ANOINTING TO RECEIVE THE PROMISES OF GOD

Introduction

I want to specially welcome you to the era of the fulfillment of God’s promises in your life. There’s a time to receive a promise, there’s a time to see the manifestation of the promise. Abraham received a promise of greatness and fruitfulness in Genesis 12:2-3 and Genesis 17:1-2. The time he received the promise was different from the time he saw the fulfillment of the promise. When the time for fulfillment came, God gave him a Word. The Word was that “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son” (Genesis 18:10). That Word simply meant the time for the fulfillment of my promise has come. When the time for fulfillment came, nothing could stop it, not even Sarah’s laughing at the Word God sent to her could stop the promise. I prophesy into your life that the time for the fulfillment of God’s promise has come for you and nothing and no one will be able to stop it.

I don’t know what promise of God you have been holding on to. Whether it is His promise to keep you in good health, His promise of deliverance and protection from evil, His promise of restoration or His promise to establish and promote you. Whatever be the promise, I want to assure you that the time for the fulfillment of the promise has come. This is your era; this is your season for God to put laughter in your mouth. God put laughter in Sarah’s mouth when the promise was fulfilled, God will put laughter in your mouth this season.

YOU NEED THE ANOINTING TO SEE THE MANIFESTATION OF THE PROMISE

There is something that ushers in the fulfillment of the promises of God, there is something that makes it impossible for you not to be blessed, there is something that keeps God’s promises from falling to the ground, it is THE ANOINTING. It is one thing for God to give a promise, it is yet another for you to see the manifestation of the promise. The anointing of God does not allow God’s promises to fail, the anointing of God is a guarantee or an assurance that the promise will be fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22 makes us understand that there is a very close connection between the Holy Spirit, the anointing of God and the promises of God. When you have the Holy Spirit, He comes into your life with the anointing or the power of God. When you have the indwelling Holy Spirit and His anointing, you have something valid to hold on to. When you have the anointing, you have a confirmation that God will do what He said He will do. Today God will pour His anointing on us and it will usher in the manifestation of many of God’s great and precious promises.

There are special anointing’s that go with certain promises of God. There are some specific kinds of anointing you need in your life before you can see the fulfillment of certain promises of God. We will look at these different anointing’s and we will pray for a mighty outpouring of the anointing of God on our lives.

1. THE ANOINTING TO DO GOOD

We are all partakers through Christ Jesus of the promises God gave to Abraham (Galatians 3:14). One of those promises is that you shall be a blessing. You need the anointing of God to be a channel of blessing. Acts 10:38 tells us that Jesus was specially anointed to do good, to be a blessing anywhere He went. When the anointing to do good comes upon your life, certain things will happen in your life:

• You will be a problem solver not a maker or source of trouble. Jesus went about solving the problems of those that were sick and oppressed not adding to their problems, not creating problems for them.

• Your name will never be found amongst the list of Christians who bribe, cheat, steal, commit adultery, fornication, tell lies etc. Your name won’t be mentioned for such things because you go around doing good not evil. In your family you are known for good not evil, at your place of work, in your church, you are known for good not evil.

• The things that limit you from doing good will be removed by the power of God. Lack of money or poverty can be a hindrance to doing good; to helping people. Instead of lending to people you are the one borrowing from people. Spiritual tiredness and luke-warmness can be a hindrance to doing good; to interceding for people. Sleep did not allow the disciples to pray for Jesus at the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46). Not being able to receive from God, not being filled with the word of God can be a hindrance to doing good. Isaiah 50:4 talks about God giving an instructed tongue such that you always have a timely word to sustain those that are weary. If you are not filled with the Word of God, you can’t do good to those who are weary because you don’t have any word of encouragement in season and out of season for them. Your flesh can be a big hindrance to doing good (Romans 8:5). When the Holy Spirit is telling you to give to someone in need, your flesh will be telling you a completely different thing like if you give how will you survive. Your flesh can remind you of something bad the person did to you 2 months ago, last year, or even 10 years ago. If you are not filled with the Spirit of God, you will give in to what your flesh is telling you. The flesh will make you repay evil with evil not good. The flesh can even make you repay good with evil.

Do you desire to do good in this era of your life? Say these prayers:

FATHER, POUR ON ME THE ANOINTING TO DO GOOD.

O LORD, LET YOUR ANOINTING THAT BREAKS YOKES AND LIMITATIONS, REMOVE EVERY LIMITATION TO MY DOING GOOD.

2. ANOINTING FOR THE FIRST TIME EXPERIENCE OR ANOINTING FOR NEW THINGS

There is a first time for something that has never happened before to happen. In Isaiah 43:19, God has given us a promise that He will do a new thing. For you to see the manifestation of this promise, you need a special type of anointing. You need the anointing for the first time experience. When God says I will do a new thing, it means I will do what you have never experienced before. It means for the very first time in your life, a particular thing is going to happen. In 1 Samuel 10:6, the Spirit of God came upon Saul in power and for the very first time in His life he prophesied. In Acts 2: 1-6, the disciples were filled with the Spirit of God and for the very first time in their lives they spoke in tongues.

