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The Psalmist wrote, ?My horn You have exalted like a wild ox; / I have been anointed with fresh oil.?
(Psalm 92:10). Similarly the author of Ecclesiastes
urged that ?your head lack no oil?. (Ecclesiastes
David had 3 Anointings , the first taking
place when Samuel, the judge and prophet, went to see Jesse and his sons in
Bethlehem (1 Sam. 16). Samuel
said in effect, ?Show me your boys, Jesse.?
looking at 7 of them, he said, ?The Lord has not chosen any of these; have you
any more?? So Jesse sent for the youngest, who was tending sheep.
arrived, the Lord said to Samuel, ?Anoint
him, for this is the one.? That was the first anointing.
The second came many years later,
when David was anointed in Hebron as king of Judah (2 Sam. 2:4).
a half years later, he was anointed king over Israel (2 Sam. 5:3).
first anointing, although directed by God, did not take him beyond slave status
with king Saul.
included playing the harp to keep the torment of demons from Saul.
one was followed by ugly conflict with the house of Saul after the king?s
the third did David receive
dominion and authority over all of Israel.
left his headquarters at Hebron, took Mount Zion, and established rule over all
is just this: We will never reach the level of dominion and authority that God
intends for us until we receive the third
anointing ? the kingly anointing.
same way, the apostles experienced three
The first came when Jesus breathed
on them and said, ?Receive the Holy Spirit? (John 20:22).
The second came when the Holy Spirit
fell upon them on the day of Pentecost (Acts
even greater anointing came as the power of the early church mounted
significant event in chapter 4 of
Acts is often mistaken as simply a repetition of the day of Pentecost,
but it is not.
an increase in the miraculous power of the apostles? witness to the
resurrection of Jesus Christ. Note Acts
4:31, following the disciples? commitment to obey God and not men:
?And when they had prayed, the place where they were
assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit,
and they spoke the word of God with boldness.?
of Israel had threatened the apostles and said, ?Preach in Christ?s name, and
you?ll be in jail?.
apostles stood their ground, and God sent a heavier anointing that produced a
supernatural manifestation with the power to reach the world.
shook, they spoke with boldness, and multitudes were added.
comes Acts 5:12-14, which
tells us that ?through the hands of many apostles many signs and wonders were
done among the people?and believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes
of both men and women?.
Peter the anointing was so strong in him that the people were healed when he
passed by and his shadow fell on them (Acts
third anointing brought greater power in the lives of the apostles and the addition
of many souls to the Kingdom.
exactly what we need today so the world can be saved.
reveals 3 Anointings of the Holy Spirit. Knowledge of them will help
bring your potential as a Christian into focus:
First is the Leper?s Anointing.
Leviticus 14 teaches that the leper remained outside
the camp and that the priest was to go out to him and apply the blood of the
sacrifice, bring him into the camp, apply the blood again, and then apply oil,
making ?atonement for him before the Lord?.
Every born-again believer has experienced the leper?s
anointing, which deals with salvation.
Leprosy in this case is a type of sin, incurable in
the natural world, but curable by God.
Sin is the same; man can do nothing to remove it and
In the ceremonial cleansing of the Old Testament, the
blood of the sacrificial animals was applied.
In the New Testament, we find that the only cure for
sin, then and today, is the blood of Jesus Christ. The animal sacrifices of
Leviticus merely looked forward to the perfect sacrifice of the Lamb of God.
They were a shadow; Jesus was the substance.
In John 1:29,
John the Baptist sees Jesus approaching and declares, ?Behold! The Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world!?
To those who came to know Him, Jesus was that Lamb of
Jesus was the only sacrifice that would atone for the
sin of the world.
In the ceremonial cleansing of Leviticus, the blood
was applied, then the oil.
The application of the sacrificial blood is symbolic
of the blood of Christ, while the application of the oil is symbolic of the
touch and influence of the Holy Spirit upon a life.
