Dearly beloved in Christ! The Psalmist says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:5,6). God shall transform you into a vessel that overflows with His goodness. The Lord shall anoint you and the Holy Spirit Himself shall exalt your family. He shall also grant you the strength to do His ministry. It is because of the fullness of the Holy Spirit, we as a family are serving God to such a great extent.
Anointing of the Holy spirit!
My husband Bro. Dhinakaran accepted Christ as his personal Saviour when he was just 20 years. While reading the Scriptures his eyes fell on Acts 10:38 which says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him”. So he started praying, "Lord Jesus, please give me the anointing which You have". The Lord heard his prayer and filled him with His Holy Spirit in an abundant measure on 10th October 1962. Following this, he kept praying for the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit always. After carefully observing these supreme spiritual experiences of my husband, I started longing for the same anointing. So I cried out to God saying, "Lord, I too need the anointing of the Holy Spirit, the gifts and also Your power". “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" (Luke 11:13). God who pours water (Holy Spirit) on the thirsty (Isaiah 44:3), filled me with His Holy Spirit. Later on He anointed my son, my daughter Evangeline and my grand children with His Holy Spirit. Today whenever we gather for family prayer heaven is open for us and the Lord comes down in all His majesty. Everyday we have the blessed and divine experience of talking to Him.
After the home call of my beloved husband, I was troubled by the thought, "How are we going to do the ministry?" However, the Lord abides with us. We as a family are continuing to do the ministry with the power of the Holy Spirit. He speaks to us concerning every matter and guides us.
You can also receive this divine experience!
My dearly beloved, even in this Year, the Lord shall fill every one of you who plead with Him for His anointing, power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. He shall fill you as a family without showing any difference whether you are the head of the family, woman, elderly, young or child - all of you, with His Holy Spirit. You shall receive the same divine experience which we have received as a family. The Lord who fills us with goodness and grants His blessings will certainly transform you as a vessel of honour (2 Timothy 2:21) and make you like Christ to do good to others.
Loving Lord Jesus Christ,
I praise and thank You for all the goodness that You have bestowed upon me. I prostrate at Your feet and request You to make my cup run over with an abundant measure of Your perfect grace and blessings. Help me to seek You diligently every moment of my life. Grant me the anointing of the Holy Spirit in an immeasurable way and bless me with the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
In Your matchless name I pray.