Summary: God anoints those that are submitted to His will and whatever they build in their lifetime, looks like God’s Kingdom. He always anoints His kings. We are His kings and represent His Kingdom on earth during our lifetime.
The Kingdom Anointing
God has an agenda for the earth and it is a Kingdom agenda. God wants to take what is in heaven and release it on the earth and He does this through anointed men and women.
God anoints those that are submitted to His will and whatever they build in their lifetime, looks like God’s Kingdom. He always anoints His kings. We are His kings and represent His Kingdom on earth during our lifetime. When God saves you and places His Spirit within you, He does not see you as a failure or someone who is not complete. When He sees you, He sees a king and this includes both genders. We are His kings and He sees us as co-rulers with Him and in order for us to fulfill our duties as members of the royal household, He anoints us. We cannot have a Kingdom mindset or rule without the anointing.
Throughout history, God has always anointed the Kings that He appointed in their season. The Bible tells us that God anointed Saul and then he became a king. The same applied to others like David, Solomon, and many more. They became king over God’s interests on the earth for their generation.
These kings not only ruled over an earthly kingdom, but they ruled over the things that belonged to God such as God’s people and God’s Law. We cannot fulfill our kingly responsibilities without the anointing of God. Even the King of kings, Jesus, was anointed by God when He was on earth. He did not preach the message of the Kingdom before he was anointed.
Acts 10:38 - How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
God does not only anoint the pastors of the church, but also anoints all His children because each and every one of us has a purpose to fulfill for Him. We cannot do this in our own power. We achieve so much more when we function in His power.
Isaiah 45 gives us a clear picture of our Kingdom assignment and shows us how God works through us. When a child is born to parents, there is a purpose for that child. They are born in that time and God has a purpose for that season. We are here to build God’s Kingdom and He uses people who are alive in that particular season.
Isaiah 45:1-2 - 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.
This is how God speaks to us. He says “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, Cyrus.” Cyrus was alive at that time in history and God had something for him to do. This is how God will address you “Thus says the Lord to His anointed, …..” Go ahead and put your name in this blank space. All Spirit-filled believers are anointed and He has something to say to every one of us because He has something for each of us to do.
We have to change our view of how God sees us and addresses us. We tend to walk in condemnation and guilt and cannot achieve much for God because we feel that we are not worthy.
God called Cyrus by name. God knows your name because your name is known to Him and it is important to Him. Do not allow anyone to despise your name or to call you by other names. Make sure they call you by the name God calls you. People will give you names because they want to limit you or control you. There are those who may mock your name and that attitude comes from the enemy, because your name means something to God.
The name “Cyrus” meant something. He was anointed by God in His season so that he could perform supernatural deeds for the Kingdom of God.
Here are some secrets from Isaiah 45.
1. God anoints kings for the nations
Isaiah 45:1 - Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held- To subdue nations before him….
God cannot use us for the nations if we do not love the nations. That means all nations and even the nations we do not like. Yes, even the nations who come across our borders looking for better prospects in our country. Do not persecute or despise them, because God may have sent them to you so that you can equip them and disciple them. After that, you will be able to release them back into their own nations to preach the Kingdom message of love and hope. I meet so many Christian leaders who bemoan the fact that people of other ethnic groups are “invading” their church. May God open our eyes before it is too late!