Isaiah 45:13 NLT
I will raise up Cyrus to fulfill my righteous purpose, and I will guide his actions. He will restore my city and free my captive people--without seeking a reward! I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!"
How do we know that “I, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken?”…It will be evident in the fulfillment of this prophecy. The magnitude of what God is saying He is going to do will demonstrate this clearly. Although we don’t see God with our natural eyes, He does want to be seen, and the only way to truly see God is for Him to reveal Himself to us. He has to make us aware of His presence, which is always there. He distinguishes Himself by doing something that only He can do, which is what He is doing in this prophecy.
Here lies a problem! God is proclaiming that He is going to do the impossible. He is going to use a pagan king, Cyrus, who is not in power and has not even been born yet, to set His people free. This king will do this without price or reward and ultimately with God’s leading, which is fine when God is sovereignly doing most if not all the work Himself. BUT, what about when He wants to do the impossible and He wants us to BELIEVE and ACT on what He says? What about when His sovereignty requires more from us? God wants to be recognized as the only true God who is to be compared to no other, but many times He does this by asking us to trust in Him in some of the most impossible situations. Because sometimes, it is in those situations that He is seen the clearest.
So, let’s just start believing for the impossible!! Well, God also uses the practical and that which is humanly possible to reveal Himself. So what do we do? We acknowledge Him in ALL that we do and LISTEN for His guidance, and it is when we do this that we will see Him in the possible and the impossible!