“When we go to God in prayer, the devil knows we go to fetch strength against him, and therefore he opposeth us all he can.” – Richard Sibbs
”1. Pray till you pray; 2. Pray till you are conscious of being heard; 3. Pray till you recieve an answer.” – Moody Stuart
“The Lord filled me with desire, and made me feel that I must be as much with Him alone as with souls in public.” – A.A. Bonar
“I should count the days, not by what I have of new instances of usefullness, but by the times I have been enabled to pray in faith, and to take hold upon God.” – Andrew A. Bonar
“Oh, that I had prayed a hundred-fold more.” Andrew A. Bonar
“We have found no means so much blessed to keep religion alive as fasting and prayer.” – Edward Payson
This is a topic of the most importance to me, because just for me Jesus died and rose on the third day and finish His work at Calvary. His death brought me a “Fresh Anointing”. How many of you reading this post can say you had enough “Oil” in your vessel to endure the challenges of life? How many of you can say you don’t need Jesus and what He represents to a fallen world? Is your testimony Jesus Christ and His blood? Today I am in need of a Fresh Oil anointing to face today’s trials and difficulties. I hope this is a word for you as it is for my wife and I.
Our text is in Psalms 92:10. I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
David is speaking about a fresh anointing; a renewal.
David had been anointed as king of Israel from his youth. In I Samuel 16:13 Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him, and the Bible says the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.
What I am trying to say is that the Spirit had not departed David, but at times he needed a refreshing; a renewal.
We live in a time when many in the church have been anointed at one time they have received the Holy Ghost, but like David, Satan has come and the cares of this world have come and stormed their kingdom so to speak.
David’s own family had tried to take away from him what God had given him.
Friend, their is an anointing thief out there. Satan wants to stop the anointing of God in your life, because he knows that it is the anointing that destroys the yolk. But the Psalmist wrote in our text, I shall be anointed with fresh oil. That means he had already been anointed.
Everybody say, I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
I like what the prophet Micah wrote in chapter 7 verse 8. Rejoice not against me O my enemy: When I fall I shall arise; When I sit in darkness the Lord shall be a light unto me.
That old devil may have pulled you down, but you don’t have to let him keep you down.
I am writing to tell you today that there is refreshing and renewal in the Lord. In fact you can be renewed day by day. (II Corinthians 4:16)
I often think of Job. I like the last chapter. It says that when Job submitted himself to God and when he prayed for his friends, God restored. Job received twice as much as he had before.
God will not only refresh and restore, he will increase.
Turn to Acts chapter 2 verse 4.
Now turn to Acts chapter 4 verse 31.
You see Peter and John had met the lame man at the gate and Peter took him by the hand and God healed him. Then they began to preach the power of the name of Jesus, and the priests and leaders of the temple began to threaten them. When they let them go, they went and joined the other disciples and told them. They knew they needed more courage, so they prayed. A fresh anointing came and with it an increase. They received boldness and verse 33 says power and grace.
How do we get this fresh anointing? Well let’s look at the early church.
They gathered together in one accord in prayer.
Friend there is nothing like an old fashioned altar service with people coming down and bending their knees together in prayer and everyone seeking a fresh anointing.
There is power in united prayer. We need unity in our churches more than ever.
We see churches where this little group sits over here and this little group sits over there. This one won’t pray for that one. One won’t come up for prayer as long as the other is up there. Nobody is going to receive anything like that.
Ecclesiastes 10:1 says, Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savor.
You can’t carry around a bunch of dead things or things of death, things like bitterness, unforgiveness, and strife, and receive a fresh anointing. You have to lay those things down.
Job’s renewal came when he prayed for his friends. (Job 42:10)
Get self out of the way.
Isaiah 40:31 says, but they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.
Stay at it!
Jesus told the disciples to tarry in Jerusalem to wait for the promise.
We are so used to fast food, drive up band windows and fast paced life styles that we don’t know how to tarry anymore.
The lady in Luke 15 who lost a coin, the Bible says, she did seek diligently until she found it.
Jesus asked his disciples one day, Would you tarry with me one hour?
Jacob wouldn’t let go until he got the blessing.
Repent. (Take out the trash)
Acts 3:19. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
No matter how great a move of God comes, if you have unrepented sin in your life, you are not going to be refreshed.
The Lord said in Ezekiel 34:26, There shall be showers of blessing.
Now if you think you don’t need refreshed or restored, or you aren’t sure, here is a 1 minute test.
The Fruits of the Spirit are: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
Are any of these missing from your kingdom?
God is calling. He is sending a fresh anointing. Do you want it?
Fresh anointing and increase.