Televangelist and prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland "named and claimed" the end of the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, saying, "It is finished. It is over. And the United States of America is healed and well again."
Describing himself as "standing in the office of a prophet of God," Copeland said he was "executing judgment on COVID-19," saying that God, through him, had declared an immediate end to the virus:
"In the name of Jesus, standing in the office of the prophet of God, I execute judgment on you COVID-19. I execute judgment on you, satan, you destroyer, you killer. You get out. I break your power. You get off this nation. I demand judgment on you. I demand. I demand.
I demand a vaccination to come immediately. I call you done. I call you gone. You come down from your place of authority, destroyer. You come down and you crawl on your belly like God commanded you when He put His foot on your head in the Garden of Eden. You will destroy through COVID-19 no more.
It is finished! It is over! And the United States of America is healed and well again, saith the mighty Spirit called peace, who is also the prince of war, the Lord Jesus Christ."
🔦 In the four days since Copeland made the proclamation of the end of the outbreak, coronavirus cases and deaths in the U.S. have increased rapidly each day, with President Trump warning that the next two to three weeks could be especially "horrific" as deaths accelerate and hospitals become overwhelmed.
➡️ Copeland also said that three weeks ago, on March 13, "a word of the Lord came to him" and he prophesied from God that "this disease will be over much sooner than you think":