IFAS | Freedom Writer | November 1995 | coming.html

B EST OF THE F REEDOM W RITER
Robertson to televise second coming

The Rev. Pat Robertson's Sept. 17th multimillion-dollar, three-hour extravaganza will be broadcast in 220 cities, reaching all 50 states. Michael Clifford, whose company, Victory Communications, is coordinating the event, said the telecast is "a first in presidential politics." Utilizing three communication satellites, mobile earth stations, and some of the nation's largest stadiums, Clifford noted, "This is the largest hookup that's ever been done anywhere to my knowledge."

This event is a mere foreshadowing of what Robertson sees on the horizon. Last February, The Freedom Writer reported that Robertson claims God spoke through a word of prophecy in May 1968, and said, "I have chosen you to usher in the coming of My Son." Robertson elaborated on this prophecy during the week of Dec. 9-12, 1984, when speaking on a Satellite Network Seminar held at the Word of Faith World Outreach Center in Dallas, Texas.

"'I'm going to let you usher Him in,'" Robertson said, referring to the word he claims to have received from God. "Now where do you usher in the coming?" Robertson continued. "You usher in the coming where He's going to come." He then announced that the Christian Broadcasting Network will provide worldwide television coverage of the second coming of Jesus Christ from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. He didn't say when he expected this to take place, but it is known that the 56-year-old evangelist fully expects it to happen in his lifetime.

In the 1984 Dallas sermon, Robertson asked rhetorically, "What's coming next?" Robertson predicted that in the next few years, "God is going to put us [born-again Christians] in positions of leadership and responsibility," "the church members will have taken dominion over the forces of the world," there will be "a spirit-filled president in the White House," "the men in the Senate and House of Representatives are [going to be] spirit-filled and worship Jesus," and "the judges [will] do the same." We will have a school system "where humanism isn't taught anymore." He also alluded to strict censorship, saying, "pornographers will no longer have any access to the public whatsoever."

Robertson emphasized that these things can take place now, not in the distant future, as this is the time Christ is establishing His kingdom.

First published in the September 1986 Freedom Writer

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