For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another. (Psalm 75:6-7)
Now that after much and intense prayer God in His incredible mercy has caused Donald Trump to become America’s next – 45th – President, I feel to share with you what the Lord had shown me over the last years concerning this matter.
I. The first article is a general one, dated 1 January 2013.
II. The second, from October 2015 about Donald Trump meant to be the Lord’s Jehu instrument.
III. And then finally my words now, explaining the huge importance of the Cyrus connection.
Please take time to read all this and pray continually for Donald Trump’s protection, spiritually and physically!!
For the prophet Elijah it must have been hard, and extremely depressing to see, that in spite of all the revelations of HIS God’s power – the three year closing of the sky, the miraculous divine fire which consumed the altar and sacrifice on Carmel – the immoral and corrupt Jezebel with her spineless husband King Ahab, nonetheless remained in power – a threat to every true believer and servant of God that still lived. No wonder that he fled in exasperation into the wilderness saying: ‘It is enough, now O Lord, take my life’ (1 Kings 19:4). After a 40 day fast – he came to Horeb and was willing to call it quits. He further expressed himself to God by saying: “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” (1 Kings 19:14)
So what was God’s answer to His so deeply troubled and disappointed servant? It came not in the earthquake, or strong wind or in the fire – and we have seen plenty of those lately -but it came through the still’ small voice. And the message of that voice to God’s servant was:
“Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place. It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill. Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19:15-18)
So I have been praying for Jehu-like political leaders to be raised and anointed by God at this very late hour and spiritual leaders of the caliber of Elisha who are willing for God and the nation sake to go for broke like Queen Esther was when she was willing to act politically incorrect when she said: “so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” (Esther 4:16)
Much of what we see and hear us far too mediocre to see a true change – the intensity and alarm is missing. It is all mostly still within the confines of what is politically and religiously correct and acceptable, and therefore misses the mark.
The two prophets or witnesses of the end times are described in the following way:
“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. (Revelation 11:3-6)
All three persons the Lord told Elijah at Mount Horeb to anoint were to be radical and instruments of His judgment, Hazael, Jehu and Elisha.
This is how it is written in the second book of the Kings:
Then Elisha went to Damascus, and Ben-Hadad king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, “The man of God has come here.” And the king said to Hazael, “Take a present in your hand, and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the Lord by him, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this disease?’ ” So Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him, of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel-loads; and he came and stood before him, and said, “Your son Ben-Hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this disease?’ ” And Elisha said to him, “Go, say to him, ‘You shall certainly recover.’ However the Lord has shown me that he will really die.” Then he set his countenance in a stare until he was ashamed; and the man of God wept. And Hazael said, “Why is my lord weeping?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel: Their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword; and you will dash their children, and rip open their women with child.” (2 Kings 8:7-12)
And concerning Jehu we read the following:
Now when Jehu had come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she put paint on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked through a window. Then, as Jehu entered at the gate, she said, “Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?” And he looked up at the window, and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” So two or three eunuchs looked out at him. Then he said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses; and he trampled her underfoot. And when he had gone in, he ate and drank. Then he said, “Go now, see to this accursed woman, and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter.” So they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands. Therefore they came back and told him. And he said, “This is the word of the Lord, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ‘On the plot of ground at Jezreel dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel; and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as refuse on the surface of the field, in the plot at Jezreel, so that they shall not say, “Here lies Jezebel.” ‘ ” (2 Kings 9:30-37)
Now the king’s sons, seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who were rearing them. So it was, when the letter came to them, that they took the king’s sons and slaughtered seventy persons, put their heads in baskets and sent them to him at Jezreel. Then a messenger came and told him, saying, “They have brought the heads of the king’s sons.” And he said, “Lay them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until morning.” So it was, in the morning, that he went out and stood, and said to all the people, “You are righteous. Indeed I conspired against my master and killed him; but who killed all these? “Know now that nothing shall fall to the earth of the word of the Lord which the Lord spoke concerning the house of Ahab; for the Lord has done what He spoke by His servant Elijah.” So Jehu killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men and his close acquaintances and his priests, until he left him none remaining. (2 Kings 10:6-11)
Oh how it is needed today to find and anoint men like Jehu and Elisha, both in the political arena as well as in the spiritual arena who under the mighty anointing of the Lord are willing to do whatever it takes under that anointing to see the will of the Lord triumph in the affairs of men.
Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center
And [Elijah] said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.” Then the Lord said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place. It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill. Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19:14-18)
Based on this story of Elijah at Horeb when he felt there was no more hope for his Jezebel, Ahab run nation and sighed: ‘Let me die’, the Lord spoke to me that as then, also now in relation to the US, He needed a Jehu-like leader to be anointed and a Elijah-like prophet like Elisha became. In other words His answer to the desperate situation in the land was a strong fierce leadership, both in the political as well as the spiritual dimensions.
The reason that there was still hope for a new leadership under Jehu and Elisha in Israel during those days was the fact that 7000 Israelites had not yet bowed their knees to Baal. This surely can be said also about all those intercessors who, having cleansed themselves in the blood of the Lamb, have stood in true intercession for their nation in the United States.
Ever since the Lord showed me this story in relation to how to pray and work for the US nation, I have been asking the Lord “Who then is the Jehu for America?” Then came all the Republican candidates who offered themselves as possible candidates for the presidency of the United States. It is only Donald Trump which I believe comes nearest to be that Jehu for America! There is much more I could share about this but I can tell you this answer of mine comes after much thought and prayer.
The following messages which two sincere servants of the Lord believe to have received from the Lord confirm this matter. They are quite amazing.
