As a follower of Christ you are chosen by God for a divine purpose. More than that, you are anointed by Christ! As a blood-bought believer, Jesus has anointed you with his Holy Spirit. He will unleash gifts in your life to be used for His glory to bless a broken world. The anointing is the difference between the best you can do and the best God can do!
There is always a gap between God’s anointing and his appointing. But the Bible shows us, that if you will stay faithful and seek God’s face, He will increase your level of impact! King David from the Old Testament is an excellent example of this. He was in training for reigning! God tested David, maturing his soul so he could handle the role. If you’re anointed, you are constantly in training to level up your walk with God. There are two tests that God put David through to conform his character to Christ.
Not everyone will understand your anointing. You have a Father in Heaven who sees you, who has chosen you, has called you by name, and given you gifts to be used! And when God anoints you, it doesn’t matter what people say! If they called Jesus crazy, they’ll say it about you. Your own family may not even understand. So don’t be discouraged if your loved ones don't support your calling. When you cleave to your Father in Heaven, the Holy Spirit will give you the strength to step over their criticism!
When you follow God’s call on your life, the Accuser, Satan, will try to intimidate you. He will strike fear into your heart because he’s threatened by you. Hell hates a Spirit-filled believer who hits back with bold faith! But remember: the God inside of you is bigger than the giant in front of you. Stand on God’s Word, pray with authority, and tell him, "Greater is HE who is in me… than he who is in the world!" 1 John 4:4
Our world is desperate to see authentic, anointed Christians who are full of bold faith and unafraid to live into their true calling in Christ! What our world needs in this moment is humble, anointed men & women who are so anchored in the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit that they SMASH Satanic strongholds and bring freedom to captive people!
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🔶 MESSAGE: For more from this series, check out Part 1, "A Fresh Anointing" from Pastor Tim Lucas. Click Here
🔶 BLOG: To face the enemy in spiritual warfare we have to put on the full armor of God! For an overview of the Sword of the Spirit read this blog article. Click Here