MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Scripture: I Samuel 16:6-13
The first thing necessary to reverse the passivity of the pastorate is a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit. There is no way any one of us can be the kind of shepherd that Jesus reflects in Revelation without a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit. When Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers, the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. What does it mean that the Spirit of the Lord came upon him from that day forward? From that day forward shepherding was different for David. Shepherding was different because when the enemy came at him he was now anointed to war with the wolf. David’s anointing means death to wolves. Do we even think it terms like that? Well, of course not! Why does the church not think in those terms today? The answer is simple. The passivity of the pastorate has robbed the church of the anointing to war with wolves. God is restoring that even as we speak. A fresh anointing is coming on church leaders to war with wolves. The heart of David is once again rising in the church and the heart for war is coming on the people of God. The rod of iron is going to come out of our mouths and we are going to follow Jesus, as both Suffering Servant and coming King. That is the transition the church is in! We, the leaders, better catch up.