Anointing – Chris Quilala
Have you ever felt ill-equipped when faced with what seems like an impossible situation? I can recall several instances where my heart sank under the weight of discouragement as I felt like the task, challenge or need was far too great for me to handle alone.
When Jesus Culture was just starting to travel and minister around the world I remember our pastor encouraging us with these words, “Never let your fame get bigger than your anointing”. When I heard these words I felt a weight fall off of me. Our prayer became simple, “Jesus let everything we do point people to You”.
Our giftings and talents alone are empty without the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Often times we feel the pressure to make something happen in our own strength, but there is another way! Instead of striving we have an invitation to partner with the Holy Spirit to pour out His anointing on an impossible situation.
There is a peace that comes when we invite Jesus to do what only He can do. In fact this is what Jesus was anointed to do, “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, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19.
Jesus breaks the chains and sets the captive free. In the same way Jesus was anointed we have received the Holy Spirit to release life, healing and deliverance to those who need it. Take time to meditate on the word of God and know that He has equipped you for every situation because He has anointed you!
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
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Living With A Fire Devotion With Jesus Culture – Anointing (Day 8) was originally published on praisedc.com