The Spirit of God moves in many different ways, and manifests His power based on what is needed. One way He moves is through the “Teflon” anointing: a spiritual protective garment protecting us from all the fiery darts of the enemy. In the natural, Teflon is a coating placed on cookware to prevent things from sticking to the pans. Nothing of the enemy can stick with us when we are under this anointing. As we put on Christ, we put off every work of darkness.
When the enemy targets us to stir up evil works, his attacks cannot prosper and they cannot stick. The very opposite occurs, our fire and passion for the work of the Lord increases. The enemy knows when the anointing is on us. There are no more ups and downs, he can’t touch us and darkness has no impact. The enemy may try to stop us, but whatever he tries to do through circumstances or others will not stick. We do not slow down to deal with the enemy. We don’t even smell like smoke!
We continue to stand and trust in the Lord as we step forth so the Kingdom can come in all its glory! The impact of the Lord makes a difference everywhere we go. We recognize when things are trying to stick with us when we have difficulty shaking the dust off our feet. When that happens, we put on Christ, by faith, so we can be clothed with the Teflon anointing, from glory to glory!
Romans 13:12 “The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
The “Breakers” anointing has great impact: a striking of one thing against another, forceful contact or collision. This anointing destroys yokes, cuts through and breaks the darkness with a thick, sudden and sharp Herculean force. As we are moving forth, the impact of this anointing of the Holy Spirit is greater than we can see… and it has everlasting results.
We see in the Scriptures that everywhere the Lord went things changed around Him. In the same way, we stir up the darkness and the enemy has to flee. Picture a spider web in the corner, when we break it–we destroy the house of the spider and he must flee. This is what happens when we come against the kingdom of darkness, in the name of Jesus the enemy must flee.
When the Holy Spirit brings the Breakers anointing through us, strongholds are destroyed once and for all. This anointing penetrates the darkness and the glory of God is revealed, from glory to glory.
Isaiah 45:1-3 Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut: “I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places that you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.”
One of the many ways the Holy Spirit moves through us is through the “Bypass” anointing. When it flows, we stand in awe of His omnipotence, His magnificence, His grace and His reality. There are times in our day-to-day circumstances when we will feel the Holy Spirit cannot move through us. It may be that we have been hurt and haven’t had time to shake the dust off our feet; or our bodies are weak or in pain; or many other factors that could hinder the flow of the Spirit.
For example, Smith Wigglesworth arrived home very tired after a long hard day at work when he received a request for prayer. He obeyed the call to go and pray for that person. He stepped forth and the person was healed. God moves in spite of us. What matters is for us to remain available to Him at all times.
We do not wait until we believe we are ready. It’s when we feel the weakest that the dunamis power of God is the greatest. When we are weak, He remains strong. We trust the Lord as we step forth in obedience and rely on the Bypass anointing. It’s in those times that the Lord bypasses who we are–to be who He is; bypasses what we cannot do–to do what only He can do; bypasses the natural–to release the supernatural. We walk by faith, from glory to glory!
2 Corinthians 12:9 “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
The more we humble ourselves, the more grace the Lord gives us. Humility helps us confront ourselves and others. The lower we are the higher the degree of glory we walk in. It’s not something we can do ourselves; it comes from a surrendered heart.
Grace is receiving what we don’t deserve. Not only are we saved by grace through faith; but the more we grow in the Lord, the more we grow in grace. As we behold Him, we are able to look at ourselves. When we can face our weaknesses, forgive ourselves of past mistakes, and realize we constantly need improvement, we allow the Holy Spirit to transform us. Grace then brings forth God’s perfect will in our lives.
Humility brings clarity in our decision making. If we realize we have made choices in our past outside of God’s will, we repent and receive forgiveness. With a grateful heart, we daily seek the Lord for His leading. The pride that hinders our hearing is removed when we unassumingly ask God for His will to be done in our lives. We honestly desire His ways above our own. As we humbly submit to God, we resist the devil and he flees from us. We walk from grace to grace, from faith to faith, from glory to glory.
James 4:6-7 “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Before we know the Lord, we are spiritually blind. As we walk in newness of life, the Lord takes us by His hand to lead us into our Promise Land. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. As we continue to walk with Him, He often brings us out of where we are to bring us into the next place of victory.
In the book of Mark, people begged Jesus to touch a blind man. Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. Jesus didn’t tell him where He was taking him. Suddenly the blind man heard a noise and felt spit on his eyes. It was unexpected and made no sense in the natural. As Jesus takes us by the hand He will also do some unusual things to cause us to trust Him more deeply. He’ll personally take us out of town, out of familiar surroundings, in order to take us to a place where there are no distractions. He wants us to have an encounter alone with Him.
God holds on to our hand and does not let go until He has accomplished His will in our lives. It’s easy to let go of what we are holding on to with a tight grip when Jesus takes us by the hand, from glory to glory.
Mark 8:22-23 Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything.