(photo via Wonkette)
You can’t make this up. The 700 Club reports:
In early August in her prayer time Cindy [Jacobs] heard the Lord say, “There will be no more business as usual.”
Little did she know the scope of what this meant on a worldwide scale. God is on the move. She and many others have taken this as a major point of intercession. She believes that just as there came a time when God judged the gods of Egypt, He is now judging the god of mammon. Nations are standing on the cusp of history that will determine their course for generations to come. God is judging the ideologies of nations. He is moving to put the fear of the Lord not only on His church; but upon the nations of the world.
For these and other reasons Cindy is calling for a Day of Prayer for the World’s Economies on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. They are calling for prayer for the stock markets, banks, and financial institutions of the world on the date the stock market crashed in 1929. They are meeting at the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, and its 12 principal branches around the US that day.
“We are going to intercede at the site of the statue of the bull on Wall Street to ask God to begin a shift from the bull and bear markets to what we feel will be the ‘Lion’s Market,’ or God’s control over the economic systems,” she said. “While we do not have the full revelation of all this will entail, we do know that without intercession, economies will crumble.”
Now, granted, they’re not actually praying to the golden calf. They’re just praying around it, laying hands on it, and providing mankind a visual of such staggering irony that I suspect even Jesus would get a kick out of it. As for the “intercession” they’re praying for, it’s called market regulation. Which is something I’m guessing they’ve been voting and probably praying against for the last eight years.
My point here is not to mock other people’s faith. I’m a Christian myself. My point is to say “faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” Don’t pray for peace and then walk down the street punching people in the face. Don’t pray for economic prosperity and then vote to give all our money to the wealthy and strip the poor of all financial safeguards. When you do that, you end up appearing in pictures like the one above with no idea how you got there.