Back in July, we reported on “prophetic minister” Jeremiah Johnson’s latest “prophetic insight” about how God is using Donald Trump as a “trumpet to the American people” who will “expose darkness and perversion in America like never before.” Johnson even said that God told him that Trump will be much like an American version of King Cyrus, the Persian leader who liberated the Jews from captivity in Babylon.
WorldNetDaily executive news editor Joe Kovacs, fresh from his exposé on the appearance of President Obama’s demon spirit in Kenya, ran with the story today, pointing out that other self-proclaimed prophets have received similar messages from God about Trump.
Kovacks shares Johnson’s defense of his prophecy — in which he claims that he was simply reporting what God told him — and then adds that “the word ‘trump’ appears twice in the King James Version of the Bible, both in the New Testament, referring to trumpet blasts being sounded at the Second Coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead.”
Johnson admits he received an “incredibly high volume of accusations, suspicion, and hate” in the wake of his original column, so he proffered this impassioned response on Facebook:
I will not attempt to defend myself here, I will leave that up to the Lord Jesus now and when I stand before Him and give an account for every word I’ve spoken. The goal of this post is to strictly help those who read the article and have questions and what largely appears to be a gross misinterpretation of what was published.
Some Christians appear to be absolutely infuriated at the thought or prophetic word that God is going to use Donald Trump as a Trumpet to expose darkness and bring truth because of His moral background and political views. Perhaps God not being limited, subjected, and dependent to who human beings think He should use for His glory reveals their own issues with God, not a prophetic word.
I, like many of you, was shocked by the word I received regarding Donald Trump. Trust me when I say it was given with fear and trembling. Again, I am not called to prophesy what I think or what my opinion is. I simply deliver the word of the Lord and encourage the saints to test and judge what has been spoken.
I will publicly repent to the body of Christ if what was prophesied does not come to pass.
Brenda McCune, a pro-life activist, said she has been hearing the same message as Johnson.
“I absolutely receive every word of the prophesy in that article,” she said. “Thank you, Jeremiah for being faithful to your call and the Word of the Lord. The Lord has been speaking a similar Word to me, so I confirm that Word, it bears witness in my soul.”
Joseph Eric Benjamin Trimble, who studies at Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary, said he recently heard a sermon about God using “odd men to declare His Truth.”
“I believe it’s one reason we need to pray for our leaders because God can use them without them even knowing it,” he wrote. “Thank you for your boldness in sharing this word. I believe it is dead on and there will be more like him.”
The word “trump” appears twice in the King James Version of the Bible, both in the New Testament, referring to trumpet blasts being sounded at the Second Coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead.
“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (1 Corinthians 15:52)
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
“Is it possible that there is a prophetic link to Donald Trump?” asks Mike Shoesmith during a recent broadcast on the Prophecy News Network.
“Could Donald Trump be a final warning to America to pay attention? To get rid of the liberal cancer which has infested the country? Could Donald Trump and his no-nonsense, anti-political-correctness speech be the final warning from God?”
“Many people, not just this Jeremiah [Johnson], are seeing the possibility that Donald Trump is fulfilling some sort of call from God to maybe not even win the election, but just be a trumpet warning from God to His people,” Shoesmith concluded.