7 Prayer Directives Regarding President-elect Donald Trump and the Spirit of Elijah

7 Prayer Directives Regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump and the Spirit of Elijah | by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

On the morning of November 9, 2016, the Lord gave me a dream that I believe contains several urgent, prophetic prayer directives for Christians regarding President-elect of the United States Donald J. Trump.

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I dreamed that I was one of Mr. Trump’s staffers.

The results of the election had come in, and Trump had just given his victory speech. In the speech, he purposefully honored and thanked his parents (which he also did in real life).

After the victory speech, he called all of us staffers together for our first staff meeting—a meeting which would prepare us for his transition into the presidency. At this first staff meeting, President-elect Trump talked to us about what he expected from us on his staff.

I remember jotting down notes regarding things I needed to ask him about. One of them was his “photo policy”–what his current business policy was regarding:

• which of his instructions his staffers could share with others, versus which were confidential;
• which of his quotes we could share; and
• when we could release pictures of him that we had taken throughout the workday.

I never did get around to asking him these questions. However, I remember feeling very cautious about these points and I knew that I needed to be careful with them.

During that first staff meeting, Trump honored his parents again while he was talking to us.

As I listened to Mr. Trump speak, the fact that he repeatedly honored his parents reminded me of the spirit of Elijah.

So, during a break in the meeting, I got out of huge copy of Strong’s Concordance and told the President-elect that I believed he had the spirit of Elijah. I asked him if he wanted to see the Bible verses about the spirit of Elijah, so that he would know what I meant. Mr. Trump said yes, he wanted to see the verses.

When I opened the concordance to show him the verses, it didn’t work out quite like I had planned.

Even though I know where the verses about the spirit of Elijah are, I turned to the book of Daniel instead. I was suddenly incapable of looking at any book except Daniel. I became frustrated with myself because I could not find the verses about the spirit of Elijah. Also, the references inside the concordance were all jumbled up and out of place, and the meanings and verses were hidden.

Then that scene ended, and a new scene began. In the next scene, it was night.

I was outside, leaning on a car which was parked in front of a stage. Suddenly, President-elect Trump and Pastor Jentezen Franklin (who is on Mr. Trump’s Christian advisory board) came over to where I was. Pastor Franklin went up onto the stage and sat down in a chair. Trump stayed on my side of the car.

At that point, I asked Mr. Trump again if he was familiar with the spirit of Elijah.

He didn’t seem sure if he was or not, so he looked to Pastor Franklin. Franklin said that yes, Trump had heard of the spirit of Elijah; but that I should go ahead and tell Mr. Trump more about it.

I opened my Bible on top of the car, and this time the words were clear. I explained to President-elect Trump that, because he had honored his parents twice, this indicated to me that he had the spirit of Elijah. I then showed him Malachi 4:5-6 and Luke 1:17, which say:


Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse” (Malachi 4:5-6).

“He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17).

When Mr. Trump began reading Luke 1:17, beams of light shone out of the pages around that verse.

The verse was literally illuminated. Mr. Trump wept as he read it, for it was descriptive of God’s call on his life.

7 Prayer Directives Regarding President-Elect Donald J. Trump and the Spirit of Elijah | by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com

I believe this dream is both a revealing of part of Mr. Trump’s prophetic destiny, plus a strong indicator of how we should pray on his behalf. Here’s why:

1. Seeing a thing twice means the thing is established in Heaven (Genesis 41:32).

In the dream, Trump honored and thanked his parents twice AND I asked him if he knew about the Spirit of Elijah twice. This is a double reinforcement of the same meaning. I believe that Trump’s prophetic destiny of carrying the spirit of Elijah is already established in Heaven.

2. Being one of Mr. Trump’s staffers refers to being an intercessor.

I believe this dream is a call for intercessors everywhere to offer themselves up to God to pray for President-elect Donald J. Trump, as his spiritual staffers. Following Paul’s instructions to Timothy in 1 Timothy chapter 2, we are to consider interceding for our President to be part of our spiritual vocation.

3. Next, when I first talked to Trump about the spirit of Elijah, I was only able to show him Scriptures from the book of Daniel the prophet.

I believe this is the Lord saying that He has placed a Daniel-type, prophetic anointing on Mr. Trump. And what did Daniel do? Through his own style of warfare (intercessory prayer and fasting), Daniel facilitated the releasing of the captivity of his people.

I believe it’s important that I had to go through the book of Daniel before I could show Mr. Trump the Scriptures about the spirit of Elijah. Why Daniel? Because fasting and prayer will be critical throughout this next presidency if we are going to see God release the captivity of His people.

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4. The first time I talked to Trump about the spirit of Elijah, the references and meanings in the concordance were hidden.

I believe this represents the fact that many Christians right now are trying to look into Mr. Trump’s God-given destiny, but are not able to see him clearly or with Spirit eyes. Confusion abounds in the Body regarding this recently-elected leader.

In other words: Right now, for many of those trying to look into it, the prophetic call on Trump’s life is all jumbled up; meanings are hidden.

