The Watchmen Anointing (Part II)
“And [the watchman] cried like a lion, O Lord, I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my station every night.” (Is. 21:8 Amp.)
Several years ago, I felt led by the Holy Spirit to attend an International Leaders’ Convention at Pastor John Osteen’s church in Houston, Texas. The Lord spoke to my heart, “I have a Word for you there.” My husband, Robert, and I obeyed the Lord and went to the series of meetings. While there, I awakened early one morning, and I felt troubled in my spirit. I went into another room and began to intercede in the Spirit. I almost felt that there was going to be an attack against my family at home, so I made war against satan in Jesus’ name. I knew that I could not let up until peace came to my heart.
The same day, we attended our evening service at the convention. Kenneth Hagin preached a dynamic message. I had looked around at the 8,000 people and wondered how that the Lord could ever get His particular Word to me among so many. The service closed, and we started walking up the aisle to leave. Suddenly, I felt a tremendous pain between my eyes. I groaned and fell back upon Robert. He lowered me to the ground. I thought that I had been shot. I tried to open my eyes but everything appeared blurry.
Security was quickly on the scene. I was raised up and led to a seat. In moments, I felt an arm surround me. I heard the familiar voice of Dodie Osteen. She was ministering the Presence of Jesus to me. Next, I heard the voice of Pastor John Osteen. He did not greet me, but immediately began to prophesy over me. It was a “thus saith the Lord, Word.” Wow! What a powerful Word that I received! I got my Word. “Thank you, Jesus!”
So, what happened? A teenage boy was on a high balcony of the church. He flipped a coin, the size of a half dollar, with a spin that gained momentum as it moved in my direction. It had struck me between the eyes. The Lord had revealed to me that there was trouble. I was able to offset satan’s intent to kill me through the watchmen anointing. A doctor that ministered to me at the church said, “The coin could have easily pierced through the membrane between your eyes. If it had, it would have killed you.” Well, what satan meant for evil, my precious Father turned it around for good.
God allowed me to walk in the watchmen anointing. We read in 1 John 2:20, 27 Amp., “But you have been anointed by [you hold a sacred appointment from, you have been given an unction from] the Holy One, and you all know [the Truth] or you know all things. …But as for you, the anointing (the sacred appointment, the unction) which you received from Him abides [permanently] in you; [so] then you have no need that anyone should instruct you. But just as His anointing teaches you concerning everything and is true and is no falsehood, so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do].” We, the people of God, have the Holy Spirit. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He wants to warn us of satan’s strategies and deceits. He is speaking, but are we listening. Notice the portion of Scripture above, “…so you must abide in (live in, never depart from) Him [being rooted in Him, knit to Him], just as [His anointing] has taught you [to do].” Are we spending time in the Word and in prayer? …Or are we distracted by our cell phones, the TV, things to do, etc., that we are not walking in the watchmen anointing? Ephesians 6:18 says, “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert (KJV – watching) with all perseverance (persistence) and petition (requests) for all the saints.”