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15th September 2023


You Are Anointed by God

Jesus Christ is the Anointed One & the One who anoints His people through the power & presence of the Holy Spirit.
Believers are anointed to faithfully do the Lord’s work through fruitful service in this world.
Jesus flowed completely freely & fully in the anointing. He never hindered or quenched it.
This was because Jesus was fully surrendered & totally yielded to the Lord & always full of the Holy Spirit.
He was holy & He lived a holy life. We will think on the connection between the anointing & godly (holy) living today.


And you shall make from these a holy anointing oil, an ointment compounded according to the art of the perfumer. It shall be a holy anointing oil. Exodus 30:25


The Lord instructed Moses to make a holy anointing oil. Note how it is holy & precious unto the Lord.
This was used to anoint & consecrate people, places & things. In this way they were set apart for the Lord’s service.
This was the anointing oil used to anoint the prophets, priests & kings of Israel to minister before the Lord.
It was to be revered & respected & used only for the Lord’s special purposes. SELAH
It was precious & only used for sacred, holy purposes. The people were warned about using it in the right & proper ways.
This holy anointing oil was a forerunner of the anointing that we receive ‘In Christ’.


But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. 1 John 2:20


Note how the anointing we receive is from the Holy One.
It comes from Jesus – the Holy Anointed One – through the Holy Spirit.
It is a holy anointing & flows freer & more powerfully through consecrated vessels.
Consecrated lives mean we will live in a godly way at all times & in all ways.
Clean hands & a pure heart are what help & enable us to be most fruitful in the Lord’s service.
How we live matters & it matters in every way & every day!! SELAH

The anointing we receive form Jesus is precious & for special purpose. God’s mission to this world.
It is to be deeply respected & rightly revered. Honoured & used in godly ways.
Christ the Holy One gives it through the Holy Spirit – holy, holy.
When that anointing lands in a clean, compliant, consecrated vessel it gets put to it’s true godly purpose.
Holy, holy meets holy. Hallelujah!! The anointing flows freely & fully.
May we be those who daily surrender our wills & yield our lives fully unto the Lord.
May we be those who seek the fullness of the Holy Spirit & take care not to grieve or quench HIs work in us.
In this way we will know, experience & release the abundance of the anointing (Psalm 23:5).
You have been anointed by the Anointed One in the power of the Spirit for the anointing to abundantly flow in & through your life.
Give thanks & praise unto the Lord for His awesome anointing. Glory be to God. Hallelujah!!!
Saturate & satiate us o Lord our God. Let our cups overflow with Your anointing.

For Reflection

  • How have my thoughts on anointing been stimulated or changed as we have studied it this week?
  • In what ways am I seeking to honour & respect the Lord’s anointing in me & upon others?
  • Meditate upon the anointing being holy & for holy purpose & also it’s abundance.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that You anoint me with a holy anointing ‘In Christ’,
Teach & train me to walk in it properly & well.
Jesus, Holy One of God, thank you for the abundance of Your anointing,
Made available to touch, transform & flow through my life to others.
Holy Spirit help & strengthen me to live a godly life with clean hands & a pure heart,
That Your anointing might flow freely & fully to me & through me.
This I ask in Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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