New Spirit Revival Center church pastor Rev. Darrell Scott declared Wednesday that there is a "concentrated satanic attack" being waged against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is believed by some evangelicals to be God's choice for president.
Speaking at the Midwest Vision and Values Pastors Leadership Conference held at his church in Cleveland, Scott who is CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, revealed at the event that a "nationally known" preacher had warned Trump prior to the launch of his presidential campaign "that if you choose to run for president, there's going to be a concentrated Satanic attack against you."
"He said there's going to be a demon, principalities and powers, that are going to war against you on a level that you've never seen before and I'm watching it every day," Scott said.
And with just 46 days left before the presidential election takes place on Nov. 8, Scott, his wife, Belinda, and others including Trump's vice presidential running mate Mike Pence and campaign surrogates Ben Carson, Michael Cohen and Omarosa Manigault joined in the laying on of hands to ward off the alleged attack so he can supposedly accomplish God's will.
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"We need someone that will honor our beliefs and our faith and our feelings and I really know for a fact that Mr. Donald J. Trump would do that. He's a family man, he's a business man, he's got tremendous stamina, I don't know anybody that could get up on a plane and do all this stuff … I appreciate this man," said Belinda Scott before leading the group in the laying on of hands session.
"Father we thank you in the name of Jesus for raising up a man for such a time as this. God we ask you right now that your choice is this choice. We believe Lord God that you ordain things. You said all authority is of you. Now God I ask that you would touch this man, Donald J. Trump, give him the anointing to lead this nation," she said.
"We thank you God that as a room full of clergy, a room full of leaders, a room full of business owners, mothers, fathers, wives, we ask for help and we ask you God to let that help be in the form of the next president Mr. Donald J. Trump. We ask you God to bless him, keep him safe, give him the wisdom and the strength to lead this nation, in Jesus name," she ended.
Televangelist Frank Amedia, who leads Touch Heaven Ministries in Ohio and is described in TIME as Trump's new "liaison for Christian policy," then led the audience into what he called the Jericho shout.
"Men and women of faith, I'd like to invite you right now to a Jericho shout. How many of you know what a Jericho shout is, where we tear the walls down," he said.
"We wanna tear the walls down of division in the country and the walls that have built themselves up to oppose a man that God has called to bring us to a new place. We are on a journey together and it is a movement even as Mr. Trump says but this movement is also a kingdom movement that we know God has released," he explained before launching into a somewhat tepid shout celebrating victory for the Trump-Pence ticket.
In a Monday conference call hosted by "respected prophet" Cindy Jacobs, well-known evangelical Christian, political activist and founder of Wall Builders David Barton urged Christians on the fence about voting for Trump to stop making excuses.
He said he is confident Trump is God's choice for president because of the record number of Christians who voted for him in the Republican primaries.
"God doesn't always think the way we do," Barton said. "The leaders he chooses, the people he calls his servants are often people that would not fit our paradigm, not by a long shot. But I will point out, I have no clue what's in store for America but I guarantee you God knows what we're going to need 16 months from now, 23 months from now, 47 months from now and it may be somebody that, if we Christians had picked and gotten our heart's desire, would not have been competent for what's coming."
He added: "I have to believe that with the highest recorded turnout, particularly in primaries and as many evangelicals as voted, that not all of them missed hearing from God. They chose people that we would probably not choose as our first choice. It doesn't matter. God's people showed up and voted in record amounts in this election and I've got to believe that God used them to guide us to what we have as our final few choices now."