In 536 BC, an amazing prophecy was fulfilled that allowed the people of Judah to return back to Jerusalem in order to rebuild their city and their temple. The prophet Jeremiah had prophesied that after 70 years of captivity in Babylon, the Jews would be allowed to return to their home land. This was fulfilled in 536 BC. Another amazing prophecy was given through the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah had prophesied that a king by the name of Cyrus would one day release God’s people from captivity and allow them to return to their homeland in order to rebuild their city and temple. Isaiah actually prophesied this 150 years (740 BC) before King Cyrus was born (about 590 BC).
Today, many notable prophetic voices have discerned, sensed and prophesied that America is in a time very similar to when king Cyrus ruled and reigned in Persia. Exactly what did the mandate on King Cyrus’ life equip and allow him to do regarding God’s people and their nation? How can it apply prophetically to America and the Church today?