WHAT THE ANOINTING DOES - Thursday, May 10
(Be Faithful With The Anointing)
TO THE BIBLE 1 John 2:27 NIV
“As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.”
Many mistake the anointing for the Spirit, but the anointing isn’t the Spirit. The Spirit gives the anointing; the anointing is a divine power and enablement. It’s that power of God that heals, delivers, removes burdens, and causes you to prosper. It brings you victory. It opens doors for you. It uplifts you, and causes you to fulfil the will of the Father. It accomplishes works beyond your human ability.
As a child of God, there’s an anointing on your life and another beautiful thing is that the anointing on your life can increase. Sometimes, young people want to do more for the Lord; they want to make more impact with the Gospel by reaching more people. Yes; that’s possible and commendable, but you need increased grace. God will have to increase the authority given to you; but first, you must be faithful with what you already have. If you’re faithful in using what you currently have, then He’ll cause a new anointing to come on you.
If you’re a youth leader in the house of God, for instance, and the Lord has committed fifty members to you to lead, be committed in praying and interceding for those fifty as you would for fifty thousand. If you’re not faithful with the fifty, even if you fast and pray for increase in membership, it may never happen, because the anointing can’t be increased without faithfulness. Jesus said in Luke 16:10, “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much....” It’s a spiritual principle. Choose to be faithful with whatever the Lord has committed to your hands. Don’t despise little beginnings, because your faithfulness with, and to that which may seem “little” today is what will take you to the next level.
1 Corinthians 4:1-2; Luke 16:10; 1 Peter 4:10
Dear Lord, I thank you for your anointing upon my life, and for the privilege of being a minister of reconciliation. My spiritual fervour is at its peak, because I’m full of the Spirit. I’m faithful and effective in the ministry and assignment committed into my hands, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
John 5:1-30, 1 Kings 4-6
Mark 9:14-29, Numbers 13
Take some time and pray in the Holy Ghost before you set out today.