January 7, 2021

My Public Apology and Process

Dear Saints and Leaders, 

I have submitted this letter to senior, respected national leaders in the Body who have now given their approval to publicly release it. I am also currently in relationship with local church elders where I reside who I greatly value and believe are essential for accountability in my life, marriage, and ministry. We have dialogued, prayed, and I continue to receive their instructions and corrections. I have learned some very hard and valuable lessons throughout this process and I intend to be as transparent as possible in the following remarks. The prophetic ministry is simply one of the gifts that God has given His body and we should always be actively seeking relationship and accountability, first at the local level and then nationally if that is where God’s calling leads us.

My aim in this public apology is twofold. 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. 

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.

Second, I would like to explain my prophetic process along the way so that anyone desiring to grow and learn from my mistakes might have the benefit of doing so—especially other prophets and prophetic people. As a public figure, I recognize my mistakes often have public consequences, and I want to be as transparent as possible.

For those who follow our ministry closely, you will especially understand just how detailed my prophetic journey has been with Donald Trump since 2015. I believe I was given an assignment to help the body of Christ prophetically discern the plans God had for Donald Trump. However, my mandate has and will always be focused on preparing the Bride of Christ for the return of our Bridegroom King Jesus Christ. I have intentionally recorded my encounters concerning Donald Trump publicly for accountability purposes over the last five years. Below is a brief and condensed timeline of my prophetic process which I felt was most important to share. 

Please read carefully. 

The Summer of 2015

In the summer of 2015, I received an encounter in our church sanctuary in Florida where the Holy Spirit revealed to me that Donald Trump was a Cyrus and was anointed by God heading into the 2016 election. The exact prophetic word I received was originally published in Charisma Magazine and was distributed around the world through various sources with millions of views and shares. At the time, I had no previous knowledge of Donald Trump whatsoever or any interest in politics. Here was the prophetic word from June 2015:

“Trump shall become My trumpet to the American people, for he possesses qualities that are even hard to find in My people these days. Trump does not fear man nor will he allow deception and lies to go unnoticed. I am going to use him to expose darkness and perversion in America like never before, but you must understand that he is like a bull in a china shop. Many will want to throw him away because he will disturb their sense of peace and tranquility, but you must listen through the bantering to discover the truth that I will speak through him. I will use the wealth that I have given him to expose and launch investigations searching for the truth. Just as I raised up Cyrus to fulfill My purposes and plans, so have I raised up Trump to fulfill my purposes and plans prior to the 2016 election. You must listen to the trumpet very closely for he will sound the alarm and many will be blessed because of his compassion and mercy. Though many see the outward pride and arrogance, I have given him the tender heart of a father that wants to lend a helping hand to the poor and the needy, to the foreigner and the stranger.”

January of 2018
***This entire section below is copied and pasted directly from chapter 4 of my book, “Trump, 2019, and Beyond)
“In early January of 2018, two years into Trump’s presidency, I was on a fast and received an open vision of Donald Trump’s right hand that began to turn into an IRON FIST. God spoke to me and said, “Trump’s grip is going to tighten while the liberal agenda loses its grip.” I saw the liberal agenda in America gasping for breath as the Trump agenda (the iron fist) squeezes and suffocates its opponents. I saw desperation, wild accusation, and startling trepidation descend upon Washington. Then I began to see something that both surprised me and caused me to pause. The iron fist of Donald Trump was too much for the American people to bear. The pressure and strength of his grip while at first was reassuring, in the end, it brought great unnecessary destruction. 

“I felt an alarm go off deep within my spirit. God said, “I have raised Donald Trump up for four years as a battering ram and trumpet in this nation, but without a serious sanctification and softening of his heart and words, there will be great trouble and danger that will mark his run for a second term. Even those who were once for him, will see the error of his ways and begin to cry out for his soul. Do not be deceived by the wealth and change that Donald has and will bring to America, for I am after far more than the gifts I have irrevocably given him, I must have his heart so that I can order His steps.

