17 September 2023
The Anointing – Part 6
The Lord has not left us powerless in this life. He has provided supernatural ability for the individual believer and for the corporate body of Christ to grow spiritually and to fulfill the great commission. This power is referred to in the Scriptures as the anointing. The anointing is God’s power in and on our lives. Another way to say this, is the anointing is the operation of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
In this series we are going to look at different aspects of the anointing from the Scriptures. We are going to define what the anointing is. We are going to look at how the anointing operates in the earth, and we are going to look at how we as believers are to cooperate with the anointing. In addition to teaching from the Scriptures on the anointing we are also going to have demonstrations of the Holy Spirit. According to Scripture the idea of knowledge is not just information but also application. Church is the place learning so that when the Holy Spirit prompts you in the anointing to minister in your world you are ready and bold through knowledge to act.
Main Scriptures: Isa 10:27 It shall come to pass in that day That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, And his yoke from your neck, And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil. NKJV
1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. NKJV
Part 6 – The Lord instructed the disciples in Luke 24:49 to wait in Jerusalem until they received the promise of the Father upon them. Jesus instructed the disciples that they would be endued with power from on high before they stepped into the great commission. The word enduement means to be clothed, we see in Acts 2 that all those in the upper room were clothed with this power and began to minister with boldness. In today’s message we specifically look the before and after picture of Peter, we look at Peter before the Holy Spirit where he denied the Lord and we look at Peter after being baptized in the Holy Spirit and how he spoke fearlessly to those who had crucified Jesus. Our lives can have the same transformation today as we cooperate in faith with Holy Spirit power.