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Most recently I was studying my bible and revisited what it should feel like to have the anointing or Holy Spirit functioning or operating within your life.

I learnt that the “Forgotten Anointing” is in part that which is experienced on your own and most definitely by yourself.

It is learning what makes the Dove (Holy Spirit), feel at home with you.

This anointing that characterizes the Dove is therefore tied to what and who you are as a person.

Thankfully, God is not looking over our shoulders with a magnifying glass to see what he can find is wrong or inappropriate about us.

I’m happy about that, because I know he would probably find many faults with me. Lol!

In the Bible, Hebrews 4:13 says,

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account”.

But I am reassured and encouraged every time I read my bible because Hebrews 4:12 states,

“For the word of God is ALIVE and ACTIVE. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attributes of the heart”.

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Priest

And once again verse 13 states,

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account”.

And I am also comforted because I know I have Jesus as my great high priest. As it reads in Hebrew 4:14-16,

14  “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

15  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet he did not sin.

16  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews Chapters 5

1  Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.

2  He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.

3  This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.

4  And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.

5  In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,

“You are my Son; today I have become your Father”.

6  And he says in another place,

“You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek”.

7  During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

8  Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered

9  and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him

10  and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

11  We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.

12  In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk (dairy), not solid food!

13 Anyone who lives on milk (dairy), being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.

14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews Chapter 6

1  Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,

2  instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgement.

3  And God permitting, we will do so.

4  It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,

5  who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age

6  and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

7  Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.

8  But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

9  Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case-the things that have to do with salvation.

10  God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them

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Earth Day Clean Up

11  We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.

12  We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

13  When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,

14  saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants”.

15  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

16  People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.

17  Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.

18  God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.

19  We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

20  where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

In the Bible the book of Hebrews 7: 11-28

11  If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood-and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood-why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?

12  For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also.

13  He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar.

14  For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests.

15  And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears,

16  one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life.

17  For it is declared:

“You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek”.

18 The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless

19  (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.

20  And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath,

21  but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him:

“The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘You are a priest forever’ “.

22  Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

23  Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office;

24  but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permeant priesthood.

25  Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

26  Such a high priest truly meets our need-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.

27  Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

28  For the law appoints as high priests’ men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.

Hebrews 10:19-23

19  Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

20  by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

21  and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

22  let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

23  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

And I grow increasingly confident because as I continued to read my bible I learnt that by faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command,

By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain,

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death,

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family,

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going,

By faith Sarah who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children,

By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice,

By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future,

By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons,

By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt

By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

By faith Moses, when he grew up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter

By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger

By faith Moses kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea

By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the army had marched around them for seven days

And even by faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.

So, in conclusion, I will earnestly pray for a fresh anointing and for the Holy Spirit to continue to operate in my life, and because I am confident in Jesus as my High Priest my faith grows stronger every day.

Amen.

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