“The following night after receiving this word, I had a prophetic dream where I saw Donald Trump crawling around on the White House lawn eating grass and acting like an animal. Immediately I cried out to the Lord in the dream and said, ‘God, shall Donald Trump become like Nebuchadnezzar? Shall he become so consumed with his success that he begins to credit his accomplishments to his own strength and power? Will you remove sovereignty from his life?’ “God spoke to me and said, ‘Donald Trump is in great danger of becoming like Nebuchadnezzar in the years ahead. He will have great success, but the Church must pray for humility and the Daniel Company to arise. Just like Nebuchadnezzar, if Donald breaks away from his sins by doing righteously and showing mercy to the poor, I will prolong his prosperity.’ (Dan 4:27).

“I woke up from the prophetic dream with a tremendous burden upon my heart. To be honest, I could not believe what I just received. Could Donald Trump have been raised up by God Himself like a Cyrus and bring necessary change to America, but through his own pride, arrogance, and forsaking of the poor end as a type of Nebuchadnezzar? The answer is: ABSOLUTELY. The truth is that Donald Trump desperately needs our prayers more than many care to realize. The truth is that many in the Church are guilty of idolizing and worshipping Donald Trump as the savior of America. “While I do believe that Donald Trump could win a second term, I also sense strongly that there is potential great danger and trouble ahead for America if he is re-elected.”
Commentary: This prophetic dream from 2018 that I received and published was obviously a warning dream with very clear directives and insights. Upon its release in 2018, it was also primarily rejected by a majority of those who rejoiced at the original prophetic word I received in 2015.
January of 2019 
***This entire section is copied and pasted directed from chapter 7 of my book, “Trump and the Future of America”
“As a nightly dreamer since the days of my youth, I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a nightmare. That all changed last night as I woke up in my bed unable to breath, my heart racing out of control, and my entire body numb and shaking. It was a terrifying experience to say the least. In the dream, I was on a ship with Donald Trump in a swamp that was totally infested with alligators. Many of them were larger than life. However, these were not merely just alligators, they revealed themselves to me as “mercenary alligators.” In other words, they were trained to sink our ship and had no other agenda but doing so. Risking their life was not a problem for them. They had been commissioned to sink the ship and kill us. 

As our ship sailed deeper into the swamp, Donald Trump was laughing with his “Make America Great Again” hat on as he steered. He continued to laugh as he would purposely plow into as many alligators as he could. “I’m going to drain the swamp!” he would yell to me on the ship.

Suddenly, I began to realize that the more Donald tried to drain the swamp, the more the swamp was going to drain him. Larger and larger alligators began to swim up and take large chunks out of our ship. We began to take on water and I knew then that our death was imminent. Donald seemed to be totally oblivious to the great danger we were in.

I pleaded with him to stop intentionally and purposely drain the swamp but it was too late. We were swallowed up into this totally demonic mercenary alligator abyss. It was a gigantic black hole. I could literally hear hoards of demons laughing and cheering. What I felt and experienced as Donald and I died together is something I will never forget. I immediately woke up in my bed suffocating, numb, and my heart racing out of my chest. As I began to pray to get free, this is what the Lord spoke to me and said,

“Jeremiah, My people do not recognize the demonic warfare from hell that is being unleashed upon the United States and Donald Trump. Even as a wall is being built, why are My people refusing to build a wall of intercession and prayer around their President and around their nation? Yes, the borders are unsecured but they are far more unsecured in the Spirit realm than you could ever imagine. How is it that a man would see the necessity of building a wall to protect a country but My people cannot even recognize their desperate need to build a wall of intercession and prayer around their own lives and churches?

How the American Church continues to sleep and slumber in these days of history has come before My throne and it has greatly grieved My heart! I warn you Jeremiah, that as Donald tries to drain the Swamp, the Swamp is going to drain him. His heart will become hardened, his resolve will become dangerous, and the attacks upon his life and presidency will only get bigger and bigger. This will be a result in large part due to a prayerless Church in America that has refused to pray for their President and that has ignored the demonic agendas in Washington. If My people do not begin to gather and call upon My name, great danger will come upon the shores of the United States of America, says God.
Commentary: I believe this was once again, a very clear prophetic warning dream that imminent danger was ahead for Donald Trump if he continued down the path he was going. Dire prayer and intercession was called for in January of 2019 concerning the attacks that were coming. 
December of 2019 
***This entire section is copied and pasted directly from chapter 9 of my book, “Trump and the Future of America”
“In December of 2019, I was seeking the Lord concerning the 2020 elections. I was given a prophetic dream that allows me to answer the above question in part. In the dream, Donald Trump was running the Boston Marathon. The crowds gathered along the path of the race were not there to support him but to mock and jeer at him. Many spat at him, and without security present, I am convinced they would have physically harmed him. As the President drew within one hundred yards of the finish line, he stumbled and fell. Completely exhausted and having heart issues, he could not get up from the ground.

