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The Anointing
Notes by Dr. A. L. Gill
Definition
The anointing is the enabling or impartation of Gods ability and power
upon an available and yielded vessel to do the supernatural works of
God.
Oil, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, throughout the Scriptures was poured
out, smeared, or rubbed on an individual when they were being anointed
for a specific ministry or task.
The words translated anoint or anointing in the Old Testament Hebrew or
ew Testament Greek languages means to pour out, smear, or rub in.
Christ Means The Anointed One
The Greek word which was transliterated !"hrist# means !The $nointed
One.# %t is the Greek e&uivalent of the Hebrew word that was
transliterated !'essiah.#
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling,
consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ esus,
The word !anoint# in its different forms such as anointed, anointing, and
anointed one was used ()( times.
The name !"hrist# was used *+, times. Two times the name !'essiah#
was used in the ew Testament so there were a total of -., references in
the Scriptures, mostly in the ew Testament that relate to the word
!$noint.#
The $nointing is a person /esus is the "hrist, The $nointed One. The
$nointed is the Spirit of the Son which is upon his corporate body. He is
the Head and we are His 0ody 1the church2.
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Aaron
$aron typified "hrist as our High 3riest.
4ead the instructions for the anointing of $aron by pouring oil on the
head.
!"odus #$:%&$ Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the
tabernacle of 'eeting, and you shall wash the' with water( Then you
shall take the gar'ents, put the tunic on Aaron, and the robe of the
ephod, the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird hi' with the intricately
woven band of the ephod( )ou shall put the turban on his head, and put
the holy crown on the turban( And you shall take the anointing oil, pour
it on his head, and anoint hi'( Then you shall bring his sons and put
tunics on the'( And you shall gird the' with sashes, Aaron and his sons,
and put the hats on the'( The priesthood shall be theirs for a perpetual
statute( *o you shall consecrate Aaron and his sons(
Psal's 133:# +t is like the precious oil upon the head, ,unning down the
beard, The beard of Aaron, ,unning down on the edge of his gar'ents(
The further the anointing flowed, down to the edge 1hem2 the stronger the
anointing became. $s the anointing of a spiritual father flowed down
generationally to his spiritual sons 1and daughters2 there was a double
portion multiplication as was passed from 5li6ah to his spiritual son,
5lisha. 7ith each successive generation of faithful !sons# a double
portion to double portion generational anointing passed from generation
to generation.
+saiah $:- .f the increase of His govern'ent and peace there will be no
end,
Aarons Sons
$arons Son typified 0elievers as 3riests.
To receive the anointing, $arons son was to wear the garments of His
father.
/u'bers #0:#3&#1 And the 2.,3 spoke to 4oses and Aaron in 4ount
Hor by the border of the land of !do', saying: 5Aaron shall be gathered
to his people, for he shall not enter the land which + have given to the
children of +srael, because you rebelled against 4y word at the water of
4eribah( 5Take Aaron and !lea6ar his son, and bring the' up to 4ount
Hor7 5and strip Aaron of his gar'ents and put the' on !lea6ar his son7
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for Aaron shall be gathered to his people and die there(5 *o 4oses did
8ust as the 2.,3 co''anded, and they went up to 4ount Hor in the
sight of all the congregation( 4oses stripped Aaron of his gar'ents and
put the' on !lea6ar his son7 and Aaron died there on the top of the
'ountain( Then 4oses and !lea6ar ca'e down fro' the 'ountain(
!"odus #$:#$,30 9And the holy gar'ents of Aaron shall be his sons:
after hi', to be anointed in the' and to be consecrated in the'( 9That
son who beco'es priest in his place shall put the' on for seven days,
when he enters the tabernacle of 'eeting to 'inister in the holy place(
+saiah ;1:10 + will greatly re8oice in the 2.,3, 'y soul shall be 8oyful in
'y <od7 for He has clothed 'e with the gar'ents of salvation, He has
covered 'e with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroo' decks
hi'self with orna'ents, and as a bride adorns herself with her 8ewels(
+saiah ;1:3 we put on the gar'ent of praise
The Fathers Anointing
There is a hunger for spiritual fathers.
4alachi %:=,; >ehold, + will send you !li8ah the prophet before the
co'ing of the great and dreadful day of the 2.,3( And he will turn the
hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to
their fathers, lest + co'e and strike the earth with a curse(5
A Spiritual Father
$ spiritual father who has received !the Spirit of 5li6ah# has received the
ability to inpart that same anointing in double portion to those like 5lisha
who are faithful spiritual sons.
1 Corinthians %:1%&1- + do not write these things to sha'e you, but as 'y
beloved children + warn you( ?or though you 'ight have ten thousand
instructors in Christ, yet you do not have 'any fathers7 for in Christ
esus + have begotten you through the gospel( Therefore + urge you,
i'itate 'e( ?or this reason + have sent Ti'othy to you, who is 'y
beloved and faithful son in the 2ord, who will re'ind you of 'y ways in
Christ, as + teach everywhere in every church(
!Ten thousand %nstructors# is the Greek word !paidagogos# and means
!boy8leader# $ servant8office to take children to school. They were
involved in training and disciplining of the children, but not in the
impartation of knowledge to adults.
$s the !Spirit of 5li6ah# is being released God is restoring spiritual
fathers who are able to impart revelation knowledge with a double
portion anointing.
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The "hurch is to be thought of as the family of God, the 9ather. %t is not
to be thought of as an organi:ation, association, or denomination. The
relationships should be as fathers to sons and daughters. 7e are His
body, His bride, His family.
!Spiritual 9athers# is not gender specific even as being !the bride of
"hrist# is not gender specific. %t is spiritual fathers and mothers imparting
to faithful spiritual sons and daughters in double portion.
e!ei"ing the Fathers Anointing
$aron and his four sons was a !fivefold ministry.# The &ualification for
priestly ministry was !sonship#, not !membership. They were chosen by
God, and not by man. %t began by $aron, the spiritual father being
anointed with oil which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. 5ven as $arons
sons were able to receive their fathers anointing, faithful sons and
daughters today are able to receive their spiritual fathers anointing in
double portion.
