Saturday, May 31, 2014

Keith Miller: True Riches: "To Cherish His Presence"

Keith and Janet MillerProverbs 21:20 says, "There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it."

What a powerful passage of Scripture! "There is desirable treasure..." which means "a beautiful, delightful deposit." This is referring to the wealth of His holy presence – the greatest Deposit of all deposits, the greatest Treasure of all treasures. Remember this Scripture: "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us" (2 Corinthians 4:7).

True riches are His holy presence and anointing. We should cherish His presence and His tangible anointing in our lives. We need the anointing. With His anointing, the impossible becomes possible for every Believer.

To "cherish" means "to treasure, adore, value." Those who are wise value the oil of His presence and do not squander it.

I was at a set of meetings a couple of years ago, and I asked for a definite increase of the anointing. I asked, "Lord, increase Your anointing." He said, "You've got to understand, Keith, the beauty of impartation." And Proverbs 21:20 is one of the Scriptures that He gave me. That word "desirable" means delight. The word "treasure" means deposit. There's a delightful deposit and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it.

Oil always represents the Holy Spirit. It is the most beautiful thing to desire, this deposit of His oil, of His anointing on your life; we are to be wise and not squander it. I believe that we should learn to cherish His presence. We can't do that by our own works but by the revelation of the Holy Spirit.

Here's a key to cherishing this anointing: intimacy with the Lord (see John 15). The vine feeds the branch, and when you're hooked into the vine, you're hooked into the flow. Ask the Lord to increase that level of intimacy with Him in your life. Say this, like Paul and like Moses, "I want to become progressively, deeply, and intimately acquainted with You."

Mark 3:14-15 says, "Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sickness and to cast out demons."

Luke 9:1 says, "Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases." He gave it to them. He just said, "Here, take it." And they took the impartation He gave them, and they healed the sick and ministered to everyone they met.

John 20:21-22 says, "So Jesus said to them again, 'Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.' And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit.'" God sent Jesus out with an immeasurable anointing of the Holy Spirit. And Jesus was saying to the disciples, "Now I'm going to send you out like My Father sent Me." That means Jesus imparted an immeasurable anointing to them.

Every Believer has received a measure of impartation and anointing, but God has even more He wants to increase in you, because you're His temple, you're His workmanship; and He wants to manifest His glory, His nature, His character, and His power through your life. It still blows my mind that He chose to do it like that!

God's a Builder. And the building He is doing is taking place in you. God wants an eternal value of impartation from the Holy Spirit to you from the Father, because He knows your future. He's your Alpha and Omega. He has already written your book for you. He knows exactly what you need and when you need it, and He wants to release it to you.

That's what Paul is saying in Romans 1:11. Paul says, "I long and I ache to see you that you may receive an impartation." Impartation is an infusing. Not just on, but in. He says, "The impartation is going to be spiritual. It doesn't come from me. I'm just going to be a vessel, a signpost, and when I lay hands on you, because of my understanding of impartation and because of the times I've met with Jesus and received impartation, I know what's going to happen. That's why I ache to see you. When you receive this, it's going to help you in what God has for your life" (paraphrase mine).

Jesus, being a wise Master Builder, is not going to cut corners. He's going to do it all, step by step, line by line, and precept by precept. Why? He's your Alpha and Omega.

In Ephesians 2:10 it says, "We are His workmanship." He's doing a work in you and has ordained good works for you, but it's never by your might, never by your ability, never by your power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit. Do you want impartation like that from the Lord? God wants to give you a download for your life – an impartation of new levels, new mantles, a new anointing, and a new commission!

James 1:17 says, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."Every good gift is from the Father.

In Romans 1:11, Paul is describing a spiritual gift – from Spirit to spirit. Not from a man, not a natural blessing, but from the Lord. Ask the Lord for a direct blessing from Him to You. A divine impartation that is life-changing and life-establishing for you! Ask Him, and then by faith receive what He gives!

God's Word says "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened"(Matthew 7:7-8). Have you been asking? Are you asking for an anointing for purpose? Watch out, you will receive fiery impartation of the Word of God for your life that will burn like fire in your bones! If you want this, align yourself and say, "I'm hungry. I'm so hungry for You, Lord Jesus."

Matthew 7:9-11 says, "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Ask Him for a good gift!

That is how it happened for me. I asked, I sought, and I knocked. I was so hungry for the things of the Lord.

Psalm 63:1-4 says, "O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory." This Scripture became my cry!

I believe there is a generation right now who is crying out the same Scripture. "We want to see Your power and Your glory! We don't want to just hear of what You used to do – we have heard and read of some of the great things You have done throughout history and we are grateful, but we ask now for a Holy Spirit download of impartation from You so we may see those things you have purposed for us today!"

I believe that is why you are reading this right now. You have a holy hunger that can't be satisfied by the natural. It can only be filled by the Holy Spirit and His mighty flow for your life. Ask right now for a mighty outpouring, a divine impartation from Him to you.

Psalm 63:5 declares, "My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips."

Ask God to pour out a mighty anointing upon you – to release the rich, abundant anointing of the Holy Spirit. To saturate you with such rich anointing that you can't help but be joyful, can't help but speak of His loving kindness.We need the oil of the Holy Spirit, we need fresh oil every day. We need the perpetual unlimited flow of His precious oil in and through our lives. Let Psalm 92:10 be released right now: "But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil!"

Ask for divine impartation! The world needs to see a people who are not walking in the power of man or what religion can give but from the power of the precious Holy Spirit.

And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

I share this with you to provoke a deep hunger within you. Ask God right now, regardless of where you are, for your own personal divine impartation. Are you hungry? Just ask Him.

Get ready, here it comes! Let the rock pour out rivers of oil for you that your path drips with fresh oil and anointing (see Job 29:6)!

This is a partial chapter from Keith L. Miller's book Surrender to the Spirit: The Limitless Possibilities of Yielding to the Holy Spirit.

Keith and Janet Miller
Stand Firm World Ministries


Keith and Janet Miller minister throughout the U.S. and internationally, across denominational boundaries, with a vibrant teaching, preaching, and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, seeing entire cities and regions impacted by the glory of the LORD! Keith and Janet have founded and pastored a church. Keith is also a conference speaker, and he and Janet are regular guests on Christian television. They have put together Apostolic Revival Teams to see entire regions powerfully impacted with a fresh anointing, fresh oil, and an increase of a deeper passion for JESUS. Keith and Janet's hearts are to see God's people released and walking in their destiny for the LORD, to see the advancement of the Kingdom of God through each person's life, and the effective working of HIS mighty power through the Believer's life.

Keith Miller's Itinerary:

Note: Events are subject to change at the ministry's discretion. We suggest you always check first with the event contact listed here and/or directly visit their website for latest updates on each event.

June 27-29, 2014
Anointed For Impact New Jersey
Metro Church
136 Wyckoff Avenue, Waldwick, NJ
Contact: 806-468-7179

June 29, 2014 (11:30am)
Sunday morning message
Metro Church New Jersey
136 Wyckoff Ave, Waldwick, NJ
Contact: 806-468-7179

July 23-26, 2014
America Ablaze: Signs, Wonders, Miracles Conference
with Keith & Janet Miller, Mahesh Chavda, Bobby Conner, and John Kilpatrick
New Life Church
10800 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043
Contact: 877-675-4133

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