Top of the Year: Leading Stories From Charisma News 2021, Part 1

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As 2021 draws to a close, Charisma News is featuring the top stories from the year according to audience interest and response. Enjoy these brief snippets, and please visit the links to read the stories in full.

Today's stories represent No. 5 through No. 10; watch for the top five stories tomorrow on charismanews.com.

Pennsylvania Democrat Advances Legislation to Sterilize Adult Men

In a memorandum from Oct. 2, 2021, Pennsylvania State House Rep. Christopher M. Rabb—D, Philadelphia County—is pushing for legislation that will require all "inseminators" to undergo vasectomies within six weeks from having their third child or 40th birthday, whichever comes first.

He wants to enforce this new law by offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who reports a man who has not had a vasectomy—therefore in noncompliance of the statute—within the time frame so that the state can take civil action for unwanted pregnancies against the men who have "wrongfully" conceived a child with them.

The memorandum states that: "The rights of cisgender men have always been paramount in our society with little focus on their responsibility as inseminators to change their behaviors for the good of their partners, families, and society at large."

'Cheerleader for the Lord': COGIC Evangelist Joyce Rodgers Dies at 65

Joyce Rodgers, evangelist, speaker, author and founder of Joyce Rodgers International and Primary Purpose Ministries Inc. died Wednesday at the age of 65 after battling an undisclosed illness.

In a social media post, the ministry announced the "peaceful transition" of its founder, saying, "Today, we honor and celebrate the life of this extraordinary woman who has gone on to receive her reward. May the God of peace be with the Timmons family; our friends and partners of this ministry and the countless lives she touched around the world."

WATCH: Jonathan Cahn's Stunning Prophetic Message to President Biden

Editor's Note: This prophetic word from Rabbi Jonathan Cahn was given on Jan. 25, 2021. You may watch the video here or at this link. The entire transcript of Cahn's remarks is given below.

This is Jonathan Cahn. Two hundred and thirty-two years ago, in the first-ever presidential inauguration, the nation's first president addressed a jubilant multitude and a nation that was united in shared values and a common hope in America's future. In that first-ever presidential address, George Washington gave the newborn nation a prophetic warning. He said this: "The propitious smiles of heaven cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right that heaven itself has ordained."

In other words, if America followed the ways of God, His eternal rules of order and right, the blessings of God would remain upon it. But if America should ever depart from the ways of God, then His blessings would be removed from the land. And now Jan. 20, 2021, another presidential inauguration takes place, and the nation's capital city, named after that first president, has become a military zone.

For the first time in American history, a presidential inauguration is devoid of people. Instead of a jubilant crowd, 25,000 American troops stand guard over the National Mall in which flags stand in for the missing people, and barbed wire surrounds the halls of American government. There is no war; there is no overt threat from beyond its borders. Rather, the threat comes from within. Division infects the land, as does a plague that has kept its citizens masked and locked in their houses as the nation's functioning has been, in large part, paralyzed. For months, America's cities have seen protests and riots and doors and windows shuttered and buildings set on fire, and the nation's most revered edifice of government, the Capitol Building, taken over by an angry mob, with the nation's leaders fleeing for safety.

WATCH: Is This 17-Year-Old Prophetic Word From Oral Roberts Coming to Pass?

In 2004, while appearing on Kenneth Copeland's Believer's Voice of Victory Program, evangelist Oral Roberts says he heard God's voice very clearly say His church has been infected with the spirit of weakness.

Some 17 years later, it appears things have worsened. Much of the church has conformed to the ideals of the world around it, and that, Roberts says, should serve as a wakeup call to the body of Christ.

"I asked God what was the condition of the church and what effect should this revelation He is bringing as a wakeup call would have on his church," said Roberts, who died in 2009. "I'll never forget what He said, and I say it very carefully without trying to offend anyone.

Jeremiah Johnson: My Public Apology and Process

Dear Saints and Leaders,

I have submitted this letter to senior, respected national leaders in the body who have now given their approval to publicly release it. I am also currently in relationship with local church elders where I reside, whom I greatly value and believe are essential for accountability in my life, marriage and ministry.

We have dialogued and prayed, and I continue to receive their instructions and corrections. I have learned some very hard and valuable lessons throughout this process, and I intend to be as transparent as possible in the following remarks. The prophetic ministry is simply one of the gifts that God has given His body, and we should always be actively seeking relationship and accountability, first at the local level and then nationally if that is where God's calling leads us.

My aim in this public apology is twofold. First, I would like to repent for inaccurately prophesying that Donald Trump would win a second term as the president of the United States. I refuse to blame the saints and say, "It didn't come to pass because they did not pray enough." Nor will I proclaim, "Donald Trump actually won, so I was right, but now it has been stolen from him." I believe the first statement seeks to alleviate the prophetic messenger from the responsibility of what he prophesied, and the second statement is filled with potential pride and an unwillingness to humble himself and admit he was wrong.


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