Psal' 133:1&3 >ehold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to
dwell together in unity@ +t is like the precious oil upon the head, running
down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his
gar'ents( +t is like the dew of Her'on, decending upon the 'ountains of
Aion7 for there the 2ord co''anded the blessing B life forever'ore(
"hrist the anointed one is the Head. The 0eard speaks of the maturity of
spiritual fathers and that same anointing flowing down upon the garments
which typifies spiritual sons. $s with double portion to double portion,
the farther the anointing flows the greater the anointing becomes. $s the
oil flows down the garment it becomes thicker and thicker even so the
stronger the anointing becomes as it flows down from generation to
generation. 7e see a picture of this as the woman with the issue of blood
reached down to touch the hem of /esus garment. Spiritual sons and
daughters must be aligned under the head and under spiritual fathers to
receive the generational double portion anointing.
#li$ah
%n ( ;ings (.< =,8=), 5li6ah was sent to a fatherless family, the widow of
>arephath who was powerless to provide for herself and her son.
9athers hearts are being turned to the fatherless in ministry. $s a
spiritual father, 5li6ah, was able to bring a miracle of supply to a
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previously !fatherless family?# He brought life back to a dead son. 5ven
so, spiritual fathers are able to bring life back to spiritually dead sons.
#li$ah % #lisha
1 Cings 1$:1;b 9!lishaDyou shall anoint as prophet in your place(
@s. (A8=( passed by B threw mantle on himCfollowed 5li6ah, and served
him
#li$ahs Anointing
Generational anointing is a double portion anointing
%n = ;ings =<D8(* 5li6ah struck /ordan with his mantle.
Elisha asked for double portion
7hen taken up in chariot of fire, 'y fatherC'y father speaking of the
relation ship they had.
$s the other prophets watched, he took up his mantle and struck /ordon
4iver and it also parted for him.
Then the Sons of 3rophets knew the spirit of Elijah rest upon Elisha.
The miracles recorded for 5li6ah are (). Those recorded for 5lisha are =D
eEactly the double portion he asked for.
Geha&i
The anointing can only be passed to faithful sons<
5lisha couldnt pass his anointing to his servant Geha:i and he was
buried with the fire still in his bones. %n = ;ings (+<=,,=(, we read how
when the dead man touched his bones he came alive.
#&e'iels (ision of the Dry )ones
5:ekiel +. 3rophesy to those bones
!6ekiel 3-:3,% And He said to 'e, 5*on of 'an, can these bones liveE5 *o
+ answered, 5. 2ord <od, )ou know(5 Again He said to 'e, 5Prophesy to
these bones, and say to the', F. dry bones, hear the word of the 2.,3@
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Fire in *y )ones
2a'entations 1:13a 5?ro' above He has sent fire into 'y bones(((5
ere'iah #0:$b DHis word was in 'y heart like a burning fire shut up in
'y bones7 + was weary of holding it back, and + could not(
Fire in *y Mouth
ere'iah =:1%b D+ will 'ake 4y words in your 'outh fireD
Fathers +*part Anointings and Giftings
,o'ans 1:11,1# ?or + long to see you, that + 'ay i'part to you so'e
spiritual gift, so that you 'ay be established&&That is, that + 'ay be
encouraged together with you by the 'utual faith both of you and 'e(
# Ti'othy 1:; Therefore + re'ind you to stir up the gift of <od which is
in you through the laying on of 'y hands(
Fathers Lay Foundations for Sons to )uild On
,o'ans 1=:#0 And so + have 'ade it 'y ai' to preach the gospel, not
where Christ was na'ed, lest + should build on another 'anFs
foundation,
1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of <od which was given to
'e, as a wise 'aster builder + have laid the foundation, and another
builds on it( >ut let each one take heed how he builds on it(
!phesians #:#0 Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, esus Christ Hi'self being the chief cornerstone,
)ringing Sons into Glory
Hebrews =<(, mentions 3auls !bringing many sons to gloryC#
Double ,ortion Anointing
ohn 1%:1# 4ost assuredly, + say to you, he who believes in 4e, the
works that + do he will do also7 and greater works than these he will do,
because + go to 4y father(
'any have not seen the greater works because each has sought his own
anointing without coming into a relationship with a spiritual father.
Generational Anointing
Brings double portion anointing - will release the greater works in
the end-time harest.
The first generation of "hurch ministered in an awesome anointing.
Gods plan 8 anointing increase with each successive generation.
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+saiah $:- .f the increase of His govern'ent and peace there shall be no
endDfro' henceforth even for everDG
9irst few generations changed the world.
However, got disconnected from the flow of generational anointing.
Moses
God imparted the anointing that was on !oses to his leaders
/u'bers 11:1- Then + will co'e down and talk with you there( + will
take of the *pirit that is upon you and will put the sa'e upon the'7 and
they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you 'ay not bear
it yourself alone(G
-oshua anointed as their leader
!oses imparted an anointing of wisdom to "oshua.
3euterono'y 3%:$ /ow oshua the son of /un was full of the spirit of
wisdo', for 4oses had laid his hands on hi'7 so the children of +srael
heeded hi', and did as the 2.,3 had co''anded 4oses(
Saul anointed to be .ing
1 *a'uel 10:1 Then *a'uel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head,
and kissed hi' and said: 9+s it not because the 2.,3 has anointed you
co''ander over His inheritanceE
Da"id anointed to be .ing
1 *a'uel 1;:13 Then *a'uel took the horn of oil and anointed hi' in
the 'idst of his brothers7 and the *pirit of the 2.,3 ca'e upon 3avid
fro' that day forward( *o *a'uel arose and went to ,a'ah(
Loosing the anointing
Saul lost the anointing when he tried to function in a priestly anointing
instead of his kingly anointing. 4ead ( Samuel (+<A8()
1 *a'uel 1;:1% >ut the *pirit of the 2.,3 departed fro' *aul, and a
distressing spirit fro' the 2.,3 troubled hi'(
All /ho /or' for God need to be anointed for ser"i!e.
)e&aleel0 a /or'*an
!"odus 31:#&= 9*ee, + have called by na'e >e6aleel the son of
Hri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of udah( And + have filled hi'
with the *pirit of <od, in wisdo', in understanding, in knowledge,
and in all 'anner of work'anship, to design artistic works, to
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work in gold, in silver, in bron6e, in cutting 8ewels for setting, in
carving wood, and to work in all 'anner of work'anship(G
Dea!ons
Acts ;:3 9Therefore, brethren, seek out fro' a'ong you seven
'en of good reputation, full of the Holy *pirit and wisdo', who'
we 'ay appoint over this business(
,aul0 an apostle
# Corinthians 1:#1 /ow He who establishes us with you in Christ
and has anointed us is <od(
Fun!tioning /ithout the anointing
Saul was re6ected by God because to attempted to operate outside
of his anointing. He was anointed to operate as a king, not as a
priest. 4ead ( Samuel (+<A8().