“The crowd went wild; their applause was ear-piercing. I watched with mounting sorrow and despair, but suddenly hope filled my heart. Out of the crowd, two older women, one with a cane and one with a walker, somehow slipped through security and came to the President’s aid. From a physical standpoint, I thought to myself in the dream, ‘How could these two old ladies with their cane and walker even pick up an exhausted Donald Trump, let alone take him to the finish line?’

“In the natural, it was impossible. But as I looked closely, something like a rushing wind fell upon these two old women and they supernaturally picked the President off the ground and helped him across the finish line. Mike Pence, Franklin Graham, Donald Trump Jr., and his family were there to comfort him. He had finished the race, but he could not have done so without the supernatural intervention of two old women.

“I believe Donald Trump will win the 2020 election, but he cannot do it without supernatural intervention. The two old women represented the role of the praying Church in 2020. Without their activism and aid, I am deeply afraid the attacks and warfare launched from the liberal base will prove too much for him to overcome. 

“For Donald Trump to win the 2020 election, the Baby Boomers must arise in America and take a stand. The future of America belongs to this generation in this season. I see many Baby Boomers who are currently in full time ministry shifting out of their roles to get heavily involved in politics in 2020. Many pastors will feel a tremendous burden from God to mobilize their congregations with days of prayer and fasting for Trump and the future of America.

“Expect attacks against President Trump to arise in Boston (representing the liberal media and agenda) with greater ferocity than ever before. If they cannot impeach him, they will attempt assassination. I, for one, pray that our President’s fate will not reflect the fate of Abraham Lincoln. 

“If the Baby Boomers and intercessors do not rise and become prophetic activists, I do not believe President Trump will make it to the finish line. The attacks and warfare waged against him will be too much, affecting even his physical body.”
Commentary: I again believe that this was a warning dream with very clear directives and prophetic insights. A 2020 Trump victory was NOT guaranteed or promised from God in December 2019. In fact, the dream strongly indicates that prayer and the baby boomer generation voting for LIFE was absolutely necessary for Donald Trump to make it to the finish line.
October of 2020

In October of 2020, I received a prophetic dream where I believed I saw three very significant events that would occur in America with specific meanings. The first thing I saw was that Amy Coney Barrett would be seated as a Supreme Court Justice BEFORE the elections. This would confirm a new Esther and Deborah Era in America where righteous mothers will rise to confront the radical feminist movement that is married to Moloch, the god of abortion. I saw one million women gathered on the National Mall in the future crying out for the ending of abortion. The second event that I saw was the L.A. Dodgers winning the World Series. This would confirm that God is not done with Los Angeles or the whole state of California. The third event I saw was that Donald J. Trump would be re-elected and would confirm that the spirit and power of Elijah is resting upon the Church.

Once Justice Barrett was confirmed BEFORE the election on October 26th and the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series on October 28th, I became convinced that Donald J. Trump would win re-election and began to prophesy that without conditions. These three dreams were published in Charisma Magazine and shared around the world. 

Connecting the Five Dates 

From January 2015 until October of 2020, I clearly documented in two books all the prophetic dreams God had given me concerning Donald J. Trump. In 2015, I prophesied he was a trumpet, anointed as a Cyrus, and had a specific assignment to the American Church. In 2018, I warned that because of his pride and arrogance, there was great danger in his becoming a Nebuchadnezzar. In 2019, I saw the Swamp was going to drown Donald Trump without serious intervention and prayer. I also had a dream in 2019 where I saw Donald Trump falling before the finish line of the Boston Marathon and unable to get to his feet without the divine intervention and prayers of the saints. I believe all four of these major encounters were accurate and I was on track with what God was saying to our nation. In fact, God gave me clear prophetic warnings throughout his first term that a second term was conditional upon prayer and repentance from the Church.

However, in October of 2020, I believe that I misinterpreted the prophetic dream I had concerning the three events that would happen. The first two parts of the dream obviously came to pass. The LA Dodgers won the World Series and Amy Coney Barrett was installed as a Supreme Court Justice prior to the 2020 elections. Donald J. Trump being re-elected DID NOT happen and I have to own that and repent. 

Perhaps, the greatest question for the reader now is, WHY? Why was Donald Trump not re-elected President of the United States. As previously stated, I refuse to blame the saints for their lack of prayers partnering with the prophets. In fact, I believe there has been more prayer and fasting going on in America and parts of the world for this election than ever before. No saint or leader should grow discouraged or think God did not hear their prayers for Donald Trump to be re-elected. I have absolute confidence that God in fact did hear our prayers. I also mentioned that I refuse to declare that Donald Trump actually won the election and that my prophecy was actually right, but the election was rigged. This stance affords me the opportunity to blame an election outcome on others rather than humbling myself and admitting I was wrong. 

After much prayer and consideration, this is what I believe has happened. 

God Himself anointed Donald Trump in 2016 and then removed him from office in 2020 because of his own pride and arrogance. Joe Biden’s becoming the 46th President of the United States is meant to humble not only Donald Trump but all those who worshipped him more than they kept their focus on Jesus Christ. For the record, if I myself inadvertently persuaded anyone to do this by sharing my prophetic dreams and interpretations with the world, I repent and ask for your forgiveness. I have stated all along, “Political figures can never solve spiritual issues.” Regardless of who sits in the oval office, we have a sin problem in America that the One who sits above the circle of the earth is calling us to give an account for. 

I want to be clear: I do not blame God’s people for insufficient prayer that resulted in Donald Trump’s losing the election, nor do I blame any kind of election fraud. I am simply convinced God Himself removed him and there was nothing that any human being could have done about it. I prophesied inaccurately that he would be re-elected because of the dream I had in October 2020. Perhaps the first two parts were born of the Spirit and the third part was of the flesh—a soulish desire of mine that was not from God. 

I want to go on record and state that while I do repent for inaccurately prophesying Donald Trump's re-election, I will never repent for being pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-Israel, and pro-traditional marriage. These are not partisan issues; these are biblical issues. Yes, I believe the Church would be much better off concerning these issues under another four years of Donald Trump -- if he had repented of his pride and the church had not put him on a pedestal -- but this is not what happened, and I accept it as the will of God. We can kick and scream, or we can humble ourselves and get prostrate in prayer like never before. 

As difficult as it will be for millions of Christians in America to accept, I invite you now to consider that God Himself removed Donald Trump from office. May I offer three “do nots” as we move into 2021? 

1. Do not be discouraged! God heard our prayers but He has chosen to act in His timeline and in His best interest. 

2. Do not waste the next four years blaming and engaging in endless debates online about a stolen election. It will only cause more strife, division, and works of the flesh in the body of Christ. 

3. Do not reject prophetic ministry because of the failure of many prominent prophetic voices. They missed it and need to repent, but their failures should only cause you to hunger to know the voice of God for yourself like never before. 

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. I encourage the remnant to continue to stand for righteousness and truth in America. We must focus our efforts on preaching the gospel and making disciples like never before. Remember the words of Jesus, “Let the wheat and tares grow up together until the time of harvest…” I, for one, am choosing today to dedicate 2021 and beyond to the testimony of Jesus Christ. We must prepare for global shaking and a glorious Bride emerging in the earth. We must gain and proclaim a greater focus on His second coming and preparing for a tremendous harvest of souls in the years ahead. A prayer movement like we have never seen is on the horizon. God is calling His people to the frontlines of the battle. It’s going to get a lot darker, but then again, the light is only going to shine brighter and brighter. May humility and repentance be our resolve in the days ahead. 

Grace and Peace, 

Jeremiah Johnson  

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