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Releasing the Anointing

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Sermon shared by Steven W

March 2005
Summary: The anointing is not in the future. It is NOW. We ALL have the anointing now. How do you release the anointing from our lives?
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:
RELEASING THE ANOINTING

1 Jn 2:20
“But…you have an ^anointing^ from the Holy Spirit, and all of you know the truth”.

1 Jn 2:27
“But you have received the ^anointing^, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you all things, and what he teaches is true – it is not a lie. So continue in what he has taught you, and continue to live in Christ”.

These 2 verses tell us that we as believers already have the anointing from God.

The anointing is not in the future. It is NOW.
We ALL have the anointing now.
This anointing comes from the Holy Spirit.
The anointing is in the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit dwells in our spirit, our heart.
That is why the two verses tell us that we all have the anointing within us already.

So the anointing is not for a selected few.
As long as we have the Holy Spirit, and that includes ALL Believers, then we have the anointing according to the writing of apostle John as inspired by the Holy Spirit.

This anointing is God’s ability to fulfill the purpose that He has ordained or called each one of us into. There is a purpose for every church and for every Christian. God does not create or called people into wantonness. But God has a purpose for everyone.

Maybe, not everyone has discovered his purpose or his calling in life. However, that does not mean that God did not have a purpose for him or her. That person only needs to discover the purpose that God has for him or her.

Together with the purpose of God, God in His grace and His might has given us the anointing to achieve that purpose and that calling that He has called us into.
This anointing is by the grace of God. It is not something that we can earn or buy. It is totally a gift of God.

What do we need to do now?

We need to RELEASE that Anointing that God has placed in our Lives.
We need to RELEASE it.
We are not as to keep it but to let the anointing comes out of our lives.

That means to allow God and His anointing to work in our lives and to work through our lives.

Question: What do I mean by to Release it?

To Release it means you have to do something.
If you want to release water from a tap, you have to turn the tap.
If you want to release someone from prison, you have to open the prison doors.
If you want to release a balloon from your hand, you have to open your grip from the balloon.

To release the Anointing means that you have to do something.
In fact, throughout the Bible, God has always honored our faith in Him when we act on our faith.

Faith without works is dead.
It is in the doing that we begin to receive the Blessing. It is not in the Hearing, or in this case, the reading of a sermon.
It is in the Doing.

Illustration:
Jesus did a lot of praying. But do you know that Jesus also do more that He pray.
Jesus is in the Doing. Jesus said I have to work my Father’s business as long as it is day for night will come when we cannot do anything.

Joh 9:4 We must do what the one who sent me wants us to do while it is day. The night when no one can do anything is coming.

Yes, Jesus prays a lot. Sometimes Jesus prays throughout the night. But Jesus demonstrated the Works of God in the Doing where He went about doing God’s Business.

NOW, Jesus is giving us the mandate.
Jesus is saying we need to be Doing also.
So GO and do something.
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