Check your life. Is there something you have never experienced, is there something you have always wanted to do but have never done. For some people, they have never earned up to a certain amount. it’s like a bar has been placed on how much income they earn or profit they can make. The anointing to earn the kind of money, to make the kind of profit you have never made before will come upon you today. If you have never gained admission to university despite all your efforts, for the first time in your life, you will gain admission and go to the university. If you are a single lady who has received several marriage proposals but none has resulted in marriage, the proposal that will take you to the altar with a brother after God’s heart, will come your way this season.

Can you lift up your hands to God and say this prayer: FATHER, THE ANOINTING THAT USHERS IN NEW THINGS, THE ANOINTING THAT MAKES WHAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE TO HAPPEN FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, FATHER PLEASE FILL MY LIFE WITH THAT ANOINTING.

We must understand that we are in a totally different dispensation than that of Saul. The Spirit of God came upon Saul with power and he prophesied. But after that first time experience it never happened again. Saul’s joy of prophesying was short-lived. In that era, the Spirit of God would come upon people for specific things and then leave them. But we are in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit. In our time, the Spirit of God lives permanently with us. So that wonderful first time experience God will bring your way will not just happen once, it will continue to happen again and again, it will continue to get better and better.

Tell God: O LORD, FILL MY LIFE WITH THE ANOINTING THAT WILL MAKE MY JOY PERMANENT AND OVERFLOWING NOT SHORT-LIVED (PSALM 23:5).

3. THE UNTOUCHABLE ANOINTING

God has promised us in Deuteronomy 11:25 that no one will be able to stand against us. He has also promised in Isaiah 54:17 that no weapon fashioned against us shall prosper. This is a promise of protection. Whether you like it or not, whether you know it or not, whether you can see them or not, weapons will continually be fashioned against you because you are a child of God. But what renders those weapons useless, what makes them fail is the anointing of God, the untouchable anointing of God. In Psalm 105:15 God says touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm. No evil hand, no witch, wizard, demon, principality, power or force of darkness can touch you or harm you when you are a carrier of God’s untouchable anointing. Sickness, accident, armed robbers, poverty, failure and barrenness will not be able to touch you when you are carrying God’s untouchable anointing.

What is this untouchable anointing? It is the anointing of fire. You know how difficult it is to touch fire, God will fill you with the anointing of fire so it will be difficult for any evil weapon to touch you or harm you. Hebrews 1:7 says God makes his ministers flames of fire. In other words, God makes his ministers untouchable. God will make you a flame of fire in Jesus mighty name, amen.

Pray this prayer: O LORD, ANOINT ME WITH THE FIRE OF THE HOLY GHOST.

Pray this prayer with all of your heart because you need this anointing as you move from place to place. You need this anointing as arrows fly by day. You need this anointing when you sleep to shield you from the terror and wicked activities of the night. While some people sleep, evil powers tamper with their destiny. While some people sleep, there are forces of darkness that plant evil seeds in their dreams which later result in one sickness, accident, calamity or tragedy or the other. So pray with all of your heart for God to anoint you with a fire that will make you untouchable.

4. THE DOUBLE PORTION ANOINTING

This is an anointing that brings about the fulfillment of so many wonderful promises that can turn your life around. God has promised us that we will do greater works, we will do great exploits (John 14:12). We need the double portion anointing for this. Elisha was able to do great exploits because he received a double portion anointing (2 Kings 2:9-10). The double portion anointing made Elisha operate on a realm he had never operated on before. It opened him up to the supernatural working power of God. It took his ministry to a higher level. You need this double portion anointing to move to a higher level.

God has promised us in Joel 2:25 that he will restore all the canker worms and caterpillars have stolen from us. The double portion anointing will bring about this restoration (Zechariah 9:12).

God has promised to give us double for all our troubles. It is the double portion anointing that ushers in blessings that give us double for all the troubles, pain, hardship, shame and ridicule we have endured (Isaiah 40:1-2Isaiah 61:7).

Pray these prayers to be filled with the double portion anointing:

O LORD, IN YOUR GREAT MERCY, GIVE ME DOUBLE FOR ALL MY SINS.

It’s only a merciful God that can promise to give you double for your sins and not punishment for your sins. Think of all the troubles sin brings into our life. Sin can hinder some blessings from coming to us (Isaiah 59:1-2), sin can weigh you down with guilt and condemnation (Psalm 38:4). Sin can slow down your progress in life; it can make you crawl instead of run (Hebrews 12:1). But God in His love promises to comfort us by giving us double blessings for all the troubles we have endured because of sin. He promises to restore twice as much for all the ground we have lost as a result of sin or satanic attack.

In order not to take God’s grace and love for granted, it is also important to pray this prayer: O LORD, GIVE ME DOUBLE STRENGTH, DOUBLE ANOINTING TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION.

Troubles don’t last forever. Put an end to all those days and years of trouble by saying these prayers:

THE DOUBLE PORTION ANOINTING THAT REMOVES SHAME AND REPROACH, FATHER RELEASE ON ME TODAY.

THE DOUBLE PORTION ANOINTING THAT RESTORES WHAT THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN, FATHER POUR ON ME TODAY.

THE DOUBLE PORTION ANOINTING THAT CAN MAKE ME A GREAT SERVANT OF GOD, THAT CAN TAKE MY LIFE AND MINISTRY TO A HIGHER LEVEL, FATHER FILL ME WITH THAT ANOINTING TODAY.

Now that you have been anointed, you have an assurance that something new, something great is coming your way. Get ready to testify!

 

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