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As I’ve spoken about in previous written articles, for some reason the Lord did not definitively confirm by the spirit of Revelation some of the compromise that was taking place with some prophets with the mixing of MAGA, Q Anon, and the prophetic movement until after January the 6th. For some reason January 6th (for myself and I believe the nation as well) was a breaking point in the spirit. Some see it as the day that marked the beginning of a witch hunt against conservatives in the marketplace and online, but I believe it was also a juncture that marked an opening up of certain mysteries for those who have eyes to see, that had been beforehand obscured, for whatever reason. Here is one of the revelations that came to me after January 6th where I believe the Lord showed me through my prophetic gift what’s been happening with several of the Trump prophets behind the scenes spiritually.

This particular prophetic experience began on the night of January 16th and continued until after the inauguration of Joe Biden. Each night that I had this “kind” of prophetic experience it began really the same way: I was listening to a “Trump prophet” as I fell asleep. I define a Trump prophet as someone who has gone overboard with their Trump prophecies and has continued to proclaim them even after they’ve clearly fallen to the ground. But each time when I fell asleep listening to these prophets (one in particular) I felt a very strong prophetic anointing come on me as I began to slip into deep levels of consciousness (aka the trance realm, where I usually experience a lot of visions and prophetic experiences).

Immediately the visions began to flow very powerfully, and usually I would say this was indicative of how the Spirit of God would move upon me to show me things through my seer gifting, but in this case this “strong prophetic anointing” was coupled with another spiritual power I had become very familiar with over the past fews years: Jezebelic witchcraft.

Whenever the spirit of Jezebel attacks me it usually waits until I try to go to sleep. It always tries to rob me of rest, it always is accompanied by a spirit of fear and panic, & I always have difficulty breathing. So the question is asked, “If I felt such a strong prophetic anointing then why was it coupled with the symptoms of a demonic attack?” Here’s why:


“Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.”


“15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

Jezebel calls herself a prophetess because she actually has a prophetic anointing. That’s how she’s able to function in the church, out of gifting not character. False prophets actually have prophetic gifting and anointing. The scripture is clear saints, you can prophesy accurately and not know the Lord. This is something we must consider more and more in the charismatic church today, especially with Jesus’ warning about the rise of more false prophets claiming to come in the name of the Lord in the last days (Matt.24:24).

One of the most powerful gifts that operates in my life, usually through my seer gifting, is the discerning of spirits. The thing I have to usually wait on once I’ve discerned something is the “Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding” to do it’s part in my spirit to give me the scriptural plumbline for what I have sensed through the discerning of spirits. Without the sword of the word you cannot dismantle the demonic entanglement that your discernment is making you privy to. Without wisdom and understanding you can’t handle the revelation of discernment and the exposure it brings in a way that is most beneficial to the kingdom and to God’s precious children. Some of the greatest damage has been caused at times by immature vessels haphazardly disclosing revelation that’s come by discernment. Not everything that is discerned is authorized by heaven to disclose. At times the discernment is simply for prayer or private consultation. At times it’s just for your personal edification and education so that you might more skillfully bring the word of the Lord into an atmosphere of confusion or pain in a way that is divinely informed and effective.

In this case I knew that what I was discerning was for public edification and teaching, but I needed more understanding so I could bring forth the meat of the word on it so it would be most beneficial to the hearer. Like I’ve said, these revelations which I’m beginning to share more now came after January 6th. They came later than I personally would have wanted, but I just have to leave that to God and trust his timing in all things.