However, even though things seem dark for some, Trump is still surrounded by pastoral leaders (as represented by Pastor Jentezen Franklin). As Mr. Trump moves through this process of being discipled and growing in Christ, the prophetic call on his life will become clear.

I do believe we also need to pray for Mr. Trump to have encouragement and a flow of true prophetic words coming to him from every side—and that God’s Word would be clear for him, and not jumbled up.

5. In the dream, I was very concerned about what pictures of Mr. Trump we (his staffers) could release publicly.

I believe this speaks to the fact that the Church needs to be very careful what opinions and perceptions of Trump we verbalize and broadcast to the world, to our friends, and even to our families.

Remember that all promotion comes from God (Psalm 75), and that the Word of God is “Saying, ‘Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm’” (Psalm 105:15). This applies to Mr. Trump right now as much as it did to any man or woman God elevated in Bible times. (Incidentally, it applies to President Obama, as well.)

Therefore, beloved: Touch not God’s anointed, whether you agree with him or not.

Be especially careful about this because Mr. Trump is our brother, a baby Christian. Even though he is the next President of the United States, we need to treat him with kid gloves, mercy, and grace like we would any baby Christian. We need to surround this man and protect him in the spirit with our intercession.

6. Most importantly, I believe that Luke 1:17 is part of President-elect Trump’s prophetic destiny and spiritual inheritance.

Luke 1:17 says “He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

To me, this Scripture pertains to revival in America. I hope and pray that this will pertain to the ending of abortion in America as well.

So, pray for Mr. Trump to see God’s call on his life clearly, and to be utterly wrecked for God and for God’s dreams for his life.

7. Finally, when Trump and I discussed the spirit of Elijah the second time, the Bible was placed on top of the car.

Cars represent ministry or jobs. I believe Trump’s governance is going to impact every ministry and job—meaning that, if he attains to God’s call on his life, it will radically impact every sphere of society.

In summary, I believe we need to pray as follows regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump and the spirit of Elijah:

  1. That we would be faithful, Spirit-led intercessors who pray fervently for this brother.
  2. That God would fill Mr. Trump with the spirit of Elijah (and amplify the Holy Spirit’s work to the extent he has already received it), so that Mr. Trump would be a vessel in God’s hands to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, the hearts of the children to the fathers, the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, and help make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
  3. That Trump would fully fulfill his prophetic destiny.
  4. That Christians would see Mr. Trump with Holy Spirit-led vision.
  5. That God’s Word would be clear to him and that he would have a consistent flow of holy encouragement.
  6. That we as Christians would ‘touch not God’s anointed,’ but would instead treat him with the same mercy and grace that God gives us.
  7. That Mr. Trump would receive the strategies and plans from Heaven that God wants to implement to touch every aspect of culture and society for His glory.

1 Timothy 2:1-4: “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Will you join me in praying for President-elect Donald J. Trump in these ways?

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  1. Kara Raubenheimer says:

    Hi Jamie
    May I say that we in South Africa (or rather my family and I) also prayed fervently for the US elections and firmly believe that Mr. Trump, the President Elect of the US, was chosen by Abba for such a time as this. We also believe that God anoints whom He appoints. We definitely agree on every single point you mentioned and will be with you in intercession for Mr. Trump and the fulfilment of his prophetic destiny. So glad that Pastor Jentzen Franklin, a real praying – fasting warrior is one of his advisors.

    1. Kara, thank you (and your family) so much for your prayers. It has been a difficult season, and many of the prophetic voices here are still issuing urgent warnings to continue praying for Mr. Trump’s protection and for the voting at the Electoral College, which is the place where Mr. Trump’s win will be finalized. (Each American state sends people called “electors” to place that state’s final vote for President.) We need God to intervene even there, for there are some electoral votes who are supposed to vote for Mr. Trump and are saying they will not do so. “Faithless Electors,” they are called.

      God, have mercy. We still appeal to You.

  2. Rebecca L Jones says:

    I agree, I did not expect him to win, but I prayed for the Obamas and I will pray for him to.

    1. It was a surprise to so many, but I absolutely believe God is going to use him. We cannot let our guard down, though. We must continue praying for all our leaders always, both now and after the inauguration.

  3. Butterfly Tyler says:

    I hear every word spoken from you. And I know God’s ways our mysterious and he will disrupt the normal flow of things. But I do believe this was the exact same position he put President Obama in. He was treated like any and everything other then a child of God. I’m waiting on God to show me my position in the body of christ re: this. My own view is slight diffrent from yours. I’m not sure he’s this prophetic figure. However he can and will shake things up so bad that the body of Christ will pull together and lead thousands of others to God. My perspective

    1. Hi, Butterfly. Thanks for reading.

      Just to clarify: This article doesn’t address how President Obama was treated. Boy, I could have talked for a long time about that particular point. Christians haven’t treated him right either, and I’ve written about that before. I have always hated it when I see Christians making fun of President Obama on social media, etc. That is wrong, pure and simple. Christians should have been praying for President Obama, not maligning him, mocking him, or insulting him. The way Christians have treated President Obama has grieved my spirit, and I believe grieved the heart of God also.

