I was asked recently to explain the anointing and a visual came to mind. I said, imagine that a prison guard stands in a dorm of 50 inmates and tells them to go to their bunks and nothing happens. Now imagine the exact same scenario only this time there is a swat team standing behind the guard ready to enforce those words. Being backed up by this greater power, the guard says, “go to your bunk” and now something happens. They will move voluntarily because of the greater power standing behind those words, or they will be moved involuntarily by that same power. The guard used the same words and took the same actions, but when there was no power greater then their own backing those words and action it had no effect. However, when those words and actions were backed by a greater power, then breakthrough came. This is why it is the anointing that breaks the yoke and not merely words, rituals, or routines.
“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” – 1 Corinthians 4:20
The anointing comes by way of obedience which is the evidence of true faith. It comes by way of seeking the Lord and leaning not on your own understanding which is the evidence of true faith. It comes by way of prayer and fasting which is the evidence of true faith. It comes by way of selflessness and humility which is the evidence of true faith. In other words, it comes by way of Faith. Faith in who and what God is, and also in what He says.
“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is (God), and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6
If you believe that He is God, that He is all knowing, then seek Him and listen. If you believe that He is unmatchable, that nothing is too hard for Him, that nothing is impossible for Him, then stand up in prayer and obedience and take the land! If you believe that the same power that raised Christ from the dead (which is the power of the Holy Spirit of God – aka grace) lives on the inside of you, then step out and share it with someone. For what you have freely been given, you are commanded to freely give. Believe not only in what He is, but also in what He tells you, and act upon it and the enemy will tremble and flee, knowing the greater power that backs up your words and actions.
“One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.” – Joshua 23:10