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Working and living in the anointed place

Sunday, June 14, 2020  
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Working and living in the anointed place

Don’t be put off by the difficult times you may face –‘know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.’2 Timothy 3:1 (Perilous is from the Greek ‘chalepos’ which has the meaning difficult, hard to bear, grievous.)The Lord Jesus Christ has not changed, and is not altered or threatened by difficult times – and by His Spirit He dwells in us and with us.

He has prepared good works for us and has given to each one gifts and abilities – we have talents. Jesus spoke a parable concerning talents recorded by Matthew 25:14-30 and called minas in Luke 19:11-27.In both accounts all the necessary provision was made by Jesus. So you have all you need for what God has called you to do!The point in both accounts is that the servants were expected to use their abilities and the provision Jesus made to create increase. His instruction in Luke 19:13 was‘Do business till I come.’

Life and work get tough - don’t give up. For Jesus has made even more provision for us. When we are doing the works He has prepared for us (Ephesians 2:10) then His anointing is able to make even the impossible possible.Some time ago I had a difficult pension case for a client – there was no way forward until Jesus gave specific technical instructions with a word of knowledge.Even the top pensions experts did not know that what Jesus had told me to do was possible - but it was, and the case was successfully concluded. That was the Holy Spirit’s anointing at work.

We are invited to God’s throne, the throne of grace to find help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16) so don’t hold back - as the scripture says, take the time and come boldly!

This is the practical working of faith - Jesus speaks, we hear, and faith comes by hearing His voice. When we apply His instruction, the impossible becomes possible.This is what Jesus did - He did what He saw and heard His Father doing (and only that) – that is our calling also.

In the difficult days now, and ahead, we will need to make living and working by hearing God speak the normal and natural way we live life and do business. This is supernatural business.

This is the eternal purpose of God:‘to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers’(Ephesians 3:10). This completely opposite to the ‘Babylonian’ way of self-reliance, greed, corruption and deceit, which is so prevalent in the world today. This is the calling and objective of ICCC from its beginning.

We are part of the increase of God’s kingdom which will find its fulfilment when Jesus returns to rule from Jerusalem. The increase of His government and peace will know no end. (Isaiah 9:7)