Sovereignty and Corporate Anointing
(week 02/05)
Olubi Johnson

God‚ sovereignty is the release of God‚ ability into the earth independent of man, doing above what men ask or think.

Ephesians 3:20 NKJV: Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us

Normally, whatever God does on the earth has to be done in response to the faith and prayers of men:

Psalms 115:16 NKJV: The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.

Since God has given the earth to men, anything God wants to do on the earth has to be done through men for it to be legal: this is why we have to pray. The release of God’s power in the earth is limited by the faith and prayer lives of those in covenant with him.

However, God in His sovereignty does things on the earth independent of men. So this sovereignty of God must be paid for legally by the intercession of men: according to the power that works in us or the corporate anointing of a many membered corporate man released into the earth through their intercession in the spirit, in love and unity.

Romans 8:26-27 NKJV: Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Ephesian 4:15-16 NKJV: from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

James 5:16 KJV: The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Psalms 133:1-3 KJV: Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

1 Corinthians 1:10 NKJV: Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

This corporate anointing is compounded together by our High Priest the Lord Jesus, the head of the church, who is the one that intercedes through us by the Holy Spirit from whom the anointing flows down to the rest of the body, in different measures in His sovereignty depending on the kind of vessels (2Tim.2.20, 21) they are and what assignment He has for them (Rom.12.5-6).

Hebrews 7:25 NKJV: Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

John 16:13 NKJV: However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

This corporate anointing that God uses, for His sovereignty to be legal on the earth, increases exponentially as more members of the body Christ join in effectual, fervent intercession in the spirit, in love and unity.

Leveticus 26:8 NKJV: Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.

We need to understand that most of what God did in the earth in the Old Testament was done sovereignly because men were not born-again and so did not pray in tongues to give God a legal avenue to release His power into the earth.

So just like the Lord Jesus had to die to pay for the sins of world (Heb. 9.15), we have to die to self (1 Cr.15.31, Lu. 9.23): to give time to fast and pray in the spirit, walking in divine love and unity not breaking rank or thrusting one (Joel. 2.7,8) another in strife and disunity, to pay for the life that God uses to bless the world sovereignly.

We are fast approaching a critical, turning point at which the corporate anointing presently in the earth will become equal to and then surpass all God has done sovereignly on the earth from the Garden of Eden until now.

When this takes place there will such a great release of God’s power in the earth that will result in the manifestation of the sons of God: men and women, boys and girls that will manifest the glory of God in signs and wonders as it was in the ministry of Jesus and even greater:

John 14:12 NKJV: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

Isaiah 8:18 NKJV: Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel

Joel 2:28-30 NKJV:  “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. 29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. 30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:

So God is now recruiting members in the body of Christ who will, as it were, form a critical mass that will pray, regularly and fervently in the spirit, in unity and in love to hasten our reaching this critical, turning point and thus the coming of the day of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:12-13,18 NKJV: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

2 Peter 3:12 NKJV: looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,

Observe that it is corporate intercession: ‘not’ wrestle corporately in prayer in the spirit. This then generates the corporate anointing for the entire body: all saints even across generations. Our intercession can affect the lives of saints of previous (to pay for blessings God gave them sovereignly) and future generations.

If we walk in strife and disunity even if we pray we will take away rather than add to the corporate anointing and so delay rather than hasten the coming of the critical turning point or the day of God.

1 Corinthians 13:1 NKJV: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

So you need to make the decision to walk as daily habit in love, unity and regular effectual fervent intercession in the spirit, to contribute your quota to the corporate anointing.