We need to be taught by the Set-apart Spirit, who we have become after responding to our walk in Jesus our Messiah. Being obedient in our calling to follow Him, working on a process of change and newness of life is the goal. Working through our salvation with fear and trembling. To each of us is given a place in the body of the assembly. Paul says, we were right off the course of what we were supposed to be doing.
22 that you put off – with regard to your old way in life – the old man, being corrupted according to the desires of the deceit, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the renewed man which was created according to Elohim, in righteousness and set-apartness of the truth. 25 Therefore, having put off the false, speak truth, each one with his neighbour, for we are members of one another. Ephesians 4:22 – 25
Ephesians 5:23 Because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Messiah is head of the assembly, and He is Saviour of the body.
If we belong to YaHUShA, Jesus, then He is head of us all and we are His body. We have a purpose each one of us, Shaul, Paul tells us that the body, us, is one unit. That we are joined together and our work is synthesised together with each part doing their work. As in the physical body which we have, nothing works unless it’s all working together. The body obeys the brain. If we are hungry we eat. If we need to walk, the legs do the walking. I don’t see arms walking with shoes on – sounds humorous, but it’s impossible. However, strangely some would try do work they’re not called to. We are gifted in the body, each with our own part to perform in the works of His kingdom. Could we imagine the body, if we all worked together in love and grow in His truth knowledge and wisdom. We will be making way for an enormous victory in Messiah, if we all obeyed! But He is patient and will bring these all to pass.
Ephesians 4:16 from whom the entire body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the working by which each part does its share, causes growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
If we do our part and share, much love would abound and we would be walking in obedience to El and to each other. I want to encourage those of you who question your gift, talent and part in the work of His kingdom. You do have a part to play and work in His body, the whole assembly. It doesn’t matter if you think you are of no good, G-d has the excellent gift for everyone.
1 Corinthians Chapter 12, is very well explained by Paul, that we were ignorant, being gentiles led away to the dumb idols and we couldn’t make a good decision without the Set-apart Spirit. BUT – that in the Set-apart Spirit it is given the manifestation to do different kinds of services. To profit in word of wisdom, knowledge, belief, gifts of healing, gifts of powers to another prophecy and discerning of spirits and kinds of tongues. No one person does all things, we are called to do different things. There should be no division in the body, but the members have regard one for another. We all suffer, when one member suffers or if one member is esteemed, we all rejoice together. Togetherness is a big thing in the body. Does unity strike a note in your musical mind? Yes, where there is unity, there is much power. Before I share on the power, the anointing, I want to ask have you found your calling and recognised it?
When you are called by Elohim, are you going to choose Him, or are you going to dismiss and have no regard for His calling on your life. I want to remind you of a scripture in Deuteronomy, that, if you choose to go your own way, you are free to do so, but it will lead to destruction. Not being in G-d’s will is a bad choice, as you are left out there all alone, to fend for yourself. Therefore choose life!!
Deuteronomy / Devarim 30:19 – 20 “I have called the heavens and the earth as witnesses today against you : I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore you shall choose life, so that you live, both you and your seed, 20 to love YaHUaH your Elohim, to obey His voice, and to cling to Him – for He is your life and the length of your days – to dwell in the land which YaHUaH swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Yitshaq, and to Ya’aqob, to give them.”
The anointing comes with a cost of self-lessness. “Not my will G-d, but Your will be done in me.” YaHUShA, Jesus said these words in :
Luke 22:42 saying, “Father, if it be Your counsel, remove this cup from Me. Yet not My desire, but let Yours be done.”
It was Jesus who said that, but what of Miryam, Mary :
Luke 1:38 And Miryam said, “See the female servant of YaHUaH ! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the messenger went away from her.
What about Isaiah, answering YaHUaH with boldness :
Isaiah / Yeshayahu 6:8 And I heard the voice of YaHUaH, saying, “Whom do I send, and who would go for Us?” And I said, “Here am I ! Send me.” 9 And He said, “Go, and you shall say to this people, ‘Hearing, you hear, but do not understand; and seeing, you see, but do not know.’
What about Moses, the words he used is “Here I am.” Those words alone don’t say a wholehearted – “Send me.” But if we look at the Hebrew word Hineni – it means “Here I am. Send me ! ” Did you ever add “Send me.” to your phrase “Here I am.”
Exodus / Shemoth 3:4 And YaHUaH saw that he turned aside to see, and Elohim called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Mosheh ! Mosheh !” And he said, “Here I am.”
Back to the ‘anointing’. I have touched on the willing and obedient heart, required for the anointing from our Elohim. Anointing means ‘chosen one’. I shared earlier, that being chosen – comes from hearing and obeying His call. OR responding to His call. Are we hearing Abba Father all the time? Are we enquiring of His Word and His heart? Are we hungry to be more like Him, day after day? Are we desperate to be ever more close to Him each new day? You will know if you have His anointing, His chosen place for you in His body and most of all your chosen service to Him. Do you hunger for Him, do you cry when you know you have sinned against Him?
If we are true in our walk with G-d, He will choose us and give us His calling. Stay close to Him and he will break every yoke of bondage in your life. Deliverance in all yokes of bondage, which are not from Him.
Isaiah / Yeshayahu 10:27 And in that day it shall be that his burden is removed from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
Matthew 11:29 “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble in heart, and you shall find rest for your beings.
Jeremiah / Yirmeyahu 9:23 – 24 Thus said YaHUaH, “Let not the wise boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty boast in his might, nor let the rich boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am YaHUaH, doing kindness, right-ruling, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” declares YaHUaH.
Nahum 1:13 “So now I break his yoke from you, and tear off your shackles.”
In Psalm / Tehillim 133:1 – 3 The first verse, reads a little like what Paul wrote about unity in the body. Verse 1 See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity – 2 Like the precious oil on the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aharon, running down on the collar of his robes – 3 Like the dew of Hermon, That comes down on the mountains of Tsiyon. For there YaHUaH commanded the blessing, Life forever!
Aharon was anointed with oil as High Priest to serve YaHUaH in the Tabernacle on behalf of the children of Israel. Samuel anointed David with oil, as he was Elohim’s chosen one to be king of Israel.
Oil was produced from pressed olives and used in the Tabernacle for the lighting of the Menorah. The oil and the Menorah represents YaHUShA, the Light of the world. So shall we be the light :
Matthew 5:14 – 16 “You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city to be hidden on a mountain. 15 “Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it shines to all those in the house. 16 “Let your light so shine before men, so that they see your good works and praise your Father who is in the heavens.
We need oil to burn, to make a flame. A flame is a fire and fire is light, which gives us sight in the darkness, so is the Set-apart Spirit a fire. The Set-apart Spirit gives insight into the darkness, which illuminates the sin and disperses the darkness. Can you see a picture here? Once we are given the oil, the blessing, the gift, the calling and with the relationship with our Father, the Set-apart Spirit gives us power, freedom, authority and finally the liberty to expose the work of the enemy and walk in His ultimate approval, His anointing! Prepare your hearts; do you have unforgiveness toward another? Are we compassionate and not murmurers? Are we quick to help and not judge? Or are we kind to those who do not love us? Let us judge ourselves before the King, our Messiah Jesus, YaHUShA. Be the salt and the light to the nations.
Blessings to you.