Many people want more power off God and want to be able to do signs and wonders but are not prepared to put the hard work into it and not really interested in giving their whole life to Jesus. If you really want to increase your anointing and want to give your whole life for it this article is for you.
One day I was in a new Age bookshop looking at books on spells and on witchcraft and thinking of buying one. This was 17 years ago. Jesus said to my heart. “Get out of here and don’t buy a book. You think you are doing research so you can talk to witches better, but you want to cross over and move in their power as you are sick of waiting for my power.”
One thing you can say about Jesus is when he makes a point there is not much sense in an argument. I tried to tell Him that He was wrong, and yet how silly is that? Telling Jesus He was wrong.
7 years ago I was looking for the power of the anointing. Today I possess it in a little measure. Not as much as the people on the world stage, but quite a lot more than the average Sunday worshipping Christian. If I was going to boil down what I did to get here down to a few points this is what they are
Become set apart for God
There is not a lot of teaching out there about this, or if there is a lot of teaching, I just don’t seem to see it in my travels.
To be set apart for God, you have to have purpose, destiny and vision even though those three seem like the same thing.
Your whole life has to be focused on doing God’s will for your life.
Many people are stopped right here as they do not know their purpose on earth and God’s will for their life so it is hard to be focused on something that they don’t know about.
The will of God for your life is most often what you would love to do for God. If you ask yourself if time and money were no barriers or training was not a barrier what would you like to do for God.
All my life I wanted to be a preacher.
I have only preached 3 times from a pulpit and I am 43. I have wanted to do this for 29 years and all I have to show are 600+ articles/sermons and 400 videos on YouTube. You can see, that I have done a lot and yet I am still not doing what I was destined to do to my full capacity.
Once you find out what you want to do for God, you need to take small steps toward doing it.
Writing my first article was a small step. Getting 200 done was a larger step and passing the 600 mark was more and more. Getting a video camera and doing my first video was a larger step and then doing more and more was more of a step.
I did ten 1 hour teachings and put them on DVD and watched them and was fascinated at how powerfully the Holy Spirit spoke through me.
When you work out what you need to do, when you know the first step, you need to do that.
Secondly a good way to be set apart is to spend your time doing things that have more to do with God and His will in your life and less time doing things that are not Godly. This can mean stopping watching the amount of TV that you do, watching less DVD’s and reading less Newspapers and magazines that are full of stuff we don’t need to know about.
Spend time in the Word of God, in books that are going to equip you to do God’s will in your life and watching edifying videos that will equip YouTube it is possible to spend many hours learning things about God and his purposes.
Another way to bet set apart for God is to be set apart with our money. Finding a way to spend 10% or 20% or higher of our income on good things for God Kingdom that are going to good things and not prosperity teachers is a good way to be set apart.
Obey the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit wants to direct all of us. If you cannot hear the Holy Spirit that can be fixed by going back and doing the last thing you think God told you to do that you did not do. When you obey that last direction you will get your next direction.
Being set apart for God and living out your purpose can only be really done well if you can hear from the Holy Spirit. Make sure that you obey as through obedience to Christ you will grow from the slave Master relationship with Jesus to a point where you are a friend of God and He is directing you and giving you a measure of His power and anointing.
God wants to be able to trust you with His power and anointing. For this power and anointing to drop in you therefore you need to and be:
– Know your purpose
– Know each step the Holy Spirit is giving you and doing it.
– Be only interested in serving God and not the world or your own passions.
– Be trustworthy with real power
– Have a good record of doing what you are told to do by God.
I hope this has helped you. My prayers are with you.
Matthew Robert Payne
PS One very big key ingredient to a strong anointing that no one likes doing is time spent in prayer. Until you love the Lord enough to spend a lot of time with Him you will not walk in strong power.