Anointed For TodayAugust 24, 2009
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. 1 Corinthians 2:12-13
An advantage of giving your life to Jesus is that you’ve been given the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth and equip you for every good work so you can see biblical results modeled in your 21st-century life.
The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, that was poured out on the day of Pentecost, that changed Peter from an overly-nervous denier of Christ into someone who boldly led 3,000 people to salvation, is still at work in your life today (Acts 2:41; Romans 8:11).
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 1 John 2:20, 27
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is not just reserved for those in the pulpit. You have an anointing! When God’s anointing comes into your life it keeps you from getting dry and cracked and gives you a fresh perspective and a rich understanding of the possibilities of what God has for you. Ask God to help you conquer any area that makes you less sensitive to His voice.
God will have His say in our North American modern moment. We are at a turning point in our culture, and He is reminding us of who we are in Christ. Our minds are being roused and our hearts are being focused. As we rely on the Holy Spirit to equip us for the call, we will increase in effectiveness and see the yoke of bondage broken and people set free.
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
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