The Anointing

The Anointing, Part 3 – Types of Anointing

by | Jun 26, 2021 | Bible Teaching, Discipleship and Mentoring, Healing and Deliverance, Spiritual Calling and Gifts

 Key Verse: 1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 

Definition: The Anointing is a Commission from God to carry out a specific task or purpose.

I presume that you have arrived at this Blog Page after reading the Part 1 and Part 2 Blogs on the “Anointing”. If not, please do read them and then follow this Part 2 Blog on this series.

As discussed earlier, the Anointing is a divine special ability given by God to fulfill His Purpose and Task on earth. There are various types of Anointing given or distributed in the Body of Christ. God can employ you or commission you to do a particular task under a particular Anointing or you can also chose or desire, seek or pursue any type of Anointing that you like that suits you or you deem as fitting to you. Here are a common list of the types of Anointing. 

Various Types of Anointing: 

      • Kingly Anointing 

1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel? 

Saul was Anointed by Samuel: 

1 Samuel 10:1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? 

1 Samuel 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel? 

The Kingly Anointing particularly found in the Old Testament was poured upon Rulers by Prophets to rule God’s People. In today’s terms, this kind of Anointing is poured on by Prophets on Presidents, Prime Ministers or other Politicians to rule God’s people and so establish God’s Will on earth. This is a great responsibility. 

      • Priestly Anointing

Leviticus 8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.

Exodus 40:15 And thou shalt anoint them, as thou didst anoint their father, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office: for their anointing shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.

The Priestly Anointing is the most common type of Anointing  found in the Churches today that is on Pastors and Ministers of God who are put in-charge of Shepherding God’s People. Those under this Anointing are empowered by special grace to oversee the flock of God, keep them in that path way of Christian Life and Judge them, counsel them and take care of them from time to time. This is a Levitical type of Anointing that is directly involved in the Temple duties and serving the House of God. 

      • Ministerial Anointing

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

Romans 10:15        And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 

This Anointing is on Evangelists in the likes of Reinhard Bonnke, Billy Graham etc who are entrusted to Preach the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ. Billy Graham meetings attracted millions as his message had a divine Anointing upon it. Graham would make a simple altar call in his Crusades and millions came forward to repent and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. 

      • Apostolic Anointing

2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which establisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 

1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother. 

An Apostle is a Pastor of Pastors or He is the Authority to govern not the Sheep (flock or Church People) but the Shepherds. An Apostle under the Apostolic Anointing instructs the Churches on how they must carry Administration, Handle Internal Issues, Govern the Church goers, Solve Disputes, and Practice Christian Doctrine. This is a great responsibility. Apostle Paul wrote letters to various Church Leaders such as Timothy, Titus, Etc., about Doctrine, Church Structure (Elders, Deacons, Bishops etc.,). We see this all throughout the Pauline Epistles in the New Testament. In Present times, we can find Apostles like Bishop Dag Heward Mills, Bishop Duncan Williams, E A Adeboye and so on who have a fleet of Churches under them. 

      • Prophetic Anointing

Acts 2:17 “‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; 

1 Kings 19:16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place.

The Prophetic Anointing is the most desired Anointing by everyone today in the Church. When this Anointing is on any person, He or She knows the Past, Present and Future of Individuals, State’s, Authorities and even Nations. However, not everyone but those who grow mature reach to an extent where they are used by God to prophesy to Nations. There are millions today who got converted or convinced about God’s presence knowing that their past lives and future was revealed by the Prophets. This gift brings great conviction to people about the presence of God especially unbelievers. The Apostle Paul even said to covet after Prophecy. 

      • Believers Anointing

1  John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 

1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.

Every single person who has believed in Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior has an Believers Anointing over him. The believer is enlightened about Light and Darkness, Good and Evil, God and Satan under this Anointing. He or she has a divine knowledge about Jesus as the LORD of all and also are taught about the will of God written on the tablets of their hearts under this Anointing. 

      • Leadership Anointing

Leadership of Moses:

Exodus 3:10        Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. 

Leadership of David:

2 Samuel 5:2………and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 

This Anointing is shed upon Leaders who draw millions of people towards them and lead them towards the path of Faith. Moses was a Leader and a Prophet too. When this Anointing is on a person he or she is given a divine knowledge to pull masses towards Christ, stand as a Leader, a role model, an example to others. John the Baptist was such a leader in the Bible in the New Testament. Jesus Himself was one of the greatest leaders to attract millions towards Him. 

      • Healing and Deliverance Anointing or also called as the “Supernatural Anointing”

Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7       And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

The Healing and Deliverance also known as the Supernatural Anointing is found on Evangelists, Faith Healers, Supernatural Workers of Signs, Wonders and Miracles who go about from place to place and declare the Kingdom of God proving God’s Sovereign Presence by Healing, Signs and Wonders. This Anointing we find on Jesus who went about healing the sick, raising the dead and preaching the Kingdom of God. In the present times, ministers like Smith Wigglesworth, Oral Roberts, Morris Cerullo, A A Allen, John G Lake, Benny Hinn, Kathryn Kuhlman etc are found under this Anointing. 

      • Teachers Anointing

1 Timothy 2:7  Whereunto I am ordained  a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.  

2 Timothy 1:11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 

Apostle Paul was a Bible Teacher. In present times, you can see Bible Teachers like Andrew, Charles Stanley and Derek Prince etc., who were Bible Teachers expounding the Scripture line by line, precept by precept, verse by verse and chapter by chapter, book by book leading the Body of Christ into a deeper and fuller understanding of the Holy Scriptures. I myself consider myself to be a Bible Teacher as these truths revealed to me by God are divinely inspired. I take great delight in expounding the scripture. 

      • Worship Anointing

2 Samuel 23: 1 Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel.

“The whole assembly bowed in worship, while the musicians played and the trumpets sounded. All this continued until the sacrifice of the burnt offering was completed” (2 Chronicles 29:28).

King David in the Bible was a great Worship Leader under a Worship Anointing. Nearly 75 Psalms were written by David in the Bible. Worship involves songs, adoration, praise and music. Many Angels in Heaven share this Anointing. In present times, worship leaders like Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, the Gaither Band,etc are bringing many Souls to worship the LORD by  this unique gift. 

      • Wisdom & Knowledge Anointing

1 Kings 4:29  And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.

Acts 6:3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

We all know that King Solomon was Anointed in Wisdom and Understanding. The Bible mentions that he was the greatest Biologist and Zoologist in the World having knowledge about every animal, bird and species. This was a divine knowledge he had in him. Wisdom Anointing also brings Wealth along with it. There are many ministers who have had divine knowledge and wisdom to pioneer business on Christian values and bring Laurels, Glory to God. 

      • Skill Anointing

Exodus 31:2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 4 to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, 5 in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship. 

1 Kings 11:28 The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon, seeing that the young man was industrious, made him the officer over all the labor force of the house of Joseph. 

People who are in Business are especially Anointed with the Skill Anointing. The Skill Anointing upon a person brings creativity, innovation and special ability to perform tasks that were normally not possible. This is a rare gift. 

Hope this teaching series on Anointing has helped you immensely. Do pour in your comments and encouragements. Many Thanks!! – Ps.Sumeet MJ