;ing F::iah, with his kingly anointing was very successful until
pride came in. He tried to function is a priestly anointing by
entering into the Sanctuary and burning incense. $s a result he
became a leper. = "hronicles =-< (-8=(
The anointing0 to be respe!ted as holy
$arons sons, adab and $bihu, died because they offered profane fire.
2eviticus 10:1,# Then /adab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his
censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before
the 2.,3, which He had not co''anded the'( *o fire went out fro' the
2.,3 and devoured the', and they died before the 2.,3( Then 4oses
said to Aaron, 9This is what the 2.,3 spoke, saying: I>y those who
co'e near 4e + 'ust be regarded as holy7 and before all the people +
'ust be glorified(: 9*o Aaron held his peace(
$aron was not even allowed to morn for his sons because of the
anointing that was upon his life.
Js( - 9)ou shall not go out fro' the door of the tabernacle of 'eeting,
lest you die, for the anointing oil of the 2.,3 is upon you(G C
0ecause of the anointing on their lives, they were not to drink wine or
intoEicating drink.
Js( $&11 93o not drink wine or into"icating drink, you, nor your sons
with you, when you go into the tabernacle of 'eeting, lest you die( +t
shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, 9that you 'ay
distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean,
9and that you 'ay teach the children of +srael all the statutes which the
2.,3 has spoken to the' by the hand of 4oses(G
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Conse1uen!es for disrespe!ting anointing
3eople, even kings, were forbidden to come against his anointed.
1 Chronicles 1;:#1,## He per'itted no 'an to do the' wrong7 yes, He
reproved kings for their sakes, saying, 93o not touch 4y anointed ones,
and do 4y prophets no har'(G
7hen 'iriam and $aron spoke against Gods anointed, 'oses, for
marrying an 5thiopian woman God called them apart and asked<
/u'bers 1#:1b&10 Khy then were you not afraid to speak against 4y
servant 4osesEG *o the anger of the 2.,3 was aroused against the',
and He departed( And when the cloud departed fro' above the
tabernacle, suddenly 4iria' beca'e leprous, as white as snow( Then
Aaron turned toward 4iria', and there she was, a leper(
T2# ANO+NT+NG0 S3,#NAT3AL A)+L+T4 AND S.+LL
The anointing can come in many different ways, for many different
purposes.
)e&aleel /as anointed as a s'illed !rafts*an
!"odus 31:1&; Then the 2.,3 spoke to 4oses, saying: 9*ee, + have
called by na'e >e6aleel the son of Hri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
udah( 9And + have filled hi' with the *pirit of <od, in wisdo', in
understanding, in knowledge, and in all 'anner of work'anship, 9to
design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bron6e, 9in cutting
8ewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all 'anner of
work'anship( 9And +, indeed +, have appointed with hi' Aholiab the
son of Ahisa'ach, of the tribe of 3an7 and + have put wisdo' in the
hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they 'ay 'ake all that + have
co''anded you:
Se"enty *en /ere anointed as leaders
/u'bers 11:1;,1-,#= *o the 2.,3 said to 4oses: 9<ather to 4e
seventy 'en of the elders of +srael, who' you know to be the elders of
the people and officers over the'7 bring the' to the tabernacle of
'eeting, that they 'ay stand there with you( 9Then + will co'e down and
talk with you there( + will take of the *pirit that is upon you and will put
the sa'e upon the'7 and they shall bear the burden of the people with
you, that you 'ay not bear it yourself alone(
Js( #= Then the 2.,3 ca'e down in the cloud, and spoke to hi', and
took of the *pirit that was upon hi', and placed the sa'e upon the
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seventy elders7 and it happened, when the *pirit rested upon the', that
they prophesied, although they never did so again(
-oshua /as anointed for /isdo*.
3euterono'y 3%:$ /ow oshua the son of /un was full of the spirit of
wisdo', for 4oses had laid his hands on hi'7 so the children of +srael
heeded hi', and did as the 2.,3 had co''anded 4oses(
Sa*uel /as anointed for spiritual /arfare.
# *a'uel ##:33 & 3= <od is 'y strength and power, and He 'akes 'y
way perfect( He 'akes 'y feet like the feet of deer, and sets 'e on 'y
high places( He teaches 'y hands to 'ake war, so that 'y ar's can
bend a bow of bron6e(
#lisha /as anointed to /or' double the *ira!les
# Cings #:$ And so it was, when they had crossed over, that !li8ah said
to !lisha, 9Ask@ Khat 'ay + do for you, before + a' taken away fro'
youEG And !lisha said, 9Please let a double portion of your spirit be
upon 'e(G
Js( 1% Then he took the 'antle of !li8ah that had fallen fro' hi', and
struck the water, and said, 9Khere is the 2.,3 <od of !li8ahEG And
when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that7 and
!lisha crossed over(
Da"id /as anointed for understanding and /isdo*5 along /ith the
three anointings to be 'ing.
0elsha::ars wife said regarding Ganiel<
3aniel =:11 9There is a 'an in your kingdo' in who' is the *pirit of the
Holy <od( And in the days of your father, light and understanding and
wisdo', like the wisdo' of the gods, were found in hi'D
There is an anointing of supernatural ability.
The anointing is a supernatural impartation of a real and tangible portion
of Gods Spirit upon the lives of those He has chosen. %t gives them a
special supernatural ability to function, minister and fulfill Gods call
upon their lives.
7ith the anointing we can do things beyond our own natural ability.
1 Corinthians 1:#- >ut <od has chosen the foolish things of the world to
put to sha'e the wise, and <od has chosen the weak things of the world
to put to sha'e the things which are 'ighty7
# Corinthians 1#:$ And He said to 'e, 94y grace is sufficient for you,
for 4y strength is 'ade perfect in weakness(G Therefore 'ost gladly +
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will rather boast in 'y infir'ities, that the power of Christ 'ay rest upon
'e(
'any have tried to work to their best of their ability for God. 7ith the
anointing we can eEperience God working to His ability through us.
!phesians 3:#0 /ow to Hi' who is able to do e"ceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
The anointing is to be on belie"ers today.
The anointing is an absolute necessity for fulfill our commission.
