GREATER ANOINTING


     There is certainly a universal word going forth from the Spirit and that's the necessity of killing the flesh. Romans 8, emphatically states; "they that are in the flesh cannot please God". To me it is clear the prelude for the "manifestation of the Sons of God" is dying to our carnal mind ! Victory is not complete until manifestation becomes visible. "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth  for the manifestation of the sons of God". (Rom. 8:19)  Manifestation implies that where there has been obscurity and no evidence, the cover shall be thrown off and a true revealing shall become reality with an exhibition of the same anointing Jesus displayed among the people ! 

     Bro. James Ferguson recently explained; Jesus was not limited to gifts of the Spirit as you and I are. He operated by the "spirit without measure".(St.Jn. 3:34)  And by means of an unlimited anointing, He manifested His Kingdom simply by "speaking the Word"!  Paul wrote to the Ephesians: "The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,".(Eph. 1:18)

     I give honor to the Holy Ghost who is our true teacher. Thanking him for allowing me to see these truths and also pray the eyes of our understanding be opened here. Look at the prophet Ezekiel as God's sovereign power changed his calling from the office of a priest, to the anointing of a prophet. He is introduced to us as Ezekiel the priest the son of Buzi, (Ezk.1:3). However the scripture goes on to say: "And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house), yet shall know that there hath been a prophet amoung them".(Ezk. 2:5)  Though he had the right lineage and had hoped for 30 years to enter his office as a temple priest, he was taken captive by the nation of Babylon. His dreams of priesthood were dissolved, but watch as his prophetic anointing comes alive! "Moreover he said unto me, Son of man eat that thou findest; eat this roll (literally scroll), and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee.Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness."(Ezk.3:1-3)  The need for a temple priest has been trumped by the need for a spokesman of God to Israel and Judah, thus we see the reality of a "greater anointing". What does it take to speak for God? Consume the entire scroll, fill your mouth with His Word, fill your belly with His Word, and even fill your bowels with His Word. Then you're able and well prepared, and simply by opening your mouth you "speak the Word" !!

     The Apostle John under a mandate from God to the seven churches of Asia has a similar experience. "And I went unto the angel, and said unto him. Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angels hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings."(Rev.10:9-11)  John was definitely called and chosen and operated as an Apostle. He too is coming into a "greater anointing".He finds himself on the Isle of Patmos going through intense preparations. According to the "Dictionary of Scripture of Proper Names", Patmos means "my killing". John the one who leaned on Jesus' bosom, and called the one whom Jesus loved, is a prototype for the remnant of overcomers who will kill the flesh and partake in a "greater anointing". The sweetness is enjoying the glory of God, while the bitterness is dying daily to our desires.

     This "open book" which John is told to totally consume was the "sealed book" opened by the victories of Jesus. By eating the entire book which is the "Life of the Lamb", John is no longer a spectator but is told to prophesy again,  this time to the Nations. A brand new anointing allowing him to "speak the Word" to many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. We see here four areas of manifestation, the bible number 4 denotes all of creation: such as 4 winds, 4 directions, 4 corners, 4 seasons and many more. "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth".(Rev.5:9-10)  Through much preparation The Sons of God shall also experience this anointing of "Kings and priests" and affect the Nations. John the Revelator represents a compound anointing that includes the anointing of the "five-fold ministry" in conjunction with a "king -priest" anointing. This is the mantle of Jesus which covers the entire true "Body of Christ", the Spirit without measure !! "Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God"(Rom.8:21)  What a two-fold wonderful and dreadful day awaits.

In-Christ Always Elmer Hart

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