Summary: In John 10:10, this kind of life is referred to in the Greek as zoe life. Zoe life is life on a higher dimension. It is eternal, victorious, powerful and rich. To have the God-kind of life, you must abide in the anointing. Learning to utilize the anoi
Title: The Anointing of Multiplication
Text: John 10:10
Most of us here today are not truly living the abundant life that God wants us to live. Most of us are barely surviving. It is a shame and a tragedy that very few Christians have experienced the abundant life that Jesus came to bring us.
In John 10:10, this kind of life is referred to in the Greek as zoe life. Zoe life is life on a higher dimension. It is eternal, victorious, powerful and rich. To have the God-kind of life, you must abide in the anointing. Learning to utilize the anointing allows you to break through every limitation. When you abide in the anointing, you are no longer limited by your natural ability; you now begin to operate in the supernatural ability.
Some of us believe that the anointing is limited to the miraculous manifestations that occur only in church services. Yes, the anointing will bring miracles when Believers come together and I thank God for those kinds of manifestations. However, that is not the primary purpose for the anointing. The anointing equips YOU to live a standard of life that is far above what others, that don’t know Jesus, experience. That is what true zoe life is all about. I guess that is an entirely different subject. A little later this morning we are going to take up a special offering for our roof fund, but I believe the Lord has given me this mandate to share this with you before we pass the offering plate. There are a couple of illustrations that I want to share with you from Scripture concerning the subject of the anointing of multiplication. I could share hundreds of stories throughout the Bible where God took something insignificant and made it significant. However, I am only going to share two of those this morning.
THE BOYS LUNCH
Jesus demonstrated how the anointing can be used to turn insufficiency into more then enough when he fed a multitude of hungry followers:
John 6:5-7; “When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? 6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.”
The disciples were not prepared to meet the needs of the people that day, so they went to Jesus because they needed his help. Philip’s first instinct is to think of the need in financial terms. He said, “Jesus, 200 pennyworth (the equivalent of eight months wages) is not enough to buy food to feed this crowd.” Andrew, on the other hand, saw the problem from a different perspective. He said, “There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?” However, like Philip, Andrew still failed to see the power and anointing that Jesus had.
Both Philip and Andrew interpreted the situation through their natural senses. But Christ, which means the Anointed One, was already aware that supernatural ability was required in order to bring the answer to the need. Listen to how Jesus responds to all this: