Open Heaven 5 April 2024 – What Does The Anointing Do?

Open Heaven 5 April 2024 Friday Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye – What Does The Anointing Do?

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Open Heaven 5 April 2024 TOPIC: What Does The Anointing Do?

MEMORISE: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” – Acts 10:38 (KJV)

READ: Judges 15:10-16 (KJV)

10 And the men of Judah said, Why are ye come up against us? And they answered, To bind Samson are we come up, to do to him as he hath done to us.

11 Then three thousand men of Judah went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Knowest thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us? What is this that thou hast done unto us? And he said unto them, As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.

12 And they said unto him, We are come down to bind thee, that we may deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them, Swear unto me, that ye will not fall upon me yourselves.

13 And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords and brought him up from the rock.

14 And when he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him. The Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and the cords upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands were loosed from his hands.

15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men in addition to that.

16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 Samuel 17-19

Open Heaven 5 April 2024 MESSAGE

An electric iron is just a piece of iron until it is connected to electricity. When you connect an electric iron to electricity, it becomes something you can smoothen your rough clothes with. A television is a screen with components and wires attached to it. When there is no electricity, it is just there, capable of nothing. However, connecting it to electricity lets you see what is happening in another part of the world in real time. This is how the anointing changes the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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In Judges 15:14-15, when they brought Samson before the Philistines, and they began to rejoice, the Bible says that the Spirit of God came mightily upon him and the ropes binding him were burnt as with fire. Then, he grabbed the jawbone of a dead ass, and as soon as the jawbone came in contact with the anointing, it became a weapon of mass destruction. The anointing turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Electricity, in its raw form, is like fire. You may not see it that way because it is controlled before it is passed into your house. In the same vein, the anointing is fire. When the Holy Ghost fell on the people in the upper room, they could see cloven tongues of fire on each person’s head. The difference between a bicycle and a motorcycle is fire. You can ride up to 100 kilometers on a bicycle using your physical strength, but they may need to pour water on you by the time you are done. However, you will cover the same distance on a motorcycle in less time and without stress. That is what the anointing does. When you see a man working like ten men put together, and instead of getting tired, he remains fresh, the anointing is the difference. So, whenever you are anointed, what you are receiving is the firepower to achieve things that are beyond your average capacity.

The anointing is not only for pastors. An anointed doctor will successfully handle medical cases that other doctors cannot handle. An anointed businessperson will achieve more extraordinary feats than his average capacity can achieve. When the anointing comes upon you, you are empowered to do more than you can imagine. For example, the anointing made Elijah outrun Ahab’s chariot (1 Kings 18:46).

Beloved, I encourage you to seek God’s anointing; it will give you tremendous speed and turn your life around for good.

Open Heaven 5 April 2024 KEY POINT

When the anointing comes to you, you become extraordinary.

Open Heaven 5 April 2024 HYMN 15 – Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour

1 Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Please do not pass me by.

Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Please do not pass me by.

2 Let me at Thy throne of mercy
Find a sweet relief;
Kneeling there in deep contrition,
Help my unbelief.

3 Trusting only in Thy merit,
Would I seek Thy face;
Heal my wounded, broken spirit,
Save me by Thy grace.

4 Thou the spring of all my comfort,
More than life to me;
Whom have I on earth beside Thee?
Whom in heaven but Thee?

Open Heavens 2024 Daily Devotional guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical churches in the world, and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries. The Open Heavens devotional application is available across all mobile platforms and operating systems: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, and PC. Open Heaven for Today 2024

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