The history of the failed expectations in popular preaching is causing many to begin grasping at prophetic straws.
The history of failed predictions and projections by the Prophecy Industry has left many of its proponents holding an empty bag. Dispensationalism has a significant problem. Not only has it predicted the return of Jesus within a “biblical generation” of modern Israel’s founding in 1948, but also a long list of related events that must precede it, none of which have occurred.
After decades of failed predictions and expectations, the question demands an answer: When has the Prophecy Industry ever got one right?
Popular prophecy preachers claim they are not “date-setters” like William Miller or Harold Camping. No, they only estimate the “season” of Christ’s return, not the exact day. But this is a splitting of hairs. From the warning, “neither the day nor the hour,” they deduce we can calculate the approximate “season” of his return.
Consistently, the New Testament warns of coming deceivers and apostasy in the “last days.”
Many churches are now focused on the expected end-times “revival” that, supposedly, is poised to begin, one that will be accompanied by unprecedented “signs and wonders” that will win billions of souls and pave the way for Christ’s return. And these same miraculous “signs” have become the rallying cry, the raison d’être for many church leaders.
“In the last days, mockers will come with mockery, saying, ‘Where is the promise of his coming?’.”
Over the last year, we have witnessed significant failures by the “leaders” of the “Prophetic Movement,” and the last one was so spectacular that many “prophets and apostles” found it necessary to issue public “apologies.” Unfortunately, this has not stopped them from continuing to “prophesy” in the name of the Lord.