The Breakthrough Deception!
Reader, according to social media, just in case you hadn't noticed, the latest money making scheme among "word-faith-prosperity-gospel" con artists is the "Breakthrough" deception. Basically, it's a claim, in one form or another, that God will provide some kind of "just around the corner breakthrough" for you (usually money or healing) if you send in a donation (your "faith seed"), or tithe, and/or buy their books, CDs and DVD's, "Breakthrough Bibles," etc. This latest con game has been going on for a while, but in the last year or so it has picked up steam and moving strongly into 2017.
Some of the more outlandish claims are by Kenneth Copeland who's CD series called "Complete Financial Breakthrough - Your 10-Day Spiritual Action Plan" can, as the title suggests, put you on the road to your "breakthrough" in only 10 days. Some other con artists using the "Breakthrough" deception include Rod Parsley (Parsley calls his victims his "Breakthrough Covenant Partners"), Pastor Lee McFarland, Funke Ewuoso, Todd Cootz (Coontz calls his program the "Triple Breakthrough"), Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Creflo Dollar, Todd Bentley, Morris Cerullo, among many others.