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 the 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 the 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”.
Footnote to Isaiah 45:1– ‘anointed’ Lit., Messiah (cf. Cyrus’s designation as Shepherd in 44-28) this is an appropriate title for the heathen king for two reasons: Cyrus, as a temporal deliver of God’s people, serves as an illustration of Jesus Christ the Eternal Redeemer; and because vassal rulers were anointed by their superior rulers, Cyrus, as one who carried out God’s purposes, could properly be said to be an anointed vassal. Like Jesus Christ Cyrus’s mission was to deliver and judge.
Comments: God’s ways are not our ways, the Lord certainly works in mysterious ways. Like it or not, Trump seems to be God’s chosen vassal…. history does seem to repeat itself…MAGA…KAG…Frank.