Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Don't Block The Anointing

Scripture:  Revelation 22 v 19: "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things that are written in this book."
Revelation 2 v 14 - 16: "But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
 15  So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
 16  Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth."

The name CHRIST means The Anointed One. The One whom God the Father anointed to carry out a unique mission. All those who follow Jesus Christ and are filled with the Holy Spirit are anointed. This means that His followers are anointed to fulfil the plans God has sent us to do. 

So what are the things that cause the flow of the anointing to dry up? Its important to guard ourselves against any blocks so that the work of God proceeds without hindrance.

Disobedience is a huge block. When you break God's commandments the anointing is blocked until you repent of that sin and receive forgiveness.  If you continue in disobedience it opens a dark door through which many evils enter in.

In the verses above, Jesus was angry with those who agreed with Balac who enticed Balaam to put a stumbling block in the path of Israel.  Today, anyone who agrees with the UN, Islamics, and other anti-Semitic people about the continued existence of Israel, and cursing her with total wipe out, are doing that which God hates.  Any Christians amongst them can wave their whole anointing farewell.

Jesus said a little bit of leaven leavens the whole lump. Leaven is sin. Just a little sin can contaminate your whole life and affect your family and church. If we are serious about following Jesus we must do our best to be like Him. Holy and sinless.  The bigger the sin, the deeper the contamination, the less chance of any anointing.

When the anointing is blocked pastors and prophets have to manufacture their own brand of anointing to "keep up appearances". This leads to all sorts of strange things being mixed into the truth. Over time these other doctrines become a whole new religion or cult.  The Church of Rome started out well but within a few centuries had lost its way and is now a huge cult that worships Mary above God the Father or Jesus.  This week the Pope warned his flock that it is very dangerous to have a personal relationship with Jesus.  It's dangerous only for the Devil, so who is this man in fancy clothes and a big palace?  

Every religion is man-made! Only the Law of Moses and Christianity came directly from God. In Jeremiah 31 v 31: "Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah." Therefore to be in God's perfect will you have to follow His Son Jesus Christ.  Our final judgment comes if we do not have a personal relationship with Him.  If He says the words, I never knew you, you are doomed for eternity.

Any deviation from the simplicity of Christ and our complete surrender to Him will cause a block to the anointing and this will cause more division in the church. We are in the last days and it is vital that the church become united around the central truth of the Lordship of Jesus.

We can't have the truth according to some televangelist feathering his own nest or becoming a popular speaker. The entertainment centres that pass for church nowadays are an abomination to God. Jesus overthrows them as He did to the tables of the moneylenders in the Temple.

The Temple was supposed to be a house of Prayer. Through prayer our connection to Father God is kept sweet and fresh and anointed. It keeps a strong flow like a swift river and much is accomplished for His Kingdom. . The Temple Mount is causing much grief this past week as the false and the true battle for supremacy.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

The more willing and obedient we are to the Lord the more He can accomplish through us. The pure anointing flowing through a surrendered heart can touch the whole world. A manufactured substitute of anointing can bring the house down and sow error and terror in many places.

In 2 Corinthians 7 v 17: "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."

You need to thoroughly examine your own life and place of worship and place all before our Holy King and ask Him to remove the unclean things from our lives which are stopping the flow of His anointing. Ask Him to unite the church in truth and love and give it proper direction.

Prayer: Father God its time for us all to come clean and allow You to remove us from wrong spiritual experiences into Your absolute truth and holiness. Our survival depends on it. We need the full anointing to make it home and to help others who are struggling. Hear our cry today O Lord. In Jesus' name. Amen.