As I’ve traveled to different ministries, I understand the need for the anointing. Being a prophetess, I could not do what I do without it. It is the power of God to do and to be what He’s called us to do and to be. The anointing (power of God) is there to help us break the yokes of bondage.
Isaiah 10: 27 says “… and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” (KJV)
It also enables us to heal the sick, cast out devils, speak with other tongues, spread the Word with power, perform miracles and even stir up other people’s anointing.
“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given you through the prophecy spoken over you at the laying on of the hands of the elders.” (1 Timothy 4:14)
The anointing has many benefits, but we can’t stop there. I’ve seen many Christians, especially ministers, stop here. If that is all there is then why would Jesus tell these anointed folk to get out of His sight because He never knew them?
“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’” (Matthew 7:22-23)
Many, in the Body of Christ, believe that the works they’ve done for the Lord is enough but He wants to fellowship with us. I like the way dictionary.com describes a relationship. It states:
A connection between persons by blood or marriage and/or an emotional connection between people.
When we give our lives to the Lord, we become married to Christ; “I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. For I promised you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:2)
The Bible refers to us as the bride and Christ as the bridegroom. When I think about marriage, I think about an intimate relationship where we share our dreams, make plans for the future, confess our struggles and our most secret thoughts to each other. A husband (bridegroom) is someone I can trust with my heart. He cares for me and makes me feel safe. I can ask his advice and he will give me God’s wisdom on the subject. I can trust he has a deep relationship with God and will guide me wherever the Lord wants us to go. I feel complete in his love for me because of the Christ in him. This type of husband and relationship is what God is trying to have with us.
Most of us struggle with true intimacy because we have never seen it before. We equate intimacy to what happens in the bedroom but it’s much deeper than that. That is a physical thing, but God wants us to be spiritually intimate with him. In order to develop that relationship with God, you must spend time in prayer and meditation. I’m not talking about the type of meditation where you chant and hum, but rather you think about the scriptures you’ve read and keep your mind on all the good things God has done for you.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)
We like to go to God and tell him all about what we need and want. Then we get up because we think we’re done praying. What we’ve given God is a monolog and not a dialog. God told me once that two people can’t talk at the same time and both be heard so He takes the gentleman role and lets us speak first, but He still wants to talk to us. I’ve learned, over the years, that after I pray, I need to be still so I can hear the voice of God. He may very well be trying to give me the answers to the questions I’ve asked Him but I couldn’t hear Him because I was too busy talking.
How would you like it if you were married and your spouse did all the talking? Would you think your spouse was being inconsiderate? Would you feel loved? How long do you think your marriage would last? I would guess, not very long. Sitting quietly, in God’s presence, makes Him feel special because we are honoring Him by waiting on Him to speak to us.
There are some Christians, who are anointed, who think being anointed is the ticket into heaven, but it is obvious by Matthew 7:22-23, that your anointing isn’t enough to get into heaven. It should all start with you having a deep relationship with God. You will also find you’re more accurate when you move in the gifts of the Spirit. You will have more staying power when the enemy attacks and you will be stronger in your faith because you understand that the Lord has your back. Also, when you have a relationship with God, He will show you what you need to work on. We all have issues and need to get rid of some things. The first thing God does in your prayer closet is show you, you.
Understand that the anointing is to bless others, but a relationship with God is a blessing for you.
Let the church hear what the Spirit is saying.