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Chapter 8 of the book
"Seeking God Finding Love"


The Anointing
A River of God's Love

     August 9, 1997 I was awakened in the morning after a very vivid dream. I was in the Middle East in a Muslim country, a desert like setting, there was a war that was surrounding me, it was raging in the distance, but I felt no fear of danger. There were some people around and in front of me was an older man and a teenage boy they were both of Arab descent. The older man said something to the boy, then the boy turned his head to hear the older man. Then the boy turned to me and said I have to hear out of this ear because I am deaf in the other one. He turned his head to show me, his ear was gone there was only scar tissue and the hole into his ear was mostly covered. I knew that he had been wounded in the war sometime before. I felt compassion and moved with it. I said to him God can heal your ear, pray this prayer after me. I led him to Jesus with a sinner's prayer, I saw tears in his eyes and I knew that the God of compassion was touching his heart, then I had him continue on to pray for his ear to be healed, he did. Then he said it is too hard, as if to say that is too big of a miracle to really happen, I replied that it is not too hard for God. I then looked at the side of his head and I saw a creative miracle taking place as God made him a new ear and restored his hearing. Sharing this experience with Him in Jesus made me feel very close to him, I gave him a hug and I awoke, and then began thinking about the dream.

      I believe that the Lord was showing me that the battle that surrounded me in the distance was the line that Satan has tried to draw around the Muslim nations to keep the truth of Jesus out. But God is going to reveal His love from behind the battle lines. Not by might nor by power but by His Spirit. Just as He works from the inside of a person’s heart He is going to work from the inside of the hearts of these nations. He will do what ever it takes to get the Gospel to the people including dreams, visions, and personal appearances of Jesus. I also believe that there will be people that will have experiences similar to Philip’s as recorded in Acts chapter 8 where they will be translated to other places bringing the Gospel and then be return back. Sometimes they will not know if they dreamed it or if it was a real experience.

      The Lord has shown me from this dream that God has chosen people in the Muslim world many of them from the younger generation that will lead a new revolution, a revolution for Jesus not Muhammad. God is going to give them ears to hear and believe His true word. The god of this world for many years has tried to keep these people from the knowledge of God and they have turned a deaf ear to Jesus but not anymore. A revolution is coming in the Muslim world soon, and it won't be for Muhammad it will be for Jesus. A war will rage against this revolution and there will be many martyrs for Christ, and much persecution of Christians, but many will come to know Jesus through it all and there will be many supernatural signs and wonders from the God of compassion.

      Many people will say that it is to hard for God to reach the Muslims. Those people need to go outside at night and look up at the stars so they can get a perspective of the ability of God. Are we not the generation that saw communist Russia break down its own walls of separation and invite western Christians into their class rooms to preach the Gospel and pass out Bibles. That was only a sample of things to come.      

      Another thing that the Lord showed me after I awoke was that was a good way to pray for someone's healing, have the people do it them selves, because it took all the glory away from me and gave it all to Jesus. We must be moved by God’s compassionate love to introduce people to Jesus, and then help them strengthen their relationship with Him. People easily become dependent upon other people to pray for them, and hear from God a message for them. Of course we are to pray for each other but nothing and no one should come between God and us; Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. By having the boy pray for his own healing and him seeing this demonstration of God's love for him in one minute he had begun an awesome relationship with the God of the universe, and his faith was strengthened more than some people who have been Christians for may years.

      Our relationship with God is a very personal one. A person who thinks they need to go to a great faith healer so God will heal them needs to know God better, so that they can understand His love for them. I believe that we are to stand in the gap for a person long enough to have them join hands with Jesus and then we should get out of the way. My concept of standing in the gap is with one hand holding on to Jesus and with the other hand holding on to the lost soul that you have compassion for, bringing this person close enough to Jesus to put their hand in His. When this happens you actually become one with the person in Jesus, there is no closer relationship possible.

