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Sunday, December 1, 2013


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Anointed for Service
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 Judges 13:24-25 Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the LORD blessed him.  And the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him-

     The Spirit of GOD moved upon Samson and it was then he was able to do mighty acts for his nation. It is true that he was special, and GOD had called him for a purpose. 

     His calling was not any more imperative than Jesus’ words, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel.”

In each of his great exploits it was only after the Spirit moved upon Samson that he was GOD’S mighty man.

The most important issue of life is to know your calling, and to fulfill it. You cannot do this without the Holy Spirit moving upon you.  Any work for GOD is always accompanied by the move of the Holy Spirit and if He doesn’t stir you to act then - - forget it.  

Rushing into doing something without being empowered by the Spirit of GOD will cause more harm than good.

Of all the lessons we can learn from Samson the one that stands out most was that he thought he could “play around” when he wasn’t moved upon, and it eventually brought him down.

No matter how strong the calling is and how great your anointing is you will lose it all if you follow Samson’s example of unfaithfulness.

Another case in point that shows the importance of the Spirit’s anointing was when the Spirit came upon Jesus.  He had waited day after day for thirty years.  This was the same Jesus that he was at the age of 25, the only difference was the anointing of the Holy Spirit came five years later.

What about me? This is a question that haunts each Christian.  1John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.

Until you recognize and honor that anointing that you have, chances are you will never be effective in your service for the Lord.

Your gifting determines your place in the body of Christ, and your anointing will empower you to do that which pleases the Spirit. You are not required to do anything more than that, but anything less will leave a void in the body.

Are you important? 

GOD thinks so; 1Corinthians 12:18-22 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. If they were all one member, where would the body be?  But now there are many members, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you"; or again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary;

Know this; you have an anointing!  You have a place in the body of Christ, and a job to do. Your job cannot be done by someone else!

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