Monday, July 8, 2013

Releasing the anointing

Releasing the anointing
God never intended the ministry of the New Covenant anointing to be done just by a few, because freely you have received now freely give.
Ephesians 4. Eph 4:6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Eph 4:7  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Eph 4:8  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Eph 4:9  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph 4:10  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Eph 4:11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph 4:12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Eph 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Speaks about the five fold ministry, His gifts to the church of men , Apostles, Prophets Evangelist, Pastors, Teachers for equipping of the saints for the work of ministry.
In the Old mind set, that equipping of the saints was seen in terms of training, Right? Come to the seminar, come to the teaching class, go through this program of training and equipping. So we’ve gone through Evangelism training, we’ve gone through bus ministry training, and all those other things. I am not speaking disparagingly about those, but all our training really hasn’t done what God wanted through the five fold ministry. Then God revealed Ezekiel 37, of Ezekiel spending hours and hours of speaking to the bones. He came into the valley with dry, dry bones and God posed this question, Can these bones live and Ezekiel said, God you know, it was like I don’t have much hope God only you know if these bones can live. God said start Prophesying to the bones, and Ezekiel does it, he preaches and preaches and there is a rattling and the bones come together and sinews form in the bones and flesh and the rest of it, and all of the sudden he has got a wonderful order of people who have flesh, everything is in place, everything is in order. They have got it, the bodies are formed, but they have no life in them. There is a transition in his ministry when God says to him, Ezekiel enough prophesying to the bones, now prophesy to the wind. Speak to the wind and say Blow Oh wind, blow on these that they may live. The revelation exploded, because God showed in the church especially in the western world, we have majored on the cerebral and the preaching and preaching and teaching and teaching, and the seminars and more preaching and teaching and we’ve got churches with a lot of order and great organization, great knowledge, great know how, but there is no life. We are not impacting the Cities and God began to show, that the five fold ministry has misunderstood a lot of its calling. We thought our equipping was in terms of preaching and teaching to the bones. The five fold ministries upmost responsibility is in the area of anointing. See what really equips the church is the Power of the Holy Spirit. When Ezekiel began to prophesy to the wind, when the breath entered into those people they stood upon their feet and listen to what the Bible says, a mighty army. Not a bunch of people ready to be trained to be and army, when they stood upon their feet the breath entered into them they were already equipped to be a mighty army. People God says your responsibility is to impart anointing, because only anointing, only the breath of the Spirit in people really equips them to do the work. The five fold ministry is important, but bring in the five fold ministry that know how to impart the anointing. Its great to have someone to demonstrate the healing, but we need someone to come and release the anointing of healing on the church. Its wonderful to get Evangelist to preach for a week and the lost come in and baptize a whole bunch and go home happy and say Praise Jesus, but what about all the people sitting out there who God wants to anoint with an Evangelism anointing so we don’t have to wait for the five fold ministry and the Evangelist to come in. We have to believe in the area of impartation. We have to come out from behind the pulpit people. All that preaching and teaching is bringing a lot of form, but no life to the body of Christ and you are going to have to get out and start imparting the anointing to the people and trusting the Power of the Holy Spirit to equip the people to do the works. There is an anointing God is longing to pour out on His people to do the works of Jesus. For us to represent the Kingdom of Heaven in Power and it all is by the anointing, it is not by power, it is not by education, it is not by training, it is by His Spirit. Thank God for the training and know how, all you need is the Holy Ghost, He will give you words to speak, that’s what Jesus promised. We have begun to rely on all the other stuff when God says the anointing is where it is at. That is the foundation of todays study.
