“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth”
I John 2:20.
In our reflection today we will discover that The Holy Spirit of God anoints every believer. This means that every believer is set apart for service to God. “He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” II Corinthians 1:21. In this verse, we discover that every believer is anointed and indwelt by the Holy Spirit and so has the potential to do great exploits for God.
It is the anointing Spirit that gives us the appetite for God’s Word and the ability to discern spiritual truth. Even a babe in Christ is empowered to see through the clever lies and wiles of Satan because of the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit.
Before the coming of the Spirit to indwell us we were easily led astray by the spirit of error and so we did many foolish things and embraced teachings that were dishonouring to the Lord. But since trusting Christ as Savior God’s anointing has put us in a new direction and given us an appetite for the things that relate to the kingdom of God.
The Anointing Spirit now gives us power over the fleshly desires and the ability to cast down evil imaginations and to wage war against demonic forces and to effectively proclaim the Word to those who are held captive in the kingdom of darkness. The success of the early church was wholly due to the anointing work of the Holy Spirit.
Are you fulfilling the task to which God has anointed you?
PRAYER Lord, help me to function as one anointed. Amen
WISDOM The Spirit’s anointing makes us discerning.