His Anointing Remains

For God is here. God will never NOT be here."

. Where Abraham built an altar to offer Isaac, and from where Jacob lay with a stone beside his head, the mountain that Moses met with God on, and the mount that held the temple in Jerusalem, what has gone on there in times past and the presence of God was felt, what God has dedicated to His covenant work will forever contain the worship that dedicated it.

“And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not.” (Genesis 28:16)

The same is true on these shores. There are places where God moved in mighty ways that still today hold His presence. Where past generations poured their love of God out will forever be His. We are quick to let go of what was and to replace it with something new, but our loving heavenly Father never relinquishes what He has blessed. What man muddles up and tears apart, He remembers. He knows those who were faithful, who gave of their all for Him.

He is a personal God. Where a church building stood, where families worshiped, where prophecies were declared, where men and women ministered in His name and revival fell, in these places His anointing lingers still. It is not just memories that return to us but His greatness. We worship not the location, but we recognize His faithfulness. The gifts and callings of God are without repentance (Romans 11:29). In this promise, He sees the future in the next generation. Though those who founded it have gone on before, what they have prayed, what they have preached in His name, never hits the ground.

In heaven, there are bowls full of prayers reserved for a future time. And the new Jerusalem modeled after the Old. Our temple was created to resemble His, to hold His Spirit, and overflow into those we meet. If He will never fade or silence within us, then how much more the land which we have sustained. Abraham was promised Canaan, though he never saw it nor his children nor his grandchildren. Not even the millions that were delivered from Egypt. They stood at the edge and fainted. But to their children went the promise and the Lord routed the enemy before them, as He’d said to Abraham. Years later, the land emptied, and God’s people scattered throughout Babylon, what the prophets spoke was of its redemption. Though it looked ravaged, without gardens, without fruit, when God finished redeeming it, the oil would not be contained.

“But Judah shall remain and be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.” (Zechariah 8:23 AMPC)

He hasn’t forgotten His covenant with Israel. He sent His Son to save the world, as a man born an Old Covenant Jew. He hasn’t forgotten these United States. Not one step where our forefathers fought, where they lifted hands to heaven, where they wrote their declaration of independence, where laws were made and His name called upon, is erased in His view. His anointing upon us remains.

His anointing upon His body, His church, expands and grows as we live and move.
Not silent in the Spirit, but with force, uplifted higher upon the wings of those who began this church. What lays quiet in the physical, empty graveyards, still rings in His ears. We who are alive and remain must press onward and leave behind us rivers and valleys where those who watch us turn gray can follow, our same anointing soaked into all we’ve touched.

For God is here. God will never NOT be here. This world will gain more of Him, not lose touch. We create spiritual giants in our children, not through self-effort, for we walk where our fathers went, and these faces we’ve created will walk in our footsteps in a greater anointing because of who we’ve been. Until there is so much of Jesus, so much of His Spirit displaying the Father’s work that it will cause the second coming. Not as a tottering people, famished. But a bride adorned in glory so bright that not a spot or wrinkle can be seen.

“All that he does in us is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to him—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.” (Ephesians 5:27)

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Suzanne D. Williams, Author