There is a story in the book of 1 Samuel chapter 16 about the calling of King David.
The LORD told the Prophet Samuel to fill his horn with oil and go to anoint one of Jesse’s sons to be the next King. Each one of Jesse’s sons passed before Samuel.
The first one named Eliab passed before him. Samuel thought that surely he was the one to anoint because he considered his outward appearance.
But The LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For The LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but The LORD looks at the heart.”
Abinadab then passed before him. Abinadab had a son named Eleazar who was consecrated to guard the ark of the covenant in Abinadabs house after it was returned from Palistine captivity, (1 Samuel 7:1).
It remained in his house for twenty years. He then had Shammah pass before him. Shammah was the warrior who is credited with having single-highhandedly defeated the Philistine soldiers at a lentil patch. He may also be the man who defeated 600 men of the Philistines with an ox goad.
After each one of Jesse’s seven sons passed before Samuel, he told Jesse that The LORD has not chosen any of them.
Samuel then asked if he had any other sons, Jesse said yes the youngest son who is tending the sheep. Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
So he sent for David and brought in. David was ruddy with bright eyes and handsome features. When Samuel had seen David, The LORD said to him, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!”
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of The LORD came upon David from that day forward.
In the same way, Jesus is anointing the next generation. Just as He passed Davids brothers up, He is also passing many others up to find the one who has a heart after Him.
He is not looking for someone who is brilliant or renowned, but He is searching for the one who spends time with Him in the secret place.
There are some who have been abused, used and rejected from their youth. To the world they are known as “Generation X” or “the Millennial’s”.
They are tenacious in faith, radical for Jesus and are ready to transform the world with the glory of God. He has a master plan for their lives and they are going to defeat their enemy with the same weapon that he used against them.
The LORD says, “Just as I have called David as a young shepherd boy to be a King, I have called you to be used in an extraordinary way.
Just as I anointed him and raised him up to be a mighty warrior, I also anoint you to be strong and very courageous.
There is no need to be fearful or fainthearted because you will minister in My Strength and Anointing. You will know the authority that I have placed on your life as I raise you up for the end times.
As the world looks at you and see’s your faults and failures, I see you as the mighty warrior that I have created you to be.
Don’t see yourself in defeat, neither see yourself as the person who you once were because I have created you to be a giant slayer.
You will arise and defeat the powers of the enemy because you have been called to greatness. You have been created for My end time plan.
Just as David confronted and killed Goliath, so shall you stand against the giants and conquer them. Just as David killed the lion and the bear, you are well able to overcome every obstacle and adversity that comes against you.
I will train your hands for war and your fingers for battle, an have gifted you and called you to do great exploits. I have created each one of you for a unique purpose and placed My anointing upon your lives.
I strategically designed each one of you to be different from the others. Don’t try to emulate the calling of someone else, but imitate their life by following their blameless lifestyle and holy way of living as you clothe yourselves in robes of righteousness.
I have given you the personality and the temperament to be just as you are and to do all that you were called to do.
You are unique because you are not of this world but you have been set apart for such a time as this. You have been chosen for a particular assignment.
As you stay steadfast in your convictions and uncompromising in your walk with Me, I will visit you and speak to you.
As I anointed David, I now anoint you, saying ‘Arise, anoint him, for this Is the one,'” says The LORD.
“But The LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For The LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but The LORD looks at the heart,” 1 Samuel 16:7.
“And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not [e]sit down till he comes here.” So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And The LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is the one!” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of The LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah,” 1 Samuel 16:11-13.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,