The Elijah Task by John and Paula Sandford was published in 1977. It was the first book to explain prophets and their callings. The book became a trumpet, heralding the release of prophets to the Body of Christ.
Before 1977, there were a few men who were considered prophets, ministering in various churches from time to time. William Branham, Paul Cain and Bob Jones, just to mention a few. But for the most part, prophets were unknowns until they burst onto the scene in the 1980s and 90s.
For forty years now, we have had prophets prophesying to our churches, our governments and our nation. Many of them have been fairly accurate…that is until the 2020 Presidential election.
Kim Clement started it off in 2007 by prophesying Donald Trump would be President of the United States. At the time, Trump hosted the Apprentice, a realty show.
Lance Wallnau and Mark Taylor prophesied in 2015 Trump would win the 2016 Republican nomination for President and then defeat the Democratic candidate. Wallnau went so far as to have a book published just before the 2016 election, stating Trump was God’s Chaos Candidate. And Taylor prophesied Trump would put three conservative justices on the Supreme Court during his first four years in office, something no President had ever done before.
Clement, Wallnau and Taylor were accurate in these areas.
As the 2020 presidential election approached, almost every major prophetic voice in America proclaimed Trump would win reelection. Some stated it would be a landslide. None of the major prophetic voices stated Joe Biden would win the election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Not one. Zero.
As the sun rose in the sky on November 4, the numbers looked bad for Trump. Accusations of voting irregularities were then followed by lawsuits and counter lawsuits. All of this continued on a daily basis until January 6, 2021, when Joe Biden was declared President by the electoral college.
A big side story for us Christians was how the prophetic voices who proclaimed Trump would be elected President handled their errors. A few humbled themselves and asked forgiveness right away. But most proclaimed conspiracy theories about how God was working behind the scenes and would vindicate Trump in a miraculous way.
Most of the conspiracy theories were tossed onto the garbage heap on January 20, 2021, when President Joe Biden was inaugurated the 46th President of the United States.
Why did God allow this to happen?
(Continued in Part 13…see complete series to date here.)