Look at 11Corinthians chapter 3, because Paul is comparing the ministry of the old Covenant and the ministry of the New Covenant. The ministry of the Old Covenant he describes as a ministry of the letter, whereas the ministry of the New Covenant is the ministry of the Spirit. The letter in other words is just words, facts, just knowledge, information, words, outlines, but apart from the anointing it is just a dead letter, that kills. The Word apart from the Spirit is a Dead letter that brings destruction, death and because it brings condemnation.  We are going to start with the comparison of the Glory. He is comparing the Glory of the Old Covenant and the Glory of the New Covenant. Now, Glory of the giving of the Old Covenant is something incredible. Lets not diminish the Glory of God coming down on Mt Sinai and shaking the whole earth and roaring with thunder when his voice sounded and with fire and smoke and Lightning. That’s pretty spectacular, if all the sudden you start seeing all that happen and fire on top of the mountain and thick smoke and rumblings and so on. You would think it is a Volcano erupting or something. Moses could go into the midst of it all and talk to God face to face for 40 days and 40 nights without eating food. Pretty Supernatural right? Then Moses comes down and his face is glowing with the Glory of God and people say, put a veil on your face. Moses we can’t stand to look at your face. That is a whole bunch of Glory. Listen to this, What Paul says in this passage, the Glory of the New Covenant is so Great and so intense and the Glory of Moses by comparison is no Glory at all. That is incredibly  powerful because Paul says 9 chapters later I’ve been taken up into heaven, I have seen things that God won’t let me talk about, but he still says. I haven’t seen this Glory, but we know that by his use of the word Hope that because you only hope according to what he said in Romans 8, Rom 8:24  For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
Rom 8:25  But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
You only hope for thing you have not seen, if you hope for things you have seen then it is not a hope, because it is a realized thing. So hope only operates when you are waiting for something that is not yet visible to your natural eyes, you have seen it in the Spiritual realm but you haven’t yet realized it. Paul says we have a hope of Glory. Look at verse 12. 2Co 3:12  Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  Therefore since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech. What is he talking about? He is talking about Glory. Look at Verse 10, 2Co 3:10  For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 2Co 3:11  For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.  For even what was made Glorious (that was the giving of the Old Covenant) had no glory in this respect because of the Glory that excels. For what is of passing away (The Old Covenant was a Passing away Covenant with a fading Glory) for what was passing away was Glorious for what remains is much more Glorious. Therefore since we have such hope we have such boldness of speech. So Paul is saying by the use of the word hope, I haven’t yet seen it, but I know it is coming . There is a Glory coming to the church that is going to make Sinai look like nothing at all by comparison. There is a Glory coming through the ministry of the New Covenant that is going to be so intense that Moses shiny face is going to look like no Glory by comparison. Paul recognized the best is kept for last. The later rain is always greater than the former. We all are looking back to Acts and saying, Oh of we could only go back to New Testament Christianity, forget that New Testament Christianity, you’re going to and what we are heading into is far, far, far Greater. Yes that was Glorious, that was wonderful, thousands being saved in one occasion, great miracles, but that is nothing to the Glory Paul said, we haven’t seen it yet. He saw a whole bunch. He saw the Power of God. Paul knew there was a lot more ahead, that is why he uses the word Hope. We have to stand in the ministry of hope of the Glory of God. You read the next chapter and you see Paul its like Im not going to get caught in the stuff others get caught up in. I am not getting into manipulation. I am not getting into underhanded ways, I want to see the Glory. He said there is a power in God, I know it when I look at creation. God came and he said in creation, let light shine out of darkness. Suddenly light shined in the whole world. He says that is the same God who has spoken to us, who has spoken life into us. God said let light shine out of darkness and who made light shine in our hearts. Listen to this, to give the light of the Knowledge of the Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Listen to this we have got such a watered down Gospel that we aren’t seeing that Glory, but telling you, God is restoring the Gospel, God is restoring the power of the Gospel and we are going to see that Glory. We are going to see that Glory in the church of Jesus Christ. Don’t settle for anything less, don’t settle for the programs, Don’t settle for the hoopla, press on for the Glory. Now, when are we going to realize that Glory? Well Paul tells us how, start from verse 1. 2Co 3:1  Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? 2Co 3:2  Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Do we begin to commend ourselves or do we need some others Brochures, letters of recommendation, epistles of commendation to you or letters of commendation from you. You are our epistle. 