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14th September 2023


You are Anointed by God

Jesus Christ is the Anointed One. He is anointed as Prophet, Priest & King.
He shares His anointing with His people & so we too carry His prophetic, priestly & kingly anointing.
That anointing is both beautiful & beneficial to us as we serve the Lord & seek His kingdom on this earth (Matthew 6:33).
Jesus’s anointing works in us & through us as it precedes us, prepares us & propels us.
It clothes & covers us, instructs & teaches us & equips & empowers us. So, so good.
We will look at all three of these today.

Covered & Clothed in Christ’s anointing – PRESENCE.

For you [who are born-again have been reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified and] are all children of God [set apart for His purpose with full rights and privileges] through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ [into a spiritual union with the Christ, the Anointed] have clothed yourselves with Christ [that is, you have taken on His characteristics and values]. Galatians 3:26-27


When we are saved we are baptised (immersed) into Christ & His anointing.
The anointing of the Anointed One covers & clothes us. That means it is always with us.
We carry it (just like the clothes we wear) wherever we go. Just like Christ will never leave us neither will his anointing (Hebrews 13:5).
The anointing accompanies & abides in me every moment of every day. It is always there to operate in & act out of. SELAH
How we live & interact with the Holy Spirit will influence this & we will reflect more on that tomorrow.

Taught & Instructed by Christ’s anointing – PROVIDENCE.

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


As we abide in Christ so His anointing abides in us. Beautiful & beneficial.
That anointing instructs & teaches us providing guidance & direction in life.
It informs us how-to live-In God’s world, God’s way & keeps us aligned to the Lord’s will, word & ways.
It does this by leading us into the truth of Christ & helping us discern the enemies lies & deceptions.
The anointing keeps us close to & united to Him who is the Way, the Truth & the Life (John 14:6). Awesome!!!

Equipped & empowered by Christ’s anointing -POWER.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19


Christ was equipped & empowered for His kingdom ministry by the anointing of the Holy Spirit at His baptism (Luke 3:21-22).
The same thing happens for us when we are baptised (immersed) into Christ through salvation.
Like Christ we are then anointed by the Spirit to be bearers & bringers of the kingdom of God.
The anointing breaks the yoke (Isaiah 10:27) over people & places bringing healing, deliverance & salvation.
Christ’s anointing working in us & through us to bring the freedom, favour & joy to those who will receive it.
Wonderful & wholesome good news.

Through the anointing of Jesus on us & in us we impact & influence the world & people around us.
We are blessed to be a blessing. Freed & favoured by the Lord to release His freedom & favour to others.
Clothed & covered by the anointing we always carry Christ’s PRESENCE with us. SELAH
Instructed & taught by the anointing we always have free access to walk in God’s PROVIDENCE. SELAH
Equipped & empowered by the kingdom anointing we can always flow in & operate in the Holy Spirit’s POWER. SELAH
How beautifully blessed & wonderfully benefitted you are as the Lord anoints you to serve Him.
Give thanks unto the Lord for His awesome anointing. Hallelujah!!!

For Reflection

  • What is the anointing of Christ instructing & teaching me at this point in my life?
  • In what ways have I & do I experience & encounter the beauty & benefits of Jesus’s anointing?
  • Meditate upon the presence, providence & power 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,
Clothing me, teaching me & empowering me for your service.
Jesus, thank you that Your presence never leaves me,
And that Your anointing accompanies & abides in me.
Holy Spirit thank you for the power of the anointing of the Lord,
Help & strengthen me to be a willing & yielded vessel for the Lord to freely use.
This I ask in Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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