There are ways we can enhance the anointing (God’s supernatural empowerment on our lives). Likewise, there are certain behaviors that will hinder the anointing from flowing freely.
For example, our refusal to obey God and live according to His standards
will hinder the anointing.

  1. Water baptism represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Luke 3:21,22).
    1. When you are baptized in water, it symbolizes the dying of the old you (before you were born again) and the birth of the new you in Christ.
  2. The anointing is given to us for a purpose. Jesus was anointed to complete a particular mission on the Earth (Luke 4:18).
    1. Likewise, you are anointed to complete your God-given assignment.
      1. God equips us with the power to do what He has called us to do.
      2. The anointing enables us to stand on God’s Word and get results.
      3. Therefore, every Believer requires the anointing for sustenance, performance, success, breakthrough, and fulfillment.
  3. The anointing removes burdens and destroys yokes (Isaiah 10:27, AMP).
    1. Isaiah 10:27 actually delivers a prophetic Word for us today about the “fatness” or the success the anointing will cause us to operate in.
      1. In these last days, the most powerful thing we can do as Christians is yield to the anointing.
      2. The number of breakthroughs we experience is going to be determined by the level of the anointing on our lives.
      3. We must cultivate the anointing.
      4. The anointing will go to waste if we do not use it.
  4. Two fundamentals we should understand and recognize about the anointing:
    1. The Acts of Righteousness
      1. Jesus loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Purity equals power.
      2. The degree to which we love righteousness and hate iniquity will determine the level of anointing we operate in (Psalm 45:6, 7).
      3. Sin greatly hinders the anointing in our lives (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Thessalonians 2:10).
      4. Do not be deceived; righteous people do righteous things (1 John 3:7, AMP).
      5. Establishing a lifestyle of doing the right thing and making right decisions establishes God’s power in our lives (1 Samuel 3:19).
      6. Be sure your lifestyle reflects God’s character (1 Samuel 12:3).
    2. Operating in Unconditional love
      1. The more we love others unconditionally, the more God and His power are expressed through us.

Scripture References:

  • Luke 3:21,22
  • Luke 4:18
  • Isaiah 10:27, AMP
  • Psalm 45:6,7
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:10
  • 1 John 3:7, AMP
  • 1 Samuel 3:19
  • 1 Samuel 12:3
Pastor Robert Bagonza