In the prophetic training and equipping classes we have been looking at the Mantle and the Anointing of the Prophet. There is quite a stir going around regarding this subject and it is my prayer to bring clarity regarding the anointing and the mantle through “what is written,” beginning with James 1:17.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
So, it is written, every perfect gift given to us is from above and from our Father God, Yahweh. He is the one who gives gifts, talents, mantles, the anointing and every other good thing. They all come from Him. He is more than able to decide what goes to who, when, where and how. He is Yahweh and All things are Created by Him. Keep this in mind.
As we began to study the “Office of the Prophet” and focus on the Mantle and the Anointing, this Word came forth:
I AM moving you into a new season where you will begin to learn more about Me instead of My enemies. Though you think you know what I have called you into, there are many things, yet to be learned for you to fulfill the dream I have regarding your destiny.
No one else will be able to tell you all of the things I desire for you, so seek Me while I may be found. Come and settle yourself before Me without the distractions of the world. As you enter into My Presence, I will show you of what is rapidly coming into fruition and in a little while, you will see and feel a shift. Watch for Me, for Great change is coming, with new growth causing your tent pegs to be stretched toward the East.
Are you ready to have your tent pegs stretched? OK then, let’s do it!
The very first mention of the word anointing from the Old Testament days came from Shepherds taking care of their sheep. They would pour oil on the head of the sheep making it slippery, to ward off lice, flies and insects to keep them from burrowing into their nose and ears, driving them crazy and killing them. When the insects tried to get near the ears, they would slide off, because of the oil and not harm the sheep. Thus, the oil became symbolic for a blessing and protection.
The first Recorded Act of Anointing in the Bible is from Jacob in Genesis 28:18 and Genesis 31:13 God responds.
Notice in Genesis 31:13
Yahweh speaks with Jacob, acknowledges his vow and tells him what He wants him to do.
In Bible times, people were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life (Exodus 29:7; Exodus 40:9; 2 Kings 9:6; Ecclesiastes 9:8; James 5:14).
In the New Testament there are two Greek words for “anoint,” one is chrio, which means to “smear or rub with oil” and by implication, “to consecrate for office or religious service.” The other word is aleipho, which means “to anoint.”
In the Hebrew, the word for anoint is “masah,” meaning to smear or rub with oil or perfume for either private or religious purposes. This word also has secular meanings as to rubbing a shield with oil (Isa 21:5), smearing paint on a house (Jer 22:14), and/or anointing a body with oil (Am 6:6). The theological meaning of masah is fourfold. First, an individual or object set apart for divine use is said to be “anointed.”
It is interesting to read about Samuel when he anointed Saul King. Pay close attention to why Samuel anointed Saul. 1 Samuel 9:15-17
15 Now the day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed this to Samuel: 16 “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over my people Israel; he will deliver them from the hand of the Philistines. I have looked on my people, for their cry has reached me.” 17 When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the Lord said to him, “This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.”
Who told Samuel to anoint Saul as King? Yahweh did! Samuel did not do this because of his anointing, wisdom or desire for Saul to be King. God told him what to do and to whom.
Solomon was made the anointed ruler over Israel by his father David (I Ch 29:22), this anointing made him both responsible for and accountable to the people. Did David pick Solomon to rule over Israel? Who told David his younger son, Solomon was to be made ruler over Israel? I Chronicles 22:6-9
6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God: 8 But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight. 9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
Who told David to give his son Solomon the position, the mantle of the king, it was again, Yahweh.
There is a very strong theme running through all of this. It is Yahweh who is in Charge. He is the one who anoints and appoints and empowers and blesses. He determines who is anointed as a king, sets leaders in place and removes them – as He wills. Daniel 2:20-21
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
He calls and sends the prophets to go and do what He wants. No man, no apostle, no prophet, no priest does this. No one can buy an anointing from Yahweh and then sell it or give it away. It is Yahweh who is the giver of all the gifts, talents, kingdoms, ministries, mantles, and anointings. He is the “Anointing.” His Presence is “The Anointing.”
