Jesus Christ! We know, He is the Anointed One. Acts 10:38
But see what else the Father has done!
A king NOT of the chosen generation;
Is chosen to do the will of the God of creation.
He says of this king “You are my shepherd and shall perform all my pleasure” Isaiah 44:28
“And even from the darkness and hidden places I will give you treasure” Isaiah 45:3
The One who makes a path in the mighty waters; Isaiah 43:16
The One to whom we are the clay and He, the Potter; Isaiah 64:8
Calls this king by name even though he does not know Him as God. Isaiah 45: 4
That God would go as far as anointing him; do not think as odd.
For Cyrus, the anointed, did not worship neither did he praise;
Yet for the sake of Jacob and Israel, even a pagan king, God did raise! Isaiah 45:13
Know this today my friends,
God anointed Cyrus to fulfil His purposes and deliver the children of Israel from Babylonian captivity. Isaiah 45: 1-13;
He also empowered this pagan king to mobilise His elect to go and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Ezra 6: 3-5
This God has not changed. He is still the same.
So perhaps your help is coming from the place you least expect,
Remember; the heart of the king is in the hands of God.
And like Hillsong sang in their 2003 live worship album HOPE; (Still!)
“Know His power in quietness and trust,”
I dare say, if you truly trust God, then, let Him anoint whom He will.
Oluyinka Ego-Martins ©