We may belittle the abilities, the power, the majesty, the excellency, and the glory that we carry as God’s Temple. But as we grow in the consciousness of the greater One in us, the power of the Godhead that has taken residence in us, the anointing within and upon us, we will begin to have faith not in ourselves, but in His gracious acts, and lay hands on seekers as we’re divinely equipped to do, and as and when the Spirit leads.
Tagged: Holy Spirit
My heart’s desire and prayer to God is, ministers will begin to appreciate the importance of impartation and give this act its rightful place in the Church as the Spirit leads.
There are three major ways by which impartation happens to us. A divine impartation or transfer may come directly from God upon believers for them to fulfill a common goal. For instance, when the burden of leadership was becoming too heavy on Moses’ life, he cried out to God about this. God’s response was to get Moses to gather together 70 men of the elders of Israel (Numbers 11:16 – 17).
Without a doubt, the anointing we’ve received in Christ can be maintained and increased in our lives. But it can’t be maintained or increased because someone poured oil on our heads or we anointed ourselves. Honestly, if we can grow in the anointing this way, by someone anointing us with oil, then it will be necessary for local churches to construct anointing oil pools for their members to swim or dive in for greater grace and power.
Now, one may ask this particularly important question: Why should Apostle James admonish us to anoint the sick with oil in his epistle?
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
The Holy Spirit in us brings us into fellowship with God the Father. The Holy Spirit does not build fear in us because, where the Spirit of God is, there is liberty and freedom.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba! Father!”. -Romans 8:15 (ISV)
God revealed the grace intended for us to the Old Testament prophets, and they prophesied of it. What was revealed to them created curiosity that even angels desired to look into it. Know this, it was revealed to the Old Testament saints, but it was not meant for them. Thus they never experienced this grace in their time.
That’s the way it’s been since the beginning – the Spirit and the Word working together. Think of the creation narrative in the very first chapter of Genesis. The Holy Spirit hovered above the face of the deep when God spoke all things into existence. God the Father gave the command, the Word was released, and the power of the Holy Spirit partnered with that Word to bring about creation.
We often panic, feel bad and even get very disillusioned during the difficult seasons, and mostly the problem is that we do not realize the season we are in. If we did, we would realize that the difficult time will be followed by spring, a time of warmth and rapid growth.
Truth is we have many Christians who know about God, but only a few know Him in a personal and intimate way. There is no higher or more exalted goal than knowing God in an intimate way as God reveals to us through Jeremiah, the prophet.
The glory of the new covenant is so superior that the old faded into insignificance by comparison.