Jeremiah Johnson, a self-described evangelical prophet who predicted that Donald Trump would win reelection in 2020, is ending his ministry after facing backlash from fellow evangelicals after he apologized for prophesying that Trump would win the November election, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Johnson said in a Facebook post that he ended Jeremiah Johnson Ministries “after much prayer and the clear direction of the Lord,” according to The Post. The post has since been deleted.
The move comes in the middle of a YouTube series titled “I Was Wrong,” during which he stated that the country must come together and not dwell on the 2020 election.
“I believe that it is a tremendous mistake to take the next four years to argue and debate and cause division and grow more prideful talking about how we think the election was taken from Donald Trump. I actually believe we need to take the next four years and humble ourselves,” Johnson said in a video in the series.
“We need to recognize that God is up to something far greater in the prophetic, charismatic movement that I believe is beyond what many even recognize. We need to stop, we need to take a breather and we need to come back to a place where we can begin to dialogue about these issues rather than be so triggered,” he added.
Following the announcement, Johnson has deleted all social media accounts associated with his ministry and has started a new website called The Altar Global.
“Our mission according to Revelation 22:17 is to help prepare the Bride of Christ for the return of our glorious Bridegroom King Jesus. We have been instructed to prepare an Altar for the Wedding day,” the website says.
Throughout his presidency and the 2020 election, Trump maintained a high level of support among evangelical Christians. In October, less than a month before the Nov. 3 election, Trump held the support of 78 percent of white Evangelicals, according to a poll from the Pew Research Center.