      We are a chosen generation a royal priesthood. Chosen to live at this time in history to accomplish the works of God that He shall do through us. (1 Peter 2:9 NKJV) But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I believe that we are a generation that will see Jesus do greater works through us than He did when He walked on the earth, it is our hour of destiny. The book of Acts is still being written how many chapters will be about you? (John 14:12-13 NKJV)  "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. {13} "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

      (Habakkuk 2:14 KJV)  For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. The glory of God is His compassionate love. God is love. A rain is beginning to fall on people that are seeking the knowledge of God, seeking to know Him better, seeking to know His compassionate love, and seeking His righteousness. (Hosea 10:12 KJV)  Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. We know that Jesus Christ is made unto to us wisdom and righteousness. Through the blood of Jesus we are made pure and holy. (1 Corinthians 1:30-31 NKJV)  But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God; and righteousness and sanctification and redemption; {31} that, as it is written, "He who glories, let him glory in the LORD."

      We have the garment of salvation, now is the time to put on the robe of righteousness. (Isaiah 61:10 NKJV) I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Jesus Christ is the Lord our Righteousness. (Romans 13:14 NIV)  Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. Salvation is like a candle burning in us, righteousness is like throwing gas on the flame, then the brightness of the light shines forth to the people around us, and to the nations. (Isaiah 62:1-2 NIV)  For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. {2} The nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. Salvation is Jesus in us; righteousness is Jesus shinning out from us, bringing light, and the glory of God, to people people's lives, making a difference.

      We are taught by the Lord to seek His strength and His face constantly. (1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV) Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. But we also know that if we see God's face we will die, God told Moses in (Exodus 33:20 NKJV) "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live." But that sounds good to a Christian, who is truly seeking God, they say that’s OK your face Lord I will seek. Because true Christians know that no good thing dwells in their flesh, they know they must die to self to live in Christ. (Romans 8:11-14 NKJV)  But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. {12} Therefore, brethren, we are debtors; not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. {13} For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. {14} For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Satan can posses live flesh, but God can only posses dead flesh. Then when our flesh dies the Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead gives new spiritual life to us so that we can be possessed by the glory of God. (Romans 8:10 NKJV)  And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

      Many wonderful things happen as you seek God's face. Your focus on God causes you to turn your back on the cares of this world and you have a new perspective. Where your eyes are focused is the direction you are moving to. When you seek His face, you instantly begin moving closer to God, into His presence, into the secret place of the Most High. The influence that your flesh has on your decision making process is gone. The temptations from your flesh disappear. Diseases and sickness is healed, pain and suffering from your flesh vanish. The joy of the Lord begins to strengthen you and you become compassionate. The cares of this world are no longer important to you. Burdens fall away. All the things from your flesh that used to weigh you down including pride are removed and you are left with freedom. Flesh is like the force of gravity keeping us down, seeking God and His strength is like floating free in outer space. When things look bad on the Earth, look up, for your deliverance is getting close; and coming fast.  

      A rain is beginning to fall on people who are seeking the knowledge of God. The former rain fell in the book of Acts as the Church was born and they came together in unity with one heart to seek God. When they came together with one accord the power of the Holy Spirit fell and they got a taste of the power of God, they saw what it was like to be united in one with their brothers and sisters in the unity of compassionate love for one another. (Ezekiel 11:19 KJV)  And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them a heart of flesh.

       The book of Acts gave us a taste of things to come, an example to follow of unity in the body of Christ. That was the former rain upon the earth, but we are beginning to see a few sprinkles of the latter rain, which is about to fall upon those seeking the knowledge of God. (Hosea 6:3 NKJV)  Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth. I believe that the latter rain will be much greater than the former rain, it will be the climax of the church coming together in unity. It will be the people of God united in compassionate love in the final preparation to be joined with Christ in the wedding ceremony. (Ephesians 5:26-27 NKJV)  that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, {27} that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. The latter rain of righteousness will wash us and make us holy. The latter rain will produce the final great harvest of souls upon the Earth, with more than five billion people and the population increasing rapidly the harvest is close to being fully ripe. (Isaiah 45:8 NKJV)  "Rain down, you heavens, from above, And let the skies pour down righteousness; Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, And let righteousness spring up together. I, the LORD, have created it.

      I believe that the latter rain will fall on believers seeking the knowledge of God and His righteousness. Then when we are full of righteousness and we are with one accord and one heart and united in compassionate love, then a river of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is going to flood the earth through us. The river is going to flow through us, God's vessels of compassion. (Isaiah 59:19 NIV)  From the west, men will fear the name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the Spirit of the LORD drives along. As people seek God earnestly, not letting go until they receive the blessing of righteousness falling like a heavy monsoon rain upon them from heaven, then out of them will flow rivers of living water that will water the whole earth. The river is backed up behind your heart like a pent-up flood, open your heart and let rivers of living water flow out, and touch your neighbor with the living water of compassion.

      I see a river of God beginning to flow a river of compassion and knowledge of who God really is. It is beginning to make its way through the dry riverbed filling in the low parts and surrounding the small rocks. But it will become a major flood that will take us into the unity of the body of Christ. The scales will be lifted off our eyes so we can catch a glimpse of God's goodness and loving compassion. When we move into full compassion for our brothers and sisters then the Church, the body of Christ will move into full unity, which will prepare us to meet the Lord Jesus Christ.

      This river will water the whole earth, touching every nation and ethnic group, the people who drink from this river will shout for joy. It will be a sovereign move of God; the river will not run dry. It will produce the greatest harvest of souls the world has ever seen. This river of love will soften even the hardest hearts and they too will produce an abundance of fruit. The river of God is called compassion the flow is carried by the Holy Spirit, and we will shout and sing for joy when it touches our hearts.

      (Psalms 65:8-13 NLT)  Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. {9} You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God will not run dry; they provide a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so. {10} You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges. You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops. {11} You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. {12} The wilderness becomes a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy. {13} The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain. They all shout and sing for joy!

      (Psalms 16:11 NKJV)  You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. This river of compassion will bring the presence of God so strong that we will feel like we are inside the pillar of cloud that led the children of Israel through the desert. (Nehemiah 9:19-20 NKJV)  Yet in Your manifold mercies (compassion) You did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of the cloud did not depart from them by day, To lead them on the road; Nor the pillar of fire by night, To show them light, And the way they should go. {20} You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, And did not withhold Your manna from their mouth, And gave them water for their thirst.

      The cloud represents the Holy Spirit; now that we have Christ, who has reconciled us to God we have His presence in us. The mana is the word of God that feeds us giving us strength and nourishment. The water of life is Jesus Christ our righteousness. (Matthew 5:6 NKJV)  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. I believe that the presence of God will be so strong in believers who seek the face of God and His strength that people around us will sense it in a mighty way. I believe that you will walk in the pillar of cloud of the presence of God, it will surround you.

      (2 Chronicles 16:9 KJV)  For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. God is continuously looking for someone that He can demonstrate His loving compassion through, and someone He can impute His strength upon. He is looking for those whose heart is perfect toward Him; He is looking for the righteous to show forth His strength and demonstrations of compassion. We are made righteous by faith. By believing the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness, we enter into righteousness. Jesus Christ is the Lord our Righteousness. (1 Peter 3:12 NKJV)  For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers.

      We walk in righteousness by being obedient to God's Word, being led by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:14 KJV)  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. The Holy Spirit will cause us to remember the appropriate Word of God at the right place and in the right time, which applies to our current situation. (John 14:26 KJV) But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

      Righteousness is the breastplate in our spiritual armor that guards our heart. If our heart does not condemn us then we are righteous. If there is something between us and God, which is sin, He will reveal that unto us. We are to confess that which the Lord reveals to us as sin, and He will restore righteousness unto us. (1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

      If we are walking in the Word of God, being led by the Spirit, we are righteous, if our heart does not condemn us. Then we can ask what we will, because our will is God's will, because we share the same Spirit. (1 John 3:21-23 NKJV)  Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. {22} And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. {23} And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. Keeping God's commandments means walking in love, loving God, and loving our neighbor. Walking in love is doing the things that are pleasing to God, actions of compassion.

      If our heart does not condemn us, we have faith toward God, then we are free to be a vessel of compassion. A channel for the river of life to flow through, which is the river of compassionate love. The eyes of the LORD are searching throughout the whole earth, to demonstrate His strength in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. He is calling you, He is waiting for you, your mission if you choose to accept it, is the same as Jesus ministry on Earth. (Luke 4:18-19 NKJV) "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; {19} To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." 

      We know that Jesus spoke these words at the beginning of His ministry, but that was just the beginning, the rest of Jesus ministry is, and will be, accomplished by Him working through us. (John 14:12-13 NKJV)  "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. {13} "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. I believe that we will do greater works than Jesus did on Earth because He went to the Father and sat down with the Father on His throne, this gave Him all power and all authority to rule the universe, while in your heart. We were created in the image of God so that we could be used by Him to do the works of God. Our work is to believe it. It is time for you to believe the Word of God and not just think that it is for some other person at some other time. THE WORD IS FOR YOU, AND THE WORD IS FOR NOW!

      Whatever we ask that glorifies Jesus we can expect Him to do. The glory of the Lord is compassion, anything that demonstrates the compassion of Jesus; He is ready, willing, able, and anxious to do through us, His vessels of compassion.  (Isaiah 58:6-8 NKJV)  "Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? {7} Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? {8} Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

      When you walk in compassion, demonstrating the love of God, your righteousness shall go before you. That means Jesus will go before you preparing the way and leading you. The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. The Hebrew word for rear guard is the word 'acaph, it means to gather, or to receive. You will receive the glory of the Lord; glory will be drawn to you. The glory of the Lord is compassion, God dwells in compassion, and God is compassion. When you have compassion flowing through you, the presence of God, the glory of the Lord, is flowing through you touching people around you. The glory of the Lord is in you and surrounds you; it is the secret place of the Most High God.

      I believe that the glory of God will be so strong in you that strangers will come up to you and say I don't know what it is but I sense something good about you that I like. Be ready to give an answer. I believe that you will be walking by someone and they will be dramatically healed. Be ready to give an answer. I believe that people in sin will feel such conviction around you that they will either have to confess and get saved or they will ask you to leave for fear of dying on the spot. Be ready to give an answer. There will be enough salt in you to flavor the neighborhood, the light in you will shine so bright that it will light your city. Be ready to give an answer. (1 Peter 3:15 KJV)  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that ask you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear

      In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In an instant of time in what we call the "Big Bang", the Spirit of God converted energy to matter and matter exploded out to from the order of the universe, planets, stars, solar systems, and galaxies. Not by might, nor by outside force, but by God's Spirit. That same Spirit that created the universe lives in you, that same power dwells in you. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but He has given us the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of power, which is the Spirit of Love. The same power that resurrects the dead dwells in you. (Romans 8:11 NKJV) But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. If you believe, nothing is impossible. (Mark 11:23 NKJV)  "For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

      If we abide in Jesus, and His words live in us than we can ask what we will and it shall be done. When Jesus words abide in us then His will is our will. We pray the prayers that Jesus is ready to answer. (John 15:7-12 NKJV)  "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. {8} "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. {9} "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. {10} "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. {11} "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. {12} "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Joy comes from love, which is compassion, when the compassion of God is flowing through us we are in fullness of joy; we are in His presence. The river of life is flowing through us and it will cause us to bear much fruit. Wherever the river touches it will draw the thirsty to drink, it will heal, and it will set free.

      Some of us have enough faith to believe that God can heal a headache, some people can believe for more. We have seen cancer healed, and some other fatal diseases, gradually some people are getting enough faith to believe Jesus for the miraculous. But it is no more difficult for God to heal a headache than to make arms and legs grow on people that were born without them. At the time of this writing I am not aware of this happening yet, although there have been cases where one leg was a little shorter than the other and the Lord healed them. It seems the Lord is gradually building our faith. The reason that we have not seen arms and legs dramatically grow out from stubs is because God is waiting for someone to get to know Him and His compassion well enough to believe that He has enough love to want to do it. God is waiting for a vessel of compassion, whose heart is perfect toward Him, someone who has compassion for a person in this condition and moves to pray, before any doubt and fear can hinder their faith. Thus it may be a child that prays for someone like this the first time; not knowing that the rest of us think it is too difficult for God. We'll see it on the news.    

