Then in early April 2020, Copeland prayed that a “supernatural heatwave” would wipe out the virus. He also proclaimed he was blowing the “wind of God” on COVID to destroy it. “Wind, almighty strong south wind, heat, burn this thing in the name of Jesus. Satan, you bow your knees, you fall on your face, COVID-19,” he said. “I blow the wind of God on you. You are destroyed forever, and you will never be back. Thank you, Lord God. Let it happen.”
Despite a lack of proof, Copeland also made these claims about the coronavirus: “It hates heat. It hates humidity, it hates water. It just dies… I just heard the Lord say this ’cause I’ve witnessed it.” He continued by saying, “It’s even better if there is no wind at all—just enough heat to keep from killing them people in New York City.”
Copeland, whose ministry is based in Fort Worth, Texas, has faced criticism for his lavish lifestyle and prosperity gospel teachings.
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