2uke #%:%$ 9>ehold, + send the Pro'ise of 4y ?ather upon you7 but
tarry in the city of erusale' until you are endued with power fro' on
high(G
Acts 1:%,=,1 And being asse'bled together with the', He co''anded
the' not to depart fro' erusale', but to wait for the Pro'ise of the
?ather, 9which,G He said, 9you have heard fro' 4e 9for ohn truly
bapti6ed with water, but you shall be bapti6ed with the Holy *pirit not
'any days fro' now(G
Js( 1 9>ut you shall receive power when the Holy *pirit has co'e upon
you7 and you shall be witnesses to 4e in erusale', and in all udea and
*a'aria, and to the end of the earth(G
The !hur!h prayed for a greater anointing of boldness /hen they
/ere fa!ed /ith perse!ution.
Acts %:#$&31 9/ow, 2ord, look on their threats, and grant to )our
servants that with all boldness they 'ay speak )our word, 9by stretching
out )our hand to heal, and that signs and wonders 'ay be done through
the na'e of )our holy *ervant esus(G And when they had prayed, the
place where they were asse'bled together was shaken7 and they were all
filled with the Holy *pirit, and they spoke the word of <od with boldness(
)elie"ers today are anointed for *ira!le e"angelis*.
Acts 1:1 9>ut you shall receive power when the Holy *pirit has co'e
upon you7 and you shall be witnesses to 4e in erusale', and in all
udea and *a'aria, and to the end of the earth(G
4ark 1;:1=&11 And He said to the', 9<o into all the world and preach
the gospel to every creature( 9He who believes and is bapti6ed will be
saved7 but he who does not believe will be conde'ned( 9And these signs
will follow those who believe: +n 4y na'e they will cast out de'ons7
they will speak with new tongues7 9they will take up serpents7 and if they
drink anything deadly, it will by no 'eans hurt the'7 they will lay hands
on the sick, and they will recover(G
Js( #0 And they went out and preached everywhere, the 2ord working
with the' and confir'ing the word through the acco'panying signs(
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Acts #:%3 Then fear ca'e upon every soul, and 'any wonders and signs
were done through the apostles(
,o'ans 1=:11,1$ ?or + will not dare to speak of any of those things
which Christ has not acco'plished through 'e, in word and deed, to
'ake the <entiles obedient in 'ighty signs and wonders, by the power of
the *pirit of <od, so that fro' erusale' and round about to +llyricu' +
have fully preached the gospel of Christ(
# Corinthians 1#:1# Truly the signs of an apostle were acco'plished
a'ong you with all perseverance, in signs and wonders and 'ighty
deeds(
1 Corinthians #: %,= And 'y speech and 'y preaching were not with
persuasive words of hu'an wisdo', but in de'onstration of the *pirit
and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdo' of 'en but in
the power of <od
1 Corinthians %:#0?or the kingdo' of <od is not in word but in power(
Acts 1$: 11,1# /ow <od worked unusual 'iracles by the hands of Paul,
so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought fro' his body to the
sick, and the diseases left the' and the evil spirits went out of the'(
Js( 10 And this continued for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia
heard the word of the 2ord esus, both ews and <reeks(
# Corinthians %:- >ut we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the
e"cellence of the power 'ay be of <od and not of us(
T2# ANO+NT+NG ON -#S3S
-esus !a*e as a *an.
Philippians #:=&1 2et this 'ind be in you which was also in Christ esus
who, being in the for' of <od, did not consider it robbery to be eLual
with <od, but 'ade Hi'self of no reputation, taking the for' of a
servant, and co'ing in the likeness of 'en( And being found in
appearance as a 'an, He hu'bled Hi'self and beca'e obedient to the
point of death, even the death of the cross(
ohn 1:3# And ohn bore witness, saying, 9+ saw the *pirit descending
fro' heaven like a dove, and He re'ained upon Hi'( And ohn bore
witness, saying, 9+ saw the *pirit descending fro' heaven like a dove,
and He re'ained upon Hi'(
Acts 10:31 9how <od anointed esus of /a6areth with the Holy *pirit
and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were
oppressed by the devil, for <od was with Hi'(
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-esus /as anointed to heal and deli"er.
Acts 10:31 9how <od anointed esus of /a6areth with the Holy *pirit
and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were
oppressed by the devil, for <od was with Hi'(
-esus /as anointed for *ira!le e"angelis*.
Acts 10:31 9how <od anointed esus of /a6areth with the Holy *pirit
and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were
oppressed by the devil, for <od was with Hi'(
ohn 10:3-,31 9+f + do not do the works of 4y ?ather, do not believe 4e7
9but if + do, though you do not believe 4e, believe the works, that you
'ay know and believe that the ?ather is in 4e, and + in Hi'(G
-esus anointing destroyed the yo'es of bondage.
1 ohn 3:1b ?or this purpose the *on of <od was 'anifested, that He
'ight destroy the works of the devil(
+saiah 10:#- MCJN And it shall co'e to pass in that day, that his burden
shall be taken away fro' off thy shoulder, and his yoke fro' off thy neck,
and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing(
2e /as anointed to *inister.
2uke %:11 9The *pirit of the 2ord is upon 4e, because He has anointed
4e to preach the gospel to the poor( He has sent 4e to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of
sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
2is anointing /as /ithout *easure.
ohn 3:3% MCJN ?or he who' <od hath sent speaketh the words of <od:
for <od giveth not the *pirit by 'easure unto hi'(
The anointing can be measured. The anointing that was upon 'oses
came upon his leaders in measure.
/u'bers 11:1- And + will co'e down and talk with thee there: and + will
take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon the'7 and they
shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself
alone(
Js( #= And the 2.,3 ca'e down in a cloud, and spake unto hi', and
took of the spirit that was upon hi', and gave it unto the seventy elders:
and it ca'e to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon the', they
prophesied, and did not cease
The anointing that came upon /esus was an anointing without measure.
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)elie"ers are anointed to do e"en greater /or's.
0elievers individually receive the anointing with measure, however
together, as His body the church, we have received his anointing without
measure.
ohn 1%:1# 94ost assuredly, + say to you, he who believes in 4e, the
works that + do he will do also7 and greater works than these he will do,
because + go to 4y ?ather(
Greater must be in number of years, number of ministers, or number of
miracles.
'ary told the servants,
ohn #:= His 'other said to the servants, 9Khatever He says to you, do
it(G
T2# )#L+#(#S ANO+NT+NG
There are three *a$or anointings0 )elie"ers Anointing %
Ministerial Anointing % Corporate Anointing
0elievers $nointing is the anointing within a believer.
'inisterial $nointing is the anointing upon an individual to minister to
others.
"orporate $nointing is the greater anointing that comes upon a gathering of
believers, operating in unity.