      Doubt and fear are the opposite of faith. They mean you don't trust God and don't understand His compassion. Ask your self what does Jesus want to do? He wants to do through you, what He did before you were born, and greater things now than He did before. I think that the reason we see more internal miracles than external ones is because we can't see into someone's cancer and get doubt and fear. Faith requires us to take our eyes off the physical world and look to Jesus in the spiritual world, that is where the eternal power is; the things on Earth are temporary. (2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV)  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (Hebrews 11:1 NIV)  Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

      Peter walked on the water while he was looking at Jesus, but as soon as he looked at the physical world, the waves and wind, he began to sink. But when he was sinking he knew where to look, at Jesus. (Matthew 14:30-31 NKJV)  But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!" {31} And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" To move into the realm of faith requires a total focus on Jesus, not any thing else, or anyone on Earth.

      There is a principle that as soon as you receive a word from the Lord, the spirit of fear comes to bring doubt, and steal the word from you. When you hear a word from the Lord move quickly not ever thinking, what if…? If God said it, do not allow yourself to think what if. It does not matter what people say, it does not matter what the physical circumstances are.

      We are to bring the Gospel to a lost and hurting world. We are vessels of God's compassion. We are not bringing a religion to them. We are bringing the power of the living God, to save and to heal. The reason for the people's infirmity is to demonstrate the loving compassion of Jesus Christ. (John 9:2-3 KJV)  And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? {3} Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. Now we know that no one is without sin, but Jesus was saying that the man's blindness was a set up so the love of God could be demonstrated, this is always true. No matter what the reason for the problem, even if it was a result of sin, it is always an opportunity to demonstrate the loving compassion of Jesus, to heal and to save. This is what separates Christianity from religion for the unbeliever to see.

      Jesus healed people to demonstrate that He had the power to also forgive sins, bringing them into the Kingdom of Heaven. (Luke 5:23-24 NKJV)  "Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise up and walk'? {24} "But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins"; He said to the man who was paralyzed, "I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."

      If we do not allow doubt to enter in, then faith can remain constant, and if we know that we are moving in compassion, and God's will, we have confidence. (Matthew 21:21-22 NKJV)  So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' it will be done. {22} "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

      It is a good idea to ask the Lord for the wisdom to handle any situation you are unsure of. The prayers that get answers are the prayers that are in God's will. Seek wisdom from God what to pray for and pray in the Spirit.  (James 1:5-8 NKJV)  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. {6} But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. {7} For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; {8} he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

      I heard someone say that God heals an unbeliever because of his mercy; and He heals a Christian because of His covenant with His children. It seems to be much easier to get an unbeliever dramatically healed. I believe that God is anxious to reach out and demonstrate His love to bring people into the Kingdom. Once they are in the Kingdom they have His promises of healing that have already been given to them, and all we have to do is believe, and receive. An unbeliever does not have to believe, God is reaching out to give to them His mercy, so that they can become believers

      So other factors come into the situation for a Christian's healing to be manifested. We know that they were already healed at the cross, but God may be teaching them endurance and patience. God may be taking them through a situation so they can be more empathetic and sympathetic with the suffering of others, so that He can use them in a greater way. God may be taking them through the valley to increase their faith so they can learn to trust Him more, understanding that His compassion is always with them. If you are in a situation that seems hopeless, that is a perfect situation for God to intervene. He is always waiting for us to become totally dependent upon Him, so that then He can take over the problem. His strength is made perfect in weakness.

      The people that believed in Jesus, and came to Him for healing, He would say to them "thy faith has made thee whole". The people that Jesus would be walking by, such as the lame, He would command them to rise up and walk, to demonstrate His compassion for them, even before they believed. Since Jesus has already healed us as believers in Him, it is up to us to believe it, by our faith in Jesus and Him crucified we have been made whole.   

