Summary: The greatest need of the church in this hour is to have the Spirit of the Lord upon us: In other words (we must have the anointing).
" The Spirit of the Lord is upon me"
Lu 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
In this scripture we see something very powerful
#1 We see that Jesus knew exactly what he supposed to do.
#2 We see that Jesus knew that he was empowered to do the work
In other words; Jesus was consciously aware of an enduement, an equipping, a supernatural endowment called the anointing.
It is in the mind of God tonight that every one of his saints were so consciously aware of this anointing that every single one of us could say: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.
This is not simply an idea or an expression or figure of speech; we're talking about the tangible, manifested reality of the power of God resting upon your life.
When the anointing would come upon Samson (he knew it) There was a conscious awareness that a supernatural power and enduement was upon him.
Samson knew when this power was on him and he knew when it wasn't.
When this power, this anointing, this unction was upon him, he was unstoppable he moved in a supernatural arena.
That was a shadow, a type of the anointing that was going to come upon Jesus Christ and his covenant children through the power of the HolyGhost.
It is my intent tonight to help us to realize that this anointing was not just for Jesus nor is it just for Pastors, Prophets, Apostles, Evangelists and Teachers, it's for every God called blood washed child of God.
It is the will of God that every blood washed HolyGhost filled believer could say with the same certainty and the same authority as Jesus did "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he hath anointed me"
The anointing is the divine enablement and supernatural equipment to carry on the ministry of Jesus.
Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the HolyGhost and with power who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil for God was with him.
He was the Pattern Son.
Now we say: We are anointed with the HolyGhost and with Power
We go about doing good healing all who are oppressed of the devil, for God is with us.
Tell your neighbor: I'm anointed
Tell them: God is with me
Jesus in his physical body is no longer here, but the anointing is still here.
The same HolyGhost and Power is still here, and now we are his body
We are his hands and his feet
We are his voice in the earth
We are anointed to carry on his work
We are anointed to preach the gospel, to cast out devils, to heal the sick to deliver the bound and the oppressed and set the captives free.
This anointing is Heavens power, It's HolyGhost electricity, (like natural electricity you can't see it with your natural eyes) but when it touches you, you will know it.
The anointing is burden-removing yoke destroying power.
Isa 10:27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
1Jn 2:20 But ye have an unction from the holy one.
27 The anointing which you have received abideth in you.
You have an unction
You have an anointing
It's the same anointing Jesus had
We often sing the song: We've got the power and don't really recognize how much power we really do have.
The sad truth is: A large majority of the body of Christ have never really tapped into the power supply.
The majority of the body of Christ are living very weak, inferior, anemic lives and are always looking for someone to bless them, encourage them, lift them up, prophesy over them.
In other words many of Gods people live their lives as a professional patient.
Meaning they live their lives always in need, always struggeling, always hurting, always suffering.
What God wants to do by the power and the anointing of the HolyGhost is to turn every patient into a doctor.
To bring you to a place where you are functioning by the anointing and ministering that anointing you are able to inject others with the power of God that will save them and heal them and deliver them.
Acts 1-8 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.