Blessing Of The Anointing
But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
Jesus will anoint you with fresh oil. These are the blessings of anointing:
1. Anointing destroys the yoke
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.
When cattle are to be yoked, they are first lured with hay. As they come closer, the yoke is slipped on and it is tied. Similarly, the devil attracts you with something that seems fascinating: perhaps drugs, alcohol or a sexual encounter. Once you give in, the devil slips on a yoke. Then you feel tied down, burdened and unable to worship. But because of the anointing oil, the Holy Spirit will destroy every yoke on your life.
There are two types of yokes: 1. Yoke of sin & bondage: This is placed by the devil to make you a slave and destroy your happiness. But if you give your life to Jesus, he will set you free.
2. Yoke placed on you by Jesus: Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11.29)
This yoke is light and easy. There is no tension or burden when you belong to Jesus. You are free because the anointing of the Holy Spirit destroys every yoke of the enemy.
Why does Jesus ask you to take his yoke?
This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
An animal which is to be sacrificed, should never have had a yoke. Christ was the heifer without blemish. He never had a yoke of sin. Jesus won over every temptation of the devil. We walk in liberty when we take up the yoke of Jesus. May the liberty of the Holy Spirit be your portion, and destroy every yoke of the enemy.
2. Anointing links you to the body of Christ
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
When anointing flows, you are joined to the church. This is an anointing of unity; there is no division in the body of Christ. When your spiritual giftings are revealed, don’t go your separate way but cleave closely to the church and lift the name of Christ.
God will raise up people from different tribes, castes, backgrounds and nations to be one body here and to glorify God. The Holy Spirit prophesies over this generation that many here will go to different nations for the kingdom work. God has called you to reveal his glory through you.
3. Anointing leads to fervent prayer life
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
When the world’s spirit draws you, you will become like the world. But when the Holy Spirit draws you, you will come into the presence of God. The Spirit of God helps in our weakness.
4. Anointing enlightens your life
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
Face is index of the mind: what is in your heart is reflected on your face. When oil of anointing enters your heart, your face will shine. Moses’ face shone when he spent time in God’s presence. Stephen’s face shone when he was being persecuted for Christ’s sake.
Never be unforgiving or bitter, for the oil of anointing flows into a forgiving heart. You will have a bright future blessed by God.
5. When anointing flows, you will be good
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.
Being good is not catchy, for those in the world. But when Jesus enters your life, you will no longer try to be bad, but rather try to be good. Goodness flows when anointing from God flows.
There is life and healing in the anointing oil. Anointing flowed so rich through Jesus that it soaked even his robes. The woman with issue of blood merely touched his garment and was healed. Paul’s kerchief healed; Peter’s shadow healed. May a healing ministry be revealed in this generation.
6. Anointing brings Divine Joy
Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
You will be filled with joy that Jesus has saved you. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of joy and oil of gladness.
There is joy in baptism. The eunuch went his way rejoicing after being baptized by Philip. (Acts 8:39)
There is delight in the word of the Lord. The greatest blessing is to receive the incorruptible word of God. And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart (Jeremiah 15.16) When you delight in the word, God will work wonders.
There is joy in coming to church. I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the LORD.” (Psalm 122:1)
There is joy in suffering for the Lord. So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name. Acts 5.41
7. Anointing brings spirit of grace.
Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
Grace is the free gift of God, and it abounds when the Holy Spirit ministers within us.
Do you have Jesus in your heart?
Do you know him?
God has called you because he has a plan and purpose for you. Offer your heart and life to Jesus today.