Consider what you have been entrusted with and whom you serve today. Will those you serve see God and fall on their faces in amazement as a result of your service? Have your considered that this might be the purpose and objective of your anointed assignment?
The Lord said to Moses, “Bring Aaron and his sons, their garments, the anointing oil, the bull for the sin offering, the two rams and the basket containing bread made without yeast, and gather the entire assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting.” Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the assembly gathered at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
For today the Lord will appear to you.
Moses and Aaron then went into the tent of meeting. When they came out, they blessed the people; and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the people. Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed the burnt offering and the fat portions on the altar. And when all the people saw it, they shouted for joy and fell facedown.
Leviticus 8:1-4, 9:4, 23-24
When God called Aaron and his sons forward to be anointed for their role in serving him and the people of Israel, he instructed sin offerings and fellowship offerings be made on behalf of the Levites who would serve as priests. As the process unfolded God revealed that they would see his glory on this day.
Have you ever been anointed into a position? Sometimes this is like a swearing into an office or perhaps even being ‘dubbed thee’ on the shoulders. It’s an important moment for you and for the people you will serve. You might be in government or leadership or in a position of trust or authority. On that day you make commitments to fulfill your role of office faithfully.
In the church, we commission people into roles or as they embark on new missions or ministries, sometimes overseas. Typically the leaders of the church lay their hands on the person’s head and shoulders and pray God’s blessing upon them.
God reveals himself through the faithful service of his people. We see this in the ministry to people who receive the blessing of this service. They are taught or led into sacred worship times or prayed for when they are sick. They are the orphans and widows and needy who are cared for in the name of Jesus.
We also see when anointed positions are abused and defiled by people who serve themselves instead of the people entrusted to them. God’s glory and blessing are not present in those people – he comes alongside those who are harmed to provide solace and mercy.
Consider what you have been entrusted with and whom you serve today. Will those you serve see God and fall on their faces in amazement? That is the purpose and objective of your anointing and appointment…