So everyone who loves Yah and keeps Torah continually asks the question -- how can we increase Yah's anointing in our lives?
The book of James (Ya'acov) says:
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
This past prepartion day and shabbat, I got to taste the above verses. I expected, early Fri morning, to have a wonderful preparation day of rejoicing with my 3 little children, as has been my custom for the past two months since the court order has been in effect.
Instead, I did not get my joyful expectations -- rather I got severely beat up by about 12 cops, shackled, stuffed into a jail cell, and for 24 hours, endured a very dark dark night.
Yet, this tribulation and diverse temptations tried my faith and worked patience within my heart.
Now that I am free and here back at home, the Spirit's anointing has increased upon me, helping me hear Yah's Voice with EVEN GREATER CLARITY than before I went to jail.
So now I rejoice. For the intense tribulation I suffered has actually increased Yah's anointing upon me.
It is never pleasant to go through tribulation in our lives.
But maybe, just maybe, Yah is MAKING YOU GO THROUGH TRIBULATION so that, when you come out on the other side, the anointing of His Ruach will have INCREASED upon your life!
YahShua endured the shame of the cross, that He might attain the glory of the CROWN!!!
We must walk in His foot steps.
We don't go out looking for tribulation, but when we find ourselves in the middle of it, let us realize that Yah will use it to purify us, increasing His anointing upon us, that we might be ready to stand in His Presence on that Great Yom Teruach when He calls us to meet Him in the clouds!!!!