Open Heaven 25 April 2023 TOPIC: More Than Anointing
MEMORISE: “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” – Psalm 23:5 (KJV)
READ: Psalm 45:7-8 (KJV)
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Kings 19-21
When it comes to anointing, God is so generous that He gives it in abundance. He anointed David in the presence of his brethren in 1 Samuel 16:13, again as king over Judah in 2 Samuel 2:4 and yet again as king over the whole of Israel in 2 Samuel 5:3. God just kept on pouring the anointing on him.
In Acts 19:11-12, the Bible says He so anointed Paul that his handkerchiefs were healing the sick. In Acts 5:15, He so anointed Peter that anything his shadow touched was impacted by the anointing. Once while on a visit to one of my children in the United States, I saw four women moving up and down in the kitchen. I wondered why his wife had so many people helping to prepare a meal for me. Little did I know that those four women had been trusting God for the fruit of the womb. In any case, I ate and left. After I left, one by one, the women sat on the chair I had used and nine months later, three of them were already carrying their children while the fourth gave birth three months after the first three. From this moment on, everywhere you walk past will become anointed, in Jesus’ name.
If you want this kind of anointing, you must be ready to live a life of consecration. You cannot be in love with the things of this world and expect to carry this kind of anointing. Those who are anointed to overflowing are addicted to prayers and Bible study. Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 11:27-28:
In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
God only gives this kind of anointing to people who are totally sold out to Him. When you begin to receive this anointing, be sure to use it, so that it doesn’t diminish. Just as batteries have a life span, the anointing also has a lifespan. Use the anointing the Lord has given you for His glory so you don’t lose it.
Father, please make me overflow with your anointing.
HYMN 23: Take My Life, And Let It Be
1 Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise,
Let them flow in endless praise.
2 Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,
Swift and beautiful for Thee.
3 Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.
4 Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
5 Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine:
Take my heart, it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
6 Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.