      However, all of that has absolutely nothing to do with the current situation. If we are to obey God’s Word, we are to pray for President Obama right now, while he’s in office. AND, we must also pray for President-elect Trump. We are to pray for all our leaders. Never to mock them. (Sigh.)

      The point of this particular article is simply addressing the prophetic word about HOW to pray for President-elect Trump. The prayer points above are the Word of God, and we are always to pray the Word of God over our leaders, just like we pray for anyone else. There is no room for our personal opinions, tastes, likes, or dislikes. If we are disciples of Jesus, we must pray how He says in His Word.

      Unfortunately, it seems to be very challenging sometimes for Christians–especially during the last 8 years, as you mentioned regarding President Obama–to carry that out. I pray we would become better disciples, and begin to recognize our own hypocrisy, and obey God’s Word by showing love, honor, and mercy, now and going forward.

      Hope that helps.

      1. Butterfly Tyler says:

        Jamie, I have not rebuked your perspective on this. All I am simply saying is your revelation has not YET become my reality. Now I can and have prayed for Donald Trump and that because I am a christian and taught to pray for ALL..I’m just waiting on God to show me what he has shown you. And he will,I have no doubt if thats his will. And because other Christians may not see another Christisns revelation at that time or at all does not mean hypocrisy could just mean unclear. Any way Have a great day!!

        1. Hey there. I understand. I was simply trying to clarify, for I’m sure many others will ask themselves why I didn’t mention President Obama in this article. I was simply trying to make it clear how I also don’t agree with the Church at large on how they’ve handled President Obama. I’m glad you’re praying for President-elect Trump too.
          I apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding my comment caused. I meant no offense, so I pray none was taken. And if I did offend, please forgive me. 🙂
          Thanks for reading.

    2. Chestener says:

      Hi Jamie.
      I just found this and I pray for all those in positions of authority because God put them there. However I agree to disagree on the current administration. I do not agree that he is a prophet and all the rest that many are attributing to him, however I do agree that “My own view is slightly different from yours. I’m not sure he’s this prophetic figure. However he can and will shake things up so bad that the body of Christ will pull together and lead thousands of others to God. My perspective” We are told to test every spirit and to know them by their fruits.
      In love.

  4. Wow. That sounds awesome. I didn’t know that Trump is actually a believer…What has he said about his beliefs?

    1. Hey there. It’s my understanding that Mr. Trump just recently gave his life to Christ. Here’s an article about it from respected sources that I trust:

      This doesn’t mean he’s perfect. Just like all of us, he became the righteousness of God in Christ when he gave his life to Jesus. But that’s his “who.” It’s who he is. It takes time, and discipleship, and hiding God’s Word in your heart for his “do” (the things he does and says) to start lining up with his “who” (who he is in Christ).

      Yet another reason we need to pray for him. Not only for his leadership, but also for him to develop godly character and become like Jesus in all things.

  5. Thank you for sharing your insight! I, too, believe that God has raised Trump for such a time as this. I have been and will continue to pray for him and his entire cabinet. I also thank you for addressing the church’s behavior toward Mr. Obama. While I did not vote for him, nor have I been a fan of his, I have been convicted for not praying for him as I should have. Thank you for such a timely and relevant message. I have never before felt the same urge to pray as I do now. The Lord is bringing me to my knees, and I pray that He uses us, His church, as a beacon of light today and in the future. Thank you again for a great message!

    1. Thanks for that great attitude, sis. Yes, much prayer is needed right now. And I pray all Christians would be convicted about how many have mocked and dishonored President Obama.

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  7. Sister, i listen in my sleeping that holy spirit told me to do ministry and anoint urself ,from that day i am worried how i do ministry , i am very shy person, i don’t know what to do , how to do. Whenever i sit to pray thought came to my mind that unless u don’t obedient to god ur prayer are not answered, please help me regarding the same,please sister , dear sister please help me, fast reply plz, i am worried

  8. On point and in line with Abba”s heart, Jamie. Er…make that “Jamie-Joseph-ette” with that dream interpretation…wow!
    Thank you Jamie, for your courageous obedience to our King. He reveals Himself to you becauss He’s tested you and proved you trustworthy. I know that did not come free or easy… So very grateful He connected us. Have adapted these directives. Confident in Abba for the carrying out of His MASTERFUL plan. Amen and amen.

  9. Hi Jamie, been praying for him. God is a mysterious God. His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts will never be our thoughts. Many may never understand why he is now our President , but it is what it is. God placed him there for a reason that maybe beyond our human comprehension . God bless America and Mr. Trump!

  10. I am so grateful I found this. Throwing ourselves on the mercy of God and asking Him to keep us is my prayer at this moment. Those who hate and manipulare are so insistent BUT GOD started something He will finish and no arrogance or fear or false flag is a barrier to Him. God we don’t know what to do but our eyes are on you.

  11. I had a dream way before the election that I was with Mr. Trump and had my hand on his chest and was told to press on him. I guessed it meant to press in and pray for him. Your thoughts? I don’t often dream and don’t know much about meanings. Thanks.

  12. Amen! Jamie president Trump was chosen by God to lead our country, Lord keep your protective hand on Mr. Trump, his staff an their families, in Jesus Name.

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