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