Pastor Todd Coconato is stepping up to share with Christians what it means to walk in godly consecration and anointing that is pleasing to the Lord.
In a recent episode of the Strang Report podcast, Coconato urged Christians to spend time in the Word of God and seek out a life of consecration that is focused first and foremost on the mission that Jesus has for us as a remnant people in a time of mounting darkness.
"It's the anointing that destroys the yoke of bondage," Coconato said. "What are we dealing with? Bondage...a good portion of our country is in bondage and so we have the authority in Jesus' name and by the power of the Holy Spirit to show people how to break those chains and have deliverance and healing and all the things that a lot of people have been afraid to talk about."
It's understanding this greater power of the Holy Spirit that Coconato is saying that we cannot back down from. It is by the Holy Spirit that we have the ability to overcome the problems we face in the world.
"We literally have the Holy Spirit living in our heart," Coconato said. "The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. That's our body. We are the body of Christ, and so when someone lives in a way that pleases the Lord we actually, we're not just hearers of the Word; we're doers. So we're people of action."
Coconato says that as Christians live in a way that is satisfying and pleasing to God, He will ignite the gifts and the talents
He desires us to have, so long as we use those same gifts to glorify the Lord.
"God puts different talents and gifts and a calling and a passion and a fire in you," Coconato said.
One of the keys to protecting this anointing, according to Coconato, is to not yoke yourself unequally with unbelievers.
"Don't allow areas of compromise," Coconato said. "You're not involved in repetitive sin, you're not yoking with unbelievers, you're not...allowing areas of darkness in your life. You're guarding your life, you're guarding your family, you're guarding the ministry that the Lord has given you."
Coconato learned that this type of consecration was critical for believers after an angelic visitation where he was in awe of an angel of the Lord who told him that believers needed to "come out from among them." Coconato retells this miraculously incredible story in his new book, "Come Out From Among Them."
"I was paralyzed with fear," Coconato said. "I realized there was a peace that came on me. I believe it was the Holy Spirit and just let me know this is of me, this is not a demon, it's not something evil, this is of the Lord...and so the angelic being said two things: said come out from among them and said be consecrated."
You can read Todd's incredible story in more depth by going to mycharismashop.com.
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