2Co 3:3  Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. Known and read of all men, clearly you are an epistle a letter of the anointed one. Why? Because when anyone looks at you they see the anointed one all over you. They see the anointing of the anointed one all over you, you are an epistle of Christ. Paul sais in Galatians chapter 3, Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. That have put on Christ, the word put on is like put on a garment. The vindication of any ministry is this that you leave behind people that who have, who look more like Christ. The anointing of Christ is upon them, the Love of Christ is being expressed through them and they are doing the works of the anointed one. They look like him. Do you realize this that when the Christians was first were called Christians in Antioch, we sort of think well they were looking so much like Jesus Christ that they called them Christians, NO, do you understand that Antioch was not a Jewish City? Do you understand also that this happened upward after 15 years after Jesus had gone? Do you know why the first Christians were called that in Antioch? Because when Paul came back out of his 13 years of exile he didn’t know anything to preach about except the anointed one and His anointing. So he came to Antioch with one of the teachers and he with Barnibus started preaching the anointed one until the people said You guys have got one theme only, you are always talking about the anointed one and His anointing and so they called them the ones of the anointed one. They haven’t seen Jesus to say oh you look just like Jesus. They got the label of Christians because that was all that they were concerned about, was the anointed one and His anointing. We are going to become one track, we are going to become an epistle of the anointed one and His anointing, an epistle of Christ the anointed one. You are an epistle of Christ, Now listen to this, ministered to by us. Uh oh, Jesus I wish you would do the ministry and I didn’t have to do it. Why don’t you just do it, you know just do it! Our ministry is to so minister the anointed one and His anointing that there is a writing on the hearts of those to whom we are ministering and what is written is the anointed one and His anointing. Till they so resemble the anointed one that the people say Christians.  Indecently when somebody says to you they are Christians,  Say to them Oh lay hands on me, I’ve got this sickness, come on just lay hands on me, here I am, you are a Christian, Thank you Jesus I have got ahold of somebody who has got the anointing, you are a anointed one, come on lay hands on me. Listen Put up or shut up! If you call yourself a Christian that means you have the anointing! You can heal the sick, you can Raise the Dead, you can Cast out devils, Put up or Shut up!  The church is going to have to do that, If we call ourselves Christians the World is going to Say Ok I am broken, I am sick, I am dying, Please release that anointing on me. Listen every one of us can! Ministered by us, watch this Written not with Ink, But by the Spirit of the Living God. Now that by is a bad preposition there, it should be with, because he is comparing written, not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of flesh that is of the heart. Now please watch, He is comparing the two ministries, one is, what happened, there was a tablet of stone, there was a writing on that tablet of stone and what was written was the law and so he is comparing the ink to what? To The Spirit! The stone to the heart so I am ministering an epistle of the anointed one and His anointing and I am writing on the hearts of people Because that translation in the Bible is wrong, because it sounds like the Holy Spirit is doing the ministering, No I am doing the ministering, what I am writing, what I am ministering is the Holy Spirit. If you look at the comparison carefully that’s what it is. I am ministering the Spirit to you and that is what produces Christ in you, that is what produces the anointed one and His anointing in you. It is not that I teach you and give you a bunch of information that become a dead letter. It is that in my ministry there is an impartation of the Holy Spirit to you, because Christ is written on you, because only the anointing can do that. Let me ask you the question to you who are teaching Sunday school classes, are ministering the Spirit or are you ministering information? Asking you Fathers who raising your children, are you ministering the Spirit to your children or are you giving them rules and regulations? It is not a big mystery, if you want your children to walk in the grace of God and in the anointing of the Holy Spirit, then you lay hands on them every morning and release the anointing on them. Just say, before I send you out the door I am giving you breakfast, I am giving you school lunch, I am giving you everything you need to wear, but here’s the anointing, in Jesus Name receive the anointing. What is a big mystery about that? Instead we say, Be careful don’t walk on, or do this or that blah, blah. The anointing is all that they need, Christ writing on their hearts. It is all about the anointing. It is all about the anointing, because the anointing can write on your children’s hearts the epistle of Christ. Your words you dead letter is just going to produce rebellion, because it is always the feeling of condemnation. When they hear you say Drive carefully they hear you say, why do you drive so recklessly? Come on the truth! Apart from the anointing all of that stuff is death. We must minister Christ that’s the New Covenant Ministry, ministering the anointing. Now you see why the church has been producing so many people