Someone came visiting our Church one day. He had been blessed by my ministry while on campus. He made a profound statement that resonated with me; “Pastor ‘Demola has not changed. There is still that freshness we used to know on campus.” As I meditated on that statement, I made a decision never to be an ex-anointed.

Friend, the anointing is the greatest capital for life and ministry. It is the most expensive commodity on earth. Its value cannot be quantified. Its worth cannot be sufficiently described. It transcends time and space. When you are anointed you are made. What the devil fights and fears in your life is the anointing. If the devil can get you unanointed, he would get you cheaply (2 Samuel 1:21, 25).

“…I am anointed with fresh oil” (Psalms 92:10). There is something about fresh oil. It is the secret to lifting in life and destiny (Psalms 92:10). It is the antidote to satanic attacks (Psalms 89:20-23). It is the secret to continued impact in life and ministry. Whereas, God’s job is to anoint you, it is your job to remain anointed (Psalms 23:5b, Ecclesiastes 9:8). Knowing how to stay anointed is more important than just desiring to be anointed.

The anointing talks about the presence and power of the Holy Spirit operating in a man’s life. Whereas, every Christian is anointed, not every Christian is functioning in the fullness of the anointing (1 John 2:20, 27). We are all anointed because we belong to Christ, but we can only function in the fullness of the anointing when we fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).

Any activity or relationship that helps your walk with the Holy Spirit must be given priority while the ones that cut you off from fellowship must be avoided by all means (Acts 4:23, 33). Beware of satanically engineered relationships and activities; they are planned to remove the substance of the anointing on your life. This was what Delilah was to Samson (Judges 16:20).

“As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle” (Job 29:4). Don’t be an ex-anointed. Like Job, remember those days when the anointing (God’s tangible presence) was still fresh on your life (Job 29:1-6). What about now? Where did you miss it? Were you swamped in too much of busyness or got into relationships that drained you? Or were you caught in the web of offences? When you become an ex-anointed, you become ordinary and cheap.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria