People in the world are watching and listening, to what the television preachers are teaching and “prophesying” more closely than you think. I recently came across a You Tube video of television preacher Pat Robertson, where he falsely prophesied, that Mitt Romney would win the 2012 Presidential Election. Pat Robertston was on a “live” program with television preacher Benny Hinn, when he told Benny that the LORD told him that Mitt Romney would WIN, and then told how there would be an economic boom, where trillions of dollars would flood the economy AFTER Mitt Romney won the election.
Benny Hinn said “the Lord said that to you?” and Pat Robertson said “absolutely . . .” and then he told Benny, that he told Mitt Romney that he was “in prayer” and that he would WIN both the nomination and the general election. Pat Robertson then said that Mitt Romney asked him, “what can I do for you?” and Pat told Mitt Romney “well give me a seat on the platform . . .” laughing hysterically ” . . .give me a ticket to your inauguration . . .” more laughing.
Pat Robertson went on to say that there would be “trillions of dollars coming into the economy . . there will be a flood of money . . .IF he is elected . . .”
Benny Hinn looked at him and said, “BUT the Lord told you he would be”, and Pat Robertson responded, “yes”.
The only problem with Pat Robertson’s prophecy regarding Mitt Romney WINNING the election, was that it was NOT from the LORD at all. Barack Obama was elected to a second term, and Pat Robertson’s prophecy NEVER came to pass because Pat Robertson spoke presumptuously, and it was a prophecy which was spoken from his own heart. Pat Robertson once told people that God told him to run for President in 1988 but he was not successful in his bid for President.
This is what the BIBLE has to say about testing the TRUTH of a prophecy:
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we KNOW the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow NOT, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath NOT spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)