who are totally frustrated, because we have ministered a bunch of information and a bunch of Bile Knowledge and people say this is good, this is good, but How can I do it? How do I live this? It is fine for you to preach this stuff, but I am out there and how do I put it into practice? Ok come on and let me release the anointing on you, let me write the Spirit of the Living God on your heart, Because you know that the Promise of the New Covenant is this, God said I will write my Law on your heart. How is He going to do it? It is by the Holy Spirit. As I minister the Spirit to you, the Spirit of God is writing the requirements of God on your Heart. He is writing His Law on your hearts. I don’t have to teach law, because when its coming from out of my mouth its going to sound like a Law. When you release the Spirit on people and the Spirit writes on their heart what is the requirement of God it is not law. Teach people to listen to the Spirit. People was created a Spirit being in the image of God, they was created to have communion with God, they have a capacity to hear from God, That is What sets them apart from an animal. Start cooperating with the Spiritual side of people. What we have learned to do is try to program into their mind is correct behavior and what have you got, a corpse still laying on the ground with form, looks good, but don’t have Life until you minister the Spirit. The Ministry of the Spirit is so powerful, Child of God please hear it, We thought speaking in tongues was so we could say, I’ve got it. A badge I speak in tongues, Man! God is stirring up the church to understand the Power in the in the Holy Spirit and in the anointing which we have received. There is a power to absolutely change and transform situations and we fussed and fought over it instead of recognizing the powerful tools that God has given us in the gifts of the Spirit and in the anointing to be able to see lives totally changed, dramatically transformed by the anointing. What we are so prone to do is be the answer person, (Now I ‘ve got to give them some information, they come to me with a problem and I’ve got to solve it) You Know that’s why the anointing needs to be released on you, the anointing takes care of everything, no one needs to know your problem. All needs to be done is release the anointing and minister to you the Spirit and you know what the Spirit is going to minister to you? He is going to make you an Epistle of the anointed one and His anointing. You want to know a powerful tool of the Holy Spirit the quickening is that some of you people has got this ministry, that you don’t know you got it yet. Do you want to know the power of the Letter that you have prayed over by the anointing of the Holy Spirit and then laid your hand on it and when a person takes that page in their hand the anointing will hit them and fall on them and begin to change them and the words just full of the love of God and the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Do you want to know how powerful that ministry is? A woman had determined to write to a particular person in a prison because they had taken away television privileges from the inmates and they weren’t watching the Christian television that they were watching, and the Lord had laid on her heart to write a letter and she wrote that letter and released the anointing on it and the decision was reversed. That tells you there is power, We have power, we have power, but we have relied on words, But Paul said the Kingdom of Heaven is not in word it is in power, but the church has relied on word. Now, understand, I am not talking about the Word of God, but just words out of our mouths. You know our knowledge, our wisdom, Yes I am not talking about the anointing devoid from the Word of God, because the Holy Spirit always writes the Word of God on people’s hearts. What I am talking about is how we are prone to is wisdom, wisdom, information, information, information and there comes a time where you have to stop and have to say I don’t have all the answers, but man I have the anointing and I want to impart to you the anointing, because the anointing is going to impart to you the anointed one and he is going to be written in you so that you begin to look like an Epistle of the anointed one. Pretty Powerful. If you haven’t ministered the Holy Spirit to your people you haven’t ministered the New Covenant and don’t be surprised if you don’t have New Covenant Christians. Don’t be surprised if you have people who are dying under the letter, who cant live in the power of God, because the only way you can produce New Covenant Christians is by ministering the Spirit. God showed the invitation systems is the worst time of unbelief in most churches, because we preach the Word of God in faith then we say to people, what are you going to do about it, instead of saying come on up here let me release the anointing on you so that the Holy Ghost will equip you to walk in that in which I shared with you. All you have to do is come like Mary and say Lord you have spoken to me and behold the handmaiden of the Lord let be unto me according to your word, what did Gabriel promise her? The Holy Ghost will come upon you and the power of the most high will overshadow you therefore that thing that shall be born of you shall be called Holy. Invitation time is Holy Ghost hovering time and it is fun. See every one of you can get up here if went through every one of you that has spent carpet time you would be able to start giving testimonies of what God did while you were on the floor while nobody was touching you and nobody was saying anything to you, But the Holy Ghost