In a column published in Charisma magazine, Jeremiah Johnson of Behold the Man Ministries in Lakeland, Florida, said he was praying several weeks ago “when God began to speak to me concerning the destiny of Donald Trump in America:”
The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Trump shall become My trumpet to the American people, for he possesses qualities that are even hard to find in My people these days. Trump does not fear man nor will he allow deception and lies to go unnoticed. I am going to use him to expose darkness and perversion in America like never before, but you must understand that he is like a bull in a china closet.
Many will want to throw him away because he will disturb their sense of peace and tranquility, but you must listen through the bantering to discover the truth that I will speak through him. I will use the wealth that I have given him to expose and launch investigations searching for the truth. Just as I raised up Cyrus to fulfill My purposes and plans, so have I raised up Trump to fulfill my purposes and plans prior to the 2016 election.
You must listen to the trumpet very closely for he will sound the alarm and many will be blessed because of his compassion and mercy. Though many see the outward pride and arrogance, I have given him the tender heart of a father that wants to lend a helping hand to the poor and the needy, to the foreigner and the stranger.”
Johnson cited the specific Old Testament example of God personally selecting the non-believing, pagan King Cyrus to work on His behalf, as recounted in the 45th chapter of the Book of Isaiah.
Lana Vawser from Australia writes:
October 11, 2015
Firstly, I want to preface this word by saying that I do not have a political agenda for the United States of America. I am simply one person in Australia who has a huge heart of love for this beautiful nation and to see the destiny of the United States established and the Kingdom of God extended, releasing a huge wave of revelation of His goodness and love. I also want to say that I do not base what I am about to share on any ‘policies’ that I have heard, but simply what I believe the Lord revealed to me in a dream concerning the candidates. This word is not in any way to ‘sway’ anyone in their political views, but simply to release a revelation from the Lord that I believe needs to be covered in prayer.
I had a dream recently where I was in a political arena and I saw Donald Trump and he was passionately putting forward his policies. In this dream I could not “hear” what he was saying, I just remember seeing him speaking with great passion.
Suddenly, I was lifted above the United States of America and I saw the nation as if I was looking at a map. Written across the United States of America was the word “TRUMP” in big letters.
As I looked at this word suddenly the letters began to rearrange and the word went from “TRUMP” to “TRIUMPH”.
I then heard the Lord speak loudly in my dream “TRUMP SHALL LEAD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INTO TRIUMPH!!!”
As I was waking up out of the dream I heard the words “TRUMP SHALL LEAD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INTO VICTORY!!!”
As I came to the end of typing this dream I heard the words “Angels of triumph have been assigned to Trump.”
I believe the Lord is inviting us to seek His heart and to partner with Him in prayer to see the United States of America brought back into a place of godly victory and triumph in whichever way that manifests.
I am simply releasing that which was released to me.
Standing with you in prayer my friends in the United States of America.
May this all lead us into true prayer and intercession for this man and his family and staff, I pray.
Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director
International Christian Zionist Center
Not only will Donald Trump be a Jehu whom God will use to finish much of the corruption which has been the hallmark of the Obama-Clinton administrations in America and thus “drain the swamp” but he will also become a great, great friend of Israel, a modern day Cyrus who was God’s anointed one to help and back Israel in days past even to build the temple unto the Lord in Jerusalem. As God’s word in chapter 45 in Isaiah so clearly indicates:
Thus says the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held– to subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: ‘For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, that they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things.’ (Isaiah 45:1, 4-7)
This then is truly amazing as Donald Trump will be himself the 45th President sworn in on his seventieth year, the seventh month of his year and the seventh day when he will take the oath of office on the 20th of January 2017!!!
And in spite of the UNESCO’s stupid denial of the historic link of the Jewish people to their Temple Mount and city, Donald Trump will reaffirm this link publicly by moving the United States Embassy for the first time from Tel Aviv to Israel’s true and biblical capital: Jerusalem and back Israel’s desire to reconstitute prayer and worship for all nations on God’s holy hill when Israel is ready to begin preparations to build the beautiful, Messianic Temple of God’s holy hill as described by the prophet Ezekiel in the chapters 40-48! Years ago when Benjamin Netanyahu was Israel’s Ambassador to the UN and the destiny of this mountain was discussed, I wrote as the spokesman of the ICEJ these words to him:
The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem fervently hopes and prays, that the day will soon come that the Temple Mount-or as the Bible calls it, the Mountain of the Lord-will no longer be a reason for religious divisiveness, but a place where all mankind will unite in worship to God according to His declared purposes.
The Bible foresees the day when all nations will flow to the Mountain of the Lord irrespective of race or color, and says that: “His house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”
It is against biblical and historical truth for the Muslims to demand that the Temple Mount is their sole property-only allowing the adherents of their faith to pray there.
The Embassy hopes, therefore, that this mountain will not continue to be monopolized exclusively by any group or religion as if it were their sole possession, but that under God it will become the most exalted place to which all mankind can come up, and learn the ways of the Lord, and worship at His footstool, in accordance with the words of the prophet Micah:
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Micah 4:1-3
Would it so therefore become a possibility that just as in regard to Israel’s past when God raised up Cyrus to back Israel’s return to their land including the rebuilding of God’s house and temple on the hill of the Lord, that God in His wisdom and mercy also for America has again raised up a Jehu-Cyrus like leader who is not afraid to back the Jewish peoples in their most fervently wished desire to worship their and our God on His holy hill just as this was always in the heart of God as expressed by His prophet Ezekiel:
“For on My holy mountain, on the mountain height of Israel,” says the Lord God, “there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve Me; there I will accept them, and there I will require your offerings and the firstfruits of your sacrifices, together with all your holy things. I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for which I raised My hand in an oath to give to your fathers.” (Ezekiel 20:40-42)
May it be so – we pray!
Jan Willem van der Hoeven