The Anointing

The anointing is the presence of God . . . the presence of Jesus . . . the Holy Spirit . . . the glory of the Lord.

The anointing is treasure beyond human comprehension.

The anointing is a precious, priceless, heavenly substance and commodity.

What is God like? What is Jesus like?

He is the most wonderful, most beautiful Person in the universe.

His presence is His glory . . . the glory of the Lord.

There are four phases of knowing God (John 3, 4 & 7).

The anointing is the fourth phase.

In the anointing is all value.

Outside of the anointing, there is no value.

In the anointing is life . . . eternal life . . . life everlasting.

Outside the anointing is only death.

If someone knows Jesus as Lord and Savior, they will live forever in . . . the anointing . . . the glory of God . . . the presence of Jesus. They will celebrate Jesus Christ and the great God Jehovah . . . forever.

If someone dies without knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they go to eternal death in hell.

There are deep mysteries surrounding the anointing.

The anointing is an eternal revelation . . . just like everything in our most holy faith.

If someone finds the anointing, they find everything they have ever dreamed of.

They find what humans were created to do.

They find the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ – the eternal, infinite, unlimited riches of Jesus.

There are two “main” anointings.

The first is the anointing that saves (1 John 2:20).

The second is the anointing for service; the power of God (Luke 4:18-19).

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me”

“So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:16-21).

1. Spirit of the Lord came upon Jesus (v. 18a).

2. The Holy Spirit anointed Him (v. 18b).

3. To preach the gospel to the poor, humble and afflicted (v. 18c).

4. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to heal the brokenhearted (v. 18d).

5. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to proclaim liberty and release to the captives (v. 18e).

6. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus for recovery of sight to the blind (v. 18f).

7. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to set at liberty those who are oppressed (v. 18g).

8. The Holy Spirit sent Jesus to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord (v. 19a).

 

The Spirit of the Lord

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, . . .”

The Anointing

“Because He has anointed Me, . . .”

Good News of Salvation for the Poor, Humble and Afflicted

“To preach the gospel to the poor, humble and afflicted; . . .”

Healing for the Brokenhearted

“He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted . . .”

Liberty to the Captives

“To proclaim liberty and release to the captives . . .”

Sight to the Blind

“And recovery of sight to the blind, . . .”

Liberty for Those Oppressed

“To set at liberty those who are oppressed; . . .” (Luke 4:18)

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

“To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” Many translations: “the year of the Lord’s favor”; Amplified: “the day when salvation and the favor of God abound greatly.” (Luke 4:19)

The Spirit of the Lord brings seven glorious, eternal results:

The Anointing
Good News of Salvation for the Poor, Humble and Afflicted
Healing for the Brokenhearted
Liberty to the Captives
Sight to the Blind
Liberty for those Oppressed
The Year of the Lord’s Favor