A self-declared prophet who has campaigned with, and prayed over, Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano purports to have acquired wild messages from the almighty.
Take into account the case of the royal previously generally known as Prince Charles, not too long ago topped king of England. The preacher Julie Inexperienced shared video “prophesies” earlier this yr foretelling of a “main scandal” involving “Charles and the Queen’s sudden dying.” Inexperienced’s declare was horrific: “From what the Lord was exhibiting me, [Charles] will even have his mom murdered.”
Like every expert fortune teller, Inexperienced stored the outlandish prediction obscure and troublesome to disprove. However the “prophet,” overplayed her hand. She additionally insisted that there can be a transfer of God to foil the power-hungry Charles: “He won’t ever get that Crown he killed for.”
For Inexperienced, apocryphal predictions of regicide by the person who’s now King Charles III are just the start. Inexperienced has additionally prophesied, in movies and in statements posted to her ministry web site, that 2022 will probably be a “12 months of Vengeance,” with God taking out, along with his Angel of Dying, main figures in U.S. authorities together with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Shumer, and Mitch McConnell.
Chief Justice John Roberts, Inexperienced mentioned, can be pilloried for plotting with intercourse criminals, insisting: “God goes to indicate precisely how he was part of Epstein Island.” (Reality examine: There isn’t any proof no matter that Roberts consorted with the sex-criminal Jeffrey Epstein.) “He’s going to be uncovered in entrance of the entire world,” Inexperienced vowed. “Then he’ll be tried for treason.”
And what about President Joe Biden? In keeping with Inexperienced, Biden is already useless. “God mentioned he’s really not alive anymore. There’s someone else taking part in his half,” Inexperienced mentioned in a February interview. This actor, she mentioned, is being directed, by way of an earpiece, by Barack Obama, who has corruptly orchestrated a de facto third time period.
Obama’s day of judgment should wait, nevertheless, “as a result of he’s the Antichrist,” Inexperienced insisted. But Obama’s grip on energy will quickly be shaken, Inexperienced defined in a separate divination, as a result of Donald Trump “is the actual president, and he’s coming again. And it will be by the hand of Almighty God.”
Inexperienced’s “prophesies” seem in movies and interviews she posts to social media. Earlier than YouTube pulled the plug on her account in Might, she’d accrued a following of almost 360,000. (A YouTube account previously affiliated with Inexperienced was “terminated for a violation of YouTube’s phrases of service.”) She now posts on right-wing platforms like Rumble, Odysee, and Donald Trump’s Fact Social.
In less complicated instances, such preposterous “prophesies” — comprising a sloppy hash of QAnon-syle conspiracy theories and end-times theology — might be laughed off as fever goals from the fundamentalist fringe. However in 2022, Inexperienced instructions the respect, and a spotlight, of the GOP nominee to steer the nation’s fifth most populous state, Doug Mastriano, who believes he’s on a mission from God as he seeks to turn into the chief govt of Pennsylvania.
Mastriano has shared Inexperienced’s prophesies about Pennsylvania on-line, and posed for footage with Inexperienced on social media. In April, she joined the candidate on a marketing campaign stage, and in Might, she was invited to steer a prayer session on his Fb web page. Inexperienced even attended Mastriano’s main victory occasion. “It was anointed,” she recalled in a June interview. “Sean Feucht was there singing. It was an superior night time of the Lord, to see what God is doing within the political realm.” Neither Mastriano nor Inexperienced responded to interview requests to debate what Inexperienced has described as a “particular relationship.”
Mastriano is tied to a spiritual motion known as the New Apostolic Reformation, which seeks to refashion the world, biblically, to hasten the tip instances. Many NAR adherents are additionally Christian Nationalists, who consider America was divinely based and ought to be ruled in line with the ethical code of Jesus’ chosen folks.
NAR Christians consider we’re dwelling in an age of recent apostles and prophets who obtain revelations instantly from God. Inexperienced is an rising star on this motion. And Mastriano is fan of her prophesies — specifically that his political bid has God’s backing — calling her divinations “on the right track.”
Inexperienced was raised a preacher’s daughter, and has served as an affiliate pastor at her household’s Iowa church within the Quad Cities since 2013. In church, Inexperienced preaches in regards to the finish instances, together with what she refers to as a brand new exodus. (The unique exodus noticed Moses lead his chosen flock by means of the parted Purple Sea, which then swamped the depraved pharaoh and his military.) The up to date model additionally seems to incorporate a slaughter of non-believers.
