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Many people have come to me and have asked me a number of questions regarding the anointing. Many times I have been able to give  "escape" answers;the one that makes someone not to ask any further. But is that what God really  wants from us? Escape answers? No beloved. So this caused me to go into an intensive study about the anointing of God.

Many people have come to me and have asked me a number of questions regarding the anointing. Many times I have been able to give  "escape" answers;the one that makes someone not to ask any further. But is that what God really  wants from us? Escape answers? No beloved. So this caused me to go into an intensive study about the anointing of God.

Have you ever wondered:

• What Does it Mean to be Anointed?
• What is the Anointing?
• Who Is Anointed?
• How Do I Know if I am Anointed by God?
• What are the Different Anointing?
• How Do I Receive an Anointing?
• Why Does God Anoint People?
• What is an Individual Anointing?
• What is a Corporate Anointing?

THE ANOINTING PART 1

Many people want to find out about the anointing. Very few people teach about it nowadays. I've been working on this teaching for a couple of weeks now and I'm so happy to finally write something about it. The Lord has been giving me lots of revelations,they may not be new to others but they are definitely new to me.
  
This is a brief summary from the series I'm having at church about being anointed.

What is the Anointing?

To anoint means to smear or rub with oil.

New Testament Greek words for "anoint" are chrio which means to smear with oil,by implication it's to consecrate for office or religious work according to Strongs Hebrew and Greek Bible.

The etymology and most prolific studies about the anointing that I found out as I carried on my study about the anointing while I was in Zimbabwe has to be about the shepherds and the sheep. Shepherds  would face an impossible task to protect their sheep when insects would strike. Some insects would go in the ears of the sheep and the sheep would die. So the shepherds came up with a way to protect their sheep. They would pour oil on the sheep or anoint the ears of the sheep. This would prevent the insects from entering the ears of the sheep.

Therefore the oil became a symbol of blessing ,protection and empowerment. My father in the Lord(Prophet Passion Java) taught me that it is not the oil that has power,but the God that has come into contact with the oil. Many people think oil will solve their problems,no,the God in contact with the oil will. God can touch anything and it can be a symbol of power and blessings.

I would like to believe that the anointing is a supernatural ability God gives to a man(male and female ) to perform supernatural things in this natural earth.

JESUS THE CHRIST(Anointed One)

There is no doubt that Jesus was the Anointed One of God. Let's take a closer look at how His anointing came about.

Scripture Study:

● "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." [Acts:10:38]

●"But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you" [1Jn:2:27]

The first thing we have to recognize is that God anoints His people - for a purpose!
He anointed Jesus, and he anoints His children.

Why? 
Look closely at the scripture found in 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."

Notice first of all that the Scripture doesn't say: "How God anointed Jesus the Son of God with the Holy Ghost...."

No! What is says is that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth(the man). You see, what so many Christians don't understand is that even though Jesus was the only begotten Son of God - He left all of His power and glory in Heaven and came to earth in the same form as every other man. 

●"And being found in the fashion of a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." [Phil:2:8]

●"Wherefore in all things it pleased Him (Jesus) to be made like unto his brethren,.." [Heb:2:17]

This means that :
• He was born a man
• He lived on earth as a man
• As a man He had no more power than you or I
• He hungered and thirsted as a man
• He suffered as a man
• He died as a man

Why do I point these things out? Many might feel like everything was easy for Jesus just because he was the Son of God. He was found in the fashion of men,meaning as you and I he had to go through somethings. But I believe God made Him (Jesus) go through all of that so that Jesus may be able to understand the people He would have to minister to. For instance,if Jesus came here as God,He would not understand if someone said to Him I'm hungry or someone went to Him and said I'm hurting. Why? Because he would not have gone through that. So God put Him through all that so Jesus can be able to understand our lifestyle. I believe Mary gave Jesus a hiding every now and then. [Laughs]
So God anointed Jesus the Son of Man.

It's very important that I point this out while on this. I asked Prophet Passion Java one time as to when is he going to ordain me? Because I thought that one has to be ordained first before going into ministry; meaning oil has to be poured over me and I have to be blessed before I head out to the world.

"No man can ordain you,only God can ordain you. Just like Jeremiah,God told him He had ordained him while he was still in his mother's womb. When people anoint with oil it's just a symbol of what God has already done." Said Papa Prophet Passion.

Many people are anointed with oil but still most can't step into the supernatual because you must be anointed by the Holy Spirit first. They even get oil from Israel but nothing changes. It's because the Holy Spirit is the one that gives us the unction to function. Have you ever wondered why some people around you have been prayed for by so many different men of God but nothing changed? It's because the Holy Spirit has not yet released power upon them.

The Anointing Brings Power

It is extremely important to notice in the Gospels that Jesus never did even one miracle 
until He was anointed by the Holy Ghost. It was only after the Spirit of God (the Holy Ghost) descended upon Him that he began His ministry. [Mt:3:16].

Regardless of what many think - There is no Biblical evidence that Jesus ever performed any miracles, nor did he enter into ministry until after He received the Holy Spirit - and the power that comes with the infilling (anointing) of the Holy Ghost. All this time Jesus was in preparation so that when the time comes, He doesn't still have to waste more years trying to prepare for what He should be ready for. If you know your purpose in life,don't wait for the opportunity to come first before you start preparing,make sure you're always ready.

It is also important to note that Jesus also told the disciples not to go anywhere, or do anything, (not even to witness) until they had received the power (anointing).

"But you shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost is come upon you ... " [Acts:1:8]

After receiving power (anointing),you can now go to all parts of the world preaching the Gospel. Because when the anointing comes upon you, even though there will be persecutions around you,they are not to bring you down but to encourage you and strengthen you. When receiving the anointing, you receive the ability to do things with ease. People who want to move around without receiving the anointing will have struggles along the way. A typical example of the  seven sons of Sceva.

"And the evil spirit answered and said,Jesus and Paul I know,but who are you?"... [Acts 19:13-17]

Anointed By God:

There are indeed many different kinds of  anointing, none of which are without importance. Yet, the most important thing for us to realize is that every born-again child of God has received the Spirit of God - and thereby an anointing of the Spirit.

Every born-again child of God has received the indwelling of the Holy Ghost. This is not to be confused with the infilling or the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is a completely separate experience - but every born-again believer has received the Spirit of God.

"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; ...." [1Cor:2:12]

".... but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." [Rom:8:15]

"...In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise," [Eph:1:13]

ANOINTINGS IN GIFTS

When God calls someone into the 5-fold ministry(Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher) He anoints them with supernatural power and ability to carry out the functions of that office. When we understand this it becomes easy to recognize those who are called and anointed by God for the office they stand in because they seem to have a supernatural endowment to carry out the functions of that office with ease and excellence.

It also becomes easy to recognize when someone is notcalled and anointed to an office because they are not able to perform the duties of that office in a manner consistent with the excellence required by the Lord for that office. Everything is a struggle for them, and the enemy seems to constantly be able to overcome them and their goals.

It is important to mention here that no one should ever attempt to stand in a ministry office without the call of God and the anointing that comes with the office. Not only is it dangerous for the individual personally to attempt to stand in one of the 5-fold ministry offices if they have not been called and anointed to that office - but it can also bring great harm to the body of Christ. [Read what happened to Aaron and Miriam when they tried to stand in an office that they were not called to by God: Numbers 12:1-10]

SPECIAL ANOINTINGS

Every born-again person has the Spirit in them - and thereby is enabled by the Spirit to be used in ALL of the gifts of the Spirit [1Cor:12:7-11] whenever the Spirit wills and to the level that they are willing to be used by Him.

However, the Lord does grant special anointings to certain individuals who seem to be able to operate in ahigher degree of various gifts. I have seen, and known individuals who operate in a higher degree of the gifts of healing than most other people, and still others where theWord of knowledge is in manifestation to a greater degree than in others. These special anointings are granted by the Lord for whatever reason He chooses and they are notsomething that someone can just simply call upon at their own discretion. it is as the Spirit wills [1Cor:12:11]

Additionally, every born-again person is anointed to somedegree to be a help [1Cor:12:28] to the body of Christ and to assist in the many different needs of the ministry as they are needed and called upon by the Pastor and other Leaders of the Church.

Yet, I have seen and known individuals that seem to operate in certain areas with a greater anointing than others in the area of helps, administration, etc. Again, this is something that the Lord anoints them to do for a specific reason and it is not something that we, on our own can just scoop up at will

I hope I have been able to bless you with these teachings. Help me spread the message to many as you share it with others as well for the Glory of God. May the Holy Spirit' anointing come upon you so you may be a blessing to many in Jesus mighty name.

References:

•NKJV Bible
•Strongs Hebrew and Greek Bible
•BibleCities.com
•Prophet Passion Java's School of Prophecy

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