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12th September 2023


You are Anointed by God

We talk a lot about anointing in Christian circles. Quite rightly too.
What we all agree upon is that Jesus is the Anointed (‘Christed’) One.
There is however a tendency to think that special Christian leaders, speakers or highly gifted ministers are the anointed ones.
The reality is that we are all anointed by God. Anointed with the anointing of Jesus the Anointed One. Hallelujah!!
We will explore how & why we are anointed in this week’s TFD series.


Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22


God establishes us ‘in Christ’. Firstly He gives us strength & enables us to stand firm.
Secondly, God then anoints us. We are anointed to serve & carry out divine tasks & assignments.
This is one of the ways we are consecrated unto & set apart for the Lord & His service.
Thirdly we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. The seal is a sign of ownership.
It is God’s stamp on us saying that we belong to & are precious to Him.
Finally, the Spirit is also a guarantee of all that God has in store for us in terms of our future destiny & inheritance.
Established, anointed, sealed & guaranteed. So, so, good. Thank you Jesus.
How wonderful this all is & how blessed by the Lord we are. Blessed beyond measure. SELAH

The anointing we receive is the anointing of Jesus (Luke 4:18-19). We all share & walk in His Kingdom anointing.
That anointing works in us & through us as it precedes us, prepares us & propels us.
It precedes us by going before us to make a way & it is always there for us to step into & walk in.
It prepares us as it strengthens & empowers us for the roles, responsibilities & tasks that God has given to each one of us.
It propels us forward in God’s service & to seek & bring His kingdom upon this earth.
How wonderful this anointing of the Anointed One is.

The anointing of the Anointed One (1 John 2:20) works in us, works for us & it works through us.
That anointing is in & through the person & power of the Holy Spirit.
Being anointed by God is a sacred appointment for service in the Kingdom of God. |
That anointing carries with it an unction (urgency & power) to carry out the task appointed to us by the Lord.
To be anointed by the Lord is a great privilege. That great privilege also carries an important purpose.
We will focus upon & think more about that purpose tomorrow.
Let the anointing of the Lord keep flowing freely to you & through you by living whole & holy before Him.

For Reflection

  • Am I fully convinced & confident that I am anointed by God?
  • In what ways do I know & strongly feel that anointing at work in & through me?
  • Meditate upon the anointing of Jesus that is in, on & working through you.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You anoint me with the anointing of Christ,
That you have set me apart & consecrated me for Your service.
Jesus, anointed one of God, thank you that You share Your anointing with me,
Give me daily strength to walk & flow in Your anointing.
Holy Spirit keep me living clean & serving faithfully before the Lord,
That the anointing of God might flow through me freely & powerfully.
This I ask in Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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