Treasures of Darkness
Scripture for Meditation: Isa 45:3-6; 1Pet 2:9; Col 1:9-14
In yesterday’s blog, we spoke about the darkness that was prophesied to envelope the earth and how God promised to do a work in the lives of His people to still bring about His purposes through His manifest glory in their lives.
Dear friend, that promise still holds true for us at this present time as believers and children of the Most High God!
In the midst of the greatest darkness, His glory will arise upon you and cause you to stand out and manifest the praises of His name.
It’s your time to shine!
In our first scripture today (Isa 45:3), we see that God said to Cyrus:
“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.”
Or as the Message Bible puts it:
“I’ll lead you to buried treasures, secret caches of valuables— Confirmations that it is, in fact, I, GOD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.”
Child of God, there are treasures in these dark times that are waiting for you to be discovered; buried treasures, secret caches of valuables that are hidden even in these dark times that God is making available for His children to possess as He leads them by His Spirit.
Do you have the faith to take your eyes off the distractions of the darkness and see the opportunities and possibilities that are also waiting for you?
Two main things for you to pray about as we believe God for this breakthrough —
1. Divine Leading
2. Divine Positioning
God’s promise to Cyrus is that He will lead him to the secret places where those treasures are hidden in the darkness. By extension, He was saying to Cyrus, that He will position him strategically in the places where he would be able to discover and appropriate these treasures.
• Pray again for God’s divine leading to be able to navigate through the present and the imminent dark times that’s upon the world.
• Pray for divine positioning, the anointing and the wisdom to be able to recognise and take advantage of all the opportunities that will enable you to possess these hidden treasures in Jesus’s Name.
God is going to do these things all because of the glory of His name and not because we have worked for it or deserve it; it’s going to be all about the grace of God shown in His mercy and favour towards us.
As He said to Cyrus:
Isa 45:4 It’s because of my dear servant Jacob, Israel my chosen, That I’ve singled you out, called you by name, and given you this privileged work. And you don’t even know me!
Isa 45:5 I am GOD, the only God there is. Besides me there are no real gods. I’m the one who armed you for this work, though you don’t even know me,
Isa 45:6 So that everyone, from east to west, will know that I have no god-rivals. I am GOD, the only God there is.” (The Message Bible)
• Pray that God will raise “Cyruses” who He will bring into your life, and will empower for your sake, to enable and help you to fulfil His call and purpose for your life in Jesus’s Name.
Pastor Wale Ola