Walking in your Anointing
In 2 Samuel 5, David was fighting the Philistines. David inquired of God what he needed to do in order to be successful in coming against his enemies. God clearly gave him direction. Look at these verses for a moment:
2 Samuel 5:19, 23-24 NCV
19 David asked the LORD, "Should I attack the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?" The LORD said to David, "Go! I will certainly hand them over to you."
23 When David prayed to the LORD, he answered, "Don't attack the Philistines from the front. Instead, go around and attack them in front of the balsam trees.
24 When you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, act quickly. I, the LORD, will have gone ahead of you to defeat the Philistine army."
Lately the Lord has been giving a mandate to this body. It is not so much that we would say it is new. Perhaps the better way to say it would be, “It is time for us to move on.” The season is changing. We believe that if water sits still, it stagnates. We are in a season of change. We are in a season of moving. I am making reference to moving forward. One principle which we have learned is that if we are not moving forward when the cloud begins to move, we are not in the perfect will of the Father.
THERE IS A TURNING POINT THAT INVOLVES AN AWAKENING OF THE SPIRIT MAN
We have studied SIGNS. If you are living by sight in the natural realm, there is a storm raging. We learned the enemy has targeted the people of God during this hour in an all out campaign to destroy the family and defeat even the strongest Christian. He will stop at nothing and there is no such thing as fair play. You are experiencing the fight of/for your life.
We have also studied celebrating in the presence of the Lord. God has called this body into the place where offering up our sacrifices of Praise and Worship. This, in turn, brings Power and Glory. God is calling the army into position. There is a spiritual trumpet which is producing a sound in the Spirit and is and calling the army into position. There is a move that is about to be taken. There is spiritual choreography going on in the heavens which is aligning the angelic host into their positions for a move of God to take place. There is a sound of rustling in the treetops. We have heard the prophetic word. The messages speak of preparation.
Isaiah 61:1-4 NKJV
1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified."
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
FIRST, As the Pastor, God has anointed me to preach - My responsibility includes.
A. Preach Good Tidings
B. Heal the Brokenhearted
C. Proclaim Liberty to the Captives
D. Proclaim the Acceptable Year of the Lord
E. Proclaim the Day of Vengeance of God
SECONDLY, You are “they” from vv3 & 4. You have become trees of righteousness. You are anointed - Here are your responsibilities.
A. Become planted
B. rebuild the old ruins
C. raise up the former desolations
D. repair the ruined cities
God is calling us into a place of alignment where we have not been in the past. I ask that each of you respond to the call the Lord is making clear in your lives.
What am I to do? What is my part? These are the questions everyone wants to know the answer to. The rule here is to be willing to accept what God gives to you as inevitably He gives you the task of the servant before you can become a ruler.
In order to please God, you have to use FAITH. In order for you and I to become successful or be an over-comer, we have to walk by FAITH.
Faith - noun 1 complete trust or confidence. 2 strong belief in a religion. 3 a system of religious belief.
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 NIV - Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1 NCV - Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it.
Matthew 9:2 Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you."
Matthew 9:22 But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, "Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well." And the woman was made well from that hour.
Matthew 9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you."
Matthew 21:21 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done.
5 And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
6 So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
Luke 18:42 Then Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well."
Luke 8:48 And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace."
Luke 7:50 Then He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
Mark 10:52 Then Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
Mark 5:34 And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction."
2 Thessalonians 3:1-2
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,
2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Many, if not all of you who are here, or who hear this message realize that you have yet to fulfill your Destiny. You are still on the way up. You realize that you are not walking where you know that you need to walk. You are not in the place you know that you need to be. Often you have wondered how you are going to become the man or woman of God that you are supposed to be. You realize that you will never be the person who you were created to be UNLESS SOMETHING CHANGES.
Do you constantly find yourself walking in offense? Either you are offending someone, or everyone seems to be offending you. Do you find yourself continually frustrated? Do you readily notice how no one else seems to be able to do anything right except you? As a matter of fact, if you don’t do it, it won’t get done right. Do you feel uncomfortable at the thought of having to explain the fulness of your spiritual call? Do you constantly look for the easier way out of situations rather than face the issues? Are you one of those people who never seem to get the right break at the right time? I mean you always hear - Boy, yesterday the fish were really biting here.
