BE YE HOLY V
“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore, God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” – Hebrews 1:18-19
Righteousness is the symbol of the believer’s authority in the kingdom. This implies that anointing is in direct proportion to the level of righteousness. Jesus knew no sin. II Corinthians 5:21. He was anointed without measure. John 3:34.
Anointing (which is the empowerment of the Holy Spirit) is the right of all believers not the exclusive preserve of the preachers, pastors and other gifts of the ministry. However, God will not anoint any believer beyond the level of the believer’s holiness. A new wine inside an old bottle will destroy the old bottle. Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37. A new garment sewn on the old garment will also destroy the old fabric. Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36.
Any believer can call down fire like Prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel; can stop rain and call down rain at will like the same Prophet. Any believer’s shadow can heal the sick like Apostle Peter’s but we must accept responsibility to live holy like they did. Jesus Christ even gave a blank check to all believers that we have the ability to do what He did and go further to do greater than He did. John 14:12. The same Jesus Christ was tempted in all points yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15.
What Elijah was, any believer can be; he was a man subject to like passion as we are. James 5:17. What Peter was we can be. Jesus said we are sent to be like Him. John 17:18; John 20:21. Until we become who they were, we should never expect to do what they did.
We must be holy, we must love holiness as a lifestyle. We must hate wickedness with passion!
Scriptures for meditation: Romans 1:1-4; Numbers 15:40-41
Jesus is Lord!