Prepare for a Fresh Anointing
“When you move into the Holy of Holies, your life will be changed forever. You cannot wait to return, for you’ve just begun to experience a taste of what it’s like to be in heaven’s throne room.”
We are moving into a fresh new season of anointing, and in preparation, God has impressed upon my heart again and again that it is time for believers to prepare for the coming wave of outpouring.
How about you? Do you need healing? Are you ready to move into God’s fresh atmosphere and be blessed? In today’s uncertain times, do you need His favor and protection against the storms of life?
All you need can be found in God’s mighty presence!
If you need a miracle (and desire a fresh anointing for a life of miracles), move into His presence and discover what our Lord has in store for you.
Yielding to the Holy Spirit
To move into a fresh anointing, we must spend intimate time in His presence. To do this, we must begin by yielding to the Holy Spirit.
We are told:
“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God” (Romans 6:13 KJV).
This is the tough part. Moving from unrighteousness to yielding to righteousness is a lifelong challenge. Just because you receive Jesus Christ as Savior and the Holy Spirit’s infilling, you are not insulated from spiritual “pruning” and discipline.
In fact, most mountaintop experiences are followed by wilderness times. It was certainly that way with the Savior:
“Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being forty days tempted of the devil” (Luke 4:1-2).
I believe wilderness times teach authority. When we go through trials, we can only be successful by yielding to the Holy Spirit during both good and difficult times.
Yielding continually opens us to fresh waves of anointing and helps us mature in the Lord.
All of us start out as spiritual babies. We want everything right now. We demand answers to our smallest problems. We whine when we don’t get our way. Yet when we yield to the Holy Spirit, we gain a seasoned ability to be led by Him. We learn God’s timing. It is a step-by-step process of dying to our own desires and surrendering to the Father’s.
It begins with an ever-growing hunger and thirst for Him. Freshness of the anointing then comes supernaturally!
Jesus said, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink” (John 7:37). How hungry are you to see the power of God at work in your life? He measures your hunger by your desire to do what He wants, to seek His guidance, to surrender to His will.
And only then can we be used effectively to impact our world. When we are told in Scripture to “be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18), it is not a mere piece of advice. It is not a suggestion. It is a direct order from heaven! It is God’s command. And it is a prerequisite for a continual freshness of the anointing.
Why? Our Father knows that we cannot do all we must do without being empowered by His fresh anointing, and we cannot be empowered or anointed without yielding to Him day by day, hour by hour, as we seek a fresh anointing to fulfill the Great Commission during our lifetime.
Prepare for the fresh anointing by yielding to Him continually!
For me, preparation has always been closely tied to worship, and worship has often been linked to music.
The apostle Paul, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, told the church to teach and admonish each other with worshipful melodies:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Colossians 3:16)
Two of the first passages from the Bible that I committed to memory were these:
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God. (Psalm 95:1-3)
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God. (Psalm 100:1-3)
As a young Christian, I was blessed to go to a wonderful church in Toronto where I was introduced to the marvelous, uplifting music by Jim Poynter, a precious Free Methodist minister and father in the faith. What glorious memories I have of those church services—Jim playing along on his accordion in church as we sang hymn after hymn. The music, the worship, and the truth in the words we sang literally changed my life forever.
Anointed psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs lift our faith and inspire us to worship our wonderful Lord Jesus with glorious expressions of adoration and praise. That’s why we have always sung many of these majestic hymns at our crusades, Miracle Services, and conferences. People everywhere let us know how much they love these timeless treasures.
And after all these years, I am more convinced than ever of entering into God’s anointing and presence through worship. I listen to anointed music again and again during my own time with the Lord. There is simply nothing to compare to the majesty and atmosphere that worship music provides.
If you want to be blessed and healed, and receive fresh waves of anointing, it is important to enter into an atmosphere of worship often!
Immersing Yourself in God’s Word
The Word of God tells us, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
We are promised:
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).
People who attend our Miracle Services or watch broadcasts on television or the Internet know the value I place on reading God’s Word aloud.
My sermons and teaching aren’t filled with flowery phrases or meaningless thoughts—they center on the foundational truths found in passages from Genesis to Revelation. I make no apology for that. This clear-cut emphasis on the Bible is the reason why the saving and healing anointing flows in our crusades.
