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Accessing the Anointing of the Holy Spirit for Conquest! By David Oyedepo
Topic: Accessing the Anointing of the Holy Spirit for Conquest!
Welcome to the concluding part of this teaching! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. Today, we shall focus on: Accessing the Anointing of the Holy Spirit for Conquest!
From scriptures, we understand that conquest has its roots in God. This is why the Bible categorically states that He has made us more than conquerors. It is written: Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37).Conquerors are made by God. They are men who consistently win in battles through the backing of God and as such know no defeat. They are men that can only be defeated when it becomes possible to defeat God. Of course, we all know that God cannot be defeated.
Conquest is the act of conquering. That one is involved in a battle does not make him a conqueror. That he is a winner does not make him a conqueror either. The conqueror is one who consistently wins in battles. A conqueror is someone who is permanently registered on the winning side. They are men with the hand of the Lord upon them. As long as the hand of the Lord is upon us, our conquering is established. Every time Samson conquered, it was always preceded by the phrase “And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him.” As it is written: And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father’s house (Judges 14:19). The Holy Spirit is the power backup of God. He is the generator of the anointing. As long as the anointing was upon Samson, he prevailed. There is an anointing that makes battles cheap and there is power that makes conquerors out of ordinary men. There are two people in the Bible that lived a conquering lifestyle. They are David, the man after God’s heart and Jesus, the First Begotten of the Father.
What, then, are the Weapons of Conquest?
We live in a world where the fearless reign and the fearful are slaves. Fear is a thief and a robber that has robbed great men of their great destinies. It brings a glorious future to naught. It holds kings captive. The man who will conquer is the one who will not be afraid. Fearlessness is the conqueror’s backbone for exploits and achievements. Fear leads to destruction. It takes one to the depth of hardship and frustration. Remember, it is written: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).A fearful believer is powerless against satan. For instance, Elijah was a great man of God, known for his fearlessness. Also, King David was a fearless warrior who knew no fear and he conquered. We saw how Goliath and the host of the philistines fell into his hands because of his fearless stance. In the same vein, Jesus Christ knew no defeat. He was fearless in the face of every situation.
Fear is a spirit, and it does no good to anyone. So,resist it and you will prevail in every circumstance of life. The cure for fear is the presence of God. This connotes that the presence of God drives away fear. The Bible says: …I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 28:20). Only those who are conscious of God’s presence with them and the power He wields will conqueror. They are the strong ones who will do exploits. David knew His God and was constantly conscious of His presence. This eliminated fear from him and he spoke out boldly: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4). The valley of the shadow of death is one place greatly feared by men.
Obedience to Divine Instructions:
Divine instructions are very vital in the accomplishment of any task. The man that will conquer is the one who asks for and receives instructions from God. Listening to the voice of God leads to enthronement. One of the greatest secrets for David’s outstanding success was his reliance on divine instruction. Every step he took was based on instructions he received from God. He was a master at making enquires and he took nothing for granted. In Jesus’ ministry, He always listened to and obeyed the voice of the Father. He never did anything by Himself. He operated on divine signals. He knew the power of God is only manifested when one follows God’s signals. This was why He did not rush to Bethany to heal Lazarus when He was told he was sick. He waited for God’s instructions and the power of God was made manifest. Concerning Jesus, the Bible records: …and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things (John 8:28). He acted on God’s instructions, no wonder He was the Conqueror of conquerors.
Every life is sustained by the blood and life is also embedded in the Word. This means every time we release revelation from the Word, we release His blood missiles against our enemies (Revelations 12:11).Thus, when you begin to unleash the Word, you are engaging the strong hold of the blood to get back whatever is stolen from you.
In summary, there is strength that goes with heeding divine instructions in getting tasks accomplished. This is the anointing of the Holy Spirit. This is the Anointing that makes conquerors out of ordinary men. It is available to us as members of the body of Christ. We can register ourselves with the conquerors today by being born again. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
For further reading, please get my books: Anointing for Breakthrough, Understanding the Anointing, Anointing for Exploits, Release of Power and Manifestation of the Spirit. I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have five services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria; or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280; or E-mail: [email protected]; Face book: www.facebook.com/davidoyedepoministries/; Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin
David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel