Exodus 29:6 You shall put the turban on his (Aaron’s) head, and put the holy crown on the turban. 7 And you shall take the ANOINTING oil, pour it on his head, and anoint him.
Exodus 40:15 You shall anoint them (Aaron’s sons), as you anointed their father (Aaron), that they may minister to Me as priests; for their ANOINTING shall surely be an everlasting priesthood throughout their generations.”
1 John 2:20 But you have an ANOINTING from the Holy One, and you know all things.
1 John 2:27 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.
The subject of “Anointing” is very vital for every Christian to understand. Whether you are a believer or a minister of God, understanding the Anointing will help you immensely in your walk with God.
Here is a list of reasons why you should know about “The Anointing”
- You will know your Spiritual Purpose and Calling
Anointing is a supernatural ability given by God towards a specific task or purpose. The specific anointing upon you will determine or establish your spiritual purpose and calling of your Christian life.
- You wont be aimless but focused. You will not be lost but grounded in your Purpose.
Many believers and ministers of God do not know where to start off with their Christian life and purpose. They aren’t focused since they lack the knowledge of the Anointing. When you are aware of the Gift and the Anointing upon you, you can choose to stay focused and content.
- You can develop on your Anointing when you recognize it in your Life.
Once you identify the divine gift of the Anointing upon you, you can develop the Anointing upon you to any extent. For example, Peter recognized the Gift of Healing, Preaching Salvation upon you and developed it to a great extent of even miracles happening when his shadow fell upon the sick.
- You can be a Team Player if you know your Anointing and that of others for the Glory of God.
The Anointing works as a “Body”. Hence, we are all referred to as the “Body of Christ” with our unique gifts working together for His Glory. When you know the specific Anointing upon you, you can also co-relate and support other ministers of God with their unique gifts.
- You will be rewarded for the execution of your Anointing
Your heavenly reward at Christ coming will be with regard to the gift / Anointing / Talent that was given to you by God. Therefore, we ought to be eager to know more about the Anointing.
- The Anointing is your Provision
Today, many ministers of God cry over not being provided for their daily needs, financial requirements in their work towards God. Eventually, they begin to adopt wrong ways of asking, manipulating and so on for their financial needs. But God’s Kingdom is not of confusion. When God pours His Anointing on someone, there is Provision also given to him. So understanding the Anointing will help you in finding your provision in your service or worship towards God.
- Your Anointing empowers your Personality as an Individual
Any gift is bound to affect your personality and develop it. When a person finds contentment in life, his attitude and his response towards everything changes. This is what your Anointing could do to you. Prophets are known to be kind-hearted, warm and compassionate because the Anointing in them transforms them within. Teachers are known to be knowledgeable in everything to the amazement of others, they find recognition and favor through this. Leaders find their identity through the masses who listen to their voice and obey. So, it is with every kind of Anointing, it transforms the Individual from within.
- Your Anointing is a Gift from God for your Faith in Him. Receive it!
God pours on you His Anointing and empowers you with His Gift for His Work because of the relationship that you share with Him, for the trust you have shown towards him. Its a Divine Gift from God and I hope you would certainly not like to refuse it. 🙂
- Your Anointing is your Window to the outside World
You should know about your Anointing because it that very thing that will open the World of relationships, contacts, ministry, people, places etc., to you. People will identify you only because of the Calling and the Anointing of God upon you.
- Your Anointing will keep you Spiritually inclined and prevent you from Spiritual Backsliding
The Anointing upon your life brings work to you, purpose and direction, opens doors for you, attracts people to come to you, makes you busy with life and purpose. This lifestyle will keep you grounded with God, in touch with His Word and prevents you from backsliding.
- Knowledge of the Anointing will help you to respect every other Ministry, understand others and not be inclined to only a Few.
Today, we see that people give high regards to Prophets or Healers or Miracle workers and esteem them to be more than the other modest ministers who are involved in Preaching, Teaching, Counselling or Praying ministries. Because, we don’t understand the fact that the Anointing works as a Body bringing all pieces together in harmony. Can we praise only one part of the human body??? Yet, people do so with regards to the Anointing of only a few because of Ignorance.
- Knowledge of the Anointing will help you to desire, seek and pursue a desired Gift.
God is a respecter of persons. He gives choice and liberty to us to choose as we desire. Paul says covet the best gifts, even Prophecy. So you have a choice to desire a particular gift from God, seek it, pursue and receive it and manifest it to the world. If you know the various types of Anointing, you can as well choose to pick a type that suits your character and personality and proceed to pray for receiving it.
To follow this Blog Post Series on Anointing – See “The Anointing, Part 2 – Highlights of Anointing”