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Kingdom Living Every Day - How to Walk Continually in God’s Miracle-Working Power

By + Doctor Christian Harfouche | 8 min read

Kingdom Living Every Day - How to Walk Continually in God’s Miracle-Working Power
Anointed With Fresh Oil

In my frequent travels around the globe, I have seen a lot of misunderstanding about the anointing. Some people have minimized the anointing down to goose bumps or a chill. I’m referring to well-meaning, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled Christians who have not been taught or have failed to learn how to cooperate with God’s ever-present, supernatural power.

If you are a child of God, He has made available to you a power that is beyond your wildest expectations and your mind’s ability to comprehend. There is a power available to your spirit man that you cannot analyze, evaluate, or understand.

This is why it is imperative you learn how to yield yourself to such spiritual, invisible, dynamic, supernatural power. I believe that as a child of God, you have access to that anointing 24 hours a day.

The Bible says in Acts 10:38 that “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil...”

That tells us that the anointing is for action. Jesus Christ was anointed to do good and heal all that were oppressed of the devil.

If you will remember, when He was performing a miracle on the Sabbath day to a woman who had been bowed over and bound by the devil for 18 years, Jesus said, “Ought not this woman...whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?” (Luke 13:16). It is never too late to receive your miracle!

Jesus and the Anointing

That tells us that bondage is the work of the devil, and deliverance is the work of Jesus. When we put this fact together with the scripture that says God anointed Jesus to heal, we find that the anointing is here to destroy the bondage of the devil.

That means if we know how to put the anointing to work in our lives, we will always manage to cast the devil and his influence out and destroy his bondage for the glory of God.

The first sermon Jesus ever preached was when He walked into the synagogue in Nazareth, took the scroll of the prophet Isaiah from the leader of the synagogue, and read from Isaiah 61:

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Luke 4:18-19 KJV

Even Jesus wouldn’t preach without the anointing! I know some theologians and preachers today do not think you need the anointing to preach, but even the Word of God incarnate did not preach until He was anointed by the Holy Ghost!

Breaking the Curse

How are You going to set them at liberty, Jesus? By the anointing. How do we know that? Because God said in Zechariah 4:6, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

In Luke 4:18, Jesus said He was anointed “to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” This was the Year of Jubilee; the year when the prisoner was set free, the poor were made rich, the slave was liberated, the curse was broken, and the blessings were made available.

Jesus said, “I have been anointed by the Father to preach, to usher in, and to herald a brand-new dispensation in human history.”

Just because the anointing is available to you — just because the Spirit of God lives in you, you have the ability to speak with other tongues, and you believe the Word — does not mean you are walking in the anointing. Why? Because you need to experience the presence of the living God every day of your life. You cannot live off yesterday’s anointing.

The Anointing

To clarify the broad realm of God’s provision, I need to point out that when God talks about His Spirit, His presence, the hand of the Lord, and His glory, He is talking about the same thing — the anointing.

The anointing is the element God has made available to us that is capable of breaking our bondage and releasing His power in an unlimited fashion.

Psalm 92:10 says, “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” If the psalmist said, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil,” that means there is a need to be anointed with fresh oil every day.

Strong in the Power

The anointing gives you access to the power of God. Paul said it like this in Ephesians 6:10: “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”

I have seen so many Christians trying to be strong, but I could tell they were trying to be strong in their own ability. They were using their intellect; they were putting their education to work; they were forcefully using their willpower; and they were actively, obstinately standing to affirm what God said.

But do you know if that’s all we have, sooner or later we will give out, because we cannot win spiritual victories by natural means. We need God’s supernatural power in our lives to gain an ever-present miraculous victory.

So when God says, “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might,” He must be talking about being strong because of the presence and the anointing of God in our lives that causes the Word of God to live and become rhema to us.

As Jesus said to the devil, “ shall not live by bread alone, but by every [rhema] word of God” (Luke 4:4).

Health to All Your Flesh

Why? Because when the Word of God comes to you — when it is a rhema to you — it is packed with the anointing. It is packed with the Spirit. The Spirit is life to those who find the Word, and it becomes health to all their flesh.

I was ministering in Raleigh, North Carolina, one night, and I began speaking about the Spirit of the Lord brooding over the face of the Earth. I brought out how the Spirit brooding, along with the Word spoken, brought together creation for the glory of God.

We had tremendous miracles that night. The most exciting happened to a woman who was born with a deformed left eye. Her eye was only partially developed, and she had never been able to see out of it. I don’t think she was familiar with Pentecostal or Charismatic churches. I believe she came out of a denominational church.

She came to the meeting, heard the message on faith, and I laid my hands on her. The power of God went into her, and she fell down under the power. I know some people are skeptical about power demonstrations of God. They wonder whether or not God will really knock someone down.

I believe that God can shake a building. I believe that God can shake a city. I believe that before this move of God is over, men and women are going to know their God, and they are going to do mighty exploits as a result of knowing Him and walking in His anointing. I believe there is a dimension in the Holy Ghost that the Church has not yet accessed, let alone begun to walk in.

Holy Laughter

When that woman fell out under the power, I knelt down and put my right palm on top of her left eye. As I did, the power of God (the anointing) began to rise up and pour out of me in the form of laughter.

I laughed, because I knew that the same God who said, “Let there be light” — the same Spirit who brooded over the face of the deep — was in that service to verify the Word with signs following.

As I laughed in the Holy Ghost, there was complete silence in the church. When I finished ministering to the woman, I left her and began ministering to other people. A few seconds later, I heard her laughing as she still lay there. And when she did, the whole church began to laugh hysterically!

After she got up, she said, “I want to testify. When you held the palm of your hand on my eye and said, ‘Let there be light,’ a shaft of light shot into my eye socket. Now I can see for the first time in my life! I can read clearly.” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for!

Taking God at His Word

I was recently on an airplane and saw a negative, derogatory magazine article about the Christian faith. The title was “How Man Created God.” It takes an absolute idiot to come up with a title like that!

All joking aside, there are some Spirit-filled Christians today who do not take God at His word. They do not allow Him to operate His full power in their lives, because they think they know better.

God is a Miracle Worker. It doesn’t matter what we choose to believe. He is not dependent on our intellectual acceptance of who He is, and His anointing is not dependent upon our acceptance of it.

Just because we do not sense the anointing sometimes, or we choose to walk in the natural and do not make our claim on it, does not mean God’s ability is diminished to perform miracles, defeat the adversary, or break bondages.

He is not going to be sorry or apply for another job just because some people don’t believe His anointing is beyond an emotional experience.

Renewing Your Strength

The psalmist said, “You are going to promote me. You are going to renew my strength. You are going to exalt my horn like you would the strength of a unicorn or a wild bull.”

In the scriptures, the horn is a symbol of force, strength, or power. And we know why. David said, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil!” The anointing gives you strength. It gives you a world-defying, devil-defeating element in your life that will never leave you nor forsake you. God has made that anointing available to you!

This is an excerpt from
How to Receive Your Miracle
by Doctor Christian Harfouche.

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