• Bishop Keith Butler

Bold and Anointed

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

Grace is amazing, and I am so thankful God has given His grace. However, there is a movement in the church that I like to call “hyper-grace" that tries to say: “You can live any way you want. It doesn’t matter what you do because grace covers it.” This is a distorted way of looking at God’s great grace.

I wrote a book some time ago that presents the precept that mercy and forgiveness must come before grace. Grace doesn’t somehow over-step the need to ask for forgiveness.

Grace is the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The anointing can do miraculous things in your life. The anointing can remove burdens, destroy yolks, and allow you to be a display of the power of God in the eyes of believers and unbelievers.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth is the same way God anointed Paul, the other apostles, and how God anoints you and me today.

You are not powerless. Understanding that you are forgiven and anointed gives you boldness to be in the presence of God and boldness to operate in the anointing you have been given when you have an opportunity.

Practical Application – Speak the Word over your life and declare that you are bold and anointed. Ask God to give you opportunities to be bold in using the anointing you have been given to display God’s power and His goodness.

1 John 1:9; Ephesians 2:8



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