anointing was on you and He was correcting things, He was healing things, He was showing you people to forgive, He was showing you things to change. When He speaks to you on the carpet there is power to do it. It is a new day in the church of Jesus Christ. It is the day of God’s power. It is the day of the ministry of the New Covenant. It is the day of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Praise His name I am ready for it. Lets just read through from verse 4, 2Co 3:4  And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:  And we have such trust through Christ, through the anointed one unto ward God. 2Co 3:5  Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;  Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God. 2Co 3:6  Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. He is our adequacy who also made us sufficient or adequate as ministers of the New Covenant, not of the Letter, but of the Spirit for the Letter Kills, but the Spirit gives Life. See I can give you a bunch of information and all it is going to make you do is get more distraught and distressed and discouraged, because you can’t do it. Listen when I minister to you the Spirit, the Spirit gives Life, the Spirit gives Life. You don’t have to know a lot to do that, When somebody comes to you and sais, I am having such a problem in my marriage, Say Well do you mind that I just lay hands on you and release the anointing or the Holy Spirit upon you? A child can do that, what I have I give to you. Holy Spirit just fall on this person. Yeah God, And you thought you had to know 4 Spiritual Laws, 5 steps on how to have a full and meaningful life, 10 steps to walk in victory and all the rest of it, Just lay it on them. Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I unto you in the name of Jesus of Nazareth rise up and walk. Yes God.
The Ministry of the New Covenant.  Let’s read through this comparison, 2Co 3:7  But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stone was Glorious, so the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses, because of the Glory of his countenance, which Glory was passing away (it was a fading Glory and it wasn’t and enduring one and finally was to pass away when Jesus came) how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more Glorious. 2Co 3:8  How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? And who are the ministers of the Spirit? We are! 2Co 3:9  For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. For if the ministry of condemnation (Uh Oh that’s what the letter does, listen people, you can with the purest motive be saying to somebody this is what you need to do and what they are hearing is you condemning them for not doing what you think they should be doing. And so your motives are so pure you want to help them, but they hear condemnation, because they feel so frustrated, they know what they are suppose to be doing, but they don’t know how, so when you try to help them in a loving way and say, this is what you need to be doing, they just feel like you are condemning them and you are not condemning them, but they tried so many times. The Letter always brings condemnation you can’t do it. If the ministry of condemnation had Glory, the ministry of righteousness succeeds much more in Glory. The ministry of the New Covenant is the Holy Spirit says you can receive the gift of righteousness and you don’t have to struggle and strive for it. It is a gift, righteousness is a gift. It comes by the anointing. The ministry in righteousness exceeds much more in Glory. 2Co 3:10  For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. For what was even made Glorious had no Glory in this respect, because of the Glory that excels. 2Co 3:11  For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious. For what is passing away was Glorious, what remains is much more Glorious. 2Co 3:12  Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: Therefore then we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech.   2Co 3:13  And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: Unlike Moses who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadfast at the end of what was passing away. I am not trying to be mean here, but a lot of people had to live a veiled life, because they didn’t want others to see their areas of defeat and can’t be completely transparent, preaching that Jesus will give you victory and that man couldn’t walk in victory, so you got to put some veils over your life, Hello! Because you can’t just, Man I can’t walk in this stuff myself completely. So we come to church with our veils on, Hello! Because we can’t afford to let down and say I am miserable, I am hurting, because we are all saying Rah, rah, rah, we are all in victory Rah, Rah, Rah, Glory to God, You know I am not putting down the confession of the Word of God at all, but I am saying we have to vulnerable to one another for the ministry of the Spirit to take place. I have to become open and transparent, I ‘ve got to remove the veils. In fact only the Spirit can only remove the veils and we will show how the veils are removed. 2Co 3:13  And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: Unlike Moses who put a veil over his face. Verse 14, 2Co 3:14  But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But their minds were Blinded for until this day this same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in the anointed one and by His anointing. It is removed in Christ. 2Co 3:15  But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. But even to this day when Moses is read of the veil lies on their heart. Now here is the Power of verses.
