The Anointing of the Holy Spirit
“You shall receive power after the Holy Spirit has come upon you!”
|Jesus had to die so the Holy Spirit could be given to dwell INSIDE every believer!
The Importance of the Holy Spirit
So many of us grew up in churches that told us nothing about the importance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus had a lot to say about this important part of the Trinity. Please check out these topic links to find out more about the Holy Spirit :
The importance of the Holy Spirit, and the necessity of our learning to rely upon and trust Him, moment by moment, and also to be obedient to His leading in our life is paramount to our success.
Equally true, our ability to fulfill our destiny, and do the work for which He has called us to, in fulfilling the Great Commission is impossible without our reliance upon Him!
So our job is to get to know Him intimately; to rely upon and trust in Him; and then to obediently follow His leading on a daily 24/7 basis.
Let us be ever sensitive to His ever presence and anointing, and let us not inadvertently offend Him, and have His Anointing and His power lift from us, as happened to Sampson.
If you want to know what God desires of you today:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit. Selah
From: Worthy Ministries [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 4:30 AM
Subject: Worthy Brief – 5/3/2010
|Seeking victory by the power of His Spirit!
Judges 14:5-6 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.
Judges 16:20 And she (Delilah)said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.
Samson is a powerful example of a man of God who won his battles over and over again because the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. Yet when he was finally defeated by Delilah’s temptations he didn’t realize that the Lord had left him, so effective was the woman’s spell.
The enemy is subtle and the temptations of the flesh can so quickly quench the presence and power of God’s spirit that we may not even realize it has happened. But this anointing of the Holy Spirit is our Life.…and our victory. Opposition can be destroyed and burdens can be lifted when His wonderful Presence fills and rests upon us. Our greatest battle is maintaining that internal communion with Him by His Spirit.
Temptations, bad habits, our sinful nature, demonic attacks, all these collaborate to rob us of this holy anointing, our communion with God, and our only real power over every enemy!
Samson’s victories vividly demonstrate the tremendous power of the anointing. His power over the Philistines was legendary and truly heroic. But when he lost his anointing, they nearly destroyed him.
How critical it is in these days to keep our lamps burning with the holy “oil” of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) anointing. His goodness will defeat the evils around us…His light will banish darkness…His joy will annihilate our depression…His forgiveness will root out all bitterness…His love will overcome our natural hatred…and every subtle deception will be exposed by His excellent TRUTH! Seek HIS ANOINTING, the fullness of the Holy Spirit — He will equip you to break every yoke of bondage and defeat every internal and external enemy.
Please don’t find yourself in the condition of Samson, in the arms of his lust, not even realizing that the anointing had left him. The cost was enormous, even though he was restored. Instead, guard yourself against the subtle temptations of this world seeking more and more of His indwelling Presence. That anointing will produce one victory after another. Amen.
Your family in the Lord with much agape love,
George, Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah