The Power of the Anointing


January 30, 2011

20 Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of pressed olives for the light so that the lamps may be kept burning.” (Exodus 27:20) NIV

 

What is the anointing? The anointing is the very presence of God in our lives. Without the anointing we are powerless and ineffective. In the Old Testament we see many examples of men that were anointed with oil before walking in their call. The Levites were anointed, Saul was anointed before becoming a king; David also was anointed before becoming King. The anointing is the supernatural power that we all need, not only to be able to walk in the call of our ministry effectively, but also in order to be able to carry out the demands of our Christian live. Jesus was and is our example; He is known as Jesus the Christ; the word Christ means: “The anointed one.

In Exodus 27, we see a few hidden secrets concerning this anointing; we must remember that the Old Testament is the shadow of the reality of the New Testament. In this verse, God is talking to Moses and He establishes a few very important points concerning the anointing:

  1. Every believer is responsible for their own anointing: The anointing can’t be delegated. We can’t survive out of the anointing of another man; we must pursue that anointing ourselves; we must desire that kind of anointed life. Jesus was more than a miracle worker; Jesus was sinless and perfect. That kind of power is available for each believer. Do you want it?

  2. The anointing is the result of the pressures, pains and tribulations of life: The Bible tells us in this verse: “Command the Israelites to bring you clear oil of hard-pressed olives…” The word press means: “Subject to a lot of pressure and lacking sufficient resources.” The anointing will cost you your life; the anointing can’t be given to you in seminary or by a big-shot minister laying hands on you in a conference. The anointing comes out of pressure, tribulation, hardship, problems, etc.

  3. We can’t be the light of the world if we are not anointed: It is the anointing; that pure oil, that produces the light. It is impossible to be the light of the world if we are lacking the anointing of God.

  4. The anointing can’t be a one-day or once-in-a-while thing; the anointing must be a daily thing: The Bible tells us here that: “the lamps may be kept burning.” This is a typology of the way we ought to go after God and after the power of His anointing. Every day we ought to live powerful lives; that is the example of Christ for the whole world.

  5. Without the anointing we can’t learn Spiritual principles:First John 2:27 tells us:

    27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” NKJV

    The word anointing here is the word chrísma, this is where we get the word christós  or “Christ” meaning: The Anointed One; it stands for the Holy Spirit.

    6. It is the anointing that destroy the yokes: Isaiah 10:27It shall come to pass in that day
That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder,
And his yoke from your neck,
And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.” NKJV

    Only the anointing makes our ministries effective; it is the anointing that make people free.

    7. Talents are irrevocable, but the anointing can be taken away from us due to rebelliousness:

     

    First Samuel 15:23-26 “23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected you from being king.”

    24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25 Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.”26 But Samuel said to Saul, “I will not return with you, for you have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you from being king over Israel.” NKJV

            Beloved, we need the anointing; it is essential in our Christian lives; it is the power to learn, it is the power to do, the power to say, the power to resist, the power to stay, the power to overcome, the power to leave, the power of restoration, the power to speak, the power to sing, the power to be quiet, the power to confront, the power to overcome, the power to move forward, the power to write, and the power to be all that God has call us to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “The Power of the Anointing

  1. I like to think God’s presence in the Tabernacle as a gift that God proffers to his people. These chapters in Exodus invites us to imagine the beauty and kindness of a God who desires to abide in our midst. Indeed the Tabernacle serves as the central focus of the newly redeemed community. The abundance of gold and fine linens is a testimony to God’s gracious provision to God’s people as they left Egypt (Exod 12:35-36). Now the community offers its gifts willingly and abundantly for glory of God.

    But don’t miss a key feature. The community gives of its gifts and talents to construct the Tabernacle. This is a reminder that Exodus is not merely about freedom from illegitimate service to Egypt. It is a freedom for the service of God. This begins with the construction of the means for the presence of God to abide and guide God’s people for God’s wider missional purposes for the world.

    I don’t know about you beloved, but I am determined to be where God is. In every phase of ministry that God has for me, I am determined to fulfill God’s purposes for my life. My heart’s desire is to be on the cutting edge of what God is doing. And I certainly don’t want to miss out on or be kept from the glory of God’s power!

    What did Jesus give to His followers when He prayed, “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them…” (John 17:22). There’s more to that verse, of course, but the point here is that – amazing as this is to contemplate – His glory is now ours, and, as we saw, Scripture makes it clear that His glory is linked with His power. They are inseparable. How that power manifests is manifold, but we cannot discount the felt-evidence of that power as is revealed so many times in Scripture. Paul, a man in the know about the things of God prayed fervently, “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith” (Eph 3:!6, 17). Where Jesus is, His power is. His mercy and goodness is, His redemptive power is. And sometimes we can feel it! But as believers in Jesus, we want more than just a feeling. We want more of Jesus. We want more revelation of HIM, to truly know HIM as HE is.

    And when we want His “power to do, the power to say, the power to resist, the power to stay, the power to overcome, the power to leave, the power of restoration, the power to speak, the power to sing, the power to be quiet, the power to confront, the power to overcome, the power to move forward, the power to write, and the power to be all that God has call us to be” it is not for our own benefit, but for the benefit those around us.

    We’re not just looking for an experience, we want to know the Lover of our souls more deeply, and to love Him completely. Because the more we know and love Him, the more He can love others through us and share in His redemptive work as His co-workers. What a privilege!

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  2. Thanks for the teaching I'm blessed.I have been fasting and praying for the anointng.I know I am anointed but I want the manifastation of the anointing.Pst Theophilous says:

    thanks I’m blessed

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  3. Man of God keep praying for me for the manifestation of God's anointing, that's all I need the bible says by risen of the anointing every yoke shall be broken I want God to use me in these last days Pst Theophilous says:

    thanks I expect your prayers

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  4. Beloved…Thank you for sharing some words about such a delicated subject. Certainly the anoingting of the Holy Sirit is with us. We have been much more than rubed or smeared with His presence, we have been literally embraced with it. Its interesting How we keep saying we want to be where GOD is, and indeed we do so very much; on the other hand, while we are trying to be or go to where HE is,GOD continues to remind us of HIS desire to dwell in our hearts. Two insights come mind: One-in the work of the ministry, the key element is not How much you can have of GOD, but How much HE can have of you (we are the vesel not GOD, so must yield and surrender) and How difficult is to surrender; second: The Kingdom of GOD is not built, its recieved, its here! And that is Why the Just shall live by faith. The anointing of the HOLY SIPRIT is with us as a result of Redemption (Its the promise) and is also with us as a result of the act of separation, because of GOD’s will for us and the specific path that HE has chosen for us, to bless the life of many.
    Pst Theophilous I pray for you, for me and for all of us, that CHRIST will love thru our hearts, will touch thru our hands, will embrace thru our arms and speak thru our mouths His message of love, forgiveness and redemption!
    Angel, I love you my Bro. I thank Christ for you!

    Pacheco

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