Bethel Church Senior Associate Leader Kris Vallotton is backtracking his apology for prophesying that President Donald Trump would win reelection, now saying that he will wait until the final results are tabulated.
After much of the media declared Joe Biden the winner of the presidential election on Saturday, the Redding, California, megachurch pastor, who is known in charismatic circles for his books on prophecy and his prophetic ministry, posted a video on his Facebook page, saying that he had made a big mistake in predicting Trump would serve another term in office. He felt he had to apologize for getting it wrong because such a prediction creates a “credibility gap” in his ministry which many have come to trust.
Vallotton has since removed the video.
“After doing a lot more research, I decided to wait until the official vote count is complete as it appears that there is a significant amount of discrepancy in the process,” he explained on his Facebook page Monday, noting that many have asked him why he took it down.
“In the meantime I will be praying and believing for the will of the Lord to be done. If the outcome remains the same, I will repost my apology video. If my prophetic word turns out to be right, I will do the chicken dance in my spandex. God’s speed —humility is still the way forward!”
His words come as a chorus of charismatic and Pentecostal voices who have prophesied Trump would serve two terms as president are maintaining that they indeed heard from God despite media outlets projecting that former Vice President Joe Biden won the race. Some, including Jeremiah Johnson, have asserted that a nefarious plot is presently unfolding to steal the election from Trump. The Trump campaign is currently working on several lawsuits alleging voter fraud in several key swing states.
Vallotton said in a Dec. 8 sermon that he believed God was going to give President Trump a second term in a message that centered on sovereign providence. God was intervening in the United States and the world in a remarkably providential way and was about to display His power because He is sovereign over the affairs of humankind, he said.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brandon Showalter