This section is on the 0elievers $nointing.
1 ohn #:#- >ut the anointing which you have received fro' Hi'
abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you7 but as
the sa'e anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true,
and is not a lie, and 8ust as it has taught you, you will abide in
Hi'(
The abiding anointing was not available to OT believers. %t is the
indwelling power of the Holy Spirit is within believers today.
"ertain OT believers received a ministerial anointing upon them
for a specific function as either a prophet, priest, or king.
Fnlike the ordinary OT believers who depended upon guidance
from anointed prophets, T believers have an inner witness that
comes from the within.
The believers anointing within can be increased.
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+n!reasing in the )elie"ers anointing
By growing in worship# we grow in glory
# Corinthians 3:11 >ut we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in
a 'irror the glory of the 2ord, are being transfor'ed into the
sa'e i'age fro' glory to glory, 8ust as by the *pirit of the 2ord(
Gro/ing in Faith
By growing in the $ord# we grow in faith.
,o'ans 10:1- *o then faith co'es by hearing, and hearing by the
word of <od(
7e all receive a measure of faith
,o'ans 1#:3 b <od has dealt to each one a 'easure of faith(
9aith comes by hearing the !4hema#
,o'ans 10:1- *o then faith co'es by hearing, and hearing by the
word of <od(
Our faith grows eEceedingly
# Thessalonians 1:3Ke are bound to thank <od always for you,
brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows e"ceedingly, and
the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other,
Our faith is increased
# Corinthians 10:1= not boasting of things beyond 'easure, that
is, in other 'en:s labors, but having hope, that as your faith is
increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere,
The believers anointing within us increases in proportion to our
faith.
,o'ans 1#:; Having then gifts differing according to the grace
that is given to us, let us use the': if prophecy, let us prophesy in
proportion to our faith7
Those full of faith were full of anointing and power.
Acts ;:=b DAnd they chose *tephen, a 'an full of faith and the
Holy *pirit, and PhilipDetc(
Acts 11:#% ?or he M>arnabasN was a good 'an, full of the Holy
*pirit and of faith( And a great 'any people were added to the
2ord(
Those who lacked faith could not operate in the anointing that
/esus gave them
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4atthew 10:1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to
Hi', He gave the' power over unclean spirits, to cast the' out,
and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease(
4atthew 1-:1$,#0 Then the disciples ca'e to esus privately and
said, 9Khy could we not cast hi' outEG *o esus said to the',
9>ecause of your unbelief7 for assuredly, + say to you, if you have
faith as a 'ustard seed, you will say to this 'ountain, I4ove fro'
here to there,: and it will 'ove7 and nothing will be i'possible for
you(
Gro/ing in Gra!e
0y growing in prayer, we grow in grace
# Peter 3:11a but grow in the grace and knowledge of our
2ord and *avior esus Christ
$s grace increases, the anointing increases.
,o'ans 1#:; Having then gifts differing according to the
grace that is given to us, let us use the': if prophecy, let us
prophesy in proportion to our faith7
Grace for salvation
!phesians #:1 ?or by grace you have been saved through
faith, and that not of yourselves7 it is the gift of <od,
Grace grows as we grow in knowledge of /esus "hrist.
# Peter 1:# <race and peace be 'ultiplied to you in the
knowledge of <od and of esus our 2ord,
Grace and anointing related
!phesians 3:- of which + MPaulN beca'e a 'inister
according to the gift of the grace of <od given to 'e by the
effective working of His power(
<alatians #:1,$ Mfor He who worked effectively in Peter for
the apostleship to the circu'cised also worked effectively in
'e toward the <entilesN, and when a'es, Cephas, and
ohn, who see'ed to be pillars, perceived the grace that
had been given to 'e, they gave 'e and >arnabas the right
hand of fellowship, that we should go to the <entiles and
they to the circu'cised(
$s we grow in grace we grow in the anointing
# Peter 3:11a but grow in the grace and knowledge of our
2ord and *avior esus Christ(
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ohn 1:1; And of His fullness we have all received, and
grace for grace(
Gro/ing in Glory
7e grow in the anointing by growing in glory.
7hen the glory of God is present, the anointing in increased.
!"odus %0:3% Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of 'eeting,
and the glory of the 2.,3 filled the tabernacle(
# Chronicles =:13,1% indeed it ca'e to pass, when the tru'peters
and singers were as one, to 'ake one sound to be heard in
praising and thanking the 2.,3, and when they lifted up their
voice with the tru'pets and cy'bals and instru'ents of 'usic, and
praised the 2.,3, saying: 9?or He is good, for His 'ercy
endures forever,G that the house, the house of the 2.,3, was
filled with a cloud so that the priests could not continue
'inistering because of the cloud7 for the glory of the 2.,3 filled
the house of <od(
# Corinthians 3:11 >ut we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in
a 'irror the glory of the 2ord, are being transfor'ed into the
sa'e i'age fro' glory to glory, 8ust as by the *pirit of the 2ord(
3aul prayed for those who had already received the $cts (<D
1dunamis2 power to increase in that glory and power 1dunamis2.
!phesians 3 1%,1;,1-,#0 ?or this reason + bow 'y knees to the
?ather of our 2ord esus Christ, Dthat He would grant you,
according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with 'ight
Mduna'isN through His *pirit in the inner 'an, that Christ 'ay
dwell in your hearts through faith7 that you, being rooted and
grounded in love,
Js( #0 /ow to Hi' who is able to do e"ceedingly abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works
in us,
He was actually praying for an increase in the anointing within the
1the believers anointing2. The steps to increasing the believers
anointing is also the steps to increasing the ministerial and
corporate anointing.
Fi"e signs of the belie"ers anointing
4ark 1;:1-,11 9And these signs will follow those who believe: +n
4y na'e they will cast out de'ons7 they will speak with new
tongues7 9they will take up serpents7 and if they drink anything
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deadly, it will by no 'eans hurt the'7 they will lay hands on the
sick, and they will recover(G
Cast out de'ons && *peak with new tongues B Take up serpents B
/ot hurt by deadly drink B 2ay hands on the *ick
Guidan!e by the belie"ers anointing
0y the anointing within we are led primarily by an !inner witness.#
7e operate in the revelation gifts of the Holy Spirit and can
discern the spirit and source of manifestations by the !inner
witness# of the anointing within.
