A Christian need the holy spirit as a helper to live triumphantly, this post is How to receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit
To be a Christian is to be an ambassador. An ambassador must have a letter of credence signed by his head of state or government. The latter represents the symbol of the delegation of power by which the president or the government council gives a mandate to the holder to act in his name, in the territories where he is accredited. It is the same for us Christians, we serve as ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5: 20).
God, therefore, delegates His power to us by the anointing of the Holy Spirit to exercise the ministry for which He has called us. There is no ambassador without a credential, just as there is no minister of God without the anointing. If the anointing is so essential to our office as ministers of God, then how do we receive it? In this article we are going to discover two ways to receive the anointing: intimacy with God through consecration and the laying on of hands or even by ministerial transfer.
How to receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit
1. Intimacy with God through consecration
To be in intimacy with God through consecration is to be in God’s secret by giving oneself unreservedly to Him through intense prayers, prayers whose object is not to have what God can to give but rather to give oneself to God.
Solomon experienced the intimacy of God in a dream, and as a benefit, he receives from the Lord the anointing of the Holy Spirit in the form of wisdom and understanding. For the king felt weak to lead the people, so he understood that he needed “The ability to act in the way of God” which comes from the anointing of the Holy Spirit. God gave him some for the exercise of his ministry.
Also, you know the story of Elisha’s miracle of oil for the widow. I want to draw your attention to another angle of the story:
2 Kings 4:4-5 (KJV) “When you have returned home, shut the door behind you and your children; you will pour into all these vessels, and you will set aside those that are full. So she left him. She closed the door behind herself and her children; they presented her with the vases, and she poured them.”
These verses convey the relationship between consecration and anointing. Think of the oil as the Holy Spirit and drawing back and shutting the door on yourself as consecration. When we consecrate ourselves to God to work in us, He fills our voids with His fullness through the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
The disciples were empty after Jesus Christ ascended to heaven. But, when they locked themselves in the upper room to dedicate themselves to the Lord, God honored their dedication at Pentecost (Acts 2).
The Bible says:
Luke 11:13 (KJV) “If, then, wicked as you are, you know how to give good things to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask.
Consider the Holy Spirit in this verse as the anointing of the Holy Spirit. If we desire this anointing, we need intimacy with God through consecration (times of fasting, intense prayer, reading, and meditation on the Word of God) and God Himself will give it to us.
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2. Laying on of hands
It is obvious, every minister of God has two main missions: that of accomplishing the work that God has entrusted to him and that of preparing the future generation.
2 Timothy 2:2 “What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust to faithful men, who can teach it also to others. »
From this responsibility that the elders have towards the young, it can be said that we can receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit for our ministry under the cover of an elder.
Joshua received a transference of wisdom from Moses (Deuteronomy 34:9). Elisha in his perseverance received his transfer of anointing through his elder Elijah (2 Kings 2). Elders can pass on the anointing to us because they have reached maturity and the cup is overflowing (Psalm 23:5). This transfer usually completes the anointing we received firstly.
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We receive the anointing to exercise a ministry that God has entrusted to us. The latter can manifest itself in various forms, but what is most important is that God has anointed us with His Spirit so that we can act in His way, not in our way.
May God grant you the anointing of His Spirit in the precious name of Jesus! Amen