Question: In a dream, Paul Cain saw God put His Spirit upon President Clinton and change him into another man just as He did Saul of old. An entire issue of Rick Joyner’s The Morning Star Prophetic Bulletin was dedicated to this “prophecy.” It was revealed to Cain that God had chosen Clinton to lead the United States into a new spiritual dimension, provided Christians pray for him. The future headlines of five specific newspapers were allegedly given in the dream to validate it. Does that mean the prophecy is from God?
Response: No. Even false prophets (Paul Cain has made many false prophecies) can make some correct predictions (Dt 13:1-3). Cain’s mentor was “prophet/healer/miracle worker” William Branham (declared a heretic by the Assemblies of god 40 years ago, yet forerunner of today’s Hagin/Copeland/Hinn word-faith and healing movements). In spite of Branham’s numerous and serious heresies (we’ve covered them in the past), Cain still praises Branham as “the greatest prophet of the twentieth century.” In fact, Cain, like Wimber and other “prophets” associated with the Vineyard movement, continues to teach the Branham/Manifest Sons heresy that a “new breed” of overcomers known as “Joel’s Army” will attain immortality without the resurrection or Rapture and, because no one can kill them, will virtually take over the world.
Cain’s testimony of numerous childhood spirit visitations and miraculous powers sounds more occultic than Christian. This latest vision has a built-in escape clause: it will happen only “if the church prays for it.” If it fails, the church’s lack of prayer, instead of the “prophet,” can be blamed.
Rather than coming from God, the dream furthers the Manifest Sons delusion promoted by Cain and other “prophets” that we are on the verge of the great “last-days revival.” Empowered to perform signs and wonders such as the world has never seen, the “new breed/Joel’s Army” will convert entire nations. The only thing new is that Clinton will be one of the generals in Joel’s Army!
Apparently even John Wimber has become somewhat disillusioned with such prophecies, which he had embraced wholeheartedly. The descent of Wimber and his team of “prophets” upon England for the October 1990 Docklands Conference had been preceded by a false Paul Cain prophecy of great revival in England. Convinced that the revival would spread from the conference across Europe, Wimber declared, “As Jesus went into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, so He will return on the back of a victorious church. One in the eye for any dispensationalists among us!” (What scripture twisting!) Wimber brought his four children to experience this great outpouring of the Spirit, but nothing special happened. Wimber has since broken his ties with Paul Cain, whom, for several years, he had regarded as God’s special prophet to the Vineyard movement.
Linking Clinton to Saul’s being changed into another man (1 Sm 10:6). Hardly fits the prediction that God’s Spirit will empower Clinton to lead the country into blessing. Saul, in fact, though changed for a time by God’s power, proved to be self-willed and disobedient and eventually led Israel into disaster. Is there an undercurrent of sardonic, twisted humor in the prophecy?
What if the church and secular society get behind Clinton and Gore and experience a “spiritual renewal” compatible with the White House’s “Christianity”? Such a fulfillment of Cain’s dream, validating him as a prophet, could be an important step in preparing the world for the Antichrist. Interestingly, the latest issue of New Age magazine Mind, Body, Spirit also contains a prophecy promising spiritual leadership from President Clinton channeled by Seth, a demonic entity long active in occultic circles.