Hebrews =:1% >ut solid food belongs to those who are of full age,
that is, those who by reason of use have their senses e"ercised to
discern both good and evil(
7e must keep developing in the believers anointing 1the anointing
within2 through the 7ord, prayer and worship until we are doing
the works 1and greater works2 of /esus. Fntil all of the signs of the
believers are following us in our daily life and ministry.
2o/ to per!ei"e the tangible anointing
Elisha B 5ven though 5lisha was anointed as a prophet, he had to
receive, tap into and draw upon the anointing to function as a
prophet. The armies of %srael, /udah and 'oab were caught in a
desperate situation. 7hen called upon by /ehoshaphat, king of
/udah to prophesy, he called upon a musician to play. He knew
how to receive, tap into and draw upon the anointing before he
prophesied.
# Cings 3:1= 9>ut now bring 'e a 'usician(G And it happened,
when the 'usician played, that the hand of the 2.,3 ca'e upon
hi'(
He then began to prophesy the 7ord of the Hord that brought
supernatural deliverance. The glory released in worship will bring
a tangible anointing to function in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Elijah B 5li6ah learned to perceive the anointing by being a servant
to 5li6ah. He had an unstoppable desire for a double portion of the
anointing. 7hen 5li6ahs mantle 1a symbol of the anointing2 fell on
5li6ah, he still had to learn how to perceive that anointing. 7hen
he arrived back at the /ordon river where his first miracle took
place there, he with a note of uncertainty asked, !7here is the
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Hord God of 5li6ahI# Over the years of his ministry, he became
more in touch, confident and bold with the anointing that was upon
him.
$s we grow in the anointing, we can more easily discern our
natural emotional feelings in the area of our souls, from the
supernatural feelings that come from the anointing in the area of
our spirits.
"esus B /esus could feel the anointing flow out of him.
4ark =:30 And esus, i''ediately knowing in Hi'self that power
had gone out of Hi', turned around in the crowd and said, 9Kho
touched 4y clothesEG
Feeling the anointing
The anointing is so real and tangible, that we can feel it. %t can feel
like electricity, heat or as a tingling sensation. There may be times
when we feel so light, it feels like our feet are not touching the
ground. Sometimes its comes as the !;abod# or weight of glory,
with a feeling of heaviness or as if a hand or pressure is upon us.
There are many ways in which we eEperience or feel the anointing.
%aniel B 3aniel 10:10,11 And, behold, an hand touched 'e, which
set 'e upon 'y knees and upon the pal's of 'y hands( And he
said unto 'e, . 3aniel, a 'an greatly beloved, understand the
words that + speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee a' +
now sent( And when he had spoken this word unto 'e, + stood
tre'bling(
E&ekiel B !6ekiel 3:1% *o the spirit lifted 'e up, and took 'e
away, and + went in bitterness, in the heat of 'y spirit7 but the
hand of the 2.,3 was strong upon 'e(
'aul B1 *a'uel 10:; 9Then the *pirit of the 2.,3 will co'e upon
you, and you will prophesy with the' and be turned into another
'an(
Js( 10 Khen they ca'e there to the hill, there was a group of
prophets to 'eet hi'7 then the *pirit of <od ca'e upon hi', and
he prophesied a'ong the'(
%aid B # *a'uel #3:# 9The *pirit of the 2.,3 spoke by 'e, and
His word was on 'y tongue(
Psal's %=:1 4y heart is overflowing with a good the'e7 + recite
'y co'position concerning the Cing7 4y tongue is the pen of a
ready writer.
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"eremiah B ere'iah =:1%b D+ will 'ake 4y words in your
'outh fireD
ere'iah #0:$b >ut His word was in 'y heart like a burning fire
shut up in 'y bones7 + was weary of holding it back, and + could
not(
The %isciples B 2uke #%:3# And they said to one another, 93id
not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road,
and while He opened the *criptures to usEG
There are many ways the anointing is manifest in our bodies. The more
we move and minister in the anointing the easier it is to discern. %f we do
not feel the anointing within, we can minister by faith on Gods 7ord,
we can draw from the ministerial anointing that is upon us, or we can
activate the anointing within us by the 7ord, prayer and worship.
'any times as we are teaching the 7ord, God will suddenly &uicken a
4hema 7ord in our spirits and we feel a sudden surge of faith and the
anointing within us. 'any times when we are praying in the Spirit or
with our understanding, suddenly with a surge of overwhelming
anointing and grace we begin to pray a prophetic prayer by revelation or
we begin to prophesy the 7ord of the Hord. 'any times when we are
worshipping the Hord, an overwhelming anointing of Gods glory will be
released in a spontaneous prophetic !song of the Hord.# 7hen this
happens there is an instant surge in the corporate anointing to a higher
level.
The Anointing re!ei"ed5 stored and trans*itted
4eceived B The anointing oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
Hebrew word for anointing< !mischah# means smearing. %n
anointing, much oil was poured out, enough to flow down all the
way to the hem of the garment.
Psal' 133:1,# >ehold, how good and how pleasant it is ?or
brethren to dwell together in unity@ +t is like the precious oil upon
the head, ,unning down on the beard, The beard of Aaron,
,unning down on the edge of his gar'ents(
Greek word for anointing< !chrisma# means !a rubbing in#, a
tangible impartation of the substance of the anointing upon a
person when he or she is anointed.
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'tored ( as in The Bones of Elisha)
# Cings 13:#1 *o it was, as they were burying a 'an, that
suddenly they spied a band of raiders7 and they put the 'an in the
to'b of !lisha7 and when the 'an was let down and touched the
bones of !lisha, he revived and stood on his feet(
The handkerchiefs and aprons of *aul)
$cts (A<((,(= ow God worked unusual miracles by the hands of
3aul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his
body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went
out of them.
$cts *<(* so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid
them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of 3eter passing
by might fall on some of them the evil spirits went out of them.
The clothing of "esus)
4ark =:#-&#$ Khen she heard about esus, she ca'e behind Hi'
in the crowd and touched His gar'ent7 for she said, 9+f only + 'ay
touch His clothes, + shall be 'ade well(G +''ediately the fountain
of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was
healed of the affliction(
4ark ;:=; Kherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the
country, they laid the sick in the 'arketplaces, and begged Hi'
that they 'ight 8ust touch the border of His gar'ent( And as 'any
as touched Hi' were 'ade well
2uke ;:1$ And the whole 'ultitude sought to touch Hi', for power
went out fro' Hi' and healed the' all(
The shadow of *eter)
The body of believers< 'ark (-<(Db Cthey will lay hands on the
sick, and they will recover.#
Transmitted -- By +ontact
/esus ministered by the laying on of hands. He said believers will
lay their hands on the sick and they shall recover. The laying on of
hands makes contact like a electrical wire so the healing anointing
can flow from the body of an anointed believer into the body of the
sick. 9aith that the healing power will flow, however is the switch
that allows it to flow. %n an eEpression of faith, the woman
eEclaimed< !the moment % touch Him % shall be made whole.#
/esus said to her, !7oman, your faith has made you whole.#
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The anointing is so real that it can easily be conducted through
natural materials like cotton or linen. The stronger the anointing,
the easier it is to transmit. Hike high power electricity arching
across a gap or lightening arching from a supercharged cloud to the
ground, the higher the more powerful the anointing, the easier it is
to transmit.
