On Sunday, Jeremiah Johnson of Jeremiah Johnson Ministries issued a statement concerning the blatant criticism he received from professing Christians after apologizing for “inaccurately prophesying” a second term for President Trump.
“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 was wrong, I am deeply sorry, and I ask for your forgiveness,” he continued.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Johnson took issue with the backlash he received from professing Christians and called them out on their idolatry for Trump.
“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,” Johnson wrote. “I have been labeled a coward, sellout, a traitor to the Holy Spirit, and cussed out at least 500 times.”
He added, “We have lost ministry partners every hour and counting.”
Despite his apology, Johnson noted that he received “so much satanic attack and witchcraft” from Christians in prophetic and charismatic circles.
“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,” he wrote on Sunday. “I have been flabbergasted at the barrage of continued conspiracy theories being sent every minute our way and the pure hatred being unleashed.”
Johnson also explained how he never realized “how absolutely triggered and ballistic thousands and thousands of saints get about Donald Trump.”
“It’s terrifying! It’s full of idolatry!” he argued.” If I helped to prop up this ideology concerning him, I will need to repent again and stir up even more hell.”
Johnson added that he was “beyond relieved that President Trump was only an assignment for a season and never a mandate.”
“Revival is never dependent upon who sits in the White House but rather who sits on the Throne in Heaven. I will continue to preach the Cross and the power of the resurrection. I will continue to help prepare the Bride to meet our Bridegroom,” he asserted.
Johnson concluded his post asserting that in 2021, he will be “more committed” to making disciples and preaching the gospel.
“By God’s grace I will walk in a greater measure of humility and repentance than ever before. I will learn from my mistakes and seek correction from Godly leaders always.”
Photo courtesy: ©Jeremiah Johnson Facebook
Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer. He is also the co-hosts of the For Your Soul podcast, which seeks to equip the church with biblical truth and sound doctrine. Visit his blog Blessed Are The Forgiven.