The Moment of Anointing: Responding with Immediate Action

2 Kings 9:3
Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

Often our Lord will deposit His Word into our hearts with such swiftness and urgency that it demands immediate action, with no time to spare! It leaves us no time to think through it, plan it out, or second-guess what we heard. It is necessary for Him to do so in order that we might depend solely and entirely upon what He said, and not what we did. Jesus walked up to Matthew, and simply said, “Follow me.” And the Bible says that “...he arose, and followed him.” No time for recourse whatsoever, just a sudden swift move that changed his life forever!

Always remember that it doesn’t take but just one moment for God to walk into your life with a new assignment and a fresh anointing for your whole world to be turned upside down, and for your divine destiny to be revealed! It is very important for us, when we hear His Word, to respond immediately by walking in the anointing that He has given us for the task that is at hand. In our text, as soon as Jehu had spoken to his men of what just happened, they “hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.”

It is interesting to note that Jehu was already captain of the host, and so he had already experienced some degree of fulfillment in realizing his purpose. Yet, even as our Lord would have us do, Jehu had gotten to a place where he desperately needed to go to the next level in his calling, for he was found “sitting” instead of fighting. You know you’re ready to go to the next level in your walk with Christ and your purpose for being here, when you max out in your potential and effectiveness where you are!

If you feel like you’re in that place, look out, because at any moment God can come with a swift Word and that fresh anointing that will catapult you into your next level of faith and service for Him! For some, it may change only your heart, thereby yielding more impact than ever before, and yet for others it may require a complete change of location in service. Regardless of the outcome, when the Word comes, be as hasty to respond, as it was to come to you! You’ll never go wrong operating in the anointing God has placed on you!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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