LIVE OUT HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
…Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness… (Hebrews 1:8-9).
As a child of God, one thing you must do in your life is to sanctify yourself. You may be endowed with gifts, and great potentials, but you can’t run your gifts together with bad behaviour. And that’s one of the reasons some people can’t experience real spiritual growth.
If you want the anointing that promotes, lifts, and consistently keeps you at the top, and makes you untouchable, then you must love righteousness and hate iniquity. You can’t live in both. There has to be a consistency between the Gospel you believe and preach, and your life as a Christian. Where the consistency stops, is where your “blessings” stop. Then you find that things aren’t really working out in your life.
Even when things seem to be working for you, somehow, you’d find that your life isn’t glorious or honourable. You’re restless in your spirit, because things aren’t right between you and God. You’re grieving the Holy Spirit continually with your lifestyle, and you know it inside you. Fellowshipping with Him soon becomes a drag. Don’t let your life be like that. Live right and live for Him. Let this be an opportunity for you to change things.
Change that aspect of your life that doesn’t portray the character of Christ. Sometimes, this is all some people need to experience unprecedented growth and success in life, and see the power of the Spirit move in, and through, them gloriously.
Those that are closest to you should respect you, not just because there’s an anointing on your life. Rather, they should also respect and honour you because of the decency of your character. There’s a life of righteousness that’s consistent with God’s nature and ways of doing things; that’s the life we’ve been called to live. It’s a walk in righteousness.