“You’re going to see mass deaths on this Earth,” Inexperienced advised her flock final December. “He’s been speaking in regards to the exodus so much,” she mentioned of her messages from God. “There will probably be folks piling up on the street.… That is judgment that’s coming.” Though Christ believers will probably be spared this wrath, Inexperienced cautioned, “We’re not supposed to brag over folks’s deaths. Once I heard this primary prophetic phrase in regards to the angel of dying coming, I used to be bawling.”
Over the previous two years or so, Inexperienced claims to have acquired the present of divine prophecy, describing in an interview with a fellow prophet how she scribbles down messages from God in the course of the night time. She has leveraged this purported present of the Holy Spirit to launch Julie Inexperienced Ministries Worldwide, and he or she data movies of the messages she’s getting from God.
On a close to every day foundation, Inexperienced unspools her prophesies for a devoted viewers. They embrace predictions each obscure (“Nicaragua: I say this identify once more will probably be in your information”) and particular (“CNN will declare chapter. I’ve advised you a lot instances that CNN can have nothing left”). To place it bluntly, Inexperienced’s prophesies are usually not reality checked. She prophesied earlier this yr that “the Koch brothers will probably be uncovered” and that “the angel of dying will go to them each, however not earlier than they lose all the things.” In actuality, one of many brothers, David, is lengthy useless, having died, filthy wealthy, in 2019.
This February, Inexperienced recorded a video interview with Bo Polny — a Newport Seaside, California-based funding guru who pushes gold and silver as “the one true retailer of wealth, as a result of it’s God’s cash.” (Inexperienced additionally prophesies that “God is bringing us again to the gold customary.”)
Within the hourlong interview, reviewed by Rolling Stone, Inexperienced put forth her bunk prophesy in regards to the royals, in addition to darkish visions about figures in U.S. politics. She insisted 2022 is the yr God will dispense with political figures disfavored by the MAGA crowd. Inexperienced “revealed” that the “Lord is admittedly, actually, actually getting down on these folks … and he’s speaking in regards to the angel of dying.”
She then reeled by means of God’s alleged kill listing. It consists of Nancy Pelosi — “She won’t final to the 2022 midterm elections,” Inexperienced predicted. “She’s going to go away earlier than that.” The almighty may even goal a spread of politicians from each events together with Congress members Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney and Sens. Mitt Romney and Mitch McConnell. “They will actually be reduce down on the knee,” Inexperienced insisted.
A number of of Inexperienced’s darkish prophesies have been featured in an August dispatch by Media Issues, which quoted Inexperienced’s unhinged, and seemingly Q-Anon influenced, claims that Pelosi is a “true witch” who “likes to drink the little kids’s blood” and “was a part of sacrificing the kids to Baal.” (Followers of the Q-Anon conspiracy principle consider demonic Democrats are concerned in a worldwide youngster sex-trafficking and homicide ring, harvesting adrenochrome from the blood of their victims to increase their very own lives.)
Within the February interview, Inexperienced expounded on her conspiracy “prophesy” that Biden is already useless, and has been changed by an actor who’s managed by former President Obama, by the use of an earpiece. “He’s really not alive anymore,” Inexperienced mentioned of the forty sixth president. “There’s someone else taking part in his half,” she added, predicting that the actor is quickly going to slide up. “There’s going to be some main gaffes. He’s going to inform who he actually is, he’s additionally going to inform that Obama is speaking to him in his ear.”
However Inexperienced insisted that Obama will not be going to die, nevertheless, as a result of “he’s the Antichrist.” Inexperienced believes within the rapture, a second when many evangelical Christians count on to be delivered to heaven prematurely of the good tribulation — leaving Jesus to deal with the Antichrist. “Obama will not be going to die with the angel of dying,” Inexperienced mentioned. “It’s not time proper now. As a result of … the Antichrist can’t stand up on this time, as a result of the physique of Christ” — that’s to say the devoted on Earth — “continues to be right here.”
