There is an anointing that brings us out of our Egypt.  This ministry anointing breaks the powers of darkness that hold a life to sin and its power. This anointing confronts the past and brings us to a position in the wilderness of being ready to move into the calling and purpose of our lives. This Anointing is good for your deliverance. It breaks the power of sin, chains, yolks, and bondages. It brings us to what I would call the starting block. Israel coming out of Egypt was awesome, and Moses’ purpose and anointing was for that very thing. He confronted all that held Israel in bondage. With the anointing, he parted the Red Sea, saw the manna in the desert, and the water that followed them. All these things along with the pillar of fire and cloud were there and brought them to Sinai. Here they would learn of the standards and purposes that God had for them. All this is good, but if we never move forward into the promised land of the purpose of God, then we have wasted all that God has done for us, so let’s look at a couple of points to the Joshua Anointing.

[1] The Anointing Inherits

The vision of God is always on the other side of the Jordan. But to fulfill this, we need another anointing. Joshua carried the call to cross in and possess the land. It was time for Israel to inherit all that God had for them. This meant that a new level of anointing, with a new attitude, needed to be revealed in order to accomplish the task. 

Joshua was an inheritor. His calling was on the heels of Moses’s ministry.  Every one of us, as believers, must make a decision. Are we going to drive forward to go into all the promises of God, or are we satisfied with living in the wilderness and just getting by?  There must be a people that say, “I didn’t come this far to lie down, but I’m in this to go all the way.” Joshua was told, “Moses, My servant, is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel.” (Joshua 1:2) Moses’s purpose had come to an end. The Joshua Anointing is one that is ready to cross into the purpose that God has. In Joshua 1:5, God says, “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, I will be with you.” We understand that the anointing for Joshua wasn’t for a time frame. It was a lifelong anointing.  It was one that would not stop.  This tells us that to walk in this anointing, one must realize this is a lifetime calling, one that we must be ready to sell all for the prize at the end. It also tells us 3 things:  1) this is a battle anointing. It is one that will confront opposition that attempts to keep you out of the calling that the anointing empowers, 2) God will be an ever present work in your midst. He will never leave or forsake you, and, 3) the goal of the anointing is sure and will succeed.  It is bigger than any opposition that might come your way.  All that try to stand in the way, the anointing will stand against and prevail.

[2] The Anointing has a Demand

We also see that there is a demand in the anointing.  In order to have the victory that is connected to it, there must be diligence attached to us. In Joshua 1: 8, the word says, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.” This is the confession that you, as a victorious believer, must have in order to win and follow through with all that God has to do in your life. This is the platform for the success of the purpose of the anointing.  The Lord said in Joshua 1:8-9, “For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. To make prosperous is to push through for the breakthrough. Our inheritance is one that we must push forward in order to receive. The Joshua Anointing is looking forward to stepping into the victory of the word that has been given. This is a fighting anointing.  God then reminds Joshua, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” To understand all of heaven is with you for the victory is to allow great faith in your life to face the impossible with the possible God. This brings us to the next point.

[3] Where Others Fear, You Thrive

Forty years earlier, Israel faced the Red Sea. At that time, they faced it with great fear.  They saw the Egyptians behind and the sea in front. Terror filled their hearts. Forty years later, the Jordan River stands before them. This becomes the exciting point: if God parted the Red Sea to come out, then He will certainly part the Jordan to go in. Joshua told the people excitedly to prepare themselves for in 3 days they would cross the Jordan. What once was a fear has now become an excitement. We must understand that God loves to show up and show out. This is right in the enemy’s face to show who is greater. In chapter 3 vs. 7, we read, “And the Lord said to Joshua, ‘This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.’”  In Acts 4:29, when the disciples had been threatened by the religious leaders of the day, they went back to their company, and instead of backing down, carried the Joshua Anointing that goes forward. They asked God to grant them with all boldness that they could speak His word, by stretching out His hands to heal, and that signs and wonders would be done through the name of Jesus. 

[4] Faces all Walls

In Joshua 6:1-2 the Lord says, “Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none went in. And the Lord said to Joshua: ‘See I have given Jericho into your hands, its king and the mighty men of valor.’” Israel would march around the wall of the city with great anticipation. It didn’t matter how tightly the city was shut up, God had promised that the walls were going down. Seven days later to a mighty shout, that is exactly what happened. God is faithful to His word, and the impossible becomes possible.

You and I, as believers, must make a decision: are we going forward, or are we going to stay in the wilderness? One anointing may bring us out, but now it’s time to ask for a great outpouring of a Joshua Anointing so that all that God began can continue. Let’s trust that God has soo much ahead for us. Don’t stop now, under God’s great anointing, let’s drive forward with all expectancy and watch the Lord do exploits.

Pastor Giovannetti