Ps Taiyo Konda - Sunday - 9th January 2022
|We had an incredible first service of 2022 last week, kicking off the year with an Anointing Service|
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free”
WHAT IS THE ANOINTING?
People would often refer to the anointing as the Presence of God or an external force that impacts us. Something dropping into the room. But it’s not that. The anointing is something marked, smeared or designated that causes a reaction. In the Old Testament, Priests and Prophets would be (anointed) marked to operate in a God function.
The anointing makes you more effective
The anointing oil represents the Holy Spirit
The Anointing empowers you
After David (as just a shepherd boy) was anointed by Samuel, it was a no brainer that he took down Goliath.
THE ANOINTING IS BEING MARKED BY GOD, FOR GOD.
Anointed for assignment
The anointing is there for you to fulfill your delegated assignment. A spiritual resource that is made available upon demand.
“So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”
WHAT STOPS US FROM LIVING AN ANOINTED LIFE?
Feeling unqualified or disqualified. But you are not unqualified!
“God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called”. And you are not disqualified!
“Your sins, inadequacies and shortcomings don’t disqualify you, God’s grace qualifies you”.
Romans 11:29 “calling is irrevocable”
God looks beyond your current situation and sees your untapped potential!
A word for our church!!!
Three points that we can take from Zechariah 4:1-14 NIV
• When we are marked by God, we are able speak to the mountain!
At the age of 85 Caleb says “Give me my mountain!
• When we are marked by God, we are have access to His power.
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord”
• When we are marked by God, we are able to complete the work God has set out before us.
“…..his hands will also complete it”
THE ANOINTING WILL MARK YOU
THE ANOINTING WILL EMPOWER YOU
THE ANOINTING WILL SUSTAIN YOU
Why can’t “This year be the greatest year of our lives?”