Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Release 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."
1 Corinthians 13 v 10 - 11: "But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 
 11  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things."

The name CHRIST means The Anointed One. The One 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.  By now we should be mature and have put away childish things.

Disobedience is a huge block. When you break God's commandments the anointing is blocked until we repent of that sin and receive forgiveness.  If we continue in disobedience it opens a dark door through which many evils enter in.  It begins with backsliding, going back into the world of sin and thereby rejecting Jesus who saved us.

Jesus said a little bit of leaven leavens the whole lump. Leaven is sin. Just a little sin can contaminate our whole life and affect our family and church. If we are serious about following Jesus we must do our best to be like Him. Holy and sinless.  The Word of God is our pathway to holiness.  The Lord speaks to us personally through His Word.

When the anointing is blocked pastors and prophets have to manufacture their own brand of false 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.  Jesus warned us that this would increase in the last days.  He said, Be not deceived for many will come in My name, pretending to be Me.

Every religion is man-made! Only the Law of Moses and Christianity came directly from God. In Jeremiah 31 v 31 - 33: "Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
 33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people."

Therefore to be in God's perfect will you have to follow His Son Jesus Christ.

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 in Jerusalem.

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 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."

We 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.