Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Nov 9, 2011                                    "Axe Me Again!"
Wed PM Worship                    It's the Anointing that Activates!

Text: 2 Kings 6:6   (King James Version) 

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                                       The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

2 Kings 6:6   And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he showed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.

 

   Without the anointing it was just another object Lost and Laying on the BOTTOM.

But when the Anointing touched it, it could no longer stay where it was at!

 

Isaiah 10:27   And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing

 

Let's pray. Father,  

Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.

Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

Too many Professing Christians just go through the motions of religion and never surrender to the activation of the Anointing!

 

Samson was just a man without the anointing but with the Anointing he could rip a lion a part with his bare hands,   He could slay a thousand with a jawbone of a donkey.  Carry the doors of a city gate and the two posts on his shoulders at midnight all the way to the top of the hill before Hebron.

 

Moses Runaway Shepherd Hiding in the desert.

David  Little Shepherd Boy.

 

Gideon Least of his household and Afraid!

 

Of all the gifts" in scripture, all of the talking about God's power in our lives, of all the references to the power of the Holy Spirit, one passage tells us why we are filled by the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 says the "power" is for witnessing.

Acts 1:8   But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

Acts 2:1   And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Acts 2:2   And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:3   And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Acts 2:4   And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

Acts 2:16   But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

Acts 2:17   And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Acts 2:18   And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

 

Hebrews 1:7   And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

 

Isaiah 61:1   The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Isaiah 61:2   To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Isaiah 61:3   To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

 

1 Corinthians 12:27   Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

1 Corinthians 12:28   And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:29   Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

1 Corinthians 12:30   Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

1 Corinthians 12:31   But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet show I unto you a more excellent way.

1 Corinthians 13:1   Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:2   And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3   And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:4   Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

1 Corinthians 13:5   Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

1 Corinthians 13:6   Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

1 Corinthians 13:7   Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

 

James 5:13   Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms.

James 5:14   Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

James 5:15   And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

James 5:16   Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 

Luke 24:49   And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Luke 24:50   And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

Luke 24:51   And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Luke 24:52   And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

Luke 24:53   And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

 

Mark 16:17   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Mark 16:18   They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

 The Gospel is the ONE MESSAGE that has the power to save a man from the penalty of his sins.

b. The power of the Gospel is subject to the following limitations:
 It cannot save until it first has been believed
 It cannot be believed until it is first heard
 It cannot be heard until it is first preached

Romans 10:13   For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:14   How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Romans 10:15   And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Romans 10:16   But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

Romans 10:17   So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

 

1 Corinthians 2:4   And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: