The Mind Unleased.com By Elias Marat Mon., April 06, 2020
As the U.S. finds itself the global epicenter of the deadly coronavirus, it’s no surprise that many Americans have turned to religion to seek solace in the face of a pandemic that’s become nearly biblical in scope.
And while many Christian churches and religious leaders have defied state lockdown orders to gather their congregants at churches, evangelical leaders like prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland have been comfortable giving sermons through their usual medium—on television.
However, the controversial pastor’s latest antics have been raising eyebrows after he claimed he could take down the coronavirus by channeling the “wind of God” through his very own lungs.
Telling his TV audience that the pandemic would be “over much sooner than you think” because “Christian people all over this country praying have overwhelmed it,” Copeland deployed his latest trick in the fight to contain the deadly disease.
Surrounded by members of his church and sermonizing to an empty room, he began invoking the almighty, saying:
“Wind, almighty, strong, south wind, Heat: Burn this thing, in the name of Jesus. I say, you bow your knees. You fall on your face.”
Before blowing at the camera, the Forth Worth-based preacher proclaimed:
”I blow the wind of God on you. You are destroyed forever, and you’ll never be back. Thank you, God. Let it happen. Cause it to happen.”