Jane Hamon: A Comeback Year

Jane Hamon tells us that the year 2017 is a comeback year when she says here "Comeback" is actually a single word meaning "A regaining of success, fame, health, prosperity, etc.; recovery; to return to a former good position or condition after a loss; the act of making up a deficit as in a contest or game; to become fashionable again; a spirited, clever reply". These must be heartening words for all dominionists. For so long many of their prophecies have failed and their hopes have often been dashed and now Jane says that that is all at an end. At least that is what she is telling us that the Lord told her.

Jane also tells us that Jesus ... the greatest comeback story of them all ... was beaten, crucified and killed, yet conquered death, hell and the grave and came back to life and is now seated with honor at the right hand of God! Wow! She also gives her own five definitions of a comeback - none of which can be doubted, but can we apply any of them to the Gospel narrative?

Her first definition is: A Comeback story is one in which someone succeeds against impossible odds, often through overcoming a time of struggle. Did Jesus face impossible odds? No. Surely it was Satan who faced the impossible odds in challenging God Almighty? Yes, Jesus did struggle in the Garden of Gethsemane but this demonstrated his humanity not his frustration.

Her second definition is It is the 'come from behind' story that has everyone cheering. Was Jesus lagging at any point during his life on Earth or in his ministry? This second definition could imply that Jesus was either a near failure or he did not have a clear picture of what he was doing.

Her third definition says It is the person who has failed time and again finally triumphing and attaining success. Was Jesus failing at any point in his ministry? The crowds that constantly pressed in on him did not see him as a failure. They saw miracles, real healings, ressurrections from the dead and much more. Afterall consider Lazarus, by this time there is a bad odour, for he has been there four days John 10 v39b.

Her fourth definition says It is the underdog, who may have suffered horrible losses and heartbreaking defeat, who through sheer determination rises above every barrier and obstacle to obtain the prize. Whilst Jesus needed determination in the garden there was no barrier which prevented him from completing his ministry.

Finally, her fifth definition is It is going from a position of being broken down to a position of breaking through! This is a year to see setbacks turn into comebacks! Jesus's struggle in the Garden of Gethsemane could not be described as a breakthrough because Jesus had already set his face on going to the cross From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. This shall never happen to you!" Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!" Matthew 16 vv21-22a. This was not a breakthrough. A breakthrough implies failure somewhere but Jesus never failed.

Thus it can be seen that in all of Jane's definitions none of them can be applied to Jesus's death and ressurrection at all. Moreover, God's plan of salvation was planned from the beginning of time and much of his life and death were described in Old Testament prophecies. It was not a last desperate throw of the dice or a sudden piece of good fortune or a whim. It certainly was never a comeback story as Jane has described it. The idea that the words Jesus ... the greatest comeback story of them all could be used to describe Jesus's death and ressurrection suggest that Jesus was a failure until somehow, something happened to turn it into a success. If, in any way Jesus was a failure then he is not the sinless Son of God so are these words not blasphemous ... ?

4th February 2017

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