LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: THE ANOINTING 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Judge 14:6 KJV “And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done”.

God throughout history have anointed various men to do great and incredible feats. Moses brought water from a very dry rock, Elisha made an axe head to suspend or float in water, Daniel survived the threats of devouring lions. In post Bible times the trend has not changed for the Lord God is the same yesterday today and forever. Men like St Patrick of Ireland survived the fires put on as a challenge between him and the king’s magician. The magician was consumed and he survived. Evangelist TL Osborne was used to perform incredible healings. E W Kenyon would just look at a cripple, and the leg would be straightened up. PS Chris Oyakhilome would point his finger to a completely possessed person and the demons would depart.

There are so many great servants of God who have been used in amazing ways that beat natural considerations. These men had specific anointings and not a general one. Such anointing do not come on a silver platter. Matthew 7:6 KJV” Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you”. The Lord meant that, precious things as the anointing of the Holy Ghost, must not be given to wasters or a prodigal person. One must demonstrate that he will diligently preserve the anointing when it is given to him, and would effectively use it. To preserve it means, leading the kind of life, that befits, the anointing of God resting upon you.

In 2nd Kings 2:1–12 God’s word tells us about the departure of Elijah to heaven, and the transfer of his anointing to Elisha. Elijah tried to frustrate Elisha to give up the pursuit in following him, but he was determined not to give up. At the final moments before he received the anointing, Elijah told him that, if he could see him (Elijah) going to heaven then, the anointing could fall on him. There was a chariot of fire, there was a whirlwind, yet he focused his attention on Elijah and so he obtained the anointing. The anointing, that is the Spirit of God on a man, to do mighty works, comes on those who are ready, or better still those who would pay the price for it.

PRAYER

I pray o heavenly Father, for every child of God who desires to make a greater impact in this earth to commit his or her life to go for the anointing of God to affect changes in the lives of others.

FURTHER STUDIES

Matthew 7:7 KJV “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”.

Jeremiah 29:13 KJV “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart”.

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