The Key to the Anointing
Oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit; the anointing is another name for the Holy Spirit; for He is the anointing, and Jesus is the Anointed One. In addition, the Holy Spirit is the key to the anointing. Every believer is to walk in the anointing for the Holy Spirit is in their lives. (1 Jn. 2:27)
In the Old Testament the holy anointing oil was made from myrrh, cinnamon, cane, cassia, and olive oil. They use this oil to anoint the tabernacle of meeting and the art of the testimony, the table and all it's utensils, the lampstand, and it's utensils, and the alter of incense, the alter of burnt offering with all it's utensils, and the laver and it's base. They were to consecrate them, that they many be most holy, and whatever touches them must be holy. Likewise today the Holy Spirit must be apart of every ministry in the house of the Lord, and the Holy Spirit must be apart of every area in our lives. We are to apply the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon us. (Ex. 30:22-33)
In the Old Testament only a few had the Holy Spirit, they were the judges, priests, prophets and the kings. They were anointed with real oil, which was a sign of the Holy Spirit coming upon them. They were anointed for the service of the Lord. Today every believer is anointed with the Holy Spirit for the service of the Lord.
Jesus Christ is our greatest example of living in the Holy Spirit and the Anointing and we are to follow His steps by faith, and by grace. In the Word it says that the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jesus for the Lord anointed Him. The Word says that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Jesus had the Spirit without measure. (LK. 4:18-19, Acts 10:38, Jn. 3:34)
When you were born again you are born of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes inside of us and aids you in living a holy life. We have anointing to live the Christian life. Then when you are Baptist in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit comes upon you that you may be a witness with power to the world. We have anointing to be witness; we are anointed for the service of the Lord. (1 Cor. 12:13)
The Word says that we are a royal priesthood this means that every believer in Christ is a priest and has a priestly ministry. Here we see that we are anointed with anointing for the priesthood, to be priest, and to have a priestly ministry. (1 Pet. 2:5,9)
Now the Word says that we are kings in the King of Kings. Every believer in Christ is a king in Christ, and his a kingly ministry. Here we see that we are anointed to be kings and to have a kingly ministry, we are anointed to rein on earth in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rev. 5:10)
Now we come to the anointing that giving in measure according to His gifts and our calling in Him. Not all have the same measure of this anointing from the Holy Spirit. Not every one has the same kind of the anointing from the Holy Spirit. However, this anointing can increase. (Jn. 3:34)
Apart from that, there is the breaker anointing, and then there is the corporate anointing upon the body of Christ. Not only that we are anointed, instead we the Body as a whole are anointed. This is why the Lord loves unity, for this anointing flow through unity.
Moreover, the Bible talks about the fresh oil, which is the flesh anointing. This is when we have a new touch by the Holy Spirit, a flesh touch from the Holy Spirit. We all need a flesh touch, a flesh anointing, and the flesh oil everyday of our lives. (Psa. 92:10)
How do you get a flesh anointing from the Holy Spirit; humble yourself, seek the face of God, open you mind and heart to more of God and more of His ways, be open to new things of the Spirit, become teachable and meek again, and pray and ask him for the flesh anointing.
The presence of the Holy Spirit brings the fruits of the Spirit, and from the presence of the Holy Spirit will come forth the power of God, and from the power of God and presence of the Holy Spirit will come the glory of the Lord. The anointing is to enter into the power of God; the anointing comes by fellowship with Christ and the Holy Spirit.
In this articles I've may have try to give you beginning understanding of the anointing, however, this is only the beginning for you and I. Let us not limit ourselves to what we know, instead let what we know be a foundation to what we don't know, it's about the Holy Spirit and the anointing.
Furthermore, The Holy Spirit is the key to the anointing, when we begun to honor the Holy Spirit in our lives and allow Him to minister through us, we will begun to understand the anointing. The anointing is the sign that you are from God.