By Victor Ochieng
Before the presidential elections, Iranian-American Pastor Saeed Abedini predicted that Republican Donald Trump would carry the day, claiming that God had given him a vision while he was locked up in an Iranian prison.
“I saw a young man with blue eyes, blond hair. I was sitting with him in a room,” Abedini said during an interview with the Huffington Post. “Someone told me, ‘He’s going to be the next president of the United States and you’re going to be friends with him.”
The pastor, however, said that at the onset he couldn’t recognize who the person in the vision was even after the names of the presidential candidates were released. This made him conclude that God wasn’t referring to the 2016 presidential elections.
He would later realize that the image he saw was of a much younger Trump and that’s why it was difficult for him to pick on the billionaire.
“Oh my gosh, this is the one that I saw in the dream!” he told the Huffington Post before the elections. “I believe that this was a vision from God.”
Finally, Trump won. Now, Abedini is saying the billionaire New Yorker “is the answer of all the people’s prayers.”
According to the pastor, God has specifically given Trump the presidency to serve His purposes.
“He is a modern day Cyrus and he has a special calling and anointing for what he has been called by God to do,” Abedini wrote in a Facebook post. “Mr. Trump will take the whole world NOT just America to the new level that the world never has never seen before.”
The pastor added that he’s confident that Trump will push for conservative policies reminiscent of the golden age and that will rival those of President Reagan’s era.
Answering Trump critics, he said, “We as humans usually look at the past in people’s lives but when the Lord looks at people, He looks at the future and the amazing plan and calling He has for us. He equips us for it every day.”
There was nothing much he could say about Trump’s victory, only pointing out that things will be better for Americans because they’ve got a God-chosen leader.
“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,” Abedini added. “I believe the Lord will help our President-Elect in a supernatural ways from heaven.”
The pastor said although he’d never met Trump before, he’s got a strong feeling of excitement about the Republican’s tenure, specifically because he knows he’s God’s choice for Americans.