So in falling asleep and coming under that powerful prophetic anointing as I listened to the Trump prophets, I was discerning by the Spirit of God the anointing. Having had this experience, I can see why people get caught up in this stuff. It’s because it’s anointed. But we must always remember that “false christs” and “false prophets” are coming more and more in these last days. False christs can also be translated “false anointed ones” (Matt.24:24). The greek word for “anointed” is “christos”, meaning “anointed one”. The lesson here is that someone can genuinely be anointed by God for something and still be false in God’s eyes. That can be hard for us to grasp, but it’s all in the word for a reason. It goes along with the idea that “the gifts and callings of God are irrevocable” (Rom.11:29). God gives an anointing in good faith to a servant of his, but sometimes the servant chooses to commit spiritual adultery, join with another spirit, even though they’ve been given a holy anointing from God. For some reason, for God’s mysterious purposes, according to his mysterious ways, He allows this. It should be a lesson for us to not just follow the anointing, but to track with the word and to also pay close attention to someone’s character. The word and the spirit coming together is the unstoppable combination, not one without the other. Many of the Trump prophets today who have held onto delusion have come to manifest and show terrible character. From cursing those who oppose them, to issuing threats constantly for those who would dare question them, the toxicity of their true hearts and nature has become more openly exposed by the Lord for those who have eyes to see.

But as I experienced the prophetic anointing while listening to these prophets I received several visions. The anointing came, but not alone. It was coupled with demonic attacks against me. Visions came which I felt at times were communicating the word of the Lord, but there were also “demonically inspired visions” that came in that flow, which I believe speaks to the mixture that is coming out of several of these Trump prophets.

Now some people might ask, “Stephen, how do you know that that flow didn't come from your own ministry, and your own spiritual dealings? How do you know it was coming from the prophets you were listening to?”. All I can say in response to that is yes, I have considered that possibility and prayed about it. After praying about it and also consulting with some mentors in my life about what I experienced, I’ve come to the conclusion that what I was experiencing was coming from the prophets I was listening to, and that it’s the Lord directive to show me what’s really happening behind the scenes in some of these ministries, for the edification and protection of the body. But at the end of the day you’ll just have to decide for yourself whether I’m hearing from the Lord or not. I bless you to seek the Lord and make up your own mind!


In one of the visions I saw while under this, I was brought into a very powerful prophet’s church in America. In the visionary experience I had just moved there with my family, and we were at some kind of welcoming service for us as we joined the ministerial team. When we were called up on stage to introduce ourselves I had to go alone because my wife had mis-timed her bathroom break and she was nowhere to be found. I was dressed all in white. I had on a white shirt, white pants, and white shoes, and I explained to the people that these were my “comfort clothes” that I was traveling in and I hadn’t had time to change out of them before coming to the church. I felt a little embarrassed, a little underdressed for the occasion.

At some point in this experience I found myself down by the sea shore working in a fishermen’s shop. Suddenly the panic and fear I had felt before I entered the trance realm overcame me, as I watched my fingers begin to melt off right in front of me. In the prophetic experience some kind of highly corrosive substance had gotten on my hands and I couldn’t get it off. I had to stand there and watch as my fingers melted off right in front of me and I couldn’t do anything about it. It was so real, I still feel the panic and trauma of it when I think about it today. I remember, before coming out of that particular experience, that my last thought as I watched my hands become stumps was, “I’ll never hold a mic to preach the gospel again”.

If you’re tracking in the spirit of revelation here you will know that the powerful prophet’s church represents ministries and platforms that have been built up by anointings and gifts that God has placed in his body, but the bride is nowhere to be found in these ministries because God has timed it perfectly to keep her away from these ministries and their pitfalls. The bride is interested in cleansing, purifying, and getting ready to meet the bridegroom (the bathroom), and the church is interested in empire building, money, fame, prestige, and all of the other foolish things that distract them from bridal devotion. The bride doesn’t “need” the platform and the spotlight to know she’s loved, that she’s special, and that she’s important to God. Many gifted ministries in the church have a narcissistic need for their platforms and have allowed themselves to be lifted up as idols in the church. American Idol is not just a reality TV show, it’s a reality in the church.

The corrosive substance represents the demonic attack that has come against the harvest through prophetic ministry. Our hands are supposed to be smeared with the anointing oil, for making disciples and seeing people filled with the Spirit. But there’s a demonic smearing of the anointing that has come, and it causes cancer and eats away at the body, hindering our ability to ultimately preach the gospel with power. That’s the trade off. You may have the big ministry, the money, the platform, but it will ultimately diminish your ability to deliver the seed of Christ in the gospel with power and authority if you do not get free from Jezebel. Your ministry is doomed to become all about you and to make idols out of men instead of exalting the Lord. People will follow you and not Christ, and when they’ve lost faith in you they’ll find that they never really had faith in Christ, just the idols that impersonate him. This is the “false christs” part of Jesus’ warning in (Matt.24:24). It’s happening today.

