The anointing of God, can and will transform your life if you will yield to it!
The anointing is the tangible presence of the Lord and He will come and begin to set on His people at different times. That anointing breaks yokes, removes burdens, heals people of sickness and disease and gives people answers for difficult situations in their life.
Paul, in 1 Corinthians 2:4 said,
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom,
but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.
It is the anointing and the power of God that Paul is talking about! If you feel lukewarm and feel like you have missed the touch of God, that anointing will FILL you! If you feel weary, burdened, heavy-laden, sad, depressed and you are struggling spiritually, the Lord says, “Come!” You can RECEIVE from Him!
God wants to restore you and give you the JOY and the GLADNESS of the Lord. You can literally receive it right now. Just lift your hands and begin to praise Him. Worship Him! Magnify Him! Say, “Lord, I RECEIVE! I receive from Your presence!”
The answer you are looking for is in receiving!
RECEIVE His oil of gladness and oil of joy! RECEIVE the oil of His presence, the Balm of Gilead! RECEIVE the healing that comes from God! It opens blind eyes and it sets spirits free! Begin to worship Him as an act of faith and just reach out to Heaven and RECEIVE!
Keep on receiving and drawing from Heaven. Say it in your own words, “Come, Holy Spirit. You are welcome in my life. Manifest freely in me Holy Spirit.” It really is that simple, but you have to be the one to do it.
We receive from the anointing of God!
You do not have to even know what that means theologically or in any other way, just receive it by faith!
In that anointing, in His presence is where you will find healing. Whatever you have need of in the area of your health, you can receive healing from Heaven right now. For those who would say, “I am in pretty good health,” I would say to you then go ahead and receive health from Heaven. Divine health is better than having to receive healing for sickness and disease.
The Balm of Gilead keeps rising up in my heart. It is healing! His anointing is like a healing balm. It is a salve; a medication. It is also a prevention. You can lift your hands right now and receive healing or health, whichever one you need, just do it by faith.
The truth is, the majority of us need healing in some area. There are some things that are age related that can cause issues in our bodies. However, even in that it can be different for you than anyone else your age. You can be BETTER. You can walk in DIVINE health! We still have some effects of the fall that affect us in our physical bodies here on earth, but it does not mean we have to be full of sickness, disease or pain. We can enjoy life. Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly. (John 10:10)
So lift your hands and receive the abundance of life, health and healing.
The Power of Invitation!
The greatest revelation I have ever received in all my years of studying about the Holy Spirit and the doctrine of the glossolalia is the power of invitation. If you invite the Holy Spirit to come, He will come and manifest in you. Inviting Him in IS the power of invitation.
In Revelation 3, Jesus stands at the door and knocks. When you are God and you can walk through walls and doors, you do not need to knock. He is doing this for a reason. The Holy Spirit is standing at the door of your heart knocking. There is only one thing that is keeping Him out: YOU! That being said, if you will get up and open the door and say, “Come, Holy Spirit, You are welcome to manifest in me,” He will!
The problem with that is sometimes He will mess up church services. He will mess with religion, He will mess with your preconceived ideas and your drive-through mentality. He might not serve it up your way, but He WILL serve it up HIS way.
Begin to hunger for more of the Holy Spirit. Let that hunger be your heart cry. Begin to hunger for more of His manifestations and more of His glory to be revealed in and through you.
It is not necessary to feel anything to receive, but if you feel something, how can you not receive? You can receive by faith, or you can receive based on what you are feeling and sensing. The key is to receive.
It is that blanket of the Holy Spirit that many experience at times. It must be where we received the word “comforter” from. Some Spirit-filled Holy Ghost believer said, “I think I will call that blanket a comforter because that is like the Holy Spirit coming. He sets on you. He wraps Himself around you.”
You can receive of the anointing without fully understanding the anointing. You can receive your healing without fully understanding your healing. You can receive joy right in the midst of your darkest time with little to no understanding of how that is possible. It is all about receiving!
The Holy Spirit is here for you.
It does not matter what you are going through, He is here for you. He is there with you right now. Whatever is going on, know that Jesus loves you. He wants to help you. Quit busting His chops. Quit complaining and receive the incredible love He has for you! Let Him be good to you. Receive His goodness. All you have to do is say, “Lord I receive Your blessing today. I receive all the blessings that You have for me!”
I love corporate worship services because one of the most powerful things that can happen is when we gather together and begin to worship Him. All of a sudden the Holy Spirit will come and begin to brood, breathe and manifest. He wants to pour out His blessing on every person in that service. Not the way you want, but the way He wants. He desires to do that in you right now. Your part? Just receive.
Are you seeing a theme in all of this yet? Everything is about your willingness to receive from Him.
Many times we do not acknowledge Him except once a week. We come into a Sunday service and say, “Holy Spirit, You are welcome.” Let me challenge you: what about Monday? Is He welcome then? Do you invite Him in on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday? It is as simple as, “Holy Spirit, You are welcome. I need You right now to help me every day of the week. I need You to lead, guide and teach me. Show me things to come.”
By the way, in case you did not realize it, those are all job descriptions of His.
Receive His love!
The Bible says in Romans 5:5
5 … the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The love of God has been powered out FULL to OVERFLOW by the Holy Spirit. Let that love fill you up. RECEIVE His love! If you are struggling and in a tough place right now and you need to make some decisions, I have good news for you! The Holy Spirit wants to lead you right where you are at. He wants to come and assist you with promptings, urgings, and guidance. In the midst of turmoil, He wants to lead you to His peace!
Again, you do not have to fully understand the anointing or how He works, but you do need to receive it. Understanding it is not required. The anointing is like medicine from a doctor. If the doctor says, “Take this pill,” you will take it. You may not understand why it will work, but when he tells you what is going to happen if you will take it, you believe him.
How much more should we believe our Father? He comes with His presence. He tells us it is like the Balm of Gilead. It is like a healing anointing that comes and when you feel it rest on you all you have to do is receive it.
You are not alone.
You have an amazing Friend! He is the great Comforter! He is the paraclete: The One called alongside to help and assist. He is there with you right now to help and assist YOU in your life.
Within that anointing, within His presence is everything you will ever have need of: Direction, healing, guidance, leadership, financial blessing and every other area. It is all found in His anointing.
God is a good God and He leads us by His Spirit. The Bible says in Romans 8:14,
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
It is time to receive child of God! Trust Him to lead you! He is ready, the next step is yours.
Let this be your prayer and speak it out boldly:
Lord, I receive Your anointing! I receive the life of God! I receive Your manifested presence in my life! I receive the goodness of the Lord! I receive Your healing power! I take authority over every sickness and disease in my life! I declare that by the strips of Jesus Christ I am healed! I am healed physically, emotionally and relationally! I receive the healing of the Lord! I receive YOUR healing for me! Thank You for the anointing! Thank You for Your love! Thank You for presence! In Jesus Name! Amen!
Let us know below what God is doing in your life as you press in to His presence and anointing! We want to hear YOUR testimony! Remember: You overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the WORD of your testimony! (Revelation 12:11)
~ Pastor Doug Bird
Senior Pastor, Abundant Life Church