To Be Anointed, Pt. 2

John 15:16 says, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

Anointing oil was used in sacrifices, offerings, and consecrated objects or people in the temple unto God. In other words, the unction of God’s Spirit can only come through selling yourself out to God and His purpose for your life. It may require a great sacrifice, but it will only lead to a great reward! After Jesus came out of the wilderness, where He was tempted by the devil for 40 days, He stepped into a synagogue, saying, “1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified” (Isaiah 61:1-3). Jesus Christ endured the pressures and temptations to give us abundant life. He had to be poor to preach the gospel to the poor, be heartbroken in order to heal the brokenhearted, and be captive in order to bring others freedom. As Christians, you will go through the pressures of life to make you stronger and wiser. It is to equip you with an incredible anointing that tears down the strongholds of the enemy.

The purpose of the anointing is not for you to say, “Hey. Look at me. I’m cool. I’m anointed.” The anointing is not a style of music or preaching. It is not entertainment. It is the “overflowing of the Messiah’s divine life of holiness into a human life which has been consecrated to God through personal cross of Christ experiences which make it spiritually rich and thus able to impart effectively the light and fragrance of God’s Word into the lives of others, producing in them deep spiritual satisfaction and obvious Christian fruitfulness” (p. 285). To “anoint” literally means “to paint.” When a wall is painted a different color, unless you had seen the original color, you would not realize what the old color use to be. When you encounter the tangible anointing of God, He paints you a different color. You are a new creation in His sight. You are not the old you that you use to be. You do not have to tell people that a change has taken place. They will recognize it! If you touch an electric fence, you know that a shock wave is coming through you. How much more will happen when you encounter the presence of God? God does not paint you with an anointing just because He wants to. It is to go in the flow of Christ’s anointing and win souls for the glory of God as Isaiah 61 states. It is a consecrated anointing, meaning that it comes when you are set apart, by God for a holy purpose. You are chosen to fulfill His purpose! God will sometimes take weakness, lack of talents or abilities, and needs in people, and then supernaturally anoint them for a task (p. 294). The anointing is what destroys yokes (Isaiah 10:27). It does not just break them, but it destroys them, bringing them to a place where they are never repaired again!
Our fruit must remain through the Fruits of the Spirit (developed from the seed of God’s Word) in which feed and win souls to God, and going through pressure to birth an anointing! That is why we can have what ask in Jesus’ name because He is the anointing, and when we choose to endure our spiritual Gethsemane of the pressures of life, He will anointing us to give life to others through our sacrifice.