(The Anointing Of The Spirit Can Handle It)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Kings 4:1-4 RSV
“Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Eli’sha, “Your servant my husband is dead…the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” And Eli’sha said to her, “What shall I do for you?
Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house, except a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go outside, borrow vessels of all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few. Then go in, and shut the door upon yourself and your sons, and pour into all these vessels; and when one is full, set it aside.””
There’s something I love about the story of the widow that came to Prophet Elisha for help (2 Kings 4:1-2), and the Lord would have those of us living in the New Testament learn from it.
Elisha asked for what she had in her house, and she said she didn’t have anything but a pot of oil (2 Kings 4:2). She could have said she didn’t have anything at all, but she recognised the oil as an important asset.
The Prophet Elisha instructed the woman on what to do with the oil in 2 Kings 4:3-4. He said she should borrow vessels from her neighbours, shut herself and her sons in and “…pour into all these vessels; and when one is full, set it aside…” (2 Kings 4:4).
I want you to notice the term “pour” chosen by the Holy Spirit in the Scripture. We know it’s the oil that’s in context here, and that was what she poured.
Here is what God would have us learn from that story; you know oil as used in the Scriptures symbolically alludes to the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
So, in your life, your greatest asset is the Holy Spirit, Who has anointed you with power to confront and prevail over all the challenges of life.
When you’re facing challenges at home or school, you’ve got what it takes to handle the situation—and that’s the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
All you need do is shut yourself in and begin to pour out the power of the Holy Spirit from within you, by speaking in other tongues and releasing words of power.
Get out that school project with which you need help, and as you declare God’s Word in prayer and under that anointing, you’ll surely have a miracle.
James 5:16 AMPC; Acts 1:8 AMPC
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for enduing me with the inherent dynamic ability to effect positive changes in the face of every challenging situation. I thank you for this working of your Spirit in me mightily in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Ephesians 5:3-21, Isaiah 3-5
John 1:43-51, 1 Kings 4
Speak in tongues for at least fifteen minutes, and then prophesy the Word to that situation confronting you.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.