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Chapter 45 ISA Anointing is commonly used to appoint kings. Cyrus is such a one as will be anointed by God as king, to do what God asks of him. When God grants sovereignty to a spirit ruler, the human executives of that nation are generally the very lowliest of men.
In this instance, in the Book of Daniel, Daniel is declaring to Nebuchadnezzar, ruler of Babylon, what is to happen to him. V16 says this, "Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times years pass by for him.
This was the punishment Nebuchadnezzar suffered when he elevated himself above God. This information will be very relevant later in this study when we start discussion of the beasts that are to arise in these last days.
So Cyrus is a spirit being and a ruler of the heavenly realms. His constituents will be the lowliest of men and age-old enemies of God. God intends to grant rulership to Cyrus for the purpose of funding the building His Temple and the restoration of the City of Jerusalem.
Cyrus will know in advance what his mandate will be. As long as he continues to fulfill it, he will remain ruler. Though he was deposed after he became the ruler of the Medo-Persian Empire, which swallowed up the territories of Babylonia, God will once again take hold of his hand to subdue nations before him and strip kings of their armour.
Today, the power and wealth in the Middle East is fueled by petroleum, and this resource has a controlling interest throughout the world. As a point of interest, Cyrus chose a man from the land of Media to be the human king.
King Darius was a Mede. The maps in the back of your Bible will show you where Media is. There are massive projects underway there to recover the hidden treasures of oil wealth.
Not surprisingly, this has caused a great deal of animosity between the rulers of Iraq and the Kurds, who want independent sovereignty over the resource. In fact, the Kurds want total independence from Iraq, and want to rule their homeland in their own right.
This is why there are proposals for the division of Iraq into three separate states — Sunni, Shia and Kurds.
The Sunni first held power under Saddam Hussein. Now the Shia allied with Iran have the power. But today, a Kurd by the name of Ahmed Chalabi has become the champion of this Kurdish division of Iraq.
His preference is for the Persians rather than the Arabs. The Persians Iran are presently the rising power, and they are destined to cause astounding destruction.
There are subtle differences. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, ISA I am the LORD, and there is no other. Cyrus was described earlier as coming from the north and from the rising sun. This has a double meaning.
God makes it clear that a new sun will arise, which will replace the old, and this One is called the Sun of Righteousness Mal 4: God is also making it clear that there is no rising sun to bring light except Him!
It seems that most rulers of the heavenly realms believe themselves to be the next rising star. They love power over others and will do anything to get it.Further Study. Test your knowledge of Lord Jim with our quizzes and study questions, or go further with essays on the context and background and links to the best resources around the web.
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