OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2015. THEME : RESPECT THE ANOINTING.

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MEMORISE : Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
PSALM 105 : 5.

READ : 1 SAMUEL 24 : 1 – 6.
1 AND it came to pass, when Saul was returned from following the Philistines,
that it was told him, saying, Behold, David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.
2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to
seek David and his men upon the rocks of the wild goats.
3 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went
in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
4 And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the LORD said
unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest
do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the
skirt of Saul’s robe privily.
5 And it came to pass afterward, that David’s heart smote him, because he had
cut off Saul’s skirt.
6 And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my
master, the LORD’s anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing
he is the anointed of the LORD.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : JOSHUA 15 – 17 AND MATHEW 21 : 18 – 32.

There is a saying that the anointing you don’t respect will never work for you.
When Elisha was following Elijah from one point to the other, the fifty sons of
the prophet who were at Jericho were waiting to see the outcome, expecting
that relationship would end hopelessly. They even confronted Elisha and
reminded him that his shine would soon be over because his master would soon
be taken away. In 2 Kings 2 : 15, after they saw that a superior anointing had
been transferred to Elisha, voluntarily, they all bowed before him. When the
Holy Spirit comes upon an individual, he is no longer the same, irrespective of
his age, status or qualifications. Despite all the activities of Saul in trying to
destroy David, David still respected the anointing on Saul’s life, even though his
activities were incongruent with the word of God. For those who respect the
anointing, God has a way of changing death to life for them. He has a way of
making their enemies to become their servants. The same sword that Goliath
wanted to use in eliminating David was what David used to eliminate him.

Another lesson from the life of David is this : David fought only the battles he
could win. When you rebelling against the leader God has put over you because
of his firmness, you are already fighting a battle you can’t win. You cannot
fight against the anointed of God and win because God has already decreed it.
God fought for David throughout his sojourn. Whenever God decides to fight
for someone, the battle is always very short and victory is assured. The person
that God is fighting for may not even need to do anything at all other than
just wait for victory. In one of our monthly Holy Ghost services held at the
Redemption Camp, some agents of darkness lined themselves up around the
place from which I ascend to the pulpit. I knew of this opposition because of
the spiritual gift of discernment. In the midst of being lost in the thought of
what I do, I committed the message to the Lord in prayer. The Lord told me to
go ahead and preach despite the opposition. He told me that His anointing upon
my head is able to make my cup run over in the presence of my enemies. To the
glory of God, the Lord took control of everything and His people were mightily
blessed on that day. When the anointing comes upon your head by faith, you
will never be the same again. This cup of this unction and power of the Lord will
overflow on your head in the presence of your enemies. This uncommon
anointing will break every yoke, heal sickness, cure the incurable, set the
captives free, raise the dead and enable you rule in the midst of your enemies.

ACTION POINT :
Have you partaken in rebellion against the anointed of God in any way ‘ Repent
and be converted today’

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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