THE ANOINTING TO STAND AND ENDURE;
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1corrinthians10; 13.”
The most important impartation you should receive in the journey of destiny of your salvation is not just an ability to speak or preach. The most powerful thing you would have received is an ability to STAND and endure. Anyone can speak, but everyone cannot stand. All of the blows, “spiritual rapids” and mazes you have passed through (because of your purpose and destiny) should have built within your soul a certain, prophetic resilience and firm foundation, one that will be the imparter of anointing into others.
Anyone can speak, and speak well. But it will take more than speaking well to ignite the life-altering dreams in others. It will take prophetic substance (a God developed firm foundation of understanding and true settling in the will and purposes of God. It is a foundation that was built by fire, rejection, humiliations, ridicules and pain.) You must have that substance within you. You impart from substance. Some individuals crave an impartation of the “external gifts” or the “obvious flow.” But, the anointing is birthed and released from a deep pure well, dug deeply in the trenches of a soul that has been connected to God’s appointed destiny for life. This process transcends a traditional, religious experience, and a Christianity life that produces godliness and bears fruit of holiness and righteousness.
This impartation comes when the anointing of the kingdom is truly valued and sought to be received. This anointing is not received by remembering “word for word” the quotes and mannerism of a person. It is received by submitting oneself to the “heart” of the Lord, and allowing the soul to be stripped of its perceptions and personal history. It is receiving and embracing the word from God that will eventually “take the man” from the “shell” (create a new wineskin). It will be received when there is a divine separation of wills. No more “I but Christ lives” Prophetic substance brings maturity. You can ask for wisdom, but maturity is something you must arrive at. You are carried there by the substance of the anointing and the responsibility it has given you. Your Godly substance must introduce you to a responsibility. It is worked inwardly as you express the life outwardly. Substance runs deep, very deep. It is the root of anointing that is embedded within you. It is where the river flows from. It is where the revelation and the power comes from. It is the resting place of the Holy Spirit that resides within you. The anointing is drawn from the pure well and well being the Holy Spirit who gets all from the rock who is Jesus Christ this anointing keeps you from being “tossed about” in unbelief, faithlessness, and spiritual confusion. The water will be purely clean flowing from the innermost parts of the soul and heart so it will spring us into eternal life.
It causes you to become “full grown” in the experience of the Spirit. Anyone can preach. You can be a liar and preach. You can be “crazy” and preach. But in order for your preaching to cause men to dream and have vision themselves, there must be substance within your soul. Being “older” does not bring substance.
Someone boldly wrote in the letter of John that;
I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. 1John2; 26-27. The anointing that is not counterfeit runs and springs out from the inner most and the deep pure well, so it will teach you all the things of life, destiny, ministry, endurance. Jesus Christ has left us the purest well in the Holy Spirit in whom we are washed to deliver good things of heart that will create a foundation for the next generation, it’s that anointing that teaches you about the things of God and of Christ.
Substance makes an “older” person a “mature” person. This anointing must produce dreams within those whom you speak into. It must produce a willingness to receive the depths of the Lord. It must not produce a “get rich quick” mentality. It must produce a hunger for an effective intimacy that “matures gracefully,” and releases the True Wine of the Spirit. This substance will produce sons in the Father. It will produce men and women that are full of life and destiny. Are you full of life? Are you filled with a hunger to dream? This substance will “drive” you into the place where your life will be made. Some individuals seek careers or lifestyles that will “keep them from feeling the cost of a transformation.” There is no financial gift that will “dull the pain of being transformed.” God is building you to “STAND.” You must submit to the testing and proving of your destiny. You must face the “fight that is assigned” to your purpose. Substance of anointing will create the wells of wisdom and impartation within your life
But the servant of God should never threaten (1 Pet. 2:23). A true prophet must stand mute and meek before the will of another. He must never force another to do his own will. It’s the reason Jesus Christ does not want to force us into the will of God, this should cultivated through the benefits of the Love God has offered to the world through his Son; Jesus Christ.
The mature prophet is, as we said before, mute and meek before the will of the other person, and he is a silent observer of what God does. It is God who acts. To be a watchman or a witness is to see what God is doing.
Any servant of God would be called Man of God or servant of the Lord when he has been able to stand and endure apostasy till the end; if he deviates the glory is taken away from him. Just like Joshua was called servant of the Lord after he had managed to complete the entire task given, the distribution of land to all Israelites which Moses did not endure to reach but before he was called Joshua Son of Nun. Joshua had the anointing to stand and endure without being offended until he died, indeed he had cultivated the anointing through humiliation and enemy torture;
After these things, Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of a hundred and ten. And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Serah in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash. Joshua 24; 29-30
It does not matter how much you have tried to deliver the gospel but it’s about how much you have endured the temptations to protect the children’s food. Everyone who falls into the trap leaves most of the important parts poured down and have damages, the poured word of God will always become contaminated and it won’t do much to the children. The word of God is like a clay plate and tray of eggs when holding it, it requires you to protect it alongside the vessel itself; if the vessel has fallen then the word too has fallen, to wash it again may take you centuries to make it clean, to build the same plate might require you to move and look for the producer but it will outer mostly cost more than you bought it before. “The Ministry of wisdom and discernment”.
