Jamal Bryant Preaches on Insomnia In Sermon to Congregation In Nigeria: ‘You Know You Are Anointed If You Have Trouble Sleeping at Night’

(PHOTO: REUTERS/BRIAN BLANCO) Rev. Jamal Bryant speaks to attendees during a rally protesting the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012.
(PHOTO: REUTERS/BRIAN BLANCO)
Rev. Jamal Bryant speaks to attendees during a rally protesting the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012.

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, it’s a good sign that you are “authentically anointed” by God and the devil is trying to block you from seeing what God has for you in your dreams, according to embattled Baltimore megachurch Pastor Jamal Bryant.

Bryant, who leads the 12,000-member Empowerment Temple church in Northwest Baltimore, has been under pressure in recent weeks to address a damning allegation by 34-year-old Latoya Shawntee Odom that he fathered a child with her last summer and has not been consistently paying child support.

He has since declared that he is “flawed with character” and that “God ain’t finished with me,” but has repeatedly ignored requests from media, including The Christian Post, to confirm or deny the allegations made by Odom.

He told the Baltimore Sun Thursday that he was in Africa and shared the bold declaration about insomnia in a sermon to a congregation in Nigeria.

“When I give you this revelation 50 of you are gonna jump up because it’s gonna lift your spirit because it is the confirmation your soul needed,” he says in the run-up. “You know you are anointed if you have trouble going to sleep at night.”

He then explained that insomnia in the anointed is the result of the devil trying to keep them from seeing God’s vision for their life.

“The enemy knows the power of dreams. And because the enemy knows the power of dreams, he wants to keep you awake to stop you from seeing what God is trying to show you. And so you stay up at night, you’re looking through the television. You check your phone, nobody is texting you … you cannot get any rest why? Because the enemy wants to keep you awake,” he said.

“The average anointed person has a dysfunctional sleep life … doctors prescribe that you need seven to nine hours of sleep a night. The average anointed person does not get six. You go to bed after midnight you are back up by six. If I’m talking to you shout hallelujah,” said Bryant.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Leonardo Blair