DIG DEEP – Dag Heward Mills
READ: Acts 17:21-27
“Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.” – Isaiah 45:15
There are times God has hidden His gift in people with obvious sin. Moses the murderer and David the adulterer are clear examples of this. There are times that God has hidden his anointing in social misfits and deviants, like Elijah. There are times that God has hidden his anointing in people without protocol, like John the Baptist. There are times that God has hidden his anointing in the backslidden, like the king Saul. The anointing keeps being passed on to outsiders and unexpected candidates because it is hidden from the view of proud people. Could it be that you are missing the anointing?
Great treasures are always hidden. Even your little treasures are hidden away in a bank. No one puts his life’s savings on a plate in front of the gate. God has equally hidden His best treasure, the anointing of the Holy Spirit deep within the anointed. You are going to have to manoeuvre through the nationality, the colour, the personality, the accent, the education, the culture and the background of a man in order to gain access to the anointing. Remember, the anointing is found in the anointed or upon the anointed!
Even in the natural, gold is obtained by those who are prepared to dig deep and go hundreds of feet below the earth to find the treasure. Oil, which is black gold, is also found deep within the earth and reserved for treasure hunters who are prepared to pay the price to live on the sea and do all sorts of strange things to get it. Such is the nature of great treasure.