MONDAY 4TH JULY 2016
TOPIC: ANOINTED TO LEAD
TEXT: Exodus 34:29 “Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses’ hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talk with him…”
The Bible says: ‘Moses was there with the Lord forty days and nights… When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. When Aaron all the Israelites saw Moses… Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them….and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him…’ (v. 28-32 NIV)…..They could see it and sense it. The Bible refers to this as the ‘anointing’ (1 Jn 2:27). Simply put, the anointing is God equipping and empowering you to succeed in what He’s called you to do.
God’s embodiment is transferred and infused into persons to have the fullness of the Godhead bodily to lead. Anointed leadership is always characterized by these four benchmarks:
1) CALLING. When people are around an anointed leader, they sense that God has truly gifted and assigned that person to fulfil a certain purpose.
2) CHARACTER. People see God’s nature in an anointed leader, and as a result they trust them.
3) COMPETENCE. An anointed leader has the ability to get the job done right. The results validate his or her calling.
4) CONVICTION. Anointed leaders are not wishy-washy; they have moral and spiritual backbone and they stand up for what’s right.
These four qualities are benchmarks of God-called leadership, and when people see them at work in your life, they will follow you..
MEDITATION: Psalm 25: 5, 23:3.
STUDY THE BIBLE
MK 13:1-13; 1KGS 6; HOS 8