Wednesday, July 16, 2014

#1121: Steve & Derene Schultz


The Elijahlist is an Internet resource “called to transmit around the world, in agreement with Holy Scripture, fresh daily prophetic ‘manna’ from the Lord, regarding the days in which we live.” Their purpose “is to give trustworthy, daily prophetic worship and intercessory ‘content’ to as many Believers (and even Unbelievers) as possible” and they have “determined to find and publish the most credible prophetic words possible through ‘tried and tested’ men and women of God.” It is, in other words, a daily news resource with a slant (given their aim they should be able to publish the news before they happen, but unfortunately prophecies like these tend to be kind of vague), linking to various more or less insane fundies screeds penned by a range of famous and less famous fundamentalist loons such as Cindy Jacobs, Rick Joyner, and various (other) associates of the New Apostolic Reformation, calling people to spiritual warfare (though you have to sign up to get the actual contents, which we have no intention of doing). Yes, there is much fluff and godbotting there, but these people are hardcore dominionists who take their battle against Satan and his demons very seriously and very literally (Anne Elmer and James Goll, the founder of Prayer Storm, seem to be particularly frequently recurring heroes, as are the divine dreams of Bob Hartley).

The website is run by Steve and Derene Schultz. Steve apparently founded it in the relatively early nineties after having had a vision telling him to use computers to distribute the word of prophets – before the Internet (!). Yes, Steve is a prophet himself. You can read an example of his prophesying here. It is approximately as convincing as prophecies in general.

Diagnosis: Another disconcerting, small corner of the Internet devoted to fundamentalism and anti-civilization. The impact of this one is unknown, but they are pretty hardcore and pretty zealous.

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