FEBRUARY 8, 1998

When God moved on Gideon, He actually "clothed Himself" with Gideon. Now, you can understand how Gideon could win the battle. It was actually God going to battle, II Chron. 20:15. God clothes Himself with men today. We become God's temple, Cor. 3:16. Your body becomes the habitation of God, Eph. 2:22. It becomes the temple of the Holy Ghost, I Cor. 6:19. We go in Christ's stead, II Cor. 5:20. The only body that Christ has in this world is our body. We are His hands, His feet, His eyes, and we follow in His footsteps, Pet. 2:21. As He is, so are we in this world, I John 4:17. We do the works of Christ, John 14:12.

From Paul's body, which was full of virtue and the glory of God, was taken handkerchiefs and aprons which had touched his body. The power of these handkerchiefs and aprons healed people, Acts 19:11.

Can you say these words, "Jesus is in me?" John 14:17. God is manifested in my flesh, my whole body is full of light, Matt. 6:22. God is that light. The Spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in my mortal body, Rom. 8:11. God is in my body now. I am His dwelling, I Cor. 3:16. That is why people can be set free from sin and wickedness, when I come in contact with them. That is why they are healed. It is God that dwells in me that does the work. That is the anointing. This anointing stays in me all the time, I John 2:27.

"No burden or yoke can remain where the anointing is, Isa. 10:27. No prison doors can remain shut where the anointing is, Luke 4:18.

Captives are always set free where the anointing is. I can comfort all that mourn. With this anointing I can bind up the broken heart, set at liberty those that are bruised and encourage people, Isaiah 61:1-3. I have the ministry of reconciliation, II Cor. 5:18. No one can be discouraged with this kind of anointing. I have a Comforter. I can walk into a funeral and say, "Why do you sorrow as they that have no hope?" I Thess. 4:13. I can say, "What maketh you weep? This person is not dead, just asleep," Mark 5:39. That will make the people at the funeral feel like shouting and praising God because they will feel consolation and comfort. That is what the Comforter does. The Word of God worketh mightily in me, Col. 1:29. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me, Phil 4:13. He supplieth my need, Phil. 4:19. Nothing shall be impossible unto me, Matt. 17:20. I am more than a conqueror, Rom. 8:37. I always triumph in Christ, II Cor. 2:14.

If you only say these words, you are only confessing what God confesses. He that is of God speaks God's words, John 3:34.

There is none good but one. That is God, Matt. 19:17. Without Him I can do nothing, John 15:5. Joseph, Barnabas, and many others were good men, Acts 11:24, Luke 23:50, Heb. 11:39. It was because they were dead and their life was hid with Christ in God, Col. 3:3.

Can you say these words? "I am God's anointed. As the Father sent Jesus, so He send He me, John 16:17. I have His representative. I go in His name, Mark 16:17. I have His power, His love and His mercy. I have His life, John 3:16. He is the resurrection and the life, John 11:25. He is dwelling in me at this moment, I John 4:15.

You can say the name of Jesus all day long with your mouth without Him dwelling in you. You cannot cast out devils without that, Acts 19:13. If He dwells in you, the devil will flee without you saying a word with your mouth, many times, Acts. 19:12. It is because you go in Jesus' name, Prov. 18:10.

All the walls of opposition will come tumbling down before an anointed man, Joshua 6:5. Nothing shall be impossible with him. Nothing shall be able to stand before him all the days of his life, Josh. 1:5. All things are mine, II Peter 1:3. He can say, "I cast out devils and cause the sick to recover," I Cor. 3:21, Luke 9:1, Mark 16:17-18. He can say, "I have power over serpents and over all the power of the enemy," Luke 10:19. I have power to get wealth, Acts 18, Deut. 8:18.

A whole nation fled before Gideon's pitcher. The Red Sea divided before Moses's rod. Four nations were defeated when God's people began to say, "Praise the Lord," Acts 31:1-6. The sun was shifted into reverse as Joshua spoke the words of God, Joshua 10:12.

Hunger left the lions as Daniel walked into the den. The Hebrew boys had more power than the fire. Elijah lived three and one-half years without a ration book.

God can do all things through an anointed man. It is not always His will to divide the Red Sea, make the iron to swim, or raise the dead, but it is always His will to forgive ALL of our iniquities, and heal ALL our diseases, Psalms 103:1-3.

We are not a group of silly people with our heads stuck in the sand. We are in God's family. We are His children. We are kings and priests unto God, Rev. 1:6. We have royal blood. We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, I Peter 2:9.

We are call-out ones. We are built up as no nerve medicine can build people up, our faith is built high, Jude 20.

The anointing brings all things to our remembrance, John 14:26. Since the average man forgets 90% of what He learns, that makes our mind seven times better than the natural mind. I have the mind of Christ, I Cor. 2:16. God has given me a sound mind, II Tim. 1:7. I have no loose screws.

I am redeemed from the fall. Jesus came to redeem me from the curse. He came to bring us all the way back. The Holy Ghost always prays through me according to God's will. He hears and answers, I John 5:14.

Paul says, "Gird up the loins of your mind," I Peter 1:13. If he can say that, I can say, "Tighten up the loose screws." Meditate on His law day and night, Ps. 1:2. I am led by the Spirit. He guides me in the way of all truth, John 16:13.

The worldly wisemen said, "How can this man know letters being that He has never learned" Jesus even taught the doctors and lawyers. A college graduate called Peter and John ignorant and unlearned men, Acts 4:13. Yet they confounded the wise when they wrote several books of the Bible. They had no loose screws. They spake as the oracles of God, I Peter 4:1.

The first time in your life that you are normal is when you have the Holy Ghost Baptism. He is the Comforter. Since you are entrusted with so much, since you have "this treasure in earthen vessels", II Cor. 4:7, be sure and walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called. Wait on your ministry. Prophesy according to the proportion of your faith, Romans 12:6. Fast often, II Cor. 11:27. Wait on the Lord, Isa. 40:31. Get out of the natural. He that is in the flesh cannot please God, Rom. 8:8. A natural man cannot receive the things from God, I Cor. 2:14. Spiritual gifts work only through the Spirit.

Go with the anointing. Keep the anointing. Don't depend upon past experiences. Don't disappoint God. Don't disappoint God's church who ordained and trusted you. Don't disappoint the neighbors who are watching you. Don't disappoint your children who have confidence in you. Don't disappoint the poor people who are looking to you for deliverance.

You are God's anointed. You are God's representative. Have a regular time to pray. Do personal work every day. Win souls everywhere you go. Stay converted. Stay connected.

Don't be a ball of fire. His ministers are a "flame of fire" Hebr. 1:7. A ball of fire will soon burn out. A "flame of fire" stays burning because it is continually connected to the source of supply.

Keep connected and you will resemble the son of the King, Judges 8:18; Rev. 1:6. That is what you are.

God gave you a mouth and He will give you wisdom, Luke 21:15. It will be the Holy Ghost that speaks through you, Mark 13:11. It won't be you that speaks.

Dr. J. Gardner

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