Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Anointing

What is the Anointing?
Anointing is none other than the Person and presence of the Holy Spirit. God’s power cannot separate from His Person and Presence. It's the impartation of God’s ability into our lives to fulfill and carry out His will and His work in ministry or given assignment. This impartation will help those who have received it to do supernatural work. It may be to speak, preach, to do a work, to sing or play a musical instrument, to pray, to lay hands on the sick or perform signs and wonders. It’s important to note that God can anoint an individual for enhance ability to lead or perform a skill even in business.

Who can experience this anointing?
Joh 7:39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

God the Father had not yet fully given Holy Spirit until Jesus had opened the way of salvation through the cross.

Mat 27:50-51 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. (51) And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

The veil was the thick curtain seperated the Holy of Holies (the earthly dwelling place of God's presence and anointing) & the rest of place in the temple in Jerusalem. Only the high priest was permitted to pass beyond this veil once each year to enter into God's anointing for all of Israel and make atonement for their sins. The fact that it was torn in two from top to bottom indicates that this was not an act of man. Jesus death opens the new and revolutionary way to the presence of God!

This supernatural event reveals that full access to God was now totally opened to those who believe and receive Him. All those who are saved by faith in Jesus Christ have free access to the ‘throne of Grace’ and his anointing

Heb 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Anointing fell (embrace, press upon) people when you preach the finish work of Jesus Christ
Peter is sent to Cornelius, the Italian, and begin to share the Gospel with the Gentiles. The moments Peter was preaching the finish work of Jesus Christ, the anointing fell upon the gentiles! What's important message that Peter was preaching?

To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell (epipipto) upon all those who heard the word. (Acts 10:43-44)

Fell – Greek epipipto (to embrace, to press upon), same word use as embrace found in prodigal son story

Luke 15:20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced (epipipto) him and kissed him.

We can't stop preaching the finish work of Jesus Christ. The moment you stop preaching the finish work of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit will no longer interested in meeting.

Freely received, freely give
Israel has two large bodies of water. One is the Sea of Galilee, the other is the Dead Sea.
The Sea of Galilee- beautiful, fresh-water lake that is full of life.
The Dead Sea is exactly like its name, no life, undrinkable, prolonged exposure can burn your skin, cause blindness or even kill you!

The Sea of Galilee is fed by fresh water flowing into it from brooks and streams. At the lowest end, this fresh water then flows out into the River Jordan, which then flows directly into the Dead Sea.

How is it possible, then, for the life-giving fresh water from the Sea of Galilee to lifeless Dead Sea?

Good, healthy water flows into both, but flows out only from the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea has no outlet. The water in the Dead Sea just sits and evaporates, leaving behind an ever-increasing buildup of salt and minerals. The water becomes poisonous and lifeless.

In the same way, we are intended to continually freely receive from Holy Spirit and give away the living waters.

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