Before and After!

Before and After!

We are battled before and after we obey the leading of the Lord. Most of the battles take place in our minds. Our minds look at things in the natural and tell us we are not going to accomplish what the Lord has called us to do. After we rebuke the liar, obey the leading of the Lord and walk into what is laid before us, we find another great battle awaits us.

The battle that comes after our obedience attempts to stop us from doing anything for the Lord again. Because the anointing increases as we allow the Holy Spirit to move through us, the enemy attempts to stop us from continuing in our steps of obedience. He uses fear without ceasing. His lies pertain to self, insecurity, guilt and inadequacy. The way to go through this warfare is to focus on who the Lord Jesus is: yesterday, today and forever.

The warfare is great after we do anything in the name of Jesus. That after is also the before of the next leading we will obey. The Holy Spirit often empowers us by multiplying His instructions so that we move in the Spirit from one thing to another, with no time in between. The before and after is eliminated by our moving forward, back to back, leaving no time for the adversary. We are more than conquerors, from glory to glory! 

Deuteronomy 11:12 “… a land for which the LORD your God cares; the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.” 

 

The Breaker’s Anointing

The Breaker’s Anointing

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.”

 

The Teflon Anointing

The Teflon Anointing

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.”

 

Walking by Faith

Walking by Faith

As children of God we walk by faith, not by sight. We stand by faith until our circumstances align with the promises of God. Our faith is alive and active. By faith we see, speak and seize our potential in Christ.

Faith sees what cannot be seen with eyes in the natural. What God has done can only be seen through spiritual eyes. Faith is the evidence of things not seen. While we are waiting for the manifestation of what we believe God will do, we need to spend time with the Lord so our vision remains clear and sharply focused. As we seek God for direction, He anoints our eyes to see His answers ahead of time. As we see them, we are able to speak them forth with confidence. We stand on what the Word of God says, regardless of any other word our natural ears might hear. By faith, we proclaim the truth and see the lies being rebuked instantly. The more we believe the promises of God in our hearts, the more we can declare them to the darkness that occupies our surroundings.

Faith seizes what has already been done in Christ. By faith, we lay hold of the victory and stand as overcomers in any situation. We take possession of what has been accomplished for us by our Lord, Jesus Christ. We see, say and seize from glory to glory! 

Romans 1:17 “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’ ”

 

Feeding on His Faithfulness

Feeding on His Faithfulness

In addition to peace, there is a delight in walking God’s way. We can recognize if we are not doing what He has called us to do when we find it difficult to obey and feel burdened. This is also the case when we should not continue in an area where we have been involved. Our steps and our stops are ordered by the Lord.

The anointing for the calling comes with easiness, a flow of grace that confirms our steps are led by the Lord. We delight in His way. Battles do come, but it’s from outside sources. When God leads us to do something different, He lifts the anointing on what we were doing so we will know we are coming into a new season. When this happens, we might press through a current assignment believing the problem is with us. As we seek the Lord, we realize it is His way of leading us to something new. As we delight ourselves in Him, He stirs a new desire in our heart and His peace engulfs our whole being.

He may show us what He has for us right away, or He may show us after we take a step of faith and stop participating in our current assignment. In either case, we can commit our way to the Lord and trust in Him to bring His desires for us, from glory to glory!

Psalms 37:4-5 “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”

 

The Bypass Anointing

The Bypass Anointing

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.”

 

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