Glenn Beck needed to repent for cursing our nation. I'm grateful that he did.
The Mormon media prophet said earlier this week: "Persecution is coming. The only way to it is to humble ourselves and repent. When we do that, we can turn our face to God and He will heal our land," Beck says. "Because we will not do it, He will humble us. He knows persecution is good for 'the Church.' China is on fire. Why? For the same reason I have been so humbled with those Christians in the Middle East. They know what is worth living for and what is worth dying or."
Beck rolled into his segment apologizing for being a self-described "catastrophist." Although he stood by his words, his remorse was over the spirit in which he shared the predictions. Here are the words from his own mouth.
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"And I want to tell you that, yes, I have changed. I have changed. And I'm going to explain exactly how. And I want to apologize for the mistake I made. It was unintentional. I didn't see it. But here's what it is. And I want to ask everyone to do soul-searching themselves on this. I believe what I believe. And I've told you I'm a catastrophist. And that's not necessarily healthy for a country to have somebody broadcasting as a catastrophist all the time. But I believe what I believe.
"So I want to apologize for being a catastrophist. I'm not apologizing for saying that these things are coming, because they are. What I am sorry for is giving you the impression that there's no way to survive. Because there is. The world has faced these times before. And every time, the people choose to be—choose to live their faith—they survive. When they choose to move without the action that faith motivates, they are destroyed.
"But a remnant goes on. We are acting without faith. We are—and in those days, says 2 Timothy, people will talk about their faith, they will say that they have great faith, but they will not assign the power of that faith to it. Because they're not living it. So those under—those over 40, those my age and above, we have to do one thing: Stop scaring the kids. Because that's what we're doing. We're scaring the (expletive) out of the children.
"My poor kids—oh, my gosh—we're scaring the (expletive) out of the children. And more importantly, we are doing what Common Core is doing. What Common Core does is a group of elites have all got together and they have designed the future, and they say, 'These are the things that your kid is going to do.' And they're going to design your child from third grade to fit the job that they see in the future.
"Well, that's not their job. That's not their right. What education is, is to give them the eternal truths so they can design their future. What we're doing is we are allowing people up at the top to design a future for our children, that our children most likely will not want, would not design it that way. The future is being designed by people who are 70 years old for children who are 20 years old or younger, 30 years old. Adults that would never design that world.
"But they're being trapped in that design. That's immoral. But it shows we don't have faith in the future, and we don't have faith in millennials. I do. I do. I refuse to not have faith in the future. Now, anybody under 40, here's what you need to do: You don't believe—first of all—don't believe in people. Don't believe in me. Don't believe in Barack Obama. Don't believe in Hillary Clinton. Don't believe in Donald Trump.
"Believe in yourself and believe in God. And when you two are partnered, unbelievable things can happen. But beyond not believing in a man, don't believe my words or anyone else that tells you it's all going to burn down and there's nothing you can do. There's no hope. Because that is a lie."
Thanks, Glenn, for setting the record straight. I am believing for a Third Great Awakening.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at jenniferleclaire.org or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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