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Iron Sharpeneth Iron

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THE WORD SIROCCO Saturday, October 24, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: Iron Sharpeneth Iron
Scripture Reading: Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Proverbs 27:17 17  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Iron sharpens iron. God sharpens gifts that are already in operation. God brings others your way to sharpen you for further gifts of the Holy Ghost to manifest themselves in you (Proverbs 27:17). A person sharpens another by instruction, impartation and investment. 
 God is sending help to the anointing on your life (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). Four levels of help:  1.Reward - Two “have a good reward for their labour” – their skills and anointings produce better results. The reward of the anointing is the result it produces. 2.Restoration - “If they fall, the one will lift up his fellow”. Misfortunes and tragedies can make us fall, and we need support.  3.Reheating - When two lie together, then they have heat. For example, when I visit Pastor Rod Parsley.  4.Resistance - “…

The Laying on of Hands

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THE WORD SIROCCO Friday, October 23, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: The Laying on of Hands
Scripture Reading: Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Matthew 8:15 15  And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
What we have said in previous devotionals about the anointing residing is us does not, mean believers should not anoint themselves or others with the anointing oil, or lay hands on people for healing to take place. We must be balanced in our doctrines and practices as believers. The laying on of hands is one of the foundational doctrines of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 6:1-2). Believers must not allow it to die off especially in the days of the covid-19 pandemic with its numerous safety protocols.
Why should someone lay hands on you or anoint you with oil if you already have the anointing? The main purpose of the laying on of hands is the impartation of the gifts of the Holy Ghost. Impartation is giving and receiving – transferring – spiritual gifts, bles…

The Power of Touch

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THE WORD SIROCCO Thursday, October 22, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: The Power of Touch
Scripture Reading: Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Matthew 8:15 15  And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
Jesus Christ demonstrated the simplicity of the anointing in His earthly ministry. In a certain situation, He healed Peter’s mother-in-law of a fever just by touching her hand (Matthew 8:14-15). He did not tell her to yell, “I am healed” twenty-one times and thereafter pour a large quantity of anointing oil on her entire body – a simple touch was enough to heal the woman.
Jesus Christ’s touch on Peter’s mother-in-law produced two results: 1. Evacuation - The fever left her. Demons and diseases are in hurry to leave. When you touch those, who are bound or oppressed by demons, the demons have only one to go. They don’t stay, they don’t go deeper into the person but rather leave the person (Matthew 10:6-8). 2. Elevation - She arose. The woman stood on her…

Anointing Without Struggle

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THE WORD SIROCCOWednesday, October 21, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: Anointing Without Struggle
Scripture Reading: Acts 10:30-40
Main Text:1 John 2:2727 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
You do not have to struggle to experience Jesus Christ’s power by running from one place to another. You have a unique anointing within yourself (1 John 2:27).Many years ago, I decided to go on radio as a regular speaker. I needed someone to share the airtime with me. Guess what! My mind travelled from my office into the streets in search of someone to help me, yet my wife was seated right in front of me – I already had the person I was looking for. 
The above scripture reference reveals two levels of having the anointing in us:1.  Receive- We receive the anointing by hunger and thirst for the …

The Anointing is Simple

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THE WORD SIROCCO Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: The Anointing is Simple
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:1-12; Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Hebrews 4:12 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The anointing has been so misrepresented, misunderstood and mystified that it is helpful to elaborate on its simplicity. The word “simplicity” means easy to understand or do. Handling the anointing is as simple as handling the Word of God. The Word of God is simple enough to be handled by every born-again, Spirit-filled and obedient person. It is compared to a two-edged sword in Hebrews 4:12. 
Three characteristics of the two-edged sword describe the nature – simplicity – of the anointing: 1.  Alive: Quick – alive. The Word of God and the anointing see and know things. The anointing gives your spi…

The Ever-present Spirit

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THE WORD SIROCCO Monday, October 19, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: The Ever-present Spirit
Scripture Reading: Psalm 139:1-11; Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Psalm 139:7 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
Immature believers feel anointed only under perfect conditions. To be constantly anointed, we must know that the Holy Ghost is ever-present and we are anointed under all circumstances, good or challenging (Psalm 139:7-11). 
The Psalmist wrote about three places that represent the conditions we experience without losing the presence of the Holy Ghost or the anointing (Psalm 139:8-9): 1.Heaven - Heaven represents the conditions that are blissful, favourable, blessed and conducive. It speaks about when everything around you is perfect. You are blessed with God’s refreshing presence with no sign of the devil. 2.Hell - Hell represents the conditions of torture, pain, agony, death and destruction. It is difficult if not impossible to experience the anoint…

The Direction of the Anointing

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THE WORD SIROCCO Friday, October 16, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: The Direction of the Anointing
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18; Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Matthew 25:45 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
Should the anointing be directed towards God or human beings? We must have a perfect balance in this matter. We must give to God and people. Serve God and people. Use your anointing to serve the poor or give them your substance. Jesus Christ stated that what we do for people on earth, we do for Him (Matthew 25:44-45).
Jesus Christ said we must settle our scores with other people before we offer our sacrifices to God (Matthew 5:23-24). Two "conflicting" activities of believers are revealed in the above scripture reference: 1. Offering - There is a place for directing your anointing or offering towards God by praying, worshipping, being holy, obeying His Word and givin…

The Advantage of the Anointing

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THE WORD SIROCCO Thursday, October 15, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: The Advantage of the Anointing
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-18; Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Ecclesiastes 9:11 11  I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
The anointing gives you advantage over folks who are naturally faster, stronger and wiser than you. Through the anointing, you receive wisdom and strategy to provide food for yourself. The anointing generates riches and promotes favour in your life. We need the anointing to succeed in life a ministry because time and chance happen to everybody (Ecclesiastes 9:11). Speed, strength, wisdom and skill cannot withstand time and chance but the anointing can.
Two things represented the “time and chance” that happen to people who have a mandate on earth: 1.Delay - Life …

The Anointing to Work

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THE WORD SIROCCO
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Month Theme: The Anointing

Topic: The Anointing to Work

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-10; Acts 10:30-40

Main Text:
Ecclesiastes 9:10
10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Ecclesiastes 9: 8, 10 directs you to do every work you have with all your MIGHT. The might in question includes physical strength, wisdom and the power of the Holy Ghost to work. We spend A LOT OF TIME doing secular work or studying and we must have RESULTS AND REWARD. The anointing gives us the results and reward.

The forces behind work in Ecclesiastes 9:10 are grace and the grave.
1• Grace- “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might;…” The anointing to work expresses itself in the grace we have. Grace is divine enablement to execute an assignment. We don’t have the grace for everything but just some things. The anointing – grace – enables us to o…

The Anointing for Marriage

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THE WORD SIROCCO Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Month Theme: The Anointing
Topic: The Anointing for Marriage
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-9; Acts 10:30-40
Main Text: Ecclesiastes 9:9 9  Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
After admonishing that believers’ heads be always anointed with oil, Ecclesiastes 9:8-9 mentions the uses of the anointing. One of the areas of life in which we need the anointing is marriage because of the challenges in marriage. We spend A LOT OF TIME in marriage and family with MANY CHALLENGES hence the need for the anointing. The anointing would be IDLE if it does not function in marriage. 
The challenges of marriage that make us need the person and anointing of the Holy Ghost are as follows: 1.Living - We are not to endure marriages but to enjoy them – “Live joyfully …