President Donald Trump’s personal spiritual adviser, Paula White, has previously made news with prayers that denounced the ‘demonic networks” and stating that Christians who vote against Trump will be called to account before God. A controversial “prosperity gospel” preacher, White will now lead the president’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative. In a prayer on a conference call White proclaimed “Lord, we ask you to deliver our president from any snare, any setup of the enemy, according to Ephesians 6:12. Any persons [or] entities that are aligned against the president will be exposed and dealt with and overturned by the superior blood of Jesus.” What troubles me most is the implied message that opposing Trump a sin or, at a minimum, an act that will bring divine retribution.
The prayer was part of the launching of the One Voice Prayer Movement. White added
“Whether it’s the spirit of Leviathan, a spirit of Jezebel, Abaddon, whether it’s the spirit of Belial, we come against the strongmen, especially Jezebel, that which would operate in sorcery and witchcraft, that which would operate in hidden things, veiled things, that which would operate in deception. We come against it according to your word.”
She then added that opponents of Trump “would be exposed and dealt with and overturned in Jesus’ name.” She referenced again the supernatural forces against Trump and said that Trump supporters “do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness of this age, hosts of wickedness in heavenly places . . . Stretch out your arm and deliver President Trump and rid him of any bondage the enemy would try to bring against him.”
She is not alone in warning of supernatural anti-Trump forces. Evangelical pastor Perry Stone accused Trump’s opponents of “trying to place hexes and curses on President Trump.”
I hate to be overly mundane but I think that the White House would be better off focusing on the threat from menacing subpoenas not spirits.