Sabbath 8/1/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray sermon “The Anointed of God”

Sabbath 8/1/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray sermon “The Anointed of God” II Corinthians 1:20-22

The difference between Holy Spirit and Anointing of God is that to be anointed means to be consecrated or set apart for service. The Holy Spirit gives the anointed person the power to operate in the anointing. There is a difference in being consecrated and empowered to operate in ones’ anointing. Spiritual anointing with the Holy Ghost is given to Christians by God. The anointing is an assignment. There has to be an alignment to fulfill the assignment. The alignment is an adjustment within ourselves. Good deeds are not done by walking into a church. They are done by walking out and helping others. In our churches, Jesus Christ is the head and we get the outpouring from Him thru our pastors.

King David was first a lowly shepherd, a nobody that no one even noticed. He was overlooked by everyone including his family and especially his father. Once David was anointed, his life changed drastically and it was transformed. Transformed lives have many changes that happen and have to happen.
1) Overcome Ridicule and Criticism:
We must learn to ignore and pay no mind to ridicule or criticism we may get from family and friends. David was criticized for saying he could beat Goliath the giant. When we are walking in God’s anointing, it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks. God is moving in us and they can’t stop us. People are always telling us we can’t do something and they are scared to do it themselves. King Saul said David couldn’t beat Goliath but Saul was scared to try and do it himself. We need to pay no mind to people running their mouths when God has anointed us to do something for Him! Stand steadfast in God, knowing what He wants us to do!!

2) Stand Up Against Our Enemies:
Have faith in God because we fight in the name of the Lord of Hosts! The Lord will deliver our enemies into our hand! We must learn the battle is the Lord’s and God will beat our enemies for us.

3) Standing Up For God Makes a Big Difference:
Those of us who stand up for God will make a big difference in the lives of those around us. When David destroyed Goliath, the Israelites perspective of themselves changed. The way they thought of themselves changed. They thought that if God will “kick butt” for one Israelite teenager named David, then He will do it for all the people of Israel. We as Christians have been set apart to make a difference in people’s lives.

4) Everyone Will Not Understand or Like the Anointing of God on Us:
We must understand that all people will not like the fact that we have the anointing of God on us. King Saul was afraid of David and twice tried to kill him by throwing a knife at him. Saul wanted to kill David because the Lord was with David. Saul threw knives and spears at David but David would not leave. He didn’t leave because the palace was the place of blessing for him. David just ducked and kept on serving. When things are bad for us, we may want to quit and leave. Instead, we must stay and just duck and keep on serving in our place of blessing.

5) Be Ready to Leave the Pasture for the Palace:
We must be ready to leave the pasture for the palace. Sometimes things are going bad and we are having difficult times. Our difficult times prepare us for the palace that God is preparing for us. We must realize that we are not perfect and we will make mistakes.
Phil. 1:6 “We must be confident that He which hast begun a good thing in us will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”.
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. It is through our mistakes that we learn things from God. As we are making the mistake, the Holy Spirit is still with us, leading and guiding our paths. The Holy Spirit is molding us to look more like Jesus. It is no longer us who lives but Jesus Christ who lives in us.