2 Kings 2:9 WEB “When they had gone over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be on me.”
The anointing of the Holy Ghost is needed by every child of God. Children of God are called to show God’s praises in all they do. The anointing is needed in every aspect of life. If you are a businessman, you need it. If you are a footballer, you need it. If you are a minister in songs, you need it. 1st Peter 2:9. The anointing distinguishes the Christian from all other men, and it brings glory to God. Although God will want all to have it, it is not obtained on a silver platter.
What is the price for the anointing? One can understand the price for the anointing by coming to terms with the implications of the anointing. The anointing is solely to reveal the glory of God. Luke 14:26 WEB “If anyone comes to me and doesn’t disregard his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can’t be my disciple. ” The Lord is saying by this statement that, we are to live for Him and for His glory alone. The implication of being anointed is to bring glory to Him.
The price for the anointing is death to self and the pursuit of His glory.
The Lord said in John 12:24, 25 “Most certainly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life will lose it. He who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life. ” The Spirit of God comes on selfless vessels who are pursuing God’s glory. During the dispensation of the law, the high priest presents blood on the mercy seat. The moment the blood sacrifice is poured on the mercy seat, fire appears on the mercy seat, from which the Lord communicates to the high priest.
One may ask what is the place of prayer and fasting in obtaining the anointing on one’s life. Prayer and fasting would release that special grace on your life if the primary motive is right. That is, dying to self and seeking the exaltation of the name and glory of God. Some fast and pray for strive and competition. These are all selfish ambitions, motivated by soulish desires. James 4:1-4
I was created to bring pleasure to the heavenly Father. I commit my life to seeking His glory, and so He anoints me to serve Him more effectively.
THOUGHT: A SACRIFICED LIFE WILL RECEIVE FIRE FROM ABOVE TO SHINE BRIGHTER.
Rom 12:1 WEB “Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.”
1Sam 26:9 WEB “David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him, for who can stretch out his hand against Yahweh’s anointed, and be guiltless?”