Stamp Of Approval
The Glory Of God
Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” Exodus 33: 15-16 NIV
For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.” Exodus 33:16
The anointing of the Holy Spirit is a stamp of approval. By anointing you with power and glory, God is saying that you are His messenger and vessel. He is also saying that He is with you and is pleased with you. If we examine the Scriptures above closely, we will see that Moses is saying that God’s manifest presence accompanying them is evidence that they have found grace or favor in His sight.
The anointing shows that God is pleased with the anointed vessel. It is not everyone that can carry God’s manifest presence. God’s anointing is not for those who are selfish, greedy, drunk, covetous and hurtful. It is for the compassionate and selfless.
We cannot have it both ways. It is either we are for God or not for God. We cannot yield our flesh to evil, sin, laziness, idleness, and lukewarmness and expect the miraculous – there is no wisdom in that kind of mentality and those who persist in such error open themselves up to deception and demonic power. We are not greater that our master, Jesus – God requires cleanliness, dedication and purity before His manifest presence can rest upon us.
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 NIV
The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest–everything will be fine for you.” Exodus 33:14 New Living Translation
It is only the vessels of honor who have cleansed themselves that get clothed with the manifest presence of God. Jesus, Moses and Paul were well known vessels of honor. No one can deny that God was very pleased with them. They found favor and grace in God’s sight.
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17
May we seek to please God always and may God be pleased with us.