I have heard this saying before, that because someone has a “special” Anointing on their life, the enemy attacks them or their children more than others.
Another saying is, “Higher levels, different devils!”
I think many of you have heard this too and wondered about it. This has always bothered me, because what parent would ever cause their children to have a target on their back, because of what they are called to do, whether it be apostle, or prophet, or evangelist, or pastor or teacher?
So I brought it to Father in prayer, asking, “Show me, Father, if this is true, I really need to know and others want to know. And Father, in Jesus name, show us how to combat those attacks if true.”
And I heard the Sweet Loving Voice of the Father ask, “Is one of My Child’s Anointing, greater than another?”
“Well, LORD, we who are born again all have the same Holy Spirit in us, so I don’t think so. We are ALL anointed.”
“Yes, My Child, when you are in Christ you are a “Christian” — which means “Little anointed one.”
It means you are LIKE CHRIST. No one in My Kingdom has a “special” anointing, you are ALL ANOINTED by the Precious Holy Spirit. T here is no anointing greater or higher.
Is one gift or calling greater than another? There is a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit, none is better than another, for ALL are needed. There is a variety of service and activities but it is the same Lord who empowers all
A Body is made up of many members. Each one needed and important. I arrange the members in the Body, each one of them, as I choose.
If all were a single member, where would the body be? It could not function. As it is, there are many parts, yet one Glorious Body with Christ as the Head.
You are ALL My Body and you are ALL important, Beloved. I have anointed you with The Holy Spirit and FIRE!
You all have a calling to be My Light in the darkness. This LIGHT is what the enemy sees in you!
Not your gifts or your talents or callings, or a “special anointing”, but he sees MY SPIRIT in you. He sees ME in you.
THE SPECIAL ANOINTING, Who is the Third Person of the Godhead, resides in all who are born again and filled with the Spirit!
Do you see now, My Child? Do you see how special you are to Me? You are ALL fearfully and wonderfully made!
If one is attacked, you are all attacked for you are one Body and ALL come together to fight for the Victory!
The devil goes about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. It matters not to him what your calling is, or what body part you are but only that you are Mine.
He sees My Mark on you. He sees My Fire burning in your heart and he wants to quench it if he can.
But do not fear. I have you covered. You are hidden in Christ. I have armed you with My Word.
The weapons of your warfare are MIGHTY through your God! This is a New Covenant we have, Beloved.
You are not like Job who lost everything he had. Job did not have the Spirit dwelling in Him. Job was not hidden in Christ. You are a NEW CREATION with every spiritual blessing!
You are covered in My Glory! Do not let fear enter your mind and heart. I have not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.
I do not give the devil free reign in your life. I AM a good, good Father. Though bad things happen in this world and afflictions and tribulations abound, I have promised to deliver you from them all.
I have no favorites for you are ALL in Christ Jesus! I have called you and chosen you and anointed you.
Therefore, if one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the Body of Christ and individually members of it.
For thus says the LORD Who created you and He that formed you, “Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you.”
I will bring your children from the east and gather them from the west. I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring My Sons from far, and My Daughters from the ends of the earth; even EVERY ONE that is called by My Name — for I have created you ALL for My Glory, I have formed you; yea, I have made you and I will keep you!”
Excellent re-post Ian! The focus always on Him, not on us or who we are.