The Anointing of God

This message entitled “The Anointing of God“ was given by Brother Cecil duCille in April 1971.

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Scripture reading: Matthew 18:20

There is one particular thought I want to share with you today and it is that Christ Jesus is operating in the church in three dimensions:

1.   Christ within
2.   Christ without
3.   Christ in the body

I am saying brethren that we can no longer operate passively, we must operate actively. You have the three dimensions of operations; one box, one Christ, but three different dimensions. In the natural you have Christ within and Christ within you tells you that Christ is in the other brother. So if the Christ within me is moving a certain way, the Christ in the other brother is moving a certain way, too. So I am not going to have any problem in convincing the other brother that it is Christ, for he is getting the same thing.

Sometimes something comes to you and you have a little doubt, “I wonder if this is God.” But low and behold another brother comes up and says the same thing. So you just say, “Ahh, that thing came to me.” Do you see what I mean? This is Christ within. Always recognize that Christ is within us.

Now, there is also Christ without. We must always recognize the presence of Christ everywhere. Christ Jesus is everywhere, operating everywhere, all the time, wherever we are, whatever we are doing, whatever we are saying. Therefore, when we become Christ conscious we will continuously feed; even when the thing is negative, we will feed in the positive sense.

I don’t know if you understand what I am saying? You go in the street, you deal with people and you deal with negative forces. These things come against you and yet every time they jab at you, it brings a positive response; Christ Jesus is with you continuously. He said, “…Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world (time of the end of the age) (Matthew 28:20). Amen.

Then, you have Christ in the body. When we come together there is a quickening which was not there before. Hallelujah. It says, “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). He says, “Where two or three are gathered together…” I am there in the midst to bless. He was there to bless you before. Christ was with you when you were at home alone. Christ was with you alone because that was the promise. He was there for the reason to bless you and to do you good. But then He says, “Where two or three are gathered together…” I am there in the midst to bless and to do them good. Doesn’t that mean that there is a different and separate blessing and doing good? Isn’t He saying, brother, that He is going to move in you in an operation that is going to bless the rest? That means He is going to bring a message that He didn’t bring when you were alone. Now what good would a message do for you to get up and preach it to yourself? The function of the gifts of the Spirit is to function when you get together.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2011, pg. 7-8)

Thought for today: When we become Christ conscious we will continuously feed on Him; even when the thing is negative, we will feed in the positive sense.

Feed the Flock of God

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Scripture reading: John 21:17

God has a special message for our souls today. He says that we have a responsibility. This responsibility is to feed the flock of God. It is not the situation that you may do it if you want to, or you may not do it if you don’t want to. This is a command of God. He said, “If you love Me, if you have that “agape” love (Greek word for God’s love) for God, if you even have that “phileo” love that you love your own family with, then you are going to be diligent about feeding the flock of God.

Many of us live beside a neighbor and we don’t even know the neighbor. I am guilty of that a lot of times. You pass by and say, “Howdy do,” and nothing else. That neighbor could die and go to hell and you never stretched a finger, because you were minding your own business. We are going to have to get out of that and begin to suffer. You knock at the neighbor’s door and he slams the door in your face; you begin to suffer to get to him. Do you back off? No, you find another way of getting to him, because this is your job, this is your duty. This is the command of God. It is no longer you may do it or you may not do it.

Jesus said in John 21:16, “Simon (Peter), son of Jonas, lovest thou me?”

Ask your own heart, “Do I ‘agape’ my brother, my sister? Do I ‘agape’ the world?” That is a rough situation to ‘agape’ the world, because they don’t want it. They are kicking it back to you. But I remember in the days when we were out there in sin. If you found a young lady that you wanted to talk to, you found a way to talk to her. I knew one man who was working for the devil and he wanted to get to a certain girl. He pitched off a step right before her, dropped down the bottom row and tore his jacket – to get her attention. He got it. Oh, yes. I smile when I think of some of the tricks that you played in the past. You did what you wanted to do.

Now God is saying, “Now in Christ Jesus are you less diligent about doing the things that God wants you to do?”

When I first got saved, being kind of crazy, I rushed down the street and this time it was no playing, no going around. I would go right up to an individual and say, “You are going to hell.” Hallelujah. You know what I mean. Before the person could catch their composure, you begin to talk fast because you want that soul. Oh, yes. I would look at a soul out there and say, “Jesus Christ I want that one for you!” I would go inside and pray to God and God would bring the person flying in. Oh, yes!

