LEADERSHIP AND ANOINTING- 04/06/2014
Yesterday's message was titled "FIGHTER'S QUALIFICATION”. Today's message is titled "LEADERSHIP AND ANOINTING" as provided by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise Psalm 23:5 " Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over." Today's reading was taken from 2 Samuel 5:1-3 and the Bible reading in one year is Exodus 27 - 28 and Psalm 119:17-32 (Adeboye, 2014).
Quoted below is the message for your input
Some people hide under the fact that they have been previously anointed, and by this, pre-suppose that they do not need any further anointing. The truth is that God gives extra anointing to these whom he wants to give extra blessings and glory. Perhaps you have discovered that God has ordained you to be great; you still need to wait for the anointing. The fact that God has deposited the seed of greatness in your life does not mean that you have arrived. You need the anointing to fulﬁl your vision and achieve your destiny (2 Samuel 5:1 -3). The new anointing that God is going to add to your life is going to complete what He has started in your life. One of the reasons why the anointing is so important is that whatever is anointed cannot be reversed by the enemy.
From the scripture, we understand that David was anointed not just once, or twice, but three times. Whenever God decides to favour someone, and He decides to demonstrate this by anointing the person whom He has chosen over and over again, His intention is to completely silence the enemy and grant victory and blessings to His people. God gives extra anointing to those whom He wants to give extra blessings and glory. The moment God anoints you, a decree goes out ﬁ'om His throne room to back you up. All the negative forces of the universe are commanded to steer clear of the anointed (Psalm 105:14-15)
“He suffered no man to do them wrong: ye, he reproved kings for their sakes, Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. ”
Tragically, not all heads are ready to receive the anointing. There were many children in the favoured family of Jesse, but only one of them received the anointing. As a leader, you cannot decide to do whatever you feel like doing and yet expect to receive God’s anointing. The anointing of God is available for those who qualify for it. Are you one of them? Each of the sons of Jesse was eager to receive the anointing, but all their heads except that of David were rejected. May your head never refuse the anointing in Jesus’ Name. The heads of the seven sons of Jesse must have refused the anointing because God knew certain things about them, which perhaps, no one knew. Are there things God knows about you which men do not know? If they are negative things, you can be sure it will disqualify you when it matters most.
The Prayer Point is Father, I present my head for your fresh anointing for greatness; anoint me till my cup runs over, in Jesus’ Name.
Thank you and God bless you richly for your contribution to today's dicsussion