Another definition or meaning for the word anointed is “chosen one.” The literal translation of the Hebrew word mashiach (messiah) is “anointed.” The Bible says that Jesus Christ our Messiah (Yahshua Ha Mashiach) was anointed by God with the Holy Ghost to spread the Good News and free those who have been held captive by sin. Luke 4:18-19
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
Again who is doing the anointing – It is Yahweh. Look in Acts 10:38: 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.
The anointing of the Holy Ghost is given to people, so He can move through them to demonstrate God’s love, light and power to those now living in a very dark world.
Christ means the “Anointed One” and because He is in us, (think on this), the same anointing He had on earth, we also have. We have Christ in us and the Anointing, which was upon Him as well. Notice the Spirit was also “UPON HIM,” not only does the anointing reside in you, when you receive Christ, but also it comes upon you.
What does this Anointing in us and on us do? Luke 4:18-19
The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me
To preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”
What is the anointing for? Here are just a few of the things listed in the Bible.
1. The anointing is given to preach the Gospel to the poor (Luke 4:18-19).
2. The anointing is given to heal and restore people. Acts 10:36-38
3. The anointing is given to proclaim freedom to the captives (2 Timothy 2:24-26
4. The anointing is given to open blind eyes (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
5. The anointing is given to set people free (Isaiah 10:27)
6. The anointing flows in God’s timing and proclaims God’s timing (Eph 2:10/John 8:28-29)
7. The anointing is given to discern truth (I John 2:27)
8. To Testify to the truth (I John 5:6)
9. To be able to pray (Romans 8:39)
10. To live a righteous life (Romans 8:4)
11. To be strengthened with power in our inner being (Eph 3:16)
12. To live in joy (Romans 14:17)
13. To live in hope (Romans 15:13)
14. To receive Spiritual Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4; 12:7)
15. To bear Spiritual Fruit (Galatians 5:22-23)
16. To be led by Yahweh (Romans 8:9)
How does this happen? It happens when you accept Jesus Christ/Yahshua, He comes to dwell in you. So you are in Christ and He is in You. Again, He is in you and You are in Him. Did you get that? Everything He was anointed to do, is now in YOU, to enable you to do your calling and fulfill your destiny IN CHRIST, with CHRIST! We are “co-laborers,” working with Christ. I Corinthians 3:9
For we labor with God and you are the crop and the building of God. (Aramaic Bible)
For we are partners working together for God, and you are God’s field. You are also God’s building. (God’s News Translation)
You are a Born Again, new creation on this earth, created to move in love, wisdom and the Power of the Jesus,The Christ. Through Him you are anointed to preach heal, restore, set captives free, open blind eyes, set people free and more.
Then, when you are baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost, you are endued with an additional dose of power and boldness to move in whatever you need to move in.
I know because of what is written…..Acts 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
There are those who would try to steal the Words of Yahweh and your understanding of the Anointing (the one) who resides in you and upon you.
Paul and Silas knew who and what was in them when Paul said, Silver and gold have I none; but WHO I have give I you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
In 1 John 2:26-27 It is written: 26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. 27) But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. 28) And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
Use that Prophetic Gift to look deep into this next Scripture, for it is life giving and changing. John 14:16-21
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (Who is this who comes to you?)
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Who is the truth?
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
Who is it who Anoints, Calls, Empowers, Sends, Plants, Removes and gives out Mantles and ALL GOOD GIFTS? The same one, who Loves us so deeply that – He sacrificed His Son for us! His Name is Yahweh!
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
Who has anointed us? It is Yahweh. He anointed us when we reached out to Him to come and be with us and then, He made the way for us to be equipped for every good work, to resist evil, to know the truth, to preach the Word, to enter and worship and be able to pray, but the most important thing of all, is to have fellowship restored with Him and be reunited soon, in His Heavenly Spiritual Family. 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [a]sleep in Jesus.15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [b]asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 (Eternal Life)
He made the way for us to have all of this and more through Christ, to live and give life to others. Hallelujah!!!! Now ALL Christians are anointed, chosen for a specific purpose in furthering God’s Kingdom. How do I know that? Because it is written in I John 2:20-25.
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you[e] know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—
Eternal life – 1 Thess 4:17
Thank You Yahweh!!!!!!!
Part Two: What Is Your Purpose