Here is how it all happens, 2Co 3:16  Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 2Co 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Now the Lord (That he is talking about in verse 16) is the Spirit (so you can read in verse 16, Nevertheless when one turns to the Spirit the veil is taken away) Want to get rid of veils? Turn to the Spirit. When one turns to the Spirit. Now the Lord is the Spirit (Look at this) and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty. You can translate that Legitimately and grammatically, Where the Spirit is Lord there is Liberty. See he just said, when one turns to the Lord and the Lord is the Spirit, so when you allow the Spirit to be Lord you are loosed from veils. There is Liberty and there is freedom, there is a freedom to become transparent and vulnerable. The Liberty he is talking about here is the Liberty to become vulnerable to the anointing. We don’t have to come to church as million dollar successes, we can come to church and recognize our need of anointing and say, I need anointing today. 2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. We all with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from Glory to Glory just as by the Spirit of the Lord with unveiled face. Here is the wonderful thing, hear this last truth, because this is the fundamental truth that is so powerful, he sais that with unveiled face beholding as in a Mirror the Glory of the Lord. Well who is the reflection of the Glory of the Lord? It is Christ the anointed one. When I am beholding the anointed one. This is what the Holy Spirit always does.
Rom 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the Law of sin and death. So Here is what the Spirit always ministers, Paul calls it a Law just to compare a Law, but there is really such liberty. What the Spirit always does to you is He always points you to life in Christ Jesus. When you become aware of your inability, your ineptitude, your weakness and your failure the Spirit is always pointing to the Sufficiency and the adequacy of the anointed one, all of the Spirit of life in the anointed one Jesus. The Holy Spirit doesn’t say you horrible sinner, you bad thing you, you better change, what He does He points you to Jesus and in the light of Jesus you see your lack and it drives you to appropriate the life of Jesus. We have had to much ministry of death of the Old Covenant in churches where we preached messages that are nothing But the Ministry of the Letter that produced death, because we don’t point to Jesus the anointed one, the Holy Spirit always points to life in Christ Jesus. He sais yes you have lack, but oh you need to know where the fullness of life is, it is in the anointed one Jesus, He is your life, He is your Hope. Christ in you, your Hope of Glory, the anointed one is in you and in Him dwells all the fullness of the God head bodily and you are complete in Him. So basically the Christian life and it is simple as this, when you became a Child of God there was placed in you the deposit of everything that you will ever need and basically your Christian Experience is yielding more and more of you to the indwelling presents of the anointed one and His anointing to transform you. So all the Spirit is doing is showing you areas of Lack so that you can appropriate all that you have in the anointed one, because as far as the Gospel is concerned everything that you will ever need is already provided and this is the shocking thing its already resident right within you. There is nothing more that you need to be added to the deposit that has been placed with in you already, Christ the anointed one lives within you, the issue is this that the Spirit of God wants to lift veils from your eyes from areas you never allowed the anointed one to inhabit and change by the life of Christ shed abroad in your heart. See the Christian growth is a series of opening up, yielding.
