Sunday, November 11, 2012

Your annointing

I normally don't blog on Sunday, but I really had some things on my heart.  I have a burden for the people of God, I want to see people using their gifts.  It blesses me more than anything to see people operating in God's purpose.  I share my stories and my heart, hoping there is somebody out there that might get something from it to empower them to walk boldly in their purpose and gifting.  The "heroes" of the bible, if you will, were considered heroes because of how boldly they walked in their annointing.  It can be a little intimidating to do that.  For me it is.  Sometimes you know God has gifted you in certain ways, but you don't really know what to do with it.  My advice is not to ignore it, but rather praise God for it and allow Him to lead you in it.  King David is a great example of this.  David was annointed as King long before he physically took his seat on the throne.  He was annointed King of Isreal long before He was able to get into the palace.  Matter-a-fact King Saul was still on the throne when God had Samuel annoint David as King.  King Saul was still in the palace.  Someone can still appear to be holding a position even when God has rejected him, but know this;  all the while God has already replaced him. 

1 Samuel 16

New King James Version (NKJV)

David Anointed King

16 Now the Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.”
2 And Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me.”
But the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you.”
4 So Samuel did what the Lord said, and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come peaceably?”
5 And he said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons, and invited them to the sacrifice.
6 So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is before Him!”
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees;[a] for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
8 So Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.”
And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down[b] till he comes here.” 12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah.

Samuel and David, what a pair!  Imagine what the Lord can teach us through these 2 powerhouses.  There are 2 things that stand out to me.
1.  Samuel had such a powerful annointing that when he went to Bethlehem, "the elders of the town trembled at his coming"
2.  When David was annointed "King of Israel" it says the spirit of the Lord came upon him.  That was the first outcome of the annointing.  I want to mention here that the Lord does annoint us for certain positions and roles in our lives.  Don't miss that.  If God has blessed you with a certain job within a company, within your home, or in a church, or any other organization; you better know your annointed.  That's where you power comes from in that role.    Receive that and walk boldly. 

At the same time, if you know God has called you to something and you know you have an annointing on your life, be patient and allow God to nurture that annointing in you, allow him to give you testimonies that will build your confidence, so when you get to a certain role or position, you can be bold like Samuel and David was.

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