The Anointed Leader

Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel’s sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son? 1 Samuel 10:1‭-‬2 KJV

The next time you’re going to hear about a King in Israel being anointed, is going to be in 1Sam.16. Its about King David. Saul had everything he needed to be a successful leader. He was anointed. The difference between him and David was in Character. Anointing is an empowerment for accomplishments. Its Gods hands on yours as you shoot your arrows. Character on the other hand is the mental and moral qualities that makes a child of God. The pouring of the oil is an outward recognition of Gods desires that there are at least four benchmarks you will experience. Rob and Derby Gas’s suggests that there are at least four of these benchmarks. ” Anointed leadership is always characterised by these four benchmarks: (1) Calling. When people are around an anointed leader, they sense that God has truly gifted and assigned that person to fulfil a certain purpose. (2) Character. People see God’s nature in an anointed leader, and as a result they trust them. (3) Competence. An anointed leader has the ability to get the job done right. The results validate his or her calling. (4) Conviction. Anointed leaders aren’t wishy-washy; they have moral and spiritual backbone and they stand up for what’s right”. What really happened to Saul? Your call may be genuine, but your response may compromise you. How are you responding?

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