Saturday, December 08, 2007
A New Anointing
My pastor preached the other day on the anointing. He explained that it wasn't a feeling that comes over you as in a sudden chill. It's not a tangible thing.
God anoints people by using the skills and talents a person already has and makes use of them for His Kingdom purposes.
So whoever and whatever you are, is to be used for Him. He will infuse you with His Word to perform the actions necessary to help others escape from whatever has them in bondage.
He will refine you into a likeness of Jesus.
We are to take others to Jesus not to ourselves, for within our selves is nothing good. But Jesus is good.
Don't use the excuse that 'God made me this way'. That is truth but He loves you too much to leave you this way. Everyone needs to be changed into the likeness of Christ.
All of the trials, victories and waiting are a testimony to others. They are watching and waiting to see how you will handle situations. They will use your response to justify their own.
Rom 5:3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
Rom 5:4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
Rom 5:5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.