Today’s Key Scripture
“You shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘This shall be a holy anointing oil to Me throughout your generations.’”
— Exodus 30:31
The Old Testament speaks of three distinct anointings:
- The leper anointing (salvation).
- The priestly anointing (ministry).
- The kingly anointing (authority).
These are wonderful illustrations of a believer’s relationship with God, moving from plateau to plateau.
Too many times, though, people accept Christ’s salvation as they receive the leper’s anointing, but they never move beyond that. Certainly the Holy Spirit is present at conversion. He is there with the Father and the Son. However, the priestly anointing and the unmistakable presence that accompanies it are totally distinct.
The priestly anointing brings you into the presence of God. You sense His presence. You feel it. And you know it with growing confidence.
However, nothing compares to the power of the kingly anointing. It lifts you to a place of high authority in God.
The leper’s anointing comes by accepting Jesus.
The priestly anointing comes by fellowshipping with Jesus.
The kingly anointing comes by hearing Jesus—by hearing the rhema word that says, “Thus saith the Lord.”“
God wants you to move to a higher plateau, a higher anointing as you spend time daily in His lovely presence!
How will you respond?
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for the process as I move from salvation, to service, to authority. Help me bring You glory today through my actions, words, and work. God, please edify my mind with Your truth, enflame my heart with Your anointing, inspire my will you’re Your courage, and deepen my desire to reflect You more and more. Forgive me for sins of the past, purify me for what You want me to become, and empower me for all that You have designed for me to do. I pray this in the Name above all names, my Master Jesus. Amen and amen.
*All Scripture references are NKJV unless otherwise noted.