Today's message is from John Arnott
"Bread of Heaven", Charisma, November 8, 2007
The Anointing

As we move closer to God, the cost goes higher because the anointing becomes greater. The more we are in love with Jesus, the more we need to be honoring the things of the kingdom of God—the true riches (Luke 16:11).

We are pressing in to God saying, “Lord, increase Your anointing. We thank You that Your Spirit comes in power. Thank You that people go under God’s power and shake and fall, yet also fall in love with Jesus. But now empower us with prophecy, empower us with gifts of healing, empower us with intercessory prayers of the Spirit, empower us with evangelism so we can go out and get the job done.”

As we are asking Him, He is answering our prayers. But I want you to know that the price goes up. As your relationship with Him gets more and more personal, more and more intimate, you must not only “talk the talk” but also “walk the walk.”

We all need to remain meek and teachable. In marriage it is important not to take intimacy for granted. Neither can we take for granted the Lord’s anointing, treating it casually.

"Lord, I want Your anointing, but I realize it comes with a price. I surrender all to You today. Let me walk in a manner that is worthy of Your glory."

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