Anointed

What does that mean?

Do you realize you are anointed? Well you are and that is amazing news! Don’t believe me? Good we should always be looking into things for ourselves and not just taking others words for it. I’m going to show you, however, with scripture that this is true of us, and Jesus. If you already do believe me, this is still for you if you have never dug into what being anointed means? I hadn’t fully before today and what I found was such a blessing to me I had to share it all with you.

What does anointing even mean? 

(From gotquestions.org/anointed.html)

The origin of anointing was from a practice of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheep’s head, they could burrow into the sheep’s ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep’s head. This made the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheep’s ears because the insects would slide off. From this, anointing became symbolic of blessing, protection, and empowerment.

I so love this beautiful view of Daddy’s tender care of us.

Let’s look at what the bible describes it as:

In the Old Testament Hebrew it means:

Anoint=Mashach (maw-shakh’) anointed, paint, to rub with oil, to consecrate

Anointed=mashiach (maw-shee’-akh), from Mashach, anointed, a consecrated person, the Messiah

In the Greek it means:

Anoint-chrisma (Khris’-mah) from Xrio “anoint with oil”, a smearing, referring to the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit, guiding the believer into the fullness of zoe life. From the root word

Chiro-(khree’-0) to anoint by rubbing or pouring olive oil on someone to represent the flow (empowering) of the Holy Spirit. It’s the idea of contact to consecrate to an office or religious service to anoint. To show you are a chosen one.

Acts 10:38-how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

People and things in the bible that were anointed

  • Prophets-to proclaim God’s word (1 Kings 19:16)
  • Priests-to hold the position and carry out the tasks necessary (Exodus 40:13)
  • Kings-so they could rule (1 Samuel 16:3, 13)
  • The Sick-to be healed, there was no healing before Jesus became anointed. For more on this I encourage you to read Bertie Brits book Born from Innocence where you can see more about Jesus baptism made is possible for him to heal the sick. (Mark 6:13)
  • Objects-to be set aside deemed holy (Leviticus 8:10)

Jesus was anointed!

Matt 3: 15-17 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. (Consent here means to lay aside, let go, omit.  When we lay aside our old beliefs and believe what Daddy showed us through Jesus we are baptized.)

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Acts 10:38-how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

No one was allowed to harm God’s anointed (1 Sam 24:10; 26:9) So how did Jesus die? They Pharisees and Jews did not recognize Him for what he truly was. Why do we have death in areas of our own lives because we don’t fully recognize who we are and walk in it.

Let’s look back at the above list to better understand what that meant.

  • Jesus was anointed as a prophet to proclaim God’s word.
  • Jesus us anointed as a priest to hold the position and carry out the tasks necessary.
  • Jesus was anointed as King so he could rule forevermore.
  • Jesus was anointed to be set aside deemed holy.

Jesus knew he was anointed, he saw the dove land on his shoulder, he heard his father’s voice. We can see this in Luke 4:19 when he references Isaiah 61.

Isaiah 61: 1-3

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;[a]
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[b]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.[c]

So we know that Jesus was anointed but what about us? 

1 John 2:20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.

Knowledge here means to have seen or perceived, hence to know.)

We know we have been anointed because the Holy Spirit lives in us.  He is our constant reminder that we are anointed.

1 John 2:27- But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

John 14:16-And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

So we have been anointed and our proof is the Holy spirit in us and he will never leave us.

Let’s go back to our list again this time looking at us from our viewpoint.sheep-anoint

  • I am anointed as a prophet to proclaim God’s word.
  • I am anointed as a priest to hold the position and carry out the tasks necessary.
  • I am anointed as Son/Daughter of the King so I could rule forevermore.
  • I am anointed and set aside as holy.

Are there any of these areas that are hard for you to believe?  If there are ask Daddy what is holding you back from believing that truth about you.

You are a prophet of Daddy’s word, you are a priest who can dwell in the most intimate places with Daddy, you are a Son/Daughter a prince/princess because you Papa is the king. You have been set aside as holy.

John 10:14 I am the good Shepherd. I know My sheep and My sheep know me.

Let’s reflect back one more time on how that looked under shepherding as Jesus is our shepherd. Remember that anointing originated from a practice of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheep’s head, they could burrow into the sheep’s ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep’s head. This made the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheep’s ears because the insects would slide off. Also at certain times of the year clouds of flies, mosquitos, and other insects would attack the shepherd’s flocks.

Jesus loved us so much he poured that anointing oil over us so that no bad thing would get on or under our skin but even more he did so to keep them out of our head because if they got here in our hers it would kill us.  He came so that we could have life, His life.  What an amazing parallel to the way that unbelieve and lies can come in and kill us with thoughts that are untrue about our original design.  Praise God that he is constantly persuading us about the truth of who we really are.  Praise God that we can rest in His work in us. Blessings.

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