Holy Spirit Anointing
To anoint someone means to set them apart, to approve and equip them for a spiritual task. The Holy Spirit uses his activity to set Jesus Christ aside for his ministry of preaching, healing, and deliverance. Christians are set apart by the Holy Spirit for ministry in Christ’s name.
Jesus Christ anointed by the Holy Spirit
The Messiah’s anointing is predicted in Isa 61:1-3 “Messiah” means “anointed one”.
The Spirit anoints Jesus Christ at the start of his ministry Mt 3:16 Mk 1:10 Lk 3:22 Jn 1:32 Ac 10:38
Jesus Christ declares his anointing Lk 4:18-21 Also see: Isa 61:1-2
The first Christians declare Jesus Christ’s anointing Ac 4:26-27
Evidence pointing to the Spirit’s anointing in Jesus Christ’s ministry Also see: Mt 4:23-25; 7:28-29; 12:28; Lk 4:14-15; 5:17; 6:19; 7:14-15
Believers anointed by the Holy Spirit
The Spirit anoints God’s chosen people 2Sa 23:1-2
Anointing enables Christians to stand firm 2Co 1:21-22
Anointing guards Christians against falsehood 1Jn 2:20,27
Lord Jesus, I believe you are the son of God, and you died for my sins and rose again from the dead, I trust you for cleansing and forgiveness, and you have received me as a Child of God. If there is any resentment or unforgiveness for anyone, I lay it at your feet and ask you to forgive me. I ask your forgiveness for being involved in other religions, witchcraft, or the occult seeking other gods. I acknowledge this as sin and loose myself right now in Jesus name. And now, Lord Jesus, I come to and yield my body, mind, and spirit to you. I give you my all. Come into my heart and be my personal Saviour. I surrender my tongue to you to be an instrument of righteousness to worship you in a new language. By faith, I receive it now, Lord in Jesus name. Amen.