James 1 speaks about this He says therefore putting away all evil and the excess and the superfluity of naughtiness is how the King James version, Excess of evil therefore putting away all filthiness all wickedness and the superfluity of naughtiness (which means living to excess always giving in to it excessive indulgence is which the world does and lives) let us receive with meekness the engrafted word which is able to save your souls. Jas 1:21  Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. The word engrafted is not really a good word, it is a Greek word based on the word Genesis it’s a word that already has life operating within itself. The Word of God already has Life within itself, it doesn’t depend upon you to make life happen in the Word of God. The Word has Life, So what is he saying? Receive with meekness the already living Word which is able to save your souls. Totally save you, this is not just salvation, he is talking to Christians, so you want to know where salvation and deliverance is just keep on receiving that engrafted Word that Word that has life in and in of itself then he says now, but don’t be a forgetful hearer, he says be a doer of the Word. Jas 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Jas 1:23  For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: He saying is this, the proof of the Word has been deposited with in you is there is going to be a change of life. So if there is no change of life down the road, understanding the seed principal, it takes time for a seed to manifest, He says if there is no change in life you question if you really received the Word. He gets into a wonderful illustration He says don’t be a forgetful hearer like a man not a woman, a man, what does a man do, He looks at his face in a mirror in the morning and then he don’t care for the rest of the life the rest of the day, but a woman pulls out that mirror all the time. Here is the Key word the Bible says he beholds his natural face in a mirror. The word natural in the Greek is this, the face of his birth. What the Spirit is going to do is He is going to let you see according to 2 Corinthians 3:8 you are going to behold in a mirror the Glory of the Lord, What is the Mirror? The anointed one Christ. Christ is the reflection of the image of the Father and I have been predestined to be changed into His Image. Watch what happens, every morning your quiet time is mirror time its not God let me get some more thing I can try to do to change. No you are going into the Word to see what Christ looks like and you look and you say wow that’s me that’s the face of my birth, I was predestined to look just like Jesus. So when I see Jesus healing the sick that’s me, yeah way to go. What do I do? I receive the anointing right at that point because it a ministry of the Spirit. I am looking into the mirror and I am change into the image from one degree of glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord. What do I have to do to get the Spirit of the Lord to change me? You have to turn to the Spirit of the Lord. Your daily devotionals are a time when you are turning to the Spirit and looking in the mirror and letting the Spirit change you to look like what’s in the mirror. Get it? Most of us has looked in the scriptures to find some more Laws and Commandments to obey and got totally frustrated. No you are looking in the mirror and you are looking at the face of your birth and you say Wow that’s me God I am going to look just like that, thank you Lord and I receive your Holy Spirit now, the anointing to change me into the same image That is the way church should be. God gives a Brother a message and he stands and preaches and the people say Great, yeah, that’s what I am going to be, that’s me yes, that’s what God says I am going to be, pastor quit preaching, lets go to the front and receive the anointing so that the Holy Spirit can change me into the same image, and we come and like Mary we yield to the Spirit. Yes Lord behold the handmaiden of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy Word, and we lie on the floor and get pregnant with the Word of God. The Word and the Spirit, We get up off the floor and  we start rejoicing and say Halleluiah, 9 months time there is going to be a birth. What ever Word God laid on the preachers heart is the Word God is Destining His people to be and if we yield to the anointing it will begin to work in us and church will become a wonderful time, If we come to the place of yielding to the Holy Spirit and allowing the Holy Spirit and looking in the Word not as a Law to be obeyed but as a reflection as of an Image of the one whom we are created to be and we are looking in the face of Jesus and saying Wow that right that’s what I was born to look like. 



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