Just as the blood of Jesus Christ flows out to all who
calls upon His name, so the leper?s anointing crosses all national and
For when everyone experiences the grace of Jesus
Christ, it is the Holy Spirit who convicts him of sin and assures him of God?s
Thus it is that at salvation
you experience the first anointing ? the leper?s anointing ? which
reveals the power of the blood through the oil of anointing that pours over
As a believer, cleansed through the precious blood of
Christ, born-again and sealed by the Spirit, you can and should move to the second anointing: the priestly
Every member of the body of Christ
should have a ministry, and this is the anointing for Ministry unto the Lord,
including leading souls to Him.
For we are all priests of God, and as ministers to
God, we must have the Power of the Spirit to do so.
And that means we are to be baptized in the Holy
Spirit, which is the priestly anointing of the Holy Spirit upon us. Without it,
we will accomplish little.
The priestly anointing is evidenced through unity in
the Body of Christ as life in the Kingdom of God.
Not self-appointed bearers of this anointing who are
lone wolves who think ?their? callings and ?their? ministries are so
outstanding that they overlook the Body of Christ.
The actually overlook God.
When the genuinely priestly anointing has been
experienced, there will be unity andharmony. Psalm 133: ?Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for
brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head,
running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his
There is no such thing as a private priestly
anointing; it comes in oneness, in unity, as the church functions as one body.
On the day of Pentecost in the book of Acts, 120
people were together ? in one accord
? in the Upper Room, and the Holy Spirit came upon them with Fire and Power.
They went out from that room and ministered to the
Lord, bearing witness to the crowds gathered there.
Three thousand were saved! What an anointing! God was
This priestly anointing is not a one-time anointing,
which the leper?s anointing is.
Under the old covenant, the priests were anointed with
oil every day.
The same with you under the new covenant.
You need a daily anointing.
The Priestly anointing brings
the Presence, the communion, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and Revelation
For in the leper?s anointing , we are introduced to
God in an extraordinary and wonderful way and we see our total need for Jesus
Christ. But we really don?t understand much more.
And the Bible tells us clearly that Jesus said, ?My
sheep hear My voice.?
If you are truly one of His sheep and have received
the priestly anointing, you will know His Presence and hear the gentle voice of
It is not a one-time experience though, it must be
God sometimes will reveal incredible truths to you; at
other times, He will just let you sense how much He loves you.
Perhaps He will correct or instruct you on a matter;
perhaps He will cause a particular passage of Scripture to stand out while you
are reading His Word.
Even though you may seldom or never hear an audible
voice, He has many avenues through which to speak to you.
God?s regular communication does not depend on how
loudly He speaks but upon how well you listen.
?He who has ears to hear, let him hear!? Matthew 11:15 says.
You must take time each day to be quiet before the
Lord so His still, small voice can be heard.
As you read the Bible, fellowship with the Holy
Spirit, and listen, you will experience that daily refreshing that keeps your
heart ablaze with love for the Master.
The leper?s anointing (salvation) is a one-time experience and cannot be lost unless you
willfully walk away from it.
God will never let you go unless you let Him go.
This requires a decision that you would rather perish
than be saved.
The Priestly anointing (the Presence), on the other hand, can be lost, for if sin comes
into your heart it lifts.
That is why it must be renewed
daily; it will bring you into the Presence of God.
Once you have experienced the Leper?s anointing and
gone on to the Priestly anointing, do not stop there.
They are important and wonderful, but there?s more
Nothing can compare to the Kingly anointing, the most powerful of them all.
This lifts a person to a place of high Authority in
God, giving him Authority over devils, the power to rout demons with one word,
the Anointing to perform the Miraculous and flow in the Supernatural.
This Anointing allows you to
flow effectively in the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit.
This Anointing will give you the Power to send the
enemies of God flying as the apostle Paul did.
The Kingly anointing is the most difficult to receive
of all three Anointings.
The Leper?s anointing comes by
accepting Jesus, and the Priestly anointing comes by fellowship with Jesus, but
the Kingly anointing comes by OBEYING Jesus.
It is when you hear the Rhema word of the Lord spoken ? which says, ?Thus saith the Lord? ? And you OBEY
that Word that you receive the Kingly anointing.
All three of these precious Anointings are available unto
you tonight?.IT IS TIME TO OBEY!!!