Summary: The Holy Spirit’s ministry through the different types of anointing available for belivers in Jesus Christ.
The Different Types of Anointing
By Ubirathan Miranda, Pastor
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.”
Hebrew- maw-shakh’ also mishchah Verb (Denotes action, not passivity)
1. to smear, anoint, spread a liquid a. (Qal) 1. to smear 2. to anoint (as consecration) 3. to anoint, consecrate b. (Niphal) to be anointed
In accordance to scripture, the anointing pertains to the sacred, to the Divine and to things or persons consecrated or devoted to God. The anointing is no toy to play with or something to be used for one’s selfish benefit or self gratification.
“And a voice spoke to him again a second time, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’” Acts 10:15
The issue in this verse is the Lord revealing to Peter that the Lord had made a way for the Gentiles to be saved. But the principle is that we must not treat as common what the Lord as decreed or made holy. Therefore, we must hold the anointing of the Holy Spirit in holiness, in the fear of God and in humility.
But there is more than one anointing. According to scripture that are differences in the anointing, as pertaining to the work of the Holy Spirit. The different operations of the anointing is: The Priestly Anointing, the Kingly Anointing, the Anointing of Suffering, the Anointing of Wisdom, the Anointing of Freedom, The Prophetic Anointing, the Giving Anointing, and the Anointing of Healing.
Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense,
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.
And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary: it shall be an holy anointing oil.
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy anointing oil unto me throughout your generations.
And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.
And oil for the light, and spices for anointing oil, and for the sweet incense,
And the incense altar, and his staves, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the door at the entering in of the tabernacle,
And spice, and oil for the light, and for the anointing oil, and for the sweet incense.
And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.
And the golden altar, and the anointing oil, and the sweet incense, and the hanging for the tabernacle door,
And thou shalt take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, and all that is therein, and shalt hallow it, and all the vessels thereof: and it shall be holy.
And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.
This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the priest’s office;
Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and a bullock for the sin offering, and two rams, and a basket of unleavened bread;
And Moses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle and all that was therein, and sanctified them.
And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.
And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.
And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.