Consider Samuel’s anointing of David as king. He poured a flask of oil on him, and at the same time the Holy Spirit came upon him. This anointing of the Holy Spirit both appointed him into the position as leader of the government, and also anointed him with power to be able to carry out his governmental duties.
I Samuel 16:13
Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed [David] in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.
This was a kingly anointing, an anointing to succeed in government. The word “came upon” in Hebrew, amazingly, is the same root as the word succeed, tsalach (as in Psalm 1:3, “and all that he does will prosper/succeed”). The prophetic anointing from Samuel gave success to the kingly anointing of David. That anointing contains the wisdom and justice of the Holy Spirit (see Isaiah 11:1-5, 42:1-4).
What are the spiritual lessons that can be appropriated from this passage for us today?
1. We are to pray for elections, that the right people will come into office.
2. We are to pray for those holding office to succeed in a godly way.
3. Saints today are called to take positions of government, military, and business.
4. There is an anointing from God for saints to succeed in positions of secular leadership.
Yet David is also an image of Yeshua (Jesus) Himself. I believe that there is also a calling from God that:
5. The end-time saints will receive an anointing like Samuel and Elijah to pray, prophesy, and preach the kingdom, which will bring Yeshua back to rule and reign as a king on David’s throne in Jerusalem (see Matthew 17:11, Matthew 23:39, Matthew 24:14, Revelation 11:15, Daniel 7:18, Revelation 24:2,10). Maranatha!
Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.
He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.
Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.