Anointing for Impact making
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
Acts 10:38
This passage is one of my favourite scriptures! I can’t count the number of times I have used it to pray. As a minister I know the place of the anointing in my life and ministry. I know that until I’m anointed with power in the order of Jesus Christ, I cannot amount to anything worthwhile. Do you have a longing to to make impact in your life or chosen vocation? Do you want to go about doing good and delivering those that are oppressed of the devil? If yes, then anointing of the Holy Spirit is a Must. Jesus Christ the Son of God had to be anointed to command superlative results in His ministry. We will be deceiving ourselves to think we can make impact without the anointing. It is foolhardy to think that we can command excellent results without the anointing of the Holy Spirit!
What is the Anointing?
Anointing is God enabling us to function. Anointing is unction to function It is the empowering grace and ability of the Holy Spirit for supernatural accomplishment. Anointing is the Holy Spirit working in us to produce extraordinary results. For 30 years our Lord Jesus Christ was just a carpenter in His earthly father’s carpentry workshop without any profound achievement. But after being baptised at river Jordan by John the Baptist, He came back fully empowered to carry out supernatural exploits. It is God’s desire for us to be empowered or anointed likewise. It is His desire for us to be endued with power from on high so we could make impact in our world. Don’t forget it is not “by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Zechariah 4:6
How to attract the anointing of the Holy Spirit:
1. Become a born again child of God!
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 3:3
Anointing is for the people in the kingdom of God. It is meant for God’s covenant children. Sinners are not entitled to the anointing as such they cannot attract it. Anyone who wants the overflowing gift of the Holy Spirit must first embrace repentance. The Bible says, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
Acts 2:38
2. Ask for the Anointing
“Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.”
Zechariah 10:1
As a child of God, you can attract the anointing by asking God for it. Why do you need the anointing so badly and desperately? Because without the anointing your quest for results or performance will be farfetched.
3. Love righteousness
“Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”
Psalms 45: 7
Jesus Christ loved righteousness and hated wickedness, that was why He was anointed with the oil of gladness above His fellows. Decide today to love righteousness, and hate wickedness so as to enjoy free flow of the anointing. Remember, it is the level of your righteousness that will determine the level of your anointing, and your level of the anointing will determine the level of your productivity! It is the anointing in your life that makes it possible for you to manifest your true sonship.
I decree and declare that you will be anointed to function maximally in your area of assignment in Jesus mighty name!
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe