OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR APRIL 25, 2023 (MORE THAN ANOINTING)
TOPIC : MORE THAN ANOINTING
MEMORISE: Psalm 23:5
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine e n e m i e s : t h o u anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
READ: Psalm 45:7-8
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
When it comes to anointing, God is so generous that He gives it in abundance. He anointed David in the presence of his brethren in 1 Samuel 16:13, again as king over Judah in 2 Samuel 2:4 and yet again as king over the whole of Israel in 2 Samuel 5:3. God just kept on pouring the anointing on him. In Acts 19:11-12, the Bible says He so anointed Paul that his handkerchiefs were healing the sick. In Acts 5:15, He so anointed Peter that anything his shadow touched was impacted by the anointing.
Once while on a visit to one of my children in the United States, I saw four women moving up and down in the kitchen. I wondered why his wife had so many people helping to prepare a meal for me. Little did I know that those four women had been trusting God for the fruit of the womb. In any case, I ate and left. After I left, one by one, the women sat on the chair I had used and nine months later, three of them were already carrying their children while the fourth gave birth three months after the first three.
From this moment on, everywhere you walk past will become anointed, in Jesus’ name. If you want this kind of anointing, you must be ready to live a life of consecration. You cannot be in love with the things of this world and expect to carry this kind of anointing.
Those who are anointed to overflowing are addicted to prayers and Bible study. Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 11:27-28: In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. God only gives this kind of anointing to people who are totally sold out to Him. When you begin to receive this anointing, be sure to use it, so that it doesn’t diminish.
Just as batteries have a life span, the anointing also has a lifespan. Use the anointing the Lord has given you for His glory so you don’t lose it. Prayer Point: Father, please make me over flow with your anointing.
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