T2# GLO4 AND T2# ANO+NT+NG
Glory is the manifested presence of God. %t is the manifested presence of
"hrist, The $nointed One. Therefore we can not separate the glory from
the anointing.
Hebrew word for glory< !;abod# means a weight or heaviness. Often the
anointing comes with a feeling of weightiness.
# Corinthians %:1- ?or our light affliction, which is but for a 'o'ent, is
working for us a far 'ore e"ceeding and eternal weight of glory,
The Greek word for glory< !GoEa# means !appearance, manifestation,
magnificence, splendid array, radiance, da::ling luster.# These too are
manifestations of the anointing.
7hen the anointing is manifested in a believer there is often a radiance of
the light of Gods presence.
+saiah ;0:1,# Arise, shine7 ?or your light has co'e@ and the glory of the
2.,3 is risen upon you( ?or behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
and deep darkness the people7 but the 2.,3 will arise over you, and His
glory will be seen upon you(
!"odus 3%:30 *o when Aaron and all the children of +srael saw 4oses,
behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to co'e near
hi'(
'oses had been in the presence of God. The more time we spend in the
presence of "hrist, the $nointed One, the greater the anointing increases
in our lives. 7e progress !from glory to glory.#
# Corinthians 3:11 >ut we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a
'irror the glory of the 2ord, are being transfor'ed into the sa'e i'age
fro' glory to glory, 8ust as by the *pirit of the 2ord(
$s we worship God in Spirit and in truth, the glory and anointing of God
increases. On the day they dedicated the Temple, the glory and anointing
increased to the degree that the priest could no longer stand to minister
because of the !kabod# or weightiness of the glory.
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# Chronicles =:13,1% indeed it ca'e to pass, when the tru'peters and
singers were as one, to 'ake one sound to be heard in praising and
thanking the 2.,3, and when they lifted up their voice with the tru'pets
and cy'bals and instru'ents of 'usic, and praised the 2.,3, saying:
9?or He is good, for His 'ercy endures forever,G that the house, the
house of the 2.,3, was filled with a cloud so that the priests could not
continue 'inistering because of the cloud7 for the glory of the 2.,3
filled the house of <od(
The Glory and anointing continued to increase until it was not possible to
enter the Temple.
# Chronicles -: 1&3 /ow when *olo'on had finished praying, fire ca'e
down fro' heaven and consu'ed the burnt offering and the sacrifices7
and the glory of the 2.,3 filled the te'ple And the priests could not
enter the house of the 2.,3, because the glory of the 2.,3 had filled
the 2ord:s house( Khen all the children of +srael saw how the fire ca'e
down, and the glory of the 2.,3 on the te'ple, they bowed their faces
to the ground on the pave'ent, and worshiped and praised the 2.,3,
saying: 9?or He is good, for His 'ercy endures forever(G
The glory and the anointing are also manifestations of The Holy Spirit.
"hrist 1The $nointed One2 was raised from the dead by the !glory of the
9ather.#
,o'ans ;:%b DChrist was raised fro' the dead by the glory of the
?atherD
!The glory of the 9ather# is identified as The Holy Spirit who raised
/esus from the dead.
,o'ans 1:11 >ut if the *pirit of Hi' who raised esus fro' the dead
dwells in you, He who raised Christ fro' the dead will also give life to
your 'ortal bodies through His *pirit who dwells in you(
The glory and the anointing are manifestations of the presence of The
Holy Spirit who dwells in us. 7e can not separate the believers
anointing and glory from the indwelling presence of The Holy Spirit.
2o/ to de"elop in the glory and anointing
Spend time is His presence in intense worship, beholding the glory of the
Hord.
# Corinthians 3:11 >ut we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in
a 'irror the glory of the 2ord, are being transfor'ed into the
sa'e i'age fro' glory to glory, 8ust as by the *pirit of the 2ord(
"alled by His glory, we become partakers of His divine nature as we
increase in our knowledge of Him through the promises of His 7ord.
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# Peter 1:#&%a <race and peace be 'ultiplied to you in the
knowledge of <od and of esus our 2ord, as His divine power has
given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the
knowledge of Hi' who called us by glory and virtue, by which
have been given to us e"ceedingly great and precious pro'ises,
that through these you 'ay be partakers of the divine natureD
Through persecution and affliction for the sake of the gospel, a far more
eEceeding manifestation of Gods glory and anointing comes into our
lives.
# Corinthians %:1- ?or our light affliction, which is but for a
'o'ent, is working for us a far 'ore e"ceeding and eternal weight
of glory,
1 Peter %:1% +f you are reproached for the na'e of Christ, blessed
are you, for the *pirit of glory and of <od rests upon you( .n their
part He is blasphe'ed, but on your part He is glorified(
7e can also develop in a corporate anointing of the manifested glory of
Gods presence in a place where we come into unity with other believers
who are seeking Him.
4atthew 11:#0 9?or where two or three are gathered together in
4y na'e, + a' there in the 'idst of the'(G
ohn 1-:#1&#3 9that they all 'ay be one, as )ou, ?ather, are in
4e, and + in )ou7 that they also 'ay be one in Hs, that the world
'ay believe that )ou sent 4e( 9And the glory which )ou gave 4e
+ have given the', that they 'ay be one 8ust as Ke are one: 9+ in
the', and )ou in 4e7 that they 'ay be 'ade perfect in one, and
that the world 'ay know that )ou have sent 4e, and have loved
the' as )ou have loved 4e(
This corporate anointing of God,s glory was manifested throughout
'cripture.
