Anointed With Strength and Authority

Because of our relationship with Christ and our connection to the Kingdom, We have an anointing that comes from God: WE have been anointed to succeed —> You’re going to make it. WE have been anointed to multiply —> You will see increase. WE have been anointed to navigate —> You will not be destroyed.

Psalm 8 is considered a bookend with Psalm 1. Psalm 1 —-> Blessed and Anointed to Prosper —> Contrasts the Wicked. The following are chapters of God’s Power and Protection. Psalm 8:1-2 (NLT): 

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, [b] silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.”  

There Is a Strength You Cannot See. Colossians 1:15-16 (NLT): Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, [a] for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world.
Everything was created through him and for him.” 

There Is a Strength That Cannot Be Easily Broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT): “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” 

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There Is a Strength That Can Silence Your Enemies. Psalm 143:11-12 (NLT): “For the glory of your name, O LORD, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.” 

           Your salvation comes with supernatural strength and supernatural authority!

Psalm 8:3-6 (NLT): “When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? [a] Yet you made them only a little lower than God [b] and crowned them [c] with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority…“ 

In Closing, Exodus 15:2 (NLT): “The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him—my father’s God, and I will exalt him!” We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction, (Henry Ironside).


Rev. Bryan A. Tomes 

Crossroads Community Church