I was wearing all white because this what the spirit of antichrist in the church offers: pure white garments without bridal preparation and cleansing. It’s like the white rider in (Rev 6:2) who holds a bow without arrows. It’s a form of godliness which denies the true power of godliness and christlikeness (2 Tim.3:5), which always comes back to the word. That’s why we know this white rider is not the Lord Jesus Christ as depicted in (Rev.19). In that account of the Lord Jesus Christ as the white rider his name is called The Word of God (Rev.19:13), and out of his mouth goes a sharp double edged sword (Rev.19:15) which is the word of God. The word of God is not mentioned as a chief characteristic of the white rider of Revelation 6, nor is it a chief characteristic for false prophets. False prophets and false christs will focus more on their own words than the word of God. They will conflate their one prophetic words with the word of God and demand the same adherence and submission to their words as one would expect to for the written word of God. This is Nicolaitan deeds & doctrine (Rev.2:6,15) designed to subdue the people of God, separate them from the true life-giving word of God, and hand them over to another Christ and another gospel.

In this prophetic experience my clothes were “comfort clothes” because this is the relaxed state that the message of the false prophet or false teacher causes people to fall into as they continually bring forth their itching ear messages of false hope giving a sense of false security to all those who come under their spell.


“7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

8 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”

In this prophetic experience I didn’t have time to change, but my garments were still all white. Why? Because this is what the false gospel and false prophecy offers: the promise of bridal union without the necessary preparation. It offers the garments and appearance of the bride without the private dressing with the Lord that is required for preparation and for true bridal union. In (Rev.19:7-8) the white bridal garments cannot adorn the bride until she “makes herself ready”. No amount of money or power, and no amount of gifting and anointing can substitute for the necessary cleansing, purifying, and intimacy with the Lord that is necessary for being adorned. And notice how her garments are translated from her “righteous acts”. Another big hangup for the hyper-grace false prophet.


So you see the genuine prophetic anointing to bring forth the word, but also the demonic influence coming through in these visions. I actually had to pray through when I woke up to shake the spirit of fear and torment that had just attacked me. I will not partner with that spirit. I’d rather go to the bathroom as the bride and take care of business making myself ready to meet the king!

We can have all the platform, prestige, and fame, but what a horror for the minister who starts out genuine only to discover the end of their ministry is to serve a corrosive demonic substance that passes as pure anointing. What a horror to find out that your ministry was persecuting the Lord. I appeal to you dear reader, if you’re a charismatic Christian, if you believe in the gifts of the spirit and love the prophetic ministry, consider what I’m telling you here today. If it had not been so clearly written in the scriptures and had I not experienced it for myself then such truths would have surely bewildered me and left me doubting and in unbelief about such things. But now, having been giving the clear scriptural bearing with the confirmation through my prophetic gift, I must respectfully and fearlessly stand upon this word. Jezebel is ruling a large part of the charismatic church. She’s powerful, anointed, influential, and commands the attention and faith of many. She cannot be corrected, she cannot be proven wrong, even when scripture clearly exposes her evil deeds. Her prophecy and doctrines excite and inspire, but ultimately they are the kiss of death. People find themselves farther and farther away from God the more they follow her. I encourage you dear reader, don’t let that be you. Don’t be swept away in a strong endtime delusion that leads you to focus on lies more than the truth. No matter how painful it may be, comes to terms with the truth of God’s word that we’ve seen here today. The situation grows more perilous by the hour. The time is short. Come to the knowledge of the truth while you still can no matter how unpopular it may be. The Lord is watching. Will you be among the bride who craves the secret place and private preparation, or will you be among those who are conquered by the antichrist spirit in these last days. You choose.

In the next article we’ll continue discussing these encounters I had and some of the scriptural revelations that came from them, which I feel have helped me to see some very consequential things happening in the prophetic movement today.

In his Service,

Stephen Powell



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