"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."
(Isa. 10:27)

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
(Luke 4:18)

When we talk about the anointing of God we really could spend several days, but in this teaching we want to hit a few highlights of the anointing.

Number One
How do you know that you are anointed? You receive the anointing when you become born again. "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3).

Once a person receives Jesus as Lord and becomes born-again, that person is anointed. The word Christ means "Anointing and His Anointed," so in salvation you become anointed with Christ, because Jesus Christ comes into your life.

The word Anointing under (B) Charisma in the Vines Expository Dictionary says that believers have an anointing from the Holy One, which indicates that this anointing renders them Holy, separating them to God. It is also referred to as the painted on, or smeared on ability of God. "Now He who established us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God" (2 Cor 1:21).

The anointing that comes from salvation is what I call a well anointing. "Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation" (Isa. 12:3). "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).

A person can preach and teach under this anointing, and also flow in a limited healing anointing. Under this anointing a person will be limited in two areas:
1) Prayer Life
2) Holy Ghost power

Number Two
A deeper anointing can be experienced. "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God" (1 Cor 2:10). The anointing I am referring to is a "river anointing."

The word river, in the Vines Expository Dictionary, denotes a river is like a stream or a flood or floods. Or the effect's of the Holy Spirit's operation in and through a Believer.
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, 'If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.' (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified).
(John 7:37-39)
With the river anointing, your prayer life will be 100 percent enhanced! Because the Holy Spirit in you with your spirit can pray out the mysteries of God.

"For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries" (1 Cor 14:2).

With the river anointing you will be a stronger witness for Jesus Christ because you will be anointed with Holy Ghost power. "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth" (Acts 1:8).

An example of the river anointing can be found in John 18:1-6. It tells of Judas coming with a band of men to arrest Jesus to take Him away for trial. "When Jesus was asked who He was, He responded by saying I AM He, and when He said I AM He the whole band of men fell backward to the ground." A band of men was about 500 men. There was a mighty river flow of the anointing that hit those men.

Great Works With The Anointing
Today we can flow in the same power Jesus did. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father" (John 14:12).

"And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:17-18).

So today, we are anointed just as Jesus was anointed while He was on the earth. So let's go and do the works of Jesus.

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