Apostolic breakthrough anointing
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED how often the Holy Spirit starts a conversation with a question? Over time I have learnt that it is unwise to answer too quickly.
On completion of a recent 21 day corporate church fast, the Holy Spirit asked me, “So what did you hear for World Outreach International during the fast?”
At the time, I had this verse on my heart “… You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain” and “…The laborer is worthy of his wages” (1 Tim 5:18).
During my quiet time that morning, as if to confirm and release understanding concerning this verse, I looked up and saw writing in the sky. It was a command to principalities and powers and it said “DO NOT MUZZLE THE OX!”
Concerning the first part of the verse from Timothy, it is important to notice that the purpose of an ox is to plough hard, fallow ground and to tread the grain during harvest time.
Those, much like yourselves, who are working in difficult places, are like the ox that needs to be un-muzzled. “World Outreach International, God is giving you a voice in this season! You will be heard on television and radio. Your voice will go across borders and into unreached people groups. You will no longer be silenced, speechless, hushed or stilled.” There is apostolic-breakthrough-anointing on the ox!
God is shouting over young and old ‘EKBALLO’ which means ‘to force out’ or ‘thrust out’. Matthew 9:38 says, “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out (Ekballo) laborers into His harvest”. The same word is used in Mark 16:17 “… They shall cast out (Ekballo) devils”. Psalm 92:10 says, “But my horn (emblem of excessive strength and stately grace) You have exalted like that of a wild ox; I am anointed with fresh oil”. There is breakthrough- anointing on the ox!
In the second part of the verse – “The laborer is worthy of his wages” – World Outreach International, God says, “It’s payday!”. Expect financial increase and supernatural provision. Payday includes breakthrough anointing, a harvest of souls, the sick healed and the dead raised. It’s payday for you and it is payday for Jesus!
This is a summarised version of the message brought by Pastor Lillian de Fin at World Outreach International’s 80th anniversary celebrations held in South Africa and Thailand this year. Pastor Lil is the great-granddaughter of Smith Wigglesworth. Her parents, the late Harold and Alice Berry, pioneered a number of ministry bases in Africa. Lillian and her husband, Abe, live and serve the Lord in South Africa.