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13th September 2023


You Are Anointed by God

God has anointed every believer ‘In Christ’. Believers are anointed by the Anointed One (Galatians 3:27).
Anointed for the purpose of bringing heaven’s love, light & life to this earth.
Anointing in the New Testament is for everyone who believes in & trusts in Christ.
Anointing in the Old Testament was reserved for 3 special offices – prophet, priest & King.
The glorious, good news is that all 3 are combined in Christ & He freely shares them with all His people.
How wonderful is that. Hallelujah!! Good is such a good, good Father.


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. 1 John 2:27


Jesus is the Anointed Prophet, Priest & King. The ultimate fulfilment of all three offices in One.
He came to earth anointed as the New Human, Eternal Priest & Cosmic King.
The anointing of Christ flows freely to & through His people, so we too walk in all three.
Anointed as a prophetic people (Matthew 5:12), anointed as a priesthood & anointed to rule & reign on this earth with the Lord (1 Peter 2:9).
Anointed to bring heaven to the earth by the kingdom breaking in though us. SELAH

Prophets are anointed to hear, receive & then speak forth the word of God.
You are anointed to proclaim the word of god & the good news of the gospel
Priests are anointed to represent God to the people & the people before the Lord.
They play an important role in prayer, intercession, worship & praise. You are anointed for all these priestly tasks.
Kings protect their people & lead in any battles that need fighting.
You are anointed to battle against temptation, sin & evil. Not just to battle but to overcome. Hallelujah!!!
I have been anointed as a prophet, priest & king (ruler/leader) unto the Lord. Believe it & live out of it.

Are you getting the sense of how beautiful & beneficial it is to be anointed by the Anointed One?
The anointing comes through association & abiding – being with & sharing life with Jesus. SELAH
It is a great privilege & blessing, but it is also carries great purpose & involves key responsibilities.
Never forget that & keep your relationship with Jesus at the centre of your life.
We are anointed to serve the Lord, the body of Christ (His Church) & the people of this world.
Christ is ever the source & strength of the anointing, but we are the vessel & instrument that it flows
through in the power of the Spirit.
The anointing of the Anointed One (1 John 2:20) works in us, works for us & it works through us in prophetic, priestly & kingly ways.
Praise the Lord that we have His grace to draw upon & his anointing to equip & empower us in His Service. Hallelujah!!
Let Christ’s anointing flow freely to & through each one of us.

For Reflection

  • How aware of God’s anointing on my life am I? Where does it most readily show?
  • In what ways do I function as a prophet, priest, or king (ruler/leader)?
  • Meditate upon the prophetic, priestly & kingly aspects of 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,
Setting me apart for Your service as a prophet, priest & king.
Jesus, anointed one of God, thank you that You share Your anointing with me,
Thank you that You are ever the source & strength of the anointing that freely flows to & falls on me..
Holy Spirit keep me intimately connected to & always associated with Jesus,
So that His anointing flows freely & powerfully in & through my life.
This I ask in Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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