There are those who will say that I have really preached the word of God and surely many came to salvation because of me, and they sin willfully thinking God will surely forgive them on the account, literally they fall away from the truth and never come back to the line of completion in which they would have followed to get prize. God will instead also be looking for those who have endured the pain and are still in the line to the completion in order to get crown prize set by him through Christ. I think everyone else heard about this scripture;
“But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die. Ezekiel18; 24.
It will not matter how much righteousness you have lived before falling away from the truth. But what will matter is much you have endured the race and get the crown of life. That is the ability to Stand amidst apostasy, temptations, humiliations and the like. Jesus Christ was crowned because he endured the shame, the temptations and trials, remember in the wilderness and on the cross? Mathew4; 1-6, John18, 19.
The Servant of the Lord will be tested every side and In every aspect of life to be proven right, and of course the firewood shall be gathered and be put into the hot fire and those that remain shall be used for other purposes but those that burned up quickly become dust and will be thrown away and Paul had something to say about it;
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 1corrinthians3; 11-14.
But again Paul writes boldly in another scripture;
These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 1corrintihans10; 11-12.
What is required from a servant of God is endurance no matter what the situation is like otherwise the fire will burn the firewood and some might fail to escape the fire and burn with it.
A woman will mostly be called a Mother not because she gave birth to children because the prostitutes also can do that, but she will be called a Mother because she has made her children turn into good mothers too and are accepted by the society. These children will portray a good image in the society and live like their mother the way she has survived, a good mother will bring out mothers not just girls that will bring her glory and honor.
A mother endures all shame to make sure the children turn into mothers though in the process she may have to suffer humiliation, violence, opposition but what will make her a mother is not because she divorced, what will make her is to stand and endure against all opposition and remain minus divorcing or leaving the children. A mother who leaves the children in a shell without maturity is not a good mother, she is selfish, self-centered and has forgotten her role as a mother and she is a disgrace to the children because she has not given a perfect example to the children to endure hardship and keep families standing despite all the oppositions, humiliations and the pain. Those old women of 19th century rock since they understood the role of a mother. Not like this modern rotten society.
Likewise Pastors or prophets which ever ministry it may be, will be called a Minister of the Lord still when the pastor or prophet suffers and never threatens, suffers humiliations and keep mute, face temptations and endure them keeping it in mind that he or she is like a Mother to the children in shell. When we fall into temptations and temptations endure us and overcome us then we have surrendered our children to the enemy straight, we open the door of death to them, they suffer the same temptation and they too might fail to endure because the foundation was rotten and when their works are tested they will not remain even if they may get saved by escaping. The foundation of the Spiritual door matters a lot and what you have laid matters a lot. When David sinned against God in funny way, he left the Spiritual death door around open for the next generation and most of the people in the lineage suffered for the same and their works were burned except Jesus Christ whose foundation has been made to redeem those whose foundation was loosed. There is greater damage when you don’t stand and endure, but this is completed by the power of God and of course not setting apart the grace of God.
We truly need the anointing to endure and stand against all things in order to deserve be called servants of God lest our works will be burned up in the fire to be proved wrong and nothing shall remain.
Brethren see that you do not fall into the traps of the enemy and want to behave just like David behaved and think you come out. David served as an example for us to avoid and become better than David. Even the journey might not be the same, the period is not the same; it’s a spiritual trap the enemy tries to lay before those who have fallen away to hold them unto defense that after all David sinned and was forgiven. The guilty remains…that’s the sad thing.
The salvation of Our Lord Jesus Christ is greater than all that they had, Jesus Christ is the finisher of the Faith not David nor Moses, when we want to be perfect we should not exalt and justify our weaknesses by comparing them with the old prophets, those failed and Jesus Christ came to show us the way, when we failed, we have failed ourselves.
That’s why Paul did not forget to remind the Corinthians to sin on the same account;
We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 1corrinthians10; 8-11.
Let’s not keep a blind eye and a deaf ear to the things that have happened to those whom the Lord had raised. Let their bad acts serve as the strength in us to endure and please the Lord Jesus Christ who is our perfection.
God who is Faithful will not abandon us, his Love is unfailing towards us in Christ Jesus because he has given his Holy Spirit as a seal and a deposit for the next life to come. Let’s stand strong in the grace and grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I urge you to pray fervently without ceasing in the process you endure the temptations and the plans of the enemy are revealed and you are able to escape them. Those who have fallen neglected their lives by failing to pray and were filled with their own ways.
Peace be with you and Grace be multiplied to you in Christ Jesus our savior God through whom we have been purchased for the Glory of God. The only wise and the only Living God and Father of all Amen.
I remain Asher Namanya, your fellow laborer in the journey of salvation and in the word of truth.
God bless you all.