Several church leaders issued apologies last week for prophecies they made that Trump would win the 2020 presidential election. These leaders include Bethel’s Kris Vallotten, R. Loren Sanford, and Jeremiah Johnson—the latter of whom was entirely unprepared for the vitriol he has received in response to his apology.
“Over the last 72 hours, I have received multiple death threats and thousands upon thousands of emails from Christians saying the nastiest and most vulgar things I have ever heard toward my family and ministry,” said Jeremiah Johnson in a Facebook post published yesterday. “I have been labeled a coward, sellout, a traitor to the Holy Spirit, and cussed out at least 500 times. We have lost ministry partners every hour and counting.”
Johnson said that he did expect some people to attack him for his apology, but he never anticipated the hostility people have directed at him:
After publicly repenting on January 7th, I fully expected to be called a false prophet etc in some circles but I could have never dreamed in my wildest imagination that so much satanic attack and witchcraft would come from charismatic/prophetic people. I have been flabbergasted at the barrage of continued conspiracy theories being sent every minute our way and the pure hatred being unleashed.
To my great heartache, I’m convinced parts of the prophetic/charismatic movement are far SICKER than I could have ever dreamed of. I truthfully never realized how absolutely triggered and ballistic thousands and thousands of saints get about Donald Trump. It’s terrifying! It’s full of idolatry!
Jeremiah Johnson Says He Is ‘deeply sorry’
Jeremiah Johnson is the founder of Heart of the Father Ministry and is an “end time messenger” at Jeremiah Johnson Ministries. In a Nov. 7 Facebook post, Johnson said he was waiting for the election results to be finally determined in January. He seemed to critique people accusing him at that time of making a false prophecy when he said that critics of prophets should consider whether they should have voted for a candidate who supports policies that dishonor God.
After being interrupted by the violent riots that took place at the Capitol Wednesday, Congress certified Joe Biden’s election as president early Thursday morning. That same day, Johnson published a public apology for incorrectly prophesying that Donald Trump would win. Said Johnson,
First, I would like to repent for inaccurately prophesying that Donald Trump would win a second term as the President of the United States. I refuse to blame the saints and say, “It didn’t come to pass because they did not pray enough.” Nor will I proclaim, “Donald Trump actually won, so I was right, but now it has been stolen from him.” I believe the first statement seeks to alleviate the prophetic messenger from the responsibility of what he prophesied, and the second statement is filled with potential pride and an unwillingness to humble himself and admit he was wrong.
Johnson expressed remorse for potentially hurting people’s faith in God by his inaccurate prediction:
I want to go on record: “I was wrong, I am deeply sorry, and I ask for your forgiveness.” I specifically want to apologize to any believer in whom I have now caused potential doubt concerning the voice of God and His ability to speak to His people. As a human being, I missed what God was saying; however, rest assured, God Himself is NOT a liar and His written Word should always be the foundation and source of our lives as Christians.
Johnson went on to explain at length his “prophetic journey” with Donald Trump. In his conclusion, he said, “A humbling has come and is coming to the American Church like never before. How we choose to respond to this correction and judgment from the Lord will determine many outcomes in the years ahead…May humility and repentance be our resolve in the days ahead.”