Like me, you may not have heard of Cindy Jacobs, the “respected prophet.” But I won’t forget about her. Not with the crazy claims she’s made.
Let me say up front that I do believe in precognition and psychic phenomenon because I have had some incidents myself. But, unlike Cindy Jacobs, I don’t ask anyone to accept it on my word alone. Cindy Jacobs wants you to, not only take her word for it, but to buy all of her books and watch her TV shows. Cindy claims she has two doctorates but neither “college” that granted her one is accredited. Her bio tells us that her calling is “prophetic intercession”:
“Her first calling is and always will be prophetic intercession. Ever since the Lord called her with the scripture, ‘Ask of me the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the world for your possession,’ she has taken that calling seriously. She describes her call to the nations ‘an inverted homesickness.’ Each year she travels and has spoken on nearly every inhabited continent to tens of thousands.”
I’m trying but just can’t see how that verse relates to “prophetic intercession.” The verse appears in Psalms, Chapter 2, verse 28. though none of the versions match her interpretation exactly. Even so, it makes no reference to prophecy.
That’s okay, however, since Cindy has yet to actually prove her gift. Last week she put the scare into her
sheep followers by warning that another 9/11 is on the way. How does she know this? Why, God made her notice a verse while she was reading her Bible. Though if one is reading the Old Testament, the chances of reading a verse about judgment and great disaster are pretty high. So Daniel 9:12 “leapt off the page” and Cindy knew that meant America was in for it. What can we do?
“As I prayed to pinpoint how to intercede, I immediately heard these words: “Close the gates! All borders must be closed to terrorists and those who would aid them.”
What a coincidence! The way to prevent this disaster is to do what conservatives want to do! That happens a lot since their God believes exactly the same as they do. Very suspicious: what are the odds?
It gets better. Cindy wants you to know that she has stopped terrorist plots through prayer. There was an attack in Dallas which was “prayed away” in August of 2012. The Times Square almost-bombing? Cindy prevented it through prayer. She claims that she also “was given word” about the Naval Yard shooting shortly before the shootings began. But it could have been much worse if Cindy hadn’t prayed, dontcha know?
Ah, but the big one woke her up! She says that she “saw” someone getting on a plane in London “… and they’re going to try to blow up the plane.” So Cindy started praying like crazy and shoe bomber Richard Reed was prevented from blowing up American Airlines Flight 63. Pssst… hey, Cindy, Reed got on the plane in Paris. Whoopsie!
My problem with Cindy Jacobs is her using “prophecy” as a money-making scheme. None of the things she claims for her “gift” are provable. Cindy Jacobs has set herself up to have a win-win outcome with her “prophecies”: if there is a terrorist attack in the future, she gets to claim she predicted it. If nothing happens, she gets to say that her prayers stopped it. If an attack she didn’t even know about is foiled, she can say that was because of her constant prayers. She is the kind of snake oil saleswoman that gives metaphysics a bad reputation. Pray on that for a while, Cindy.
Here’s her latest video via Right Wing Watch: