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Anointing with Holy Spirit:


Introduction : It is very nice to meet you all after a long time . Let us bow down our hearts and pray that Lord will lead us into the eternal truth in the topic which we are going to discuss, "Anointing With Holy Spirit".  Heavenly father thank you lord for enabling us to learn about the word of God. Here we gathered to learn about the Holy Spirit. Allow us to know the truth. Keep us away from false teachings. In Lord Jesus Christ Name we pray. Amen.

  By the grace of God we are able to discuss various topics now and then About the Holy Spirit under the title "Blessed Timings with Holy Spirit". Recently I posted to messages on the web that is about the "The work oh Holy Spirit" in Acts 2 and "In Samaria" from Acts 8. We didn't posted as weekly bible studies because most of the content we already discussed under  "Sealing With Holy Spirit",  In depth Study of Holy Spirit (which is a small study taken from http://www.thekkel.com) . Here we are now going to discuss about anointing with Holy Spirit. Before going into the in-depth study. Let us have look at dictionary meaning of the words Sealing, Baptism, Filling and anointment. Suppose u r thinking one and all together, Peel it out and understand the sweetness of the terms. BIBLE never uses wrong vocabulary.


Sealing : To affix a seal to in order to prove authenticity or attest to accuracy, legal weight, quality, or another standard. 
                    To close with or as if with a seal. 
                    To close hermetically. 
                    To make fast or fill up, as with plaster or cement. 
                    To apply a waterproof coating to: seal a blacktop driveway. 
                    To grant, certify, or designate under seal or authority. 
                    To establish or determine irrevocably: Our fate was sealed. 
                    Mormon Church. To make (a marriage, for example) binding for life; solemnize forever. 

Baptism: Immerse
        A religious sacrament marked by the symbolic use of water and resulting in admission of the recipient into the community of Christians. 
        A ceremony, trial, or experience by which one is initiated, purified, or given a name. 
        i.] The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible             church of Christ. This is performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring. 
        A old thing has to pass and new thing comes out of it
        Christianity :a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
        Specifically resurrection , burial and death and resurrection has to take place

Filling : To fill

( Opposite action of Baptism where are Baptism is immerse Filling is to fill)
            To put into (a container, for example) as much as can be held: fill a glass with milk. 
            To supply or provide to the fullest extent: filled the mall with new stores. 
            To build up the level of (low-lying land) with material such as earth or gravel. 
            To stop or plug up (an opening, for example). 
            To repair a cavity of (a tooth). 
            To add a foreign substance  (cloth or wood, for example). 

Difference between Baptism and Filling
Suppose if u place a wood piece in a glass of WATER. then wood piece is baptized into water. and the glass is filled with wood ( To add a foreign substance. ) is a dictionary meaning.


Meaning of Anointment:
    To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to. 
    To put oil on during a religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration. 
    To choose by or as if by divine intervention. 

        Anointment with Holy Spirit is completely different from the Baptism With Holy Spirit, Sealing with holy Spirit and Filling With Holy Spirit. People are very much confused between the Baptism, Anointing and the Filling. They inter use every time what ever way they want or/and when ever they want.  Especially they use book of Acts for their support. Even careless reading through Acts doesn’t put you into confusion about the terms. Be careful about your vocabulary. Let us learn the dictionary meaning of each term and let us understand the difference between them. Then we will press on to the Bible which is more perfect and clear than what we have as tools.

Christ is the Anointed One: Christ means "Anointed One". Lord Jesus Christ said in Luke 4:18,19 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenheartedTo proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed, To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD."

Here Jesus does not announce promises, but their fulfillment in grace by His own presence. (He appointed me to ...) The Spirit is upon this man, full of grace; and the God of grace in Him manifests His goodness. The time of deliverance is come; the vessel of His favor to Israel is there in their midst.  Every thing mentioned in this verse is fulfilled by the Lord Jesus Christ. 

God anointed only one person i.e. Jesus Christ.  Now Jesus want you and me to be partakers of this anointing which He received from God. How it is possible to be HIS Partakers in his anointing

It is Poured on Aaron's Head: "..anointing oil that was poured over Aaron's head" Psalm 133:2.(Read Exodus 28:7) According to Ephesians 5:23 Christ is the head of his body, the church. God wants you and me as a members of the Church. The church here is a universal church. Which is established on earth on the day of Pentecost. And Samaritans baptized into this universal church (the body of Jesus Christ). Now Jesus asking you and me to be part of HIS Body. Are You.If not please accept Jesus Christ as your personal saviour Jesus Christ and be born again . If you do so you are in HIS Body. 

It ran down his beard and onto the border: Now the oil which is poured on Aaron's head (Psalm 133:2) that ran down his beard and onto the border of his robe (Psalm 133:3). that means it is flowing into the body. What does it mean. The body or the part of the body cannot be anointed apart from Head because the anointment is poured on Head, not on the body or part of Body. But the oil which is poured on head is flowing unto boarder of Robes.  U Will be anointed only if u are part of Body. What does it practically means to me. Unless U born again( become part of his body ,Spiritual birth) you wont receive the anointing of Holy Spirit. This is the first basic requirement for anointment. By become a member in in Gods body you will become partaker of his anointing.

Individual Responsibility In Receiving :The oil is running from head to boarder of robe. In between you are there as a part of member in HIS body.  what is your responsibility in receiving/allowing the oil for a smooth flow. To sense the flow of oil through u. U must be clean. ( Exodus 29:21  ).Otherwise you wont sense the sooth of oil. Oil is not like fire or like a wind. It is so pleasant. So, in order to receive/sense the presence of anointing which is flowing through you, cleanse your self by the blood of Jesus Christ and allow Holy Spirit to bear fruits by removing your selfish fruits. The fire burns out the fleshy nature in you. Where as Oil cleans the burn out mark (no more patch or guiltiness).

It must never be poured on the body: God command it should not be poured upon the body (Exodus 30:32).  What does it mean?. It means that it has to flow from Head to the body, not directly poured on Body. Many want to receive anointing with out being part of body and directly on them (body/flesh). It is not biblical. Even anointed person should not anoint another person who is not in  body (not born again). If any anointed person puts any of it on someone who is not a priest (We are made priests the day we accepted Jesus Christ  1 Peter  2:4 ).He is thrown out of his community. Bible Says "Anyone who blends scented oil like it or puts any of it on someone who is not a priest will be cut off from the community.'"(Exodus 30:33).

So, stay attach to the body of Christ, allow the oil which is already running from the the Aaron's head ( Christ ) to the boarder of robe. into your life. For this why you are struggling with various rituals placed by you and your well wishers. I Know you are a little children of God (that ye sin not, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake, because ye have known the Father) not an youth in Christ or elder in Christ (It is great joy for me if u r so)

Who ever it may be (little children, youth or elder). ye have an unction from the Holy One (1 John 2:20).

Praise be to God!. If you are in Christ. Anointing  Oil is flowing through body. Allow  this oil (anointment) flow through you with out any hindrance. That's All. There are false teachers they are not some where in Jehovah witness or church of Christ. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. (1 John 2:19).

Where you are you now?. Are you struggling some where with modern teachings . Come back and continue with us (body of Christ). (1 John 2:19).

So decide to day? How u want to be anointed. Want to be partakers of the anointing which is already flowing from the Christ ( which is head to the bottom ) through out his body. Or you want to stay out side the body and ask "Pour anointing on flesh".? Choose the Godly way, which is mentioned in the word of God. Other wise you are cast out of community (" Congregation of the believers") (Exodus 30:33

Jesus Anointed With Holy Spirit: Now let us see how God testified about the anointment of Jesus on the day of His baptism by John The Baptist.

Reading Portion :  "and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in a physical appearance like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: You are My beloved Son. I take delight in You!" (Luke 3:22) ."The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors," (Luke 4:18).

From these verses we see that Lord was anointed when He came out of the water at the Jordan River.  At the time of Christ's baptism, He received the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. This signifies that at the time of Christ's baptism, He received the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 

In the times of Noah's  : Genesis chapters 6,7, 8 records story of flood. 5 And God did not spare the ancient world – except for Noah and his family of seven. Noah warned the world of God's righteous judgment. Then God destroyed the whole world of ungodly people with a vast flood (2 Peter 2:5). those who disobeyed God long ago when God waited patiently while Noah was building his boat. Only eight people were saved from drowning in that terrible flood. (1 Peter 3:20).

The boat, the flood  and the way  Noah's family talks about the Baptism, and this is a picture of Baptism(1 peter 3:21). And after the floods Noah opened the window of the ark and sent out a dove. However, the dove could not find any place to rest because the whole earth was filled with water., and it returned back. After some time He sends the dove again. It doesn't came back. since it found a place. The passage of Noah through the deluge is a type of Baptism.

Back to Jordan: When Jesus came out of water. The dove came down and God testified that "He is my beloved son, and I am delighting in HIM" (Luke 3:22). Here we can see the God the trinity in Action. Jesus the son was baptized, Holy Spirit the God descended in a physical appearance like dove. and the God the father spoken from the heaven. 

Relation between Baptism and Anointing : Baptism signifies that every thing is old, natural man is buried. For the anointing to come after baptism means that in order for us to receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit our flesh must be buried. When we are baptized in Christ, we pass through death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hence, when He was anointed, we also anointed. Now we are crucified buried , resurrected and anointed together with HIM.

Practical Lesson In the life of a believer: Observe carefully and let us apply this portion to our day to day life. The day when you are born of HIS Spirit, you are identified with Christ. "For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives." ( Romans 6:4). Now we are living in Him, so we have to live a pure life. (Romans 7). Christ lives within you, even though your body will die because of sin, your spirit is alive (Romans 8:10).Now the Spirit in US testifies us that We are HIS Children by enabling us calling him "Father, dear Father." ( Romans 8:14 ).

Is it not true in your life. Now allow the anointing of Holy Spirit abundantly in you in every activity you are doing. May god bless you with HIS Riches.. 

Anointing Which makes the Baptism (one ness) Alive:Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:1&2. "And now, dear brothers and sisters,  I will write about the special abilities the Holy Spirit gives to each of us, for I must correct your misunderstandings about them. You know that when you were still pagans you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols". When I am writing these articles on Holy Spirit I have a desire that our beloved readers in Bible-Studies, cbiblestudies and e-groups and bibleteacher.org members should be well know about the Holy Spirit. Because of the same I started Bible studies 3 years before. My desire is to teach the word of God in a clear way. I  request each members of these groups pray for me.

 We are all baptized into the body (1 Corinthians 12:13). This happens at the time of accepting Jesus Christ. We are all made to drink of one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13). There is no difference between Greeks, whether slaves or Jews(1 Corinthians 12:13)

Note: At the time of Pentecost "Out poring of Spirit" happened. In Acts 8, 10, 17. They received the Holy Spirit. By this the what Jesus told regarding Great Commission is initiated. "But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.". (Acts 1:8). Because of this we will see special way of Holy Spirit intro to these areas. The Holy Spirit enables us to witness for the Gospel which is about his resurrection. (Acts 5:32). And the same Spirit which enables us to witness also bears witness with our Spirit. This same spirit gives us confidence that we are HIS sons. ( Romans 8 )

God places all these members in the church. And for each church member he given a talent. Now each member should have the same concern for the other. 

Note : If a member suffering means that all the members are suffering. that means if you are saying "Weak" about other member of body, means that you are saying that whole body ( Universal church, the body of Christ)  is weak. that in turn means Christ is weak. If one member is honored all the members rejoice with it.

So, desire for the greater gifts. Above all gifts "Love" is superior and then the faith and home. and all the rest follows. "Prophesy", teachers e.t.c. and the end comes the healers and the tongue speakers. 

Work of Anointing in the Baptism of Body:( Colossians 2:18, 19)  Baptism into body by the Holy Spirit shows us that we are one in spirit to exercise this "Here is a list of some of the members that God has placed in the body of Christ: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who can get others to work together, those who speak in unknown languages." ( 1 Corinthians 12:28). Observe carefully the following verse

"..they are not connected to Christ, the head of the body. For we are joined together in his body by his strong sinews, and we grow only as we get our nourishment and strength from God.". The text in blue we already discussed. No we are joined together in his body by his strong sinews. We saw in 1 Corinthians chapter 12 that Paul explained about ear, hand eyes e.t.c and compared them with apostles, prophets..... now here we see that these are joined together by his Strong sinews. Strong sinews are not visible to out side world. and they are not exposed . Even if you see they are covered with Skin.But they have wonderful ministry inside the body.

The work of sinews is the anointing With Holy Spirit : What a wonderful privilege sinews have. sinews brings the information along with life from the head to the all parts of the body ( legs, ears, hands e.t.c). In the same way the Spiritual body has sinews which are inside brings the anointing of the Holy Spirit which is poured on the head to all parts of the Body. Where ever anointing with Holy Spirit is there, there the Unity is there. Allow the anointing of Holy Spirit in your Life. 

Introduction : Since few weeks we are studying about anointing with Holy Spirit. All these studies you can review at "Partakers in anointing with Holy Spirit". Today we can see how the anointing with Holy Spirit helps us in harmony Unity in our fellowships, churches and in our families.

Classic Example: Let us look into the life of King David. In his life there is a disharmony. this is because of his family members, Ammon, Abshalom, and Adoniza,. Having disharmony in our lives and families brings bitterness in our lives. It takes away our peace. David expresses here the sweetness in harmony among brethren. "How pleasant  when brothers live in harmony" Psalm 133:1. 

           In the same way we need harmony in our lives, in our assembly and in our fellowships. Satan brings disharmony in our lives. When ever Satan brings harmony we should not allow our desire and to fulfill our desires to execute to overcome the situation. But we have to execute Gods will.  This has to be executed in all areas of our Life.

Anointing Settles your disagreement : "And now I want to plead with those two women, Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement." (Philippians 4:2)In well established and living assembly Philippi there are two sisters. Their names are Euodia and Syntyche (Phil 4:2). They both belong to God (Phil 4:2).but they have disagreement (Phil 4:2). Under line the terms They both belong to God means they are baptized into Spirit. They are in HIS body. That in turn means they drank the same spirit. But they have disagreement. That means they have different opinions. Opinions comes from mind i.e in turn is of from Soul. you see they both have same spirit but of difference in Soul. 

What is the Solution for this : Very easy to tell but practically very different to implement. The solution is from apostle Paul. Renew your mids(). Listen carefully who and all baptized into Christ will be in heaven but they may have different opinions until they are in this world. 

"As much as possible we have to be in Peace  with all men" (Romans 12:18). "Leave your sacrifice there beside the altar. Go and reconcile to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice" (Mathew 5:23,14).

Live Apart! So that no strife, for we were brethren : God called Abraham from heathen. Lot came along with him. God blessed both of them. Their stocks are increased. Now it is time for them to stay apart. See what Abraham is saying " And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen; for we be brethren. I'll tell you what we'll do. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want that area over there, then I'll stay here. If you want to stay in this area, then I'll move on to another place." Genesis 13:8,9. They both separated because there should be no strife.

Separate them for the Fulfillment of Gospel: Apostle Paul and Barnabas are in Antioch. Now holy Spirit want to separate them. See the whole work of Holy Spirit. God called Apostle Paul with a purpose. Same God called Barnabas with different purpose. According to Gods sovereignty These purposes wont fulfill until they stay together. Now read Acts 13:1-3.Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called "the black man" ), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas ), and Saul. One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work I have for them." So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way. (Acts 13:1-3)

See the anointing work of the Holy Spirit. If that doesn't exist for sure there is some mismatch in opinions will arise.

Laying of hands on them shows here the agreement of elders to sent them on their way. If some thing lose happens to the body of Christ tomorrow because of the separation of Apostle Paul and barnabas all who participate here in Antioch are responsible. Are you responsible for the decisions your assembly make. Are you partaker in the anointing with the Holy Spirit. Be agree with the decisions taken by your Local assembly. God bless you.

Anointing Which makes the Baptism (one ness) Alive

Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:1&2. "And now, dear brothers and sisters,  I will write about the special abilities the Holy Spirit gives to each of us, for I must correct your misunderstandings about them. You know that when you were still pagans you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols". When I am writing these articles on Holy Spirit I have a desire that our beloved readers in Bible-Studies, cbiblestudies and e-groups and bibleteacher.org members should be well know about the Holy Spirit. Because of the same I started Bible studies 3 years before. My desire is to teach the word of God in a clear way. I  request each members of these groups pray for me.

 We are all baptized into the body (1 Corinthians 12:13). This happens at the time of accepting Jesus Christ. We are all made to drink of one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13). There is no difference between Greeks, whether slaves or Jews(1 Corinthians 12:13)

Note: At the time of Pentecost "Out poring of Spirit" happened. In Acts 8, 10, 17. They received the Holy Spirit. By this the what Jesus told regarding Great Commission is initiated. "But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.". (Acts 1:8). Because of this we will see special way of Holy Spirit intro to these areas. The Holy Spirit enables us to witness for the Gospel which is about his resurrection. (Acts 5:32). And the same Spirit which enables us to witness also bears witness with our Spirit. This same spirit gives us confidence that we are HIS sons. ( Romans 8 )

God places all these members in the church. And for each church member he given a talent. Now each member should have the same concern for the other. 

Note : If a member suffering means that all the members are suffering. that means if you are saying "Weak" about other member of body, means that you are saying that whole body ( Universal church, the body of Christ)  is weak. that in turn means Christ is weak. If one member is honored all the members rejoice with it.

So, desire for the greater gifts. Above all gifts "Love" is superior and then the faith and home. and all the rest follows. "Prophesy", teachers e.t.c. and the end comes the healers and the tongue speakers. 

Work of Anointing in the Baptism of Body:( Colossians 2:18, 19)  Baptism into body by the Holy Spirit shows us that we are one in spirit to exercise this "Here is a list of some of the members that God has placed in the body of Christ: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who can get others to work together, those who speak in unknown languages." ( 1 Corinthians 12:28). Observe carefully the following verse

"..they are not connected to Christ, the head of the body. For we are joined together in his body by his strong sinews, and we grow only as we get our nourishment and strength from God.". The text in blue we already discussed. No we are joined together in his body by his strong sinews. We saw in 1 Corinthians chapter 12 that Paul explained about ear, hand eyes e.t.c and compared them with apostles, prophets..... now here we see that these are joined together by his Strong sinews. Strong sinews are not visible to out side world. and they are not exposed . Even if you see they are covered with Skin.But they have wonderful ministry inside the body.

The work of sinews is the anointing With Holy Spirit : What a wonderful privilege sinews have. sinews brings the information along with life from the head to the all parts of the body ( legs, ears, hands e.t.c). In the same way the Spiritual body has sinews which are inside brings the anointing of the Holy Spirit which is poured on the head to all parts of the Body. Where ever anointing with Holy Spirit is there, there the Unity is there. Allow the anointing of Holy Spirit in your Life. 

We have the mind of Christ.  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.. Listen carefully Apostle Paul is saying that we have the mind of Christ. Is it true 100% true?. If it so  How ? Did u realized that truth?. Let us try to understand this.

The day we baptized into the body of Christ we are part of his body. The head to this body is the Christ. Head must have a mind. and this mind is powerful. and "his understanding is infinite" ( Psalm 145:7). "In whom ( Christ ) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."( Colossians 2:3).

If you realize this truth you wont use your mind. What we have to do is we have to transform by renewing our mind. "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:2).

First of all previously you do want to good. but there is no power to over come bad to do the good. If you renewed your mind you can be able to overcoming the evil taught and bad things is a cake walk.

acceptable, and perfect, will of God. : Previously your petitions and your supplications are not accepted by God since they are born out of your will, where as now these petitions are not coming out of our will but they are coming from the mind which was renewed by holy spirit. Holy Spirit searcheth our hearts and he maketh intercession (so they become acceptable and perfect) for the saints according to the will of God (Romans 12:27),

How to experience in day to day life:  We as a part of body in Christ has to consult the mind (head  Christ , before ) taking decision He  will reply to us through the nerves and veins (because they are channels of anointment) ,which is nourishment for us to increase in the lord (please Read Colossians 2:19). 

Consulting the mind is called supplication, prayer e.t.c for this holy spirit will help us how to pray (Romans ). He will reply to us means  the anointing is flowing into us.  

This we have to experience in every moment to moment. This is functionality of anointing with Holy Spirit. Anointing with Holy Spirit is not a one time action as Baptism with Holy Spirit or one time action as  Sealing with Holy Spirit . It is Gods presence moment by moment. Even you walk!, Even you sleep, Even you are spending 1 Rupee you have to consult the head and listen to what your Mind( Christ ) says . 

Renewing our minds :At the same time renew your mind( have defiled with old nature ) with the mind of Christ. so that your decisions which are taken are acceptable, perfect, will of God. Why we have to renew our minds is to have constant and smooth fellowship with Christ. If you doesn't renew your mind with the mind of Christ you will see lot of conflict and inner struggles in your life.Yes if you start transforming your mind by renewing your mind you will see wonderful things in your life.

Regards

G J Thimothy