Look!

Look!

As we look up to our Lord, He helps us look in three directions, taking us to a place of trust and hope in Him. We look back, remember what God has already helped us through, and how He moved in our lives in greater ways than expected. We see how we have grown in the Lord and the freedom He brought in various areas of our lives. 

We look within. The spirit of Christ can bring light to areas that need healing. We humbly face ourselves, confront ourselves in order to conquer, and walk in freedom. He helps us examine what doesn’t match our divine identity. We increase in the knowledge of who we are in Christ, and who Christ is in us: the hope of glory.  

We look forward. What God has prepared for us is so much greater than what we could ask or think! We are being renewed inwardly day-by-day and rejoice in the glory that will manifest in our future. Our paths are shining brighter and brighter. Tempted to look down and feel hopeless, we look up, from glory to glory! 

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

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Teflon Anointing

Teflon Anointing

The Holy Spirit moves repeatedly through the “Teflon” anointing. It comes upon us like a spiritual protective garment and protects us from all the fiery darts of the enemy. In the natural, Teflon is a coating placed on cookware to prevent things from sticking. As we put on Christ, we put off every work of darkness.  

The enemy may try to stop us, but whatever he tries to do through circumstances or others will not stick. The very opposite occurs, our fire and passion for the work of the Lord increases. The enemy knows when the anointing is upon us. There are no more difficulties. He can’t touch us, and darkness has no impact. We do not slow down to deal with the enemy; his weapons are useless.  

We 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 to us; when we have difficulty shaking the dust off our feet. When that happens, we put on Christ by faith, so He can clothe us 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.”

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Breaker Anointing

Breaker Anointing

The Holy Spirit often moves through a “Breaker” anointing. Christ is the Anointed One and His anointing flows through us based on the situation. It has great impact: a striking of one thing against another, a forceful contact or collision. As we are moving forward, the impact of this anointing of the Holy Spirit is greater than we can see, and it can have everlasting results. 

This anointing destroys yokes, cuts through, and breaks the darkness with a thick, sudden, and sharp Herculean force. It comes against any blockage of the manifestation of God’s will and collapses the hindrances that need to be broken, not just known, but also unknown oppositions.   

If we break a spider web in the corner, we destroy the house of the spider, and he must flee. This 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 on and through us, it destroyed once strongholds and for all. This anointing penetrates the darkness, and the glory of God is revealed, from glory to glory!  

Isaiah 45:2-3 “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.”

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Bypass Anointing

Bypass Anointing

The Holy Spirit moves through us in many ways including what I call the “Bypass” anointing. Sometimes in our day-to-day circumstances, when we will assume we hinder the Holy Spirit from moving through us because of our flesh. For instance, we may be upset and haven’t had time to shake the dust off our feet, or our bodies are weak or in pain.  

For example, Smith Wigglesworth arrived home exhausted 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 despite us. What matters is for us to always remain available to Him. It is He who is able.  

When opportunities come our way to minister to others, we must rely on the Holy Spirit. 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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New Wine

New Wine

When we are used to the partaking of the old, we do not desire the new. If we only had hot dogs, and never had a steak, we would not desire the steak. A child that is weaned from drinking milk does not know he is being prepared to eat solid food, nor that he will have a full set of teeth to do so! We walk in newness of life and the Lord has new wine for us to taste.

We may think the old is better because we are used to it. It takes courage to partake of the new. We have become accustomed to many elements in our lives, so we reach forth and desire them because that’s all we have ever experienced. We might be too quick to say no to the unknown. By God’s grace, we learn to look forward to the unexpected in God.

In Christ, we have new wineskins; the old no longer fit. No matter what the new is, we can trust it is better than the old. We cannot change the steps we took yesterday, nor know our tomorrows, but we can walk step by step into the now by the Spirit of God. We will desire the new as we step into it, from glory to glory!

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Luke 5:37-38 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

 

 

 

Almost

Almost

Sometimes we may feel as though the rug is being pulled out from under our feet. This causes us to question where we stand. In those times, we wonder if we will slip and fall. Sorrow fills our heart; a sense of heaviness envelops our being, and we pray fervently for God to come to our rescue. Time after time, God enlarges our path so we do not slip. 

This enlargement defies the tight place we may think we are in and makes way for God’s delivering power. He makes a way out of all troubling circumstances. We may almost slip, almost give up, almost breakdown, yet God comes through with His amazing grace. The foundation on which we stand is strengthened and enlarged by the Christ we believe in—our sure foundation. 

When we almost fall, Christ sustains us to the utmost. He upholds all with His right hand and He never permits the righteous to be moved. He delivers us out of all our afflictions. We pray believing He sustains us and gives us safety to stand every place we step, from glory to glory! 

When we almost fall, Christ sustains us to the utmost. He upholds all with His right hand and He never permits the righteous to be moved. Click To Tweet

Psalm 18:35-36 “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip.”