“I Love You, Doug”
A standard politician would by no means affiliate with zealot like Inexperienced, a lot much less embrace her and make her a face of his marketing campaign. However Doug Mastriano can also be a zealot. The Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor is a Trump-endorsed election truther who attended the Jan. 6 revolt and has rebuffed the Jan. 6 Committee’s energy to subpoena him. He seems to be a Christian nationalist in his personal proper, praying prematurely of Jan. 6 for God to assist the MAGA insurgents “seize the facility,” whereas invoking a few of the bloodiest components of the Outdated Testomony.
Inexperienced’s prophecies are usually not all about dying and destruction. In late February, she gave a prophesy about Mastriano, then in search of the GOP nomination. “Doug Mastriano,” she mentioned, allegedly voicing the phrase of God, “‘I’ve you right here for such a time as this,’ saith the Lord. ‘I do know it appeared like I had forsaken you … on a regular basis you place forth to get to the reality in election integrity. You realize the reality, and you’ve got seen a lot proof of what actually occurred. It’s now time to maneuver ahead with the plans you might have been given. Sure, Doug, I’m right here with you. I cannot forsake you. The time has come for his or her nice fall and for the good steal to be overturned. So hold your religion in me.’”
By late April, Inexperienced was visiting with Mastriano and his spouse on the battleground at Gettysburg, which is within the senator’s house district. That very same week, Inexperienced opened for Mastriano at a far-right-wing gathering and fundraiser billed as “Patriots Come up for God Household and County.”
Onstage, Inexperienced — sporting a white go well with, shoulder size brown hair, and the looks of unshakable conviction — stood earlier than a large American flag and a carved wood eagle sporting a white go well with. “God is doing one thing very particular on this state,” Inexperienced mentioned. “This state is essential to God.” Inexperienced insisted that “the Lord hath placed on my coronary heart … to wish over future governor Doug Mastriano.”
Inexperienced repeated the “prophetic phrase” she mentioned she’d heard from God about Mastriano. When she’d completed, Inexperienced turned to the candidate and mentioned, “I like you, Doug, and your spouse,” including: “It has been such an honor and a privilege to have the ability to hear that phrase.”
Inexperienced then added one other prophesy, a darkish one, for the present Democratic governor. “Tom Wolfe will face a serious scandal,” Inexperienced insisted, placing the alleged phrases of God in her mouth once more. “And, sure, your governor will probably be eliminated by my hand,’ saith the Lord.” Inexperienced added: “Treason will probably be written on him for all eternity.” The gang erupted in applause.
Inexperienced invoked her conspiracy principle in regards to the “globalists” and their designs for management. “This isn’t the nation that God needed. He didn’t need … us to be the slaves unto this one-world authorities system.” Inexperienced then invoked Exodus and Moses and the swamping of the depraved Egyptians, drawing a contemporary parallel: “Israelites have been similar to us, proper now. They have been damaged. They felt forsaken … They have been questioning God. They have been damage. They have been confused. They have been in concern,” she mentioned.
However then Inexperienced provided information of “covert operations” directed by God, insisting that God was plotting to place Trump again in energy, and that doing so would encourage nice religion. “I’ll let you know that nobody on this world goes to say a person did this,” Inexperienced mentioned of Trump’s political resurrection. “Everybody’s gonna say the creator of heaven and Earth has to nonetheless stay. As a result of this was too inconceivable…. That’s God. In God, nothing is inconceivable!”
Lastly, Inexperienced known as Mastriano, his spouse, and a number of other different politicians to the stage, and he or she prayed over them, taking their faces, one after the other, in her arms. “We thanks that each plot plan and scheme of the satan is falling proper now, by the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,” she mentioned.
Mastriano gave Inexperienced an ideal bear hug, and took his flip onstage. He thanked Inexperienced for her phrases, invoking the Outdated Testomony passages he and his spouse, Rebbie, have studied. “Rebbie has so much to say in regards to the promised land scripture in fact, and we’re going by means of Moses,” Mastriano mentioned. “So, Julie, your prophecy is on the right track there. Precisely. We affirm that with our devotions.”
Mastriano then spoke about his personal divine name to politics. “God known as us to run for workplace,” he mentioned, telling the gang: “You get the decision of God, you bought to do it.” He insisted that his marketing campaign was guided by windfall. “We’ve the facility of God with us,” Mastriano mentioned. “We’ve Jesus Christ that we’re serving right here. He’s guiding and directing our steps.”
Then Mastriano provided a prophesy of his personal: “In November, we’re going to take our state again. My God will make it so.”