Summary: Holy Spirit anointing
You are Anointed, Appointed…. Believe it!
The origin of anointing was from a practice of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, they burrow into the sheep’s ears, then proceed to kill the sheep, so ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep’s head making it impossible for insects as they would slide off. From this simple act, anointing became symbolic of blessing, protection and empowerment.
Anoint means to smear or rub with oil, to consecrate for office or religious service. People were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life.
Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his head, and anoint him.
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 he arose and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, even over Israel.
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
A person was anointed for a special purpose, to be a King, Prophet, priest. Today we anoint people with oil so long as it agrees with scripture, anointing is not a magic potion, the oil itself does not have any power, it is only God who can anoint a person for a purpose, the oil is only a symbol.
That is how we are here today, God’s Holy one touched every one of you who is a Christian with an anointing, (the sight giving salve of the Spirit), that each of you come to know the truth.
The anointing that you received from Him abides in you and you have no need that anyone should teach you as His anointing teaches you about everything and is true, just as it has taught you, abide in Him, Truth And Spirit, we must abide in both.
Do you realize that right now you are anointed by God, it is not just for special Christian leaders or speakers, it is for all of us.
Every one of you who is a Christian has an anointing from Jesus Christ.
Turn with me to 1 John 2:18-27
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
So, every believer has an encounter with Jesus so that the oil or fragrance of the Holy Spirit has touched us.
Through the Holy Spirit in us we are all now anointed with a Kingly, Priestly and prophetic anointing. What does this mean?
1) You have a Kingly anointing for the battle against temptation, sin and evil.
The Holy Spirit urges each of us on in our battle against evil, you can call on the Holy Spirit to help you when you are tempted or even feeling that you are being tempted, you know He will give you the strength to overcome.