Then the Lord led me to Isaiah 45:3 where He said to King Cyrus, His anointed, “I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who called you by your name, am the God of Israel” (NKJV). Even though King Cyrus did not know God, he was called by name and anointed. Because, God who created him knew him and why he had been created. God sovereignly called and anointed him to conquer many lands in order to re-establish God’s chosen people. In verses 5-6, the Lord said to King Cyrus and He is saying to us, “I am Jehovah; there is no other God. I will strengthen you and send you out to victory even though you don’t know me, and all the world from east to west will know there is no other God” (Isaiah 45:5-6 TLB). Then God commanded the heavens to open and release righteousness so that salvation and righteousness would manifest on earth. (See Isaiah 45:8 TLB). Imagine—if God did all this through Cyrus, who didn’t even know Him—how much more will He do through His ready, willing people—His precious, priceless jewels?
Yes, He is calling out His jewels to reflect and radiate His brilliant light. He wants all that He has created set free from bondage and captivity—restored to Himself. We have been forged by the fire, purified, precisely cut, and strengthen by the Spirit of God with revelation, wisdom, and understanding. We will not be overtaken by the darkness or drawn to the sins of the world. Like Jesus, our desire will be to pass on what has been given to us (love, peace, joy, healing, comfort, wisdom, kindness, revelation, salvation, righteousness, restoration, and the life-giving list goes on and on) so that His other jewels might find their way out of the darkness and know that the Lord is calling them by name, too. Remember, He is the door and His is the voice of many waters. (See John 10:9, Ezekiel 43:2, and Revelation 1:15; 14:2)
Jesus glorified His Father by doing what He was sent here to do. And praying for His followers,
What an incredible prayer Jesus prayed for us. As we fulfill the plans and purposes God has for each of our lives, His joy is fulfilled in us! Jesus, fully human while on this earth, glorified His Father. But Jesus was not an ordinary man. Neither are we because of His indwelling Holy Spirit. He lived His life set apart for the glory of God and we are being called by name to do the same. Exciting isn’t it? We have been fully anointed with His love, authority, blessing, power, and passion that His joy may be fulfilled in us. We are His brilliant jewels flowing in His glorious anointing oil to manifest the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven!
Amen! So be it!
And to Him be all the glory forever and ever!
* David Crowder*Band. “Everything Glorious.” Album: The Essential Collection. David Crowder, singer/writer. Louie Giglio, Shelley Giglio and Brad O ‘Donnell, Executive Producers. Sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records, Atlanta, Ga. 2013. CD.
** Miller, Keith. “Fresh Oil.” Album: Atmosphere of Heaven, That Releases the Anointing. Gerry Dirksen, writer. Ariel Smith and Andrew Smith, vocals. Justin Miller, Executive Producer. Stand Firm World Ministries, Amarillo, Tx. nd. CD.
By, Ginger E. Mosher
© All rights reserved by Ginger E. Mosher
“Jesus spoke these words, lifted His eyes to heaven and said; ‘Father, the hour has come, Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do” (John 17:1-4).
“I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given me out of the world. … I have given them the words which You have given to Me; and they received them, and have known surely that I came from You; and they have believed that You sent Me” (John 17:6-8).
“I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. … But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves” (John 17:9-13 NKJV).
“I have many precious jewels in hidden places that have been through the fires of affliction and pressures of life who are now ready to see His radiant light and be seen radiating His light. They have been purified and set apart to reveal My glory. They are My fiery stones, fully prepared and full of fiery light. I have kept them hidden but now is the time for them to glorify Me.”
Every morning I woke up singing “Everything Glorious”* by David Crowder. I loved the affect that praising God—for making all things glorious—had on my perspective and, therefore, my day. As I sang the song, I painted “Glorious Oil” and embellished it with jewels. The more I sang, the more convinced I became of the truth its lyrics express. If God makes everything He creates glorious—then I must be glorious and you are glorious and everything on earth is glorious! Not only has He made all His children glorious, but He is transforming us from glory to greater glory.
Along with glory, He has given us His oil of anointing to spread the good news of liberty and freedom for all. With this anointing we have the power to heal and comfort—make glad and bring joy—give beauty and promote praise—bless and show favor—that He may be glorified. (See Isaiah 61:1-3) What an honor! What a privilege!
In the Old Testament, God anointed the priests with precious oil to bless and consecrate them, or set them apart, as holy vessels for His purpose alone. Psalm 133 describes the blessing of consecrated unity among the believers as being “like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard … of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments … like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion” where “the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore” (Psalm 133:2-3 NKJV). He anoints our heads with oil and our cups run over with blessing to all who come near. Like Aaron and Mt. Hermon, the Lord wants us flowing in precious unity with Him as consecrated carriers of His fresh and abundant oil. Keith Miller in His song, “Fresh Oil,”** prays for it to come by the buckets-full. Why? Because, we have much to do and the Lord wants us anointed to do it.
Isaiah 61 says those who have been blessed and anointed, “shall rebuild the old ruins … the desolations of many generations … and … be named priests of the Lord … and … have double honor … and … everlasting joy” (Isaiah 61:4-7 NKJV). Furthermore, it says in Isaiah, “I, the Lord love justice; and I hate robbery … I will direct their work in truth … all who see them shall acknowledge … that they are the posterity whom the Lord has blessed.” (Isaiah 61:8-9 NKJV)
Praise God for His glorious word, His glorious blessing and His glorious anointing. And praise Him for His glorious jewels flowing in His glorious oil! Did you know that He calls us His jewels and His treasured possession? (See Malachi 3:17 NKJV, NIV) And we are covered with His “garments of salvation” and “righteousness as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” (Isaiah 61:10 NKJV). Sounds glorious, doesn’t it?
A revealing of His treasured jewels came, in a vision, when I was led by the Lord through a very large door in the midst of a waterfall. As my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I saw that we were in a cave full of cut and highly polished jewel stones. Holding tightly to Jesus in the darkness, I wondered why the jewels were there and why He was showing them to me. Even without light to reflect, the jewels were shimmering with beauty. I had a such strong urge to scoop them up and throw them down to earth as a blessing—but I knew that it was not my place or purpose to do so. The Lord, himself, is calling His precious jewels out of hiddenness by name. I heard Him saying,