Food is good but if we don’t eat it, it does nothing for us. God is good and we can’t live without Him but are we walking in His anointing?
In the Old Testament, the anointing of God came upon people when the Holy Spirit was upon them. We, however, not only have the Holy Spirit upon us but He also lives inside of us. We cannot accomplish God’s purpose without the anointing of the Holy Spirit. It’s up to us to access the power within us.
Every believer has the Holy Spirit but does the Holy Spirit have all believers? Are we fully submitted & surrendered to Him (2 Corinthians 5:15)?
Are you seeking your own vision or are you seeking God’s plan? Can you say as Paul…”to live is Christ and to die is gain?”
Church attendance doesn’t make you a Christian. Having the Holy Spirit living in you doesn’t mean you are submitted to God. God doesn’t want us to be partially in Him but to be fully immersed in Him (Ezekiel 47:1-5).
It’s not anything about you, but it’s the anointing of the Holy Spirit that makes the difference! It sets you apart & activates your calling and the gifts of the Spirit in you.
Everything that is of great value comes at a cost; so does the anointing of the Holy Spirit!
Unless a grain falls to the ground and dies, it cannot produce much grain (John 12:24).The woman at Jesus’ feet had to break the bottle for the oil to flow (Matthew 26:7).
The gateway & mystery to life is death; the anointing comes from Jesus’s death on the cross. Paul had to suffer for the name of Jesus (Acts 9:16).
The only way to the throne is the cross (Matthew 16:24). The disciples were not afraid to go through suffering and death for the sake of Christ (Revelations 12:11).
There will be a time of crushing, pain and suffering as God changes us into Christ’s image and releases the anointing in our lives. Count it all joy! The more we look like Christ in character, the more anointing the Lord pours on us.
Don’t be discouraged to seek the anointing of the Holy Spirit but understand that for the oil/anointing to flow, the bottle must be broken and the olives must be crushed. The trials we face bring forth a greater anointing in our lives.