      One thing we have the promise of always, is the peace of God, in all circumstances, as we give the problem to God, He gives us peace in return. Ask God what to pray for, if you feel He is calling you home you will have peace through the valley, you will fear no evil, because He is with you all the way. If you don't have peace with that then take the authority and the healing He has already given you, and quit doubting, get into the Word, and His promises for you. Focus only on Jesus, not what the doctors say, not the symptoms, and not anything else in this physical world, including your flesh body. Whenever things start getting difficult down here on Earth, look up for your redemption is drawing near.

       Jesus Christ must always be our focus, as we move into the realm of miraculous faith and begin to see the awesome power of God to save and heal. Remember Jesus words in  (Luke 10:19-20 NKJV)  "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. {20} "Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." As I said before salvation is the helmet that protects our mind from pride and despair, keeping us level headed. It also keeps us from getting caught up into works as a means of salvation. (Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV)  "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. {22} "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' {23} "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!" Trying to impress God through works is the greatest insult to Him, we can never earn our way to God, we must always rejoice in His compassion and grace.

      As you move into the realm of compassion, and righteousness, and the gifts of the Spirit are in operation in your life, remember the greatest gift is love, having compassion for each other, this is our commandment, to love; this is what impresses the God of compassion. The reason for all that we are, and all that we do, and all that we become, is to show forth the compassion of Jesus Christ, walking is the Holy Spirit of love.  

Anointing of the Holy Spirit

You have the anointing of God flowing through you when God’s heart touches another person’s heart through your heart.

The anointing of God is the Holy Spirit. He flows as a river of love, from the throne of grace, through the hearts of believers, bringing life to all that receive His touch.

  God anoints people that love Him more than they love their own lives, and that love others as themselves. As we open our hearts to love others God’s anointing flows through us. When we close our hearts to others and grieve the Holy Spirit the flow stops.

(1 John 3:17 NKJV)  But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

  (Proverbs 4:23 NKJV)  Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

         The anointing of the Holy Spirit is given through people to demonstrate God’s love and power. Christ means the “Anointed One”. Because Christ is in us the same anointing that He had on earth we also have.

(Luke 4:18-19 NKJV)  "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; {19} To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD."

1.     The anointing is given to preach the Gospel to the poor

2.     The anointing is given to heal and restore people

3.     The anointing is given to proclaim freedom to the captives

4.     The anointing is given to open blind eyes

5.     The anointing is given to set people free

6.     The anointing flows in God’s timing and proclaims God’s timing

  1.     The anointing is given to preach the Gospel to the poor, to bring the revelation of God’s love to those who are seeking truth.

  God’s anointing flows to those who are hungry for a touch from His Holy Spirit. The anointing has less to do with the person that it flows through than it does with the person who receives it, and the One who sent it, God Almighty.

(Luke 6:19-20 NKJV)  And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all. {20} Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.

  (Matthew 5:3 NKJV)  "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The term poor here is the Greek word, ptochos which carries the implication of being a beggar, in this case a spiritual beggar.  

  • The anointing can be stifled if the people refuse to receive it from the person that God is sending it through. Things such as pride, envy, bitterness, and unforgiveness against an anointed person can prevent the receiver from accepting it. The anointed person must go to people that can receive it.

  (Matthew 13:57-58 NKJV)  So they were offended at Him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." {58} Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

  (Matthew 10:13-14 NKJV)  "If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. {14} "And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

  2.     The anointing is given to heal and restore people

(Acts 10:36-38 NKJV)  "The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ; He is Lord of all; {37} "that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: {38} "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

  3.     The anointing is given to proclaim freedom to the captives

(2 Timothy 2:24-26 NKJV)  And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, {25} in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, {26} and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

4.     The anointing is given to open blind eyes

(2 Corinthians 4:3-4 NKJV)  But even if our Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, {4} whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

 

(Revelation 3:18 NKJV)  "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

 

5.     The anointing is given to set people free

(Isaiah 10:27 NKJV)  It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.

  (John 8:36 NKJV)  "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

  6.     The anointing flows in God’s timing, and also proclaims God’s timing

(Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. As we walk in the anointing of God we go where God wills, do what God wills, and say what God wills.

