Kevin Zadai Defends His Missed Prophecy

Kevin Zadai explaining a NT prophets words are not set in stone.

A few weeks ago I blogged & shot a video about the apparently failed Trump prophecies. One of the prophets that I had highlighted was from Kevin Zadai. In 1992  Zadai was having surgery and claimed to have had an out-of-body experience with Jesus that lasted for five hours. Since then he has been focused on matters of prophecy and the “supernatural.”

While researching the “Trump Prophecies” I came across Zadai. In a Youtube video posted Nov 4, 2020, on the “It’s Supernatural Channel,” Zadai is recorded as affirming that God would put Donald Trump in office for a second term.

About a week after posting my video a viewer, Robert, shared a link of Zadai talking on his own Youtube channel about prophecy. Zadai posted the video on Nov 6, 2020, just three days after the election.  By that time it was already appearing that Trump had not won a second term. In the video Zadai can be heard describing the differences between an “Old Testament prophet” and a “New Testament Prophet.”

Zadai suggests that a major difference between these two is that Old Testament prophets were “writing the word of God,” while the New Testament prophets were not. He stated that if an Old Testament prophet said that something was supposed to happen then it had to happen or he would have been stoned. He juxtaposed this to the prophecies of a New Testament prophet, and assures his listeners that because of “faith” the NT prophecy has to somehow be enacted upon to take affect. He insists that the New Testament prophet speaks “forth the will of God” but then it has to “mix with faith.”

If it isn’t clear to you what Zadai means, then you’re not alone. It’s not a statement which meaning is obvious to anyone.

In an effort to fortify his position, Zadai references 1 Tim 1:18, in which Paul reminds Timothy of the prophecies spoken over him, and, as Zadai teaches, Timothy is to “wage war” with those prophecies. In other words, because a New Testament prophet had spoken over Timothy, he cannot sit idle, but must act upon them to make them come about.

It is clear that Zadai has in mind his own missed prophecy as he immediately launches into a brief discussion of how the election was “stolen,” implying that the church needed to have acted upon it. He must do this to explain how he had missed calling the election results when even any person guessing at it had a 50/50 chance of getting it right.

The problems with Zadai’s explanation are manifold:

  1. The Bible does not tell us that the role of the prophet has changed between the Old and New Covenants.
  2. The Bible does not tell us that a prophecy given by a “New Testament prophet” may still be true even if it doesn’t come to pass.
  3. The Bible does not tell us that a NT prophecy must be acted upon to be in affect.

Zadai’s work with 1 Tim 1:18 is also extremely questionable. He makes a significant assumption. He assumes whatever prophecy had been given over Timothy had to do with some future, unfulfilled event.

Paul does not tell us what prophecy had been given to Timothy. Although it could have been about some future event, it may just as well have not been. We know in 2 Tim 1:6 Paul reminds Timothy that he is to “stir up the gift” that is in him, which had come when Paul had previously laid hands on him. Perhaps this “gift” is the prophecy that Paul had in mind? This seems more likely to be the case since in 1 Tim 1 Paul tells Timothy to wage war “by” those prophecies, not for the purpose of “obtaining those prophecies.”

Later in the video (around 1:41:40) Zadai admits that during his out-of-body experience he saw many things in heaven that were supposed to come pass but didn’t because these things “were not mixed with faith.” Obviously, his theology is being based on personal experience rather than what the Bible teaches. He wants us to believe him because he apparently believes that his vision gives him authority to create doctrine.

Sadly, what Zadai is doing is laying the blame for unfulfilled prophecy at the feet of the Church. Rather, than acknowledge his error and repent before his fan base, Zadai chooses to blame his listeners for not bringing about the prophecies that he had spoken.

What makes this even more sad is that perhaps the thousands of viewers who watched his video will acknowledge their part in his failed prediction, resolve to do better, and send him more money.

Dane

 

Dane Cramer is a backpacker, follower-of-Jesus blogger, jail chaplain, amateur filmmakerPodcast host, and author of two books: Romancing the Trail and The Nephilim: A Monster Among Us , and has worked as an investigator for over 35 years.

 


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