The Modern Day Cyrus Sent to Israel
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Editor’s note: (In the sixth century B.C., the Jews were exiled in Babylon. However, Cyrus, King of Persia, conquered Babylon and in 538 B.C. surprisingly allowed the Jewish captives to return to Jerusalem. Isaiah (45:1) calls him the shepherd of Yahweh and gives him the title “the anointed of Yahweh.)
Do not take your eyes off of Israel, because I never remove mine from the people who gave me birth. Nor do I remove my protecting hand. However, now they are surrounded by enemies, far stronger than any described in the bible, and they are deciding what needs to be done. If only they knew to call on me! If only they had devotion to me, I could lead them on safe paths.
I would have led them quite differently than the path they have taken so far. Even though the heavenly Father formed them, brought them into existence from the loins of Abraham, and gave them the land called holy, they have allowed the secular spirit to decide their path.
What a people! For centuries, they wandered the earth with no land to call their own. Now, the state of Israel has been formed and millions have gone there to regain their hopes. Yet, all is at risk and can easily be destroyed. What are my words to that nation which I love? What is the purpose of these events? I will speak clearly.
O Israel, in the bible, whenever your existence was threatened you turned to your prophets to seek the will of God and to know what to do. At times, you would listen to those words and repent. Then, God would avert the danger. At other times, when no danger existed, you would wander away from God, trusting in your own security. Now, this has happened again and your enemies are great. Much to your chagrin, they seek to wipe you off the face of the earth.
So, I say to you, “I will come to you”. Even now, before the hostilities begin, I am coming to you. Do not be surprised by the divine signs. Even though you do not call me “Mother” you are still deep within my heart. My flesh and blood came from you. Through me, the prophetic words about your Messiah were fulfilled. So, where do we go from here? What will be our relationship in the future? I will spell it out clearly.
The threats to your security will open a new era. A door will open that has been closed for centuries. It will be a special moment and God will do something new. Just as when God raised up Cyrus and set his seal upon him to allow the exiles to return, so I will raise up someone according to my own heart. He, too, will act in a surprising way. You will know who it is. Like Cyrus, he will be known to the nations. When he acts, you will also know that he is acting totally on your behalf. He will do this unselfishly because he is not an Israeli. He will come because I have sent him. His heart will be gentle and kind. You will ask him, “Why did you come to save us?” He will respond, “The woman clothed with the sun sent me. She is from you. She is one of you. She has not forgotten you even though you have rejected her Son”.
Then, Israel, we will begin again. The former rejections will be set aside. The old will be swept away. I will take you to myself. Like the nations, you, too, will call me “Mother”. You will be a special son to me because you are the nation that gave me birth.