Summary: This is a prayer sermon from the prayer line of Pastor Oke www.deliveranceseries.com
Tonight you want to take anything you want from the master.
Just start by worshipping Him and Him alone. Hallelujah Hallelujah
What is obscurity? Obscurity is
The state of being unknown, inconspicuous, or unimportant.
It is the Deficiency or absence of light; darkness.
An instance of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand.
Brethren tonight we deal with the power that puts otherwise great people in total obscurity.
An obscure person business or ministry has very little chance of moving very far. It is totally impossible for you to see for very long or walk very far in total darkness. Even if you manage to do so, you would be moving without direction so you end up in the wrong place.
Obscurity can make the most beautiful diamond stay stuck in the bowels of the earth for millions of years undiscovered. Obscurity can make the greatest ideas lay unused for thousands of years. Why is it that the computer was not important until only 30 years ago. Obscurity of ideas is why the I phone as we now know it was not found out for years. Now your phone is your tv, telephone calculator, organizer, conference office, weather keeper, even your bank or credit card. It is everything almost.
Obscurity anointing can make the greatest movie star remain undiscovered in his or her village for years.
Obscurity anointing can make a ministry or calling God has prepared for the whole world to not have any influence beyond its immediate neighborhood.
In 1 Kings 19:19-21 obscurity anointing was removed from Elisha when Elijah came and threw his mantle on him.
19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. 20 Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,” he said, “and then I will come with you.”
“Go back,” Elijah replied. “What have I done to you?”
21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.
Let’s notice two things:
(1) This mantle was the official garment of a prophet. There were three types of mantles worn in biblical times. This is the `adderet', a cloak that could be made of animal hair and was a garment of distinction worn by kings and especially by prophets (1 Kings. 19:13, 19; 2 Kings. 2:8, 13-14; Zech. 13:4). The mantle automatically marked a man as a prophet, a spokesman of God. It was also a symbol of sacrifice and commitment. The life of a prophet was not a life of luxury. The mantle represented a man’s gift, the call of God, and the purpose for which God had called him.
(2) Throwing it over the shoulders of Elisha was a symbolic act denoting his summons to the office of prophet, but it was also a sure sign of God’s gift that enabled him to fulfill the prophetic office and ministry. This act by Elijah was a prophetic announcement that the gift of prophecy had been given (or would come) to Elisha. It was immediately understood by Elisha even without words.