This is the last post in a series I’m writing to explain what walking in the anointing of God means. It seems that the church is under the impression that just because we have the Holy Spirit in us, we have the same anointing as Jesus.
Hopefully, based upon my last few posts, you understand why that’s not the case unless you go through the same process He went through. We need to seek God’s approval to walk in His power.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
We’re now in a position to understand what Paul was telling Timothy in this verse. Do your best – be diligent – to present yourself to God as one anointed. When you’re approved before God there’s no need to be ashamed.
This is a big problem among God’s people in our generation. We’re full of boldness when we’re in praise and worship. But on the job or at school it’s a different story. We keep our faith inside, not wanting to “offend” anyone. That’s foolishness since every other group will openly declare what they believe to be true.
It all comes down to power. I want to say to those I work with, “God loves you. He’ll change your life. He’ll heal you and bless you.” But I worry that if they let me pray with them, nothing will happen.
Furthermore, what if I’m not healed and my life isn’t blessed? What if they ask me about that? I’d rather just keep quiet and avoid the embarrassment.
The church needs to be on its knees seeking approval for ministry. Then, when the anointing is upon us, we’ll not worry about what the world or our friends think.
I believe that the next great revival will involve the church coming to an understanding of this truth. But we’ll have to attain a certain level of intimacy before the Lord will manifest His anointing in us. This is probably going to be the hardest move for the church to enter into.
I don’t think it will come as a wave, but as individuals begin paying the price for God’s approval. Then, they must show up at the place and time of their anointing. It could be a big or small meeting. It won’t matter as long as it’s God’s appointed place.
Do what it takes to secure your anointing. Follow the example of Christ. Seek intimacy with the Father. Then, as the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart, walk in obedience to His voice.
Understanding this truth gives us more insight into the spiritual battles we face. We need this approval in order to wear the helmet and wield the sword. Too many Christians are entering this struggle with no spiritual weapons.
It’s time for God’s people to submit under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We need to allow Him to bring us through His training program.
It’s only when we can correctly handle God’s Word that we’ll be entrusted with true power. Over the next few posts, I’ll talk about this in more detail. My desire is to see the church rise to the level God is calling us to.
Question: What could happen if the whole church walked in the anointing of the Lord?
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