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1 Samuel 10:6–7 NLT
At that time the Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them. You will be changed into a different person. After these signs take place, do what must be done, for God is with you.
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We have been looking at different passages since the beginning of the year, examining God and the ramifications of being anointed. We have concluded that God does not anoint anyone to loose. God does anoint perfect people. God does not need us to be what we think of as perfect to be anointed. God makes. he enables, he establishes anyone he determines should be whatever he calls us to be. Recently we have been examining the pericope that discusses Saul’s being chosen King. We found that his qualifications for King had nothing to do with his schooling, or his degrees. No one check his credentials to establish which fraternal order he was a member of. No where did we find that he was the editor of the Yale Law Review. No on even asked for his taxes. All we knew was that his father loss some donkeys and sent him to look for them. It is truly amazing how often the mundane leads to miracles. He obeyed his father and went to look for the donkeys. He did not say to his father, “how does it look that the heir to this company, this family business, go looking for some donkeys? Why not send a servant. They could do it just as well as I.” No, we find that he who God would use was obedient to his father. It is important to learn that if you are going to used by God, it is important to know how to OBEY! We learned that Saul and a servant went looking for the donkeys and they could not find them. The servant had an idea. Interesting note, the servant had the idea and that did not make the servant better than the master, nor did it make the master a servant. Leaders learn that you can learn from anyone! The servant suggest let’s ask the Prophet where the donkeys are. Notice, people are accustomed to asking the prophet to answer what some of you would deem mundane. Even the mundane things in our life, we should seek counsel to know what the spirit of God has to say. It is interesting, that even in the church many of us will consult the mystic before we go to the prophet. Some of you will let the horoscope tell you who to marry but if the Pastor says don’t do it, we convince ourselves that we are too grown to heed to the word of some Prophet. It is vital whom we take advise from. Saul said to his servant “But we do not have anything to offer him” in verse 7.
1 Samuel 9:7 NLT
“But we don’t have anything to offer him,” Saul replied. “Even our food is gone, and we don’t have a thing to give him.”
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So we learned the importance of the “offering.” You want to give to the prophet if you are seeking to hear from the prophet, a word from the LORD. This by the way is why many times you will see people walk up to the pulpit while the preacher/prophet is delivering a word and leave money at his or her feet. You have seen this at many churches including DBC. When you received a word from the LORD that has helped you, do not be an ingrate. Sow into that word and bless the Prophet.
We saw that when they were approaching the prophet Samuel about their issue, the LORD had already spoken to the Prophet about Saul the day before. You came to church with one problem but God is already dealt with your issue and has another matter for which He is preparing you for.
In Chapter 10, The Prophet anoints Saul King. Here is the interesting thing. Saul does this privately. He will do it again publically but he anoints Saul King here privately. Saul takes the flask of oil and poured it over the head of Saul. Question, when was Saul king, when the people realized it or was he King when God commanded it. I submit to you that he was King even before the Prophet told him. My contention is that he was King from the moment of God’s choosing.
Are you waiting for people to recognize what God says “YOU ALREADY ARE?’”
Saul anoints him and prophesy’s to him. Gives him a word to let him know this is real. I am always amazed when the prophet seals a word with a prophesy just to say, this is God and not me. We left off looking at verse 6 which states:
1 Samuel 10:6 NLT
At that time the Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them. You will be changed into a different person.
1 sam
When the word of the LORD to you comes to pass, you will prophesy and you will be changed into a different person.
What does that mean? Chapter 13 verse 1 tells us that Saul was Thirty when he become King. So if we used this as a measure, Saul was a fully grown man even by the standards of that time. What does it mean that, “you will be changed into a different person”? By now, this is grown man. He has habits, he approaches things in his life commensurate with the way has lived his life. The kinds of food he likes, what his favorite color is even the way he wears his hair are already established and you are saying the along with God’s anointing is a mandate to allow myself to become a different person.
First: If I understand that this anointing means that I will be changed, I posit to you that an anointed person should know what you are now!
What is it that you are offering God when you give him You?
The anointed person should take stock of what and who you are now. Are you lazy, strong willed disciplined? What makes me, me? I need to recognize this because God said he is going to make me a different person and I do not want to relay on the old me when God is doing something new.
I could get in the way of my own anointing.
Are you getting in the way of what God is anointing you for? Is God tugging you one way and the old you is fighting to feel what was always comfortable? Is God anointing you for different relationships that are unfamiliar and you are pushing back because it is now what you are used to?
Second: God changing me has to start in my mind!
Romans 12:1 KJV 1900
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:2 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
God’s anointing come with an invitation to change the way you think! You need to stop thinking they you used to think last year! That anointing got you through last year, but this is a new year. Does this mean to abandon right? God forbid. God is saying get different not Get New!
Get Different! Not New!
We know how to get new don’t we. I used to be on time for work, God is telling to be different. Lose ya! That which you know is right to do because God has commanded it, is still right. What I hear God saying beloved, is that success is not about rigidity. Can you flow with God. Are you comfortable with fluidity? Meaning, you would never go to a stranger and speak to them and say, “the word of the LORD to you is”, but suppose this is the will of God for you?
Are You so reasonable that You are unusable?
We have convinced ourself that God is God that operates according to our logic. But he created us. Our best selves are expressed in our being like him. God is different, He is unique. If that is so, why are we so concerned with being like everyone but God?
Third: Being different means getting used to different results!
Question, would anyone like to see different results? Now, let’s first deal with a few issues. Get this in your mind. You are not too old for God to change you! Some of have been convinced, change is out of the question. I have been doing me, all this time. Some of you are happy where you are. Some of you have become professionals at chasing DONKEYS! If you believe that where you are right now is God can do, than this anointing is not for you. If you believe that level of cuteness you have achieved is not to be disturbed at this juncture, than this anointing is not for you.
Another thing, stop fearing what you are not used too!!! Yes you don’t want to do what God is saying because you are not trying to be embarrassed. How has that worked out for you so far. You are stuck in backward. You are not used to seeing God move in your life so you have decorated the cell you are in and you are proud of the cell. I believe God has anointed me to be free of mediocre. I want more in God. I am willing to think any way God wants me to think. I refuse to be stuck in this tepid stew of enough. God give me more. I trust God.
Another thing, New means new to me. I cannot hold God in the box I am comfortable with. You are used to operating a certain way. This is what people are used to me doing. You want to be accepted by everyone and anointed. It does not work. That could be what’s holding you back. This anointing is going to cost you. Some people are going to leave you behind this. Get used to it.
Leave whoever wants to stay where you were. I going where God said I should go and I need to be ok with leaving haters behind.
Fourth: If I am going to think differently, then that comes with different expectations!
I have never been at this moment before. Stop behaving as if you know what to expect. Some of you expected to be in jail by now but God! Some of you thought you would be dead by now but God! You thought the marriage would be done by now but God! Some of you never thought you would fail the way you did, but think about it God still has you. Yes it’s bad God. Some people have checked out of here for less, but God!
God is amazing! Can you trust God enough to be anointed!
Can You Trust God Enough to be Anointed?
If this is true for you, then hear the Word of the LORD for you.
1 Sam
1 Samuel 10:7 NLT
After these signs take place, do what must be done, for God is with you.
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