God’s anointing is when we experience the supernatural presence of God upon us and within us.
As we consider the question of how to grow in God’s anointing, this article content is inspired by material from one of Bill’s messages that he gave at a meeting in Malaysia held in 2011.
As born-again Christians, we need to realise that God has given us an anointing.
1 John 2:20 says, “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.”
1 John 2:27 says, “But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you…”
As we turn away from sin and step out in confidence trusting in the Lord, so the anointing of God will grow in our life.
The key to growing in the anointing is to have a close relationship with God by walking and talking daily with Him.
When we have a good relationship with God as our Father we will come to believe and trust in Him.
James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
There are things we can do to develop our relationship with God:
Honour our father and mother
Many of us have had difficult relationships with our parents. In Deuteronomy 5:16 and Deuteronomy 28:15-68, we read that when we honour our father and mother we can be delivered from the curses and step into the blessings that God has for us.
Often in our lives there are those we need to forgive. We also may need to ask others for forgiveness for our own wrong attitudes. As our love and respect for God grows, our earthly relationships also improve.
In Matthew 16:24 Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.”
When we truly and fully give our lives to the Lord, with no reservations, He is able to use us for His purposes. As we open our hearts and let go of our desires, He will do great and marvellous things.
Have faith in God
In Mark 11:22-23, Jesus said, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
Jesus called the disciples to trust in Him by faith and because of Him, they did. So too today, as we follow in faith, the Lord confirms in us how He wants us to live our lives and what He wants us to do.
In Luke 22:42 Jesus says to His Father, “yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
This too is my prayer and I encourage you to make it your own.