LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: THE ANOINTING

KEY SCRIPTURE:

Judges 14:6 KJV” And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.

The word anointing is a very significant word when it comes to life in the Spirit. From the Hebrew, the word anointing means, consecrated portion, unction, ointment, fat. Smear. The underlying essence of the anointing is a consecration for a special service through the endowment of the Holy Spirit. In the anointing the Holy Spirit comes upon an individual for a special role or function. In the old testament there were certain offices that were mainly or always anointed. This includes, The priest. (Exodus 40:15), the prophet (1st Kings 19:16) and the king. (1st Samuel 15:1). The Lord also anointed others at specific times to perform special duties. (Exodus 36:2)

Under the new covenant, every child of God has a general anointing. There are also special or specific anointing (This would be considered later). The Spirit of Christ is the anointing upon every Christian. The word ‘Christ’ means the anointed. The word Christians, means the anointed ones. 1 John 2:20 KJV” But ye have an unction(anointing) from the Holy One, and ye know all things”. Every child of God has an anointing and can operate in the Spirit to release the power of the Spirit to save, heal and bless lives. Mark 16:17 KJV” And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues”. Every Christian has an anointing and so long as he or she believes and acts in faith God would manifest His power to save any under satanic bondage.

 Please understand that one is anointed as a consecration unto a particular task for God. As Christians, what have we been anointed or consecrated to do? We have been anointed to stop the work of Satan in the lives of humanity. Act 26:18 KJV “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me”. There is enough ability in us to meet this demand. Believe that you have been anointed so don’t sit in your room, you would not see any power there. Get out to where the sinners are and you would see that power working through you.

CONFESSION

I am the anointed of the Lord. The same spirit in Jesus is the very Spirit living in me. By the Lord’s grace I turn the lost from darkness into the light, and I bring healing to those bound by sicknesses and diseases.

FURTHER STUDIES

Colossians 1:27 KJV” To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

Galatians 3:27 KJV. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”

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