!"odus %0:3% Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of 'eeting, and the
glory of the 2.,3 filled the tabernacle(
Acts #:# And suddenly there ca'e a sound fro' heaven, as of a rushing
'ighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting(
Acts %:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were
asse'bled together was shaken7 and they were all filled with the Holy
*pirit, and they spoke the word of <od with boldness(
Acts 1;:#; *uddenly there was a great earthLuake, so that the
foundations of the prison were shaken7 and i''ediately all the doors
were opened and everyone:s chains were loosed(
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-s belieers indiidually and corporately deelop and increase in the
glory and anointing of God# the knowledge of .is glory will fill this
earth.
+saiah %0:= the glory of the 2.,3 shall be revealed, and all flesh shall
see it together7 for the 'outh of the 2.,3 has spoken(G
# Corinthians %:; ?or it is the <od who co''anded light to shine out of
darkness who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of <od in the face of esus Christ
Habakkuk #:1% ?or the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the
glory of the 2.,3, as the waters cover the sea(
T2# ANO+NT+NG TO M+N+ST#
The anointing to minister is an anointing that comes upon a believer to
function in a certain ministry gifting. There are the five8fold ministry
gifts to disciple and e&uip the saints and there are other ministry gifts
such as the ministry of helps, governments, administration, giving, mercy
and eEhortation. $n anointing will come upon a believer who is called to
minister or function in any of these ministry gifts. 7ith that anointing
comes a supernatural enabling to function in the realm of the calling of
God upon our lives.
This anointing is different than the anointing that is within every believer.
%t is an anointing to function supernaturally in a specific area of ministry.
%t is an anointing upon that is in addition to the anointing within.
%n the Old Testament, the anointing only came upon those called to
function as prophets, priest or kings. /esus was !"hrist< The $nointed
One.# He was anointed to function in each of the ministry giftings. He
functioned as a 3rophet, a 3riest and as a ;ing. He was anointed to
function in each of the fivefold ministry giftings listed in 5phesian
chapter four.
!phesians %:11 And He Hi'self gave so'e to be apostles, so'e
prophets, so'e evangelists, and so'e pastors and teachers,
The 2ealing Anointing
2uke %:11 5The *pirit of the 2ord is upon 4e, because He has
anointed 4e to preach the gospel to the poor( He has sent 4e to
heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and
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recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are
oppressed,
Acts 10:31 5how <od anointed esus of /a6areth with the Holy
*pirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all
who were oppressed by the devil, for <od was with Hi'
-esus *inistered in different anointings.
2uke =:1- /ow it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching,
that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who
had co'e out of every town of <alilee, udea, and erusale'( And
the power of the 2ord was present to heal the'(
4ark =:30 And esus, i''ediately knowing in Hi'self that power
had gone out of Hi', turned around in the crowd and said, 5Kho
touched 4y clothesE5
4atthew 1%:3%&3; Khen they had crossed over, they ca'e to the
land of <ennesaret( And when the 'en of that place recogni6ed
Hi', they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to
Hi' all who were sick, and begged Hi' that they 'ight only touch
the he' of His gar'ent( And as 'any as touched it were 'ade
perfectly well(
2uke ;:1$ And the whole 'ultitude sought to touch Hi', for power
went out fro' Hi' and healed the' all(
Acts 1$:11,1# /ow <od worked unusual 'iracles by the hands of
Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought fro' his
body to the sick, and the diseases left the' and the evil spirits went
out of the'(
ohn -:3-&3$ .n the last day, that great day of the feast, esus
stood and cried out, saying, 5+f anyone thirsts, let hi' co'e to 4e
and drink( 5He who believes in 4e, as the *cripture has said, out
of his heart will flow rivers of living water(5 ohn >ut this He
spoke concerning the *pirit, who' those believing in Hi' would
receive7 for the Holy *pirit was not yet given, because esus was
not yet glorified(
4atthew 10:1 And when He had called His twelve disciples to
Hi', He gave the' power over unclean spirits, to cast the' out,
and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease(
T2# CO,OAT# ANO+NT+NG
The "orporate $nointing is the greater anointing that comes upon a
gathering of believers, operating in unity.
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Dedi!ation of the Te*ple
otice the words !without keeping to their divisions# in the Scripture
below. The priests came together as one to worship the Hord. There is
more anointing when we as believers come together in unity.
# Chronicles =:11&1% And it ca'e to pass when the priests ca'e out of
the 4ost Holy Place Mfor all the priests who were present had sanctified
the'selves, without keeping to their divisionsN, and the 2evites who were
the singers, all those of Asaph and He'an and eduthun, with their sons
and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white
linen, having cy'bals, stringed instru'ents and harps, and with the'
one hundred and twenty priests sounding with tru'pets & indeed it ca'e
to pass, when the tru'peters and singers were as one, to 'ake one sound
to be heard in praising and thanking the 2.,3, and when they lifted up
their voice with the tru'pets and cy'bals and instru'ents of 'usic, and
praised the 2.,3, saying: 5?or He is good, for His 'ercy endures
forever,5 that the house, the house of the 2.,3, was filled with a cloud,
so that the priests could not continue 'inistering because of the cloud7
for the glory of the 2.,3 filled the house of <od(
The #arlly )eli"ers
Acts #:%;&%- *o continuing daily with one accord in the te'ple, and
breaking bread fro' house to house, they ate their food with gladness
and si'plicity of heart, praising <od and having favor with all the
people( And the 2ord added to the church daily those who were being
saved(
Acts %:1-,11 5>ut so that it spreads no further a'ong the people, let us
severely threaten the', that fro' now on they speak to no 'an in this
na'e(5 And they called the' and co''anded the' not to speak at all
nor teach in the na'e of esus(
Acts %:#3,#% And being let go, they went to their own co'panions and
reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to the'( *o when
they heard that, they raised their voice to <od with one accord and said:
52ord, )ou are <od, who 'ade heaven and earth and the sea, and all
that is in the',
Acts %:#$&33 5/ow, 2ord, look on their threats, and grant to )our
servants that with all boldness they 'ay speak )our word, 5by stretching
out )our hand to heal, and that signs and wonders 'ay be done through
the na'e of )our holy *ervant esus(5 And when they had prayed, the
place where they were asse'bled together was shaken7 and they were all
filled with the Holy *pirit, and they spoke the word of <od with boldness(
/ow the 'ultitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul7
neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own,
but they had all things in co''on( And with great power the apostles
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gave witness to the resurrection of the 2ord esus( And great grace was
upon the' all(
Gods ,lan has al/ays been0 6For God so lo"ed the /orld
that 2e ga"e 2is only begotten Son5 that /hoe"er belie"es
in 2i* should not perish but ha"e e"erlasting life.
-ohn 7089
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