Word for Today: Anointing (1)-Anointing is for our empowerment.
Ministry of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
Anointing is an empowerment by the Almighty God through His Holy Spirit . Every Christian needs empowerment for effective work in the kingdom and for effective Christian living. Without anointing or empowerment by the Holy Spirit, effective Christian life is difficult. It’s the anointing that remove our burden and destroy all yoke, according to the word of of God:
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing” ( Isaiah 10:27).
Jesus Himself needed to be empowered, according to the Bible:
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” (Acts 10:38).
You can be anointed again and again to overflowing. The bible tells us that King David ( the Psalmist) was anointed at least three times. No wonder he affirmed: “thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over” ( Psalm 23:5b). Based on his anointing, we can understand why he was able to do much exploit for God.
The anointing you have received from the good Lord is only for goodness. It enables us to set the oppressed free and win souls . Do not embark on evil.
In your thoughts, words and actions be an example for others to follow.
The LORD is our strength and rock.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture is fulfilled in your ears” ( Luke 4:18-21).
Ask God in Christ for fresh anointing today.
Have a Spirit-filled weekend.
Thank you Jesus .
To grow spiritually requires daily meditation with the word of God (Joshua 1:8) and seeking first the kingdom of God and its righteousness (Matthew 6:33). It also requires total fear of God, and spiritual training in the word of God: “Train yourself to be godly”(1Tim 4:7-8 NIV).
Dear Father, we pray for fresh anointing to make us effective in your kingdom in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor:
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