WHERE IS THE OVERFLOW? Sunday 29 January
Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye
Memorise: It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; Psalms 133:2
Read: Acts 19:11-12
Recently, I went to America and visited a book shop to buy some tapes. An American came and introduced himself to me and shook me. Immediately after the handshake, he asked: “What happened?” Unknown to me the man was suffering from pains on his hands and one of his legs but he observed that the pain had suddenly disappeared from both the hands and leg. As I moved further from there, the man began to ask those with me: “Who is this man?” Thereafter, he returned and asked for another handshake. This season, the anointing of God on you will spread to others. It is worth nothing that anointing is not just for the benefit of the anointed. God expects the anointing to overflow to others. An African adage says: When the eyes are full of water, they would drop on the nose. Do you know that the anointing can so overflow through you that you will become a mighty vessel in God’s hands?
When David was anointed, the anointing on him flowed to a lamb that was already grabbed by a lion for meat and delivered it. God expects you to protect the flock of God with the anointing He has placed in you. If you say you are anointed yet the enemy comes in at will to do whatever he likes with members of your flock or family, it simply means, either you have lost your anointing or it is barely enough for you, hence there is no overflow. Show me a congregation who is under divine cover and I will show you a pastor with an overflowing anointing. In the same vein, if you are a father, and you are born again, God gives you an anointing that should overflow to your children and wards. If members of your family easily fall sick, lose things or come under different attacks from the enemy’s territory, it is an indication that the anointing is not flowing to members of that family. If that is the experience in your family, ask your husband or daddy: ‘Daddy, where is the overflow?’ This overflow should move from house fellowship leaders to members, from the Believers class teacher to the students, etc. Just as the anointing overflowed from Aaron’s head to his beard and down to his skirts, so should the anointing overflow from the spiritual head to subordinates (Psalms 133:2).
Father, let your anointing in me overflow to others in need of it.
Bible in one year: Numbers 7-10