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.”
Even though we forgive others and ourselves, it’s important to acknowledge that there is a healing process that still needs to take place. Forgiving releases the offender, but doesn’t heal the pain. The pain is healed by receiving love where there was betrayal; acceptance where there was rejection; joy where there was sorrow; life where there was death; and, Jesus in the place of the offense.
The length of this process varies for each individual. Some things can speed it up or slow it down. Fellowshipping with the Lord and people of faith, praying, reading The Word and other spiritual exercises will speed up the process because they bring Jesus on the scene. When we are hurting, we may feel as though we cannot do all these things because of the tears running down our faces, but it’s then that we need to do it. This pressing through allows the healing to take place. The opposite slows down the process because it keeps us separated from the answer.
Opposition comes when we understand this principle and move to oppose what the enemy had planned. So let’s worship! Let’s sing praises unto our God! Let’s spend time with Him, and in Him receive our healing, from glory to glory!
Colossians 3:14-16 “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”