Daily Devotional | Don’t Lose Your Anointing

John 16:1 NIV
“All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.”
 
 
The Anointing of God is the presence and power of the Holy Spirit operating through you to accomplish whatever God will be asking you to do for Him.
 
Jesus Christ always knew the anointing of God because He always did the things that pleased God. The complete obedience to the will of God is the hallmark of His ministry.
 
According to the word of God, every born-again, Spirit-filled child of God has the anointing in His life. But I believe that every child of God is responsible for keeping and increasing the level of anointing. This brings me to the question; Is it possible to lose your anointing? The answer is yes, through disobedience, rebellion and pride.
 
Pride can prevent you from experiencing brokenness. Mark 14 talks about the importance of  brokenness. For one’s life to be acceptable to be God’s carrier of His anointing, one must be broken. As long as a person keeps pride, he cannot carry and maintain a high level of the anointing in his life.  Get rid of pride, or you will stop the flow of God’s anointing in your life. It is said that the devil reigns supreme over all the pride of the earth.  All who are tolerating pride in their lives are making the devil their master.
 
Stubbornness leads to rebellion, rebellion leads to pride and pride leads to destruction. When someone is stubborn (stiff-necked) satan controls his strength, and the flow of God’s anointing in his life commences to be dry. If you have grey areas in your life, God will speak to you many times  to make readjustments and to repent. If you disobey and become stiff-necked, it will lead to rebellion. The door will be opened for the devil to sow the seed of pride. When pride’s seed is fully grown, then destruction will begin.
 
Submission is the path to humility and humility is that path to promotion. A continuous walk in humility will cause a double portion of God’s anointing to flow in you life.
 
YOU must contend to stay within the calling of the Lord. Do not let any thing take it away from you.  There is a price to pay to carry a high level of anointing. You will lose your reputation by those you consider as friends, and you can be abandoned by everyone around you. It will seem as if you are living in the wilderness, but you will be able (by God’s grace) to stand long periods of drought. Not many have passed the test of the wilderness. “For it is impossible [to restore and bring again to repentance] those who have been once for all enlightened, who have consciously tasted the heavenly gift and have become sharers of the Holy Spirit,  And have felt how good the Word of God is and the mighty powers of the age  and  world to come,  If they then deviate from the faith  and  turn away from their allegiance–[it is impossible] to bring them back to repentance, for (because, while, as long as) they nail upon the cross the Son of God afresh [as far as they are concerned] and are holding [Him] up to contempt  and  shame  and  public disgrace.” (Hebrews 6:4-6 AMP)
 
For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29) God does not revoke the gifts, callings or anointing on a person’s life even when they are disobedient. However, a person may abandon that anointing or calling by his or her own willful choices. Through pride, disobedience, rebellion and compromise, you ultimately surrender your anointing to the enemy by your own willful decision resulting in your loss of supernatural power.
 
Let’s look at the old testament story of Samson. Samson was called and anointed by God to be a Judge and a Deliverer for Israel before he was even born. (Judges 13:2-5) An angel of the Lord appeared to Samson’s mother announcing Samson’s birth and the purpose of his life: “For behold you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head for the boy shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to deliver Israel from the hands of the Philistines.” (Judges 13:5) The word Nazarite means “one separated” or one set apart from others for service to God.
 
As you study the life of Samson you see a pattern of compromise of his Nazarite call. Though he had a great anointing from God in the area of supernatural strength which was intended to be used to deliver Israel from the Philistine oppressors who had ruled them for forty years, Samson did not seem to value it. This is evidenced by his continuous rebellion of his Nazarite lifestyle. For example; In Judges 14:2 we find Samson choosing a wife(Delilah) for himself from the Philistines. This was a violation of his separation to God as Jewish law forbid intermarriage with the Gentiles. The New Testament also speaks to believers in the same way when it says, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers…” (2 Cor. 6:14) Samson started out his adult life by wanting to compromise his holy calling so he could have a relationship with an unbeliever. Many people compromise their God-given standards for a fleshly relationship that they desire, but God forbids. Every compromise you make, affects the anointing on your life.
 
Many people, just like Samson, think they can compromise “a little” and not end up being destroyed. This is a deception. Your adversary Satan will press you and torment you daily once you have opened the door of compromise until you flee from it or give in to it.
 
