New Anointing Through New Intimacy
God Wants To Fill Us With More
Jane Hansen Hoyt, Aglow International President, just released a video clip on our International Facebook page about some things God is sharing with her about 2016. This powerful release of her voice and message also activated within me a call to deeper intimacy.
As we hear the voice of the Father and really listen to what He is saying to each of us, there will be an insatiable hunger and thirst for Him that will result. When the scripture says, Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6), I am sensing that if we truly hunger and thirst for Him in deeper dimensions of intimacy, He will fill us.
- But in this deeper intimate place of fellowship, He is not filling us with satisfaction. We will not experience a complacency here either. Instead He will fill us with more of an increased hunger and thirst for Him that cannot be quenched or satisfied. What a great place to be! More of Him that continues to cry out for even more, and there is a never ending supply.
What is the result of deeper relationship with Him?
In John 2, Jesus is at a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the wine runs out. This marked the first recorded miracle of Jesus when He instructed the servants to “fill the water pots with water.”
In this new beginning of 2016, what a great picture. The water pots were the vessels used to carry the water and the scripture suggests that the pots already contained “twenty or thirty gallons apiece” (6), when Jesus said, “Fill the water pots with water.” And they filled them to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out NOW, and take it to the master of the feast (7,8).
This passage of scripture captured my heart. The pots that once had one purpose now have a greater one because they carried a fullness. What used to be the water of one purpose became the best wine in the house for a greater one. Tapping into the deep wells of His living water will release a new anointing for a new day.
What is the Father saying?
I have deposited within you rivers of living water that have been more than sufficient for the places and purposes of yesterday. But I am calling you into a deeper place of intimate relationship that will trigger your hunger and thirst for Me in a brand new way. It will be in this place that I will pour new water into you, newer places of refreshing, and brand new places of growth in Me. As I do this, you will become the new wine that will pour into the dry places of the earth. Newer, deeper, intimacy with Me results in a wine that the world has never tasted. As you hunger and thirst for this new place of righteousness in Me, I will activate an auto-fill of the Holy Spirit that will keep a fresh, tasteful anointing at levels you will need. It is time to draw out the new wine of new intimacy and take it to those in need.
Be intentional in your walk with the Father this year. Press in and dig deep into His wells of living water.