BENEFITS for ANOINTED BELIEVERS
The Lord gave me this word from Isaiah 45:
“Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:’I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel. For Jacob My servant’s sake, And Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting That there is none besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other;”
I believe it is for now and will benefit the Body of Christ through this move of God’s Spirit in us.
God’s anointed people have the following benefits:
God anoints you
We are His anointed. We have an anointing from the Holy One and we do not heed false teachers and winds of doctrine, but the anointing within teaches us concerning all men’s doctrine: John wrote his epistle to the believers to remind them of what they had been taught through apostolic doctrine from the beginning of their faith journey, that is why the Foundation of our faith is so important. When we build our house on the rock of revelation of Jesus Christ the Son of God, and the revelation of who we are in Him and Christ within us the hope of glory, then we will not be shaken by storms. 1 John 2:18 – 27 “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life. These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.”
Study the life and actions of the Persian King Cyrus further as well to see how he fulfilled Jeremiah’s prophecy and moved a nation back into God’s plan, restoring worship, providing resources for the rebuilding of the temple. Apostolic decrees came from Cyrus based on prophetic intent. Ezra 1; Jeremiah 29:10.
God holds our Right hand
God holds our right hand – and this means strength. He undergirds our strength in life and ministry. What are your strengths?
Nations are subdued
God’s house is a house of prayer for all nations. Jesus fought for this and paid the price for all nations to enter into Spirit and truth Worship, the kind of worship that God desires.
H7286 râdad (raw-dad’) A primitive root; to tread in pieces, that is, (figuratively) to conquer, or (specifically) to overlay: – spend, spread, subdue.
We Loose the Armour of Kings
When we enter areas, God will disarm principalities and powers. We will penetrate the spiritual realm in places for the sake of the people there, those who have chosen to and will choose to call on the name of the Lord and be saved. They can choose to be chosen and escape the eternal judgement to come. It also means that we challenge what people place their trust in and offer Jesus as an alternative. For instance, Jesus also teaches the cares of this world and the desires for other things creeping in chokes the Word of the Lord in our lives. Paul reprimands those who trust in uncertain riches. Whatever source of confidence we have that does not have its source from God, will be removed and we will place our trust entirely in Jesus name. But remember young David, 1 Samuel 17:38, who tried to wear King Saul’s armour, when he loosened himself from the weight of men’s expectation and relied on a tried and tested sling, and in the name of the Lord, he overcame the giant Goliath and won a great victory for his nation.
Double Doors are opened
Double Doors defined:
H1817 deleth deh’-leth From H1802; something swinging, that is, the valve of a door: – door (two-leaved), gate, leaf, lid. [In Psa_141:3, dal, irreg.]
H1817 deleth BDB Definition: 1) door, gate; 1a) a door; 1b) a gate; 1c) (figuratively) 1c1) of chest lid; 1c2) of crocodile jaws; 1c3) of doors of the heavens.
God will fling open both swinging doors in ministry, business, relationships for us, and people will give us access to their hearts to give them Jesus eternal life. It speaks of favour and accessibility.
From H1802 dâlâh BDB Definition: 1) to draw, dangle 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to draw; 1a2) drawing advice (figuratively); 1b) (Piel) to draw up Part of Speech: verb
Gates will not be shut. Jesus is building His Church and the gates of hell will not prevail. Matthew 16. God goes before us & makes the crooked places straight. God’s servants throughout the Bible did the same, the first one that comes to mind is John the Baptist who prepared the way for Jesus. But we also have a prophecy that God will make straight the way before Apostle Andre as he goes to nations. This has been happening and God is continually fulfilling this word in our lives and ministry so that we are busy reaching every nation of the world. Thank you Jesus! God breaks in pieces the gates of bronze & He cuts the bars of iron – prison doors opened!
God gives us the treasures of darkness & hidden riches of secret places
God calls us by name & elects us for His work. We will know He is the Lord who calls us by name. Even if you did not know God before like Saul, like influential people who got saved throughout the Bible, like Cyrus who was called God’s anointed became an instrument for the rebuilding and restoration of worship for a whole nation. God does this for His elect – for Jacob His servant’s sake, the remnant of those who call on His name. It also refers to people who serve God around the world today.
I Am reveals Himself to us
I Am is revealed as the one and only true God. When God revealed Himself as I Am to Moses a nation was freed from slavery, nations were subdued before them and they eventually entered their promised land. This is a great revelation. Also when God reveals Himself to you, you also realize who you are in Him. I Am works both ways. The I Am principle works by faith in Jesus Christ who often said “I Am” the living water, the bread of life, the Light of the world and he backed it up with action by multiplying the bread, giving sight to the blind, raising the dead.
Artwork credit: “Healing Of A Blind Man” painting by Brian Jekel http://brianjekelfineart.com/