This promise is given to someone God described as My anointed. It is spoken about a King who was prophesied to arise in history, a king that would help God’s people to build God’s house. Who is the anointed king who build’s God’s house? Is it David or Solomon or Jehoshaphat?
Shocking to discover – God is addressing Cyrus, the Persian King. A heathen King. Cyrus is a secular temporal protector of God’s plan for God’s people. Christians need to realize that God is so BIG He is ruler of the nations, and even when His people fall short, He safeguards the gates of secular powers in order to administrate His agenda for His house.
On the very night Cyrus came to power the son of Nebuchadnezzar, the great Monarch of Babylon, was having a party with his friends and getting drunk using the sacred temple cups of Solomon’s Temple seized in the conquest of Jerusalem.
Suddenly in the midst of the revelry a hand appeared. A divine finger began writing upon the wall. The party froze and Daniel was summoned to stand before the terror-stricken elites. He was asked to interpret the handwriting on the wall. He told the king that he had been weighed in the balance of God and “found wanting.” His kingdom was to be delivered to another.
As he spoke, conspirators in Babylon were at work from the inside of the great city to let Cyrus in. The army of Cyrus had diverted a portion of a riverbed that flowed under the great city, and their co-conspirators in Babylon opened the gates from the inside out to let the army enter.
As the Prophet and intercessor Daniel delivered the word that authorized the transfer of governments the Lord God of Israel gave Cyrus the keys of government.
With this transfer of power came access to things others wanted but could not find – Treasures of darkness! This term typically referred to the wealth of vanquished pagan nations, which was customarily concealed in subterranean vaults. These were vaults with no windows hence “hidden in darkness”. Thus, they are called the treasure of darkness, i.e., treasures which came from the activity of darkness spiritually and were hidden literally. They are also treasures hidden from the eyes of those serving darkness because they are stored up in the spirit for God’s rulers. They are the End Time hidden riches of secret places.
For now, know that God is the ruler of nations and while some focus on these “blood red” moons as signs of Last Days doom and the rise of ominous world powers, God says “I am doing a work in your day you would not believe if someone were to declare it to you” (Acts 13:41).
The religious community of old missed the signs of the times, but the Apostles declared GOD WAS AT WORK TO BRING DELIVERANCE to whomever would dare to join Him in His invasion of planet earth. A fresh move of God is upon us.