WHAT IS THE ANOINTING?
Pst Chris Oyakhilome,
They asked for boldness to speak the word….with signs and wonders. God responded in Verse 31, they were filled with the Holy Ghost. Remember, these folks have received the spirit already in Acts chapter 2. It means we can be filled again and again. (Eph 5:18) In verse 19-21 of the same chapter, he shows us how to be filled. We don’t have to wait for a place to be shaken, We can be filled of the Holy Ghost at any time. Gods spirit is God’s answer.
What is the anointing? Some people use it to express the power of God, others may use it to express the presence of God. There is one anointing, it’s the anointing of the Christ. Christ is the anointed one. The anointing is God’s choice and empowerment for a particular purpose. When you received the Holy Spirit, you received the anointing. The anointing doesn’t get greater or increased or reduced because it’s the anointing of Christ that has been given to you. You never receive part of the Holy Ghost. Rather than ask for more anointing, receive grace, increased grace.
Paul talked about the grace that has been given unto him, not anointing. Faith can be increased based on use and exercise.
As God increases your responsibilities, he increases your grace. Grace is distributed through the word. Never in your life look for more power, the Holy Spirit is inside you already, He’s all the power you need.