Genuine Anointing Comes From God by Rev Olusola Areogun
Spirit Meat Daily Devotional
Sunday 2nd May 2021
GENUINE ANOINTING COMES FROM GOD ALMIGHTY (2)
– 1 Samuel 16:1-7
Yesterday, I mentioned that every genuine anointing comes from one source and that is the Lord God Almighty. In 1 Samuel 16, we see the story of a man named Jesse and his children, out of whom one named David, was anointed. What qualified David for the anointing and disqualified his brothers? I will be dealing with that shortly so that you can begin to build into your life, those things that will make you anointed.
It is the anointing that makes you a blessing. It is not ability, brilliance, or any other thing. 1 Samuel 16:1 says, “And the Lord said unto Samuel, how long will thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel?…” At the time God said this, Saul was the official king but in Samuel’s closet, God had said, “I have rejected him.” God did not discuss this with the rest of the children of Israel, so the children of Israel still saw Saul as the king. They thought he still had the anointing, but God had rejected him because of certain things that he had done.
Don’t forget it was the Lord talking to Samuel, not a man. It is not a man that anoints, so you will be in error to think that you will please a man in order to become anointed. It is possible for a minister to call people forward and lay hands on them and for God not to anoint some of those people. It is also possible for a minister not to call out somebody and he ends up being the one that God anoints.
ACTION: Lord, help me to stay in the approval of God that qualifies for the anointing in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 15:1-16:31, John 2:1-25, Psalm 103:1-22, Proverbs 14:17-19