In most cases, we have limited the mission of the anointing to only spiritual and physical manifestations. It is however, important to be informed about the social relevance of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ, under the anointing, did not only heal the sick and cast out devils, He also provided bread, and “buttered” it with fish. He was never a beggar, but a unique distributor.
He was also socially comfortable. He would always lodge in the large upper room; ride in a special boat - “asleep on a pillow,” where you cannot feel the billows; and was always moving in a convoy - “and other little ships with him.”
His ministry was so socially relevant that they came to take Him by force to make Him a king, but He fled.
Among the effects of the anointing, as contained in Isaiah 61, is the building of the old wastes, the raising up of the former desolation, and the repairing of the waste cities and the desolations of many generations. And then we also read:
“And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.” Isaiah 61:5
That talks about us becoming major employers of labour.
All these point to social impacts and proven exploits by the anointing. However, every exploit is traceable to insight, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit can be likened to a rig that helps for tapping into treasures in the deep; just like Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:10,
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
Real spiritual insight will always, command exploits, for “the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32).
Apostle John also said in his epistle:
“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
1 John 2:27
Come with me now, as we take a trip into a world of exploits by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. It’s an adventure into a world of supernatural insights, taking you where you belong in God.
See you at the top!
WHAT IS THE ANOINTING?
Perhaps it is crucial to explain what we mean by the anointing, having behind our minds that the believer can get very little done without it, particularly if he does not know what it is, it becomes impossible to flow in it.
The anointing is a divine enabling. It is a much deeper encounter with the Holy Spirit than the baptism with evidence of speaking in other tongues. It is subsequent to the baptism, and definitely more profound.
Jesus, as Acts 10:38 informs us, was also anointed. First, He was born of the Spirit (representing New Birth), then He was baptised of John and the Holy Ghost descended on Him (considered as Holy Ghost Baptism). However in spite of these two spiritual experiences, Jesus could not do miracles nor excel in His Ministry until he was led of the Spirit into the wilderness, then, anointed and equipped for exploits.
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness … And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
Luke 4:1, 14
Thus Jesus began to do exploits after he returned in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Suddenly on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came to the Upper Room where the disciples were assembled. He indwelt their spirits, but also rested upon them, granting them unction to function. Great is also the plan of God for you but you need the anointing upon you to enable you realise your destiny.
Joshua was Moses’ steward. His primary assignment was to minister to God’s servant. He had no title and no particular office. But when the anointing came upon him, the people came and submitted to his leadership.
And Joshua the son of Nun, was full of the spirit of wisdom; For Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him and did as the Lord commanded Moses.
Then appeared the man Elijah, a man with a fiery anointing, calling down fire from heaven and slaying the prophets of baal. After his departure, Elisha, his minister, took up his mantle and went forward, dividing Jordan into two. The sons of the prophets who had mocked him previously came prostrating before him. It was glaring that the Spirit upon Elijah was resting upon him and in a double measure. The anointing changed Elisha’s spiritual status, unction gave him a new position.
And then David. He was “fresh-oil crazy” therefore he never lost any battle. The oil upon him never went stale throughout his lifetime.
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
As a further proof that the anointing produces outstanding results, David enumerated in ensuing verses, his encounters with the anointing.
His eyes saw his desires on his enemies (verse 11) He was flourishing like a palm tree, strong like the cedar of Lebanon (verse 12) He was still productive at old age (verse 14). One translation expounds on this verse as meaning David was vital and green; rich and productive; fertile and full of growth; fresh, rich and affluent!
Also, going a step further to consider the life of Saul, one will notice that after the anointing in 1 Samuel 10, Samuel proclaimed him captain over the Lord’s people.
When you are anointed, you become a captain among men. Whatever you say, stands, your word will be a command. You will say to one devil “Go!” and it will go. You will say to blindness “Go!” , it will go. You become enthroned captain in your field.
As a result also of the anointing, whatever had been missing in your life, whatever had been stolen from you is restored. You go forward, making satisfactory progress. Like Saul, you too will be favoured and the anointing will cause men to give to you. Halleluia!
Then came the Master, who is called JESUS! He was the most talented mortal that ever lived. Yet talent could not distinguish him. He was very gifted, He could even be called a genius, because at twelve years of age, people had already begun to marvel at his wisdom. But He needed to be endued with power from on high before He could fulfil His commission. After the encounter with the anointing He declared:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book … And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
He closed the Book, but the people could not close their eyes, nor their ears!
They could not ignore Him. They could not pin point what made His words leap up at them, but they knew there was something about Him. He had returned in the power of the Spirit (as we were told in verse 14)!
The Apostles also, after the outpouring of the Spirit, took over the temple and the Bible says “a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.” (Acts 6:7) A little while later they gathered again to pray and the Bible says the place shook where they were assembled and they were filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking the Word with boldness and with great grace, they gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. They had been connected to the dynamic ministry of the Holy Spirit.
I don’t care for how many years you have been coming to church, if you don’t seek a contact with this divine source of power, you will live a meaningless life.
What Is The Anointing For?
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
The anointing is for “doing”. It is to enable you fulfil God’s eternal purpose for your life.
Friends, now is your time! You cannot fail!
Sometime ago, while I was at home, the Spirit of God told me to go back to the office. So I went. A lady met me on the staircase. I saw her coming up, so I asked her: “Young lady, what’s the matter?” With that she broke down in tears.
Her mother had been diagnosed with cancer, in America.
I asked her for her mother’s picture, anointed it and cursed the foul spirit of cancer, commanding it to loose its grip over her. Then I said, “It’s over!” She left rejoicing and jumping because she had received a prophet in the name of a prophet, so she was entitled to a prophet’s reward. Several people, like that, have come in contact with this commission and have encountered eternal rewards.
That young lady returned about a week later, reporting that her mother had been healed, absolutely made free! All the symptoms had vanished and the tests read negative.
From here in Nigeria, the anointing went on and affected someone in America!
There is no distance in the world of the spirit. I see God rewarding you also with the virtues of this commission as you open your heart to the things I’ll be sharing with you in this book. God sent me, over sixteen years ago saying,
“The hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil, through the preaching of the word of faith and I am sending you to undertake this task.”
He sent me and anointed me for the liberation of mankind. That’s why as I declare the Word of God, faith is imparted into the hearts of men and every oppression of the devil is destroyed. Therefore I declare that whatever burden you’re carrying, whatever weight you are saddled with right now, be destroyed in the name of Jesus.
The anointing is to destroy yokes.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
That’s the essence of the anointing, not to fall men down but to cause them to rise up and take charge. It is not just for vibrating and speaking in tongues, it is to establish your dominion in the midst of opposition. (Psalm 110:3) Chapter 2
THE LATTER RAIN