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:
John 6:10-12; “And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.”
For the anointing of multiplication to be applied to your life, you must allow what you have to pass through the hands of Jesus. For example, until the fish and loaves of bread were handed over to Jesus, they still remained insufficient to meet the needs of the people. However, once they passed through the hands of Jesus, the anointing of multiplication was applied and the need was superabundantly met. Listen to what happens next.
John 6:12-13; “When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.”
This same principle applies to your finances and material needs today. As long as you are clinging to the little bit that you have and withholding your tithes and failing to allow the Spirit to speak to you concerning the giving of offerings, the anointing of multiplication cannot be applied to you. It will never work for you if you are not willing to give the little you have into the hands of Jesus.