• Bishop Keith Butler

The Anointing for the Assignment

Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. (Ephesians 3:7-8)

Paul explained that the gift of the grace of God was given to him to preach to the Gentiles. The gift of grace in Ephesians 3:7 is the anointing of the Holy Ghost.

Paul described this gift as the effectual working of His power, meaning that the anointing of God upon him allowed him to accomplish his assignment effectively.

When God’s power shows up, things work. The anointing's efficacy was proven in Paul's ministry through supernatural insight, healing, and miracles. Paul was effective because of the Holy Ghost, not because of his own strength, and neither are you. God equips you to handle every challenge that comes your way because if He assigned you to do it, He has also anointed you to do it effectively.

Paul succeeded in ministry because he was where he was supposed to be. He would often try to get out of his lane, and when he did, he got into trouble. Find your God-ordained assignment and stick with it; that's where the anointing for success will be!

Paul said that the anointing didn’t make him more important than others. Too many Christians seek a title or an assignment because of pride. Your assignment or title doesn’t make you more important or better than other Christians. We all serve Jesus by the power of the Holy Ghost to the glory of God the Father.

Practical Application – Tell yourself today, “I am anointed on a level the world is unfamiliar with because I am accomplishing my assignment.”

Luke 4:18, Isaiah 61:1