You have to have something inside of you saying, “Lord Jesus, if you can just use me to save that one, let me have him/her.” You have to have a care for them. You know, this is your department, this is your world. Amen.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2011, pg. 5-7)

Thought for today: If you love God, you are going to lay down your life to get the sheep and the lambs fed.

“Lovest Thou Me?”

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Scripture reading: John 21:15-17

Let us turn our Bibles to John 21. This chapter is written after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We see Jesus appearing unto the brethren. Let’s read from verse 15, So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved (If I came and did that to you, you would want to know what is going on.) because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Today we want to talk about the feeding of the sheep and the lambs. But we have to get into the background of what was said, because the English does not carry out what Jesus and Peter really said. There are two words here that are used for love: the word “phileo” and the word “agapao.”

Jesus Christ asked Peter, “Do you agape me?” and Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, I phileo You.”

In other words Jesus was asking, “Do you love me with the love of God?” and Peter was saying, “I love you just as much as I can love you; as much as I love my own brother. I love you like my own mother or like my own family.”

Peter was going to his limit but Jesus was trying to force him beyond the man’s limit, “Do you agape me?” Finally, the third time Jesus said, “All right, do you phileo me?” Peter responded, “You know that I phileo You.” Then Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.”

You cannot feed God’s people without God’s love. Love for your family is not enough to give you the incentive to feed God’s people, because feeding God’s people takes suffering. Every mother knows what it takes to bring up a child and when the child rebels against you, you don’t throw him out because he is rebellious. Instead you do everything to throw the rebellion out of him. But then in the process of trying to get the rebellion out of him, you have to get the rebellion out of you, because generally the rebellion that is in the child came from the parents. So the child becomes the teacher of the adult, because you are here trying to get rebellion out of a child while you have rebellion in you. You will find that unless you can put down your own rebellion and begin to deal with the situation in the child, you will be feeding the child with more rebellion rather than deliverance from rebellion as rebellion is a spirit. It is a spirit. So we have hindering spirits that hinder our feeding one another.

Now the peculiar part about this whole chapter of John is that God told Peter to feed the flock of God and God tells the ministry to feed the flock of God. But today God is calling to the flock of God to feed the flock of God. It has come to the place where the body is the feeder.

Let me explain it to you: You take the hand and you pick up the food and you put it to the mouth, but the moment that the food gets to the mouth and begins to go down into the alimentary canal, the body begins to work on it; it begins to send out food to the different parts of the body. So it is the body that feeds the body, although the food originally went to the mouth from the hand. But if the body doesn’t strengthen the hand, the hand will never be able to lift the food to the mouth. I trust you understand what I am saying.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 2011, pg. 3-4)

Thought for today: Love for your family is not enough to give you the incentive to feed God’s people. You need the “agapao” love of God, because feeding God’s people takes suffering.

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Scripture reading: Colossians 1:13-16

Today, I want you to understand one important thing: God is Almighty for me, but He is not Almighty for the enemy that is coming against me. The enemy still looks down on you and says, “I can beat that thing called man.” You see, God has to use you to teach the principalities and powers of hell Who God is.

Colossians 1:13-16 says, Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

We see that this scripture tells us about principalities and powers being created by Him. Yes. Let us read in Ephesians 3:9-10, And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

The word “church” in this passage signifies the church militant. In other words, we as living people are teaching their princes and all of their areas of influence the manifold wisdom of God. Let’s see if we can analyze that a little bit. For instance, when we gather together in His name, the place is more than full because there are more gathered with us than what we see in the natural. They have ways of seeing us and hearing us, although they can’t be contained in this little building. So then all the people who have passed on and gone to the heavenlies are listening to the revelation that God gives us here now in the church. Those who are in hell are studying us to see how they can get at us. So the people to whom God is giving revelation and who are walking in truth become a target for hell and become a school for those who are in the heavenlies. Can you imagine a man who never knew God and died but on his deathbed he called upon the Lord and was saved? Where do you think he is going to learn about God? The Bible says, “from the church” and “the angels desire also to look into it” (Ephesians 3:10, I Peter 1:12). The angels are learning from us. Paul, in speaking to the brethren, said that you must be careful how you walk and how you talk and how you live, because the heavenly host is watching you.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2011, pg. 15-16)

Thought for today: Remember, in every situation you find yourself in, you are teaching the princes and all of their areas of influence the manifold wisdom of God.