pastor Rick Joyner posted a video on his Facebook page yesterday in which he claimed to have once been “translated by faith” nearly two hours away instantaneously.
While discussing a recent trip to Canada that had been difficult for him due to a recent knee surgery, Joyner asked viewers to pray that he would “get Philip’s anointing,” which was a reference to a passage in the Book of Acts in which Philip the Apostle was miraculously carried away by the Spirit of the Lord and deposited in another city.
“I have done that one time,” Joyner said. “That has happened to me one time … I really got physically translated with my car and was zapped right to a place.”
“It was physically impossible for that to have happened otherwise,” he insisted. “I went somewhere that would have taken two hours by travel; I was there instantly. I didn’t even tell anybody about that for years because I thought no one would believe me.”
Joyner went on to declare that God had showed him that “in the days to come, we were going to be translated by faith. We would pray and say, ‘Lord, I need to be there right now’ and, boom, we would be there. I think some are doing that now.”