Sunday, 26 May 2013
Yesterday, at the Grace Covenant Church Intercessory Prayer Meeting, Pastor D preached a powerful message on 'annointing'. In a very clear and concise manner, he expounded on the vision of Ezekiel (Ez. 47:1-12 ... please read it to understand this message).
The 'river' from the sanctuary is nothing but the Holy Spirit. When one is ankle deep in the water, it means that the person has very little anointing. This person could be one who is able to pray in basic 'tongues', reads the Word with basic understanding. When a person is in waters that are loin deep, this person is able to preach the Word, able to speak in tongues, perform some miracles and impact peoples lives to some extent. The person who is deep waters is no longer able with his feet on the ground. He must float or swim! He is going 'where the current takes him'! This anointing is what Apostles/Prophets have. When Peter spoke under such an anointing, three thousand were added to the Kingdom. When Paul's handkerchief was placed on the sick, they recovered! They could even cast out demons and raise the death to life!
In Jesus' short ministry of just three and a half years, He did many great works wherever He walked. His disciples witnessed scores of miracles and heard Him talk about His 'spiritual kingdom'. Not only that but He affirmed that they would 'do even greater things than these' when He is gone from the earth.
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father - John 14:12
The Word has been forever settled in heaven but He has given us (His Church) the unique privilege to 'establish' His Word on earth. He has empowered us with the Holy Spirit -
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come John 16:13
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me - John 15:26
If we are His END TIME CHURCH, we need FAITH that may be described as CRAZY to be on such a mission. It would require the person to 'switch off' his intellect and mind to tap into such faith. The 'carnally minded' can never do it. It is only by Faith that we will receive. It is only by Faith that God is pleased!
There is one other important revelation in the vision of Ezekiel. The one who lives 'under the anointing', will live an abundant life - They will not wither. They will bear fruit. They will lack nothing. They will always be healed!
12Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”