No, I don’t think President Trump is the Messiah but I do think he is called and chosen by God to be President of the United States. And I think that is because it is a time on God’s calendar to move some things in Israel. President Trump has proven that he was the one who could get it done.
This is my perspective and an explanation of how many Christians view President Trump’s place in the calendar of time shown by God’s chosen people: in this case I’m talking about Israel. (We are all his chosen if we except his salvation to us.)
My sister called me the other day and said, “Oneta, I’ve been reading Isaiah 45 and reading about Cyrus. There are so many things that are similar to President Trump.” That reminded me of an essay I wrote way back in 2003. Of course then I knew nothing of what would develop in these past two decades, but there are some parts of it that I find fascinating.
In the time of Cyrus (about 550 BC) the Jewish people were in captivity far from the land of their father Abraham, the land God had promised to them. Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed. That destruction happened under a Babylonian king.
A hundred and fifty years before Cyrus was King of Persia, Isaiah had prophesied about a coming deliverer named Cyrus.
Isaiah 44:28 who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd
and will accomplish all that I please;
he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,”
and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.”’
Isaiah 45:1-3 “This is what the Lord says to his anointed,
to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of
to subdue nations before him……so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.
Isaiah 45:13 I will raise up Cyrus[a] in my righteousness:
I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city
and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward,
says the Lord Almighty.”
I’ll not recount the story of Cyrus here but suffice it to say, he was the Persian King who along with King Darius sent the Jews back to their land to rebuild Jerusalem.
I think God also appointed President Trump for this time because there are prophesies to be fulfilled. He has been very active by recognizing Jerusalem as capital, land assignments, a “peace plan” between Israel and surrounding nations.
What now will unfold? I don’t know but if God needs President Trump for another four years, come hell or high waters (make that New York Times or Democratic Party) he will be elected.
But what if it doesn’t happen? Then God’s time table will move on, perhaps without an America as we have known her.