Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; (2 Cor. 1:21 KJV)
When many of us hear of the anointing, we rightly think of divine enablement in a man to perform specific tasks. Kings, priests, and prophets were anointed in the Old Testament to perform the duties God had called them to do. However, there is another aspect of the anointing which is often undercooked, though closely associated with the supernatural gifts. It is our consecration or dedication.
The anointing does not only cause you to be used by God. It sets you apart, separated and consecrated for God. Our scripture above tells us that God has anointed us in Christ. Many will read this and immediately think of their ministries or whatever area God has enabled them supernaturally. However, the first anointing the believer receives from the Lord is not for service. It is the anointing that consecrates and sets us apart as God’s. It is the anointing that was brought in by the coming of the Spirit into your heart the day you believed(1 John 2:29). It is not for service. It is for fellowship with God. It is the anointing that makes you know God.
As a believer, you have been anointed. First, dedicated and consecrated to God. And secondly, gifted by God with supernatural enablement to do things beyond your natural ability for His service.
What was the symbol of the anointing in the Old Testament? ( Ps. 23:5). Declare that “I have been established and anointed by God.”
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Adjust your mindset. The anointing is in you. You might need to stop looking for something from outside and start cultivating what is in you. The anointing comes from the Spirit, and that Spirit now lives in you. Be conscious that you are anointed. You are consecrated and gifted in Christ.
Thank the Lord for giving you the anointing of His Spirit in Christ Jesus.