Wednesday, October 17, 2012

5 Signs Of Anointed Leaders


In 1 Samuel 10 Saul is anointed as King over Israel. As soon as he was anointed as the leader five  signs occurred that I see in the anointed leaders of today.

1. New Heart
I Samuel 10:9 - 9 And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart:


God changed everything about him. His new heart gave him the compassion, the passion & determination to lead. He had a new found ability to control his emotions and thoughts in ways he never knew before. A new heart from God, brings new priorities & paths.

2. New Words
I Samuel 10:6 - And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.


He prophesied with the prophets. He spoke about the things & plans of God with boldness and great conviction. This is certainly the characteristic of an anointed leader! He hears from God, and proclaims it with boldness. Not walking in fear of man, but in reverent fear of God!

3. New Followers
I Samuel 10:26 - And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.

“Valiant” men immediately were called by God to go to his side. When you are an anointed leader, God will always send valiant men & women to surround you and hold up your arms. They will guard you, speak life into you, and also the truth-even if it hurts.

4. New Enemies
I Samuel 10:27 - But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

When you are truly an anointed leader, the vision God whispers in your ear and those words you hear from God and proclaim, will draw critics and enemies out of the wood work! Don’t be caught off guard. Great leaders have great enemies!

5. New Authority
I Samuel 10:7 - And let it be, when these signs are come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee.

“Do whatever the occasion requires, for God is with you.” God raises up great leaders for great purposes. When they begin to put everything in place to fulfill that great purpose, many decisions will have to be made. Great leaders show humility, honor & confidence in decision making. Those following them trust them, because they can see God’s anointing on their lives. They know they hear from God, and are determined to do what God says, and only what God says!