There are two anointings, and only one is God's. Some people wonder just what the anointing is. A secular way to describe it would be like the "chemistry" two people have together. They could just be friends, or they could be boyfriend and girlfriend, or an "electric" feeling that has an energy like you find among good chums or working together on a project. God's anointing and the devil's anointing also has an "energy," and you could be attracted to it or repelled by it. Depends on what is going on inside of you! Energy and gifting is multiplied.
In general, most deliverance ministry and spiritual warfare prayers fall short of what we need to bind, restrict, clean up and clear up the spiritual atmosphere. People stay in bondage because we don't go deep enough and far enough in using our authority and casting out demons. We get bored and stagnant in our prayer time and don't partner with the Holy Spirit to listen to what He says needs to be prayed out. I remember a mother who kept trying to take charge of her child's health by praying in her mind, "I rebuke you, Satan." I told her she must speak out and decree into the situation, but she persisted that rebuking the devil in her mind was enough.
On many occasions I have preached in churches where I saw the same peculiar vision while standing in the pulpit. I saw in my spirit many tangled and gnarly roots growing up from the floor of the building and wrapping themselves around the chairs and walls. The roots covered the doors, the stage, the pulpit and even the ceiling. It appeared as though these invasive roots were choking the very life out of the house of God. I have come to know that what I was seeing was evidence of a spirit of religion. And in each case, I understood it as a warningâ°"because the life of the Holy Spirit cannot flourish in a church that is controlled by this cold, dark deadness.
He'll play on our insecurities and, like a broken record, bombard us with the same things, over and over. He'll tell us things like: "You're always messing things up—how can God love you?" "You'll never be as good as your brother or sister." Or maybe you've heard this one: "You can't do that—you're not smart enough!" He wants us to feel bad about ourselves, then compare ourselves with everybody else. But here's the problem: If we don't recognize his lies and replace them with truth from God's Word, we begin to believe these things about ourselves and begin saying them out of our own mouths.
When most people think of a Biblical "shield of faith," they picture the shield from Roman times which is what the Apostle Paul would have been thinking of when he admonished the church at Ephesus to put on the whole armor of God. The shield, sword, and helmet of Ephesians 6:10-18 are indicating a march into battle. When using this image of me holding the shield in front of me, I ran into a problem at night when I was asleep. How can I hold a shield of faith for protection when I am asleep???
"I want to be a cowboy when I grow up." "I want to be a princess." "I want to be a ninja." "I want to be the Terminator." Spend any amount of time with children and you'll hear it all when you ask the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Am I right? Well, believe it or not, even as adults, we're constantly, still, asking the question, "What do I want to be?" Even though, now, we're asking the question of ourselves. If you could see just how wonderfully, how perfectly created you are, never again would you ever question your worth. To all my dear friends and ministry partners throughout the world, I'm so thrilled to announce the release of my book, Becoming the YOU That You Want to Be.
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1 NIV The Lord is calling you to take refuge in Him and watch as the difficult times and the disasters we have been encountering will pass. We are going to see the release of a new healing anointing and power over sickness. This is a time in which the Lord is restoring hope and giving you a refreshing drink of the Holy Spirit. There will also be a release of financial blessings and plans from Heaven on how to increase your finances for yourself and to help others. Take refuge under the Lord's protection until the difficulties and disasters pass. The Lord has been cleansing and preparing you for 2022.
Jesus wants to take the body of Christ to a higher place. We are his beloved, his chosen people, his remnant and his warriors. He desires to show us things in the Spirit realm and give us revelation that we've not yet discovered. Some of you are going to begin to see things from an "aerial view." In order to see things from an aerial view you must first be in an elevated place. He is calling each one of us to come up to a higher plateau where we will see from a different perspective.
God is the brilliant Father of Light. His living Word is a master key that is a powerful, creative light force. God sends His Word to heal and deliver us from all forms of destruction. His Word will never return to Him void; instead, it will undertake and complete what it was sent to accomplish. The light beam of God's Word illumines our path to cause us to see where to step in the dark (Psalm 119:105). The positive living words we speak, and the creative words spoken over us have the power to generate life. Inspirational words that are believed have the capacity to shift us into a higher sphere of increase.
When I first came to the Lord one of the most important things I learned was how to take captive every thought. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."