The anointing is a spiritual quickening brought about by the Spirit of God. This ability from God is found in Jesus Christ. He is the anointed one. Now, since sin has put the yoke of bondage on every person born in this world, the answer to the human condition is then only found in Jesus Christ.
The word “Christ” means “the anointed one”. Through the anointed one, the yoke of bondage to sin has been broken. When someone surrenders his life to God in that name of Jesus, the yoke of sin gets broken. In Isaiah 10: 27 the Bible says, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing” (KJV). In the Spirit, the prophet Isaiah saw people being set free because of what Christ would do at the cross of Calvary. The prophet saw freedom from sin by the way of the cross.
Peter also did not mince words as he spoke about Jesus. In Acts 10:38 Peter said, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” (KJV). Peter was saying that God is the one who anoited Jesus. God is the one who anoints people.
God has a reason why he anoints people and it is the same reason for which he anointed Jesus. He anointed Jesus so that he could use him to help people who were suffering. We are told that Jesus went about doing good and healing those were oppressed of the devil. Jesus did the work of God and this means that we all need the anointing in order to do the work of God.
The other reason God anoints people is because he wants them to understand the things of God. There is a difference between “church things” and “the things of God”. The things of God are not confined or limited to the activities within church buildings. The things of God include everything in our every day activities. In 1 John 2: 27 the Bible says, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him” (KJV). The anointing teaches all things about God.
One interesting fact is that this anointing “is truth” and it is the one that helps people to continue in their walk with God. Remember what Jesus said to Thomas? In John 14:6 we are told, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (KJV). Yes, Jesus is the truth. The anointing is found in the truth and we all get anointed through the truth.
When you have Jesus you have the truth and when you have the truth you have the anointing. It is that same anointing that breaks the yoke of sin. It is also the same anointing that teaches. Not only that, but it is the same anointing that makes those who believe in Jesus to continue following him. The end result of continuing to follow Jesus is freedom. In John 8:31-32 we are told, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (KJV). Freedom is about staying or abiding in the truth and that comes to us through the anointing.
Are you in the truth?