RELEASING A FRESH ANOINTING
Living in the fresh anointing.
Our text is in Psalms 92:10, I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
David is speaking about a fresh anointing; a renewal.David had been anointed as king of Israel from his youth.
In I Samuel 16:13 Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him, and the Bible says the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.
What I am trying to say is that the Spirit had not departed David, but at times he needed a refreshing; a renewal.
We live in a time when many in the church have been anointed at one time they have received the Holy Ghost, but like David, Satan has come and the cares of this world have come and stormed their kingdom so to speak.
David's own family had tried to take away from him what God had given him.
Friend, their is an anointing thief out there. Satan wants to stop the anointing of God in your life, because he knows that it is the anointing that destroys the yoke
But the Psalmist wrote in our text, I shall be anointed with fresh oil. That means he had already been anointed.
I like what the prophet Micah wrote in chapter 7 verse 8. Rejoice not against me O my enemy: When I fall I shall arise; When I sit in darkness the Lord shall be a light unto me.
That old devil may have pulled you down, but you don't have to let him keep you down. I have come to tell you today that there is refreshing and renewal in the Lord.
In fact you can be renewed day by day. (II Corinthians 4:16)
I often think of Job. I like the last chapter. It says that when Job submitted himself to God and when he prayed for his friends, God restored. Job received twice as much as he had before.
God will not only refresh and restore, he will increase.
In Acts 4:31 Peter and John had met the lame man at the gate and Peter took him by the hand and God healed him. Then they began to preach the power of the name of Jesus, and the priests and leaders of the temple began to threaten them. When they let them go, they went and joined the other disciples and told them. They knew they needed more courage, so they prayed.
How do we get this fresh anointing?
Well let's look at the early church.They gathered together in one accord in prayer.
Friend there is nothing like an old fashioned altar service with people coming down and bending their knees together in prayer and everyone seeking a fresh anointing.There is power in united prayer. We need unity in our churches more than ever.
We see churches where this little group sits over here and this little group sits over there. This one won't pray for that one. One won't come up for prayer as long as the other is up there. Nobody is going to receive anything like that.
Fresh anointing comes when we remove dead things from our lives .Ecclesiastes 10:1 says, Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor.
You can't carry around a bunch of dead things or things of death, things like bitterness, unforgiveness, and strife, and receive a fresh anointing. You have to lay those things down.
Acts 3:19. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. No matter how great a move of God comes, if you have unrepented sin in your life, you are not going to be refreshed.
A fresh anointing comes on us when we pray for others even when we are desperately in need of prayer ourselves .Job's renewal came when he prayed for his friends. (Job 42:10)
Get self out of the way and allow the anointing to flow through your brokenness like the oil through the broken shards of the alabaster bottle that was broken at the feet of Jesus.
A fresh anointing comes when we wait on The Lord and take time in His presence.Isaiah 40:31 says, but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.Stay at it!Jesus told the disciples to tarry in Jerusalem to wait for the promise.We are so used to fast food, fast internet broadband and fast paced life styles that we don't know how to wait anymore.
The lady in Luke 15 who lost a coin, the Bible says, she did seek diligently until she found it.
Jesus asked his disciples one day, Would you tarry with me one hour?
Jacob wouldn't let go until he got the blessing.
The Lord said in Ezekiel 34:26, There shall be showers of blessing.
Now if you think you don't need refreshed or restored, or you aren't sure, here is a 1 minute test.
The Fruits of the Spirit are: Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
Are any of these missing from your life.
God is calling.
He is sending a fresh anointing.
Do you want it?
BEGINNING OF YEAR PRAYER AND FASTING
Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I trust that each and everyone of you
had a wonderful Christmas, relaxed holiday season and are refreshed and blessed as you
start the New Year.
Over the years we have developed a habit and tradition at Word Of Life International
Ministries of spending time that is, specifically, five days in January, in fasting and praying,
but we also spend time just before every major conference in fasting and praying.
. The Bible is full of examples of individuals and groups of individuals setting aside times of prayer and fasting.
1.Jacob wrestling with the Angel of the Lord
Gen 32:24 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
2.The Children of Israel on their way to the promised land
Deu 4:7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
3.The Children of Israel in times of peril
Deu 26:7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:
THE LAW OF CONSECRATION OR THE LAW OF DEDICATION
THE LAW OF CONSECRATION OR THE LAW OF DEDICATION
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2. THE LAW OF CONSECRATION OR THE LAW OF DEDICATION
The law of consecration is very close to the law of first things, but it deals with the full and
unreserved surrender and commitment of persons or things to the service of God .During
our time of prayer and fasting one of the things we want to do is to consecrate or dedicate
our lives, our plans ,the months to come, the time, the activities, our desires, our goals of the
year into the hands of the Lord, into his service and to his glory, in line with the 2
Corinthians 7:1 – ; Numbers 6:7 –; Numbers 3:3 ; 2 Chronicles 29:1 – 33 and Acts 6:4 –.
The Bible says in Pro 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
The law of consecration or dedication seeks to dedicate and commit our ways and our lives especially at the beginning of the year into the hands of the Master of time and life.
THE LAW OF FASTING
5. THE LAW OF FASTING
The law of fasting is found in the Bible in many stories, but one outstanding example is
found in the book of Esther when Esther called upon Mordecai and her maids to take time to
fast and pray in order for God to intervene in the pending genocide of the Jews . Another example in the Bible is in the book of Second Chronicles Chapter 20 when Jehoshaphat and the children of Israel were facing a nation crisis situation and they held a nationwide fast. These scriptures of the Bible depict what happens when people pray and fast and what God does for His people when they fast.
Fasting does not arm twist God to hear Prayers, nor does it force him out of compassion and pity to respond to our prayers. Fasting does three very important things that activate the dimension of the spiritual in our lives;
1.Fasting prioritises the things of God and our desire of those things when this happens we activate the law of first things and God is able to respond to us on the basis of how we respond to him.
2.Fasting also rearranges the configuration of mankind is spirit soul and body into the right order. Many people have the order the wrong way round, as they put the body first the soul second and the spirit last. Fasting insures that the things of the spirit gain ascendance and domain you over the things of the soul in of the body. When this happens the spiritual dimension begins to be more accessible and more manifest to us than before. The book of Acts is a very clear example of this, as many instances of God’s intervention appeared to occur during or just after a time of prayer in fasting.
3.Finally fasting is an act of humility and submission. The Bible is very clear that God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble and when we humble ourselves in prayer and fasting God is drawn towards us and is able to intervene on our behalf.