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Summary: In The Old Testament prophets, priests and kings were anointed by God for a particular work or service. In the New Covenant all born-again believers are anointed.

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Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Senior Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa.

E-Mail: Mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk

Note to the reader:

If you have been blessed with this sermon compilation, I would be honoured to receive an e-mail from you merely telling me where in the world you are based- I do not need any other information. This is merely so that I can have the pleasure of giving thanks to Almighty God that all over the globe the ministry which he has entrusted to me, is blessing the body of Christ and helping to extend the Kingdom of God.

Thank you.

Herman Abrahams,

Cape Town, South Africa.

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18.08.2007

WHAT IS THE ANOINTING?

1. ANOINT, ANOINTING — to authorize, or set apart, a person for a particular work or service

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a) (Is. 61:1-3).

Isa 61:1 "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,

because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners,

Isa 61:2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favor

and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

Isa 61:3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,

the oil of gladness instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."

Isaiah was anointed for a particular ministry.

b) More definitions

ANOINT (ED)

- O.T. Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary no. 4886 ‘to rub with oil’ ‘to consecrate’ ‘to paint’

- NT Strong’s Greek Dictionary no. 5548 ‘to smear or rub with oil’ ‘to consecrate to an office’

ANOINTING

- O.T. Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary no. 4888 ‘unction’ – by impl., ’a consecratory gift’, ‘ointment’.

- NT Strong’s Greek Dictionary no. 5545 ‘smearing’ ‘special endowment of the Holy Spirit’

2. The Anointed Person Belonged To God In A Special Sense.

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The phrases, “the Lord’s anointed,” “God’s anointed,” “My anointed,” “Your anointed,” or “His anointed” are used of :

Saul (1 Sam. 26:9, 11)

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1Sa 26:9 But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the LORD’S anointed and be guiltless? 1Sa 26:10 As surely as the LORD lives,” he said, “the LORD himself will strike him; either his time will come and he will die, or he will go into battle and perish. 1Sa 26:11 But the LORD forbid that I should lay a hand on the LORD’S anointed. Now get the spear and water jug that are near his head, and let’s go.”

David (2 Sam. 22:51),

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2Sa 22:51 He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,

to David and his descendants forever.”

and Solomon (2 Chr. 6:42).

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2Ch 6:42 O LORD God, do not reject your anointed one. Remember the great love promised to David your servant.”

3. Priests, Kings, And Prophets Were Anointed.

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Phyromn Gilmer

commented on Nov 5, 2007

Herman Abrahams, Greetings. I am Pastor Phyromn Gilmer, from Rancho Cucamonga, California USA. I joyed the wisdom of God's Word shared by you. May God's blessings and best be with you and your family. Be Blessed.

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