Wallnau, who predicted before the election that Trump was the “prophesied president” and holds an M.A. from South Western Theological Seminary in Texas, explained that he came to this conclusion after attending a widely-publicized meeting between Donald Trump and evangelical leaders at the Trump Tower last year.
“So the first meeting with Paula [White] and evangelicals nervously huddled into the conference room at Trump Tower. I got in and sat there as a journalist-type observer,” he explained. “And I began to realize that this man had the anointing of a wrecking ball and that he would be able to break things.”
When Wallnau returned home to Dallas following the meeting, he claims that the Lord put the biblical passage of Isaiah 45 on his heart and told him that “the 45th president is Isaiah 45.”
“I said, ‘Isaiah 45?’ The Lord said, ‘The 45th president is Isaiah 45,'” Wallnau stated. “First of all, I went to Google to see if the next president was the 45th and indeed it’s the 45th president. Then I went to Isaiah and I read: ‘Thus saith the Lord that Cyrus whom I have anointed, I will break open for you the two leaved gates of Babylon and I will drain the river dry.'”
“Cyrus, historians say, snuck into Babylon without a fight because He drained the river upstream and marched his soldiers through so they came through the gates without any resistance,” Wallnau added. “Cyrus was the individual who the prophet Isaiah prophesied 100 years before he came to power and said that he is being raised up for Israel’s sake, for God’s people.”
Wallnau believes that God has “intervened in American politics” for the Church and for Israel.