Televangelist Gloria Copeland, an evangelical adviser to President Trump, told her devotees that since they follow Jesus they’ve already had their flu shots.
‘Jesus himself gave us the flu shot,’ she told the masses in a video posted to Facebook last week, advising people to ‘inoculate yourself with the word of God.’
Her message came as the Centers for Disease Control reported that 16 more children had died of the flu last week, bringing the total flu deaths of kids in the United States to 53 this flu season.
‘Well, listen partners, we don’t have a flu season, we’ve got a duck season, a deer season, but we don’t have a flu season, and don’t receive it when somebody threatens you with “everybody’s getting the flu,”‘ she said, first naming periods of time during the year when hunters can legally shoot game.
She then roughly quoted a passage from the book of Matthew that pertained to Jesus from the profit Isaiah.
‘He bore our sicknesses and carried our diseases, that’s what we stand on,’ Copeland explained. ‘And by his stripes we were healed.’
Copeland, who co-founded Texas’ Copeland Ministries alongside her husband Kenneth, then said a prayer for those already afflicted with the flu.
‘I pray for every person who has symptoms of flu. I’m asking you Lord with your supernatural power, to heal them now from the top of their head to the soles of their feet, flu I bind you off of the people in the name of Jesus,’ she began.
She then pointed out that Jesus had given them the flu shot.
‘He redeemed us from the curse of flu and receive it and we take it and we are healed by his stripes. Amen,’ she said.
Copeland pointed to Matthew 8:17 once again and suggested that it was evidence that Christians weren’t meant to get the flu.
‘So get on the word, stay on the word, and if you say, “Well, I don’t have any symptoms of the flu,” well great, that’s the way it’s supposed to be,’ she said.
‘Just keep saying: I’ll never have the flu, I’ll never have the flu,’ she added, asking her followers to inoculate themselves with God.
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Source: Daily Mail