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WHAT IS GOD'S ANOINTING POWER AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

Apostle Dr. Jerome Lee Myree • Personal Growth
Have you ever asked "What is God's anointing power and why do I need it"? I know there are some who are happy going about their life in the natural just accepting things that happen --- as they come and dealing with them in their own strength. Always living "under the circumstances" rather than assuming their position in Christ and rising above. I pray that this article by Apostle Dr. Jerome L. Myree will shed some light on the subject and bring you to a new level of understanding.

WHAT IS GOD'S ANOINTING POWER AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

By: Apostle Dr. Jerome Lee Myree

 

God's anointing power is His endorsement and empowerment given to a born-again believer to accomplish His will upon the earth.

Zechariah 4:6 King James Version (KJV)

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

Even though knowledge acquired through life experiences is sometimes good in its place and certain knowledge gained through educational institutions is helpful, yet to accomplish the will of God requires God's supernatural power. Physical, mental and soulish means of labor is not enough and insufficient. We must be anointed by the Holy Ghost from start to finish to do the will of God. We need his empowerment and ability in us and on us to be effective.

1 John 2:27 (KJV)

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Acts 1:8 (KJV)

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 2:1-4 (KJV)

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Luke 4:18 (KJV)

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,

We have received an anointing to live and sustain us in our daily walk with God so that we may live a holy life as we read, study and pray the Word of God. We are able to live by faith and obedience to the Word of God by the power of God, His anointing.

1 John 2:20 (KJV)

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Acts 1:8 (KJV)

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

There is a baptism in the Holy Ghost that empowers us for service to do God's work so that we can continue to do the work of Jesus that He began and even greater works.

Acts 1:5 (KJV)

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

John 14:12 (KJV)

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

God's Kingdom cannot be established, expanded and advanced by natural means only. It takes the yoke destroying, burden removing power of God to change the heart of men which is the greatest miracle of all and to destroy the works of the devil.

Isaiah 10:27 (KJV)

And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

1 John 3:8 (KJV)

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

I need the anointing of God to preach, teach and heal and to carry out every phase of God's Kingdom agenda.

Luke 24:49 (KJV)

And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Luke 9:2 (KJV)

And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.

Matthew 10:8 (KJV)

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

The Word of God and the anointing produces signs, wonders and miracles which are a mighty witness that Jesus Christ is alive and that He is Lord to the Glory of God. I am authorized and commissioned by Jesus Christ Himself as a born again, blood bought believer and son of God to manifest and demonstrate the Kingdom of God upon the earth.

Romans 15:19 (KJV)

Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Hebrews 2:4 (KJV)

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Acts 5:12 (KJV)

And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

Mark 16:17 (KJV)

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Being identified with Christ as a Christian I know that I have been anointed and appointed for such a time as this. "Christ" means anointed one and He lives in me and He is my hope of glory.

Colossians 1:27 (KJV)

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Esther 4:14 (KJV)

For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

God has anointed me with yoke destroying, burden removing power to enforce Kingdom Dominion upon this earth.

If we proceed to step out to do the work of ministry without being anointed by the Holy Ghost we will eventually fail. After receiving and understanding the call of God on our lives only the empowerment of God will enable us to accomplish great exploits for Him and His Kingdom. God anointed Jesus Christ with the Holy Ghost and with power to go about doing good healing all who were oppressed of the devil for God was with Him. So, I too, must be anointed to do the works of God.

Acts 10:38 (KJV)

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.

Daniel 11:32 (KJV)

And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

I believe that the anointing of the Holy Ghost is manifested in and through seven distinct ways. The Spirit's anointing of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, might, council, the fear of the Lord and the Spirit of the Lord.

Isaiah 11:2 (KJV)

And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

The number seven (7) means complete. God is complete and absolute and I am complete in Him. Jesus walked in the fullness of the anointing without measure therefore being a man anointed of the Holy Ghost, it is possible for me to live, walk and operate in the fullness of the anointing as Jesus did.

John 1:16 (KJV)

And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

John 3:34 New Living Translation (NLT)

For he is sent by God. He speaks God's words, for God gives him the Spirit without limit.

Colossians 2:10 (KJV)

And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

God's anointing power supersedes and violates the laws of nature on the earth. Whether it be spiritually, physically, financially, etc. the anointing operates in unlimited dimensions and levels above the natural realms of the earth and man. The anointing is God's creative power. The Holy Ghost is not only the third person of the Trinity but He is the anointing who works with the Word of God.

Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

In order to do and accomplish God's purpose and calling on my life and ministry I need the anointing upon the gifts of the Holy Spirit which are my tools and spiritual equipment. The gifts are the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. The anointing makes the Word come alive and real to me instead of it just being mere words on the pages.

2 Corinthians 3:6 (KJV)

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

The Word of God preached and taught under the anointing becomes the power of God and is alive and sharper than any two-edge sword to save souls, heal the sick, destroy and undo the works of the devil.

Romans 1:16 (KJV)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

It takes the unction to function in the Kingdom of God whether it be in the fivefold ministry of the apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastor and/or teacher. Whether it be in any other facet of local church ministry or even in secular work, it takes the anointing of God to be divinely effective.

1 John 2:20 (KJV)

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Being a prophetic minstrel keyboardist for years, I have always relied on the Word of God and the anointing of the Holy Spirit in understanding the Key of David and how this authority works to unlock the heavens to bring heaven to earth by creating an atmosphere that God is pleased to dwell in.

Revelation 3:7 (KJV)

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

God works through me and others to build, establish, heal, preach, etc. This anointing is His treasure working in me to carry out His plan and purpose on earth as His will is done in heaven.

2 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV)

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Matthew 6:10 (KJV)

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

I stir up the gift of the Holy Ghost within me by praying in tongues, praising and worshipping Him. Not only is my spirit man built up but the anointing saturates my entire being. The anointing comes upon me as a might force of power and divinely sensitizes me to the Holy Ghost and, with a great awareness of the mind of Christ and His ways. The gifts of the Spirit are activated as I cooperate with the Holy Spirit in yielding to Him and step out in the spirit realm by faith.

2 Timothy 1:6 (KJV)

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Jude 1:20 (KJV)

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

1 Corinthians 2:16 (KJV)

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

 

 

 

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