Cost For Anointed Life
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
”……………For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” Luke 12:48
Everything that we would ever desire in this world that has any kind of value will cost us a high price. Whether it is a house, car or whatever we are trying to obtain someday, it will cost a great price – especially if it is of top quality. Some of us have been fortunate to obtain such valuable possessions through inheritance, the generosity of others or simply hard work. Whatever the case may be, how we achieved this prized possession often determines the value that we place on them.
In the spiritual arena, the greatest achievement is to operate in the hundred-fold anointing of God. It is a precious commodity that can be very costly! As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. A greater anointing often demands a greater price.
Are we willing to pay the price? In Sam 16:1-13, the passage describes the kingly anointing ceremony bestowed upon David by the Prophet Samuel. We can glean some important points from this event :
1. What God has ordained for us, we shall obtain as long as we remain committed to the Gospel of God’s Righteousness that consists Jesus’ baptism, death and resurrection. We must believe that we have been baptized, died and raised with Jesus to be anointed by God to serve His Righteousness. No matter who shows up or how physically fit our opponents may appear in man’s eyes, at the end of the day, God only chooses His children who are sinless and righteous by grace through faith. Many refuse to operate in the anointing due to the lack of faith in the Righteousness of God. The anointing will qualify the unqualifiedby God-given confidence and abilities.
2. God does not make mistakes. In the passage, the brothers look more suited for kingship because of their outward appearance but God looked inwardly for a pure heart. As a result, we who carry God’s anointing must use it wisely, not for popularity or to gain riches or power. Many begin from a humble beginning but eventually lose their anointing because of self-righteousness and pride. Pride is a weapon of mass destruction when placed alongside the anointing.
3. God’s anointing does not mandate a speedy course to the palace or the task assigned. David was anointed but not appointed until years later. The anointing flows when we continuously yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We must realize that it is the grace of God that guides, qualifies and seals us for service. We must allow God to do the work in and through us before we fulfill God’s will. In accordance to God’s timing, He will equip us for service to others and bring total glory to Himself.
We who carry this anointing, because of its costliness, must put our trust and confidence in God, It is God Who started a good work and He will see it through to its completion.
The Apostle Paul puts it best when he said, “Faithful is He that called you, Who also will do it.” 1 Thess 5:24
Those who are called to a greater anointing will pay a greater price and at the end of the day, it will all be worth it.
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