We need the anointing of the Holy Spirit to lead a victorious life in Christ.
“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty (Zechariah 4:6). The Lord who said, "There is nothing impossible for Me,” says here that everything is possible through His Spirit.
Once, a boxing match was arranged between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, former boxing champions. The latter somehow aimed to defeat the former and so he requested his pastor, "Pastor, please give me some advice to win this bout." He replied, "Get filled with the Holy Spirit and keep on talking in tongues even as you go for this fight. Then the Lord will surely give you victory."
Even as he entered the boxing ring, he began doubting his ability to defeat the world champion. However, according to the pastor’s advice, he got filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues. The bout began! He defeated the world champion easily and won the championship. Yes! It is the Holy Spirit who gave him the victory!
How true are the words of Paul the Apostle: "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). He also says, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (II Corinthians 3:17). When you go through trials, temptations and sufferings, you must cry out to God saying, "Lord, please fill me with Your Holy Spirit.” Then the Holy Spirit shall anoint you and grant you amazing victory.
The Holy Spirit is the only Strength to all of us in our family. See how boldly our children Sam, Sharon and Sweety stand before multitudes of people to pray and preach the word of God. From where did they get this strength in their young age?
When Sam and Sharon were little children, they watched a video about the antichrist. A kind of fear gripped them and they came running to me and asked, "Mommy, all of you have received the Holy Spirit but we have not. Will the antichrist torment us? All of you will go to heaven during the Second Coming. We are scared that we may be left behind in this world.” I was waiting for this opportune moment and therefore I took them into the room and told them everything about the Holy Spirit based on the Scriptures. Besides, I prayed for them with great burden. They also cried out to the Lord saying, "Lord, please fill us with your Holy Spirit right now, and only then we can go to heaven. Otherwise the antichrist will torture us. "
Next day, all of us left for Coimbatore to participate in the Jesus Calls Power Ministry. I took my children with me hoping that the Lord will fill them with His Holy Spirit. Usually, children are not allowed in the Power Ministry but somehow Sam and Sharon sneaked into the hall. They knelt down and started praying for the Holy Spirit. The Lord who looked at their desire filled them with His Holy Spirit; they were filled with fire anointing and to overflowing capacity. Today, when they pray at the Jesus Calls Prayer Festivals, countless people receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit as well as physical healing.
Dearly beloved, likewise, ask the Lord for the Holy Spirit and He shall anoint you. The Lord Jesus Himself says, "Ask and you shall receive so that your joy may be full.” He further says in John 15:5, "Apart from Me you can do nothing.” He will anoint you with the Holy Spirit and help you to witness His mighty deeds. When the Holy Spirit comes into you, even others shall see His mighty works.
Loving Lord Jesus,
The Bible says that you can do everything through the Holy Spirit. Lord I need your Holy Spirit, please fill me with the Holy Spirit and strengthen me Lord. Remove my yoke, set me free and grant me victory. Enable me to pray with your Spirit and receive answers from You. Let Your name alone be glorified through my life.
In Your matchless name I pray,