Wednesday 16th January 2013
SIMILAR GENETIC MARKERS
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed”. Malachi 3:6
Read 2 Kings 2: 9-15
Prayer points: Father, the great work you did through the apostles of old, repeat them in my life.
We are in a fast changing world. A lot of drastic changes have occurred and are still occurring. To keep up with these changes and the challenges they present, you need the new anointing. During my school days, if you did Sciences by the time you were graduating, you would have job offers that might even be asking the type of car you wanted. But today, many people have PhD nut they are still combing the streets in search of non-existing jobs. If that is your situation, the Lord will bring about a change this season in the mighty name of Jesus.
Speaking about the new anointing, the truth Is that you cannot effectively speak of the new without talking about the old as the new was birthed by the old. It is the spirit of Elijah that rested on Elisha, the old anointing gave birth to the new and as such, the genes of the old can be found in the new. Hence, both anointing have certain things in common. For instance, taking a cue from our reading today, we see that both the old and the new anointing can deal with obstacles. When Elijah was to go across river Jordan, he used his mantle to smite the river and it parted. Also, when Elisha wanted the same result, he repeated what his mentor had done and the river parted. Similarly, in Exodus 14:21.28, when Moses was about to take the children of Israel across the Red sea, he engaged the old anointing to divide the sea and create a pathway in It. But when the wall of Jericho was a stumbling block on the path of Joshua, he engaged the new anointing and got the children of Israel to give one powerful shout of Hallelujah and the wall came crashing down (Joshua 6:2). What is that wall stubbornly confronting you today? As you shout powerful Hallelujah today, it shall fall flat in Jesus name. That long standing problem in your life shall crash today in the name of Jesus Christ.
Engage in praise and worship looking up to Him who alone does wonders and your mountain will melt like wax in His presence. The problems or obstacles may take different form or shape but the good news is this that the Lord will give you victory over nagging problems. The new anointing will work for you in Jesus name.