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Rachel Miranda Emerson: "The Cost of the Anointing"

Rachel Miranda Emerson, Bardstown, KY
May 5, 2024


I recently had a dream, and when I awoke, I felt the power of the words I had spoken in my dream. I had said to a group of people, "Remember this: the anointing will cost you."

It was in this moment that I felt a new weightiness and fresh perspective come over me. The anointing offers so much to us. There are powerful benefits that come from the anointing, yet it demands and requires something from us. It's costly, and there is a real price we must pay for it.

What's the Cost?

So, what's the cost? It is complete self-sacrifice... a death to self. You. Must. Die. Daily. It requires our obedience to God's Word and His ways. Obedience will always give us access through the "doors of destiny." Through daily prayer we can get there, as Paul highlighted in 1 Corinthians 15:31:

"I assure you, Believers, by the pride which I have in you in [your union with] Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily [I face death and die to self]." (AMP)

What does it really mean to "die to self" daily? It is a continuous, daily yielding to Holy Spirit (His will, His ways, His leading, His impulses, His wisdom, etc.), which includes the process of personal sanctification. It's letting the fleshly ways die and the standard of God live and thrive in YOU.

There is a true mark of a real disciple of Christ: it's personal transformation, because they have been with Jesus. It will be evident in their fruit, their lives, and their character. The anointing carries the nature, the essence, and the DNA of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. (Photo via Pexels)


The anointing—it will cost you everything; to think any less would be misleading. You will experience being talked about, ridiculed, persecuted, crushed, tried, tested, challenged, broken, and, yes, humbled.

The crushing is part of the process. It builds your faith and trust in God. You learn to endure and mature. It teaches you to be steadfast and patient. It is an integral part of the great commission of a true disciple of Christ. You learn to be a real son! Jesus endured it, and so will we if we confess to be His followers.

Get in Sync

I feel strongly that the Lord is speaking about the order of our lives, and to get in sync with Him. We are to be led by His Spirit and not settle or fall into the traps of worldly distractions, compromise, complacency, and idleness.

The fear of God will fall afresh upon people.

I am reminded of the Scripture the Lord gave me for the Body of Christ:

"Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire." (Luke 3:9 ESV)

Whatever you must do, you must do it now. Holy Spirit is your helper, and He is the sanctifier. You may be one degree off, but the Lord is in the business of moving that one degree back into proper alignment. I decree alignment and order over your lives! (Photo via Pexels)

Fiery Axes and Coals of Fire

Let the urgency to not remain the same arrest you and provoke you to be transformed. There are angels in the atmosphere to assist with transformation and purification. They are coming with tools, like fiery axes, to assist in chopping the dead roots down and placing cleansing coals of fire upon your lips. Allow the process of sanctification and healing to blow in. May the angels visit you personally in this hour to help you in your transformation and purification process.

It's Worth It!

The anointing comes with a cost, but it's more glorious than anything you can ever obtain in this life. Like King David spoke in the Psalms, I cannot live without the Spirit of God!

"Cast me not away from Your presence, and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit." (Psalm 51:11–12 ESV)

Decrees for Transformation

I decree an unyielding courage to embrace the sacrifices required for the anointing. I decree a daily death to self, leading to spiritual renewal. I decree an enduring strength to withstand trials, purifying my soul. I decree that my obedience to God's ways is unlocking the "doors of destiny" in my life.


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Rachel Miranda Emerson
Awakening to Revival Global


Rachel Miranda Emerson is an emerging and rising seer with a prophetic voice shaking the world. She is a prolific dreamer and a visionary pioneer for such a time as this. She desires to share the heart of the Father with the Body of Christ by prophetic ministry. Rachel and her husband are founders of Awakening to Revival Global Ministry and Roar Academy Online, walking out the Ephesians 4:11 mandate; equipping, training and launching a company of Believers to impact the nations. She resides in Bardstown, Kentucky with her husband Daniel Emerson—father, pioneer and prophet—and their children.

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