THE DISCIPLE’S ANOINTING
We have learnt about different kinds of anointing, including the anointing of the devil. Here we want to talk about the disciple’s anointing.
Why did God anoint you to be His Disciple?
In Ephesians 2:10, the Bible says,
” For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
God never does anything without a purpose. God has a purpose for anointing us. He said, for we are His work-manship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. God has a purpose for saving your soul. He has a reason for anointing you. He has a reason for baptizing you with the Holy Spirit.
WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD FOR DISCIPLES?
According to Hebrews 10:7, the Bible says: “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.”
You as disciples, are anointed to do the will of God. For example, by the time you are in year two, you are expected to have at least five other disciples backing you up, that you won to Christ. This means that you and your five disciples will form a team of six. The following year each of you is supposed to bring five new disciples. Which means by the time you are in year three, you shall have a team of 30, which you are leading.
In year four you are supposed to lead a team of 150 disciples. And now, you are in year five, you are supposed to be leading a team of 750 disciples. Many of you don’t even have 50 out of the expected 750. And yet God anointed you for a purpose. How are you going to catch up? May be as you leave this place now, you go and start a study centre or go to a village and start a church there, because if you win souls there, you will be able to tell them, ‘come along with me to the School of Disciples’ and they will follow you. According to Ephesians 5:16 and Colossian 4:5, the Bible says.
“Redeeming the time, because the days are evil”.
“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time?.
The Bible warns you; redeem the time. You must redeem the time. You have wasted a lot of time. Redeem the time now.
Acts 10:38 says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.”
In Acts 10:38, the Bible says, God anointed Jesus for a purpose, and He achieved that purpose. God anointed you for a purpose, you must achieve that purpose. For example, you are anointed to be something. He anointed you to be everything He saith you are. According to Revelation 1: 5-6, you are anointed to be a priest and a King. A priest and a King to the Almighty and Kings are anointed to reign. You are anointed to reign. Look at Romans 5:17, the Bible says.
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ”.
We shall reign in life. In year five, you are old enough to believe every word of God. If the word of God says I shall reign, a King reigns, and I am a King, Jesus made me a king to His Father. You are a king also. A king to the Almighty God, Kings don’t beg.
Have you ever seen a King by the road side begging? No, kings reign. It is where kings are seated that blessings come to them. And your blessing will come to you wherever you are in Jesus’ name. The moment you believe that you are a king, you begin to reign. You reign over demons, you reign over evil forces. You command them and they obey you. Look at Il Peter 1:3, He has given us everything we need to reign. God cannot give you more. He has already given you everything you need to reign.
Over whom are you going to reign? You can reign over your people. Which people? Your converts. If you win somebody for Christ, if you ask that fellow to do something, he will not refuse. When you say go and he is a true convert of yours, he will go. When you say come, he will come. If you want to do something glorious, for example, house dedication and you need people to help you at cooking, they will gladly come. In fact they wouldn’t come empty handed. That’s what makes you a king. You are reigning over your people.
You are a priest. Priests are anointed to lead people in the worship of God. You are a priest of the most High God. In I Peter 2:9, the Bible says,
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praise of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”.
Why were you chosen to be a royal priesthood? That you might lead people in the praise of the Almighty God. Royal priesthood?
In Britain, if there is somebody who knows how to make soap very well, the queen will appoint that man and call him soap maker to the Queen. On every soap they make, they will inscribe, we are soap makers to the Queen’ and everybody will like to buy their soap. They are called the royal soap makers.
When you hear of royal priesthood, we are talking of priests who are so holy and good, that God chose them and said, you will be priests unto me.’ I am a royal priest you know. That makes us special. We are to lead people in worship.
If you start a study centre and you begin to get people converted together to study the word of God, what is the first thing you do when you gather? You begin to sing choruses and begin to praise God. And who is the one leading? You of course. God anointed you, so that you can lead people in praising Him.
Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
You are to point to Christ. That is the duty of a priest. The Bible says looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. If you are a leader and the people are following you, the moment you turn to a particular direction the people will say, what is it that is attracting the attention of our leader’. If you the priest, are looking unto Jesus, your followers will also be looking unto Jesus. You are supposed to guide the people towards Christ correctly. You show them how to live for Christ correctly. According to Romans 13:13-14, it is your duty as a priest, to lead them in worship, to point them to Christ and to show them by example, how to live correctly for Christ.
HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?.
It is crucial to note that as you see yourself, so will the enemy see you. That is how God will see you too.
In Numbers 13:33, twelve spies were sent to the Promised Land. When ten of them came back, they said, ‘the place is wonderful but there are giants in the land. When we look at the giants, we saw ourselves as grasshoppers and they saw us as grasshoppers.
As you see yourself, that’s how the enemy will see you. God said ‘its alright, since you see yourself as grasshoppers, be grasshoppers. Then go round in cycles until all grasshoppers are dead’. But two people said, “there are giants in the land but they are meat for us. We will get them. If God be for us, we will get them”. How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a grasshopper? Or as a giant killer? I see myself as a Christian completely swallowed up by Christ. I see myself as a king. I see myself as a priest, I’m like my Father.
In I John 4:17, the Bible says, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world”.
As Jesus Christ is, so I am in this world. Not when we get to heaven, as He is in heaven, powerful, glorious, reigning, so are we in this world, right now. In the infinite past, God had a plan; a great plan. Somehow you are included in that plan.
Ephesians 1:3-5; “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will”.
Before God made the world, He had a plan. Before He laid the foundation of the world He had chosen you and He included you in this great plan of His. That is why you are in the School of Disciples. Several people have heard about the School, but they can’t come. Some people started but they are out now. They could not get to year five because somehow, they are not in the final plan. But you are in that final plan. One day, you are going to explain how you played your part in that plan.
Romans. 14:12, ” So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
How are you going to play your part in the plan of God? I have an advice. Bow your head now and pray. Say, Father everything you want me to be I will be, everything you want me to do I will do. I am not going to allow doubt and unbelief to stop me. All I’m asking for is, just help me.
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