Friday, February 7, 2014

The Anointing

I remember when I first heard of the Gospel about 20 years ago the pastor at the church constantly talked about being anointed by the Holy Spirit.  We don’t hear that anymore, as we should.  In the Old Testament, people were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call upon their lives.  The word anointing means to smear or rob oil on, in other words, to be set aside, sanctified, be blessed by God to do his will/purpose in our lives.

Well, John 1:20 says, “But you, “us”, have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you, “us”, know the truth.  Wow! God is awesome!  He covers his children with righteousness and truth through his son Jesus Christ, the “Anointed One.”  You see, God’s truth is in us there is no darkness in his truth, therefore, every single blessing is full of life, purpose and pureness.  Alleluia!  As long as we walk in accordance to God’s commands, we shall always walk in his truth.   

How can we be certain about this?  Well, I am glad you asked.  We already know we have been commission to spread the Gospel by the Holy One, himself, Jesus Christ.  Therefore, we have been smeared, anointed by the Holy Spirit’s power.  God has given us his blessings to do his will in our lives.  God, through the anointing of the Holy Spirit, has given us his mysteries and secrets.  What an awesome God to share his inner thoughts with us.  

We are loved my friends.  We, as Christians, not only have been made in his image and likeness, but we are being transformed to have his attributes and characteristics.  You mean, at times I have the ability to act like Christ, Yes.  When we perform the will of God in our lives it is only by the Power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to facilitate God’s love through us to others.  It is not by our might but by his might.  Amen!

John 1:27 says, "As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not 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."

What other confirmation do we need than this?  There is nothing else to say, but go as the Lord commanded, let us spread his word, let us impact others with our lives for this is why he came to give the entire world the opportunity to be with him for all eternity. As we all know this is all temporary, let us please our Lord, Jesus Christ with our lives since he has already blessed us with his. Amen!        


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