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Anointed for Such a Time

There is no doubt we are in the midst of tumultuous times. As we experience one catastrophe after another amid a worldwide pandemic, it is obvious. Riots with cities in flames, hurricanes, political unrest, earthquakes, and turmoil amid a world filled with hatred towards those who think differently are all part of what has now become our normalized world. It appears our world is falling apart at its seams.


As Christians, what are we to do in an environment that is controlled by violence, fear, and the terror of what is to come? Have we been anointed for such a time as this?

In the book of Esther, we discover Queen Esther, who found herself embroiled in a similar period of unrest when her people, the Jews, were on the verge of being eradicated from the face of the earth. Just as Mordecai suggested that she had come into the kingdom for such a time, so have we. It may very well be that we have been placed strategically where God has planted us for such a time.

Esther 4:24 For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Let’s keep in mind that one of the antichrist's goals will be to eradicate Christians from the face of the earth. Many will fall away during his reign, but God has a plan for His people just as He did for the Jews during Esther’s reign as queen. We have been anointed for such a time as this. We cannot afford to remain silent. We must stir the anointing within us and pursue our callings as the Lord gives voice before His great army.

We all have the anointing of the Holy Spirit within us. It is something that God freely gave to us who are in Christ. As we are joined together in unity, His voice will echo throughout the world, providing hope to a world filled with despair.

1 John 2:27a But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you.

Before this verse, John wrote concerning the coming Antichrist and how the antichrist spirit was already deceiving them as to who Christ was. He reminded them that they had an anointing from the Holy One and knew everything. God is speaking and reminding us once again that we have an anointing within us to stir up and release so that His body is glorified amid all that is happening in our world today. We have been anointed for such a time as this.

As the Day of the Lord draws near, we must rise as God’s anointed ones with one voice as a light amid the darkness, captivating hearts everywhere. Through the anointing, we will discover our gifts, talents, and placement in the body of Christ. As He builds us together as lively stones, we will be His light and voice to a world embroiled in catastrophic events.


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