The Apostle Paul taught:
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail…
1 Corinthians 13:8
LDS Church leaders have been very careful not to make any prophesies regarding the U.S. presidential election of 2020.
President Nelson gave reassurance that “These unique challenges will pass in due time” in regard to COVID-19 in a March 19, 2020 social media broadcast. But he did not specify when that “due time” would arrive.
Biblical-like prophesying was part of Joseph Smith’s ministry. Smith even prophesied in 1832 of the coming Civil War, and that it would start in South Carolina. (Doctrine & Covenants 87)
But the exercise of this spiritual gift has been rather dormant in the LDS Church since Smith’s death. LDS Church presidents can and do receive revelation in regard to temple-building, all worthy males may receive the priesthood, administrative changes, etc., but this inspiration differs from the prophesying of Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, John the Revelator, Nephi, Moroni and others who foretold of cataclysmic and earth-changing events, as well as the fate of nations.
Some individual members such as Julie Rowe claim to have had apocalyptic visions, but their predictions have failed to materialize. Rowe was excommunicated from the Church in April 2019.
During this election season, a few dozen Evangelical Christians have prophesied that President Trump is as the Bible’s Cyrus, that he has the anointing of Jehu, and that God has chosen him to break the spirit of Jezebel and of Baal. These Charismatic Christians have had dreams and visions accordingly which they have shared on numerous YouTube videos. They proclaimed prior to the general election that Trump would win a second term by God’s decree.
Kat Kerr, Amanda Freitas, Dana Coverstone, Mike Thompson, and Sid Roth with his numerous guests have appeared in these prophetic videos, in addition to others.
The general election has now taken place. Former Vice President Joe Biden appears to have the necessary electoral college votes to win the presidency, although the results of some key states are still in dispute.
The Christian visionaries are now claiming that the election results are fraudulent and that Trump will still win because God is going to expose the corruption. The election result will then be determined by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sample Prophesy Videos:
America is on the verge of a great spiritual revival!
As a disclaimer, I voted for Trump, but will support Biden if he wins the electoral college. That is what good American must do. Support and pray for the the winning candidate regardless.
Dec 8, 2020: Deadline for Resolving Election Disputes
Dec 14, 2020: Meeting of the Electors
Dec 23, 2020: Deadline for Receipt of Ballots
Jan 6, 2021: Counting of the Electoral Ballots
Jan 20, 2021: Inauguration Day
As an aside, I think all states should follow the examples of Nebraska and Maine by selecting electoral college delegates on a proportional basis rather than “winner take all.” A proportional basis would be more fair and balanced and would be less susceptible to fraud.
I believe that some election fraud occurred, but am uncertain that it was enough to change the election outcome.
But this opens up some discussion topic points.
Do we individually or collectively create, or attempt to create, our own spiritual and prophetic realities?
How much of our beliefs are wishful thinking or quixotic idealism?
To what extent does God intervene in the affairs of men?
Does God endorse one political party over another?
Are we willing to listen to what the other side has to say? Or do we insist that our own political and religious dogma is God’s will?
See also: Donald Trump Prophecy Failures
— Tom Irvine