I come from a CSI (traditional church) background where some of the words in the Bible are off-limits in the church!!! Words such as anointing, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and even the gifts of the Holy Spirit!!! After I got saved, the church that I went to, taught about how we need to seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit!!! With a better understanding of the Bible, I found that these words were ofcourse a part of the Scriptures and wondered Why such an important subject of ‘The Anointing’ was ignored by many many denominations!!! There are many who shun away from the very word!!! I still don’t get it!!! Why has it become a word that ought not to be used in the church?? Why do the leaders of the Church not encourage the believers to seek the Holy Spirit and to be filled by the Spirit continually???
“But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.” John 16:7
Jesus said that the Holy Spirit was better than Him being ‘physically’ present!!! If we take a look at some of the things that the early church did by being filled with the Holy Spirit, it blows my mind!!! The power and the authority that was vested on the disciples!!! Jesus was clear… He said ‘Wait… till you are clothed with power from on high”. Churches have interpreted the word ‘power’ according to their own convenience!!! But lets allow the scripture to teach us what it means by ‘power’.
Trust me… I have learnt one thing in my life!!! And this to me is a huge reveleation!!! It is this: Man, by nature is extremely hard to pierce through!!! Simply put, man is stubborn with a capital ‘S’!!! Jeev and I have had several arguments (mostly political topics) and in the end, both of us are exactly where we started!!! LOL…. the bliss of a married life!!! 🙂 Neither of us want to change our perspectives, even one bit!!! Well, that’s the human race!!!
So if we were to take the gospel in ‘our own’ strength or might, we can’t have the soul of even one stone move!!! To touch the heart of Man, It takes the intervention of the DIVINE!!!
When Jesus gave the ‘power’ of the Holy Spirit to Peter, ONE sermon of Peters’ brought 3000 people to Repentance!!! Thats astounding!!! That is what the anointing of the Holy Spirit does: Hearts are touched, lives are changed, the sick are healed, prophetic words uttered, the demons are cast out, all by the mighty power of the Holy Spirit!!! If only our churches understood the importance and the power of the Holy Spirit for which Jesus paid a heavy price, our churches would grow the way the early church did!!! Jesus not only died to purchase healing for us, he died so that the church can have the power to heal!!! There are very very few churches who teach that the believer has the ‘authority’ to even heal!!!
Whether you are a home-maker, office goer, road cleaner, worship leader, engineer, doctor or a politician!!! Without the ‘Anointing of the Holy Spirit’, knowing the will of God is lacking, praying according to His will is lacking, power and authority over demonic influences is lacking . God earnestly wants to fill us with His Spirit, but How often we shun away from the anointing of the Holy Spirit!!!
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13
“….You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” Psalm 23:5. Be filled and let your oil overflow to the ends of the earth.
Blessed 2015 to all!!!!