Did Corrie Ten Boom predict a great revival in Branson MO? My answer may shock you.
By Mario Murillo
For those who do not know who she is: Corrie ten Boom (15 April 1892 – 15 April 1983) was a Dutch Christian who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. She was imprisoned for her actions. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, sold millions of copies and describes the ordeal.
Here in Branson, she is best known fcr predicting that the Glory of God would go out from here to millions.
Recently, someone—purporting to be an authority on the subject—felt the need to go on our site and “debunk” the prophecy by Corrie Ten Boom about Branson MO. They say it never happened. Some took that to mean that since the prophecy never happened that perhaps what is happening in Branson is not real.
Here is my take on this whole matter: The sources who have told me about Corrie’s prophecy are credible sources and that is why I mentioned it on our blog. However, my answer to this controversy is going to shock you.
What do I think? If Corrie Ten Boom said—and I quote—“The Glory of God will go out of Branson to the whole world,” it is irrelevant to the war for revival. It is a delightful confirmation and encouragement…nothing more. The only thing relevant about this is we should not be telling a lie—if it is a lie.
Either way, I am not going to be talking about this after this blog because of how strongly I believe that this Outbreak in Branson is based on something else—entirely.
This prophecy didn’t start the fire, and debunking Corrie’s prediction will not stop it.
I am so glad this issue has come up because it is an epic excuse for me to talk about what is really bothering me. This thing about Corrie is only a small issue. Here’s what demands an urgent warning: Spirit-filled Christians are turning into superstitious new agers!
-Studying Indian wars or past curses is to gain revival is simple superstition.
-Digging into mystical intercession to discover the name of a local ruling devil is voodoo.
-Lying on the grave of some past hero of faith to absorb their anointing—is a séance.
Revival is the result of repentance and obedience to the Bible—period. All of this stuff just diminishes the power of prayer and the Word of God—and delays revival.
They also open up demonic counterfeits. We run off the map and lose the protection of God’s promises.
Thank God we don’t need to piece together a puzzle of swirling predictions, impressions and signs to see revival. Thank God that the cities with no prophecies connected to them can see revival.
Philip went to a town in Samaria. A community controlled by black magic—a people considered subhuman by Jewish Christians in Jerusalem. There was no inkling of revival.
Philip went to them armed only with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He did not know the name of the ruling demon but he did know the name that would cast it out. The result was an astounding mass repentance and outbreak of miracles.
Branson is burning with the pure fire of God because of simple prayer, surrender to the Holy Spirit and the unmistakable fact that it is God’s time for this region.
It will continue so long as we deflect the hand of man and stay the course set before us by God the Father.