ARE YOU LIVING IN THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?
It is so interesting how Christian language is often used in a secular discussion. I heard a news commentator say of someone recently, “He is the anointed successor”. The Old & New Testament is full of references to ANOINTING WITH OIL as it was and probably is still a common practice in the East. I read Psalm 92:10 recently and it got me thinking.
KJV But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I SHALL BE anointed with fresh oil.
NKJV But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I HAVE BEEN anointed with fresh oil.
N.I.V. But you have made me as strong as a wild ox. You HAVE anointed me with fresh oil.
PASSION .Your ANOINTING has made me strong and mighty. You’ve empowered my life for triumph BY POURING FRESH OIL OVER ME.
I have listed 4 translations as different tenses have been used, have been, have, shall in three of the translations, which I think is significant because :
WE NEED REGULAR CONSTANT CONTINUAL FRESH ANOINTING.
I love the PASSION translation that tells me I need the anointing to TRIUMPH. My Dictionary tells me it means having won a battle or conquest and also the feeling of jubilation after a victory.
ANOINTING OIL is a type of the Holy Spirit, and the Apostle John expresses this in 1 John 2:20 +27 NKJV But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. v.27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
The day we were born again WE WERE ANOINTED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
It is God’s plan that WE ARE ANOINTED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT EVERY DAY
And as the KJV says WE SHALL BE ANOINTED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
1 John 2:27 is not in conflict with this truth, the Holy Spirit resides in us permanently, and God’s plan is that as we continue to yield our lives to the Lord and we learn to make Him President daily a FRESH ANOINTING can be our portion and the result is that we can always triumph, and we can say with Paul in Rom. 8:37 NKJV Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. and also in 2 Cor. 2:14 NKJV Now thanks be to God who always leads us in TRIUMPH in Christ
In the Old Testament, Prophets, Priests & Kings were all ANOINTED WITH OIL,we move into the N.T. and see Believers under the New Covenant are seen as Kings and priests, we read in Rev. 1:6 NKJV To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us KINGS AND PRIESTS to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
The Anointed New Covenant King rules and reigns in Christ, Rom.5:17 NKJV those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will REIGN in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
The Anointed New Covenant Priest has PERMANENT ACCESS INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES Heb. 4:16 NKJV Let us therefore come BOLDLY TO THE THRONE OF GRACE, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. PLUS Eph. 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.
I want to conclude this blog by highlighting 1 Sam. 10:1 NLT Then Samuel took a flask of olive oil and poured it over Saul’s head. He kissed Saul and said, “I am doing this because the Lord has appointed you to be the ruler over Israel, his special possession”.
We have developed the practice when we “anoint with oil” to just put a little drop on a person’s head, Samuel used a vial or flask, I don’t know how large it is, but it sure is a lot more than a drop, Samuel POURED the oil on David’s head. I don’t know about you but I want MORE AND MORE of the anointing on my life, I want DAILY for the Lord to pour His anointing on my life, so that the anointing that was on Jesus will be upon me as in Luke 4:18 NKJV
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
MESSAGE God’s Spirit is on me;
he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor,
Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and
recovery of sight to the blind,
To set the burdened and battered free,
to announce, “This is God’s year to act!”
By God’s grace, I am going to LIVE AND WALK AND MOVE IN THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?