God’s anointing

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2015

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!'”- Abraham Kuyper, Dutch theologian

Referencing the all-encompassing anointing John speaks of in his first epistle (1 John 2:27), Mark Batterson states that “it doesn’t matter what you do, God wants to anoint you to do it.”  And this anointing isn’t just for ordained clergy, it’s for everyone.  As Mark explains, the anointing is the it factor in any endeavor.

Pastor Batterson emphasizes that we simply need to ask for God’s anointing to receive it.  He adds these words of advice:

“And you can’t just seek the anointing.  You have to seek God.  Get into God’s Word and God’s presence.  The closer you get to God, the closer you’ll get to His anointing.”

Mark observes that Jesus used the most basic building block in nature as the raw material for His first miracle, a profound reminder for us that Jesus needs little or nothing to work with.  Anything is possible with God.  We need that object lesson because we tend to grossly underestimate God.  He is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).  Mark concludes:

“He [Jesus] is the catalyst for any and every transformation, whether it’s turning water into wine or sinners into saints.”

Today’s question: Do you currently feel God’s anointing in your life?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “One nudge”


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