Anointing – BT1
Anointing – BT1: What is the anointing of the Holy Spirit as it relates to worship ministry?
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The word “anointing” come from the Hebrew noun mishchah or verb mashach and Greek noun chrio or verb chrisma is the “living water” or “oil,” even the “gold oil” from Zechariah 4:12, and refers to the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament (OT), which came UPON the high priests after they met with God (a). See a 1-25-2021 Vision of Gold Rain purging evil from even evil people! and a 12-20-2020 vision of The Rain of Fire that is Gold Oil. The anointing consecrates, dedicates, separates, or sanctifies the priests as clean, sacred, holy vessels of honor for God’s special purposes. Not only is it the covering presence of God, it is His seal of ownership. The Father “anointed You (Jesus) with the oil of GLADNESS beyond His companions (b), and thus with God’s presence comes His nature. Don’t we need this the New Covenant? <Notes> a) Leviticus 10:7, 21:12, b) Psalms 45:7, cf. Hebrews 1:9.
The anointing also powerfully-enables ministry, as Christ declared of His own: “The Spirit of Yahweh has anointed Me to bring the good news (a) to the poor . . . to grant to those who mourn . . . the oil of GLADNESS instead of mourning, the garment of PRAISE instead of a faint spirit” (b). Jesus is the “Anointed One of God” (c). Anointing with oil brought about miraculous healing of the sick (d), but Jesus did this even with mud (e), so apparently there is no formula. <Notes> a) this is the meaning of the logos gospel message, b) Psalms 61:1-3 cited by Jesus in Luke 4:18 concerning His ministry, c) Acts 4:26-27, 10:38, d) Mark 6:13; James 5:14, e) John 9:6, 11.
The OT anointing was always “upon” or “rested on” a person to consecrate and prepare a person for a limited period of ministry, and there were very few such legitimate prophets. This same anointing was UPON Jesus who was under the old covenant to “fulfill all righteousness.” Notice the “UPON” emphasis: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven . . . and it remained UPON Him” (a) and “it descended UPON Him” (b) and was “coming to rest UPON Him” (c). Jesus was the last OT prophet according to Moses: “The Prophet” that Moses warned the people of is Jesus – “it is to Him you shall indeed listen” (d), but Jesus was unique because He was unlimited in Spirit: “For He (Jesus) whom God (the Father) has sent utters the very directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words of God because He (the Father) gives [to Jesus] the Spirit without measure” (e). All the OT prophets died and their ministry with them, but Christ’s ministry is everlasting (f)! <Notes> a) John 1:32, b) Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22, c) Matthew 3:16, d) Deuteronomy 18:15; John 1:45; Acts 3:22, 7:37, e) John 3:34, f) Daniel 2:44, 7:14, 27; Luke 1:33; Revelation 11:15.
However, the completely-different-in-kind New Covenant’s ‘anointing’ for the Church, which occurred because of Christ’s shed blood, is likewise completely-different-in-kind than the OT’s anointing. Remember by definition of the Hebrew chadash and Greek kainos for “NEW,” absolutely NOTHING can be borrowed from the Old Covenant and dragged into the New Covenant. Churches that violate this definition end up building The Great Wall that quenches the Holy Spirit! Instead of the OT’s anointing coming “UPON/ON” a person, the NT’s anointing is “WITHIN/INTO/IN the INNER being/heart” (a) of a person. For example, Paul proseuchomai conversationally-prays in Ephesians 3:16-17 for Christians “to be krataioo ‘be strengthened to attain the upper-hand or mastery’ with dunamis enabling-power through the Father’s Spirit IN your INNERmost being (b) so that Christ may dwell IN your HEARTS (c) dia ‘thru the realizing channel of’ trusting-relying-faith,” for “God’s unconditional-love has been poured INTO our HEARTS dia ‘thru the realizing channel of’ the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (d), “having given us His Spirit IN our HEARTS as a guarantee” (e), for “God has sent the Spirit of His Son INTO our hearts” (f). Let’s pray that now! <Notes> a) lebeb, kardia, b) eso anthropos, c) kardia, d) Romans 5:5, e) 2 Corinthians 1:22, f) Galatians 4:6.
As a Jewish-Christian, Paul says regarding his struggles against sin: “For I delight in the Torah Law of conditional-favor of God IN my INNER being” (a) (b). To persecuted Christians, Paul says: “We do not despair for even if our OUTER being (c) is wearing away, our INNER being (d) is being renewed dad by day” (e). So, let’s keep our focus on our INNER being! <Notes> a) eso anthropos, b) Romans 7:22. Note: Verses 1-20 refer to Mosaic Law in his mind, his true self, but then in vv. 21-23 Paul uses nomos generically as “principle” for “law of sin in his body,” not his true self, that “wars” against “the Mosaic Law of his mind,” c) exo anthropos, d) eso anthropos, e) 2 Corinthians 4:16.
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