Hillsong founder Brian Houston has issued a biblical message of defiance as he vows to clear his name in court next week.
The embattled head of the Hillsong megachurch invoked ‘the Devil’ and ‘weapons of warfare’ in an Instagram video – apparently a veiled reference to his imminent legal fight.
Houston is due to come before a magistrate next week, charged with concealing his now-dead father Frank’s sexual abuse of a child decades ago.
A royal commission found that Frank Houston had confessed to abusing the boy during trips to Sydney from his home in New Zealand in 1969 and 1970.
Over the weekend the Pentecostal pastor told his followers in a video message that ‘I woke up this morning thinking about the weapons of our warfare.’
Quoting a bible passage from second Corinthians 10:4, Houston told viewers of his Instagram video that God provides weapons.
‘You have mighty weaponry, an armoury available to you and it will pull down strongholds.
‘The thing about strongholds is the Devil tries to use them to put a stronghold on you … And so we decide no, I have mighty weapons. And one of the most powerful weapons we have, I think sometimes one of the most underestimated, (is) prayer.
‘Prayer changes things.’
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Source: Daily Mail