How to Grow the Anointing

anointingYears ago I found myself absorbed in watching a particular TV ministry that moved in such a powerful anointing. I would see rows of people fall out under the Spirit or by the touch of God when this person ministered.  The things I witnessed could only be done by the Spirit of God. The man’s ministry wasn’t being done for entertainment but it was truly a legitimate and miraculous.

As I watched night after night I began to ask God this question, “How do I grow in the anointing?” I asked this question allot over the next several weeks and would keep asking God until I got the answer. After all Jesus said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.” Mat. 7:7

Then the answer came in the night when I heard the Father say, “Prayer, supplication and determination, Luke 18”. I got out of bed and headed to my prayer closet with my Bible in hand, thinking what’s Luke 18, what’s in this chapter that answers my question?

Luke 18 speaks of a widow who persistently petitions a judge for legal protection from an opponent, the judge did not fear God nor respect man. However, after a while seeing that the woman was not going to stop petitioning him for legal protection, he relented and gave her legal protection.

In verse 7, “Now shall not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?” There was my answer, the answer that would change my Christian life forever. I knew what I had to do to grow in the anointing, I must spend a greater amount of time in prayer, supplication and do it with determination until I see the anointing increase in my life, until I’m satisfied.

prayerBrother Branham said so many years ago, “You’ve gone as far with God as you’re ever going to go until you’re willing to pay a greater price.”  Are you satisfied where you are spiritually? If so then good enough, but if you desire more of an interaction between you and heaven, if you desire more of an intimacy and more of a relationship with Jesus Christ, then perhaps you could consider how you could give more of yourself to Him.

John G. Lake was a man who had been in ministry for a good many years with some success but he hungered for more. After re-consecrating his life to God, more anointing came upon him but he still felt on the edge of a greater spiritual realm but was unable to enter in fully, leaving him unsatisfied.

Although many people were being healed by the power of God during the next few years, John G. Lake remained hungry for more of God, he walked down the streets of Chicago with his soul crying out, “Oh God,” as people stared at him.  All his friends would tell John that he had a beautiful anointing with the fullness of the Spirit, but he would declare over and over again that there was more.  

Through out the years he pressed in for more of God and through various encounters with God he kept growing in the anointing and eventually was baptized in the Holy Spirit and lived out his life in the anointing of God  impacting his generation around the world.

focusOur focus must get off ourselves, we must not live in our own self, our own thoughts, our soul, our feelings, our attitudes, trusting in our understanding and reasoning and leaning on our own abilities.  If we do these things, we will never move beyond where we are now, in fact eventually we may become discouraged, cold and lawless to His commandments.

God is not a respecter of person; His word says, “And without faith it is impossible to please {Him}, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and {that} He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Heb11:16. I remember years ago I dealt with a great internal struggle with this scripture.  I wondered if the effort that I put into seeking God would be worth the reward I’d receive by putting in all the time and effort necessary.

“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth”. Col. 3:1-2

To grow in the anointing of God and fulfill what He desires for you to do, will require that you wait in prayer on Him and you set aside time for Him daily. To grow in the anointing you must sow back to God much of the anointing He gives you and that is done by spending time with Him. The more time you spend with Him, equates to more anointing operating in your life.

Where you are currently in your Christian walk is a direct result of your prayer life. In other words your life will never exceed your prayer life. If you are not satisfied with where your life is now, then take an honest look back over the course of years and see if you can recognize if your prayer life is missing the three key elements to growing the anointing and walking in the plan of God, “prayer, supplication and determination”.

Blessing To You!

Bro. Bill

 



  • 11 thoughts on “How to Grow the Anointing

    1. This comment is for everyone, but it was prompted by Kenneth’s posting above where he wanted to know how a man asks God for the anointing and thought he could then just believe it and walk in it. Name it and claim it is fashionable but it doesn’t work. To walk in Christ requires a total sell out from A to Z of every aspect of your life. For those who really want to know the truth of the matter, walk in the anointing dot com is up on the Internet to serve you as you attempt to bring the power of God back into the Church through your human vessel.

    2. Hello here is a response for Bianca “I’m looking for a scripture in how a man asks God for the anointing.” Here is a document that is pretty lengthy, but you will find your answer here. -http://www.doveministries.com/usa/pamphlets/anointing.htm – The real short answer is to just ask God for the gift and believe that you have recieved the gift when you ask. And you will. The next step is to begin to walk in the anointing by constantly keeping your mind on God. Throughout your day say little prayers and tell Him how much you love Him. Having an intimant relationship with God is not much different than that of the things you would want someone you love to tell you. You know they love you and care, but when you hear it, you also feel it. Remember some of these moments are private just as some of your relational moments are private. Being in Love with God is like that, but so much more. I pray for your revelation and hope this reply help you to not only increase your faith, but keep you forever growing in Jesus’s name, Amen.

    3. Hello here is a response for Bianca “I’m looking for a scripture in how a man asks God for the anointing.” Here is a document that is pretty lengthy, but you will find your answer here. -http://www.doveministries.com/usa/pamphlets/anointing.htm – The real short answer is to just ask God for the gift and believe that you have recieved the gift when you ask. And you will. The next step is to begin to walk in the anointing by constantly keeping your mind on God. Throughout your day say little prayers and tell Him how much you love Him. Having an intimant relationship with God is not much different than that of the things you would want someone you love to tell you. You know they love you and care, but when you hear it, you also feel it. Remember some of these moments are private just as some of your relational moments are private. Being in Love with God is like that, but so much more. I pray for your revelation and hope this reply help you to not only increase your faith, but keep you forever growing in Jesus’s name, Amen.

    4. this was a good article… i have struggled in my prayer life for a very long time…things happened and they really threw me off track…but in all this time i never could find my way back to where i was… praying use to be so vital to my life…over the past year(s) it has taken second place to everything…i have wondered how long this would be…when was my day of flowing would return…it is not an easy thing…what once was life to me, not second nature, but life…has now become the hardest thing for me to focus in on…i know and have known for a very long time that the enemy wants to disrupt our prayer lives, because this keeps us in connection with the Father… for me to be here is hard and shameful, but i vow that this too shall pass… articles like this encourages me…thanks.

    5. this was a good article… i have struggled in my prayer life for a very long time…things happened and they really threw me off track…but in all this time i never could find my way back to where i was… praying use to be so vital to my life…over the past year(s) it has taken second place to everything…i have wondered how long this would be…when was my day of flowing would return…it is not an easy thing…what once was life to me, not second nature, but life…has now become the hardest thing for me to focus in on…i know and have known for a very long time that the enemy wants to disrupt our prayer lives, because this keeps us in connection with the Father… for me to be here is hard and shameful, but i vow that this too shall pass… articles like this encourages me…thanks.

    6. Love the new layout…it’s nice to “rearrange” sometimes. LOVE the blog….very user-friendly and well worded. This truth “You’ve gone as far with God as you’re ever going to go until you’re willing to pay a greater price.” is very sobering and very true. Keep postin!

    7. Love the new layout…it’s nice to “rearrange” sometimes. LOVE the blog….very user-friendly and well worded. This truth “You’ve gone as far with God as you’re ever going to go until you’re willing to pay a greater price.” is very sobering and very true. Keep postin!

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