If any of this has related to you, I suggest you need to seek for a change in your life. Otherwise you will never fulfill your Divine Destiny.
If you continue to do what you have always done,
you will continue to be who you have always been.
THE MAJOR PREMISE OF THIS MESSAGE IS THAT IN ORDER TO CHANGE, YOU MUST DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE.
Isaiah 61:1-4 NCV
1 The Lord GOD has put his Spirit in me, because the LORD has appointed me to tell the good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts are broken, to tell the captives they are free, and to tell the prisoners they are released.
2 He has sent me to announce the time when the LORD will show his kindness and the time when our God will punish evil people. He has sent me to comfort all those who are sad
3 and to help the sorrowing people of Jerusalem. I will give them a crown to replace their ashes, and the oil of gladness to replace their sorrow, and clothes of praise to replace their spirit of sadness. THEN they will be called Trees of Goodness, trees planted by the LORD to show his greatness.
4 They will rebuild the old ruins and restore the places destroyed long ago. They will repair the ruined cities that were destroyed for so long.
2 Chronicles 15:1-7 NKJV
1 Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded.
2 And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: "Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
3 "For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law;
4 "but when in their trouble they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them.
5 "And in those times there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, but great turmoil was on all the inhabitants of the lands.
6 "So nation was destroyed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every adversity.
7 "But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"
1 Kings 15:1-3 NKJV
1 In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah.
2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Maachah the granddaughter of Abishalom.
3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him; his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.
1 Kings 15:25-26 NKJV
25 Now Nadab the son of Jeroboam became king over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.
26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin by which he had made Israel sin.
1 Kings 16:23-25 NKJV
23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king over Israel, and reigned twelve years. Six years he reigned in Tirzah.
24 And he bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; then he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, Samaria, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill.
25 Omri did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all who were before him.
1 Kings 16:29-30 NKJV
29 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab the son of Omri became king over Israel; and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.
30 Now Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, more than all who were before him.
1 Kings 22:51-53 NKJV
51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab became king over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.
52 He did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin;
53 for he served Baal and worshiped him, and provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger, according to all that his father had done.
2 Kings 3:1-3 NKJV
1 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab became king over Israel at Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.
2 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, but not like his father and mother; for he put away the sacred pillar of Baal that his father had made.
3 Nevertheless he persisted in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Israel sin; he did not depart from them.
2 Kings 8:16-18 NKJV
16 Now in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Jehoshaphat having been king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat began to reign as king of Judah.
17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, just as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife; and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.
2 Kings 8:26-27 NKJV
26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel.
27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the LORD, like the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.
Here we have seen so many men who ruled kingdoms not be able to change. As a result the kingdoms suffered.
➔ Now look at 2 Kings 7 & 2 Chronicles 33 - These are lessons that show what transpires when you make the effort change.
2 Kings 7 - Four leprous men - They were going to die unless something changed. They took the steps to change.
2 Chronicles 33:1-20 NKJV
1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. 2 But he did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.
4 He also built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, "In Jerusalem shall My name be forever."
5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
6 Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.
7 He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, "In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever;
8 "and I will not again remove the foot of Israel from the land which I have appointed for your fathers; only if they are careful to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses."
9 So Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD had destroyed before the children of Israel.
10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they would not listen.
11 Therefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon.
12 Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
13 and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.
14 After this he built a wall outside the City of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate; and it enclosed Ophel, and he raised it to a very great height. Then he put military captains in all the fortified cities of Judah.
15 He took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD and in Jerusalem; and he cast them out of the city.
16 He also repaired the altar of the LORD, sacrificed peace offerings and thank offerings on it, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel.
17 Nevertheless the people still sacrificed on the high places, but only to the LORD their God.
18 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, indeed they are written in the book of the kings of Israel.
19 Also his prayer and how God received his entreaty, and all his sin and trespass, and the sites where he built high places and set up wooden images and carved images, before he was humbled, indeed they are written among the sayings of Hozai.
20 So Manasseh rested with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house. Then his son Amon reigned in his place.
CONCLUSION: When the Lord reveals to you through a Rhema or Logos word that you need to change, you must then make the effort to change. When you make the effort, He will fulfill you in His perfect will.