Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Holy Spirit and the Anointing

Much was made of the anointing oil under the law, and that which it represents is of primary importance under the gospel. Anointing in the gospel message refers to the anointing with the Holy Spirit by Jesus, which brings understanding to the saints of God.

The Apostle John wrote:

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.” (1st John 2:20-21 NASU)

And again he wrote:

“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.” (1st John 2:27 NASU)

This anointing is for everyone who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). The anointing occurs physically with a substance such as oil, myrrh, or balsam, which is done symbolically of the Holy Spirit (James 5:14). Therefore it is a spiritual anointing; whereby the Holy Spirit fills a person's heart and mind with the love and truth of God thus healing from within and throughout the entire being of man.

The Holy Spirit also calls and qualifies ministers for their work (Acts 13:1-2), the Holy Spirit said, “Separate Me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” He makes them “overseers over the flock (Acts 20:28).” He “hears,” “speaks,” “teaches,” “guides into all truth,” “glorifies Christ,” “receives of Christ's things,” namely, from the Father and Son, “and shows them,” “brings all Christ's words to His people's remembrance,” “shows things to come,” “knows the things of God,” “searches all things, even the deep things of God,” and “reveals them” to those who have “ears to hear” (1st Corinthinans 2:9-15; Revelation 2:17, 29; 3:13, 22); therefore He is divine.

The Holy Spirit, with whom saints are anointed for holy services, is indispensable to ministers if they are to serve the Lord acceptably. To enter into the ministry without the anointing of the Spirit would be sins rather than service to God. Whenever ministry from the pulpit is without unction from the Holy Spirit, it is of the intellect of man and serves no good purpose for God!

Further, without His aid the intended worship services are but a noisy religion and a vain oblations, and the inward experience is dead. The prayers, praise and meditations, and efforts of the congregation are void of any spiritual value. A holy anointing is the soul and life of reverence and devotion to service, and the absence of this anointing is not only grievous but also disastrous.

James C Sanford

1 comment:

Tracy Sonshine said...

God wants people to learn how to properly praise, worship, and draw Him into the atmosphere so that He can perform miracles in these Last Days because without Him, millions are lost, and we who are full of the True Holy Spirit and walking in Holiness need to lead the way to Jesus who is the WAY to salvation and eternal life! That is our job and we must get busy NOW before it is too late!!!

There is a day that everyone who ever lived will be judged at the Great White Throne of Judgment! I don't know about you, but I spend every day preparing for it and expecting a great victory because I live in Jesus and HE lives in ME!!! JESUS IS THE VICTOR AND THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!! We need to continue to get out on the highways and byways and TELL these people about Jesus, so that they have enough information to make a choice and we pray they will make the right one!!! God is coming back for His Jews and other lost children that have been blinded for so many years............People of God be ready to go out and catch some fish.......the nets are full and ready for the harvest is white!!!

God wants our constant prayers, worship, praise and testimonies to be heard by all so that the Fragrance of Christ will draw all men to Jesus who is the way, the truth, and the life and the ticket to eternal life in Heaven with God! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY....NO COMPROMISE......God paid the price through His son's sacrifice once and for all!!!


God bless you and I love you all in Jesus!

Missionary Tracy Sonshine
Walking and telling everyone who will listen about Jesus and what He did for me and my family!!!

You Ain't seen nuthin' yet!!!

2008- GOD IS GREAT!!!