This excerpt from a recent article reminds me of an incident in Acts 19 where the seven sons of Sceva, as self-appointed prophets, try to cast out a devil, and end up getting the bad end of that deal…
Charismatic Word-Faith prophets cursed coronavirus, and nothing happened. On Feb. 24, 2020 Rodney Howard-Brown cursed the virus and said he had saved Florida. On Feb. 28, Shawn Bolz said, “the tide is turning” and it would not become the pandemic that people feared. On March 4, Cindy Jacobs took “throne room authority” over the coronavirus and declared it illegal. On March 20, Kris Vallotton decreed that he had broken the power of coronavirus and Bill Johnson added his own word-faith declaration that no Christian would get the virus. On March 21, Katt Kerr took authority over the coronavirus and commanded it to go away. On March 29, Kenneth Copeland cursed the coronavirus and on March 30 declared “the coronavirus is over.”
Oops! It seems they are can relate to the seven sons of Sceva.
Ac 19:15, And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.