Can Trump Really Be a Modern-Day Cyrus?
“Four years ago the Lord spoke to me and told me that in the next election, He would put a Cyrus in the White House. In fact, He said that the mantle would flow out to many, and they would do the work to galvanize the people to liberate America. I believe He will do this if we will pray. Everywhere I went I shared the vision of the Lord. I have had several dreams and visions about Donald Trump and each time, he seemed to come out of nowhere to take on the establishment! Then it began to happen.”
Nita Johnson 3/4/16, Newsletter, God and Donald Trump
I’ve made a couple of trips to Trump Towers and am known as the “Cyrus Guy” for my prophetic word to Mr. Trump. But I am still shaken by something I heard in my spirit – “he will rise or fall depending upon the counsel he receives.” He needs us to pray for him to be surrounded with wise counsel.
Lance Wallnau 5/6/16, Interview with Steve Strang, Charisma Magazine
Several well-known prophets have spoken about Donald Trump being the modern-day Cyrus for America. Yet it seems that so many people are disillusioned with Trump and feel that all hope is lost for the November election. People are saying they can’t vote for Trump in good conscience. Something is wrong here. God is doing some major things in our nation and it’s time for us to get on board with Him lest we miss our opportunity to see the change He wants to bring about. Let’s begin by looking at what God said about Cyrus in Isaiah 45:1-8:
This is what the LORD says to His Anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor, though you do not acknowledge me. I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things. “You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it.
Cyrus did not know or acknowledge the God of Israel, yet God chose to use him. We don’t know why God chose him, but we do know that man looks at the outward appearance, while God looks at the heart. In the natural, Cyrus was known as a just king. He had no desire to oppress people or steal their heritage and religion from them. Rather than being a conqueror, he saw himself as a liberator. The citizens of Babylon cheered when he took over their land because of his reputation as a lover of justice. He looked for things that worked in each culture, and then sought to implement them throughout the kingdom for the benefit of all. He respected people, a trait very rare among kings.
For whatever reason God chose Him, it was His choice to make. Cyrus worshipped Ahura Mazda and relied on his help, yet God was going to make Himself known to Cyrus as the true source of his blessing. The following is an excerpt from the famous Cyrus Cylinder that was uncovered in the ruins of Babylon in 1879.
“Now that I put the crown of kingdom of Iran, Babylon, and the nations of the four directions on the head with the help of (Ahura) Mazda, I announce that I will respect the traditions, customs and religions of the nations of my empire and never let any of my governors and subordinates look down on or insult them until I am alive. From now on, till (Ahura) Mazda grants me the kingdom favor, I will impose my monarchy on no nation.”
God used this man to free the Jews and allow them to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. The Jews were, no doubt, shocked to find this kind of favor coming from a gentile king. When God spoke of “His anointed” it had always been a title for prophets, priests and kings of Israel. It was the title for the Messiah. How startling it must have been when the Jews realized this prophecy was speaking of a gentile king. The Lord God of Israel chose to put His Spirit upon Cyrus so that he could complete the assignment God had for him. God gave him supernatural ability and blessed him with great wealth and resources to accomplish it.
Now, if God did that in 539 B.C., what can stop Him from doing it again in our day? The Word tells us that He doesn’t do anything without first releasing His strategy through His prophets. The prophets of our day have been speaking that God has a new Cyrus anointed to deliver America from the grip of the enemy. Why? Because God loves America and wants to set her free. Despite our wickedness, God is our Redeemer and the Blood of Jesus has already been shed so that we can fulfill our destiny as a nation. God is only looking for us to agree with Him! God is speaking in so many ways, making it easy for us to receive His instruction and His heart, but are we so dull of hearing that we can’t interpret the signs of our times? Our next president will be the 45th president. The prophecy about the first Cyrus is found in Isaiah 45:1-8. The time has come for Isaiah 45 to be brought forth again.
In Revelation chapters 2 and 3, Jesus addresses the seven churches, which are representative of churches throughout the ages, but that also address key issues that He is dealing with in His church in these last days. At the end of every message to the churches, Jesus says, “He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” Oh, that we might hear what the Spirit is saying to the church, the Body of Christ in our day! If God is saying that He is going to anoint Donald Trump as His Cyrus to bring a turnaround in America, then who are we to say He can’t do it this way? Let’s not allow a religious spirit to hinder our deliverance! How can we say we will not vote for Trump because it goes against our conscience, if God says, “This is the one I’m going to use?” This is foolishness! It’s no wonder then, that the verses immediately following God’s decree about Cyrus contain a rebuke to the people that would doubt God’s use of a gentile.
“How bad it will be for anyone who disputes with the very One who created him! After all, a human being is nothing more than one clay pot among many. Imagine the clay saying to the potter, “What do you think you’re doing?” or “You don’t have the hands for this.” It’s as idiotic as asking a mother or father, “What are you birthing or begetting?” So the Eternal One, who is the Holy One and Maker of Israel, says, Are you really going to question Me about what will happen to My children, or lecture Me about what I should do with the ones I made with My own hands?
“It is I who made the very ground on which you stand, I who shaped the human beings who walk around on it. I pulled the sky and the heavens taut with My own hands, and organized the army of stars that march across the night sky. So it was perfectly right for me to raise up Cyrus; I will make his road ahead straight and level, so that he will rebuild My chosen place, My city Jerusalem, and set My exiled people free without exacting a price or seeking a bribe.” Isaiah 45:9-13 The Voice
Our eyes need to be on Jesus and our ears need to be tuned to Heaven, not the media or the voices of doom. The accuser wants to highlight every fault and certainly, there are many faults, but that is not our concern. Our concern is to do the will of our Father and stand in agreement with what He is doing. Let us turn to the Word instead of the news and be encouraged that God is doing so great a work on our behalf. Let us turn to pray instead of agreeing with accusation against this one God has chosen. We need to lift our voices in unity for the deliverance of this nation and let God be God in how He answers our prayers.