Gob smacked! – 45 is Isaiah 45?
Yesterday I decided to follow up on a mention of Donald Trump in Prophecy. A while back a comment was posted about Donald Trump wanting to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. One of my FB Friends had commented about how it must be done, because it is prophecy. I was intrigued, so I asked for a Bible reference. He responded that I should just Google it. I suggested that if he couldn’t respond with a reference, then it was not likely true. He said if I was so interested, I should look it up myself. My final response was “that’s what I thought”, implying that there was no reference. I let it go after that.
What had inspired me to follow up was an email from SkyWatch. It was an ad for a new book by Mark Taylor who had prophesied Donald Trump’s Presidency in 2011.
The new book is “The Trump Prophesies” to be released soon. The Jim Bakker Show is really pushing this… so, you know it’s real.
Intrigued, I did a little research to see who this guy is. A retired firefighter, apparently, who had been led to read Isaiah 45 and related it to the fact that Donald Trump would be the 45th President. (Personally, I would have been more impressed if the book was published in 2011 or 2012.)
There is a movement in churches now where they are teaching that Donald Trump is here by the Hand of God for the specific purpose of “Righting the Wrongs.”
I remember Isaiah 45 well from my years of daily bible study. This chapter mentions a leader named Cyrus whom the Lord will use for his purposes even though Cyrus doesn’t believe in him. The point of the chapter is to show that the Lord is in control and directly influences world affairs. It is done to PROVE that God is in charge. (This is a well-known prophecy which came true in the time of Daniel… see, writing down prophecy before it happens adds credence.)
Now, the wonder of this prophecy is that Cyrus was named long before he was born. He is lauded as messiah by Israel because he allowed them to rebuild the temple and re-institute daily sacrifice. Many believe this is exactly what Donald Trump is here to do.
If you argue that the current President is not named in the Bible, well, you will hear opposition. Clearly the Last Trump is referring to him:
1 Corinthians King James Version (KJV)
15:52) In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Thessalonians King James Version (KJV)
4:16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Of course, this only makes sense in English… but that would be like God to hide something in plain sight. Something that would not make sense when it was originally written. But, I digress… There are quite a few articles written on this already. It does help explain why so many Born Again Christians applaud everything Donald tweets.
I expect many do not condone what Donald does, they just want it to happen quickly. They want the final judgement to occur. That Great and Terrible Day! I am reminded of what I consider the scariest verses in the New Testament.
Matthew 7: International Standard Version (ISV)
21) “Not everyone who keeps saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will get into the kingdom from heaven, but only the person who keeps doing the will of my Father in heaven.
22) Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name, drove out demons in your name, and performed many miracles in your name, didn’t we?’
23) Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who practice evil!’”
As some may remember I had posted long ago about the idea that Donald Trump is Antichrist.
Those who study eschatology know it is generally accepted that the Antichrist is expected to help Israel build the third temple and re-institute daily sacrifices. So, I guess you could say I think President Trump is in prophecy too. This came up in the articles I was reading. One proof given that this couldn’t possibly be true is the fact that Trump is a pussy-grabbing womanizer. The reference given to back this up is Daniel 11:37. If you read certain translations, (like the King James Version), the verse is:
Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
This verse is accepted as talking about the Antichrist, and it clearly exonerates Donald because he clearly has a desire of women. Personally, I prefer a different translation, the International Standard Version (ISV). This version translates this same verse:
He’ll recognize neither the gods of his ancestors nor those desired by women—he won’t recognize any god, because he’ll exalt himself above everything.
This would easily place The Donald back on the possible Antichrist list.
Do you suppose Adolf Hitler was the same as Cyrus too? He did cause the nation of Israel to be re-established, right?
Time will tell, eh?
For those of you who are curious about Isaiah 45, here it is in its entirety:
Isaiah 45 International Standard Version (ISV)
1) This is what the LORD says to his anointed, Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped
to subdue nations before him,
as I strip kings of their armor,
to open doors before him
and gates that cannot keep closed:
2) “I myself will go before you,
and he will make the mountains level;
I’ll shatter bronze doors
and cut through iron bars.
3) I’ll give you concealed treasures
and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you’ll know that it is I, the LORD,
the God of Israel, who calls you by name.
4) For the sake of Jacob my servant,
Israel my chosen,
I’ve called you,
and he has established you with a name,
although you have not acknowledged me.
5) I am the LORD, and there is no other besides me:
and there are no gods.
I’m strengthening you,
although you have not acknowledged me,
6) so that from the sun’s rising to the west
people may know that there is none besides me.
“I am the LORD, and there is no other.”
7) “I form light and create darkness,
I make goodness and create disaster.
I am the LORD, who does all these things.
8) “Shout, you skies above, and you clouds,
and let righteousness stream down.
I am the one who says to the earth, ‘Let salvation blossom,
and let righteousness sprout forth.’
9) “Woe to the one who quarrels with his makers,
a mere potsherd with the potsherds of the earth!
Woe to the one who says to the one forming him,
‘What are you making?’
or ‘Your work has no human hands?’!
10) Woe to the one who says to his father,
‘What are you begetting?’
or to a woman, ‘To what are you giving birth?’!”
11) This is what the Lord says,
the Creator of the signs:
“Question me about my children,
or give me orders about the work of my hands.
12) I myself made the earth
and personally created humankind upon it.
My own hands stretched out the skies;
I marshaled all their starry hosts.”
13) “I have aroused him in righteousness,
and I’ll make all his pathways smooth.
It is he who will rebuild my city
and set my exiles free,
but not for a price nor reward, ”
says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
14) This is what the LORD says:
“The wealth of Egypt, and the merchandise of Ethiopia,
those Sabeans, men of great heights.
They’ll come over to you and will be yours;
They’ll trudge behind you—
coming over in chains, they’ll bow down to you.
They’ll plead with you,
‘Surely God is in you;
and there is no other God at all.’”
15) “Truly you are a God who hides himself,
O God of Israel, the Savior.
16) All of them will be put to shame—indeed, disgraced!
The makers of idols will go off in disgrace together.
17) But Israel will be saved by the LORD
with everlasting salvation;
you won’t be put to shame or disgraced ever again.”
18) For this is what the LORD says,
who created the heavens—
he is God,
and the one who formed the earth and made it,
and he is the one who established it;
he didn’t create it for chaos,
but formed it to be inhabited—
“I am the LORD and there is no other.
19) I didn’t speak in secret,
from somewhere in a land of darkness;
I didn’t say to Jacob’s descendants,
‘Seek me in chaos.’
I, the LORD, speak truth,
declaring what is right.
20) “Gather together and come;
draw near and enter,
your fugitives from the nations.
Those who carry around their wooden idols
nor do those who keep praying to a god
that cannot save.
21) Explain and present a case!
Yes, let them take counsel together.
Who announced this long ago,
who declared it from the distant past?
Was it not I, the LORD?
And there is no other God besides me,
a righteous God and Savior;
and there is none besides me.
22) Turn to me and be saved,
all you ends of the earth.
For I am God, and there is no other.
23) By myself I have sworn—
from my mouth has gone out integrity,
a promise that won’t be revoked:
‘To me every knee will bow,
and every tongue will swear.’
24) One will say of me,
‘Only in the LORD are victories and might.’
All who raged against him will come to him
and will be put to shame.
25) In the LORD all the descendants of Israel
will triumph and make their boast.”