Friday, March 30, 2012

God's Anointed

 19Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
 20I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
 21With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
 22The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
 23And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. 

God's Anointed

David was God's anointed king, chosen from His people. Just a shepherd, he was chosen above all of his brothers, and above all Israel, to lead his people. As written in Psalm 89, God established and strengthened David, subdued and conquered his enemies and protected him from the very arms of Satan. 

Sadly, the rulers of the nations in our time have lost the perspective of being anointed by God to lead their people. Little, if any, thought is given to being answerable to God for the deeds they do in this life, yet, they will, at the end of time, give an account to God for what they have done.

In actuality, all Christians are God's anointed, placed for a time on this earth to do a work for the Lord. Like David, God protects, leads, and guides us all the days of our life. Do we, as Christians, take our calling seriously, or do we continue to live our lives selfishly pursuing peace, happiness, and prosperity?

Most of us are so caught up in the affairs of this world, that we forget the spiritual world which coexists with us. Because we cannot physically see them, we forget that God's angels surround us continually, often engaged in fierce battles with the minions of Satan on our behalf. If we each were given the experience of being able to see, for just one day, all of the spiritual beings existing around us, we would never again take God's help for granted. Actually, one such day would probably terrify us so much that we would never be able to speak again!

Let us remember that we have not been given our time on this earth to selfishly pursue our own dreams; God has a work, specific to each and every one of us, to do, to advance His kingdom on this earth. Though we may not have been physically anointed with oil, we have been set apart by God just as King David was.

Each of us have been uniquely equipped by God for the task He has given to us to do. All of our lives He guards us and prods us to keep us on our preordained path, clearing the path before us of all danger, beating down our foes before our face, and plaguing them that hate us. 

Interestingly enough, the most direct path to experiencing joy, peace, and happiness in this life is through spending our lives for the glory of God. Let us, then, as God's anointed, live this day for the honor and glory of God, alone, for it is He who saves us, keeps us, and brings us safely home, at the end of our days, to live with Him forever!

What an amazing God we serve!

God Bless You,
Linda

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