Understanding the Sacredness of Our Divine Calling and Anointing

Lev. 21:12 Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.

I see here a setting apart of God’s man for the sole purpose of ministering in his delegated place. This represents sanctification for the New Testament believer; a setting apart for God’s use and purposes. The trouble we have today, I believe, is that too many who are called to serve do not set themselves apart to that end.

Please understand that, unless you identify God’s purpose for your existence and pursue that purpose, then you cannot possibly expect God to crown you with His anointing oil. The crown can represent many things, but I will focus briefly on two. First, approval, and second, authority. In an earthly kingdom, we understand that one is not given the crown who is not first approved and thereafter given authority to operate under that crown. The same works for the Kingdom of God.

But, before you get too caught up in thinking that the only reason God anoints you is because He approves of you, be sure you understand that it is not your abilities that please God, as much as it is your availability! Remember, God created you; He designed you for a specific purpose; He doesn’t need you to try to impress Him, but He does want you to obey Him! In other words, learn how to follow orders, and do exactly as God says, and God can bless you.

Now, look again at our text. It says, “…for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him…” Question: are you functioning in what you PREFER to do, or what you are ANOINTED to do? You see, the anointing cannot flow where the anointing cannot go, and if you’re operating outside of the place that God has for you, then no wonder the shortage of anointing in your life.

For example, God tells the preacher in 2 Tim. 2:15a, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God…” Now remember what we said? The crown represents approval and authority. This means that if God does not approve, then no amount of man’s approval will bring on God’s anointing in your ministry. So, what again does he tell the preacher? STUDY! This speaks of preparation for, and anticipation of, future assignments for which God will anoint the preacher to accomplish.

However, too many are not willing to pay the price of preparation & separation in order to receive the fullest measure of God’s anointing to minister in the place He has assigned them. May God help each of us as His servants to seek only the crown of HIS approval, because NOTHING is worth losing the anointing over!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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