YOU ARE CALLED AND ANOINTED!
Every believer is a minister, and that is clear from the scriptures (2Cor.5:18, 2Cor.3:6, Rev.1:6, 2Cor.5:20, 1Pet.4:10, Eph.4:12). God made it so from the foundations of the world that all believers be ministers but not all Christian ministers in the same cadre. The theme “You are called and anointed” seems to be a topic that is for those called into the five-fold ministry, so which makes it easier for you to conclude that this isn’t for me and would definitely go for would-be pastors, apostles, prophets etc.
But it would interest you to know that the whole creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed (Rom.8:19). And the scripture makes it clear to us that for all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God (Rom.8:14). Putting the two scriptures together, it’s safe to conclude that the whole creation is awaiting the manifestation of those that are led by the Spirit of God. You are a divine answer to someone’s predicament. You are the answer to someone’s prayer. You are the solution generations have been waiting for. Brace up! Because you’ve been called and anointed.
WHY MUST THE SONS BE SPIRIT LEAD?
Luke 1:35 – The Angel said unto her, The HOLY GHOST will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and so the Holy Thing which shall be born of you will be called the son of God. Luke 1:38 – Then Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to THY WORD. And the Angel left her. From the above scriptures, two factors were necessary for the birth of Jesus: SPIRIT and WORD.
When God was going to create the world in Genesis Gen.1:2 – …And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Gen.1:3 – And God said, Let there be light and there was light. The Spirit of God moved but the word had to be spoken so that the Spirit and the word would put together the creation. The word is quickened by the Spirit.
The creation of the new man was also by the Spirit and the Word. Being born of water and the Spirit means being born of the word and Spirit. John 3:5 –Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say unto you, unless one is BORN OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” 1Peter1:23 – Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, BY THE WORD OF GOD, which lives and abides forever. Eph.5:26 – that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of WATER BY THE WORD. Every advancement the new man makes, comes from a breakthrough with the word and Spirit because those are the constituent elements that made him.
You are called with a holy calling and you have an anointing of the Holy Ghost for where you’ve been called to make impact. Every assignment has a birthplace. A friend said, “When God pulls, prepares and pushes a minister to a place, it’s for a specific purpose. If there were no task at hand, he would not pull, prepare and push you to a place.”
The Bible talks about the apostles how they turned THE WORLD upside down (Acts.17:6), For even the WHOLE CREATION waits expectantly for the manifestation of the sons of God (Rom.8:19), You are the light of the WORLD (Matt.5:14), The field is the WORLD, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom (Matt.13:38), And He said to them, Go into ALL THE WORLD and preach the gospel to every creature, For God so loved the WORLD (John 3:16), For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life TO THE WORLD (John 6:333)… I could go on and on. The list is endless! From the above scriptures, it’s obvious that majority of our assignments is to the world. Don’t be too comfortable with just loafing around within the four walls of the church. Your assignment is out there. The church is primarily a place where you are equipped for your calling (Eph.4:12). The Levites are just a single tribe out of the twelve tribes of Israel. Not all the tribes of Israel are Levites, just one of them; which buttresses the fact that we can’t all be pulpit ministers but we can all find our areas of calling, start enforcing Kingdom principles there and start taking that world for our God. Allow me say this; the best person to disciple a banker is not a pastor but a fellow banker that has the life of God in him. The Holy Spirit gets excited when the church overflows to its environment (community) – outside the church. You’d also agree with me that majority of Jesus’ miracle were done outside the synagogue.
WHERE IS MY PLACE?
According to Sociology and Anthropology, every modern society can be divided into the following spheres of influence:
Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Sports
Business and Finance
Church and Religion
Distribution and Media
Education (Science and Technology)
Family and Homes
Government and Law
I believe so strongly that one of the spheres of influence has your name written on it, your destiny/purpose is calling your name. Your area of influence needs you to be better. There is a mission, assignment for you with your name written on it. Embrace your calling, find your place and take it over for our God. Nigeria can’t be better without you. Allow me say this, you might be having this question in your heart; Why should a Christian go into politics and government?. You could study the life of Joseph and Daniel to learn the principles they used during their time. Let me say this, any individual or group of persons that seizes the economic and political power of a nation controls the nation and would not hesitate to enforce his doctrines/beliefs.
WHAT IS MY EDGE (ADVANTAGE)?
Now you may want to ask, what is my edge? The same constituent element that created you is your edge. He that is not born of the Spirit cannot hear the voice of the Spirit. You’d see from our opening scripture that the whole creation is awaiting the manifestation of those that are led by the Spirit of God. THE BELIEVER’S EDGE IS THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Your success is a function of your connection (John 15:1-6). The branch would naturally bear fruit because of its connection to the vine. The branch does not sweat to bring forth fruit. Christ is the vine and because you are connected to Him, the same LIFE and LIGHT in Christ is in you.
In Ezekiel 47:1-12, wherever the river flows to, there abounds life (Ezek.47:9). And the river takes its source from the sanctuary (Ezekiel 47:12). Any dead object that comes in contact with the river of life jerks back to life. Now, that sanctuary is you because your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1Cor.6:19). Jesus declared on the last and great day of the feast that “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water (John 7:37-38).” But he spoke this concerning the Spirit. The rivers of living water is the Holy Ghost which now dwells in you because you are a believer.
And this is the TESTIMONY: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God (1John5:10-13).
And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit (1Cor.15:45).
You have eternal life! You are a life-giving Spirit! What you have is the reality, not an illusion!
You may not be a pulpit minister; your calling may be to the market-place like Bezalel (Exodus 31:1-6, Exodus 35:31-33), Daniel (Dan.5:11-14), Exo.28:3, Aholiab (Exo.35:34-35) etc. Embrace your calling and take it for our God. You are the solution Nigeria needs.
In the parable of the talents, the first two servants received the same commendation – because they produced the same ratio (Matt.25:20 – 24). If the servant with the one talent had worked with his talent and doubled it, he’d have received the same commendation the servant with the five talent got. Selah! Come out of the crowd and fulfill your calling.
Let me close with these words from one of my revered personalities – “What God has called you to do may be imitated but can’t be duplicated”. YOU ARE CALLED AND ANOINTED!