Anointing is ability from God to do things, to change things and to accomplish your assignment. It is a divine enabling. It's when God puts his super on your natural. It is being able to do something you could not do in your own power and you demonstrate that unnatural power. Anointing, as described in the Bible, can be defined as "God on flesh doing those things that flesh cannot do."The basic meaning of the Bible word "anoint" is "to pour on, smear all over or rub into." In the Old Testament, someone who was anointed by God for special service to God had oil poured or smeared on him. For instance, Saul, and later David, was anointed with oil by the prophet Samuel when God revealed He had chosen him to be king of Israel. When King Saul rebelled against God and tried to kill David, David refused to harm him because Saul was "the Lord's anointed."1 Samuel 24:6. To be anointed by God is not only to be picked, but also to be empowered by Him for the task or position to which He has called you. Anointing was a sign of Israel's coming Redeemer. The prophet Isaiah, looking forward in time by the Spirit of God, saw one through whom "the yoke (of Satan's oppression) shall be destroyed because of the power of anointing" Isaiah 10:27.The anointing is God's presence by the Holy Spirit. The anointing on Jesus was by the Holy Spirit Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38. The anointing we have received from Jesus is by the Holy Spirit. I John 2:20, 26-27; John 14:26. The anointing is God's Spirit and power for service in this earth. Jesus has provided the same presence of the Holy Spirit for us in our earthly ministries that He had in His earthly ministry. If you are "in Christ," there is the power of anointing for everything you are called to do, no matter how small or how great the task is. That is what the Apostle Paul meant when he said, "I can do all things through Christ (the Anointed and His Anointing) which strengthened me" (Philippians 4:13). He didn't say "who strengthened me" but "which strengthened me." He was talking about the anointing. The same anointing that enabled you to be born again will heal your body, help you succeed in business, and empower you to prosper spirit, soul, body and in every aspect of your life. (Luke 5:20-24).
What Anointing does?
The power of anointing makes the closed doors to open. We should not struggle in vain in our own strength against the strong barriers, but we should instead allow the Lord to open the doors for us since the God we serve is a God who opens the closed doors for us. And when He opens a door, no man can shut it. Sometimes we may succeed in opening a door in our own strength only to find that somebody closed it again. When we face such situations we should allow the Lord to open these doors. The Lord will go before us and break every hindrance. The Lord opened the Red Sea to make His people pass through it. But He closed it when the Egyptians tried to use the way He had opened for His people. The doors that the Lord opens for us cannot be used by our enemies.
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