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John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.

Beginning in 2008 the vision and bible school that God so graciously gave Wade Taylor beginning in 1968 came to an abrupt end, falling into the ground and dying.-

We now wait for God to raise up and bring forth His seed of promise in another, that the vision fail not.

Fall 2006
Our Being Anointed
Wade E Taylor

“Who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Matthew 13:9

Jesus is not referring to our natural hearing ability, but rather to our “inner spiritual ear” whereby we receive into our spirit, the “anointed” Word of God.

“But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God ... Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God ... For who has known the mind of the Lord, that He may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.” I Corinthians 2:10, 12, 16

The word “Christ” means the “Anointed One,” or the “Anointing.” This “anointing” is the element that enables us to partake of the realm of the Spiritual (Holy Spirit). When we are anointed, or in an atmosphere of the anointing, we hear with understanding (the mind of Christ) the deeper meaning of the Word of God, and we receive an impartation of “Spirit and Life.”

“It is the Spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63

If I could move my spiritual body one step to the side of my physical being; each, standing side by side, would look alike in many ways. I would have a fairly well developed set of physical senses with which I relate to the physical realm. In my spiritual being, I also would have spiritual senses, with which I relate to the spiritual realm.

However, there would be this difference: through regeneration, I am born into the spiritual realm as a spiritual baby. To the measure that I invest in the development of my spiritual being, my spiritual senses grow toward spiritual maturity, thirty, sixty, or one-hundred fold. In the natural realm, I have come to a certain age and level of development. The quality of my physical life is directly related to the provision and care that it has received. So also, that which I am in my spiritual being must be nourished and built up.

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” I Peter 2:2

If I receive the Word of God only intellectually (my natural ear), then my natural being is edified, but my spiritual being has not been fed. For my spiritual being to be nourished and built up, there must be a means of receiving the Word of God on the level of Spirit (my spiritual ear).

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:6

For the ministry of the Word to become spiritual food and nurture our spiritual being, it must come from the presence of the Lord through an anointed ministry in an atmosphere of His presence. There must be within us an openness of heart and receptivity of spirit, in order to receive.

“If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:19

During a Sunday morning Church service in 1950, I was pondering the reality of God, and I left feeling there was no God, as there was no atmosphere or activity that in any way related to or revealed His presence. A short time later, I wandered into a Full Gospel Church and met the eternal “I AM” and my life was transformed. That Sunday evening, a six foot man became a spiritual baby.

“And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints … till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect (mature) man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-13

From that time, I have grown toward the “stature” of the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am somewhere between being a spiritual baby and a fully grown spiritual adult.

“Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; And being made perfect, (growing into maturity through life experience) He became the author of eternal salvation to all them that obey Him.” Hebrews 5:8-9

The burden and intention of the Lord is to bring us into spiritual maturity.

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.” Romans 8:19

This speaks of mature sons, not little children. The Lord patiently waits for His Body to grow. The food that enables us to grow is the anointed Word of God that is imparted into our spirits through the Holy Spirit. If we eat “good food” we will grow faster. Therefore, it is very important that we sit under the ministry of the anointed Word.

As this anointed word is quickened within us and we receive from it an impartation of “spirit and life,” we are growing into “the fullness of His stature.” If we stay in a Church where there is no anointed ministry because “our friends or family are there,” we will not receive spiritual food and will remain a spiritual baby. (However, we may be there by Divine appointment to give, rather than to receive).

We received our spiritual faculties at the time of our salvation. It is our responsibility to develop these by spending quality time with the Lord, and by cultivating their use.

“He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increases strength ... But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31

To “wait upon the Lord” means that we are actively “waiting” in His presence, until all earthly activity ceases, and we are lifted up into the activity of the spiritual realm, where our spiritual being is edified and developed.

“Then shall you take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.” Exodus 29:7

This “oil” is poured upon the head and flows down over the body. Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, is the head of a many-membered body. When we are “set” within the body of Christ (Divine Placement - I Corinthians 12:18), the oil (anointing) poured on the head will flow downward upon us, and we will receive of this anointing. The oil is always poured on the head and always flows down. If in any way, I am disjointed, or dislocated from any other member, then I have moved out from the flow of the anointing. The oil (anointing) will flow past me, and I will have missed my spiritual portion.

“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: for it is under His direction that the whole body is perfectly adjusted and united by every joint that furnishes it supplies. And by the proper functioning of each particular part, there is brought about the growing of the body for its building up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16 Williams

“By the proper functioning of each particular part” means that each one of us has a very important part in the release of the anointing. This “building up” comes as a result of the anointing. Words, when anointed, become spiritual. There is a “translation” from one realm into another. The very word that is earthly becomes spiritual. Jesus said:

“It is the spirit that quickens; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63

Words convey an image. If I say the word “camera,” immediately we have an image. If I say “horse,” the image changes. Jesus said the words that He speaks are “spirit and life.” There is no image for these words. The value received is the impartation of spiritual life into our spiritual being.

The vehicle to accomplish this translation from one realm into the higher realm is the anointing.

May each of us choose to relate to an anointed ministry and receive an impartation of His presence, which will enhance our spiritual growth.


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