Thursday March 25, 2021
You’ve probably heard it said: “the anointing makes the difference“. What is this Anointing that can make a difference? The word anointing is defined as: ceremonially confer a divine or holy office. Throughout Scripture we read of the ritual of anointing a person by putting oil on a person’s head; this devotional will not allow for full explanation of the history of anointing, but we will gain much knowledge about this most valuable Spiritual Gift.
As women of faith, we possibly know something about anointing. There is a famous song titled: Anointing, Fall on Me. I particularly love the versions sung by Ron Kenoly. More importantly, there is a most profound Scripture that speaks of Anointing. The Disciple of Jesus, Peter in his Ministry declared to the Gentiles:
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil for God was with Him.Acts10:38
As we explore the topic: The Anointed Life, it is so we understand the great value of being: conferred with a holy office. Jesus, our Lord was conferred with the office of Messiah. That was His purpose; the reason He was born. In being anointed with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was endowed with power from God to be Who He was created to be. As Disciples of Christ, when we pursue purpose, we too will receive the anointing with the Holy Spirit.
You see, we all are born for a purpose; in discovering and pursuing that purpose, we are endowed with the anointing of the Holy Spirit that will give us the power and strength to be who we are created to be. That power is what makes the difference. The person whose life is anointed is able to do great things by the power of God, and bring change and healing in the earth. The Scriptures reveal that Jesus, the Saviour of the World had to be anointed with the Holy Spirit by His Father so that the lives He touched were changed forever.
As Queens, we are Daddy’s Little Girl who are called to be agents of change; the secret of being able to effect this change is The Anointing. The Bible speaks of the anointing as God’s desire to bestow upon us, His children. It is written:
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”St. Luke 11:13
The Anointing is a special gift from God dispenses by His Holy Spirit. The Anointed Life involves:
- Being a partner with God to make a positive impact on earth; this is the difference that the Anointing makes.
- A spiritual connection to God; a line of communication between Heaven and earth that allows us to know and understand the heart and mind of God.
- Consecrating ourselves to God to be used for His glory.
- Performing good works that help to make lasting change in our lives and in the lives of others.
- Using our gifts and talents to benefit others, and bring glory to God
- Having God’s favour because you live in His presence and operate in His power.
As Queens, attesting to be followers of Jesus, the life of our Lord is a great example of how we can live The Anointed Life. We learn of the great value of this gift from the stories of many Bible Characters who were anointed with oil when called to perform specific tasks in higher service to God. This was symbolic of being set apart unto God, to walk in faith and obedience to do the will of the King.
We know the story of the young shepherd boy, David to whom God sent Samuel to anoint him to be king over Israel.
And Samuel said though you are little in your own eyes are you not head if the tribe of Israel? The Lord has anointed you King over Israel.1Samuel 15:17
David was anointed years before he ascended to the throne as Israel’s king. There was a period of time set apart to be prepared for this position. In reading from the Devotional Archive, you will see a trend of preparation. Since January the devotionals themes and topics have focused on how to prepare our lives to serve our KING, and to live the QUEEN LIFE. The topics of each week and each month unfolds as step by step guidance and encouragement to help us to discover, pursue and fulfill purpose.
In living The Anointed Life, we are called and invited to higher service, to surrender all so we are Living on Schedule. In Desiring Guidance, we strive to make Every Moment Matters. In knowing that there is Divine Power available to us and we are confident that God’s love for us is constant in the good times and the not so good times.
When a Queen is anointed, Showing Up is what she does second-naturedly; when she does, she carries the presence of her God. Wherever she is, God is, and all is well. The anointing of God on the life of a Queen causes lasting change in her life, and in the lives of those she interacts with. Her life is sold out to God, and her prayer is simply: Thy Kingdom come Lord and thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. All her prayers are heard and answered because she embraces and facilitates the will of God. It is the KING’S pleasure to entrust her with all that is important to Him.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”St. Matthew 16:19
The Anointed Life awaits; it is your birthright, your responsibility to take hold of. The world needs you Showing Up in all your splendor and exude the essence of your Lord. When you desire, and ask for the endowment of that special anointing you are able to live, and love in God’s power and might; you become a partner with Heavenly hosts causing miracles to be natural occurrences when you show up. There is no better life than The Anointed Life– it’s the best life ever….LIVE ANOINTED QUEEN!!!
- How can I receive the anointing that will create lasting change?
- Are there areas in my life and that I need to surrender?
- What office will God confer on me in fulfilling my purpose?
MY PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I am truly grateful for Your True Love for me and the grace that You continue to extend toward me. Thank You for the gift of your Holy Spirit Who continues to help me to be more like Jesus. I am so grateful that You bestow the gift of the anointing so I can live in power so miracles surround me.
I desire to experience The Anointed Life and be a partner with You so that Your glory can be revealed in the earth. I want to Show Up as the Queen that I am and take hold of all the miracles that the anointing gives. I want my prayers to be heard, and answered in accordance with Your will so that whatever you desire on earth will be done. Your presence is precious to me; I want to live continually in Your presence so I can ell of my Unspeakable Joys. Teach me dear Lord how to live The Anointed Life.
In Jesus’s Name I pray – Amen