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Pat Robertson asks followers to help cast 'shield of protection' ahead of hurricane
The Hill ^ | 09/11/18

Posted on 09/11/2018 9:54:27 AM PDT by Simon Green

Prominent conservative evangelical leader Pat Robertson has asked his followers to join in on prayer to cast a "shield of protection" ahead of Hurricane Florence.

In a video shared online by Right Wing Watch, the televangelist cited a passage from the bible in which Jesus commanded the wind and water on the Sea of Galilee to "be still."

While delivering remarks in Virginia, which is home to his Christian Broadcasting Network and where thousands are bracing for Florence's arrival, Robertson asked if his followers could invoke the same words from the passage to accomplish a similar result "if we are together with one accord."

Robertson then asked his congregation to "put a hand out toward the Atlantic" and to repeat after him.

"In the name of Jesus, you Hurricane Florence, we speak to you in the name of Jesus, and we command the storm to cease its forward motion and go harmlessly into the Atlantic," Robertson said.

"Go up north away from land and veer off in the name of Jesus. We declare in the name of the lord that you shall go no farther, you shall do no damage in this area," the evangelical leader continued.

He went on to declare a "shield of protection" over parts where "innocent people" are bracing for the hurricane, which is already reportedly packing winds of up to 140 mph, according to CNN.

"In Jesus' holy name, be out to sea!" Robertson continued.

He also said that the "shield" has worked in the against previous hurricanes.

"It's almost hilarious to see them try," he said. "They try to get in and they can't, and then they go north and they turn around, try to come back in. They can't do it."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: hurricaneflorence; patrobertson; prayerrequest; virginia
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1 posted on 09/11/2018 9:54:27 AM PDT by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

I think asking God for a hand would be more consequential.................


2 posted on 09/11/2018 10:00:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (July 2018 - the month the world learns the TRUTH......Q Anon.......Timelines change. Aug 16)
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To: Simon Green

“if we are together with one accord.”

It might be best if instead of all going together in one accord, to escape the storm, that they also take the civic and maybe even the Subaru.


3 posted on 09/11/2018 10:03:14 AM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: Simon Green

im not a fan of Pat’s..

but this prayer sure as heck cant hurt, can it ?


4 posted on 09/11/2018 10:03:51 AM PDT by se_ohio_buckwye
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To: Simon Green

Didn’t know he was still alive.....


5 posted on 09/11/2018 10:05:23 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: se_ohio_buckwye

but this prayer sure as heck cant hurt, can it ?

Actually, it can. By conning ignorant people into thinking if they all join hands and cast a “protection shield” it will somehow change the course of a dangerous storm, fewer people might actually be inclined to use their common sense, get in their cars and get the hell out of there.


6 posted on 09/11/2018 10:10:49 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: se_ohio_buckwye

Pat has said far crazier things than this, that’s for sure.


7 posted on 09/11/2018 10:11:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: se_ohio_buckwye
but this prayer sure as heck cant hurt, can it ?

It depends. If someone takes this nonsense seriously and doesn’t evacuate, they could get hurt quite badly.

8 posted on 09/11/2018 10:14:21 AM PDT by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.")
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To: leaning conservative
Maybe he is running low on money? How much money was he asking for?

Who gets the blame if the storm continues forward and devastates the area?

9 posted on 09/11/2018 10:14:55 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: Simon Green

Power of prayer(?)


10 posted on 09/11/2018 10:16:27 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Reno89519

Blame it on the Kardashians; )


11 posted on 09/11/2018 10:25:06 AM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Simon Green

Some of these comments amaze me. Since when is prayer not the answer? Pray!

We know Trump will catch hell from media if any thing is damaged by this storm


12 posted on 09/11/2018 10:25:31 AM PDT by shalom aleichem (Fire them all even though the heavens fall. (Fiat justitia ruat cælum))
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To: Biggirl

Power of a con man exploiting some people’s gullibility.


13 posted on 09/11/2018 10:26:19 AM PDT by Simon Green ("Arm your daughter, sir, and pay no attention to petty bureaucrats.")
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To: Simon Green
charlatan
14 posted on 09/11/2018 10:27:41 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: shalom aleichem

things will be damaged and Pat cannot command the storm. Best bet is to use your God given intellect to flee to safer ground and then love one another thru the cleanup.


15 posted on 09/11/2018 10:29:02 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: Simon Green

Oh boy! Just like on Harry Potter!


16 posted on 09/11/2018 10:31:00 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (If your church believes in evolution it is not a Christian church.)
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To: Simon Green

pray while you evacuate is a better message,


17 posted on 09/11/2018 10:31:59 AM PDT by se_ohio_buckwye
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To: Simon Green

I would think a far better prayer would be along the lines of

“Lord, If You see fit to allow this storm to hit, Help us to escape the worst of it as we flee, and remind us to be gracious in giving and helping to clean up the ensuing mess and help us all to remember Your loving kindness and care when we are dealing with the inevitable loss of property, as many of us will be devastated financially. We thank You for the massive abundances in life that You have allowed us to enjoy thus far, but we realize that nothing is permanent, and help us to trust You in all things- good and bad- In Jesus name Amen”


18 posted on 09/11/2018 10:32:05 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: ping jockey

“By their works , they are known”. Go and help and if you cant go send the things needed.


19 posted on 09/11/2018 10:32:40 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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To: Bob434

I am with this.


20 posted on 09/11/2018 10:33:16 AM PDT by ping jockey (mohamed sucks)
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