What does the Word Anoint mean?
The word “Anoint” means to smear or rub with oil, to fill or impart with power to bring about a completion of a specific task or to concentrate something or someone for special service.
God is very cautious when He appoints His Chosen leaders. He promptly trains and teaches them His ways before he summons them for service. These chosen and anointed vessels of God represent the heart and mind of Christ at all times to this fallen world.
How can we represent the heart and mind of Christ at all times?
Firstly we must understand that the Holy Ghost was given to us freely for a reason. God’s indwelling Spirit was designed to abide in us and speak through us the truths and ways of His kingdom. Matthew 10:20 declares
” For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”
Luke 12:12 also declares
“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”
If we truly surrender our beings – our will, our plans, and our emotions to him, His Spirit is able to speak and work through us freely. Unfortunately many wrestle with the plans and purposes of God. They are unwilling to adhere to his thoughts because they are in love with their own. Genesis 6:3 declares
Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not strive with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
John 3:19 “Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil”
God passionately searches today for vessels that are willing to follow, obey and surrender. He strongly despises those that strive with His Spirit but vessels humbled before him, He will use and anoint. Throughout the old & New testaments, this principle of Anointing or being Anointed were apparent. All of the giants of faith like Moses, Joshua and king David were Anointed greatly by the Spirit of God. This Anointing enabled them to do great and marvelous things for God Almighty. Zechariah 4:6 declares
Then he said to me, “This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies
The Church today desperately yearns for this Anointing and for the Anointed ones to hear the true heart and mind of Christ. The worldly church today focuses so much on educational degrees to represent Christ. Although I’m not a person that is against such education, a degree that is devoid of His Anointing is mere emptiness. Many leaders have sadly departed from the ways and mind of Christ and are operating at a human intellect level, spewing out strange doctrines and practices that does not belong to the heart of God. Jeremiah 4:22 declares
For my people are foolish, they have not known me or my ways ; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
So what is the purpose of His Anointing?
The scripture declares in Luke 4:18
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free”
Notice that the Anointing has a vision and a set direction – To proclaim good news to the poor ( the lost) to proclaim freedom for the prisoners (those in sin and under the bondage of Satanic lies and trickery) and sight to the blind (those who are deceived in false truths or doctrines) Therefore every child or servant of Christ that receives the Anointing of the Holy Ghost, receives also its divine vision, purpose & set direction. The vision and purpose birthed by our flesh eventually fades away and at some point totally dies within us. We are captured by a completely new vision imparted by the Anointing . This becomes our prime vision and goal. Paul was able to perceive this hidden truth and experience it in his life, hence he made the bold statement found in Galatians 2:20
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me”
May we all receive His precious Anointing today and truly be the Anointed men and women for God. May we all learn to represent His heart and mind in this fallen world -Evg Samuel Meesala