Preaching on the topic: ANOINTING TO AVERT EVIL, the founder and senior pastor of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie said: “Anointing is divine enablement. It is the ability and capacity to function through the unction of the Holy Spirit. To avert is to turn away from a particular evil or happening. Anointing to avert evil means to be endowed with the capacity to stop any form of wickedness in your life through the instrument of the olive oil. Your connection with God exempts you from the evil of the world. You need heavenly strategy to avert tragedy.”
He explained how to avert evil as follow:
1. You must be born again: Psalm 91:1; 1 John 4:4.
New birth in Christ is your access to crisis-free zone – Colossians 1:13.
Serving God continually guarantees divine protection – Daniel 6:16,20
2. Possess the right mentality: 1 Chronicles 29:18.
To enjoy divine protection, guard your mind against wrong and evil thoughts. It is your mind that determines how much of God’s protection you enjoy. Negative thoughts give room for the devil to attack – Job 1:10.
Your imagination controls the events of your life. No man knows your thoughts as your result is a function of your thinking. To avert evil, you must possess the right mentality toward God’s Word.
3. Understand that you belong to a new kingdom: Ephesians 2:5-6.
When you are born again, you are translated from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God where evil cannot reach. – Ephesians 1:21.
To live a victorious life, possess a superior mentality over the devil.
You must believe God’s Word to be exempted from all evil. When satan knows that you know the Word of God, you become an evil-free zone to him.
4. Focus on the Word: John 16:33.
The Word of God is self anointed; focus on the Word to avert evil. Whatever you focus your mind on creates your reality.
The Word of God is the supernatural activator of the power behind the anointing. Channel your focus on God’s Word to avert evil notwithstanding the happenings around you.