Originally published in Christian Today.
Well before Donald Trump won the US presidency, Pastor Saeed Abedini said he had predicted that he would become the 45th president of the United States.
The pastor was imprisoned in Iran for over three years because of his Christian faith. He said during his imprisonment God blessed him with a vision of a young man with blue eyes and blond hair. Back then, Abedini did not recognise who the young boy was, but God told him he would become America’s future leader.
“He’s going to be the next president of the United States and you’re going to be friends with him,” Abedini visualised God telling him. When he finally saw pictures of Trump, he said he started shaking because Trump is exactly who he saw in his vision.
Now, Abedini is saying that Trump is poised to become an even better president than Ronald Reagan. “What I believe about Donald Trump is that he will be the best President of United States of America ever, even better than Ronald Reagan,” Abedini wrote on his Facebook page.
“He is a modern day Cyrus and he has a special calling and anointing for what he has been called by God to do,” he continued. “Mr Trump will take the whole world, NOT just America to the new level that the world never has never seen before. He will take the whole world into a new millennium that no one can imagine…fast!”
Even though he has never met Trump or even talked to him on the phone, Abedini said he already has this amazing feeling about Trump after God gave him a vision of the future American leader. He hopes that he would be able to work with Trump in the future and serve the country beside him.
“I believe in him so much and I believe he will change the United States and whole world and resuscitate them,” he said.
It’s true that Trump does not have the best track record as far as Christians go, but Abedini said the Lord does not look at the past in people’s lives, since He focuses more on the future and His amazing plan for His children.
“You will be amazed to see the growth and the end of this story that has just started for our country. We all need to trust what the Lord has started,” he said. “I am so excited for this glorious journey and so thankful for the Lord’s chosen person as our President who shows the sovereignty and providence of the Lord.”