There are two types of anointing: The anointing of God and the anointing of the devil. The devil’s anointing comes in various forms but only major ones will be mentioned. These are (1) Anger (2) Impure Thoughts.
The angry man enjoys being angry. In a negative way, it is enjoyable to him. His anger steadily increases in intensity. When a man is angry, he gets supernatural strength. Gradually, the angry man is lifted out of the world of reality. His self-confidence increases, he begins to boast and claim he will do what he can never do. There will be a feeling of ‘Damn the consequence.’
When anger reaches its height, its victim is ready to die. That is why it is called temporary madness, and it is sometimes a synonym of madness, as in “I was ‘mad’ (angry) at him” At a stage, the angry man loses the ability to reason logically. Even when he is initially right, he ends up far from being right ultimately.
The Bible has a lot to say about this devil’s anointing, and most of these sayings are in the book of Proverbs.
Proverbs 19:11 says, “The discretion of a man defereth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.”
In other words, a wise man is slow to anger.
In Proverbs 16:32, the Bible says, “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”
Proverbs 14:17 says, “He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly.”
The Bible says only one man is free to be angry, that is the foolish man. Ecclesiastes 7:9, “Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.”
In other words, if you are a fool, anger must be dwelling inside of you. You are free to be angry any time. Whenever you are angry, you say all manner of things. Matthew 12:36 tells us that idle words are dangerous because we are going to give account of every one of them on the day of judgement.
#2 IMPURE THOUGHTS
The physical effect of impure thoughts are similar to that of anger but it is in the reverse order of anger. It is a negative kind of anointing that produces a tender and loving feeling. It induces a pleasure that slows down the victim, luring the fellow into a dream land. Immoral thoughts are used as a diversionary tactic of the enemy.
Usually, when the enemy is about to strike he uses immoral thoughts to get the victim to lose his focus – David and Bathsheba for example. The devil uses these thoughts to divert his victim’s attention especially when an opportunity is coming his way, until he loses such an opportunity.
Romans 1:28 says that if you yield to immoral thoughts, you will be forsaken by God. Romans 8:7 also says that the carnal mind is enmity with God. It follows then that when you begin to have immoral thoughts, they have a way of slowing you down, they make one become slothful and this has great consequences for the soldier of the cross. Proverbs18:9 says, “He that is slothful in his work is a great waster.” When you slow down, you waste time, energy and opportunity. You lose several precious things. Proverbs12:27 says: “The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting, but the substance of a diligent man is precious.”
Because impure thoughts make you wander from the narrow path, even though for a short time, it is very dangerous because the Bible says if you wander out of the path you could die. Proverbs 21:16, 17 say, “He that wandereth from the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. He that loveth pleasure shall not prosper and he that loveth wine shall not be rich.”
If you allow immoral thoughts to slow you down, you can wander from the way of understanding and this can lead to poverty and death.
You may ask how to discern evil thoughts. Even child knows which thoughts are wrong.
According to Proverbs 20:11
“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.”
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DEVIL’S ANOINTING
The Bible has made it clear that only a fool is free to be angry at any time. Anytime someone is trying to annoy you, to get victory over him, just make up your mind to refuse to be a fool, for only a fool is free to be angry. Every time you are angry you are equal to a fool, in fact you are more than a fool, you are temporarily mad.
#2 IMPURE THOUGHTS
You must be aware that at the instant you begin to have the impure thoughts, danger is nearby. The devil must have a plan up his sleeve to attack you. It is also a sign that you are becoming too comfortable, too loose, lax and empty (Philippians 4:8). It is a sign that you are either losing sight of your goal or that you have no goal at all.
As soon as you find yourself facing the battle of immoral thoughts, you must declare a fast immediately. You must set a goal for yourself of prayer hours, Bible Study, memory verses, giving to God – mighty goals. Increase your commitment to God and the time you spend with Him. It will be quite difficult for you to continue immoral thoughts in God’s presence.
You must make a decision to keep off the devil’s anointing.
Steer clear of anger, steer clear of immoral thoughts.
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