What Anointing Follows!

Hebrews 1:8-9 “But of the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, Is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

It’s too easy to mistake trends and techniques for the anointing but the presence and power of the Spirit, while sovereign, is attracted to uprightness of heart. Church growth formula’s and the latest conference technique may get your team and congregation intrigued for a while but if it lacks the substance and direction of the Holy Spirit, it will be fruitless.

There is a growing trend within the Body of Christ towards philosophy, psychology and other related fields of popular cultural thinking, while helpful on one level, can often contradict what God’s Word says on critical matters. We must contend for the authority of God’s Word in every area of our lives. The Scriptures are the divine rule for Christian thought and life practice. Yes, the Church will differ at times on different interpretations of the text but we must strive to seek out biblical answers to cultural issues without compromising what the Bible clearly teaches.

The Bible clearly teaches on issues like homosexuality, immorality, divorce and remarriage, adultery, money, absolute truth and the list goes on and yet the biblical passages that speak to these things are under threat both within and outside the Church. We must be committed to being clear what the bible is clear about and holding in tension what the bible isn’t clear about.

God is love (1 Jn 4:8) and love is gracious and compassionate but it is also righteous and just. God and sin are not compatible with each other and God despises wickedness in our hearts and yet he loves us enough to sacrifice his own Son on the cross to save us from our wickedness. 

The anointing of the Spirit is sovereignly bestowed on the believing heart but it is drawn to an upright heart of faith that is set apart and purified for the masters use. We must be careful not to presume upon God’s grace and excuse ourselves out of being holy as God is holy. Our righteousness is not by our works but by faith in Jesus Christ and the work Christ has completed on our behalf.

Anointing without character has a short life span and will be recalled if a person willfully persists in their sin. Guard your heart against false teaching and the spirit of the world which seeks to steal the truth and authority of God’s Word in your life. The anointing of God is precious, purposeful and powerful. Please don’t take it for granted and don’t scoff at what it follows.

Lead the Change!

3 Responses to “What Anointing Follows!”

  1. I agree with what is written here.

    I wholeheartedly agree.

    And yet I still have certain reservations…………..

    But I again, share your heart on this.

  2. Loving your posts Corey. We need God desperately in our lives, church and nation before anything else but it is so easy to let that focus slip. Keep it firing!!

  3. Karen Tiller Says:

    YES totally! And we have God because we are Born Again… Thanks to Jesus … not by works but by Faith and Gods Chosen Vessels by obedience at whatever cost.. And we are not of this world.. only in it.. when we are Born of God and Born Again through Jesus.. Gods Annointed.. Called and Set Apart he has chosen.. Very humbling.. An Honour to Know Him..

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