What Samson didn’t realize is, Delilah was bribed by the enemy to entice him to be overpowered and defeated. After being lulled to sleep on Delilah’s knees (a picture of sin’s deceptive allure) Samson was overcome by the Philistine. And he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him. Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison. (Judges 16:20-21)
 
Samson’s continual compromise cost him his anointing from God and resulted in bondage. Blind, chained and a puppet of the enemy, Samson had surrendered his precious calling from God. Any type of flagrant disobedience to God’s instructions are willful choices that place you on a path leading away from God’s anointing on your life.
 
Have you felt a lack of anointing or power in your life? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you any area, small or large, where you may be compromising God’s holy standards in your lifestyle. Then repent for that compromise, and get back on the road of God’s purpose for your life. God has given you an anointing to fulfill His divine assignment for your personal destiny. Don’t miss it!
 
Scripture of the day: Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”  ~ Acts 2:38-39
 
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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8 Responses to Daily Devotional | Don’t Lose Your Anointing

  1. LE3 says:

    How come Gods right hand man,Billy Graham has cancer??? How come Billy Graham cant cure himself of cancer??? How come God doesnt cure him of cancer???

    • Dear friend, the only right hand of God is Jesus, the Christ of God. “Hebrews 10:12-13. ” But this man,(Jesus Christ) after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. ”

      Friend, every person on the face of the earth will have one affliction or the other, but in Christ, the power of such is limited, or even abolished. Mr Graham is a man like us, if Moses, Abraham, Job, Peter, your great grand father and mother went through that path, it is not surprising if Graham goes through it too. No man has the power to cure any sickness, but a believer can serve as a vessel for God’s healing power to be made manifest, so will His name be Glorified. If God did not cure him the cancer, it is God’s will or maybe, he did not ask God for the healing. But he is still serving God..!!!

      Psalm 23 is a great scripture of total surrender, and I believe you need to know it. God is good, all the time!

  2. If your anointing has been taken away by God, can you get it back after repentance and restoration? I read an alarming thing by Stormie Omartian that she has noticed some people in the church who were wonderfully anointed gave into the flesh and temptations of the world. Once they repented, God restored their gifts, but they were never anointed again. Her words – “their star doesn’t ever shine as bright again”. Do you think this is true? If a person truly repents for taking the anointing for granted and their soul cries out, will God never give them their anointing ever again?

    • “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy. For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all”. (Romans 11:29-32 NKJV)

      What every sinner needs is repentance from their heart for God’s faithfulness to fulfill. “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19 NKJV)

      So, this is what God said about restoration, revival and forgiveness of any sin: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us”. (I John 1:8-10 NKJV)

      Remember that this grace is only available to believers of Jesus Christ alone, regardless that He died for all sinners.

      Sometimes, reading other book can be misleading. This one is flatly un-biblical and did not think like God.
      Jesus answered your question in the scripture verses below, and His answer is better than any man’s or woman’s;

      “Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me. ’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. But when he had spent all, there arose a severe famine in that land, and he began to be in want. Then he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would gladly have filled his stomach with the pods that the swine ate, and no one gave him anything. “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” ’ “And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet. And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry”. (Luke 15:11-24 NKJV)

      Pay attention to these two key verses 17 & 22.
      God bless you.

  3. Thank you for this wonderful blog! I am leading a Bible study small group and we’ve been discussing financial prosperity. We read a comment last week from Kenneth Copeland that “you cannot prosper in God without Jesus’ anointing, His anointing does not work on the unfaithful or sinful. Your message is wonderful to back this up. Are there any other NT scriptures you could share with me that would speak of this too? God bless you!

  4. Natalie says:

    Hi there, I have lost the anointing on my life twice through disobedience. The feeling of the Holy Spirit leaving is horrible. I am so lost and so stuck. God called me on mission to another country and I obeyed but, came under attack and failed due to trying to handle it in my own strength and had to come home. I’ve asked for forgiveness many times but I don’t know how to move on so I’m living in continually disobedience. I don’t understand why God allowed it to happen. I regret so much. I’d rather be dead than suffer like this – its slow and painful and emotionally tormenting.

  5. jonathan says:

    (Hebrews 6:4-6 AMP) can you please explain this scripture,it says it is impossible to bring people back to repentance….

  6. Thank you for This word. i was Greatly Reminded, Glory To God

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