Thursday, June 6, 2013

Holy Spirit Teachings //&// The Anointing


There are things that only The Holy Spirit can teach us. Books, other than God's Word, expand our knowledge and enhance our spiritual lives without a doubt;However, only God's Spirit can reveal the hidden treasures of our Father's heart unto our hearts and these are the "things" that no eye has seen and no ear has heard. What do I mean by "things"? Teachings. Lessons. Guidance.

I want to share a scripture with you that I've been meditating on for days. I decided to introduce this verse in two different versions mainly because what I'm leaning toward saying is that The Holy Spirit and the anointing go hand-in-hand. And it's this continual overflow of a relationship that equips us with wisdom, character, and thoughts from above. Our minds are renewed over and over again and we get a glimpse of God's Kingdom each and every time.

(1 John 2:27) As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeitjust as it has taught you, remain in him. NIV

(1 John 2:27) But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don't need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is trueit is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ. NLT

There are three main points that I want to focus in on: God wants to pour out His anointing over us, this anointing that is The Holy Spirit teaches us everything God wants us to know, and we must remain in Him. Just like branches must remain connected to their tree so must we remain connected to, abiding in, Jesus. As we seek Him more and more He shows us more and more. As we surrender ourselves to God more and more and find rest in Him more and more He takes more and more control. What a beautiful season when we come to the fullness of God's Spirit...we are made whole. Some may not understand the vocabulary yet they do have the anointing because this is something that only The Holy Spirit can give. It's not a mind thing, it's a Spirit thing. God does use us to transmit His anointing but The Holy Spirit is the one who can supply it. This power is born out of a deeper relationship with God. Just like the Psalmist David said, He anoints our head with oil and all the rest of the benefits he describes come from sitting at the table with God. Out of this relationship with The Holy Spirit comes anointing and out of this anointing comes power.

(1 Corinthians 2:10-14) These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

I especially love how this verse ends: The Holy Spirit explains to us spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. Spirit-taught words. This kind of vocab can only come from above. It's something fresh and new that the Father has in store just for you. And I can't stress this enough, power is the result of anointing and anointing is the result of our relationship with The Holy Spirit. These encounters mold us and the fruit is more and more anointing which produces power upon power. Jesus lived it.

(Acts 10:36-38) You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. You know what has happened throughout the province of Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached—how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

Ok, I'm sorry but I love this, I just have to emphasize this: because God was with Him! Why? Because God is with you. He is with you. He. Is. With. You. He wants to give you a fresh portion of Himself as He anoints your head with oil. This subject is so near and dear to me because The Holy Spirit has taught me along my own journey that without His anointing my music just makes noise. I need Him to break through, to satisfy, to transform, to heal, and to restore. We can't do anything worth doing without The Holy Spirit. I pray right now that as you read this your cup overflows and not only is your spirit renewed but it is set on fire. And here I go sharing some more quotes from Bill Johnson's Book, "When Heaven Invades Earth." Amazing book that I can't wait to finish and that I just can't seem to stop sharing.

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"Those who discover the value of His presence enter realms 
of intimacy with God never previously considered possible. 
Out of this vital relationship arises a ministry of power that 
formerly was only a dream. The incomprehensible becomes 
possible because He is with us."         
                         
                                     —Bill Johnson



"Even though we may know the will of God from scripture, 
we still need The Holy Spirit to help us with the interpretation, 
application, and empowerment to perform His will."   

                                                    —Bill Johnson



"The anointing is actually the person of The Holy Spirit upon 
someone to equip them for supernatural endeavors."  

                                 Bill Johnson

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2 comments :

  1. I LOVE IT! THIS MESSAGE IS BEAUTIFUL... GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Isabella, God bless!

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