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Steps To The High Anointing
I remember as a young boy watching my grand mother place a pressure cooker on the stove and instruct me to steer clear of it because they have been known to blow up. I remember walking by it cautiously as I observed the steam coming out of a small orifice in the top cover. There would be a whistling noise coming forth which fascinated me. I don’t claim to know much about these pressure cookers, but I have been told that they cook stuff faster than usual. The electric eye on the stove would heat the water in the cooker until it produced steam and the orifice on top was designed to keep it from building to much pressure.
I can also remember watching my dad fire up a pressure washer that had a boiler on it. The boiler was designed to heat the water flowing through it and turn it to steam. My dad would use this steam under pressure to wash off some auto parts he had disassembled. My dad was an excellent mechanic at a major truck line and had a good sized garage at his home where he did work on the side to make some extra money. There were instances that the pressure washer would build so much pressure that it would trip a pressure relief valve and fill the whole area around my dad with steam to the point that he could not be seen. This used to scare me and caused me to run back in the house. He needed the hot water to do a proper job of cleaning the parts that he was working with.
The pressure washer would not have the cleaning power without the boiler heating the water. The boiler ran off of diesel fuel which was kept in a tank on its chassis. The washer had a connection for a water hose to be screwed on to and would flow the water through special made tubes in the boiler then out through a hose to the wand my dad held in his had. In order for the pressure washer to function properly, there had to be a steady flow of water mixed with steam coming out of the hand held wand nozzle.
I think you now have the picture in your head that if dad was to clean his parts properly, he had to have a lot of steam coming out the end of his hand held wand. The more pressure he had the more power the washer produced and this was accomplished by the heated water which was converted to steam.
The bottom line would be on this wise, if we want more power at the nozzle, we must turn up the pressure. We can use an automobile as a demonstration.
The automobile is powered by a combustible gasoline engine.
The engine is designed with pistons that go up and down in a cylinder with a timed revolution which turns a crank shaft that is converted into a controlled power source that turns a drive shaft which turns the wheels. The pistons are inserted with a supplied amount of gasoline and air. This mixture is then ignited when the piston is at the top stroke. This is a controlled explosion which pushes the piston down thus turning the crank. The gases are allowed to escape through special timed valves which open. Let’s say we are doing 30 miles per hour and we desire to go 65 miles per hour. We are able to accomplish this by pressing a special pedal which opens a special valve thus forcing more gasoline into the combustion chambers.
Now we have it. If we desire more power then we must increase the pressure.
The same holds true to the old trains and boats that operated by steam.
They operated by placing more fuel sources in the fire box which would heat the water to a boiling point and the controlled steam pressure would cause pistons to move special rods that are attached to wheels or propellers which caused them to turn and produce power to move the object.
Again, the bottom line is that if we desire and ask for more power then we must increase the pressure.
This same procedure holds true for us in our Christian pilgrimage.
I see people all the time approach their pastor and request prayer for power to have more of God in their life.
There is only one way to get it. (Trials)
I say unto you the reader that the way to have more power in our spiritual life is for us to have an increase of pressure. In order to better understand this procedure, we need to go to the word of God.
2Corintians 1:8, 9, 10 8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raised the dead:
10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doeth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us?
When Paul was in Ephesus which was in Asia, it seemed as if he had gained nothing from the mission. Paul gave us no details except there was some kind of trouble that erupted in this city. He had just escaped death and now this journey seemed hopeless. Paul spoke of being under such intense pressure that he and the men with him were despaired even of their own lives. It could have been a sickness or it could have been some kind of mob violence.
It appears that the Corinthian people knew what the trouble was.
Paul informed the people with him that they needed to trust God which could raise the dead. Paul stated that they were pressed beyond their human strength and the only hope they had was God.
This is what pressure will accomplish in us, It will press us out of our-selves.
The pressure must be great enough to press us beyond our human strength and any out side source of hope we may be hanging on to. It needs to be powerful enough till we see no hope and if God does not intervene, we will surely suffer defeat. This is how we grow in the walk of faith. We must come to the end of our selves until we have no hope but the living God.
When we come to the end of our selves and sink down and have no hope in human strength, this is when the victory of the cross comes into shining view.
Remember the old gospel tune, “When I looked up, and He looked down”. Yes dear reader, as we sink down with our trust in him, the Living God reaches through the clouds with those nail scarred hands and lifts us up. Sometimes, God allows us to suffer and be put in a no win situation that we are unable to conquer. This is better equipping us to comfort others and put our trust more in him. I have found that when I have come out of a severe trial, that I will have more of the anointing of God on my life and ministry.
Dear reader, we are anointed to go through the trial before hand because God has anointed us for the position before he places us in it.
He is not going to place you in the situation then anoint you when you get in it for you have been prepared and anointed for the position before you arrive.
You dear saint, will be the one with new ideas and able to solve problems that will arise because of the one that lives within you who knows the end from the beginning. The enemy 0f our soul does not realize that the more he is allowed to test you, the more power you are going to have with God when God’s grace brings you out on the other side.
There is no such thing as skipping over the mountains tops without going through a valley.
What I am trying to say is that the valley experience is like doing your regular exercises which strengthen the muscles.
So what are you waiting on, pray that you will be counted worthy to be a faithful soldier of the cross of Jesus Christ?
Are you now ready to flex your muscles?
Endure hardness as a good soldier and when life gives you a lemon, make lemonade.
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