OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. SATURDAY JULY 4 2015. THEME : THE ANOINTING SPEAKS.

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MEMORISE : But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you,
and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth
you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye
shall abide in him. 1 JOHN 2 : 27.

READ : 1 SAMUEL 10 : 1 – 9.
1 THEN Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him,
and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his
inheritance?
2 When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by
Rachel’s sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto
thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father
hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do
for my son?
3 Then shalt thou go on forward from thence, and thou shalt come to the plain
of Tabor, and there shall meet thee three men going up to God to Beth-el, one
carrying three kids, and another carrying three loaves of bread, and another
carrying a bottle of wine:
4 And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread; which thou shalt
receive of their hands.
5 After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the
Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city,
that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place
with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they
shall prophesy:
6 And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with
them, and shalt be turned into another man.
7 And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion
serve thee; for God is with thee.
8 And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down
unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace
offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what
thou shalt do.
9 And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave
him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : 1 CHRONICLES 15 : 16 AND LUKE 17 : 1 – 19.

The anointing creates the opportunity for you to be entrusted with God’s
heritage. This great responsibility requires that you have divine information
and guidance to carry out the assignment. As stated in our memory verse, the
anointing speaks to or teaches the anointed, providing him with divine
information. If you have the anointing, it will speak to you; it will tell you the
truth. If you say you are anointed but you cannot hear from God, your
anointing is very much in doubt. Based on 1 John 2 : 20, one way you can know
that you are anointed is by the divine information released to you. The more
the anointing on your life, the more you should have access to divine
information ( Number 12 : 6 – 8 ). To what extent does then anointing speak to
you?

What does the anointing teach? If you closely look at Saul’s experience, you
will learn that the anointing reveals future events to the anointed. After Saul
was anointed by Samuel, the latter told him of a series of events that he was
going to experience sequentially, and they happened accordingly. Do you know
that God loves speaking to you? God is looking for those He can share certain
vital information with before they occur. No wonder Amos 3 : 7 says :
“Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his
servants the prophets.”

Any information that is only accessible by God is God’s secret. The anointing
makes God share His secrets with His anointed. Do you hear God’s voice? How
often does He speak to you? Does He confide in you concerning future events
that will affect you or members of your family? As we speak, there are some
people who are acquainted with divine information of events that will occur in
some 2,3,5 or 10 years’ time. May the Lord anoint you afresh and open to you
the door of communication, granting you access to knowledge of events long
before they happen. When you know what will happen in the future, you will be
guided on how to handle your today and tomorrow.

PRAYER POINT :
Father, make me sensitive to Your voice. Help me never to mistake Your voice
for that of any other person.

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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