church life, purpose, spiritual symbolism, word of wisdom

When God Removes the Anointing

God walked away from Nebuchadnezzar to show him that he is nothing without him. Have you noticed what happens to people when the anointing lifts? They are a hot mess. David understood this which is why he cried out with great intensity because he did not want the Lord to take the anointing (take not your Holy Spirit from me) from him. Nebuchadnezzar wasn’t anointed, but God did assigned an anointed vessel to minister to him. And when Daniel warned Nebuchadnezzar and he refused to take heed, the Lord removed His hand, removed Daniel from ministering to Nebuchadnezzar, and a lunatic spirit took over.

Now let me be very clear and candid. When you have been anointed or have been exposed to the anointing and YOU DO SOMETHING that removes you from God’s presence (for God will never abandon you, but your sins will separate you from Him), another spirit takes over. Most times it’s the more heinous form of spirit that has been vexing you all along that when the anointing lifts, moves in. Shall we recall Saul as a witness that when the anointing of God departs, evil spirits take over?

The lunatic spirit took over Nebuchadnezzar’s mind. It drove him to the wilderness to eat grass like an animal. The dew of Heaven fell upon him and soaked his body until his hair grew wildly long and even changed texture to resemble the feathers of a bird. He grew nail claws like a bird too.

Now you may or may not want to acknowledge this, but I maintain to tell you that if a person refuses to heed the counsel of the Lord, refuses to submit to God’s anointing, and resists the correction of the Lord, He will ‘give that person up’ to the very thing that they have been longing after. Nebuchadnezzar wanted to be in charge, so God gave him a kingdom. He drove him into the wilderness and away from people so that he could rule among the oxen and birds. He even poured out dew from Heaven to help him ‘transition’ to his new assignment as ‘king’ of the jungle.

I don’t know the names of some of the ‘gods’ that some people serve but the God I know is the Living God who is a terror to His enemies. I don’t know about the blind and deaf gods that some serve, but my God sees all, knows all, and is all in all.

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