Right-wing pastor Rick Joyner, the head of MorningStar Ministries, appeared on “The Jim Bakker Show” Friday and claimed Christians ought to join local militias because God wants them to takes sides in an upcoming civil war.
Just another totally normal Friday.
“We’re in time for war,” Joyner said. “We need to recognize that. We need to mobilize. We need to get ready. I’m talking to law enforcement, talking to people. One of the things I saw in a dream I had related to our civil war was that militias would pop up like mushrooms. And it was God. These were good militias.”
“If God’s people don’t become a part of the militia movements, the good militias, the bad people will take them over,” he continued. “Jesus himself said, ‘There’s gonna be a time when you need to sell your coat and buy a sword.’ Now that was a physical weapon of their day, and we’re in that time here. We need to realize that.”
“What I also saw in my dream was the Lord had seeded our country with veterans from the Iraq War, Afghanistan, all these wars we’ve been in recently,” Joyner added. “Many who know how to fight in urban warfare are going to be a part of the leadership of these militias and help us in what’s about to unfold in our own country. And these are going to be patriots. These are going to be those who know what the tyranny of Marxism is, and they have seen its evidence and the cruelty of some other ideologies and all that is out there, but they are going to be able to help give leadership to these militias that are popping up. And this was a God thing. He prepared us for this.”
If Joe Biden pulls out a victory in November, Joyner is eagerly awaiting a shoot-out in which one side just yells “Jesus” before firing. We know Trump loves dividing the country and is using whatever power he has to harness his side for an all-out war in the wake of a November loss.
For what it’s worth, that passage in which Jesus says he didn’t come to bring peace, but rather a sword, is a metaphor. Jesus was the “turn the other cheek” guy. Someone who’s supposedly read the Bible should know that.
(via Right Wing Watch)