“But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil” (Psalms 92:10 NKJ).
We should all possess a yearning for a fresh work of God. I remember the years when everything was fresh and new. It is very easy when one has been in the ministry for a number of years for things to become mundane, routine, and professional. A trap that any of us can fall into is to learn a system of ministry and/or a message and content ourselves by equating that with anointing.
When God raises up a person in obedience and anointing, his first anointing is that of a servant. It is only when one has a servant’s heart that he can be trusted with greater things. All too often, personal zealousness and ambition will assert themselves to dominate one’s priorities–ultimately causing his heart to grow cold. A person should constantly keep in mind that the word “ministry”, in the NT Greek, is better translated “servant”. A servant is one cares for the needs of others. Continue reading “Anointing With Fresh Oil”