 

(John 8:28-29 NKJV)  Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. {29} "And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him."

  • The anointing of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God

(John 4:10 NKJV)  Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."

  (John 4:13-14 NKJV)  Jesus answered and said to her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, {14} "but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life."

  (John 7:37-39 NKJV)  On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. {38} "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." {39} But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

  (2 Corinthians 1:20-22 NKJV)  For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. {21} Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, {22} who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

  • The anointing gives wisdom

  (1 John 2:20 NKJV)  But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.  

(1 John 2:27 NKJV)  But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

  (Isaiah 11:2 NKJV)  The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

  (Daniel 12:3 NKJV)  Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.

  (Proverbs 11:30 NKJV)  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise.

  (Psalms 90:12 NKJV)  So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.  

       The anointing is the river of life that flows from the throne through your heart and penetrates other people’s hearts

(Psalms 36:7-9 NKJV)  How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. {8} They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. {9} For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.

 

(Psalms 46:4 NKJV)  There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

 

(Revelation 21:6 NKJV)  And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.

  (Revelation 22:1-2 NKJV)  And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. {2} In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

  (Revelation 22:17 NKJV)  And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

 

  • As we continue in the river of God’s anointing it intensifies until we are carried by it.

(Ezekiel 47:1-10 NKJV)  Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and there was water, flowing from under the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the front of the temple faced east; the water was flowing from under the right side of the temple, south of the altar. {2} He brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gateway that faces east; and there was water, running out on the right side. {3} And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. {4} Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist. {5} Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. {6} He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen this?" Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river. {7} When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other. {8} Then he said to me: "This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. {9} "And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes. {10} "It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. Wherever the river goes it brings life. The fish in the above passage represent lost souls; the sea represents the sea of humanity, peoples and nations, that need the Gospel message from God’s anointed people.

 

  • The anointing is given to intercede for people

(Isaiah 59:16-21 NKJV)  He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; And His own righteousness, it sustained Him. {17} For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, And was clad with zeal as a cloak. {18} According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, Fury to His adversaries, Recompense to His enemies; The coastlands He will fully repay. {19} So shall they fear The name of the LORD from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. {20} "The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob," Says the LORD. {21} "As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore."   (Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV)  Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. {2} For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.

 

  • The free flowing anointing of God’s love brings joy to God and that joy is felt by the person He flows through. Love is the joy we get from God when we put His benefit and the benefit of another person before our own.

(Psalms 45:3-7 NKJV)  Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One, With Your glory and Your majesty. {4} And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness; And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things. {5} Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; The peoples fall under You. {6} Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. {7} You love righteousness and hate wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

 

(Isaiah 58:6-12 NKJV)  "Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? {7} Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? {8} Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. {9} Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.' "If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, {10} If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. {11} The LORD will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. {12} Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

 

       Although there is great pleasure and joy in the anointing, because it is the presence of God, we are not to seek the joy, we are to seek God, and the benefit of others, the joy is a natural result of these things. The anointing is not given for the vessel it flows through; it is given for the one it flows to.

 

(Psalms 16:11 NKJV)  You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

 

(James 4:3 NKJV)  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

 

  • Everyone in the body of Christ is anointed with the Holy Spirit, and we all need to give from God’s anointing to each other, and we all need to be able to receive the anointing from each other .

(1 Corinthians 12:4-12 NKJV)  There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. {5} There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. {6} And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. {7} But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: {8} for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, {9} to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, {10} to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. {11} But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. {12} For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.

 

(Ephesians 4:11-16 NKJV)  And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, {12} for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, {13} till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; {14} that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, {15} but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head; Christ; {16} from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

 

  • The anointing is sacred, the anointing is the Holy Spirit, and all believers in Christ have the anointing of the Holy Spirit. We must be careful what we say about our brothers and sisters in Christ.

(Matthew 12:31 NKJV)  "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.

 

(1 Chronicles 16:22-24 NKJV)  Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm." {23} Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. {24} Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.

    

(1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 NKJV)  And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, {13} so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

  (1 Peter 3:8 KJV)  Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:


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