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Do I have the anointing to love others unconditionally?

Discussion in 'Spiritual Gifts' started by Timahani, Mar 16, 2019 at 12:41 AM.

  1. Timahani

    Timahani Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering, could it be that I have an anointing to love others unconditionally? I notice in my work place and from my life, that I often attract lots of young people to me. Especially those who have been broken or who have special emotional needs. For example, when I worked with abandoned newborns. The boss of CPS called me a " kid whisper". Because many of the newborns were addicted to crack cocaine and other substances were highly disturbed and cried for hours; but when around me they would fall asleep with much ease. I would always have like 10 newborns sleeping around peaceful which was not the norm in that establishment.

    Why do I think that I have this anointing? Well, I believe that I have a great relationship with young people because I have had a very rough life. I have spent the majority of my life in a hell hole and the only thing that have saved me has been the divine intervention of the Lord Jesus. When I was in the fire, The Lord Jesus was in it with me. I often hear from my fellow colleagues who state, "These young people truly adore you". On the other hand the anointing has caused me problems with man.I am often worried, because my anointing also bring skepticism and jealousy.So, how do I deal with the criticisms and how do I deal with those who think ill of my intention because of the power of this "anointing" that is on my life?

    Now a days, as a single person, you cant work with young people because people often think that you have ill intentions, it is ridiculous. However, I also know that Satan is the accuser of the brethren!

    Thank You for your time!
     
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  2. danielmears

    danielmears Member Supporter

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    People can feel the love you put forth, it is invisible power in motion and the very best kind. All thoughts bring corresponding action, either good or negative as Jesus indicated in Matt. 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. God is love, so yes, you have it seems an annointing of love and it is powerful!
     
  3. joinfree

    joinfree Well-Known Member

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    satan is nothingness, so he is written with lowercase s: satan, but not Satan. Try it and you will grow in Love towards God.
     
  4. Timahani

    Timahani Newbie

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    Very good observation! I did not know that I had written that with a capital S! Shame on me, :swoon:
     
  5. Ttalkkugjil

    Ttalkkugjil Active Member

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    We are all called to love others Timahani.
     
  6. Sabertooth

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    I hear that that is more of a problem for men than it is for women, at least, in the USA.
     
  7. Timahani

    Timahani Newbie

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    Very true, but trust me even with women (especially when jealousy) is involved, they will also criticize you are make ridiculous claims. I remember when I was in my 20's and I stopped by a local orphanage where I worked; it was directly after church so I was dressed very nicely but very conservatively (long skirt and long sleeve shirt). I was there doing some business ( picking up my check, and checking on my schedule for the week) The women stated that I was dressed nicely to seduce some of the older teens at the orphanage. I was very angry. Since, I take my calling very seriously. But now that I am older I realize that just comes with the territory, and that I must take up my cross and follow Jesus. However, I do agree with you, that men "get it" much worst than women. I have found that women tend to do this when they are very jealous of your influence.
     
  8. Timahani

    Timahani Newbie

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    Yes, many people have been "called" to do great things; however only a few are chosen to carry out this work with the anointing. Of coarse , we have been "called" to love one another, but how many people actually practice that in their daily life (just like any other principal that we as Christians are "suppose" to be doing). For example, we have ordered by God to remain pure until marriage (how many Christians in todays society actually follow that). Just because it is "ordered does not mean it is followed nor practiced" Ttalkkugjil.

    Secondly, the level of anointing that is on someone's life differs for each and every person. In the same way, that people have different spiritual gifts. It is one thing to talk about a Christian principal, and it is another thing to talk about a specific spiritual gift or anointing that operates powerfully in someone's life.

    According to Charisma Magazine, "Not everybody's anointing is the same, and no one person has every anointing that is possible. Only one person who ever lived had every conceivable anointing, and that person was Jesus. The Bible says that Jesus had the Holy Spirit without measure, that is, without limit (John 3:34).
     
  9. Ttalkkugjil

    Ttalkkugjil Active Member

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    What I'm honestly feeling here Timahani, is that you want to see yourself as a specual snowflake - especially chosen by God to love. Sorry, but that just isn't the case. All Christians are given the Spirit of God and are called to love others. I certainly encourage you in unconditionally loving others. I certainly don't accept that you're uniquely anointed among Christians to do so.
     
  10. Sabertooth

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    "For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them:
    • if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;
    • or ministry, let us use it in our ministering;
    • he who teaches, in teaching;
    • he who exhorts, in exhortation;
    • he who gives, with liberality;
    • he who leads, with diligence;
    • [she] who shows mercy, with cheerfulness." Romans 12:4-8 NKJV
     
  11. Ttalkkugjil

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    Sure, okay Sabertooth, mercy can be thought of as a spiritual gift. Can unconditional love be thought of as a spiritual gift of the same kind, in the same way? My answer is no. Rather, the Spirit gives all Christians the ability to unconditionally love others.
     
  12. Sabertooth

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    What she is describing could be the gift of mercy in action.
     
  13. Timahani

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    You stated that the Spirit gives us the "ability" to love others. Yes, the ability is there but rather or not people chose to walk in Love is a different story. Loving others, being pleasant is a "fruit" of the Spirit. But it is seperate from the anointing. The anointing is specifically given to you by God and is measured according to your level of faith, your prayer life, and the knowledge of the Word. It is to be said, that their are different levels of faith, just like their are different levels in education.A baby christian operates in a different way than someone who is seasoned in the things of the Lord.
     
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  14. Ttalkkugjil

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    You sense sarcasm coming from me? I sense something else coming from you, but I'd prefer not to mention it. Have a pleasant evening.
     
  15. Timahani

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    Thank u Sabertooth, I didnt think about Mercy.I need to check that out. Mother Theresa was a women who had an an incredible anointing. to love the poor and the orphaned children. I pray that one day I will be usedeven more mightily in this area. I am sending u a pm please read.
     
  16. Sabertooth

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    I think that once we "get" Jesus, Love/the Holy Spirit just starts oozing out of us right away. Verses like Romans 12, above, suggest that He just oozes out in different ways; we each wear [Him] differently.
     
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  17. Artra

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    Love your your neighbor as yourself. That's what Jesus commanded from us. I understand where you're coming but there's no need for any passive aggression in this conversation. OP wants to share how he feels called to love unconditionally. That's always a good thing even if you're right that it's something we're all called to do.
     
  18. Ttalkkugjil

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    Yes Artra, I agree - no need. Now, if you'll notice earlier in this thread I did encourage the OP to continue on in love. Blessings.
     
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    Thank you for your testimony. I keep telling people that hardship makes for better people, but all they want is clouds and cotton candy in life.
     
  20. danielmears

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    I love that you have the awareness to realize that people can feel your love, kindness, mercy, and respond. Some Christians do not seem to realize that God is love, so to be one, we also must be filled with love. Amazing things happen when we finally understand and do as Jesus said...love! Commentary on “The Light” – The Realm by Daniel Mears
     
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