Anointing For An All-round Breakthrough
Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son? Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Bethel, one carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another carrying a bottle of wine: And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt receive of their hands. After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy: And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
If you experience a breakthrough, you will never experience a breakdown emotionally, physically or spiritually. Our God is a God of breakthroughs.
What is anointing? It is the Holy Spirit being with you and working with and through you. Anointing is God Himself coming down and being with you. No matter who leaves or abandons you, you will never be alone for the Holy Spirit dwells with you.
In 1 Sam 10, the prophet Samuel anoints Saul as King. These are the blessings received through the anointing:
1. Anointing makes you ‘captain over your inheritance’ (v.1)
Anointing releases you into your assignment, i.e. what God wants to do through your life. We have a list of what we want God to do in our life. But if we surrender it to God and submit to God’s will for our life, then the anointing will be released. The anointing will enable you to fulfill God’s assignment for you.
2. Anointing helps you recover your losses (v.2)
Saul was searching for the lost asses belonging to his father. That's when someone told him of a prophet who could tell him where the asses where. When the anointing came upon him, Saul was able to recover them. What is it that you have lost? Be it health, peace of mind, relationships, ministry or finances, the anointing will help you recover what you have lost.
3. Anointing releases you forward in your direction (v.3)
For three days, Saul was wandering directionless. But once the anointing came, he moved forwards. You will stop going around in circles and begin to move forward with the anointing. There will be no confusion.
4. Anointing destroys stagnation (v.3)
There might be a lack of progress or stagnant situations in your life. But all that will change as the anointing will release you from stagnation. Anointing releases acceleration into your circumstances.
5. Anointing will enhance your relationships (v.4)
The devil is a destroyer of relationships, but the Holy Spirit builds them. Anointing frees you from relationships that are liabilities and brings you into relationships that are assets. You will led to people you should meet, people who will bless you and bring an impartation into your life. The anointing helps to repair and restore relationships.
Saul went forward and joined up with those who had bread, wine and lambs. God joins you to people you need in specific seasons of life, who connect you to Jesus and build you up spiritually. Those who earnestly love and serve God, will be added to the church. Those with a divisive spirit will be removed.
6. Anointing releases you into His favour (v.4)
Until then in Saul’s life, he had received no gifts. When the anointing came, God’s favour was upon him. Saul was saluted by the three men he met and he received two loaves of bread. Anointing releases God’s favour and blessings that are rightfully yours. Both spiritual and material blessing will be yours through the anointing.
7. Anointing will release you to your potential (v.5,6)
Potential without expression leads to frustration. If you are unable to realise the potential inside you to be useful for God, frustration will set in. However the anointing enables you to realise your full potential and use all your talents. You will be able to enter into God’s blessing for you.
8. You shall be turned into another man (v.6)
God turned Simon (a reed) into Peter (a rock). He worked miracles through a stuttering Moses. He turned a shepherd boy, into a King. He turned the doubting Thomas into a missionary who brought the gospel to India. God is able remove your weaknesses and turn you into another man, by the anointing.
The prophet Samuel, after pouring the anointing oil, ‘decreed’ over Saul that he would be turned into another person.
The blessing of anointing is one of all-round breakthrough: physically, spiritually, your finances, ministry and every aspect of your life.
What is the key to walk in the anointing?
Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power. And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people. 1 Sam 9.1,2
Saul, the son of Kish, sought to please his father. He promptly offered to search the asses that his father had lost.
To tap into the anointing, you have to give pleasure to the Father. You have to obey and honour your earthly father, your spiritual father (pastor) and, most importantly, your Heavenly Father. Then the anointing will flow in your life.
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Mark 1.11, Matthew 3.17, Luke 3.22
There was no limit to the Holy Spirit in Jesus, because He pleased the Father (Jn 3.34). Similarly, we should please the Father in our lifestyle, prayer life, worship, witnessing. That is the human responsibility to walk in this anointing.
Ask yourself – how many will go to heaven because of you? How many have been attracted to Jesus because of your lifestyle or behaviour? You have to please the Heavenly Father for an all-round breakthrough.