Daily Devotionals
Protect the Anointing Kenneth Copeland 04 January I can do all things through Christ [the Anointed One and His Anointing] which strengtheneth me.

If you’re in Christ, there’s an anointing for everything you’re called to do, no matter how small or great the task. Notice in this verse Paul didn’t say, “through Christ who strengtheneth me.” He said, “which strengtheneth me.” He was talking about the anointing! The anointing will empower you to prosper spirit, soul, body and in every aspect of your life. I can prove that to you from the Bible. Do you remember the account recorded in Luke 5 about the palsied man who went down through the roof into Jesus’ meeting to be healed? When Jesus told him, “Man, thy sins are forgiven thee” (verse 20), the scribes and Pharisees took offense at that and said, “Who can forgive sins, but God alone?” Then Jesus answered them by saying, “That ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house” (verse 24). Why did healing the man prove Jesus had power to forgive sins? Because it was the same anointing that accomplished them both! You see, there is not an anointing. There is only the Anointing of the Anointed One, and it is present within you to empower you to do whatever God has called you to do. Once you understand that, it will shed an entirely new light on the instructions God has given us about how we’re to conduct ourselves. In Ephesians 4, for example, Paul says, “Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called…. Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit…. Sin not…. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth…. Grieve not the holy Spirit of God…. Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (verses 1, 3, 26, 29-30, 32). Why is it so important that we follow these instructions? It is for Christ’s sake. It’s for the sake of the anointing! The reason God forgave you is so He could put His burden-removing, yoke-destroying power in you and on you! Our calling is to keep ourselves in a place where we can be anointed with the Holy Ghost and power, so we can go everywhere healing all who are oppressed of the devil. When you realize that, you’ll stop a lot of that junk you’ve been doing. You’ll protect that anointing. You’ll say, “Oh, wait a minute. I don’t want to do that. It will quench the anointing, and the anointing is in me, my hope of experiencing God’s glory. It’s the anointing that keeps me healed and prosperous and free of the devil’s yoke. I don’t want to say or do anything to block that anointing!” Genesis 8-9; Matthew 5 I can do all things through the Anointed One and His Anointing which strengthens me! Philippians 4:13 0000-00-00 00:00:02

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:26-32