Summary: 2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
John 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son,
and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you,
ye shall abide in him.
1 John 2:20 But ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Acts 28:1-3 And when they were escaped,
then they knew that the island was called Melita.
2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain,
and because of the cold. 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat,
and fastened on his hand.
I didn’t come to this place just to preach, I came to prophesy: I hear the Lord saying that many of you have been going through some deep dark trials, some of you are in the fire right now, and the truth is, it’s not just normal everyday trials.
Some of you have been experiencing extreme trials, things that don’t even make sense,
you’ve been hit in ways you never expected.
And you’ve been hit harder than ever before.
I’m going to tell you, it’s not your imagination that is exactly what’s happening.
It’s because you are a threat to hell. It’s because you’ve got something that a lot of professing Christians don’t have, and a lot of churches
don’t have, “It’s because you are anointed”.
In our text Paul is being transported by ship to Rome to stand before Caesar for the testimony of his faith. Paul warns them of trouble ahead, but they didn’t listen. How many today would be honest enough to say, you could have avoided a lot of hardships in life if you would have just listened to good advice? (Even though they ignored his advice: God was merciful) I think somebody needs to say thank God for his mercy.
He sent an Angel to Paul with a message:
God has given you all them which sail with thee.
That tells me something. That tells me that…
“You better stay with the anointing”
I don’t care how good it looks or how good it sounds, or how big it is, or how popular it is,
or how popular they are (the one question you better be asking yourself is, “Where is the anointing? Is the anointing in it? Are they anointed? ) Shout, Stick with me, I’m Anointed
I am not against talent and I am not against education and I am not against having a big church. (But the fact is: when I’m going through hell, and the devil is trying to kill me, or kill my family, or kill my ministry) It’s not talent that
I need, it’s not education that I need, it’s not a big church or a big name that I need. ( It’s something called the Anointing) I need the anointing.
Paul was not just a man, he was a man anointed with the Holy Ghost and Power. You need to stay with the anointing. Your victory, your healing, your miracle, your deliverance, your destiny,
it’s with the anointing. It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of the power of the anointing on your life. Your business may not know it, but they are blessed because of you.
Your family, your church, your neighbors, they’re blessed because of you. Because you’re anointed. Because of the anointing on your life: Lives are going to be preserved, souls are going to be saved, (Satan is not going to succeed, his plans are going to fail). All because you are Anointed.
In our text we see the Apostle Paul has just survived a ship wreck, now he is bitten by a snake, a viper. And this is not just an everyday common variety of snake, this viper is a deadly viper. This viper is well known on this Island.