Hearing God’s Word and immersing yourself in His promises for healing are crucial for believers. Your life will be changed as you enter into God’s presence and you spend increasing amounts of time in the Bible!
Spending Time in God’s Presence
People often hear my teaching on moving from the Outer Court to the Holy Place and eventually the Holy of Holies, and they ask, “How do you learn to spend time in God’s presence?”
It requires diligence. You must place the greatest of priorities on spending time with Him. You must sacrifice the flesh and things of the flesh. The cost is great.
But is it worth the price you must pay? Ask anyone who has truly entered God’s presence for any length of time. The second you move into the Holy of Holies, you cannot help but be touched by His light and the freshness of His anointing!
The psalmist describes this place:
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of our countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long, and in Your righteousness they are exalted. (Psalm 89:19)
Righteousness! His face! Heavenly sounds! Light! Exaltation!
All these are waiting for you in the throne room where the fresh anointing flows freely. There is joy unspeakable in the presence of God. When you are there, you understand, more than ever before, God’s all-sufficiency.
His nature begins to permeate you there. Things of this earth become less important as time with Him becomes more cherished. Your life will be changed forever, yet you realize that the transformation is just beginning of wave after wave of fresh anointing.
In His presence you will truly know what it means to be more than a conqueror. You will be able to witness with a boldness unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Your focus on heaven becomes clearer than you can imagine.
God’s Challenge to You
Do you want to experience God’s fresh anointing and intimate presence in this way?
Are you willing to pay the price?
He’s waiting for you in a place described by the apostle Paul:
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
Are you willing to seek Him with your whole heart—to thirst and hunger for Him?
When you move into the Holy of Holies, your life will be changed forever. You cannot wait to return, for you’ve just begun to experience a taste of what it’s like to be in heaven’s throne room.
This is what it means to experience a fresh anointing, and this is my prayer for you today!
Seeking God’s Fresh Anointing, Sharing His Love with Others
I urge you to do two things beginning today:
1. Seek His fresh anointing daily. Seek Him with all of your heart, and He will give you peace that you have never known. Spend time with Him, for true prayer and spending time in His presence will bring the peace of God back into your life.
2. Help me tell others about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are surrounded by people of all ages and backgrounds who are in trouble—spiritually, mentally, and physically—and the devil is fighting to keep those strongholds in place. Only Jesus can break through them! Only His salvation and fresh anointing can bring lasting change.
Maybe you can identify with losing your peace, your health, and your family. Undoubtedly, you’ve gone through satan’s attempts to kill, steal, and destroy you. If so, you can understand how desperate the world is, and how vital it is for us to live in His fresh anointing, even as we take the message of salvation, healing, hope, and peace to them right now!
Help me share the glorious Gospel to a deeply wounded generation!
Oh, dear Partner, the world is open to the Gospel as never before. These troubling times are causing people to question everything, even their most deeply held beliefs. They want to hear real truth, real answers to their most overwhelming challenges. And we know there is only one answer for the world today: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
Yes, the Gospel is free to all who will receive, but the expense of sharing this Good News continues to spiral as we seek to share through all means possible. Will you help me today with a generous offering?
Our precious Master said:
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Billions around the globe are waiting to hear the message of peace and hope that only Christ can offer.
When we give like God desires, only then can He make all grace abound to us, that we will have all sufficiency in all things and abundance for every good work. IN ALL THINGS!
Paul the apostle told the church in Corinth “as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also” (2 Corinthians 8:7 NKJV). He was referring to abounding in giving.
Every time we give to bless the work of God, those blessings come back to us multiplied. He blesses us so much more than we can ever bless Him.
When we show our love to Him in any area of life—spiritually, emotionally, physically, or financially—God responds with such an abundance that it overflows into every area of life.
God is doing a mighty work during this new season. He is preparing believers for a fresh new anointing.
It is my desire that you move more deeply into His presence during the coming days with prosperity and health! Your life will be changed forever.
Great things are ahead. Prepare now for a fresh anointing!
And please prayerfully consider what offering God wants you to send today to help take the Good News of the Gospel to people around the world through Miracle Services, This Is Your Day broadcasts, the Internet and social media, and our many ministry outreaches.
In warmest Christian love,