Updated: Dec 15, 2020
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When you're talking about physics people understand that there are certain laws that govern how things work. If you cooperate with them they will work for your benefit. If you ignore them they won't. This is how the Anointing Exchange works.
Take for example, the laws that govern the flow of electricity. When they're obeyed, they turn electricity into a real blessing. They make it possible for you to use it to make your toast in the morning and light up your house at night, and to do so safely and predictably.
You don't have to wonder every time you flip the light switch or fire up the toaster what's going to happen. You know, because electricity is governed by natural laws, and those laws always work.
The same is true in the realm of the spirit. It doesn't operate just willy-nilly so that you never know what's going to happen. The spiritual realm is governed by definite and identifiable laws that are just as predictable as natural laws.
Romans 3:27 cites "the law of faith" for example. It's the fundamental law of God's Kingdom. The first spiritual law I ever learned, The LORD began teaching me about it back in 2000 and it's revolutionized my life.
Another thing, The Lord introduced me to around the same time has also proven to be revolutionary. I began learning about it in the very beginning days of this ministry, and to a great extent, the success I've experienced in life and this ministry is due to the insight The LORD has given me.
What is this powerful law? I call it the anointing exchange.
Found all through the Bible, not surprisingly, the first place it appears is in Genesis, the book of Beginnings. There in chapter 12, where God made covenant with Abraham. He said:
"Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee; and I will make of thee a great nation, and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed" (verses 1-2).
Notice, in those verses God did more than just BLESS Abraham. He commissioned him to be a BLESSING to all the families of the earth. He called him into THE BLESSING ministry and told him to take it worldwide. Clearly, to fulfill that calling Abraham would need some people to come alongside and help him. So God said, "Those that help you BLESS, the same BLESSING that's on you will come on them."
In other words, rather than having to individually BLESS each person; God established a law of exchange. He set it up so that THE BLESSING of Abraham would automatically overflow onto anyone who partnered with him.
That's what happened to Abraham's nephew Lot. He stayed close to Abraham, so even though he wasn't necessarily all that sharp spiritually, he prospered wildly. Abraham's BLESSING came on him, and his estate grew so big that he and his uncle had to part ways because together they were too much for one country to handle.
"Yeah, but that happened in the Old Testament."
I know. But we see the same principle in the New Testament.
Think about Jesus' ministry, for instance. What happened when His disciples came alongside Him and helped Him preach the gospel? They were able to heal the sick, cleanse lepers, raise the dead and cast out demons.
Why? Because as Jesus' partners in ministry, THE BLESSING and anointing that was on Him came on them.
Jesus even told them, before He sent them out, that through their ministry this anointing exchange would become available to others.
As He explained it:
"He that receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward" (Matthew 10:40-41).
Not everyone is called to the prophet's ministry or to the apostle's, pastor's, teacher's or evangelist's ministry. But according to Jesus, that doesn't mean we can't all partake of those anointings. We can! By receiving those who are called to such ministries and helping them get their job done; we can tap into the grace that is on them and receive the reward.
This is God's Anointing distribution system!
"Well," someone might say, "What Jesus said in Matthew 10 just applied to those who worked with Him in ministry and that was a very small group."
No, it wasn't. Jesus had a large team of people who traveled with Him everywhere He went. According to Luke 8, it included not only the 12 disciples but also "certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance" (verses 1-3).
Today we'd call those people Jesus' ministry partners. They helped spread The WORD He was preaching. They testified about the miracles they saw. Plus they contributed to His ministry financially so that He could fulfill His call.
What did they receive in return?
Revelation, for one thing. As we see later in Luke 8, when Jesus preached the parable of the sower, unlike the multitudes who left the meeting wondering what on earth Jesus had been talking about, His partner team got inside information. They asked Him for further light and He said, "Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God" (verse 10). Then He explained to them exactly what the parable meant.
His partners were inside the revelation anointing! That's part of the prophet's reward, so it was available to them. It could have been available to others as well, because Jesus said to the whole multitude, "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear"(verse 8). But the multitude that day didn't receive Him as God's Anointed, so they didn't get in on the anointing exchange.
The people in Nazareth made the same mistake the first time Jesus preached to them. When He said,
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor...heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised" (Luke 4:18), they didn't believe it.
To them he was just a hometown boy, "You're Mary and Joseph's son. You can't be anointed!" they said, and they refused to receive Him as God's Messenger.
As a result, the anointing exchange was short circuited, and Jesus "could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folks, and healed them" (Mark 6:5).