Passage: 1 Samuel 10:1-7

Text:(1 Samuel 10:1). Then Samuel took a vial of oil, poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance.

Anointing is given to you to be captain in life, to live in dominion.


Introduction: There are several kinds of oil. For example, palm oil, groundnut oil, etc. But there is an oil that is called the Holy Anointing Oil. It is the oil of power.

Today, the oil of power will come upon your head in the name of Jesus.

Exodus 30:25. And then shall make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compounded after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.

Whatever will be useful for God must be first anointed, and consecrated to God.

Acts 1:8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Wherever you would be a witness for God, you must receive power first. That’s why he said you must wait for it before going out.

Luke24:48-49. And ye are witness of those things. And behold, I send the promise of my father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.


What happens when the oil comes upon your head?

A study of Saul’s case affords us some information

1. There shall be restoration

1 Samuel 10:2b. And they will say unto thee, the asses which thou wentest to seek are found.

Whatever you have been looking for, when the oil of power touches your head, you will suddenly find them in Jesus name.

Joel 2: 23,25. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he has given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain in the first month.

And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

Today, there shall be total restoration in your life in Jesus name.

2. You shall be blessed

1 Samuel 10:4. And they will salute thee, and give thee two loaves of bread, which thou shall receive of their hands.

This is unsolicited, favoured blessing. People will come begging you to receive a gift from them, or they will beg you to allow them assist you. This is grace-loaded anointing. Today you will receive yours in Jesus name.

2 kings 2:15. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

Elisha did not invite them. He did not coarce them. They came of their volition and surrendered themselves to serve him. They were colleagues before, don’t forget.

Isaiah 49:23. And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shall know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

3. You must serve God.

1 Samuel 10:6. And the spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shall prophesy with them, and thou shall be turned into another man.

Acts 2:4,14. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance.

But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.

Right from the day of Pentecost, the apostles began to peach the good news and to prophesy before the people. Take note Peter stood up with the eleven. Meaning all of them went out without exception. King Saul also joined the prophesying group to prophesy. You need to join a Pentecostal fellowship to help your anointing grow.

4. The Lord will be with you.

1 Samuel 10:7b. for God is with thee.

Exodus 33:14. And he said, my presence shall go with thee, and I will give the rest.

Isaiah 41:10. Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.



The oil will not transform the sinner.

1 Samuel 10:6b. And thou shall be turned into another man.

It means the anointing transforms. It changes lives. But the one who refuses to repent will not receive.

Ezekiel 3b:26-27. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgements, and do them.

A new heart comes in to a man before the spirit of God comes upon him!

Isaiah 1:19. And if ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.

You must allow God to help you take away the stony heart and give you a heart of flesh (an obedient heart). Are you ready?



  1. Father, my life is available. Send revival fire upon me, O Lord.
  2. Father, by reason of the anointing, give me excellent ideas to dominate in life
  3. By reason of the anointing, give me power to get wealth and to prosper.
  4. By reason of the anointing, dismiss all angry ancestral forces of darkness working against me in the nane of Jesus.
  5. Father, totally transform my life today. Let good things begin to happen to me in Jesus name.



  1. Let the Spirit of the Lord come down.
  2. Savior, Savior, Hear my humble cry.