1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth
There is a lot of talk about the anointing in Christian circles. Many people want it….many say they have it…..and many people have no idea of what it really is.
The dictionaries meaning of anoint is to… smear or rub with oil or an oily substance. In our church the elders anoint people with oil who are suffering from illness as the bible says to do. The oil is symbolic oil, but the anointing for power that a person needs to be healed comes from God through the power of the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus.
When Jesus was here on earth He had the anointing. Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
The anointing is very powerful and not to be taken lightly. In fact it’s so powerful that it can destroy yokes. A yoke for a person can be..… Bondage, enslavement, servitude, anything that weights you down…puts a burden on you. Isaiah 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.
The anointing is directly connected with our born again…Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, repentant, walking in the Spirit, obedient, prayerful relationship with our Lord. There is no anointing apart from God. You can’t work it up and you can’t make it up.
Now for one of my Tanya Nemley testimonies about the anointing in my life. I need the anointing in my everyday life and when I minister in any capacity for the Lord. I always look for the anointing but you can’t go by looking or feelings. If God wills it…it will be there. When I sing a solo at a church function, bedside of a sick person or anywhere….the anointing of God takes over my singing ministry and I am decreased and the Holy Spirit takes over . Sometimes I can feel Him take over and sometimes I can’t feel Him…but the result is the same. The effect that the words of that song has on people is there…it doesn’t depend on me and my feelings.
This same thing happens when I meet a complete stranger and the Lord wants me to share the gospel.
I also feel the anointing when I myself need a touch from the Lord. Sometimes I will feel it when I read the bible and I can feel the word of God pouring over me like oil. The anointing will also come over me to pray. At times of prayer it can be a very heavy anointing.
You cannot put God’s anointing in a box…..because it flows…many times it spills into an outpouring. The anointing is to be respected. Not worshipped….we worship God who is the one who anoints.
When I have the anointing overflowing it affects the people around me. I’ve heard many people say…it’s just something about you….or I can meet another Christian and we will just know each other is a Christian. We are one in the spirit…yes….but when we are walking in the Spirit and filled with the Spirit the anointing is strong and affects anyone we come in contact with.
I feel… the more I decrease and the more I allow the Lord take over my life…the more the Lord can do with me. God will use me and anoint me for His service. I don’t run after the anointing….I run after Him….God….and what He chooses to do with me and through me….I just make myself available and I have faith that He can and will move.
The anointing is real and the anointing of God in my life has taught me so much about the things of God. I do study the bible because I need to know God’s word. This is very important for spiritual growth and defeating the enemy…. but there are some things about God you can only know by the anointing. 1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
The anointing is one of those special blessings we have as a result of our unique relationship with the creator. There is so much about Him that excites me to want to know everything about Him and experience Him in this unusual way…..the anointing.
To summarize….The anointing is an outpouring from God on our lives for His special purposes.
Message for today: The anointing of God…yes…you need it. Hope today’s blog guides you further in your walk with the Lord.