Last week, radical right-wing conspiracy theorist and so-called “firefighter prophet” Mark Taylor appeared on the “Up Front In The Prophetic” radio program, where he proclaimed that President Trump should not be taking advice from evangelical leaders but rather should be speaking directly to “the prophets” … by which he presumably means people like himself.
It is no secret that since taking office, Trump has surrounded himself with right-wing evangelical leaders who, in exchange for doing their political bidding, have served as some of his main defenders and attack dogs. Taylor, about whom Liberty University made a movie last year, said that he has no problem with evangelical leaders praying for the president, but warned that they should not be giving him advice because that responsibility is reserved for prophets.
“I believe there is a place for the so-called [spiritual advisory] board that he has, but not in the role that they’re in,” Taylor said. “I don’t have a problem with these guys praying for him, but I think they need to be in a prayer and intercessory role. It’s not biblical to have a pastor in an advisory role like that. It is only biblical to have a prophet, or the prophets, to be advising the king. So these guys are in the wrong role and that is one thing I would like to see the president possibly address.”
Taylor’s assertion that “prophets,” such as himself, should be the ones advising the president is rather concerning, given that Taylor has spent the last several months repeatedly asserting that Trump has been called by God to carry out divine justice by executing his political opponents.
Taylor has complained that some of the evangelical leaders who are close to Trump do not have the strength needed to support the president when he rounds up and executes his enemies and must therefore be removed from their positions, less they weaken Trump’s resolve to do what God has called him to do. Taylor has openly encouraged Trump to impose martial law and has declared that anyone who tries to stop Trump from imprisoning and executing his enemies will be “standing in the way” of God’s will.